ELLSWORTH Police Department Reports

Posted 7/5/22

The following incidents were reported to Ellsworth Police Department June 27 through July 4. Monday, June 27 At 10:04 a.m., a black and tan service dog named Cleo wearing a green collar and tags fled …

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ELLSWORTH Police Department Reports


The following incidents were reported to Ellsworth Police Department June 27 through July 4.

Monday, June 27

At 10:04 a.m., a black and tan service dog named Cleo wearing a green collar and tags fled from a garage at 324 E. Summit Ave.

Tuesday, June 28

At 3:21 a.m., a caller at 125 Evergreen Estates St. reported finding a small black and white dog with no tags or collar. The dog was brought to the village kennel. At 4 p.m., a woman called to claim the dog but refused to pay the $26 vet bill. Police had to threaten to take the dog to the Humane Society to get her to pick up the dog (the next day at 11:30 a.m.) and pay the associated fees.

Fairgrounds employees reported at 11:21 a.m. that people have been trying to stay there (364 N. Maple St.) or use the services without paying the camping fees. The people became upset when told to contact the ADRC for help and left. Police were not able to locate them.

At 4:28 p.m. police received a complaint of someone being verbally aggressive during a horse show at the fairgrounds (364 N. Maple St.) on June 25. The complainant said a woman confronted a juvenile about a horse’s Coggins test. The show required a paper copy, though the horse owner provided a digital copy. The complainant stepped in and a verbal argument ensued. The woman apparently became loud and stepped close to the juvenile. Other witnesses reported the incident as being loud. The suspect said she has a loud voice and that it was blown out of proportion. She was warned for her behavior.

Wednesday, June 29 Lucas W. Danielson, 32, homeless, was arrested for a probation violation at 11:57 a.m. at 310 W. Main St.

At 12:05 p.m., a man at 140 W. Humble Ave. reported being assaulted by a co-worker.

At 5:46 p.m., police witnessed a man waving Pepsi bottles at cars near Main and Pond streets. He told police he would go home. Later at 6:24 p.m., police were called to 103 S. Pond St., where the man was throwing Pepsi bottles. Officers found him at Cenex, where he said he is the “Pepsi Police” and he’s sick of all the “Coca Cola Cops.” He agreed to go home.

Thursday, June 30

A CCF Bank teller reported suspicious activity at 11:38 a.m. at 218 N. Broadway. A man with a female passenger came through the drive-up. The teller had a bad feeling and mouthed “Are you OK?” to the woman, who shook her head no. Police were unable to locate the vehicle or woman by phone.

At 5:23 p.m., a caller reported a male brandishing a knife toward vehicles near 610 E. Main St. The man said he was being followed and wanted them to stop following him. He gave police a plastic knife and a small pocket knife. He was told if the behavior continues, he’ll be arrested.

A caller stated that at 8:48 p.m. a white man with short brown hair and a mustache (estimated to be early 30s) driving a silver/grey four-door sedan offered her small daughter a bunny in the 100 block of South Maple Street. Police couldn’t locate the vehicle.

Friday, July 1

At 1:13 p.m., a fairgrounds employee asked that a woman be removed from the premises (364 N. Maple St.) The woman was upset when asked to leave.

Franklin Vincent Masterson, 41, River Falls, was arrested for a probation violation at 1:54 p.m. at 310 W. Main St.

Officers responded at 4:53 p.m. to 456 W. Main St. for a property dispute/civil matter. The complainant said the suspect opened her car door and refused to let her leave until the father came to get the dirtbike back that was in her van. Both parties claimed the other pushed them, but declined pressing charges. They were advised to take the matter to civil court.

A caller reported a stolen bike at 5:46 p.m. at 229 S. Chestnut St. The last time she saw the bike was 8 p.m. the night before.

Saturday, July 2

Police performed a welfare check on a person sleeping on a park bench at 6:35 a.m. 100 W. Grove St. She said she didn’t need help.

At 9:53 a.m., a caller reported possible vandalism to her vehicle while it was parked at 463 E. Wall St. The windshield wiper was bent upward and had been in the regular position the night before. She named a possible suspect.

Officers saw airborne fireworks at 9:53 p.m. near Panther Drive and Piety Street. They couldn’t locate the source.

Officers assisted Pierce County deputies with a possible crash at 11:11 p.m. at N6240 Highway 65, Beldenville.

Sunday, July 3

A caller reported a suspicious man at 2:14 p.m. in the vicinity of 109 N. Northview St. Police did not locate him.

At 7:31 p.m., police received a complaint of two loose white Huskies at 958 Southgate Drive. Charmain M. Weiss, 27, Ellsworth, was cited for dogs at large. The dogs were brought to the village kennel.

A suspect was warned for using airborne fireworks at 10:35 p.m. at 609 W. Main St.

Ellsworth police assisted Pierce County deputies in locating a suspect who fled a traffic stop at 11:14 p.m. at W7453 Highway 10, Ellsworth.

Officers responded to a 911 call at 11:43 p.m. at 105 S. Wallace St. Two men were involved in a physical altercation, but declined to press charges. They were separated.

Monday, July 4

At 11:58 p.m., a black and brown cat was found at 591 N. Maple St. It had no collar or tags. Police brought it to the village kennel, but it somehow escaped prior to the two-hour check-in.