During the partial week of May 25 – 26 and the week of May 27 – June 2, the Belle Plaine Police Department responded to the following selected calls:
Saturday, May 25
At 3:44 a.m. an officer stopped a vehicle for traveling 78 mph in a 65 zone at the intersection of Hwy. 169 and Main St. E. When stopped, marijuana was detected by the officer and located. The male driver, age 20 from Apple Valley, was cited for speed, possession of a small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
At 12:40 p.m. police responded to a medical emergency at the 700 block of Forest St. W. A female was taken to the hospital by ambulance.
At 2:52 p.m. police received a statement on a stolen property report out of Sibley County at the police department and passed the info to their office.
At 9:29 p.m. police responded to a medical emergency at the 400 block of Meridian St. S. A female was taken to the hospital by ambulance.
At 10:04 p.m. an officer stopped a moped as the driver was called in as possibly intoxicated by Scott County and seen by an officer swerving and driving without lights at the intersection of 220th St. W. and Hickory Blvd. S. After investigation, the male driver, age 28 from Belle Plaine, was arrested and jailed for felony 1st degree DWI, DAC-IPS, no rear lamps, no head lamps, two lane violations, no proof of insurance, and operating an unregistered vehicle. Due to the severity of the offense, the moped was forfeited.
At 11:16 p.m. police responded to a medical emergency at the 900 block of Cedar St. S. A female was taken to the hospital by ambulance.
Sunday, May 26
At 3:34 p.m. an officer observed smoke coming from an area in a field with no one around at the1000 block Creekview Ln. Upon arrival, the officer found it was a backyard fire and the homeowners were nearby in the yard keeping an eye on it.
At 4:26 p.m. a report was called in about a large rec fire, claiming 12 foot flames at the 500 block Henry Circle. Upon arrival, the fire was contained in a ring, only wood being burned and within ordinance specifications. The homeowner was advised of the complaint and denied the fire ever being that tall.
At 5:42 p.m. officers were called for an out of control teen at the 300 block of State St. W. The teen was placed on a hold and detained.
At 7:41 p.m. an officer observed a sink hole in the roadway at the intersection of Farmers Lane and Scott Lane. A cone was placed and public works were notified.
At 9:00 p.m. police took a theft report at the 1000 block Enterprise Dr. E. The reporting person left his earbuds on the table in a breakroom and when he returned they were gone. The incident is under investigation.
Monday, May 27
At 1:59 p.m. Belle Plaine Police assisted State Patrol with a vehicle that went off the road at the intersection of Hwy. 169 and 270th St. The vehicle had bald tires and hydroplaned. There were no injuries.
Tuesday, May 28
At 8:10 a.m. officers checked an address after a 911 hang up. When police arrived they found two parties verbally fighting at the 200 block of Meridian St. S. Both parties said it was not physical. The female, age 25 from St. Paul, was found to have an active warrant and was arrested for it. No other criminal activity took place.
At 10:30 a.m. an officer took a report at the police department from a scammer victim. The reporting person said his computer froze and he called the number that popped up. The male who answered directed him to go buy gift cards and give him the numbers, and then he would fix his computer. The reporting person was out $4,000.
At 10:54 a.m. police took a report of a loose dog at the 1000 block of Enterprise Dr. E. The dog was caught, had no ID and was turned over to Critter Getters. The owner later called and was advised of the dog’s location.
At 12:08 p.m. an officer found a bike bag with a water bottle and bike repair tools inside on the side of the road at the intersection of Ash St. S. and Butler Dr. The bike was taken to police department for safekeeping.
At 8:11 p.m. police took a gas drive-off report at the 1000 block of Enterprise Dr. E. The suspect was contacted and she thought she had paid. She said she would take care of it.
At 10:26 p.m. police responded to a medical emergency at the 800 block of Main St. W. A female was taken to the hospital by ambulance.
Wednesday, May 29
At 1:52 p.m. police assisted Scott County Sheriff’s Office with a vehicle lockout with a child inside at Old Hwy. 169 Blvd. The vehicle was opened without issue and there was no harm to the child.
At 3:30 p.m. police were called to the high school for two female students fighting. After investigation, both female juveniles, ages 13 from Belle Plaine, were cited for disorderly conduct and turned over to their parents.
At 4:11 p.m. an officer was approached by a parent who could not locate her child at the 200 block of Market St. S. While filling out the missing person paperwork, the child was located and safe.
At 5:39 p.m. officers were called to the park for a juvenile complaint at the 500 block of Orchard St. E. Police found a 13-year-old female from Belle Plaine to have consumed alcohol. The juvenile was cited for underage consumption and turned over to her parents.
At 7:56 p.m. officers were called to a home for a disturbance at the 900 block of Ivy Hills Rd. It was determined that a male needed medical attention and was transported to the hospital by ambulance.
Thursday, May 30
At 4:43 a.m. a person called police after he discovered someone had just stolen items from his boat in his yard at the 300 block of Main St. W. When the reporting person yelled at the suspect, he dropped the stolen items and ran. The reporting person got all his items back, but because it was dark out, a good description of the suspect was difficult. The incident is under investigation.
At 10:34 a.m. an officer took a report of possible animal abuse after a male was seen kicking a dog at the 100 block of Grove St S. The dog owner was advised of the complaint, and she did not know who it was that may have kicked her dog.
At 3:16 p.m. police stopped a vehicle for burning out in a school zone at the intersection of Prairie St. W. and Willow St S. The male driver, age 17 from Carver, was cited for careless driving.
At 3:49 p.m. police took a call of a possible suicidal female at the 500 block of Forest St. W. Police checked the home, but the female was not there. It was determined that she had been picked up by family from another town and was in the care of people who would help her.
At 7:03 p.m. an officer took a gas drive-off report at the 1000 block of Enterprise Dr. E. It was a $25.03 loss. The incident is under investigation.
Friday, May 31
At 2:49 a.m. police cited one vehicle and towed it for parking in the street during street cleaning downtown at the intersection of Meridian St. N. and Church St. W. Signs were posted.
At 6:55 a.m. police responded to a medical emergency at the 900 block of Cobblestone Lane. A female was taken to the hospital by ambulance.
At 1:35 p.m. officers were called for a lift assist at the 600 block of Elk St. S. A male had fallen and needed help up but declined medical assistance.
At 3:02 p.m. an officer spoke with a dog owner whose dog was running loose and in other yards, according to several complaints. The dog owner was advised of the ordinance.
At 4:04 p.m. police responded to a gas leak at a construction site at the 100 block of Hillcrest Dr. The gas company and the Belle Plaine Fire Department responded to assist.
At 6:44 p.m. police responded to a medical emergency at the 200 block of State St. E. A male was taken to the hospital by ambulance.
At 11:57 p.m. an officer stopped a vehicle for driving the wrong way on the road at the intersection of Commerce Dr. W. and Meridian St. S. The female driver, age 18 from Belle Plaine, said she realized she was on the wrong side of the road and was trying to turn around. She was cited for no proof of insurance.
Saturday, June 1
At 2:52 p.m. an officer stopped a car for traveling 75 mph in a 65 zone at the intersection of Hwy. 169 and Main St. E. Police found the female driver, age 19 from Victoria, to be in possession of drug paraphernalia and alcohol. She was cited for speed, possession of the paraphernalia and underage possession of alcohol. Her female passenger, age 18 from Carver, was also cited for possession of drug paraphernalia.
At 5:18 a.m. police responded to a medical emergency at the 100 block of Aspen Lane N. A female was taken to the hospital by ambulance.
At 5:35 p.m. officers were called for an assault in progress at the 500 block of State St. E. Upon arrival, police found that kids were ding dong ditching and the male reporting person had yelled at them for it. The kids swore and yelled back, and it became a yelling match. No assault took place. The reporting person admitted he probably went too far in yelling at the kids. The kids and their parents were advised of their behavior and possible consequences if it continues.
At 7:32 p.m. a person came to let police know his neighbor had caught two teen boys pulling on his car door handles in his driveway that morning. They wanted police to be aware of the activity.
At 10:34 p.m. a person reported that he and his neighbor had observed an unknown car in the area in driveways at the 900 block of Orchard St. E. and had other suspicious incidents they wanted to report in case anything came of it.
Sunday, June 2
At 1:23 a.m. an officer was called after a teen did not return home before curfew at the 900 block of Scott Ln. The 14-year-old male was cited for curfew violation.
At 2:43 a.m. an officer stopped a vehicle for a headlight out at the intersection of Hwy. 169 and Main St. E. Police found the male driver, age 49 from Minneapolis, to have an active warrant. The male driver was arrested and jailed and the female passenger drove the vehicle to a parking lot as there was no insurance. The male driver was cited for no proof of insurance and the headlight out.
At 9:56 a.m. an officer received a complaint of young kids driving a four-wheeler on the road without helmets at the intersection of Sunset Dr. and West St. S. The vehicle was located parked in a yard and the parent was advised of the complaint and ordinance.
At 10:28 a.m. an officer chalked the tires of a vehicle that had been parked on the street for several days and had expired registration at the 1000 block of Court St. W. Contact with the owner was attempted but there was no answer or call back. It will be cited if not moved.
At 1:22 p.m. police noticed a vehicle that was stopped at a stop sign pull out into the intersection without seeing an oncoming car at the intersection of Commerce Dr. E. and Meridian St. S. It struck the vehicle in the side passenger panel. Both cars were damaged, but there were no injuries. The driver said the oncoming car was in her blind spot and she didn’t see it. A witness said that the vehicle had come to a complete stop at the stop sign.
At 3:20 p.m. an officer took a property damage report at the 200 block of Market St. S. It appeared the windshield of the car had been hit by a baseball from the neighboring Tiger Park fields.