Issue#617: September 9, 2015
A Message from Chief Knight
Chaska Police Department Junior Explorers (CPJE) will be kicking off their first meeting for this school year.

This is the 2nd year of the CPJE Program. CPJE is a program for youth in the 6th, 7th and 8th grade. We meet after school at the Chaska Middle School East 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.
Young people are given the opportunity to see what it’s like to be a police officer and to better understand law enforcement’s role in the community. Many young people do not understand what police officers do and why they do it. We take the mystery out of law enforcement procedures and policies. Young people’s attitudes toward the police and their role in society are transformed.

We had nine youth participate last year. The police officers that are involved with the program are Community Partnership Specialist Julie Janke, Officer’s Kelly Boll, Chris Pesheck, and Joe Kavlie, who is a former CPD Police Explorer.
If your son or daughter is interested in becoming involved in CPJE, please call Officer Julie Janke at 952-448-4200 or e-mail her at

Chaska Officers issued 35 citations and 48 warnings during this reporting period.
There were 196 calls for service.

A female stole several items from store in the Chaska Commons area and attempted to drive away.  She was intoxicated and was stopped by an officer a short distance from the store.  She failed field sobriety evaluations and was arrested for DWI.  An open bottle of wine was also found in the vehicle.  She was charged with third degree DWI, theft and open bottle.

A male was running without a shirt through residential yards at approximately 6:30 AM one morning.  Residents contacted the police who located the male in a wooded area a short time later.  The male was in his 20’s and told the officer he had been “playing hide and seek with some buddies”.   He was covered in mud and soaking wet.  He was confused, could not remember where he lived and appeared to be under the influence of a controlled substance.  Officers located the house from which he had left, and found another male who was also under the influence and had sold controlled substances to the first male.  Both males were in possession of drugs and paraphernalia  in plain sight and a search warrant was executed on the residence.  Both males were placed under arrest and transported to jail. One male was charged with sales of a controlled substance and possession.  The other male was charged with possession of a controlled substance.

A juvenile male assaulted another male inside their home during an altercation.  The male was arrested for domestic assault.

CPD Mission Statement - Serve. Protect. 
(Not…Serve. Protect. Transport.)

A caller contacted the Chaska Police and wanted a ride from an Edina mall to Chaska.   The caller was advised no.


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