Police report: A scam, a burglary, and a boat without a captain

A suspicious call from someone claiming to be from the Internal Revenue Service ended up being the latest money scam experienced by an Elk River resident.

The victim said he bought a money pack (Green Dot card) after receiving a phone call from the “IRS.” The caller told him if he didn’t pay $1,300 there would be a warrant issued and he would be arrested.

The incident was reported to police on June 20 and determined to be a scam. The money that was put on the Green Dot card was refunded.

“(It’s) one of many types of scams out there,” said Elk River Police Chief Brad Rolfe.

Report of rifle was a boy with a BB gun

A report of a male with a rifle strapped to his back turned out to be a boy with a BB gun.

Police were called to the area near County Road 35 and Zebulon Street about 8:30 p.m. June 18 after someone reported the male with the rifle being chased by a female.

Elk River Police and Sherburne County sheriff’s deputies located a boy with a BB gun in a field southwest of the intersection. The boy said he was cooling off from a fight with his brother. Deputies contacted the boy’s mother.

Medication, jewelry, TV taken in burglary

Prescription medication, jewelry and a TV are missing after a burglary was reported at an apartment on Third Street in Elk River.

The victim reported someone entered her apartment between 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. June 20.

It’s not known how the suspect or suspects got into the apartment. Rolfe said there was no sign of forced entry.

Captain-less boat lodges by Orono Dam

Police were called to Lake Orono in Elk River at 9:34 a.m. June 22 on a report of an unoccupied boat stuck against the dam.

It had reportedly been floating loose all weekend.

The boat was towed to the beach and secured at the boat landing.

The owner was contacted and said the boat was inoperable and would be taken care of.

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