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Lester Prairie Police Report
Herald Journal, March 2, 2015

Feb. 11 – Officer assisted the Hutchinson Police Department in an attempt to locate a vehicle listed as having stolen license plates on it.

Feb. 11 – Officer investigated a complaint of child neglect and conducted welfare checks on the children and the parent in the case.

Feb. 12 – Officer investigated a suspicious vehicle at a closed business. Everything checked out to be OK.

Feb. 12 – Officer investigated a truancy matter at the School.

Feb. 12 – Officer assisted the State Patrol and the McLeod County Sheriff’s Office in an attempt to locate a vehicle involved in a driving complaint.

Feb. 12 – Officer assisted the Winsted Police Department on a call of a Suicidal Female complaint.

Feb. 12 – Officer discovered an open door on a business. Officer conducted a walk thru of the building and secured the doors. Management was notified of the matter the following day.

Feb. 13 – Officer responded to a 1 vehicle crash. No injuries were reported in the incident.

Feb. 13 – Officer investigated a report of a Suicidal female complaint. The individual was transported to a safe facility.

Feb. 14 – Officer discovered an open door on a closed business. A walk thru was conducted and the building was secured.

Feb. 14 – Officer investigated a suspicious noise at a business. The keyholder was notified of the issue.

Feb. 17 – Officer investigated a harassing communications complaint.

Feb. 17 – Officer assisted the St. Louis Park Police Department in an attempt to locate a Suicidal Male heading towards the McLeod County area. The individual is known to carry weapons.

Feb. 17 – Officer checked on a suspicious vehicle at a closed business after hours. Everything checked out to be fine.

Feb. 18 – Officer responded to a medical and assisted the Lester Prairie Fire and Rescue Team on the call.

Feb. 18 – Officer assisted a business by processing and delivering Trespass Warning Notifications to individuals no longer welcome on the premises.

Feb. 18 – Officer discovered an open door at a closed business. The building was checked and secured.

Feb. 19 – Officer assisted the Winsted Police Department on a Domestic incident, possibly involving weapons.

Feb. 20 – Officer investigated a complaint of an unruly student at the School. The matter was mediated by the Officer and School Administration.

Feb. 20 – Officer assisted the Winsted Police Department on a traffic stop involving an individual with an outstanding arrest warrant.

Feb. 20 – Officer arrested Chad Woodall, DOB 04-11-1986, of Lester Prairie for Possession of Controlled Substance in the presence of a child.

Feb. 20 – Officer stopped to assist a stranded motorist and subsequently issued a citation for Possession of a Small Amount of Marijuana and Possession of drug Paraphernalia.

Feb. 21 – Officer checked on a suspicious male stumbling as he walked. The male was turned over to a responsible adult.

Feb. 21 – Officer investigated a complaint of damage to property. The incident involved a vehicle being driven by an unlicensed individual who drove and ran into a fence, damaging it. The incident is being forwarded on for Formal charges.

Feb. 21 – Officer responded to a business for a CO2 alarm.

Feb. 21 – Officer investigated a noise complaint. Officer made contact with the home owner and advised of the complaint and to turn down the television.

Feb. 21 – Officer assisted the Winsted Police Department on a traffic stop that turned into a DUI investigation.

Feb. 22 – Officer investigated suspicious activity at a business. Everything checked out to be fine.

Feb. 22 – Officer investigated a Domestic Assault Incident.

Feb. 23 – Officer took information reference a driving complaint. The reporting individual has asked for additional patrol in the area.

Feb. 24 – Officer assisted the Winsted Police Department on a suspicious activity complaint at a vacant residence.

Feb. 24. – Officer responded to a complaint of odor of gas at a residence.

During the past two weeks there were 35 Public Assists and 25 Additional Agency Assists in the City.

Traffic Enforcement Report; during the past two weeks there were 6 Verbal Warnings issued for various traffic related violations and 3 Citations issued for unsafe equipment, possession of small amount of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.