Issue#654: May 18, 2016
A Message from Chief Knight

National Police Week

In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation which designated May 15th, as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week in which that date falls as Police Week. 
The Memorial Service began in 1982 as a gathering in Senate Park of approximately 120 survivors and supporters of law enforcement.  Currently, tens of thousands of law enforcement officers from around the world converge on Washington, DC to participate in a number of planned events which honor those officers who paid the ultimate sacrifice.

Left to right: Pastor Snow w/St. Johns Lutheran Church; Pastor Scott Crook w/Cross of Grace Church; Rev. Mike Eder w/ Chaska Moravian Church and Father Fernando Ortega w/Guardian Angels Church. Not pictured is Pastor Mike Sindelar with Valley Free Church
CPD Police Chaplains Chili

Today - Wednesday 18 May - Our CPD Police Chaplains provided a "Chili Feed" lunch (and will provide dinner for the night crew) in honor of National Police Week. In addition to homemade chili, cornbread and dessert filled out the menu. We are very grateful for our chaplains. They are true members of CPD. They ride with our officers, and are on-call in the event we have an encounter or incident that requires their pastoral spirit and expertise. As a department we are at a place where we cannot imagine operating without them.

These men are very busy and give so very freely to serve us and - you - the community. To our CPD chaplains we say, "God Bless You!"

A.C.T United
Church on The Hill

Area youth who are members of A.C.T. United - a ministry of Church on The Hill, Chaska - recently visited our department. The kids toured our facilities. They brought with them wonderful gift bags that they had put together for our officers. The bags contained trail mix, sunscreen, facial tissue packs, a note pad, hand sanitizer, lotion, strawberry flavored powder to be mixed with water, gum and a carabiner with a lanyard for keys. These very practical and appreciated items were given to thank our officers and highlight "National Police Week". Thank you A.C.T. United ... !

Nerf Wars

Recently we issued an advisory to warn parents and area high schoolers about the dangers of an activity dubbed "Nerf War". According to a report yesterday by Kare 11 this activity " ... is believed to have caused a number of crashes in the past few days across the state, and attributed to a fatal accident last year in Lakeville ... "

This "game" is strongly discouraged by us and not condoned by the Chaska High School. Let us help you help your kids: Seek out an officer and/or high school staff to become educated about the dangers the activity presents.
Chaska Police Officers issued 26 citations and 13 warnings during this reporting period.
There were 180 calls for service.


Police received a report on an intoxicated male in the area of Hwy 41 and Chaska Blvd.  Officers located the male laying near the water fountain in front of Chaska City Hall.  The male struggled with officers as they attempted to take him into custody for detox placement.  He was charged with obstructing the legal process with force and was placed in detox.

Officers observed several vehicles in a parking lot after business hours.  Two males were present and had been smoking marijuana.  Both were charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

A burglary was reported at a residence where items were stolen from an attached garage. Investigation continues.

A female employee knowingly sold numerous phones to an acquaintance using fraudulent information.   The business contacted police, who spoke to the female.   She was arrested and charged with felony theft.

Officers responded to a hotel for a disturbance involving a male and female.  Police located the male and female, who had consumed large amounts of methamphetamine and exhibited signs of excited delirium.  Both were found to be in possession of methamphetamine.  They were transported to a hospital for treatment.  The male and female were charged with possession of a 5th degree controlled substance.


Officers received a report of a suspicious male wearing a “bulletproof vest” while walking outside of a business.  Police soon located the male, who was still wearing the vest.  The vest was not a bulletproof vest, rather a vest used to carry weights for exercising. 

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