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Confused Driver, Clown Sightings: MGPD Incident Report

Oct 23, 2016 10:17PM ● Published by Doug Erlien

File photo: Maple Grove Police Car

The following is a synopsis of several incidents responded to by the Maple Grove Police Department for the week of Oct. 2-8, 2016. Additional details for burglaries, robbery, arson, and theft can be found on the city website crime mapping section.

Information provided by Maple Grove Police Department.

October 2
  • Report of person driving eastbound on I-94 in the westbound lanes at County Road 81 and I-94. Driver confused at entrance ramp. Got turned around and was released.
  • Report of mailboxes and yard damaged by vehicle on 8000 block of Ranchview Lane. Officers located several pieces of striking vehicle. No suspects at this time.
  • Report of suspects entering through open garage door and taking several items inside residence overnight at 7000 block of Inland Lane. No suspects at this time.

October 3
  • Report of person not paying for taxi fare and running from scene at 9000 block of Fernbrook Lane. Officers did not locate the suspect.
  • Report of person possibly having a stroke at 7000 Zinnia Way. Officers arrived with paramedics and assist for transport.
October 4
  • While doing routine patrol, officers saw vehicle pull into gated park that had been closed for five hours at 12000 James Deane Parkway. Officers stopped vehicle and arrested two parties for narcotics and warrants.
  • Report of donation box stolen from inside business at 11000 block of 73rd Avenue. No suspects at this time.
  • Report of two employees fighting inside business at 13000 block of 83rd Way. On arrival parties separated and neither wanted to press charges.
October 5
  • Report of bike stolen from open garage at 9000 block of Glacier Lane. No suspects at this time.
  • Report of person falling at 8000 block of Pineview Lane. Transported to hospital by ambulance.
October 6
  • Report of person walking down middle of road at 80th Place and Dunkirk Lane. Officers made contact with confused person; assisted by providing a ride home.
  • Report of vehicle in parking lot with a person in clown outfit at 11000 block of Fountains Way. Officers did not locate vehicle.
  • Report of person falling off ladder at 9000 block of Dunkirk Lane. Transported to hospital by ambulance.
  • Report of vehicle that had gone off the road, through a fence and hit a tree at 93rd Avenue and Hemlock Lane. Officer located vehicle and arrested driver for DWI.
October 7
  • Report of a vehicle on exit ramp on fire at I-94 and Maple Grove Parkway. On arrival, officers put out fire and driver arrested for DWI.
  • Report of two people in a vehicle with clown masks on by school at 7000 block of Hemlock Lane. Officers located parties and talked with parents.  
  • Report of person falling at 12000 block of 80th Avenue. On arrival, person had laceration on cheek. Transported to hospital by family.
October 8
  • Report of banging on outside of residence at 7000 block of Balsam Lane. Officers located two open fence gates and footprints in yard. No one located.
  • Report of occupied vehicle in parking lot at 11000 block of West Eagle Lake Drive. Officers made contact, person asked to leave.

During this time period, there were 31 property damage traffic accidents and two property damage injury traffic accidents. 

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