Big Lake Police
Authorities in Big Lake say a 25-year-old man was arrested last week for malicious punishment of a child under the age of four. Big Lake Police interviewed the suspect, identified as Akinmusayo Akinde, after authorities received a report of child maltreatment.
Authorities north and west of the Twin Cities are looking for at least one suspect after a Metro Transit NorthStar train was vandalized on Monday. Big Lake Police said the incident happened at about 2 a.m. while the train was parked at its service facility in Big Lake near intersection of Highway 10 and County Road 43.
Authorities are looking for a suspect after a man burglarized the China Buffet restaurant in Big Lake this week. Police said the incident happened at about 1 a.m. Thursday on the 600 block of Rose Drive in Big Lake.
Over 260 volunteers helped authorities search for a missing girl in Elk River Saturday. Daisy Jo Holland went missing Friday around 8 p.m. from the extreme northern edge of the Wapiti Park campgrounds. She was at the park with her mother, two other adults and five other children. She was last seen playing close to a creek which feeds into Elk River with friends as the adults set up camp.
A 44-year-old Big Lake man is accused of possessing large amounts of child pornography on devices at his home dating back to June of 2011, according to charges filed Wednesday.