Elk River Police Report: forged check, fake $100 bill, tools stolen

by Joni Astrup
Associate Editor

Forged check at Menards one of many
A forged check passed at Menards in Elk River is one in a string of check forgeries at Menards stores in the region.
The forged check used at the Elk River store was dated Dec. 14 in the amount of $367.03. It was reported to Elk River Police on Feb. 22, at which time police were also given a list of 22 checks forged at other business locations between Nov. 6 and Jan. 7 for a total of $7,201 in merchandise.
Elk River Police Capt. Bob Kluntz said only the one check is believed to have been passed in Elk River. Other Menards stores involved included St. Cloud, Willmar, Buffalo and Alexandria, he said.

Fake $100 passed at Burger King
A fake $100 bill was passed by a female at Burger King in Elk River.
The incident happened Feb. 17 and was reported to police on Feb. 22.
“The counterfeit $100 bill was obviously fake, as ‘For Motion Picture Use Only’ was printed on both sides of the bill,” according to the police report.

Trailer, tools are reported stolen
One trailer was stolen and a second tampered with in the 14000 block of Business Center Drive in Elk River.
The stolen trailer contained thousands of dollars of tools and was reported missing Feb. 22. A second
victim reported that someone had cut the locks to his trailer and stolen a tool. It also appeared that someone attempted to steal that trailer.

Catalytic converter cut off Silverado
Someone cut the catalytic converter off a 1996 Chevrolet Silverado at an apartment complex in the 1200 block of School Street in Elk River. The theft occurred between Feb. 17 and Feb. 26 as the vehicle was parked behind the garages.