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Conover man gets probation

for VFW, house thefts in 2013

An 18-year-old Conover man pleaded no contest and was found guilty to two counts of misdemeanor theft and an amended charge of criminal trespass to a dwelling as part of a plea agreement in Vilas County Circuit Court last week.

Jamie L. Pagel, after his sentence was withheld, was placed on probation for 24 months with conditions. Felony charges of burglary of a building or dwelling and felony theft-guns were dismissed but read in at sentencing for restitution purposes.

Vilas Circuit Judge Neal A. Nielsen III ordered conditions of Pagel’s probation include: participate in restorative justice if victims agree, 50 hours community service, restitution to be determined in 30 days, alcohol and other drug abuse (AODA) assessment and follow through with treatment or counseling, not to possess or consume intoxicants, no taverns except for employment, no contact with other suspects in the case and $200 DNA surcharge. Nielsen said Pagel may seek expungement upon successful completion of the probation.

According to the complaint, Pagel was involved in the theft of alcoholic beverages from the Land O’ Lakes Veterans of Foreign Wars Post in Land O’ Lakes July 14, 2013, and the theft of a coin collection from a town of Washington home between

Aug. 14-20, 2013.

In other felony cases, Joseph R. Piechowski, 18, of Eagle River, charged with burglary of a building or dwelling, party to a crime, had a preliminary hearing set for March 10 at 2:15 a.m. According to the complaint, Piechowski was allegedly involved in the theft of money from a gun safe at a town of Cloverland residence Dec. 30, 2013. A total of $8,000 was stolen from the safe on two occasions, though no guns were reported missing.

Zachary M. Becker, 26, of Brookfield, pleaded no contest and was found guilty of possession of drug paraphernalia and possessing an illegally obtained prescription. A charge of possession of narcotic drugs was dismissed in the plea agreement.

Becker was sentenced to 30 days in the Vilas County Jail on the first count and six months in the county jail on the second count, concurrent to each other and concurrent to the time he is currently serving in the Prairie du Chien Correctional Institute.

Becker was arrested Aug. 10, 2013, at a Presque Isle cabin after he was found to be in possession of a syringe and oxymorphone.

John M. Kusek, 43, of Three Lakes, charged with felony bail jumping for operating a motor vehicle while revoked Jan. 1, had a plea date set for April 3 at 9:30 a.m.

Korey R. Wildcat, 28, of Lac du Flambeau, charged with strangulation and suffocation, misdemeanor battery and disorderly conduct, had an adjourned preliminary hearing set for March 6 at 2 p.m. His $5,000 cash bond was modified to a $1,000 cash bond with the conditions he not possess or consume intoxicants and no taverns.

According to the complaint, Wildcat was drinking just before midnight Jan. 21 and allegedly hit a woman with a closed fist three times because she would not give him the keys to his vehicle. He then allegedly choked her with both hands for about one minute. She then hit him with a ceramic vase, injuring his ear. He was transported to Howard Young Medical Center in Woodruff for the ear injury.

Patrick NMI Bearstail Sr., 56, of Lac du Flambeau, pleaded no contest and was found guilty to a charge of disorderly conduct. A charge of substantial battery was dismissed in the plea agreement. Bearstail’s sentence was withheld and he was placed on probation for 12 months.

Conditions of Bearstail’s probation include: complete batterer’s class, AODA assessment and follow through, not to possess or consume intoxicants, no taverns, no abuse contact with the victim, $100 domestic abuse surcharge and $100 DNA assessment.

According to the complaint, Bearstail was drinking at 3:44 a.m. Aug. 30, 2103, and hit a woman in the face. Her injured lip required stitches.

James E. Thomas, 50, of Lac du Flambeau, charged with burglary of a building or dwelling and misdemeanor theft, had a plea and sentencing hearing rescheduled for March 17 at 1:15 p.m.

According to the complaint, Thomas was involved in the alleged theft of items from a residence at 609 Tomahawk Road in Lac du Flambeau Nov. 12, 1013. The victim told officers he and a woman were moving to another location and had items in boxes in the living room to be moved. The items stolen included a television, drill, staple gun, DVD player and Blu-ray player. An extension ladder also was taken.

Phillips B. Peterson, 24, of Lac du Flambeau, charged with conspiracy to commit possession with intent to deliver non-narcotics, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, pleaded not guilty and a pretrial conference was set for March 25 at 10:15 a.m. A request to modify his $2,500 cash bond was denied.

According to  the complaint, Peterson allegedly possessed oxycodone, marijuana, a scale and a glass pipe during the search warrant of a vehicle he was driving Jan. 27 in Lac du Flambeau.

Rayce L. Pettibone, 33, of Lac du Flambeau, was sentenced to 454 days in jail and received credit of 454 days for time served after not meeting the conditions of his probation at a sentencing hearing on revocation.

Pettibone was convicted of sixth-offense operating while intoxicated Jan. 9, 2012, and was placed on probation for three years. According to the complaint, he consumed alcohol in Marshfield Nov. 7, 2013, punched a woman on the same date and provided false information to a peace officer that day. His probation has a no drink provision.

Elias D. Maldonado, 39, of Wales, charged with operating while intoxicated, fifth or sixth offense, and operating with a prohibited alcohol concentration, pleaded not guilty and a pretrial conference was set for April 1 at 10:30 a.m.

According to the complaint, Maldonado was driving southbound on Highway 47 Sept. 6, 2013, and an officer noted a white light was emitting from the left tail light. The officer said the van touched the center line two times, so he conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle driven by Maldonado. According to the complaint, Maldonado’s preliminary breath test was 0.106% and the maximum allowed is 0.02% due to his previous convictions.

Robert J. Sero Jr., 29, of Lac du Flambeau, pleaded  no contest to a charge of manufacture/delivery of marijuana. A 12-month deferred entry of judgement was approved in which he must commit no crimes to have the charge dismissed. He also was found guilty of possession of marijuana and was fined $579. He must pay $50 a month starting March 15. Sero sold 2 grams of marijuana for $50 in a controlled purchase May 9, 2013, 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 motion hearing set for April 3 at 1:30 p.m. According to the complaint,?Vetterneck allegedly was in possession of marijuana, oxymorphone and rolling papers June 19, 2013, in Lac du Flambeau.

Anthony T. Moore, 43, of Lac du Flambeau, charged with operating while intoxicated, fifth or sixth offense, and three counts of misdemeanor bail jumping, had a plea and sentencing hearing rescheduled for March 6 at 10 a.m.

Silvia NMI Trevizo, 28, of Lac du Flambeau, charged with possession of narcotic drugs and possession of a controlled substance, pleaded not guilty and a pretrial conference was set for April 1 at 9:30 a.m.

According to the complaint, officers initiated a traffic stop on Trevizo’s vehicle Oct. 24, 2013, in Lac du Flambeau and K-9 Goro alerted to the vehicle. The officer allegedly located oxycodone pills and zolipidem tartrate without a valid prescription in her purse. She also was placed under arrest for operating while intoxicated.

Melissa M. Christensen, 36, of Lac du Flambeau, charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, had a pretrial conference set for March 25 at 11:25 a.m.

Sequoya A. Mitchell, 24, of Lac du Flambeau, charged with delivery of marijuana, pleaded not guilty and a pretrial conference was set for April 8 at 9:30 a.m. According to the complaint, Mitchell allegedly sold 1.8 grams of marijuana for $25 in a controlled purchase May 17, 2011, at 385 Tomahawk Circle in Lac du Flambeau.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 12:09 PM
 

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