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RIVER FALLS Police Department Reports

The following incidents were reported to River Falls Police Department April 1-8.

Friday, April 1

Police responded to a two-vehicle crash at 4:11 p.m. on Highway 35 at Houman Place between a 2010 Chevrolet CBT, driven by Christopher Anthony Whelan, 49, Ellsworth, and a 2010 Subaru Outback, driv –

en by Jamie Annette Mills, 35, River Falls. Whelan was traveling south on Highway 65/35 directly behind Mills, who had slowed to make an illegal left turn. Whelan at- tempted to stop, but couldn't avoid striking the back of Mills' vehicle. The Chevrolet was towed due to disabling damage. Whelan, who wore a seat belt, reported possible injuries but was not trans –

ported to a hospital. The Out – back had functional damage. Mills and two passengers, ages 4 and 6, wore seat belts and reported no injuries.

Sunday, April 3

While conducting a travc stop at 2:17 a.m. in the 100 block of South Main St., a passerby approached police and reported a fight in prog – ress in front of Maverick's Bar (128 N. Main St.) A witness standing outside of Johnnie's directed police to the north, where the suspect ran. Multiple other witness – es directed police to a truck parked on Maple Street, in which the suspect was found with four other individuals.

The suspect from the fight was identified as Devin Ray Staudenmayer, 20, Hutchin- son, Minn. He denied be – ing in a fight and appeared intoxicated. He registered a BAC reading of 0.233.

Another passenger, Aaron Duane Fenske, 19, Water- town, Minn., appeared to be intoxicated as well. He registered a BAC of 0.176. Both men said they had showed bouncers at Maverick's and Johnnie's their real IDs, but were allowed in after slip- ping them a $20 bill. This claim was not substantiated, but the men were intoxicat – ed. After citing both Fenske and Staudenmayer $187 for underage drinking, Fenske threatened to urinate in the street. Ovcers advised him not to, and he and Staudenmayer continued to use profanity throughout the entire contact. The three people in the truck were respectful and kept telling the other two to stop. Because all people in the truck were too intoxicated to drive, ovcers gave them a courtesy ride to Country Inn & Suites where they were staying. When they arrived at the hotel, Fenske immedi ately unzipped his pants and urinated in front of everyone.

Police placed him under arrest and cited him $187 for possess drug paraphernalia (he had marijuana and a dug- out emblazoned with a swas – tika in his pocket) and $124 for urinating in public. He was taken to the station for booking, then released. Tuesday, April 5

Ovcers were called to a disturbance at 6:18 p.m. at ValuStay Inn (708 N. Main St.) A resident called re – porting a fight between two women, but police also re ceived a 911 call in which no one spoke but they could

hear yelling in the back ground. When police arrived, the complainant said he went outside when he heard two women fighting and found

Naihla Laquann Buckley,

36, River Falls, on top of her mother. He pulled Buck – ley ou her mother, but she turned on him and punched him in the face and kicked him. He retreated to wait for police. Police found Buckley laying on the ground outside her room crying. She denied hurting anyone and tried to run into the bathroom when police tried to handcuu her. They were able to detain her, but she continued to resist and sat on a pile of clothes.

She had a closed pocket knife in her hand which she refused to give to police, who had to wrestle it away from her. She was eventually arrested for disorderly con- duct, felony bail jumping, misdemeanor bail jumping and resisting or obstructing an ovcer. Ovcers transport ed her to St. Croix County Jail. Buckley's mother said she tripped, that Buckley was never trying to hurt her.

Wednesday, April 6

At 9:33 a.m., a Comforts of Home (2328 Aurora Cir- cle) employee reported the theft of 29 Oxycodone pills. Only two people were to have had access to the medication cart overnight and one suspect was identified due to her suspicious behavior and refusal to perform a medication count at the end of her shift. The case remains under investigation.

At 12:45 p.m., a resident reported finding a bicycle at 220 S. Fourth St. The yellow

Huuy Fortress 21 speed bike had been laying on the side – walk for several days and no neighbors claimed it. It was taken and put into storage. Shelby Lynn Behrens,

21, River Falls, was cited $250 for failure to stop for a school bus at 3:28 p.m. on Sixth Street at Cascade Avenue.

Thursday, April 7

At 7:19 p.m., a resident in the 400 block of Kenne dy Street reported contin- ued harassment by a former resident. He told police the suspect drives by his house slowly, follows his family members and writes untrue statements about him on area Facebook community pages. His complaints were documented.

Police responded to a two-vehicle crash at 7:42 p.m. in the St. Croix Lanes (1153 St. Croix St.) park – ing lot between a 2015 Fiat 500L, driven by Shannon M. Olson, 42, River Falls, and a 2011 Chevrolet Silver- ado, driven by Robert Delore Kelly, 23, River Falls.

Kelly was traveling east to the parking lot's exit onto Pomeroy Street when Ol son attempted to pass him.

Kelly's front passenger side collided with Olson's driv – er's door. Olson kept going and left the scene, but Kelly followed her south on Main Street and west on Division Street. Kelly gave police the license plate number and ve –

hicle information. The bowl ing alley also had a receipt with Olson's name on it. When ovcers tracked down Olson's vehicle, they saw minor damage on the driv- er's side doors. Olson said she left the scene because she was scared. Kelly's ve hicle also had minor damage.

Olson was cited $313 for failure of operator to notify police of accident. Kelly and his passenger, Joseph David Cardin, 43, River Falls, wore seat belts and reported no injuries.

Police responded at 8:32 p.m. to the parking lot be hind the Radisson Hotel (100 Spring St.) next to Anytime Fitness for an unconscious man laying face-up on the sidewalk. Police and EMS were unable at first to find a pulse and the man was unresponsive; however, he was occasionally making snoring aspirations consistent with an overdose. Two doses of Narcan initiated no response, but eventually the Narcan worked and he tried to sit up after being loaded onto a stretcher. He was transported to River Falls Area Hospital where he became agitated and tried to leave, saying he felt fine and must've smoked "some bad weed." During a search of the man, police found nothing, but a scale was confiscated from the man's bag. Test results for the scale yielded nothing.

A witness said the man had been walking to the Nissan in the parking lot, then "just went down" and fell against a car. The witness helped him to the ground and called 911.

A man who had been with the victim left in a Nissan Rogue. Later that evening, around 1:10 a.m., ovcers saw the man and two companions inside Bold Burger; the Nissan was parked out front. The men eventually

returned to the hotel without incident.

Friday, April 8

Police responded to a three-vehicle crash at 7:43 a.m. on North Wasson Lane just south of East Division Street between a 2016 Hon –

da Pilot, driven by Michelle Lucey Johnson, 52, River Falls; a 2012 Chrysler 200, driven by Christopher Allan Weber, 48, River Falls; and a 2012 Ford Fusion, driven by James Leo Murphy, 81, River Falls. All three vehicles were traveling north on Wasson Lane; Murphy was already stopped at the stop sign at Division Street, and Weber stopped behind him. The roads were icy and as Johnson braked, she began to slide and struck Weber. Weber's vehicle was then pushed into the rear-end of Murphy's vehicle. John – son's vehicle had disabling damage, while the other two had functional damage. All three drivers wore seat belts and reported no injuries.

At 9:42 a.m., a man re- ported that his backpack had gone missing while at a friend's house at 630 Lake St on April 1. It contained his cell phone, medication and miscellaneous items. After interviewing the friend, po- lice learned the friend wasn't home at the time of the alleged theft (he provided his time card) and hadn't had contact with the complainant in six months. They are former roommates who had some issues between them. The complainant later said he thought he'd been at that house, but had no one to cor –

roborate his story.

April 26, 2022