Arrests made in 193rd Avenue home invasion

Police say the crime was not random and the public at-large should not be worried

by Jim Boyle


Two men who allegedly entered an Elk River home, tied the homeowners up and rummaged through their home before taking several items are in custody on charges of burglary, robbery and assault.

Elk River Police were called to the 11000 block of 193rd Avenue at 8:34 p.m. Wednesday on a report of a home invasion that had just taken place.

Officers arrived and spoke with the homeowners who stated the men had left, but it was unclear whether they had left on foot or in a vehicle, according to Elk River Police Patrol Capt. Ron Nierenhausen.

Elk River Police set up a perimeter and used the department’s K-9 to check the area without success, according to a press release.

Both suspects were later apprehended at a residence in South St. Paul and were taken into custody before being transported to Sherburne County Jail.

The men face several charges, including first degree burglary, aggravated robbery and second degree assault.

Nierenhausen stated police do not believe the crime was a random act and the public should not be concerned about continued activity.