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River Falls Journal
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River Falls Wisconsin 2815 Prairie Drive / P.O. Box 25 54022

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.

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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.

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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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