Issue#683: December 1, 2016
A Message from Chief Knight
Congratulations School Resource Officer
Mike Kleber

November 30, 2016

Officer Mike Kleber,

Beginning with a June 18, 2014, call of a suspicious incident while you were on a summer patrol detail, you pursued an investigation that led you to related cases and contributed to the 38-year sentence of a man convicted of victimizing more than 155 boys around the country. 
After you first learned that a Chaska boy may have been solicited for photos by what appeared to be a fraudulent modeling agency, you gathered information and connected with officials at Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, Internet Crimes Against Children, and other metro police departments.  You filed a number of administrative subpoenas and search warrants requesting evidence related to Facebook and internet service providers.  You and other detectives interviewed the suspect and obtained his computers. He denied involvement.  But yet, you continued to follow the evidence in the case and connect with more detectives working similar leads.  In 2015, evidence found in computers seized during your investigation lead to the identification of other victims affected by the suspect.  Work from multiple jurisdictions was aggregated and submitted to the U.S. Attorney’s Office and another search warrant was executed where more evidence was gathered. You assisted during that search as well.  Evidence gathered resulted in Anton Martynenko of Eagan, MN, being charged with federal child pornography crimes and pleading guilty in January 2016.
Your investigation also resulted in a new partnership with an ICAC investigator in Minneapolis.  You have used your experiences to obtain training and equipment for computer investigations to better assist Chaska Police Department. 
Your detailed, persistent work contributed to a positive outcome in this case.  You are hereby commended for your actions. 
Rachel Nelson
Lieutenant – Investigations Commander
Chaska Police Explorers and Feed My Starving Children

The Chaska Police Explorers wanted to give back to the community over the holiday season and participated in packing meals at Feed My Starving Children located in Chanhassen.

Feed My Starving Children is a Christian non-profit organization that coordinates the packaging and distribution of food to people in developing nations. Founded in 1987, it has reached out to more than 70 countries.

Tuesday night the youth packed 81 boxes which totaled 17,468 meals, and is enough to feed 48 kids for a year. The cost for those meals is $3,843.00.

The CPD Explorers are a youth-oriented program affiliated with the Boy Scouts of America.The purpose of our post is to provide its members with a basic knowledge of the field of law enforcement and to provide an opportunity for members to participate in community service activities.

Junior Explorers is a program for youth in the 6th, 7th and 8th grade. We meet after school at Chaska Middle School East in the shop room from 2:45 to 3:45. The program motivates young people to be outstanding citizens through public safety education. An outgrowth of community policing, CPJE transforms the traditional role of the police officer into one of mentor and friend, while encouraging our young citizens to be partners in building safer schools and community.

If your son or daughter is interested in becoming involved in our Police Explorer program or Junior Explorers please call Officer Julie Janke at 952-448-4200 or e-mail her at


 Next session starting January 24th
~Limited Openings~

Citizen Academy is a seven-session program, in which people learn about police work in Chaska by experiencing police work. Lectures and actual hands-on experiences are combined for a unique insight into the police department. The classes are held on Tuesday nights from 6 to 8 PM and are FREE!

The police department is providing an academy to increase partnerships with those in our community and create opportunities to receive feedback from participants to improve our delivery of services. Often there is little opportunity for both citizens and officers to share views and ideas.
If you are interested in participating in the academy please contact Officer Janke at 952-448-4200 or e-mail her at to have an application sent to you.
Activities from previous Academies:
Tour the Police Station, Court house, 911 center, and County Jail
Drive a police car
DWI Testing training
Drug and gang task force training
Tasers and use of force
Chaska CSI – be a detective                                                                                                             
And more…

There were a total of 12 citations and 8 warnings issued during this reporting period.
There were 182 calls for service.
A male contacted and threatened his ex-girlfriend, violating an order for protection.  Officers located the male and placed him under arrest.  He was charged with causing domestic fear and violating an order for protection.

Emergency personnel responded to structure fire at a residence on Pine Street. The Chaska Fire Department extinguished the fire.  The home suffered minor damage and there were no reported injuries.

Police responded to a business parking lot for a report of a male who was passed out and unresponsive in a vehicle.  The male was located and officers were able to wake him.  The male was found to be in possession of methamphetamine.  He was placed under arrest and charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of a hypodermic needle and possession of drug paraphernalia.

During an argument at their residence, a male assaulted his wife.  He left their home prior to police arrival.  He was later located and charged with domestic assault.
A male punched another male, who is a co-worker, in the face at their place of employment.  The offending male was charged with 5th degree assault.

A female assaulted the father of their children while visiting them at their home.  Police were called to the residence and the female was placed under arrest.  She was charged with domestic assault and 5th degree assault.

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