Police Department Reports

Posted 9/1/21

ELLSWORTH Police Department Reports The following incidents were reported to Ellsworth Police Department Aug. 23-29. Monday, Aug. 23 Miguel Gonzalez Francisco, 33, Ellsworth, was cited for operating …

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ELLSWORTH Police Department Reports

The following incidents were reported to Ellsworth Police Department Aug. 23-29.

Monday, Aug. 23 Miguel Gonzalez Francisco, 33, Ellsworth, was cited for operating without a valid license after police responded at 2:51 a.m. to Speedway (176 W. Main St.) for a car that had been parked at the pump for over two hours. The vehicle was still running. When police arrived, they found Francisco and a passenger asleep in the vehicle with open Budweiser bottles on the floor. The vehicle was parked and the keys taken to the police department to be picked up at a later time, since neither occupant had a driver’s license. The citation was given to Francisco in-person on Aug. 24.

David Schams, 70, Ellsworth, reported a hit-andrun to his vehicle at 9:58 a.m. The vehicle had been parked at 467 W. Spruce St. from 6 a.m. Aug. 21 to 8 a.m. Aug. 23. The damage occurred to the rear driver’s side bumper and tail light.

At 12:42 p.m., police spoke to three juveniles riding scooters, bikes and skateboards doing tricks in the parking lot at 388 W. Main St. They were told they’re not welcome to ride there because of damage. Their parents were informed.

At 4:09 p.m., a complainant reported a woman lying in the back of a running car at the Pierce County Fairgrounds (364 N. Maple St.) The woman had not moved for an hour. She told police she was taking a nap.

Erin Coffin, 36, Roberts, was given until Aug. 25 to provide proof of insurance or she would be cited for operating a vehicle without insurance. Police pulled her over at 8:03 p.m. at Maple and Grove streets for driving without plates. She was able to provide registration with her name on it. She was advised to park the vehicle until it’s registered and has proof of insurance.

Tuesday, Aug. 24

A complainant reported rocks in the road at 11:34 a.m. at 451 E. Main St. The highway department removed the rocks.

Caleb Thomas, 18, River Falls, was cited for speeding after a traffic stop at 1:42 p.m. in the 100 block of County Road C.

At 5:13 p.m., a complainant reported a truck parked blocking the mailbox at 152 N. Grant St. The truck had been there since Sunday. The truck’s registered owner said he would move the truck.

Wednesday, Aug. 25

At 11:46 a.m., Marlene Denise Hines, 55, Elmwood, reported a dent on the left front fender of her vehicle that had occurred sometime that day. She had been at the courthouse, Nilssen’s and Family Dollar. Video surveillance was reviewed and the other driver,

Leah Wood, 74, Ellsworth, was found. She said she did not realize she had struck Hines’ vehicle at 181 E. Main St.

At 6:43 p.m., a resident at 299 S. Chestnut St. was warned about having a camper parked on the roadway. He said he’d removed it within the week.

Police removed a large branch from the roadway at 10:15 p.m. at Piety and Warner streets.

At 10:18 p.m., police saw a suspicious vehicle sitting on the side of the road at 490th Avenue and Piety Street. When they returned the vehicle was gone. At 11:03 p.m., police found the vehicle in question near Summit Avenue and Beulah Street where a man was working on the car. He said he had been parked on Piety Street waiting for a friend.

Thursday, Aug. 26

The new owner at 463 E. Wall St. requested a boat and ATV be moved that is parked next to the building. The registered owner was contacted.

A woman reported receiving a package at her home for someone else at 12:05 p.m. at 627 W. Kinne St. The complainant said this is the third time it’s happened. The address on the package is similar, so appeared to be a legitimate mistake.

Seth Harrison, 22, Hudson, was arrested for a probation violation at 2:22 p.m. at 310 W. Main St.

Saturday, Aug. 28

At 4:33 a.m., police observed toilet paper in a tree and forks sticking out of the ground at 824 N. Grant St. The resident had no suspects in mind and said she would review her doorbell camera.

At 8:38 p.m. police received an erratic driving complaint near Crosstown Road and Highway 65. The driver was located on Cairns Street. She was having a medical episode and her alert dog was on her lap alerting her to it. She declined EMS. Police found a large branch in the road at 9:23 p.m. at Main and Northview streets. The area was coned off until the streets department could take care of it.

Sunday, Aug. 29

At 11:57 p.m., a complainant reported kids and adults yelling near Church and Chestnut streets. Police could not find the culprits.