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On January 20, 2018, at 10:09 AM, officers were called to a two vehicle accident with no injuries at 12th Street and 16th Avenue. Investigation indicated that an eastbound vehicle on 12th Street, operated by Joshua E. Restivo (31), Brodhead, collided with a south bound vehicle on 16th Avenue, operated by an 18 year old Beloit man. There were moderate damages to both vehicles. Restivo was cited for failure to yield right of way from a stop sign, and was released pending a court appearance.
On January 16, 2018, at 10:15 AM, agents of the State Line Area Narcotics Team (SLANT) Task Force, along with Monroe Police, executed a search warrant at a residence in the 300 block of 3rd Street, on Monroe’s west side. During the search warrant execution, drug paraphernalia was seized. Richard D. Ward (26), Monroe, was arrested at the scene. Ward has been charged with the delivery of heroin, recklessly endangering safety, maintaining a drug trafficking place and possession of drug paraphernalia, and was confined in the Green County Jail pending a court appearance. The search warrant execution is part of a long term investigation into heroin trafficking in the area, and the investigation will continue. The State Line Area Narcotics Team (SLANT), is a task force of several area law enforcement agencies, including the Green County Sheriff’s Office, Lafayette County Sheriff’s Office and Monroe Police Department in Wisconsin, and the Illinois State Police, Freeport Police Department, Rockford Police Department, Rochelle Police Department, Ogle County Sheriff’s Office and Jo Daviess County Sheriff’s Office in Illinois.
On January 15, 2018, at 7:09 AM, officers were called to a two vehicle accident with no reported injuries at 18th Avenue and 4th Street. Investigation indicated that a vehicle operated by Robert A. Werren Jr. (28), Browntown, collided with a vehicle operated by a 40 year old Browntown woman. Werren was cited for driving too fast for conditions and released pending a court appearance. On January 15, 2018, at 3:43 PM, officers arrested Austin D. Flood (22), Monroe, following an investigation into a report of a suspicious person in the 900 block of 16th Avenue. Flood was charged with the abuse of a hazardous substance by inhaling chemicals, and with bail jumping due to a violation of bail conditions on a prior case. Flood was confined in the Green County Jail pending a court appearance.
On January 11, 2018, at 11:03 PM, officers cited two men following a complaint about the theft of money at a business in the 300 block of 6th Avenue West. Tyler A. Plath (25), Warren, IL, and Travis D. Pina (24), Gratiot, were both cited for theft, booked and released pending a court appearance.
On January 10, 2018, at 4:51 PM, officers cited Dawn M. Veer (45), Monroe, for retail theft following a shoplifting complaint at a business in the 700 block of 8th Street. Veer was released pending a court appearance. On January 10, 2018, at 7:24 PM, officers arrested David S. Eldred (53), Monroe, in the 1300 block of 17th Street. Eldred was wanted on an apprehension request from the Wisconsin Department of Corrections for a probation violation, and was confined in the Green County Jail pending further proceedings.
On January 5, 2018, at 5:04 PM, officers came upon the scene of a vehicle versus power pole accident in the 1200 block of 2nd Street. Investigation found that the vehicle, a minivan, was left running in gear unoccupied near the entrance to a nearby business. The van then rolled forward, still unoccupied, crossed the yard of the business, crossed 2nd Street, then collided with, and knocked over a utility pole. The collision caused a nearby power transformer to shut down, knocking out power to one residence. The power was restored by Alliant Energies about 50 minutes later. There was significant damage to the vehicle and power pole, and no injuries. The incident remains under investigation.
On January 5, 2018, at 3:07 PM, officers arrested David S. Eldred (53), Monroe, in the 1300 block of 17th Street. Eldred was wanted on an apprehension request from the Wisconsin Department of Corrections for a probation violation, and was confined in the Green County Jail pending further proceedings.
On January 4, 2018, at 12:43 AM, officers arrested Brandy A. Busjahn (35), Monroe, following a call for a disturbance at a residence in the 2200 block of 1st Street. Busjahn was charged with disorderly conduct and was later released pending court after posting a cash bail.
On January 3, 2018, at 7:49 AM, officers were called to a two vehicle accident with minor injuries at 13th Avenue and 19th Street. Investigation indicated that a vehicle operated by Bart A. Phillips (43), Monroe, collided with a vehicle operated by a 32 year old Monroe woman. There was heavy damage to both vehicles, and both were towed from the scene. Phillips was cited for failure to yield right of way from a stop sign, and released pending a court appearance. On January 3, 2018, at 1:23 PM, officers were called to a report of a fight in the parking lot of a business in the 700 block of 8th Avenue. Investigation led to the arrest of Shane D. Riley (31), McConnel, IL, and injuries to a 69 year old South Wayne man. The victim was transported by Green County EMS. Riley was charged with substantial battery and disorderly conduct. Riley was also wanted on a warrant for child support from the Green County Sheriff’s Office, and was taken into custody on an apprehension request from the Wisconsin Department of Corrections. Riley was confined in the Green County Jail pending further proceedings.