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Conover man gets probation

for 2012 pool hall burglary

A 32-year-old Conover man had his sentence withheld and was placed on probation for three years after being convicted of burglary of Joe’s Pool Hall in Conover, in   September 2012, in Vilas County Circuit Court last week.

Carl L. Anderson entered a no contest plea and was found guilty of burglary of a building or dwelling.  Charges of uttering a forgery and misdemeanor theft were dismissed, but read in a sentencing as part of the plea agreement. A charge of possession of drug paraphernalia also was dismissed.

Vilas Circuit Judge Neal A. Nielsen III put several conditions on Anderson’s probation, including: not to possess or consume intoxicants; no taverns; not to possess or consume controlled substances and no prescriptions unless prescribed; any counseling deemed appropriate by the agent; restitution to be determined in 30 days; 100 hours of community service; and 60 days in the Vilas County Jail, with release for work or education purposes. Nielsen said Anderson can be serve the jail time in Oneida County and he will receive credit for one day served.

According to the complaint, Anderson broke into Joe’s Pool Hall during the time period of Sept. 2-3, 2012, and took cash and stole a check for $75 made out to cash. The owner estimated about $640 in cash was taken from the building.

In other felony cases, Stephen Nicholas Congleton, 38, of Slinger, entered a plea of no contest and was found guilty of attempted burglary of a building or dwelling. A charge of possession of burglarious tools was amended to criminal damage to property. A three-year prison sentence was stayed and he was placed on probation for four years. He also was fined $2,500.

On the criminal damage conviction, Congleton’s nine-month county jail sentence was stayed and four years of probation was imposed to run concurrent with the first conviction.

According to the complaint, Congleton attempted to break into the House of Boos in Eagle River Aug. 24, 2012, using a pair of bolt cutters and a tire pry-bar. Judge Nielsen ordered that Congleton complete any counseling deemed appropriate by the agent, including criminal thinking class, and confiscate Congleton’s burglary tools. He received credit for one day served.

Courtney Joseph Dale, 35, of Eagle River, charged with possession of a firearm by a felon and misdemeanor theft, had a preliminary hearing set for May 6 at 3:15 p.m. Dale, a convicted felon in Dane County in 2002, allegedly possessed a 9 mm handgun and stole a laptop valued at about $1,000, both on March 20.

Dale also is charged with strangulation and suffocation, substantial battery and second-degree recklessly endangering safety, all as a repeater, from an incident when he allegedly choked a woman April 13.

Casey Ray Patras, 38, of Ribbondale, Iowa, charged with computer crimes-destroying data, had a pretrial conference set for July 10 at 1:30 p.m. According to the complaint, Patras allegedly erased electronic files from a former employers computer Jan. 22, 2012, after being terminated from his job Jan. 20. He allegedly made another attempt to access the company computers Jan. 25. Iron County District Attorney Martin J. Lipske has been named the special prosecutor in the case.

Cory D. Renaud, 21, of Eagle River, charged with assault by prisoners and misdemeanor battery, entered a plea of not guilty and a pretrial conference was set for June 4 at 10:45 a.m. According to the complaint, Renaud allegedly punched a 23-year-old Phelps man several times April 16, 2012, and then allegedly spit at a law enforcement officer during his arrest Aug. 17.

Andrew M. Hammes, 33, of Conover, charged with three counts of manufacturing/

delivery of marijuana, during May and June of 2012, in Land O’ Lakes, was in Vilas County Circuit Court last week and will make his pleas July 29 at 9 a.m.

Lawrence J. Thompson, 27, of Lac du Flambeau, charged with manufacturing/delivery of marijuana and possession of marijuana agreed to a deferred entry of judgement for 24 months on the delivery charge. Thompson sold 2.2 grams of marijuana for $20 in a controlled purchase July 25, 2012, in Lac du Flambeau. The conviction will not be entered if he commits no new crimes during the next 24 months.

Thompson’s possession charge was amended to misdemeanor and he pleaded not contest and was found guilty. He was sentenced to four months in the Vilas County Jail with work release privileges and must report to jail by June 29. He receive credit for one day served. He also was fined $500, plus court costs and drug abuse surcharge for a total of $1,325. He was ordered to pay $50 a month starting July 1.

Curtis A. Wolfe, 22, of Lac du Flambeau, had a one-year, six-month prison sentence stayed and was placed on probation for nine months after pleading no contest to charge of burglary of a building or dwelling. In addition to a repeater on the charge being deleted, a charge of misdemeanor theft and two charges of misdemeanor bail jumping were dismissed. According to the complaint, Wolfe stole a television from a residence May 18, 2012, in Lac du Flambeau.

Conditions of Wolfe’s probation include: serve nine months in the county jail, concurrent with other sentences; submit DNA sample; pay court costs on each count; apology to victim; serve 120 hours of community service; restorative justice if victims agree; any counseling deemed appropriate by the agent, including criminal thinking class; bond will go toward restitution and the remainder of the bond will be returned. Wolfe will receive credit for 47 days served, with that credit to be used up front as he is to report to jail July 10.

In another case, Wolfe pleaded no contest and was found guilty of burglary of a building or dwelling. Charges of misdemeanor theft, criminal damage to property and obstructing an officer were dismissed but were read in at sentencing. A nine-month jail sentence and his probation will run concurrent with the previous burglary sentence. According to the complaint, Wolfe stole a television from a Lac du Flambeau home Dec. 14, 2012.

Patrick A. Rank, 25, of Milwaukee, pleaded no contest and was found guilty to manufacturing or delivery of a prescription drug in Lac du Flambeau Nov. 25, 2011. Rank’s one-year, six-month prison sentence was stayed and he was placed on probation for three years, with the following conditions: continue alcohol and other drug abuse counseling; obtain and maintain full-time employment; fined $1,513; not to possess or consume intoxicants; no taverns; no prescriptions unless prescribed; and the $787 that  was seized during the arrest will be forfeited.

A second charge of manufacturing or deliver of a prescription drug was dismissed but read in at sentencing. According to the complaint, a search warrant was executed at his motel room at the Lake of the Torches casino and authorities located Opana pills in the room, a pill cutter and containers. When he was arrested in the casino parking lot, he was in possession of $778 in currency and, small black metal containers and two more Opana 40 mg. pills.

Daya R.J. Mason, 23, of Lac du Flambeau, charged with substantial battery, party to a crime, had a preliminary hearing and a status hearing set for May 23 at 8:30 a.m. According to the complaint, Mason was at a party March 29, 2012, in  Lac du Flambeau and allegedly grabbed a woman by the hair, threw her to the ground, then kicked and punched her.

Mason also is charged with two counts of misdemeanor battery, criminal trespass, criminal damage to property and felony bail jumping from an incident Sept. 3, 2012.

Jabri J. Aubrey Griffin, 17, of Milwaukee, charged with possession with intent to deliver marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, will have a status hearing June 10 at 8:45 a.m. According to the complaint, law enforcement officer initiated a traffic stop on Aubrey’s vehicle Nov. 22, 2012, in Lac du Flambeau because she had no front license plate visible. Officers said there was an odor of a controlled substance in the vehicle and K-9 Goro alerted to the vehicle.

James R. Wewasson, 45, of Lac du Flambeau, charged with substantial battery, had a status hearing set for June 10 at 8:45 a.m. According to the complaint, he allegedly struck an 18-year-old woman in the face and broke her nose  Nov. 17, 2012, in Lac du Flambeau.

Williams G. Poupart, 50, of Lac du Flambeau, charged with second-degree recklessly endangering safety and two counts of misdemeanor bail jumping, had a preliminary hearing set for May 7 at 9:15 a.m. A motion to modify his $500 cash bond to a $2,000 signature bond was approved, with the conditions that he not possess or consume intoxicants; no taverns and no contact with the victim. According to the complaint, Poupart was upset that a Wisconsin Public Service employee had shut off the power to his property and he allegedly released his German shepherd-type dog from an enclosure, saying, “get her Charlie, kill her.” The employee told authorities she made it back to her vehicle and was not injured in the incident.

David E. Turney, 42, of Lac du Flambeau, charged with possession of a narcotic drug (oxycodone) and possession of drug paraphernalia, missed a plea and sentencing hearing last Monday and a bench warrant was issued for his arrest.

Tanya M. Turney, 39, of Lac du Flambeau, faces the same charges and she also missed a court appearance last Monday. A bench warrant also was issued for arrest.

According to the complaint, Lac du Flambeau Indian Child Welfare visited the Turney home Aug. 27, 2012, for a child abuse investigation. Law enforcement officers allegedly found a multi-tool knife on the kitchen table with black tar-like residue on the tip, also green leafy plant-like material on a night stand in the bedroom and a pipe.

Tuesday, May 07, 2013 4:29 PM
 

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