www.herald-journal.com
Lester Prairie Police Report
Herald Journal, April 27, 2015

Apr. 8 – Officer spoke with School Administration regarding a Distracted Driver’s Challenge Program that the students hopefully will participate in for an opportunity to win money for the School.

Apr. 8 – Officer assisted the McLeod County Sheriff’s Office and the MN State Patrol in locating a driver and vehicle involved in a driving complaint.

Apr. 8 – Officer assisted the McLeod County Sheriff’s Office on an investigation of suspicious activity at a business that was closed for the evening.

Apr. 9 – Officer checked on a suspicious vehicle at a residence. All checked out to be OK.

Apr. 10 – Officer checked on a suspicious vehicle at a residence. No one was around.

Apr. 10 – Officer investigated a criminal damage to property complaint. The case is under further investigation.

Apr. 10 – Officer responded to the School for a disruptive student complaint.

Apr. 10 – Officer assisted the Winsted Police Department on a traffic stop, involving drugs in the vehicle.

Apr. 10 – Officer assisted the Winsted Police Department on a traffic stop, involving possible impaired driver.

Apr. 11 – Officer assisted the Winsted Police Department on a one vehicle crash where the driver fled from the scene before Police arrival.

Apr. 11 – Officer investigated a 911 hang up call complaint.

Apr. 11 – Officer assisted the McLeod County Sheriff’s Office and the MN State Patrol on locating a suspect vehicle involved in a driving complaint. The driver was subsequently arrested by State Patrol for suspicion of driving while impaired.

Apr. 12 – Officer was dispatched to a business because roofing materials were being blown from the roof to the street and sidewalks. The business owner was notified of the safety concern and precautions were made to stop items from being taken by the wind.

Apr. 12- Officer took a complaint reference loose signage blowing in the wind. The matter was brought to the attention of City Maintenance and the problem was fixed.

Apr. 12 – Officer spoke with a resident reference a weapons violation in the City limits. It is illegal to shoot a bow and arrow within the City limits.

Apr. 13 – Officer responded to the School for a medical and assisted the Lester Prairie Fire and Rescue Team on the call.

Apr. 13 – Officer assisted the Winsted Police Department on a Death Notification call.

Apr. 13 – Officer assisted the Winsted Police Department on a traffic stop that led to an arrest.

Apr. 14 – Officer discovered an open door at a business, after hours. The building was checked and secured.

Apr. 14 – Officer assisted the Lester Prairie Fire Department on a fire by conducting traffic control in the area.

Apr. 14 – Officer investigated a fraud complaint.

Apr. 15 – Officers participated in a Distracted Driver’s Challenge Campaign and showed students a brief presentation with the “Fatal Vision Goggles”.

Apr. 16 – Officer participated in a presentation for Youth Firearms Safety Training.

Apr. 16 – Officer participated in training with the Winsted Police Department and the McLeod County Sheriff’s Office.

Apr. 17 – Officer assisted the Winsted Police Department on a call of suspicious vehicles behind a closed business.

Apr. 17 – Officer assisted the McLeod County Sheriff’s Office in a attempt to locate a suspect wanted on a Court Order violation.

Apr. 17 – Officer conducted a Funeral Escort.

Apr. 17 – Officer spoke with a property owner reference grass clippings and yard debris being blown into the street.

Apr. 17 – Officer conducted a traffic stop and subsequently cited the driver and passenger for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

Apr. 17 – Officer investigated suspicious activity at the 2nd Ave. Park at 2230 hours. Officer discovered individuals were out with flashlights playing “Frisbee” golf. The individuals were advised the park was closed.

Apr. 18 – Officer assisted a McLeod County Sheriff’s Deputy on a traffic stop.

Apr. 18 – Officer assisted the Winsted Police Department on a missing juvenile complaint. The juvenile was located during the search.

Apr. 18 – Officer assisted the McLeod County Sheriff’s Office and the MN State Patrol on a call of a utility pole on fire and live power lines on the ground. The Officer provided traffic control and emergency lighting on the scene.

Apr. 19 – Officer assisted the McLeod County Sheriff’s Office on an attempt to locate a suspect vehicle involved in a driving complaint.

Apr. 19 – Officer assisted a McLeod County Sheriff’s Deputy on a traffic stop.

Apr. 20 – Officer investigated a Fraud complaint. The incident was an attempted phone fraud scam. There was no crime and information was forwarded to the appropriate agency for follow up investigation.

Apr. 21 – Officer assisted the McLeod County Sheriff’s Office in an attempt to locate a Runaway Juvenile.

During the past two weeks there were 40 Public Assists and 40 additional Agency Assists in the City.

Traffic Enforcement Report; during the past two weeks there were 21 Verbal Warnings for various traffic related violations and 5 citations issued for No Current Proof of insurance, Possession of Small Amount of Marijuana in a Motor Vehicle, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Speeding.