Nov. 26 - Received a report of loose dog running in the area of Lake Drive.
Nov. 27 - Received a report of an abandon vehicle being parked at AZZ Galvanizing. The owner of this vehicle was notified and the vehicle was removed.
Nov. 30 - Assisted the Lester Prairie Police Department with a police matter.
Dec. 1 - The Winsted Motel reported the theft of two bed mattress pads from their business. Anyone with information about this matter is asked to call the Police Department.
Dec. 1 - Received a report of a suspicious person in the area of Rosalie Avenue East.
Dec. 1 - Received a report of a suspicious person in the area of 6th Street North.
Dec. 2 - Recovered a found bike at the Winsted Public School. This bike is a Huffy speed bike, and was most likely taken from Winsted residence and abandoned at the school. This bike may be claimed at the Police Department.
Dec. 2 - Received a report of a civil dispute between two parties in the area of Linden Avenue West. No police action was taken.
Dec. 2 - Received a report of a civil dispute between two parties in the area of Westgate Drive. No police action was taken.
Dec. 2 - Received a report of a medical situation occurring in the area of 4th Street North. No police response was needed.
Dec. 3 - A two vehicle accident occurred in the area of Baker Avenue West and 1st Street South. This accident occurred when a 2003 Kenworth semi, driven by Karl FAHRENDORFF of Milltown, Wisconsin; struck a parked 1997 Dodge, owned by Joseph BACHEL of Annandale, MN. There were no injuries and light to moderate damage was done to either vehicle.
Dec. 4 - Received a report of a medical situation occurring in the area of 4th Street North. No police response was needed.
Dec. 4 - Assisted the Winsted Ambulance with a medical situation occurring in the area of Industrial Boulevard. The patient was transported to nearby hospital by ambulance.
Dec. 4 - Received a harassment complaint from a person living in the area of Westgate Drive. The complaint wanted no police action at this time.
Dec. 5 - Assisted the Winsted Ambulance with a medical situation occurring in the area of Linden Avenue West. The patient was transported to a nearby hospital by ambulance.
Dec. 5 - Responded to a call where a semi-trailer had become unhooked from its transporting semi-tractor, in the area of 6th Street South. There was no real damage done to the semi-trailer or tractor. The MCPA strives to bring current information regarding prevention topics to its members. Please use these prevention tips to promote safety to the citizens of your community. These tips are great for brochures, newsletters, e-mails, etc.
Topic:Winter Survival Kits
Survival Kits for Your Vehicle
A recipe for safety when traveling by vehicle - take a three-pound coffee can and fill it with candle stubs and matches (which can be used to melt snow for additional drinking water).
• One metal cup
• Red bandana and a plastic whistle (to alert rescuers to your location)
• Pencil, paper, and change for phone calls
• First aid kit including any essential medications
• Plastic flashlight with spare batteries
• Two large plastic garbage bags and safety pins (the bags are for insulation for your feet and the safety pins are to keep the bags together)
• Bottled water and snack food for energy such as candy bars or energy bars
Some other items that you should carry include: an extra set of dry clothing, a snowmobile suit, gloves or mittens, winter boots, blankets and/or sleeping bag, jumper cables, a basic toolbox, a shovel, a bag of sand or other grit for traction, tow cables or chain, road flares and reflectors. A completely charged cell phone is also a bonus if you run into car troubles.
Whenever traveling in the winter, call ahead to your destination and convey when you intend to leave, what travel route you will take and your expected time of arrival. If you are stranded, never leave your vehicle. Your chances of survival greatly increase if you stay with your vehicle.
Weekly Traffic Report:
There were fifteen verbal warnings given out for various traffic offenses. There was one citation issued for No Insurance; and two Winter Parking citations were issued.