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ELLSWORTH Police Department Reports

The following incidents were reported to the Ellsworth Police Department Oct. 4-10.

Monday, Oct. 4

At 12:42 p.m., an Ellsworth police officer driving north into Beldenville had to swerve to miss being hit by a car that was more than halfway over the center line. The driver said he was distracted by his phone. A deputy was to follow up with the driver.

David Lunde, 24, Prescott, was arrested for a probation violation at 2:58 p.m. at 310 W. Main St.

Tuesday, Oct. 5 Thomas Huber, 40, River Falls, was arrested for a probation violation at 9:06 a.m. at 310 W. Main St.

At 9:35 a.m., police located a stolen vehicle from St. Croix County that had been abandoned in the parking lot at 501 W. Lucas Lane. The suspect ran into the woods and a K-9 track was attempted. Officers impounded the vehicle.

Officers responded to a twovehicle crash at 3:58 p.m. at the Nilssen’s parking lot entrance between Kathlyn Pechacek, 59, Ellsworth, and Juan Flores Morales, 19, Ellsworth. According to the police report, Pechacek was waiting to exit the parking lot while Flores Morales was heading east on Main Street. Flores Morales said Pechacek pulled out in front of him and struck his car. Pechacek admitted fault and said she was in a hurry to exit the parking lot. A witness confirmed Pechacek pulled out in front of Flores Morales, right behind another car that had pulled out of the lot quickly and almost caused a crash. Pechacek had minor injuries. She was cited for failure to yield the right of way.

At 6:30 p.m., a caller reported an intoxicated woman at 364 W. Church St. The woman claimed to know people at the residence, but none of them knew her and wanted her to leave. She smelled of alcohol but was aware of her surroundings. She said she would head home.

Thursday, Oct. 7

At 1:42 p.m., police investigated a harassment complaint; a mail carrier reported a resident driving by them twice, flipping them off and yelling out the window. The resident said he had filed a complaint with the post office about the mail carrier because he was hasn’t received a check in the mail that is overdue.

Friday, Oct. 8 Scott Knight, 46, Ellsworth, was cited for failure to wear a seat belt after a traffic stop at 1:53 p.m. at East Main and South Pond streets.

At 5:08 p.m., a caller reported juveniles sitting in a tree and trying to get on the roof of the former junior high building on Chestnut Street. They had no way to get on the roof. They were told to get off the property.

Saturday, Oct. 9

At 12:40 a.m., a complainant reported someone looking in the back window of truck at Brickner’s (259 W. Main St.) No one was found in the area and the building was secure.

At 2:44 a.m., a caller reported a barking dog in a vehicle parked at 214 S. Piety St. The dog’s owner said she was visiting a friend who has birds, so the dog had to sleep in the vehicle. She agreed to move the dog to the home’s basement.

At 10:22 p.m., police observed a car parked in the school parking lot off Piety Street. When the officer drove by, the car moved to Humble Street. The driver said he had a miscommunication on where to meet a friend. Nothing out of the ordinary was observed.

Sunday, Oct. 10

At 1:51 a.m., an officer removed a large branch from the roadway at Grant Street and Summit Avenue.

At 1:58 a.m., police found a man asleep in a vehicle that had its hazards on. There was nothing of concern.

Steven Freund, 31, Hager City, was cited for operating without a valid license after a traffic stop for improper registration at 7:03 a.m. at 710th Street and 410th Avenue.

At 8:37 a.m., officers responded to the Pierce County Courthouse for an alarm. A male could be seen inside. He was sanding sheetrock and the dust set off an alarm.

At 10:47 a.m., a complainant reported a barking dog at 340 W. Grove St. Police attempted contact at the residence and by phone, but had no success. The dog was barking off and on while police were there.

At 12:42 p.m., Ellsworth police assisted Pierce County Sheriff’s deputies with someone breaking into the impound lot at 621 Cairns St.

At 4:01 p.m., police assisted Ellsworth Fire at 692 W. Lucas Lane.

October 13, 2021