WHPS report for July 7 – July 11

July 7
A Chaska resident purchased a grinder from a male in the 1800 block of Newport Street in Maple Plain. He did not check the grinder before purchasing and the grinder does not work. The resident has been unsuccessful in reaching the male. Resident wanted WHPS to check if it was stolen. A check in NCIC showed it was not stolen. The resident would again attempt to contact the male.

WHPS received a complaint of a trailer parked on County Road 11, just over the crest of a hill, near County Line Road in Independence. The owner was contacted and told to move it.

A resident in the 5600 block of Main Street in Maple Plain requested assistance in evicting her ex-boyfriend, who had been living with her and she had given him permission to live with her and now wanted him gone. She was advised she would need to go through the legal eviction process.

A caller in the 1500 block of Howard Avenue in Maple Plain reported a wallet was found in the parking lot of the MPFC. A MN drivers license and other items were inside the wallet. The owner was found, who was staying at the Barker Park Campground with his family and had stopped at the MPFC. The wallet must have fallen out of his pocket. Officer delivered the wallet back to the owner at his campsite at Baker Park.

At 8:14 p.m., a caller in the 1400 block of Baker Park Road in Medina reported an occupied vehicle outside the Subway for over two hours. Contact was made with the driver, who was waiting for a friend to call her so they could meet for dinner.

July 8
At 4:14 a.m., WHPS assisted Orono PD with a burglary call and prowler in progress in the 2400 block of Island Drive in Spring Park. A 15-year-old male was located, held until Orono PD arrived on scene and took him into custody for theft.

A female in the 2900 block of Lindgren Lane in Independence was feeling ill and was transported to the hospital by ambulance.

At 11:23 p.m., police observe a male walking eastbound on the shoulder of Highway 12 and County Road 92 in Independence. The male was heading home to Minneapolis and was walking from Annandale, because his ride had to leave before he wanted to leave. He was fine walking because it was a nice night. The male accepted a ride to Monies Bar to call a cab.

July 9
At 4:22 a.m., four horses were running on County Road 11 and Lake Sarah Road in Independence. The horse owners were located at 3800 County Road 90. An open gate and barn door was found where the horses had gotten out. A resident assisted in getting the horses back in the fenced area. The owner was warned to make sure his fences are secure.

At 3:20 p.m., WHPS received a complaint of two individuals walking on County Road 11 from County Road 92 in Independence. Police observed a female walking in the lane of traffic. An 18-year-old female from Minneapolis and a 22-year-old male from Litchfield decided to walk to Delano and did not realize how far they had come. They were OK walking and did not want a ride. The were advised to not walk in the lane of traffic.

A male in the 4200 block of Woodhill Drive in Independence was transported to the hospital by ambulance for medical issues.

A caller in the 5800 block of Schefers Court in Independence reported people in the cul de sac and unsure what they are doing. Police contact was made with a group of juveniles who were taking pictures of the sunset and the storm that was rolling in. No criminal activity found, they were welcome to stay and continue taking pictures and the caller was advised of the findings.

July 10
At 7:36 a.m., 4700 Lake Sarah Dr, Independence. A male knocked on a residents door in the 4700 block of Lake Sarah Drive in Independence, and asked her to call 911 as he had a seizure. The male was confused and was going through DT withdrawals. He was transported by ambulance to the hospital.

In the 1000 block of Polo Club Road in Independence, police contact was made with a male who was going door to door speaking with people about getting their roofs re-done because of hail damage. The solicitor did not have a city permit. A citation was issued for Solicit without a Permit.

A caller in the 4600 block of South Lake Sarah Drive in Independence said he was from NY Police Dept and instructed the resident to go to Walmart and buy $2,000.00 in gift cards for himself and he would receive $600,000.00. The caller then ‘transferred him to speak with the local Police Chief ‘Jerry’. “ No calls were received by WHPS Chief Gary from NYPD and he did not speak with the resident. The resident was advised he never spoke to WHPS Chief, the caller scammed him that he was speaking with WHPS Chief, he should hang up on these callers / people. No money lost.

July 11
At 12:15 a.m., a vehicle pulled into a driveway in the 1400 block of Nelson Road in Independence and was about to get out when he was met by the homeowner who stated that he was armed and for the driver to leave the property. Police located the driver who had recently met a male who had texted him to meet him at the residence off of Nelson Road. The driver showed proof on his phone of the text message, a photo and the address. The driver was told to confirm addresses prior to approaching a residence at a late hour, as the address was wrong. The homeowner was called and advised of the Police findings.

A caller reported drones will be flying around in the area of the creeks going under Independence and Pagenkopf Road for flow restriction problems. The creek checks were being done on behalf of the Lake Area Citizens Association.