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Suspect in overdose case

pleads not guilty to delivery

One of five suspects allegedly tied to the overdose death of a Lac du Flambeau woman March 3 pleaded not guilty to a delivery of heroin charge in Vilas County Circuit Court last week.

Brenda J. Maloney, 44, of Lac du Flambeau, charged with delivery of heroin, possession of cocaine, possession of heroin and possession with intent to delivery heroin, was bound over for arraignment and pleaded not guilty. A pretrial conference was set for April 15 at 1:30 p.m.

A motion to modify her $50,000 cash bond was denied by Vilas Circuit Court Judge Neal A. Nielsen III. He said a condition of her probation is that she have no contact with four other suspects in the drug-related case.

According to the complaint, Maloney allegedly provided money and transportation for cohorts to travel to Chicago to purchase heroin and then sell it in Lac du Flambeau. On March 7, a search warrant was executed at her residence at 13774 Artishon Lane in Lac du Flambeau. Officers allegedly located plastic bags with suspected traces of heroin with the same markings on the bags as a bag found near the body of the Lac du Flambeau woman who overdosed.

Another suspect in the case, Scott A. Smith Jr., 20, of Lac du Flambeau, charged with manufacture and delivery of heroin and child neglect, had a preliminary hearing set for April 28 at 8:45 a.m. His $50,000 cash bond was continued with the condition he have no contact with the other suspects.

According to the complaint, Smith was the driver of a vehicle March 3 in Lac du Flambeau that included James Stenberg, 28, of Lac du Flambeau, who allegedly purchased heroin from Su­sano Marquez, 47, also of Lac du Flambeau.

After the purchase, Smith allegedly snorted a line of heroin and then drove Stenberg to the residence of Rosemary Stenberg. James Stenberg went inside to allegedly deliver the heroin to Rosemary Stenberg, who later died from an overdose. Smith also told investigators his young daughter was in the vehicle the entire trip.

Marquez, who was charged with two counts of delivery of heroin and two counts of felony bail jumping, was bound over for arraignment after probable cause was found he had committed a crime. Arraignment was set for March 31 at 1:15 p.m. His $100,000 cash bond was continued.

James Stenberg, charged with delivery of heroin, possession with intent to deliver heroin and two counts of felony bail jumping, will have a pretrial conference May 13 at 10:30 a.m.

Another suspect in the case, Ceceilo Reyes, 43, of Lac du Flambeau, charged with possession with intent to deliver heroin, had an ad­journed initial appearance set for April 1 at 2:30 p.m.

In other felony cases, Trevor T. Tucker, 18, of Wabeno, charged with robbery with use of force and misdemeanor battery, both party to a crime, pleaded not guilty and a pretrial conference was set for April 29 at 11 a.m. A motion to modify his $5,000 cash bond was denied. Conditions of his bond include not to possess or consume intoxicants, no taverns and no prescriptions unless prescribed.

According to the complaint, Tucker and three other suspects jumped a man near his Lac du Flambeau residence March 22, 2012. The man was allegedly struck several times by Tucker, injuring his eye, back and elbow. He said an iPad and $100 was taken.

Preston J. Allen, 37, of Lac du Flambeau, charged with operating while intoxicated, fifth offense, operating with a prohibited alcohol concentration and operating while revoked, pleaded not guilty and a pretrial conference was set for May 16 at 9:30 a.m. He was released on a $1,500 cash bond, with the conditions he not possess or consume intoxicants, no taverns, no driving without a valid driver’s license and report to the Family Resources Center within 24 hours of release.

According to the complaint, Allen was driving a vehicle about 12:36 a.m. Feb. 7 in Lac du Flambeau, al­legedly backing into a gar­bage can on the sidewalk and pushing the can onto the street. The officer who witnessed the incident made a traffic stop of Allen’s vehicle at 393 Tomahawk Circle. Allen’s preliminary breath test (PBT) was 0.209%. Due to previous convictions, he was not to have a PBT over 0.02 %.

David A. Figueroa, 35, of Lac du Flambeau, charged with strangulation and suffocation, misdemeanor battery and disorderly conduct, all as a repeater, had a preliminary hearing set for April 21 at 2 p.m. His $1,000 cash bond was continued with the conditions he not possess or consume intoxicants and no contact with the alleged victim.

According to the complaint, Figueroa was consuming intoxicants at Lake of the Torches Casino in Lac du Flambeau March 11 and went home about 1:39 a.m. He apparently started fighting with his girlfriend and choked her with one hand, making it hard for her breath. The victim told officers she also was struck twice with a closed fist.

Glenn A. Hasse, 43, of Waukesha, charged with theft of moveable property from $5,000 to $10,000, theft in a business setting over $10,000 and forgery, pleaded not guilty and a pretrial conference was set for April 15 at 2:45 p.m.

According to the complaint, Hasse was allegedly involved in cashing checks from a life insurance policy account owned by another person. The action allegedly took place between February and March 2012 in St. Germain. According to the complaint, there was nearly $23,000 in the account and he was contacted to invest about $14,000 of the money.

Moises Orozco, 45, of Milwaukee, charged with seven counts of failure to support, missed a voluntary appearance March 24 and a bench warrant was issued for his arrest. According to the complaint, Orozco failed to pay support in Vilas County for seven 120-day periods dating back to Sept. 1, 2007.

Forrest J. Goetz, 28, of Lac do Flambeau, charged with possession of marijuana, second and subsequent offense, and obstructing an officer, told the court during an adjourned initial appearance that he wanted an attorney. His adjourned initial appearance was set for April 7 at 10 a.m.

According to the to the complaint, Goetz was a passenger in a vehicle that a police officer initiated a traffic stop on County Highway H in Lac du Flambeau April 21, 2012. The owner of the vehicle had a suspended license. A small bag of suspected marijuana was found in the vehicle, in addition to rolling papers, $18 cash and an apparent drug ledger. Goetz, the passenger, gave officers a false name during questioning.

Brian C. Wolfe, 23, of Lac du Flambeau, charged with five counts of burglary of a building or dwelling and five counts of criminal damage of property, had his arraignment set for April 21 at 10 a.m.

According to the complaint, Wolfe was involved in a string of burglaries in Lac du Flambeau between Nov­ember and December 2013.

Tuesday, April 01, 2014 9:15 AM
 

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