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Lester Prairie Police Report
Herald Journal, Friday, Oct. 11, 2019

Sept. 18 – Officer responded to a residence, per the homeowner’s request, to assist with a complaint of suspicious activity at the residence. The matter was unfounded.

Sept. 18 – Officer discovered an open door at a business after hours. A walk through of the building was done and the building was secured.

Sept. 19 – Officer investigated a parking complaint. The driver of the illegally parked vehicle was located and asked to move his vehicle to avoid having it towed. The vehicle was moved and parked legally.

Sept. 19 – Officer responded to a disturbance complaint. The officer mediated a resolution between the involved individuals.

Sept. 19 – Officer assisted the Carver County Sheriff’s Office in an attempt to locate a suspect involved in a court order violation.

Sept. 20 – Officer assisted the Hutchinson Police Department in an attempt to locate a stolen motorcycle.

Sept. 20 – Officer assisted the Carver County Sheriff’s office in an attempt to locate a suspect that was involved in an incident.

Sept. 21 – Officer arrested Steven Keesling, DOB 02-22-1994, of Plato, MN, on an outstanding arrest warrant. The individual was charged with additional traffic-related violations from initial contact with this person during a traffic stop.

Sept. 22 – Officer rolled up on a disturbance outside of an establishment. Participants in the incident had left the area just prior to the officer’s arrival. The matter wasn’t criminal in nature. No further investigation done.

Sept. 23 – Officer investigated a blight complaint at a residence. The matter is under further investigation for compliance.

Sept. 23 – Officer assisted the McLeod County Sheriff’s office on an alarm at a business in the county.

Sept. 24 – Officer assisted the Hutchinson Police Department in an attempt to locate a suicidal male who had made threats towards law enforcement.

Sept. 25 – Officer cleared debris from the roadway that was a hazard to vehicles.

Sept. 26 – Officer made contact with a homeowner regarding possible vehicle tampering. The vehicle owners were appreciative of the officer’s inquiry, but stated they just forgot to shut the vehicle’s doors.

Sept. 26 – Officer spoke with a property owner regarding grass clippings being blown onto the street. The property owner had no idea there was such an ordinance prohibiting that action. The individual was apologetic, and immediately swept up the grass from the roadway.

Sept. 26 – Officer spoke with an individual regarding illegal burning. The individual was advised of the state statutes, and was advised to put the fire out immediately.

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

Sept. 26 – Officer assisted the Hutchinson Police Department in an attempt to locate a runaway juvenile.

Sept. 27 – Officer was requested to check the welfare of an individual. All checked out to be ok.

Sept. 27 – Officer assisted the Glencoe Police Department in an attempt to locate an individual who violated a court order.

Sept. 28 – Officer investigated a complaint of grass clippings being blown onto the roadway. Prior to the officer’s arrival, the suspect had cleaned up the street.

Sept. 29 – Officer assisted the Winsted Police Department on a traffic stop/DUI investigation.

Sept. 29 – Officer investigated a hit and run crash complaint. The case is under further investigation.

Sept. 30 – Officer responded to and assisted the Lester Prairie Fire Department on a fire alarm at the school.

Sept. 30 – Officer investigated a parking complaint at the school. Apparently, some people think it is ok to box in other vehicles in the parking lot. The officer had to interrupt what was going on at the school to announce owners of vehicles to move their cars. Several individuals moved their vehicles and parked them normally.

Sept. 30 – Officer assisted the Hutchinson Police Department in an attempt to locate a suspect involved in a domestic assault and interference with a 911 call incident.

Oct. 1 – Officer spoke with an individual for misuse of 911 service.

During the past two weeks there were 69 public assists, and 56 additional agency assists in the city.

Traffic Enforcement Report; during the past two weeks, there were 29 verbal warnings for various traffic related violations, and 6 citations issued, ranging from speeding, driver’s license violations, no current proof of insurance and seatbelt violations.