Police report: Stolen vehicle in cemetery, fight at the movie theater and the case of the disappearing pool water

Stolen vehicle found in Elk River cemetery

A vehicle that turned out to be stolen was found parked and unattended in Vernon Cemetery in Elk River by a man out walking his dog July 16. The keys were in the ignition.

The vehicle was stolen from Wisconsin.

Two men cited after fight at movie theater

Two men were cited for disorderly conduct after a fight at Marcus Theatres in Elk River. The scuffle began after one man answered a phone in the movie theater. Both men admitted to throwing punches and wrestling on the ground, according to the police report.

Cited were a 21-year-old Zimmerman man and a 31-year-old Coon Rapids man, said Elk River Police Capt. Bob Kluntz.

Police had been called to the theater at 10:31 p.m. July 20.

Throwing firecrackers at cars ends in charges

Two teens are facing charges after police responded to a report of people in a vehicle throwing firecrackers at other vehicles stuck in traffic at Highway 10 and Main Street in Elk River. The incident was reported at 6:40 p.m. July 20.

The vehicle was located. A 16-year-old from Ramsey was cited for possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana and possession of fireworks and a 18-year-old Anoka man was cited for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, Kluntz said.

Coin collection stolen from vehicle

A Rogers man reported that a coin collection was stolen from his vehicle in the 500 block of Dodge Avenue in Elk River. The theft was reported July 21. The coins were in red and blue coin albums as well as in bags inside of a gun case.

Stolen motorcycle recovered in Elk River 

A stolen motorcycle has been recovered in Elk River, 10 hours after it was reported missing.

The motorcycle had been reported stolen from the 700 block of Freeport Avenue in Elk River. It was located in an apartment complex lot in the 300 block of Evans Avenue on July 18. Cut wiring was coming from the ignition. The motorcycle was returned to the owner.

Loose gravel leads to injured motorcyclist

Loose gravel caused a man to lose control of his motorcycle near Jackson Avenue and Holt Street in Elk River July 19. The driver, a 58-year-old Princeton man, put the bike down and sustained abrasions. Police were called to the scene at 8:45 p.m.

Pool mystery: Water being drained out

In a mysterious turn of events, someone is draining water from a pool in Elk River.

The owner told police July 19 that for the second time in a week, someone drained about 1,000 gallons of water from a large, inflatable pool in his backyard in the 18000 block of Olson Street. The water flowed onto the ground. The pool wasn’t damaged, but the cost to refill the pool was causing him a financial loss, according to the police report.

Two other separate pool incidents were reported to police July 16. In one case, someone moved a pool filter and either cut one of the filter hoses or it broke, allowing about 2,000 gallons of water to leak out from the pool in the 13000 block of 180th Court.

In the other case, a white male exited a car and threw a child’s bike into a pool in the 11000 block of 192nd Court.

‘Overwhelming odor’ tips off officer to pot

A Princeton man, 19, was cited for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia after an officer stopped him for operating a vehicle without tailights and “smelled an overwhelming odor of burnt marijuana emitting from inside the vehicle,” according to the officer’s report.

When the officer questioned the driver about the odor, he said he had marijuana and pipes stashed in the trunk. Police seized two pipes and a baggie containing a green leafy substance.

The traffic stop occurred at 1:13 a.m. July 20 at Highway 169 and School Street in Elk River.

Patron, 19, accused of using altered ID 

Police were called to the Time Out Restaurant and Sports Bar in Elk River at 1:05 a.m. July 19 for a report of man suspected of using a fake military ID. Turned out the suspect was 19. He later admitted lying about his age and altering his ID, according to to the police report. The Anoka man was cited for underage consumption.

License plates stolen off of a parked car 

A vehicle for sale and parked near Highway 169 and 225th Avenue in Elk River had its license plates stolen. The theft was reported to police July 18.

Man accused of taking cash from till

Police arrested a 20-year-old man with no permanent address after he allegedly took money from the till at the BP gas station in the 19000 block of Evans Street in Elk River. Police were called to the scene at 10:52 p.m. July 17. The man was arrested for misdemeanor theft and transported to jail.

Woman wanting loan suspected a scam

A case of suspected fraud was reported to Elk River police after a woman attempted to get a loan from a company she found on the Internet.

She wired money for prepayments and other fees and still hasn’t received her loan, according to the police report. The money grams were sent to Jamaica, even though the alleged company has a Chicago, Ill., address. The woman reported the suspected scam to police July 17.

Electrical utility box on fire in Elk River 

An electrical utility box was reported on fire in the 19000 block of Upland Avenue in Elk River at 5:20 p.m. July 22. Homes along that block were also without power. The fire chief was on the scene and requested that the utilities company respond. There was no visible damage to the exterior of the box.

Driver hits garbage can and mailbox

Police were called to Meadowvale Road and Concord Street in Elk River at 7:30 a.m. July 17 after a driver hit a garbage can and a mailbox.

The Elk River man, 52, said he was not feeling well and passed out, according to Kluntz. Police and ambulance personnel evaluated the driver.

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