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Ellsworth police: Snapchat scare; Sticky fingers

The following incidents were investigated by the Ellsworth Police Department Nov. 5-13.

Snapchat scare

A complainant forwarded Snapchat photos of a juvenile holding a gun to his head at 10:48 a.m. Nov. 6. The email was also sent to the Ellsworth Middle School principal. The school performed a threats assessment with the juvenile and family was notified.


• Sandeep Dange, 55, Brampton, Ontario, collided with a light pole while driving a semi at 6:26 p.m. Nov. 6 at West Main and North Maple streets. Dange was headed eastbound on Main Street making a left turn onto Maple Street. The turn was too wide and the semi drove over a traffic signal pole. The driver reported no injuries; the semi saw minor damage.

• A resident at 325 W. Grove St., reported at 8:22 p.m. Nov. 11 that someone had backed into his truck. Police were going to attempt to speak to a neighbor.

Traffic troubles

• Yanin Manzanares, 40, Ellsworth, was cited for operating without a license after a traffic stop for failure to obey stop sign at 2 a.m. Nov. 8 at Kinne and Maple streets.

• Tyler Larson, 27, Menomonie, was cited for speeding after a traffic stop at 9:48 p.m. Nov. 8 at County Road C and Main Street.

• Nathan Winger, 34, Ellsworth, was cited for failure to wear a seat belt and warned for speeding after a traffic stop at 4:29 a.m. Nov. 9 at Crosstown Avenue and Railroad avenues.

• Dustin Frandrup, 29, Hager City, was cited for no proof of insurance and warned for speeding after a traffic stop at 5:36 a.m. Nov. 9 at Crosstown Road and Maple Street.

Sticky fingers

• Fraud/theft was reported at 12:31 p.m. Nov. 8 at 137 E. Main St.

• A theft was reported at 3:45 p.m. Nov. 11 at 176 W. Main St. that had occurred Nov. 10.


• Lucas Danielson, 28, Ellsworth, was arrested for a probation violation at 8:04 p.m. Nov. 9 at 1321 Debra St.

• Nicole Beil, 28, Hastings, Minnesota, was arrested for disorderly conduct at 1:52 a.m. Nov. 11 at 305 W. Main St., where police were called for a welfare check. She was taken to jail.

Parent allegation

Ellsworth School District Superintendent Barry Cain reported a "serious allegation" made by a parent at 3:37 p.m. Nov. 10. The parent was uncooperative with police. The item was discussed at the Nov. 13 Ellsworth School Board meeting.

Deputy kicks down door

An assisting deputy kicked in a door to gain entry for EMS at 7:43 p.m. Nov. 10 at 208 S. Plum St., where police were called to assist a woman who had allegedly taken medication meant for heroin addicts instead of baby aspirin for heart pains. A kerosene heater was found running unattended in the basement, which is a hazard. It was placed outside and turned off.

Alleged domestic

Police were called to 321 W. Main St. at 3:21 a.m. Nov. 12 for an alleged domestic in which a woman claimed someone struck her in the back of the head. The woman called police again at 12:47 p.m. to report a custody dispute.

Emergency detention

Police placed an emergency detention on a person at 12:51 a.m. Nov. 5 after seeing the person's vehicle at SuperAmerica. Police had been looking for the individual. The subject was taken to Mayo Clinic in Eau Claire.