Police report: driver arrested after rolling vehicle, chainsaw stolen, man accused of throwing battery

by Joni Astrup
Associate editor

Driver, 23, arrested after rolling vehicle
The driver involved in a one-vehicle rollover at Twin Lakes Road and Tyler Street in Elk River was arrested for DWI.

Police were called to the area at 1:25 a.m. Aug. 22. A vehicle appeared to have gone off the road and hit a light pole, causing the vehicle to roll before ending upright in the ditch. No one was at the scene of the accident when police arrived. An Elk River man, 23, subsequently returned to the scene, admitted he was driving and was arrested for DWI. The vehicle was towed.

Chainsaw taken from back of truck
A new Stihl MS291 18-inch chainsaw in an orange case has been reported stolen. The chainsaw was in the back of a truck but the owner isn’t sure where in Elk River the theft occurred. Total loss is estimated at $560. The theft was reported Aug. 21.

He was too sweaty to wear his seat belt
A man, 46, who was cited for not wearing his seat belt told police he didn’t have it on because he had just left work at a construction site and was too sweaty to wear it. A police officer cited him for a seat belt violation anyway.

The officer had observed the unbelted motorist and stopped him at 11:48 a.m. Aug. 29 near Orono Parkway and Joplin Street in Elk River.

Man accused of throwing battery
A 33-year-old Elk River man was arrested for gross misdemeanor domestic assault after an incident in Elk River.

He allegedly threw a battery at his ex-girlfriend and attempted to assault her, according to the police report.
Police were called at 12:17 a.m. Aug. 23.