Crime
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...Read More
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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...Read More
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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...Read More
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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 comb...Read More
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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 Depar...Read More
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by Mandy Moran Froemming ECM Publishers A woman has been charged for allegedly mailing bomb threats to seven post offices in the Twin Cities, including Elk River. Christina Anne Reineke, 43, was arraigned in U.S. District Court Monday, charged with mailing threatening communications. Reineke was arr...Read More
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The Sherburne County Sheriff’s Criminal Investigation Division on Sept. 25 arrested a 38-year-old  Zimmerman in connection with an alleged burglary at a new restaurant and bar in Zimmerman. According to Sherburne County Sheriff Joel Brott, his criminal investigation division executed a search war...Read More
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by Jim Boyle Editor Chevy Silverado stolen from Elk River home A 35-year-old Elk River man reported at 5:35 a.m. on Aug. 8 his truck, a 2006 Chevy Silverado was stolen from his driveway sometime overnight The vehicle had been left unlocked, but he had the only set of keys inside the house at the [.....Read More
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