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River Falls police reports: Counterfeit currency; breaking curfew

Sticky fingers

• 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.

• At 7:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 24, several items were reported stolen from a parked vehicle in the 600 block of Oak Knoll Avenue. The River Falls resident reported stolen: A cloth bag with a picture of a sloth, a brown satchel purse containing cash, a driver's license, debit and credit cards. The owner reportedly normally locks the doors, but said the front driver's side door did not lock. At about 2 p.m., a person in the 400 block of Hillcrest Street found the woman's missing items in his yard. They were returned to the woman. The $40 was still missing.

• On Aug. 22, An iPhone X was reported stolen from a foreign exchange student.

• At 1:40 p.m. Aug. 21, police were sent to the 600 block of Lewis Street for damage to property. The resident said someone broke into her vehicle and used the garage door opener to get into the garage overnight. She said someone had stolen her car key fob, a set of jumper cables and left behind a black bag and sunglasses.

• At 1 p.m. Aug. 21, a man reported his vehicle had been broken into and that items were missing from his residence in the 600 block of South Main Street. He said his vehicle was unlocked in his driveway. He reported $10 worth of $1 coins and a black change container missing from his vehicle. He also said a skateboard went missing from the garage. An ashtray, magazines and cords were missing from a porch area; $610 in cash was missing from a container in the living room. Some of the missing items were found on campus.

Counterfeit currency

• At 5:58 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, police were sent to Domino's, 118 N. Main St., for a counterfeit $20 bill. A manager turned over a bill that "by first glance" appeared fake, according to the police report. The manager said it may have been given to a delivery driver sometime between 11:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Aug. 25.

• On Aug. 21, River Falls State Bank turned in and reported a $5 bill left in a deposit from Whole Earth Grocery Store, 126 S. Main St. A machine at the bank indicated it was fake.

• On Aug. 21, River Falls State Bank employees reported and a $20 bill that was left in a deposit from McDonald's, 1505 Paulson Road. A bank machine indicated the $20 was a fake. It was also marked with a counterfeit-testing marker, which indicated a fake.

Illegal dumping

At 5:44 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, police were sent to an address in the 100 block of North Fremont Street for illegal dumping. A resident reported that multiple items not from her home had been put into a dumpster located in her driveway. The dumpster, which was there for building materials, also contained items not from the homeowner's home. One of those was a couch. A neighbor is suspected of dumping the couch into the dumpster.


On Thursday, Aug. 23, police saw three River Falls 14-year-olds running at 3:53 a.m. Police caught up with the youths by Family Fresh. They said they were "just walking around" and their parents did not know. They said they ran because they did not want to get in trouble. They were each cited $92.50 and returned to their parents.

Damage to property

At 9:15 a.m. Aug. 21, police was sent to the 1100 block of Bartosh Lane for damage to property. The front and rear passenger side tires of a vehicle all had score marks on them. The tire sidewall had not been punched. The tires were reported to be worth about $120 each. The residents had also filed a report about two weeks ago when someone slashed another vehicle's tires at the same residence.