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Winter Parking Regulations Begin November 1

By Big Lake Police Department | October 31, 2018

Winter will soon be upon us….members of the Big Lake Police Department will begin enforcing the City of Big Lake Winter Parking Restrictions. For the first 2 weeks of November our Officers will be placing warnings on vehicles as a reminder of the parking changes. Although snow has not been an issue this year, this will change, we work to building a habit in accordance with winter parking regulations. Having vehicles removed from the roadways allows Public Works to effectively maintain our roadways as winter conditions change and begin to develop. When vehicles are on the roadway during snow removal it;significantly slows the cleaning process for Public Works, impacts the time it takes for your roadway to be cleared, and adds to the costs directly impacting the City of Big Lake Budget.

Big Lake City Ordinance requires that no vehicle be parked on a public roadway from November 1 to April 15, between the hours of 12:01 a.m. and 08:00 a.m. Vehicles must also be removed from roadways when a snowfall of 2" of more occurs, until the roadways have been cleared all times of the day.

We also understand that there are times when residents will desire to appeal a parking citation or request a variance from enforcement. These requests can be undertaken at http://biglakemn.org/446/Online-Services.

For more information on parking regulations in the City of Big Lake, please visit: www.biglakepolice.com, or if any questions arise regarding s citation that is issued, please call the Big Lake Police Department at 763-251-2996.

Editor's Note: Reproduced as published in official press release.


Suspect Arrested for Methamphetamine Possession

By Big Lake Police Department | October 31, 2018

On October 22, 2018, Officer Tyler Sinclair undertook a traffic stop with a vehicle for an inoperable taillight. Officer Sinclair approached and spoke to the driver, who was identified as Modou Dibba (Age 37 – Coon Rapids). As Officer Sinclair was speaking to Dibba, he could smell the odor of burning marijuana coming from he vehicle. During a search of Dibba’s vehicle, Officer Sinclair located a baggie of green substance and pipe in the driver’s side door pocket. Officer Sinclair also located a prescription bottle in the center console with the label removed. Inside the pill bottle, Officer Sinclair located 24 pills of Dextroamphetamine. Dibba admitted that the pills were his, and he did not have a prescription for them.

Dibba was arrested and booked into the Sherburne County Jail. Dibba was charged by criminal complaint with; 5th Degree Controlled Substance Crime (Schedule IV Substance) (felony).


Big Lake Police Introduce Safe Exchange Zone

By Big Lake Police Department | January 13, 2016 (Sticky Post)

With the rise of sales and trading through sites such as Craigslist and Facebook, the need for a location for these transaction to take place comes about for those involved. There is often anxiety associated with meeting a stranger to exchange goods for cash. In some instances these transactions have given rise to crimes occurring. The Big Lake Police Department wants to provide our residents a safe environment for these transactions to take place. This gave rise to the concept of creating an E-Commerce Safe Exchange Zone.

The Big Lake Police Department is located at: 790 Minnesota Avenue. The main parking lot on the west side of the building is covered by a video surveillance and recording system. This is also the location all of our Officers come and go from the building on a frequent basis, so there is a strong law enforcement presence in the area.

This parking lot is available to use for meeting and arranging exchanges and trades for these types of transactions. There are signs posted at each entrance designating this as an E-Commerce Exchange Location. As a suggestion when undertaking these types of transactions;

  • Insist on a public meeting place.
  • Do not meet in a secluded place, or invite strangers into your home.
  • Be especially careful buying/selling high value items.
  • Consider making exchanges at the Big Lake Police Department.
  • Tell a friend or family member where you're going.
  • Take your cell phone along if you have one.
  • Consider having a friend accompany you.
  • Trust your instincts.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Big Lake Police Department at 763-263- 2500, or in an emergency 911.


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