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Eagle River woman charged

for allegedly altering receipts

A 24-year-old Eagle River woman who allegedly altered credit card receipts at a supper club was charged with three counts of forgery and three counts of misdemeanor theft in Vilas County Circuit Court last week.

Brianna Rae Counter al­legedly altered credit card receipts at Wicked Grill in Eagle River, adjusting the amount of her tips from $18 to $28 July 14, and $16 to $26 on July 17. Then on July 18, Counter, who was a waitress and bartender at the businesses, allegedly changed the tip on a credit card receipt  from $5 to $15 on a bar tab of $27.50, more than a 50% tip discovered by the business owner.

Vilas Circuit Court Judge Neal A. Nielsen III set Counter’s preliminary hearing for Oct. 3 at 9:30 a.m.

In other felony cases, Mitchell L. Moore, 24, of Eagle River, charged with six counts of uttering a forgery, had a preliminary hearing set for Oct. 3 at 10 a.m.

According to the complaint, a town of Lincoln man reported to authorities the theft of two checkbooks July 31. In July, overdraft charges started showing up in the man’s bank account. Moore allegedly wrote six checks at four Eagle River area businesses in July.

Stacey L. Saglin, 30, of Lac du Flambeau, charged with two counts of burglary of a building or dwelling, two counts of misdemeanor theft and two counts of misdemeanor bail jumping, all as a repeater, had a preliminary hearing set for Oct. 3 at 3 p.m. Her $500 cash bond was continued after a request for a bond modification was denied.

According to the complaint, Saglin allegedly broke into  two Lac du Flambeau residences Aug. 23 and 24 and took 20 packages of fish from a freezer from one residence and $5,062 worth of jewelry and $400 in change from another residence. She told investigator she planned on selling the fish for $10 a package and apparently sold the jewelry to a jewelry store in Minocqua.

Elias D. Maldonado, 39, of Wales, charged with operating while intoxicated, fifth or sixth offense, told the court he wants an attorney and his initial appearance was ad­journed to Oct. 28 at 10 a.m. and his $2,500 cash bond was continued. Conditions of his bond include not to possess intoxicants, no taverns and no driving without a valid driver’s license.

Edward J. LaBarge Jr., 60, of Lac du Flambeau, had a charge of manufacturing or delivery of prescription drugs dismissed following a motion of the district attorney saying LaBarge had completed the requirements of a one-year deferred entry of judgment of Sept. 17, 2012. A?year ago, LaBarge also had a sentence withheld on a disorderly conduct conviction and he was placed on probation for six months and had to pay court costs of $163.

John A. Holton, 42, of Odanah, had a charge of attempting to flee or elude a traffic officer amended to obstructing. He pleaded no contest, was found guilty and fined $568. He also pleaded no contest and was found guilty to fourth-offense operating while intoxicated and was fined $1,865, and was sentenced to 100 days in the county jail. He received credit for 88 days served. Judge Nielsen also revoked his driver’s license for 27 months and required an ignition interlock device for 27 months. Holson also must attend assessments. A charge of operating a motor vehicle while revoked was dismissed.

Julian J. LaBarge, 31, of Lac du Flambeau, charged with substantial battery as a repeater, had a preliminary hearing set for Oct. 3 at 2 p.m. His $2,500 signature bond was continued with the conditions that he not possess or consume intoxicants, no taverns and no contact with the victim.

According to the complaint, LaBarge allegedly hit another man in the face with a wooden club while at Leach Beach in Lac du Flambeau Aug. 22.

Patrick Nmi Bearstail Sr., 56, of Lac du Flambeau, charged with substantial battery, domestic abuse, and disorderly conduct, domestic abuse, had an initial appearance adjourned to Sept. 30 at 10 a.m. His $5,000 signature bond was continued with the conditions he have no contact with the victim, not to possess or consume intoxicants and no taverns.

According to the complaint, Bearstail was drinking at 3:44 a.m. at 2988 Cemetery Road in Lac du Flambeau Aug. 30 when he allegedly hit and kicked a woman in the face five to eight times. When law en­forcement officers arrived on the scene, the woman had blood on her face and hands and a cut lower lip. He said the woman fell down the stairs.

Fayne M. Vetterneck, 29, of Lac du Flambeau, had felony bail jumping charge amended to misdemeanor bail jumping and pleaded not contest and was found guilty to a charge of disorderly conduct. Her sentence was withheld and she was placed on probation for 18 months with the following conditions: any counseling and treatment deemed necessary by the agent, and to complete wellness court if accepted into the program.

Vetterneck also is charged with two other counts of felony bail jumping and agreed to a deferred prosecution agreement. The defendant also requested her curfew by removed from the bond, which was granted.

Salena A. Chapman, 21, of Lac du Flambeau had a charge of burglary of a building or dwelling dismissed, but pleaded no contest and was found guilty to charges of misdemeanor theft and concealing stolen property. Her sentence was withheld and she was placed on probation for 24 months

Conditions of Chapman’s probation include: pay restitution of $3,816; served 30 days in the county jail; completed a GED; get assessment and counseling; find full-time employment or education; and no contact with the victim. A?motion to modify the sentence to allow Chapman to be employed at Lake of the Torches Casino, where the victim also works, would be allowed.

Darcy L. Jacobson, 25, of Lac du Flambeau, charged with attempting to flee or elude a traffic officer, operating a motor vehicle while revoked, delivery of schedule I or II narcotics and two counts of misdemeanor bail jumping, had a new pretrial conference set for Oct. 8 at 11:30 a.m.

John D. Negani, 29, of Lac du Flambeau, charged with a sex offender registry violation, had a pretrial conference set for Oct. 1 at 9:45 a.m. According to the complaint, Negani was convicted of second-degree sexual as­sault of a child in a Vilas County case Nov. 14, 2003, and absconded from his extended supervision June 20, 2012, after he made a residence change May 25, 2012.

Jonah J. LaBarge, 18, of Lac du Flambeau, charged with substantial battery, operating a motor vehicle without the owner’s consent, and disorderly conduct from a May 5 incident, and two counts of felony bail jumping, operating without a license, second offense in three years, and possession of drug paraphernalia from an incident July 28, had a plea and sentencing hearing set for Oct. 3 at 11:30 a.m.

Samuel N. Vazquez, 31, of Lac du Flambeau, charged with manufacturing/delivery of marijuana, possession of marijuana and misdemeanor bail jumping, had a plea and sentencing hearing set for Oct. 31 at 9 a.m. in Lac du Flambeau Court. According to the complaint, Vazquez allegedly sold 3 grams of marijuana for $60 in a controlled purchase June 26 in Lac du Flambeau.

Charles Nicholas Vetterneck Sr., 34, of Lac du Flambeau, charged with possession of marijuana, second offense, possession of narcotic drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia, had a pretrial conference set for Oct. 29 at 9:30 a.m. in the district attorney’s office.

According to the complaint, Vetterneck failed top stop at an intersection June 19 in Lac du Flambeau and a law enforcement officer initiated a traffic stop. A?K-9 drug enforcement dog alerted to the vehicle and suspected marijuana, two oxymorphone pills and rolling paper were found inside his shoes.

Charlie Smith, 47, of Rhinelander, charged with two counts of second-degree endangering safety, had a pretrial conference set for Oct. 29 at 9:45 a.m. in the district attorney’s office. According to the complaint, Smith allegedly attempted to strike a man and woman with his vehicle at the Lac du Flambeau Tribal Gas Station June 22. The two victims said they jumped from the path of the vehicle and he allegedly threatened to burn their house down.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013 5:13 PM
 

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