Crime
by Jim Boyle Editor Gregory Mark Bowles, a 32-year-old Elk River man, was charged Feb. 6 in Sherburne County 10th District Court with making terroristic threats and obstructing legal process. Police said that Bowles made it to the courtroom is a testament to the restraint used by Elk River officers ...Read More
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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Sherburne County Attorney Kathy Heaney calls it her soapbox. She climbed up on it Monday, during an Elk River City Council meeting, where she urged people to properly dispose of their unwanted prescription drugs. “We do know that prescription drugs are a gateway dru...Read More
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by Jeff Hage ECM Publishers As a cold January wind whipped through the grounds of the Sherburne County Government Center in Elk River, about 50 animal rights activists held a peaceful demonstration Wednesday, Jan. 28, prior to a court appearance by Anthony Sather, accused of beating and killing a do...Read More
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• Homeowner was in Iowa when smell that’s associated with natural gas set off CO alarm by Jim Boyle Editor An alert neighbor flagged down an Elk River Police officer in the 19000 block of Elgin Drive on Jan. 7 to say there was as alarm going off in a home. The passerby told police he [...]...Read More
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by Joni Astrup Associate editor In Elk River and elsewhere, Ford Crown Victoria squad cars are reaching the end of the road. The Elk River Police Department’s last three will be retired in 2015. After that the only one still in service will be one used by the police reserves. The Crown Victoria Po...Read More
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by Jim Boyle Editor Elk River Police continue to see motorists violate traffic laws at the Jackson Avenue and Highway 10 railroad crossing. Officers issued three citations for going on a red light at the problematic crossing on the afternoon of Sept. 7. A 61-year-old Elk River woman was cited for dr...Read More
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by Jim Boyle Editor Alicia Kish, a 43-year-old Elk River woman, was taken by helicopter at about 11 p.m. Sept. 1 to Hennepin County Medical Center for burn injuries suffered from an explosion at a recreational campfire at Wapiti Park. Police were called to the campground in the 18000 block of Troy S...Read More
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