Police Report: three motorcyclists cited for driving in the Handke Pit

Three men have been cited for recreational vehicle trespass after police observed them driving motorcycles in the Handke Pit in Elk River.

The incident happened about 5:30 p.m. April 6.

Cited were a Minnetonka man, 24; a St. Paul man, 26; and a Rogers man, 24; according to Elk River Police Capt. Bob Kluntz.

The Handke Pit is posted that no snowmobiles, ATVs or motorcycles are allowed.

In another Handke-related incident, police received a damage to property complaint at 9 a.m. April 5. Unknown suspects spray painted the wall of Handke School near the pit.

Intoxicated bicyclist passes out under tree
An intoxicated man on a bicycle prompted a call to Elk River police at 6:12 p.m. April 7.

Police were asked to check on the welfare of the bicyclist, who was near the intersection of Dodge Avenue and Elk Hills Drive in Elk River. A passing motorist reported that the bicyclist was in the lanes of traffic and had fallen several times. Officers responded to the area and initially were unable to find the man. He was later located near Baldwin Avenue and Third Street, passed out under a tree.

The 25-year-old Elk River man was incoherent and transported by ambulance to Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids, Kluntz reported.

Man arrested after a gun-pointing incident
An Elk River man, 20, was arrested after allegedly pointing a handgun at his former girlfriend.

The gun-pointing incident had been reported to police at 10:34 p.m. April 7.

Police located the vehicle in Elk River and initiated a high-risk stop. Officers stopped the suspect in a vehicle and took the man into custody without incident. A CO2 pistol was located near the stop, Kluntz said.

Girl, 5, calls to report parents’ dispute
A 29-year-old Elk River man was arrested for domestic assault after allegedly pushing his wife to the ground.

A 5-year-old girl had called police to report the domestic between her mother and father.

Police responded at 7:44 p.m. April 7.

Ditch driving ends in  DWI arrest for man
A police officer who was assisting the Elk River Fire Department with a grass fire near  Troy Street in Elk River observed a man drive through the ditch in front of his home and park in his driveway.

The driver, 48, then approached the street on foot and asked if everything was OK. The police officer  detected a strong odor and observed that the man’s eyes were bloodshot and watery. He was arrested for DWI.

The incident happened about 8:45 p.m. April 6.

Fence cut, outboard motor is stolen
An officer on patrol at 6:55 a.m. April 8 noticed a boat and trailer sitting outside the fence of Riverview Sports in the 17000 block of Highway 10 in Elk River. It appeared the fence had been cut and an outboard motor had been stolen.

Chemical bomb went off at end of driveway
Police were called April 6 to a report of a chemical bomb that exploded at the end of a driveway in the 19000 block of Lincoln Street in Elk River.

There was no visible damage to the driveway or yard.

Warning issued to Elk River ATV operator
A 45-year-old Elk River man was warned for ATV violations in the 20400 block of Meadowvale Road April 1.

Police cite driver for hit-and-run accident
Police were called March 31 to a report of a hit-and-run property damage crash in the area of the 12300 block of Highway 10. A driver alleged that they were struck by a vehicle and that the other driver left the scene. Officers later cited a 26-year-old Elk River man for leaving the scene of an accident.

Student reports his cousin being harassed
An Elk River High School student reported March 29 to police that his cousin, who attends Salk Middle School in Elk River, was being harassed by other students. Police made contact with school officials who followed up on the complaint.

Student reports an assault at home
A student spoke to an officer March 29 about an issue at home and alleged that they had previously been assaulted at home. The child resides in Zimmerman, so the complaint was forwarded to the Sherburne County Sheriff’s Office.

Unruly student calmed down
Police were called March 29 to Elk River High School for an unruly student. The student did comply and went to the office without further incident upon police arrival.

Student reports unwanted attention
A student reported March 29 to an officer that they were receiving unwanted attention from other students, including inappropriate comments. Officers spoke with other students who agreed to stop the behavior.

Three cars egged on Norfolk Street
A 45-year-old Elk River man reported March 31 that three vehicles were egged in his driveway in the 19300 block of Norfolk Street and all three vehicles were damaged. The complainant stated he believes the criminal damage to property stemmed from an earlier incident involving his child.

Police arrest man driving stolen car
A 54-year-old Ogilvie man reported his vehicle stolen on March 29 after it has been parked at the Fairview Clinic. The keys had been left in the vehicle.

Ramsey police on April 1 stopped a man driving this vehicle, and he was arrested for possession of stolen property.

Elk River woman swindled for $1,800
An 85-year-old Elk River woman reported a theft by swindle on March 26. The woman, who lives in the 17000 block of Quincy Street, was swindled out of $1,800 after she was contacted by phone. The unknown caller told her that he had a client wishing to purchase some time share points on the victim’s property in Florida. The caller claimed that they needed the money for a processing fee. The money was transferred, but no further contact was had with the caller.

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