Before you undress, make sure you have the right addressA 35-year-old local man kept banging at the door of a house in the 300 block of East Pine Street at 5 a.m. Friday. He wanted in. Those inside the house were scared and wanted him to stay out. River Falls police came to the rescue and handcuffed the man, whom they described as drunk and mostly undressed. His clothes were found strewn in the yard and driveway.
By: Phil Pfuehler, River Falls Journal
A 35-year-old local man kept banging at the door of a house in the 300 block of East Pine Street at 5 a.m. Friday. He wanted in. Those inside the house were scared and wanted him to stay out. River Falls police came to the rescue and handcuffed the man, whom they described as drunk and mostly undressed. His clothes were found strewn in the yard and driveway.
The man also had cuts and bruises. Officers believe he fell while walking home – the man thought he was already at home but home was in fact many blocks away on North Pearl Street.
Back at the police station, the man was booked and given the chance to get dressed. He declined. So after being issued a $177 fine for disorderly conduct, the man with his pile of clothing was given a courtesy ride to his real home.
River Falls police also:
--Arrested a 28-year-old local man for drunk driving in the 100 block of South Second Street at 2:25 a.m. Saturday. The man allegedly backed out of the M&I Bank parking lot and crashed into a parked pickup. The driver of the pickup rushed out of the Bo’s ‘N Mine bar to try to prevent the man from leaving. An officer showed up at the same time to make the stop. The 28-year-old was ticketed for $731.
--Cited a 29-year-old New Richmond man for falsifying an accident report on Aug. 1 during a crash at 1495 Riverside Drive. The man pulled out of the parking lot, allegedly hit another vehicle, drove off, returned an hour later and reported to police that he’d been the victim of a hit-and-run. Once an investigation showed differently, the man was given a $114 fine.
--Cited an 18-year-old Prescott woman for inattentive driving at South Main and Foster streets Aug. 4. The woman allegedly rearended a 52-year-old River Falls woman ahead of her who was slowing for traffic. The Prescott teen said she was distracted by her dog falling from the back seat. Her fine was $101.40.
--Took in a 13-year-old local girl for disorderly conduct last week Wednesday night after the girl allegedly bit her mother’s arm and pulled her hair. The girl was staying with her grandmother and apparently didn’t want to return to her mother’s house. The case is being referred to juvenile court authorities and also to the district attorney for possible child abuse.
--Investigating a burglary in the 1800 block of Rodao Drive last week late Wednesday night. No forced entry was involved, but the intruders got in while the occupant was sleeping and stole jewelry, prescription drugs, wallet with charge cards, iPod, laptop computer and more. If you have information to help police with their investigation, call police at 715-425-0909.
For more, please see Police Beat in the Aug. 17 print edition of the River Falls Journal.