The Forest Lake Police Department reported the following incidents:




Police were called in response to a trespassing incident on the 9900 block of North Shore Trail N. at 12:54 a.m. Feb. 12. A 23-year-old Askov, Minnesota man was located sleeping in the basement of the home. He was arrested and taken to jail, where he was held on multiple charges.

Forest Lake police assisted the Wyoming Police Department in a pursuit that ended on Broadway Avenue at 1:14 a.m. Feb. 12. Forest Lake officers assisted as Wyoming officers took a female suspect into custody.

Police stopped a vehicle on Broadway Avenue for a moving violation at 12:43 a.m. Feb. 12. Contact was made with the driver, who was known to police from prior contacts. The male passenger resembled a wanted male and was unable to identify himself; he was detained. Controlled substance items were found to have been thrown out the driver’s window. The male eventually identified himself as a 38-year-old man with no permanent address and took ownership of the drugs. He had two active felony warrants, and was transported to jail.

Police were called to the American Legion at 12:04 a.m. Feb. 12. Officers were advised that a man had been asked to leave after he fell asleep while lying down on chairs in the bar. He refused to leave, and during a confrontation, stuck an employee in the face twice. The suspect exited through the patio side of the building, and when he observed an officer coming toward him, he began walking away. The officer yelled at him to stop, which he did, but he was reluctant to take his hands out of his pockets. He was handcuffed, and there was no one sober to care for him, so he was transported to detox. During a search of the man, an officer located a glass bubble pipe with apparent meth residue. The suspect was transported to jail.

Police received a report that a female customer at Walmart arrived and claimed she was assaulted at 10:16 p.m. Feb. 11. When officers arrived, the 47-year-old Forest Lake woman became combative and attempted to get away. With help from a bystander, and officer was able to cuff her. She was evaluated by medical services before being transported to jail for obstructing with force and disorderly conduct.

Police stopped a vehicle for having no taillights 1t 12:30 a.m. Feb. 11 on Forest Boulevard N. The driver, a 28-year-old Columbus man, showed signs of impairment, and an odor of marijuana issued from the vehicle. The man was removed and searched. In his possession were a glass marijuana pipe, a torch and 0.9 grams of meth. The man was taken into custody and booked for fifth degree possession of a controlled substance, DWI (controlled substance), having marijuana in a motor vehicle and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Officers stopped a vehicle on Third Avenue SW at 3:09 a.m. Feb. 10 and identified the driver as a 47-year-old St. Paul man with a felony warrant. He was arrested, and a search of his vehicle revealed that it was stolen, and there were also stolen items inside the car, including license plates. He was transported to the Law Enforcement Center, where he was booked on warrants and new charges.




Police were called in response to an attempted break-in at a building on Lake Street at 9:01 a.m. Feb. 10. Officers arrived and spoke with the business owner, who said the door of his business had been found kicked in. Interior camera footage showed that at 1:05 a.m. someone had kicked in the door, but there was no description of the suspect as he or she did not enter the business. Nothing was missing, but it is possible the suspect tore the cover of a car that was parked outside the business.


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