During the week of June 24 – June 30, the Belle Plaine Police Department responded to the following selected calls:
Monday, June 24
At 8:30 a.m. an officer took a trespassing and theft report at the 300 block of Beaver St. W. Gasoline was taken from private business tanks overnight after locks were cut and suspects gained access. It is under investigation.
At 8:58 p.m. an officer checked an address for a suspect of a hit and run out of Shakopee at the 400 block of Orchard St. E. but was not located.
At 10:09 p.m. an officer took a gas drive off report at the 800 block of Main St. E. The suspect pumped gas, could not pay, and said she was going to come back and pay but she never did. It’s a $16.01 loss at this time. She was contacted by police and advised to pay as soon as possible or get a citation.
Tuesday, June 25
At 11:24 a.m. city staff advised the police department that a property owner in Belle Plaine failed to obtain rental licenses for two properties in town after numerous attempts by the city to do so. A male, age 54 from Belle Plaine, was cited for the ordinance violation on both properties.
At 11:26 a.m. city staff advised the police department that a property owner in Belle Plaine failed to obtain rental licenses for one property in town after numerous attempts by the city to do so. The male, age 36 from Henderson, was cited for the ordinance violation.
At 12:26 p.m. an employee called the police department after a vehicle drove into the building at a gas station at the 1000 block of Enterprise Dr. E. There were no injuries, but there was damage to both the wall and the vehicle. A female driver, age 69 from Belle Plaine, said she hit the gas instead of the brake, causing her to jump the curb and hit the building. She was cited for failure to drive with due care and given a ride home.
At 3:18 p.m. officers assisted probation in arresting a male, age 67 from Belle Plaine, for a parole violation at the 200 block of Walnut St. S. While on scene, officers observed him to be in possession of ammunition. He was charged with felony possession of ammunition by a felon.
At 3:22 p.m. an officer was called to a property after a large limb fell off a tree, hit power lines and landed on a boat, causing severe damage. It appeared the tree was rotting inside. There were no injuries.
At 7:03 p.m. police were called to a medical emergency at the 100 block of Meridian St. N. A female was taken to the hospital by ambulance.
At 8:19 p.m. a dog was loose near the 900 block of Ashford Rd. The owner was not home and the front door was open. The reporting person didn’t want anything done other than have the dog put back inside. The dog was secured in the house and a message was left by police.
At 8:16 p.m. officers were called to a home at the 900 block of Scott Lane by parents after their juvenile son was found to be drinking at home and refusing to follow their rules. The 14-year-old male was cited for liquor possession and underage consumption.
Wednesday, June 26
At 2:20 a.m. an officer stopped a vehicle at the intersection of Hwy. 169 and Main St. E. for equipment violations and upon approach, detected the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. The male driver, age 25 from Jordan, admitted to paraphernalia in the vehicle and willingly turned it over. The driver was cited for possession of a small amount of marijuana and paraphernalia and no license plate light.
At 1:03 p.m. police took a fraud report from a local bank at the 200 block of Main St. W. The incident is under investigation.
At 3:55 p.m. officers were called to a home for a domestic in progress at the 200 block of Elm St. S. After investigation, a male, age 52 from Belle Plaine, was arrested and charged with interfering with a 911 call and domestic assault.
At 6:43 p.m. an officer was called to a residence at the 300 block of Grove St. N. for a loose cat. It was determined to belong to a neighbor and the owner was advised of the ordinance.
Thursday, June 27
At 1:17 a.m. police were called to a medical emergency at the 200 block of Chestnut St. N. A male was taken to the hospital by ambulance.
At 2:18 a.m. officers were called for a verbal disturbance at the 900 block of Scott Ln. It was determined to be an argument between two parties. One left after gathering a few things. Nothing criminal occurred.
Belle Plaine officers assisted another agency with a search warrant at the 300 block of Grove St. Meth and marijuana were located in a home, as well as paraphernalia and cash. A 48-year-old male and a 44-year-old female were arrested on drug charges by the Drug Task Force. Police wrote the reports and handled the case.
At 8:07 a.m. a reporting person asked if officers could speak to the construction company handling the pool building because they had trailers parked on the street in front of the person’s home and she needed them moved for trash pickup. The construction crew was advised and they moved the trailers.
At 11:22 a.m. a person brought a found kitten to the police department. The reporting person had posted it on Facebook to see if anyone was looking for it and there was no response. The cat was turned over to Critter Getters.
At 11:41 a.m. police took a report of a suspicious male trying to climb the helicopter at Veterans’ Park. The intoxicated male was located at the hotel, where he was shooting off fireworks in the rain. He was advised that all of his actions were against city ordinance and he said he would go to his room and stay quiet. There were no further incidents.
At 11:45 a.m. a person reported that a dog was found running loose near the 300 block of Market St. S. The person tried to return it to the owner but no one was home, so they brought it to the police department. Records staff attempted all numbers on file and were unable to reach anyone. The dog was turned over to Critter Getters.
At 7:33 p.m. officers were called to a home for a threat in progress incident at the 900 block of Walnut St. S. An employee of a legal company was trying to serve papers at a home and the two residents were being belligerent. They explained to the officer that they didn’t realize who the person was and considered it to be suspicious and did not cooperate. They were advised that she did have legitimate papers to serve and it was determined to be a misunderstanding.
Friday, June 28
At 1:43 a.m. police were called to a medical emergency at the 600 block of Main St. W. A female was taken to the hospital by ambulance.
At 8:24 police were called to a medical emergency at the 700 block of Main St. E. A male was taken to the hospital by ambulance.
At 9:39 a.m. an officer took a damage to property report at the 900 block of Main St. E. A company vehicle had a rock thrown through the driver’s side window overnight. The incident is under investigation.
At 12:30 p.m. an officer took a damage to property report at the 500 block of Church St. E. A vehicle had a rock thrown through the driver’s side window overnight, similar to the previous call. The incident is under investigation.
At 1:24 p.m. a person came to the police department to report her phone stolen. Through initial investigation, it was determined to be a civil matter, as the reporting person gave her friend the phone to use and now the friend was not returning it.
At 1:38 p.m. a gas station at the 800 block of Main St. E. reported receiving three bad checks from the same male, age 31 from Belle Plaine, totaling a loss of $190. After investigation, the male was arrested and charged, along with several other cases, for felony check forgery, felony fraud, and felony ID theft.
At 3:14 p.m. police responded to a medical emergency at the 1000 block of State St. W., but the female declined transport.
At 4:43 p.m. a person came to the police department after she gave out personal information to a caller whom she now believes may have been a scammer. Police advised her of the next steps to take and what to watch for.
At 4:50 p.m. officers were called for a disturbance at a home at the 700 block of Orchard St. E. A child was out of control, but upon arrival, the child calmed down.
At 10:52 p.m. a male, age 64 from Belle Plaine, was arrested and jailed for 2nd Degree DWI at the intersection of Chestnut St. N. and State St. E. The male refused a test and was cited for 3rd Degree DWI, along with driving after revocation, open bottle, uninsured vehicle, and no headlights. The male pulled in front of the squad car in his golf cart as he was leaving a bar. He was stopped after several traffic violations were observed and found to be intoxicated. Due to the level of his violations, his golf cart was forfeited.
At 11:49 p.m. an officer was called for an assault report at the intersection of Elk St. N. and Forest St. W. Two juveniles reported having their hair pulled by an intoxicated adult female and feeling unsafe while staying overnight at a friend’s house. After investigation, a female, age 28 from Belle Plaine, was cited for two counts of 5th Degree assault.
Saturday, June 29
At 5:14 a.m. an officer took a theft report at the 100 block Grove of St. S. A fishing pole and tacklebox with tackle were taken from the reporting person’s boat. No known suspects were determined.
At 8:11 a.m. police responded to a medical emergency at the 1000 block of Schoolhouse Dr. A male was taken to the hospital by ambulance.
At 8:43 a.m. an officer observed vandalism in the men’s bathroom while checking the park in the morning at the 400 block of Cedar St. N. The toilet paper dispenser was pulled off the wall, toilet paper was all over and rolls of toilet paper were wedged in the toilet. Public Works were notified.
At 11:24 a.m. an officer took a check forgery report at the police department. The suspect was known to police and is under investigation for several other financial crimes. The male, age 31 from Belle Plaine, was recently jailed for three felony level financial and identity theft crimes.
At 1:24 p.m. an officer assisted an older man who ran out of gas on his motorcycle near Hwy. 25 and the river. The officer gave him a ride to a gas station and back to get him out of the heat.
At 3:30 p.m. officers and the Belle Plaine Fire Department were called for a car on fire in the street at the 900 block of Elm St. S. The fire was put out by the fire department. There were no injuries.
Sunday, June 30
At 5:34 a.m. police responded to a medical emergency at the 600 block of Butler Dr. A female was taken to the hospital by ambulance.
At 8:25 a.m. officers responded to a burglar alarm at a business at the 900 block of Main St. E. Police found an open door but nothing appeared disturbed and no one was around. The key holder was called to check things over and secure the building.
At 1:13 p.m. police assisted the State Patrol with an investigation by testing an unknown substance for them using their TruNarc tools.
At 6:40 p.m. police responded to a medical emergency at the 300 block of State St. W. A female was taken to the hospital by ambulance.
At 7:57 p.m. police responded to a medical emergency at the 100 block Church St. E. A female was taken to the hospital by ambulance.