The Forest Lake Police Department reported the following incidents:

 

Theft

Miscellaneous items, including two laptops, an AR-15 rifle with a scope, approximately 1,000 rounds of ammunition, and rifle magazines were reported stolen sometime between Nov. 10 and Nov. 29. Police are acquiring the serial number on the rifle, but there are no suspects and no sign of forced entry.

Police noticed a parked car and discovered that the vehicle had been reported stolen on Dec. 1. Officers followed footprints from the driver’s side door to a nearby house, where two occupants in the back porch refused to let them in. The police ultimately gained permission to enter, where they found a 26-year-old male who was wearing boots that matched the prints observed earlier. Police arrested the man and searched the vehicle, recovering several of the suspect’s personal items. When he was transported to the Washington County Jail, jailers located a pipe on his person that tested positive for meth. The individual was booked for receiving stolen property and possession of a controlled substance. 

A Forest Lake man reported a theft from his vehicle while parked outside Houle’s Feed Mill on Nov. 27. He had two sets of keys: one that opened the doors and one that started the car. He left the vehicle unlocked and the door keys inside while he went to visit a local business. When he returned, he noticed that $150 had been taken, and his set of side-by-side speakers was missing. The door keys were in the ignition and the key was snapped off, most likely from someone trying to start the vehicle with the wrong key. There was no damage to the vehicle and no serial information for the stolen speakers. Another vehicle was reported stolen around the same time.

A vehicle was reported stolen from the Holiday station on Broadway Ave. W. on Nov. 28. After officers conducted a search for the vehicle, they were contacted by St. Paul police, who had recovered the vehicle. Police took a St. Paul man into custody for the crime.

 

Arrest/Citation

A K-9 unit was requested to investigate a vehicle on 210th St. N and Imperial Ave. N on Nov. 27. The officer on the scene detected the odor of marijuana, and the dog alerted officers to several locations in the vehicle, where they found three packages containing marijuana as well as a hitter pipe.

A 19-year-old Circle Pines man was pulled over for driving conduct on Highway 97 on Nov. 27. Officers detected an odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle, and the driver admitted to smoking it 20 minutes earlier. A vehicle search revealed two marijuana pipes as well as a hypodermic needle and a white crystal substance. The passenger in the car was issued a citation for possession of drug paraphernalia, and was released and allowed to drive the vehicle home. Police took the driver into custody to be held for possession of a controlled substance and possession of a hypodermic needle. 

A 52-year-old Forest Lake man was pulled over for his speed on Nov. 26. The driver admitted to drinking and agreed to a test that showed a 0.11 blood alcohol level. He was arrested for DUI. Officers also found a quantity of marijuana with rolling papers and a glass pipe inside the vehicle. 

 

 

The Stillwater Police Department reported the following incidents:

Disturbance

Officers responded to a disturbance involving neighbors on the 1100 block of Curve Crest Blvd. on Nov. 23. Officers arrived and advised the parties before clearing.  

 

Theft

An officer responded to a report of a vehicle that had been rummaged through in the 600 block Northland Ave. on Nov. 24. The vehicle had been unlocked and miscellaneous change was taken. 

An individual used a cab service to arrive to Stillwater at the 1200 block of Sterling Way, but had no way to pay the cab fare on Nov. 29. An agreement was made between the cab driver and the party on a date to pay the fare by. Officer advised that failure to pay the fare will result in a theft charge.  

Officers responded to a report of a stolen vehicle on the 200 block of Second Street N. on Nov. 28. After further investigation, an outside agency located and recovered the vehicle. 

An officer responded to a theft of gasoline report from the Kwik Trip on Settlers Way on Nov. 28. After further investigation, a 28-year-old female from Mahtomedi was issued a citation for theft.

Officers responded to a theft of a motor vehicle in the 800 block of Fourth Street S. on Nov. 27. A vehicle was stolen sometime during the late night hours. This is currently under investigation.

Two backpacks were taken from an unlocked vehicle on the 1200 block of Frontage Road W. on Nov. 24. No suspect information at this time.

 

Arrest/Citation

Officers received information about an individual with a warrant out for his arrest in the 1000 block of Third Street S on Nov. 27. After confirming the warrant, officers arrested a 15-year-old male on an outstanding warrant. The male was transported to the Washington County Jail for booking.  

 

Other

Officers responded to a complaint of a possible intoxicated male attempting to pedal a bike on a bike trail near Olive Street and Pine Tree Trail on Nov. 29. Officers located the party and ultimately transported him to detox.  

An officer responded to a possible intoxicated driver/traffic complaint on New England Place on Nov. 28. After locating the party, the officer found the vehicle parked and the driver sleeping. The officer advised and transported the party to their Stillwater residence.  

An officer responded to a suspicious findings report in an alley by Freight House in the 300 block of Water Street on Nov. 28. A party reported a parked vehicle with an open door. Upon the officers’ arrival to the area, there was no vehicle matching the description.  

An officer responded to a property damage accident involving one vehicle and a deer at Owens Street N. and Sycamore Street on Nov. 26. The vehicle sustained minor damage. No injuries were reported.

Officers responded to a possible underage drinking party on Judd Trail on Nov. 26. Officers arrived, advised and cleared.  

An officer responded to report of road hazard on the 600 block of Hidden Valley Court on Nov. 24. Water was flowing into the street from a nearby property that was draining excess water from a pool. The officer advised. 

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