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Lester Prairie Police Report
Herald Journal, Oct. 20, 2014

None at this time

Sept. 24 – Officer assisted the Hutchinson Police Department in an attempt to locate a suspect vehicle with stolen license plates.

Sept. 24 – Officer assisted the Winsted Police Department on a Mental Health incident.

Sept. 24 – Officer investigated a parking complaint. Contact was made with the driver and the vehicle was moved immediately.

Sept. 24 – Officer investigated a Phone Scam / Fraud complaint.

Sept. 24 – Officer took a report regarding the welfare of an individual. The information was forwarded on to the appropriate agency and contact was made with the individual.

Sept. 24 – Officer assisted the Winsted Police Department in searching or checking out a vacant residence that was reported to have suspicious activity at the property.

Sept. 24 – Officer assisted the McLeod County Sheriff’s Office on a complaint of horses in the roadway.

Sept. 25 – Officer investigated several properties on Blight complaints. Cases pending further action from the property owners.

Sept. 25 – Officer investigated a complaint of theft. The matter was determined to be civil in nature. The reporting party was advised as to how to handle the case further.

Sept. 26 – Officer assisted the Hutchinson Police Department in an attempt to locate an individual involved in a Domestic Assault incident.

Sept. 26 – Officer investigated several properties on Blight complaints. Cases pending further action from the property owners.

Sept. 26 – Officer assisted the Lester Prairie Fire Department with traffic control on a call.

Sept. 26 – Officer assisted the Hutchinson Police Department in an attempt to locate a suspect in a Domestic Assault incident.

Sept. 26 – Officer assisted the McLeod County Sheriff’s Office on a Car vs. Deer incident. The Officer provided emergency lighting on the scene for safety issues until the Deputy arrived on scene.

Sept 26 – Officer responded to a medical at the Football game. Officer assisted the Lester Prairie Fire and Rescue Team on the call.

Sept. 26 – Officer assisted the Winsted Police Department on a call involving drugs and drugs and drug activity.

Sept. 27 – Officer responded to a 911 hang up call.

Sept. 27 – Officer assisted the Winsted Police Department on a traffic stop involving drugs in the vehicle.

Sept. 28 – Officer checked on a motorist. The individual was provided directions.

Sept. 28 – Officer checked on several juveniles wandering around. As the Officer approached, the juveniles fled.

Sept. 28 – Officer responded to a McLeod County Sheriff’s Office call involving a Suicidal female.

Sept. 28 – Officer was paged out while off duty to investigate a complaint of individuals in the roadway. The caller was concerned they might be tampering with vehicles. The Officer didn’t locate anyone walking in the area and no vehicle tampering complaints were received.

Sept. 28 – Officer checked on a motorist stranded along the roadway. The vehicle had a flat tire and no spare tire to replace it with. Officer provided lighting on scene as a tow truck arrived and picked up the vehicle.

Sept. 29 – Officer assisted the City Attorney of Minnetonka with information on an individual that used to reside in Lester Prairie.

Oct. 1 – Officer conducted training for a business.

Oct. 1 – Officer investigated a complaint reference habitual barking dog.

Oct. 1 – Officer investigated a Truancy issue at the School.

Oct. 1 – Officer conducted traffic control during a Funeral Escort.

Oct. 1 – Officer investigated a 911 hang up call. Everything checked out to be OK. Individual was figuring out new phone and misdialed.

Oct. 2 – Officer assisted a Teacher with a student causing a disturbance at the School.

Oct. 2 – Officer investigated a driving complaint. Information was passed along to other Officers for follow up.

Oct. 2 – Officer investigated a complaint of Counterfeit Currency at the Bank. The case is pending further investigation.

Oct. 2 – Officer made contact with an individual hanging out in the dug outs at the baseball field. The individual was advised not to smoke in the area as all the parks are tobacco free areas. The individual moved along and apologized.

Oct. 3 – Officer investigated a Truancy issue at the School.

Oct. 3 – Officer was called up to the School to deal with a student that was in possession of contraband or an unsafe item.

Oct 3 – Officer responded to a medical and assisted the Lester Prairie Fire and Rescue Team on the call.

Oct. 4 – Officer was flagged down by a driver. Apparently the individual was lost and needed directions. The Officer provided direction to the individual.

Oct. 4 – Officer was called to a disturbance involving an intoxicated male threatening patrons at the Bars. The individual was sent to Detox.

Oct. 4 – Officer responded to a lost child complaint. The child was found and returned to parents.

Oct. 5 – Officer made contact with a suspicious individual. The individual was advised to call it a night and return to his residence.

Oct. 5 – Officer responded to two separate loud music complaints. The involved individuals were asked to turn the music down. They both complied.

Oct. 6 – Officer assisted Renville County Sheriff’s Office in an attempt to locate a stolen vehicle.

Oct. 6 – Officer investigated a Truancy issue at the School.

Oct. 6 – Officer responded to a Domestic Assault incident. An arrest was made.

Oct. 6 – Officer assisted the Winsted Police Department on a traffic stop.

Oct. 7 – Officer investigated a Truancy issue at the School.

Oct. 7 – Officer spoke with an individual regarding City Ordinance for camping. The individual was given a deadline as to come into compliance with the ordinance or face charges for the violation.

Oct. 7 – Officer responded to a medical and assisted the Lester Prairie Fire and Rescue Team on the call.

Oct. 7 – Officer investigated a Truancy issue at the School.

Oct. 7 – Officer responded to a residence to investigate a mental health matter. The involved individual volunteered to be seen by a Counselor or Doctor. The individual was delivered to a safe facility.

During the past two weeks, there were 38 Public Assists and 53 additional Agency Assists in the City.

Traffic Enforcement report; during the past two weeks there were 12 Verbal warnings for various traffic related violations and 2 Citations issued for Speeding and No Current Proof of Insurance.