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Jan. 21, 2013: Girlfriend turns herself in after feeling guilt for beating up boyfriend

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River Falls Police found a 29-year-old local woman in the station lobby Sunday night, Jan. 20. She was crying and holding her hand, allegedly claiming that she'd lost her temper and repeatedly punched out her 30-year-old live-in boyfriend.

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The woman said she might have broken her hand during the attack. Police escorted her to the hospital to see a doctor.

The incident took place in the 300 block of East Elm Street. The woman said she and her boyfriend were drinking at a bar, walked home but then began arguing.

She allegedly said that she snapped, started punching him, and that he cried, cowered and asked her to stop.

Afterward she went outside to smoke a cigarette, then, feeling guilty about her rage, walked to the police station to confess what happened.

Following treatment for the hand hand injury, the woman was taken to county jail in Ellsworth. The case has been referred to the Pierce County district attorney.

On Saturday morning, Jan. 19, police were called to 1680 Commerce Court for a one-vehicle crash.

A 51-year-old Hudson woman thought her 2012 Grand Cherokee Jeep was in reverse, but it was in drive.

When she pressed on the accelerator, it shot over a snow bank and down a short embankment before being stopped by a tree.

The woman wasn't badly hurt but her Jeep was banged up on one side and had to be towed.

During this incident, the woman's husband was having his hair cut at Great Clips.

For more, please read Police Beat in the Jan. 24 print edition of the River Falls Journal.

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Phil Pfuehler
Phil Pfuehler has been editor of the River Falls Journal since 1991.
(715) 426-1050
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