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Ellsworth police reports: School vandalism, man falls on sidewalk

The following incidents were reported to Ellsworth Police Oct. 1-8.

Sleeping in vehicle

A complainant reported a person sleeping in the complainant's vehicle at 5:12 a.m. Oct. 1 in the 800 block of South Piety Street. She told police the subject headed south on Piety and might have entered a neighbor's vehicle. Police were unable to locate the suspect.

Sticky fingers

A complainant called police at 6:06 p.m. Oct. 1 reporting that a female in a maroon Buick Lacrosse had pulled up to her mailbox in the 100 block of South Maple Street and removed all the mail. She described the suspect as a white female with dark hair.

Man falls on sidewalk

Police encountered a man who fell on the sidewalk at 4:34 p.m. Oct. 2 at 271 E. Summit Ave. He told police he drank about 15 beers and fell. He denied a voluntary detox. EMS took him to River Falls Area Hospital.

Drugs found in gutter

A man reported finding a sock stuffed in the gutter at 2:08 p.m. Oct. 3 at 130 N. Grant St. He also found a pill bottle in front of the gutter. Inside was a small baggy containing four other pills. A meth pipe was inside the sock. Police documented the findings with photos and body cam footage. The meth pipe and baggy tested positive for meth. The complainant told police he has been informed of vehicles parked in the back parking lot in the early morning hours when no one is supposed to be there.

School vandalism

Police responded at 9:12 a.m. Oct. 4 to Ellsworth High School where all six doors leading into the cafeteria were scraped and had to be repainted. The middle doors had the f-word and a Nazi symbol scratched into them. The principal estimated the cost to repair the doors to be $100. A suspect was informed he would be receiving a citation by mail for damage to property.

Just eating Chinese food

Police observed a vehicle parked at Summit Park at 9:27 p.m. Oct. 6 and investigated. The driver said they were just finishing up some Chinese food they'd picked up.