Man pushed off the roof: River Falls police need public’s helpA 23-year-old Hudson man survived falling from the roof above Steve’s Pizza Palace, 110 N. Main St., around 1:30 a.m. Friday, June 1. He claims he was pushed off by a thief who had taken his friend’s cellphone and wallet. The victim landed on the sidewalk and had a bloody head wound that was not considered life threatening.
By: Phil Pfuehler, River Falls Journal
A 23-year-old Hudson man survived falling from the roof above Steve’s Pizza Palace, 110 N. Main St., around 1:30 a.m. Friday, June 1. He claims he was pushed off by a thief who had taken his friend’s cellphone and wallet. The victim landed on the sidewalk and had a bloody head wound that was not considered life threatening.
Police investigator John Wilson is looking for information from anyone who might have seen the two on the rooftop above Steve’s – or even just heard them up there -- during that time. Both the victim and the male suspect apparently reached the roof by using the alley dumpster.
If you have any leads, call Wilson at the police station number: 715-425-0909.
--Arrested and cited two women for fighting outside the Corner Saloon, 128 N. Main St., after 2 a.m. Friday. One of the women, age 28, from Spring Valley, is a saloon bartender but wasn’t working when the incident occurred. The fight drew a large crowd outside as officers arrived. Both women claimed the other was the aggressor. They continued yelling and swinging at each other and had to be kept separated. Each was given $177 disorderly conduct citations.
--Arrested a 43-year-old local man for domestic disorderly conduct for a disturbance with his wife in the 300 block of N. Pearl Street last week late Tuesday night, May 29. The son in the house ran away to a neighbor’s for help. The man allegedly tossed a glass of water in his wife’s face and, holding a knife, threatened to kill the family dog. He was taken to county jail where charges were pending with the district attorney.
--Arrested a 45-year-old local woman at Dick’s Fresh Market, 1121 S. Main St., around 12:20 p.m. Friday, June, 1, where she was said to be causing a nuisance by trying to peddle gift cards inside the grocery and in the parking lot. The woman said she needed money for gas. Officers discovered that the woman was wanted for two St. Croix County warrants. She ended up in jail in Hudson.
--Are investigating a smashed-window and possible break-in at Mariachi Loco, 456 Spruce St., last week Wednesday, May 30, after 2 a.m. Someone took a long-handled shovel and shattered the double-paned window on the south side. That set off a building alarm. The shovel was left outside. There were signs that intruders, at least briefly, got inside the restaurant. No one’s been arrested yet. Police have only the shovel as evidence.
There’s more police news and more about the man falling from the downtown rooftop. Check the print edition of the June 6 River Falls Journal.