The Forest Lake Police Department reported the following incidents:
On Aug. 29 at 1:59 p.m., officers responded to the report of a suspicious male, possibly in possession of a gun, in front of the apartments of the 400 block of Lake Street S. Officers located a 25-year-old Forest Lake man in the area, but the individual refused the cooperate with the police. Officers deployed a nonlethal weapon and took the suspect to the ground. The suspect was taken into custody, and a pistol was removed from his pocket. He was transported to the police department.
The Stillwater Police Department reported the following incidents:
On Sept. 6 at 9:30 a.m., officers were called to the intersection of Fifth and Pine streets, where complainants said they could hear an accident that must have occurred at least a block away. Officers did find the scene of accident, where it appeared one driver had pulled out in front of another at a stop sign. The individual who pulled out in front of other vehicle was cited for failure to use due care. One party was treated by paramedics at the scene.
On Sept. 8 at 12:40 a.m. a male party was attempting to fight other patrons at a business on Main Street S. Officers arrived and arrested a 26-year-old male with no permanent address for disorderly conduct. Employees reported that the man came into the business intoxicated, attempted to start a fight with a female patron and was escorted out by an employee. The suspect later went back in and starting fighting with employees. He was arrested and taken to Washington County jail, where he was booked and released to responsible party.
On Sept. 10 at 5 p.m., a hit and run was reported on Second Street S. A complainant advised that his vehicle had been backed into by white van, and the complainant provided the license plate. Officers located the suspect, a 52-year-old Grant man, who denied striking the vehicle. The officer indicated that the incident was witnessed by several people. The suspect was uncooperative and denied doing any damage at all, but when the officer had the suspect come to the police department, he observed that the suspect vehicle had damage consistent to the victim’s vehicle. The suspect was issued a citation for hit and run.
On Sept. 6 and 7, a series of residential burglaries occurred in the western portion of the city of Stillwater. At least five residences were disturbed or burglarized. Police are investigating a group of juveniles in relation to these crimes.
A homeowner on the100 block of Harriet Street N. reported a burglary that occurred overnight on Sept. 10. Initially the complainant thought that his vehicle had been rummaged through, and in the course of that one of the vehicle in the garage had received some dents, scratches and scuff marks. Left in the garage was a checkbook that did not belong to the homeowner or any resident, and a small pocket knife found that did not belong to him. The man later called back, reporting that his motorcycle had been stolen from the garage.
A woman contacted police while at a business in the 300 block of Orleans Street E. She wanted to report harassment by her ex-husband. Officers determined that the ex actually has an order for protection out against complainant. The woman claimed that her ex has been monitoring her electronics and GPS location, hired people to drive her off the road and that he was stealing money from the government and banks. The woman has no permanent address but previously lived in Oakdale with her husband, which is where she said most of these incidents would have taken place. She was referred to the Oakdale police department. An officer recommended she look into seeking psychiatric treatment.
On Sept. 9 around 11 p.m., an officer came across a parked vehicle in the empty lot of Stillwater Jr. High. There were no scheduled activities at the school, so the officer decided to investigate. The officer found two juvenile females who had been smoking marijuana, and recovered a small amount of marijuana and a pipe. The juveniles were turned over to their parents.
A business in the 1400 block of 60th Street N. reported that a subject keeps dumping tires in their tire bin. The business has an outdoor recycling area and somebody keeps dumping tires in it. The business said the suspect was driving an old red van, and provided the license plate numbers, but when police investigated they found that the plate does not come back to red van.
On Sept. 10 around 9:38 p.m., officers were sent to Lily Lake Elementary on a juvenile complaint of a group of kids causing mischief. Officers checked the area and were unable to locate any juveniles.