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Arbor Vitae man, woman charged

in power of attorney duties case

An Arbor Vitae man and woman were charged with theft in a business setting in Vilas County Circuit

Court last week for allegedly writing checks of another person for personal use after being named power of attorney for the elderly man.

Joseph G. Chosa, 68, and Annetta L. Koshka, 71, both of Arbor Vitae were bound over for arraignment. She allegedly assisted Chosa with his power of attorney duties.

According to the complaint, Chosa was named the power of attorney for an elderly man who was placed in a nursing home and allegedly wrote checks for personal use totaling $7,540. Chosa and Koshka, his girlfriend, were friends of the man who lived at Hiawatha Estates, a trailer park in Arbor Vitae.

Vilas Circuit Court Judge Neal A. Nielsen III released Chosa and Koshka on $2,500 signature bonds with the conditions that they have no control over anyone else’s finances. They waived their preliminary hearings and were bound over for arraignment. They both have a pretrial conference in the district attorney’s office Sept. 10 at 2:15 p.m.

In other felony cases, Mitchell L. Moore, 24, of Eagle River, charged with six counts of uttering a forgery, had an initial appearance adjourned to Sept. 16 at 10 a.m. Moore told the court he doesn’t qualify for a pubic defender and would like more time to retain an attorney.

According to the complaint, Moore allegedly wrote six checks at four Eagle River area businesses in July after two check books were reported stolen from a man’s truck July 3. The check amounts ranged from $14.24 to $101.43.

John A. Price, 61, of St. Germain, charged with attempted strangulation and suffocation, misdemeanor battery and disorderly conduct, had a plea and sentencing hearing rescheduled for Aug. 27 at 9 a.m. because the court was told he was in the hospital last week.

Kevin M. Mauzer, 45, of Land O’ Lakes, charged with two counts of uttering a forgery, had a plea and sentencing hearing rescheduled Oct. 14 at 1:30 p.m.

Dylan J. Bleicher, 18, of Land O’ Lakes, charged with burglary of a building or dwelling, theft of moveable property and four counts of misdemeanor criminal damage to property, waived his preliminary hearing and probable cause was found he had committed a crime. He was bound over for arraignment and pleaded not guilty. A pretrial conference was set for Sept. 17 at 9 a.m.

According to the complaint, Bleicher allegedly entered a residence in the town of Cloverland between June 6 and 9, taking medications from a nightstand and jewelry, and causing damage to artwork, steins, lamps and other household items. According to court documents, there is at least one other suspect in the case.

Bleicher also allegedly damaged three mailboxes in the towns of Land O’ Lakes and Lincoln July 5, using fireworks or explosive devices while riding in a vehicle driven by a 19-year-old Eagle River man who also was charged with three counts of criminal damage to property, receiving or concealing stolen property, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, all misdemeanors.

Shane Ray, 19, of Phelps, charged with two counts burglary of a building or dwelling, and two counts of criminal damage to property, was bound over for arraignment and entered a not guilty plea.

According to the complaint, Ray was allegedly involved in the burglary of a residence at 3977 Pedersen Trail in Phelps March 15, 2012, and the Eagle River Animal Hospital June 28, 2013. Blood found at both scenes linked Ray to the burglaries, according to law enforcement. Probable cause was not found linking Ray to another burglary case in the town of Winchester July 22, 2013.

Ray also was charged with felony bail jumping Aug. 5. A pretrial conference has been set for Sept. 17 at 11:15 a.m. in the district attorney’s office.

Darcy L. Jacobson, 25, of Wabeno, charged with attempting to flee or elude a traffic officer, operating a motor vehicle while revoked and misdemeanor bail jumping, made a request for inpatient treatment, but District Attorney Albert Moustakis said he would like proof of the inpatient agreement and would like someone to transport Jacobson to the facility. Nielsen said he would allow Jacobson’s release for treatment with a $2,000 cash bond, with confirmation from the facility and that someone would drive Jacobson.

According to the complaint, Jacobson was arrested in Lac du Flambeau July 11. A law enforcement officer said Jacobson was initially driving 39 mph in a 25 mph zone and allegedly at one point was traveling 70 mph in a 25 mph zone with an officer in pursuit.

Jacobson also was charged with delivery of a schedule I or II narcotic drug, misdemeanor bail jumping, for allegedly selling oxycodone      in the Lake of the Torches Casino in Lac du Flambeau Aug. 4.

Charles P. Thompson, 47, of Lac du Flambeau, pleaded no contest and was found guilty of fifth-offense operating while intoxicated. His sentence was withheld and he was placed on probation for three years. Charges of operating with a prohibited alcohol concentration and operating a motor vehicle while revoked were dismissed in the plea agreement. He was arrested May 4 with a preliminary breath test of 0.133%.

Conditions of Thompson’s probation include: fined $2,182; driver’s license revoked for 36 months; ignition interlock device for 36 months; alcohol and other drug abuse counseling deemed appropriate by the agent; not to possess or consume intoxicants; no taverns; and serve seven months in the Vilas County Jail with work release privileges. He received credit for five days served and his jail time must commence Oct. 19. Judge Nielsen also said Thompson’s $1,000 cash bond must be used to pay outstanding fines and the balance will be applied to the $2,182 fine.

Lawrence A. Sweet, 36, of Lac du Flambeau, convicted of substantial battery and disorderly conduct after a jury trial June 19, had a new sentencing date set for Oct. 21 at 2 p.m. Sweet is serving a sentence in Ashland County, with an expected release date of Sept. 3.

Dale C. Deverney, 26, of Lac du Flambeau, convicted of attempted armed robbery Dec. 19, 2007, and convicted of criminal damage to property and battery to a law enforcement officer July 12, 2012, petitioned the court for a sentence adjustment. Deverney had been sentenced to 2½ years in the Wisconsin Prison System (WPS) and three years of extended supervision on the first conviction and one year in the WPS on the battery conviction, consecutive to the time he is now serving. Moustakis objected to the sentence adjustment and Judge Nielsen denied the request, saying it was not in the public’s best interest.

Eli F. Corbine, 23, of Odanah, charged with throwing or discharging bodily fluids at a public safety worker, disorderly conduct, obstructing an officer and three counts of felony bail jumping, had a preliminary hearing set for Aug. 30 at 11:15 a.m. According to the complaint, Corbine was at a party at 2793 Miskwaadesi Drive in Lac du Flambeau Aug. 8 and allegedly spit at an officer during his arrest.

George A. Diver III, 20, of Lac du Flambeau, charged with felony bail jumping and disorderly conduct, had a preliminary hearing set for Aug. 30 at 10:30 a.m. According to the complaint, Diver was involved in a fight with another inmate at the Vilas County Jail Aug. 13 and allegedly used a broken floor tile to threaten the other inmate.

Channing D.J. Williams, 26, of Lac du Flambeau, who had a deferred entry of judgement entered June 19 to a charge of second-degree sexual assault of child and was placed on probation for four years, had a motion hearing adjourned to Oct. 14 at 2:30 p.m. According to the complaint, Williams allegedly consumed intoxicants July 25 and Moustakis made a motion to revoke Williams’ DEJ. A condition of his probation was that he not drink or possess alcohol.

Leonard R. Chosa, 40, of Lac du Flambeau, pleaded no contest and was found guilty of delivery of marijuana. Two other counts of delivery of marijuana were dismissed as part of a plea agreement. Chosa was sentenced to one year in the WPS followed by two years of extended supervision, consecutive to his present sentence currently being served in the Stanley Correctional Facility. According to the complaint, Chosa sold marijuana in a controlled purchase in Lac du Flambeau Aug. 3, 2010.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013 12:09 PM
 

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