Police Log: Paraplegic in structure fire

Rice Lake Chronotype
Rice Lake Chronotype

The police dispatch center receives several hundred calls weekly. The small sampling below shows their diversity.

Monday, Aug. 1

4:29 a.m. Sixteen-year-old 911 caller says someone was knocking on his door. He is getting messages threatening to kill him. 4:42 a.m. Advised he blocked the number for him and will be checking the area. 2nd St., Barron.

10:18 a.m. Man advised of a bear in the ditch on the west side of the roadway on Highway 63 at 21st Avenue. He advised the back legs appear to be tied up. 1:05 p.m. The object is not a rope and is the bear’s entrails. Cumberland.

3:02 p.m. Man called and advised of a two-vehicle crash at the four-way stop. 2nd Ave. & Elm St., Cumberland.

3:53 p.m. Caller says she got a call from a loan company and someone took out a loan in her name. They were actually issued the loan for $1,400. She received a call because they said she didn’t make a payment. Aug. 2, 3:06 p.m. Woman called back advising there was nothing on her credit report, and they froze her account in the meantime. 16½ St., Dallas.

6:50 p.m. Man says when he left store he located an air freshener that was not previously in her vehicle. Concerned someone may be trying to single out him or his wife. 6:55 p.m. Per the owner, it appears someone may have been playing a joke by putting an air freshener that was located on the ground in their open window. West Ave., Rice Lake.

6:51 p.m. 911 caller says his landlord stole his food and has been threatening to beat him up. Caller was advised to stay separated until an officer can get there. 7:14 p.m. Caller has his food back and will work on other living situations. 14th Ave., Cameron.

8:56 p.m. Woman says that there are several kids jumping off the trestle bridge on the Wild River Trail in Haugen. She’s worried they are going to get hurt. 9:29 p.m. Bridge was shined, didn’t see any kids swimming or walking in the area. Bracklin Street, Haugen.

Tuesday, Aug. 2

5:09 a.m. Structure fire with a paraplegic stuck inside the residence. Unable to get the complainant’s attention once paging was complete. No answer on callback. 5:21 a.m. Dallas requesting Barron Fire, water and manpower. 5:24 p.m. Requesting paramedic intercept as they will not have anything on their rig to to treat this. 5:41 a.m. Everyone is out of the residence 6:24 a.m. Advised clear. The patient will be transported by Mayo Ambulance. 7:09 a.m. Fire is under control. 9:02 a.m. Dallas fire advised they are on scene waiting for a fire marshal. Barron Fire cleared. 16½ St., Dallas.

8:10 a.m. 911 caller says she recently broke up with her boyfriend. She advised that while she was at work last night he returned to her residence and went through her belongings and took her gun. She advised she has also been receiving threatening text messages from him stating he is going to kill her. She is unsure of his location. 8:57 a.m. Requested to drive through parking lots and look for a car with lots of rust he may be in the vehicle and is believed to be in possession of a gun. 9:25 a.m. No locate 9:39 a.m. Gun has been located. Advised it had been hidden. 9:54 a.m. Caller will be applying for a restraining order. Division St., Barron.

10:58 p.m. Caller is concerned of the weather, they are driving south on Highway 53 and wanted to know if they should turn back. They are headed to Chicago, they were advised the watch was until 2 a.m. in Barron County. Then the line disconnected. 11:11 p.m. Subject called back, just wanting to know the weather. They were advised that the rest of Barron County was fine to drive through. Rice Lake.

Wednesday, Aug. 3

12:42 p.m. 911 caller says she had received a phone call from her mother who was very frantic asking for help. Caller advised she made a comment about her father having a gun and she needed help. The caller advised her father has dementia. She does not believe he made any threats to use the gun but wasn’t sure what was happening. She advised her father does have a .22 and shotgun in the residence. She will be responding from the Rice Lake area in a black Ford. 12:55 p.m. Advised to page EMS and have them stage. Paged Chetek Ambulance and requested to have them stage at 27 1/8 Street & 5½ Avenue. 1:04 p.m. They are making entry. 1:05 p.m. Advised it is a medical and to send EMS. 1:05 p.m. Requested Chetek Fire and LifeLink be paged. 1:52 p.m. Nature changed from man with a gun to unknown problem. 2:17 p.m. This was a medical and no firearm was involved. New Auburn.

3:51 p.m. Caller says she is continuing to have problems with her neighbor. He is on her property and waving a string in front of her motion detectors on her house and setting them off all day. She is also concerned that her daughter will be home alone with him next door. 5:16 p.m. Spoke with both parties, they are contesting over an 8-10” piece of land. They have a board meeting about it — no further action. 2nd Ave., Dallas.

8:17 p.m. Caller says she put her purse on the roof of the vehicle and drove off. The purse is a Dooney & Burke brand purse, giraffe print outside with red inside. Purse has caller’s phone in it. They have tried calling it with no answer. They are en route back to look for it. Mile Marker 135, Cameron.

Thursday, Aug. 4

2:50 p.m. Man says the house next door to him appears to be on fire, however he is not sure. Does not believe anyone is living there at this time. 3:04 p.m. This is not a structure fire, it’s an outside fire. 18½ Ave., Rice Lake.

Friday, Aug. 5

5:15 p.m. Caller says a woman punched her three times and pulled her hair. 5:34 p.m. Woman cited for DC and fighting. Tainter Ave., Rice Lake.

8:12 p.m. Woman says there is a dog in the car. Car is not running, however a window is cracked. The dog is panting and she believes it’s in distress. 8:35 p.m. Warning given. Pioneer Ave., Rice Lake.

8:15 p.m. Caller says that there was an Amish couple that got into a vehicle and they are getting ready to leave and they have a baby sitting on Mom’s lap in the front seat and there is no car seat. 8:35 p.m. They were warned. Decker Drive, Rice Lake.

Saturday, Aug. 6

9:36 a.m. Caller says she was bitten by a bat yesterday and went to the ER. The bat was in her washing machine and is still in there. The hospital did not advise her on what steps to take now, she was treated for rabies. Public health official was contacted, she is going to call woman. Moullette Drive, Rice Lake.

10:24 p.m. Woman says that her neighbor’s son who is about 6 or 7 keeps running around and it echoes through the duplex and it keeps waking her daughter up. She has tried talking to the mother and she said that he is a kid and can do what he wants. 10:33 p.m. Spoke with mom and she agreed to have her son quiet down. Linden Ave., Rice Lake.

Sunday, Aug. 7

6:36 p.m. Man would like to speak with an officer about an incident that happened with some neighbor kids and their parents. 2nd St., Chetek.

8:29 p.m. Man says that he hasn’t seen or heard from his neighbor in a few days. There is an odor coming from his apartment. 8:53 p.m. Not able to make contact with the neighbor, would not come to the door. Also doesn’t appear anyone is home. There is also no odor. Wisconsin Ave., Rice Lake.

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