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Pierce County Sheriff's Blotter: Boys will be boys; bull can still breed

Playground ‘parkour’?

-- Boys were seen jumping off the school building June 15 at 213 S. Scott St. in Elmwood. The kids were also jumping off the bus garage, dumpsters and a drain pipe. A deputy located the boys, who admitted to climbing on things there. They promised not to do it again.

Traffic trouble

-- A caller reported June 16 that a motorist was speeding on Highway 65 in River Falls. The suspect got out of his car and yelled at another driver in the middle of the road. Deputies weren’t able to respond to the call.

-- A driver became stuck in a ditch June 17 at N4153 677th St. in Ellsworth after she attempted to drive around a large puddle, then rolled down the ditch.

-- Deputies responded June 17 to Main Street in Plum City for a female motorist who could “barely walk or talk.” The woman, described as “very out of it” by a complainant, was located by officers. She admitted to taking prescription medication – including morphine – and was arrested on suspicion of OWI.

-- A deputy attempted to stop a blue ATV June 19 for driving on Highway 35 in Bay City. The ATV fled onto airport property. Deputies were unable to locate the vehicle.

-- A Ford Ranger pickup was seen “all over the road” June 20 near highways 63 and 72. A deputy found the truck and arrested the driver on suspicion of OWI (fourth). The driver also had an outstanding warrant.

-- Three motorcycles driving June 20 on 250th Avenue in Bay City were described as traveling “way faster than they should be.” Deputies didn’t locate the speeding bikes.

Short chase, arrest

-- A man and a woman arrived by motorcycle June 16 at W6387 Main St. in Bay City. The people, described as out-of-towners, have been frequent visitors to the residence, where they stay a short while and leave. A deputy located the motorcycle, which led the officer on a short pursuit. A suspect was arrested.

Critter patrol

-- An animal rescue group reported June 17 that a bull was foundering at a property on County Road CC in Spring Valley. Deputies learned the bull was not foundered, but had a hoof infection. The bull, which continues to breed, was in otherwise excellent body condition.

-- Officers were called June 17 to a dog complaint at 1000 Canton St. in Prescott, where a pit bull had approached a child before being pulled back by its owner. A woman was arrested at the property.

-- Two black labs were seen roaming the middle of Highway 72 in Elmwood. A deputy chased them to their home on 630th Avenue.

Domestic threat

-- A man threatened June 18 to beat up a woman’s father and kill her dog on 690th Avenue in River Falls. Deputies spoke with both sides, who were upset about ownership of a puppy. The issue was determined to be  a civil matter.

Miscellaneous

-- Deputies assisted Elmwood police with an injured person June 19 at W158 570th Ave. The victim, who had sustained a compound leg fracture, had to be carried out of the woods.

-- A caller reported seeing a car parked at 3:06 a.m. June 20 at W4890 Highway 29 in Spring Valley with a person’s legs hanging out. A deputy spoke with the outstretched person, who said he was fine and was waiting to sober up.

-- Three noise complaints were received at 1 a.m. June 21 from Goodhue County. Complainants said the noise was coming from the Harbor Bar. Deputies spoke with the bar owner, who said there is no noise ordinance in the town of Trenton and things would be wrapped up soon.

-- Deputies were called to a suspicious male at 2:14 a.m. June 21 at Esdaile Park in Bay City. The man fled on a motorcycle as deputies attempted to make contact with him. He was not located.

-- Someone three the 170th Street/770th Avenue intersection sign into the river over the bridge in Spring Valley. The Spring Lake road supervisor was notified.

-- A deputy spotted a vehicle on the side of the road on 690th Street in Beldenville. The driver appeared to be passed out. He was arrested on suspicion of OWI, unlawful possession of prescription drugs and open intoxicants.

Mike Longaecker

Mike Longaecker is the regional public safety reporter for RiverTown Multimedia. His coverage area spans St. Croix and Pierce counties. Longaecker served from 2011-2015 as editor of the Woodbury Bulletin. A University of Wisconsin-River Falls graduate, Longaecker previously reported for the Red Wing Republican Eagle and for the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau. You can follow him on Twitter at @Longaecker

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