Local law enforcement agencies are working together to bring Project Lifesaver to families of those with special needs. Project Lifesaver International was founded in April 1999 and dedicates its service to protecting those who tend to wander or become lost. Clients on the program have a variety of disorders including Alzheimer’s, Down syndrome, autism and [...]
Elk River Police Chief Brad Rolfe has been recognized for 30 years of service to the city of Elk River. He was hired as a patrol officer on Jan. 4, 1982. In 1985 he was promoted to corporal and then to sergeant the following year. In 2003, Rolfe was promoted to captain. When Chief Jeff [...]
by Joni Astrup Associate editor Elk River’s police dog has new body armor, thanks to an Isanti County couple. Karla and Pat Reinhart donated the body armor for K-9 Zeus. The vest is ballistic- and stab-resistant. “Just like human police officers, canines face the same dangers day in and day out — sometimes even greater [...]
The Elk River Police Department has become a member of social networking. Find the department on Facebook, Elk River Police Department. Postings will include links to articles, information about the department as well as community notifications, crime prevention, crime trends, road construction/closure.
A passerby reported on Oct. 15 seeing an open door at the old Saxon car dealership building in Elk River. Officers searched the building and found no damage. During the search canine officer Zeus fell about 20 feet from a flight of stairs and received minor injuries. Coon Rapids man cited for possession An 18-year-old [...]
by Joni Astrup Associate editor Elk River intends to keep one of its squad cars for four rather than three years, in a cost-saving measure. Mayor John Dietz had suggested the idea in April, and it was included as part of the 2012-2016 equipment replacement plan reviewed annually and considered by the City Council during [...]
A River Falls, Wis. man believes he hired a couple duds to sell fireworks for him out of two tents in Elk River. The 41-year-old man alleges the two workers made off with both fireworks and 15 percent of the net profits from the tents between June 24 and July 1. The suspects are from [...]
Severe weather that moved through Elk River on Sunday caused damage in several locations that resulted in calls for service for the Elk River Police Department. Power lines were knocked down in the 300 block of Baldwin Avenue. A window at The Home Depot was blown out and a sprinkler line was damaged, causing flooding. [...]