Big Lake Police Department

  • Agency: Big Lake Police Department
  • Address: 790 Minnesota Avenue, Big Lake, 55309 MN
  • Chief: Sean Rifenberick (Chief of Police)

Big Lake Police Department is located at 790 Minnesota Avenue, Big Lake, 55309 MN. The Chief of Police of the department is Sean Rifenberick. The Big Lake Police Department phone number is 763-251-2996.

Big Lake Police Department News

Final score......BLPD 26....BLFD 3

It is take your dog to work day!!!!! Tina and Finn are manning the office today. A huge thank you to Finn for spreading the message of love on behalf of the BLPD today!!!!!

Tonight's the Night!!!!! Fire versus Police in the game of the year. Come out and watch your public safety partners face off in the field!!!! See you there!!!!

Please help our BLPD Big Lake Ambassador Candidate meet her Food Shelf goal! Grace Green is collecting items for donation to the Big Lake Food Shelf. There is a drop box in the lobby of the Big Lake Police Department. Please help out Grace, and our Big Lake Food Shelf with any donations you can contribute. Thank You! Chief J. Scharf

Big Lake Police Department Weekly Calls for Service June 13th thru 19th Call for Service Summary: • Total Calls for Service for Week: 263 • 2018 Calls to Date: 5,276 • Traffic Stops/Enforcement: 106 • Arrests and Citations: 21 • Medical Emergency Calls: 10 Calls of Interest: 06-19: • Social Service Intake: Intake report alleging abuse or neglect of a juvenile was received, assigned to Investigator. • Obstructing Court Order (Pacific Circle): Report of the violation of a domestic abuse no contact order, following investigation suspect was arrested and booked into the Sherburne County Jail for Violating a Court Order. 06-18: • Loud Music (Edinburgh Way): Report of loud music coming from a vehicle, suspect warned regarding noise ordinance. • Harassment (Powell St): Report of harassment via phone and text message, suspect warned. • Property Damage (Station St): Report of damage to a building, investigation ongoing. • Vehicle Crash (Hornet Was): 2 vehicle crash, no injuries, one vehicle towed from the scene. • Disorderly Juvenile (Lakeside Park): Report of a juvenile harassing others present, warned by officers to end conduct. • Probation Violation (Minnesota Ave): Suspect taken into custody for violation of probation, booked into the Sherburne County Jail. • Social Service Intake: Intake report alleging maltreatment of a vulnerable adult was received, assigned to Investigator. • Disorderly Conduct (Lake St. S): Report of an intoxicated person attempting to start a fight, located, issued summons for Possession of Marijuana and Paraphernalia. 06-17: • Domestic Disturbance (Station St): Report of a verbal domestic disturbance, calmed and mediated by officers. • Domestic Disturbance (Pintail St): Report of a verbal domestic disturbance, calmed and mediated by officers. • Online Solicitation: Report of a juvenile being solicited through Facebook by a male in Texas, investigation ongoing. • DWI (Highway 10): Driver stopped for a traffic violation, driver found to be intoxicated, arrested for Driving Under the Influence and booked into the Sherburne County Jail. 06-16: • Disturbance (Jefferson Blvd): Report of a verbal altercation in progress, situation mediated and dispersed. • DWI (Lake St. S): Driver reported as an impaired driver, officer located and stopped vehicle, driver found to be intoxicated, arrested for Driving Under the Influence and booked into the Sherburne County Jail. Driver charged 3th Degree Enhanced DWI because of alcohol content of .24. • Disturbance (198 Ave.): Report of an altercation in progress, situation mediated and suspects dispersed. • Disturbance (198 Ave.): Report of an altercation in progress involving an intoxicated male, situation mediated and suspect dispersed. 06-15: • Fraud (Minnesota Ave): Suspect was the victim of a scam involving computer work, total loss $6,000, assigned to an Investigator. • Fraud (County 43): Report of a fraudulently cashed check, assigned to an Investigator. • Theft (Lee St): Report of the theft of 2 security cameras, report taken. • Minor Possession Alcohol (Eagle Lake Rd): Suspect stopped for a traffic violation, officer could smell burning marijuana. After searching the vehicle, alcohol and drug paraphernalia were located, summons issued for Possession of Alcohol by a Minor and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. • Social Service Intake: Intake report alleging abuse of neglect of a juvenile was received, assigned to Investigator. 06-14: • Dog Bite (Mitchell Rd): Report of one dog attacking another, investigation ongoing. • Social Service Intake: Intake report alleging maltreatment of a juvenile was received, assigned to Investigator. 06-13: • Canine Deployment (Elk River): Canine Bruno and Sergeant Hayen assisted with a search. Bruno alerted on a backpack, and meth pipe was located. • Domestic Disturbance (Brom Ln): Report of a verbal altercation in progress, situation mediated by officers. • Theft (Manitou St): Reported theft of a pontoon cover, report taken.

Spudfest 2018 is only a few days away!!!!! Check out all the amazing things happening in our community during this awesome community event!!!! 2 particular events: Friday June 22, 5:00 PM - Guns and Hoses Softball Playoff (Fire -v- Police) Saturday June 23, 11:00 AM - Parade, lead by your Big Lake Police Department. Thank you Spudfest for all you do for Big Lake!! http://www.biglakespudfest.com/event-schedule.html

Beautiful evening to come down to Lakeside Park to watch Despicable Me 3! We will be here until the movie starts so you can take a tour of our squads and see Bruno!

Our activities for the Month of May, as presented to the Big Lake City Council on June 13th. Thank you for looking!

Big Lake Police Department Weekly Calls for Service June 6th thru 12th Call for Service Summary: • Total Calls for Service for Week: 270 • 2018 Calls to Date: 5,013 • Traffic Stops/Enforcement: 113 • Arrests and Citations: 34 • Medical Emergency Calls: 3 Calls of Interest: 06-12: • Threats (Chestnut Cir): Report of threats made to a person trespassing on property, found to be unsubstantiated. • Obstructing: Report of a juvenile having runaway, when contacted by officers’ juvenile was arrested for Obstructing Legal Process and transported to Lino Lakes Juvenile Facility. • Disturbance (Minnesota Ave): Report of disruptive individual, calmed and mediated by officers, suspect dispersed. 06-11: • Revoked Driver (Euclid Ave): Driver stopped for a traffic violation, found to have a revoked drivers license, issued summons for Driving While Revoked. • Cancelled Driver (County 43): Driver stopped for a traffic violation, found to have a canceled inimical to public safety status, arrested and booked into the Sherburne County Jail for Driving While Cancelled-Inimical to Public Safety. • Mental Health: Report of an individual threatening self-harm, transported by ambulance on a mental health hold. • Disturbance (Sterling Dr): Report of disruptive juvenile, calmed and mediated by officers. 06-10: • Runaway: Report of runaway juvenile, suspect located, returned home, and issued summons for Runaway. • Property Damage (Fern St): Report of damage done to a TV with video, investigation ongoing. • Disturbance (198 Ave. NW): Report of a verbal altercation in progress, situation mediated and dispersed. • Cancelled Driver (Highway 25): Driver stopped for a traffic violation, found to have a canceled inimical to public safety status, arrested and booked into the Sherburne County Jail for Driving While Cancelled-Inimical to Public Safety. • Domestic Disturbance (Marketplace Dr): Report of a verbal domestic disturbance in a vehicle, calmed and mediated by officers. • Fraud (Jefferson Blvd): Report of a fraud via credit card at a local business in the amount of $1,500. Assigned to Investigator with a suspect. • Warrant Arrest (Monroe St): Suspect arrested on a detention order for Probation Violation, booked into the Sherburne County Jail. 06-09: • Disturbance (Jefferson Blvd): Report of a verbal altercation in progress, situation mediated and dispersed. • DWI (Lake St. S): Driver reported as an impaired driver, officer located and stopped vehicle, driver found to be intoxicated, arrested for Driving Under the Influence and booked into the Sherburne County Jail. Driver charged 3th Degree Enhanced DWI because of alcohol content of .24. 06-08: • Canine Deployment (Elk River): Canine Bruno was requested by Elk River Police for an article and suspect search. Sergeant Hayen and Bruno located a night stick thrown from the incident, and a suspect with felony warrants who had fled and was hiding. • Dog Bite (Shannon Dr): Report of a dog bite incident, second bite report with same dog. Dog declared Dangerous, restrictions now in place. • Theft (Lee St): Report of the theft of 2 security cameras, report taken. • Property Damage (Lake Ridge Park): Report of graffiti to a park bench, report taken. • Revoked Driver (Jefferson Blvd): Driver stopped for a traffic violation, found to have a revoked drivers license, issued summons for Driving While Revoked. • Warrant Arrest (Lee St): Suspect arrested on an outstanding felony arrest warrant, booked into the Sherburne County Jail. • Social Service Intake: Intake report alleging maltreatment of a vulnerable adult was received, assigned to Investigator. 06-07: • Social Service Intake: Intake report alleging maltreatment of a juvenile was received, assigned to Investigator. • Hit and Run (Jefferson Blvd): Report of a vehicle struck with damage to the paint and tail light, report taken. • Disturbance (Monroe St): Report of a verbal altercation in progress, situation mediated and dispersed. • DWI (Highway 10): Driver stopped for a traffic violation, driver found to be intoxicated, arrested for Driving Under the Influence and booked into the Sherburne County Jail. Driver charged 4th Degree DWI. 06-06: • DWI (Eagle Lake Rd): Driver stopped for a traffic violation, driver found to be intoxicated, arrested for Driving Under the Influence and booked into the Sherburne County Jail. Driver charged 4th Degree DWI. • Marijuana (Lakeshore Dr): Driver stopped for a traffic violation, officer could smell burning marijuana which was located under the driver seat, driver issued summons for Possession of Marijuana. • Disturbance (Hiawatha Ave): Report of a verbal altercation in progress, situation mediated and dispersed. • Hit and Run (Jefferson Blvd): Report of a vehicle struck with damage to the paint, report taken. • Fraud (Helen Way): Report of an online fraud on a car purchase, victim sent $2,000 in Ebay Gift Cards to purchase a vehicle with no delivery, common international scam. • Theft (198 Ave. NW): Reported theft of tools from a vehicle with a suspect, investigation ongoing. • Domestic Disturbance (Aberdeen Way): Report of a verbal domestic disturbance, calmed and mediated by officers. • Social Service Intake: Intake report alleging maltreatment of a juvenile was received, assigned to Investigator.

What a Gorgeous Day for a Bike Rodeo!!! Thank you Big Lake Schools Community Education for coordinating this event, ABATE for the donation of 3 bikes and volunteering, and everyone who showed up to ride the courses and learn about bike safety. Please have a safe and enjoyable summer!!!!

Happy Anniversary Laurie Morris!!!! Today Laurie begins her 19th year with the Big Lake Police Department!! Laurie is a Police Specialist, whose duties are endless but include, data entry, transcription, securities compliance, customer service, records dissemination, and so much more. Thank you Laurie for your dedicated service to the department, and community!!!

Bike Rodeo Wednesday June 13th 10:00 to 11:30 - Liberty Elementary Big Lake Police will be working in conjunction with Big Lake Schools Community Education on this great course for young riders. Please see below for information! https://biglake.ce.eleyo.com/course/2104/summer-2018%E2%80%941/bike-rodeo-free-family-event

Thank you Spudfest Board and the Big Lake/Becker Knights of Columbus!!!! The Big Lake Police Department began a program earlier in 2018, with the goal of equipping all of our officers with a new ballistic helmet, and additional body armor for critical incidents. While we may seem like a quiet community, our officers face the same dangers as officers in larger communities, but fortunately less frequently. Our goal with this program was to protect our officers, and ensure in a critical incident they can do everything possible to protect those in harms way. While these items are not for daily use, they are available in our officers squad cars when dangerous situations arise. The Big Lake/Becker Knights of Columbus, and Spudfest Board, each donated $2,500 to this program. These funds, along with the $2,000 grant provided by CenterPoint Energy allowed us to meet our project goal of $7,000. Thank you to Spudfest, and the Knights of Columbus, for your donation and caring for our officers safety. Chief. J. Scharf

Thank you CenterPoint Energy!!! Yesterday, the Big Lake Police Department was the recipient of the CenterPoint Energy Community Partners Grant for $2,000. The Community Partners Program awards grants to public safety agencies for safety related programs. These funds will be dedicated towards equipping our officers with safety gear for responding to dangerous incidents. Thank you CenterPoint Energy for giving back to our community and helping keep our officers safe!

Come join us to help kick off the first Music in the Park event of the year! Great evening to watch the Rockin’ Hollywoods!

Big Lake Police Department Weekly Calls for Service May 30th thru June 5th Call for Service Summary: • Total Calls for Service for Week: 249 • 2018 Calls to Date: 4,743 • Traffic Stops/Enforcement: 94 • Arrests and Citations: 16 • Medical Emergency Calls: 3 Calls of Interest: 06-05: • Disturbance (Station St): Report of intoxicated individuals in the parking lot causing a disturbance, warned and dispersed by officers. • Domestic Disturbance (Lake Ridge Dr): Report of a verbal domestic disturbance, calmed and mediated by officers. 06-04: • Vehicle Crash (Highway 10/Powell St): Report of a 2 vehicle crash, no injuries, blocking traffic. • Social Service Intake: Intake report alleging maltreatment of a juvenile was received, assigned to Investigator. • Fraud (Park Ave): Link was received on a phone, when the person responded they were instructed to forward $1,000 in Itunes Gift Cards, which they did. • Revoked Driver (County 73): Driver stopped for a traffic violation, found to have a revoked drivers license, issued summons for Driving While Revoked. • Disturbance (Station St): Report of disruptive juvenile, calmed and mediated by officers. • Vehicle Crash (Humbolt Dr): Report of a 2 vehicle crash, no injuries, report taken. 06-03: • Theft (Polk St): Report of delivery of a pizza, which person refused to pay for and threatened delivery driver, funds collected and mediated. • Property Damage (Fern St): Report of damage done to a TV with video, investigation ongoing. • Huffing (Rose Dr): Report of an individual huffing substances in a vehicle, suspect located, CO2 containers located, issued summons for Inhaling Toxic Substances. • Vandalism (Marketplace Dr): Report of damage to a parked trailer, report taken. • Theft (Coborns): Report of shoplifting, suspect identified on video, mailed summons for Theft. • Vehicle Crash (Highway 10/Phyllis St): Report of a 2 vehicle crash, no injuries, blocking traffic. • Revoked Driver (Highway 10): Driver stopped for a traffic violation, found to have a cancelled drivers license, arrested and booked into the Sherburne County Jail for Driving While Cancelled. • DWI (Tarrytown Rd): Driver stopped for traffic violation, driver found to be intoxicated, arrested for Driving Under the Influence and booked into the Sherburne County Jail. Driver charged 3rd Degree Enhanced DWI for alcohol content over .16. 06-02: • Loud Noise (Junegrass Dr): Report of loud music coming from a neighbors residence, warned for noise ordinance. • Revoked Driver (Lake St. S): Driver stopped for a traffic violation, found to have a revoked drivers license, issued summons for Driving While Revoked. • Domestic Assault (Powell St): Report of a physical domestic disturbance, officers determined an assault had occurred, suspect arrested and booked into the Sherburne County Jail for Domestic Assault. • Loud Noise (Highland Tr): Report of loud music coming from a neighbors residence, warned for noise ordinance. • Revoked Driver (Lake St. S): Driver stopped for a traffic violation, found to have a revoked drivers license, issued summons for Driving While Revoked. 06-01: • DWI (Fern St): Driver stopped for traffic violation, driver found to be intoxicated, arrested for Driving Under the Influence and booked into the Sherburne County Jail. Driver charged 4th Degree Enhanced DWI. • Criminal Sexual Contact: Report of criminal sexual contact having occurred, assigned to Investigator. • Domestic Assault (Lake St. S): Report of a physical domestic disturbance, officers determined an assault and interference with a 911 call had occurred, suspect left the scene prior to officers arrival, forwarded for an arrest warrant. • Revoked Driver (Jefferson Blvd): Driver stopped for a traffic violation, found to have a revoked drivers license, issued summons for Driving While Revoked. • Domestic Disturbance (Jefferson Blvd): Report of a verbal domestic disturbance in a vehicle, calmed and mediated by officers. • Social Service Intake(s): 3 intake reports alleging maltreatment of a juvenile were received, assigned to Investigator. • Warrant Arrest (Lee St): Suspect arrested on an outstanding felony arrest warrant, booked into the Sherburne County Jail. • Social Service Intake: Intake report alleging maltreatment of a vulnerable adult was received, assigned to Investigator. 05-31: • Social Service Intake(s): 2 intake reports alleging maltreatment of a juvenile were received, assigned to Investigator. • Loud Noise (Lakeshore Dr): Report of loud music coming from a neighbors residence, warned for noise ordinance. • Disturbance (Monroe St): Report of a verbal person attempting to start a physical altercation, calmed and mediated by officers. 05-30: • Domestic Disturbance (Minnesota Ave): Report of a verbal domestic disturbance, calmed and mediated by officers. • Domestic Disturbance (Ormsbee St): Report of a verbal domestic disturbance, calmed and mediated by officers. Runaway: Report of a missing juvenile, who was later located.

Thank you to the members of the Legacy Foundation for another year of Music in the Park!!!! Lakeside Park is the place to be Thursday Nights!!!! See you there!!! Chief J. Scharf

On behalf of the all the members of the Big Lake Police Department, Congratulations to the Big Lake High School's Class of 2018! Have a safe and enjoyable summer!

Congratulations Sergeant Hayen and Canine Bruno! On May 31, Sergeant Hayen and Bruno participated in The National Police Canine Association Field Trials Patrol Dog Certification. This is the first year Sergeant Hayen and Bruno have participated in this process, we are very pleased to annouched that our BLPD Canine Team Passed with flying colors. Areas Sergeant Hayen and Bruno were evaluated in, include; *Obedience *Area Search *Criminal Apprehension *Courage Test *Building Search Excellent work Sergeant Hayen and Canine Bruno!!!!! The photos from Field Trails are courtesy of Skip Hassman Photography, who provided these at no cost.

Big Lake Police Department Weekly Calls for Service May 23rd thru 29th Call for Service Summary: • Total Calls for Service for Week: 270 • 2018 Calls to Date: 4,495 • Traffic Stops/Enforcement: 108 • Arrests and Citations: 19 • Medical Emergency Calls: 4 Calls of Interest: 05-29: • Revoked Driver (Phyllis St): Driver stopped for a traffic violation, found to have a revoked drivers license, issued summons for Driving While Revoked. • Warrant Arrest (172 St.): Suspect stopped on a bicycle for suspicious activity, found to have an outstanding arrest warrant from Hennepin County, arrested and booked into the Sherburne County Jail. • Social Service Intake(s): 2 Intake reports alleging maltreatment of a juvenile were received, assigned to Investigator. • Assault (Norwood Ln): Report of an assault having occurred, investigation ongoing. • Fraud (Quik Trip): Report of a $800 fraudulent credit card charge, assigned to Investigations. 05-28: • Domestic Disturbance (Minnesota Ave): Report of a verbal domestic disturbance, calmed and mediated by officers. • Disturbance (Monroe St): Report of trespassed individual at a residence causing a disturbance, mediated by officers. • Domestic Disturbance (Sterling Dr): Report of a verbal domestic disturbance, calmed and mediated by officers. • Missing Child (Lakeside Park): Report of a 4 year old missing, later located. • Domestic Disturbance (Sterling Dr): Report of a verbal domestic disturbance, calmed and mediated by officers. • Domestic Disturbance (Maple Ln): Report of a verbal domestic disturbance, calmed and mediated by officers. 05-27: • Underage Alcohol (Minnesota Ave): Report of delivery of alcohol to minors, investigation ongoing. • Property Damage (Fern St): Report of damage done to a TV with video, investigation ongoing. • Domestic Disturbance (Providence Dr): Report of a verbal domestic disturbance, calmed and mediated by officers. • Disturbance (204 Ave): Report of an individual swearing loudly in the front year, warned by officers. • Revoked Driver (Highway 10): Driver stopped for a traffic violation, found to have a revoked drivers license, issued summons for Driving While Revoked. • Fraud (Blackduck Ln): Fraudulent use of a credit card, report taken. • Hit and Run (Pond View Cir): Report of a vehicle struck during the night with a suspect, report taken. • Disturbance (Minnesota Ave): Report of an individual making loud noise, warned by officers. 05-26: • Revoked Driver (Lakeshore Dr): Driver stopped for a traffic violation, found to have a revoked drivers license, issued summons for Driving While Revoked. • Juvenile Runaway (Pond View Ln): Report of a missing juvenile, entered as missing, later located and returned home. • Revoked Driver (Lake St. S): Driver stopped for a traffic violation, found to have a revoked drivers license, issued summons for Driving While Revoked. • Domestic Disturbance (Providence Dr): Report of a verbal domestic disturbance, calmed and mediated by officers. • Disturbance (Station St): Report of a juvenile causing a disturbance, mediated by officers. • Domestic Disturbance (Monroe St): Report of a verbal domestic disturbance, calmed and mediated by officers. • DWI (Minnesota Ave): Driver stopped for traffic violation, driver found to be intoxicated, arrested for Driving Under the Influence and booked into the Sherburne County Jail. Driver charged 2nd Degree Enhanced DWI for prior offenses. 05-25: • Canine Assist (Zimmerman): Assist with the tracking of suspect who fled from a vehicle. • Disturbance (Lee St): Report of an individual playing loud music, warned by officers. • Social Service Intake(s): 2 Intake reports alleging maltreatment of a juvenile were received, assigned to Investigator. 05-24: • Mental Health: Individual transported by ambulance on a police mental health hold for attempted self harm. • DWI (Highline Dr): Driver stopped for traffic violation, driver found to be intoxicated, arrested for Driving Under the Influence and booked into the Sherburne County Jail. Driver charged 3rd Degree Enhanced DWI for alcohol content over .18. • Theft (Lake Liquors): Theft of a $50 bottle of alcohol, suspect on video, photo posted with request for public help in identifying. 05-23: • Harassment (Lake Ridge Dr): Report of harassment between juveniles, investigation ongoing. • Harassment (Traverse Ln): Report of harassment by phone, report taken. • Mental Health: Individual transported by ambulance on a police mental health hold for attempted self harm. • Domestic Disturbance (Ormsbee St): Report of a verbal domestic disturbance, calmed and mediated by officers. • Social Service Intake: Intake report alleging maltreatment of a vulnerable adult was received, assigned to Investigator.

What a beautiful Memorial Day in Big Lake!!!