Crime

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 [...]

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Free shows are being offered weekly at Orono Park in Elk River this summer. Entertainment in the Park is held at 10:30 a.m. Thursdays through Aug. 14, except for July 4. Here’s the line-up: •June 26: Kid Power with Rachel, an interactive musical show •July 10: Dennis Warner, music and humor •July 17: North Country, [...]

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by Jim Boyle Editor A 45-year-old Big Lake man was arrested for DWI on April 25 after he was reported to be driving erratically. An Elk River patrol officer located the suspect vehicle on Highway 10 west of Waco Street and observed it to cross lane lines sharply and repeatedly. Additionally, Minnesota State Patrol  dispatchers [...]

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by Jim Boyle Editor A 44-year-old Elk River man who lives in the 13000 block of 196th Avenue reported March 19 that he was told by the Internal Revenue Service that someone had used his Social Security number to file a tax return. The complainant stated he had filed a tax return a week and [...]

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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Authorities are warning people to be on the alert for scams, after an 89-year-old Elk River woman lost $10,700 when a caller claiming to be her granddaughter said she was jailed in Mexico. “We’re seeing a lot of people getting bilked,” Elk River Police Capt. Bob Kluntz said. Just last [...]

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A 71-year-old Elk River woman reported to police on Nov. 7 that the passenger side tires of her car were damaged, according to Elk River Police Capt. Bob Kluntz.  Both tires appeared to have puncture marks on them, police said. The victim said that she left Cub Foods in her vehicle at approximately 12:30 p.m. [...]

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State law allows departments to net various items after citizens break law by Joni Astrup Associate Editor State law that allows law enforcement to seize property associated with certain criminal activity has netted a few unusual items locally. The Sherburne County Sheriff’s Department once seized a semi-tractor and trailer from a drug deal, according to [...]

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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor While the city of Elk River’s 2014 budget won’t be finalized until December, it appears all but certain that funding for a drug task force detective will not be in it. Elk River Police Chief Brad Rolfe had asked for the detective as one means to help the city combat [...]

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Elk River Police helped bring an end to a police chase that started 15 miles and three cities away when a crotch rocket-type motorcycle blew by a Champlin police officer at 100-plus mph, according to the first in a series of calls to coordinating dispatchers. An officer for the Champlin Police Department spotted the speeding [...]

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