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McLeod County Sheriff Report
Herald Journal, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020

Jan. 14 at 12:07 a.m., the Sheriff’s Office assisted the Hutchinson Police with a disturbance on Neal Ave. SW in Hutchinson. The deputies cleared with no reports.

Jan. 14 at 6:23 a.m., the Sheriff’s Office assisted the Winsted Police with an alarm on 6th St. S. in Winsted. The deputy cleared with no report.

Jan. 14 the Sheriff’s Office responded to vehicles in the ditch throughout the morning. The vehicles were either towed or did not pose a hazard.

Jan. 14 at 11:57 a.m., the Sheriff’s Office responded to a one-vehicle rollover on Tagus Ave., north of Hutchinson. The vehicle was a 2008 Ford F250 owned and driven by Steven Graf, age 48, of Hutchinson. There were no injuries. The vehicle was towed. The deputy cleared with no report.

Jan. 14 at 3:58 p.m., the Sheriff’s Office responded to an assist in the area of Jade Rd. and 206th St., north of Silver Lake. Also responding were the Silver Lake Police, the Minnesota State Patrol, and the Winsted Police. The deputies cleared with no reports.

Jan. 14 at 11:20 p.m., the Sheriff’s Office assisted the Winsted Police with a motorist assist on 6th St. S. in Winsted. The deputy cleared with no report.

Jan. 15 at 1:25 a.m., the Sheriff’s Office assisted the Hutchinson Police with a suspicious person on South Grade Rd in Hutchinson. The deputy cleared with no report.

Jan. 15 at 1:33 a.m., the Sheriff’s Office assisted the Hutchinson Police with suspicious person on School Rd NW in Hutchinson. The deputy cleared with no report.

Jan. 15 at 6:54 a.m., the Sheriff’s Office spoke with an individual over the phone regarding a truck vs deer. The deputy cleared with no report.

Jan. 15 at 7:02 a.m., the Sheriff’s Office assisted the MN State Patrol with a two-vehicle accident on 13th St in Glencoe. The deputies cleared with no reports.

Jan. 15 at 11:18 a.m., the Sheriff’s Office observed a vehicle in the ditch in the area of Hwy 7 and Lake Ave in Silver Lake. The vehicle was removed by a tow. The deputy cleared with no report.

Jan. 15at 12:27 p.m., the Sheriff’s Office spoke to an individual in the lobby regarding a fraud. The deputy cleared with a report.

Jan. 15 at 3:04 p.m., the Sheriff’s Office assisted the Glencoe Police with a medical on 14th St in Glencoe. The deputy cleared with no report.

On 1/15/20 at 3:55 p.m., the Sheriff’s Office assisted the Lester Prairie Police with a one vehicle accident in the area of Elm St and Lincoln Ave N in Lester Prairie. The deputy cleared with no report.

Jan. 15 at 4:03 p.m., the Sheriff’s Office assisted the Winsted Police with a medical on 4th St in Winsted. The deputy cleared with no report.

Jan. 15 at 6:30 p.m., the Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of harassment on Walden Ave, west of Hutchinson. The deputy cleared with no report.

Jan. 15 at 8:45 p.m., the Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of property damage on Hwy 7, west of Hutchinson. This investigation will continue.

Jan. 15 at 9 p.m., the Sheriff’s Office responded to a medical on 165th St., south of Lester Prairie. Also responding were Lester Prairie Fire and Ridgeview Ambulance. One individual was transported to the Waconia hospital. The deputy cleared with no report.

Jan. 15 at 9:48 p.m., the Sheriff’s Office responded to a suspicious vehicle on Vale Ave., west of Hutchinson. The deputy advised the individual of their options and cleared with no report.

Jan. 16 at 10:07 a.m., the Sheriff’s Office responded to a welfare check on Babcock Ave., south of Winsted. Everything was fine. The deputy cleared with no report.

Jan. 16 at 4:50 p.m., the Sheriff’s Office responded to an alarm on Boone Rd., east of Plato. Everything was fine. The deputy cleared with no report.

Jan. 16 at 5:55 p.m., the Sheriff’s Office responded to a medical on 220th St., north of Hutchinson. Also responding was Allina Ambulance. One individual was transported to the Hutchinson hospital. The deputy cleared with a report.

Jan. 16 at 9:57 p.m., the Sheriff’s Office assisted a motorist in the area of Hwy. 212 and Hilton Ave., southwest of Glencoe. The deputy provided light while the driver changed a tire. The deputy cleared with no report.

Jan. 17 at 2:01 a.m., the Sheriff’s Office assisted the Glencoe Police with a traffic stop in the area of Hwy. 212 and Hilton Ave., southwest of Glencoe. The deputy cleared with no report.

Jan. 17 at 5:54 a.m., the Sheriff’s Office assisted a motorist in the area of Hwy. 7 and Hwy. 22, east of Hutchinson. The deputy escorted a vehicle towing another vehicle to Hutchinson, and cleared with no report.

Jan. 17 at 1:47 p.m., the Sheriff’s Office responded to a vehicle in the ditch in the area of CR 2 and 180th St., south of Silver Lake. There were no injuries. The deputy cleared with a MN state accident report.

Jan. 17 at 3:28 p.m., the Sheriff’s Office observed an unoccupied vehicle in the ditch in the area of Hwy. 212 and Babcock Ave., south of Plato. The deputy contacted the vehicle’s owner, who arranged for a tow. The deputy cleared with no report.

Jan. 17 at 5:28 p.m., the Sheriff’s Office assisted a motorist in the area of Hwy. 7 and Major Ave., east of Hutchinson. The vehicle was towed. The deputy cleared with no report.

Jan. 17 at 6:53 p.m., the Sheriff’s Office responded to a vehicle in the ditch in the area of Hwy. 15 and 225th St. The vehicle was removed from the ditch. The deputy cleared with no report.

Jan. 17 at 8:10 p.m., the Sheriff’s Office observed a stuck motorist in the area of 4th Ave. NE and Prospect St. NE in Hutchinson. Also responding was the Hutchinson Police. As a result, Kari Villapudua, age 54, of Hutchinson, was arrested for probable cause Driving While Intoxicated, and transported to the McLeod County Jail in Glencoe. The deputies cleared with a report.

Jan. 17 at 10:06 p.m., the Sheriff’s Office observed an unoccupied vehicle in the ditch in the area of Common St. and Dairy Ave., northwest of Winsted. Also assisting was the Wright County Sheriff’s Office. The deputy cleared with no report.

Jan. 18 the Sheriff’s Office responded to multiple vehicles in the ditch throughout the county. The vehicles were either towed, or did not pose a hazard.

Jan. 18 at 7:59 a.m., the Sheriff’s Office assisted a motorist on 13th St. E. in Glencoe. The deputy provided the individual a ride, and cleared with no report.

Jan. 18 at 10:07 a.m., the Sheriff’s Office assisted the Glencoe Police with a two-vehicle accident in the area of 16th St. E. and Newton Ave. N. in Glencoe. The deputy cleared with no report.

Jan. 18 at 1:04 p.m., the Sheriff’s Office responded to an assist in the area of Hwy. 212 and Unit Ave., east of Stewart. The deputy provided lights for a tow, and cleared with no report.

Jan. 18 at 3:31 p.m., the Sheriff’s Office assisted the MN State Patrol with a 2-vehicle accident on Hwy 15, northeast of Brownton. The deputies cleared with no reports.

Jan. 18 at 6:54 p.m., the Sheriff’s Office responded to a motorist assist in the area of Otter St. SW and South Grade Rd. SW in Hutchinson. The deputy cleared with no report.

Jan. 18 at 8:05 p.m., the Sheriff’s Office assisted the Minnesota State Patrol with a one-vehicle rollover in the area of Hwy. 7 and 190th St., west of Silver Lake. The deputy cleared with no report.

Jan. 18 at 8:04 p.m., the Sheriff’s Office assisted the Hutchinson Police with a suspicious person on Hwy. 7 E. in Hutchinson. The deputy cleared with a report.

Jan. 18 at 9:03 p.m., the Sheriff’s Office assisted the Brownton Police with a parking complaint on 4th Ave. N. in Brownton. The deputy cleared with no report.

Jan. 19 the Sheriff’s Office responded to multiple vehicles in the ditch throughout the county. The vehicles were either towed, or did not pose a hazard.

Jan. 19 at 12:25 a.m., the Sheriff’s Office assisted the Lester Prairie Police with a fight on Juniper St. N. in Lester Prairie. The deputies cleared with reports.

Jan. 19 at 9:14 a.m., the Sheriff’s Office responded to a parking complaint on Lake Ave., west of Silver Lake. The deputy advised the individual of their options, and cleared with no report.

Jan. 19 at 11:17 a.m., the Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a vehicle in the ditch that had struck a mailbox in the area of 6th St. N. and Common St., north of Winsted. The vehicle was gone upon arrival. The deputy cleared with no report.

Jan. 19 at 1:13 p.m., the Sheriff’s Office assisted the Minnesota State Patrol with a one-vehicle rollover in the area of Hwy. 22 and Nature Ave., northwest of Biscay. The deputy cleared with no report.

Jan. 19 at 3:55 p.m., the Sheriff’s Office responded to a 911 hang-up in the area of CR 9 and Hwy. 7, west of Lester Prairie. Also responding were Lester Prairie Police and Winsted Police. The vehicle was a 2013 Ford SRW, owned by Nathan Jopp and driven by Kimberly Jopp, age 46, both of Lester Prairie, which struck a 15-year-old pedestrian. The pedestrian was transported to the hospital by a private vehicle, with suspected minor injuries. The driver was wearing her seatbelt. This investigation will continue.

Jan. 19 at 4:06 p.m., the Sheriff’s Office responded to a one-vehicle rollover in the area of Airport Rd. and Hwy. 22, south of Hutchinson. Also responding were Allina Ambulance and Hutchinson Fire. The vehicle was a 2003 Ford pickup owned by Joseph Hussman, and driven by Hannah Franke, 29, both of Lester Prairie. There were no injuries. The vehicle was towed. The deputy gave the driver a ride to Hutchinson, and cleared with a Minnesota state accident report.

Jan. 20 the Sheriff’s Office responded to multiple vehicles in the ditch throughout the county. The vehicles were either towed, or did not pose a hazard.

Jan. 20 at 12:05 a.m., the Sheriff’s Office assisted the MN State Patrol with a one vehicle accident in the area of Hwy 7 and Dairy Ave, northwest of Lester Prairie. The deputy cleared with no report.

Jan. 20 at 5:11 a.m., the Sheriff’s Office assisted the Glencoe Police with a traffic stop in the area of Hwy. 212 and Dove Ave., east of Glencoe. The deputy cleared with no report.

Jan. 20 at 5:11 a.m., the Sheriff’s Office assisted the Glencoe Police with a motorist assist in the area of Hwy. 212 and Diamond Ave., east of Glencoe. The deputy cleared with no report.

Jan. 20 at 9:32 a.m., the Sheriff’s Office responded to a one-vehicle accident in the area of CR 2 and 217th St., north of Silver Lake. Also responding were Silver Lake Ambulance, Silver Lake Fire, and Allina Ambulance. The vehicle was a 2000 Mercury Moutaineer, owned by Duane Leifermann, and driven by Anya Leifermann, age 18, both of Cokato. There were no injuries. The driver was wearing her seatbelt. The deputies cleared with a Minnesota state accident report.

Jan. 20 at 10:15 a.m., the Sheriff’s Office assisted the Minnesota State Patrol with a two-vehicle accident in the area of Hwy. 7 and Major Ave., east of Hutchinson. The deputy cleared with no report.

Jan. 20 at 11:06 a.m., the Sheriff’s Office assisted the Brownton Police with a juvenile complaint on 2nd St. in Brownton. The deputy cleared with no report.

Jan. 20 at 3:37 p.m., the Sheriff’s Office assisted Brownton Police with a domestic on 2nd St. N. in Brownton. The deputies cleared with a report.

Jan. 20 at 4:35 p.m., the Sheriff’s Office assisted Glencoe Police with a medical on Chandler Ave. N. in Glencoe. The deputy cleared with a report.

Jan. 20 at 5:26 p.m., the Sheriff’s Office responded to a property damage call on 245th St., north of Silver Lake. This investigation will continue.

Jan. 20 at 6:40 p.m., the Sheriff’s Office responded to a vehicle versus deer accident in the area of Adams St. SE and Airport Rd., east of Hutchinson. There were no injuries. The deputy cleared with a report.

Jan. 20 at 7:32 p.m., the Sheriff’s Office spoke to an individual over the phone regarding a dog bite. The deputy cleared with a report.