WHPS for April 7 – April 12

April 7
Police responded to a single car crash at Baker Park Road and Perkinsville Road in Independence. The driver Laura Ursula Dimler, 40 from Watertown was found under the influence of alcohol. Dimler submitted a breath test which resulted in .12 percent breath alcohol concentration. Dimler was arrested for Fourth Degree DWI and was released to a sober person.

A male was suffering from stomach pain at the Vinland Center in Independence. He was transported by ambulance to the hospital.

At 10:59 p.m., near 5100 Pioneer Creek Drive in Maple Plain, a business owner called police requesting to check his business as someone had accessed the building and disabled the alarm. Police made contact with two persons inside the business who were fixing a tire. The owner was advised of the findings and said it was OK for them to be there.

At 11:51 p.m., police responded to a complaint of a dog that had been barking for over an hour at 5800 Maple Ridge Drive in Maple Plain. The residence with the barking dog was located and the owner was not at home. The homeowner was called who said he would be home as soon as he could. The caller was advised of the findings who decided to shut her windows for the night.

A female was suffering from stomach pain and vomiting at the Vinland Center in Independence. She was transported to the hospital by ambulance.

April 8
Maple Plain Fire responded to a highline wire that was down at 1900 Baker Park Road in Independence.

Police stopped to assist a motorist stopped on the roadside at County Road 90 and Pagenkopf Road in Independence. The battery was bad due to limited use of the vehicle. The driver was putting on a jump pac, got the vehicle running and didn’t need any assistance.

A caller at 2800 Lindgren Lane in Independence requested help locating his son who took his mother’s car and left the residence. While talking with the police the son returned and no longer needed assistance.

A caller near 4800 Drake St. in Maple Plain reported a fire in the backyard, lots of sparks high in the air and requested a check if it was legal because it was so dry out. Police contact found small 3 x 3 campfire. The resident had put some pine branches on the fire which created sparks. The resident was reminded to stay close to the fire, because of the dry conditions.

At 9:09 p.m., near 5800 Highway 12 in Maple Plain a business owner found a male and vehicle were at the rear of his property. The male driver had a headlamp strapped to his hat, stated he had stopped to urinate and then left. The property was checked and did not find anything missing.

At 10:23 p.m., a caller reported a domestic in the 900 block of County Road 19 in Independence. They reported a male was intoxicated and had pushed a female. The female had a DANCO order (Domestic Abuse No Contact Order) against the male. A warrant was issued for his arrest.

April 9
At 12:36 a.m., near 5100 Fern Drive in Independence a resident reported a vehicle with a juvenile female driver and others was parked at the public access. The driver was confronted; was told she could not be there and the police were going to be called. The driver took off in a hurry. The area was checked and did not locate the vehicle.

At 5:16 a.m., WHPS responded to a call of theft of rims and tires stolen in the city of Minnetrista. The described truck was stopped at County Road 6 and County Road 92 in Independence. The occupants and truck were turned over to Minnetrista PD for investigation.

A caller at 5100 County Road 19 in Independence reported an unconscious 2 year old. Mound Fire Rescue was on scene and found the child conscious. The 2 year old was transported by ambulance to the hospital.

A caller at 5000 Highway 12 in Maple Plain reported a dog was in her yard and being aggressive towards her dog. The dog was impounded and the owner was issued a letter for potentially dangerous dog.

At 400 Game Farm Road in Independence, a male was transported by ambulance to the hospital for an unknown problem.

At 8:06 p.m., a caller reported a baby calf was at the intersection of County Line Road and Nelson Road in Independence. The area was checked and the baby calf was not located. The calf owner was contacted who stated the baby calf would probably try to get back to its mother; would be hard to locate due to being dark out and unknown where the baby was.

April 10
A resident in the 2800 block of Nelson Road in Independence requested an officer to check his newly purchased vehicle that has glass packs on them. He thought they were too loud. Officer checked the vehicle and found it to have a catalytic converter and mufflers that were high flow “glass pack” style. The resident was advised of MN Statute and If the exhaust doesn’t crack or pop he should be ok.

A business at 1500 Howard Ave. in Maple Plain reported a vehicle had been abandoned in their parking lot for a week. Contact with the registered owner who stated he had left his vehicle in the parking lot in the a.m. to car pool to a construction site. He was advised to use the Park N Ride off of Baker Park Road in Maple Plain for carpooling.

At 10:15 a.m., near 2000 Budd St. in Independence a resident reported a suspicious vehicle that pulled up his long private driveway. He confronted the driver and passenger and could smell the odor of marijuana coming from inside their vehicle as he spoke to them. One male said they were looking for a place to turn around, the other said they were checking to see if there was any new building going on his road/driveway and left. The area was checked and the vehicle was not located.

April 11
A caller at 7300 County Road 11 in Independence reported two dogs were running around. The dog owner was not located. One dog was found and taken to Cross Roads. Later it was reported the second dog that had been running was discovered in a pool and had drowned.

A female at 3000 Becker Road in Independence had minor chest pain, was anxious and transported by ambulance to the hospital.

A caller requested to check on an elderly couple who did not answer their phone on the 2800 block of County Road 90 in Independence. Contact was made with the couple, who had not put his phone on the charger overnight and had to find a phone that worked. All was OK.

At 7 p.m., a resident in 1000 block of Town Line Road in Independence reported a vehicle was parked in his driveway next to his lower shed. Attempts to call the registered owner were unsuccessful and the vehicle was impounded.

April 12
A neighbor called stating a customer had dropped off a vehicle for him to fix, it was not at his house and asked if police had towed a vehicle from his area. He was advised it was left it at the wrong address and had been impounded.

At 3 a.m., police were dispatched to a suspicious vehicle that was running, had its lights on and parked in front of 5100 Fern Drive in Independence. Contact was made with the driver and passenger who were going through old social media posts on their phones. They were advised of the complaint and told to pick a better location due to the time. They left to go to home.

Police and Maple Plain Fire responded to a chimney fire and excessive smoke coming from the chimney at 6900 Pagenkopf Road in Independence. MP Fire extinguished the fire that had started in the chimney. No injuries were reported.

At 8:42 p.m., near 5100 Highway 12 in Maple Plain, employees reported an occupied vehicle was parked in the business parking lot. Police had contact with the 19-year-old male driver from Maple Grove and 21-year-old passenger from Wayzata. The driver was found to be in possession of drug paraphernalia and under the influence of alcohol, .014 percent Breath Alcohol Concentration. He was issued a citation for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Minor Consumption.

At 10:44 p.m., police assisted a 55-year-old male driver of a vehicle that was stalled along the side of the road. The male had his mother coming to pick him up. No assistance needed.