River Falls Police: Asleep in the park; TVs broken in dispute
Asleep in the park
At 11:26 p.m. Monday, Oct 1, police went to Glen Park, 355 W. Park St., for a report of a suspicious person. Jacob Alexander Kinkade, 18, River Falls, was seen by an officer sleeping in the driver's seat of a vehicle parked near the west bathrooms. When the officer went to speak to Kinkade about the park being closed, a large glass drug pipe was allegedly in plain view on the passenger seat and the officer smelled marijuana. The officer woke Kinkaid who said he fell asleep while waiting for his friend. He was cited $187 for possession of drug paraphernalia. He did not have a valid driver's license. A friend picked up the vehicle and police gave him a courtesy ride home.
• At 4:24 p.m. Monday, Oct. 1, Jumaane S. Hoover, 27, River Falls, did not yield to traffic that had stopped for a red light on Main Street at County Road MM and hit a vehicle stopped at the light. Hoover and was cited $111.40.
• At 3:34 p.m. Monday, Oct. 1, police were called to the scene of an accident on highways 65 and 35. A 17-year-old New Richmond juvenile had been driving north on Main Street near the Highway 35 exit ramp and hit a vehicle that had stopped in the turn lane to wait for traffic. The juvenile said he tried to stop but felt his vehicle skid on the road. He had one prior conviction of failure to keep vehicle under control. He was cited $187.
• At 6:53 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, police were sent to an accident on Main Street and Paulson Road. Lydia Sarah June Scott, 19, River Falls, one of the drivers, denied hitting another vehicle but admitted to failing to yield the right of way. She was trying to turn right onto Paulson Road from Main Street at the same time another vehicle was turning left on a green arrow light. Scott was cited $98.80 for failure to yield the right of way.
• At 2:14 p.m. Monday, Oct. 1, a resident reported they had parked a car in the Pizza Hut parking lot, 303 S. Main St., while out of town the previous weekend. Upon returning, the resident found a $20 bill, $80 in change and BP gas card had been taken from the vehicle.
• At 11 a.m. Oct. 1, a resident reporting receiving an email about a possible part-time job opportunity from a person claiming to be the HR manager/consultant for Speedy Stamps. The resident was given a cashier's check for $1,799 to "cover expenses." He remotely deposited the check and bought $800 in Apple gift cards and gave the cards' numbers to a person claiming to be a "Speedy Stamp" employee. The resident's bank reported the cashier's check was fraudulent.
• On Sunday, Sept. 30, a resident reported an attempted break-in/burglary after finding severely damaged egress windows with pry marks present on at least one window. The base trim and baseboard were also removed and siding peeled away from the frame on at least one window.
• On Sept. 30, Shooter's Pub staff reported a man had started a tab for alcoholic beverages and provided the bartender with a credit card that later turned out to be expired. Bar staff attempted to reach out to the man and get him to pay, but were not successful.
• At 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, police were sent to Family Fresh Market where loss prevention staff reported a female had stolen merchandise Sept. 12 and Sept. 25. Ashley Nichole Bougie, 34, River Falls, allegedly stole $45.92 worth of items, including Downy Unstoppables, hamburger buns, potato bread, flavored water, muffins, glucose tablets and children's melatonin. At the self-checkout, Bougie allegedly scanned one item, then placed two in her bag. The second time Bougie came to the store, employees got her license plate number and identified her. Bougie told police Sept. 29 there is no excuse for taking the items, but her daughter has Celiac's disease and is diabetic, which is why she has been stealing gluten-free products. Bougie said money is tight and gluten-free products are expensive. She was cited $187 for retail theft and given a 1-year no trespass notice for Family Fresh.
• A resident in the 1400 block of Riverside Drive reported a theft on Thursday, Sept. 27. The resident had ordered a shoes online and received an email from the shipping company saying the shoes had been delivered. An hour later the resident tried to pick up the shoes and did not find the package. She was later approached by a neighbor who said she saw a neighbor wearing shoes matching the description of the ones stolen. She told police that after the neighbor noticed the resident looking at the shoes, he ran down the stairs and left in his vehicle.
• On Thursday, Sept. 26, a student reported a pair of headphones missing. The $300 "Beats Solo" headphones were left in a box in a classroom. When he went back to retrieve them, they were missing.
• At 7:21 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26, police were sent to the 1000 block of 879th Avenue for a theft. A resident said a son's backpack was taken from his unlocked locker in a locker room at River Falls High School, 818 Cemetery Road, during football practice. The backpack contained a Nike shirt, Nike pants, a gold iPhone Plus, and a school-issued chromebook. The estimated value of the stolen items was $2,000. The backpack and missing items were later recovered.
• At 6:21 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26, Shopko, 1777 Paulson Road, reported a shoplifter in custody. Loss prevention staff watched Danielle Renee Gilbertson, 32, Ellsworth, select multiple clothing items, go into the changing room and walk out, placing only a few items on the rack. Staff went into the changing room and found a tag on the floor that matched the clothes Gilbertson had. Gilbertson also had a backpack disguised as a purse large enough to hold multiple items. She walked out of the store, making no attempt to pay. When asked to come back inside, she admitted to shoplifting. Staff recognized her from previous theft incidents. Staff recovered all the clothing items except one pair of leggings. She eventually admitted she was wearing the leggings. The recovered items were valued at $128.94. She was cited cited $187 for retail theft and given a no trespass notice.
ID Card violation
At 7:24 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, Dick's Hometown Liquor, 1141 S. Main St, reported a person trying to pass a fake ID. A store employee said a female tried to buy a beer with a fake driver's license. The license was "very clearly fake," according to police.Madison Marie Snyder, 20, Cushing, was cited $187.
TVs broken in domestic dispute
At 1:46 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, police were sent to the 600 block of Glen Park Road for an "out of control female breaking things around the house." A man met officers in front of the residence. A woman came out, yelled and screamed at the man, telling him to give her her phone back. She was upset and crying. The man said he'd taken the woman's phone to keep her from throwing or hitting him with it. The woman said she and the man had been drinking downtown. When they returned to the residence, she was going to make some food and they began arguing.
She said the man called her names, yelled at her and broke her television in a bedroom. The woman said she broke a living room television in retaliation. The woman said the man pushed and shoved her and ripped her sweatshirt. She had many minor cuts to her arms, some bruising, severe bloody fingerprints and red marks on her. Police noted in the report the man's finger was bleeding.
Police saw a damaged bathroom door that looked as if it had been kicked down. The woman told police the man had followed her and kicked the door to the bathroom in. When police returned the woman's phone, she said the man took her phone when she was going to call police. She received a .09 result on a preliminary breath test. The man refused to take a preliminary breath test. Domestic disorderly conduct and damage to property charges for the man were forwarded to the Pierce County District Attorney's office. Domestic damage to property charges for the woman were forwarded to the DA.
911 call for help
At 9:22 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28, Pierce County emergency dispatch received a 911 open line call and heard sniffling in the background. The line disconnected. Dispatch called back and left a voicemail. A woman called back and said she was struck in the mouth by a man and that he was standing right next to her. Police went to an address in the 500 block of North Falls Street.
When arriving on scene, they heard Dorian M. Cross, 44, River Falls, screaming profanities and arguing.
When police knocked on the door, the woman answered the door after two announcements from police. She told police "everything is fine," regardless of what officers asked her. She has called 911 on many occasions, but is uncooperative when police arrive. She told police no one else was there, but police told her they heard Cross earlier. She repeated police could not help and said again "everything is fine," went back inside and shut the door.
Officers did not believe the woman was going to be safe and stayed on scene for a few minutes. The two began arguing while officers were still outside. The woman allegedly asked multiple times "why did you hit me?" Police ordered Cross to open the door. Dispatch informed police Cross is out of jail on signature bond, and conditions include no abusive contact toward the woman. The woman came to the door again and said the man was not there. Officers saw him standing at the top of a stairwell. The woman continued to say Cross was not present.