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Lester Prairie Police Report
Herald Journal, April 21, 2014

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Mar. 26 – Officer investigated a complaint of an illegal burn. The individual burning was advised of the ordinance and complaint.

Mar. 26 – Officer investigated a driving complaint around the road closed signs at the school.

Mar. 26 – Officer responded to a Domestic Assault incident.

Mar. 27 – Officer investigated a 911 hang up call. It was determined there were children playing with the phone.

Mar. 27 – Officer checked on a motorist experiencing equipment issues. All was OK.

Mar. 27 – Officer checked on a suspicious vehicle parked at a closed business. The driver was waiting for a friend.

Mar. 28 – Officer checked on an individual who parked their vehicle in an unusual manner at a residence. The individual was OK and appreciated the Officer’s concern.

Mar. 28 – Officer checked on an individual at a vacant residence. The individual was the caretaker for the property.

Mar. 28 – Officer investigated a complaint of “Bullying” at the City Park. Incident was called into the Police Department with vague information. Officer made contact with several juveniles at the park and reminded them all of appropriate conduct.

Mar. 28 – Officer spoke with a homeowner reference burning of illegal materials in backyard fire pit.

Mar. 29 – Officer responded to a medical and assisted the Lester Prairie Fire and Rescue Team on the call.

Mar. 29 – Officer responded to an additional medical and assisted the Lester Prairie Fire and Rescue Team on the call.

Mar. 29 – Officer investigated a driving complaint involving an ATV. The owner was advised of the complaint and warned to get the vehicle registered.

Mar. 30 – Officer provided information to a parent and a juvenile driver reference various equipment issues on a vehicle
they use. The information was requested by the parent.

Mar. 30 – Officer was called to investigate a suspicious individual attempting to pass a credit card scam onto a business in town. The Officer wasn’t able to locate the individual.

Mar. 30 – Officer dealt with an intoxicated female wandering the streets. The individual was released to a sober / responsible adult for the evening.

Mar. 31 – Found property was turned into the Police Department and returned to the rightful owner.

Apr. 1 – Officer investigated a complaint of suspicious noises at a residence. Everything checked out to be OK. The source of the noise was discovered as an item blowing in the wind and striking the house.

Apr. 2 – Officer investigated a 911 hang up call. It was determined there was an issue with the homeowner’s connection service and was advised to get it looked at.

Apr. 2 – Officer impounded a “Tabby” cat that had a purple collar on it. The cat was brought to the Lester Prairie Vet Clinic.

Apr. 3 – Officer assisted the McLeod County Sheriff’s Office on an attempt to locate a vehicle that had gone into the ditch. The vehicle was gone upon arrival of Officer.

Apr. 3 – Officer responded to a second vehicle in the ditch complaint. All occupants were OK and a private tow was already ordered by the driver.

Apr. 3 – Officer assisted the Winsted Police Department on a call of threats from an individual. Officers wound up dealing with 3 intoxicated individuals.

Apr. 4 – Officer checked on a motorist who had locked herself out of her vehicle. The individual was able to gain access into the vehicle eventually.

Apr. 4 – Officer assisted the Winsted Police Department on a Physical Domestic Assault incident.

Apr. 4 – Officer checked on a motorist with flashers on along the roadway. Everything was OK.

Apr. 5 – Officer responded to a call of a Suicidal Female with a Gun. The Officer made contact with the individual and arrangements were made for the individual to be brought to a safe facility.

Apr. 5 – Officer investigated a complaint of juveniles playing in or around vehicles at a business. The juveniles were gone upon Officer’s arrival.

Apr. 6 – Officer investigated a property dispute. The involved individuals were advised the matter was Civil in nature.

Apr. 6 – Officer assisted the McLeod County Sheriff’s Office in an attempt to locate a complaint of an intoxicated female on an ATV. The individual was located and dealt with by the McLeod County Sheriff’s Office.

Apr. 6 – Officer impounded a dog that wandered into the City limits. The dog was brought to the Lester Prairie Vet Clinic. The dog was described as a large Black and Brown, heavier set dog.

Apr. 6 – Officer investigated a Criminal Damage to Property complaint.

Apr. 8 – Officer investigated a disturbance at the School. The matter is being handled by School Administration.
During the past two weeks there were 44 Public Assists and 33 additional Agency Assists in the City.
Traffic Enforcement Report; during the past two weeks there were 9 Verbal warnings issued for various traffic related violations and 4 Citations issued, two for speed and two for driver’s license violations.