Police report: Officer puts a stop to tubing behind truck

by Jim Boyle


The fact that winters in Elk River, Minnesota may seem long was not reason enough for juvenile males to be pulling each other around in an inner-tube — behind a truck.

Elk River police asked the boys shortly after 8:30 p.m. Feb. 2 to find other ideas for entertainment after explaining the dangers of what they were doing in the 10000 block of 181st Avenue.

Albertville man cited for drug possession

Elk River police arrested a 27-year-old Albertville man for possession of a small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia after a traffic stop about 9:18 p.m. Feb. 2 in the area of Highway 10 and Main Street. Police stopped the man for a cracked rear brake light assembly emitting white light to the rear and a rear license plate obstructed by snow.

Zimmerman woman taken to area hospital

A 21-year-old Zimmer-man woman lost control of her car while travelling eastbound shortly after 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2 on 181st Avenue in Elk River.

Britney Ann Marie Cook spun out and was struck by a westbound vehicle being driven by Bonnie Rahn, 50, of Elk River.

Cook, who was unresponsive to officers when they arrived, was transported to Mercy Hospital, according to an accident report prepared by the Minnesota State Highway Patrol.

Rahn did not suffer any injuries of note.

Cook will be mailed a citation for failure to use due care, the State Patrol reported.

Police respond to   vehicle down by river

Elk River police responded on the evening of Feb. 2 to a suspicious vehicle down by the river in the 17000 block of Yale Street. The driver, a 32-year-old Rogers man, had driven on the ice, which broke and left his vehicle in a foot of water. The man had reportedly been looking at a piece of land for sale and was trying to turn around when the ice broke. Collins Brothers Towing assisted getting the vehicle up the hill.

Minneapolis man, 26, arrested for DWI

Elk River police arrested a 26-year-old Minneapolis man for DWI after he was stopped about 3:18 a.m. Feb. 3 for an inoperable headlight in the area of Highway 10 and Main Street.

Crookston man cited for drug possession

Elk River police stopped a vehicle for having a suspended object in the automobile at 11:37 a.m. Feb. 2 in the 21500 block of Highway 10. A 22-year-old Crookston man was cited for possession of a small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

Parent yelling at kid questioned by police

Elk River police were called on the morning of Feb. 2 to Salk Middle School, which was hosting a wrestling meet. People reported that a man was yelling at his son following a match.

Officers investigating spoke to a 41-year-old Maple Grove man regarding the incident. Officers also spoke to a number of witnesses. No charges are being filed at this time.

Feb. 1 crash sends one to the hospital

A lone vehicle traveling south on Proctor Road about 9 p.m. Feb. 1 left the roadway and struck a lamp post in a driveway in the 19600 block of the road. The vehicle came to rest against two trees.

The driver, a 70-year-old Monticello man, was uninjured, but the passenger complained of hip and head pain. Elk River Ambulance responded and transported the injured party to an area hospital.

Elk River man arrested for assault

A 24-year-old Elk River man was arrested after he allegedly assaulted and choked a 21-year-old Elk River female on Feb. 1 in the 1100 block of School Street. The male and female were previously involved in a relationship. The female was transported to the hospital by a friend.

State Patrol writes accident on busy day

A 51-year-old Elk River woman had been eastbound on Holt Street on Feb. 1 while approaching Jackson Avenue when, before attempting to turn left at the intersection, she was struck in the driver’s side door by a southbound vehicle on Jackson Avenue.

Laurie Anne Shepard was taken to an area hospital.

The driver of that car was Ryan Christopher Gagnon, 22, of Zimmerman.

Tire marks and debris scattered on the ground showed impact occurred on the center line.

Elk River officers were tied up on other calls at the time, so the State Patrol responded and wrote the crash.

Girl, 16, arrested for possession of alcohol

A 16-year-old girl at Elk River High School was cited for possession of tobacco, underage consumption of alcohol and disorderly conduct on the afternoon of Jan. 31 at the high school.