After a few drinks, new River Falls resident asks: Where am I?A 27-year-old man was found wandering inside of Lori’s Massage, 303 N. Second St., just as it was about to open Tuesday morning, Feb. 14 (Valentine’s Day). The suspect was in the hair-dressing area. Police were summoned. The man, who claimed he’d just moved to River Falls, had no idea where he was.
By: Phil Pfuehler, River Falls Journal
A 27-year-old man was found wandering inside of Lori’s Massage, 303 N. Second St., just as it was about to open Tuesday morning, Feb. 14 (Valentine’s Day). The suspect was in the hair-dressing area. Police were summoned. The man, who claimed he’d just moved to River Falls, had no idea where he was.
It was soon learned the man lived near the public library. He told an officer the last thing he recalled was having a couple of drinks at home. After that, poof, a blank.
The man was booked at the police station, issued a $177 fine for disorderly conduct and given a courtesy ride “home.”
He apologized to the officer for his inexplicable conduct.
River Falls police also:
--Arrested and jailed two roommates who live at an apartment complex at 117 Church St. last week Tuesday morning for marijuana and drug paraphernalia possession. Officers smelled the odor of marijuana but weren’t allowed inside the men’s apartment. Instead, they sought and got a court-ordered search warrant.
The roommates were ages 20 and 22. A St. Croix County police dog helped with the search that allegedly turned up lots of smoking devices, including pipes and a hookah, plus baby food jars filled with pot.
Evidence was sealed, documented and removed from the apartment. The 22-year-old man was also wanted for a Pierce County warrant.
In separate incidents at the high school, three 15-year-old boys were picked up for disorderly conduct:
1) In this one, the boy allegedly shouted obscene, hurtful names to a female student during lunch in the commons. When questioned about the incident, the boy allegedly laughed and said other students who heard thought it was funny. The boy was suspended from school. His case was referred to juvenile court.
2) Another disturbance in the commons during lunch allegedly resulted in a 15-year-old boy sticking a milk carton in pizza and barbeque sauce before crushing the carton against the face of another boy. The boy complained one of his eyes was sore and burning from red pepper flakes. The 15-year-old was given an $82.50 fine.
3) A third 15-year-old boy was also referred to juvenile court after various instances of misconduct including spreading rumors that he had a gun with ammunition in his locker. The weapons rumor was verified as false. The boy faces school disciplinary measures.
Police are also investigating a weekend burglary at a rental house in the 100 block of North Fourth Street.
The occupants there left the doors unlocked before they went drinking downtown.
Upon their return, numerous electronic goods were found stolen.
Police are also investigating the possibility that arson is connected to this burglary.
For more, please read Police Beat in the Feb. 22 print edition of the River Falls Journal.