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Winsted Police Report
Herald Journal, March 2, 2015

Feb. 19 - Responded to a welfare check in the area of Westgate Circle.

Feb. 19 - Received a theft report in the area of Sunfish Lane. This matter is under further investigation.

Feb. 19 - Responded to a drug complaint in the area of Baker Avenue East.

Feb. 20 - Responded to an illegal dumping complaint in the area of Main Avenue West. The people involved were advised.

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

Feb. 20 - Responded to a welfare check in the area of South Shore Drive.

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

Feb. 20 - Arrested Jamie Arthur Leyhe, age 46 of Winsted, on a Wright County warrant.

Feb. 20 - Assisted the Lester Prairie Police Department with a police matter.

Feb. 22 - Investigated a suspicious vehicle in the area of 6th Street North.

Feb. 22 - Assisted the Winsted Ambulance with a medical call in the area of Fairlawn Avenue West.

Feb. 23 - Responded to a burglary alarm call in the area of 2nd Street South.

Feb. 23 - Assisted the Winsted Ambulance with a medical call in the area of Linden Avenue West.

Feb. 23 - Received a barking dog complaint in the area of Linden Avenue West.

Feb. 23 - Took a theft report in the area of 3rd Street South. This matter is under further investigation.

Feb. 24 - Investigated suspicious activity in the area of 2nd Street South.

Feb. 24 - Assisted the Glencoe Police Department with a police matter.

Feb. 25 - Received a medical call in the area of 4th Street North.

Feb. 25 - Assisted the Winsted Ambulance with a medical call in the area of 4th Street North.

Crime Prevention Tip of the Week:

Underage Drinking

The number of impaired driving offenses for 15 to 20-year-olds gradually rose from 1993 through 2000. About two-thirds of offenders are age 19 or 20.

It’s everyone’s business to end underage drinking. We need effective strategies to reduce underage alcohol include compliance checks, sanctions on violating merchants, educating merchants about laws and responsibilities, and developing community support for enforcement. Other effective strategies to reduce underage alcohol use include enforcement of impaired driving laws, control or prohibition of alcohol use at community events or park areas, prohibition of alcohol sponsorship of public events, apprehending third-party providers, media campaigns, media advocacy and counter-advertising.

Facts & Talking Points

• In Minnesota in 2003, 255 people died in alcohol-related crashes:

• 35 of those were under 21

In Minnesota for 2003 there were a total of 567 deaths and the MN Department of Public Safety estimates that 39% of those will be alcohol related.

• A teen’s driving ability is impaired at a lower level of blood alcohol concentration than older people with the same level of blood alcohol concentration.

• Underage drinking accounts for 20 percent of all alcohol consumed.

• According to the 2004 Minnesota Student Survey, teens say that adults are their primary source of alcohol.

• More youth used alcohol in the past month than used all illicit drugs combined.

• The younger the age of drinking onset, the greater the chance that an individual at some point in life will develop a clinically-defined alcohol disorder.

• Fake identification cards are being reproduced using computer technology.

• Brain development studies show the dangers of alcohol use.

• Other criminal behavior due to alcohol and other drugs.

Weekly Traffic Report:

There were five verbal warnings issued for various traffic offenses. There was one citation issued for Driving after Revocation. One person was arrested for DWI, 4th Degree.