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Eagle River man gets probation

for spitting on city police officer

A 21-year-old Eagle River man, who pleaded no contest and was found guilty of throwing or discharging bodily fluids at a public safety worker, had his sentence withheld and was placed on probation for 36 months in Vilas County Circuit Court last week.

Cory D. Renaud also was found guilty of one count of misdemeanor bail jumping, Charges of disorderly conduct, resisting an officer and three additional counts of misdemeanor bail jumping were dismissed in the plea agreement.

In addition, a charge of manufacturing/delivery of a prescription drug charge was amended to disorderly conduct as a repeater. Renaud also pleaded no contest and was found guilty of two other disorderly conduct misdemeanor charges.

According to the complaint, Eagle River police officers were called to a residence July 3, 2012, for a disturbance inside the home. According to witnesses, Renaud spit at and threatened the arresting officer.

Vilas Circuit Judge Neal A. Nielsen III?ordered other conditions of Renaud’s probation include: pay court assessment of $100; complete domestic violence counseling as deemed necessary by the agent; complete mental health counseling; take medications as prescribed and in prescribed amounts; make all necessary appointments and follow through as recommended; not to possess or consume intoxicants; apologize to victims; and submit a DNA sample. He will receive credit for 195 days served in jail.

In other cases, Cindy M. Burt, 44, of Eagle River, pleaded no contest to a charge of disorderly conduct, a Class B misdemeanor, and agreed to a deferred entry of judgement (DEJ). According to the DEJ, the court will not enter the plea for one year if the defendant commits no additional violations which could have a jail sentence or involve alcohol or drugs. Charges of physical abuse of a child with intent to cause bodily harm and misdemeanor battery were dismissed. All were originally charged as repeaters.

Judge Nielsen also ordered that within 30 days, Burt must sign up for parenting classes and complete all recommendations, and she must complete 30 hours of community service. She also must have an alcohol and other drug abuse assessment within 30 days.

According to the complaint, Burt returned to her residence from a bar July 15, 2012, and got in an argument with a 16-year-old girl who  was visiting her home for two weeks. Court records said her preliminary breath test was 0.219%.

Daniel L. Ritz, 41, of Chilton, charged with obtaining a controlled substance by fraud, identity theft for financial gain and misdemeanor theft, had a preliminary hearing set for Jan. 31 at 10 a.m. His $1,000 signature bond was continued.

According to the complaint, Ritz allegedly gave false information at Ministry Eagle River Memorial Hospital Jan. 13, 2010, to obtain a prescription drug.  Ritz is alleged to have used a false name and said he had a bruised rib area. He was prescribed Percocet and purchased it at an Eagle River pharmacy. He also left the hospital without checking out at the admissions desk.

Barbara A. Stapleton, 51, of Alvin, pleaded no contest and was found guilty to a charge of obstructing an officer and was fined $505, which is due March 10. A?charge of battery of a peace officer was dismissed in the plea agreement.

According to the complaint, Stapleton became violent in the Trig’s Video store Nov. 5, 2010, and struck an Eagle River Police Department officer in the chest and groin areas several times. Stapleton, who had a blood alcohol concentration of 0.400%, according to the complaint, also scratched the officers left wrist, breaking the skin.

Dustin B. Shamp, 23, of Ironwood, Mich., waived his preliminary hearing and probable cause was found that he had committed the crime of burglary of a building or dwelling. Shamp was bound over for arraignment and the defendant stood mute. A plea of not guilty was entered by the court and a pretrial conference was set for Feb. 5 at 9:45 with a plea and sentencing hearing set for March 4 at 1:30 p.m.

According to the complaint, Shamp and another man allegedly forced entry into the Pukall Lumber building in Manitowish Waters Sept. 14, 2011, entering a safe and cash register and taking an estimated $4,300.

Patrick J. Buska, 36, of Wausau, had his sentence withheld and was placed on probation for 12 months following a plea agreement. Buska pleaded no contest and was found guilty to an amended charge of possession of marijuana, a misdemeanor, and possession of cocaine. A charge of disorderly conduct was dismissed. Conditions of his probation include Alcohol & Other Drug Abuse (AODA)?assessment and any treatment deemed appropriate, and fined $1,355.

David W. Smith, 43, of Lac du Flambeau, was sentenced to five years in the Wisconsin Prison System, including three years of confinement and two years of extended supervision, after being convicted of seventh-offense operating while intoxicated.

Smith will receive credit for 181 days served in jail and Smith’s cash bond will be returned to the poster.

Conditions of his extended supervision include: driver’s license revoked for three years; ignition interlock device for three years; fined $2,944; not to possess or consume intoxicants; and follow through on any after care deemed appropriate by the agent. A jail credit of $2,184 will be applied to any outstanding balances and then will apply to the new fine.

Smith was arrested July 4, 2012, in Lac du Flambeau after he was initially stopped by law enforcement for driving 45 mph in a 25-mph zone. According to court documents, his preliminary breath test was 0.260%.

Clint M. Allen, 33, of Lac du Flambeau, charged with battery/domestic abuse and disorderly conduct/domestic  abuse, both as a repeater, Nov. 1, 2012, had an initial appearance adjourned to Jan. 28 at 10 a.m.

Kami L. Beighley, 22, of Lac du Flambeau, had a charge of physical abuse of a child with intent to cause bodily harm amended to child neglect, a Class A misdemeanor. She pleaded no contest to the amended charge and was found guilty.

Judge Nielsen withheld sentence and placed Beighley on probation for 12 months with the following conditions: undergo parenting classes; complete AODA counseling and treatment; attend anger management class; comply with Lac du Flambeau Indian Child Welfare regarding children; and not to possess or consume intoxicants.

According to the complaint, Beighley struck a child in the face with an open hand Dec. 1, 2011. A witness said the 4-month-old baby had been crying.

Rosalind K. Mann, 20, of Lac du Flambeau, charged with physical abuse of a child-intently causing bodily harm, and disorderly conduct, Sept., 9, 2012, had an initial appearance adjourned to Jan. 28 at 10 a.m. The defendant also missed an adjourned initial appearance last Jan. 7 because she said she thought she wasn’t being charged. Mann was to appear for an initial appearance Oct. 1, 2012, but she missed that court date and a $2,500 cash warrant was issued. She paid that Dec. 21.

According to the complaint,  Mann went to another person’s residence to pick up her infant child and the person refused to give her the child because she was allegedly intoxicated. Mann allegedly struck the victim with a closed fist in the forehead.

Spencer A. Smith, 17, of Lac du Flambeau, charged with hit-and-run injury, reckless driving causing injury and operating without a license Dec. 1, 2012, had a preliminary hearing set for Feb. 13 at 2 p.m. He was released on a $1,000 signature bond with the conditions that he does not possess or consume intoxicants and he does not drive.

According to the complaint, Smith was driving a vehicle that allegedly struck a power box and then left the scene without reporting the accident. The accident caused a power outage in the area and a witness reported the accident to authorities. A 15-year-old passenger in the vehicle apparently injured his stomach area when he hit the front seat. There were two other passengers in the car who were uninjured.

Billie J. Frank, 35, of Lac du Flambeau, charged with substantial battery Oct. 12, 2012, saw his case dismissed without prejudice. District Attorney Albert Moustakis told the court that he moved to dismiss the case due to uncooperativeness from the victim.

Quentin C. Negani, 20, of Lac du Flambeau, charged with burglary of a building or dwelling and misdemeanor theft, had a preliminary hearing set for Jan. 29 at 10 a.m. Negani allegedly took a television, PlayStation and some games from an apartment at 379 Tomahawk Circle in Lac du Flambeau Jan. 10, 2012.

Curtis A. Wolfe, 21, of Lac du Flambeau, charged with burglary of a building or dwelling, misdemeanor theft, and two counts of a misdemeanor bail jumping, all as a repeater, had a plea and sentencing hearing adjourned  Jan. 18 at 10:30 a.m. because he was being detained in the Oneida County Jail last week. Wolfe allegedly entered a residence through an unlocked window May 18, 2012, in Lac du Flambeau and took a television.

Melvin F. Buckholtz III, 29, of Lac du Flambeau, charged with fifth-offense operating while intoxicated, had a pretrial conference set for Feb. 19 at 10 a.m. and a jury trial set for March 13 at 8:30 a.m.

According to the complaint, Buckholtz’ vehicle went into the ditch along Highway 47 May 14, 2011, and when an officer arrived at the scene he was sitting in the driver’s seat. He had a blood alcohol concentration of 0.231%. He was prohibited to have more than a 0.02% level.

Cristina Trevizo, 27, of Lac du Flambeau, charged with operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated, fourth offense in five years, with a minor child in the car, had an initial appearance adjourned to Jan. 14. A motion to modify her bond from $2,500 to $1,000 was approved.

According to the complaint, Trevizo was arrested June 3, 2012, in Lac du Flambeau with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.151%. She also is charged with operating a motor vehicle while revoked and misdemeanor bail jumping.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013 4:42 PM
 

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