Police Department Reports

Posted 9/8/21

RIVER FALLS Police Department Reports The following incidents were reported to River Falls Police Aug. 2430. Tuesday, Aug. 24 At 7:47 a.m., a complainant from Daryl’s Septic Service reported …

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RIVER FALLS Police Department Reports

The following incidents were reported to River Falls Police Aug. 2430.

Tuesday, Aug. 24

At 7:47 a.m., a complainant from Daryl’s Septic Service reported possible property damage to their equipment and city buildings. The employee had found videos on YouTube channel showing a suspect lighting off fireworks inside public bathrooms, Port-a-Potties, tipping over Port-a-Potties and tipping over a picnic table. One video looks to have taken place in the men’s bathroom at Hoffman Park, where several black spots were found on the walls, urinals and ceiling and black ash was covering the urinals. A suspect was identified and the investigation is ongoing.

At 12:28 p.m., a citizen reported an abandoned bicycle leaning against a stop sign at Division and Fourth streets. The Hotrock bike is red with yellow writing with 21 speeds and 24inch wheels.

Greta Suzann Van Guilder, 19, River Falls, was cited for operating without a valid license after a traffic stop for speeding at 10:56 p.m. at Main and Vine streets.

Wednesday, Aug. 25

At 7:02 p.m., police were requested to perform a welfare check on an intoxicated man at Glen Park Pool (355 W. Park St.) Staff reported the man could hardly pay because he was so intoxicated and he had been in the bathroom for a long time. Douglas Lee Hultman, 53, River Falls, was asked to leave the pool and advised bail jumping charges would be forwarded to Pierce County Circuit Court due to his violating absolute sobriety bond conditions. He admitted to violating the bond condition, but said he didn’t plan on having the police called on him. He registered a PBT of .05.

Sebastian Ruark Kempf, 17, River Falls, was cited $124 for exhibition of power after a traffic stop at 11:55 p.m. at Main and Spring streets. An officer witnessed Kempf’s vehicle take off at a high rate of speed south on Main Street. It accelerated so abruptly that the tires squealed and the engine raced. The officer clocked its speed at 45 mph in a 25-mph-zone. Kempf said he was trying to race his friends.

Thursday, Aug. 26

At 8:15 a.m., police responded to 617 W. Maple St. for a catalytic converter theft from a Honda Accord. A cut piece of the exhaust pipe was found in the driveway next to the left front tire. Police also found a blue Bosch jigsaw blade on the driveway beneath the front of the vehicle. The theft occurred sometime between 1:30 p.m. Aug. 25 and 8:15 a.m. Aug. 26.

Friday, Aug. 27

Officers responded to a domestic at 1:12 a.m. at 114 S. Falls St. where yelling and doors slamming could be heard. The two people involved said they were fighting about life in general and refused to fill out statements. They had both been drinking. One person left for the night to avoid further conflict; an officer provided that person a courtesy ride.

At 10:09 a.m., police responded at 10:09 a.m. to 431 N. Second St. where a man was allegedly assaulting and pouring coffee on a person.

Matthew David Score, 48, Ellsworth, had been kicked out of two River Falls bars the night before and showed up at this residence. Two women who lived there asked him to leave, but he refused, even when a friend came to pick him up. The women let him stay there overnight while they stayed in a hotel to avoid him. When they returned in the morning, Score refused to leave and rushed one woman. He also hit the other woman in the head with a coffee cup. He then fled on foot. The women gave police a metal pipe they said belonged to Score which contained burnt, leafy green residue. At 8:13 p.m., Score was arrested at Maverick’s Saloon (128 N. Main St.) for domestic disorderly conduct and battery. Police transported him to Pierce County Jail.

Saturday, Aug. 28

At 12:53 a.m., police responded to North Main Street and Powell Avenue for a one-vehicle crash with a stoplight. When police arrived, they found the stop light knocked down and blocking the north lane. A blue SUV was in the grass to the east of the intersection with a female sitting in the passenger seat. She was identified as

Kaycie Ann Enz, 33, Roberts. She told police a deer had “shot out in front of her.” Her eyes were glassy and she said she had had a glass and a half of wine with dinner. Due to possible injuries, Allina EMS transported her to River Falls Area Hospital. Field sobriety tests were not attempted due to possible injuries. She would not submit to a preliminary breath test, but eventually complied. She was arrested and cited $500 for OWI-second. She was taken to St. Croix County Jail without incident. On Aug. 31, video footage shows Enz stop at the stoplight for a few seconds and attempt to turn north onto Main Street, at which time she collides with the traffic light located at the intersection’s northeast corner. The vehicle was towed due to disabling damage.

At 1:57 a.m., police responded to a one-vehicle crash at Powel Avenue and North Main Street. Neil Q. Anderson, 73, River Falls, was driving northbound on North Main Street in a 2013 Chevy Silverado approaching the Powell Avenue intersection. He turned westbound onto Powell Avenue and struck a temporary stop sign owned by the city. He then backed up over the stop sign, causing minor damage to his vehicle. Anderson said he was distracted and had been drinking. His PBT registered a .04. He reported no injuries, but was cited $111.40 for inattentive driving.

At 2:13 a.m., officers responded to Main/Walnut streets to assist EMS with a passed-out person, later identified as Hunter Daniel Kern, 22, Bay City. EMS told police they were driving by and saw Kern passed out on a sidewalk. He was breathing but unresponsive. EMS transported him to River Falls Area Hospital and around 3:03 a.m., an officer requested backup there. When additional officers arrived, an officer, nurses, doctors and security were holding Kern down after he had become disorderly and ripped out his IV. He eventually calmed down after being restrained. Hospital staff called police again at 3:49 a.m. when Kern again became out of control. He has been hanging off the bed and took a few swings at a nurse. He was cited $187 for disorderly conduct.

At 3:15 a.m., police were called to the 1800 block of Greenwood Valley Drive where a complainant reported a truck parked for 20 minutes with its lights on. When police arrived, they found a 2019 Ram truck stopped in the lane of traffic with its lights on. The vehicle was running, in park, with the keys in the ignition. The driver, later identified as Nathan Ron Kinneman, 27, Eden Prairie, Minn., appeared to be passed out. The officer knocked on the vehicle for 11 minutes and shined his light on the driver with no success at rousing him. Another officer arrived and Kinneman finally woke up when he accidentally opened the rear driver’s side window with his elbow. He exited his vehicle, emitting an odor of intoxicants. He had slow responses and bloodshot, glassy eyes. He at first refused to provide his name, but did after learning he could be arrested for obstruction. He refused to perform field sobriety tests at which time he was arrested for OWI; his PBT revealed an alcohol level of.191. He requested his vehicle be towed to the impound lot, though officers offered to legally park it. He was cited $861, booked at the police station and released to a responsible party.

At 7:24 a.m., police received a harassment complaint from a resident in the 400 block of High Ridge Road. The complainant stated she has been harassed by a former boyfriend by email and on social media. The suspect, who had used obscenities, was contacted and told to cease contact with the victim.

Officers responded at 12:01 p.m. to 1477 Riverside Drive for a car with smashed back window. A clear marble was found in the grass near the vehicle. Damage estimates were about $500.

Officers were dispatched at 6:21 p.m. to 332 Quarry Road for a burglary not in progress. The complainant showed police a damaged side door on the northeast side of the residence, which was open when they arrived. The deadbolt had been broken and two carpets inside had been moved. Upstairs, one room door was destroyed. It was unknown if anything was missing.

Police were called at 8:12 p.m. to 900 Orange St. (Kinni Rehab) for an intoxicated man throwing items and being disorderly. Greg Michael Porter, 34, La Crosse, was highly intoxicated, yelling and throwing things; people are not allowed on the premises when intoxicated and he had a PBT of .407. He was not wearing shoes and was swaying back and forth. Staff believe he drank a bottle of hand sanitizer. When asked why he was there, he became aggressive and went into a boxing stance. He was transported to River Falls Area Hospital but refused medical treatment. Since Kinni Rehab refused his return and was unwilling to find a detox location for him, he was taken to the storm shelter at Glen Park.

Sunday, Aug. 29

Police were called at 4:19 a.m. to Kwik Trip (1238 N. Main St.) for a vehicle that had been parked at the pumps for an hour. The female driver, later identified as Ashley Nichole Bougie, 37, River Falls, was slurring her speech and had dilated, glassy eyes. She told police she was sleeping there because she had nowhere to go. She was arrested for a probation warrant and taken to Pierce County Jail.

At 7:47 a.m., police observed evidence of a hit-and-run crash on Cascade Avenue near South Wasson Lane. It appeared a vehicle had struck a median sign while driving east on Cascade Avenue. There were no vehicle parts on the scene.

Monday, Aug. 30

Officers responded at 10:41 a.m. to Dick’s Hometown Liquor (1141 S. Main St.) for a theft. The employee said the suspect had left the store within the last five minutes walking south on Main Street. The suspect, seen on video surveillance, is a heavyset white man, who wore a tan hat, dark shirt and shorts. He concealed and took a 750 ml bottle of Grey Goose vodka valued at $30. He was identified as being responsible for a retail theft on March 29 as well, when he took a bottle of Bardstown Bourbon valued at $130. He’s also suspected of taking six other bottles of Grey Goose, valued at $180. He is a frequent customer who buys lottery tickets.