Boy rescues friend from icy Lily Lake

By HANNAH JOHNSON – Stillwater Gazette

A teenage boy rescued his friend who swam in Lily Lake Sunday.

The two boys were near Lily Lake when their basketball fell into the lake. One of the boys went into the lake to retrieve the ball and began struggling in the frigid water. The second boy swam after his friend in the lake and pulled him to the dock. When Stillwater Police officers arrived, the boys’ vital signs were checked and they were transported home, according to the Stillwater police report.

Stillwater Fire Chief Stu Glaser warned residents during Tuesday’s city council meeting to stay out of area lakes due to the icy temperatures.

Other incidents from the police report include:

Officers were called to a home on the 400 block of Owens Street last week due to loud noises coming from the garage. The neighbors called because they thought the garage was being burglarized. When officers arrived they found a 12-year-old boy with a baseball bat destroying property. The boy’s father said his son was blowing off steam after being verbally abused through racial slurs at school.

Jewelry and a laptop were stolen from a home’s garage on the 2600 block of Interlachen Drive last week. The perpetrator gained entry through the home’s patio door. The stolen items are valued at more than $600.

Two leather jackets and a cell phone with a total estimated value of $950 were stolen from Pub Monique in downtown Stillwater Sunday.

A laptop valued at $1,000 was stolen from a home on the 800 block of Northland Avenue Sunday.