Big Lake School District puts parents on alert

The Big Lake Police Department is warning parents to be on alert after an attempted luring.

The incident happened Monday around 11:45 a.m. on Nov. 29 on Forest Road, according to a letter sent home Tuesday from the Big Lake School District.

In it, Police say a 7-year-old girl reported being approached by a silver or gray pickup with three men inside. The girl says she ran away after one of the men offered her a piece of candy. She alerted family members, who called police.

The girl did not get a good description of the men or a license plate number.

Anyone with any information is asked to call Big Lake Police at 763-263-2500.

This news comes on the heels of another, separate incident involving the Big Lake School District.

Investigators from the Sherburne County Sheriff’s Office arrested a 23-year-old Plymouth man for 2nd Degree Burglary and booked him into the Sherburne County Jail on Nov. 28.

According to Sheriff Joel Brott, on Nov. 27 at 06:11am, deputies from the Sheriff’s Office and officers from the Big Lake Police Department were dispatched to the Big Lake Middle School located in the City of Big Lake for an individual who had contacted the Sheriff’s Office and had indicated that he was stranded inside the school.

Within minutes officers arrived on scene and searched the school, they did not find the individual, who was identified as Aske, inside the school.  It is believed that the suspect gained entry to the school by breaking a glass window.  Once inside the school, officers observed that approximately $2,000 in damage had been caused.  They also observed, whom they believe to be the suspect on video tape, causing the damage.

Investigators were able to locate the man in the City of Shakopee and took him into custody without incident.

The suspect, who was held in Sherburne County Jail over the weekend, was expected to be arraigned this week.

The Sherburne County Emergency Response Unit, Elk River Police, Big Lake Police, Becker Police, MN State Patrol and the Shakopee Police assisted with the investigation.