Crime

A Brooklyn Center man who assaulted a man in Forest Lake earlier this year has been convicted of attempted murder, first-degree assault and kidnapping. Boon Wa Thao, 40, will be sentenced on Dec. 22. He was first arrested on March 19, five days after Forest Lake police were called to the 23400 block of Itasca [...]

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Two area residents were hospitalized on Oct. 14 after a stabbing during a fight outside of Friar Tuck’s restaurant (1500 Lake St. South) in Forest Lake. According to police, a large fight at the address was reported around 8:30 p.m. Community reports indicate that the fight took place in the parking lot, not actually in the [...]

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Forest Lake and Washington County officers arrested a man suspected of narcotics violations today after a car chase west on Highway 97. According to the Forest Lake Police Department, the department, the Washington County Drug Task Force and the Washington County SWAT Team executed a search warrant and an arrest warrant today around 11 a.m. [...]

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The Washington County Sheriff’s Office is taking applications for the position of volunteer reserve deputy sheriff. Reserve units assist the sheriff’s office in a variety of situations, including water and park patrol, crowd control and during national disasters, missing persons incidents and other emergencies. Applicants must be at least 18 years old, possess a high [...]

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A 41-year-old Ramsey man died on Sept. 12 after a three-vehicle accident near the intersection of State Highway 97 (Scandia Trail) and Iden Avenue in Forest Lake. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, the crash occurred around 5:45 a.m. after a BMW Z3 driven eastbound on 97 by Matthew Radloff, 41, of Ramsey, crossed the [...]

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