Elk River Police Department
by Joni Astrup Associate Editor In a final send-off after a 33-year career with the Elk River Police Department, Brad Rolfe was recognized Monday with a day in his honor. The Elk River City Council proclaimed Jan. 5 as Bradley Rolfe Day. Rolfe retired as police chief on Dec. 30. He had been police c...Read More
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Elk River Police Capt. Ron Nierenhausen is serving as interim police chief, in the wake of the retirement of Chief Brad Rolfe. On Monday, the Elk River City Council approved a 10 percent pay boost for Nierenhausen while he is acting as interim chief. Nierenhausen is the patrol division commander. Ac...Read More
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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Elk River will look internally for its next police chief. The Elk River City Council made that determination Monday. Police Chief Brad Rolfe is retiring Dec. 30. Mayor John Dietz and council members Paul Motin, Barb Burandt and Stewart Wilson all favored an internal p...Read More
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by  Paul Rignell Contributing Writer Police responded to a business on Holt Street where an Elk River man, 47, called at 4:21 p.m. Oct. 12 to say he owned a permit to carry and that he might have lost a handgun from its holster while shopping. An officer helped the man retrace his steps at [...]...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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A 42-year-old Elk River man reported June 26 that his mailbox in the 19000 block of Proctor Road was damaged from a chemical “bomb.” There were no suspects at time of the report. Vehicle tampered with on Auburn A 40-year-old Elk River woman reported June 25 that her vehicle was tampered with in ...Read More
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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Three cars were stolen Tuesday night in Elk River. Two were taken from the same home in the 12000 block of 196th Circle. The third disappeared from a home in the 12300 block of 195th Lane. In all three instances, the keys were in the unlocked cars, which were parked [...Read More
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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 $...Read More
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