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Stay put: Disorderly man swipes other driver’s glasses

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

River Falls police were called to a fight between two so-called adults in the Greenwood Elementary School parking lot last Tuesday morning, Nov. 12.

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The two were locked in a dispute about a minor collision between their two vehicles.

One of the men, age 33, approached the other driver who was still at the wheel, allegedly swung and hit his side mirror, then reached in and grabbed the glasses off the driver’s face.

Asked later by a police officer why he did that, the 33-year-old allegedly said he didn’t want the other man to drive away and figured he would stay put without his glasses.

Greenwood’s principal was also at the scene. Police gave the 33-year-old a $177 disorderly conduct citation.

Police recently also:

--Cited a couple for domestic disorderly conduct at 312 E. Elm St. after 2 a.m. last Thursday, Nov. 14. The two, said to be recovering alcoholics, had a lapse and were drinking beer.

The woman got upset that her boyfriend was taking so long to return after going out to buy more beer.

When he returned to the upstairs rental unit, they argued and then it got physical.

The woman said she finally twisted away from the man, pushed him on the bed and began striking his face.

Officers say the man was holed up in a bathroom. He finally came out, having a bruise and swelling under one eye. It was also learned he was under probation with the courts.

Both the man and woman were taken to county jail in Ellsworth. She declined to enforce a 72-hour no-contact provision against him, but he signed to have the same provision enforced against her.

--Cited a 20-year-old Hudson woman for disorderly conduct in the 100 block of South Main Street before 2 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 16. A patrolling officer said he came upon the woman yelling at a female driver of a parked car and reaching in to punch her. The underage Hudson woman claimed she was mad that the other woman had left her in the bar when she had gone to use the bathroom.

--Arrested a 20-year-old West St. Paul man for underage drinking after he was found sleeping inside a stranger’s apartment at 1440 E. Cemetery Road after 4 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 16.

The man, without shoes, told police he was visiting friends from his high school days – except he thought he was in West St. Paul. He seem very confused when informed he was in River Falls, Wisconsin.

The man also told police he was 18 years old and had been drinking with others.

He was tested for alcohol use and given a $177 underage drinking citation.

The tenants of the apartment said they didn’t want to press charges against their intruder.

Friends were later found to come to the police station and pick up the wayward man from across the border.

There’s more. Please see Police Beat in the Nov. 21 print edition of the River Falls Journal.

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