Police Department Reports

Posted 6/14/22

ELLSWORTH Police Department Reports The following incidents were reported to Ellsworth Police Department June 6-12. Monday, June 6 At 8:35 a.m., a complainant reported speeding vehicles and school …

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ELLSWORTH Police Department Reports

The following incidents were reported to Ellsworth Police Department June 6-12.

Monday, June 6

At 8:35 a.m., a complainant reported speeding vehicles and school buses on Piety Street in the mornings. The bus garage was contacted and extra patrol requested before and after school.

A Ride to Go Taxi LLC employee reported at 9:15 a.m. a woman who wanted a ride from River Falls to Ellsworth, but all of her cards were declined and she stated that the banks are draining her accounts with fees. He was able to get one card to go through for $61.65 after waiving the booking fee. He was advised the matter was a civil issue.

Officers performed a welfare check on a man at 4:46 p.m. near Maple Street and Crosstown Road. The man declined to identify himself and said he was waiting for a ride after being released from jail.

Police performed a welfare check on a woman sleeping in East End Park at 6:09 p.m. She told police she had a ride coming and declined assistance.

At 8:23 p.m., an employee reported a woman acting strangely at 469 W. Main St.

The woman reported finding an alarming note and requested to speak with an officer, but refused to speak with police when they arrived. Her mother came to pick her and her son up.

Police responded at 10:26 p.m. to 188 Evergreen Estates St. for a noise complaint.

The suspects agreed to keep it down.

Tuesday, June 7

At 10:35 a.m., a caller reported vandalism to a vehicle at 453 W. Church St. The caller said the vehicle had been keyed and two tires flattened sometime between 11:51 p.m.

June 6 and 10:20 a.m. June 7.

Deep scratches could be seen along the entire driver’s side, hood, trunk and spoiler. The air had been let out of the tires.

The estimated damage amount was $1,000.

While taking a report in the 400 block of West Church Street at 12:39 p.m., a woman approached police and reported threats she had received.

The woman reported a man telling others that he is going to pay someone $6,000 to shoot her. She showed police a Snapchat exchange with the suspect, who said she wasn’t worth $6,000 and that he’d pay way less. Police advised her to report incidents as they occur, since the harassment has allegedly been happening for a month. She was also advised about restraining order options.

At 1:57 p.m., a resident at 411 W. Cairns St. reported an online scam via Messenger.

Someone was pretending to be her cousin’s husband and asking for Visa gift cards. Police helped her block the person on Facebook and Messenger.

At 10:53 p.m., a complainant reported someone lighting off fireworks at 469 W. Main St. The suspect was told to stop lighting off fireworks or risk being cited. He agreed.

Wednesday, June 8

Officers assisted Pierce County deputies at 1:35 a.m. with juveniles out past curfew at 159 W. Main St. They and their parents were warned.

Police were called at 4:05 a.m. to 305 S. Grant St. where a local man was looking in the complainant’s window.

He also apparently threatened her. When police arrived, the suspect refused to speak with them and said he was going home.

At 9:41 a.m., a man called police to report that he was having trouble getting insurance information from Jacob Koltz, 23, Ellsworth, after Koltz had rearended him June 6 at the Highway 65/Main Street intersection. Shortly after the complainant called, the owner of the vehicle Koltz had been driving, Tajiah Miles, 22, Ellsworth, came into the police station with her grandmother. She told police her vehicle had been damaged in a hit-and-run while parked at a local store. Miles denied Koltz ever driving the vehicle, but eventually admitted the hit-and-run story was false and that Koltz had been in a crash with the car. Miles’ insurance agent told police Miles had reported the crash as a hit-and-run. Shortly thereafter, Koltz allegedly contacted the complainant and asked him to lie about who was driving because he is not insured. Police reached Koltz on June 9, who admitted to driving and striking the complainant’s truck.

Miles was cited for falsifying a police report and allowing an unauthorized person to drive.

Koltz was cited for operate without a license, obstructing an officer, inattentive driving and operating a motor vehicle without insurance.

A complainant called police at 10:14 p.m. to report a woodchuck living under a shed at 442 S. Piety St. She was advised to called the DNR.

Officers responded to a domestic at 10:52 a.m. at 370 W.Main St. Cristal Knuth, 39, Ellsworth, and Tony Tri, 44, Bay City, were both arrested.

Officers responded at 8:14 p.m. to 610 E. Main St. for a possible domestic. The parties said they were just emotional and sad because they were moving and starting over. No action was taken.

A resident in the area of Vincent Lane and West Cairns Street reported a man riding bike on private property at 9:38 p.m. Police said they would try to provide extra patrol in the area.

Tavian Siglar, 18, Ellsworth, and Xander Brooks, 17, Ellsworth, were arrested for drug possession after a traffic stop at 10:55 p.m. near Hollywood and Grant streets for no front license plate.

Thursday, June 9

A resident at 509 Mitchell St. called at 9:19 a.m. to report a missing cat.

At 9:53 a.m., police responded to Summit Park (100 W. Grove St.) after receiving a report about damage to the home field dugout storage room door. It appeared someone had gotten into the room. Public Works said no damage had been visible on Monday.

An alarm was set off at 1:52 p.m. at 271 E. Summit Ave.Someone had overcooked food.

Andrew Johnson, 37, Cannon Falls, Minn., was arrested at 3:59 p.m. at 310 W. Main St. for a probation violation.

At 9:41 p.m., a complainant reported a barking dog in the area of Maple and Kinne streets. The owners took the dog inside.

At 9:58 p.m., police received a loud music complaint at 167 Evergreen Estates St. The suspect said he’d turn the music down.

A man was found sleeping in the bathroom at 10:36 p.m. at East End Park. He was told he couldn’t sleep there and he left.

Friday, June 10

A Family Dollar (181 E. Main St.) employee reported a possible attempted theft at 2:36 p.m. Two juveniles had been acting suspicious in the store while looking at a phone charger. As they were leaving, the clerk asked them about the charger and they said they left it on the shelf. She asked them to bring it to her, and the box was opened. They said they had been looking for a camera charger but put it back because they didn’t have enough money. Both juveniles are no longer allowed in the store and their parents were informed.

Saturday, June 11

Officers responded to a single-vehicle rollover crash at 3:22 a.m. at Old West Main and Ida streets. When they arrived, the vehicle was unoccupied. The crash damaged the “Welcome to Ellsworth” sign and flower bed. The case re mains under investigation.

At 7:59 p.m., a woman approached a parked squad near Maple and Cairns streets and pasted a note on it. The note was passed onto the appropriate authority.

Two parties had conflicting stories about a driving complaint, reported at the police station at 10:52 p.m. One party wanted a restraining order and was referred to the Clerk of Courts office.

Sunday, June 12

Officers received an anonymous noise complaint at 1:12 a.m. about someone yelling and playing loud music near Plum and Nelson streets. The suspect was told to keep it down.

Police responded to a two-vehicle crash at 10:31 a.m. in the 200 block of Woodworth St. between Melvin Janisch, 91, Ellsworth, and Rose Mickelson, 67, Ellsworth.

At 6:30 p.m., police removed a green vehicle door that was leaning against the sidewalk and Main and Piety streets.

Police performed a welfare check on a resident at 10:23 p.m. at 271 E. Summit Ave. A man there had low blood sugar and EMS responded.