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Man charged with theft by contractor

to make initial appearance June 17

A 50-year-old Burlington man, charged with theft by a contractor, was not present for his initial appearance in Vilas County Circuit Court last week and it was rescheduled for June 17 at 10 a.m.

Michael R. Kempken, working under the name Mike Kempken & Sons Construction LLC, allegedly failed to pay a subcontractor for electrical work done on a new home in Vilas County.

According to the complaint, Kempken owed the subcontractor $5,980 and made $500 payments April 18, June 5 and June 21, 2012, but the Arbor Vitae electrician is still owed $4,480.

In other felony cases, James E. Hosking, 55, of Biloxi, Miss., had a motion hearing to amend his previous deferred entry of judgment of June 22, 2009. Charged with three counts of failure to pay child support for at least 120 consecutive days in 2009, Hosking’s payment will now increase from $322.50 per month to $350 through June 21, 2014.

Kevin A. Shumake, 40, of Arbor Vitae, charged with maintaining a drug trafficking place and possession with intent to deliver marijuana, told Circuit Judge Neal A. Nielsen III he was unable to obtain an attorney and his status hearing was ad­journed to June 3 at 8:45 a.m.

Ryan R. Jameson, 31, of Stevens Point, charged with attempt to obtain a controlled substance by fraud and three counts of possession of an illegally obtained prescription drug, all as a repeater, entered a not guilty plea. According to the complaint, Jameson allegedly called in a false prescription to the Walgreen’s pharmacy in Eagle River April 23.

When Jameson went to pick up the prescription, witnesses said he appeared nervous and left before getting the prescription. He left the building and was arrested. Officers reported finding Hydrocodone, Alprazolam and Suboxone in his vehicle.

Cody K. Gehrke, 19,  of Eagle River, charged with sexual assault of a child under the age of 16, had a preliminary hearing set for July 15 at 11:30 a.m. According to the complaint, Gehrke allegedly had sexual intercourse with a ­15-year-old fe­male at an Eagle River apartment Dec. 9, 2011. Gehrke’s bond was set at a $5,000 signature bond with  the condition he have no contact with minor females.

Brandon C. Baldwin, 22, of Eagle River, charged with second-degree sexual as­sault/

domestic abuse, had a preliminary hearing set for July 1 at 11 a.m. According to the complaint, Baldwin is alleged to have sexual intercourse with a 24-year-old woman without her consent in the town of Lincoln Feb. 27.

Victory P. Perotto, 20, of Eagle River, charged with burglary of a building or dwelling, criminal trespass and misdemeanor theft be­tween Oct. 1, 2012, and Jan. 17, 2013, and charged with burglary of building or dwell­ing, possession of marijuana and two counts of theft of moveable property March 3, 2012, had a plea and sentencing hearing set for June 17 at 3:45 p.m.

Austin H. Nelson, 19, of Minocqua, charged with fel­ony bail jumping March 14 for missing a court date, entered a not guilty plea and a pretrial conference was set for June 25 at 9:45 a.m.

Allessa L. LaBarge, 28, of Lac du Flambeau, was found guilty of possessing an illegally obtained prescription and her sentence was withheld. She was placed on 12 months’ probation with the conditions that she follow through with any counseling or treatment deemed appropriate by the agent; not to possess or consume intoxicants; no prescriptions unless prescribed and in prescribed amounts; and fined $505.

Judge Nielsen also ap­proved a deferred entry of judgment on a charge of delivery of schedule I, II or III non-narcotics. According to the DEJ, LaBarge will not be charged with the felony if she commits no crimes the next 12 months. According to the complaint, she said three Hydrocodone tablets for $15 in a controlled purchase July 18, 2012, in Lac du Flambeau.

Christopher A. Kappeler, 30, of Lac du Flambeau, charged with two counts of felony bail jumping and operating a motor vehicle while revoked, had a pretrial conference set for July 2 at 10 a.m. and a jury trial set for Aug. 7 at 8:30 a.m. According to the complaint, Kappeler was involved in a two-vehicle accident in the parking lot at Lake of the Torches Casino in Lac du Flambeau Aug. 23, 2012, and was arrested for operating a vehicle while revoked.

Barbara J. Maloney, 33, of Lac du Flambeau, charged with conspiracy to deliver, possess or manufacture prescription drugs, had a preliminary hearing set for June 3 at 9:15 a.m.

Thomas J. Meehan, 47, of Boulder Junction, faces the same charge as Maloney. During a traffic stop Feb. 28, he allegedly told an officer he was going to purchase Percocet tablets from Maloney for $20 each. Text messages from Meehan’s confiscated cell phone confirmed the drug deal was to occur.

George A. Diver III, 20, of Lac du Flambeau, charged with attempted battery of a peace officer and obstructing an officer, had a preliminary hearing set for May 30 at 10 a.m. Diver’s bond was set at a $2,500 signature bond with the conditions that he not possess or consume intoxicants and no taverns. According to the complaint, Diver was arrested Aug. 5 in Lac du Flambeau and was kicking out of control at the arresting officers. He also wouldn’t give his name following a disturbance at 119 Clinic Lane, Apartment 1, in Lac du Flambeau.

Robert A Quinones, 27, of Lac du Flambeau, charged with burglary of a building or dwelling and misdemeanor theft, had a preliminary hearing set for May 30 at 3 p.m. According to the complaint, Quinones allegedly took a laptop computer from a home while delivering senior meals Sept. 27, 2011, in Lac du Flambeau.

Rosalind K. Mann, 21, of Lac du Flambeau, charged with physical abuse of a child and disorderly conduct, had a preliminary hearing set for May 30 at 9:30 a.m. According to the complaint, Mann allegedly hit a 17-year-old girl in the forehead with her fist Sept. 9, 2012, in Lac du Flambeau.

Ryan D. Turney, 19, of Lac du Flambeau, charged with battery of a peace officer, resisting an officer causing a soft tissue injury and resisting an officer, all as a repeater, had a preliminary hearing set for May 30 at 10:30 a.m. and a pretrial conference scheduled for June 4 at 9:15 a.m. According to the complaint, Turney attempted  to flee on foot during his arrest April 26 and allegedly punched a law enforcement officer in the face.

Victor M. Reyes III, 27, of Lac du Flambeau, charged with substantial battery and disorderly conduct, had a preliminary hearing set for June 12 at 1:30 p.m. According to the complaint, Reyes allegedly was in a fight with another man April 12, 2012, in Lac du Flambeau. A witness stated a man’s face was covered in blood.

Charlene R. Edwards, 21, of Lac du Flambeau, charged with possession with intent to deliver narcotics, had a plea date set for May 30 at 11 a.m. According to the complaint, Edwards was traveling from Milwaukee to Lac du Flambeau with Percocet. She allegedly told the officer she purchased the drugs in Milwaukee to sell and use herself.

Michael J. Poupart, 27, of Lac du Flambeau, had a motion hearing to revoke his deferred entry of judgment adjourned to June 4 at 9:45 a.m. According to the complaint, Poupart was charged with manufacturing/delivery of marijuana Aug. 9, 2012, and a two-year DEJ was filed March 25 of this year. Poupart has since committed a crime, leading to the motion to revoke the DEJ.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013 2:54 PM
 

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