Police Department Reports

Posted 3/22/22

RIVER FALLS Police Department Reports Monday March 7 Owen Anthony Kramer, 18, River Falls, was cited $124 for speeding in outlying district after a traffic stop for speeding at 5:29 p.m. at Wasson …

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Police Department Reports


RIVER FALLS Police Department Reports

Monday March 7 Owen Anthony Kramer,

18, River Falls, was cited $124 for speeding in outlying district after a traffic stop for speeding at 5:29 p.m. at Wasson Lane and Wildcat Court.

Tuesday, March 8

Officers were contacted at 9:49 a.m. by a BP (700 N. Main St.) employee for an unwanted person complaint. The employee said Naihla Laquann Buckley, 36, River Falls, has been coming into the store causing problems, including smoking in the bathroom and scaring customers with outbursts. The employee asked that Buckley be trespassed permanently from the store.

At 5:13 p.m., police were informed of traffic complaint at Main Street and Cascade Avenue where a man was slumped over the steering wheel of a vehicle stopped at the traffic light. The man, later identified as Christian Dale Oxley, 45, River Falls, hadn’t moved and the light had gone through several cycles. When police opened the car door, the man smelled heavily of intoxicants. When officers helped him from the vehicle, he stumbled and had trouble standing. He became belligerent and swore at officers when EMS arrived to evaluate him. Oxley had trouble getting into the ambulance, and EMS personnel found a bottle of Bacardi tucked in his pants. When police transported him to the police station, he performed field sobriety tests, which he failed. A PBT test resulted on a 0.302 reading. Oxley was arrested and cited $187 for open intoxicants in motor vehicle – driver and $850 for OWI-third.

Police responded to a twovehicle crash at 6:40 p.m. at Cemetery Road and 945th Street between a 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee, driven by Drew S. Jepsen, 29, River Falls, and a 2007 Ford Expedition, driven by Devin A. Christopherson, 27, River Falls. Christopherson was behind Jepsen’s vehicle, which was slowing down to make a right turn into the parking lot at 1440 E. Cemetery Road. Christopherson was following too closely and rear-ended Jepsen. The Cherokee had functional damage, while the Expedition has no damage. Both drivers and passenger Susan E. Christopherson, 64, River Falls, wore seat belts and reported no injuries.

At 7:05 p.m., officers were called to 215 Foster St. for a possible domestic in progress by a third party. When nothing was found at that address, police responded to another known address for the suspect, at 1450 S. Wasson Lane. When police arrived, they saw a man yelling at a woman through a trailer window. After interviewing those involved and a witness, Angel Ignacio Alatorre, 32, River Falls, was arrested for disorderly conduct and strangulation and suffocation. He allegedly placed his hand around a woman’s throat and broke her phone. He was transported to Pierce County Jail.

At 10:22 p.m. police were called at 10:22 p.m. for a welfare check at 1453 Emory Circle. A 59-year-old man had last been seen an hour-and-a-half prior when he left the home carrying a duffel bag and a bottle of 99 Bananas. The complainant said the man could be confrontational when intoxicated and has alcohol-related dementia. Police had received other welfare check calls for the man, who was seen at Kwik Trip (1200 S. Main St.) and at 650 S. Main St., but didn’t locate him. At 11:23 p.m., a maintenance worker reported a suspicious man in the lobby at 1300 S. Main St. The man identified himself as Michael Wayne Dukart, River Falls. He had an opened beer beside him, a black eye and swelling on his face. He told police he’d been hit with a fan when arguing with his wife about finances. Police were unable to determine a predominate aggressor in the fight, so no arrests were made at that time; Dukart refused to go home and police had no reason to hold him, so he left and walked down Main Street. At 12:55 a.m. March 9, officers were called back to 1453 Emory Circle where Dukart had returned and was screaming at his wife and adult son. Police arrived and arrested him for domestic disorderly conduct. He was taken to Pierce County Jail.

Wednesday, March 9

At 8 a.m., a 51-year-old man called police to complain about his vehicle, which had been impounded by Jerry’s Towing on March 4. He said everyone was out to get him. While on the phone with him, police were called to Northtown Cleaners (402 N. Main St.) by another caller, where the man was calling from. Police responded to the business where the owner asked that Bryant Killibrew, 51, homeless, be trespassed from the business because he scares customers. Officers tried to provide Killibrew with information on area resources, but he wasn’t happy with the options.

At 5:09 p.m., a resident at 809 S. Main St. reported the theft of two iPhone 12 Pros that UPS said had been delivered to his residence. However, no packages were found. The phones were valued at $1,790 total.

Naihla Laquann Buckley,

36, River Falls, was arrested for a warrant at 6:17 p.m. in the parking lot of Kinni Café (702 N. Main St.) where police observed her in the front seat of a vehicle. When she saw police, she crawled across the driver and out the driver’s window in an attempt to flee. Police apprehended her as she crossed the parking lot toward the ValuStay. She was uncooperative and resisting officers; when they arrived at St. Croix County Jail, staff had to remove her from the squad because she refused to exit the car.

Thursday, March 10

At 10:35 a.m., a River Falls High School employee reported he had seized vapes from two students on March 7. The principal had caught four students vaping in a bathroom at the end of the school day; two admitted to vaping with products that contained nicotine. They were each cited $73.60 for minor possesses or purchases tobacco/nicotine.

Friday, March 11

At 5:39 p.m., River Falls Bus Garage reported vehicles that had failed to stop for a school bus. Video footage shows a silver Nissan Rogue pass a stopped bus (with flashing red lights activated and stop sign out) at 3:58 p.m. March 10 in front of 1450 S. Wasson Lane. Immediately after, a Hyundai Tucson also failed to stop for the bus. Sophie Ann Schnobrich, 20, Hudson, was cited $250 for failure to stop for a school bus, as was Gianni Monet Dubois, 19, River Falls.

Saturday, March 12

At 4:03 p.m., police were asked to respond to 1470 E. Cemetery Road for a physical domestic in progress in which a complainant reported being strangled and threatened with a knife. The complainant was able to get away from the suspect, who was intoxicated, and hide at a neighbor’s apartment. The suspect, identified as Dean D. Keegan, 29, River Falls, had reportedly been drinking Kraken all day. The complainant said she came home from work at about 3:30 p.m. and took a shower, at which time Keegan broke in the bathroom door and began hitting it. He was angry about alleged lies. When he placed her in a chokehold, she had trouble breathing. She was able to get away from him and run to the neighbor’s. Keegan was arrested for domestic disorderly conduct and strangulation and suffocation. At Pierce County Jail, he answered the booking questions as if they were a joke; he registered a 0.200 BAC.

Sunday, March 13

Morad Ashraf Miah, 27, River Falls, was arrested and cited $200 for operating without a valid license (second within three years) after a traffic stop at 3:17 a.m. at Main and Union streets for operating without lights.

At 10:43 a.m., officers responded to Positive Alternatives (2860 Williams Ave.) for a runaway juvenile. Police found the juvenile walking along Division Street and transported them back to the residence, where they agreed to talk with staff.

Officers responded at 3:26 p.m. to 623 W. Elm St. for a physical domestic in progress. After a couple had argued, the woman packed a bag and left. After interviewing both parties, domestic disorderly conduct charges for both were forwarded to the district attorney’s office for review. Their accounts of exactly what happened differed. At 3:55 p.m., a complainant reported being accused of taking someone’s BMW car key. She told police that at 8 p.m. March 9, she had gone to 332 Quarry Road where a woman cornered her and began punching her in the back of the head. She received a black eye and left the property, but didn’t report it because she wanted to “leave it be.” A man associated with the address called her and accused her of taking his key fob, she said. When police interviewed the accuser and the woman, they both said the complainant had stolen the key fob. The woman said the complainant had threatened to burn her belongings and she didn’t know how she’d gotten a black eye. It’s not clear if any charges were filed.

At 6:56 p.m., police received a call from two adults in Hudson who said they’d picked up a 17-year-old juvenile in River Falls and transported him to Walmart, where they bought him boots, clothes and food. They had found the teen sitting in the snow while on a walk in River Falls. He didn’t have boots or a jacket on. The teen said he’d been kicked out of his house and wanted to find a new place to live. When police contacted the teens parents, they said they’d told him to get out of the house for awhile after an argument about going to church. The teen had left at about 9 a.m. The couple brought the teen to the police station, where his father picked him up. Child Protective Services was informed of the incident and others in which the teen had run away.

Officers responded to a two-vehicle crash at 7:13 p.m. at 233 W. Cascade Ave. between a 2011 Toyota FJ Cruiser, driven by Benjamin J. Miller, 42, River Falls, and a legally parked 2011 Ford Fusion, owned by Rachel Ann Kirch-Whitmore, 20, Middleton. Kirch-Whitmore was sitting in her Fusion when Miller attempted to back up to turn around and struck her car. Miller had gone inside the residence and when he came out to speak with police, appeared highly intoxicated. He said he drank a lot of alcohol after the crash. Both vehicles had minor damage. Neither driver reported injuries. Miller was cited $98.80 for unsafe backing of vehicle and $10 for operate motor vehicle without proof of insurance.

Monday, March 14

Officers were called at 2:27 p.m. to ValuStay Inn (708 N. Main St.) for a disturbance. A third-party reported the altercation between a woman and her adult daughter. The mother said nothing physical had happened and that she was fine with the daughter staying there with her since she had nowhere else to go.

Police responded at 8:05 p.m. to Positive Alternatives (2860 Williams Ave.) for four runaway juveniles. They were last seen running west on Williams Avenue. Officers eventually found them in a restroom at Family Fresh (303 S. Main St.) They told police they had decided to run to a friend’s house to smoke weed and knew it was a bad idea.