A number of items went missing after a home under construction in Elk River was robbed.
One or more unknown suspects entered the house, likely through a rear sliding door, and took away an electronic fireplace and three outdoor lights which were in boxes on the living room floor. A thermostat was also pulled from the wall and stolen.
The burglary reportedly occurred between 11 a.m. on October 22 and noon on October 23 in the 9900 block of Twin Lakes Parkway.
Police arrest two people on arrest warrant
A 34-year-old Minneapolis man was arrested on a Hennepin County arrest warrant after Elk River Police stopped a vehicle he was driving for registration and traffic violations equipment.
The stop was made at 1:21 a.m. on October 27 at Freeway 10 and Jackson Avenue.
Officers also discovered that the vehicle bore a Minnesota license plate from another vehicle, and that drug paraphernalia and a glass pipe containing a measurable amount of a white crystalline substance were in the vehicle.
In another unrelated arrest warrant situation, Elk River Police arrested a 30-year-old man, Crystal, on an arrest warrant for a Hennepin County drug-related felony.
The man had been arrested for an expired license and no license plate illuminated at 8:26 p.m. on October 25 on Hwy 169 and Fifth Street in Elk River.
Stolen Discovery Card used at Walmart
A Discover card that was stolen in Hanover was used to make an $ 809 purchase at Walmart in Elk River.
The victim alerted the police on October 25. She said someone broke into her vehicle and took her purse and contents while she was at a dog park in Hanover.
Her credit card company informed her of the purchase at Elk River.
Gas line damaged during construction
Elk River Police and Elk River Fire Department responded to Twin Lakes Road and Trott Brook Parkway at 3:14 p.m. on October 26 regarding a gas line that was damaged during construction.
The line has been repaired. There were no injuries.
Trio was shooting a video without OK
An Elk River Community Services officer performing a security check at the ERX Fleet at 4 p.m. on October 26 found two men and a woman filming what appeared to be a video clip on the track.
They were not allowed to be on the property to film. The agent advised them to leave and contact ERX for permission to film on the property.
Police seek to identify the man who threw a punch
Police were called to McCoy’s Pub in downtown Elk River shortly after 11 p.m. on October 23 following a report of a fight. While officers were responding, the suspect reportedly left in a white Ford Escape SUV, traveling eastbound on Highway 10.
Police contacted the victim, who turned out to be an innocent party, according to the police report. He said he was punched in the face by the suspect. He refused medical treatment and no visible injuries were found, according to the police report.
Police checked the area for the suspect, but could not locate him. He was described as heavily intoxicated, middle-aged, about 5 feet 8 inches tall with a stocky build, a bald head and a missing front tooth. He was with a second man and two women when the incident occurred.
Gacke said detectives were trying to identify the assailant.
Marijuana wax found in a vehicle
A 35-year-old Elk River man wanted on a Sherburne County arrest warrant faces additional problems after police found marijuana wax in the vehicle he was a passenger in.
Police stopped the vehicle near Highway 169 and Main Street in Elk River at around 9 p.m. on October 23. The interior of the vehicle smelled of freshly burnt marijuana and a search uncovered marijuana wax in a cloth bag. The suspect was taken to jail and detained on a controlled substance offense, according to the police report.
Man cited for small amount of marijuana
A 45-year-old Elk River man who was a passenger in a vehicle was cited for a small amount of marijuana on October 22 on Highway 10 and Kelley Farm Road in Elk River. The driver was warned for an off headlight on the vehicle and no proof of insurance.
Illegal substances were in full view
Police arrested a 41-year-old Princeton woman for possession of a fifth-degree controlled substance after responding to a possible domestic in the 19100 block of Freeport Street in Elk River just before 3 p.m. on October 22.
While talking to the woman, a police officer noticed illegal substances in plain sight and searched the vehicle.
21-year-old man arrested for DWI in Elk River
A 21-year-old Elk River man was arrested for DWI after a traffic stop where the officer observed signs of impairment. The man was first arrested on Highway 169 and Main Street in Elk River because the registered owner of the vehicle had been dismissed. The shutdown was made shortly after 11 p.m. on October 23.