The Forest Lake Police Department reported the following incidents:

 

Arrest/Citation

• While on patrol in the 300 block of 12th Street SW at 2:45 p.m. Feb. 13, an officer noticed a vehicle with no front license plate.  The officer followed the vehicle to a parking lot, where he was able to see the rear license plate and run a check, which did not match the suspect vehicle. The officer made contact with the driver, a 31-year-old Forest Lake man, who stated that his license was suspended. The officer found that the man’s license had been cancelled inimical to public safety. He was arrested and transported to jail. 

 

• Police were called after a woman left the scene of an accident at the intersection of 12th Street SW and Broadway Avenue W. at 4:53 p.m. Feb. 11. The complainant said he had been stopped in traffic when he was rear-ended by a maroon van. The two drivers agreed to pull into a nearby parking lot and exchange information, but the female driver of the other vehicle left the scene. The complainant followed her for a while but eventually lost her. A plate check revealed the identity of the driver, who the officers tracked down. The 33-year-old Forest Lake woman admitted that she did not have a license and did not have insurance. She had two prior convictions for no insurance within 10 years. She was taken into custody and transported to Washington County Jail. 

 

Theft

• A vehicle was reported stolen from the Walgreens on Broadway Avenue at 8:16 p.m. Feb. 15. The complainant also informed police that there was a handgun with a loaded magazine inside a backpack in the cab of the vehicle. Police checked the area but were unable to locate the stolen vehicle. Surveillance video was retrieved from Walgreens, but there were no suspects at press time. 

 

• A burglary was reported in the 6300 block of 208th Street at 2:42 p.m. Feb. 11. A front window was smashed, and the townhome was ransacked. Several electronics, pills and a nickel-plated Smith and Wesson semi-automatic handgun were taken. The handgun was loaded. 

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