ELLSWORTH Police Department Reports
The following incidents were reported to Ellsworth Police Department April 18-24.
Monday, April 18 Marie Poole, 38, Ellsworth, was arrested for possess drug paraphernalia after a trac stop for a defective taillight at 9:19 p.m. at Ter- race Avenue and Main Street.
Wednesday, April 20
A welfare check was requested at 12:55 a.m. on a man wearing dark clothes walking on Highway 10 near 610th Street. He was not lo cated.
At 7 a.m., police performed a welfare check at 623 South St. A caller was concerned about the amount of smoke coming out of the chimney.
Police were sent at 12:44 p.m. to 559 N. Maple St. for a suspicious activity com plaint. The caller thought someone was inside her home, but PCSO found no one.
Thursday, April 21
Ocers noticed the mo tion sensor lights on at 1:12 a.m. at 579 Vincent Lane. A check showed everything to be secure.
At 10:05 a.m., the postmaster reported a suspicious, known local man had been at the post ocer (270 N. Ma –
ple St.) earlier in the morn – ing making delivery drivers uncomfortable and pointing a laser at delivery trucks.
Police were called at 10:31 a.m. to Ellsworth Middle School (312 Panther
Drive) for a disorderly stu dent.
Police went to Ellsworth High School (323 Hillcrest St.) at 2:53 p.m. to investi gate a student possession of drug paraphernalia report.
Carl Balloy, 25, Ellsworth, was cited for operating without proof of insurance and operate without valid license after a trac stop for a defective passen ger taillight and no license plate at 10:26 p.m. at North Maple Street and Overlook Drive. Stau at Camp Douglas, Wis., called police requesting a welfare check on an Ellsworth resident at 10:52 a.m. They said the woman had called them, making comments about blackmail and children’s safety. They were concerned because she wasn’t making sense. Police made contact with the woman, who said she had contacted Camp Douglas due to the federal government violating her civil rights. Friday, April 22
A juvenile at Ellsworth High School (323 Hillcrest St.) was cited at 2:06 p.m. for possession of a vape. Melissa Crocker, 42, Hudson, was arrested after attempting to use a counterfeit bill at 4:45 p.m. at Fam- ily Dollar (181 E. Main St.)
Salbador Arroyo, 35, Ellsworth, was cited for op- erate without valid license after a trac stop for failing to obey a stop sign at 7:35 p.m. at Maple and Grove streets.
Saturday, April 23
Ocers assisted PCSO at 3:31 a.m. at Highway 10 and Hill Street. Police responded at 3:01 p.m. to 372 W. Hillcrest St. for a possible burglary complaint. A woman said she was picking up property after a divorce and showed ocers legal proof that the camper was hers.
Ocers assisted PCSO with an OWI at 5:18 p.m. at 424 N. Maple St. At 8:39 p.m., the door for the storm shelter was propped open at 414 W. Main St. (the courthouse lower annex) due to the tornado warning.
Sunday, April 24
Ocers assisted PCSO with a vehicle in the ditch at 12:33 a.m. at W5770 Highway 72.
At 5:12 a.m., ocers as –
sisted jail stau with a disor – derly person at the jail (555 W. Overlook Drive). They were called back again for assistance at 9:46 a.m.
A resident at 638 W. Dale St. asked police at 10:24 a.m. to contact Xcel Energy about a pine tree that is uprooting and leaning in the direction of two services lines and a power pole.
Benjamin Pryor, 20, Hastings, Minn., was cited for speeding after a trac stop at 11:51 a.m. at East Main and Utility streets.
Shawn Helmueller, 56, Ellsworth, was cited for expired registration after a traf- fic stop at 12:19 p.m. at West Ridge Road and 710th Street.