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ELLSWORTH Police Department Reports

The following incidents were reported to the Ellsworth Police Department Oct. 11-17.

Monday, Oct. 11

At 8:48 a.m., a woman was playing keep-away with her dog at Summit Park (100 W. Grove St.) When she went for the ball at the same time as the dog, it bit her in the palm of her hand. Public Health was notified.

At 10:05 a.m., police investigated a vandalism complaint at 527 Vincent Lane. A rock broke a window on the south side of the building sometime between Oct. 6 and 11.

At 4:13 p.m., police were called to Snowball’s Bar where a woman was causing problems. River Falls police had dropped the woman off in Ellsworth earlier. When police responded, they found the woman running down Main Street near East Wall Street. She was under the influence of alcohol and possibly methamphetamine. Police arranged for her to be taken to a homeless shelter in Eau Claire. Police provided a family member with the homeless shelter’s phone number when they called police looking for the woman.

At 9:48 p.m., an older man wandered into the Pizza Arcade (405 W. Main St.) looking for the police station. He seemed out of it and didn’t know how he got to Ellsworth or where he was from. He ended up verifying a River Falls address and someone came to pick him up.

Tuesday, Oct. 12

At 12:24 a.m. officers responded to Just Ka’s (325 W. Main St.) where staff had kicked a man out twice. The man had been released from jail earlier in the day and said he had nowhere to go. A sheriff’s deputy gave him a courtesy ride to a storm shelter in Hoffman Park in River Falls.

At 11:24 a.m., a complainant reported a neighbor in the 600 block of West Crest Lane burning paper and cardboard. When police arrived, they found cardboard burning. They reminded the homeowner of the ordinance and requested the fire be put out.

At 2:15 p.m., a complainant reported ongoing and unspecified domestic incidents at 364 W. Main St. He agreed to fill out a report and meet with police at a later date.

At 10:37 p.m., police received a complaint of a neighbor possibly hitting children with a broom at a residence in the 100 block of Evergreen Estates Street. Police responded and spoke to the suspect and children. All said they were playing with the broom and when the kids dropped it, it startled a cat which scratched the dad in the face. The children appeared healthy and had no signs of abuse. The suspect called police a short time later and said the neighbor who made the complaint had come over, pounded on the house siding and yelled “Next time I won’t call the cops, “ before taking off in a vehicle.

Wednesday, Oct. 13

At 7:21 a.m., police responded to 466 High Point Drive for a verbal argument. The pair said they were fine and would soon be busy with daily activities.

At 5:13, an officer assisted deputies at Pierce County Jail.

Thursday, Oct. 14

At 10:33 a.m., police were called to Ellsworth High School for a risk assessment on a student. Northwest Connections helped the family determine a plan.

At 5:52 p.m., a Lucas Lane resident reported high school students speeding on Spruce Street after school.

Friday, Oct. 15

Fraud/identity theft was reported at 9:36 a.m. at 426 W. Nelson St. A debit card had been opened in the victim’s name from a bank based in Texas. She received the debit card in the mail. Online purchases had been made from the account. She was advised to contact the credit bureaus and file a report in order to file a fraud complaint with the bank.

At 3:45 p.m., a female became irate and threatened to file a harassment complaint against an officer during a custody exchange at the sheriff’s office. The woman became mad that the officer wouldn’t “chapter” the man. A juvenile was recording the interaction. The woman left after being told to leave again by police.

Saturday, Oct. 16

At 4:48 p.m., a resident in the building at 271 E. Summit Ave. reported a bad smell coming from an apartment and was worried someone was dead inside. The resident at the apartment in question was alive and well, but a strange smell was noticed in the hallway. The officer told the complainant to address the smell with management.

At 8:37 p.m., police received a noise complaint concerning music at Just Ka’s (325 W. Main St.) The bartender turned the music down, but another complaint came in shortly thereafter. The music had been turned to the lowest possible volume.

Sunday, Oct. 17

At 6:39 p.m., a resident at the building at 271 E. Summit Ave. said two women who had been over for the Packer game stole the movie “The Green Mile” and a bottle of whiskey when they left. The suspects were identified by name.

Dominique Hines, 18, Ellsworth, was cited for operating without proof of insurance after a traffic stop for speeding at 7:46 p.m. at Broadway Avenue and Main Street.

October 20, 2021