The Forest Lake Police Department reported the following incidents:



Police responded to a call of disorderly conduct and theft of services at the Forest Lake Burger King on Broadway at 3:39 p.m. Sept. 23. A male suspect was refusing to pay for his food. The man refused to provide his name and tried to walk away from the officer. The 38-year-old Stacy man was arrested and taken to Washington County Jail. 


Shoplifters were reported at the Forest Lake Walmart at 6:20 p.m. Sept. 22. Two female suspects fled the scene after they filled a tub with $253 in stolen merchandise and pushed it out the door, but officers located the suspect vehicle. Citations were issued to a 21-year-old Minneapolis woman and a 20-year-old St. Paul woman.


On officer on patrol in the 1000 block of Seventh Avenue SW at 10 p.m. Sept. 23 observed two males standing around a sport bike in a parking lot. The bike did not have any license plates, so the officer made contact with the men. One identified himself as a 36-year-old Osceola, Wisconsin man and denied riding the bike, but said he was only removing it from storage. Checks on the bike were clear, but checks on the driver showed the man had an active DWI warrant. He was taken into custody and later turned over to the Chisago County Sheriff's Department.


Officers responded to a possible burglary in progress in the 2100 block of Ideal Avenue N. around 12 a.m. Oct. 2. Upon arrival they located a male in the garage, who was taken into custody. The homeowner said he did not know the male, and that he did not have permission to be on the property or in the garage. Police found that the man had entered the closed garage and gone through both vehicles inside and attempted to get into the residence. The door from the garage to the house was damaged. The suspect, a 48-year-old Williston, North Dakota man, was arrested for trespassing, disorderly conduct, possession of drug paraphernalia, tampering with a motor vehicle and criminal damage to property.


An assault was reported in the 23800 block of Forest Boulevard N. at 3:12 a.m. Sept. 30. The complainant advised that the suspect, a 26-year-old Forest Lake man, had threatened him with an airsoft handgun and a knife. He held both items within inches of his face and threatened to kill him. The suspect then walked behind the second victim and threatened to kill him. The first victim took hold of the suspect and threw him into the hallway, locked the door and called 911. The suspect was found with two airsoft pistols. He was transported to Washington County Jail. 


A break-in at Central Montessori School was reported at 9:15 p.m. Sept. 28. Police arrived and found a window that had been forced open, and it appeared that someone had walked around inside. Police had a suspect description which matched an 18-year-old Forest Lake man known to officers, who was located in his girlfriend's car. He admitted to walking through the school and rummaging through the complainant's car, though he said he did not take anything. A marijuana pipe was in plain view in the vehicle and a search turned up more drug paraphernalia. He was taken into custody and booked for second degree burglary, criminal damage to property, trespassing, tampering with a motor vehicle and possession of drug paraphernalia.


Officers were called to check the welfare of a 57-year-old Forest Lake woman on Broadway Avenue W. at 3:30 p.m. Sept. 26 who appeared o be intoxicated. She had an open alcoholic beverage container in her hand. She refused to provide a preliminary breath test and became uncooperative. When officers attempted to take her into custody, she resisted, attempting to kick and bite officers. She was transported to the Washington County Law Enforcement Center.



A vehicle was reported stolen from the 700 block of 12th Street SW at 4:41 p.m. Sept. 22. The vehicle was parked on the street and was locked, but had spare keys inside.


A motorcycle was reported stolen from the area of the Mill Ponds Apartments on Fourth Street SW at 12:21 p.m. Sept. 22. A white Ford truck was seen on the scene stealing the motorcycle around 4 a.m. that morning. The suspect came out of an apartment, had a key and locked the door. The motorcycle was later found in a garage on Seventh Avenue SW with minor damage. 


An auto business in the 100 block of 19th Avenue SW reported at 9:33 a.m. Sept. 25 that someone had tried to steal a vehicle off the lot. There was damage to the steering column and ignition. There is no suspect information and no video surveillance.


A silver enclosed trailer was reported stolen from the driveway of a home on the 20400 block of Goodvine Trail N. at 6:38 a.m. Oct. 2. There are no suspects.



Suspects driving on Eureka Avenue S. crashed a vehicle around a curve and fled the scene at 2 p.m. Oct. 1. Witnesses described the suspects, but officers were unable to find and make contact with them. The vehicle was towed.


Officers assisted in the 20400 block of Everton Trail N., where a riding lawn mower was reported to be on fire at 3 p.m. Sept. 30. The Forest Lake Fire Department arrived and extinguished the fire.

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