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Young local men jailed for weekend battery at Glen Park

A 16-year-old Hudson boy said he was beaten, pepper sprayed, knocked out and woke to find his bike stolen Saturday night, June 8, during an incident at Swinging Bridge by Glen Park. Two 18-year-old male suspects from River Falls were soon picked up on the walking path behind UW-River Falls Lab Farm #1.

River Falls Police were looking into the involvement of other suspects. Everyone, including the victim, knew each other.

The victim said one of the arrested suspects took out a knife and threatened to kill him. That knife, a spring-loaded, Smith & Wesson folding style knife, was later recovered.

The victim said the pepper spray used on him was his own and that it was taken away. He said he was hit in the face and jaw. He was later taken by ambulance to the hospital.

The two arrested suspects were taken to county jail in Ellsworth. They denied any involvement in this incident.

Police also:

--Arrested a 22-year-old local man for disorderly conduct and property damage for a disturbance during a party before 5 a.m. Saturday, June 8, at 114 S. Fifth St. The man was picked up outside as he walked away.

He said nothing had happened. But one witness at the party claimed he was upset, yelling and swearing, and that he punched another man and also punched through a panel door. The man did admit he had been drinking whiskey and beer for much of the night.

--Arrested a 49-year-old woman for domestic disorderly conduct at 233 W. Cascade Ave. #203, mid-afternoon Sunday, June 9. The male friend who also lives there said he works nights and was suddenly wakened by the woman.

He said she was naked from the waist down and yelling a lot of crazy stuff about gowns and the 19th century. He also said he was fearful because the woman said she loved him but could hurt him and that he was going to hell.

Police ended up forcibly arresting the woman who only recently moved to River Falls. A female officer made sure the woman got properly dressed.

She was then taken to county jail where she was described as intoxicated and uncooperative. She wanted to make a complaint against the man in her apartment for filing a false police report against her.

For more, please read Police Beat in the June 13 print edition of the River Falls Journal.