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Women accused of going after their men with knives

Two middle-aged River Falls women were taken to jail in the past week for allegedly threatening their male partners with knives. One is even accused of tossing bleach at the male victim's face. One incident occurred in the 700 block of West Cedar Street, the other in the 1500 block of South Wasson Lane. In both cases the men were unharmed, but one man, who had been lying on the couch, said he had to fight off the woman to protect himself. His shirt got ripped in the process.

In the past week River Falls police also:

--Cited a dozen River Falls girls, ages 16 and 17, for disorderly conduct for what was described as excessive toilet papering and trashing of the outside of a house at 790 Yellowstone Drive last week Tuesday after 2 a.m. The girls said they were members of a victorious soccer team out on the night for some "team bonding." They called the prank "good fun." One officer, however, said the mess left in the victim's yard was a "significant amount of garbage." The police report also mentioned the yard trashing may have been in retaliation for a girl who lives there. Two vehicles carrying the dozen local teen girls were stopped shortly after they left the house on Yellowstone Drive, which is on the city's east side.

--Cited two men for battery and disorderly conduct and one man for disorderly conduct following a party at 555 N. Pearl St. late Friday night. The three got into a brawl after arguing about one man's snowboard goggles. The man who owns the goggles lives at that address. He seemed to come out worst and took a beating before falling and getting kicked in the head. He was taken by ambulance and treated for his injuries at the hospital. The two other men fled and were soon picked up at Heritage Park. They were given fines totaling more than $500.

For more, please read Police Beat in the July 28 print edition of the River Falls Journal.