November 29, 2016

November 2016 Blotter

November 1st
The Police Department conducted drug compliance testing for department of corrections.

November 2nd
The Police Department attended and advised at the City Council Meeting.

November 3rd
The Police Department stopped a driver for an observed child restraint violation.
The Police Department contacted Croix Management regarding inspection of their rental properties after receiving complaints.

November 4th
The Police Department assisted Jackson County by responding to a report of an erratic driver on County Hwy 9.

November 6th
The Police Department stopped a driver for speeding on 10th Street NW.

November 7th
The Police Department responded to a party being bitten by a bat inside a residence..

November 8th
The Police Department assisted party with information regarding obtaining a restraining order on a possible stalker.
The Police Department received a report of possible child abuse.

November 9th
The Police Department performed a funeral escort across Hwy 60.
The Police Department assisted Jackson County by responding to a two vehicle accident north of Sacred Heart Cemetery on County Highway 9.
The Police Department stopped a driver for speeding on 2nd Avenue, was cited for open container of alcohol in motorvehicle.

November 10th
The Police Department received a request for extra patrol around construction equipment parked in town.
The Police Department set up meeting with county engineer to discuss merchant license and no air braking signs being posted in Heron Lake.

November 11th
The Police Department responded to a report of pumpkins being broken.
The Police Department responded to a domestic dispute.

November 12th
The Police Department assisted party with serving a trespass notice.
The Police Department responded to a civil property dispute, multiple times.

November 13th
The Police Department responded to civil property dispute.
The Police Department received two dogs found wandering at large, found owners and returned dogs.

November 14th
The Police Department conducted drug compliance testing for department of correction.
The Police Department assisted several parties with advisement regarding trespass notices.
The Police Department assisted Jackson County by taking a report of deer in the median on Hwy 60.

November 15th
The Police Department conducted drug compliance testing for department of correction.
The Police Department responded to a request for civil advisement regarding obtaining private property from a 3rd party.
The Police Department assisted Jackson County and Heron Lake School by responding a report of a juvenile whom had fled the school in Okabena. Child located and returned to school.

November 16th
The Police Department spoke with county highway regarding posting no air braking signs.
The Police Department responded to a domestic disturbance.

November 17th
The Police Department assisted a parent with locating a child that had gone missing.
The Police Department conducted drug compliance testing for department for correction.
The Police Department assisted a lost driver with direction on how to get to Omaha Nebraska.

November 18th
The Police Department received a report of a criminal sex conduct incident that occurred in the City of Mankato.
The Police Department assisted state patrol by checking on the status of multiple drivers whom had slid off the road on Hwy 60.
The Police Department assisted state patrol by responding to a multi vehicle accident on Hwy 60 East of Brewster.
The Police Department assisted state patrol by responding to a jackknifed semi on Hwy 60 by the Ethanol Plant.
The Police Department performed a utility escort for AgriNatural Gas.

November 19th
The Police Department received report of a criminal sex conduct incident occurring in Cottonwood County.

November 20th
The Police Department stopped a driver for speeding on 10th Street NW.

November 21st
The police department performed patrol duties and necessary follow ups.

November 22nd
The Police Department responded to a report of clogged storm drain.

November 23rd
The Police Department performed drug compliance testing for Department of Corrections.

November 24th
The Police Department responded to a report of an unlicensed driver operating a vehicle on 10th Street.
The Police Department issued a parking ticket for a semi parked on residential street.

November 25th
The Police Department assisted Jackson County Sheriff’s Department by responding to report of people spot lighting deer north of city limits.
The Police Department performed drug compliance testing for Department of Corrections.

November 26th
The Police Department stopped a driver for speeding on 10th Street NW.
The Police Department stopped a driver for speeding on 10th Street NW.
The Police Department responded to a medical situation involving facial bleeding.
The Police Department stopped a driver for speeding on 10th Street NW.
The Police Department responded to a report of mud balls being thrown against a garage.

November 27th
The Police Department Assisted the State Patrol with Locating Owner of Abandoned Vehicle on Hwy 60.

November 28th
The police department performed patrol duties and necessary follow ups.

November 29th
The police department performed patrol duties and necessary follow ups.

November 30th
The police department performed a non emergency vehicle unlock.

 

November 1, 2016

Great Halloween!

Officer Markus out and about with the Kids on Halloween 2016!

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November 1, 2016

October Stats

October the Police Department observed a decline in calls and events, which is typical heading into the cold weather months.

 

Total Incidents – 58

Total Federally Traced Crimes – 2 (Theft, and a Criminal Damage)

Traffic Incidents – 8

Agency Assists – 14

Public Assists – 34

To Date the Police Department has logged 759 Incidents and Events for 2016.

November 1, 2016

October Blotter 2016

October 1st
The Police Department responded to a medical at Prairie View Apartments.
The Police Department responded to a call for assistance at JK Tires.
The Police Department responded to a car vs pheasant incident.

October 2nd
The Police Department stopped a driver for speeding on 10th Street NW.
The Police Department stopped a 2nd driver for speeding in 10th Street NW.
The Police Department stopped a 3rd driver for speeding in 10th Street NW.

October 3rd
The Police Department stopped a driver for speeding on Lakeview Road.
The Police Department performed drug compliance testing for Drug Court.
The Police Department received a report of leaves blocking storm sewer grates.

October 4th
The PD received request for advisement on a civil collections matter.

October 5th
The Police Department responded to a car vs deer accident on County Rd 9.
The Police Department received a report of a harassing text message.
The Police Department assisted Cottonwood County with a reported suicidal person.
The Police Department performed drug compliance testing for Drug Court.
The Police Department attended and advised at the City Council Meeting.

October 6th
The Police Department performed drug compliance testing for Social Services.
The Police Department performed drug compliance testing for Drug Court.

October 7th
The Police Department driver for speeding in 10th Street NW.

October 8th
The Police Department responded to a suspicious person hiding by buildings on Chapman Avenue.

October 9th
The Police Department investigated a suspicious vehicle on 4th Street NW.

October 11th
The Police Department received a report of trucks driving too fast at New Vision.
The Police Department performed drug compliance testing for Drug Court.

October 12th
The Police Department performed a non-emergency vehicle unlock on 10th Street.

October 13th
The Police Department impounded a stray dog running at large.
The Police Department responded to a report of missing Child on 3rd Avenue.
The Police Department received a report of threatening emails, forwarded to Windom PD.

October 14th
The Police Department performed drug compliance testing for Drug Court.
The Police Department stopped a driver for speeding on 10th St NW.

October 15th
The Police Department responded to a report of men with guns on County Hwy 9 by Okabena.

October 18th
The Police Department issued a parking citation for a semi parked on 11th Street.
The Police Department responded to medical on 10th Street NW.
The Police Department performed drug compliance testing for Drug Court

October 19th
The Police Department responded to a report of a stolen vehicle from Bio Energy.
The Police Department responded to a request for advisement on employee harassment.
The Police Department recovered a stolen vehicle from the City of Windom.
The Police Department performed drug compliance testing for Drug Court
The Police Department responded to a medical alert at Prairie View Apartments.

October 20th
The Police Department received a report of a sign damaged – ran over on 6th Street.

October 21st
The Police Department received a report of upkeep issues at Prairie View Apartments from Tenants.
The Police Department performed drug compliance testing for Drug Court

October 22nd
The Police Department responded to a report of a dog at large.
The PD received a report of a stop sign violations occurring at PJ’s Minimart.

October 23rd
The Police Department responded to 911 call from an occupant at Lakeview Assisted Living.

October 24th
The Police Department responded to a request for advisement regarding a missing dog.

October 25th
The Police Department responded to a report of verbal abuse and physical abuse situation.
The Police Department performed drug compliance testing for Drug Court

October 26th
The Police Department responded to a request for advisement regarding a missing dog.
The Police Department responded to a report of carpet being dumped at the Compost Site.
The Police Department responded to a report of an open door on an abandoned property on 11th Street.
The Police Department processed firearms applications.
October 27th
The Police Department responded to a request for advisement on a gas drive off occurring in Coon Rapids.
The Police Department responded to a report of suspicious persons on Smith Avenue, found transient merchants attempting to sell vacuum cleaners.

October 28th
The Police Department responded to a report of a gas drive off from Expressway.

October 29th
The Police Department responded to a report of signs broken at the elementary school.
The Police Department responded to a report of a semi parked on Hwy 60 by Heron Lake.

October 31st
The Police Department observed for activity during trick or treating.

October 13, 2016

Halloween Safety Tips

With Halloween just around the corner thought we should remind people of some common sense safety tips for the Holiday.

HALLOWEEN SAFETY TIPS

Walk Safely

  1. Cross the street at corners, using traffic signals and crosswalks.
  2. Look left, right and left again when crossing and keep looking as you cross.
  3. Put electronic devices down and keep heads up and walk, don’t run, across the street.
  4. Teach children to make eye contact with drivers before crossing in front of them.
  5. Always walk on sidewalks or paths. If there are no sidewalks, walk facing traffic as far to
    the left as possible.  Children should walk on direct routes with the fewest street crossings.
  6. Watch for cars that are turning or backing up. Teach children to never dart out into the street or cross between parked cars.

Trick or Treat With an Adult

  1. Children under the age of 12 should not be alone at night without adult supervision. If kids are mature enough to be out without supervision, they should stick to familiar areas that are well lit and trick-or-treat in groups.

Keep Costumes Both Creative and Safe

  1. Decorate costumes and bags with reflective tape or stickers and, if possible, choose light colors.
  2. Choose face paint and makeup whenever possible instead of masks, which can obstruct a child’s vision.
  3. Have kids carry glow sticks or flashlights to help them see and be seen by drivers.
  4. When selecting a costume, make sure it is the right size to prevent trips and falls.

Drive Extra Safely on Halloween

  1. Slow down and be especially alert in residential neighborhoods. Children are excited on Halloween and may move in unpredictable ways.
  2. Take extra time to look for kids at intersections, on medians and on curbs.
  3. Enter and exit driveways and alleys slowly and carefully.
  4. Eliminate any distractions inside your car so you can concentrate on the road and your surroundings.
  5. Drive slowly, anticipate heavy pedestrian traffic and turn your headlights on earlier in the day to spot children from greater distances.
  6. Popular trick-or-treating hours are 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. so be especially alert for kids during those hours.

(Source – https://www.safekids.org/tip/halloween-safety-tips )

October 13, 2016

Dog Impounded

Found roaming in the 1000 block of 10th Street, going in and out of an open garage. Owner may re-claim animal at The Cottonwood Vet Clinic in Windom MN.  (1) Yellow lab, white collar.

October 4, 2016

Welcome on board Officer Salas

You may be seeing a new face patrolling around town. Officer Yolanda “Yoli” Salas completed her field training this last month and has started working part time hours for the police department. Yoli is a local resident from Worthington and graduated from Minnesota West. With the addition of Officer Salas the police department is up to full complement of three part time officers.

October 4, 2016

September 2016 Statistics

September was our busiest month in 2016 so far! The Police Department documented 109 incidents. Most of which were public and agency assists.

(Serious Crimes)                           1
(Lesser Crimes)                             3
(Ordinance Violations)               4
Traffic Incidents                           12
Agency Assists                              20
Public Assists                                69

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TOTAL INCIDENTS 109

School now in full swing, harvest underway, and winter is just around the corner. It’s been a good year for the Police Department and our community, hopefully the rest of 2016 plays out the same.

October 4, 2016

Blotter – September 2016

9/1/16   The PD responded to civil custody of children dispute. The PD received a drop of prescription medication for disposal.  The PD received a report of a home being egged. The PD received a report of a juvenile driving recklessly in the City of Windom. The PD responded to a request for advisement on a civil property situation. The PD performed compliance drug testing for department of corrections.

9/2/16 The PD received a request to verify registration on a motor vehicle. The PD responded to a child custody dispute situation.

9/3/16   The PD received a report of a stolen vehicle occurring outside Heron Lake.

9/4/16   The PD responded to a report of a dog at large. The PD took a report of a possible driver in Heron Lake driving on a revoked license.

9/5/16   The PD received a wallet found in the Laundromat, returned to owner. The PD responded to a report of a person walking on the highway between Windom and Wilder on Hwy 60. The PD received a report of juveniles driving past residence and screaming profanities. The PD responded to a suicidal persons call and escorted party to medical staff for evaluation.

9/6/16   The PD received a report of rocks and debris being deposited out at the tree dump in the compost pile. The PD took a report of unsafe juvenile driving conduct ongoing around the high school and county highway 9 between Okabena and Heron Lake in the morning hours. The PD took an after the fact report of a careless driver on 10th Street. The PD stopped a driver for speeding on Lakeview Street. The PD started field training for new part time officer. The PD performed compliance drug testing for department of corrections.

9/7/16   The PD responded to a reported nuisance property complaint. The PD attended the City Council Meeting. The PD responded to a report of harassing phone calls at expressway. The PD responded to a medical involving a possible stroke.

9/8/16   The PD responded to a mutual aid assist request from the Windom Police Department to provide security at the Windom Hospital where a possible suicidal persons from Heron Lake was being held. The PD performed compliance drug testing for department of corrections.

9/9/16   The PD assisted a lost motorist with directions to Brewster. The PD received a report of a community member who disappeared and was in violation of his terms of release. The PD received reports of harassing phone calls at expressway, PD to provide extra security presence during close down until calls cease. The PD performed compliance drug testing for department of corrections. The PD stopped a driver for speeding on Hwy 60.  The PD stopped a driver for speeding on 10th Street NW. The PD stopped another car for speeding on 10th Street NW.

9/10/16 The PD stopped a driver for speeding on 10th Street NW. The PD stopped another driver for speeding on 10th Street NW.

9/11/16 The PD responded to a verbal and online harassment complaint.

9/12/16 The PD checked on the welfare of a motorist with flashers on by Duck Lake on Hwy 60. The PD responded to a report of chickens running loose on Chapman Avenue. The PD performed compliance drug testing for department of corrections. The PD took a report of a juvenile overdue in returning home.

9/13/16 The PD responded to a domestic dispute. The PD took a report of suspicious activity ongoing in Heron Lake.  The PD assisted in performing compliance drug testing for Human Services. The PD processed applications for firearms permits. The PD performed a civil standby while party retrieved his personal property from a residence. The PD performed compliance drug testing for department of corrections. The PD received a report of harassing phone calls at expressway, continued security escorts provided to employees at close down.

9/14/16 The PD received request for information on parking semi’s and trailers in town. The PD located party dumping rocks and debris at tree dump, arrangements made to clean up mess. The PD located an open door during nightly business door checks.

9/15/16 The PD stopped a driver for an equipment violation on 10th Street NW.

9/16/16 The PD received a report of failure to deliver furniture purchased in Tracy Minnesota.

9/17/16 The PD responded to a reported domestic dispute. The PD responded to a report of careless driver on Hwy 60 coming from Brewster. The PD performed security checks on local wedding dance. The PD stopped a driver for an equipment violation on Hwy 60. The PD received a report of harassing phone calls at expressway, continued security escorts provided to employees at close down.

9/18/16 The PD responded to a request for assistance with a juvenile breaking curfew. The PD received a report of nuisance cat(s).

9/19/16 The PD responded to a report of a dog at large on 11th Street. The PD took a report of a suspicious person hanging around Expressway, PD continued security escorts provided to employees at close down.

9/20/16 The PD responded to a reported suspicious vehicle driving slowly on 18th Street.

9/21/16 The PD responded to a report of trash being dumped in the Community Center dumpster. The PD investigated a multiple complaint child neglect and abuse incident. The PD received a report of another possible child neglect and abuse situation in Heron Lake. The PD received a report of uncleanly conditions at Prairie view and Heron Lake Apartments.              The PD received a report of a centurytel box being backed over.

9/22/16 The PD responded to a disorderly incident.

9/23/16 The PD took a report of sinking curb and gutter on Smith Avenue. The PD performed drug compliance testing for department of corrections. The PD responded to a report of a stolen paycheck. The PD took a report of a gas drive off from expressway.

9/24/16 The PD performed compliance drug testing for human services. The PD responded to a report of a radio playing in an abandoned property.

9/25/16 The PD responded to a domestic dispute.

9/26/16 The PD responded to an ongoing domestic dispute related situation, multiple times. The PD assisted Jackson County with serving an Order for Protection. The PD performed compliance drug testing for department of corrections.

9/27/16 The PD responded to a medical on 16th Street. The PD received a request for advisement regarding a landlord – tenant situation.  The PD provided a civil-security standby during a money deliver. The PD responded to an ongoing domestic dispute related incident, multiple times. The PD received a request for a civil standby while a landlord issued an eviction notice. The PD performed compliance drug testing for department of corrections.

9/28/16 The PD stopped a driver for speeding on 10th Street. The PD performed a vehicle unlock. The PD received a report of dog at large on 11th street.

9/29/16 The PD responded to an ongoing domestic dispute related situation multiple times. The PD received a parking complaint on 11th Street. The PD performed a vehicle unlock at Expressway. The PD assisted Le Suer PD with investigation of a suspicious vehicle found in their community belonging to a Heron Lake resident.

9/30/16 The PD responded to a civil disagreement involving collection of personal property and money loaned.

September 2, 2016

Back to School Time!

Hope everyone had a great summer! Labor day weekend is upon us and then it’s back to school for our kids going to Heron Lake Okabena School and Windom Schools! As part of Safe Routes to School we would like to remind everyone to start watching for school activities again.

  • Kids walking and or biking to school in Heron Lake and Okabena.
  • Kids waiting for and being picked up/dropped off by school buses.
  • Increased traffic around the schools in the mornings and afternoons.
  • Watch for Stop Arms on Buses.

HLO Schools: start on 9/6/2016.

Windom Schools: 9/6/2016 First Day of School 4-12 and 9/8/2016 First Day of School KG-3

We hope everyone had a great summer and it leads into a safe and fun start to the School year!

Chief Tony at The Heron Lake Police Dept.

August 30, 2016

Charged Files – Laundromat Theft

8/26/2016 – Case Update – Criminal Charges have been formally filed against the following: Jacob Boe (33) of Lakefield Minnesota for the crimes of Criminal Damage to Property 1st Degree (Felony) and Theft (Misdemeanor). This in regards to the laundromat theft reported on 7/31/2016. Charges are pending on additional party(ies) involved with this case. Thank you for all the great tips and information that were passed along to this department!

August 30, 2016

Blotter August 2016

August 1st           The PD received a report of suspicious vehicles. The PD executed a search warrant in the City of Lakefield. The PD took a report of a phone scam. The PD received a home watch request. The PD performed drug screenings for multiple Department of Corrections Jackson County and Cottonwood County.

August 2nd         The PD received a home watch request. The PD received a report of a disorderly incident.

August 3rd          The PD performed PBT screening for Department of Corrections Cottonwood County. The PD attended the City Council Meeting. The PD stopped a driver for loud exhaust. The PD spoke with children in the City Park standing on picnic tables. The PD responded to a reported bat flying loose inside a house.

August 4th            The PD responded to multiple reports of semi’s engine braking around New Vision, spoke with construction supervisor and stopped and warned several semi’s identified as engine braking. The PD assisted a party with information regarding court proceedings and employment issues. The PD interviewed a prospective new part time police officer. The PD received a report of misappropriated funds. The Vehicle performed a non-emergency vehicle unlock. The PD responded to a domestic dispute situation. The PD performed drug screenings for multiple Department of Corrections Jackson County and Cottonwood County.

August 5th            The PD stopped a driver for speeding on 10th Street NW.

August 6th                  The PD performed follow ups.

August 7th            The PD stopped a driver for speeding on 10th Street NW.

August 8th            The PD assisted party with information about filing a federal firearms dealer permit. The PD performed drug screening for Department of Corrections Jackson County.

August 9th            The PD responded to a medical at PJ’s minimart. The PD performed drug screening for Department of Corrections Jackson County.

August 10th         The PD received a report of a suspicious vehicle on 2nd Avenue. The PD received a report of a suspicious vehicle on Chapman Avenue. The PD assisted a semi driver lost on County 5 in Cottonwood County. The PD responded to a report of a vehicle speeding on Hwy 60. The PD responded to a door to door insurance salesman incident.

August 11th         The PD responded to a report of a broken sliding door window. The PD spoke with a land owner regarding gross violation of the City’s weed and grass ordinance. The PD performed drug screenings for multiple Department of Corrections Jackson County and Cottonwood County. The PD assisted party with information about filing a federal firearms dealer permit. The PD responded to a report of kids knocking on doors and windows then running away. The PD stopped a driver for an equipment violation on 10th Street.

August 12th         The PD responded to a report of bats loose in a home. The PD responded to 2nd report of bats in a home. The PD responded to a door to door insurance salesman incident.

August 13th         The PD performed a funeral escort across Hwy 60.

August 14th         The PD received a report of sand wasps in the City Park.

August 15th         The PD responded to a report of a cake being thrown at a residence by juveniles. The PD responded to a report of semi’s blocking driveways on 2nd Avenue. The PD responded to a report of bats loose in a home.

August 16th         The PD responded to a suspicious vehicle reported as parked on Smith Avenue. The PD received a home watch request. The PD stopped a vehicle for multiple equipment and driving conduct violations including attempting to eluding police, afterwards spoke with numerous juvenile drivers called in after being found playing car tag.

August 17th         The PD performed a rental property health and safety inspection. The PD responded to a domestic situation. The PD received a report of speeders on 10th Street. The PD responded to a report of bats loose in a home.

August 18th         The PD responded to a report of bats loose in a home. The PD received a parking complaint in alleyway by the Municipal Bar. The PD performed drug screening for Department of Corrections Cottonwood County.

August 19th         The PD captured a stray dog and returned it to its owner. The PD performed drug screening for Department of Corrections Cottonwood County.

August 20th         The PD stopped a driver for speeding on 10th Street NW.

August 21st          The PD stopped a driver for speeding on 10th Street NW. The PD responded to a report of suspicious persons inside an apartment with flashlights.

August 22nd         The PD responded to a report of bats loose in a home. The PD received a report of semi’s blocking driveways, placed city signs “don’t block driveways” along 2nd Avenue. The PD performed drug screenings for Department of Corrections Cottonwood County.

August 23rd         The PD responded to a report of bats loose in a home. The PD filed a report of a vulnerable adult situation with social services. The PD received a report of a possible child welfare situation.

August 24th         The PD received a report of a run-away spaniel (dog). The PD arrested an individual on a 2nd Degree Burglary Warrant out of Kandiyohi County Minnesota.

August 25th         The PD stopped multiple vehicles for speeding on 2nd Avenue. The PD performed a welfare check on an upset individual. The PD performed drug screening for Department of Corrections Jackson County. The PD stopped a driver for an equipment violation.

August 26th         The PD responded to a medical at Expressway. The PD responded to a report of a running dog at large.

August 27th         The PD Performed Patrol and Follow-up Details.

August 28th              The PD Performed Patrol and Follow-up Details.

August 29th         The PD responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle by the Ethanol Plant on 390th Avenue investigated and advised The Jackson County Sheriff’s Department. The PD performed drug screening for Department of Correction Jackson County.

August 30th         The PD received a request to advise about a custody dispute. The PD received a report of a suspicious vehicle still parked out by the ethanol plant.

 

 

August 1, 2016

July 2016 – Blotter

7/1/16   The PD recovered a reported run away juvenile in Heron Lake. The PD took a report of a parking complaint.

7/2/16   The PD performed a non emergency vehicle unlock. The PD performed drug compliance testing for Minnesota Dept. of Corrections.

7/3/16   The PD took a report of harassing phone calls. The PD assisted a driver with directions. The PD responded to multiple fireworks reports.

7/4/16   . The PD performed drug compliance testing for Minnesota Dept. of Corrections. The PD stopped a driver for speeding on 10th Street NW. The PD stopped a vehicle driving erratically on 2nd Ave.

7/5/16   The PD stopped a driver for no tail lights on Hwy 60 after dark. The PD stopped a driver for erratic driving on 10th Street NW.  The PD responded to a report of a toddler roaming around unattended on a public street at 4am in the morning. The PD responded to a burglary alarm at a local business.

7/7/16   The PD responded to a report of parties walking around taking pictures with their cell phones. The PD checked on the welfare of a trooper on a traffic stop in Heron Lake. . The PD performed drug compliance testing for Minnesota Dept. of Corrections.

7/11/16 . The PD performed multiple drug compliance tests for Minnesota Dept. of Corrections. The PD stopped a driver for an equipment violation on 9th Street and 5th Ave.

7/12/16  The PD took a report of a phone scam. The PD responded to a 911 call of a reckless driver on Hwy 60. The PD performed traffic control for a shed being moved across 10th Street and on 2nd Avenue. The PD responded to a medical involving a possible medication reaction.

7/14/16 The PD responded to a report of a public nuisance situation. . The PD performed drug compliance testing for Minnesota Dept. of Corrections.

7/15/16  The PD performed drug compliance testing for Minnesota Dept. of Corrections. The PD responded to a report of a possible drunk driver.

7/16/16  The PD performed drug compliance testing for Minnesota Dept. of Corrections. The PD stopped a driver for an equipment violation on 10th Street NW.

7/17/16  The PD assisted Windom PD with locating a driver whom fled from an accident scene in Windom.

7/20/16  The PD performed a requested welfare check. The PD performed multiple drug compliance testis for Minnesota Dept. of Corrections.

7/21/16  The PD received a report of two missing drills. The PD received a report of election sign tampering. The PD performed drug compliance testing for Minnesota Dept. of Corrections. The PD received an emergency elevator call from the Library.

7/22/16  The PD received a request to perform welfare checks based on heat related conditions.

7/23/16 The PD performed follow-up welfare checks due to heat related conditions. The PD responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle. The PD performed drug compliance testing for Minnesota Dept. of Corrections. The PD stopped a driver for speeding on 10th Street. The PD stopped another vehicle for speeding on 10th Street.

7/24/16  The PD performed security checks for a wedding dance at the Community Center. The PD took  a report for a missing purse. The PD investigated a report of a suspicious vehicle. The PD assisted a lost driver with directions on how to get to Spicer MN.

7/25/16  The PD responded to a commercial burglary alarm. The PD performed drug compliance testing for Minnesota Dept. of Corrections. Received a request for advisement on a civil custody matter.

7/26/16  The PD provide a security escort to party retrieving personal property.  The PD performed drug compliance testing for Minnesota Dept. of Corrections.

7/27/16  The PD received a report of criminal damage property involving a damaged window screen. The PD responded to a commercial burglary alarm.

7/28/16  The PD responded to a report of kids riding motorcycles on Smith Avenue.

7/29/16  The PD performed drug compliance testing for Minnesota Dept. of Corrections. The PD responded to a two vehicle accident on Hwy 60 and County Rd 9. The PD stopped a driver for driving 105 mph on Hwy 60. The PD stopped a driver for speeding on 10th Street NW.

7/30/16  The PD stopped a semi for speeding on Hwy 60. The PD performed drug compliance testing for Minnesota Dept. of Corrections.

7/31/16  The PD investigated a report of a coin machine theft at the laundromat.

June 29, 2016

HLPD Blotter – June 2016

6/1/16                   The PD performed drug compliance testing for Minnesota Dept of Corrections. The PD responded to a report of a wrong way driver of HWY 60.

6/2/16                   The PD received a report of a telephone scam. The PD responded to a report of a dog barking excessively. The PD performed drug compliance testing for Minnesota Dept of Corrections. The PD stopped a driver for an equipment violation on 10th Street.

6/3/16                   The PD investigated a suspicious trailer left at a local business. The PD met with local property owner to discuss public nuisance abatement. The PD responded to a report of mini-bike riding around town.

6/4/16                   The PD assisted with a medical at Lakeview Assisted Living. The PD performed drug compliance testing for Minnesota Dept of Corrections. The PD stopped a driver for speeding on 10th Street NW. The PD took a report of text and phone harassment. The PD stopped a driver for following a motorcycle too closely on HWS 60.

6/5/16                   The PD responded to a report of the basketball hoop being pulled over in the City Park. The PD stopped a driver for following a motorcycle too closely on 10th Street.

6/6/16                   The PD performed drug compliance testing for Minnesota Dept of Corrections. The PD received a report of money missing from an unattended purse. The PD responded to a domestic disturbance. The PD stopped a driver for no headlamps on after dark on 10th St Nw.

6/7/16                   The PD responded to multiple reports of a dog at large – owner located. The PD received a report of possible child abuse. The PD performed follow-up contact with owner(s) of junk vehicle(s) in town.

6/8/16                   The PD received a report of a dog bit in Heron Lake.

6/9/16                   The PD assisted a motorist with a flat tire on Hwy 60. The PD responded to a report of hundreds of hornets in an apartment. The PD performed drug compliance testing for Minnesota Dept of Corrections.

6/10/16 The PD received a report of a phone scam. The PD performed follow-up on part-time officer applicants. The PD received a report of missing property. The PD responded to a report of a small grass fire by the fire hall. The PD received a report about junk vehicle going to be moved.

6/11/16 The PD took a report of a domestic disturbance. The PD performed security checks at local wedding dance.

6/12/16 The PD stopped a driver for speeding on 10th Street. The PD stopped a driver for speeding on hwy 60. The PD stopped a driver for an equipment violation on 10th Street NW.

6/13/16 The PD performed drug compliance testing for Minnesota Dept of Corrections.

6/14/16 The PD performed storm spotting duties. The PD took a report of missing pharmaceuticals from a local business. The PD responded to a report of a suicidal child.  The PD responded to a report of a tree down on 9th Street.

6/17/16 The PD responded to a report of raccoons in the City Park. The PD responded to a child left unattended in a car parked on a residential street. The PD performed storm spotter duties. The PD performed drug compliance testing for Minnesota Dept of Corrections.

6/18/16 The PD assisted with traffic control for a building being moved. The PD performed drug compliance testing for Minnesota Dept of Corrections. The PD responded to a civil dispute regarding pickup truck ownership. The PD assisted a motorist with locating a local motel.

6/20/16 The PD received a request for advisement on a child custody issue. The PD processed firearms permits. The PD performed drug compliance testing for Minnesota Dept of Corrections. The PD responded to a report of a vehicle in the ditch on Hwy 60 by Miloma. The PD received a report of a reckless driver on Hwy 60 and 10th Street NW.

6/21/16 The PD received a report of a residential door knock and run incident. The PD received a report of Coyotes in town.

6/23/16 The PD responded to a report of a small hairy dog running loose at the intersection of 1st Ave and 10th Street NW – animal owner located. The PD responded to a report of a Chihuahua running loose by the City Park – owner located. The PD performed drug compliance testing for Minnesota Dept of Corrections. The PD stopped three parties in the City Park after closing hours.

6/24/16 The PD received an after-the fact report of suspicious person and juveniles hanging around Lakeview Assisted Living. The PD performed drug compliance testing for Minnesota Dept. of Corrections. The PD took a report of possible child abuse. The PD received a report of a landlord tenant dispute over a damaged grill and baby stroller. The PD received a report of a mange fox roaming around Heron Lake. The PD responded to a report of a dead cat on the roadway at the intersection of 2nd and Lakeview Street. The PD received a report of suspicious person in a motor vehicle. The PD responded to a noisy music complaint.

6/26/16 The PD received a report of road cones down on I-90, relayed to state patrol and county sheriff. The PD responded to a report of a vehicle off the road between the ethanol plant and town on Co Hwy 24. The PD responded to a report of someone knocking on windows on Park Avenue.

6/27/16 The PD performed a rental property safety inspection. The PD responded to a report of wrong-way driver on Hwy 60 coming from Windom towards Heron Lake. The PD received a report of harassing text messages. . The PD performed drug compliance testing for Minnesota Dept. of Corrections.

6/28/16 The PD took a report and advised on a possible Craigslist and mail scam. The PD advised on rental inspection and getting property into rental ordinance compliance. The PD took a report of missing juvenile presumed runaway.

6/29/16 The PD received a report of a car vs deer accident on Hwy 60 by Wilder. The PD performed drug compliance testing for Minnesota Dept. of Corrections.

6/30/16  The PD received a tip in regards to location of a runaway. The PD performed drug compliance testing for Minnesota Dept. of Corrections.

May 30, 2016

Blotter May 2016

May 1st The PD stopped a driver for an equipment violation on 10th Street. The PD addressed a parking violation and lane obstruction on 2nd Avenue. The PD investigated a possible probation violation.

May 2nd The PD assisted with a Medical at Lakeview Assisted Living. The PD received a complaint regarding a neighbor dispute. The PD received a report of sinking curb and gutter along Smith Avenue. The PD performed drug testing for Minnesota Department of Corrections and Probation. The PD stopped a driver for an equipment violation on 10th Street. The PD stopped another driver for an equipment violation on 10th Street.

May 3rd The PD performed patrol duties and follow up investigations.

May 4th The PD investigated a report of underweight dogs at a Heron Lake residence. The PD responded to a report of illegal dumping of debris on a boulevard. The PD attended, advised and assisted at the City Council Meeting.

May 7th The PD assisted with a party accidently locked out of a building. The PD performed drug testing for Minnesota Department of Corrections and Probation.

May 8th The PD received a report of lost property.

May 10th The PD received a blighted property report. The PD monitored tear down of the old feed mill, and performed security checks over the night.

May 11th The PD investigated a public nuisance violation at a private residence; and performed follow ups on other properties sent junk vehicle and public nuisance letters.

May 12th The PD presented HL-O school with blizzard certificates to be awarded to their crossing guards performing community service in Heron Lake. The PD picked up 2 yellow labs and took them to the pound. The PD performed drug testing for Minnesota Department of Corrections and Probation.

May 13th The PD performed drug testing for Minnesota Department of Corrections and Probation.

May 14th The PD investigated an abandoned vehicle. The PD received a report of suspicious activity by a local business. The PD performed drug testing for Minnesota Department of Corrections and Probation.

May 15th The PD responded to a domestic dispute.

May 16th The PD assisted a resident with setting up mail services. The PD responded to a car vs deer accident on Hwy 60.

May 17th The PD performed drug testing for Minnesota Department of Corrections and Probation.

May 18th The PD performed drug testing for Minnesota Department of Corrections and Probation. The PD investigated a reported missing motorcycle from a rental property in Heron Lake and located by the HLPD in the City of Wilder. The PD received a request for extra patrol near a private residence.

May 19th The PD performed follow up investigations, met with South West Crisis Center Staff, assisted Cottonwood County Attorney regarding a Heron Lake related case, and processed firearms permit applications.

May 20th The PD investigated an abandoned vehicle parked at the City Park. The PD responded to a residential noise complaint.

May 21st The PD stropped a driver for speeding on Highway 60. The PD received a report of windows being broken out of a building and possible trespassing.

May 22nd The PD performed drug testing for Minnesota Department of Corrections and Probation. The PD took a report of vandalism at a residence. The PD responded to a report of people honking horns and running between buildings. The PD received report of a faulty rail road crossing light in Heron Lake.

May 23rd The PD responded to a domestic dispute.

May 24th The PD processed firearms applications. The PD performed drug testing for Minnesota Department of Corrections and Probation.

May 25th The PD performed traffic control for the HL-O Elementary Triathlon. The PD performed storm spotter duties for severe thunderstorm warning in Jackson County and monitored city lift stations.

May 26th The PD received a report of a possible run away in the City of Wilder.

May 27th The PD performed drug testing for Minnesota Department of Corrections and Probation. The PD received a request to review local business surveillance footage.

May 28th The PD performed drug testing for Minnesota Department of Corrections and Probation.

May 29th The PD assisted party with locating his missing dog. The PD responded to a report of fireworks. The PD responded to a report of careless driver on Highway 60.

May 30th The PD conducted interview(s) for prospective part time police officer applicant(s). The PD attended the Memorial Day Program. The PD responded to a report of a dog at large in town animal was located and returned to a rural Heron Lake owner. The PD performed follow up on a local blighted property violation.

May 12, 2016

Dogs Impounded 5-12-16

May 3, 2016

Blotter April 2016

April 1, 2016 The PD stopped a cited a juvenile for driving without a license. The PD cited another juvenile for allowing illegal operation of a motor vehicle. The PD responded to a report of a small rock breaking a window. The PD performed follow up regarding local vulnerable adult case.

April 2, 2016 The PD arrested a party for DWI. The PD investigated a report of juveniles smoking in the city park. The PD responded to a medical at the liquor store parking lot.

April 3, 2016 The PD stopped a driver for speeding on 1st Avenue. The PD stopped a driver for speeding on 10th Street NW. The PD responded to a medical alarm at a private residence.

April 4, 2016

April 5, 2016 The PD performed client drug testing for MNDOC. The PD received a report of a missing cat.

April 6, 2016 The PD assisted a landlord with a prospective tenant issue. The PD stopped a cited a driver for speeding on Lakeview Street. The PD investigated a report of juveniles smoking in the city park.

April 7, 2016 The PD took report on a party being trespassed from the liquor store.

April 8, 2016 The PD assisted Jackson County with a background investigation. The PD received a request for information to assist with a college class project.

April 9, 2016 The PD stopped a driver for driving over the center line on 3rd Avenue. The PD stopped a driver for an equipment violation on Hwy 60. The PD stopped a driver for speeding on Berry Lane. The PD assisted state patrol with a vehicle search on HWY 60.

April 10, 2016

April 11, 2016 The PD performed follow up with City Attorney regarding local DWI case(s). The PD assisted Olivia Police with tracking down a former Heron Lake resident involved in a felony theft. The PD attended and assisted at the City Council Meeting.

April 12, 2016 The PD performed numerous junk vehicle inspections, 10 property owners sent letter and citations. The PD took a report of possible identity theft.

April 13, 2016 The PD performed follow-up on junk vehicle notifications. The PD responded to a dog at large observed on 3rd Avenue, owner located and advised.

April 14, 2016 The PD performed follow-up on junk vehicle notification. The PD assisted a party with a broken mobility scooter on 10th Street. The PD stopped a driver for an equipment violation on Hwy 60.

April 15, 2016 The PD performed follow-up on junk vehicle notifications.

April 16, 2016 The PD stopped a driver for speeding on 10th Street NW. The PD responded to a report of a semi all over the road on Hwy 60. The PD issued two Dairy Queen “I got caught” tickets for helmet usage while riding bikes. The PD stopped a driver for an equipment violation on 10th Street NW.

April 17, 2016 The PD stopped and cited a driver for speeding on 10th St NW. The PD responded to an intrusion alarm at JK Tires. The PD stopped a cited a driver for speeding on 10th Street NW. The PD stopped a cited another driver for speeding on 10th St NW. The PD responded to a report of a wild generator on fire south and west of Heron Lake. The PD impounded 2 dogs running at large.

April 18, 2016 The PD meet with Lakeview Assisted Living Center regarding severe weather procedures. The PD stopped a driver for speeding on 2nd Avenue.

April 19, 2016 The PD received a residence watch request. The PD stopped a driver for speeding on 2nd Avenue. The PD held a severe weather awareness training for Lakeview Assisted Living employees.

April 20, 2016 The PD assisted State Patrol with a report of dogs running at large on Hwy 60 between Heron Lake and Miloma. The PD assisted State Patrol a report of a wrong way driver on HWY 60 coming from Worthington. The PD received a report of juveniles driving on yards. The PD stopped a driver for speeding on 10th Street. The PD stopped a driver for erratic driving on Hwy 60.

April 21, 2016 The PD received a report of persons being noisy in the Heron Lake Apartment parking lot in the late evenings hours.

April 22, 2016 The PD assisted MNDOC with drug testing clients.

April 23, 2016 The PD assisted MNDOC with drug testing clients.

April 24, 2016 The PD received a report of suspicious juveniles at Expressway. The PD received a request for information regarding burning permits. The PD responded to a suspicious situation reported at Prairie view Apartments. The PD

April 25, 2016 The PD responded to a one vehicle accident by the Assisted Living Center, driver cited for driving too fast for road conditions.

April 26, 2016 The PD received a report of a suspended driver inbound from HWY 60. The PD assisted MNDOC with drug testing clients.

April 27, 2016 The PD attended use of force and Taser certification training. The PD received a report of a hit and run accident at Prairie view Apartment.

April 28, 2016 The PD investigated and sent out citations and notifications to 3 property owners for public nuisance violations. The PD investigated a report of dogs being kept in a small windowless trailer at Heron Lake Apartments owner or animals located.

April 29, 2016 The PD took a report of a possible child welfare situation in Heron Lake. The PD assisted MNDOC with drug testing clients. The PD assisted a party locked out of her apartment. The PD responded to a medical in the Community Center Parking Lot. The PD responded to the assisted living center for a party reporting stomach pains and refusing to take a bath.

April 30, 2016 The PD assisted a party locked out of her apartment. The PD investigated a reported residential burglary, charges pending. The PD responded to a report of a branch dropping onto a vehicle. The PD stopped a driver on 10th Street for an equipment violation.

April 14, 2016

Junk Vehicle and Parts Sweep

First round of our spring residential neighborhood junk vehicle inspections are completed. Today six  property owners have been sent citations and instructions on the removal or appropriate storage of junk vehicles, vehicle parts, and tires. Additional citations are going to be mailed out this week. If you are a recipient of a letter and citation please contact the police department in regards to your individual situation. Your cooperation is appreciated, Anthony Fauglid Chief of Police.

March 31, 2016

Blotter – March 2016

March 1, 2016 The PD assisted Des Moines Valley Health and Human Services with verifying occupation of a residence in Heron Lake. The PD assisted a driver whom had slid off the road on County Hwy 24 by the Ethanol Plant. The PD responded to a commercial burglary alarm at a local business.

March 2, 2016 The PD attended and assisted at the City Council Meeting. The PD assisted Des Moines Valley Health and Human Services with verifying occupation of a residence in Heron Lake.

March 4, 2016 The PD stopped a driver for an equipment violation on 10th Street NW. The PD assisted a driver with a blown tire on Hwy 60. The PD responded to a report of a person hiding in the ditch along Hwy 60.

March 5, 2016 The PD performed drug court compliance testing for department of corrections. The PD responded to report of kids ringing door bells on 14th Street.

March 6, 2016 The PD took a report of an injured stray cat.

March 7, 2016 The PD performed a funeral escort across Hwy 60 with assistance from State Patrol. The PD performed drug court compliance testing for department of corrections.

March 8, 2016 The PD stopped a suspicious vehicle for an equipment violation on Smith Avenue. The PD received a report of an unattended death in Weimer Township, responded and reported incident to the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department. The PD responded to a car vs semi accident on 10th Street NW and Hwy 60. The PD performed client compliance testing from Des Moines Valley Health and Human Services. The PD received a child welfare report regarding a Heron Lake residence.

March 9, 2016 The PD responded to a report of a dog run over on 10th Street NW. The PD received a request for assistance from a party who has a wrongful conviction on their record.

March 10, 2016 The PD attended a national virtual tabletop tornado training in Jackson Minnesota.

March 11, 2016 The PD stopped a driver for driving after suspension by the liquor store. The PD cited a driver for failure to obey railroad crossing and endangerment of a child on 1oth Street. The PD took a report of verbal threats at the Heron Lake Okabena Highschool immediately forwarded to the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department. The PD performed drug court compliance check for department of corrections.

March 12, 2016 The PD stopped a driver for loud exhaust on 9th Street NW. The PD stopped a driver for failure to obey a stop sign on County Hwy 24. The PD performed a funeral escort across HWY 60.

March 13, 2016 The PD responded to a request for assistance from the Jackson County Sheriff in looking for a drunk driver on Hwy 86 heading towards Hwy 60. The PD cited a driver for driving 86 miles per hour on Hwy 60.

March 14, 2016 The PD performed drug court compliance check for department of corrections. The PD investigated a report of a “computer attack” involving local computers. The PD responded to a report of a dog at large.

March 15, 2016 The PD responded to a false 911 call from Heron Lake Apartments.

March 17, 2016 The PD received a report of re-occurring traffic issues on Chapman Avenue. The PD stopped a driver for speeding on Lakeview Street. The PD responded to a report of a dog at large. The PD performed drug court compliance check for department of corrections.

March 18, 2016 The PD responded to multiple false 911 calls from Heron Lake apartments. The PD responded to a medical at the community center. The PD responded to a request for advisement on a title transfer issue. The PD stopped a driver for speeding on Ice Road.

March 19, 2016 The PD responded to a report of transient merchants in town. The PD cited a driver for driving after suspension on 6th Street. The PD stopped a driver for speeding on Hwy 60. The PD received a report of windows of a parked vehicle being shot out at a local business.

March 20, 2016 The PD stopped a driver for erratic driving on Hwy 60. The PD stopped a driver for speeding on Ice Road.

March 21, 2016 March 22, 2016The PD performed drug court compliance check for department of corrections.

March 23, 2016 The PD took a report of numerous metal “BB’s” embedded in trees and pit marks on a parked vehicle’s windshield.

March 24, 2016 The PD took report of vehicle vandalism at Heron Lake Okabena elementary School.

March 25, 2016 The PD took a report of damage to the rear door of a local business, no entry gained. The PD responded to a request for assistance from Jackson County Sheriff for a driver reported as going “100 miles per hour” on county 24 in Weimer township by the ethanol plant. The PD stopped a driver for speeding on Hwy 60.

March 26, 2016 The PD took report of mail being delivered to the wrong address. The PD responded to a report of a suspicious person at expressway. The PD performed extra patrol duties due to recent reported vandalism. The PD stopped a driver for speeding on Hwy 60. The PD processed firearms permit applications.

March 28, 2016 The PD responded to a report of airsoft bb’s (plastic) all over a residences back yard and a report of an injured kitten. The PD processed firearms permits. The PD assisted with advisement on off sale liquor licenses. The PD took a report of damage to the rear door of a local business, no entry gained.

March 29th The PD responded to a request for assistance from human services with an on-going harassment case in the City of Windom.

March 30th The PD responded to a request for assistance from Cottonwood County Probation to perform a compliance check on a Heron Lake resident. The PD responded to a request for advisement on a reported state criminal history error. The PD responded to an observed traffic obstructive parking violation on 10th Street NW. The PD responded to a second observed parking violation on 10th Street NW. The PD took report of suspicious activities at a rental property. The PD took a report of suspicious juvenile activity at the city park.

March 31st The PD responded to an observed dog at large.

February 29, 2016

Blotter – February 2016

February 1, 2016 The PD responded to a report of metal storage tanks on HWY 60. February 2, 2016 The PD received a complaint of a phone scam.   The PD received a home watch request. February 3, 2016 The PD assisted department of corrections with drug court compliance. February 4, 2016 The PD received formal notification of Prom occurring in Heron Lake 2016.  The PD received a request for security presence at a local meeting.  The PD investigated a report of suspicious activity at a local residence.  The PD received a report of snow being plowed up into a residential driveway. February 5, 2016 The PD responded to an observed dog running at large.  The PD assisted department of corrections with drug court compliance.  The PD received and processed firearms applications. February 6, 2016 The PD received multiple requests for information on road conditions.  The PD responded to a request for advisement on a civil matter.  The PD received a report of snowmobile tracks going through private property. February 7, 2016 The PD assisted department of corrections with drug court compliance. February 8, 2016 The PD responded and assisted with multiple stranded motorists. February 9, 2016 The PD investigated a report of a threatening letter.  The PD received a home watch request.  The PD received and processed firearms permits. February 10, 2016 The PD assisted department of corrections with drug court compliance. February 12, 2016 The PD received a home watch request.  The PD responded to a report of a suspicious package at a local business. February 14, 2016 The PD assisted a party with information regarding conceal carry permits February 15, 2016 The PD received multiple reports of a text scam.  The PD assisted department of corrections with drug court compliance. February 16, 2016 The PD assisted human services with a reported incident in Heron Lake.  The PD received a report of suspicious activity.  The PD provided security for a local public event. February 18, 2016 The PD arrested a party on a Department of Corrections Warrant. February 19, 2016 The PD took into custody a ferret found at large in a local garage.  The PD assisted the VA (Veteran’s Administration) with a local resident in need with home watch and animal care.  The PD responded to a 911 hang-up call.  The PD assisted department of corrections with drug court compliance. February 20, 2016 The PD assisted the VA (Veteran’s Administration) with a local resident in need with home watch and animal care.  The PD responded to an observed dog running at large. February 21, 2016 The PD assisted the VA (Veteran’s Administration) with a local resident in need with home watch and animal care. February 22, 2016 The PD received a report of a child welfare situation.  The PD received and processed firearms permits.  The PD responded to a burglary alarm at a local business. February 23, 2016 The PD responded to a request for assistance by family services.  The PD received a home watch request.  The PD assisted department of corrections with drug court compliance. February 24, 2016 The PD responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle February 25, 2016 The PD assisted department of corrections with drug court compliance. February 26, 2016 The PD stopped a vehicle for driving 96mph on Hwy 60. February 27, 2016 The PD stopped a vehicle for erratic driving and possible DWI on HWY 60.  The PD stopped a vehicle for speeding on 10th Street NW.  The PD stopped a 2nd vehicle for speeding on 10th Street NW.  The PD stopped a vehicle for speeding on HWY 60. February 28, 2016 The PD stopped a vehicle for expired tabs on 10th Street  The PD stopped a vehicle for no license plates on 10th Street.  The PD stopped a driver for speeding in HWY 60.  The PD assisted department of corrections with drug court compliance.  The PD responded to a citizen request for advisement  on a court related matter. February 29, 2016 The PD responded to report of a local business number being out of service. The PD received a request for a local reality company to watch property that might soon become vacated by tenant.