Crime
The Washington County Sheriff’s Office rescued a woman around 3:15 p.m. today from Forest Lake (first lake) after police were alerted to strange behavior on her part earlier in the afternoon. According to Forest Lake police, the woman, whose name has not been released, was involved in a car ac...Read More
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An employee at Don Julio in Forest Lake was shot in the abdomen Tuesday night during an armed robbery. According to Forest Lake police, the robbery occurred at the Mexican restaurant at 816 Lake St. South around 11 p.m. A single male suspect came into the building, armed with a gun, and took an undi...Read More
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On May 4, shortly after 6 p.m., the Washington County Sheriff’s Office recovered the body of an adult male from the St. Croix River, north of Scandia’s Log House Landing. The man was identified as Troy Michael Henry, 41, of Scandia. The cause of death is still being determined by Ramsey ...Read More
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A 19-year-old Forest Lake man was charged April 20 with first degree assault after an alleged incident in which his six-week-old daughter almost died. According to court records, Austin Scott Zembal told police he was changing his daughter’s diaper either in the early morning hours of March 11. He...Read More
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Three people were hospitalized after a two-car crash April 15 on U.S. Highway 61 in Forest Lake. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, the crash occurred around 5:45 p.m. when a southbound Saturn SL-1 driven by Diane Wilson, 77, of Hugo, rear ended a Ford Escape driven by Michelle Neinstadt, 35, ...Read More
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No one was hurt in a large fire that began in the early morning hours Wednesday at Bergen’s Greenhouse and Waldoch Craft in Columbus. According to the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office, the fire started at Bergen’s Greenhouse (and some in the area reported hearing an explosion sound). A passer...Read More
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A husband and wife from Forest Lake were charged with a variety of offenses after prosecutors alleged the duo defrauded the welfare system for approximately $115,000. Eric Joseph Vacko, 35, was charged with wrongfully obtaining assistance, theft by swindle, forgery and two counts of perjury, all fel...Read More
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