WHPS report for March 31 – April 6

March 31
At 2:33 a.m., WHPS officers assisted Wayzata PD with a crash on Highway 12 in Wayzata. A vehicle had struck the barrier and was blocking the westbound lane. Police assisted the driver until Wayzata PD arrived. WHPS also assisted with traffic control, until the towing company arrived. The driver was arrested by Wayzata PD for DWI.

At 5:08 a.m., WHPS assisted Minnetrista PD with a domestic, as a cover officer until the case was sorted out.

A caller at the Maple Plain Park & Ride reported a white jeep was doing donuts in the parking lot again. Upon police arrival the vehicle was gone. Police found registered owner information and contact with the owner is being attempted.

A complainant had been watching a boat in the channel near 2900 Lindgren Lane in Independence for the an hour and the fishermen were taking fish over the allowed limit. Water Patrol and the DNR assisted police with fisherman contact.

A caller reported some construction trucks hauling rocks may be over the restricted road weight limit at 5100 Fern Drive in Independence. Police found a drop pile of class-5 rock on the driveway. Contact with the drivers proved their trucks were weighed before and after loading the product with a weight slip. They were aware of the road restrictions and were making several short trips. They were not over the road restriction limit.

Police were dispatched by radio to the area of County Road 6 and County Road 19 to check a burn at 5000 Broadmoor Drive in Independence.
Police found a controlled running grass fire and 25×25 brush pile. Contact was made with the homeowner who was advised of the burning ban in effect. He did not have a burn permit, was not aware of the burning ban and was told to extinguish the fire.

A male was walking around his house, got out of breath and got scared he was going to die. The male submitted a Preliminary Breath Test which resulted in .4 percent Breath Alcohol Concentration. He was transported to the hospital by ambulance.

A female at 1400 Meadow Lane in Maple Plain was in extreme pain and was transported to the hospital by ambulance.

At 7:21 p.m., a caller reported a ‘slumped person’ in a vehicle at the Luce Line Trail in Independence. Police contact was made with a sleeping female who was reclined in the passenger seat. Female stated her neighbors are too noisy in her apartment building and this looked like a quiet spot to take a nap. She did not get much sleep the day or night prior and was trying to get some sleep. She decided she will probably go home now that it is getting dark out.

April 1
Police helped with a lift assist for a female who had fallen down at 5500 Bryant St. in Maple Plain. Maple Plain Fire also assisted with helping her into her wheelchair.

A caller reported an abandoned vehicle at the Maple Plain Family Center. Contact was made with the owner, who stated the vehicle had broken down and he would have the vehicle picked up in a few hours.

A resident at 1700 Budd Ave. in Maple Plain received a handwritten addressed letter from an “Abdul Rahmen” who indicated he would like to buy the residents house and to call if interested in selling the home. The phone number was called and spoke to a male who said he researches people who are behind in payments to the county and he tries to buy the houses. He was told the resident was not interested in selling his property.

A complainant reported the driver of a vehicle was yelling at another person in the Flipping Bills parking lot near County Road 92 and Highway 12 in Independence. They stated the driver looked possibly impaired and was stumbling around. The driver then pulled out of the lot erratically and headed eastbound Highway 12. The area was checked and the vehicle was not located.

At 11:39 p.m., a motorist was stopped for failing to dim the vehicle headlights near Highway 12 and County Road 92N in Independence. Anthony Christopher Polman, 25 from Buffalo submitted a breath test which resulted in .09 percent breath alcohol concentration. Polman was arrested, charged with Fourth Degree DWI and released to a family member.

April 2
At 12:59 p.m., Maple Plain Fire Rescue responded to a residential fire alarm at 1900 County Road 92 in Independence, as Police were tied up with a DWI arrest. MPFD reported no fire. Residents were using e-cigarettes that possibly tripped the alarm.

At 1:13 a.m., a caller reported a loud party in the 5200 block of Bryantwood Drive in Maple Plain. Medina PD assisted with the call as Police were tied up with the DWI arrest. The area was checked and officers did not hear loud persons or find a party.

A male at 100 Ingerson Road in Independence had slipped and fell while walking down steps and had hip pain. North Memorial Ambulance assisted and transported him to the hospital.

Someone damaged a resident’s mailbox at 5400 Lake Sarah Heights Drive in Independence. A plastic piece was found by the mailbox and was kept for evidence. Approximate loss $1,000.00 as the post is buried 1 foot into the ground with a concrete base.

Police responded to a fire alarm sounding inside a residence at 5200 Painter Creek Green in Independence. A key holder advised it was a false alarm and they were having problems with the fire alarm system.

A caller reported a vehicle being driven all over the road and was crossing the fog line. The vehicle was found at 2500 Geggen-Tina Road in Independence. The driver was getting out of her vehicle and police advised the reason for the stop was her driving conduct while on Highway 12. She stated she was “rocking out” to her music, probably did cross the fog line and was apologetic. No drug or alcohol use detected. She was given a warning for her driving conduct.

April 3
At 1:09 a.m., police and Maple Plain Fire responded to a reported gas odor at 1400 Budd Ave. in Maple Plain. MPFD checked the residence with gas meters and found the house was safe to enter.

A driver of a vehicle westbound on Highway 12 turned in front of an eastbound vehicle, striking the rear passenger side. The westbound driver believed she had enough time to turn and did not realize how close the eastbound vehicle was. The eastbound driver had an injury to her left hand; it was swelling and she refused medical attention. The westbound driver was issued a citation for “Failure to Yield.”

Police and Maple Plain Fire responded to 5500 Bryant Street in Maple Plain to assist a female who had fallen. No injury or medical problems were reported from her fall.

April 4
At 12:12 a.m., police found an occupied vehicle wtih the driver sleeping in the parking lot in the 6200 block of Highway 12 in Independence. The driver had a verbal argument with a friend and felt it was best to separate for the night. All was OK.

There was a reported kitchen fire in the Discovery Center at 5050 Independence Street in Maple Plain. Staff was able to extinguish the active flame and no damages were noted. All school students, staff, and city employees had evacuated the building. MPFD responded and ventilated the kitchen and hallways with fresh air to remove the smoke. After MPFD cleared the building of smoke, the school and city staff was allowed back into the building.

A female reported she received threating text messages and she was scared to go back to her apartment. She was given information how to apply for a Harassment Order for Protection if needed.

A client at the Vinland Center in Independence reported his roommate was doing meth in their bedroom and had a meth pipe. The room was searched and neither the meth nor the pipe was found.

A caller reported a suspicious person and vehicle hanging out at the Northside Park in Maple Plain. The caller was not sure if the male was trying to gain access to the tower. Contact with the male revealed that he is subcontracted by T-Mobile and was performing duties related to the cell tower located at the top of the water tower.

An Olmstead County Probation Officer reported an Authorization to Apprehend for a client that had violated probation by admitting use of drugs at the Vinland Center in Independence. Before Police arrival, the client and another female had left the facility by taxi and were dropped off at the Ridgedale Mall in Minnetonka. They were not located and Minnetonka PD was notified they were in their area.

April 5
A driver was traveling southbound on County Road 92 near County Road 11 in Independence, when he noticed approximately 7-8 deer running from a field onto the roadway. His vehicle was struck by one or two deer on the driver’s side, rear half of the car causing significant damage. The deer fled the scene. Numerous deer hairs were on the damaged area of the vehicle. No injury to the driver was reported.
A caller reported theft of cash, mostly in coins stolen from a resident at 1500 Wyman Ave. in Maple Plain. The case is under investigation.
A caller found a baseball backpack with a pair of tennis shoes and several Orono baseball hats inside at the Don Timpe Field in Maple Plan. High school kids had used the field for practice and would be back the next day. The backpack was placed in a building and the coached called to get it back to the rightful owner.
A homeowner at 4200 Woodhill Drive in Independence reported during the night he woke up to his dog barking. The next day he discovered the sliding door on the back of the house was open. Nothing was missing. The case is under investigation.

April 6
At 6:26 a.m., a caller reported a suspicious car parked on the side of the road. Contact was made with the driver who was a painter waiting for his boss to show up at the job site. He did not want to disturb the customer and was waiting on Copeland Road in Independence

WHPS received a complaint of a lot of smoke coming from the Fieldstone area. Officers found an approved DNR and WHPS burn permit for a 3 acre running grass fire at 6100 Stone Court in Independence. All was OK.

A caller reported that cement trucks are being driven on Lake Sarah Heights Road in Independence, which has road weight restrictions on it. The trucks were not located.

A caller in Maple Plain reported funds are being withdrawn from an elderly persons account. The case is under investigation.

A resident at 1400 Rainbow Ave. in Maple Plain advertised a couple of chairs on Craig’s List. A buyer from MI answered the ad and sent a check for payment of the chairs and for the resident to pay the shippers he was arranging. The check was deposited in the bank and 2 days later resident’s bank advised him the check was fraudulent and no good. The resident had not shipped the chairs, he was not out any money and his bank wanted it reported to the police.