River Falls Journal Newsroom
Driver arrested after Ellsworth pursuit Deputies on patrol tried stopping a speeding vehicle at 9:09 p.m. Sept. 8 at Highway 63 and County Road VV in Ellsworth. The incident led to a pursuit. The driver, a Cannon Falls, Minn., man, ultimately stopped and was arrested on suspicion of fleeing an officer and OWI-fourth offense. Taser deployed on inmate
The first Tuesday Club meeting this year will be held at 11:45 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18, at the West Wind Supper Club in River Falls. Meetings include lunch, social time and an informative speaker. The cost is $13 for lunch, which includes tax and tip. The speaker this month will be Cathy Wurzer, an American journalist and author, as well as a Minnesota radio and TV personality. Wurzer was the 2018 University of Wisconsin-River Falls Distinguished Alumnus.
At 3:15 p.m. Aug. 27, police were sent to the River Falls Public Library, 140 Union St. for a report of a stolen bicycle. The bicycle's owner said the stolen bike was a Mia model women's Nova, grey with purple trim. The bicycle was not registered and had been left at the employee bike rack on the north side of the library, unsecured at about 9:30 a.m. The owner noticed it was missing at about 2:30 p.m. The owner searched the area but could not find the bicycle.
Knife threats in Hager City An unwanted man was reported at 12:40 a.m. Aug. 29 at N2692 770th St. in Hager City. The suspect, who was reportedly threatening people with knives, was arrested on suspicion of disorderly conduct and first-degree reckless endangerment.
The Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority (WHEDA) recently awarded State Housing Tax Credits to The Depot at 300 River St., a multifamily development in River Falls. The tax credits, distributed by WHEDA, will help create 50 units of affordable senior rental housing. Located near City Hall, the Depot will go up where the old train depot used to stand. The Depot is being developed by the Gerrard Corporation, which received $351,824 in state tax credits.
Impaired auto theft in Prescott An auto theft was reported at 9:32 p.m. Aug. 20 at W11235 Highway 35 in Prescott. Deputies found the vehicle and arrested the suspect, a Prescott woman, on suspicion of operating motor vehicle without owner's consent, OWI and obstructing or resisting. Knife, pot confiscated after driveway fight
Deputies responded at 5:06 p.m. Aug. 18 to 1094th Street and County Road F in River Falls for a drunk person on the Kinnickinnic River. A friend had moved the person off the river by the time officers arrived. The intoxicated man was believed to have been driven away by someone else after leaving his kayak to float away downstream. Golf carts reported stolen Two golf carts were reported stolen Aug. 18 at S345 Hidden Fox Court in Spring Valley.
Join the River Falls Public Library for a special night of live music and stories with best-selling Wisconsin author Michael Perry and his band, the Long Beds 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21 at Rush River Brewing Company in River Falls. This event is free and open to the public. Food and beverages will be available for purchase at Rush River Brewing Company. Join library staff before the event (at 6:30 p.m.) to discuss Perry's new book, "Montaigne in Barn Boots: An Amateur Ambles Through Philosophy."
At 8:15 a.m. July 27, a woman reported a theft from her vehicle parkend in the 100 block of North Winter Street. She said she noticed her front passenger door was ajar when she went out to her vehicle. She alleged the contents of her glove compartment had been gone through and most of it left on the front passenger seat. She said the only thing missing was a savings account book for an old account that has been closed for a couple of years, which resembles a checkbook. The woman said she didn't lock her vehicle as she hadn't had problems in the past. She said she would talk to the bank to make sure no one tries to reopen or use the account associated with the stolen account book.
Eating and driving leads to beanfield damage A motorist left the roadway at 12:31 p.m. July 31 and drove into a bean field at Highway 10 and County Road O in Ellsworth. The driver was eating at the time and choked on some food, which led to the incident. The driver and the owner of the farm property agreed to work out any damages. Bridge fight in Prescott Deputies assisted Prescott police at 5:09 p.m. July 31 with a fight on the railroad bridge at 248 Front St. Thefts