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Pool house burglarized over weekend

The Glen Park pool house in River Falls was broken into and a cash box stolen sometime between Saturday afternoon, Aug. 24, and Sunday morning, Aug. 25.

The intruder may have used a bolt cutter to slice off the padlock on the pool house’s front door.

Another padlock to a storage cabinet inside was sliced to get at the cash box.

The intruder seemed to know exactly where to find the cash box, which had a small amount of currency and at least two checks.

River Falls police collected evidence at the scene. Call 715-425-0909 if you have any information to solve this crime.

Police are also asking that witnesses of a 9:20 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23, crash at State and Foster streets to call and make statements about what they saw. Several apparently left the scene before officers could collect their statements.

The crash was between a motorcycle, driven by a 22-year-old Clintonville man, and a 2002 Buick driven by a 21-year-old woman who lives on Charlotte Street. The motorcyclist was badly hurt.

Any witnesses are asked to call officer Paul Jensen at the police station at 717-425-0909.

Police also:

--Investigating an unsolved battery near the tennis courts and playing field of Meyer Middle School last Thursday evening, Aug. 22.

An 11-year-old boy, watching football practice, said he was picked on by an older teenage boy who threatened to run him over with his car. The teen allegedly tossed a wood board at the boy that hit him under the eye and left a cut.

The suspect is described as short with keys hanging from his pocket. He was seen with other teenage boys. The case remains under investigation.

--Cited a 27-year-old rural River Falls man for public urination after midnight Sunday on the Riverwalk (alley). A patrolling officer claimed to see the man urinating by a parked car.

The man denied doing so and, after being given a $114 citation, asked the officer: ‘Where do you get off on this?’

Told public urination violated city law, the man replied: ‘My attorney will be in contact.’

There’s more. Find it in Police Beat in the Aug. 29 print edition of the River Falls Journal.

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