Woman assaulted outside downtown nightspot

A woman was attacked by a group of women Sept. 20 in the alley behind a popular downtown Stillwater nightspot, according to Stillwater Police Department reports.

Managers of Smalley’s Caribbean Barbeque & Pirate Bar said Tuesday that they had just heard about the incident. The victim told officers that a woman she was familiar with told her several times not to leave Smalley’s, warning the victim she would be harmed if she left.

“At that point we have security on to protect and serve and we wish she would’ve said something. We would’ve been more than happy to escort her to her car,” said Smalley’s manager Joe Ehlenz. “I really wish she would’ve said something before leaving. Though we do feel bad for what happened.”

Once in the alley, the complainant told officers she was approached by a group of females she did not know, the report said. One of the girls, who the victim described in the report as blonde with curly hair, about 5 feet, 10 inches with a thin build and wearing a St. Croix Boat and Packet Co. jacket quickly approached her and hit her in the left eye. The victim said the blow sent her to the ground, according to the report.

The victim told officers that when she hit the ground she was dazed and several girls started hitting and kicking her, the report said. The victim’s boyfriend managed to break up the incident and was scratched in the hand. The victim’s other friend had her hair pulled by the girls.

The report added that the victim turned over notes she had taken since the incident as well as her doctor’s medical records. The report notes that the victim used her cell phone to take photos of injuries on her body including her black eye and bruises on her left knee and thigh area. She also suffered a sprained ankle, according to the report.

 Man cited for trespassing

Shortly after 10 p.m. on Sunday, a man was reported to police wandering through yards and a garage in the area of the 600 and 800 blocks of Elm Street West and the 900 block of Williams Street.

According to initial police reports, the man stopped at various residences in the area and when witnesses asked him what he was doing, he usually did not respond.

Reports stated the man appeared to be drunk and at one point in the evening, walked up to another residence where two men were sitting outside and asked them if they had any “straight pornography” or had any “chicks over.”

Witnesses told officers the man hid to avoid being caught by police as they drove by during the evening. The man was also reported to be looking into cars.

The man was issued a citation for trespassing and DOC. He told officers that his parents lived in Stillwater but he was homeless and was looking for a friend’s house.  He was held on bail until he could be released to a responsible party.

 No injuries in oxygen tank fire

Stillwater Police and Fire personnel responded to a report of an oxygen tank fire Saturday at the 800 block of Sunrise Court.

A police report states that the female victim at the residence requires a nasal cannula to breathe and was using the stove when her oxygen line ignited. A man on the scene when officers arrived said he had put water on the line to put the fire out.

The reported adds that officers remained on-scene until Stillwater Fire Department personnel arrived and cleared the situation.

 Man shoots self in foot

According to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, a May Township resident accidentally shot himself in the foot Sept. 27 while trying to get rid of snakes in his septic system.