Police report: Dumpster diver and church burglar caught

by Jim Boyle

Editor

Motorcycle crash claims the life of Moyer, 63, of Elk River

An Elk River woman died in a motorcycle accident in Brooklyn Park June 1.

According to the Minnesota State Patrol, Louise Moyer, 63, of Elk River, was riding on a motorcycle driven by Leroy Moyer, 72, of Elk River. The motorcycle was going north on Highway 169 near 63rd Avenue in Brooklyn Park shortly before 1 p.m.

The State Patrol says Leroy Moyer tried to avoid colliding with a pickup truck stopped in traffic but clipped the rear of the truck.

Louise Moyer was killed. The Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office is reporting she died as a result of blunt force injury to her chest.

Leroy Moyer had non-life-threatening injuries. The driver of the pickup had no apparent injuries.

Alabama man cited for DWI in Elk River

Elk River Police arrested on June 2 a 62-year-old Wetempka, Ala., man for DWI after he failed to signal a turn and was spotted weaving near 193rd Avenue on Highway 169.

The Alabama man was cited with fourth-degree DWI.

Boy, 16, caught in alleged church burglary

A 16-year-old boy has been sent to Lino Lakes Juvenile Detention Center on May 31 after allegedly attempting to burglarize Central Lutheran Church, 1103 School St.

Officers responded to an alarm at Central Lutheran and found the boy exiting the church with a set of keys, according to Elk River Police Capt. Bob Kluntz.

The investigation determined that the boy had entered the church several days earlier and stole the keys and several other items.

The juvenile was transported to the police department for a statement and was eventually arrested for burglary.

Visitor allegedly stole iPhone at friend’s

A 51-year-old Elk River man reported June 1 that several weeks ago a visiting friend stole a laptop and an iPhone while at the victim’s residence on the 18000 block of Olson Street. The friend reportedly admitted to the theft, stating the victim had money and the suspect did not.

Counterfeit bills used at Wild West Days

Sherburne County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Capt. Bob Stangler reported several people used counterfeit money at Wild West Days.

Four fake $20 bills were discovered by vendors, he said. The individuals used them to buy something of lesser value in exchange for real money, Stangler said.

One vendor noticed the money was fake and alerted authorities who caught up with the individuals. The case has been turned over to the department’s investigative division, which has been given receipts from Princeton and elsewhere that were found in the suspects’ car. The Sheriff’s Department has not determined the extent of the activity.

Man talking to self transported to Mercy

A 27-year-old Elk River man caught the attention of employees at an Elk River business when he was heard talking to himself. One of the employees phoned in a suspicious person complaint at 4:48 p.m. June 1.

The individual admitted to officers of past treatment for drug use and that he had chosen to remove himself from some chosen medications.

Parents indicated that his behavior today was similar to what he exhibited when he is using meth. Elk River Ambulance arrived and individual voluntarily went to Mercy Hospital for an evaluation.

Dumpster diver caught at Zylstra

Zylstra Harley Davidson reported on the evening of June 1 a man had taken items from the business’ garbage dumpster.

The complainant reported following the suspect to Zimmerman, where a Sherburne County Sheriff’s Deputy stopped the vehicle and observed the suspect took only junk from the dumpster.

The bike dealership employee requested that the male be warned and advised to stay off the Zylstra property.

Woman, 84, injured in three-vehicle crash

An 84-year-old Brooklyn Center woman, a 34-year-old Brooklyn Park man, and a 30-year-old Cushing woman were involved in a three-vehicle crash on the morning of June 1 on Eastbound Highway 10 at the Main Street intersection.

The 84-year-old woman was reportedly driving one of the vehicles eastbound on Highway 10, and she reportedly “suddenly slammed on her brakes” and attempted to enter the crossover (the first crossover east of Main Street). The driver of a second vehicle was unable to stop and lightly rear-ended the woman’s vehicle. The driver of the third vehicle rear-ended the second vehicle and was transported to the hospital with chest pain from the seat belt and airbag deployment as well as high blood pressure.

Big Lake man, 22, arrested for DWI

A 22-year-old Big Lake man was arrested for DWI after police received numerous complaints shortly before 11 p.m. May 31 stating the driver of this vehicle was all over Highway 10.

One complainant reported the driver of this vehicle collided with a guardrail at Highway 10 westbound and Highway 169. An officer located the vehicle and observed the vehicle cross the centerline. The driver admitted to drinking and failed sobriety tests.

An Elk River woman died in a motorcycle accident in Brooklyn Park June 1.

According to the Minnesota State Patrol, Louise Moyer, 63, of Elk River, was riding on a motorcycle driven by Leroy Moyer, 72, of Elk River. The motorcycle was going north on Highway 169 near 63rd Avenue in Brooklyn Park shortly before 1 p.m.

The State Patrol says Leroy Moyer tried to avoid colliding with a pickup truck stopped in traffic but clipped the rear of the truck.

Louise Moyer was killed. The Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office is reporting she died as a result of blunt force injury to her chest.

Leroy Moyer had non-life-threatening injuries. The driver of the pickup had no apparent injuries.

 

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