FL man facing felonies bailed, jailed

Clint Riese
News Editor

It’s not often that a paperwork mistake lands one in jail, but that was the case for a Forest Lake man earlier this month.

For freshly bailed Steven Michael Kruger, a wrong address on his release documents earned a return ticket to Washington County Jail.

He was first arrested the afternoon of Feb. 1, after Forest Lake police officers  responded to his home in the 9600 block of 215th St. N. The department had received a report that the property’s landlord had broke into a renter’s upstairs apartment with a shotgun.

Officers secured Kruger and located methamphetamines on him, said Capt. Greg Weiss. Upon securing a search warrant, they found a shotgun in a downstairs crawl space.

Kruger, 57, was jailed on felony robbery and burglary charges, in addition to a possession of controlled substance misdemeanor.

He posted bail of $100,000 and was released from custody Feb. 4.

However, Kruger was taken back into custody on Feb. 6, as the paperwork miscue violated his probation.