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Bar gets another noise ticket

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crime and courts River Falls, 54022
River Falls Wisconsin 2815 Prairie Drive / P.O. Box 25 54022

After the third warning, River Falls police gave the owner of Coach's Bar, 127 S. Main St., a $114 citation for loud and unnecessary noise last Thursday just after 1:30 a.m. Officers had taken complaints from an upstairs tenant and agreed the blaring music was too loud. Last year Coach's was cited at least a half-dozen times for loud noise, mostly originating from a newly expanded area of the bar.

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Police say Logan Moon, of Hudson, Coach's owner, was angry about the noise warning last week and said he didn't care if he got a citation, which he did.

Last year the City Council briefly considered revoking Moon's liquor license.

Police Chief Roger Leque said no further action was planned against Moon for this latest incident, but added that Moon's cooperation -- or lack of -- would be a factor this June when his liquor license comes up for renewal.

Also last week police:

  • Arrested a 28-year-old Hudson man for battery outside a downtown bar at 2:20 a.m. Saturday. The suspect allegedly had been kicked out of Boomer's Bar, but tried to get back in at closing. While being escorted back outside, he allegedly punched a bouncer in the nose and choked him.

    One officer withdrew and aimed his Taser gun at the Hudson man in order to get him handcuffed. The man later said he couldn't write a statement because he couldn't remember what happened. Before his release, the man was given a $366 fine.

  • Arrested a 26-year-old rural River Falls man last Thursday at 12:15 a.m. on Cemetery Road for drunk driving-3rd offense. He was pulled over because of expired license plates. The man was also arrested for drunk driving Jan. 10 but no court decision has been made. This latest drunk driving charge will be heard in Pierce County Circuit Court.
  • Arrested a 26-year-old city of River Falls man for running out on his cab fare at 3 a.m. Saturday in the 1200 block of North Main Street. The man took a taxi home from Dick's Bar in Hudson, then drove around a little in River Falls before saying he couldn't pay. The cabbie took him to WESTconsin Credit Union's ATM, but the man couldn't withdraw cash and allegedly made a run for it, leaving the taxi van door open. An officer caught the suspect who asked why he was being arrested. Besides the arrest, he was given a $240 fine and also a police courtesy ride home.
  • Arrested two River Falls High School male students for possession of marijuana last week. The boys, who have had past legal issues with drugs, allegedly brought pot to school and were caught. Both were later sent to a juvenile detention facility in Eau Claire.

    For more, please read Police Beat in the Feb. 24 print edition of the River Falls Journal.

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