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Lester Prairie Police Report
Herald Journal, Friday, Dec. 28, 2018

Dec. 12 – Officer took a complaint of a possible phone scam. Did some research and followed up with the caller and advised that it was a scam. He was advised to not continue contact with the business. The scam was that someone lists a vehicle for sale, then the seller agrees to transport it to the potential buyer’s location, for a minimal fee, but the vehicle never shows up. Note: If it seems too good to be true, it’s a scam.

Dec. 13 – Officer responded to an unwanted person at a residence complaint. The individual was removed from the property.

Dec. 13 – Officer assisted the Winsted Police Department in locating a vehicle involved in a driving complaint.

Dec. 13 – Officer assisted the Winsted Police Department on a 2 vehicle crash.

Dec. 13 – Officer assisted a stranded motorist parked along the shoulder of the roadway. There was help on scene also assisting. The driver was able to continue on her way.

Dec. 14 – Officer investigated a noise/loud music, complaint. The suspect admitted to the noise, but it wasn’t witnessed by the Officer. The individual was warned and advised as how to prevent similar complaints.

Dec. 14 – Officer arrested Christopher Woodrow Hecksel, DOB 09-25-98, of Lester Prairie on an outstanding felony warrant.

Dec. 15 – Officer was dispatched to a bar for a disturbance outside. Upon arrival, the involved individuals were gone.

Dec. 15 – Officer assisted the Winsted Police Department on a vehicle stop. A search of the vehicle was conducted and contraband was discovered.

Dec. 16 – Officer took a complaint of a phone scam. The complainant was advised as how to proceed with the matter. The scam was a caller asking for donations to a false charity. The caller associated his business with MN Law Enforcement to make the pitch seem legit.

Dec. 16 – Officer checked on a suspicious vehicle. The driver was advised that her actions contribute to the continued nuisance of stray cats and other vermin to return to the area, causing disease and safety risk to the people living in the area. The case is pending further investigation for possible charges.

Dec. 16 – Officer was requested to return a call to an individual with questions. The individual was advised his matter was civil in nature and needed the assistance of the courts to resolve the matter.

Dec. 16 – Officer responded to a medical and assisted the Lester Prairie Fire and Rescue Team on the call.

Dec. 18 – Officer checked on a stranded motorist alone the shoulder. The driver had a tow truck on the way.

Dec. 19 – Officer assisted the Hutchinson Police Department on a runaway juvenile.

Dec. 20 – Officer investigated a 911 Hang up call at a business. All checked out to be OK. Caller miss dialed.

Dec. 20 – Officer assisted the Winsted Police Department on execution of an arrest warrant. Individual was taken into custody without incident.

Dec. 20 – Officer assisted the Winsted Police Department on a traffic stop / DUI investigation.

Dec. 21 – Officer investigated a complaint of a counterfeit bill at a business. The case is under further investigation.

Dec. 21 – Officer investigated a 911 hang- up call. All was OK. The caller misdialed.

Dec. 23 – Officer was called out to a suicidal female complaint.

Dec. 24 – Officer investigated a dog at large complaint. The owner of the dog located the Officer before the dog was impounded. The owner was given the dog and warned about the city ordinances for pets.

Dec. 24 – Officer investigated a complaint of threats being made. All involved parties were talked to. The suspect was advised to know his rights before opening his mouth towards others and making comments that might be taken the wrong way.

Dec. 25 – Officer responded to a medical and assisted the Lester Prairie Fire and Rescue Team on the call.

Dec. 25 – Officer investigated a verbal domestic incident. The parties were separated for the evening.

During the past two weeks there were 50 public assists and 49 additional agency assists in the city.

Traffic Enforcement Report: during the past two weeks there were nine verbal warnings issued for various traffic related violations and two citations issued for speed and expired registration on a vehicle.