The Forest Lake Police Department reported the following incidents:
Police arrested a 32-year-old Bemidji man for possession of stolen property, driving after cancellation, offering a stolen check, fifth degree possession of a narcotic and three Beltrami County warrants for controlled substance crimes at 4:42 a.m. July 29 after an officer observed the suspect vehicle leave the Holiday on Broadway Avenue without headlights on. The plates were reported to belong to a stolen vehicle from Hubbard County. The driver was identified, said he knew the owner of the vehicle and that it was all a big mistake. Officers located a check in someone else's name in his vehicle, which Holiday workers confirmed he had attempted to offer to them prior to leaving the station. The vehicle also contained a safe, and the key was located on the suspect's person. Inside were various glass pipes with suspected meth residue on them. Officers spoke to two passengers and released them; the suspect was transported to the Forest Lake Police Department and then to Washington County Jail.
An officer attempted to stop a vehicle in the area of Second Avenue SW. around midnight July 29 for moving and equipment violations. The vehicle fled westbound on Second Avenue SW. for five block before reaching the cul-de-sac and crashing into a fence. The driver then attempted to flee on foot, but was called back and detained at gunpoint. He was identified as a 44-year-old Shoreview man. The plates on the car did not match the vehicle; it was found to be stolen from Fillmore County. The suspect was booked and held on multiple charges.
A vehicle was stopped on 12th Street SW. for moving and equipment violations at 9:31 p.m. July 19. The driver, a 32-year-old St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin man, showed numerous signs of intoxication and failed a field sobriety test. He was taken into custody and consented to a breath test with a result of 0.14.
Police responded to a domestic situation in the 400 block of Lake Street S. at 1:44 p.m. July 19. A 26-year-old Forest Lake man was arrested for fifth degree domestic assault.
The Forest Lake Sprint store reported July 21 that eight iPhones and an iPad Mini were stolen from a safe in the back room. There was no surveillance video monitoring the area. The total loss was estimated at $6,669.92.
A vehicle was stolen from Koppy Motors sometime overnight between July 20 and 21. There was no surveillance video taken, though video was requested from the adjacent Jiffy Lube.
An assault was reported at 2:51 a.m. July 22 in the 1000 block of Apartment Lane SW. When police talked with the complainant, they noticed he had a cut above his left eye. He explained that an unknown male had attempted to enter his residence through a window. Once confronted the male struck the complainant in the head with a stick or baton. The suspect then fled on foot. A medical examination was performed on the complainant, who said that nothing was missing.
The Stillwater Police Department reported the following incidents:
A 28-year-old Lake St. Croix Beach man was arrested for DWI around 8:40 p.m. July 29 after witnesses reported a possible intoxicated river southbound on Highway 95 from the area of the Boom Site. An officer responded to the registered owner's address and found the vehicle pulling up as the officer arrived. The complainant met with the officer and explained he had seen a man at the boat launch fall down and appeared to be having extreme difficulties. A field sobriety test was performed, and the man was transported to Washington County Jail. The man agreed to take a breath test with a result of 0.12. He was booked and released to a responsible adult.
A 59-year-old Shoreview woman was issued a citation for failure to yield the right of way at Third Street and Pine Street at 4 p.m. July 28. One vehicle was traveling southbound on Third Street, and as he entered the intersection with Pine Street, a vehicle pulled out and broadsided him. Apparently the Pine Street driver believed it was her turn to go, believing it was a four-way stop, though the intersection is a two-way stop. She was issued a citation, and there was heavy damage to both vehicles.
A homeowner in the 700 block of Harriet Drive contacted police at 1:15 p.m. July 28 to report that a burglary had occurred between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. the previous day. An electric tea kettle was taken from the kitchen. It is unknown how suspects made entry, as there was no sign of forced entry.
A homeowner in the 3300 block of Webster Court reported that within the last 3-4 days prior to July 24, several items were taken from the garage. It was possible the garage door failed to close, as the residents realized they were having problems with the door systems. Some hunting and fishing equipment was taken.
A bed and breakfast in the 300 block of Pine Street W. reported that the sign for the business was destroyed overnight on July 30.
On July 27 around 6:15 p.m., a UPS driver at Stillwater Boulevard and Curve Crest Boulevard indicated that while he was driving a juvenile on a motorbike rode up and threw a glass Snapple bottle at UPS truck, shattering the windshield. The suspect appeared to be 16-17 years of age, and fled the scene prior to police arrival.