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Lester Prairie Police Report
Herald Journal, July 28, 2014

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July 2 – Officer investigated a gas drive off complaint.

July 2 – Officer investigated a complaint of an intoxicated male wandering around with an open container. Contact was made with the individual. The individual was advised to move along.

July 2 – Officer investigated a gas drive off complaint.

July 2 – Officer responded to a medical and assisted the Lester Prairie Fire and Rescue Team on the call.

July 2 – Officer investigated a complaint of a dog at large. The animal owner was advised of the complaint and ordinances regarding dogs.

July 2 – Officer answered questions regarding animal complaints and what homeowners could do to deter animals on their property.

July 3 – Officer was in Glencoe conducting business at the Sheriff’s Office when the Glencoe Police Department requested back up on a call. The Officer responded to location but was cancelled while en route.

July 3 – Officer investigated a Blight complaint at a residence.

July 3 – Officer investigated a Fraud complaint.

July 3 – Officer investigated a dog bite complaint. The case is pending further investigation.

July 3 – Officer investigated a disturbance complaint.

July 3 – Officer took information regarding harassing communications. The reporting individual was advised to monitor and contact Police if the matter continues.

July 3 – Officer observed an individual trespassing on restricted property. The individual was asked to leave the area.

July 3 – Officer discovered a dog at large. The Officer was able to contact the owner and have the dog picked up from the Officer.
July 3 – Officer assisted the Winsted Police Department on a traffic stop for a DUI investigation.

July 3 – Officer made a stop on a vehicle and discovered the driver was a victim of domestic assault. Medical care was provided and preliminary investigation information was forwarded to the appropriate agency to handle the case.

July 4 – Officer investigated a 911 hang up call. It was determined there was a child playing with the phone.

July 4 – Officer assisted the McLeod Sheriff’s Office on a residential burglar alarm.

July 4 – Officer investigated a complaint of suspicious activity at a vacant residence.

July 5 – Officer investigated numerous complaints reference illegal fireworks.

July 5 – Officer responded to a residential burglar alarm.

July 6 – Officer investigated a parking complaint. The vehicle was blocking a fire hydrant. The driver was advised to not cover the hydrant in the future, and the vehicle was moved.

July 6 – Officer assisted the Silver Lake Police Department in an attempt to locate a stolen vehicle.

July 6 – Officer investigated a child custody complaint.

July 6 – Officer assisted the Winsted Police Department on a domestic assault incident.

July 7 – Officer assisted the Silver Lake Police Department in an attempt to locate a stolen vehicle complaint.

July 7 – Officer assisted the Wright County Sheriff’s Office in an attempt to locate a domestic assault suspect.

July 7 – Officer delivered Dangerous Dog Papers to a residence in town. The owner was uncooperative and returned the papers to City Hall, thus causing a scene. This case is pending further investigation and Court assistance.

July 8 – Officer checked on a suspicious individual.

July 8 – Officer conducted an investigation for child neglect or welfare concerns.

July 8 – Officer impounded a Male Black Lab dog at the Lester Prairie Vet. Clinic.

July 9 – Officer investigated a barking dog complaint. The animal owner was advised of the complaint and the City Ordinance reference dogs.

July 9 – Officer investigated a loud music complaint. The source was located and the home owner was provided a copy of the City Ordinance reference sound amplification.

July 9 – Officer discovered an open door at a business. A walk thru of the building was conducted and the doors were secured. The key holder was notified of the incident.

July 10 – Officer responded to a 911 hang up call. It was determined a child was playing with the phone.

July 10 – Officer was flagged down by a motorist who reported a medical incident and traffic jam issue. Officer notified dispatch of the incident and responded to the call.

July 10 – Officer investigated a shoplifting incident at a business. The case is pending further investigation.

July 10 – Officer investigated a criminal damage to property incident.

July 11 – Officer responded to a medical and assisted the Lester Prairie Fire and Rescue Team on the call.

July 11 – Officer conducted a traffic stop and arrested Benjamin Berry, DOB 11-27-1985, of Howard Lake, for driving on a suspended driver’s license.

July 12 – Officer investigated a criminal damage to property incident.

July 12 – Officer investigated a suspicious vehicle at a closed business.

July 13 – Officer responded to a medical and assisted the Lester Prairie Fire and Rescue Team on the call.

July 14 – Officer conducted a welfare check on children involved in a child custody matter.

July 14 – Property was found and turned in to the Police Department. The property was returned to the rightful owner.

July 15 – Officer investigated a Harassing Communications complaint. The Complainant was advised as to how to deal with the matter.

July 15 – Officer assisted a motorist with flashers on along the side of the road.

During the past two weeks there have been 19 Public Assists and 48 additional Agency Assists in the City.