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Woman, 40, receives probation

for stealing animal medications

A 40-year-old Land O’ Lakes woman who took prescription animal medications from Northwoods Animal Hospital in the town of Lincoln was placed on probation for two years in Vilas County Circuit Court last week.

Mary C. Grady, 40, of Land O’ Lakes, pleaded guilty to charges of possession of an illegally obtained prescription and misdemeanor theft. Charges of possession of  heroin, possession of drug paraphernalia and one count of misdemeanor theft were dismissed but read in at sentencing.

Circuit Judge Neal A. Nielsen III withheld sentencing and placed Grady on probation with the following conditions: continue alcohol and other drug abuse (AODA) treatment; not to possess or consume any medications unless prescribed; restitution of $615.67; 75 hours community service; and restorative justice if the victim agrees.

According to the complaint, Grady took the prescription drug Tramadol from Northwoods Animal Hospital in late May and early June. She was an employee at the animal hospital.

After animal medications were reported missing from a storage area by employees, a police surveillance camera was placed in the storage room. A review of the video showed a female wearing gloves entering the room and removing medications. The woman was later identified as Grady.

Law enforcement officers executed a search warrant at Grady’s home at 4595 Tanglewood Drive in the town of Lincoln June 18, allegedly finding the prescription drug Tramadol at the home.

In other felony cases, Craig Vincent Feller, 63, of Green Bay, entered a no contest plea and was found guilty of fifth-offense operating while intoxicated. A charge of operating with a prohibited alcohol concentration was dismissed. Feller was arrested Dec. 17, 2011, on Highway 51 in the town of Manitowish Waters.

Judge Nielsen withheld Feller’s sentence and placed him on probation for 36 months. Conditions of the probation include: not to possess or consume intoxicants; no taverns; complete treatment as deemed necessary; any counseling deemed appropriate; seven months in the county jail, with credit for 171 days served; ignition interlock device; and fined $1,689.

Wesley E. Brisk, 20, of Lac du Flambeau, charged with attempted battery of a peace officer, attempted criminal damage to property, obstructing an officer, felony bail jumping and misdemeanor bail jumping, had a pretrial conference set for Dec. 18 at 9:15 a.m. Brisk is alleged to have shot a high-powered air gun at a Lac du Flambeau Police Department squad car June 4.

Brisk had been on probation for two years after being convicted of three counts of misdemeanor theft of Simpson Electric in Lac du Flambeau April 25, 2010. In the same case, he received a 24-month deferred entry of judgment (DEJ) on a charge of burglary of a building or dwelling.

Due to the DEJ and the new charges, Judge Nielsen ruled more investigation was necessary before sentencing Brisk. Nielsen said both cases will track together.

Walter C. Pappas, 46, of Lac du Flambeau, charged with seventh-offense operating while intoxicated, disorderly conduct use of a dangerous weapon, and operating a motor vehicle while revoked, had a preliminary hearing set for Dec. 5 at 9:30 a.m. His $1,500 signature bond was continued with the conditions that he not possess or consume intoxicants and no taverns.

According to the complaint, Pappas was arrested Oct. 6 in Lac du Flambeau after allegedly chasing a 39-year-old woman with an ax in a threatening manner. He has had six other operating while intoxicated convictions in Vilas County between March 20, 1993 and Jan. 17, 2002.

Quentin C. Negani, 20, of Lac du Flambeau, had a jury trial reset to Jan. 9, 2013, at 8:30 a.m. Negani is charged with burglary of a building or dwelling and misdemeanor theft, both party to a crime.

According to the complaint, Negani was involved in burglary of a residence at 379 Tomahawk Circle in Lac du Flambeau Jan. 10. It’s alleged he kicked in the back door of an apartment and took a television, PlayStation® and electronic games.

Angel R. Young, 24, of Lac du Flambeau, charged with substantial battery, party to a crime, was bound over and entered a plea of not guilty. A pretrial conference was set for Nov. 6 at 11:30 a.m. A?motion to modify bond was denied and remained at $2,000 cash.

According to the complaint, Young and two men allegedly caused bodily harm to a 24-year-old woman and a 14-year-old juvenile female Oct. 12 in Lac du Flambeau.

Jeffrey S. Schuman, 27, of Lac du Flambeau, charged with substantial battery,  domestic abuse and felony bail jumping, was bound over and he entered a plea of not guilty. A pretrial conference was set for Oct. 30 at 9:15 a.m.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 2:42 PM

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