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Winsted Police Report
Herald Journal, Dec. 1, 2014

Nov. 19 - Investigated a drug complaint in the area of 5th Street South.

Nov. 20 - Assisted the Winsted Ambulance with a medical call in the area of Linden Avenue West.

Nov. 20 - Responded to a welfare check in the area of 6th Street North.

Nov. 20 - Received a harassment complaint in the area of Rosalie Avenue West.

Nov. 21 - Responded to a mental health call in the area of South Shore Drive.

Nov. 21 - Assisted the Lester Prairie Police Department with a police matter.

Nov. 21 - Assisted the Winsted Ambulance with a medical call in the area of 6th Street North. The patient was transported to an area hospital by ambulance.

Nov. 21 - Investigated an open door in the area of 4th Street North.

Nov. 22 - Investigated suspicious activity in the area of William May Park.

Nov. 22 - Assisted the Winsted Ambulance with a medical call in the area of 1st Street North.

Nov. 22 - Investigated an open door in the area of 4th Street North.

Nov. 23 - Responded to a suspicious vehicle in the area of 6th Street North.

Nov. 23 - Investigated an open door in the area of Linden Avenue West.

Nov. 24 - Located a dog running at large in the area of Baker Avenue East. The owner retrieved the dog.

Nov. 25 - Responded to a suspicious activity call in the area of Lake Drive.

Nov. 25 - Assisted the McLeod County Sheriff’s Office with a police matter.

Nov. 25 - Received a dog at large complaint in the area of Pheasant Run. The dog was not located.

Nov. 25 - Responded to a 911 Hang-Up call in the area of 4th Street North. It was found to be a misdial and everything checked out okay.

Crime Prevention Tip of the Week:

Treatment Business Trade Secrets and Confidential Information

As a business, employees within the business will have access to valuable, confidential information and trade secrets. The employees may also have important, advisory, managerial and supervisory responsibilities involving relationships with internal and external partners i.e. employees, vendors, guests, etc. The ownership, protection, confidentiality and nondisclosure of business policies, procedures, operating practices, trade secrets and other confidential information are essential to the business operations. Any improper use, disclosure, or distribution of those afore mentioned items could cause serious and irreparable injury to the business.

It is recommended that a business put in place communication and education regarding said material and have each: employee, vendor, guest, etc. sign an acknowledgement form and place on file if a need arose to enforce.

Trade Secrets:

It is a business expectation to develop certain concepts, information, designs, ideas, policies and procedures also known as “Trade Secrets”, which are used by the business and provides an advantage over other businesses, competitors who do know, understand or use those trade secrets.

The following are examples noted as ‘Trade Secrets’:

• Information which in any way related to business management, financial condition, financial operations, purchasing/ sales/ and marketing activities and the business plan;

• Information acquired or compiled by the business regarding actual or potential store sites, competitors or business opportunities, including their identities, development prospects, and financial information;

• Information concerning the business’ actual or potential products, including recipes, formulas, product sources, preparation methods, and procedures (list is not exclusive);

• Any other information (in any form), which the business considers “Proprietary” or “Trade Secrets.”

Confidential Information:

It is recommended that upon separation of employment from a business all employees should return all documents and equipment belonging to the business, including all property containing or constituting Trade Secrets, Confidential Information, Proprietary Information, including all material (training, financial reports) and capital equipment (computers, printers, phones, etc) issued during time of employment.

Ensure that any and all compliance is noted through a documentation process as decided by the business.

Weekly Traffic Report:

There were seventeen verbal warnings issued for various traffic offenses. There was one citation issued for Seatbelt and there were seven citations issued for No Parking.