Issue#603 June 10, 2015
Sergeant Tony Kjorstad
Executive Officer “XO”
On Friday, 5 June 2015, Sergeant Tony Kjorstad was assigned to serve in the role of Executive Officer “XO” to assist in the operational administration of the department.  This assignment coincides with the retirement of Captain Rob Stock (29 May 2015.)
“XO” Kjorstad joined the Chaska police department in May of 2004.  He was promoted to the rank of sergeant in April of 2013. 
As a sergeant “XO” Kjorstad was responsible for:
  • Quarter Master
  • Field Training Coordinator
  • Physical Fitness Standards
  • Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
  • Carver County Mental Health Liaison
Some of the above duties will be reassigned to recently promoted Sergeant Kyle Gibbons and other sergeants, as best meets our need.  With the progression of time, “XO” Kjorstad will work with Captain Anderson on operational scheduling for the patrol division, and special police/community details.  He will also work with the captain and Chief Knight on CPD policy and procedure review and development.
In addition to the above the “XO” will share the role of Public Information Officer (PIO), and Internal Affairs (IA) and complaints/concerns investigator along with Detective Sergeant Rachel Nelson. 
Congratulations “XO” Sergeant Tony Kjorstad … !  
Chaska Officers issued 32 citations and 28 warnings during this reporting period.
There were 202 calls for service.


A day-long crime spree on Tuesday June 2nd, landed a Shakopee man in jail facing many charges of burglary last week.  Chaska officers received multiple reports during the day of a man entering garages and stealing tools, golf clubs and other items.  A vehicle description and license plate obtained by one savvy witness led officers to believe the suspect was driving a stolen car.  In one case, the officer found the suspect had left his shoe prints behind in wet cement.  By morning, officers learned the suspect had returned to one of the victim’s garages a second time to take more items which is a very bold and unusual act!

Newly-appointed Detective Personius was quick to act.  He identified a Shakopee man as a suspect and alerted area law enforcement.  By that afternoon, the man was found by Coon Rapids Police attempting to pawn stolen property in their city.  Marawan Taweeleh, 22, of Shakopee was arrested and charged with first- and third-degree burglary and theft.  The stolen vehicle was recovered and returned to its owner.  Detectives expect that most of the stolen property will be recovered and returned as well.


Successful night at Hazeltine Bluff Park! A bike registration and bike helmet event was held at the park Tuesday June 9th, and 16 bikes were registered and bike helmets were sold.

We spoke about our newest program “Chaska Paw Patrol” and recruited some new members to be “extra eyes and ears” in the community.

Margaret O’Brien, the Hazeltine block captain coordinated this event and even brought popcorn and lemonade.

Thank you for supporting this important program! If you would like to organize an event for your neighborhood contact Officer Janke at 952-448-4200.


A car seat clinic was held in Riverview Tuesday June 9th. An educational video on car seat installation was shown to parents and children. Ten seats were given to families in need.
Thank you to Riverview for the use of the community shelter to host this event!

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