River Falls police respond to fight, discover stash of pot, mushroomsAfter investigating a fight between an 18-year-old male tenant and two strangers, officers arrested the tenant for possession of psilocybin (hallucinogenic) mushrooms, marijuana with intent to deliver, and drug paraphernalia Friday night, June 15, at a rental unit at 233 W. Cascade Ave. The two male assailants got away. Police suspect the fighting may have been about a drug deal gone bad.
By: Phil Pfuehler, River Falls Journal
After investigating a fight between an 18-year-old male tenant and two strangers, officers arrested the tenant for possession of psilocybin (hallucinogenic) mushrooms, marijuana with intent to deliver, and drug paraphernalia Friday night, June 15, at a rental unit at 233 W. Cascade Ave. The two male assailants got away. Police suspect the fighting may have been about a drug deal gone bad.
The arrested tenant had a small cut above the eye. Police claim he kept part of his marijuana – altogether totaling some 120 grams -- in a book bag.
Other drug related items, plus a large amount of cash, were seized and documented as evidence.
The local 18-year-old tenant was taken to county jail. Charges are pending with the district attorney.
--Arrested a 46-year-old local man for domestic battery and burglary at 405 S. Wasson Lane last week Tuesday morning, June 12. The man allegedly forced his way into an apartment where his wife was staying with another man – the other man happened to be a good friend of the 46-year-old man, who allegedly attacked his friend while he was lying in bed, punching, kicking and stomping on him. The woman tried to intervene but was hurt. A toddler child was caught in the midst of the upheaval. River Falls Ambulance was dispatched to the scene. After his arrest, the 46-year-old man, who sustained an eye injury, said it was wrong for his buddy to be sleeping with his wife, since they weren’t even divorced.
--Cited a 57-year-old Frederic woman for disorderly conduct at 951 N. Winter St. last Wednesday, June 13, before noon. The woman arrived to collect her son’s belongings from where his ex-girlfriend lives. The son apparently is in jail. The Frederic woman blames the ex-girlfriend, and began yelling at her, including calling her a bitch several times. The woman called police. The woman was questioned, then given a $177 fine.
--Cited a 17-year-old rural River Falls girl for “throwing missiles in vehicle” last Thursday evening, June 14, in the area of South Main Street and Hamilton Drive. Despite the dramatic-sounding citation, this really involved egg throwing. The girl allegedly tossed about a dozen eggs at parked cars while driving. She was caught and given a $177 fine.
--Cited two local teens, a 16-year-old boy and a 13-year-old girl, for underage drinking last Wednesday night, June 13, as they crossed the footbridge into Glen Park. The girl was falling down so much that the boy finally flipped her over his shoulder to carry her. The pair, possibly along with other teens who weren’t caught, were drinking from a bottle of tequila at Heritage Park. The bottle was tossed in the river. The girl was so intoxicated and hyperventilating that she ended up being treated in the hospital’s emergency room
--Arrested a 33-year-old Roberts man for trespassing on the high school grounds just before 10 p.m. Saturday, June 16. The man was found hiding inside the JV concession stand. He apparently had slipped in through the back storage area. A weekend baseball tournament was being played. A Youth Baseball board member came upon the intruder and called police. He didn’t try to escape.
There’s more. Find it in Police Beat in the June 20 print edition of the River Falls Journal.