West metro police blotter excerpts

  • Updated: February 25, 2014 - 2:15 PM

An arrest or citation means police suspect a crime has occurred; they are allegations and still must go before a judge. Items are selected from reports made to police departments and are not intended to provide a comprehensive picture of crime in a neighborhood or community.

CHASKA

WEEK OF JAN. 20

Drunken driving: A male was arrested for drunken driving after his vehicle was found stuck in the snow at 2nd Street W. and Elm Street. He had a blood alcohol content of 0.28.

EDINA

FEB. 3

Theft: A 2012 Chevrolet Silverado valued at $54,000 was stolen from the Perkins parking lot, 4917 Eden Av.

INDEPENDENCE

JAN. 7

Assistance: A woman reported that her daughter had locked her keys in her vehicle on the 5100 block of Fern Drive. An officer was able to open the door.

JAN. 9

Assistance: A woman called police because she was locked out of her house on the 3800 block of Lake Haughey Road. A locksmith was able to unlock the door.

JAN. 12

Suspicious vehicle: Officers observed a man and woman standing outside a stopped vehicle on County Roads 6 and 90 at 11:52 p.m. The man said he was assisting his wife, who had too much to drink and felt like she was going to get sick, so he had stopped the car.

MAPLE PLAIN

JAN. 10

Suspicious activity: Suspicious footprints were reported in the back yard of a home on the 1700 block of Perkins Lane. The footprints continued to a neighbor’s yard on the 4800 block of Drake Drive. Officers matched the boot prints left in the snow and found them to be from Maple Plain Public Works, which had been doing water meter readings in the neighborhood.

MINNETRISTA

JAN. 19

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