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Lester Prairie Police Report
Herald Journal, May 23, 2016

None reported at this time

Apr. 27 – Officer investigated a driving complaint. The involved driver was spoken to about the complaint. Officer didn’t witness the offense but warned driver to slow down to avoid future complaints.

Apr. 27 – Officer investigated an open door at a business after hours. The area and building was checked and the door was secured.

Apr. 27 – Officer assisted the McLeod County Sheriff’s Office on a Commercial Burglar Alarm at a business in the County. Housekeeping for the building was present but unaware that they tripped an alarm. All checked out to be OK.

Apr. 28 – Officer responded to a Commercial Burglar Alarm at a business in town. An employee tripped the alarm at the start of the shift and made a mistake with the alarm box.

Apr. 28 – Officer investigated a theft complaint. The case is under further investigation.

Apr. 28 – Officer took a report of harassing communications. The complainant believes the call was a potential phone scam. The reporting individual was advised to block the caller on her phone.

Apr. 28 – Officer investigated a driving complaint.

Apr. 28 – Officer responded to a 911 open line call. All checked out to be OK. A baby was playing with the phone.

Apr. 28 – Officer was dispatched to a driving complaint. The complainant refused to give dispatch pertinent information and the officer wasn’t able to locate the suspect vehicle.

Apr. 29 – Officer responded to a medical and assisted the Lester Prairie Fire and Rescue Team on the call.

Apr. 29 – Officer checked on a suspicious vehicle and individuals. All checked out to be OK.

Apr. 29 – Officer was dispatched to a child custody complaint. The involved individuals resolved the matter before the Officer arrived on scene.

Apr. 30 – Officer took a complaint of harassment from an individual. The matter is under further investigation.

Apr. 30 – Officer responded to a medical and assisted the Lester Prairie Fire and Rescue Team on the call.

May 1 – Officer assisted the Winsted Police Department on a fight at a bar.

May 1 – Officer assisted the State Patrol and the McLeod County Sheriff’s Office in an attempt to locate a vehicle involved in a driving complaint.

May 2 – Officer assisted the Wright County Department of Corrections in apprehending Bobbie Jo Schneewind, DOB 02-26-1987, of Lester Prairie, for a violation of her conditions of release on previous drug related incidents.

May 2 – Officer investigated a driving complaint. The suspect was later made aware of the complaint and advised to watch his driving conduct.

May 2 – Officer was dispatched to the School to take a complaint of unsupervised children behaving poorly and “bullying” others after school hours.

May 2 – Officer investigated a suspicious incident at a residence. The property owner was notified of the incident and everything checked out to be OK.

May 2 – Officer was approached by a Homeless individual. The individual was provided information to assist him with matters.

May 3 – Officer assisted the Winsted Police by responding to the Officer’s location and doing a safety check on the Officer because he wasn’t answering his radio when dispatch was checking on him.

May 3 – Officer checked on a motorist pulled over on the shoulder. The driver was checking and re-securing his load.

May 3 – Officer conducted a welfare check on an individual. The individual was discovered deceased. The scene was processed and investigation completed.

May 3 – Officer assisted the Winsted Police Department on a traffic stop, vehicle search.

May 4 – Officer assisted the Glencoe Police Department on a Runaway Juvenile incident.

May 4 – Officer investigated a City Ordinance violation. The property owner was made aware of the violation and the matter was resolved immediately.

May 4 – Officer responded to a medical and assisted the Lester Prairie Fire and Rescue Team on the call.

May 5 – Officer responded to a medical and assisted the Lester Prairie Fire and Rescue Team on the call.

May 5 – Officer investigated a two property damage accident that occurred around the School. Information from drivers was exchanged.

May 5 – Officer investigated numerous parking violations around the School.

May 6 – Officer investigated a disturbance at the School involving a student.

May 6 – Officers assisted the McLeod County Sheriff’s Office on a Domestic Assault incident in the County. While on scene, Officers apprehended a different individual on scene for an outstanding arrest warrant.

May 6 – Officer investigated a report of theft of keys for a vehicle. The case is under further investigation.

May 6 – Officer discovered an open door on a business, after hours. The area was checked and the door was secured.

May 6 – Officer discovered damage to City Property at the Park by the Pool.

May 6 – Officer investigated a disturbance complaint. During the investigation it was discovered that one of the involved individuals had an outstanding arrest warrant. Brennin Douglas Knudson, DOB 09-01-1990, of Lester Prairie, was arrested on the warrant.

May 7 – Officer assisted the Meeker County Sheriff’s Office in an attempt to locate an overdue motorist.

May 7 – Officer took a complaint of smoke in the area. The caller was advised it was smoke from the wildfires up North.

May 7 – Officer assisted the Sibley County Sheriff’s Office in an attempt to locate an overdue motorist.

May 7 – Officer assisted the Meeker County Sheriff’s Office in an attempt to locate a suspect involved in a Felony level Domestic Assault incident.

May 7 – Officer investigated a barking dog complaint. The animal owner was made aware of the City ordinance and advised to keep closer watch of the animal to prevent any further action from Law Enforcement.

May 7 – Officer investigated an additional barking dog complaint. The property owner wasn’t home, but the Officer made contact later in the shift with him. The owner was advised of the Statutes and Ordinances that his dogs were in violation of. Further investigation is pending on this matter.

May 7 – Officer responded to and investigated a disturbance at a residence.

May 8 – Officer assisted the McLeod County Sheriff’s Office in an attempt to locate a vehicle involved in a rolling domestic incident.

May 8 – Officer responded to a Commercial Burglar Alarm at a business. All checked out to be OK.

May 8 – Officer responded to and assisted the Lester Prairie Fire Department on a Gas Leak call.

May 8 – Officer spoke with several individuals who were parked illegally around the baseball fields down around the park.

May 8 – Officer checked on a suspicious vehicle left in a farm field. The vehicle was not registered, but also not reported stolen. A farmer flagged down the Officer and advised the vehicle belonged to his family. The individual was advised to get registration on the vehicle.

May 9 – Officer investigated an animal complaint.

May 9 – Officer assisted a motorist who locked himself out of his vehicle. Someone was contacted to assist in opening the doors of the vehicle.

May 9 – Officer assisted the McLeod County Sheriff’s Office in an attempt to locate a vehicle involved in a driving complaint.

May 10 – Officer investigated two properties for Blight complaints. The cases are under further investigation.

May 10 – Officer investigated a complaint of theft. The matter was actually civil in nature. The Reporting individual was able to rectify the issue without the Courts assistance.

May 10 – Officer responded to and assisted the Lester Prairie Fire Department on a Carbon Monoxide Alarm at a residence.

May 11 – Officer assisted the School Administration on an investigation of a suspicious item found at School. The item checked out to be no threat or contraband.

During the past two weeks there were 50 Public Assists and 52 additional Agency Assists in the City.

Traffic Enforcement Report; during the past two weeks there were 7 verbal warnings issued for various traffic related violations and zero citations issued.

Parking Enforcement Note***Please pay attention to the parking signs around the School. With Graduation and Concerts coming up, parking will be limited. Parking is prohibited in posted areas so watch and understand the signs before leaving your vehicle.