by Jim Boyle
A stone varsity baseball field sign in the 900 block of Proctor Avenue was damaged in a possible hit-and-run. Police were called to the scene on May 7 and noticed a partial tire print on the damaged portion of sign, according to Elk River Police Capt. Bob Kluntz. The estimated cost to repair the sign is $5,000.
Pothole takes out a.m. commuter’s car
An Elk River motorist on his way to work Monday morning struck a pothole, rendering his car inoperable.
He nailed the pothole about 8 a.m. that day on Proctor Avenue just north of School Street.
An Elk River Police officer in an unmarked squad came upon the vehicle and called in marked units to provide traffic control until the vehicle was removed. The Sherburne County Highway Department was contacted to fill in the holes.
Municipal utilities trucks broken into
Elk River Police are investigating the thefts from a pair of trucks over the weekend at Elk River Municipal Utilities in the 1700 block of Main Street.
The complainant reported May 12 that the trucks were broken into by breaking their windows. Taken were some electronic items from the trucks, Kluntz said.
There were no suspects the time, but a rock found by one truck appeared to have been used to break the windows.
Zimmerman man spins out in rain
A 50-year-old Zimmerman man traveling northbound on Highway 169 during a rainstorm on May 11 lost control of his vehicle after it began to hydroplane.
The automobile, believed to be going about 60 mph, spun out and did a 360-degree circle, left the roadway in the 21000 block of Highway 169 and ended up against the median cable barrier. Approximately five posts were damaged in the accident. There were no injuries and no impairment noted. The Department of Transportation was notified of damage.
Woman tried leaving with someone’s child
A 45-year-old St. Cloud woman was transported to Mercy hospital on May 8 on a mental health hold after exhibiting strange behavior at the Elk River Wal-Mart.
Police were called about 5 p.m. on a report of a female yelling in the parking lot, trying to get in several cars.
Upon arrival, the woman was inside the store and trying to leave with someone else’s child that she claimed was hers.
In speaking with her, she said, “Just go ahead and shoot me; it’s the rapture.” She also stated that she was bleeding to death because she was shot in the back. There were no visible injuries.
K2 use investigated
A 17-year-old Elk River boy who admitted to K2 drug use in the early morning hours prior to school was reported May 7 to police at about 12:30 p.m. Elk River High School officials searched the student and his belongings but did not find anything.
The student’s guardian was contacted, and they provided consequences.