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Lester Prairie Police Report
Herald Journal, Feb. 2, 2015

Jan. 1 – Officer investigated a complaint of harassing communications.

Jan. 1 – Officer investigated a complaint of vehicles being keyed and tires being slashed, or Criminal Damage to Property. The case is under further investigation.

Jan. 2 – Officer investigated an open door at a closed business. The building was secured by the Officer.

Jan. 2 – Officer assisted the Carver County Sheriff’s Office in an attempt to locate a suspect involved in a Road Rage incident, involving a firearm.

Jan. 2 – Officer took a complaint of child safety concern. The complaint was informational only; no current safety issues were present.

Jan. 3 – Officer spoke with a home owner reference sound amplification ordinance. The music was turned down.

Jan. 3 – Officer investigated a child custody complaint. The matter was resolved. Concerns from involved individual were investigated and unfounded for neglect or abuse of the children.

Jan. 4 – Officer investigated a loud music complaint. The home owner was advised of the complaint and the music was turned down.

Jan. 4 – Officer found an “IPod” around the school. The item is secured at the Lester Prairie PD. If you have lost an IPod on or around this date, call the LPPD and inquire about this item. FYI...It was ran over numerous times and Officer wasn’t able to obtain ownership information from the IPod.

Jan. 5 – Officer investigated a driving complaint around the school barricades.

Jan. 5 – Officer investigated a driving complaint regarding unrestrained juveniles in the vehicle.

Jan. 5 – Officer assisted the Winsted Police Department on a traffic stop.

Jan. 6 – Officer investigated a suspicious vehicle at a business. The vehicle turned out to be stolen and it had stolen plates from a different vehicle on it. Further investigation is pending on this matter.

Jan. 6 – Officer checked on a suspicious vehicle in a business after hours. All checked out to be OK.

Jan. 6 – Officer checked on a suspicious vehicle in a business after hours. Driver had pulled off the road to use cell phone.

Jan. 8 – Officer assisted a citizen by contacting City Maintenance reference a frozen pipe at a residence.

Jan. 8 – Officer investigated on a 911 hang up call.

Jan. 9 – Officer responded to a medical and assisted the Lester Prairie Fire and Rescue Team on the call.

Jan. 9 – Officer assisted a citizen by contacting City Maintenance reference a frozen pipe at a residence.

Jan. 9 – Officer took a complaint reference a possible scam from a security company.

Jan. 9 – Officer assisted the Winsted Police Department on a traffic stop / DUI investigation.

Jan. 10 – Officer responded to property damage traffic accident.

Jan. 10 – Officer responded to a Burglary complaint. The case is under further investigation.

Jan. 10 – Officer arrested Richard Vickerman, DOB 09-07-1971, of Howard Lake, MN for driving on a Revoked license and numerous outstanding arrest warrants.

Jan. 11 – Officer investigated suspicious activity at a closed business.

Jan. 12 – Officer investigated a complaint of credit card fraud.

Jan. 12 – Officer investigated a 911 hang up call.

Jan. 12 – Officer responded to an additional 911 hang up call.

Jan. 13 – Officer investigated a phone scam complaint.

Jan. 13 – Officer investigated a school truancy matter.

Jan. 13 – Officer assisted the Winsted Police Department on a Domestic Incident.

Jan. 13 – Officer assisted the Winsted Police Department on a suspicious vehicle complaint. Drug paraphernalia was recovered from the vehicle and citations issued for the possession charge to a passenger of the vehicle.

Jan. 14 – Officer assisted the McLeod County Sheriff’s Office on a vehicle in the ditch.

During the past two weeks there were 33 Public Assists and 26 additional Agency Assists in the City.

Traffic Enforcement Report; during the past two weeks there were 8 Verbal Warnings issued for various traffic related violations and One Citation issued for Driving on a Revoked license. There were also two Parking Citations issued for Winter Parking Ordinance violations.