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Lester Prairie Police Report
Herald Journal, Friday, March 15, 2018

Feb. 20 – Officer responded to a medical and assisted the Lester Prairie Fire and Rescue team on the call.

Feb. 21 – Officer discovered an open door at a closed business. The area was checked and the door was secured.

Feb. 21 – Officer assisted the Hutchinson Police Department in an attempt to locate a runaway juvenile.

Feb. 21 – Officer investigated a parking complaint around the school. Contact was made with the driver of the vehicle and advised where he could park legally.

Feb. 22 – Officer investigated a driving complaint around the school.

Feb. 22 – Officer assisted the Winsted Police Department on a mental health concern matter. An individual was taken into custody and transported to a safe facility.

Feb. 22 – Officer investigated a phone scam complaint. Reporting party said someone called claiming to be from the Social Security Administration and requested personal information to stop the agency from cancelling social security number. This was a scam attempt. The IRS, Social Security, or other government agencies do not call people to conduct their business. Note: If you receive similar phone calls and people are requesting personal information...do not give personal information to anyone.

Feb. 23 – Officer assisted the Carver County Sheriff’s Department in an attempt to locate a suicidal individual known to carry weapons.

Feb. 24 – Officer assisted several motorists that were stuck in snow drifts.

Feb. 25 – Officer was called out, while off duty, to a commercial burglar alarm at a business.

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

Feb. 25 – Officer responded to a business where there was a report of a gas leak. The Lester Prairie Fire Department discovered a gas regulator was covered by snow, causing fumes to circulate into the building.

Feb. 27 – Officer assisted the Meeker County Sheriff’s Office in an attempt to locate a stolen vehicle.

Feb. 27 – Officer assisted the McLeod County Sheriff’s Officd with the execution of an arrest warrant. Keith Zeltner, DOB 06-16-1985, of Lester Prairie, was arrested on charges of 3rd Degree Controlled Substance violation.

Feb. 28 – Officer conducted a welfare check on an individual. The matter became a truancy investigation.

Feb. 28 – Officer responded to a single vehicle crash. There were no injuries, but property damage was extensive.

Feb. 28 – Officer investigated a vulnerable adult complaint.

Feb. 28 – Officer investigated a loud music complaint at a residence. The property owner was advised of the complaint and the city ordinance for sound amplification.

Feb. 28 – Officer investigated a theft complaint. The matter is under further investigation.

March 1 – Officer responded to a commercial burglar alarm at a business. All checked out to be OK.

March 2 – Officer assisted the Winsted Police on a traffic stop.

March 2 – Officer investigated a loud music complaint at a residence. The property owner was advised of the complaint and the city ordinance for sound amplification.

March 4 – Officer assisted the McLeod County Sheriff’s Department with a vehicle in the ditch. The vehicle was from a Hutchinson Police Department incident, where the suspect fled in the vehicle and subsequently crashed in the county.

March 4 – Officer assisted the Winsted Police Department on a mental health incident.

March 5 – Officer assisted the McLeod County Sheriff’s Department in an attempt to locate a stolen vehicle.

During the past two weeks there were 60 public assists and 55 additional agency assists in the city.

Traffic Enforcement Report: during the past two weeks there were five verbal warnings for various traffic related violations,and no citations issued.

There were two parking citations issued for the city ordinance of no parking 2 – 6 a.m. on any city streets.