Issue#604  June 17, 2015

National ASK Day – June 21st

Far too many children live in a home environment where firearms are not stored secured/locked up and unloaded.  This makes for the strong potential for tragedy, which is easily prevented. 
National ASK Day falls on summer’s official start; Sunday June 21stASK Day is meant to highlight the need for gun owners to unload and lock up all weapons.  It also is intended to educate parents to “ask” about weapon storage, when their children are invited to play dates, at the homes of their friends. 

Ask … !
Chaska Officers issued 22 citations and 17 warnings during this reporting period.
There were 184 calls for service

Police received reports of an erratic driver on Hwy 41.   Officers soon located the vehicle and female driver in a bar parking lot.  She was intoxicated and failed field sobriety evaluations.  She was arrested and charged with 3rd degree DWI.

Officer Meyer stopped a vehicle for reckless driving on Hwy 41.  The male driver was intoxicated and was arrested for DWI.    His vehicle is subject to forfeiture.


A male assaulted his girlfriend during an altercation at their residence.  He fled the area on foot prior to police arrival.  A metro-area police department later located the male and placed him under arrest.  He was charged with domestic assault.

A homeowner contacted police and reported an unknown male was pounding on the front door of the residence.  The male had driven a vehicle and had parked it in the middle of a road, prior to the pounding on the door.  The male then began to disrobe in the street.  Police arrived and observed the male was obviously under the influence of a controlled substance. The male was placed under arrest and charged with DWI and disorderly conduct.
A female contacted the police after being assaulted by her boyfriend as they were driving in a vehicle.  Police arrived at their home and the male offender provided incorrect identification information to officers.  He was arrested and charged with domestic assault,  5th degree assault and providing false information to a police officer.

Hoop Dreams…        

Police received a complaint of a person playing basketball in their driveway.  Typically, shooting hoops in the driveway is not a problem.  However, this particular practice time was occurring at approximately 12:30 AM, thus waking neighbors.  An officer advised the person of the complaint and the midnight madness session promptly ended.

On Tuesday, August 4th, neighborhoods throughout Chaska are being invited to join forces with thousands of communities nationwide for Chaska’s National Night Out Night to Unite. A night of crime and drug prevention event. National Night Out Night to Unite, is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW) and the MN Crime Prevention Association and co-sponsored locally by Chaska Police Department.
Chaska’s National Night Out Night to Unite is designed to (1) Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness; (2) Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships; and (3) Send a message to criminals letting them know neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.
From 5 to 10 p.m. on August 4th, residents in neighborhoods throughout Chaska and across the nation are asked to lock their doors, turn on outside lights and spend the evening outside with neighbors and police. Many neighborhoods throughout Chaska will be hosting a variety of special events such as block parties, cookouts, parades, and visits from police, flashlight walks, contests, youth activities and anticrime rallies.
There will be visits to the neighborhood parties from the Chaska Police Department, Chaska Fire Department, McGruff Crime Dog, Target and CenterPoint Energy and Ridgeview ambulance. Chief Knight will also be making visits to area parties.
Contact: Officer Janke, Chaska Police Department 952-448-4200 or e-mail: if you have questions. Please sign up your party at this link:

***Special this year*** If you live in the Jonathan Association they will pay up to $100 towards supplies to host a National Night Out Night to Unite party in your neighborhood. Please contact them at 952-448-4700 for more information.


2010 had the most tornadoes on record for Minnesota with 113. BUT, on this date - June 17th, 2010 - a good portion of the tornadoes for 2010 occurred with 48 tornadoes. This was the most tornadoes for a state in 2010.

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