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Lester Prairie Police Report
Herald Journal, July 25, 2016

July 6 – Officer spoke with the driver of a vehicle that was in a “NO PARKING ZONE.” The driver moved his vehicle.

July 8 – Officer responded to and assisted the McLeod County Sheriff’s Office on two separate driving complaints.

July 8 – Officer assisted the Carver County Sheriff’s Office in an attempt to locate a suspect involved in a Car Jacking incident.

July 8 – Officer investigated a disturbance incident. An individual from the incident was taken to a safe facility.

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

July 8 – Officer investigated a complaint of a suspicious vehicle.

July 8 – Officers were approached at the City Prairie Day’s Festival and given a suspicious item that was found. The item turned out to be a controlled substance.

July 8 – Officer investigated a complaint of suspicious activity. Two juvenile females were subsequently cited for Under 21 Minor Consumption. Parents were called to retrieve their children.

July 9 – Officer investigated a complaint of an individual driving around “Police Caution” Tape. The tape was placed to serve as a barricade to keep people from the area. The area was the fireworks display where fireworks were being set up for the Prairie Days Festival.

July 9 – Officers participated in the City parade.

July 9 – Officer investigated a two vehicle accident.

July 9 – Officer checked on a motorist parked along the road with emergency hazard lights on. The driver was lost and given directions by the Officer.

July 10 – Officer assisted the Winsted Police Department on a DUI traffic stop.

July 10 – Officer’s dealt with juveniles running around town after the town festival. Parents were contacted reference the matter.

July 10 – Officer assisted the Carver County Sheriff’s Office in an attempt to locate a suspect involved in a domestic incident.

July 10 – Officer assisted the Meeker County Sheriff’s Office in an attempt to locate a vulnerable adult making threats and suicidal comments.

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

July 12 – Officer investigated a Blight complaint at a residence.

July 12 – Officer investigated a theft of gas complaint. The case is pending further investigation.

July 12 – Officer assisted the Winsted Police Department on a dog bite complaint.

July 13 – Officer assisted the construction company doing sealcoating in the City by contacting vehicle owners to move their vehicles.

July 13 – Officer assisted the Carver County Sheriff’s Office in locating a vehicle involved in a driving complaint. The vehicle was stopped and the driver, Adam Vanderlinde, DOB 02-16-1989, of Winsted, MN was subsequently arrested for 3rd Degree DUI and Open Bottle in a vehicle.

July 14 – Officer responded to a Commercial Burglar alarm at a business.

July 14 – Officer investigated an obstructed vision to roadway complaint. A billboard was moved and placed as not block the vision of drivers in the area.

July 14 – Officer responded to a complaint of a grill on fire. The homeowner extinguished the fire before Police arrived. The homeowner was advised to replace or repair his grill to prevent similar incidents.

July 14 – Officer assisted the Carver County Sheriff’s Office on an investigation of a possible Court order violation.

July 15 – Officer assisted the McLeod County Sheriff’s Office in locating a vehicle involved in a driving complaint.

July 15 – Officer assisted the Winsted Police Department on a Commercial Burglar Alarm at a business.

July 15 – Officer assisted the Silver Lake Police Department on a traffic stop involving an individual wanted on an arrest warrant. The Officer was cancelled while enroute.

July 15 – Officer investigated an obstructed vision of traffic complaint. The individual responsible for the obstruction was advised to move the item blocking the vision of drivers immediately. The item was relocated.

July 15 – Officer investigated a 911 Hang up call complaint. All was OK. A problem was with the phone service provider.

July 15 – Officer investigated suspicious activity at a business in the County after hours.

July 16 – Officer checked a suspicious vehicle leaving a business after hours. The vehicle and driver checked out to be an employee of the business.

July 16 – Officer investigated a vehicle that drove from the road, down in the ditch to gain access to the river. The driver was warned for unauthorized access from the road and driving in a prohibited area with his vehicle.

July 16 – Officer informed citizens in the Park of incoming poor weather conditions.

July 16 – Officer assisted the McLeod County Sheriff’s Office in investigating a large fire in the county. The property owner was burning brush. The property owner was advised to contact the Sheriff’s Office in the future before burning.

July 17 – Officer investigated an animal complaint.

July 17 – Officer advised a property owner as to how to proceed with an issue of a downed tree on his property.

July 17 – Officer spoke with a citizen reference illegally parking of a trailer and boat on the street. The item was moved off the road and parked legally.

July 17 – Officer assisted the McLeod County Sheriff’s Office on a 911 Hang up call / complaint. The matter checked out to be OK.

July 17 – Officer investigated suspicious activity at a business after hours.

July 18 – Officer assisted the McLeod County Sheriff’s Office in an attempt to locate a suspect who violated a Court Order.

July 18 – Officer assisted the Pine County Sheriff’s Office in an attempt to locate a Runaway Juvenile who was known to be in the immediate area of McLeod County.

July 19 – Officer assisted the McLeod County Sheriff’s Office in an attempt to locate a suspect involved in a Burglary involving weapons.

July 19 – Officer arrested Jennifer Aagaard-Stark, DOB 04-06-1980, of Lester Prairie, on an outstanding arrest warrant out of Carver County.

During the past two weeks there were 35 Public Assists and 59 additional Agency Assists in the City.

Traffic Enforcement Report; during the past two weeks there were 12 Verbal Warnings for various traffic related violations and Zero citations issued.