The Forest Lake Police Department reported the following incidents:
An officer conducted a traffic stop near Lake Street S. and 11th Avenue SW at 9:59 p.m. April 1. The driver, a 22-year-old Forest Lake man, admitted to having a revoked drivers' license. The suspect had a poor attitude in responding to commands and questions, and became resistant when undergoing a pat search. During a search of the vehicle, a pipe with burnt marijuana was found. The man was restrained on the front of the squad, transported to Washington County Jail and booked for driving after revocation, obstruction of legal process and possession of drug paraphernalia.
While on patrol through the Walmart parking lot at 2:08 a.m. March 28, an officer noticed a vehicle parked in the lot with blankets over the windows. The officer checked the license plate, which showed that the registered owner had an active warrant for her arrest out of Wright County for drug possession. The officer made contact with the owner, a 36-year-old Ramsey woman, who was inside the vehicle. She was taken into custody without incident and transported to jail.
Police stopped a vehicle for failure to dim headlights on Scandia Trail N. at 2:08 a.m. March 25. The officer made contact with the driver, a 57-year-old Inver Grove Heights man, who showed numerous signs of impairment. He was taken to the police department and submitted to a breath test with a result of 0.14. He was booked for fourth degree DWI and released to his wife.
A theft was reported in the 200 block of Broadway Avenue W. at 8:59 a.m. March 30. An officer spoke with the resident, who reported she had noticed some missing jewelry, with an estimated value of $1,000. She felt that the suspect may have keys to her residence, possibly a staff member. Police developed a suspect and are in the process of investigation.
A homeowner in the 20400 block of 206th Drive N. reported at 10:46 p.m. March 26 that he and his family had just arrived home from vacation and found a number of firearms missing from his home. All of the firearms had been somewhat concealed inside the master bedroom walk-in closet, but were otherwise unsecured. Nothing else was missing and no signs of forced entry were noted; however, the front door had been unsecured for several days as his parent were stopping by daily to feed the cat. Officers checked the exterior of the home and noticed an outdoor dog kennel with a doggie door in the garage. A handle to one of the gun cases was located between the flaps. An empty Monster energy drink can was also found on the scene. In total, seven firearms were missing: one rifle, three shotguns and three handguns. There are no suspects.