An Elk River woman and her husband reported on the evening of Oct. 2 they located a bullet hole in the window next to where she had been sitting while sewing, according to Elk River Police Capt. Bob Kluntz.

The home is located in the 18000 block of Zumbro Street.

The 55-year-old woman told police that had heard a noise, but she did not realize it was a bullet hitting the window. She initially thought a light had went out and made a popping noise. She and her 56-year-old husband, however, located the damage after he got home and they went looking for a light that might be out, Kluntz said.

While speaking to the couple, an officer located a small caliber bullet in between double panes of glass. The screen and both panes of glass were damaged, the officer wrote in his report.

The bullet was photographed, collected, and placed into evidence. Police say it is possibly from a pellet gun or a smaller caliber firearm.

The caller said she does not believe that it was intentional and stated it was more than likely kids playing in the woods behind their house.

Police do not have any suspects at this time, Kluntz said.

When asked if the bullet could have come from the gun range in town, Kluntz said no because of the distance of the house and the orientation of the range it is not being considered.

Mail truck catches fire in western Elk River

An officer for the Elk River Police Department pulled over United States Postal Service mail truck at about noon on Sept. 26 in western Elk River.

The mail carrier was not speeding, but rather had fire coming from the rear of the mail truck. The fire burned itself out and did not damage the mail in the back of the truck.

It was determined to be a broken brake line that was leaking fluid and had ignited the fire.

Elk River Fire responded and tended to vehicle and the driver, a 47-year-old Monticello woman, until the vehicle was replaced and removed from the scene so the route could be finished.

Elk River woman, 46, arrested for DWI

A 46-year-old Elk River woman was arrested for DWI after police went looking for her after getting a complaint about an intoxicated driver.

They located the suspect vehicle about 10 p.m. Oct. 2 on 185th Avenue and traveling east. She was stopped on Highway 10 near Joplin Street.

Bus fire handled with extinguisher

Elk River Police and Fire were called to a bus fire about 5:30 p.m. Oct. 1 in the 12000 block of Elk Lake Road. Upon arrival, an officer observed a tire catching fire and extinguished it with an extinguisher that was pulled from the officer’s squad.

Elk River Fire arrived and checked the bus to make sure the fire was completely out.

The reporting party was a 27-year-old Zimmerman woman.

Woman believed to be victim of fraud

Police believe a 40-year-old Elk River woman who lives in the 18000 block of Concord Street was a victim of fraud.

She reported on the afternoon of Oct. 1 she had responded to an online debt relief program by email and provided all her bank information, and money was withdrawn from her account at The Bank of Elk River.

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