WHPS report for July 28 – Aug. 3

July 28
WHPS conducted an agency assist with Medina PD for a noise disturbance at the Baker Park Campground for a person at a campsite that was loud and confrontational and was trying to start a fight. The 51-year-old female from Oakdale said she was calm and going to bed. The female had a Dakota County Warrant for Probation Violation of Fifth Degree Drugs. Medina PD arrested her and transported her to Hennepin County Jail.

Hennepin County road crew found a vehicle upside down near County Road 92 in Indepedence. The male driver was walking around and had blood on him. The driver, Michael Phillip Gaspar, 22 from Rockford said he overslept and was two hours late for work. He was southbound on County Road 92 left the roadway and rolled over on its side. Police found an open bottle of vodka and an open empty beer can behind the driver’s seat. Preliminary breath test resulted in .038 percent alcohol concentration. Gasper was issued a citation for Open Bottle and Careless Driving.

A female in the 900 block of Polo Club Road in Independence was very weak and had a rapid pulse was transported to the hospital by ambulance.

A resident in the 1000 block of County Road 83 in Independence received a phone voice message recording saying “Our office is filing a lawsuit against you to more info please call 360-222-5888.” The resident had not returned the call and he was advised to not call the number, because it is a scam.

At 4:38 p.m. a dispute occurred between two clients at the Vinland Center in Independence, who were arguing and one threatening to punch the other in the jaw. A male was talking about getting high and was told he was not welcome in the resident’s room. Both agreed they would be fine and no further police intervention was needed.

At 8:50 p.m., police responded to a male having an anxiety attack at the Vinland Center in Independence, who wanted to leave the facility. He said he suffers from alcoholism, is bi-polar and has TBI. North Memorial Ambulance responded and transported him to the hospital.

July 29
Around midnight, a caller reported vehicle being driven all over the road, into other lanes of traffic and on the shoulder of the roadway, near Halgren Road and Highway 12 in Maple Plain. Police contact was made with the driver, who had his phone with GPS on his lap. He was warned on his driving conduct.

Police were dispatched to a trespassing complaint of a vehicle stuck in a private lake access at 2200 South Lake Shore Drive in Independence. Permission was wrongly given to the occupants and the occupants were made aware of this. No damage occurred to the property.

At 11:27 p.m., a caller reported that someone was pushing a motorcycle on the shoulder of the road and was not visible to traffic near County Road 92 and Maple Ponds in Independence. Police contact was made with the rider, who said his motorcycle was out of gas and he lost his key while pushing it. The key was then located and a friend was bringing him gas.

July 30
Police were dispatched to a suspicious persons call behind a business with a secured storage yard, near County Road 90 and Highway 12 in Independence. Contact was made with the two males who were trying to jump start a vehicle.

Caller reported a vehicle was parked with a for sale sign on it in a no parking area, near Baker Park Road and Perkinsville Road in Independence. The area was checked and officers did not find any no parking signs or a city ordinance violation preventing the vehicle from being parked in that location. The caller was advised of police findings.

July 31
Motorist reported that a dump truck westbound on Highway 12 ran the red stop light near Baker Park Road in Maple Plain. A vehicle that was southbound on Baker Park Road had to stop to avoid being struck by the speeding truck. The dump truck had the company name on the driver’s door. Charges are pending police contact with the trucking company.

A resident in the 4000 block of Windmill Drive in Independence reported a male asked to use her phone because he’d gotten into an argument with this girlfriend in her car and she kicked him out. Resident would not let him use her phone, locked her door and windows, alerted her neighbors and called the police. The area was checked and the male was not immediately located.

A vehicle was parked in a lot at 5600 Pioneer Creek Drive in Maple Plain and the owner or driver was unknown. If the property owner wanted it towed he would have to arrange it, since it was on private property.

A caller in the 1300 block of Nelson Road in Independence reported a male had stopped a motorist asking him for a ride. The male stated he was kicked out of a car after a domestic. The male was located. Robert Leonhard Chute, 31 from Bemidji gave police two false names, one being of a real person. It was found Chute took off from Vinland Center around noon. It was determined that Chute was the male who had stopped at the house on Windmill Drive wanting to use the phone and was possibly checking for unoccupied houses to commit a crime. Chute was transported and booked into Hennepin County Jail for Gross Misdemeanor Give Peace Officer False Name of Another Person; Give Peace Officer False Name, Birthdate, ID Card.

Aug. 1
A vehicle parked in the parking lot at 5200 Bryantwood Drive in Maple Plain was egged. Case under investigation.

Homeowner in the 1700 block of County Road 92 in Indepednence reported the prior day his child was bit by what he believed was a muskrat. The child had been treated at the hospital. His children observed today the same animal kill a rabbit. Police made contact with DNR who responded to the residence and assisted the homeowner with the issue.

At 10:23 p.m., officers found an occupied vehicle parked alongside a closed business at 5100 Pioneer Creek Drive in Maple Plain. The driver was waiting for a delivery of tires.

Aug. 2
A homeowner in the 1800 block of Newport Street in Maple Plain returned home and found his HP Laptop, an Xbox One S with a white controller and several games were missing or stolen. Approximate loss is $300. The case is under investigation.

WHPS received a complaint of a dead raccoon on the bike lane near County Road 6 and County Road 92 in Independence. Police found a dead raccoon on the shoulder, it was not a traffic or bike hazard, it was on the shoulder of the road.

A caller in the 700 block of County Road 92N in Independence reported someone stole approximately 400 lbs. of reclaimed R-22 refrigerant gas from tanks. The case is under investigation.

Aug. 3
At 8:48 a.m., a resident in the 2300 block of Independence Road in Independence reported someone struck her mailbox, knocked it off the post and damaged the post. A neighbor had heard a truck with a loud muffler and a mailbox being struck around 11 p.m. Police responded and noted that the markings appeared to be struck by a baseball bat. While taking the report a neighbor stopped by with a brand new mailbox stating she noticed the damaged mailbox on her way to town and felt bad for the resident. The neighbor did not know her, only sees her working so hard in her yard keeping it nice, she did not deserve this vandalism and wanted to give her a gift. The resident was very appreciative of the gift and thoughtfulness. The case is under investigation.

A resident in the 2700 block of Independence Road in Independence reported her mailbox was damaged and she hoped to straighten it out and use it. Police noted it appeared to be struck by a baseball bat, similar to a neighbor’s down the road. Police fixed the post by pounding some nails back in it. The case is under investigation.