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ELLSWORTH Police Department Reports

The following incidents were reported to the Ellsworth Police Department Oct. 18-24.

Monday, Oct. 18

At 4:04 p.m., an officer assisted the Wisconsin State Patrol with a driving complaint at 490th Avenue and Highway 63.

At 4:56 p.m., an Ellsworth Middle School teacher reported her phone as stolen. The device tracked to a student’s house. The student said they had picked it up and put it in their pocket, meaning to give it to the teacher, but left because they thought they’d be late for the bus. The student had also allegedly gone into the teacher’s desk. The phone was returned and the school will look into the matter further.

At 5:04 p.m., a complainant reported a cash box had been pried open at $20 in cash stolen from 284 E. Main St. The box had been emptied about 7 p.m. the previous evening. Video surveillance shows a man and woman in a black Ford Explorer pull into the driveway, pry open the cash box and take a pumpkin and zucchini. Police took still photos of the suspects from the video.

At 7:34 p.m., a woman reported suspicious activity in the 500 block of North Maple Street. The previous night, she said she saw an intoxicated man spilling beer all over the sidewalk. Tonight, she said she saw a man talking a phone near the mailboxes. When she asked him who he was looking for, he apparently got into a car and left. She was advised to contact police immediately when witnessing suspicious behavior.

Tuesday, Oct. 19

At 12:50 p.m., a complainant reported a rock had shattered their windshield at 463 E. Wall St.

At 1:40 p.m., police responded to a 911 call by a student at Ellsworth Elementary School. The student reported being shoved by a staff member, but later admitted to lying. The student was upset about filling out a behavior form. Police warned the student for improper use of 911 and for cursing and yelling in the halls.

A complainant reported vandalism at 1:50 p.m. to 537 Vincent Lane. The caller said sometime between Oct. 12 and 17, someone threw a rock and damaged a window on the building’s west side, leaving a chip and crack. Suspects were identified.

A complainant reported a female driver revving her engine, driving recklessly and honking the horn in the morning at 463 E. Wall St. The driver denied the behavior.

Wednesday, Oct. 20

At 12:32 a.m., a complainant called police, stated a Piety Street address, and hung up. Police attempted contact at the address, but no one appeared to be home. Police contacted the complainant, who requested a welfare check at the address, but a different apartment number. The caller refused to give a reason or identify himself. No distress was noted.

At 9:59 a.m., Ellsworth Middle School staff reported a student walking off the grounds without permission.

A caller reported a catalytic converter theft at 10:59 a.m. from 315 W. Main St. They believe the theft occurred sometime between 1 and 6 a.m. The car was parked behind a building.

A caller reported a sick racoon at 6:27 p.m. at 646 S. Piety St. Apparently the racoon had been running in circles and had been hanging around for a few days. Police located the racoon in a tree, but it didn’t seem aggressive.

Police removed a large branch from the roadway at 7:56 p.m. at Cope and Piety streets.

At 8:41 p.m., a complainant reported someone asking about drugs at 393 N. Maple St. Police located the suspect, who said he was out looking for rocks.

Thursday, Oct. 21 Nicholas Ryan, 33, Hudson, was arrested at 8:56 a.m. at 310 W. Main St. for a probation violation.

Seth Harrison, 22, Hudson, was arrested at 11:41 a.m. at 310 W. Main St. for a probation violation.

Jessica Martin, 42, River Falls, was arrested at 2:48 p.m. at 310 W. Main St. for a probation violation. Since she was intoxicated, she was transported to River Falls Area Hospital first for an evaluation.

A resident reported a computer crime/extortion threat at 4:55 p.m. at 481 Highland Drive W. He wrote a statement and was advised to report the user name to the app for fraudulent activity.

Friday, Oct. 22

At 2:29 a.m., police made contact with a suspicious vehicle at Summit Park (100 W. Grove St.) Two people said they were talking after work. Police advised them of the village curfew and told them to go home.

At 7:54 p.m., a woman reported her vehicle had been broken into at 467 W. Main St. Nothing was stolen, but the hood latch was broken and radiator fluid was leaking.

Saturday, Oct. 23

At 2:59 a.m., a caller reported hearing a crash and someone yell in the 400 block of West Grove Street. Police checked the area but located nothing.

At 1:34 p.m., police received a complaint of someone flying a drone at 610 E. Main St. The drone was not located when police arrived.

Sunday, Oct. 24

At 7:46 a.m., a complainant reported a damaged mailbox near Hines and Piety streets. The caller believed the damage occurred between 7 p.m. Oct. 22 and 8 a.m Oct. 23. Estimated cost to repair is $75.

A catalytic converter theft was reported at 12:17 p.m. at 254 W. Main St.

October 27, 2021