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Winsted Police Report
Herald Journal, Oct. 27, 2014

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Oct. 1 - Arrested David John Baird, age 42 of Winsted, on a McLeod County warrant.

Oct. 2 - Responded to a medical alarm in the area of Linden Avenue West. It was found to be a false alarm and everything checked out okay.

Oct. 2 - Responded to a welfare check in the area of Lake Avenue East.

Oct. 2 - Investigated a blight complaint in the area of Andy Avenue West.

Oct. 3 - Assisted the Winsted Ambulance with a medical call in the area of 1st Street South. The patient was transported to an area hospital by ambulance.

Oct. 4 - Assisted the Lester Prairie Police Department with a police matter.

Oct. 4 - Assisted the Lester Prairie Police Department with a police matter.

Oct. 4 - Assisted the Lester Prairie Police Department with a police matter.

Oct. 5 - Assisted the Lester Prairie Police Department with a police matter.

Oct. 6 - Assisted the Carver County Sheriff’s Office with a police matter.

Oct. 6 - A 1996 Buck, driven by Jesse Lawerance Dawson, age 28 of Dassel, collided with a light pole in the area of 6th Street North. There was severe damage to the vehicle and occupants of the vehicle had minor injuries.

Oct. 7 - Took a damage to property report in the area of McLeod Avenue West.

Oct. 7 - Responded to a burglary alarm in the area of Baker Avenue West. It was found to be a false alarm and everything checked out okay.

Oct. 7 - Took a theft report in the area of Kingsley Street South.

Oct. 8 - Responded to a loud noise disturbance call in the area of Baker Avenue East. The parties involved were advised.

Oct. 8 - Responded to a possible fight call in the area of Baker Avenue East.

Oct. 8 - Took a gas drive-off report in the area of 6th Street North. The person returned and paid for the fuel a short time later.

Oct. 8 - Arrested Billy Joe Habisch, age 41 of Winsted, on an Aitkin County warrant.

Oct. 9 - Responded to a barking dog complaint in the area of Westgate Drive. The owner was advised.

Oct. 9 - Received a dog at large call in the area of 1st Street North. The dog was not located.

Oct. 9 - Responded to an ordinance violation complaint in the area of McLeod Avenue West. The person was advised.

Crime Prevention Tip of the Week:

Reducing False Alarms

Security alarms are designed to protect lives and property. When properly installed, used and

maintained, they can be a real asset to a community. When misused, they become a liability.

Unfortunately for everyone, false alarms cost communities hundreds of thousands of dollars each year and hundreds of personnel hours.

Responding to false alarms wastes time and money for your security company and the officers who are sworn to protect you. It also causes a certain level of complacency, increases the liability, and endangers the safety of system owners, responding agencies, and the community.

How can you help?

Take appropriate steps to reduce the number of false alarms your business is producing. Remember that the goal is to have no false trips. Following is a list of the most frequent human errors & equipment problems:

Human Errors:

Use of incorrect key pad codes

Failure to properly train authorized users (sitters, relatives, visitors, employees, delivery personnel)

Failure to secure doors and windows before setting alarm

Failure to notify security company of unscheduled openings or closings (for businesses using set schedules)

Failure to update authorized personnel list with monitoring facility (for commercial properties)

Equipment Problems:

Improper application or installation of interior motion detectors

Improper charging or checking of batteries.

Faulty equipment (panels, detectors or key pads)

Weekly Traffic Report:

There were five verbal warnings issued for various traffic offenses. There was one citation issued for No Minnesota Driver’s License.