Issue#655: May 25, 2016
A Message from Chief Knight

'Tis the Season

Chaska officers took reports of three stolen cars from three separate neighborhoods in just the past week.  One was recovered in Minneapolis; all of the cases still are under investigation.  

All three of these cars were left unlocked with the keys inside of them!  

While we will always work hard to prevent and respond to crime, we need your help too.  Please remember to lock your cars and close your garages.  Report suspicious activity immediately as it is occurring. 

Chaska Police Officer issued 27 citations and 17 warnings during this reporting period.
There were 190 calls for service.

Officer Pesheck stopped a vehicle for speeding on Hwy 41.   The male driver was intoxicated and failed field sobriety evaluations.  He was arrested and charged with DWI.  A breath test indicated a .13 BAC.

Police responded to a parking lot for a report of an unresponsive male in a vehicle.  Upon arriving, officers observed a van parked in the lot with its lights on and key in the ignition.  The front door was open and a male was passed out in the driver’s seat.  After some time, officers were able to wake the male who was extremely intoxicated.  He was arrested for DWI after failing filed sobriety evaluations.

Officer Bahl stopped a vehicle for a stop sign violation on Walnut Street.   The male driver was intoxicated and had numerous active arrest warrants. He failed field sobriety evaluations and was arrested for five outstanding warrants and DWI.


Police stopped a vehicle for suspicious activity in the area of Yellow Brick Circle.  A male occupant was arrested for possession of a hypodermic needle and for an active arrest warrant.  A female occupant was arrested after providing false information to a police officer.  She was also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.

A husband and wife became involved in an argument at their home.  The altercation became physical and police were called to the residence.  The husband was taken into custody and arrested for domestic assault.

A personal injury accident occurred in the area of Holstein Drive and Pioneer Trail.  Three passengers were transported to a hospital for minor injuries.

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