The Forest Lake Police Department reported the following incidents:




On the night of March 1, two officers were dispatched to a call of a dog yelping. Officers Meyer and Johnson arrived and could hear a dog yelping; they could tell the dog was clearly in distress. Officer’s Meyer and Johnson walked towards the dog, along with the caller, her sister and their neighbor. They thought the dog may have been attacked by another animal. As the group got closer, they found the family’s beagle had broken through the ice on Clear Lake, and was about 10 feet out from the dock. The dog’s head and front legs were above the ice. Meyer was able to sneak onto the ice, reach into the icy water and pull the dog to safety. 


The Stillwater Police Department reported the following incidents:




On Feb. 26 at 2:20 p.m., a bail bond recovery agent contacted police to indicate he was outside Washington County Jail and had apprehended a 22-year-old Orange, Texas man on a felony warrant for third degree assault. The bail apprehension agent turned him over to Stillwater police, and he was booked at Washington County Jail. 


A 28-year-old Stillwater man was arrested for fourth degree DWI near Greeley Street and Churchill Street at 8:30 p.m. Feb. 28. He was pulled over for having a headlight out, the officer who pulled him over detected an odor of alcohol. The man was asked to perform standardized field sobriety testing, and the officer found probable cause to arrest. The man was transported to Washington County jail where he took a breath test with a result of 0.11. He was booked and released to a responsible adult. 


A 55-year-old St. Paul man approached a Stillwater officer on Feb. 20 around 5:30 p.m. at City Hall and said he had a warrant for his arrest and wanted to go to jail. The officer confirmed that there was an active warrant for the man’s arrest and transported him to jail. 


A 38-year-old Brooklyn Center man contacted police Feb. 20 at 4 p.m., claiming he was assaulted in a parking lot in the 2000 block of Market Drive. He was there for a custody exchange with his son’s mother.  The man claimed that the female party, a 30-year-old Ramsey woman, assaulted him and scratched his neck. She denied assaulting him, and indicated she had not even had any direct contact with man while there. She simply pointed out the man’s vehicle and her son walked over by himself. The woman described what she was driving and where she had been, and an officer believed it was on the security footage of a nearby business. The business provided the security footage, which had recorded the exchange and showed that the woman had not had any contact at all with the man and remained in her own vehicle. The man was cited with falsely reporting a crime.




On Feb. 24 around 3 p.m., a homeowner in the 1400 block of Greeley Street S. reported a package stolen from their front porch.


A 35-year-old Somerset, Wisconsin man reported at 2:46 p.m. Feb. 24 that a wallet and checkbook taken from his vehicle, which was parked in the lot of a hotel on Washington Avenue. The man had been arrested previously, and believed that his ex-girlfriend took the items. He said the card was used at a local business, and claims the ex-girlfriend made comments of Facebook that she let the air out of his tires. The air in the tires was in fact let out, but he could not show police the Facebook post that indicated his ex-girlfriend was connected. The woman denied these claims, and the police advised the man to provide further information to assist police in determining whether the woman was responsible for any crime.


On Feb. 24 around 2 p.m., a Stillwater woman reported that her vehicle was broken into while parked at Lily Lake Elementary. The break-in occurred sometime between 1 and 2 p.m. The right passenger window was broken out, and a purse with cash, credit cards, a checkbook and a work ID were taken.


A 58-year-old Lake Elmo man contacted police indicating that his vehicle had been parked in the 1600 block of Morningside Road and that sometime overnight Feb. 19-20, an unknown person entered and rummaged through the unlocked vehicle. The unknown suspect took loose change, a digital air pressure gauge and a garage door opener. The man also found a screwdriver in the car that did not belong to him.




On Feb. 22 around 12:50 p.m., a 46-year-old Stillwater man contacted police and reported that while in the are 2000 block of Market Drive, he observed a 20-year-old male who appeared to be attempting to go through vehicles in the parking lot. When the officer arrived, he was unable to find anyone fitting the description.


A homeowner in the 2500 block of Croixwood Boulevard reported that ometime between 9 p.m. Feb. 21 and 10 a.m. Feb. 22, an unknown person or persons entered their unlocked motor vehicle parked in the driveway. Items were strewn about, and the glove compartment had been rifled through, but the owner did not believe anything was missing.

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