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Elk River Police report: Motorcycle disappears on test drive; students remove signs, soap dispensers from schools in social media ‘trend’; and a stolen Ruger handgun | Elk River Star News

Champlin man, 37, is arrested for possessing the stolen motorcycle

A motorcycle that disappeared while the driver was taking it for a test drive has turned up in Minneapolis.

The victim, a 37-year-old Elk River man, had flagged down an Elk River officer on patrol in the 18200 block of Carson Court at around 7:30 p.m. Sept. 14 to report the incident.

“(He) said that someone had taken his motorcycle that he was selling on a test drive, never came back, would not respond to his messages, and believed that he had stolen it,” according to the police report.

The motorcycle — minus its license plate — was later recovered by the Minneapolis Police Department, which also took the suspect into custody a short time later.

Elk River Police Capt. Joe Gacke said the person taken into custody for possessing the stolen motorcycle was a 37-year-old Champlin man.

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Police investigating serious motorcycle accident encounter second crash

Police were investigating a serious motorcycle wreck Friday night in Camden County when they were quickly faced with a second crash after an alleged drunken driver passed the accident scene and then struck several cars and a house.

Gloucester Township officers responded to the motorcycle crash in the area of Sicklerville Road and the Route 42 north on-ramp around 10:45 p.m., police said.

They found the rider in the roadway suffering from a severe head injury and he was taken to Cooper University Hospital, Camden, where he is currently listed in critical but stable condition.

As police investigated that scene, a car with a flat tire passed them and, before officers could catch up with the vehicle, it rear-ended another car on Sicklerville Road. The motorist then turned onto a side street, struck several parked cars and traveled across a front yard and into the front corner of a home,

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Motorcycle chase ends in crash in Jackson County, police say

JACKSON COUNTY, MI — A vehicle pursuit in Jackson County ended in a motorcycle crash about 9:15 p.m. on Aug. 30, police said.

A Jackson County Sheriff’s Office deputy was dispatched to Francis Street to follow up on a report from the Fowlerville Police Department, police said. FPD had requested a deputy check the residence of a suspect wanted on charges of breaking-and-entering and vehicle theft out of Fowlerville.

While approaching the residence, the deputy spotted the suspect, a Jackson County man, riding a motorcycle on Francis Street near Meadow Heights, police said. The deputy attempted to pull the motorcycle over, though the man refused to stop, and a vehicle chase began.

The suspect eventually lost control of the motorcycle and struck a stop sign near Country View Drive and Wheaton Road, police said. The driver was thrown from the motorcycled and suffered injuries. He was transported to Henry Ford

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Shinnston man leads police on chase driving stolen motorcycle

SHINNSTON, W.Va (WDTV) – A Shinnston man is behind bars after allegedly leading police on a chase on a stolen motorcycle.

On Aug. 19, Mark Andrew Yatulchik allegedly led Harrison County Sheriff’s Officers (HCSO) and Shinnston Police officers on a chase through Shinnston on a motorcycle. During the chase, Yatulchik tried to throw his helmet at officers, struggled to maintain control of the motorcycle and eventually crashed it into a HCSO cruiser, according to the criminal complaint.

Yatulchik reportedly continued to resist arrest and officers say they used a Police K-9 to gain control of him. While in custody, officers found two bundles of suspected methamphetamine weighing approximately 1.19 grams. Yatulchik allegedly told police that he was transporting the drugs to a third party.

It was later discovered that Yatulchik had a suspended license due to unpaid citations and the motorcycle was stolen from Marion County.

Yatulchik, 51, has been

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