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Winsted Police Report
Herald Journal, April 14, 2014

April 3 - Responded to a disturbance call in the area of 1st Street North. This matter is under further investigation.

April 4 - Responded to a suspicious activity call in the area of 2nd Street South.

April 4 - Assisted the Winsted Ambulance with a medical call in the area of 2nd Street South. The patient was transported to an area hospital by ambulance.

April 4 - Arrested Travis Douglas Bickman, age 23 of Winsted, for Domestic Assault and Interfere with a 911 Call.

April 6 - Received a disturbance call of an unwanted person.

April 6 - Responded to a 911 Hang-Up call in the area of Lake Drive. It was found to be a misdial and everything checked out okay.

April 7 - Took a report of possible theft in the area of 6th Street North. This matter is under investigation.

April 7 - Responded to a 911 Hang-Up call in the area of 6th Street South. It was found to be a misdial and everything checked out okay.

April 7 - Assisted the McLeod County Sheriff’s Office with a police matter.

Crime Prevention Tip of the Week: Facts About Bullying and Harassment

Bullying and harassment takes lots of forms and bullies keep bullying as long as it works – as long as it makes them feel more powerful. Many children and teens are bullies or victims of bullies, but the largest number of children and teens are bystanders – witnesses to bullying.

Bullying begins in elementary school, peaks in middle school, and falls off in high school. It does not, however, disappear altogether.

Girls can be bullies too, although bullying by girls is more likely to show up as spreading rumors, leaving people out of social events, teasing about clothes or boyfriends, or threatening to withdraw a friendship. Adults Need to Know

• 160,000 children skip school every day because they fear being attacked or intimidated by other students.

• The U.S. Department of Justice states that 37% of all students don’t feel safe at school.

• The National Institute of Health reports that a third of students in 6th to 10th grades nationwide experienced some kind of bullying.

• 90% of 4th through 8th graders report being victims of bullying.

• Students reported 71% of the teachers or other adults in the classroom ignored bullying incidents.

• One in six children who bully will have a criminal record before the age of 24.

• Although much bullying happens where adults cannot see or hear it, it also happens when adults are present. Often

adults don’t do anything to stop the bullying.

• When asked, students uniformly expressed the desire that t eachers intervene rather than ignore teasing and bullying.
Weekly Traffic Report:

There were two verbal warnings issued for various traffic offenses. There was one citation issued for Speed.