Elk River Police Department
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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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor People who have had a pet impounded in Elk River will now have five, rather than seven, business days to claim it. The change comes after the city determined that Elk River’s ordinance specified that an impounded animal be held for a longer period of time than requi...Read More
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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Shortly after Joel Brott became Sherburne County’s sheriff in 2009, he was invited to participate in an event about heroin. At that time there had been some heroin arrests in Sherburne County but it didn’t seem to be prevalent, he said. Today, that isn’t the cas...Read More
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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Property crimes and traffic safety issues are ongoing concerns in Elk River, but the number of serious crimes against people remains “fairly low.” That’s according to Elk River Police Chief Brad Rolfe, who outlined his department’s performance measures and goa...Read More
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