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  • Thursday, September 21, 2017 11:32 AM
    The week of Sept. 11-17,  Belle Plaine firefighters responded to the following calls for service:

    Monday, Sept. 11
    Firefighters responded at 7 p.m. to a report of a gas leak on the 200 block of South Ceder Street. No leak was  found.
    Sunday, Sept. 17
    Firefighters were dispatched at 4:10 p.m. to the 20000 block of Park Boulevard in St. Lawrence Township. A woman, 50, fell and broke her arm hiking on the state trail.
  • Thursday, September 21, 2017 11:31 AM
    The week of Sept. 11-17, Belle Plaine police responded to the following selected calls:

    Monday, Sept. 11
    A person on the 200 block of South Market Avenue reported at 10:18 a.m. the possible sale of marijuana. One person was charged with possession of a controlled substance, the other with possession of marijuana.
    A person on the 500 block of Oak Village Court reported a case of fraud. Police said the loss is $97,000. The case is under investigation.
    A person on the 200 block of West State Street called for medical help at 8:37 p.m. A woman was transported to an area hospital.
    A person on the 300 block of East Evergreen Street called for medical help at 11:01 p.m. A man was transported to an area hospital.
    Tuesday, Sept. 12
    A person came to the police department at 9:20 a.m. and reported an attempted scam by a person claiming to work for Xcel Energy. The scammer told the person she was behind on her bill and had to pay in “money Pak cards,” police said. The person refused to pay and checked with Xcel to make sure the bill is current.
    A Minneapolis man was stopped near the intersection of East Main Street and Old Highway 169 Boulevard at 9:09 p.m. for several violations. The driver was cited for driving after license cancellation.
    Wednesday, Sept. 13
    A boy was stopped near the intersection of East Orchard and South Chestnut streets at 12:53 a.m. and admitted he was out without his parents’ knowledge. The boy was cited for a curfew violation and escorted home.
    At 2:18 p.m., police stopped an Eden Prairie woman, 38, near the intersection of North Walnut and East Main streets after the officer observed her texting while driving. She was cited for the offense and failing to update her license within 30 days of moving.
    Thursday, Sept. 14
    A woman on the 1000 block of Morningside Way reported at 6:12 p.m. a theft from “some time ago,” according to police. She also reported threats made by the suspect. Police are investigating.
    A person on the 1000 block of East Enterprise Drive reported at 8:12 p.m. two women fighting over one male, who was present. One of the women was cited for disorderly conduct.
    Friday, Sept. 15
    A citation was issued at 3:21 a.m. to a vehicle parked on the 100 block of North Meridian Street during street cleaning. It was towed.
    A property-damage crash at the intersection of Cedar and East State streets was reported at 8:55 a.m. A Belle Plaine man, 72, was cited for a stop sign violation.
    The theft of a flagpole from Veterans’ Park was reported at 9:47 a.m.
    A Belle Plaine man, 41, was stopped at 4:11 p.m. near the intersection of East Commerce Drive and South Ash Street for speeding. He was also cited for driving with an expired license.
    Saturday, Sept. 16
    A person on the 400 block of North Willow Street reported at 3:23 a.m. an assault in progress. A Belle Plaine man, 21, was cited for disorderly conduct.
    A Belle Plaine girl, 15, was cited for driving without a license and leaving the scene of a crash at the intersection of Highway 169 and East Main Street after it was reported at 6:03 a.m.
    A person on the 200 block of South Meridian Street reported at 1:39 p.m. the theft of a storage shed. The suspect is known and police are trying to make contact with the person.
    A person on the 1100 block of Schoolhouse Drive called for medical help at 11:10 p.m. A man was transported to an area hospital.
    Sunday, Sept. 17
    A person on the 200 block of West State Street called for medical help at 1:04 p.m. A woman was transported to an area hospital.
  • Monday, September 18, 2017 9:11 AM
    The week of Sept. 4-10,  Belle Plaine firefighters responded to the following calls for service:

    Monday, Sept. 4
    Firefighters responded at 5:15 p.m. to a report of a tree blown down on to a power line. The tree was down on a low-voltage cable line.
  • Monday, September 18, 2017 9:10 AM
    The week of Sept. 4-10, Belle Plaine police responded to the following selected calls:

    Monday, Sept. 4
    A person on the 300 block of West Main Street reported at 12:30 p.m. vandalism to his garbage cans. The markings  were washed off and there was no permanent damage to his receptacles.
    Tuesday, Sept. 5
    A person at a construction site on the 100 block of West Commerce Drive reported at 6:33 a.m. the theft of tools. Police are investigating.
    A vehicle stopped near the intersection of Hickory Boulevard and East Main Street at 8:39 p.m. The registered owner is the subject of an active arrest warrant. The driver, a 31-year-old man from Heidelberg,  was not the vehicle’s owner. He was, however, the subject of three active arrest warrants. He was cited for driving after license revocation and taken into custody.
    A 20-year-old Maplewood woman was stopped near the intersection of Highway 169 and Old Highway 169 Boulevard at 10:05 p.m. She was cited for speeding and driving after license revocation.
    Wednesday, Sept. 6
    A Mankato man, 19, was stopped at 12:29 a.m. near the intersection of East Main Street and Highway 169. He was cited for speeding and driving with a suspended license.
    A Waconia woman, 19, was stopped near the intersection of North Walnut and East Court streets at 3:46 p.m. She was cited for texting while driving.
    Thursday, Sept. 7
    A person on the 400 block of North Meridian Street reported at 1:14 a.m. an unknown person knocking on the door trying to enter the residence. Police determined the person knocking on the door, an 18-year-old woman from Belle Plaine, was inebriated and at the wrong house. She was cited for underage consumption, disorderly conduct and taken to an area hospital because she could not care for herself.
    During a traffic stop near the intersection of West State and North Cherry streets, the officer noticed evidence of marijuana present. The driver, a 23-year-old Belle Plaine man, was cited for possession of marijuana in a motor vehicle and possession of drug paraphernalia. The passenger, a 27-year-old Belle Plaine woman, was cited for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. They also forfeited $381 in cash.
    Friday, Sept. 8
    Citations were issued at 3:02 a.m. to two vehicles parked on the 100 block of North Meridian Street during street cleaning. The vehicles were towed.
    A person on the 800 block of West Prairie Street called for medical help at 7:40 a.m. A woman was transported to an area hospital.
    A person on the 1000 block of West State Street called for medical help at 11:57 a.m. A woman was transported to an area hospital.
    A Minneapolis man was cited at 1:02 p.m. for not moving over into an open lane when passing a police officer on the shoulder near the intersection of South Ash Street and Highway 169.
    A person on the 500 block of East Orchard Street reported at 2:08 p.m. vandalism at the park.
    A Belle Plain man, 47, stopped at 3:41 p.m. near the intersection of East Main and South Walnut streets for a cracked windshield. He was also cited for driving with a cancelled license.
    A backpack was found outside city hall at 4:15 p.m. The owner was identified and the backpack and its contents were returned, minus the e-cigg since the backpack’s owner was a child. The owner was cited for juvenile use of tobacco.
    Saturday, Sept. 9
    A person on the 600 block of Butler Drive called for medical help at 6:40 a.m. A woman was transported to an area hospital.
    A New Prague man, 88, was stopped near the intersection of West Commerce Drive and Oak Street at 8:46 p.m. and cited for several line violations. The driver was not over the legal limit, but the officer still had a sober party come take him home.
    A Shakopee man, 40, was stopped at 11:09 p.m. near the intersection of South Meridian Street and Highway 169 for not stopping at a stop sign. He was also cited for driving after license cancellation.
    Sunday, Sept. 10
    A person on the 200 block of West State Street called for medical help at 12:28 a.m. A man was transported to an area hospital.

  • Friday, September 01, 2017 11:10 AM
    The week of Aug. 21-27, Belle Plaine police responded to the following selected calls:

    Monday, Aug. 21
    A person on the 900 block of East Orchard Street reported at 5:55 a.m. theft from an unlocked vehicle over the weekend. Motor oil and some tools were stolen. Police are investigating.
    A person on the 800 block of Green Acre Court reported at 9:57 a.m. a case of fraud. An employee used a business credit card for personal use. Police are investigating.
    An employee of a business on the 1000 block of East Enterprise Drive reported a case of shoplifting. A woman from West St. Paul, 30, reportedly took liquor and food. She was cited for three instances of shoplifting.
    Tuesday, Aug. 22
    A person on the 800 block of East Main Street called for medical help at 8:44 a.m. A man was transported to an area hospital.
    An employee at a business on the 300 block of South Walnut Street reported at 6:50 p.m. receiving a counterfeit $100 bill. The person who passed the bogus bill reportedly was unaware it was worthless and said it was received from another business. The funny money was turned over to the FBI.
    Wednesday, Aug. 23
    A person on the 200 block of West Church Street called for medical help at 1:42 a.m. A man was transported to an area hospital.
    A property damage crash on the 800 block of South Chestnut Street was reported at 8:45 a.m. A woman left the roadway and struck two mailboxes. The woman was unsure why she drove off the road. She was cited for careless driving.
    An officer witnessed a vehicle stopped in a lane of traffic at 9:48 p.m. near the intersection of East Main Street and Hickory Boulevard. The driver, a 64-year-old Montgomery man, came back to his car and told the officer he saw a friend and got out to exchange greetings. The man was cited for parking on a highway.
    A person on the 600 block of West Main Street called for medical help at 11:32 p.m. A man was transported to an area hospital.
    Thursday, Aug. 24
    A man on the 300 block of North Meridian Street reported at 5:27 a.m. his vehicle had been stolen. He called police back saying he found it a few blocks away and suspected a friend was playing a hoax on him. The man was advised not to leave his keys in the car.
    A property-damage crash at the intersection of East Enterprise Drive and South Meridian Street was reported at 11:31 a.m. A Shakopee woman, 57, pulled out from the intersection and was hit. She was cited for failure to yield.
    A person on the 200 block of West Prairie Street called for medical help at 1:45 p.m. A family member transported a woman to an area hospital.
    A Belle Plaine man, 29, was stopped at 3:23 p.m. near the intersection of East Raven and South Meridian Street. He was cited for driving with a suspended license.
    Friday, Aug. 25
    Four children stopped at 1:15 a.m. near the intersection of East Prairie and South Elm streets were cited for curfew violations. Their parents were notified and the children were transported home.
    A citation was issued at 3 a.m. for a vehicle parked on the 100 block of North Meridian Street during street cleaning. It was towed.
    A Waconia woman, 19, was stopped near the intersection of East Forest and North Walnut streets at 3:04 p.m. She was cited for texting while driving with no proof of insurance.
    A Belle Plaine woman, 31, was stopped at 9:11 p.m. near the intersection of East Main and North Walnut streets for running a stop sign. She was cited for driving after license revocation and arrested on an outstanding warrant.
    Saturday, Aug. 26
    A Bloomington woman, 25, was stopped near the intersection of Highway 169 and South Meridian Street at 12:16 a.m. for speeding and driving with a suspended license.
    A vehicle was stopped for speeding near the intersection of Highway 169 and South Meridian Street a6 3:21 a.m. The driver was issued a warning for speeding and the passengers cited for open bottle and underage consumption.
    A person on the 600 block of West Main Street called for medical help at 7:03 p.m. A man was transported to an area hospital.
    Sunday, Aug. 27
    A person on the 800 block of South Chestnut Street called for medical help at 12:12 a.m. A man was transported to an area hospital.
    A person on the 300 block of South Chestnut Street called for medical help at 10:26 a.m. A woman was transported to an area hospital.
    At 7:45 p.m., a person on the 600 block of O’Brien Parkway called for medical help. A woman was transported to an area hospital.
    A person on the 200 block of East Orchard Street called for medical help at 8:46 p.m. A woman was transported to an area hospital.

  • Thursday, August 24, 2017 9:14 AM
    The week of Aug. 14-20,  Belle Plaine firefighters responded to the following calls for service:

    Wednesday, Aug. 16
    Firefighters were dispatched at 7 p.m. for weather watching.
    Thursday, Aug. 17
    Firefighters responded at 5:20 p.m. to a call for medical help from a person near the intersection of Meridian Street South and Highway 169. A man was transported to an area hospital.
    Friday, Aug. 18
    At 12:10 p.m., firefighters responded to a report of a car fire on the 1100 block of West Commerce Drive.

  • Thursday, August 24, 2017 9:13 AM
    The week of Aug. 14-20, Belle Plaine police responded to the following selected calls:

    Monday, Aug. 14
    Police responded at 1:31 a.m. to a report of an inebriant banging on the door of the wrong house trying to gain entrance. The man was transported to a friend’s house.
    A person on the 600 block of West Main Street called for medical help at 1:58 a.m. A man was transported to an area hospital.
    A woman on the 400 block of South Meridian Street reported at 9:33 p.m. someone egged her car and another person’s car. The woman was uncertain when the incident occurred.
    A vehicle was stopped at 10:44 p.m. near the intersection of South Walnut and East Park streets for an equipment violation. The driver, a Belle Plaine boy, was also cited for driving after license revocation.
    Tuesday, Aug. 15
    A man on the 100 block of North Willow Street reported at 1:06 p.m. someone had tipped over his motorcycle during the night. The damage to the motorcycle was minimal.
    Wednesday, Aug. 16
    A person on the 1000 block of Morningside Way called for medical help at 2:10 a.m. Officers assisted the person and transport was not needed.
    A person on the 800 block of West Prairie Street called for medical help at 9:48 a.m. A woman was transported to an area hospital.
    A man was stopped at 1:09 p.m. near the intersection of East Court and North Meridian streets for inoperable brake lights. The driver was also cited for failing to change the address on his license 30 days after moving.
    At 3:13 p.m., an officer was at a traffic stop near the intersection of East Forest and North Walnut streets. A vehicle drove by, accelerating rapidly and  causing a loud noise because the car did not have mufflers. The vehicle was stopped and the driver, an 18-year-old Carver man, was cited for the equipment violation.
    A person stopped at the police station at 3:42 p.m. to report a violation of a court-ordered order for protection. After investigation, a Belle Plaine man, 25, was jailed for the offense.
    Thursday, Aug. 17
    An officer noticed two children near the intersection of South Meridian Street and East Enterprise Drive at 12:05 a.m. They were cited for being out past curfew and their parents were notified.
    A Le Center man was stopped at 12:11 a.m. near the intersection of South Meridian Street and East Enterprise Drive for improper lane use and driving without a license.
    A person on the 200 block of East Main Street called for medical help at 12:39 a.m.  He was transported to an area hospital.
    A person on the 600 block of Butler Drive called for medical help at 2:35 a.m. A woman was transported to an area hospital.
    A person near the intersection of South Meridian Street and Highway 169 called for medical help at 3:14 p.m. A man was transported to an area hospital.
    Friday, Aug. 18
    A woman on the 400 block of South Meridian Street reported at 7:22 a.m. a vehicle was egged.
    At 12:08 p.m., a driver waved down a police officer on the 1100 block of West Commerce Drive concerned his car was on fire. Flames were detected under the car. The fire department was called to squelch the fire.
    A person stopped at the police station at 1:19 p.m. and reported employees from a moving company, which had helped move the person to Belle Plaine, had stolen items. Police are investigating.
    A person riding an all-terrain vehicle on city streets was stopped at 5:39 p.m. near the intersection of South Ash Street and East Commerce Drive. The driver was cited for driving an ATV on city streets and driving with a suspended license.
    A person on the 500 block of Jaymie Court reported at 6:38 p.m. solicitors selling vacuums without a city-issued permit. Having been warned previously of the ordinance requiring a permit, the two men and a woman were all cited.
    Saturday, Aug. 19
    Police were dispatched to Jordan at 1:17 a.m. to provide scene security as JPD officers handled a bar brawl with injuries.
    A person on the 800 block of West Prairie Street called for medical help at 6:35 a.m. A woman was transported to an area hospital.
    A person on the 700 block of East Main Street called for medical help at 3:50 p.m. A man was transported to an area hospital.
    A person on the 1000 block of Morningside Way reported at 7:35 p.m. a possible case of fraud. A man noticed an unknown charge on his bank account. Police are investigating.
    Sunday, Aug. 20
    A person on the 400 block of West Main Street called for help at 1:06 a.m. The officer helped remove a bat from a house.
    A person on the 200 block of East Orchard Street reported a domestic disturbance at 5:19 p.m. After investigation, a Belle Plaine man, 54, was arrested for domestic assault.
  • Thursday, August 17, 2017 11:10 AM
    The week of Aug. 7-13,  Belle Plaine firefighters responded to the following calls for service:

    Tuesday, Aug. 8
    Firefighters were dispatched at 2:40 p.m. to the the 200 block of West State Street for a gas leak. Investigation did not identify a gas leak.
    At 3:40 p.m., firefighters responded to a call for medical help on the 800 block of West Main Street. There  was no transport.
    Thursday, Aug. 10
    Firefighters were dispatched at 10 a.m. to the 800 block of Commerce Drive for a fire alarm. They were canceled en route.
    At 2 p.m., firefighters responded to a single-car rollover crash near the intersection of  Meridian Circle and Pony Road  in Belle Plaine Township. The victim suffered minor injuries.
    Firefighters responded at 5 p.m. to a call from a person on South Market Street. The alarm was caused by a  faulty light fixture.
    At 5:10 p.m., firefighters were dispatched to the 16000 block of Elm Way in Blakeley Township for a medical. There was  no patient transported.
    Friday, Aug. 11
    Firefighters were dispatched at 6:20 p.m. to wash down the scene of a two-vehicle property-damage crash at the intersection of Main and Johnson Memorial Drive.
  • Thursday, August 17, 2017 11:10 AM
    The week of Aug. 7-13, Belle Plaine police responded to the following selected calls:

    Monday, Aug. 7
    An officer checked on a vehicle parked at a park on the 500 block of East Orchard Street at 9:45 a.m. The driver of the vehicle was the subject of an arrest warrant. He was taken into custody.
    Tuesday, Aug. 8
    A person on the 200 block of East Main Street called for medical help at 1:48 a.m. A man was transported to an area hospital.
    Police responded at 2:26 p.m. to a report of a strong natural gas smell at an apartment building on the 200 block of West State Street. Firefighters took over the call.
    A person on the 500 block of East Beaver Street reported at 3:13 p.m. the theft of a dog. The suspects were located, the dog returned home and four men were cited for theft.
    A person on the 800 block of West Main Street called for medical help at 3:40 p.m. A woman was found deceased, apparently of natural causes.
    A person on the 800 block of Prairie Oak Drive reported at 5:19 p.m. someone was threatened. Police investigated. A woman, once located, will be cited for terroristic threats.
    A person on the 800 block of South Walnut Street called for medical help at 8:27 p.m. A woman was transported to an area hospital.
    A person on the 300 block of North Cedar Street reported at 10:26 p.m. a disturbance involving an unwanted guest. A man and woman were cited for underage consumption.
    Thursday, Aug. 10
    A person on the 600 block of Butler Drive called for medical help at 1:34 p.m. A woman was transported to an area hospital.
    A vehicle was stopped at 3:08 p.m. near the intersection of Highway 25 and County Road 40. The driver was wanted on an outstanding arrest warrant. He was taken into custody.
    Friday, Aug. 11
    Police checked a vehicle on the side of the road near the intersection of Highway 169 and South Meridian Street at 1:40 a.m. The driver, a 22-year-old Mankato man, was cited for driving with a suspended license.
    A citation was issued at 2:50 a.m. to a vehicle parked on the 100 block of North Meridian Street during street cleaning. The vehicle was towed.
    A person on the 300 block of East Enterprise Drive called for medical help at 3:22 a.m. A man was transported to an area hospital.
    At 2:13 p.m., a person on the block of West State Street called for medical help. A woman was transported to an area hospital.
    A property-damage crash at the intersection atop the ramp from Highway 169 and East Main Street was reported at 5:52 p.m. A Belle Plaine girl, 16, was cited for failure to yield.
    A person on the 200 block of Meridian Street North called for medical help at 8:26 p.m. A man was transported to an area hospital.
    Saturday, Aug. 12
    A person on the 600 block of West Main Street called for medical help at 11:46 a.m. A man was transported to an area hospital.
    A person on the 100 block of North Aspen Lane reported the theft of cash from an unlocked, idling vehicle. Police are investigating.
    A woman on the 300 block of South Walnut Street reported at 7:38 p.m. she’d been assaulted. Police are investigating.
    A person on the 700 block of West Forest Street called for medical help at 11:48 p.m. A woman was transported to an area hospital.
    Sunday, Aug. 13
    A person on the 600 block of Butler Drive called for medical help at 12:23 a.m. A woman was transported to an area hospital.
    A vehicle was stopped at 1:15 a.m. near the intersection of Highway 169 and South Meridian Street for speeding. An Edina man, 20, was also cited for possession of a small amount of marijuana.
    A person on the 600 block of West Church Street called for medical help at 1:37 p.m A woman was transported to an area hospital.

  • Friday, August 11, 2017 10:19 AM
    The week of July 31- Aug. 6,  Belle Plaine firefighters responded to the following calls for service:

    Tuesday, Aug. 1
    Firefighters were dispatched at midnight to the 300 block of South Willow Street for a smoke alarm. They determined the smoke alarm was faulty.
    At 2:20 p.m., firefighters responded to a single-vehicle crash on the 25700 block of Highway 169 in Blakeley Township. The lone occupant of the vehicle suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to an area hospital.
  • Friday, August 11, 2017 10:18 AM
    The week of July 31- Aug. 6, Belle Plaine police responded to the following selected calls:

    Monday, July 31
    A person on the 700 block of West Court Street called for medical help at 2:05 p.m. A man was transported to an area hospital.
    At 3:52 p.m., several people came to the police department to report thefts by a known suspect. Police are investigating.
    An officer took a property damage report at 4:16 p.m. from the owner of a vacant building.
    A woman on the 200 block of South Cedar Street reported at 4:42 p.m. someone went through her unlocked vehicle. Several items were stolen.
    A person on the 200 block of East Commerce Drive called for medical help at 9:23 p.m. A woman was transported to an area hospital.
    Tuesday, Aug. 1
    A Henderson man, 18, was stopped near the intersection of East Main and North Meridian streets at 2 a.m. for an equipment violation. He was in possession of a small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia and did not have possession of a license or proof of insurance. The man was cited for all the offenses.
    A woman on the 200 block of East Evergreen Street reported at 8:29 a.m. the theft of a cell phone from an unlocked vehicle.
    A person on the 200 block of North Meridian Street reported someone had placed their garbage in a privately-owned dumpster. Paperwork identifying the suspect was located and the garbage was removed and disposed of properly.
    A Belle Plaine man, 20, was stopped at 12:41 p.m. near the intersection of Beaver and Forest streets. He was cited for driving without a proper registration or insurance.
    A person on the 200 block of West State Street called for medical help at 1:24 p.m. A woman was transported to an area hospital.
    A person on the 200 block of East Commerce Drive found drug paraphernalia and asked police at 6 p.m. to destroy it.
    Wednesday, Aug. 2
    A person on the 400 block of North Meridian Street reported at 7:36 a.m. property damage. Someone slashed tires on two vehicles and a trailer. Police are investigating.
    A person on the 1000 block of East Enterprise Drive reported at 2:48 p.m. a violation of a court-issued restraining order.  After investigation, a Belle Plaine woman, 33, was arrested.
    The driver of a vehicle stopped near the intersection of Meridian Street South and Highway 169 at 8:41 p.m. was cited for careless driving, driving after license revocation, speeding, and possession of a small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
    Thursday, Aug. 3
    At 1:57 a.m., police assisted two inebriated persons near the intersection of East Prairie and South Linden streets walk to a friend’s house.
    A person on the 800 block of South Chestnut Street called for medical help at 7:21 a.m. The crew determined the woman did not need transport to an area hospital. Family members would watch her until she was better.
    A 36-year-old Chanhassen man stopped because of an inoperable headlight at 10:09 p.m. near the intersection of East Church and North Walnut streets was cited for driving with a suspended license.
    An officer checked a vehicle parked in a lot near the intersection of East Enterprise Drive and Laredo Street at 12:20 a.m. with one working headlight and cited the driver for a curfew violation.
    Friday, Aug. 4
    Police stopped a vehicle near the intersection of South Meridian Street and Highway 169 at 10:48 a.m.. after the driver drove through a stop sign. The driver, a 28-year-Cologne man, was arrested for fourth-degree DWI, fifth-degree possession of a controlled substance, and carrying a loaded weapon while under the influence.
    A vehicle driven by a 44-year-old Henderson man was  stopped at 5:21 p.m. for not moving over into the open lane when passing a police officer who had pulled over another vehicle near the intersection off Highway 169 and Blakeley Trail. The driver of the second vehicle was cited for the offense.
     A person on the 500 block of Oak Village Court called for medical help at 7:05 p.m. A woman was transported to an area hospital.
    Police stopped a vehicle on Highway 169 near Jim’s Apple Barn at 10:20 p.m. for several moving violations. The driver, a 68-year-old Ohio man, was arrested for third-degree DWI and open bottle.
    Saturday, Aug. 5
    A police officer checked on a vehicle in a parking lot near the intersection of Highway 169 and East Park Street at 11:45 a.m. A Belle Plaine boy, 17, was found in possession of alcohol and a small amount of marijuana.
    A 67-year-old Apple Valley man was stopped and cited at 11:47 p.m. near the intersection of Highway 169 and County Road 66 for not moving into an open lane while passing an officer conducting a traffic stop.
    Sunday, Aug. 6
    A woman on the sidewalk near the intersection of North Meridian and East Main streets drinking a beer at 12:25 a.m. was cited for drinking in public places.
    A man and woman on the 100 block of North Meridian Street at 1:50 a.m. with drinks were cited for drinking in a public place.
    A person on the 200 block of South Ash Street called for medical help at 5:41 p.m. A man was transported to an area hospital.
    At 9:56 p.m., a person on the 1000 block of East Enterprise Drive called for medical help. A woman was transported to an area hospital.
  • Thursday, July 27, 2017 9:28 AM
    The week of July 17-23,  Belle Plaine firefighters responded to the following calls for service:

    Monday, July 17
    Firefighters were called at 11:10 p.m. to the 100 block of North Cedar Street for a garbage can on fire. The call was cancelled en route.
    Sunday, July 23
    Firefighters were dispatched at 9:45 to a call for medical help from a person on the 400 block of east Forest Street.
  • Thursday, July 27, 2017 9:28 AM
    The week of July 17-23, Belle Plaine police responded to the following selected calls:

    Monday, July 17
    A 20-year-old Belle Plaine man was drinking in Union Square Park near the beer garden at 12:41 a.m. He was cited for underage consumption.
    A woman from Lonsdale, 19, in the beer garden at Union Square Park was cited for underage consumption.
    Police assisted two inebriated men – one at a business on the 100 block of North Aspen Lane at 6:03 a.m. and the other passed out in the tunnel under Highway 169 at 6:27 a.m. – find rides home.
    A woman on the 100 block of North Meridian Street reported at 7:32 a.m. someone smashed one of her vehicle’s windows. Nothing in the vehicle was taken. Police are investigating.
    A man on the 400 block of West Main Street was arrested for fifth-degree assault and terroristic threats at 12:27 p.m. after he reportedly threw garbage on his neighbor’s lawn.
    A person stopped at the police department at 12:34 p.m. to report someone stole his scooter from Union Square Park. The scooter is reportedly worth $600.
    A person on the 600 block of West Forest Street called for medical help at 4:23 p.m. A man was transported to an area hospital.
    A person on the 200 block of South Ash Street called for medical help at 5:18 p.m. A man was transported to an area hospital.
    Tuesday, July 18
    A Belle Plaine man, 35, was stopped near the intersection of Orchard and Chestnut streets at 7:42 a.m. The man was cited for excessive window tint and driving without a seatbelt on.
    A person on the 200 block of West Main Street reported at 11:22 a.m. the theft of a bank debit card. It was missing during Bar-B-Q Days and was used by a suspect at a local store. Police are investigating.
    A person on the 600 block of West Forest Street called for medical help at 9:24 p.m. The ambulance crew checked the victim and determined no transport was needed.
    Wednesday, July 19
    A person on the 100 block of South Meridian Street called at 12:52 a.m. for medical help. No transport was needed.
    Police assisted Meeker County law enforcement at 2:42 p.m. with a report of a stolen ATV. It was found in Belle Plaine and returned to Meeker County.
    A man on the 200 block of South Eagle Street reported at 2:02 p.m. the theft of his scooter Sunday, July 16, at the Bar-B-Q Days fireworks.
    A Belle Plaine man, 27, and woman, 24, were cited for trespassing on land after a person on the 200 block of West Beaver Street called police at 2:15 p.m.
    A person on the 300 block of East Main Street called for medical help 9:52 p.m. A man was transported to an area hospital.
    Thursday, July 20
    Three men were stopped on the 1100 block of West Commerce Drive at 2:26 a.m. One man, 18, was cited for a curfew violation. A 20-year-old was cited for driving a motorcycle without an endorsement and with an expired registration. The third man was cited for riding a motorcycle without an endorsement.
    A Jordan man, 35, stopped near the intersection of Hickory Boulevard and East Main Street at 6:52 p.m. was cited for open bottle and speeding.
    A person on the 500 block of East Beaver Street reported at 9:10 p.m. a theft. Police are determining if the issue is a civil or criminal matter.
    Friday, July 21
    A vehicle parked on the 100 block of West Main Street was cited and towed for illegal parking during street cleaning.
    A woman on the 200 block of West State Street reported at 5:29 a.m. someone damaged her car while parked overnight.
    A person on the 700 block of West Forest Street called for medical help at 6:31 p.m. A woman was transported to an area hospital.
    Saturday, July 22
    A person on the 200 block of South Elm Street called for medical help at 8:32 p.m. A woman was transported to an area hospital.
    Sunday, July 23
    A person on the 400 block of East Forest Street called at 9:30 p.m. for medical help. A man was transported to an area hospital.
  • Wednesday, July 19, 2017 9:57 AM
    The week of July 10-16,  Belle Plaine firefighters responded to the following call for service:

    Sunday, July 16
    Firefighters responded at 3:10 p.m. to a report of a motorcycle crash on Carver County Road 40 in San Francisco Township. A person was transported to an area hospital with minor injuries.
  • Wednesday, July 19, 2017 9:56 AM
    The week of July 10-16, Belle Plaine police responded to the following selected calls:

    Monday, July 10
    A man on the 600 block of West Main Street reported at 10:39 a.m. a possible theft. He told police he was uncertain if the property was stolen or misplaced.
    During a special enforcement detail, a Belle Plaine police officer stopped a New Prague woman at 1:30 p.m. near the intersection of highways 169 and 41 for failure to move to the other lane for a police officer who had stopped a vehicle on the highway’s shoulder.
    A woman on the 900 block of Meadow Place reported at 3:21 p.m. a case of credit card fraud. The person’s card was reportedly compromised online. She is working with the credit card company to get her money back.
    A person on the 200 block of Eagle Street called for medical help at 9:10 p.m. A woman was transported to an area hospital.
    Tuesday, June 11
    A person on the 100 block of West Main Street reported at 6:52 p.m. the theft of tools from a house. Police are investigating.
    Wednesday, June 12
    A Belle Plaine man, 44, was seen driving without a seatbelt on. An officer stopped him near the intersection of North Walnut and East Court streets at 10 a.m. The driver was also cited for driving without a valid license.
    A Lake Crystal woman, 43, was pulled over near the intersection of Highway 169 and Meridian Street at 6:43 p.m. for not pulling into an open space in the outside lane when passing a police officer on the shoulder of the highway. She was cited for the offense.
    Thursday, July 13
    A man from Iowa, 18, was stopped near the intersection of Highway 169 and Old Highway 169 Boulevard at 12:20 a.m. He was cited for speeding, driving without a license and not wearing a seatbelt.
    A Belle Plaine man, 19, riding a dirt bike on public and private property, was pulled over near the intersection of Old Highway 169 Boulevard and East State Street at 12:01 p.m. He was cited for trespassing and driving with a suspended license.
    At the request of his probation agent, a man on the 200 block of South Walnut Street was taken into custody at 2:24 p.m. on a felony arrest warrant.
    A person on the 200 block of South Ash Street called for medical help at 5:11 p.m. A man was transported to an area hospital.
    A Belle Plaine woman, 21, was stopped at 9:20 p.m. near the intersection of South Meridian and Raven streets and cited for texting while driving.
    Friday, July 14
    Police assisted sheriff’s deputies with a call for medical help at 10:03 a.m. from a person near the intersection of Highway 169 and Old Highway 169 Boulevard. A  man was transported to an area hospital.
    A woman from Green Isle, 19, was cited at 11:28 p.m., for underage consumption in the beer garden at Union Square Park.
    An inebriated Le Sueur man, 27, at Union Square Park, was cited at 11:50 p.m. for being a public nuisance after an officer witnessed him urinating in public.
    Saturday, July 15
    A person on the 800 block of East Forest Street called for medical help at 12:01 a.m. A girl was transported to an area hospital. Another girl at the scene was cited for underage consumption.
    A girl at Union Square Park in the beer garden was cited at 12:35 a.m. for underage consumption.
    A person on the 200 block of West State Street reported at 6:25 a.m. an inebriated woman sleeping behind her home. Police assisted the woman with getting a ride set up and dropped her off at a local business.
    Police assisted an inebriated man asleep in a blanket near the intersection of Main and Meridian streets at 7:41 a.m. The man realized he’d lost his wallet. He declined a ride to search for his wallet.
    A person on the 400 block of West South Street called at 9:24 a.m. for medical help. A man was transported to an area hospital.
    A person on the 600 block of West Forest Street called for medical help at 6:50 p.m. A woman was transported to an area hospital.
    A person on the 800 block of West Main Street called for medical help at 9:19 p.m. A woman was transported to an area hospital.
    A man in the beer garden at Union Square Park was cited at 10:39 p.m. for underage consumption.
    A woman in the beer garden at Union Square Park was cited at 10:40 p.m. for underage consumption.
    A Montgomery man, 24, relieving himself on the 200 block of South Market Street,  was cited at 11:48 p.m. for being a public nuisance.
    A woman from Chaska, 18, in the beer garden at Union Square Park, was cited for underage consumption at 11:50 p.m.
    Sunday, July 16
    A boy in Union Square Park was cited at 12:08 a.m. for a curfew violation.
    A group of four people in the beer garden at Union Square Park were cited at 12:25 a.m. for underage consumption.
    A Willmar man, 22, was seen walking on the street at 12:41 a.m. He threw the beer can on the ground as the officer approached. The man was cited for public consumption on the street and littering.
    A man relieving himself on a wall on the 100 block of North Meridian Street at 2:17 a.m. was cited for being a public nuisance.
    After police were dispatched to a domestic dispute on the 500 block of East Beaver Street, a Belle Plaine man, 21, was jailed for domestic assault and obstruction.
    A person on the 100 block of North Meridian Street reported at 10:36 a.m. someone had slashed the tires on their vehicle.
    A Minneapolis man, 23, stopped at 6:01 p.m. near the intersection of Highway 169 and South Meridian Street was smoking marijuana while driving. He was cited for possession of a small amount of marijuana and driving after license revocation.
    A person at Union Square Park called for medical help at 6:38 p.m. A woman was transported to an area hospital.
    Two women in Union Square Park were cited at 11:51 p.m. for underage consumption.

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