Police report: Seeing is believing for Andover speeder

by Jim Boyle


Police cited a 22-year-old Andover man driving a red Pontiac Firebird after clocking him doing 84 mph in a 55 mph zone of Highway 169. He was stopped on the 21000 block of the highway. He asked the officer if he could see for his own eyes what the officer had caught him doing, and the officer obliged and issued him the ticket.

CRASH detail nets some arrests

A 39-year-old Zimmerman woman was arrested for DWI after she was stopped at 2:25 a.m. March 22 for speeding on the 19500 block of Highway 169. The officer who made the arrest was working as a Sherburne County Crash Reduction and Safer Highways (CRASH) detail.

Earlier that same night, a 35-year-old Monticello woman was arrested for DWI after being stopped in the vicinity of the Highway 169 and School Street for an equipment violation. She was arrested for 2nd Degree DWI.

Homeless man slept behind Pilgrim Cleaners

A 55-year-old Elk River woman reported at 6:20 a.m. March 22 there was a motorcycle with a trailer sitting behind Pilgrim Cleaners, on the 19000 block of Freeport. Upon arrival, police found a man sleeping in a sleeping bag along the building. The 51-year-old man from Aitken stated he was homeless and on his way to southern Minnesota. The man packed up his belongings and headed to a restaurant for breakfast and then planned to leave the city.

Runaway located at Cub Foods grocery

Police took a runaway report regarding a 15-year-old Elk River boy who lives in the 9800 block of 213th Avenue.  The boy was later located at Cub Foods asleep on a bench.

Raw hamburger produced raw results

A 24-year-old Elk River man knowingly ate some raw hamburger, which caused his stomach to be upset and he eventually threw up. Elk River Police and Ambulance were called at 12:03 a.m. March 22 on the 19000 block of Ulysses Street. The man was transported to New River.

Windshield reportedly shot at with BB gun

A 56-year-old Elk River man reported to police  7:32 p.m. March 19 on the 11000 block of 192nd that his windshield appeared to have been shot by small projectile, possibly a BB.

The damage was consistent with a rock chip, but the complainant was sure the window had no damage when he parked it. The impact point was approximately the size of a nickel with a horizontal crack in each direction.

Juvenile boy admits to breaking window

A 26-year-old Elk River man reported at 8:05 p.m. March 20 to police that the glass in his storm door on the 12000 block of 195th Avenue. was shattered. While police were there, a juvenile and his parent came over and boy admitted to the damage.

Unauthorized charges reported to police

A 43-year-old Elk River woman, who lives on the 19000 block of Dodge Street,  reported at 11:03 a.m. March 20 several unauthorized charges were made to her bank card.

Ramsey man cited for DWI after traffic stop

A 25-year-old Ramsey man was cited for 4th Degree DWI after a traffic stop at 2 a.m. March 20 on the 19300 block of Meadowvale Road.

Minor damage done to Stoneworks by fire

A 45-year-old Elk River man called at 2:10 p.m. March 18 to report a fire at the Stoneworks.

Employees on site reported an electrical panel started on fire on the east side of one of the manufacturing buildings. Officers responded along with Elk River Fire. All employees were evacuated safely. Elk River Municipal Utilities also responded.

Switching tags at Walmart didn’t work

Two adult women were cited March 18 for theft after they allegedly switched tags on merchandise at the Elk River Walmart. Both women were from Princeton and 44 years of age.

Students had rifle cartridge at Twin Lakes

Police were called at 11:56 a.m. March 18 to Twin Lakes Elementary School, 100151 191st Ave., for a report of two second-grade students in possession of a rifle cartridge.

Students gave conflicting stories about how they came to be in possession of the cartridge, but there was no perceived threat of safety to anyone at the school.