The Forest Lake Police Department reported the following incidents:
Police responded to a theft report at Running Aces at 4:50 a.m. Feb. 1 when they received information that a 22-year-old Maplewood man had implied that he had a gun and threatened to “shoot up the place” before he stole a tip box. The suspect fled, but with the help of the Anoka County Sheriff’s Department, he was soon located in the Gander Mountain parking lot. The suspect refused loud verbal commands to get on the ground. The suspect refused, and an office drew a taser on the man. He then complied and was taken into custody.
An officer observed a vehicle swerving from lane to lane on Broadway Avenue at 2:53 a.m. Jan. 28. The officer activated emergency lights, but the suspect vehicle did not stop. Eventually the officer was able to stop the vehicle, and the driver, a 49-year-old Wyoming, Minnesota man, was taken into custody after he failed field sobriety testing. He was transported to jail.
A 53-year-old Hinckley woman was arrested on the 200 block of 12th Street SW. around 6:30 p.m. Jan. 27 when she illegally parked her vehicle in front of Walmart. She did not have a valid license, and she admitted to driving from Hinckley. She was booked and released, and the case was referred to the city attorney.
A burglary was reported at an address in the 1700 block of Eighth Street S. at 1:27 p.m. Jan. 31. The complainant wanted to report that he had located footprints in the fresh snow that came from the wooded area to the north. As he followed the prints, he noticed they went through the apartments nearby that are under construction, then moved toward two fork lefts and then into the unlocked office trailer. The trailer had a camera that overlooks the lot, but was now disconnected. The shoe prints in the snow matched prints from a nearby burglary earlier that morning. Photos were taken and the incident remains under investigation.
A resident of the 1000 block of 12th Street SW. reported on Jan. 29 that it appeared someone had broken into his locked garage. Several boxes and a file cabinet had been disturbed. A few hand tools and an empty bowling bag had been taken. A boot print was located in the garage that did not belong to the complainant. It was photographed and placed on file.
A resident of the 4500 block of 220th Street N. reported at 7:35 a.m. Jan. 29 that several items were missing from his home, including his vehicle. He said the last time he was home was several days earlier. He came home to find the garage door kicked in and the vehicle missing. The vehicle was entered as stolen, and photos were taken and are on file.
Police responded to a possible burglary in the 800 block of 12th Avenue SE. at 10:02 a.m. Jan. 31. A woman reported that it appeared an unknown person had been inside her residence sometime during the night. She had discovered pooled water in the hallway and kitchen as well as water spots in the living room. After she cleaned up she found the back storm door propped open and footprints on the deck. The prints proceeded to the door, then a window and then to a shed in the back yard. Photos were taken; it does not appear anything was missing,