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


We did not receive the reports for December 2022 from the Price County Sheriff's Office as they are still working on them.  Instead of waiting longer, we have published the Phillips and Park Falls reports.  When we receive the county reports, we will update this article.

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12/5/22:  Received a report of an adult male yelling obscurities in the middle of a city street.  An officer and Price County Deputy arrived and spoke with the adult male who had sustained a head wound from fall of with bike.  The officer learned the male was on probation and had violated the conditions.  A probation hold was placed on the adult male.

12/6/22:  Responded to a report of a retail theft at a store in the City of Phillips.  Officers responded and were able to locate the individual involved.  Officers were able to get the property returned to the
store.  Officers issued an ordinance violation to the individual involved.

12/7/22:  Received notification from a local school that they had sent a letter to a former student prohibiting him from being on the school's campus.  The letter was mailed to the subject and serves as a formal warning.
The letter is on file at the Phillips Police Department.

12/10/22:  Assisted the La Ronge Royal Canadian Mounted Police with locating a missing person.  The missing male individual came to the Phillips Police Department and stated he was okay.  An officer contacted the La Ronge Royal Canadian Mounted Police and advised them the male individual was safe.

12/12/22:  Investigated a parent who failed to properly supervise their minor child.  The minor child acquired multiple law enforcement contacts within a three-month period for offenses including habitual truancy, property
damage, and possession of CBD products.  The parent was issued a city ordinance citation for failure to supervise minor children.

12/13/22: Received a complaint of an individual making threatening comments to do harm to employees of a business in the City of Phillips.  An investigation determined the individual made specific threats to harm
another branch of the business outside of Phillips.  The individual was determined to be from outside the City of Phillips.  The Price County Sheriff's Office was contacted to investigate the incident as it had occurred outside the City of Phillips.

12/13/22:  Responded to a local business where an employee was passed out and behaving strangely.  The officer learned that the employee was intoxicated.  The officer contacted the manager who sent another employee to close the business.

12/14/22:  Responded to a local establishment for a report of a disorderly subject that refused to leave.  Officers were informed that some type of physical altercation occurred.  Officers spoke to the victim and attempted to speak to the suspect.  The suspect was arrested for disorderly conduct and battery.

12/17/22:  An officer on patrol heard gunfire coming from outside the City of Phillips.  The Price County Sheriff's Office were advised.  The Price County Sheriff's Office, along with Phillips Police, searched the area but did not locate anything.

12/19/22:  Received a report from a local school district regarding two adult males who had gained access to the school and used the facilities when school was not in session.  The school representative indicated he
would be looking into the matter further and would advise if any law enforcement involvement would be necessary.

12/19/22:  Advised of an argument that had a occurred at a business in the City of Phillips.  An officer responded and spoke with all parties involved.  An investigation is pending.

12/20/22:  Responded to a residence for the report of the odor of marijuana.  The officer responded and met with the complainant who stated that the other tenant has masked the odor with spray and there was no longer an odor.  The officer was unable to identify the odor of marijuana.  The officer spoke with the other tenant who stated they believed the complainant was harassing them.

12/22/22:  Met with a citizen who wished to file a complaint against the Department of Public Works.  The citizen stated the snow was unevenly distributed on the sides of the roads.  The officer informed the Department of Public Works of the complaint.

12/23/22:  Notified by the Wisconsin Sex Offender Registry of an adult male who is going to be working in the City of Phillips.

12/24/22:  Responded to an assisted living facility to assist Central Price County Ambulance Service with a female patient.  An officer shoveled the entranceway for the ambulance crew to load the patient.  The patient was
transported via ambulance to the medical center in Park Falls, Wisconsin.

12/27/22:  Responded to an incident at a residence in the City of Phillips.  The officers made contact with the complainant and were able to assist her.  Officers discovered the presence of a controlled substance and seized the contraband.  Officers will be referring this incident for criminal charges.  Officers will also be referring this report to Human Services.

12/28/22:  The City of Phillips Police Department, along with the Price County Sheriff's Department, responded to an apartment in the City of Phillips for a report of an abandoned 911 call.  While making contact at the apartment, drug items were voluntarily given to the officers by a tenant.  A search warrant was applied for and one male was arrested for possession of
methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, and felony bail jumping.

12/29/22:  Met with a resident of the City of Phillips who had a complaint of images being shared electronically without his consent.  The matter is under investigation.

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12/01/2022: An officer responded to a residence to assist a female subject who believed she was scammed on her computer.

12/02/2022: An officer received a complaint of a threatening message sent from a subject possibly residing in Park Falls.  The officer did not make contact with the suspect as they no longer live at their listed address.

12/03/2022:  A person called in a complaint of her neighbor removing her bread and peanuts she uses to feed squirrels.  The neighbor was warned for trespassing.

12/06/2022:  An officer assisted a Price County deputy with a vehicle on fire on Hwy. 182 outside of city limits.

12/08/2022: A domestic violence incident occurred, and the predominant aggressor was arrested and transported to jail.  Charges of disorderly conduct, battery, and false imprisonment are being referred for the male offender.  A charge of disorderly conduct and battery are being referred for the female offender.

12/09/2022:  A deer that appeared to have been shot was reported as being deceased in a yard.

12/10/2022:  A felony domestic abuse incident occurred involving an edged weapon.  There were minor injuries.  The offender was arrested and transported to the Price County Jail.  Charges were referred to the district attorney's office.

12/24/2022:  An officer responded to the STH 13 bridge for the report of an unknown accident. An officer arrived on scene and located a single vehicle pulled over in a nearby driveway.  Upon investigation, it was found the vehicle had lost control and drove into the west guard rail and then the east guard rail.  An officer observed significant damage to the vehicle making it a reportable
crash.  The driver received numerous citations.

12/24/2022:  A motorist called reporting a male subject on the ground in the snow in the area of STH 13 and STH 182.  Officers responded and located an intoxicated male subject on the ground on the snow-drifted sidewalk near STH 182 and 3rd Avenue South.

12/24/2022:  An officer spoke with a female subject who reported she was at a bar the night prior.  The female subject reported a male subject who was in the bar had taken her phone and vehicle keys from her jacket.  The female stated she confronted the male subject and he was then kicked out of the bar by the owner.  An investigation was conducted.

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(This post was last modified: 01-13-2023, 06:25 PM by My Northern Wisconsin.)