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Lester Prairie Police Report
Herald Journal, Friday May 11, 2018

April 18 – Officer investigated a disturbance at the school involving a student having a breakdown. A parent came and picked up the student.

April 18 – Officer investigated a harassment complaint. The officer mediated a resolution to the matter.

April 19 – Officer assisted the Meeker County Sheriff’s Office in an attempt to locate a suspect involved in a domestic incident.

April 20 – Officer investigated a barking dog complaint. The dog owner was advised of the complaint and warned future incidents will be resolved with a citation.

April 21 – Officer was given found property. The property was returned to the rightful owner.

April 21 – Officer assisted the McLeod County Sheriff’s Office and the MN State Patrol on locating a suspect vehicle involved in a road rage incident. The driver denied there was any issue.

April 21 – Officer assisted the Meeker County Sheriff’s Office in an attempt to locate a suspect who violated a court order.

April 21 – Officer investigated a loud music complaint at a residence. The property owner was advised of the complaint and the city ordinance reference sound amplification.

April 21 – Officer assisted a mother in a matter involving her picking up her child at a residence in town. The mother was concerned there might be an issue so she requested police presence to prevent any issues.

April 22 – Officer investigated a complaint of barking dogs at a residence. The officer wasn’t able to make contact with the property owner until the following afternoon. The dog owner was advised of the city ordinances regarding dogs and the violations that were observed by the officer. The owner said he will make arrangements to correct the violations as soon as possible.

April 22 – Officer was paged out while off duty to respond to a complaint of two juveniles shooting a rifle at items in their back yard of their apartment building. Upon arriving on scene it was discovered the rifle was a BB gun, which is still illegal to brandish or shoot in the city limits. A parent was talked to, along with the juveniles regarding the multiple state and city ordinance violations. The juveniles were made to clean up the mess they made and lectured about making better decisions.

April 22 – Officer assisted the McLeod County Sheriff’s Office on a medical in the county.

April 22 – Officer mediated a dispute between a wife and husband over property issues. A resolution was achieved and the individuals separated for the evening.

April 23 – Officer responded to a fire alarm at a residence. All was OK. The property owner burnt something on the stove and set off the alarm.

April 24 – Officer assisted the McLeod County Sheriff’s Office in an attempt to locate a suspect involved in a drug case that was being investigated.

April 24 – Officer assisted the Hutchinson Police Department in an attempt to locate a vulnerable adult.

April 25 – Officer responded to a complaint of a physical domestic assault incident. The matter was determined to be only verbal in nature and the involved individuals were separated.

April 25 – Officer checked on suspicious activity at the baseball fields. The matter checked out to OK. Information was passed on to the Athletic Director.

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

April 26 – Officer assisted a motorist that was broken down. Officer provided emergency lighting until the motorist was able to get his vehicle running and operational to continue on his way.

April 26 – Officer investigated a blight matter at a residence. The property owner was advised of the ordinance violation and provided a copy of the ordinance. The case is pending further investigation for compliance.

April 27 – Officer responded to Winsted to check the welfare of an officer who wasn’t responding to his radio while on a call. The officer was cancelled while enroute.

April 27 – Officer assisted the McLeod County Sheriff’s Office on a call in an attempt to locate off road vehicles that were reported to be tearing up the roads and ditches.

April 27 – Officer responded to a complaint of loud music and a large campfire. Officer made contact with the property owner and advised to turn down the music and keep the fire within ordinance specifications.

April 29 – Officer assisted the Winsted Police Department on a domestic incident.

April 29 – Chief Carlson took the DARE students to the MN Twin’s game.

April 29 – Officer responded to a call of arcing power lines. Officer conducted traffic control and directed people away from the area until Xcel Energy arrived and shut off the power.

April 30 – Officer investigated a complaint of a disturbance at the School.

April 30 – Officer investigated numerous properties for Blight violations.

April 30 – Officer investigated a 911 hang up call. It was determined the person with the phone wasn’t sure how it worked and had the phone locked into S. O. S. mode.

May 1 – Officer assisted the Wright County Sheriff’s Office in an attempt to locate a vehicle and suspect that were involved in a shooting.

May 1 – Officer investigated a complaint of barking dogs. The animal’s owner was advised of the complaint the ordinance regarding dogs barking.

During the past two weeks there were 58 public assists and 49 additional agency assists in the City.

Traffic Enforcement Report; during the past two weeks there were 17 verbal warnings for various traffic related violations and 5 citations issued. Those citations were for driver’s license violations, speed, no current proof of insurance and seatbelt violation.