by Jim Boyle
Red-light runner with injured player pardoned
An Elk River officer stopped a vehicle shortly after noon Sept. 9 for going through red lights at Highway 10 and Proctor Avenue and Highway 10 and Upland Avenue.
The officer discovered that the driver, a 52-year-old Frazee woman, was transporting an injured rugby player to the hospital.
The Elk River officer summoned an ambulance, and the player was transported by Elk River Ambulance to Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids.
Police assist woman being harassed
An Elk River officer came to the aid of a 27-year-old Zimmerman woman stopped on the side of the road at Line Avenue and Fifth Street at about 4:30 a.m. Sept. 9.
He discovered she was upset over unwanted text messages she was receiving from a 31-year-old Elk River man. The texts were over a relationship between the two. At the request of the woman, the officer made contact with the suspect by phone and advised him to stop contacting the complainant. He also advised the complainant to cease any unwanted or harassing contact with the suspect. The complainant was advised to report and document any further messages and to seek a harassment restraining order if messages continue.
Elk River woman, 65, has home burglarized
A 65-year-old Elk River woman reported Sept. 5 that her home in the 900 block of Proctor Avenue was entered and jewelry was missing. The theft was believed to have happened sometime within the last three weeks. The suspects are unknown. Among the items taken were a 14-karat gold necklace, bracelet and earrings.
Fraudulent Facebook account created
A police detective discovered a fraudulent Facebook site in reference to a staff member at Elk River High School.
The staff member was alerted and asked that the site be taken down. Police are investigating as to the source.
The Star News inquired about the intent behind the creation of the Facebook site. Elk River Police Capt. Bob Kluntz said it wasn’t anything threatening or an attempt to ridicule. He said it was likely an attempt to poke fun.
Woman, 41, picking up child from church arrested for DWI
A 41-year-old Elk River woman was arrested for 2nd Degree DWI after driving to Central Lutheran Church to pick up her child on the afternoon of Sept. 6. The child was released to the arrested female’s nephew.
CRASH detail turns up marijuana arrest
An Elk River officer working a CRASH detail at the intersection of Highway 25 and County Road 16 in Palmer Township cited an 18-year-old Big Lake man for possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a small amount of marijuana after a traffic stop for speeding in the early morning hours of Sept. 8.
The officer smelled a strong odor of burnt marijuana coming from inside the vehicle and questioned the driver on his observations. The driver admitted to possessing and owning marijuana and paraphernalia. The officer located and seized a plastic baggy containing a green leafy substance and three multi-colored glass pipes, all of which smelled like marijuana.
The green leafy substance was later weighed and tested. It tested positive for marijuana and weighed 1.5 grams.
Albertville man, 23, arrested for DWI
Elk River police arrested a 23-year-old Albertville man for DWI at about 3:47 a.m. Sept. 9 in the 600 block of Jackson Avenue. He was stopped for speeding, and the subsequent investigation led to 3rd Degree DWI.
Suspect comes out of locked bathroom for warrant arrest
Elk River police responding to an anonymous complaint on the night of Sept. 8 at the Country Inn and Suites took into custody a man wanted on Isanti and Wright County warrants.
The arrested party was located locked in the bathroom and eventually came out.
Ramsey man arrested for DWI after report
A 25-year-old Ramsey man was arrested for 2nd Degree DWI shortly after 1 a.m. Sept. 7. Police stopped him after receiving a report of a heavily intoxicated driver leaving the Time Out Bar in a red Pontiac Firebird. The vehicle was located in the area of 181st Avenue and Twin Lakes Road.
Daughter, 12, recipient of strange messages
A 51-year-old Elk River woman reported at 9 p.m. Sept. 6 her 12-year-old daughter was receiving strange messages on Facebook. A person claiming to be a modeling agent contacted her daughter and asked some suspicious questions. They were advised by police to end the contact with the person.
Otsego man, 25, tagged for DWI
A 25-year-old Otsego man was arrested for DWI after being stopped about 11:46 p.m. Sept. 5 for failing to signal and crossing a fog line twice in the area of Highway 10 and 171st Avenue.