Bike Rodeo!

Had a blast this morning helping HLO with the 4th, 5th and 6th Graders bike safety today, can’t wait for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday’s bike fun!

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MOCK TORNADO DRILL TODAY

In case you heard the sirens today. It’s weather awareness week and statewide tornado drills are being conducted.

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PHONE SCAMS

(PUBLISHERS CLEARING HOUSE SCAM) We’ve had a report of a new phone scam in town. The Publishers Clearing House 5 Million Dollar call. They ask for information, request they meet you at Walmart to present the check… Do not give out any personal information. Don’t even talk to the parties on the phone. Just write the number down if you have caller ID and report it to your local authorities.

(CAN YOU HEAR ME SCAM) Another scam hitting the phones (cell phones included), is a caller that asks if you can hear them. Usually this is a female voice, but may be male sometimes. You are being recorded and may use your recorded “YES” to access automated banking accounts, credit cards, etc… Hang up immediately and report the number to your local authorities.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON PHONE SCAMS CHECK OUT THE FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION CONSUMER INFORMATION PAGE AT…
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0076-phone-scams

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March Stats

It’s been a busy month for the Heron Lake Police! Springtime typically heralds an upswing in activity and this month has supported that observation for sure!

TOTAL EVENTS MARCH
106
CRIME REPORT
UCR I Crimes
(Theft, Assault, Burglary, etc..) 1
UCR II Crimes
(Property Crimes, Drugs, etc ) 2
Other Crimes
(Ordinances, Misc Laws) 27
Traffic Crimes
(Moving Violations, Parking…) 9
TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT REPORT
Speed Related
Cited 1
Warned – Minor Offenses 1
Other Offenses
Cited 3
Warned – Minor Offenses 2
DWI
Charged 1
Stationary Radar Ops
hours 45
GOVERNMENT AGENCY ASSISTS
(Sheriff) Jackson 4
(MN) State Patrol 0
(Sheriff) Cottonwood 0
(Sheriff) Nobles 0
(Police) Lakefield 0
(Police) Windom 0
(Police) Worthington 0
(Probation) – All 8
 All Others 5
TOTAL ASSISTS 17
PUBLIC and BUSINESS ASSISTS
MAR
Child Welfare 3
Adult Welfare 0
Suicidal Persons 0
Domestics Not Criminal 0
Home and Auto Access 0
Medical & Ambulance Assists 3
Animals Non-Criminal 1
Domestic Disputes 0
Civil Disputes 0
Disturbance Calls 2
Suspicious Persons 2
Suspicious Vehicle 4
Request for Advisement 1
ALL OTHERS 34
TOTAL ASSISTS 50

 

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We’ve Got Bandits in Town… Again…

Guess whose back in town? Raccoon often wander through our town at night. Here are a couple tracks found by the drainage canal near the Heron Lake Tree Dump and South City Park area today. These fury little bandits are often nocturnal, and will get into unsecured trash cans and open garages. If you happen across one and it appears to be sick… example: staggering about, having glazed over white eyes or are acting aggressive… especially during daylight hours,  please contact the Police Department as they could very sick with a variety of illnesses.

Track Image SOURCE – OUTDOOR LIFE MAGAZINE

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Blotter – March 1st to March 31st

Been an active month for the police department having fielded over 80 calls for  service and initiated documented activities. Spring time is definitely upon us which is usually hallmarked by an upswing in activity around our town. This Post will be updated on April 1st with additional events to close out this months activity listings.

 

3/1/17
The Police Department received a home watch request.
The Police Department responded to a report of a dog at large on 14th Street.
The Police Department performed random drug testing for Department of Corrections.

3/2/17
The Police Department performed random drug testing for Department of Corrections.

3/3/17
The Police Department received a request advisement on towing vehicles by a local business.
The Police Department responded to a medical situation at the Community Center.

3/5/17
The Police Department assisted Jackson County in looking for a stolen automobile.

3/6/17
The Police Department responded to a reported burglary and theft on 1st Avenue.
The Police Department performed a welfare check on Smith Avenue.
The Police Department responded to a report of a dog at large on 14th Street.
The Police Department responded to a request for advisement about an incident at the Post Office.
The Police Department assisted Jackson County with locating an auto theft suspect residing in the Heron Lake.
The Police Department responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle at the old feed mill.

3/7/17
The Police Department responded to Okabena to assist Jackson County look for a possible drunk driver.
The Police Department responded to a request for information regarding a case from 1997.

3/8/17
The Police Department responded to a report of a dog at large on Ice Road.
The Police Department performed residential and commercial junk vehicle sweep multiple notifications to be sent.
The Police Department received a report of a black and yellow lab sometimes being loose in mornings near intersection Chapman and 10th Street NW.

3/9/17
The Police Department performed extra patrol near and around school and bus drops.
The Police Department stopped a driver for speeding on Lakeview Street.

3/10/17
The Police Department received a report of a loud vehicle occasionally parking and racing out of the Heron Lake Apartments parking lot.

3/11/17
The Police Department received a report of vehicle failing to obey stop signs on 3rd Avenue Near 11th Street.
The Police Department meet with several business owners and residences regarding public nuisance and junk vehicle notification.

3/12/17
The Police Department received a report of vehicles driving too fast on 4th Avenue near 14th Street.
The Police Department responded to a medical on 4th Avenue.
The Police Department responded to a 2nd medical on 4th Avenue.

3/13/17
The Police Department issued snow removal violation ticket(s).
The Police Department performed traffic monitoring around the elementary school and Heron Lake Apartments.
The Police Department performed traffic monitoring on 3rd Avenue Stop Signs.
The Police Department performed traffic monitoring on 4th Avenue.
The Police Department investigated a report of snow being pushed up into a residential driveway by county snow plows.

3/14/17
The Police Department received a request to look into methods of residential nuisance bird control.
The Police Department received a request to have a vehicle moved from in front of a dumpster.
The Police Department received a possible scam letter sent to a local business.
The Police Department received another report of vehicles driving carelessly while leaving Heron Lake Apartments.
The Police Department received a report of suspicious activity ongoing at a residence.
The Police Department performed traffic monitoring around the elementary school and Heron Lake Apartments.
The Police Department performed traffic monitoring on 3rd Avenue Stop Signs.
The Police Department performed traffic monitoring on 4th Avenue.

3/15/17
The Police Department investigated a report of mail not being delivered.
The Police Department performed traffic monitoring around the elementary school and Heron Lake Apartments.
The Police Department performed traffic monitoring on 3rd Avenue Stop Signs.
The Police Department performed traffic monitoring on 4th Avenue.
The Police Department performed random drug testing for Department of Corrections.

3/16/17
The Police Department responded to a reported burglary in progress on Berry Lane.
The Police Department responded to a report of suspicious driver on Berry Lane.
The Police Department stopped a driver for driving after suspension, whom had been parking suspiciously at Heron Lake Apartments.
The Police Department stopped a driver for speeding in excess of 80 miles per hour on Highway 60.
The Police Department investigated a report of a suspicious vehicle driving around on Ice Road and 11th Street.
The Police Department impounded two dogs found running at large on 10th Street.
3/17/17
The Police Department performed random drug testing for Department of Corrections.
The Police Department responded to a report of children on top of the elementary school.
3/18/17
The Police Department responded to a reported suspicious vehicles and activity at Expressway.

3/19/17
The Police Department responded to a report of undergarments discarded in the city park.
The Police Department responded to a reported fight occurring in the Heron Lake Apartments Parking lot.
The Police Department stopped a vehicle for an equipment violation on 10th Street NW.

3/20/17
The Police Department responded to a civil-domestic dispute on 3rd Avenue multiple times.
The Police Department impounded a dog that had bitten it’s owner.
The Police Department assisted by the Minnesota State Patrol responded to a report of a possible drunk driver, driver was located and arrested on suspicion of impaired driving.
The Police Department performed traffic monitoring around the elementary school and Heron Lake Apartments.
The Police Department performed traffic monitoring on 3rd Avenue Stop Signs.
The Police Department performed traffic monitoring on 4th Avenue.
The Police Department responded to a report of young children throwing debris and dirt onto Lakeview Street, children were located and agreed to clean up their mess.
The Police Department received an after the fact report of criminal damage to property to a door in Heron Lake Apartments.
The Police Department received a request to perform random daily walk through patrols of Heron Lake and Prairie View Apartments.

3/21/17
The Police Department responded to a report of a small dog at large on 14th street.
The Police Department performed random drug testing for Department of Corrections.

3/22/17
The Police Department performed traffic monitoring around the elementary school and Heron Lake Apartments.
The Police Department performed traffic monitoring on 3rd Avenue Stop Signs.
The Police Department performed traffic monitoring on 4th Avenue.

3/23/17
The Police Department performed traffic monitoring around the elementary school and Heron Lake Apartments.
The Police Department performed traffic monitoring on 3rd Avenue Stop Signs.
The Police Department performed traffic monitoring on 4th Avenue.
The Police Department responded to a report of a pickup truck stuck in the old city park.
The Police Department received stopped a driver for an equipment violation on 10th Street.
The Police Department performed drug testing for Department of Corrections.

3/24/17
The Police Department responded to a report a probation violation ongoing in town.
The Police Department responded tot he City of Okabena to assist deputies with a domestic incident.

3/25/17
The Police Department responded to a report of a small dog at large on 11th Street.

3/27/17
The Police Department responded to request for assistance at the elementary school.
The Police Department responded to a report of a wrong way driver on HWY 60.

3/28/17
The Police Department performed traffic monitoring around the elementary school and Heron Lake Apartments.
The Police Department performed traffic monitoring on 3rd Avenue Stop Signs.
The Police Department performed traffic monitoring on 4th Avenue.
The Police Department stopped a driver for driving after suspension.
The Police Department stopped a driver for illegal usage of license plates on wrong vehicle.
The Police Department responded to a disturbance at PJ’s Mini-Mart.
The Police Department stopped a driver for speeding on 10th Street.

3/29/17
The Police Department stopped and performed a welfare check on a stranded motorist on Okabena Road.

3/30/17
The Police Department performed random drug testing for Department of Corrections.
The Police Department stopped and performed a welfare check on a stranded motorist at Expressway.

3/31/17
The Police Department performed follow up on multiple elementary school truancy case(s).
The Police Department responded to a report of a threatening letter glued to a side window of a parked car.

 

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Dogs Impounded

Dogs captured on 10th Street in Heron Lake. Owner(s) come speak the police department about getting your 2017 tags and advisement on our ordinance regulating dogs at large.

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