River Falls police arrested and took to jail a 20-year-old Chisholm, Minn., man for disorderly conduct, property damage and underage drinking after he allegedly shattered a window in his best friend's pickup truck and then pummeled his buddy in the head. This occurred just after 3 a.m. Sunday in the 1000 block of East Cascade Avenue. The man had been sleeping in a nearby apartment. He woke furious to discover that, while asleep, his buddy and girlfriend were having sex in the truck.
Because they wouldn't come out, he allegedly smashed the driver's side window with the bench portion of the truck's back seat. He then grabbed his buddy and struck him repeatedly. The buddy didn't try to defend himself.
The buddy, also from Chisholm, was given an underage drinking fine-2nd offense. He may also be charged by the district attorney for having sex with a person under 18 because the man's girlfriend is just 17. She, too, was ticketed for underage drinking.
Last week police also:
--Arrested a 42-year-old local man for drunk driving and driving without the car owner's consent. The man crashed his mother's car in the side avenue of Dick's Fresh Market's parking lot last Thursday night. He had taken the car keys from her while she slept. Before crashing he was on his way to buy booze and thought he was driving along South Main Street. Not so, as he found out when he went over the parking lot median. The mother's car was heavily damaged. The man went to jail.
--Investigated the theft of two car tires from a man who lives in the 800 block of Oak Knoll Avenue. Friday morning the man got into his 2001 Pontiac Grand Am GT to head to a business appointment but found he couldn't budge. That's because his car was blocked up and the left and right front tires were gone. All that was left behind on the pavement were the lug nuts. The tires were Goodyear Assurance with decorative, low-profile rims valued at $1,000.
For more, please read Police Beat in the Sept. 22 print edition of the River Falls Journal.