From Aug. 20 to Sept. 6, Eden Prairie police arrested 12 people for driving while intoxicated. The arrests occurred while the city participated in a statewide enforcement wave to educate on and enforce DWI laws.
Of the 12 arrests made, four of those involved controlled substances.
According to an Oct. 13 police blog entry, the highest preliminary breath test (PBT) was .21 by a driver who ran a red light. Another driver had a PBT of .185 after driving his car into a median and hitting a light pole.
The legal limit is .08.
The Eden Prairie Police Department reported the following incidents.
- A 2009 Toyota Highlander parked in an employee lot of Jerry’s Foods, 9625 Anderson Lakes Parkway, was reported stolen at 10:30 p.m. Oct. 6. The vehicle’s owner, a 53-year-old Bloomington man, discovered it missing after finishing work. According to police, the owner thinks he either left the key in the unlocked vehicle or dropped it in the store while working. Police reviewed the surveillance footage and saw a man wearing a hat walking through the lot, trying to open car doors before stealing the vehicle. The blue Toyota Highlander’s license plate number is GGX406.
- A 1989 Ford Crown Victoria parked at The Lock Up Self Storage, 12995 Valley View Road, was reported stolen at 11:30 a.m. Oct. 4. The car’s owner, a 67-year-old Edina woman, was inside the storage facility for about 15 minutes before coming out to discover it missing. She told police the car was unlocked, and the keys were in the ignition at the time of the theft. She also left her purse on the front passenger seat. Police recovered the vehicle at about 2:50 a.m. Oct. 7 in Ramsey, with four occupants inside. The driver was arrested.
- A cash register containing about $100 was stolen from Halal Market & Deli, 13997 Anderson Lakes Parkway. Police, responding to an alarm at 4 a.m. Oct. 10, found glass from the front door of the business shattered. Nothing else was reported missing.
- Two garages of separate residences in the 10000 block of Meade Lane were burglarized sometime overnight on Oct. 2. Stolen in one incident was a 2021 Mercedes Benz. The owner, a 51-year-old man, told police he often leaves the keys in the vehicle while it’s parked in the garage. The garage door was reportedly closed at about midnight. That morning, the owner discovered it gone. It was recovered in Minneapolis later that morning. In the other incident, a wallet containing credit cards and $200 to $300 in cash was stolen from a vehicle. Police reported that the victim, a 36-year-old woman, received calls from two banks that morning about fraudulent charges on her credit cards. She went into her garage to discover the front passenger door of her unlocked vehicle open and her wallet missing from it. There were no signs of forced entry or damage, and a side door to the garage was open.