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Officer takes a knee, and not to run out the clock

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She wore a leopard-print dress and was stopped trying to get into Bo’s ’N Mine with a fake I.D Sunday night, April 6.

The 20-year-old Prescott woman was soon arrested by River Falls police for the I.D. violation, underage drinking and also resisting arrest.

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She had tried to run away, racing into Bo’s, where an officer chased and caught her in the bar.

As she was taken back outside to a squad car, the woman, yelling profanities and insults, allegedly turned and kneed the arresting male officer in the groin.

The attack resulted in a charge of battery to a patrol officer.

Told of this charge, the woman allegedly called the officer a pussy and said she barely touched him.

Later the woman would claim that she was having an anxiety attack, then that she couldn’t breathe and finally that she was afraid of being raped by police officers.

She was driven to county jail in Ellsworth by a female police officer.

The I.D. the woman allegedly tried using to get into Bo’s was an expired driver’s license belonging to her older sister, who is also from Prescott.

River Falls police also:

--Arrested a 37-year-old local woman for marijuana possession at her 293 Nicole Lane rental address Friday evening, April 4.

Officers were sent there by the woman’s mother. She had just talked to her daughter by phone and thought it sounded like she was having as asthma attack.

The daughter seemed fine when police showed up, but her apartment allegedly reeked of marijuana.

The woman allegedly admitted to smoking weed with a pipe. These items were found under a chair cushion.

--Arrested a 24-year-old UW-River Falls student for trespassing in the 100 block of South Fourth Street before 4:30 a.m. Sunday, April 6.

The student apparently wondered into a house through an unlocked door while a couple upstairs slept.

He moved from room to room and ate some leftovers from the fridge before heading upstairs.

The man who lived there woke and confronted the intruder. When officers arrived they were met by the man’s wife who pointed to the stairs.

At the top the homeowner was lying on top of the intruder, holding him down and yelling at him.

The student intruder was taken away. He told police he’d gone to Coach’s Bar & Grill to watch the Wisconsin Badgers play the Kentucky Wildcats for the NCAA semi-final basketball championship.

From there he moved on to Ground Zero bar for some dart playing. After that…it was pretty much blank until he found himself on the floor getting beat up in a strange house.

There is more. Please find it in Police Beat in the April 10 print edition of the River Falls Journal.

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Phil Pfuehler
Phil Pfuehler has been editor of the River Falls Journal since 1991.
(715) 426-1050
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