Police report: sidewalk driver, driver hung up on a median

Man driving on sidewalk collides with another vehicle

A man allegedly driving a vehicle on the sidewalk near Walmart in Elk River crashed into another vehicle and was taken to the hospital.

Elk River Police Capt. Bob Kluntz said police suspect that the 66-year-old St. Michael man was having a medical incident.

The man was reportedly driving north on the sidewalk near the entrance to Walmart when he struck a vehicle being driven by a 41-year-old Zimmerman man. The Zimmerman man was driving west in the Walmart lot to exit onto Zane Street when the collision occurred, according to the police report.

Both vehicles were towed.

The accident was reported to police at 10:48 a.m. April 13.

Urinating in toy box was the final straw  

A 53-year-old man who threatened to throw rocks at Burger King, repeatedly dialed 911 and then urinated in a child’s toy box was ultimately arrested.

The events began unfolding at 1:56 p.m. April 14, when police were called to the 800 block of Freeport Avenue in Elk River on a report of a man threatening to throw rocks at Burger King. Police arrived and learned from the man that he wanted to leave, but could not, Kluntz said. Police spoke to both parties there and eventually left.

At 2:58 p.m. that day, Sherburne County dispatch reported seven 911 calls from the man that were non-emergency. Police went back to the home and told the man to stop calling 911 unless he had an emergency.

Four hours later, at 6:47 p.m., police responded back to the home for the third time when a female called to report an unwanted male. Police were told that the man had urinated into a child’s toy box. Kluntz said police eventually arrested the man for disorderly conduct.

Driver arrested for DWI after vehicle hung up on median

An Elk River police officer was flagged down at 5:16 a.m. April 13 by a man who reported a vehicle hung up on the center median near Highway 10 and Gary Street.

The officer located the vehicle and a woman in the driver’s seat. A Little Falls woman, 24, was arrested for DWI.

Noisy juveniles were making a health video

Police responded to a report of several juveniles playing loud music in the first floor hallway of an apartment complex at 1105 Lions Park Drive, Elk River, at 8:43 p.m. April 12. It was also reported that one of the males was wearing a bandana around his face.

Police located a group of four just inside the main entrance. They told police they were making a video for health class. The officer recommended they go to the garage.

Police cite youth twice in same day for his ‘bad habit’

An Elk River officer working a CRASH/seatbelt detail cited the same juvenile male twice in one day for failing to wear a seatbelt.

After the second incident on April 10 in Becker, the youth told police he forgot to put his seatbelt on and said it was a “bad habit,” according to the police report.

The youth was cited the first time while a passenger. An hour later, he was cited the second time for not buckling up while he was the driver. In addition to the two citations, police also noticed his parents.

Call leads to stolen vehicle in Elk River

Police were called to the 10000 block of 208th Avenue in Elk River April 12 for a complaint about an unoccupied vehicle that had been there since April 10. When the vehicle was checked, it was learned that it was stolen out of Rogers, Kluntz said.

A Rogers Police Department sergeant was contacted and asked that a tow truck take the vehicle to the Rogers Police Department.

Break-up attempt ends in arrest

A 50-year-old Elk River man was arrested for domestic assault after he allegedly assaulted his fiancee and her friend.

Police were called to the 12000 block of Orono Road in Elk River at 10:48 p.m. April 11. The man had allegedly grabbed onto his fiancee to remove her ring after he wanted to break up with her and ended up cutting her finger in the process, according to the police report. Her friend tried to intervene and he allegedly pulled some of her hair out and pushed her away.

Police cite five for  disorderly conduct

At 10:41 p.m. April 16, police were called to an apartment complex in the 300 block of Third Street in Elk River on an unknown disturbance. The caller reported that people were yelling and screaming at each other and threatening to fight. Police responded and met with a number of individuals in the building. They learned that the dispute allegedly started over one person owing another person money, Kluntz said.

Police cited four adults in their 20s and one juvenile, 15, for disorderly conduct.

Police nab two who took off after theft

A 26-year-old man and a 21-year-old woman, both from Zimmerman, were cited for theft after allegedly shoplifting at Walmart in Elk River.

Police had been called there at 8:25 p.m. April 16 on a report of two shoplifters fleeing on foot. Officers located the suspects in separate locations, according to the police report.

They allegedly took merchandise with a total value of $229 and left the store without paying for it.

Burglary reported at Wapiti Park

Police were called to Wapiti Park, 18746 Troy St., Elk River on April 14 for a reported burglary. A woman told  police that someone had gained entry to her business and stole cash. While there, the officer taking the report learned that a second incident had occurred the day before where her house was entered.

Kimber handgun reported stolen

A Blue Hill Township  resident reported the theft of a Kimber 1911 .45 caliber handgun on April 11. The gun is valued at $1,399, according to the Sherburne County Sheriff’s Office.

License plate stolen from man’s vehicle

A Big Lake Township man reported at license plate theft to the sheriff’s office on April 14. The rear license plate was taken from his vehicle.