Police report: cash found at McDonalds, nuclear plant to hold siren test

McDonald’s employee turns in large sum of cash 

A 45-year-old woman who is employed at McDonald’s called police Jan. 16 to report that they had found a large amount of cash in the store in the 700 block of Dodge Avenue. The cash was turned over to the officer.

Elk River man, 28,   arrested for assault

A 28-year-old Elk River man was arrested for domestic assault Jan. 18 after he allegedly assaulted his girlfriend at an apartment in the 300 block of Third Street.

Officers spoke with the female who showed officers physical injuries to the upper left side of her torso. The male also reportedly threw her mobile telephone, causing it to break, when she told him she was calling police.

The man had fled prior to police arriving, but was located by officers a short time later in the 18000 block of Zane Street.

Man locks himself in room on Amtrak train

A 51-year-old St. Paul man locked himself in a room on an Amtrak train Jan. 17. The train stopped at the Elk River station and officers were called at 11:55 p.m. that night, because Amtrak employees felt the man was intending to harm himself.

Police negotiated with the man for some time. After repeated attempts to get the male out of the room, the conductor instructed officers to force entry into the room. Officers were provided with a sledge hammer and were instructed to break the window. Officers were able to break the window and door and remove the subject, who was cooperative after entry was made.

The man, who told police people were after him and trying to kill him, was transported to an area hospital for evaluation.

Theft from vacant home reported

Police were called Jan. 17 by a property company to report the theft of several items from a vacant home. Kitchen cabinets and appliances were removed from a home in the 18000 block of Lincoln Street for a loss of over $4,700.

Agitated customers upset by lack of coffee

Police were called at 11:36 p.m. Jan. 17 to a store in the 300 block of Lowell Avenue because two customers came in and were upset because there was no coffee available. The male customers allegedly made some threatening statements to the employees. A 32- year-old New Brighton man and a 39-year-old Ramsey man were both asked not to return to the store.

Over-the-counter meds violate policy

Police were called to VandenBerge Middle School, 948 Proctor Ave., Jan. 16 to speak with a student suspected of having taken an illegal drug. It was determined that the child had not ingested any illegal drugs, but was in possession of over-the-counter medications, which is a violation of school policy.

Siren test for nuclear power plant slated

At 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13 there will be a brief (less than a half minute) siren test on Sherburne County sirens within 10 miles of the Monticello Nuclear Generating Plant.   This test is being conducted to test the new backup system for siren activation.