WHPS report April 14 – 20

April 14
A male in the 9000 block of Highway 12 in Independence wanted advice on a disruptive juvenile.

At Northside Park in Maple Plain, the Maple Plain Community Church reported they were hosting an Easter egg hunt for the public on Saturday April 15. Ten thousand plastic Easter eggs with candy inside were set out for the hunt.

WHPS received a complaint of a driver speeding in a newer Volkswagen on Budd Avenue and Independence Street in Maple Plain. The area was checked and the vehicle was not found.

A resident at 2000 Nelson Road in Independence reported an Easter egg hunt hosted at his house on Saturday, April 15. He wanted Police to be aware of increase in traffic if they receive a call.

A caller reported a huge brush pile fire at 8800 Highway 12 in Independence. The owner did not have a DNR variance burn permit, or a WHPS burn permit. He thought it was ok to burn since it rained. He was advised of the burning ban and told to put the fire out.

A resident at 2600 County Road 90 in Indpendence reported she attended a timeshare meeting at a hotel in St. Paul and the sponsors requested to see her driver’s license and her credit card. After the meeting, she found her credit card had a $9,000 charge on it. The theft occurred in St. Paul and she was given the St. Paul Police number to call to report and for their investigation.

Police were dispatched for a vehicle that had struck a building at 1500 Wyman Ave. in Maple Plain. The driver was going to park and accidently hit the gas pedal instead of the brake. She was not injured. Damages occurred to her vehicle and the building.

A caller reported a truck loaded with brush was sitting at the Pioneer Creek Community Park in Independence. The caller was concerned the brush was going to be dumped in the park. The truck was not located and brush had not been dumped in the park.

At 4:36 p.m., police responded to a male who had fallen at 6500 Genaker Way in Independence. Police found the male lying on the sidewalk. He was heavily intoxicated, submitted a preliminary breath test which resulted in .33 percent breath alcohol concentration. He was transported by ambulance to the hospital.

April 15
At 3:50 p.m., a caller reported a domestic at the 5100 block of Main Street in Maple Plain. Police found all parties were separated and it was determined no violation was committed. At 6:20 p.m., a caller reported there was an Anoka County Second Degree Narcotics Warrant for a 35-year-old female at Vinland Center, Independence. The female was arrested and transported to Hennepin County Jail.

At 9:40 p.m., officers responded to Vinland Center in Independence for a 24-year-old patient who attempted to harm herself by cutting herself. She was transported to the hospital by ambulance.

April 16
At 3:24 a.m., police saw a vehicle backing on Pagenkopf Road in Independence. Contact was made with the driver, who said he got lost and was turning around.

The Vinland Center in Independence reported a male had left the facility after he asked to get out of treatment for Easter and was told no. He was not located and was entered into NCIC as a missing person. On April 19, the male called stating he was OK. He was removed from NCIC.

April 17
At 4:35 a.m., a male at the Vinland Center in Independence reported he had a migraine and asked for an ambulance. Upon arrival the male was not interested in talking with the police. North Memorial Ambulance arrived and the male refuse transport by ambulance.

At 5300 Pagenkopf Road in Independence, a resident’s mailbox was damaged, possibly with a baseball bat. Approximate loss was $100.

A female in the 1500 block of Howard Avenue in Maple Plain reported she had fallen the day before and again today. She had a bruise, back and hip pain. She was transported by ambulance to the hospital.

A caller reported a male with his two dogs were on church property and they had trespassed on private property near 400 County Road 110 in Independence. He was advised to check with the church if he still had permission to run his dogs and keep them off private property.

April 18
At 2:07 p.m., a caller at the Vinland Center in Independence reported a patient said he did not want to be there and left on foot, stating his brother was going to pick him up. He was not located and his probation officer issued a warrant for him.

Padlocks from two storage units at 5300 Pioneer Creek Dr. in Maple Plain were cut off and the units accessed. Police conducted preliminary checks of the units and nothing was found missing or stolen.

A caller near County Road 90 and Highway 12 in Independence stated a vehicle pulled out from an intersection in Delano, almost T-boned her and continued to weave back and forth. Contact was made with the driver who stated she did not see the car at the intersection and did not know she almost hit someone. She was given a warning for her driving conduct.

April 19
A resident at 7900 County Road 11 in Independence reported his vehicle had been stolen from his residence and had an idea who had it. Police investigation found the vehicle in Bloomington. Theft charges are pending and the resident is deciding if he wants to pursue charges for the vehicle theft.

At 10:51 p.m., police were dispatched for a welfare check for a sister who is living in her car. The vehicle was found parked in the back of 5100 Industrial Street in Maple Plain, behind a boat, with the lights off. The male passenger argued with the police, refused to ID himself and follow directions. He was removed and handcuffed until he could be identified. He was identified as Zachary Todd Smith, 31, of Big Lake who had a warrant out of Chisago County for Obstructing Legal Process and a probation violation and an unserved Order for Protection. Smith was served the OFP and was transported to Hennepin County Jail on the warrant. The 24-year-old female from Harris was released and told to make arrangements for a place to stay.

April 20
At 12:56 a.m., police on way the back from Hennepin County Jail when a vehicle was approaching the squad car from behind at a high rate of speed of 85 mph at Highway 12 and Ferndale Road in Wayzata. Driver Nellie Juniper Marshall, 27 of Minnetonka submitted a breath sample which resulted in .20 percent breath alcohol concentration. Marshall was arrested for third degree DWI and was transported to Hennepin County Jail.