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Extensive search conducted after suspicious activity report A suspicious person was reported at 2:35 a.m. Feb. 3 at a home on 150th Avenue in Hager City. The caller said the person was asking for a ride to a disabled vehicle. Deputies conducted an extensive check and found neither the suspect nor a disabled vehicle. Town of River Falls burglary A burglary was reported at 4:16 p.m. Feb. 4 at W10218 570th Ave. in the town of River Falls. Neighbor's concern draws rebuke from resident
Initial appearances Nicholas L. Bard, 27, Ellsworth, was ordered to pay $100 cash bail on felony possess with intent-THC and possess drug paraphernalia charges Jan. 24. The charges stemmed from a Dec. 14 incident in River Falls. Timothy J. Eaton, 37, Prescott, posted a $10,000 signature bond on felony strangulation and suffocation (domestic abuse), felony possession of methamphetamine and battery (domestic abuse-infliction of physical pain/injury) charges Jan. 25. The charges resulted from a Jan. 24 incident in Prescott.
TOWN OF SALEM -- A 16-year-old male from Plum City died in a vehicle crash Saturday afternoon, according to a news release from the Wisconsin State Patrol. At 1:01 p.m. Feb. 2, 2019, the state patrol responded to the crash at 290th Street and 190th Avenue in Pierce County. Upon arrival, troopers found the lone 16-year-old occupant of a 1989 Ford F250 dead at the scene.
Has your family farm or home had continuous family ownership for 100 years or more? You could be eligible to be recognized as a Century Farm/Home or Sesquicentennial Farm/Home at this year's Pierce County Fair and Wisconsin State Fair.
Roadside hunters questioned in 2 stops
Caller cries fowl in Bay City A caller reported a large number of swans Jan. 9 at the park on Lake Pepin in Bay City. The caller feared the birds may be frozen on the ice. A deputy checked the area and found swans and Canada geese gathered in the water, where they were sunning, preening themselves and sleeping. There were no signs of distress. Cock-a-doodle-do-not-disturb
Initial appearances Tanner C. Beach, 31, Spring Valley, waived extradition Dec. 26 to Washington County, Minn., where he was charged Aug. 28 with fifth degree-drug possession (schedule I,II,III,IV-not small amount of marijuana). Jeremy M. Froelke, 32 St. Paul, pleaded innocent and posted a $5,000 signature bond on resisting/obstructing an officer and disorderly conduct charges Dec. 26. The charges resulted from a Dec. 21 incident in River Falls.
Traffic troubles • Deputies assisted a driver whose alternator had gone out at 4:32 p.m. Dec. 21 at highways 35 and 63 in Hager City. • Police responded to a hit and run at 12:10 a.m. Den. 1 at W6390 Highway 35 in Bay City, in a parking lot. The suspect vehicle had fled the area and was not located. • Police responded to a car vs. pedestrian accident at 7:27 p.m. Jan. 3 on 975th Street near River Falls. The pedestrian was taken to the hospital.
Four people were hospitalized Friday after a two-vehicle crash in rural Ellsworth. The Pierce County Sheriff's Office identified the injured people as Ellsworth residents Christopher Iehl, 42; James Bigott, 26; Melvern Janish, 87; and Marvin E. Janish, 87. All four people were taken by ambulance to River Falls Area Hospital with undisclosed injuries.
A Maiden Rock man insisted his device was hacked in the face of FBI allegations he recorded the molestation of a child and posted the image to an online service. The Pierce County District Attorney's Office charged Eric L. Kurrelmeyer, 31, with two counts of first-degree sexual assault, two counts of child pornography possession and two counts of sexploitation of a child, among others. He made his first court appearance Thursday, Jan. 3, in Pierce County Circuit Court, where he was ordered to post $50,000 cash bond. He posted bond Friday, according to court records.