Police Seek Tips on Hit-and-Run That Injured Coon Rapids Officer
Vehicle in Jan. 12 incident was dark colored SUV, possibly a Suburban or a Tahoe.
in a crime alert Monday, the Coon Rapids Police Department announced a $500 reward in connection with a hit-and-run incident Saturday that left a Coon Rapids Police community service officer with minor injuries.
According to the Anoka County Sheriff's Office press release:
On January 12, 2013 at approximately 1950 hrs, a Coon Rapids Police Community Service Officer (Uniformed, non sworn) was assisting a motorist on Eastbound Highway 10, west of Hanson Blvd when she was struck from behind by the passenger side mirror of a passing vehicle. The CSO was knocked into her vehicle and then to the ground. The CSO was transported to the hospital and she suffered only minor injuries to her ribs, shoulder and face. She was released from the hospital after treatment.
The driver of the vehicle that struck the Officer did not stop at the scene. The vehicle was described as a dark colored SUV, possible a Suburban or a Tahoe. There is no description of the driver available.
The Coon Rapids Crime Prevention Association has offered a $500 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the driver of the vehicle that struck the officer.
Call Detective Gary Patterson in the Anoka County Sheriff's Office criminal investigations division at 763-323-5039, or after hours call 763-427-1212.