Elk River Police Department

Elk River Police Officer David Windels has been promoted to patrol sergeant. Mayor John Dietz administered the oath of office to Windels at Monday’s City Council meeting. Windels is an eight-year veteran of the police department. Prior to that, he worked for the Goodhue County Sheriff’s Office and the St. Joseph Police Department. He has [...]

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Michelle Masica has been recognized for 30 years of service to the city of Elk River. Police Chief Brad Rolfe said Masica was the city’s first community service officer. Her duties included parking enforcement, animal control and other work that ranged from painting the old creamery building that once housed city hall to sanding Sheetrock [...]

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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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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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Jonathan Christie has been hired as a police officer in Elk River. He took the oath of office during Monday’s Elk River City Council meeting. Christie is a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and has been a member of the Elk River Police Reserves. He replaces Officer Brynell Stewart, who has resigned.

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Veterans Day speaker talks about sacrifice, gratitude in aftermath of scare   by Joni Astrup Associate Editor For three days, Bryan Vita didn’t know for sure if his son had died in a roadside bombing in Afghanistan. He first was told that his son, David, was a casualty by a friend who stopped by his office [...]

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