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The police chief of Amery was arrested last month for driving while intoxicated after crashing his vehicle. The Wisconsin man recently pleaded guilty to the drunk driving charge, and he received a lighter sentence since it was his first offense. He will also be able to keep his job.
On Feb. 16, the man apparently crashed his vehicle into a ditch while he was attempting to drive home that night. The police arrived at his residence, and they administered a Breathalyzer test that apparently registered his blood alcohol content to be .156. It is not clear why the officers suspected the chief of drunk driving and went to his home to administer the breath test in the first place.
In what local police are calling the largest marijuana bust ever in Marathon County, a man who police believe to be responsible has been arrested. The police claim to have seized approximately $2 million worth of marijuana plants, as well as processed marijuana. The Wisconsin man faces multiple drug charges stemming from these sensational allegations.
The local police responded to a call at a Wausau residence after receiving a tip from a delivery company regarding a suspicious package. The police arrived with a K9 unit to search the home. Inside the home, they purportedly found thousands of dollars in cash as well as over 2,000 grams of processed marijuana. It is unclear why, but the investigation led the officers to search a second home.
A man recently entered a plea in his criminal case. The 72-year-old Wisconsin man was accused of being involved in a Social Security check scheme for many years. He accepted a plea deal, and he pleaded no contest to one felony offense of theft/false representation.
The man is accused of stealing his mother-in-law's Social Security checks for over 30 years. It is not clear whether the woman is deceased, but the woman reportedly has not been seen since the 1980s. Together with his wife and brother-in-law, the man is accused of stealing approximately $170,000 in Social Security checks. The charges against his wife were dropped after she suffered from a stroke in jail, and his brother-in-law was sentenced to a mental institution after he was found not guilty because of mental defect.
Three individuals have been arrested after what the police suspect was an elaborate art theft scheme. The three are accused of stealing a Stradivarius violin, which was made in 1715 and is reportedly worth $5 million. They were apprehended by Wisconsin police officers, and they must now prepare their criminal defense against these accusations.
The alleged scheme supposedly began last month when a concert violinist was assaulted with a stun gun, and the violin was taken from him. The purported attacker then fled the scene by way of an awaiting getaway car. The police officers were supposedly able to trace the discharge from the stun gun back to the man accused of owning it, and they arrested him.
A Shullsberg man has recently been sentenced in his drunk driving case. The Wisconsin man was accused of driving under the influence and causing a fatal accident. In his drunk driving defense, the man was found guilty of one charge, but two other charges against him were dropped.
The exact date of the accident was not reported. It is clear that the 24-year-old was driving a vehicle with a 21-year-old female friend as his passenger. The investigating officers were able to determine that the man was speeding, which caused him to lose control of his vehicle, hit a creek embankment and roll the car over multiple times. The officers also determined that the man was driving while intoxicated, but his specific blood alcohol content was not released.
An employee of the Racine Correctional Institution was recently arrested after a police raid on his residence. Inside the home, the investigating officers claim that they allegedly found a marijuana growing operation. The 42-year-old Wisconsin man was taken into police custody for drug charges.
While the report is unclear on what led the officers to suspect the man and obtain a search warrant for his residence, the warrant was executed on Jan. 17. In the basement of the home, the officers claimed that two separate rooms were used to grow marijuana. The rooms were specially made with extra insulation and suspended lights. Supposedly, one room housed several plants while the other had one large plants with leaves missing from the bottom.
A 26-year-old has recently been sentenced in his criminal case after accusations of robbing Fort Atkinson's Badger Bank. Through a plea agreement that he negotiated as part of his criminal defense, he pleaded no contest to one of the charges he faced related to this case as well as one unrelated charge. The man is now scheduled to spend the next five years in a Wisconsin prison.
The charges that the man originally faced originated from an incident that occurred on July 1, 2013. The police claim that the man robbed a bank, stole a vehicle and led the officers on a high-speed chase. The pursuit ended in his arrest. He was taken to Jefferson County Jail.
Two men were recently arrested after a morning raid on a residence in Fort Atkinson. Wisconsin police claim to have seized hundreds of grams of cocaine, which they suspected the two were planning to sell. The two were arrested on serious drug charges resulting from the purported drug bust.
According to the report, when the officers executed the search warrant at the residence, four adult males were found inside: one man was the owner of the residence, one man was asleep in the basement and the two other men were asleep on couches. The police questioned all of the men, and the officers decided to let the two men who were sleeping on the couches go. The man asleep on the bed reportedly had a backpack underneath the bed that contained around 800 grams of cocaine as well as alleged drug paraphernalia.
A man has recently been arrested after what the Viroqua Police Chief is calling a "very odd" crime. Wisconsin police believe that the man attempted to rob a convenience store, but all he asked for was one pack of cigarettes. The 43-year-old man must now begin to form his criminal defense against his attempted armed robbery charge.
According to the report, at around 5 p.m., a man wearing a bandana over his face entered the convenience store in Viroqua. The man stayed in the store approximately five minutes, but, according to the employees, he managed to scare everyone in the store. The employees claim that the man-made some menacing gestures, and he supposedly attempted to get behind the counter before demanding one pack of cigarettes and fleeing the scene.
Two men have been arrested after police obtained a search warrant and raided a residence in Tomah. Wisconsin police claim that they discovered multiple stolen firearms and a large amount of ammunition. Each of the men has been charged with the felony offense of theft of a firearm as well as other charges stemming from the incident.
According to the report, police officers had been investigating possible theft activity at the Tomah apartment, located on Milwaukee Street, for an unspecified amount of time. Officers attempted to knock on the door and question the residents, but no one answered, which prompted the Tomah Police Department to obtain a search warrant. The Monroe County Combined Tactical Unit also became involved due to the possibility of the residents having weapons.
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