The operator of a late-night bus service that shuttles UW-Eau Claire students between campus, Water Street and downtown will discontinue that service, citing proposed ordinance changes that would negatively affect his service. Tom Klatt, owner of Right Way Shuttle, will stop operating his Late-Night Safe Ride service starting this weekend because of the potential changes, he said Thursday afternoon in an interview with the Leader-Telegram. His overall company will continue to operate, he said.
An 83-year-old Eau Claire woman was bilked out of nearly $40,000 in what appears to be a phone scam. According to Eau Claire police: The woman received a call Friday on her cellphone from a person claiming to be from Publishers Clearing House. The caller told the woman she won $2.5 million but needed her to send some money to facilitate the transfer of funds. The woman was asked to send $3,500 via cashier’s check to an address in Nevada, which she did. The following day the woman
UW-Eau Claire’s Student Senate expressed frustration on Monday that it was not consulted during the formulation of a proposal that could influence policing in student-populated neighborhoods. Amendments to the city’s existing public good order ordinance will come before City Council members today for an introduction. Changes would allow officers to issue citations against people yelling or disturbing others in a public place, causing physical disruption or being publicly
The City Council is going to be considering changes to an ordinance that in part would address people who are publicly intoxicated. Having an ordinance for public intoxication would essentially allow officers to issue citations to anyone under the influence who’s causing harm to themselves or others or disturbing others. Anyone who looks like they might cause harm could be stopped by officers. I was talking to Chad Hoyord, Eau Claire police department deputy chief of patrol, when he
Eau Claire police and firefighters were successful in rescuing a juvenile runaway Thursday from the Chippewa River. According to police: Officers were called at 9:30 a.m. to help locate the 15-year-old male runaway. They were sent to the area of Elm and Forest streets and found the boy entering the Chippewa River. An officer convinced the boy not to venture too far into the river. Firefighters were staged for an emergency water rescue and brought boats to the scene. The officer was able to
The Eau Claire Police Department has new crime mapping software, helping officers and the community to see where crimes are occurring in the community. “In May of 2017, we switched to a new records management system,” police spokeswoman Officer Bridget Coit said. However, that records management system didn’t work with the existing crime mapping software, so the department started looking for a new one. The department now uses one designed by Lexis Nexis, and it is updated
A 28-year-old Eau Claire man accused of ramming his vehicle into a squad car and fighting with police is facing multiple charges. Josiah L. Emberson, 3728 Gables Court, was charged Monday with three felony counts — one each of first-degree recklessly endangering safety, attempting to flee and battery to a law enforcement officer — and three misdemeanor counts — one each of possession of an illegally obtained prescription, possession of THC and possession of drug
The man who police say made the bomb threat inside an Eau Claire credit union, causing the evacuation of the building and surrounding area for several hours Thursday afternoon, will likely avoid criminal consequences. Eau Claire police met with members of the Eau Claire County district attorney’s office and a decision was made “to allow the medical process to continue through” for the man, police spokeswoman Bridget Coit said Friday. Even though the investigation of