Police report: Chase ends in Elk River, fight leads to arrest

by Jim Boyle

Anoka County chase ends in Elk River
Elk River police assisted the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office in apprehending a 42-year-old Stacy man following a police chase, which ended with the suspect crashing near 171st Avenue and Yale Street in Elk River.

Anoka County requested assistance with the pursuit shortly before 3 a.m. Oct. 7 while heading west on Viking Boulevard approaching Sherburne County. Officers joined the pursuit near the 19300 block of Twin Lakes Road, and the driver eventually crashed into a pond near 171st Avenue-Yale Court. Police and deputies used a high risk stop.

Cold weather rule: Lock your vehicle
A 23-year-old Elk River man who left his vehicle unlocked while warming it up in his driveway has become a victim of theft.

The incident occurred the morning of Oct. 8 in the 18000 block of Vance Circle. An unknown suspect allegedly entered the vehicle and took a wallet and iPod during the few minutes that the owner left his vehicle unattended.

Truck allegedly locked but thief still scored
A 36-year-old Elk River man in the 18000 block of Pascal Drive reported a theft from motor vehicle on the morning of Oct. 8. He told police he had left his work truck parked in the driveway overnight and had a laptop computer, a Garmin GPS unit and a Nikon digital camera taken from his locked vehicle. There was no sign of forced entry.

Elk River woman cited for assault
Elk River police were dispatched at 10:23 p.m. Oct. 7 to the 13000 block of Elgin Drive in Elk River on a report of a physical altercation between two adult females. Upon arrival, the complainant reported the suspect had pulled her down to the floor by her hair and then held her down. The investigation led to the suspect, a 32-year-old Elk River woman, being cited for fifth-degree assault.

Fight leads to two arrests for assault
Elk River police were called at 7:10 p.m. Oct. 7 to the 19000 block of Irving Street on a report of an altercation between several people. Police were advised en route that one party was bleeding and another had left in a vehicle. Upon arrival, the homeowner explained  he was in a fight with his girlfriend’s ex-husband during a child custody exchange and that his girlfriend received a cut on her lip while breaking up the fight.

Two males — one a 34-year-old Otsego man and the other a 35-year- old Elk River man — were cited for fifth-degree assault.

Surveillance tape reveals past theft
Elk River Wal-Mart reported Oct. 7 a past action theft after reviewing surveillance tape. A number of PlayStation controllers were stolen from the store.

Elk River girl, 17, assaulted by boyfriend
A 17-year-old Elk River girl reported at 1:55 p.m. that she was assaulted by her boyfriend. She told police the male had grabbed her hair and pushed her to the ground and punched her in the face. The suspect was later found and cited for the assault that happened at the residence in the 18000 block of Concord Circle.

Elk River man, 49,  arrested for assault
A 49-year-old Elk River man was arrested for assault shortly after 4 p.m. Oct. 7 after an alleged incident with a 17-year-old Elk River tenant at the residence in the 300 block of Proctor Avenue. The man reportedly choked the teenager.

Police mediate domestic situation
Elk River police mediated a verbal domestic shortly after noon Oct. 7 in the 13000 block of 182nd Ave.

St. Cloud man to be charged with assault
Elk River police responded to a report of a domestic assault made by a 22-year-old Elk River woman in the 13000 block of 180th 1/2 Court. The suspect left prior to police arriving and was not located at the time.  The 20-year-old St. Cloud man was later located and will be charged with assault.

Man in his 50s wanted for video game thefts
A white male in his 50s with gray hair and a short gray beard is being sought by police in the theft of PlayStation video games and a jacket. Wal-Mart reported the theft at 2:37 a.m. Oct. 7. The man was observed leaving north on Zane Street in a white, four-door Hyundai Elantra-type vehicle. The man is also a suspect in several other recent thefts.

Packages of K2 turned over to police
A 45-year-old Big Lake woman turned over  two packages of K2 — a brand of synthetic marijuana — to Elk River police Oct. 4 for disposal.

Elk River woman, 44, arrested for DWI
Elk River police arrested a 44-year-old Elk River woman for DWI after a traffic stop just before midnight Oct. 6 near the intersection of Twin Lakes Road and Kennedy Street.

Window busted out of Elk River business
A 64-year-old Elk River woman reported Oct. 6 that a window at a vacant business in the 17000 block of Zane Street was busted out. The hole, which was large enough for a person to walk through, was covered.

Acquaintance suspected of fraud
A 54-year-old Elk River woman in the 300 block of Baldwin Avenue reported to police Oct. 6 that she suspects an acquaintance transferred money from her account. Police are investigating.

Oak Grove man, 26, arrested for DWI
Elk River police arrested a 26-year-old Oak Grove man for DWI at 2:45 a.m. Oct. 5 after a traffic stop in the 18800 block of Dodge Street because an officer observed a rear license plate light not functioning.

Rock used to steal sunglasses from car
Elk River police were called on the morning of Oct. 5 to the 10400 block of 172nd Lane on a report of a theft from a motor vehicle. A 32-year-old Elk River man reported that someone threw a large rock through a window on his vehicle and that a pair of sunglasses were stolen.

Man lying in roadway taken to hospital
Elk River police were called about 1:32 a.m. Oct. 5 to Freeport Avenue for a report that a man was lying in the roadway.  When they arrived, the man was gone, but he was later located lying on the ground in the 300 block of Evans Avenue.  The 31-year-old Elk River man was transported to the hospital.

Text messages source of harassment
A 42-year-old Elk River man in the 11000 block of 195th Circle reported  Oct. 4 that his son had received a voicemail from a “private” caller, claiming the mentioned male had been sending inappropriate text messages and if they did not stop he was going to be required to pay a $75 fine to Verizon.

The complainant stated they use T-Mobile phone services and that they did not know who the caller may have been. They were advised to contact T-Mobile in an attempt to gain the “private” number and call if they had further occurrences.

Niece struck by apple while walking home
A 38-year-old Elk River woman reported at 3:28 p.m. Oct. 4  that her niece was walking home from school and was struck by an apple thrown by another juvenile.

ERHS students warned about trespassing
A VandenBerge Middle School principal reported catching five Elk River High School students in her building before the end of the school day Oct. 4. The students had run from the complainant and attempted to hide in the library behind a desk. The students were warned for trespassing. Each of the students’ parents were called and advised of the incident, and that they would receive formal trespassing letters.

Man accidentally runs over son with Bobcat
A 56-year-old Sartell man accidentally ran over his son’s leg while operating a Bobcat at a worksite in the 16300 block of Highway 10 on the night of Oct. 4.

The father did not notice the son was behind the unit and backed over his son’s leg. The 29-year-old Rice man was transported by Elk River Ambulance to Mercy Hospital.

Returned auto parts taken by thief
A 33-year-old Elk River woman reported Oct. 3 a bag of returned auto parts that was stolen from the NAPA Auto store.

Grass fire caused by butt extinguished
Elk River police responded to a report of a grass fire, possibly caused by a cigarette butt, Oct. 3 at the intersection of Main Street and Highway 169.

Dispatch advised the caller had “stomped it out” while the officer was en route. On arrival, police were unable to locate any flames or smoke. Four more calls came in within minutes that the fire had rekindled.

The same officer responded and extinguished the flames with his fire extinguisher and requested the Elk River Fire Department to respond to saturate the area.