Police report: Woman faces charges after rollover

by Jim Boyle

A  21-year-old Anoka woman is facing possible charges of DWI and criminal vehicular operation following an April 27 rollover, according to Elk River Police Capt. Bob Kluntz.

Elk River police were dispatched at 2:22 a.m. to the 10900 block of 193rd Avenue on a report of a vehicle rollover and a car on fire with an occupant still inside.

Elk River Fire Department extinguished this car fire on Tuesday along Highway 10 in Eastern Elk River.

Upon arrival, the woman and a man were lying outside the vehicle.

The vehicle was near the eastbound lane of 193rd Avenue in the south ditch facing north.

The woman admitted to driving and consuming alcohol, and the male party, who had also been drinking, was uncooperative during the entire incident, according to the incident complaint report.

Both parties sustained injuries and were taken to Mercy Hospital in Coon  Rapids by Elk River Ambulance. Blood was taken from the alleged driver who was admitted to the hospital for her injuries.

Police are investigating the single vehicle crash with possible DWI and criminal vehicular operations charges forthcoming, Kluntz said.

Citation issued for passing squads
A 17-year-old Elk River boy was cited for failing to change lanes when passing an emergency vehicle on the evening of  April 29 in the area of Highway 10 and Waco Street.

Orajel thief eludes employee, police
An employee of a business in the 19000 block of Freeport reports on April 27 that he chased a juvenile to the back of the store after observing the youth steal a 33-ounce tube of Orajel. The employee stopped chasing after a while. Police have not been able to identify a suspect yet.

Police investigate suspicious activity
Elk River police responded to a suspicious activity report shortly before 10 p.m. in the  18000 block of Twin Lakes Parkway on April 28. They were called to an abandoned house after the complainant observed candles burning in some window sills. Upon arrival, officers located a bicycle in the rear of the attached garage and a search of the exterior of the home was completed.

During the search a male was observed peeking out of a window on the south side of the residence before retreating out of sight. The male ignored verbal commands to show himself, so a perimeter was established and contact with the property owner was made multiple times without success.

Due to that circumstance, the decision was then made to clear from the scene. Police did not enter the home, so no person was identified, according to Elk River Police Capt. Bob Kluntz.

Brooklyn Park woman arrested for DWI
A 31-year-old Brooklyn Park woman was arrested for DWI after police received a call that she was travelling in the northbound lanes of Highway 169 in the early morning hours of April 29.

Fight breaks up and suspect takes cover at Elk River home Elk River police responded shortly after midnight to a April 28 report of a fight in progress call in the 600 block of Railroad Drive.

One of the combatants had fled the scene and police observed him forcing his way into a home at the 600 block of Fourth St. that had been fortified with plywood, the incident complaint report stated.

The man never came out, and police contacted the residents of the home and they denied the suspect was in the home, Kluntz said.

Police spoke to the other combatant who did not want to pursue any charges.

Theft from unlocked vehicle reported
A 26-year-old Elk River woman reported the theft of compact discs from her unlocked vehicle on April 28 in the 13000 block of 197th Lane.

Roseville man cited for DWI on April 29
A 26-year-old Roseville man was arrested for DWI at 2:30 a.m. on April 29 after being stopped in the area of Highway 10 and Lowell Avenue for being “all over the road.”

Elk River woman, 24, arrested for DWI
A 24-year-old  Elk River  woman was arrested for DWI shortly after 1 a.m. on April 27 after a traffic stop for an inoperable brake lamp and failure to signal in the area of Jackson Avenue and Highland Road.

Theft from vehicle on Main Street reported
A 24-year-old Elk River man reported on April 26 the theft of a backpack, Leatherman tool and cash from his vehicle while it was parked in the 200 block of Main Street.

Rear-end accident transfers paint
A 21-year-old Milaca man rear-ended a vehicle being driven by a 25-year-old Princeton man at 2:20 p.m. April 25 at the intersection of Highway 169 and Jackson Avenue.

Cow on the loose brought back to pasture
Police tracked down a cow and walked it back to pasture along 175th Avenue near Fillmore Street after receiving an animal complaint on the afternoon of April 25. The owner of the cow is a 20-year-old Elk River man.

Elk River man, 34, reports bank fraud
A 34-year-old Elk River  man who lives in the 500 block of Auburn Place reported April 25 someone “hacked” into his account through US Bank  to make three withdrawals in excess of $400.

Man, 26, arrested for DWI
A 26-year-old Elk River man was arrested April 25 for DWI after being stopped for an improper turn. The traffic stop  investigation in the area of Jackson Avenue and School Street led to the man being arrested for 4th degree DWI.

Obstructing legal process citation issued
A complainant reported at 5:43 p.m. on April 24 juveniles were smoking marijuana near the bandshell at Lions Park.

A 15-year-old boy was charged with obstructing legal process, possession of brass knuckles, possession of tobacco, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a small amount of marijuana.

Switching tags ended up costing more
A 44-year-old Elk River woman was cited for theft on April 24 after allegedly switching tags on items to avoid paying the full price at Walmart.

Boy, 14, cited for possession of pot
A 14-year-old boy from Albertville was cited for possession of a small amount of marijuana at about 1:46 p.m. on April 23 at Elk River High School, 900 block of School Street.

Man arrested after receiving stolen stuff
Elk River police arrested a 41-year-old Elk River man on a warrant for receiving stolen property at 11:11 a.m. on April 23.