The Forest Lake Police Department reported the following incidents:

Arrest/Citation

• Police were called to the scene of a crash near Forest Boulevard N. and Scandia Trail N. at 10:0 p.m. March 18. The first officer on the scene found a vehicle stopped in the roadway just north of the roundabout and made contact with the occupant of the vehicle, a 63-year-old East Bethel man. He said he was on Forest Boulevard N. and did not see the roundabout. He said he was traveling at approximately 50 mph before striking the median. He admitted to drinking, and state patrol arrived and took over the investigation. They found him to be under the influence of alcohol, and he was arrested. 

 

• Officers conducted a DUI arrest in the area of Broadway Avenue near I-35 at 7:28 p.m. March 17. A squad was on patrol in the Tim Horton’s lot when a truck went by driving 40 mph in a 30 mph zone and failed to signal a left turn onto Broadway. The officer made contact with the driver, a 64-year-old Chisago City man, who showed signs of being under the influence. He failed a field sobriety test and had a preliminary breath test result of 0.12. He was arrested for DUI. 

 

• Police received an anonymous tip that a person with a warrant for his arrest was at a location in the 1100 block of 10th Avenue SW. at 10:22 a.m. March 16. The homeowner allowed entry into the home, where the suspect, a 26-year-old Forest Lake man, was found in the basement. While he was being taken into custody, officers noticed a second male who was in the room, lying on the floor. Scattered around the room were several pieces of drug paraphernalia, baggies with unknown substances inside and a black zip-up case. Police gathered the items and roused the 21-year-old Stacy man to take him into custody for felony fifth degree possession of a controlled substance.

 

• Police assisted the Anoka County Sheriff’s Department in a warrant arrest at the Kwik Trip on 208th Street N. In addition to the warrant, the suspect on the scene was also found to be in possession of controlled substances, and had stolen items from the Kwik Trip by hiding them in his clothing. The 27-year-old Circle Pines man was taken into custody by Anoka County.

 

• A suspicious vehicle was reported in the 800 block of Lake Street S. at 12:59 p.m. March 8. An officer on the scene noticed that the driver was moving around erratically inside the vehicle. The vehicle was also parked over two parking spots. The driver stated he was waiting for a friend and did not know how long he had been there. The man said he did not have his driver’s license with him, and gave the officer a false name. When the officer asked him to step out the car, he identified himself as a 28-year-old St. Paul man. The officer found the suspect had two active Hennepin County warrants for his arrest. The vehicle did not register to him and it was towed. Controlled substances and paraphernalia were also found within the vehicle. The man was arrested and booked at Washington County Jail. 

Theft

• A burglary was reported in the 1800 block of Beach Drive SE. at 3:37 p.m. March 12. Police made contact with the resident at the address, who said he came home to find the inside door from the garage to the residence pried open. His property had been rummaged through in an upstairs office and bedroom. Missing items included cash from a desk drawer, a safe and purses.

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