Police report: bus collision, prescription fraud

Two transported to hospital after collision with bus

A Head Start bus was struck by a motorist this past Tuesday at the intersection of Highland and Proctor. Photo by Jim BoyleTwo people were transported to a hospital after a crash shortly after 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, at the intersection of Proctor Avenue and Highland Road. Witnesses report that the Head Start bus was southbound on Proctor Avenue and the car was on Highland stopped at the stop sign.

Two people were transported to a hospital after a crash shortly after 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, at the intersection of Proctor Avenue and Highland Road.

Witnesses report that the Head Start bus was southbound on Proctor Avenue and the car was on Highland stopped at the stop sign.

The car reportedly pulled out in front of the bus, according to Elk River Police Capt. Bob Kluntz.

The car struck the left side of the bus as it was traveling down Proctor. The driver of the car, a 17-year-old Ramsey girl, was injured and transported to the hospital. A 16-year-old girl who was a passenger in the car was also transported to the hospital.

The driver of the car was cited for failing to yield.
There were no children on the bus at the time of the accident, and the driver of the bus and an aide on the bus were not hurt. The bus was damaged on the driver’s side but remained intact.

Boy in crash cited for failing to yield
A 16-year-old Ramsey boy was transported to the hospital on on the afternoon of Feb. 24 and was cited for failing to yield after allegedly causing a crash on Twin Lakes Road.

The youth, a student at Spectrum High School, had been stopped at the stop sign in the eastbound lane of Industrial Circle when he proceeded onto Twin Lakes Road. Witnesses said the driver of the truck did not have time to stop.

Theft, fraudulent charges reported
A  68-year old Elk River woman reported her credit card and some cash were stolen from her purse on Feb. 24 at her residence in the 18000 block of Boston Street.  The card was later used to run up over $900 in fraudulent charges between Feb. 24 and 25.

Speeding violation leads to DWI arrest
A 43-year-old Elk River man was arrested for DWI Feb. 26 after being stopped for speeding in the area of Jackson Avenue and 191st and 1/2 Avenue.

Woman returns to find door of home open
A 42-year-old Elk River woman came home Feb. 25 to find the front door of her residence open and one of the rooms in the home appeared to have been rummaged through. The home is located in the 11000 block of 187th Avenue.

Ramsey girl reports theft from vehicle
A 19-year-old Ramsey woman reported Feb. 25 that her passenger-side car window was smashed out and her Coach purse was taken while it was parked in the south lot at her place of employment in the 400 block of Evans Avenue.

Driver cited for pot and drug paraphernalia
A 46-year-old Elk River man was stopped Feb. 25 for a traffic violation in the 19300 block of Elk Lake Road, and he was subsequently cited for driving after revocation, a small amount of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Stolen check used to withdraw $2,000
A 40-year-old Elk River  woman who lives along Baldwin Avenue reported Feb. 25 that one of her checks was stolen and used to withdraw $2,000.

Woman, 30, stopped in intersection on red
A  30-year-old Elk River woman was arrested for DWI after stopping in the middle of the intersection of Highway 169 and Elk Hills Drive on a red light shortly before 2 a.m. on Feb. 25. The motorist had been travelling south on 169 and was far enough out to block westbound lanes of Elk Hills Drive.

Kemper reports prescription fraud
Kemper Drug reported Feb. 25 they received a phone-in prescription for vicodin that they suspected was fraudulent, so they contacted the doctor who confirmed that he did not write the prescription. Further investigation showed the person had eight different addresses in the system from all over Minnesota.

Woman, 33, arrested on School Street
A 33-year-old Elk River woman was arrested Feb. 24 for DWI in the 1000 block of School Street.


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