Belle Plaine Police Department

  • Agency: Belle Plaine Police Department
  • Address: 420 E Main St, Belle Plaine, 56011 MN
  • Chief: (Chief of Police)

Belle Plaine Police Department is located at 420 E Main St, Belle Plaine, 56011 MN. The Belle Plaine Police Department phone number is 952-873-4307.

Belle Plaine Police Department News

Help my niece if you have any information at all. Please contact the Mankato Police Department at 507-387-8725 or call 911.

Top Ten Red Cross Cold Weather Safety Tips As temperatures drop this winter, the American Red Cross offers ten steps people can take to stay safe during the cold weather. 1. Layer up! Wear layers of lightweight clothing to stay warm. Gloves and a hat will help prevent losing your body heat. 2. Don’t forget your furry friends. Bring pets indoors. If they can’t come inside, make sure they have enough shelter to keep them warm and that they can get to unfrozen water. 3. Remember the three feet rule. If you are using a space heater, place it on a level, hard surface and keep anything flammable at least three feet away – things such as paper, clothing, bedding, curtains or rugs. 4. Requires supervision – Turn off space heaters and make sure fireplace embers are out before leaving the room or going to bed. 5. Don’t catch fire! If you are using a fireplace, use a glass or metal fire screen large enough to catch sparks and rolling logs. 6. Protect your pipes. Run water, even at a trickle, to help prevent your pipes from freezing. Open the kitchen and bathroom cabinet doors to allow warmer air to circulate around the plumbing. Be sure to move any harmful cleaners and household chemicals out of the reach of children. Keep the garage doors closed if there are water lines in the garage. 7. Better safe than sorry. Keep the thermostat at the same temperature day and night. Your heating bill may be a little higher, but you could avoid a more costly repair job if your pipes freeze and burst. 8. The kitchen is for cooking. Never use a stove or oven to heat your home. 9. Use generators outside. Never operate a generator inside the home, including in the basement or garage. 10. Knowledge is power. Don’t hook a generator up to the home’s wiring. The safest thing to do is to connect the equipment you want to power directly to the outlets on the generator.

Winter Storm Warning..... Winter Storm Warning for Scott County, Minnesota ...WINTER STORM WARNING NOW IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM MONDAY TO MIDNIGHT CST MONDAY NIGHT... * WHAT...Heavy snow expected. Plan on difficult travel conditions, including during the evening commute on Monday. Total snow accumulations of 5 to 10 inches are expected. * WHERE...Scott County. * WHEN...From 9 AM Monday to midnight CST Monday night. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Winds gusting as high as 40 mph will cause patchy blowing and drifting snow. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Winter Storm Warning for snow means severe winter weather conditions are expected. If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency. The latest road conditions for Minnesota can be found at 511mn.org and for Wisconsin at 511wi.gov, or by calling 5 1 1 in either state. Please help our Public Works crew in their efforts of clearing the roadway of snow...Park off the street until the roadway is cleared from curb to curb. Your assistance will save a parking citation and it is GREATLY APPRECIATED. Stay Safe and Stay Warm.

It's Getting REALLY COLD!!!! "It's not fit for Man nor Beast" as W.C. Fields use to say. Check out this graph showing when it is time to bring the dog into the house.

There were a lot of vehicles left on the roadway during our last snow event. Please help our public works crew with their snow removal effort by finding off street parking during any snowfall event. Below is the city's parking during snow removal ordinance. Don't get tagged and towed this winter, move your vehicle until the roadway is plowed curb to curb....we appreciate it. 501.09 PARKING DURING SNOW REMOVAL AND STREET MAINTENANCE OPERATIONS. An emergency ordinance regulating the parking of motor vehicles and obstructions to facilitate snow removal and street maintenance operations. Subd. 1. Emergency Residential Winter Parking. During the period from November 1 to April 1 of each year, no motor vehicle or any other obstruction shall be parked or allowed to remain on any City street until the street is cleared to its full width when snow has accumulated to a depth of one-half inch on the roadway. (Ord 01-14, Section 501.09, Adopted October 15, 2001.) Subd. 2. Snow Emergency Downtown Parking. 1. The Superintendent of Public Works, or his or her designee, in the exercise of sound judgment and discretion, shall determine when a Snow Emergency exists requiring the removal of snow and ice from the public streets. 2. The downtown area is described as follows: The 100 Block of South Meridian Street, from Main Street proceeding south and terminating at the north property lines of 127 and 130 South Meridian Street. The 100 and 200 blocks of North Meridian Street. The 100 block of East Main Street. The 100 and 200 blocks of West Main Street. The 100 block of East Church Street. The 100 block of West Church Street. The 100 and 200 blocks of North Willow Street. The 100 block of South Willow Street from Main Street proceeding south to the East/West alley. (Ord. 04-02, Section 501, Adopted January 5, 2004.) 3. The downtown snow emergency removal shall be as follows: When Public Works post NO PARKING signs in the downtown area, there shall be no parking on the downtown area streets until Public Works Department removes the signs. Subd. 3. Street Maintenance. Whenever any street sweeping, construction, or maintenance shall be deemed necessary for the proper condition or repair of the City streets, parking shall be prohibited on those streets so marked by the posting of signs. Subd. 4. Removal. The City is hereby authorized to remove or cause such obstruction, whether a vehicle or other object, to be removed. The owner shall be responsible for the actual cost of the removal in addition to any penalties which may be imposed upon conviction of any violation of this ordinance.

Can anyone help us out ? We received a donation to our Toy Drive of a live tree that someone could use for the holiday season. If you know of, or are someone in need we would love to help you out. It is free of course.... Please contact us at 952-873-4307 if you can find a home for it. Preferably looking for Belle Plaine residents.

Many calls have been coming in to City Hall regarding the horrible odor in the area of East Main Street & Hickory Blvd....The gas company spilled some odor agent on the ground. As natural gas has no odor, this agent is added to assist in detecting leaks. Occasionally, this will also be detected from a residence when the line bleeds out. There is not a gas leak and hopefully the odor will dissipate relatively quickly.

Tis The Season To Be Jolly, fa,la,la,la,la,la,la,la,la…….. The Santa Shack is back and we would like to invite kids of all ages to be a part of this wonderful and magical holiday experience. Eat cookies, drink hot cocoa, warm up by the outdoor fire and catch up with friends and neighbors as you wait for your chance to tell your important list to Santa himself, granting you are on the nice list, of course…. Starting this saturday from 1-5:00 p.m., join the Belle Plaine Police Department & Belle Plaine Public Works Union crews as the sponsor this family friendly event. Santa Shack hours: Thursdays, December 14th and 21st 5 p.m-8 p.m. Saturdays, December 9th and 16th 1p.m.-5 p.m. There will be an opportunity to pay it forward as well this holiday season with a collection location for non-perishable food items to be donated. All food items will be given to the Belle Plaine Food Shelf. During this Holiday Season, the Police and Public Works Unions are proud to understand that, “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give”. Happy Holidays to one and all.

How to Prevent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning • Make sure appliances are installed according to the manufacturer’s instructions and local building codes. • Have heating systems inspected and serviced annually. • Install a CO detector/alarm. This is not a substitute for the proper use and upkeep of appliances. Install a CO detector in the hallway near every separate sleeping area of the home. Do not cover the detector with furniture or draperies. • Never burn charcoal inside your home, garage, vehicle or tent. • Never use portable fuel-burning camping equipment inside a home, garage, vehicle or tent. • Never leave a vehicle running in an attached garage, even with the garage door open. • Never service fuel-burning appliances without proper knowledge. Refer to the owner’s manual. • Never use gas appliances such as ranges, ovens, or clothes dryers for heating your home. • Never operate non-vented fuel-burning appliances in any room with closed doors or windows. • Do not use gasoline powered tools and engines indoors. If unavoidable, ensure adequate ventilation. • CO detectors/alarms are available for boats and recreational vehicles and should be used. • Install indoor vent pipes slightly upward as they go toward outdoors. This helps prevent CO and other gases from leaking if the joints or pipes aren’t fitted tightly. • Have a mechanic check your vehicle exhaust system every

Tis the season of giving, and once again the Belle Plaine Police Department and the Girl Scouts are sponsoring the fourth annual toy drive that gives brand new toys to children in need. From November 27th till December 15th, the Belle Plaine Police Department will be accepting donations for the Belle Plaine Police toy drive. All donated toys will be distributed to local children who are far less fortunate. Last year, the generous Belle Plaine community donated over 400 toys. The officers and girl scouts had a wonderful time giving back to the community last year, and hope this year will be just as successful. Unfortunately, some families will be unable to purchase gifts for their children this holiday season. This is an opportunity to help someone in need. Collection will kick off on Monday November 27th at 8:00 AM and will stop on Friday December 15th at 5:00 PM. All toys should be new and unwrapped. Gifts are accepted for children up to 16 years of age. Realistic looking toy weapons and gifts with food, if donated, will not be distributed. Families in need of toys can come to the police department between December 18th through December 23rd to pick out toys. While purchasing items for smaller children is a pretty simple task, donors often wonder what to get pre-teens. It is recommended sporting equipment, board games, books, hand-held electronics and similar items. The drop off locations will be at the City Government Center (during business hours), Coborn’s Grocery Store (during business hours) Oak Crest Elementary School, Chatfield Elementary School, Belle Plaine High School and the Belle Plaine Police Department (24 hours). Feel free to contact the police department with any questions (952) 873-4307.

Happy Halloween to all. A good reminder as we approach shorter days and longer nights. Porch lights on for safety and security is our recommendation. Stay alert and Stay safe.

We would like to make a public service announcement regarding an important tool that we just received that was purchased out of our forfeiture funds. In order to ensure that we can communicate effectively with any deaf or hearing impaired citizens, we have added a tool called UbiDuo2. This unit can be stationary at our office window, but it is also very portable if needed for officers to take with them to resolve any hearing related issues in an extremely timely manner. By using this technology we can open up a different world of communication that has not been there in the past.

Dear Mr. Ashley Furniture Delivery Man, I would like to offer you an open apology for how you were treated by a customer today. I understand that you called the homeowner 45 minutes prior to dropping off the furniture he ordered as is your company procedure. I also understand the unfortunate timing of his cat running out the door when it was opened for your delivery. What I do not understand is what happened next. You did not deserve the verbal barrage that ensued due to the cat escaping. You did not deserve to get shoved. You did not deserve this persons wrath and anger in grabbing your truck keys and throwing them in the storm drain. We will stand up for you and will say that this was not the Belle Plaine that we know and it is embarrassing. He had 45 minutes to secure the feline. He knew the furniture that he ordered was coming and when you were going to deliver it. I again apologize, even though we were just there after the fact to help, you did not deserve this at all. P.S. To the man that did this..friend us AND...please read my prior post. Thank you.

O.K., I admit it. I have taken a more editorial approach with informing our facebook community of other items of note that occur within the city of Belle Plaine. We all know that it is not o.k. to solve our differences with violence---right? 4 people charged and 3 brought to jail over a domestic/bar fight downtown this weekend...other domestic related incidents in town...an adult male charged for punching another adult in the face because he was upset about being cut off in traffic exiting the football game...another adult charged with a bias related crime dealing with verbal assault. All cases handled and cleared with charges or jail. I just want to take a breath and say that all incidents that have occurred lately with assaults were very preventable. Whether alcohol or drugs were a factor or just poor common sense decisions, we all understand that hitting anyone out of anger or otherwise is not only wrong...it's against the law. We do not want to go hands on with anyone, but we are trained to do so if this happens. An officer was assaulted this weekend as well. Not a good choice and the consequence was a 4th degree assault charge and a trip to jail for the individual involved. The officer is fine and used his training to quickly and effectively effect the arrest. Increasing violence related calls is a call to action for all of us to talk about character and consequences. I get it....no one really likes to be preached at and that is not what I am trying to do. I am, however, trying to start the conversation that violence is never the answer. We have a great community, but we also need help for people to be part of the solution and not the problem.

Just an update on some several thefts from vehicles that were reported to us this morning. A search warrant was completed, a residence was searched and GOOD NEWS...all of the recovered stolen property in multiple cases will be finding its way back to its rightful owners. An 17 year old male and an 18 year old female from Belle Plaine were taken in to custody and will be charged with Felony theft. A reminder to please remember to lock up garages and vehicles as that is all the individuals were looking for...an easy target. Case Closed.

Posted as information for an event occurring October 7th & 8th (Saturday & Sunday). The International Bloodhound Training Institute *INBTI* will be conducting a seminar and training within the City of Belle Plaine and surrounding area. If you see a handler out with her/his handler, watch, but do not approach and pet the dogs while they are working. The dogs are friendly, but this is important training for when they are called upon to help individuals and communities in need. Again: They will be in our area for a seminar and training. Thank you... stay alert and stay safe.

We had a blast at the Ridgeview Clinic/ Urgent Care & Kingspath open house this past Saturday. A beautiful complex and a great addition to Belle Plaine.

SIGNS OF A SCAM Often, scammers who operate by phone don’t want to give you time to think about their pitch; they just want you to say "yes." But some are so cunning that, even if you ask for more information, they seem happy to comply. They may direct you to a website or otherwise send information featuring “satisfied customers.” These customers, known as shills, are likely as fake as their praise for the company. Here are a few red flags to help you spot telemarketing scams. If you hear a line that sounds like this, say "no, thank you," hang up, and file a complaint with the FTC by calling 1-888-382-1222. "You've been specially selected (for this offer)." "You'll get a free bonus if you buy our product." "You've won one of five valuable prizes." "You've won big money in a foreign lottery." "This investment is low risk and provides a higher return than you can get anywhere else." "You have to make up your mind right away." "You trust me, right?" "You don't need to check our company with anyone." "We'll just put the shipping and handling charges on your credit card."

If you are planning a last minute get away for the upcoming Labor Day weekend, we just want to remind you of a free service that your police department offers year round. Our vacation house watch program is easy to sign up for and we will check your house for you while you are gone. The form to complete and submit to us is attached. Whether it is a vacation or a staycation, we hope everyone has a safe, positive and fun Labor Day Weekend. 🤗 http://www.belleplainemn.com/sites/default/files/images/Vacation_House_Watch_Form.pdf

We are all about safety, so, why not some information on the eclipse. Enjoy the phenomenon from wherever you are at, but please do not look directly at it without proper eye protection.

Thank you to the Belle Plaine Lions Club for the fantastic Beep Ball event that was held yesterday. We had a great time trying to even come close to competing with the MILLERS. You have our respect. When Officer Vycital and myself were asked to sit in the dunk tank, the answer was YES right away. Lots of good throwing arms in BP. 😁 Again, great job Belle Plaine LIONS !!!

You may see them at various events, on ride alongs with deputies, on search and rescue calls or wherever their help is needed throughout Scott County. We utilize their assistance at several of our local events as well, such as St. Patrick's Day, German Days, and Barbeque Days. The group that I am referring to is the Scott County Sheriff's Office Reserve Officers Program. This volunteer organization is top notch and we more than appreciate all that they do. The dedication to making a difference and a positive professional impact is obvious within the organization. I believe that this organization deserves a huge "shout out" that they will not give themselves. Hats off to you Scott County Reserves. Thank you for all that you do. IT IS APPRECIATED !!! 👍 If you are interested in volunteering for this top notch organization go to www.scottvolunteers.com to check it out

National Night Out 2017. What a great night to get to know our awesome town in a family friendly event. Thank you for coming out and WE HOPE YOU HAD FUN !!!

Another Shared Photo from the community we love and protect.