Vandal strikes costly fiber optic cable

Elk River Police received on Wednesday a report of damage to property in the area of 192nd Avenue and Ogden Street.

An unknown suspect or suspects cut the fiber optics line at a Charter Communications uitlity bos on the south side of the intersection sometime between midnight and 12:20 a.m.

The complaint said about 220 customers lost service in the surrounding area, and the estimated cost of the repair is $15,000.