Elk River Police Department
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, Minneso...Read More
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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 a...Read More
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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 ...Read More
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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...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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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...Read More
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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...Read More
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