During the week of July 1 – July 7, the Belle Plaine Police Department responded to the following selected calls:
Monday, July 1
At 6:08 a.m., a person reported that their vehicle had been stolen overnight, and the reporting person’s neighbor woke up to find their vehicle and home had been burglarized as well on the 100 block of Oakwood Drive. Investigation led to the arrest of two juvenile males, ages 17 from the metro area, after they left Belle Plaine and were located in another jurisdiction after they used one of the victim’s credit cards and were tracked down. Charges are pending.
At 4:26 p.m., an officer was called about a bike left on a corner near the high school. It was brought to the police department for safekeeping.
At 10:45 p.m., a person called in a man he observed walk by his parked truck and kick it on the 300 block of Willow Street north. The reporting person followed the male to see where he was going and called police. The male was located a short time later after he called the police requesting medical help. The man was then taken to the hospital by ambulance because he was experiencing a mental health issue. On Tuesday, July 2, the PD got two more reports of dented vehicles from the 400 block of Court Street West. Police determined it was the same man, age 34 from Belle Plaine. He was formally charged with two counts of criminal damage to property.
Tuesday, July 2
At 1:09 p.m., a person called in a juvenile male who was reportedly hitting bathroom doors at the ballpark on the 700 block of Court Street West. An officer found small dents, and the 10-year-old boy admitted to doing it. His parents were notified and said they would handle the issue with their son. Public Works was notified, and they said the treatment of the issue was sufficient.
At 6:32 p.m., police responded to a medical call on the 300 block of Forest Street West in which a female was taken to the hospital by ambulance.
At 9:04 p.m., an officer observed illegal fireworks going off on the 400 block of Walnut Street North. The officer located the home where they originated and warned the homeowner of the violations. No other illegal fireworks were left in his possession.
Wednesday, July 3
At 8:45 a.m., officers and the Belle Plaine Fire Department responded to a gas line that was hit near the intersection of Sunset Drive and West Street South. It was pinched off quickly and held until the gas company could come and make repairs.
At 10:41 a.m., officers responded to a medical call on the 1100 block of Schoolhouse Drive in which a male was taken to the hospital by ambulance.
At 11:28 a.m., police got a report from the 1000 block of Church Street West from a woman who reported her juvenile son got upset and left to an unknown location. Police were able to locate him and bring him home.
At 12:57 p.m., an officer provided a civil standby for a female to get property from a home on the 100 block of Church Street East. There were no issues.
At 9:41 p.m., officers received information on a male with a warrant who was allegedly in the area of the 200 block of State Street West. Police checked the address given, and the man was not located.
At 9:54 p.m., an officer observed a vehicle make several moving violations, including weaving in and out of his lanes and illegal turns near Main Street East and Hwy. 169. Once the officer stopped the vehicle and investigated, the male driver, age 55 from Belle Plaine, was arrested and jailed for third-degree DWI, three moving violations and no proof of insurance.
Thursday, July 4
At 1:02 p.m., officers responded to a medical call on the 200 block of Elk Street South in which a female was taken to the hospital by ambulance.
At 1:18 p.m., police received a report of a male urinating in the grass near Meridian Street South and Evergreen Street. He was gone by the time an officer arrived.
From 1:21 to 9:20 p.m., police responded to three fireworks-related incidents. No citations were issued.
Friday, July 5
At 8:54 a.m., a person came to the police department to report a domestic assault. After investigation, a request for review of charges was sent in for possible fifth-degree assault against a male, age 30 from Lake Crystal.
At 10:34 a.m., an officer took a report of a domestic assault on the 100 block of Church Street West. After investigation, a male, age 38 from Belle Plaine, was arrested and jailed for felony domestic assault.
At 12:53 p.m., an officer assisted the Jordan Police Department with a DWI traffic stop near Hwy. 169 and 150th Street.
At 9:25 p.m., a female needed assistance getting out of her car and into her home on the 1100 block of State Street West. She was having issues with her legs due to an ongoing medical issue.
At 9:26 p.m., police responded to a medical call in which a male was taken to the hospital by ambulance.
Saturday, July 6
At 11:23 a.m., police and fire departments were called about smoke observed in a building on the 200 block of Meridian Street North. Responders determined there was a leak dripping on some electrical wires causing smoke, but there were no flames. Utilities were shut down until they could be repaired.
At 12:42 p.m., an officer took a report of a $23 gas drive-off. Suspect information led to contact information. After he was unable to be reached, he came back immediately and paid. Police determined it was an accidental drive-off.
Sunday, July 7
At 10:44 a.m., an officer observed a male staggering on the sidewalk near Commerce Drive West and Enterprise Drive. It was determined that the man was having medical issues, and he was taken to the hospital by ambulance.
At 1:39 p.m., police responded to a medical call on the 800 block of Chestnut Street South in which a female child was taken to the hospital by ambulance.
At 5:54 p.m., police responded to a medical call on the 200 block of State Street West in which a male was taken to the hospital by ambulance.
At 6:00 p.m., on the 1000 block of Scott Lane, police assisted Rochester Police in contacting the owner of a wallet found in Rochester. The owner was advised.
At 8:46 p.m., an officer checked on a home a caller said was shooting off fireworks on the 200 block of Forest Street East. The homeowner was throwing away firework debris when officers arrived. The homeowner was advised of the complaint and the city ordinance; officers observed no illegal fireworks.
At 11:23 p.m., officers were called to the 400 clock of Chestnut Street South after the reporting person saw a male messing with his fiance’s car. The male reportedly drove away after the reporting person yelled at him and was gone when officers arrived. The reporting person said the vehicle was never opened, but it was unlocked. Police advised the reporting person to lock the doors and keep valuable out of the car. Later, an officer observed a vehicle that matched the suspect car from the previous incident near Main Street East and Walnut Street North. The vehicle was stopped for having no license plate, and the male driver, age 17 from New Prague, matched the description given as well. He was found to be in possession of tobacco and driving alone on an instructional permit. He was cited for underage tobacco, the license plate light and the driving violation. A family member came to get him and the car.