Police Department Reports

Posted 8/4/21

ELLSWORTH Police Department Reports The following incidents were reported to the Ellsworth Police Department July 24 through Aug. 1. July 24 At 10:22 p.m., suspicious activity was reported at 217 S. …

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ELLSWORTH Police Department Reports

The following incidents were reported to the Ellsworth Police Department July 24 through Aug. 1.

July 24

At 10:22 p.m., suspicious activity was reported at 217 S. Piety St. Police spoke to a person of interest at 232 S. Piety St. who had black bike behind him and appeared nervous. He said the bike belonged to a friend.

July 25

At 7:43 p.m., a resident flagged down an officer and turned in a found purse at East End Park. The purse is black leather containing an open pack of Tourney Slims cigarettes, a multi-colored Clippers lighter and grey lighter. The items were placed in the lost and found.

Police came across a running vehicle at 11:43 p.m. at Summit Park near the basketball court. The vehicle appeared unoccupied, but when the officer shined a light, two heads popped up in the front seat. They said they were just talking. The officer advised them to move along.

July 26

At 7:58 p.m., a person was warned for blowing grass into the highway while mowing near Crosstown Road and Highway 65. The person was told to clean the grass up because it’s considered a hazard.

July 27

At 10:48 a.m., a dog was located at 739 W. Lucas Lane. A relative of the dog’s owner picked up the dog.

At 1:12 p.m., a caller reported trash overflowing from a dumpster at 454 High Point Drive. The management company said the trash was scheduled for pickup later that day.

At 2:46 p.m., police responded to a minor crash at 157 E. Main St. between Bailey Ahlers, 17, River Falls, and Dianna Esterby, 72, Ellsworth. Ahlers backed out of a parking stall into Esterby, who was heading southbound through the lot. Both vehicles were insured. No injuries were reported.

At 11:51 p.m., a caller reported kids camping in the wood in the 500 block of Lucas Lane. A woman said the kids got scared while camping so she was picking them up.

July 28

At 1:25 a.m., police checked on a vehicle pulled onto the shoulder at Cairns and Maple streets. The vehicle had its parking lights on. It contained two juveniles, neither of which had permission to drive the vehicle nor had driver’s licenses. Citations were to be issued for curfew violations and operating without a valid driver’s license. Charges were to be referred for operating vehicle without owner’s consent and obstructing an officer.

Clayton Moore, 47, Minneapolis, was arrested on a warrant and cited for operating without a valid driver’s license and operating without insurance after a traffic stop for speeding at 12:39 p.m. at North Maple Street and Overlook Drive. The passenger was also not legal to drive, and had to wait in the PCSO lobby for a ride.

At 9:18 p.m., officers assisted Ellsworth Fire at 311 W. Overlook Drive.

At 11:05 p.m., officers removed a large branch from the road at Maple and Elm streets.

July 29

At 5:39 p.m., a caller reported a woman walking by the softball fields behind the middle school very slowly. Contact was attempted at the woman’s residence, but did not reach her.

At 9:34 p.m., police found a brown, pit bull looking-dog with a blue collar and no tags at 598 Lucas Lane. The dog was placed in the EPD kennel.

July 30

At 6:12 a.m., an officer saw an unleashed dog walking on the path between Shopko and Crosstown Road. It was very aggressive when the officer approached it. Police attempted contact with the dog’s owner.

At 8:53 a.m., officers assisted PCSO at N4845 County Road DD, Ellsworth.

At 2:10 p.m., a goat was on the loose at 707 N. Brown St. Staff caught the goat.

At 6:28 p.m., officers assisted PCSO with an OWI stop at 193 E. Main St.

At 6:38 p.m., police responded to a report of juveniles on an ATV in the road in the 700 block of Cairns Street. The juveniles were warned to stay off the road, wear a helmet and get an ATV safety card.

At 9:08 p.m., a resident found a cat at 508 Cairns St. At 1 p.m. the next day, the cat went to River Bluffs Humane Society in Red Wing.

July 31

At 6:19 a.m., an officer saw a dog from 504 Crosstown Road run up to a woman walking her dog and start a scuffle. The first dog’s owner was warned for not maintaining control of an animal.

At 11:16 a.m., police received a call about a man moaning on the floor of an apartment at 271 E. Summit Ave. The man was intoxicated and refused EMS.

At 5:11 p.m., a resident at 132 Evergreen Estates reported that she had let a man use her vehicle, but now wanted it back. The man agreed to return the vehicle.

Aug. 1

At 3:25 a.m., police assisted PCSO with a traffic stop at highways 10 and 63.

At 7:06 p.m., Ellsworth officers assisted River Falls police and PCSO deputies with an uncooperative inmate being booked at the Pierce County Jail.