Wild fan taken for wild ride

by Jim Boyle

An 18-year-old Zimmerman hockey fan thought she had scored a good deal on Minnesota Wild hockey tickets only to find she had been scammed, according to Elk River Police Capt. Bob Kluntz.

She first spotted the tickets on craigslist and then she made arrangements to purchase the tickets from the supposed seller.

She met the individual at the Elk River Walmart and purchased the bogus tickets for the Feb. 1 game against the Los Angeles Kings.

When she went to the game, she was told at the ticket office that the tickets were fake. She called and reported the incident to Elk River police at 5:56 p.m. on Feb. 2.

The Wild won the hockey game 1-0 as Niklas Backstrom made 27 saves and stopped all three shootout attempts. Pierre-Marc Bouchard scored the shootout winner in front of 17,504 spectators who made it into Xcel Energy Center.

(Not so) grand entrance

A 64-year-old Elk River woman had pulled up alongside her mailbox on the south side of Tyler Drive in the vicinity of Vance Circle at about 6 p.m. Feb. 6 and mistakenly put her foot on the accelerator instead of the brake.
Her car then sped backwards in reverse and entered the driveway at 17906 Tyler Dr., where the vehicle bounced off a snowbank and struck the garage door.
The garage door was knocked off its brackets and the vehicle inside the garage was slightly damaged. The driver was transported to the hospital, according to the Elk River police report.

False Facebook site causes havoc for girl
Elk River police advised the parent of a 15-year-old Elk River girl to contact Facebook after someone allegedly created a false profile for the girl on the social networking site.
The complainant reported to police on Feb. 4 that whoever started the profile was being extremely rude and made disparaging comments about a number of the girl’s friends, causing tension to surface in her relationships.
The complainant did not have any potential suspect information, but requested the matter be documented.
Police told the girl’s family to contact Facebook to explain the situation and to possibly delete their daughter’s fictitious profile or learn of another security solution.

Person reported to be lying in the road
Elk River police responded to a report of a person lying in the road at 7:39 p.m. Feb. 4 on County Road 14 near Highway 10. The girl was  shivering uncontrollably upon arrival. She stated she had been walking around after a disagreement with family. Police stayed with her until a Sherburne County sheriff’s deputy and a New River Ambulance came.

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