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Lester Prairie Police Report
Herald Journal, March 20, 2017

None reported at this time

Feb. 22 – Officer responded to a medical and assisted the Lester Prairie Fire and Rescue Team on the call.

Feb. 22 – Officer assisted a motorist stranded along the roadway. Additional help arrived and the motorist was able to proceed.

Feb. 23 – Officer responded to a medical and assisted the Lester Prairie Fire and Rescue Team on the call.

Feb. 23 – Officer attended a “NARCAN” training class.

Feb. 23 – Officer investigated a Blight complaint at a residence. The matter is under further investigation.

Feb. 23 – Officer responded to a medical and assisted the Lester Prairie Fire and Rescue Team on the call.

Feb. 24 – Officer assisted the Wright County Sheriff’s Office in an attempt to locate a vehicle with stolen plates on it.

Feb. 24 – Officer assisted a motorist experiencing technological difficulties with a new vehicle. Officer showed driver how to turn headlights on.

Feb. 25 – Officers participated along with the Lester Prairie Fire Department in Active Shooter Rescue Response Training.

Feb. 25 – Officer investigated several parking violations around the School area.

Feb. 26 – Officer discovered an open door on a business. The building was checked and the door was secured.

Feb. 26 – Officer assisted the Hutchinson Police Department in an attempt to locate a suspect vehicle involved in a Hit and Run Accident.

Feb. 26 – Officer checked on a suspicious vehicle in a parking lot of a vacant business. All checked out to be OK. Driver and passenger were switching positions in vehicle. They then continued on their way.

Feb. 27 – Officer responded to a medical and assisted the Lester Prairie Fire and Rescue Team on the call.

Feb. 27 – Officer investigated a Weapons violation / Threats complaint.

Feb. 28 – Officer assisted the City Maintenance Department in investigating a suspicious container left in a Park area. The item was investigated without incident.

Feb. 28 – Officer assisted the Hutchinson Police Department in an attempt to locate a runaway juvenile.

Feb. 28 – Officer assisted the McLeod County Sheriff’s Office and the MN State Patrol on a two vehicle accident.

Feb. 28 – Officer responded to a Commercial Burglar Alarm at a business.

Mar. 1 – Officer assisted the Winsted Police Department on a call of an unwanted individual at a residence.

Mar. 1 – Officer investigated a complaint of a suspicious vehicle at a vacant residence. All checked out to be OK.

Mar. 1 – Officer was flagged down by a parent reporting her daughter ran away from home. Officer located the juvenile and returned her to the parent.

Mar. 2 – Officer assisted Silver Lake Police Department on a traffic stop.

Mar. 2 – Officer investigated several Blighted properties. Those cases are under further investigation.

Mar. 2 – Officer investigated an animal complaint / ordinance violation. The case is under further investigation.

Mar. 4 – Officer assisted the Winsted Police Department on traffic stop involving multiple vehicles and occupants.

Mar. 4 – Officer responded to a medical and assisted the Lester Prairie Fire and Rescue Team on the call.

Mar. 4 – Officer investigated a 911 Hang up call. Everything checked out to be OK.

Mar. 4 – Officer checked on a motorist who was parked along the shoulder of the road. The driver was lost and required directions.

Mar. 5 – Officer assisted the Sibley County Sheriff’s Office on an attempt to locate a stolen vehicle.

Mar. 5 – Officer investigated a driving complaint. The suspect vehicle was located and stopped. An investigation proceeded and the driver, Melissa Mary Arneson, DOB 10-13-1972, of Lester Prairie was subsequently arrested and charged with DUI.

Mar. 6 – Officer responded to a medical and assisted the Lester Prairie Fire and Rescue Team on the call. The individual was transported to a safe facility.

Mar. 6 – Officer responded to a medical and assisted the Lester Prairie Fire and Rescue Team on the call.

Mar. 7 – Officer assisted the Winsted Police Department on a complaint of an out of control individual.

Mar. 8 – Officers participated in a Low Light Qualification shoot.

During the past two weeks there were 51 Public Assists and 51 additional Agency Assists in the City.

Traffic Enforcement Report; during the past two weeks there were 9 Verbal Warnings for various traffic related violations and 1 Citation issued for speed.