While he got a pizza, his car was stolen
A man’s vehicle was stolen after he left it unlocked and running while he ran inside an Elk River business to pick up a pizza.
The theft occurred at about 7:30 p.m. Jan. 4 while the man was at Papa John’s, 592 Dodge Ave., according to Elk River Police Capt. Bob Kluntz.
Police later located the car, unoccupied, in the 20 block of Third Street in Elk River. Kluntz said there are no arrests at this time.
Stolen in Shakopee, truck turns up here
A stolen vehicle has been found in Elk River.
Police were tipped off by a man on Jan. 5, who reported a suspicious vehicle in the 13300 block of 181st Lane.
Police located an unoccupied Ford pickup. The truck had two different plates on it and in one location the VIN number was altered, according to Kluntz.
Police checked further and learned the truck was stolen from Shakopee.
TV, iPad missing after home is burglarized
An Elk River resident arrived home Jan. 8 and later noticed that someone had burglarized the home.
Someone had entered the home in the 10000 block of 176th Lane in Elk River during the day Jan. 8, and took electronic devices. Missing were an iPad and a 51-inch flat-screen TV. Total loss is estimated at about $1,000. The burglary was reported to police at 6:37 p.m. Jan. 8.
‘Pizza fight’ prompts call to the police
Elk River police were called to the 300 block of Jackson Avenue shortly after midnight Jan. 7 on a report of an unknown disturbance. Police located two intoxicated persons who had been in a “pizza fight.”
Police spoke with a 31-year-old woman and a 38-year-old man. No charges were filed, Kluntz said.
Vehicle hits wild turkey on road
A 39-year-old man reported that he was southbound in the 21700 block of Elk Lake Road in Elk River when he struck a wild turkey in the roadway. The incident was reported at 4:05 p.m. Jan. 8.
The vehicle sustained minor damage, Kluntz said.
Theft of prescription medication reported
Three people at an area counseling center have reported to police that they had some prescription medications stolen, Kluntz said. Police were able to speak with two of the victims — a 28-year-old New Brighton woman and a 27-year-old Chaska woman — on Jan. 7. They said their medication had been stolen within the past few weeks.
Man cited after trying to steal a computer
A 35-year-old Ramsey man was cited for allegedly trying to steal a laptop computer after police were called to Wal-Mart in Elk River for a shoplifting report.
The call came in at 4:44 p.m. Jan. 6.