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Caller cries fowl in Bay City A caller reported a large number of swans Jan. 9 at the park on Lake Pepin in Bay City. The caller feared the birds may be frozen on the ice. A deputy checked the area and found swans and Canada geese gathered in the water, where they were sunning, preening themselves and sleeping. There were no signs of distress. Cock-a-doodle-do-not-disturb
Initial appearances Tanner C. Beach, 31, Spring Valley, waived extradition Dec. 26 to Washington County, Minn., where he was charged Aug. 28 with fifth degree-drug possession (schedule I,II,III,IV-not small amount of marijuana). Jeremy M. Froelke, 32 St. Paul, pleaded innocent and posted a $5,000 signature bond on resisting/obstructing an officer and disorderly conduct charges Dec. 26. The charges resulted from a Dec. 21 incident in River Falls.
Traffic troubles • Deputies assisted a driver whose alternator had gone out at 4:32 p.m. Dec. 21 at highways 35 and 63 in Hager City. • Police responded to a hit and run at 12:10 a.m. Den. 1 at W6390 Highway 35 in Bay City, in a parking lot. The suspect vehicle had fled the area and was not located. • Police responded to a car vs. pedestrian accident at 7:27 p.m. Jan. 3 on 975th Street near River Falls. The pedestrian was taken to the hospital.
Four people were hospitalized Friday after a two-vehicle crash in rural Ellsworth. The Pierce County Sheriff's Office identified the injured people as Ellsworth residents Christopher Iehl, 42; James Bigott, 26; Melvern Janish, 87; and Marvin E. Janish, 87. All four people were taken by ambulance to River Falls Area Hospital with undisclosed injuries.
A Maiden Rock man insisted his device was hacked in the face of FBI allegations he recorded the molestation of a child and posted the image to an online service. The Pierce County District Attorney's Office charged Eric L. Kurrelmeyer, 31, with two counts of first-degree sexual assault, two counts of child pornography possession and two counts of sexploitation of a child, among others. He made his first court appearance Thursday, Jan. 3, in Pierce County Circuit Court, where he was ordered to post $50,000 cash bond. He posted bond Friday, according to court records.
Possible sexual assault Police responded to a possible sexual assault at 6:47 p.m. Dec. 12 in Spring Valley. Domestic incidents • Pierce County deputies responded to a physical domestic incident and took a female suspect into custody and to a mental health facility at 11:42 p.m. Dec. 12 in Spring Valley. • Police responded to an alleged domestic incident that allegedly happened the day prior, but the involved people were vague; they were separated for the night at 10:52 a.m. Dec. 13 in Hager City.
Initial appearances Raymond W. Cedotal, 59, Crossville, Tenn., pleaded innocent and posted a $500 signature bond on a possess drug paraphernalia charge Nov. 5. The charge resulted from a Dec. 8, 2017 incident in River Falls.
House fire Police responded to a house fire at 5:59 p.m. Nov. 12 at W5127 330th Ave. in Ellsworth. All of the people living there were safe, but the home is not livable, according to a blotter report. Domestic
A person was warned for spotlighting deer and houses at 7:40 p.m. Nov. 8 at 1090th Street and 566th Avenue in Prescott. Domestics • Police responded to a domestic incident between roommates at 8:51 p.m. Nov. 6 at N1075 825th St. in Hager City. Officers collected statements from the roommates, according to a blotter report.
Playground damaged A person drove into a playground at 9:34 a.m. Oct. 31 at 621 Main St. in Plum City. The driver is unknown, but there is a possible witness, according to a police blotter report. Hunters caught trespassing A raccoon hunter was caught trespassing on private property at 8:28 p.m. Nov. 1 at W7384 250th Ave. in Bay City. The property owners were told to let the arresting officer know if they want to pursue a citation for the hunter. Domestic