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Issue#631: January 6, 2016
A Message from Chief Knight
CPD 125th Anniversary
The Chaska Police Department celebrates 125 years of service in 2016.
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Picture courtesy of Rita Vannett photography
Detective Jamie Personius took on the mantle of police department historian a few years ago.  His historical review determined that the department officially came to be in 1891.  To commemorate our anniversary Detective Personius worked with a vendor on the design of our 125th anniversary commemorative badge.   
 
This badge has been issued to each member of the department, and may be worn through 2016.  This badge is then each individual’s to keep. 

Sergeant Chris George, along with our equipment committee, worked with our graphics vendor to create the image design on one of our newest vehicles.
                    
We are very proud of our history.  Thank you to all the men and women who have served, and are serving, CPD and our community.  And, thank you to Detective Personius and Sergeant George for their efforts to publicly recognize our anniversary.

Happy Anniversary CPD!
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Welcome Casey Nus

 
Casey Nus joined our CPD team, on Monday 4 January, as a part-time Community Service Officer (CSO.)  Casey lives in Chaska with her husband and children. 

 
Casey previously worked in the billing department for a metro area medical office.  Her co-workers describe her as “a delight to work with”.
 


Casey is a member of the Carver County Sheriff’s Office Mounted Posse, and – no surprise – enjoys being outdoors and active.  She has served as a presenter at our annual summer CPD Safety Camp for young children.  She and her horse “Sampson” are a favorite and hit with the kids.
 
We are very happy to welcome Casey (and Sampson) to our team!         



Winners (& Fit)

 
For six years running the City has held a friendly “Wellness/Fitness” competition between city departments.  Over time the program has grown and become widely comprehensive, as the importance of employee health is commonly recognized in the workplace.

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We are proud to report that again (for six years running) CPD has won recognition as the department with the greatest number of participating employees. 

Congratulations to us!




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Chaska Officers issued 27 citations and 34 warnings during this reporting period.
There were 156 calls for service.

Disturbances:
Police received a report of a suspicious vehicle in a parking lot near the 2900 block of Chestnut Blvd.  The vehicle and passengers were located by officers a short time later.  The male driver was placed under arrest and charged with theft, possession of a controlled substance and several traffic violations.   A male passenger was in possession of heroin.  He was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.


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Officers responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle in a parking lot on Village Road.  The male driver was sleeping in the vehicle upon police arrival.  The male was in possession of heroin and was placed under arrest.  He was charged with 5th degree possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.


Police investigated a suspicious vehicle which was parked illegally on the 700 block of Stoughton Avenue.  The male owner of the vehicle was observed and stopped by police.  He was in possession of approximately 1 lb. of marijuana and admitted his intent was to sell the marijuana for profit.  The male was also in possession of a large amount of money, which was seized by police.  He was arrested and charged with 5th degree controlled substance sales and 5th degree possession of a controlled substance.

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A burglary was reported at an office building in downtown Chaska.  Investigation continues.

Notables:

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Horsing around….
A spooked horse was running north on Hwy 41 during morning rush hour.  The horse had jumped a fence from its home in Scott County and was running towards downtown Chaska.  The owner and officers located the horse prior to it reaching Chaska.  Police assisted the owner and horse with crossing the highway so it could return home.


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A Christmas Story…
Police received a report that some children participating in the production of “A Christmas Story” were being bullied by another child involved in the production.  The Chaska Police Department named Scut Farkus as a suspect in the investigation.





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