During the partial week of May 20 – 24, the Belle Plaine Police Department responded to the following selected calls:

Monday, May 20

At 8:29 a.m. police responded to a medical emergency at the 100 block of Hillcrest Dr. A male was taken to the hospital by ambulance.

At 12:35 p.m. an officer looked for a vehicle that was the subject of a driving complaint. A person reported that a man was driving all over the road and on his phone at the intersection of Hwy. 169 and Main St. E. The vehicle passed the officer and he saw the male driver, age 29 from Shoreview, on his phone and cross the fog line twice. Police stopped and cited the driver for use of a wireless device and failure to change his drivers license address within 30 days of moving.

At 3:20 p.m. an officer observed a male texting while driving by his squad at the intersection of Main St. E. and Walnut St. N. Police stopped and cited the male, age 17 from Belle Plaine, for use of a wireless device while driving.

At 3:24 p.m. an officer observed a boy in the road trying to move a turtle from the middle of the street at the intersection of Park St. E. and Elm St. S. The officer stopped and moved the turtle so it was no longer a hazard.

At 3:26 p.m. officers were asked to do a welfare check on a student after some comments she made at school at the 900 block of Ivy Hills Rd. The officer spoke with the student and her parents and they said they would take care of it.

At 4:57 p.m. an officer observed a vehicle parked in the center median of southbound Hwy. 169 near Ash St. S. The male driver was on his way home on a long drive and stopped to sleep. The officer advised of safer places to rest, and he moved.

At 7:11 p.m. police took a report of issues between a mother and her daughters at the 200 block of Pine St. It was determined that nothing criminal had taken place and they were advised of the HRO process.

Tuesday, May 21

At 1:04 a.m. police took a report of a wrong way driver on Hwy. 169 and Main St. E. The vehicle was located and driving   northbound in the southbound lane, driving fast with the hazards on. When the officer attempted to stop the vehicle, it didn’t stop right away. Once it did stop, the female driver, age 26 from Mound, was determined to be intoxicated. After investigation, four containers of alcohol were found open in her vehicle, and she was arrested for 3rd Degree DWI, open bottle, and wrong way driving.

At 4:29 a.m. police responded to a medical emergency at the 200 block of State St. W. A female was taken to the hospital by ambulance.

At 6:11 a.m. several calls came in about two dead deer on the side of the road on Hickory Blvd. that appeared to have been hit by a car. Public Works were notified.

At 10:15 a.m. police responded to a medical emergency at the 1000 block of Church St. W.  A male was taken to the hospital by ambulance.

At 1:21 p.m. police took a report of a harassment restraining order violation at the police department and is under investigation.

At 3:26 p.m. a person called police about an accident in a parking lot at the 100 block of Aspen Lane N. When the door on the vehicle parked next to her opened, the wind caught it, and it hit the side mirror of the reporting person’s car. The officer assisted with the insurance exchange.

Wednesday, May 22

At 11:43 a.m. police took an anonymous call about a male riding his lawn mower on the street. The male was located and advised of the ordinance.

At 10:26 p.m. an officer took a property damage report at the 100 block of Meridian St. N. The reporting person noticed damage to the doors after the bar closed. It’s under investigation.

Thursday, May 23

At 10:42 a.m. officers were called to the high school after plans were overheard for an underage party for the weekend. The student planning it was talked to, as were his parents.

At 10:49 a.m. a person called police after he woke up and found someone had come into his house located at the 400 block Willow St. N. and defecated on a chair. The incident is under investigation.

At 12:38 p.m. an officer took a report of paint ball paint being smeared on a person’s truck at the 200 block of Market St. S. Suspects are unknown and no damage was done. The incident was documented in case of future issues.

At 1:08 p.m. officers were asked to do a welfare check on a male by the Burnsville Police Dept. at the 500 block of Forest St. The male was not located at the address given.

At 1:20 p.m. an officer took information on a counterfeit $100 bill passed at a bank at the 400 block of Commerce Dr. E. The suspect said he found it on the street and just wanted to know if it was real. No intentional crime was committed.

At 3:17 p.m. an officer checked on a male who was not answering his phone when the reporting person had called at the 100 block of Commerce Dr. W. Police found the man sleeping in his apartment, and there were no issues.

At 6:47 p.m. officers took a report of two missing juvenile males from school at the 1100 block of Commerce Dr. W. It was determined that they had sneaked off during the talent show and returned at the end.

At 10:00 p.m. parents called police to let them know their teen son had left home at the 900 block of Scott Lane and they didn’t know where he went. They did not believe he was a runaway or missing; they just wanted police to be aware as he has done this before.

Friday, May 24

At 12:59 a.m. an officer stopped a vehicle for speed, going 78 mph in a 65 zone, and weaving in the lane at the intersection of Hwy. 169 and Enterprise Dr. The male, age 28 from Richfield, appeared to be intoxicated. After investigation, he was found to be under the legal limit and was cited and jailed for careless driving, speeding and no proof of insurance.

At 3:20 a.m. an officer was called to a home after the wife woke up and found her husband deceased in a chair in the living room at the 1000 block of State St. W. The investigation showed he died of natural causes.

At 6:53 a.m. an officer took a report of a semi-truck driver who may have urinated in the parking lot of a gas station at the 100 block of Aspen Lane N. When asked by employees, he denied it, but employees said he seemed out of it and were concerned for his safety. The man was located and spoken to by officers and he was off the road for the day.

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