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A Hudson man charged earlier in June with felony theft after he allegedly removed a dog from a backyard was back in court June 19 on unrelated charges after he pulled a hatchet and approached a man in the intersection of Coulee Road and 11th Street, according to a criminal complaint filed in St. Croix County Circuit Court.
On Thursday, June 27, the Ellsworth Funsters will provide family activities in Ellsworth's East End Park to coincide with the Farmers Market. Smokey Treats BBQ will be on hand to serve up a picnic meal for purchase.
A River Falls woman was hospitalized Wednesday, June 19, after the car she was driving crashed in rural Prescott. The Pierce County Sheriff's Office said the crash was reported at 9:35 a.m. on County Road F near Highway 29 in the town of Clifton. The driver, 22-year-old Kaylyn Moffat, was southbound when she lost control of a 2017 Chevy Cruze, entered a ditch and rolled. Moffat was taken by River Falls ambulance to Hudson Hospital with undisclosed injuries. Prescott police also assisted deputies at the scene.
At 6:31 p.m. June 13, River Falls police were sent to Northtown Cleaners, 402 N. Main St., for a report of an armed robbery. According to the police report, witnesses said two men entered the cleaners. One man asked for buttons to be sewed on a coat, and the other purchased a drink from a pop machine. A staff person said she asked one of the men if they were doing any laundry that day as the business was going to close in 30 minutes. The men said they were not doing any laundry, the staff person reported.
A man facing a theft charge told police he stole a dog from its backyard because he was concerned about the animal's welfare. Charles J. Wallraff, 58, homeless, was charged June 10 in St. Croix County Circuit Court with theft of movable property (special facts), a felony. According to the complaint: Police were called to the 1200 block of Namekagon Loop Friday, June 7 at 8:14 a.m. for a dog theft report.
Authorities responded to a fatal crash involving a semitrailer and multiple vehicles Thursday morning, June 13, 2019, on westbound I-94 at Radio Drive. A Frieightliner semi rear-ended a Nissan passenger car, pushing the vehicle into a Chevy Equinox that subsequently rear-ended a Lexus RX 350, according to a Minnesota State Patrol incident report. The crash occurred shortly before 7 a.m. The names of the deceased and other involved in the crash had not been released as of Thursday afternoon. This is a developing story. Check back for updates.
The St. Croix Valley Beekeepers Association’s next meeting is 7 p.m. Thursday, June 13 at Peace Lutheran Church, 2084 County Road N., Baldwin. Weather permitting, hive inspection is at 6 p.m.; bring your bee suit. St. Croix Valley Beekeeper and educator, Bob Sitko will be speaking about “treating hives and controlling unwanted pests.” All are welcome. For more information, visit www.stcroixbeekeepers.com or call 612-819-6008.
A Baldwin couple faces multiple charges of possession and intent to deliver narcotics and controlled substances after Hudson Police found various substances in a vehicle, including cocaine, MDMA, oxycodone, codeine, psilocin/psilocybin, LSD and THC.
A River Falls man faces one count of second-degree sexual assault after allegedly raping an incapacitated and intoxicated female victim in October 2018.
Knock, knock. Who's there? Orange. Orange who? Orange you sorry that you ignored that road construction sign and got a ticket? Juvenile behavior deserves a juvenile joke — and a hefty fine. Responsible adult drivers know that navigating through a road construction zone is serious business, and those motorists who ignore the rules at best or disregard them out of personal haste or convenience at worst are a menace to all.