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Winsted Police Report
Herald Journal, Dec. 15, 2014

Dec. 4 - Assisted the Winsted Ambulance with a medical call in the area of Kingsley Street South. The patient was transported to an area hospital by ambulance.

Dec. 5 - Responded to a welfare check in the area of 6th Street North.

Dec. 5 - Assisted the McLeod County Sheriff’s Office with a police matter.

Dec. 5 - Responded to a disturbance call in the area of 4th Street North. The situation was mediated.

Dec. 5 - Received a burglary alarm in the area of Main Avenue West. It was found to be a false alarm and everything checked out okay.

Dec. 5 - Investigated suspicious activity in the area of 3rd Street South.

Dec. 5 - Responded to a driving complaint in the area of Westgate Drive. The vehicle was not located.

Dec. 6 - A found wallet was turned in and returned to its owner on the same date.

Dec. 8 - Responded to a harassment complaint in the area of Westgate Drive.

Dec. 8 - Investigated a blight complaint in the area of Linden Avenue West.

Dec. 8 - Investigated suspicious activity in the area of Linden Avenue West.

Dec. 8 - Took a theft complaint in the area of Westgate Circle.

Dec. 9 - Assisted the Lester Prairie Police Department with a police matter.

Dec. 9 - Took a harassment complaint in the area of Lake Avenue East.

Dec. 10 - Responded to a welfare check in the area of South Shore Drive.

Dec. 10 - Assisted the Glencoe Police Department with a police matter.

Crime Prevention Tip of the Week:

Snowmobiling

Snowmobiling is a $1 billion industry in Minnesota and many people die or are injured each year as the result of snowmobile crashes.

Operator error is the key cause of these crashes

. Contributing factors to these crashes include, but are not limited to excessive speed, overdriving headlights at night, unfamiliarity with snowmobile operation, not familiar with terrain, and alcohol/drug consumption.

Learn how to use your snowmobile safely. If you need more safety information, contact your local

DNR or law enforcement for a class schedule or brochures.

• Make sure that your snowmobile is in proper working order.

• Obey the speed limits on snowmobile trails — in Minnesota

it is 50 miles per hour if it is not posted.

• Do not drink and drive while snowmobiling

• MAKE SURE TO ALWAYS WEAR A HELMET!

Weekly Traffic Report:

There were nine verbal warnings issued for various traffic offenses. One citation was issued for No Current Proof of Insurance; one citation was issued for Driving after Revocation, one citation was issued for No Insurance, one citation was issued for Possession of Small Amount of Marijuana; one citation was issued for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia; and four citations were issued for No Parking. One person was arrested for Possession of Controlled Substance, 5th Degree.