A good scam warning for our local community too.
Lester Prairie Police Department is located at 36 Juniper St N, Lester Prairie, 55354 MN. The Chief of Police of the department is Robert Carlson. The Lester Prairie Police Department phone number is 320-395-2100.
A good scam warning for our local community too.
Very busy weekend and now trying to catch up. Saturday morning we stopped a car at Casey's that was involved in a "gas drive off" at the Plato C store. The driver of the car fled on foot. We towed the car, obtained a search warrant and learned the individual who fled has a Felony warrant for his arrest. Benjamin Keith Berry, age 31 is wanted for the felony warrant and possible other charges. If you see this individual please contact your law enforcement agency. Update: 10/3/2017 - Benjamin Keith Berry is currently in custody in the Wright County Jail.
The Lester Prairie Police Department took a report of a theft from a vehicle during garage sale days (9/15/2017 to 9/16/2017) in the area of 1000 Prairie Ridge Lane. The victims had their wallets and contents taken along with cash. It was later determined the suspects used the debit/credit cards and cash later in the day at the Eden Prairie Walmart. The loss prevention department was able to capture images of the suspects and provide them to LPPD. We are asking the publics help in identifying the suspects or vehicle involved in these thefts. UPDATE: The Fridley Police Department has two people in custody for stealing the property in Lester Prairie. They are facing charges of possession of stolen property and identity theft. The Fridley Police Department and Lester Prairie Police Department will be working together on this case.
Late Sunday afternoon we located a possible stolen car for the Swift County Sheriff's Office. The car ended up not being stolen and was a civil issue between two people. However, the driver of the car had methamphetamine in the vehicle and admitted it was his. Arrested was Kenneth Gordon Pool, age 59 of Cokato, Minnesota. He was charged with Felony 5th Degree Controlled substance crime and booked into the McLeod County Jail. As the officer was dealing with this we had a disturbance / domestic incident in East Park Estates and we are thankful the McLeod County Sheriff's Office helped us with that one.
We have two bikes that were left in the City Park. You can claim them at the police office. If not claimed they will end up in the dumpster.
A found black cell phone was turned into the police office. It has the name "John Long" in the top right corner of the phone. Described as a LG V20 with a T-Mobile sim card. Contact LPPD to claim.
National Night Out 2017
Join us for National Night Out tonight in the Central Park. It starts at 5 and goes to around 7. Hot dogs and chips will be served.
This bike was left near the new wastewater treatment plant and wants to go home to it's owner. If you are the owner or know the owner please contact us. (320) 395-2100
Good advice from Kenyon P.D.
We get questions on child car seats often, so, once I got this from the Department of Public Safety I thought I would post it.
A Raccon with what appeared to be distemper was "dispatched" in the alley between Oak and Pine St. N. around 2:30 p.m. I used one round of buckshot and shot the raccoon from above in order to shoot into the ground. City Maintenance disposed of the raccoon in an appropriate way. Letting people know the "sick" raccoon is gone and why a round was fired.
5th grade DARE Twins trip complete!
This is a very good explanation of our Lester Prairie police cars too. Thanks to Moorhead Police and Forum Communications.
The City of Lester Prairie needs Summer Help! Please call the City of Lester Prairie at (320) 395-2646, go to website or stop at city hall.
We are proud of former Lester Prairie Police Officer Preston Voigt (2009 to 2015) for being honored for his work during the St. Cloud Mall Stabbing incident. http://kstp.com/news/first-responders-waite-park-st-cloud-mall-attack/4433731/?cat=12196
An adult female came to the police office and turned in a laptop and case she found laying on Central Avenue. The computer cover underneath was unattached. It is an ACER Aspire 4520 series Z03 black in color with a black Swissgear Computer case with muse and charging cords. If it is yours you can claim it at the police office or check in at city hall.
We are so pleased to announce our 5th Grade DARE Role Models for 2017 as: Hope Feltmann and Leighton Buhr!
Matthias David Monson, age 27, of Monticello, MN has a felony arrest warrant issued by the Honorable Eric Braaten for Violation of a Domestic Abuse No Contact Order. HE TURNED HIMSELF IN THIS MORNING (02/06/2017).
SAMHSA has put out a great PSA clip on mental health signs to look for in teens and young adults. Thanks to Minnesota DARE for the link. http://www.changedirection.org/teenpsa/
At 12:55 p.m. today (11/16/2016) we took a report of a stray bullet that entered and shattered a sliding glass door on the south side of a residence on Maple St. S. A search was done to locate any possible hunters or vehicles in the area and none were located. The neighbors were contacted and they did not hear or see any hunters or individuals in the area at that time. If you know or seen anyone hunting on the south side of Lester Prairie during the hour of 12:30 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. please contact us at (320) 395-2100.
Financial Scams are impacting our community and especially our elderly. Please talk with your parents and grandparents about avoiding scams and never give out personal information. http://www.ag.state.mn.us/Consumer/Scams/OtherScams.asp