Say, why are you in my bedroom, using my bathroom, sleeping on my couch?River Falls police were called to assist several female tenants at 203 Broadway St. who found a strange man in their apartment Friday morning, Jan. 6. The suspect appeared drunk. He had walked into a bedroom, startling the occupants, then went to a bathroom before getting snuggly on a couch.
By: Phil Pfuehler, River Falls Journal
River Falls police were called to assist several female tenants at 203 Broadway St. who found a strange man in their apartment Friday morning, Jan. 6. The suspect appeared drunk. He had walked into a bedroom, startling the occupants, then went to a bathroom before getting snuggly on a couch.
Officers finally woke the very groggy 22-year-old River Falls man. He had a large bloody bump on his head, and his face and clothes were muddy, as if he’d fallen.
The suspect couldn’t say what happened to him. He thought he was either back home asleep or at a friend’s.
The man, described as cooperative, was removed from the women’s place and booked at the police station. He was given a $177 disorderly conduct fine and released.
--Arrested three Hudson women in their early 20s just after 2:30 a.m. Saturday in front of Bo’s ‘N Mine bar downtown. The three had a run-in with some men who were walking past them. The woman claimed the men called them whores and bitches. The men said the woman barged right into them, then turned and began throwing punches. The men said they didn’t retaliate but called 911 for help. They also flagged down an officer a block away. The Hudson women were detained. Each was given a $177 disorderly conduct fine.
--Arrested a 24-year-old Hudson man and a 25-year-old Ellsworth man for fighting in the alley behind Coach’s and Lazy River’s bars after 1:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 7. Officers were responding to a report of a six-person brawl. There were conflicting eyewitness accounts. It appears the fisticuffs may have started after a group of men began staring at another man’s girlfriend or making sexual comments about her. The Hudson man arrested became sick, vomited and fell to the ground. He allegedly wouldn’t cooperate with local EMTs. He was given a fine and released to his parents.
--Cited a 25-year-old River Falls woman for hit-and-run, inattentive driving and failure to notify police of an accident after allegedly running over a fire hydrant at Devon Lane and Cemetery Road Dec. 30. Officers arrived at the scene to find a dislodged fire hydrant and a trail of auto coolant going east on Cemetery Road toward South Main Street. The coolant trail ran dry before the driving suspect could be found. She did, however, turn up later at the police station. She said she’d argued with her boyfriend, got upset, left him, drove away and became distracted by her cellphone. After the crash she was too distraught to report what happened. She went home instead to drink beer. The woman was given three fines totaling $445.
For more, please read Police Beat in the Jan. 11 print edition of the River Falls Journal.