Three beat up one; suspects still loose
River Falls police are on the hunt for three male suspects who allegedly pummeled and badly injured a 21-year-old local man in the 200 block of East Pine Street after midnight Saturday. The victim was hospitalized with, among other injuries, a fractured eye socket and chipped teeth. He also needed stitches around the eye. The 21-year-old man told police one of his attackers got in his face and demanded to know if he was in the UFC -- Ultimate Fighting Championship.
The man said he was walking home from Ground Zero bar downtown when he was confronted by the three near his home.
Call police at 425-0909 if you have information about the three attackers or this incident.
To remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, or go to www.crimestoppersmm.org and click on "Submit a Web Tip."
You also have the option of texting by cell phone: Type in TIP764 plus your message to CRIMES (274637).
Elsewhere last week police:
However, he was soon caught, taken to the ground, handcuffed, with one officer pointing a Taser gun at him. The Ellsworth man racked up $417 in fines before being released.
After being threatened with jail, the man was given a $177 fine and released.
--Arrested a 34-year-old Milwaukee man for drunk driving and possession of drug paraphernalia last week Tuesday night after allegedly making an illegal U-turn at Main and Walnut streets. During a search of the man's pockets, officers said they recovered a small tin with a Care Bear image that held marijuana. That was seized as part of the evidence. The man was given fines totaling more than $1,100.
For more, please read Police Beat in the Sept. 23 print edition of the River Falls Journal.