Two separate incidents took place north of downtown North Branch early Sunday morning.
To start off, police were called out to JJ’s Bowl & Lounge on Ash Street around 2:30 in the morning for a burglary call. Police arrived to find property stolen from the premises and well as extensive damage done to the inside.
If you have any information, you are asked to contact the North Branch Police Department.
Around the same time, a call was placed for an assault in progress which led to a barricaded suspect. Local law enforcement, with the help of Chisago County Police Department, spent nearly 4 hours talking to the suspect until they finally surrendered. The suspect was taken into custody without any injuries to themselves or the officers involved.