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Lester Prairie Police Report
Friday, Sept. 17, 2021

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Sept. 7 – Investigated a complaint of a city owned picnic table on the top of the baseball dugouts. The picnic table was moved back to its proper location and the park hours will be strictly enforced.

Sept. 7 – Investigated lights on in the basement of a newly constructed home (not occupied as of yet) and the officer checked the home and didn’t find an issue. The property owner was also contacted.

Sept. 7 – Investigated two young men walking at 1:50 a.m. One was an adult, but, the other was a juvenile and was issued a curfew warning and sent home.

Sept. 7 – Investigated a domestic disturbance/child custody issue. The officer mediated a resolution to the problem.

Sept. 7 – Investigated a complaint of vandalism and trespassing in the area of Blake Avenue. Someone had spray painted “Snitch Rat” on a white picket fence. There are no leads or suspects, but surveillance cameras will be installed.

Sept. 7 – Investigated a complaint of a vaping device in the possession of a student at the school. The officer investigated the incident, recovered the vaping device, and the case has been forwarded to the McLeod County Attorney requesting charges by juvenile delinquency petition.

Sept. 7 – Assisted the Winsted Police Department and the McLeod County Sheriff’s Office with hit and run accident, and the arrest of an adult male for DUI.

Sept. 7 – Assisted the Hutchinson Police Services with an attempt to locate a runaway juvenile female. The juvenile female was not located in Lester Prairie.

Sept. 8 – Investigated a complaint of theft of tools from a construction truck parked at a residence in Prairie Ridge. The investigation continues.

Sept. 9 – Assisted Lester Prairie Public School with locating juveniles that got on the wrong school bus.

Sept. 9 – Assisted the Minnesota State Patrol with a driving complaint on Highway 7. The officer was unable to locate a suspect vehicle.

Sept. 10 – Investigated a suspicious vehicle parked in a closed business parking lot. The officer checked and all was good.

Sept. 10 – Investigated a driving complaint that occurred during school patrol. The officer took the information from the reporting party and issued a written warning to the owner of the suspect vehicle.

Sept. 10 – Investigated a school bus stop arm violation. The officer gathered the information, identified the suspect, and the suspect was issued a written warning for the violation.

Sept. 10 – Received information about a missing person needing a mental health check. The adult male was reported to a different law enforcement agency, but, since the adult male did have associations with Lester Prairie, they wanted us to be aware of the situation.

Sept. 10 – Assisted the Glencoe Police Department with an attempt to locate a missing adult female. The adult female was not located in Lester Prairie.

Sept. 10 – Assisted the Sibley County Sheriff’s Office with an attempt to locate a stolen vehicle. The vehicle was not located in Lester Prairie.

Sept. 10 – Assisted the McLeod County Sheriff’s Office with a rolling domestic dispute.

Sept. 10 – Investigated a vehicle displaying illegal lights. The officer checked on the driver, and smelled the strong odor of marijuana. The driver allowed the officer to search the vehicle and the officer located approximately 100 grams of marijuana. Edgar Santana Guzman, 25, of Chicago, IL was arrested for felony 5th degree-controlled substance possession and held for court at the McLeod County Jail.

Sept. 11 – Assisted the Sibley County Sheriff’s Office with an attempt to locate an adult male wanted for domestic assault. The adult male was not located in Lester Prairie.

Sept. 11 – Assisted the Lester Prairie First Responders with a medical.

Sept. 11 – Assisted the Wright County Sheriff’s Office with an attempt to locate an adult male wanted for an order for protection violation. The adult male was not located in Lester Prairie.

Sept. 11 – Arrested Jorge Manuel Noyola Salas, 31, of Lester Prairie for a misdemeanor warrant out of McLeod County District Court. He posted $200 cash bail, was given a court date to appear, and released.

Sept. 12 – Assisted Hutchinson Police Services with an attempt to locate a missing adult female. The adult female was not located in Lester Prairie.

Sept. 12 – Investigated two complaints of damage to property. Two residents were egged and siding was damaged by a group of juveniles. The investigating officer has found out the identity of the juvenile males and the investigation continues.

Sept. 12 – Investigated a driving complaint and hit and run damage to property accident. The officer located the vehicle and driver. The investigation is complete, and has been forwarded to the Lester Prairie City Attorney for charges.

Sept. 13 – Investigated a complaint of habitual barking dogs in the trailer park. The officer drove to the location listened for barking dogs and was unable to locate a problem.

Sept. 13 – Issued a permit to purchase a handgun after a background investigation.

Sept. 13 – Assisted the Winsted Police Department with a disturbance.

Weekly Traffic Enforcement Report

There were nine verbal or written warnings for traffic or equipment violations. There was two traffic or equipment citations issued for the following: speed and no proof of vehicle insurance.