Crime

Forest Lake police were busy in the early morning hours of Oct. 27, responding to a theft of a van and arresting a man suspected of breaking into cars. According to the police department, around 4 a.m. that Monday, a call came in reporting a suspicious vehicle parked on the road in the 7500 block […]

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A former priest who worked in the Forest Lake area and reportedly still lives in town is on a new list of Roman Catholic priests that the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis says have had allegations of sexual abuse of a minor filed against them. John Owens, 85, provided what the archdiocese called ‚Äútemporary […]

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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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