P_ice Deptment Rep s

Posted 10/6/21

ELLSWORTH P_ice Deptment Rep s The following incidents were reported to the Ellsworth Police Department Sept. 27 through Oct. 3. Monday, Sept. 27 At 7:59 a.m., a complainant reported a “bad …

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ELLSWORTH P_ice Deptment Rep s

The following incidents were reported to the Ellsworth Police Department Sept. 27 through Oct. 3.

Monday, Sept. 27

At 7:59 a.m., a complainant reported a “bad smell” coming from 232 N. Wallace St. The wind was coming out of the northeast. Whey was floating in the air as well.

At 10:09 a.m., an officer helped the warden dispatch a skunk at the Pierce County Fairgrounds (364 N. Maple St.) At 11:23 a.m., a sick skunk was reported again at the Pierce County Fairgrounds (364 N. Maple St.) It could not be dispatched because it was on cement. The area was coned off until it the skunk died and could be disposed of.

A theft was reported at 1:42 p.m. at 621 Cairns St.

Two of four Corvette tires were found at 3:16 p.m. under the pines at the northeast corner of the building at 706 Cairns St. They were returned to Pierce County Sheriff’s Office.

Police responded at 5:53 p.m. to the Kosicak Farm (1330 N. Maple St.) for a suspicious person complaint. A man who had just been released from jail said he was looking for a spot to smoke. Police advised him to leave the property.

Tuesday, Sept. 28

An officer removed a dead rabbit from the road at 4:30 a.m. at Panther Drive and Piety Street.

Wednesday, Sept. 29

Officers received a complaint about the odor coming from the Creamery (232 N. Wallace St.) at 3:40 a.m. An officer spoke to employees outside the Creamery, who said they would work on the issue. A voicemail was left for CEO Paul Bauer.

At 4:09 a.m., an officer collected a Homelite chainsaw, Visio DVD player, Hach Flow controller, a bird bath and part of a lampshade from behind the Pierce County Highway Department sign on Cairns Street. The items were taken to the lost and found.

At 9:13 a.m., an Ellsworth Middle School student walked out of school without permission. Police found the student and returned them to school.

At 9:40 a.m., a woman reported to staff at 456 W. Main St. that her cell phone was taken from her vehicle while at the gas pumps. She appeared to be under the influence. She refused to wait for officers to respond and was gone when they arrived.

At 4:56 p.m., police assisted EMS at 167 W. Humble Ave. where a woman reportedly fell in the backyard.

Thursday, Sept. 30

At 5:03 a.m., a caller reported two suspicious people leaving the Pierce County Highway Department (621 Cairns St.) area. One had a bike and one had a cart. Police made contact with one person, who said he was alone. Officers noticed “free stuff” in the area.

At 6 a.m., a caller reported a man jumping out from behind a dumpster at 349 W. Main St. The man was on a bike, wearing a headlamp. Police didn’t locate him.

At 1 p.m., police responded to Mayo Clinic (530 Cairns St.) where a patient had become upset. Staff told the man he couldn’t be seen until he obtained a COVID test. When he was asked to leave, he opened the door hard and dislodged the handle. He was gone when police arrived

Mark K. Schomberg, 59, La Crosse, was making a delivery in a Reinhart tractor trailer at 1:37 p.m. at 135 S. Chestnut St. when he struck a legally parked vehicle.

Tejay A. Skordahl, 37, Ellsworth, was cited after police received a harassment complaint about him at 4:47 p.m. A woman reported he had been following her to the gas station over the past week.

A caller reported a little girl yelling at 10:47 p.m. at 140 Evergreen Estates St. The resident said he was playing with his son, who was yelling.

Friday, Oct. 1

At 12:15 p.m., officers were asked to speak with two students involved in a fight at Ellsworth High School (323 Hillcrest St.) The school will take care of discipline.

A power line was found down at 9:27 p.m. at Ellsworth Elementary School 445 S. Piety St.) Xcel Energy removed the downed wire.

Saturday, Oct. 2

A caller reported someone ringing her doorbell at 12:19 a.m. at 511 Vincent Lane. No one was observed in the area.

A 2:20 a.m., a caller reported juveniles pounding on a trailer and breaking wood at 579 Vincent Lane. A man reported the juveniles had been pounding on the door of his house. He followed them in his vehicle but lost them near Pierce County Veterinary Hospital.

Police responded at 2:29 p.m. to 146 E. Main St. for a welfare check. The resident said he had been having disputes with people over the phone and may have been loud. Officers returned to the residence later for a report of a verbal fight between the man and a woman outside. The woman left spinning the tires of her car. The man wouldn’t elaborate on the argument.

At 9:03 p.m., an officer watched a juvenile get out of a vehicle and try to steal a traffic cone at Broadway Avenue and Main Street. The officer stopped the car and warned the juvenile.

At 10:12 p.m., a caller reported pounding on the door at 882 N. Brown St. The caller had observed three juveniles in the area before the pounding. Police searched the area but found no one.

Sunday, Oct. 3

Officers responded at 9:47 p.m. to 540 Cairns St. where thefts had occurred from unlocked vehicles. One person reported 75 cents and a lighter missing, while another reported $1 in paper money and $3 in coins missing. They were advised to lock their vehicles.