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Lester Prairie Police Report
Herald Journal, Friday, July 5, 2019

June 12 – Officer assisted the Hutchinson Police Department in an attempt to locate a pair of juvenile runaways.

June 13 – Officer investigated a property for an ordinance violation. The case is under further investigation for compliance.

June 14 – Officer assisted the Hutchinson Police Department in an attempt to locate a suspect involved in a court order violation.

June 14 – Officer assisted the Hutchinson Police Department in an attempt to locate a juvenile runaway.

June 14 – Officer assisted the State Patrol in clearing debris from Highway 7 that was causing a traffic hazard.

June 14 – Officer investigated a complaint of a dog bite. The reporting individual was the victim of the dog bite from her own dog. The individual was advised as to how to proceed in this matter.

June 15 – Officer assisted the Winsted Police Department on a complaint of a suspicious person.

June 15 – Officer assisted the Winsted Police Department on a driving complaint.

June 15 – Officer assisted the McLeod County Sheriff’s Office in an attempt to locate a vehicle involved in a driving complaint.

June 16 – Officer assisted the Scott County Sheriff’s Office in an attempt to locate a suicidal female who frequents the area.

June 17 – Officer assisted the Winsted Police Department in the execution of an arrest warrant.

June 18 – Officer investigated two properties for the complaint of blight. The cases are under further investigation for compliance.

June 18 – Officer was dispatched to investigate a driving complaint involving vehicles entering the city limits. Officer made contact with two vehicles. The involved drivers were directed to file their complaints against each other with the Carver County Sheriff’s Office or the Minnesota State Patrol, as the violations did not occur in the City of Lester Prairie.

June 18 – Officer assisted the Hutchinson Police Department in an attempt to locate a juvenile runaway.

June 18 – Officer assisted the Winsted Police Department on a commercial burglar alarm at a business. The Officer was cancelled just before arrival on scene.

June 19 – Officer was called out for a commercial burglar alarm at a business. It was determined to be an employee that set off the alarm.

June 20 – Officer investigated a complaint of an advertisement banner obstructing the view of drivers at the intersection of 185th Street and County Road 9. The banner was removed and turned in to city hall with instructions for contacting the owner of the banner.

June 20 – Officer assisted two semi-truck drivers with directions to their destination.

June 20 – Officer assisted the Department of Corrections on an attempt to apprehend one of their clients. No contact was made.

June 20 – Officer investigated a suspicious vehicle complaint. Officer wasn’t able to locate the vehicle.

June 21 – Officer investigated several properties for blight complaints. The cases are under further investigation for compliance.

June 21 – Officer assisted the McLeod County Sheriff’s Office in an attempt to locate a juvenile that was reported missing or runaway.

June 22 – Officer attempted to locate a suspect vehicle that was involved in a driving complaint.

June 22 – Officers participated in the Prairie Days parade.

June 22 – Officer investigated a 911 hang-up call. It was determined a child was playing with the phone.

June 23 – Officers investigated a disturbance between a parent and child. Officers were able to mediate a resolution to the incident.

June 23 – Officer responded to a residence for a disturbance. Andrew Jon Woodall, DOB 05-22-1988, of Lester Prairie, was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct, obstructing the legal process, possession of a small amount of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

June 25 – Officer assisted the Hutchinson Police Department in an attempt to locate a suspect involved in a domestic assault incident.

June 25 – Officer took a juvenile into custody and delivered him to the McLeod County Jail for violation of conditions of release from a prior drug-related violation that is still pending adjudication in the courts.

June 25 – Officer responded to a disturbance at a residence. Andrew Jon Woodall, DOB 05-22-1988, of Lester Prairie, was arrested for terroristic threats, fleeing a police officer other than in motor vehicle and contempt of court.

During the past two weeks there were 56 public assists, and 57 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 5 citations issued for the following: 3-speed, 1- seatbelt and 1-no current proof of insurance violations.