RIVER FALLS Police Department Reports
The following incidents were reported to River Falls Police Department April 9-12.
Saturday, April 9
Police responded at 1:40 a.m. to Crabtree Hall (850 E. Cascade Ave.) for a possible underage alcohol violation. UWRF police were at another call. An anonymous complainant had reported that a woman was throwing up and intoxicated. The woman submitted to a PBT test and registered a blood alcohol level of 0.094. The ovcer told the woman, who denied EMS, UWRF police would be following up with her. The hall director then asked police to check on a man in another room, who had appeared heavily intoxicated. When police couldn’t get him to answer the door and his girlfriend’s phone calls went unanswered, police unlocked the door under the community caretaker rule. They found the man face down on the floor, wedged between a mattress and bed frame; he was unresponsive. Police used a sternum rub to get him to respond, at which time he agreed to take a PBT; he registered a 0.144. The girlfriend stayed with him to care for him. UWRF police were to follow up with him at a later time.
At 1:43 a.m., police were asked to perform a welfare check at 919 Sycamore St. A woman reported that her ex-boyfriend had stolen her car two days prior, and GPS tracking now showed the car was in her apartment parking lot. She was not home, but her teen child was and she was concerned for their safety. When police arrived, they found her vehicle parked in front of her house with the running lights on, but it was unoccupied. Police boxed the vehicle in and with permission from the complainant, who was on her way home from the Cities, entered the home when no one answered repeated door knocking. The man, later identified as Leopoldo Martinez, 32, St. Paul, came from a bedroom and obeyed police commands to get on his stomach. He was emotional and yelling during much of the police contact. When looking in the bedroom from which Martinez had come, police could see a firearm and two baggies containing numerous blue pills. Martinez was arrested for extradition, resisting or obstructing an ovcer, possess firearm convicted of outof- state felony, possession of cocaine/coca, possess with intent/deliver narcotics, possess with intent THC, and possess drug paraphernalia. A search warrant was obtained and police found $834 cash (of which $240 was fake $20 bills), a package of blunt wraps, a mason jar with green leafy substance, two digital scales, a large quantity of empty clear baggies, 57 grams of custom pills and 13 grams of oxycodone pills, a large quantity of THC (approximately 7 ounces, 200 grams of cocaine, two cell phones, a firearm with extended magazine and 16 rounds of ammunition, plus multiple drug paraphernalia items. Martinez was transported to Pierce County Jail. The teen was unharmed and had sequestered themselves in a locked bedroom.
Kelly Ann Michaels, 52, River Falls, was cited $124 for operate without valid license after a travc stop at 5:45 p.m. at Summit and Main streets for a broken taillight, expired registration and a revoked driver’s license. She parked the car and called for a ride.
At 7:32 p.m., police were asked to respond to 513 S. Wasson Lane where a suspicious man was hanging out with small children. The complainant said he also appeared to be intoxicated and was using profanity in front of the kids. Police located him in a nearby apartment and when they ran his information through dispatch, they learned he was out on felony bond with an absolute sobriety requirement. Justin Michael Haroldson,
32, River Falls, was arrested for felony bail jumping after registering a blood alcohol content level of 0.196. He was transported to Pierce County Jail.
Police were informed of a hit-and-run crash at 7:40 p.m. that had occurred between noon and 7 p.m. in front of 116 S. Eighth St. A 2004 Honda Civic, owned by Victor A. Rodriguez, River Falls, was legally parked on the east side of the block facing north. An unknown vehicle struck the Honda’s rear bumper, causing minor damage, between the hours listed above. Rodriguez noticed the damage when he returned home. He believes someone also tried to use a tool attempting to fix the damage. The hit-and-run driver is unknown. No debris was found on the scene.
Joseph Anthony Hasbarg Glowack, 20, River Falls, was cited $187 for underage drinking at 8:55 p.m. at Main and Park streets. Police made contact with him because he was carrying an orange construction barrel away from the Sycamore Street construction site. He registered a BAC of 0.2. He was warned for theft and admitted stealing the barrel was “stupid.”
Ovcers responded for a property damage complaint at 11:35 p.m. at Carbone’s (1025 S. Main St.) An employee, identified as Julia Rose Fanelli, 18, River Falls, had been fired at about 8:30 p.m. She then took a black magic marker and wrote an obscene word on a custom wooden pizza board. She was cited $250 for criminal damage to property.
Blake Edward Halverson, 29, River Falls, was arrested for a felony warrant at 11:40 p.m. in the 100 block of West Walnut Street. Police transported him to Pierce County Jail without incident.
Sunday, April 10
Police responded at 1:48 a.m. to 636 S. Main St. for a burglary in progress. The residents said they were asleep in their bedroom when they someone kicking the front door and banging on the outside walls of the house. It sounded like the person went around the whole house, punching and kicking the walls. They then heard breaking glass when the suspect broke a basement egress window. They didn’t see anyone, but heard talking and saw a flashlight outside the window. When police arrived on scene, they identi fied the suspect as Sean William Mountain, 23, River Falls. Mountain was extremely intoxicated and registered a 0.194 BAC. He vomited multiple times at the police station and fell asleep while sitting up. An ovcer had to hold him up to take his fingerprints. He was cited $187 for disorderly conduct and $250 for criminal damage to property. Police gave him a courtesy ride to his residence on West Johnson Street and released him into the care of friends. Damage to the window is estimated to cost $500 to repair.
Corey Lee Grunder,
22, South St. Paul, Minn., was arrested and cited $124 for operate without a valid license, $861 for OWI and $861 for operating with PAC after a travc stop at 3:22 a.m. in the 500 block of South Main Street for failure to use headlights. Police saw Grunder pull out of Kwik Trip (1200 S. Main St.) without headlights. When following him, they witnessed him go over the fog line and he was speeding. When the ovcer activated his lights, Grunder pulled into a university parking lot and parked in a stall. His Minnesota driver’s license was revoked and his Wisconsin license was suspended. Grunder smelled strongly of alcohol and failed field sobriety tests. His BAC was measured at .130. He was cooperative and apologetic throughout the contact. After booking, he was released into the care of a sober person.
At 12:56 p.m., a complainant reported a damaged windshield at 596 Birchcrest Drive. The damage appeared to be from an air soft gun. Police interviewed several area children and their parents and no one admitted to playing with an air soft gun. The damage was estimated to be around $100.
Monday, April 11
A 16-year-old Renaissance Academy student was cited $98.80 for habitual truancy at 10:34 a.m. The student had eight truancies between Jan. 24 and April 8.
A 17-year-old Renaissance Academy student was cited $124 for habitual truancy at 11:01 a.m. for having 22 truancies between Feb. 4 through April 8.
Police responded at 3:23 p.m. to 634 Pine Ridge Terrace for a found bicycle. The complainant said her husband and daughter had returned home to find a new-looking black and red Kent 700cc Nazz men’s mountain bike propped against their garage door. They said they hadn’t seen anyone suspicious around, but didn’t know who the bike belonged to. It was logged into the evidence storage area.
Ovcers responded at 6:49 p.m. to a residence in the 1500 block of South Wasson Lane for an alleged fight between a juvenile and their mother and sibling. Charges of battery and disorderly conduct will be forwarded for review. The juvenile was allowed to stay the night with a family friend because the mother didn’t feel safe having them at home.
Ovcers were called at 7 p.m. to 332 Quarry Road for an unwanted person complaint. The woman, who is allegedly a caretaker for someone living there, fled after an argument when she learned police were called. Police tried to track her down, but couldn’t locate her. A friend of the resident said he’d stay to make sure she didn’t return.
Gregory Peck Fulton- Randolph, 36, Glendale, Ariz., was cited $124 for operate without valid license after a travc stop at 10:14 p.m. at Main and Pine streets. Police pulled him over because he almost hit a parked squad. When they approached the vehicle, they smelled marijuana. With permission they searched the vehicle and confiscated a scale, a blunt and a 9mm bullet. Fulton-Randolph and his passenger both had suspended licenses, so had to call for a ride.
Ovcers were called at 11:29 p.m. to Kwik Trip (1536 Cemetery Road) for a disturbance. A man there was loitering and asking customers to give him money or buy him alcohol. Nicholas Kenneth Mosay, 35, Balsam Lake, was trespassed from Kwik Trip and given a courtesy ride to Denny’s in Hudson to wait for a ride.
Tuesday, April 12
At 10:04 p.m., ovcers were called to 109 S. Sixth St. for a hit-and-run crash. The complainant said a car had driven through her yard, causing damage to her house and landscaping. She and her husband had been in their living room when they heard a loud noise. They looked outside and saw a vehicle driving through their yard, almost hitting their house. It struck a tree and gutter. The vehicle drove all the way to the back of their property but was blocked by a trailer, so it reversed and went back through the yard. The vehicle headed south on Sixth Street toward Cascade Avenue. Ovcers located a vehicle with heavy, disabling front-end damage (localized to the passenger-side wheel area) in the intersection at Fourth and Walnut streets. A man, later identified as Dominic Earl Misplon, 41, River Falls, exited the driver’s seat and struggled to maintain balance. He also had glassy, bloodshot eyes and smelled of alcohol. He told police he’d been drinking beer. He declined EMS and complained of no injuries; he agreed to perform field sobriety tests, which he failed. He refused to take a breath test and was arrested. Police brought him to the police station to complete the booking process, where an intoximeter test registered his BAC at 0.19. The investigation at the scene showed Misplon had struck two vehicles (one parked near Sixth and Lake streets, another parked on South Fourth Street), landscaping and a gutter at the complainant’s residence. The vehicle also left the roadway multiple times. Misplon was cited $313 for failure of operator to notify police of accident, $187 for hit-and-run property adjacent to highway, $861 for operating with PAC, $861 for OWI, $187 for hit-and-run unattended vehicle and $136.60 for failure to keep vehicle under control. He was transported to Pierce County Jail.