by Jim Boyle
Police investigate alleged assault
Elk River Police are looking into an alleged assault from the early morning hours of March 17 at an apartment complex on the 11000 block of 191st 1/2 in Elk River.
A 22-year-old Elk River man called police after he ran from two men and two women in the parking lot of the complex, according to Elk River Police Capt. Bob Kluntz.
The four suspects had come looking for him, he told police. The caller told authorities that a female friend came to his residence with another female along with two males. They had reportedly knocked on several apartments before reaching him.
When they found him, he followed them out to the parking lot. Sensing danger, he ran back into his residence and phoned 911, Kluntz said.
The two male suspects that were there left before police arrived. The two female suspects gave statements to police. Charges are pending further investigation.
Low-riding pants causes disturbance
Elk River Police were called at 6:30 p.m. on March 16 on a report of a disturbance between a male and a female.
Upon arrival police learned the complainant reported the suspect yelled at his son for wearing his pants too low. The complainant then had a verbal confrontation with the suspect and followed him around the store, continuing to exchange words with him. Police eventually spoke to both the complainant and the other person about their involvement in the situation.
Credit card fraud done in his name
A 39-year-old Elk River man reported to police on March 15 that someone opened a credit card in his name. He lives on the 12000 block of 217th Ave.
Ham Lake man tagged for DWI on St. Pat’s
A 39-year-old Ham Lake man was arrested about 2:28 a.m. on March 17 for DWI after he was observed crossing the fog line several times along Highway 10 near Jarvis Street. The man was cited for 4th degree DWI for the stop near the intersection of Highway 10 and 165th Ave.
CRASH detail nets St. Pat’s Day DWIs
A 47-year-old Anoka woman was arrested for DWI during a Sherburne County Crash Reduction And Safer Highways (CRASH) on the night before St. Patrick’s Day.
She was stopped at 11:45 p.m. for speeding and crossing the fog line numerous times near the intersection of Jackson Avenue and Highway 10.
Text while driving uncovered drugs
An 18-year-old Elk River man was stopped on suspicion of texting while driving at about 5:30 p.m. on March 16 in the vicinity of Elk Lake Road and Watson Street.
The subsequent investigation led to the officer locating marijuana in the vehicle.
Brainerd man tagged for DWI on March 17
A 37-year-old Brainerd man was arrested for DWI after he was stopped shortly after midnight on St. Patrick’s Day after failing to yield when entering School Street from Highway 169.
Big Lake man launched from bank
A 22-year-old Big Lake man, who was involved in a one-vehicle accident about 3:22 p.m. on March 15 in the vicinity of Waco Street and Highway 10, pulled a scene from a chase movie.
His vehicle had been westbound in the left lane of the highway when he went off the road to the left, struck a median divider sign and a “Do Not Enter” sign before vaulting off of a snowbank across the intersection.
The vehicle crossed the eastbound lanes of traffic, coming to rest in the southwest ditch of the highway. The vehicle did not roll.
The driver suffered facial and hand lacerations, and stated he did not remember what happened. The crash victim refused to be transported to a hospital.
YouTube fight pulled after 911 phone call
A Sherburne County 911 dispatch operator took a call from an anonymous citizen concerned about a video of a fight involving Elk River High School students that had been posted on YouTube.
Police viewed the video and found that it occurred on the 19000 block of Dodge Street. With the assistance of school administrators, police were able to identify the two people involved in the fight.
Officers interviewed the two boys, who confirmed there had been a fight and there had been “bad blood,” but they were now friends. Officers asked that the video be removed, which it was.
Girl, 17, reports possible burglary
A 17-year-old Elk River girl reported March 16 the burglary of her parents’ home on the 10000 block of 176th Lane.
Upon arrival it was discovered that nothing was damaged or stolen, but it appeared someone had gone through two rooms of the house.
GPS stolen from car on School Street
A 19-year-old Elk River man reported March 15 to police that a window on his vehicle was broken out and a GPS unit was stolen from it while it was parked on the 1200 block of School Street.
Student stuck with cost of replacement
Elk River Police spoke to a 12-year-old boy on March 15 who had glued the sleeves of another boy’s jacket at VandenBerge Middle School.
The student said he thought it would be funny and did not think the act would damage the jacket.
Arrangements were made to replace the jacket, but no charges were made at this time.