Sheriff’s Office Reports

Posted 10/13/21

PIERCE COUNTY Sheriff’s Office Reports The following incidents were reported to the Pierce County Sheriff’s Office Sept. 27 through Oct. 10. Monday, Sept. 27 A deputy responded at 7:36 a.m. to …

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Sheriff’s Office Reports


PIERCE COUNTY Sheriff’s Office Reports

The following incidents were reported to the Pierce County Sheriff’s Office Sept. 27 through Oct. 10.

Monday, Sept. 27

A deputy responded at 7:36 a.m. to 620thAvenue/Highway 10 near Prescott for a broken-down Harmon Concrete truck. Irvington Garage towed the vehicle.

At noon, a deputy was notified of a possible theft at W12162 570th Ave., Prescott. The complainant said the item had been taken but was put back, negating a theft charge. The officer explained theft statutes to the complainant.

At 1:42 p.m., a deputy came across an unoccupied Chevy Trax with Florida plate parked near the 197th Street/20thAvenue intersection in Stockholm. The officer spoke to two couples out for a walk who said it was their rental vehicle.

Officers found a suspicious vehicle parked in a ditch at 5:26 p.m. at 770th Avenue and County Road FF near River Falls. The vehicle’s owner said he and a friend were deer hunting.

A caller reported three cows that got loose and out of a fence at 8:05 p.m. at N5933 Highway 63, Ellsworth. The deputy drove around but could not locate the loose bovines.

Tuesday, Sept. 28

A caller reported smelling smoke at 2:09 p.m. near 690th Street and 770th Avenue in Beldenville. A deputy did not see nor smell smoke.

A caller reported a trespassing complaint at 6:20 p.m. at N7432 910th St., River Falls. The complainant had trail camera photos of a red Jeep Wrangler driving on his trails. Police called the Jeep’s owner and warned them for trespassing.

Wednesday, Sept. 29

At 4:10 a.m., deputies located discarded property in the grass at 628 Cairns St. They assisted Ellsworth police in searching storage units for signs of a break-in. Nothing was located.

A caller from Bay City reported a fraud at 12:55 p.m. He had bought $2,000 in gift cards as the result of a scam.

Officers were called at 1:03 p.m. to N8116 110th St., Spring Valley, to keep the peace while an employee was let go. There were no issues.

A caller reported a hit and run to a retaining wall at 1:21 p.m. at Hill Road and Main Street in Plum City. The hit and run had occurred the previous Friday evening.

At 9:14 p.m., officers responded to N1817 785th St., Hager City, for a stolen vehicle report. The vehicle was located with the suspects. The incident turned out to be an intoxicated mistake. The victim did not wish to file charges, but a man was cited for urinating in public.

At 10:38 p.m., officers responded to W10430 Highway 29, River Falls, for a vehicle rollover where the driver had fled into a corn field. When the driver returned, he was arrested for OWIsecond.

Thursday, Sept. 30

At 5:58 a.m., officers checked on a suspicious vehicle parked near 370th and 390th avenues near Ellsworth. A man had pulled over to get some sleep.

At 7:54 a.m., police located and informed a resident of a deceased dog found at county roads C/W and V near Ellsworth.

A resident called police at 10:06 a.m. to request help with a scam call at a rural Hager City address. The man’s son was able to stop his wife before she withdrew money from the bank for a new vehicle scam call.

A resident called police at 2:33 p.m. about a person possibly coming to N6531 1250th St., Prescott, to start a fight. Officers did not locate the suspect vehicle or person.

A stolen vehicle was reported at 4:34 p.m. at W7193 450th Ave., Ellsworth.

A caller reported vandalism to his vehicle while it was parked at the Cady Creek parking area at 6:08 p.m. near 50th Street and County Road P, Elmwood.

Deputies responded at 10:55 p.m. to 140 Evergreen Estates St. in Ellsworth to assist Ellsworth police with a possible domestic.

Friday, Oct. 1

Deputies assisted Ellsworth police with clearing a building at 1:29 a.m. at 300 N. Maple St.

Deputies responded at 4:31 a.m. to W8629 830th Ave., River Falls, where a woman was found unresponsive on the floor and cold to the touch. She was deceased.

A caller reported at 8:50 a.m. vehicles repeatedly leaving black marks on the road near N3706 690th St., Ellsworth, between 2 and 4 a.m. some mornings.

Officers dispatched an injured deer at 9:41 a.m. at W4257 Highway 72, Ellsworth.

At 1 p.m., a caller reported several round hay bales blocking 201th Avenue just south of Plum City. When police arrived, they found six bales blocking the road. The officer cleared the southbound lane before the owner arrived and loaded the bales onto a trailer.

At 2:19 p.m., police responded to W6625 690th Ave., Beldenville, for a report of uncared for animals. All animals appeared to be healthy.

Runaway donkeys were reported at 5:17 p.m. at W5484 490th Ave., Ellsworth. The donkeys were put back in their fenced area.

At 9:58 p.m., an officer responded to 420th Street and County Road A, Maiden Rock, where a tree was locking both lanes of traffic and leaning on a power line. The tree was removed and the line cleared.

Loose cattle were reported at 10:08 p.m. at W11727 570th Ave., Prescott. The cattle disappeared into the woods. Multiple landowners denied missing any cows.

Saturday, Oct. 2

Police found two men lying in the ditch at 1:25 a.m. at 710th Avenue and County Road O, River Falls. They said they were trying to complete a 50-mile hike in 24 hours. There were no signs of distress.

Police found a suspicious vehicle with no plated parked on private property at 5:51 a.m. behind Team Oil in Spring Valley. A man found sleeping in the driver’s seat was arrested for possession of methamphetamine, possession of THC, possession of burglarious tools and felony bail jumping (eight counts).

Deputies assisted River Falls police at 7:09 p.m. at 650 Sycamore St.

An officer stopped to check on a suspicious, unoccupied vehicle at 9:46 p.m. in the old REA parking lot near Ellsworth. The officer left a voicemail for the registered owner.

Sunday, Oct. 3

Officers were dispatched at 2:54 a.m. to N1620 County Road VV, Hager City, for a man possible threatening people with a gun. Police couldn’t find the man or a gun. The complainant was given a courtesy ride to her residence.

A missing horse was reported at 10:45 a.m. at W5180 450th Ave., Ellsworth.

A caller reported a suspicious vehicle at 3:07 p.m. near W3028 County Road G, Elmwood. An officer checked the area including Spring Valley, Elmwood, Exile and Plum City, found no vehicle matching the description.

Officers responded at 4:06 p.m. to W7823 170th Ave., Hager City for a domestic. They arrested a man for domestic disorderly conduct.

At 4:34 p.m., an officer met a black, sport-style motorcycle near W7540 Highway 35, Hager City, traveling southbound on Highway 35 going well over 100 mph. The officer was unsuccessful in catching up to the motorcycle. The officer spoke with several bikers in Maiden Rock, who denied seeing the motorcycle come through.

A stolen trailer was reported at 5:28 p.m. at N2187 80th St., Plum City.

Monday, Oct. 4

Staff at 101 N. Maple St., Ellsworth, requested at 5:12 a.m. that police ask a loitering person to leave.

A vehicle had to be towed at 7:57 a.m. from near W11925 Highway 35, Prescott, after a vehicle vs. fox crash.

A deputy spoke with a resident about a civil matter at 2:25 p.m. at N7635 County Road CC, Spring Valley. The complainant had questions about neighbors removing a fence and property lines.

A caller reported a 4 p.m. finding a small bolt cutter and a ripped screen next to his shed at N6128 County Road J, Ellsworth. Neighbors informed him that a red truck was in his driveway the last couple of nights for 15 minutes each time.

Deputies assisted Elmwood police at 4:23 p.m. with a felony arrest at 415 S. Woodman St., Elmwood. The person had Pierce and Pepin warrants.

A theft was reported at 7:27 p.m. at W9852 290th Ave., Hager City.

At 9:31 p.m., officers responded to N4828 450th St., Ellsworth, for a shooting complaint. The officer located a nearby wedding where fireworks were being shot off.

At 10:15 p.m., deputies assisted Prescott police with a pursuit that ended in the city. The vehicle was reported stolen and towed after interviews were conducted.

Tuesday, Oct. 5

Officers recovered a stolen St. Croix County vehicle at 9:30 a.m. at 501 W. Lucas Lane, Ellsworth.

At 10:48 a.m., a Plum City resident reported her father receiving two to three dozen scam calls about obtaining gift cards.

A caller reported being defrauded by a contractor at 2:43 p.m. at W6441 710th Ave., Beldenville. The contractor told police he installed product the homeowner had picked out, but she didn’t like it. She made him remove the original product and install something else, all without payment. He said he’s trying to come up with a solution to please the client, but she’s refusing anything. The complainant was told this was a civil matter.

A sinkhole was marked with orange paint at 3:56 p.m. near 290th Street and 600th Avenue near Elmwood. It was 6 inches in diameter and 2 feet deep in the middle of the west intersection. The town chair was notified.

A possible package theft was reported at 5:47 p.m. at N8199 940th St., River Falls.

Deputies assisted River Falls police with a multiple vehicle crash at 7:42 p.m. at Second and Walnut streets.

A possible trespasser was reported at 8:55 p.m. at W7610 320th Ave., Hager City. No one was located.

Wednesday, Oct. 6

Deputies assisted Ellsworth police in clearing buildings at 12:29 a.m. at 235 N. Maple St.

At 3:06 a.m., police responded to N4680 County Road CC, Elmwood, where a woman was found unresponsive in bed. Lifesaving measures did not revive her and she was pronounced deceased.

At 7:31 a.m., police stood by at S422 McKay Ave., Spring Valley, for an employee termination.

A burglary was reported at 8:57 a.m. by the owner of the Exile Bar (N4304 County Road S, Plum City).

Deputies assisted Elmwood police at 6:53 p.m. at 221 N. Public St.

At 7:25 p.m., police found a parked vehicle near N1891 830th St., Hager City. The registered owner, who was walking back to the vehicle, said she had been picking up agates on the property. The property owner said no one had permission to be there, so she was cited for trespassing.

Thursday, Oct. 7

An officer responded at 1:45 a.m. to N5167 860th St., Ellsworth, for a domestic incident that had occurred an hour before. The male involved had already left.

A caller reported at 5:50 a.m. a dark colored, older model fourdoor sedan parked in the driveway at N5697 730th St., Ellsworth. The driver got out and walked around. Police arrived but didn’t locate the vehicle.

Officers responded at 10:21 a.m. to N1582 County Road C, Bay City, for a domestic.

Police responded at 11:28 a.m. to W5900 Highway 35, Bay City, for a possible burglary. At that time, nothing had been found missing.

Police saw a man walking at 1:48 p.m. along Main and Utility streets in Ellsworth who had an active arrest warrant. He was taken into custody and transported to Pierce County Jail.

At 6:48 p.m., officers responded to W12106 850thAve., River Falls, for a disorderly person. The parties separated before police arrived.

At 10:48 p.m., officers were called to W11945 757th Ave., River Falls, to check for juveniles who may be trying to toilet paper and egg homes. Police didn’t see any suspicious juveniles in that area, but later found a vehicle and juveniles at an address in the county, where they were toilet papering a residence. They were warned and their parents called to come pick them up.

At 11:16 p.m., police responded to 147 W. Race Ave. for a harassment report. The caller was parked where her headlights were shining into a home, which upset the resident. The resident began harassing the caller and acting disorderly. Both parties were warned for their behavior.

Friday, Oct. 8

At 1:17 a.m., deputies assisted River Falls police with an assault at 222 S. Main St. Suspects were located and arrested at an address in the county.

Deputies assisted St. Paul Park police at 2:40 a.m. at W7475 145th Ave., Hager City.

At 5:01 a.m., police took a report of a physical domestic at N1368 County Road EE, Bay City. A suspect was located and arrested.

At 6:35 a.m., Maiden Rock village staff reported a squatter in the village campground. He has been there for three weeks without paying anything. There were no plates on the camper or motorcycle. The squatter was not there when police arrived. They left a business card.

A broken door was reported at 7:45 a.m. at N6649 110th St., Elmwood.

A caller reported at 7:50 a.m. a stolen Ford F250 with trailer hauling a Ditch Witch from N5586 Highway 63, Ellsworth.

At noon, officers responded to W1622 70th Ave., Plum City, for a man’s unexpected death. Next of kin was notified.

A caller reported removing his dog at 12:04 p.m. from N7015 820th St. because he believes the dog is sick and he took it to the vet. He was told to get permission from his significant other or her parents/property owners before entering their property.

At 2:01 p.m., a caller reported her neighbors’ Pitbulls chasing and killing chickens at N8834 200th St., Spring Valley. The dogs’ owner was warned about his loose dogs. Police found no dead chickens, just loose feathers.

A caller reported at 3:17 p.m. the theft of a black and grey four-wheeler with snow plow from W7901 290th Ave., Hager City.

A Ditch Witch was located at 3:47 p.m. near the roadway at W4155 650th Ave., Beldenville. However, it was not the one reported stolen earlier that morning.

At 4:41 p.m., a caller reported a dog attacking her dog while at the park at N5154 County Road O in the town of Trimbelle. The caller’s dog had no injuries, but the suspect was warned to keep dogs leashed.

An unwanted person was reported at 5:51 p.m. at W4419 Highway 29, Spring Valley. Police spoke with both parties to come to a solution.

A caller reported kids yelling at 9:14 p.m. at a 1010th Street residence in River Falls. The parent said the kids were playing.

Police checked on a suspicious vehicle parked at 10:07 p.m. in a lot at W5405 Highway 29, River Falls. A man was walking around outside the car. He said he had stopped to change his sweatshirt. He also said he’d recently bought the car and the plates didn’t belong to him. Contact with the plates’ owner(s) was attempted.

Saturday, Oct. 9

Police made contact with a man at 1:39 a.m. who appeared to be digging through garbage cans at N1090 825th St., Hager City. He said he was setting up a disc golf course.

Officers checked N1090 825th St., Hager City for several people drinking outside after hours. They were told to leave. Two people were found inside a vehicle with open intoxicants. One man was arrested for possession of cocaine and a warrant.

At 8:05 a.m., a caller reported a broken door at W7800 County Road W, Beldenville. A suspect was identified, but the complainant was told it was a civil matter.

At 9:32 a.m., a caller reported a suspicious male entering a shed at N5756 1000th St., Ellsworth. The caller called back to tell police it was her brother-in-law.

At 9:56 a.m., police responded to N1582 County Road C, Bay City, for a disorderly woman. She was arrested for domestic disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and misdemeanor bail jumping.

At 3:50 p.m., police were asked to respond to W12106 850th Ave., River Falls, for a standby so a woman could remove property. When police arrived, property was thrown all over and the home was extensively damaged. A man was arrested for felony domestic property damage and disorderly conduct.

A woman reported her vehicle stolen at 6:12 p.m. at W4890 Highway 29, Spring Valley. A man had fled a domestic argument in the caller’s vehicle.

A suspicious man was reportedly shining a light towards a cornfield and in ditches near highways 29 and 63 South in Martell around 8:20 p.m. Police did not locate him.

Sunday, Oct. 10

Police checked on a suspicious vehicle at 2:37 a.m. parked at N1658 County Road VV, Hager City. The driver had pulled over to check messages. Police thanked him for being safe.

At 10:54 a.m., police responded to N2106 617th St., Bay City, where a vehicle was driving through a yard causing damage. The driver said he was trying to find help to find his way home. He was arrested for OWI-first.

Officers found a woman inside a fenced-in area at 12:41 p.m. at 621 Cairns St., Ellsworth. She was arrested.

At 1:18 p.m., a caller reported pry marks on a door at N6187 978th St., Ellsworth. After police inspected the door, they determined the marks weren’t pry marks.

Deputies assisted Ellsworth police at 2:16 p.m. at 706 Cairns St. with a suspicious activity complaint.

A caller reported at 4:45 p.m. that an unwelcome woman has been stopping at her home lately (W7932 150th Ave., Hager City). She has told the woman to not come over. She wanted the incident documented.

At 4:51 p.m., police checked on a woman in a vehicle parked at W2555 Highway 29, Spring Valley. She told police she was moving. They offered her various assistance program phone numbers, which she declined.

After a traffic stop for a defective brake lamp and view obstruction at 6:32 p.m. at Highway 29 and Westland Drive in Spring Valley, a woman was arrested for possession of methamphetamine, possess drug paraphernalia and bail jumping.

Police saw a vehicle parked on the side of the road at 10:28 p.m. near 760thAvenue and Highway 65, River Falls. The driver was sleeping behind the wheel while the vehicle was running and smelled of intoxicants. Police arrested the driver for OWI-first.