Elk River Police Department

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 [...]

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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 Police Interceptor, [...]

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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 the 19000 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 $1,300 there [...]

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by Jim Boyle Editor A 45-year-old Big Lake man was arrested for DWI on April 25 after he was reported to be driving erratically. An Elk River patrol officer located the suspect vehicle on Highway 10 west of Waco Street and observed it to cross lane lines sharply and repeatedly. Additionally, Minnesota State Patrol  dispatchers [...]

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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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