Lester Prairie Police Department

  • Agency: Lester Prairie Police Department
  • Address: 36 Juniper St N, Lester Prairie, 55354 MN
  • Chief: Robert Carlson (Chief of Police)
Phone: 320-395-2100

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.

Lester Prairie Police Department News

Mcleod County Deputy Sheriff Stiles and K9 Kilo did or Spring narcotics search at the school and didn't locate any drugs. YEAH!

No travel advised today. Blizzard Warning.

Don't leave the house today. If you have an emergency we will come but it may take a while. Have patience as we will do the best we can. No travel today by vehicle. Horse maybe if your horse let's you.

2018 DARE Graduation from last night. Just wish I knew how to rotate pictures on Facebook.

Always enjoying speaking about Lester Prairie and McLeod County law enforcement on KDUZ Community Affairs.

Deputy Geiken and Chief Carlson on KDUZ Community Affairs.

I am asking property owners with sidewalks on their property to shovel the snow off. We really don't want to issue tickets for a this petty misdemeanor issue.

Chief Carlson here....the roads in town are full of snow. If your driving a small car you will get stuck. City Maintenance won't be out until after dark. Stay home and have some family time.

Winter Storm Watch issued for southwest Minnesota WILLMAR, Minn. – The National Weather Service out of the Twin Cities has issued a Winter Storm Watch for portions of northwest and west central Wisconsin and central, east central, south central, southeast and southwest Minnesota. A Winter Storm Watch means there is potential for significant snow, sleet or ice accumulations that may impact travel. A winter storm is predicted to bring a band of moderate to heavy snow late Sunday evening. Snowfall totals of 5 to 8 inches are possible by the time the storm exists the region Monday evening. A wintry mix with freezing rain is possible south of the heavy snow band. This could lead to slick roads as well. Winds will be on the order of 20 to 30 mph which will also cause some blowing and drifting. The track of the heaviest now will likely change as the forecast is updated over the next couple of days, but be prepared for difficult driving conditions if you have travel plans across central or southern Minnesota. The public can view winter road conditions from plow cameras available through the 511mn.org website. Please note that not all plows have cameras. Road conditions on major highways can also be viewed through the Road Weather Information System (RWIS), which is also part of 511. These are fixed cameras at 91 locations across the state that show live rotating photos. While the RWIS cameras show a small area of the road, the plow cameras show real-time road conditions as snowplows plow their routes. MnDOT reminds motorists that the average snow plow route in District 8 (southwest and west central MN) is sixty miles, round-trip. Some routes are considerably longer. In difficult conditions it can take up to four hours for a snow plow operator to plow a route. In good conditions it can take two and a half hours to plow a route. In general, plows are out from 3 am to 10 pm, longer if conditions require it. Plow operators have much to monitor and control while on duty, and their ability to see behind them is limited. Their vision can be hampered by the snow clouds they create while plowing. Motorists need to reduce distractions. A plows’ sole purpose is to make the roads as clear and passable as quickly as possible. Motorists should remember to: • Check road conditions at www.511mn.org or call 511; it takes time to get roads back to good driving conditions. • Be patient and remember snowplows are working to improve road conditions for your trip. • Stay back at least 10 car lengths behind the plow, far from the snow cloud. • Stay alert for snowplows that turn or exit frequently and often with little warning. Plows may also travel over centerlines or partially into traffic to further improve road conditions. • Slow down to a safe speed for current conditions. Snowplows typically move at slower speeds. For additional tips on safe winter driving, go to www.mndot.gov/workzone/winter.html. For real-time traffic and travel information in Minnesota, visit www.511mn.org or get the free smartphone app at Google Play or the App Store.

Let us celebrate this Christmas season and remember those who may be hurting. Depression and Anxiety also happen during this time of year and you can call for help (320) 864-2713.

The City Maintenance department wants us to remind residents to bring leaves to the compost site and not the city street. It is against city ordinance to dispose of leaves on public streets. It clogs up the sanitary sewer system. Please use the Lester Prairie Compost Site.

I'm not expecting we will see candy like this, but, it got brought to my attention, so, I wanted to share the information to be proactive. This comes from the State of New Jersey. http://www.mercercouncil.org/resources/20141020DMIMarijuanaCandyAndPotentialDangerToChildren.pdf

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.

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.

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!