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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.
The former Pierce County Historical Association headquarters at 423 W. Main St. in Ellsworth was torn down Monday, Nov. 26. The space once housed the Lawrence Photography studio and included a hodgepodge of several additions onto the original structure, which was granted to the PCHA in 2010.
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
Car crimes • Jamie L. Torning, 32, Hudson, was reported for doing "donuts" with his vehicle in front of an establishment at 5:39 p.m. Oct. 22 at County Road J and Highway 10 in Ellsworth. Police were unable to locate him at the business, but later located Torning and cited him for unreasonable and imprudent speed, expired registration and shock issues.
Business warned, again A Hager City business at N1090 825th St. was warned for having customers inside after business hours for the third time this year at 2:35 a.m. Oct. 21. The business was warned a subsequent violation would result in a citation, according to a blotter report. Domestic incidents