The Forest Lake Police Department reported the following incidents:


• An officer stopped a vehicle for speeding in the area of Sixth Street NW and Broadway Avenue W. at 1:29 a.m. Dec. 4. The driver was identified as a 27-year-old man with no permanent address who had four outstanding warrants. A check of the vehicle showed that it had been reported stolen. The front seat passenger was a 33-year-old Braham man who was found to be in possession of a hypodermic needle and a controlled substance. Both suspects were transported to Washington County Jail. 

• An officer stopped a vehicle in the area of Broadway Avenue and 12th Street SW at 1:29 a.m. Dec. 2 for a moving violation. The driver, a 42-year-old Somerset, Wisconsin woman, showed signs of impairment, and failed a field sobriety test. She was arrested and transported to jail, where a breath test was administered with a result of 0.15. She also had two previous DWI convictions and her driver’s license was found to be revoked. She was booked at Washington County Jail. 

• Police were called in response to a shoplifter at the Holiday on Broadway Avenue at 1:37 a.m. Dec. 1. An officer noticed a strong odor of marijuana emanating from the suspect vehicle belonging to a 21-year-old Forest Lake woman. The woman admitted to marijuana use and said that several illicit items were still inside the vehicle. She was arrested and transported to Washington County Jail. 

• A suspect vehicle was stopped for an equipment violation in the area of Third Avenue and 12th Street SW at 1:20 a.m. Dec. 1. Two occupants, a 51-year-old Spring Lake Park man and a 42-year-old woman with no permanent address, were arrested. The man had an active warrant for his arrest, and was also found to be in possession of a fifth degree controlled substance, as well as having no proof of insurance or a muffler on his vehicle. The woman was arrested for possession of a fifth degree controlled substance. 

• A 24-year-old Albany man was arrested in the area of Broadway Avenue and Eighth Street SW at 12:13 a.m. Nov. 29. The vehicle he was driving had been reported stolen, and he also provided false information, illegally altered the license plates and was driving after revocation. 

• A 20-year-old North Branch woman was arrested at 3:25 p.m. Dec. 12 in the 300 block of 19th Street SW for illegal dumping when an officer observed her throw a bag of garbage into the Dumpster behind a local business. When the officer made contact, the woman produced a driver’s license that had been suspended, and she had no proof insurance. She was cited. 

• Police were called to the 800 block of 12th Street N. in response to a domestic situation at 1:13 a.m. Dec. 10. On arrival, an officer found one person inside the town home pushing and shoving another. The officer attempted to talk with the more aggressive person, but he became combative, fighting with officers. The 42-year-old man was eventually handcuffed and taken to Regions Hospital. The 35-year-old Forest Lake woman on the scene had distracted officers while they attempted to get the male under control, and was arrested for obstruction. 

• Police were called to the Holiday on Broadway Avenue at 4:45 a.m. Dec. 15 in response to a disorderly man who came into the store and took a bottle of pop without paying. An officer located the suspect, a 37-year-old man with no permanent address, who began to flee on foot. The officer gave chase and eventually found the man hiding under a truck. After he was taken into custody, he began to bang his head on the barrier window, causing harm to himself. He was transported to the hospital. 

• Forest Lake police assisted Wyoming Police Department in a pursuit following a theft in North Branch at 2:26 a.m. Dec. 15. The suspect lost control of the vehicle on the I-35 overpass in Forest Lake, crashing the vehicle. The driver, a 20-year-old Robbinsdale woman, was found to have multiple warrants for her arrest, and the vehicle had been stolen. She was arrested and transported to the Chisago County Sheriff’s Office. 


• Vehicle customization business Nuff Sedd on Lake Street reported at 4:47 p.m. Dec. 1 that a customer’s vehicle had been stolen. The owner lived in Ellsworth, Wisconsin. The business next door had security video that showed a suspect entering the truck and then driving south on First Avenue. 

• Forest Lake Menards reported a break-in and theft at 3:30 a.m. Dec. 1. Officers observed that forced entry had been made into the lumberyard where several boards had been pried away. The interior was checked, but no one was located. Check of the exterior doors to the lumberyard showed that forced entry had been made, and a crowbar was recovered nearby. Security video showed a male inside the store for a short time, and then leaving with unknown items back out to the hole in the fence. There is no suspect at this time.

• A black-and-silver utility trailer was stolen from the 800 block of Eighth Avenue SE sometime between Dec. 3 and Dec. 4. 

• Items and tools valued at around $5,000 were reported stolen from an address in the 19900 block of Falk Avenue at 9:10 a.m. Dec. 14. There are no suspects or witnesses at this time. The neighboring house was also burglarized. 


• Police officers and members of the fire department rescued two victims who had fallen into the water on Forest Lake near the 21000 block of Ideal Avenue at 2:56 p.m. Dec. 2. A witness said both victims were drinking and decided to fish from the ice edge. They later got into the kayak to fish on open water. When police arrived, the witness was trying to rescue the two men in a row boat. The victims were transported to Fairview Hospital. 

• A customer at Forest Lake Chrysler Dodge called police when a young woman was discovered passed out in the bathroom with blood on her arm and a needle on the floor at 1 p.m. Dec. 12. An officer who arrived administered Narcan in case of overdose, and the female became conscious within five minutes. She was transported from the scene by ambulance. Paraphernalia and a suspected narcotic substance were gathered from the scene for destruction.

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