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Howard Lake Police Report
Herald Journal, Feb. 2, 2015

Jan. 1 - An officer assisted a motorist while the motorist changed their tire on the shoulder of Highway 12. Hwy 12.

Jan. 13 - An officer assisted a citizen at the laundromat. 4th St.

Jan. 13 - An officer assisted a resident who needed help lifting another resident who had fallen. 12th St.

Jan. 14 - The department received a report that a car had been egged. The resident stated this is the third time. An officer responded and checked the area. Dutch Lake Trail.

Jan. 14 - An officer responded to a report of an injured deer in the ditch. The officer dispatched the deer and issued a DNR permit to the motorist. Co. Rd. 7.

Jan. 14 - A resident came to the police department and reported that she had hit a deer on HWY 12. An officer completed a report. Hwy 12.

Jan. 14 - A traffic complaint was reported involving a semi-tractor/trailer that was speeding and tailgating. An officer stopped the driver and advised him of the complaint. Hwy. 12.

Jan. 15 - An officer responded to a report of a medical alarm. Howard Lake ambulance also responded. The patient advised the officer that she was fine and tripped the alarm accidentally. 7th St.

Jan. 15 - An officer responded to a barking dog complaint. The area was checked and the dog was not barking. 11th Ave.

Jan. 17 - An officer responded to a report of cows on the road. The officer assisted with getting the cows back within the fence line. Road 6 SW.

Jan. 17 - An officer assisted WCSO with a traffic complaint involving a vehicle all over the road. The officer stopped the vehicle and did not observe any signs of impairment. Cokato St.

Jan. 19 - An officer responded to a medical call. Howard Lake Ambulance transported the patient to Ridgeview. 11th Ave.

Jan. 19 - An officer assisted Howard Lake Fire Department with a possible electrical fire in a basement. The fire department determined that a line from the sump pump froze and the sump pump burned out. 7th St.

Jan. 19 - An officer responded to a report of a burglary. A purse was taken from a vehicle parked in a garage. 5th St.

Jan. 19 - An officer assisted Howard Lake Ambulance with a medical call. There was no transport. 9th St.

Jan. 19 - An officer arrested an individual with an active McLeod County Warrant. Co. Rd. 6.

Jan. 19 - An officer received a report of a lost dog. The officer was unable to make contact with the owner. 7th Ave.

Jan. 20 - An officer responded to a car alarm and advised the registered owner. 7th St.

Jan. 21 - An officer responded to the middle school on a school matter. 8th Ave.

Jan. 21 - An officer was flagged down by a motorist who had locked her keys in her car. The officer unlocked the car. 8th Ave.

Jan. 21 - An officer received a barking dog complaint. The officer responded to the area and talked to the owners who stated that their dog had not been making noise. The dog was inside the house and the officer did not see or hear anything unusual. 11th Ave.

Jan. 22 - A resident found a female German Short Hair dog and will keep the dog until the owner is identified. 8th St.

Jan. 22 - An officer responded to a report of mail tampering. There was no theft but mail had been opened. The local Post Master was notified. 7th St.

Jan. 23 - An officer responded to a medical call involving an adult male with difficulty breathing. Howard Lake Ambulance transported the patient to Litchfield. 9th St.

Jan. 23 - An officer responded to a report of a semi driving with one of the back doors open. The officer located the vehicle and advised the driver. US Hwy 12.

Jan. 23 - An officer assisted a Wright County deputy with traffic control for a funeral escort. Co. Rd. 6.

Jan. 23 - An officer responded to a report of a male resident who fell in the bathroom. Howard Lake Ambulance responded and transported the patient to Buffalo Hospital. 7th St.

Jan. 23 - A resident reported suspicious circumstances and requested extra patrol in the area. 6th Ave.

Jan. 23 - An officer responded to a report of possible theft from a storage unit. The storage unit was checked and secure. 6th St.