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Lester Prairie Police Report
Herald Journal, Sept. 15, 2014

Aug. 27 – Officer responded to a Commercial Burglar Alarm at a business.

Aug. 27 – Officer investigated a parking complaint around the School. Several vehicles were issued written warnings or made to relocate. Reminder to all, School is in session and parking ordinances are being enforced. Please read the signs.

Aug. 27 – Officer responded to an animal complaint. A cat was impounded at the Lester Prairie Vet. Clinic.

Aug. 29 – Officer conducted traffic control during a Funeral escort.

Aug. 29 – Officer responded to a two vehicle crash. A State Accident Report was completed regarding the incident.

Aug. 29 – Officer assisted the State Patrol on a complaint of debris in the roadway on Highway #7 causing a hazard to motorists. The object was located and removed from the roadway.

Aug. 29 – Officer assisted the Winsted Police Department on an arrest warrant attempt.

Aug. 29 – Officer assisted the McLeod County Sheriff’s Office on a call of a suspicious vehicle.

Aug. 30 – Officer assisted the Hutchinson Police Department in an attempt to locate a runaway juvenile.

Aug. 30 – Officer dealt with an intoxicated male. This individual was checked out medically and subsequently sent to Detox.

Aug. 31 – Officer investigated a barking dog complaint. The owner was made aware of the complaint and the ordinance reference dogs barking.

Aug. 31 – Officer set up outside the City for Weather watch purposes regarding the pending storm.

Sept. 1 – Officer assisted the McLeod County Sheriff’s Office on an Illegal Dumping complaint.

Sept. 2 – Officer investigated a 911 hang up call. Everything checked out to be OK. The homeowner has been experiencing phone issues and has contacted her phone service to fix the issue.

Sept. 2 – Officer investigated a property dispute complaint. The involved individuals were advised the matter is Civil in nature and needs the Courts assistance to remedy.

Sept. 2 – Officer checked on two individuals in the park after hours. The individuals were treasure hunting. They were informed of the park’s hours and were directed to clean up their mess and leave.

Sept. 3 – Officer assisted the Sibley County Sheriff’s Office in an attempt to locate a stolen vehicle believed to be in Lester Prairie.

Sept. 3 – Officer investigated a verbal Domestic Incident. The involved individuals were separated for the evening.

Sept. 3 – Officer investigated a Domestic Assault complaint. The case is pending further investigation.

Sept. 3 – Officer responded to an emergency alarm going off in an elevator at a church. The individual was ok. She thought she was stuck between floors, but that wasn’t the case.

Sept. 4 – Officer assisted the Renville Sheriff’s Office in an attempt to locate a suspect involved in a Court Order Violation reference no contact with a domestic assault victim.

Sept. 4 – Officer assisted the Hutchinson Police Department in an attempt to locate and check the welfare of an individual.

Sept. 4 – Officer investigated a complaint of an open door on a vacant property.

Sept. 4 – Officer responded to a two vehicle property damage accident.

Sept. 4 – Officer investigated a complaint of gas drive off. The matter was civil in nature, but the suspect was contacted and returned to make good on the gas purchase.

Sept. 5 – Officer investigated 2 separate properties for Blight complaints.

Sept. 5 – Officer responded to investigate a complaint of a suspicious vehicle.

Sept. 5 – Officer stopped and spoke to a young bicyclist who had crashed and was crying along the road. The officer checked the individual’s injuries.

Sept. 5 – Officer responded to a medical at the football field.

Sept. 5 – Officer took a report of a missing child. Just as the officer was finishing paperwork with the parents, the child showed up at home.

Sept. 5 – Officer stopped and spoke with a juvenile out skateboarding late at night. This caused a safety or traffic hazard in roadway. The juvenile was subsequently cited for possession of tobacco and warned about being in the roadway causing a hazard to others.

Sept. 6 – Officer checked on a suspicious vehicle. All checked out to be OK.

Sept. 6 – Officer assisted the Winsted Police Department in an attempt to locate a suspect vehicle involved in a driving complaint. The vehicle was located and driver was arrested on suspicion of driving while impaired.

Sept. 6 – Officer conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle. The driver, Darl Johnson, DOB 09-03-1964, of Madison, MN was subsequently arrested for Possession of Controlled Substances, Suspicion of Driving While Impaired and Driving on a Revoked license. The passenger, Vincent Toutges, DOB 05-25-1961, also from Madison, MN was also arrested for possession of Controlled Substances.

Sept. 7 – Officer investigated a 911 Hang up call.

Sept. 8 – Officer recovered Found Property and returned it to the rightful owner.

Sept. 8 – Officer investigated 2 separate 911 Hang up calls.

Sept. 8 – Officer assisted the Sibley County Sheriff’s Office in an attempt to locate a vulnerable adult.

Sept. 9 – Officer investigated 2 separate properties for Blight complaints.

Sept. 9 – Officer investigated a gas drive off / theft of gas complaint.

Sept. 9 – Officer assisted the Wright County Sheriff’s Office in an attempt to locate a suspect vehicle involved in a case in Wright County.

During the past two weeks there were 36 Public Assists and 38 additional Agency Assists in the City.

Traffic Enforcement Report; during the past two weeks there were 15 Verbal Warnings for various traffic related violations and 2 Citation issued for Driving on a Revoked License and Speed.