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Covering Ashland, Iron, Lincoln, Oneida, Price, Rusk, Sawyer, Taylor, and Vilas Counties


Reports received by the police departments in Price County for the month have been condensed and summarized.

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8/1/22 - Received an anonymous report with concern for a cow that had an excessively large udder, possibly due to summer mastitis.

8/2/22 - A man reported his vehicle was on fire.  Fire departments responded.

8/2/22 - Many trees and power lines were reported being down across the area.

8/3/22 - A woman reported hitting a tree that was across the road while traveling around a corner on Lake Shore Drive.  When she stepped out of her vehicle, she noticed power lines were also down, so she got back in her vehicle and waited for police and the power company to arrive.

8/4/22 - An employee at a gas station in Prentice called to report two drunk individuals who appeared belligerent and were loudly arguing with their teenage children.  The children took the keys and were waiting in the gas station.  Another caller reported the same situation.

8/5/22 - A man called 911 to report his neighbor's house was on fire.  He stated the neighbors kept going back into the house to find their cats, but he kept the people outside for their safety.  Fire departments responded and additional manpower and a tanker were requested.

8/5/22 - A woman called 911 to request an ambulance for her brother who fell into the water in Fifield and hit his head on a propeller.  He was bleeding and was semi-conscious.  A medical helicopter was requested.

8/6/22 - A two vehicle accident occurred in the Town of Emery.

8/7/22 - A doctor called from a Medford emergency room to report a patient reported being raped in the City of Park Falls.  Taylor County was contacted to assist with an interview.

8/8/22 - The Rusk County Sheriff's Office requested a welfare check on a female.  Rusk County was contacted by Berlin Police Department in Green Lake County.  Berlin had contact with a male who was reported to be at an address in the City of Park Falls with another male and two other people.  The male reported that he and the other male were on their way to Rusk County to cause great bodily harm to the female.  Rusk County attempted contact with the female at her residence, but she was not there and left her cell phone.  Rusk County pinged the number one of the males called the Berlin Police Department from, and it pinged near a dead-end road in the Town of Eisenstein.  Rusk County advised the subjects were believed to be armed and to use caution.  Rusk County requested that if contact was made with the female to hold and check her welfare.  Rusk County did not have charges for the male suspects.

8/8/22 - A man reported that a woman, who stated she was a private investigator, was trespassing on his property and was rude to him.

8/9/22 - An anonymous report of malnourished cattle was received.

8/9/22 - A woman was seen smashing the windows of a man's vehicle.  An ambulance was paged to treat a cut on the woman's knee that was bleeding.

8/10/22 - A woman called to report a one vehicle roll-over accident on Hwy. 70 near Bobcat Road.

8/11/22 - A woman reported that she recently purchased a property, and $8,000 worth of items that were supposed to be left at the property with the sale were not there.

8/11/22 - A minivan with Minnesota plates and a boat trailer were parked at the Fifield wayside for two or three days.  There was a trailer attached to the minivan but no boat, and the caller was concerned that someone went out fishing and had trouble on the water.

8/13/22 - A man reported that a gray battleship canoe, without passengers, was shooting off fireworks near his fishing boat.  The canoe appeared to be controlled remotely, and the fireworks were being shot at him.  He could see five people on the shoreline by the boat.  The Town of Flambeau chairman was contacted, and he said he gave a family permission to set off a few fireworks from the boat.  A deputy responded.

8/14/22 - A deputy was pursuing a vehicle traveling at 100 to 110 MPH from about 2:15 a.m. until 2:30 a.m. when the vehicle crossed the center line, crashed, and rolled over at Hwy. 70 and Lake Winter Road, hitting power lines.  Sawyer County contacted fire and ambulance.  There were two occupants in the vehicle.  One male was instructed to get on the ground when he exited the vehicle and the other received medical attention.

8/14/22 - A man called 911 to report a two vehicle crash in front of his residence in Brantwood on US HWY 8.  Another 911 call came in from another man who said two trucks were involved and one of them had smoke coming from it.  A paramedic from Green Bay advised a helicopter need to be called as there was a person lying in the ditch, inverted, with a missing limb, but the bleeding was under control.

8/17/22 = A woman in Ogema, who sounded intoxicated on the call, reported that her brother pulled his pants down in front of her for no reason and she felt unsafe.

8/19/22 - A woman reported a one vehicle roll-over accident in the Township of Worcester.  The driver told the woman's husband that he had been drinking and then fled on foot.

8/21/22 - A Phillips woman reported someone shooting a shot gut at a residence directly across from her residence, but she could not see any damage.  The pellets were landing on the top of her house.

8/21/22 - A Catawba man reported that he received a notification that someone tried to change the PIN on a cash app and add a recovery telephone number on his e-mail address.  The man believed the person doing this was his wife.

8/22/22 - A woman reported a vehicle crashed and rolled into her garden in the Township of Eisenstein.  The driver was not injured.

8/23/22 - A woman reported she could see a man beating up a woman  through a second story window from the street.

8/25/22 - A man reported his wife had an ATV accident.  He felt she may have broken her arm and was in and out of consciousness.

8/26/22 - An assault occurred between two inmates.

8/26/22 - Two people reported a vehicle had collided with a tree in Fifield.  One caller reported the vehicle was smoking.

8/27/22 - A woman reported she was in an altercation at a bar in the Town of Worcester and needed an ambulance.  She didn't know who the offender was but stated the bartender knew.

8/28/22 - A woman called stating that her brother was in a bar fight in the Town of Worcester about half an hour prior.  The other person involved was reportedly still at the bar.

8/29/22 - A woman stated a family member left her house in Catawba, possibly with a knife, having hallucination that people were hunting him down, and she was afraid he may hurt himself or others.

8/30/22 - A man reported he heard a woman screaming for help while he was out jogging.  Dispatch identified the woman and a deputy responded.

8/31/22 - A vehicle accident was reported and the man said he could hear a woman screaming.  The emergency room was contacted and told they would need to do a legal blood draw for the patient.

8/31/22 - A woman reported her dog bit a biker, causing the biker to seek medical treatment.

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8/1/22 - Received a report of the theft of items from a residence.  An investigation is being conducted.

8/2/22 - A complaint was received from a local business in reference to someone destroying a plant that was outside the business the night prior.

8/3/22 - A courtesy violation notice was given for a washer, dryer, and other garbage sitting outside a property.

8/3/22 - A driver parked the wrong way on Beebe Street.  The driver said he would turn around and park the correct way.

8/3/22 - A water leak was discovered in front of a residence on Avon Avenue.  The Phillips Water Department was asked to determine where the leak was coming from.

8/4/22 - At the intersection of Lake Avenue and Maple Street, a driver failed to yield the right of way from a stop sign causing a vehicle crash.

8/4/22 - A parent found a make shift weapon and items used to make the weapon hidden in their yard.  The parents confronted the child responsible for making the weapon and contacted law enforcement to speak with the child.  It was determined the child did not want to harm himself or others.  Health and Human Services was advised of the incident.

8/6/22 - A motor vehicle hit a pedestrian on South Worcester Road.  An adult female was transported to the hospital via an ambulance.  An adult male received numerous citations.

8/8/22 - A raze order was issued on a building on Avon Avenue.

8/9/22 - A woman was taken to jail, arrested for domestic abuse battery.

8/11/22 - A two vehicle accident was reported on Lake Avenue near Fayette Street.  A juvenile female was issued an inattentive driving citation.

8/11/22 - A man was reported as being disorderly at a grocery store.  An officer took statements from witnesses and was able to locate the man and give him a disorderly conduct citation.

8/13/22 - A phone message stated a resident had missing undergarments.  After talking with the reporting party, it was determined the report was unfounded.

8/15/22 - A vehicle was parked on the wrong side of the street near Wyoming Street and Flambeau Avenue.  The driver stated they would park the correct way.

8/15/22 - A courtesy violation was issued to remove a couch and mattress with box spring from the front of a residence.

8/16/22 - A report was received of an adult woman banging on the floor of an apartment.  It was determined that the woman was cleaning the apartment and was hitting the hand-held vacuum on the floor to free debris inside the vacuum.

8/17/22 - A report of illegal dumping of trash in a trash container was received.  It was determined that a family member was the person dumping the trash.  No law enforcement action was needed.

8/20/22 - An adult female had fallen, and it was reported she had injuries.  Officers could not access the home, so they had to break the door to enter.  The adult female refused to be transported to the hospital.

8/23/22 - A courtesy violation was issued to remove a couch, mattress with box spring, and other junk from the front and back of a residence.

8/24/22 - Three females were hanging around an abandoned residence.  They told an officer they were looking for a missing cat.  They were advised they cannot walk on someone else's property and look into a residence.  All three females left, and the home owner was notified.

8/24/22 - A male fell on a sidewalk near Avon Avenue and Walnut Street.  He was bleeding from his head but was checked over and did not have serious injuries.

8/28/22 - A fight was in progress at a bar and resort on Solberg Lake Road.  One male was arrested for battery.

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8/1/22 - An officer observed two juveniles at a convenience store.  Warnings and citations were issued.

8/3/22 - A mother requested a report be filed due to a person giving her son a popsicle.

8/5/22 - A man received a call telling him to go to his bank, which he did.  The bank informed him it was a scam call and to hang up the phone and report it to the police.

8/5/22 - A man was operating an ATV without headlights and was stopped by police.  He was also found to be intoxicated and in possession of marijuana.  The person was arrested for OWI and received numerous citations.

8/7/22 - A sexual assault was reported to the hospital, but the victim insisted she did not want law enforcement involved.

8/8/22 - An officer received information that a juvenile was almost getting hit by a vehicle and followed near a walking trail.  The officer spoke with the possible driver.  The driver denied almost striking a juvenile or following the juvenile with the vehicle.  The driver showed video footage of him backing up and several seconds later the juvenile walking past his residence.

8/8/22 - The Price County Sheriff's Department advised of a vehicle crash on 1st Street North and Hwy. 13.  An officer responded and investigated the crash.

8/8/22 - Officers assisted Rusk County in locating numerous suspects who were believed to be involved with a missing female subject.  Officers ultimately located the suspects and interviewed them.  The concern was that they may hurt or kill her.  However, the female was not with them and was later located.

8/9/22 - There was a report of yelling and a loud argument occurring at an address on 3rd Avenue South.  An officer arrived and spoke with the male party involved.  Consent was given to search the apartment for the suspect.  The suspect was located and arrested for probation hold and misdemeanor bail jumping.

8/17/22 - An officer responded to a store as the store manager reported finding a small bag with an unknown powder substance that was discovered by employees the prior night.  The store manager wanted the bag removed from the store.  An officer collected the bag from the store without issue.

8/17/22 - There was a theft complaint regarding a subject opening a locked safe and taking $30,000.

8/20/22 - An officer observed one male suspect in a vehicle with several occupants.  The officer found out from dispatch that the male subject had a felony warrant out for his arrest.  The officer conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle and arrested the suspect for the warrant and five counts of felony bail jumping.

8/23/22 - A female subject brought to the police department by a concerned motorist reported her roommate had beaten her.

8/24/22 - An officer met with a concerned citizen who wanted to report suspicious activity at the former Park Falls Pulp and Paper building.  The concerned citizen reported bright lights, heavy machinery operating, and a strong chemical-type odor coming from the mill during the night, which starts at approximately 10:00 p.m.

8/26/22 - A vehicle crashed into a tree south of Fifield.  One male occupant sustained minor injuries.  Marijuana and paraphernalia were seized from the vehicle.

8/28/22 - An officer received a phone call from a bartender reporting a fight between a male and female subject.  The female was outside the bar, yelling and swearing.  The female was warned to remain off the premises the rest of the night.

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(This post was last modified: 09-09-2022, 03:35 PM by My Northern Wisconsin.)