Police Report: Culprits behind egged homes sent back for clean up

by Jim Boyle

A complainant in the 18200 block of Tyler Street reported hearing a “bang” against the side of her residence shortly after midnight Sept. 2, and she stepped outside to find her residence had been egged.

The woman provided police a vehicle description of a dark colored, four-door car that traveled east with its headlights off. When shown a picture of suspects in a previous incident, she could not positively identify them or the vehicle.

But those individuals were caught and made to clean up their mess elsewhere. Three other nearby homes  in the 18000 block of Tyler Street and the 10000 block of 183rd Avenue were egged that night, according to Elk River Police Capt. Bob Kluntz.

No charges were pressed.

Handheld media device stolen
A 42-year-old Elk River woman reported the theft of a handheld media device at 10:24 p.m. Sept. 3 from her unlocked vehicle in the 10000 block of 187th Circle.

Big Lake woman, 41, arrested for DWI
A 41-year-old Big Lake woman was arrested for DWI after being stopped  about 1 a.m. Sept. 3 along Highway 10 after being observed crossing the center and fog lines in the area of Lowell Street.

Elementary signs damaged, stolen
A complainant in the 10000 block of 191st Avenue reported at 8:20 a.m. Sept. 3 that someone broke off one “no parking” sign, one directional sign and stole another “no parking” sign at Twin Lakes Elementary.

Bicycle theft possibly caught on tape
A complainant reported the theft of a bicycle from a garage on the 300 block of Third Street at 7:23 p.m. Sept. 3. It’s an older, purple 21-speed Schwinn men’s mountain bike. The complainant stated  there should be video surveillance that covers the garage area, but the apartment manager would not show it to her.

Flat screen stolen, window busted out
A complainant in the 9600 block of Highway 10 reported at 11:51 a.m. Sept. 3 that someone had broken a window during the night, entered the building and taken a flat screen TV. Police are investigating.

DWI arrest made after crash into concrete wall
A 47-year-old Elk River man was arrested for DWI after an Elk River officer observed  him crash into the center guardrails and then into a concrete wall at the Highway 10 and Highway 169 interchange.

Elk River man, 20, cited for possession
A 20-year-old Elk River  man was cited for having a small amount of marijuana after police were called to his apartment at 10:02 p.m. Sept. 1 in the 900 block of Main Street.

Police tipped off about stolen jar
Elk River police were called by a citizen on a report of a suspicious male carrying a large “tip” jar on the morning of Aug. 31. The complainant showed police a picture of the man on her phone. Police located the suspect and charged him with theft. Police learned the jar was taken from Dolphin Car Wash, Kluntz said.

Suspect says she does not remember hit-and-run crash
Elk River police are investigating a hit-and-run accident that occurred in the 19000 block of Evans Avenue and was reported at 1 a.m. Aug. 31. The owner of a vehicle that was struck was told about the accident by several witnesses. Witnesses said they watched the vehicle park several rows away after the crash and then the driver walked away.

The driver was located at a residence on Dodge Street and stated that she did not remember hitting another vehicle in the lot. Photos of both vehicles were taken.

Electronics stolen from Elk River home
A 51-year-old Elk River woman called police at 10:33 p.m. Aug. 30 after she discovered that her home in the 21000 block of Fresno Street was entered and several electronic devices were taken. Among the items taken were three televisions, a Wii gaming system, two iPod docking stations and a DVD player. Suspects reportedly gained entry through a basement patio door. Evidence was located at the scene and several photographs were taken.

Daughter, 11, gets strange text message
A woman in the 18000 block of Polk Circle reported at 1:32 p.m. Aug. 30 that her 11-year-old daughter received a strange text message that contained a photo of two submachine guns. The sender appears to be from  a fictitious website from Texas. The complainant was told to notify police if another such message is received but not to reply to it.

Car sets grass ablaze
Zimmerman Livonia Fire responded to three grass fires this week, including one started by a car fire Sept. 4. Two of the fires they responded to were started by small campfires. The lack of rain has significantly raised the fire danger. Ryan Malone, the Zimmerman fire chief, is urging residents to take extra precautions when burning outside.