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St. Germain man to make plea

on strangulation charge Feb. 11

A 61-year-old St. Germain charged with attempted strangulation and suffocation had a plea hearing set for Feb. 11 at 3:15 p.m. in Vilas County Circuit Court last week.

John A. Price also is charged with misdemeanor battery and disorderly conduct. All three charges come with a domestic abuse en­hancer.

According to the complaint, Price was arrested Feb. 26 in St. Germain after he became upset over a medical bill and allegedly at­tempted to strangle a woman at her home.

Then July 23, 2013, Price was charged with two counts of felony bail jumping, misdemeanor battery and disorderly conduct. According to the complaint, Price was allegedly involved in an incident at Legends of the North bar in St. Germain July 23, first squealing his tires in the parking lot and then getting in a verbal argument with another man, resulting in a fight.

In other felony cases, Dylan J. Bleicher, 18, of Land O’ Lakes, pleaded no contest to a charge of burglary of a building or dwelling and Vilas County Circuit Judge Neal A. Nielsen III?approved a deferred entry of judgment (DEJ).

Bleicher also pleaded no contest and was found guilty to an amended charge of misdemeanor theft (from theft of moveable property) and three counts of criminal damage to property. A fourth charge of criminal damage to property was dismissed in the plea agreement but was read in for sentencing.

Judge Nielsen withheld sentencing and placed Bleich­er on probation for three years with the following conditions: pay restitution to be determined within 30 days; not to possess or consume intoxicants; no taverns; alcohol and other drug abuse assessment and follow through; any counseling deemed appropriate by the agent; 90 days in the county jail to commence Jan. 23 with work-release privileges; 200 hours of community service; written apology to the victim; restorative justice if victims agree; and full-time employment or education.

In addition to the three-year DEJ on the burglary charge, Judge Nielsen said Bleicher may plea for ex­pungement of the charges upon successful completion of all conditions of probation.

According to the complaint, Bleicher and at least one other suspect 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. 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.

Jeremy M. Thomson, 35, of Green Bay, had a charge of operating a motor vehicle without the owner’s consent amended to misdemeanor disorderly conduct. He pleaded no contest to the new charge and was fined $263.50. He also was found guilty of a county ordinance violation of possession of marijuana and was fined $389.50. His bond was applied to the fine.

According to the complaint, Thomson took a Kles­sig Tree Service pickup truck from a private residence in the town of Cloverland Aug. 25. The vehicle was located at Days Inn in Eagle River with the keys in the ignition, Thomson’s identification card on the floor and his wallet on the dash. He was later located at Leif’s Café, running out the front door when a police officer walked into the res­taurant. Thomson ap­parently was in Eagle River for a concert and crashed his vehicle on Highway G and later took the Klessig truck.

Joseph R. Beson, 31, of Minocqua, pleaded no contest to an amended charge of simple battery, a misdemeanor. Judge Nielsen withheld sentence and placed Beson on probation for 12 months with the following conditions: pay restitution to be determined at a hearing Feb. 20 at 11:30 a.m. in Lac du Flambeau; not to possess or consume intoxicants; no taverns; and written apology to victim. Beson was originally charged with substantial battery.

According to the complaint, Besun was involved in a fight with another man at The Flame Restaurant in Lac du Flambeau July 19, 2013. Witnesses said Beson punched the other man in the left eye area, which required stitches.

Vanessa L. Peterson, 19, of Lac du Flambeau, charged with theft of moveable property, was bound over for arraignment and pleaded not guilty. A pretrial conference was set for Feb. 4 at 10:15 a.m.

According to the complaint, Peterson was an employee at the Ojibwe Market in Lac du Flambeau and allegedly took money from the cash register at the store between Aug. 6, 2013, and Sept. 11, 2013. During the five-week period, a total of $7,252 was apparently missing from her drawer.

Curtis M. Wolfe, 25, of Lac du Flambeau, charged with forgery, uttering a forgery and misdemeanor theft, had a plea and sentencing hearing set for Jan. 23 at 9 a.m.

According to the complaint, Wolfe allegedly took and cashed a $1,000 check from the Indian Trust Settlement made out to another person. He cashed the check at Chippewa Valley Bank May 10, 2013.

Cherish M. Belland, 26, of Lac du Flambeau, charged with substantial battery and disorderly conduct, both with a domestic abuse enhancer, had a preliminary hearing set for Feb. 4 at 10 a.m.

According to the complaint, Belland allegedly was involved in a fight at an Arbor Vitae residence Dec. 22, 2013, striking a man in the face. Law enforcement officers called to the scene said both people were intoxicated.

Edward P. Bernard, 46, of Arbor Vitae, charged with burglary of a building or dwelling, party to a crime, had a pretrial conference set for Feb. 11 at 11:45 a.m. in the district attorney’s office. A request to modify his $10,000 cash bond Jan. 6 was denied.

According to the complaint, Bernard was allegedly involved in the theft of a welder and outboard motor from a shed at a Lac du Flambeau residence between April 2012 and May 2012. He also was charged with felony bail jumping Aug. 13, 2013, for missing a scheduled court appearance.

Russell A. Saglin Jr., 26, of Lac du Flambeau, charged with burglary of a building or dwelling, misdemeanor theft and misdemeanor bail jumping, had a preliminary hearing set for Feb. 20 at 11:30 a.m.

According to the complaint, Saglin and another suspect allegedly removed an air conditioning unit from a window at a Lac du Flambeau residence Aug. 23, 2013, entered the master bedroom and took jewelry from the residence. They told authorities they sold the jewelry for $440 so they could buy Suboxone.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014 11:41 AM
 

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