During the week of April 1 through April 7, the Belle Plaine Police Department responded to the following selected calls:
Monday, April 1
At 6:17 a.m. an officer assisted Scott County Sheriff’s Office with a car vs. deer accident at the intersection of Meridian St. S. and 240th St. The deer was gone by the time police arrived. The vehicle had minor damage but was able to be driven away. No injuries to the driver.
At 11:27 a.m. an officer was called to the high school at the 200 block of Market St. S. after a student was found in possession of an e-cig. The male, age 14 from Belle Plaine, was cited for possession of tobacco products on public school grounds. The parent was notified.
At 1:23 p.m. a Mediacom contractor called in a loose dog at Orchard St. E. and Laredo Ave. A loose Chihuahua was found and brought back to the PD and turned over to animal control. No ID tags were found on the dog.
At 1:36 p.m. police responded to a medical emergency at the 200 block of Meridian St. N. A female was taken to the hospital by ambulance.
At 6:02 p.m. a report was called in about a wounded deer at city limits at Cobblestone Lane and Prestwick Dr. The officer dispatched the deer and issued a deer tag.
At 10:12 p.m. an officer stopped a vehicle for driving on the shoulder of the road at Main St. E. and Walnut St. N. After five blocks, the male driver, age 83 from Belle Plaine, finally stopped. He claimed he did not see the officer’s squad with lights and sirens following behind him until just before he stopped. The man was cited for improper lane use.
Tuesday, April 2
At 1:58 p.m. police took a stolen vehicle report at the 300 block of Enterprise Dr. E. A truck that was left unlocked with keys inside was taken from a business overnight. The report is under investigation.
At 5:19 p.m. a person reported an unknown dog was in his yard at the 100 block of State St. E. The dog did not have tags and was brought to the Police Department where Critter Getters came to take possession of it until the owner could be located.
At 7:12 p.m. police responded to a possible intoxicated driver who was driving all over the road at the 500 block of Main St. E. Once police located and questioned the driver, the investigation showed the female, age 36 from Minneapolis, to be under the influence of alcohol. Due to the level of intoxication, the vehicle she was driving was forfeited. She was arrested and jailed for 2nd degree DWI, open bottle, giving false info to police, and failing to drive in a single lane.
Wednesday, April 3
At 4:27 a.m. police responded to a medical emergency at the 300 block of Eagle St. N. A female was taken to the hospital by ambulance.
At 5:57 a.m. police responded to a noise complaint after two previous complaint calls about a suspect being loud, intoxicated and belligerent at the 200 block of State St. W. When police responded to the third complaint, the male suspect, age 29 from Belle Plaine, verbally threatened another building tenant. The man was arrested and jailed for 5th Degree Assault.
At 8:23 a.m. police responded to multiple driving complaints of a person driving erratically and causing property damage at the 800 block of Main St. E. Officers located the suspect and found the male driver to be under the influence of a controlled substance. After investigation, he was arrested and jailed for 4th Degree DUI and failure to stop and report an accident. More charges may follow from State Patrol after they finish their investigation.
At 11:36 a.m. a person reported a wire had either been cut or chewed through in the engine area of his vehicle at the 300 block of Church St. W. The man felt it was suspicious and wanted to report it in case of future issues. No clear evidence of criminal intent was found.
At 10:27 p.m. an officer observed two vehicles traveling 81 mph in a 65 zone, side by side, heading northbound on Hwy. 169. Police stopped both vehicles and neither driver had proof of current insurance. One female driver, age 19 from New York Mills, and one male driver, age 18 from Hillman, were both cited for speed and no proof of insurance.
Thursday, April 4
At 2:04 p.m. officers and the Belle Plaine Fire Department responded to a report of a stove on fire at the 1100 block of Farmers Lane. Reporting person said the cleaning service had turned the oven to self-clean and left and it started on fire. She was able to put it out before officers arrived. The Fire Department assisted in ventilating the home due to the amount of smoke.
At 4:12 p.m. a report was called in about children being left home alone at the 700 block of Forest St. W. and was unable to access the house. The officer checked on the kids and determined the report to be unfounded.
At 4:33 p.m. police were called to a medical emergency at the 100 block of Elm St. S. A female was taken to the hospital by ambulance.
At 6:37 p.m. police responded to a medical emergency at the 100 block of Oakwood Dr. A female was taken to the hospital by ambulance.
Friday, April 5
At 2:07 a.m. an officer observed a vehicle without any tail lights pass him at Hwy. 169 and Enterprise Dr. E. Police stopped the vehicle and found the male driver, age 18 from Le Sueur, to be driving without a valid license. He was on his way to pick up his mom at work who didn’t have a ride. Officer called the mom and assisted in getting her a ride and took the driver to a gas station to wait for her. They were cited with inoperable rear lights and driving without a license.
At 3:03 a.m. an officer issued two citations for parking where signs prohibit parking during street cleaning at Church St. E. and Meridian St. N.
At 7:04 a.m. police responded to a medical emergency where a woman fell and hit her head at the 200 block of Elk St. S. She was able to take herself to the doctor and declined ambulance transport.
At 9:48 a.m. police responded to a medical emergency at the 800 block of Main St. E. A male taken to the hospital by ambulance.
At 12:02 p.m. an officer took a report of a possible domestic assault incident at the 400 block of Linden St. N. After investigation, a male, age 28 from Belle Plaine, was arrested and jailed for felony domestic assault by strangulation and misdemeanor domestic assault.
At 2:42 p.m. officers responded to a vehicle crash at the 800 block Main St. E. A male driver drove through the wall of a business. There were no injuries to the driver or store employees, but there was extensive damage to the building. The male driver, age 94, was cited for failure to drive with due care.
At 6:20 p.m. a stolen vehicle from Spring Lake Township was found abandoned. Investigation continues.
Saturday, April 6
At 6:42 a.m. police were called after a verbal disturbance was reported at Linden St. N. and Forest St. E. Two males got in a fight because one would not return the property of the other. The officer oversaw the property exchange and advised them to stay away from each other.
At 12:02 p.m. a person reported a sink hole in the alley behind his property at the 100 block of Walnut St. S. Orange safety cones were placed around it and the Public Works Dept. was called.
At 3:06 p.m. a report was called in about three boys throwing garbage in the drain. The officer spoke with the boys and learned that they were trying to clean out the pond. They were advised that the drain was not the place to put the garbage.
At 4:30 p.m. police took a complaint of underage alcohol consumption at the 300 block of Enterprise Dr. E. Police checked on the party and cited two males, one age 19 from Shakopee and one age 20 from Henderson, for underage consumption.
Sunday, April 7
At 12:22 a.m. police responded to a medical emergency at the 300 block of Willow St. N. An infant male was taken to the hospital by ambulance.
At 2:16 a.m. an officer responded to a noise complaint of loud stomping and talking at the 700 block of Church St. E. Upon arrival, police advised suspects of the complaint and they said they would quiet down. After officers left, one male yelled obscenities at the reporting person, so officers came back and cited the male, age 36 from Belle Plaine, for public nuisance.
At 2:26 a.m. officers called for a disturbance at the 600 Block of Court St. W. An intoxicated female walked up to a door asking for help from the residents, and upon arrival, a male claimed to have been attacked and wanted to press charges but refused to give any information regarding what took place. Police were unable to investigate due to his refusal to cooperate and there no signs of obvious criminal activity.
At 9:45 a.m. a report was called in about a stolen vehicle at the 100 block of Main St. W. It was determined that the vehicle had been repossessed, not stolen.
At 12:24 p.m. an officer responded to a barking dog complaint at the 700 block of Butler Dr. The officer spoke with the dog owner and advised them on ordinances regarding the number of dogs allowed in the home, registering the dogs with the city and controlling the noise.
At 5:42 p.m. police responded to a medical emergency at the 600 block of Elk St. S. A female was checked on by ambulance crew and taken to the hospital by family.