Check welfare. Officers responded to a home on the 5100 block of Fern Drive regarding a 911 hang-up call where a child was heard. The homeowner said kids were playing with an old cellphone and they did not realize it could still call 911.
Theft. A 52-year-old Maple Plain woman was cited for stealing a two candy bars from Olson’s Market, 5249 Hwy. 12. She was also ordered to stay out of the store.
Found. A bag of hypodermic needles was found on Halstead Drive. Officers disposed of them.
Fire. A possible explosion and fire were reported at a home on Whale Tail Lake. Officers found a large bonfire with several people in attendance. They were advised to extinguish the blaze.
Underage drinking. One juvenile and six adults under age 21 were cited for underage drinking at a home on the 4800 block of Minnesota Lane N. Officers had gone to the home regarding a report of an ill person and found an underage drinking party.
Theft. An elderly woman reported that a well-dressed female carrying a package had scammed her out of $8,000. The unknown female approached her in the Rainbow Foods parking lot at 140 W. 66th St. and claimed she was a courier trying to deliver a package. She said she had a bad address and needed the woman’s assistance. She convinced the elderly woman to let her sit in her car and make a phone call to her boss. She then led the woman to a bank where she went in, supposedly to talk to her boss; she came out and said there was a problem with the package — no one would claim it because in addition to a lot of money, it contained child pornography. She convinced the woman that they could split the money — $170,000 — but first they had to raise $12,000 to pay “fees.” They drove to several banks and withdrew money from the woman’s accounts. At the last bank, the well-dressed female disappeared.
Theft. A 23-year-old man was arrested for stealing a vehicle on the 7400 block of Lyndale Avenue S.