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    Police Logs: 6-year-old calls 911 over bad dream


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

    Monday, April 812:25 p.m. Caller says he found a duck blind on Saturday. There are no reports of duck blinds missing, caller wanted to keep it. He was advised that a deputy would come pick it up. 1 p.m. Officer spoke to the caller, he is keeping the item unless someone calls looking for it. Highway 8, Poskin.

    6:15 p.m. Caller says someone tried to ram her car so she chased them and they are fleeing from her. She was advised to stop following. She wants to sign a complaint. 7:25 p.m. Officer spoke with male subject who stated that he had looked down while driving and unintentionally drifted into the complainant’s lane. Caller declined to write a statement and was satisfied with the incident being logged. Highway SS, Rice Lake.

    Tuesday, April 912:24 a.m. Someone drove past his house and shot about 15 times, unknown what they shot at. No vehicle description, headed east toward Highway 25. 12:39 a.m. Shell casing located. 1:33 a.m. Seven shell casings were recovered. Does not appear that anything was struck. Will follow up with the RP and neighbors tomorrow. 12th Ave., Barron.

    7:18 a.m. Caller says she is locked out of her residence. She has contacted some locksmiths and none are available. 7:42 a.m. Officer advised caller requested the door be kicked in. He did and they were able to make entry. Wisconsin Ave., Rice Lake.

    Wednesday, April 10

    8:06 a.m. 911 caller says several patients have reported that there is a pickup in the parking lot with smoke coming from the engine compartment. Caller advised it is parked. Paged Rice Lake Fire. 8:12 a.m. Fire one advised he located the truck and it is not smoking. 8:18 a.m. Fire one advised they do not have a vehicle fire. Advised they are attempting to make contact with the owner to open the hood. Stout St., Rice Lake.

    8:43 a.m. Caller says two vehicles have been parked in four-hour parking overnight. 12:39 p.m. Caller called again and advised the vehicles are still there and have not been ticketed or marked. Believes the vehicles belong to residents at King Edward Inn. 12:58 p.m. Officer advised he has hung warnings on all the vehicles. Eau Claire St., Rice Lake.

    12:55 p.m. Caller says that residents have a dog on a leash that is all wrapped up and does not have any food or water. She is concerned for the dog. 1:04 p.m. The concerns have been addressed and they are going to untie the dog and get it some water. Wilson St., Rice Lake.

    3:06 p.m. Caller says her apartment is on fire. 3:13 p.m. Fire is out. It was an appliance. Knapp St., Chetek.

    4:19 p.m. Caller says she has a dead turkey behind her residence. Doesn’t know what to do with it. 4:32 p.m. Officer stopped at the residence, nobody would come to the door. Webb St., Cumberland.

    5:37 p.m. Caller says they have an intoxicated guest who is causing problems and letting his dog attack other guests. 5:51 p.m. Subject was advised to sober up and stay in his room or he will be removed from the hotel. Main St., Rice Lake.

    7:16 p.m. Man is in the lobby to drop off a phone he found at the soccer fields. 7:26 p.m. Officer says she spoke with a child about the lost phone and they are still at Moon Lake Park. She will bring it back. 7:30 p.m. Phone was returned. Rice Lake.

    Thursday, April 11

    8:19 a.m. Synergy will be flaring one of their tanks starting around 9 a.m. It will show a large flame and should be finished in about two hours. Fire is aware. Comstock Ave., Cumberland.

    11:59 a.m. Caller advises of a vehicle rolled over west of the roundabout on College Drive south of South Street. Nobody is around.12:11 p.m. Officer checking the area for someone who may have been ejected and to contact a tow. Made contact with tow company and they will be en route. 12:30 p.m. Officer advised it sounds like the vehicle was towed there for fire training and flipped over by the college. 12:33 p.m. Instructor at the college called and said that is their car and it will be there until Monday. It is now on its side. Rice Lake.

    5:44 p.m. Caller is requesting to speak to an officer about the neighbor children trying to throw rocks at her children and hit them with baseball bats. 6:13 p.m. Officer advised she spoke to all parties involved and everything is fine. Camelot Lane, Rice Lake.

    7:13 p.m. Female subject is at the Rice Lake Police Department lobby to turn herself in on a warrant. 7:30 p.m. Warrant is confirmed.

    Friday, April 128:11 a.m. Chetek Fire called stating a fire at this location will need to be put out and requesting they be paged to the scene. Someone will be calling Ladysmith DNR Fire in reference to this as well since it is their jurisdiction. 8:17 a.m. It is the south side of 7 5/8 Avenue off Highway D. The pile itself is about 75 feet long but the activated fire is isolated to about 20-by-20. Wind is currently northwest at 9 mph with gusts 15 mph.

    10:14 a.m. Anonymous caller says a vehicle continues to park in front of store in the two-hour parking, taking up two spots, and staying there all day. 10:43 a.m. Officer advised vehicle was cited. Main St., Rice Lake.

    3:09 p.m. Caller says that there is a garage sale and people are parking on both sides of the road making the road impassible. 3:44 p.m. Officer spoke with the owner of the property where the garage sale is being held. He advised them to keep an eye on the road blockage. 17¼ Ave., Rice Lake.

    5:13 p.m. Rusk County Sheriff’s Office has requested Chetek Fire for 2-acre grass fire. 6:44 p.m. Fire is under control. Highway D & Sunfish Circle Road.

    Saturday, April 1311:11 a.m. Caller says there is a farm truck that has clothing in the back flying out and the vehicle is all over the roadway. Traveling eastbound Highway 8 to Almena and now southbound Highway P. Caller stated it has since turned around to retrieve some of the clothing. She is willing to make a statement if necessary. 11:17 p.m. Everything is picked up.

    1:16 p.m. Polk County is requesting Cumberland Fire for a controlled burn that took off and is now catching brush around it. Within 20 yards of a cabin. Current wind is south 13 mph with gusts of 18 mph. Caller claims it is currently the size of about four cars and they are just north of Largon Lake access. 1:27 p.m. Received a call from Polk County advising that the Spooner DNR/fire ranger is en route.

    3:24 p.m. Caller is advising of a three-vehicle crash at the end of his driveway. He advised EMS was going to be needed as a truck had rolled over in the ditch. 3:36 p.m. There is one injury and four more individuals who are out and walking. The one injury is awake and breathing. There is road blockage. 3:37 p.m. Advise Highway Department for a detour. 3:50 p.m. Cancel Highway Department as there are no critical injuries. 4:17 p.m. En route with one to Mayo Barron. 22½ Ave., Cumberland.

    6:01 p.m. Caller is advising of a suspicious male approximately 20 years old last seen 10 minutes ago near Hilltop Elementary School back parking lot. Caller said the male had a blade in one hand that goes on a finger and his right hand was bandaged up. Advised Rice Lake units. 7:24 p.m. No locate.

    7:29 p.m. Caller says there has been a bear in the north side of the road for three days now. The bear appears to be alive as it’s moving its head but hasn’t moved. Caller is concerned it’s injured or sick. 8:34 p.m. Appears the bear was picked up. Highway 63, Comstock.

    8:03 p.m. Caller is advising of two vehicles that were driving erratically, appeared to be street racing, and almost ran caller off the road. Vehicles pulled into gas station. Caller is willing to fill out a statement. 8:14 p.m. Both vehicles gone. 8:21 p.m. Officer made contact with male subject’s mom. She was made aware of the complaint, and she is going to talk to him. South Access Rd. & Decker Dr., Rice Lake.

    8:38 p.m. RP says that there is a large fire in a fire pit behind his residence. 8:40 p.m. There is a burn ban and there should be no burning. 8:48 p.m. Found the illegal campfire, they were burning some illegal items. Marshall St., Rice Lake.

    9:06 p.m. Caller says her daughter just got her permit. They were taking her for a drive and a drunk driver ran them off the road. The other driver took off. No damage to the vehicle and no injury. They will be waiting at their address. 9:52 p.m. Not able to get a plate and will have day shift follow up. April 14, 5:06 a.m. Caller says she took her daughter into the ER and she does have a concussion now. 2nd St., Chetek.

    Sunday, April 146:12 a.m. Received a 911 call from a 6-year-old who said his brother threatened him. Said that he had a dream last night that his brother cut his arm off. Trying to get a parent on the phone. Dad said he will have a talk with son about calling 911 over dreams. Almena.

    7:13 a.m. Caller says there is a bear sow that has been in the same spot for three days and has three cubs with her. She is concerned the bear may be in a trap as she has been wailing and not moving. 8:16 a.m. The sow is fine and is just guarding a deer carcass. All cubs are fine too. Comstock.

    12:51 p.m. Multiple calls reporting the old brush pile is on fire and spreading into the woods. Current wind is north northwest 9 mph with wind gusts of 15 mph. 1:06 p.m. They have the grass fire under control at this time. Brush dump site, Cumberland.

    7:24 p.m. Rice Lake Fire Department requested to be paged for a report of a camp fire. 7:31 p.m. Homeowner put the fire out before they got there. Noble Ave., Rice Lake.

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