On May 2 at approximately 1:51 pm, Officers with the Becker Police Dept. were dispatched to a residence near Hillcrest Road and Pineview Drive for a male said to be trespassing at a vacant residence.
Officers arrived at the location and were denied entry into the residence. The officers confirmed the presence of an arrest warrant for Fleeing Police from Ramsey County on the male subject. His name was Christopher James Rawdon, 27 of Becker.
The wanted person was able to flee from the scene toward the Elk River, located on the east side of Becker. With the assistance of the K-9 Unit from the Elk River Police Dept. and a drone from the Sherburne County Sheriff’s Office, an extensive search was conducted. The subject was eventually located within the river area and taken into custody around 4:31 pm.
Officers with the Becker Police Dept., Minnesota State Patrol, Sherburne County Sheriff’s Office, and the Elk River Police Dept. assisted in the search.
Rawdon was transported to the Monticello Hospital for evaluation and ultimately booked into the Sherburne County Jail pending charges of Trespassing, Fleeing Police on Foot, Obstruction of Legal Process, Criminal Damage to Property in addition to the pending warrant.