A: By far one of the most common crimes in Elk River is theft. Many of those thefts were preventable. With warmer weather comes an increase in night time thefts from vehicles left parked in driveways or on the street. Toys and bikes left in yards, or items from unsecure garages are also frequent targets. [...]
Ask a Chief: It seems like every time I drive through town I see police cars on traffic stops; isn’t there anything better for them to do?
Answer: Although it may appear that all the police do is “pull over speeders,” a good portion of a patrol officer’s time is spent responding to calls for service, and patrolling neighborhoods, or businesses. Traffic enforcement is a high priority for the police department though, because it is a leading area of concern for our [...]
Elk River Police Chief Brad Rolfe has been recognized for 30 years of service to the city of Elk River. He was hired as a patrol officer on Jan. 4, 1982. In 1985 he was promoted to corporal and then to sergeant the following year. In 2003, Rolfe was promoted to captain. When Chief Jeff [...]
A: Minnesota’s “Ted Foss Move Over” law is over 10 years old. Foss was a state trooper killed by a passing vehicle as he was conducting a traffic stop on the shoulder of I-90 in Winona in 2000. The law requires motorists to move over a lane when approaching emergency vehicles stopped on the roadside [...]
A: A person who informs a law enforcement officer that a crime has been committed or otherwise provides information to an on-duty peace officer, regarding the conduct of others, knowing that it is false and intending that the officer shall act in reliance upon this information has committed a violation. The statute serves two purposes. [...]
Yes. From Nov. 15 through April 15 no vehicle may be left parked on a public roadway in the city of Elk River between the hours of 2 a.m. to 6 a.m. The purpose of this restriction is to allow for the safe and efficient overnight removal of snow and ice as well as other [...]