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Police blotter for Oct. 6, 2006

October 5, 2006

• The UW-RF Parking Department is now processing waitlist requests. If you requested to switch to an alternate lot or receive a permit,  check your UW-RF e-mail account. If you miss the deadline in the e-mail, your name will be removed from the waitlist.

Sept. 8
• River Falls Police were called to Hathorn Hall at 10:11 p.m. in response to a fight involving weapons.

According to police reports, Steven J.Wyman, 20, entered the room of Benjamin J. Nikosch, 21, to make statements about Nikosch’s relationship with his girlfriend. After refusing to leave the room, Wyman was hit by Nikosch in the jaw before being struck in the stomach. At this point, reports say Wyman left the room and Nikosch went to a friend’s room down the hall.

Wyman allegedly approached Nikosch several moments later, threatening him with a Swiss Army pocket knife. He was disarmed by Nikosch, who hit him again. Wyman then pulled out another knife, which was again taken from him.

Police arrived shortly following the fight, and found Wyman in his own room with a swollen nose and mouth, and a “fair amount” of blood was visible in the hallway. The man refused medical treatment, and was arrested and taken to the Pierce County Jail.

Wyman was held on $500 bond for endangering safety with a weapon, and $150 for disorderly conduct.

Nikosch was also arrested for disorderly conduct because he initiated the physical altercation. He was taken to the Police Department and released.

On Sept. 11, Wyman and his father went to the Police Department to view the police report and learn about the pending charges against him. He also informed police that he went to the hospital Sept. 10 and was told he had a concussion.

Though he refused to take a breathalyzer test, Wyman was suspected to be under the influence of alcohol at the time of the altercation.

Sept. 26
• Criminal damage was reported to a vehicle parked in N-Lot. The windshield on the car was cracked and scratches could be seen in the paint on the hood and front bumper. The vehicle owner said it appeared that someone had walked on the vehicle and kicked the windshield, causing an estimated $700 of damage.

Sept. 27
• Mark E. LaScotte, 19, was fined $375 for second-offense underage consumption in Grimm Hall.

• James F. Allen III, 19, was fined $753 for fourth-offense underage consumption in Grimm Hall.

• Nicholas S. Harrington, 18, was fined $249 for underage consumption in Grimm Hall.

• Amy L. Denning, 18, was fined $249 for underage consumption in Grimm Hall.

• Jack C. Baggerley, 18, was fined $249 for underage consumption in Grimm Hall.

• Kyla C. Jacobs, 18, was fined $249 for underage consumption in Grimm Hall.

• Zachari K. To, 18, was fined $249 for underage consumption in Grimm Hall.

• A vehicle was damaged in W-Lot. The glove box was broken open and its contents were moved around, though nothing was stolen. Fuses in the glove compartment fuse box were also changed around. Damage is estimated at $50.

• A subwoofer, containing two speakers and an amplifier, were taken from a vehicle parked in W-Lot. Damage is estimated to be $300.

Sept. 29
• At 12:15 a.m. police were called to Ground Zero bar, 121 S. Main St., in response to a fight.

Yussufu Ramazani Nsabimana, 36, was charged with substantial battery and transported to the Pierce County Jail after allegedly hitting another man.

According to police reports, the victim said Nsabimana had been harassing him for a couple of weeks, and tapped him on the shoulder Sept. 29 before sucker punching him in the nose and striking him multiple times in the back of the neck.

Nsabimana’s police statement said, “Some at the bar touched my nose and I was pissed! So, I had an altercation with him. I am innocent.”

His blood alcohol content was recorded at .28.

The Lazy River bar owner also issued a no trespass against Nsabimana because he struck an employee of the bar.

• Police were called to 117 W. Church St. at 2:58 a.m. in response to a noise complaint. Sarah J. Mathewson, 21, was arrested on a warrant and taken to the Pierce County Jail.

• Nicholas W. Yoder, 19, was fined $249 for underage consumption in Grimm Hall.

• Anthony C. Olson, 19, was fined $501 for third-offense underage consumption in Grimm Hall.

• Patrick B. McMahon, 18, was fined $249 for underage consumption in Crabtree Hall.

• Nathan E. Menard, 19, was fined $249 for underage consumption in Crabtree Hall.

• Mallory M. Johnson, 18, was fined $375 for third-offense underage consumption in Crabtree Hall.

• Criminal damage was reported to a vehicle parked in E-Lot. Two males were allegedly seen breaking a mirror off the car. Damage is estimated at $150.

Sept. 30
• Derick A. Leverty, 19, was fined $172 for underage consumption at 119 Charlotte St. Police responded to an anonymous noise complaint at that resident, and tenant Anthony M. Brown, 21, was fined $109 for loud and unnecessary noise.

• Jeffrey A. Helene, 19, was fined $249 for underage consumption at K-Lot.

• Micah D. Flodin, 19, was fined $249 for underage consumption at K-Lot.

• Theft of CDs, a stereo face plate and a tackle box was reported from a vehicle parked in K-Lot. The estimated value of the items is $310.

Oct. 1
• Anthony D. McDonough Rees, was fined $249 for underage consumption in Crabtree Hall.

• Amy R. Lippert, 18, was fined $249 for underage consumption in Parker Hall.