Police report: Heroin use sends woman, 27, to hospital

by Jim Boyle


Police were called at 7:45 p.m. Dec. 27 to the 20000 block of Jackson for a report of a medical emergency. Upon arrival they were directed to a 27-year-old Big Lake woman who was reported to be having a reaction to an overdose of heroin.

Dispatch advised that the patient was not breathing and CPR had been started.

Upon police arrival the patient was lying on her back in the front entryway and was not breathing. She did have a weak pulse at first and rescue breathing was administered. Her pulse was lost and CPR was started by officers. EMS staff arrived to assist.

The woman regained consciousness and was transported to the hospital. Elk River Ambulance responded and the patient was given medication and eventually started to breathe on her own and then opened her eyes and started to speak with officers. She was transported to Mercy Hospital and a transport hold form was completed.

UPS delivery allegedly missing valuable coins

A 56-year-old Elk River man reported Dec. 31 he received Dec. 7 at 6:15 p.m. a UPS delivery of a package of coins he ordered. After taking the package that had been given directly to him by the UPS driver, he went inside his residence and opened the sealed package. The package did not have the 10 gold U.S. dollar coins that he ordered, no invoice or packaging slip. After making contact with the company and his bank he was told by the bank to make a police report to document the incident. The complainant was hoping to be credited for the amount paid for the coins that were not in the box.

Burglary headed off at former Saxon Auto

An officer conducting a routine security check shortly before 11 a.m. New Year’s Eve at the former Saxon Motors, 17000 block of Zane Street, noted a vehicle parked behind the building. While investigating he noticed a person come out of the building and then go back inside.

Officers set up a perimeter and took three people into custody for burglary:  a 21-year-old Champlin man, a 22-year-old Becker woman, and a 19-year-old Waconia man.

Police were assisted by the Minnesota State Patrol, the Ramsey Police Department and a canine handler from the Coon Rapids Police Department.

Alleged hit-and-run crash at ‘Y’ reported

A 52-year-old female and a 49-year-old male, both from Elk River, reported a hit-and-run crash to police Dec. 28. The car had been parked at the YMCA, but it was unclear if the damage occurred there or in Minneapolis the previous evening.

Police observed light green to yellowish paint transfer and red on a large dent in the front quarter panel mixed in the light green/yellowish paint transfer. No debris from the complainant’s vehicle was found in the parking lot.

Big Lake man cited for running red light

A 29-year-old Big Lake man was cited for running a red light at about 8:02 p.m. Dec. 27 at Highway 10 and Proctor Avenue.

A 42-year-old Dayton man was cited for running a red light at 7:48 p.m. Dec. 26 at the intersection of Highway 10 and Main Street.

911 operator can hear him time and again

Sherburne County Dispatch reported at 5:02 a.m. Dec. 27 they had received more than 50 911 calls from a single cell phone. Police were able to locate the caller in the 18000 block of Macon Street, who reported that he was programming a new phone and was mistakenly calling 911. After speaking with the individual, the 911 calls continued. Contact was made again to urge the owner of the cell phone to be careful programming the phone.

Meandering raises suspicion at BP gas

An employee at the BP gas station, 13374 Highway 10, reported a suspicious person in the business who was walking around but not buying anything. Police spoke to the 41-year-old Zimmerman man, who had just gotten out of jail.

DWI arrest made after driving without lights

A 21-year-old Rogers man was arrested Dec. 26 for DWI near the intersection of Gates Avenue and Fourth Street after an officer observed a vehicle traveling east on Main Street from Jackson Avenue with no lights on.

Online transactions flagged by woman

A 41-year-old Elk River woman in the 19000 block of Elgin Street reported to police Dec. 26 that several suspicious online transactions had occurred with one of her credit cards. The purchases were made at Best Buy, Sears, J. Crew and Adidas.

Brooklyn Park woman arrested for DWI

A 29-year-old Brooklyn Park woman was arrested about 7 p.m. Dec. 26 for DWI after a traffic stop at the intersection of Gates Avenue and Main Street.

A complainant reported that the listed vehicle was speeding and crossing lane lines near the intersection of Highway 10 and Joplin Street.

Unwanted man in home arrested

Elk River police were called at 2:39 a.m. Dec. 26 to a residence in the 13100 block of 192 1/2 Avenue for a report that an unwanted man was at the home. Police arrested a 28-year-old man with no permanent address on a felony warrant and other charges.

The person calling reported that an ex-boyfriend was trying to get into the home. Officers arrived and took the man into custody outside the residence. The man had allegedly forced his way into the home and gotten into a physical confrontation with a resident.

Two-vehicle crash in Elk River neighborhood

Elk River police responded at 8:55 p.m. Dec. 30 to a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of 181st and Johnson Street. A 21-year-old woman from Bismarck, N.D. allegedly pulled off Johnson Street to 181st Avenue, allegedly pulling out in front of an east-bound vehicle being driven by a 16-year-old Ramsey boy.

Theft from vehicle reported at park

Elk River police took a theft from motor vehicle report at 2:49 p.m. Dec. 29. A 61-year-old St. Cloud man reported that his vehicle was parked at Hillside Park, 10000 block of 181st Avenue, and someone smashed out his window and took his wallet and eyeglasses.

The complainant estimated the total loss at $780 and damage to his  vehicle at $200. Photos were taken, but no evidence was located.

Suspicious activity turns up warrant

Elk River police responded to a suspicious activity complaint at in the 17000 block of Yale Street at 10:37 p.m. Dec. 28. A caller reported to police that it appeared that the occupants of a white minivan were smoking marijuana. Police stopped the vehicle near the intersection of Twin Lakes Road and 172nd Avenue and the driver gave the officer a false name.

The driver was later identified and it was found that he did not have a driver’s license and that he had a warrant for his arrest out of Stearns County. The 37-year-old St. Cloud man was arrested for providing a false name and for the warrant.

Slumper cited for DWI, vehicle being forfeited 

A 57-year-old Elk River man was arrested about 3 a.m. Jan. 2 after police made contact with the driver who was slumping in the driver’s seat of an idling vehicle that was parked in the parking lot of a business in the 700 block of Railroad Drive. The driver was arrested for third degree DWI, and the motorist’s vehicle has been held for forfeiture.

Woman, 82, reports filet mignon stolen

An 82-year-old Elk River woman reported Jan. 1 someone entered her unlocked garage and stole six Omaha Steaks boxes of filet mignon valued at $359 and a box of Jimmy Dean breakfast sandwiches valued at $14 from her freezer in the 600 block of Irving Avenue. The theft is believed to have occurred sometime within a week of the call.

2012 goes out with a bang in neighborhood

2012 went out with a bang for one Elk River neighborhood. Elk River police’s last call for service of the year was a noise complaint registered at 11:56 p.m. Dec. 31 in the 19000 block of Norfolk Street. The complainant reported hearing fireworks or gunshots coming from the southwest of their property. Police checked the area but nothing was located.

Elk River lends police from Princeton a hand

Officers responded to Highway 169 near 197th Avenue at 10:57 p.m. Dec. 31 to assist Princeton police with an arrest.  Princeton was arresting a 32-year-old male driver from St. Paul for a warrant.

Elk River officers tried to identify the female passenger, but later learned that she gave them a false name and that she had a warrant for her arrest, too.  The 16-year-old St. Paul girl was arrested on the warrant and for giving a false name to police.

Gun permit denied for criminal history 

A 34-year-old Elk River man applied for a permit to purchase a handgun, but was denied Dec. 31 due to a disqualification noted during his background check. He was denied due to a lifetime disqualification for charges listed in his criminal history.

Woman says credit card in mail stolen

A 65-year-old Elk River woman reported Jan. 2 to police that she believed someone stole mail from her mailbox in the 900 block of Proctor Avenue. The theft reportedly happened sometime between 3 p.m. Dec. 29 and 8 a.m. Dec. 31. The complainant  believes a credit card that was to be mailed to her had been stolen.