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Lester Prairie Police Report
Herald Journal, Oct. 27, 2014

Oct. 8 – Officer investigated a complaint of a suspicious vehicle. Case is pending further investigation.

Oct. 8 – Officer was called up to the School to investigate a matter involving a student being in possession of an E-Cigarette.

Oct. 8 – Officer responded to a medical and assisted the Lester Prairie Fire and Rescue Team on the call.

Oct. 9 – Officer assisted the Hutchinson Police Department in an attempt to locate a runaway juvenile.

Oct. 9 – Officer investigated a suspicious individual riding illegally on a bicycle. The individual was dressed all in Black and had no lights or proper reflection devices on his bicycle. The individual checked out. He was instructed to get lighting if he wishes to continue riding at night.

Oct. 10 – Officer responded to a call of a Burglary in progress. The matter wasn’t a burglary but the individual was not wanted at the property. The individual was trespassed from returning to the property.

Oct. 10 – Officer responded to a medical and assisted the Lester Prairie Fire and Rescue Team on the call.

Oct. 10 - Officer assisted the Winsted Police Department on a traffic stop. Officer provided back up on the stop during field sobriety tests.

Oct. 10 – Officer assisted the Winsted Police Department on an additional traffic stop involving DUI investigation.

Oct. 11 – Officer investigated an illegal burn incident. The property owner was advised of the ordinance and asked not to add anymore items to the fire.

Oct. 12 – Officer responded to a complaint of suspicious activity.

Oct. 12 – Officer responded to a complaint of someone trying to breaking an occupied residence. The matter was unfounded.

Oct. 14 – Officer investigated a 911 hang up incident. All checked out to be fine. Homeowners are having phone issues. Advised to call their phone provider and get the problem fixed.

Oct. 14 – Officer investigated a truancy complaint at the School.

Oct. 14 – Officer assisted the Sibley County Sheriff’s Office in an attempt to locate a vulnerable adult.

Oct. 15 – Officer investigated an illegal burning complaint. Officer warned the homeowner of the violation and explained Statutes and Ordinances reference legal fires on property.

Oct. 15 – Officer investigated a blight complaint on a property. The matter was dealt with immediately.

Oct. 15 – Officer assisted the Winsted Police Department on a DUI traffic stop investigation.

Oct. 15 – Officer investigated a complaint of horses and cows running loose in the City Streets. Officer assisted the owners of the animals with locating and offering lighting.

Oct. 16 – Officer was called to a found bicycle complaint. The bike was secured into Police possession. If you are missing a bike call the Lester Prairie Police Department to describe it and recover your property.

Oct. 16 – Officer assisted the Winsted Police Department and the McLeod County Sheriff’s Office on a driving complaint. Officer located and stopped the vehicle and subsequently arrested the driver, Timothy Roger Gutzke, DOB 11-06-1973, of Arlington, MN for driving Cancelled Inimical to Public Safety.

Oct. 16 – Officer investigated an attempted phone scam.

Oct. 16 – Officer assisted the McLeod County Sheriff’s Office on a car vs. deer accident.

Oct. 17 – Officer assisted the Wright County Sheriff’s Office in locating a suspect vehicle involved in a property damage accident. Information was forwarded to Wright County for their case.

Oct. 17 – Officer assisted the MN State Patrol in locating and detaining a suspect vehicle involved in a hit and run accident.

Oct. 18 – Officer received a complaint of barking dogs.

Oct. 18 – Officer investigated a child welfare complaint. Information was forwarded to the appropriate agencies and the child was placed into protective custody.

Oct. 18 – Officer assisted the St. Peter Police Department in an attempt to locate a runaway juvenile female.

Oct. 18 – Officer investigated a possible Court Order violation.

Oct. 18 – Officer stopped and spoke with a driver that lost part of the load from his vehicle. The load was branches and leaves. The driver returned to the scene and cleaned up the roadway.

Oct. 19 – Officer responded to a medical and assisted the Lester Prairie Fire and Rescue Team on the call.

Oct. 19 – Officer assisted the Winsted Police department in an attempt to locate a suspect involved in a domestic assault incident.

Oct. 20 – Officer investigated a truancy matter at the School.

Oct. 20 – Officer investigated an additional truancy incident at the School.

Oct. 20 – Officer investigated a harassment complaint. The reporting individual was advised as to how to obtain a Court order as the matter wasn’t criminal in nature, but a civil matter.

Oct. 20 – Officer assisted the McLeod County Sheriff’s Office in clearing debris from the roadway that caused a hazard to traffic.

Oct. 20 – Officer arrested Bryon Andrew Spring, DOB 04-15-1985, of Silver Lake on outstanding warrants and for driving on a Revoked license.

Oct. 21 – Officer investigated a Harassment complaint. The reporting individual was advised as to how to proceed with the complaint and pursue a Court order.

Oct. 21 – Officer investigated a complaint of Credit Card Fraud.

Oct. 21 – Officer investigated a complaint of cattle running loose in town. Officer wasn’t able to locate animals.

Oct. 21 – Officer investigated suspicious activity at a residence. Ongoing investigation is occurring on this matter.

Oct. 21 – Officer provided security at the Football game.

During the past two weeks there were 36 Public Assists and 46 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 3 Citations issued. Citations were issued for speed, and various driver’s license violations.