Issue#686: January 18, 2017
A Message from Chief Knight
Chief Law Enforcement Officers (CLEOs) Collaboration

Chief Scott Knight and Sheriff Jim Olson have joined with the Police Chiefs and Sheriff of Scott County - Chief Law Enforcement Officers (CLEOs) - with the intent of spending the coming months working together to review, in detail, the report issued by The President's Task Force on 21st Century Policing.  The CLEOs will work through the report to identify three areas:

  • What are we doing that is consistent with the recommendations?
  • What are we not doing, but would like to pursue?
  • What are we not able to do now or perhaps ever?

"We examine and review our practices internally.  We also know that we are stronger when we gather as peers to share individual agency practices, approaches and seek the views of each other", said Knight. 

All of the assembled CLEOs warmly embraced the opportunity to jointly come together, combining our surrounding jurisdictions and learn from the report and each other.  "Our communities and departments will be the better for it", added Knight.

Chaska Police Officers issued 32 citations and 30 warnings during this reporting period.
There were 175 calls for service.
Police responded to a property damage accident on North Valley Road.  A vehicle had veered off the roadway and struck a parked car.  The female driver was intoxicated and failed field sobriety evaluations.  She was arrested and charged with DWI.  The result of a breath test was a .12 BAC.

At approximately 2:00 AM one morning, Officer Hance stopped a vehicle for driving lights. The male driver was intoxicated and told police he forgot to turn the vehicle’s lights on.  He failed field sobriety evaluations and was arrested for DWI.  A breath test indicated a .13 BAC.

Officers received a driving complaint in the area of Chaska Blvd and Fire Lane.  The vehicle was located and stopped by police.  The male driver was intoxicated and was placed under arrest.  He submitted to a breath test and the result was a .29 BAC.  The male was charged with 3rd degree DWI.

Police responded to a road-rage incident on Hwy 41. Two male drivers were involved and one of the males punched the other male while both were stopped at a stop light.  The offending male drove away after the incident, which was reported to police.  The male offender was located and charged.

Officers responded to a report of a robbery at a convenience store.    A female stole items from inside the store and pushed an employee as she fled.  She left in a vehicle, which was stopped by police a short distance from the store.  The offending female was arrested and charged with felony-level simple robbery.

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