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Winsted Police Report
Herald Journal, Sept. 15, 2014

Sept. 4 - Assisted the Hutchinson Police Department with a police matter.

Sept. 4 - Assisted the Winsted Fire Department with a fire call in the area of 2nd Street South.

Sept. 4 - Assisted the Winsted Ambulance with a medical call in the area of Main Avenue West.

Sept. 5 - Assisted the Wright County Sheriff’s Office with a police matter.

Sept. 5 - Investigated a drug complaint in the area of 1st Street North.

Sept. 5 - A check book was found in the area of Linden Avenue East. It was later returned to its owner.

Sept. 5 - Responded to a disturbance call in the area of 1st Street North.

Sept. 6 - Assisted the Lester Prairie Police Department with a police matter.

Sept. 6 - Responded to a driving complaint in the area of 6th Street North.

Sept. 6 - Assisted the Lester Prairie Police Department with a police matter.

Sept. 7 - Took a property damage report in the area of Linden Avenue East.

Sept. 7 - Investigated a drug complaint in the area of Baker Avenue East.

Sept. 8 - Assisted the Winsted Ambulance with a medical call in the area of Linden Avenue East. The person was transported to an area hospital by ambulance.

Sept. 8 - Responded to an animal complaint in the area of 1st Street South.

Sept. 9 - Held the Winsted EMS Drill in the area of the Winstock Country Music Festival grounds.

Sept. 9 - Responded to a disturbance call in the area of 1st Street South.

Sept. 10 - Responded to a suspicious activity call in the area of 6th Street North.

Sept. 10 - Took a theft report in the area of Linden Avenue West. This matter is under further investigation.

Sept. 10 - Received a driving complaint in the area of McLeod Avenue West.

Crime Prevention Tip of the Week:

Latch Key Kids / After School Safety Tips

Working parents – that’s the majority of American families today – share the anxiety, frustration, and even fear involved in leaving children “on their own when school lets out. What do you do when children are too old for day care, but far from grown up?”

Child care arrangements with neighbors and relatives are not always possible.

What To Do

• Make sure your children are ready to care for themselves, if you leave them alone.

• Teach them basic safety rules.

• Know where your kids are, what they are doing, and who they are with.

Are They Ready? Can Your Children

• Be trusted to go straight home after school?

• Easily use the telephone, locks, and kitchen appliances?

• Follow rules and instructions well?

• Handle unexpected situations without panicking?

• Stay alone without being afraid?

Talk it over with them and listen to their concerns and ideas. Work out rules on having friends over, homework, household chores and television. Remember, staying at home alone can build a child’s self esteem, sense of responsibility, and practical skills.

Teach Your Children

• How to get a hold of you. Make sure important numbers are posted by the phone. Consider one of the new kid friendly cell phones with parental control.

• To check in with you or a neighbor immediately after arriving home.

• How to dial 911.

• To never accept gifts or rides from people they do not know well.

• How to use the door and window locks, and alarm system, if you have one.

• To never let anyone into the home without your permission.

• To never let anyone at the door, or on the phone, know that they’re alone. Instruct them to not answer the door and/or to say that “Mom or Dad can’t come to the phone right now.”

• To carry a house key on them in a safe place.

• How to escape in case of a fire.

• To let you know about anything that frightens them or makes them feel uncomfortable.

Weekly Traffic Report:

There were five verbal warnings issued for various traffic offenses. There was one citation issued for Driving after Revocation.