Police report: Man accused of hunting illegally, fight nets charges and a purse on the road

Man cited for illegally hunting in Elk River

Police located a vehicle parked in the 18900 block of Ivanhoe Street in Elk River about 7:30 p.m. Nov. 23. Items in the vehicle made officers suspect that someone might be illegally hunting. Police located a 25-year-old man from Puposky, Minn., who admitted to bow hunting on  private property, shooting a doe and tracking it since sunset, according to the police report.

He who was later cited for illegal hunting in a prohibited area, Elk River Police Capt. Bob Kluntz said.

Three charged after police called to fight

Police were called to the Holiday station on Freeport Avenue in Elk River at 4:23 p.m. Nov. 20 for a reported fight. Police later learned that the altercation started at Taco Bell and moved to Holiday, Kluntz said. An Elk River boy, 17, was cited for assault and disorderly conduct; an Elk River man, 18, was cited for damage to property and disorderly conduct; and an Elk River man, 18, was cited for disorderly conduct.

Fishing license leads police to purse owner

Elk River police have reeled in the owner of a missing purse, thanks to a fishing license.

An off-duty Elk River officer found the purse on the road at Highway 169 and Main Street Nov. 23. The off-duty officer gave the purse to an on-duty officer. It contained only a fishing license for identification but police were able to track down the owner, a 20-year-old Coon Rapids woman, and set up a time to return the purse to her.

One deer, two damaged vehicles

Two vehicles sustained damage after one hit and killed a deer, and the second one struck the dead deer.

The incidents happened on Highway 10 near Waco Street in Elk River around 7:30 p.m. Nov. 24.

The vehicle that initially hit the deer was driven by a 49-year-old Blaine woman. Before police arrived and could remove the dead deer, a second vehicle driven by a 23-year-old Byron, Ill., man struck the carcass, according to Kluntz.

While the vehicles were both damaged, no people were injured.

Wanted woman gave police a false name

Police arrested a 23-year-old Brainerd woman following a traffic stop at Highway 10 at Fourth Street in Elk River at 1:58 a.m. Nov. 25. The vehicle had been going 63 mph in a 45 mph zone. The driver initially gave police a false name, but eventually admitted to who she was. Police determined that she had warrants out for her arrest and she was taken into custody, Kluntz said.

Suspected fraud is reported to police

A suspected fraud was reported to Elk River police on Nov. 24.

An Elk River man told police that he received two checks in the mail from Mondo Design Inc., based out of California. He was requested to cash the checks and send a portion of the money back to the business. Police, however, advised him of a potential scam and to not cash the checks.

Stereo equipment stolen from vehicle

Stereo equipment has been reported stolen from a vehicle parked in the 18400 block of Smith Street in Elk River after someone broke a passenger-side window.

The theft was reported to police at 8:18 a.m. Nov. 22.

Drunk man rings doorbell at 4 a.m.

An Elk River homeowner in the 19000 block of Dodge Street got a rude start to Thanksgiving Day, when an intoxicated male rang the doorbell at 4 a.m.

The drunk man thought he was at his house, but he actually lived three houses away, according to the police report.

Police gave him a ride home.

Burglary reported

A complainant reported that someone entered his apartment in the 11700 block of 191 1/2 Avenue in Elk River between 1 p.m. Nov. 21 and 3 a.m. Nov. 22 and stole six black 6-inch Panasonic stereo speakers that were sitting on the floor in one of the bedrooms.

Police find a gram of marijuana after stop

Police found one gram of marijuana and a pipe after stopping a vehicle for failure to obey a left-turn signal at Highway 10 and Main Street in Elk River.

The stop occurred at 7:28 p.m. Nov. 21. The officer smelled marijuana in the vehicle and located the marijuana and pipe in the vehicle’s center console.

A 29-year-old man was arrested.

Woman in wrong lane is arrested for DWI

A 22-year-old Elk River woman was arrested for DWI after police saw her traveling in the opposite lane of traffic on Seventh Street from Jackson Avenue in Elk River about 1:20 a.m. Nov. 21. A breath test disclosed an alcohol concentration of .08. She was cited and taken to jail.

Man arrested for DWI

A 32-year-old Elk River man was arrested for DWI after police stopped him for speed, stop sign and fail to signal violations. The stop occurred at Main Street and Proctor Avenue in Elk River at 1:53 a.m. Nov. 21.