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Lester Prairie Police Report
Herald Journal, Aug. 11, 2014

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July 16 – Officer responded to a medical and assisted the Lester Prairie Fire and Rescue Team on the call.

July 16 – Officer investigated a Trespassing violation complaint.

July 16 – Officer investigated a harassment complaint.

July 16 – Officer responded to a 911 hang up call. Everything checked out to be OK, the call was a misdial.

July 16 – Officer investigated numerous properties for Blight complaints.

July 17 – Officer investigated a Burglary Complaint. The case is pending further investigation.

July 17 – Officer investigated a Juvenile Runaway complaint. During the investigation, the juvenile returned home.

July 17 – Officer received a complaint of unsupervised children playing. The children had just been checked on by the Officer prior to the complaint. The children’s parents were aware of their location and were monitoring the children.

July 18 – Officer investigated a Gas Drive Off complaint. The matter wasn’t criminal and the bill was sufficed at the business.

July 18 – Officer spoke with a home owner regarding illegal burning of green material causing excessive smoke. The ordinance was explained as well as the location of the compost area.

July 18 – Officer responded to a 911 hang up call. All was well, it was determined the call was a pocket dial.

July 19 – Officer was dispatched to an unknown disturbance. Involved individuals had already left the area. The matter was a medical situation. The call was transferred to the appropriate agency and contact was made with the involved parties.

July 19 – Officer provided traffic control for the Prairie Days 5K run.

July 19 – Officer investigated a parking complaint of several vehicles at or around the Prairie Days festival. The vehicles were moved.

July 19 – Officer investigated a two vehicle crash.

July 19 – Officer participated in the Prairie Days Parade.

July 20 – Officer investigated a suspicious male.

July 20 – Officers responded to a fight complaint.

July 20 – Officers investigated a loud disturbance complaint. Individuals were advised to call it a night and stay away from each other.

July 20 – Officers responded to a disturbance between neighbors. Officers mediated a resolution of the matter.

July 20 – Officers were dispatched to a shots fired complaint. The matter was fireworks.

July 20 – Officers responded to an unknown disturbance at a residence. The matter turned up to be nothing.

July 20 – Officer investigated a traffic complaint of vehicles driving thru the area where the Prairie Days festival tent was still erected an in the roadway. Vehicles were driving under the tent, thinking the road was open to traffic.

July 20 – Officer investigated a two vehicle crash.

July 21 – Officer investigated a harassment complaint. The suspect was trespassed from the property. The case is pending further investigation.

July 21 – Officer assisted the Hutchison Police Department in an attempt to locate a vulnerable adult.

July 22 – Officer responded to a medical and assisted the Lester Prairie Fire and Rescue Team on the call.

July 22 – Officer investigated a 911 hang up call. It was determined to be a child playing with the phone.

July 22 – Officer assisted McLeod County Social Services on an investigation.

July 22 – Officer was given found property.

July 22 – Officer was called to a residence for a property dispute. The Officer advised the involved participants the matter was civil in nature.
July 22 – Officer investigated a suspicious vehicle at a closed business. The vehicle was unoccupied and no one around.

July 23 – Officer investigated a theft from business complaint.

July 23 – Officer investigated a property dispute complaint. The involved individuals were advised the matter was Civil in nature and the Courts would need to assist them with their issues.

July 23 – Officer investigated a property damage complaint.

July 24 – Officer assisted the Winsted Police Department on a call of teens peeping into windows and tampering with vehicles.

July 25 – Officer investigated a theft of gas from a business, a drive off. The incident was deemed Civil because of the actions of the business.

July 25 – Officer investigated a barking dog complaint.

July 25 – Officer responded to a medical and assisted the Lester Prairie Fire and Rescue Team on the call.

July 26 – Officer assisted the McLeod County Sheriff’s Office on a suspicious male complaint.

July 26 – Officer responded to a Commercial Burglar alarm. It was determined to be an employee error incident.

July 26 – Officer investigated a complaint of kids making noise. The children were talked to advised to move along.

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

July 27 – Officer responded to a theft of gas from business complaint.

July 27 – Officer assisted the Winsted Police Department on a mental health incident involving a juvenile.

July 28 – Officer assisted the Silver Lake Police Department and the McLeod County Sheriff’s Office on a suicidal male complaint.

July 28 – Officer investigated a complaint of a dog at large.

July 28 – Officer provided traffic control during a Funeral Escort.

July 29 – Officer investigated a theft complaint. The case is pending further investigation.

July 29 – Officer investigated a barking dog complaint.

July 29 – Officer investigated a complaint of damage to property.

July 29 – Officer assisted the Winsted Police Department and the McLeod County Sheriff’s Office on execution of an arrest warrant.

July 29 – Officer investigated an open door at a business.

July 29 – Officer investigated a complaint of harassing communications.

During the past two weeks there were 23 Public Assists and 55 additional Agency Assists in the City.

Traffic Enforcement Report; during the past two weeks there were 14 verbal warnings for various traffic related violations and 1 citation issued for driving around barricades in an area the road was closed.