River Falls Journal Newsroom
Driver arrested after Ellsworth pursuit Deputies on patrol tried stopping a speeding vehicle at 9:09 p.m. Sept. 8 at Highway 63 and County Road VV in Ellsworth. The incident led to a pursuit. The driver, a Cannon Falls, Minn., man, ultimately stopped and was arrested on suspicion of fleeing an officer and OWI-fourth offense. Taser deployed on inmate
Knife threats in Hager City An unwanted man was reported at 12:40 a.m. Aug. 29 at N2692 770th St. in Hager City. The suspect, who was reportedly threatening people with knives, was arrested on suspicion of disorderly conduct and first-degree reckless endangerment.
The Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority (WHEDA) recently awarded State Housing Tax Credits to The Depot at 300 River St., a multifamily development in River Falls. The tax credits, distributed by WHEDA, will help create 50 units of affordable senior rental housing. Located near City Hall, the Depot will go up where the old train depot used to stand. The Depot is being developed by the Gerrard Corporation, which received $351,824 in state tax credits.
Impaired auto theft in Prescott An auto theft was reported at 9:32 p.m. Aug. 20 at W11235 Highway 35 in Prescott. Deputies found the vehicle and arrested the suspect, a Prescott woman, on suspicion of operating motor vehicle without owner's consent, OWI and obstructing or resisting. Knife, pot confiscated after driveway fight
Deputies responded at 5:06 p.m. Aug. 18 to 1094th Street and County Road F in River Falls for a drunk person on the Kinnickinnic River. A friend had moved the person off the river by the time officers arrived. The intoxicated man was believed to have been driven away by someone else after leaving his kayak to float away downstream. Golf carts reported stolen Two golf carts were reported stolen Aug. 18 at S345 Hidden Fox Court in Spring Valley.
Join the River Falls Public Library for a special night of live music and stories with best-selling Wisconsin author Michael Perry and his band, the Long Beds 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21 at Rush River Brewing Company in River Falls. This event is free and open to the public. Food and beverages will be available for purchase at Rush River Brewing Company. Join library staff before the event (at 6:30 p.m.) to discuss Perry's new book, "Montaigne in Barn Boots: An Amateur Ambles Through Philosophy."
Eating and driving leads to beanfield damage A motorist left the roadway at 12:31 p.m. July 31 and drove into a bean field at Highway 10 and County Road O in Ellsworth. The driver was eating at the time and choked on some food, which led to the incident. The driver and the owner of the farm property agreed to work out any damages. Bridge fight in Prescott Deputies assisted Prescott police at 5:09 p.m. July 31 with a fight on the railroad bridge at 248 Front St. Thefts
The nationally-touring photography exhibit Awkward Family Photos: The Exhibition runs Aug. 6 through Sept. 12 at River Falls Public Library Gallery, 140 Union St., River Falls. Over 200 photos and "behind the awkwardness" stories will be exhibited. According to the exhibit website, the exhibition aims to "explore the perfectly imperfect moments that come with the family experience and provide a place for people to celebrate the awkwardness while taking comfort in the fact that their family is not alone."
A woman called at 11:58 a.m. July 21 to report she was being held against her will at a home on 140th Avenue in Hager City. Deputies arrived to learn the woman was not being held against her will. Rather, she just wanted a ride to the Twin Cities. Deputies spoke to authorities in Alexandria, Minn., and learned that the woman has an extensive criminal history there and is a frequent drug user. The woman was transported to Prescott, where she could catch a ride to the metro.
Motorcycle flees officer An officer attempted to stop a motorcycle for multiple violations at 1:13 a.m. May 7 at 150th and 810th streets in Hager City. The motorcycle attempted to flee, crashed and the subject fled on foot. The officer did not apprehend the subject but was able to identify the person; charges were forwarded to the district attorney's office for fleeing an officer and possession of methamphetamine. Report of woman screaming in woods