• Shyanne Nannette Sullivan, 24, Hudson, was arrested for theft and theft by taking a credit card after police were called to Walmart on Crest View Drive at 6:22 p.m. Nov. 10 for a woman breaking into vehicles. An officer located the woman, who began to run as the officer's vehicle approached her. The woman, identified as Sullivan, told police she was going into other people's vehicles because she was cold. A pat-down turned up a woman's pocketbook that had credit cards and other identifying info for a name that was not Sullivan's, as well as a student I.D. The owner of the I.D. informed police it had been stolen from an unlocked vehicle.
• Staff at Walmart reported a theft in progress at 5:11 p.m. Nov. 10. A man stole a portable heater from the store, valued at $64. The man was last seen walking westbound. Police followed footprints in the snow until they ended and tire tracks began.
• Possible theft and damage to property was reported at 4:22 p.m. Nov. 12. A woman told police that when she picked her car up from a shop on Crest View Drive, the front tires were damaged and several items were missing from her car, valued at $220. She told police she suspected an ex-boyfriend may have something to do with the missing items.
• Amanda Ann Shepherd, 41, Faribault, Minn., was arrested on a warrant and cited for retail theft after police were called to Walmart for a shoplifter at 1:17 p.m. Nov. 16. Shepherd said she did not steal anything, and then said she put lower price tags on a few things. Staff advised that was a crime, and an item was unaccounted for. Shepherd said four items were changed. Dispatch informed police Shepherd was an alias for Amanda Ann Skulski who had active Eau Claire County and Wisconsin Department of Corrections warrants. Shepherd told police Skulski was her maiden name. Staff continued to tell police there were 19 items on the receipt from self check-out and 21 items. Staff confirmed which items were actually purchased with the correct value and put them in the bag for her. Shepherd was arrested for the warrants.
• A stolen vehicle was reported from Sacia Lane on at 8:19 a.m. Nov. 19. The owner told police his pickup truck had been parked on the street and was last seen at about 11:30 p.m. the night before. When he left his residence at 8 a.m. the truck was missing. The owner said he searched for the truck keys but could not locate them. He said he suspected the keys were inadvertently left inside the truck. The replacement value is estimated at $2,500.
• Theft was reported from Chicone's Liquor Mart on Crest View Drive at 8:37 a.m. Nov. 19. Staff said a man came into the store, saying he filled out an application but forgot it in his car. He went to an aisle, placed a bottle of liquor on the counter and then said he had to go to his car for the application. Cameras showed the man slide a bottle of vodka up his jacket sleeve. Staff said the man was not under constant surveillance, so police informed them he could not be charged with theft.
• An employee theft was reported at Fleet Farm on Industrial Road at 12:42 p.m. Nov. 20. Staff told police the thefts occurred from July through September. The employee, who is a minor, no longer works at the store.
• Theft from a vehicle was reported at noon Nov. 29 on Namekagon Street. A woman retrieved an item from her vehicle at 10:30 a.m. that morning and left the vehicle unlocked. When she went out to her vehicle again at 11:20 a.m. items were missing, including two four-packs of rose, a pair of sunglasses, a basket containing change and a garage door opener. The items stolen were valued at $232.
• License plates were reported stolen from a vehicle parked at Luther Hudson Chrysler on Carmichael Road sometime between 9 p.m. Nov. 28 and 9:38 a.m. Dec. 4.
• Taylor May Mortel, 18, Baldwin, was cited for shoplifting after police were called to Walmart at 4:49 p.m. Dec. 4. Mortel told police she took a support wrap for her knee and some makeup items. She said she did not intentionally take the items without paying for them. The items totaled $33.72.
• Abby Bernette Wold, 36, New Richmond, was arrested for operating while intoxicated after a traffic stop on Hanley Road at 12:26 a.m. Nov. 10. An officer could smell the odor of intoxicants coming from inside the vehicle, and noted Wold had glassy eyes. Standard field sobriety tests showed clues of impairment. A preliminary breath test showed a blood alcohol content of 0.141.
• Isaiah Taylor Fox, 23, Hudson, was arrested for OWI after a traffic stop at Buckeye and Second streets a 2:33 a.m. Nov. 11. During the stop an officer could not initially detect an odor of intoxicants due to a strong odor of burnt tobacco in the vehicle. Standard field sobriety tests showed clues of impairment. A preliminary breath test had a 0.208 result.
• Jeremy Owen Langerud, 41, Hudson, was arrested for OWI-second offense after police responded to a one-vehicle crash at Highway 35 near Hanley Road at 11:41 p.m. Nov. 11. Langerud told police another vehicle swerved into his lane, causing him to swerve out of the way, striking multiple barriers and landing in the ditch. Standard field sobriety tests showed clues of impairment. A preliminary breath test showed a blood alcohol content of 0.220.
• Jesse James Bankston, 45, River Falls, was arrested for OWI and disorderly conduct with a motor vehicle after a report of a possibly impaired motorist who had almost struck several vehicles at 6 p.m. Nov. 13 in the area of Hanley Road and Redwood Drive. As police began to walk toward Bankston's vehicle, it reversed and the officer had to get out of the vehicle's path. The vehicle backed onto a lawn and hit mailboxes. The officer drew his firearm and yelled at the vehicle to stop, though the driver appeared to not hear as all the windows were up. The officer had Bankston toss the keys onto the seat. When other officers arrived, Bankston was told to exit the vehicle. He did not immediately comply with directions and was forced to the ground and handcuffed. Bankston was heavily slurring his speech, unsteady on his feet and smelled of intoxicants. Bankston was arrested and transported to the hospital for a blood draw. A preliminary breath test there showed a blood alcohol content of 0.234.
• Rachel Anne Renner, 38, River Falls, was arrested for OWI after a traffic stop at 11:32 p.m. Nov. 16 at 11th Street. Renner had glassy eyes and the officer could smell the odor of intoxicants. Standard field sobriety tests showed clues of impairment. A preliminary breath test showed a blood alcohol content of 0.171.
• Charles Jacob Kell, 38, Hudson, was arrested for OWI, operating with a .02 blood alcohol content restriction and obstruction after police were called for a verbal argument occurring at Kwik Trip on Crest View Drive at 11:36 p.m. Nov. 18. While speaking with Kell, one of the men involved, police noted he was unsteady on his feet and could smell intoxicants. Police informed him they would be doing standard field sobriety tests to make sure he was able to drive. Kell told police he was not driving, and did not respond when police asked how his vehicle got to the gas pump in front of the station. He was asked multiple times to comply and perform field sobriety tests. An officer reviewed camera footage and observed Kell drive his vehicle into the gas station parking lot. He was arrested. After being placed in the back seat of a squad car, Kell sat with his legs outside the door, and again asked why he was being arrested. An officer explained, and he continued to keep his legs outside the vehicle. Dispatch advised Kell has six prior OWIs and a 0.02 blood alcohol restriction. Kell did not respond for requests for a chemical blood test. Police received a search warrant to for the test.
• Andrew George Bune, 24, Hudson, was arrested for OWI-second offense, after a traffic stop for weaving within the lane and straddling the center line on Vine Street near Fourth Street at 1:45 a.m. Nov. 22. During the stop, the officer noted Bune's eyes were bloodshot and watery, his speech was slurred and he had the odor of intoxicants coming from his breath. Standard field sobriety tests showed clues of impairment. A preliminary breath test showed a blood alcohol content of 0.10.
• Ann Marie Peck, 54, Hudson, was arrested for OWI and exceed speed zones after a traffic stop on Vine Street at 9:32 p.m. Nov. 23. During the stop an officer could smell a strong odor of intoxicants coming from her person. Peck advised the officer she worked for the police department in the parking division. The officer requested a sergeant to respond due to her being an employee of the city. Field sobriety tests showed clues of impairment. A preliminary breath test showed a blood alcohol content of 0.180.
• Derek Michael Ommen, 24, Hudson, was arrested for OWI, second offense, after a traffic stop at 3:17 a.m. Nov. 24 on 11th Street near Colonial Street. During the traffic stop, the officer noted the smell of intoxicants on Ommen's breath. His speech was slow and slurred and his eyes were glassy and bloodshot. Standard field sobriety tests showed clues of impairment. A preliminary breath test showed a blood alcohol content of 0.229.
• Kimberly Mary Kiesla, 57, River Falls, was arrested for OWI and inattentive driving after police responded to a possible accident at Hanley Road and Aspen Drive at 5:06 p.m. Nov. 26. On scene police found one vehicle with heavy front end damage and another with heavy rear end damaged pushed onto the curb. Kiesla, the driver of the vehicle with front damage, told police she did not see the other vehicle parked on the side of the road. Kiesla admitted to having two beers before the accident. Standard field sobriety tests conducted in the Hudson Hospital ambulance garage, due to the cold, showed clues of impairment. A preliminary breath test showed a blood alcohol content of 0.156.
• Douglas Earl Kuehn, 49, Hudson, was arrested for OWI, prohibited alcohol concentration and possession of open intoxicants after a traffic stop at 7:20 p.m. Nov. 29 on Third Street. While speaking with Kuehn, an officer noted his eyes were bloodshot and watery and he was slurring his speech. Standard field sobriety tests showed clues of impairment. A preliminary breath test showed a blood alcohol content of 0.139.
A minor was cited for possession of marijuana at 1:50 a.m. Nov. 11 at Fourrh and Vine Streets. An officer conducted a traffic stop and noticed an odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. The minor, who was a passenger, told the officer he had marijuana in his backpack. A small bag of marijuana was found in the backpack.
Domestic disorderly conduct
Thomas Henry Hart, 33, Hudson, was arrested for domestic disorderly conduct, domestic battery, criminal trespass to dwelling, criminal damage to property and bail jumping after police were called to Hudson Hospital at 11:59 a.m. Nov. 11. A woman told police there had been a domestic abuse incident between her and Hart several weeks ago, and there was a no contact order in place that both of them had been violating. That morning, when she arrived home, she and Hart got into an argument about him being in her residence, after she previously told him he was not welcome. She said Hart then got off the bed, took the phone away from her, grabbed her by the shoulder and threw her down on the bed. He then took his belt and hit her with the buckled end twice. During one of these swings, Hart broke a light fixture. Hart was located and arrested.
• Joseph M. Winter, 57, Hudson, was arrested for bail jumping on First Street at 4:33 p.m. Nov. 12 after police received a report of a man who appeared to be drinking in the vehicle in a parking lot in North Hudson. Police located the vehicle in Hudson, and followed it to First Street. While speaking with police, Winter told him the drink was a soda, but that he had one beer earlier that day. Winter was slurring his words and smelled of intoxicants. Field sobriety tests showed minor indicators of impairment, and a preliminary breath test showed a blood alcohol content of 0.037. Winter has an open case with a bond condition of absolute sobriety.
• Asa Gerald Grimm, 36, New Richmond, was arrested on a probation hold at 11:30 a.m. Nov. 13 at Probation and Parole on O'Neil Road.
• Joseph Allen Benson, 25, White Bear Lake, was arrested for a Ramsey County (Minn.) warrant, possession of paraphernalia, obstructing/resisting, operating without a valid license and operation without required lamps lighted after police were dispatched for a possible theft in progress at 12:28 a.m. Nov. 14 at Super 8 Motel on Dominion Drive. A complainant said they saw two men take items out of other vehicles. Police conducted a traffic stop on the suspect vehicle. During the stop officers observed a tube with white residue inside the center console. Benson, the driver of the vehicle, initially did not tell police his real name. When he did, dispatch confirmed he had a warrant. A search of the vehicle turned up marijuana residue, the tube and bolt wire cutters and gloves, tools commonly used in burglaries. Benson was arrested, and a glass pipe was found on his person. Both the pipe and the tube tested positive for methamphetamine.
• Richard Michael Bennett, 39, Oakdale, Minn., was arrested on a probation hold at 9:32 a.m. Nov. 16 at Probation and Parole on O'Neil Road.
• Joshua Noel Blair, 29, Hudson, was arrested on a probation hold at 2:04 p.m. Nov. 16 at Probation and Parole on O'Neil Road.
• Terrance Hamilton Smith, 23, Minneapolis, was arrested for resisting/obstructing and possession of marijuana and Daniel S. J. Birtzer, 26, River Falls, was cited for possession of marijuana after a traffic stop on Swasey Street for improper turn violation as well as lane deviation at 7:51 p.m. Nov. 20. The driver, Smith, told police he didn't have a driver's license with him and was unable to provide insurance. Police identified a strong smell of marijuana coming from the vehicle. Smith did not respond to requests to produce identification and continuously looked straight ahead without acknowledging the officer. Additional officers responded, and an officer placed Smith in an escort hold to physically direct him out of the car. Smith physically resisted and was directed to the side of the vehicle and held against it and secured in handcuffs. He was placed in a patrol car. A passenger, Birtzer, was detained for a search of the vehicle, and a search of his person turned up a sandwich baggie containing marijuana. A search of the vehicle turned up a vape pen and a backpack with a bag with a small amount of marijuana.
• Daniel A. Glassing, 47, Hudson, was arrested on a probation hold at 11:50 a.m. Nov. 26 at Probation and Parole on O'Neil Road.
• Thomas W. Fasbender, 49, Prescott, was arrested on a warrant after police were called to a parking lot on O'Neil Road for a minor accident at 10:11 a.m. Dec. 3.
• Nathaniel Paul Jewell, 29, Hudson, was arrested on a warrant at 4:34 p.m. Dec. 5 at Probation and Parole on O'Neil Road.
Sex offender registry
Police spoke with a man at 11 Inspiration Boulevard was about a violation of a city ordinance restricting convicted sex offenders from living within 200 feet of a public or private park, parkway, park facility or playground. Police told the man they were only told to speak to him at this time and compile a report of findings, and he may be contacted in the future on how the situation will proceed.
• A $100 counterfeit bill was presented at Menards on Gateway Boulevard at 6:50 p.m. Nov. 13. A counterfeit detection pen was used on the bill, and police verified it as counterfeit. The store recovered the merchandise and the woman left the store quickly.
• A counterfeit bill was reported used at Chuck and Don's on Crest View Drive. Staff told police the bill was discovered by the bank with a deposit on Nov. 13. The $100 bill was printed on a $1, so it passed the pen test.
• A $100 counterfeit bill was presented at Fresh and Natural on Ward Avenue. The woman who presented the bill left when multiple methods were being used to check the bill's authenticity.
• A $100 counterfeit bill was used at Pita Pit on Badger Drive at 7 p.m. Nov. 13. The female suspect appears to be the same suspect who passed other bills at Fresh and Natural Foods and Chuck and Don's.
• A $100 counterfeit bill was reported used at Bill's Gun Shop on Crest View Drive. Hiawatha National Bank reported the bill from a deposit made by the business, which is usually done biweekly. Police attempted to contact an employee with the shop who had knowledge of the incident, but no one appeared to have any information.
Child abuse arrest
Brandon J. Ruhoff, 29, North Hudson, was arrested for disorderly conduct and physical abuse of a child after police were called to Second Street for an assault that was not in progress at 5:46 p.m. Nov. 16. The minor told police he was assaulted at work by Ruhoff, another employee. The minor told police Ruhoff became upset with him, grabbed him by the throat and slammed him on the ground. During this time the minor said he could not breathe. The minor said he then got up and went back to work, and Ruhoff came back again and grabbed him and threw him against a wall. The minor showed police photos he took after the incident of red marks around his neck and a cut on his arm. Surveillance from the place of work showed Ruhoff grab the minor and bring him to the ground, and then come back again and throw him against a fridge in the kitchen. A manager told police this was not Ruhoff's first time losing his temper with employees but other incidents did not get reported. Ruhoff told police the minor wants to get "lippy" all the time and admitted to bringing him to the ground. He said he sees the minor as a younger brother and he would never actually punch him out.
• Property damage was reported at 11:56 a.m. Nov. 17 at the intersection of Vine and Second streets. Subjects on scene told police a blue semitrailer hauling a cattle trailer struck a stoplight, knocking the light over. The vehicle then continued north on Second Street.
• A street sign was reported knocked over at the intersection of Vine Street and Spruce Drive at 3:26 p.m. Nov. 23. The sign appeared to have been struck by a vehicle. An officer observed tire tracks in the dirt.
• At 6 p.m. Nov. 21, a woman reported a domestic assault that occurred on Nov. 3, 2017 on Cudd Circle. She said a man shoved her against a coat closet and pinned her against the wall with force causing injuries and damage to the door. She presented photos she took on Nov. 4, 2017 documenting the injuries.
• Police responded to a suspicious activity call on Third Street at 1:31 a.m. Nov. 25. A SUV was parked in a lot with the alarm going off and the back hatch open. Police did not locate anyone in the area. A firearm was seen in plain sight in the driver side compartment. Police retrieved the gun and found it was loaded. Police attempted to contact the owner of the vehicle but could not get a hold of him. The firearm was taken the police department.
• Vandalism was reported in a parking lot outside Fleet Farm on Industrial Street at 12:44 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 26. The vehicle's driver told police somebody threw a pizza, pizza box and an empty can of drink on his car and smeared lip gloss on it as well. The vehicle was not in site of cameras. Domino's staff told police who purchased the pizza, and the vehicle driver's father said he would handle the incident himself.
• A minor was cited for disorderly conduct physical violence at 1 p.m. Nov. 29 after a fight at Hudson High School. The minor pushed the victim and punched him in the face.
• Police responded to a report of a suspicious package delivered to an address on Heritage Green at 4:30 p.m. Dec. 3. The complainant advised they were not expecting a package, but it was addressed to the complainant's mother. The package was opened, and it was a shirt.