Police report: Attempted break-in, sandwich thief and an emaciated stray dog

It appears someone tried to break into a business located in one of Elk River’s industrial parks.
A neighboring business owner reported on July 17 seeing damage to the business’ front door. Police checked and found the business secure, according to Elk River Police Capt. Bob Kluntz.
It appeared someone tried to pry open the front door and was unsuccessful. Police contacted the keyholder and advised the person of the damage.
The business is housed in one of the suites located at 17834 Industrial Circle.

Where’s the beef? Thief makes off with three sandwiches
Police are looking for a sandwich thief who allegedly made off with three items from the Cub Foods deli in Elk River shortly after midnight on July 17.
The suspect reportedly grabbed three sandwiches from the deli and then went into a bathroom. When he came out the sandwiches were believed to be concealed.
When confronted, the suspect took off without paying.
Another male who was with the suspect reportedly paid for two of the three sandwiches.
Police were unable to locate the suspect.

Emaciated Lab found, turned in at Barrington
A black Lab found in the area of the 9600 block of 178th Avenue was taken on July 13 to Barrington Oaks Veterinary Hospital.
The animal was in poor shape. It had many ticks, scratches, and was very emaciated. It appeared she had recently had a litter of puppies.
Police noticed her collar was so tight that it was rubbing fur off of the front of her neck.
The officer alerted Barrington about the condition of the dog before dropping the animal off.

Coins taken from downtown business
Several dozen old coins have been stolen from Antiques Downtown along Jackson Avenue in Elk River.
An unknown suspect or suspects removed a locking mechanism and stole the coins from the 1800s to early 1900s. The incident reportedly happened between 3:30 and 4:45 p.m. on July 16.
The owner of the case was notified and asked to check an inventory to see what was missing.

Ramsey woman, 35, arrested for stealing
A 35-year-old Ramsey woman was arrested for shoplifting at the Elk River Walmart after taking numerous food and household items on July 16.
Loss prevention observed the suspect place an item in her purse and leave without paying. Once stopped outside in the parking lot, several items were found to have been concealed.

Attempt at skate park video nets warning
Elk River police responded to the Elk River skate park at Lions Park, 1104 Lions Park Dr., on a complaint of a motor vehicle parked on the skating pad with its headlights on.
Upon police arrival the vehicle and the driver were located. The group of individuals at the skate park were reportedly trying to take a video for a skate board sponsorship for a competition.
The driver, 17, was warned.

Man, 69, exposes himself at Babcock
A 69-year-old Coon Rapids man, alleged to have exposed himself at Babcock Park, 17900  Highway 10, was warned and removed from the park on July 15.
The reporting party was not willing to cooperate with prosecution, so no further action will be taken.

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