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Ellsworth police: Nosy neighbors; OWI arrest

The following incidents were reported to Ellsworth Police June 12-18.

Nosy neighbors

• A 911 pocket dial at 6:49 p.m. June 16 from 591 N. Maple St. turned into a complaint about a neighbor. The man told police that he hadn't meant to call police, but now that he had them on the line he would like them to talk to a neighbor woman about spreading rumors and causing issues among neighbors. The woman was spoken to as requested.

• A woman residing at 583 N. Maple St. called police at 4:41 p.m. June 16 to report that a friend of hers had seen a man in her car and house. She didn't want police to speak to the man or her friend, but wanted it documented. Police advised her to lock her car and change the locks on her house.


• Police responded to a car in the ditch at 10:36 p.m. June 16 at the southeast intersection of County Road C and Main Street. Randy Harshman, 60, Baldwin, was out of the vehicle and refused EMS. He was arrested for OWI.

• Antheny Satterfield, 30, Ellsworth, was arrested for OWI-first after a traffic stop at 5:39 p.m. June 15 at Beebe and Main streets.

Critter Patrol

• A brown, white and black kitten was reported found at 9:59 a.m. June 15 under the garbage disposal container at McDonald's. The cat was taken to the Goodhue Humane Society after a vet check at Pierce Veterinary Clinic.

• Michael Oellrich, 45, Ellsworth, was cited for dog-at-large at 3:03 p.m. June 15. A woman called police stating that a Beagle and what looked to be a black-haired Poodle ran into her yard with leashes on. Her Yorky allegedly sniffed the Beagle, which attacked the Yorky. She said her dog appeared to be uninjured. A friend then picked up the dogs near Main Street and brought them to her house to give them some water, where the Beagle allegedly attacked a dog there. That pet owner said her dog had no injuries. The Oellrichs said their daughter took the dogs with her. They were told if the dogs come to their house again, they need to be licensed and kept under control.

Traffic troubles

Kimberly Weber, 50, Plum City, was cited for driving without a valid driver's license after a traffic stop for speeding at 6:28 a.m. June 16 at Overlook Drive and North Maple Street.


Police responded to a three-vehicle accident at 7:08 p.m. June 14 at Cairns and Maple streets between Marina Cruse, 33, Ellsworth; Kari Lacy, 48, Ellsworth; and Jerrod Welk, 29, Ellsworth. Cruse was heading northbound on Maple Street behind Lacy, who went to make a lefthand turn onto Cairns. Cruse rear-ended her, which caused Lacy's vehicle to enter oncoming traffic and strike Welk's vehicle. Lacy was taken to the hospital. Cruse was treated by EMS on scene.

Sticky fingers

A resident at 158 W. Summit Ave. reported an 18-inch Alabaster Buddha statue stolen from his lawn at 1:18 p.m. June 12. The statue was believed to be taken sometime between 4 p.m. June 11 and noon June 12.


A 35-year-old woman was reportedly having a hard time breathing, could not walk and was throwing up at 5:53 p.m. June 14 at 193 E. Main St. on the patio. She refused EMS services.