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Howard Lake Police Report
Herald Journal, April 21, 2014

April 7 - An officer responded to a report of a found cell phone. The officer took the phone and attempted to determine who the owner is. Verizon verified the owner and the officer contacted the owner to arrange for pick-up. Dutch Lake Drive.

April 7 - An officer received a complaint of suspicious activity. A resident reported numerous cars driving through the area at various times throughout the day and making short stops at a residence. 4th Street.

April 7 - An officer responded to a report that someone had broken into a shed and stolen a can full of gas. The hasp was broken off the door and the lock was lying on the ground when the PR’s daughter arrived a few hours earlier. The officer took photographs of the scene and completed a report. The PR had already obtained a stronger steel hasp so he could better secure the shed door. 9th Street.

April 7 - An officer responded to a medical. A patient was transported by HL Ambulance to Ridgeview Hospital for shortness of breath. Imhoff Ave.

April 8 - A resident reported a loud “crotch-rocket” type motorcycle traveling in front of his house in the early hours of the morning and waking him up. The resident believes that the motorcycle has an illegal exhaust and added that the rider lives on 10th St. 9th St.

April 9 - An officer received a report of possible damage to property. The PR believes that her brake line might have been damaged by someone because of a recent disagreement. The PR wanted the incident documented in case something else happens. 10th St .

April 9 - An officer received a report of two male children standing outside an apartment building with no clothes on. The officer responded and located the children. The children were returned to the residence and the parents were advised on the incident. The department forwarded the report to County Human Services for evaluation. Shoreline Drive.

April 10 - An officer received a report of a possible drunk driver leaving Montrose in the direction of Howard Lake. The officer made contact with the vehicle on the west side of Howard Lake and followed the vehicle westbound on HWY 12 to Cokato where a WCSO deputy initiated a traffic stop. The officer assisted the deputy with the stop. The deputy determined that the driver was not drunk. US Hwy 12.

April 10 - An officer assisted a probation officer with an unannounced visit. The individual was not home. The individual has a warrant out of McLeod County. 6th Ave.

April 10 - An officer responded to a report of a suspicious person. The complainant stated that the individual was the passenger in a car that pulled up towards an apartment building. When the individual saw a HLPD squad car parked at the building he got out of the car and walked away from the building. The officer searched the area but did not locate the individual. 9th Street.

April 10 - An officer responded to a report that a male individual with severe back pain had consumed a bottle of vodka and took several prescription medications. Howard Lake Ambulance responded and transported the male patient to Buffalo Hospital. 7th Street.

April 10 - A resident at Howard Lake Apartments made a complaint of burning in the area. The area was checked and the burn location could not be determined. 7th Street.

April 11 - An officer responded to a report of a male subject who was requesting help after having thoughts of hurting himself. The subject did not have any weapons or specific methods of harm. The male subject was transported to Buffalo Hospital Emergency Room. 7th Avenue.

April 11 - An officer responded to a theft from an unlocked motor vehicle that had been left in the driveway overnight. Haywood Dr.

April 11 - Officers responded to a report of theft from a motor vehicle while it was parked in the driveway. The vehicle was unlocked and unattended overnight. A wallet containing cash, IDs, and several credit cards and gift cards was stolen. Haywood Drive.

April 12 - An officer received a report of an item stolen from a motor vehicle while it was parked in the driveway. At some point in the last two days someone entered the vehicle and removed a flashlight. The vehicle was unlocked and unattended. Dutch Lake Trail.

April 11 - An officer responded to a report of theft from a motor vehicle. The vehicle was parked in the driveway overnight. At some point someone entered the vehicle and removed a laptop computer and a cell phone. The vehicle was unlocked and unattended. Haywood Dr.

April 11 - An officer received a report of possible theft from vehicles. The vehicles were parked in the driveway overnight and someone entered the vehicles and rifled through the glove boxes and center consoles. The resident was not sure if anything had been stolen. The vehicles were unlocked and unattended. Dutch Lake Trail.

April 11 - An officer received a report of a theft from a motor vehicle. The vehicle was parked unlocked in the driveway over the past weekend. The resident noticed that the vehicle had been entered but did not initially notice anything missing. Yesterday he went to use his propane torch and noticed that it was missing. 7th Street.

April 11 - An officer received a report that someone entered and rifled through a vehicle while it was parked on the driveway. The resident did not notice anything missing from the vehicle. The vehicle was unlocked and unattended. Mallard Pass Trail.

April 11 - An officer received a report of a theft from a vehicle that was parked in the driveway. At some point someone entered the car and rummaged through the glove box and the center console and removed a phone charger, an electric cigarette charger, a small amount of change, and the change tray from the vehicle. The vehicle was unlocked and unattended. 5th Avenue.

April 11 - An officer received a report that someone had gone through the residents’ vehicles when they were parked in the driveway. They did not notice any items missing but the doors were left ajar. The vehicles were unlocked and unattended in the driveway overnight.

April 11 - An officer responded to a report of an individual who had taken prescription medication and had possibly been drinking as well. The individual admitted to drinking and was coherent and able to carry on a conversation. The PR advised the officer that he would transport the individual to the hospital himself. The officer advised the PR to call 911 and get an ambulance if the individual’s symptoms worsened. 7th Street.

April 11 - An officer responded to a noise complaint. The officer could hear loud music from a nearby house. The officer made contact with the resident playing the music. He had already turned it down. The officer advised the individual about city ordinances. 11th St.

April 11 - An officer responded to a medical call involving the same patient from the previous call. The PR stated that the patient was now incoherent and his condition was worsening. The patient admitted to drinking more alcohol. A WCSO deputy responded and assisted. Howard Lake ambulance responded and transported the patient to Buffalo Hospital. 7th Street.

April 11 - An officer received a report of some diet pills stolen from a car while it was parked outside in the driveway. There were signs that someone had gone through the car but the complainant could not identify any other missing items. The vehicle was unlocked and unattended overnight. Haywood Dr.

April 11 - An officer received a report of a possibly intoxicated party leaving the Sinclair station in a white Pontiac. An officer checked the area but did not locate the vehicle. 6th Street.

April 11 - An officer received a report that a resident’s ex has refused to give her back some of her property. She initially thought that the items might be in a residence in Howard Lake but they could also be in Victor Township. The officer advised her that it was a civil matter and that she should consult her attorney. 7th Street.

April 11 - An officer received a report of possible threats. An individual stated that when she was on the phone with a friend she heard a male individual in the background make a threat against her. She identified the male as a resident of Howard Lake and asked that the incident be documented. 8th Ave.

April 12 - An officer assisted a Wright County Deputy with a traffic stop. The officer stood by while the deputy issued citations for underage consumption of alcohol.

April 12 - HLPD Reserves assisted WCSO with cows in the roadway. 40th St.