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Two suspects in VFW burglary

to get preliminary hearing Oct. 25

Two 18-year-old men who were allegedly involved in a burglary at the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) building in Land O’ Lakes in July made initial appearances in Vilas County Circuit Court last week.

Jamie L. Pagel, 18, of Conover, told Circuit Judge Neal A. Nielsen III that he wants an attorney and a preliminary hearing was set for Oct. 25 at 11:30 a.m. His $2,500 signature bond was continued with the conditions that he have no­ contact with the three other suspects in the burglary July 14.

Pagel has been charged with burglary of a building or dwelling and misdemeanor theft at the VFW, allegedly taking alcoholic beverages, and burglary-arming self with a dangerous weapon, felony theft and misdemeanor theft of a residence at 2886 Columbus Road in the town of Washington between Aug. 14 and Aug. 20 in which a coin collection was taken.

Cody E. LaCrosse Guschl, 18, of Eagle River, also has been charged with burglary of a building or dwelling and misdemeanor theft, both party to a crime, had a preliminary hearing set for Oct. 25 at 11:30 a.m. His $2,500 signature bond was continued.

According to the complaint, LaCrosse Guschl allegedly was involved in the burglary of the VFW in Land O’ Lakes July 14 in which eight bottles of alcohol were taken from the building.

In other felony cases, Kevin M. Mauzer, 45, of Land O’ Lakes, charged with two counts of uttering a forgery, had a plea and sentencing hearing adjourned to Dec. 12 at 10:30 a.m. Mauzer allegedly was involved in cashing two stolen checks in Land O’ Lakes and Conover Feb. 19, 2012, and March 5, 2012.

Thomas J. Meehan, 47, of Boulder Junction, charged with possession with intent to deliver prescription drugs,  told the court he no longer wanted to accept a plea agreement and a jury trial was set for Jan. 16 at 8:30 a.m. A pretrial conference was set for Jan. 7 at 9:30 a.m. in the district attorney’s office.

According to the complaint, Meehan and a woman were traveling to Barbara J. Maloney’s residence Feb. 28 in Lac du Flambeau to al­legedly purchase prescription pills for $20 per pill when they were stopped by a law enforcement officer. After the told the officer of their intentions, text messages on Meehan’s telephone apparently confirmed the proposed purchase.

Maloney, 33, of Lac du Flambeau, has been charged with possession with intent to delivery prescription drugs. Her plea and sentencing hearing is set for Dec. 9 at 2 p.m.

James A. Johnson, 26, of Lac du Flambeau, charged with two counts of operating while intoxicated causing injury, two counts of operating with a prohibited alcohol concentration causing injury,  operating while intoxicated, operating with a prohibited alcohol concentration, all second offense, and operating a motor vehicle while revoked, had a plea and sentencing hearing set for Nov. 11 at 9:30 a.m.

According to the complaint, Johnson allegedly was the driver of a vehicle in­volved in a three-vehicle accident at the intersection of Highway 47 and Thoroughfare Road in Lac du Flambeau about 9:20 p.m. April 4. Johnson apparently left the scene of the accident and was found laying in the snow about one-quarter mile from the accident. Officers reported his preliminary blood alcohol level was 0.273% and two people were injured as a result of the crash.

Samuel J. Tucker Jr., 33, of Lac du Flambeau, originally charged with failure to report to jail Oct. 31, 2008, and placed on three years’ probation March 7, 2011, had a sentencing hearing on revocation set for Oct. 24, at 3:30 p.m. According to Tucker’s agent, he allegedly possessed synthetic marijuana, a load­ed handgun and drug paraphernalia June 26.

Tucker was convicted of second-degree sexual assault of a child June 4, 2008. His sentence was withheld and he was placed on probation for eight years. A condition of his probation was to serve one year in the county jail.

Christopher A. Kappeler, 21, of Lac du Flambeau, charged with three counts of felony bail jumping for missing court appearances March 25 and Aug. 26, and operating while revoked, had a preliminary hearing set for Oct. 28 at 3:15 p.m.

Joshua A. Gurneau, 20, of Lac du Flambeau, charged with substantial battery, disorderly conduct, criminal trespass and four counts of felony bail jumping, all as a repeater, had a plea and sentencing hearing adjourned to Dec. 12 at 11 a.m.

According to the complaint, Gurneau allegedly pushed a man to the ground May 25 and hit him six or seven times in the face. He then consumed intoxicants and was arrested for sleeping at a residence where he was not welcome June 11. He also was arrested July 6 for consuming intoxicants, having a preliminary breath test of 0.09%. A condition of his bond was that he not consume intoxicants.

Channing D.J. Williams, 26, of Lac du Flambeau, who agreed to a deferred entry of judgment after pleading no contest to a charge of sexual assault of a child under 16 June 19, had a motion hearing adjourned to Dec. 12 at 10 a.m.

Melissa R. Ackley, 28, of Lac du Flambeau, charged with conspiracy to commit delivery of schedule I, II, or III?non-narcotics, possession of drug paraphernalia and battery by prisoners, was bound over after probable cause was found she had committed a crime. She pleaded not guilty to all charges and a pretrial conference was set for Nov. 26 at 9:30 a.m.

According to the complaint, Ackley was arrested after law enforcement got a call from a concerned citizen who had received a text about a drug deal allegedly involving Ackley July 26. After a search warrant was issued, officers allegedly found her in possession of Vicodin without a prescription, a grinder, pipe and other items to ingest a controlled substance. After she was arrested, she allegedly was involved in a fight with another woman in the Vilas County Jail Aug. 19.

Kevin L. Diver, 19, of Lac du Flambeau, charged with three counts of first-degree child sexual assault-contact with a child under age 13, was ordered to report immediately to the office of the Department of Corrections in the town of Lac du Flambeau. Diver was committed to the Department of Health Services June 10. On Sept. 24, the court determined that Diver’s conditional release would not pose a significant risk of bodily harm.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013 2:50 PM
 

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