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December

~~On December 23, 2016, at 7:26 PM officers arrested Thomas J. Ott (49), Monroe, in the 1600 block of STH 69, following an investigation into a person standing in the roadway causing a traffic problem.  Ott was charged with bail jumping due to a violation of bail restrictions from a prior case prohibiting alcohol consumption.  Ott was confined in the Green County Jail pending a court appearance.

~~On December 22, 2016, at 3:59 PM, officers were called to a motor vehicle accident with no injuries at 9th Street and 25th Avenue.  Investigation indicated that a vehicle operated by Derek R. Glover (30), Searcy, AZ, collided with a vehicle operated by a 34 year old Monroe woman.  There were minor vehicle damages.  Glover was cited for failure to yield right of way from a stop sign, and released pending a court appearance.

On December 22, 2016, at 9:42 PM, officers were called to a motor vehicle accident with no injuries in the 800 block of 6th Street.  Investigation indicated that a vehicle operated by Dylan M. Kundert (20), Monroe, collided with a parked vehicle, which then caused the parked vehicle to collide with a second parked vehicle.  There were severe damages to the vehicles.  Kundert was cited for failure to adequately clean a frosted windshield, and released pending a court appearance.

~~On December 21, 2016, at 5:03 PM, officers arrested Nancy L. Pfaff (49), Monroe, following an investigation into a person unconscious behind the wheel of a vehicle on the off ramp from STH 11 at 6th Avenue West.  The vehicle was found to be still in gear and officers were forced to break out a window to gain entry.  Pfaff was charged with operating while intoxicated by drugs-3rd Offense, OWI with a passenger under 16 years of age and with operating after revocation.  Pfaff was confined in the Green County Jail pending a court appearance.

 

~~On December 20, 2016, at about 12:41 AM, Monroe Police were notified of a burglary alarm at Fuzzy’s Audio-Video, 141 West 7th Street, on Monroe’s far west side.  Responding officers arrived within 2-3 minutes and discovered that the front door to the business had been shattered.  The area and the business were searched, but no suspects were located.

Initial investigation indicates that three unknown persons smashed the front door to the business and gained entry.  This set off the business’s alarm.  The suspects were inside the business for less than 1 minute, damaging an inside door, but fled without taking anything, and just ahead of the police.  It is believed that certain items were the likely target.

The suspects are described as 2 larger persons, believed to be male, wearing dark hoodies and pants, and 1 smaller person, believed to be female, wearing a lighter colored hoodie and dark pants.  All of the suspects had their faces and hands concealed.

Police have released video stills from the business to see if the public can help to identify these persons.  The incident remains under investigation with further leads being followed.

Anyone with information about this crime is encouraged to call the Monroe Police Department at (608) 329-2400, or to call Green County Crimestoppers at 1-800-IC-CRIME (1-800-422-7463), where callers may be eligible for a cash reward.

 

~~On December 19, 2016, at 9:33 PM, officers arrested David S. Eldred (52), Monroe, following the investigation into a disturbance complaint in the 1300 block of 16th Street.  Eldred was charged with disorderly conduct and also with bail jumping due to a violation of court ordered bail conditions on a previous case.  Eldred was confined in the Green County Jail pending a court appearance.

~~On December 18, 2016, at 2:37 AM, officers were called to a motor vehicle accident with minor injuries at 14th Avenue and 16th Street.  Investigation indicated that a vehicle operated by Austin A. Minder (22), Browntown, collided with a vehicle operated by a 48 year old Plover, WI man.  A passenger in the second vehicle reported non-life threatening injuries and was transported by Green County EMS.  Minder was arrested and charged with operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated-1st offense, and was also cited for failure to stop at a stop sign.  Minder was released to a responsible person pending a court appearance.  Both vehicle sustained moderate damages and were towed from the scene.

On December 18, 2016, at 10:12 AM, officers arrested Mark E. Freitag (47), Monroe, following an investigation into a domestic disturbance in the 1900 block of 14th Avenue, where a person attempted to flee the scene from officers.  Freitag was charged with disorderly conduct under Wisconsin’s Domestic Violence Law, and two counts of resisting arrest.  Freitag was later released after posting the required bail pending a court appearance.

~~On December 17, 2016, at 3:16 AM, officers arrested Samuel D. Schumacher (27), Monroe, following an investigation into a disturbance in the 1400 block of 16th Avenue.  Schumacher was charged with disorderly conduct and confined in the Green County Jail.

On December 17, 2016, at 11:18 AM, officers were called to a motor vehicle accident with no injuries at 20th Avenue and 6th Street.  Investigation indicated that a vehicle operated by William M. Osbaugh (22), Monroe, collided with a vehicle operated by a 30 year old Monroe woman.  Osbaugh was cited for failure to yield right of way, and released pending a court appearance.

~~On December 15, 2016, at 12:27 AM, officers arrested Jason R. Quintero (43), Monroe, following the investigation into a theft from a business complaint in the 1900 block of 10th Avenue.  Quintero was charged with theft and confined in the Green County Jail pending a court appearance.

On December 15, 2016, at 5:22 AM, officers were called to a motor vehicle accident with no injuries at STH 69 and 21st Street.  Investigation indicated that a vehicle operated by Armin G. Wand (60), Argyle, collided with a vehicle operated by a 46 year old Davis, IL, woman.  Both vehicle sustained moderate damages.  Wand was cited for failure to yield right of way, and was released pending a court appearance.

On December 15, 2016, at 11:22 PM, officers arrested Thomas C. Ekena (47), Monroe, in the 900 block of 11th Street following a domestic disturbance complaint.  Ekena was charged with disorderly conduct under Wisconsin’s Domestic Violence Law, and was later released after posting a cash bond pending a court appearance.

~~On December 13, 2016, at 8:27 PM, officers arrested Kayla M. Geyer (19), Monroe, following the investigation into an earlier complaint in the 1900 block of 11th Street about a vehicle being operated without the consent of the owner.  Geyer was charged with operating a motor vehicle without the owner’s consent-misdemeanor, and was later released pending a court appearance.

~~On December 12, 2016, at 5:46 PM, officers were called to a motor vehicle accident involving two vehicles with no reported injuries, at the intersection of 8th Street and STH 69.  Investigation indicated that a vehicle operated by Joyce E. Austin (83), Monroe, collided with a vehicle operated by a 25 year old Monroe woman.  There were minor damages to both vehicles.  Austin was cited for making an improper right turn, and was released pending a court appearance.

~~On December 11, 2016, at 12:50 AM, officers arrested Courtney D. Dawson (36), Lena, IL, following an investigation into a motor vehicle accident where one vehicle collided with a parked vehicle in the 1100 block of 17th Street.  Dawson was charged with operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated, and was also cited for driving too fast for conditions.  Dawson was released to a responsible person pending a court appearance.

~~On December 10, 2016, at 2:15 AM, officers cited Craig R. Kennison (23), Monroe, following a complaint about a suspicious person in the 2100 block of 16th Avenue.  During the investigation, damage was found to a residential fence.  Kennison was cited for criminal damage to property and released to a responsible person pending a court appearance.

On December 10, 2016, at 2:56 AM, officers arrested Dustyn M. Bahr (22), Freeport, IL, following a traffic stop in the 2100 block of STH 69.  Bahr was found to have an outstanding warrant from the Wisconsin Department of Corrections, and was confined in the Green County Jail pending further proceedings.  A second person in the vehicle which was stopped, Johnnie N. Walker (24), Freeport, IL, was cited for having open intoxicants in a motor vehicle, and was released pending a court appearance.

~~On December 9, 2016, at 11:53 AM, officers were called to a motor vehicle involving two vehicles with minor injuries, at the intersection of West 8th Street and 6th Avenue.  Investigation indicated that a vehicle operated by Wayne R. Lustyk (65), Freeport, IL, collided with a vehicle operated by a 79 year old New Glarus man.  A passenger in the New Glarus man’s vehicle reported a minor injury, and was transported to the Monroe Clinic Hospital, by Green County EMS.  Lustyk was cited for failure to yield right of way from a stop sign, and was released pending a court appearance.

On December 9, 2016, at 7:55 PM, officers arrested Gerald N. Koskiewicz (62), Freeport, IL, in the 1100 block of 20th Avenue, following an investigation into a vehicle colliding with a house.  Koskiewicz was charged with operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated, and was confined in the Green County Jail pending further a court appearance.

~~On December 7, 2016, at 2:58 PM, officers were called to a motor vehicle involving two vehicles and no injuries, at the intersection of 4th Avenue West and 10 ½ Street.  Investigation indicated that a vehicle operated by Megan E. Baumgartner (17), Monroe, collided with a vehicle operated by a 50 year old Mineral Point woman.  There were minor to moderate vehicle damages.  Baumgartner was cited for failure to yield right of way from a stop sign, and was released pending a court appearance.

On December 7, 2016, at 7:58 PM, officers arrested John J. Eberle (54), Monroe, in the 2500 block of 13th Avenue, on an apprehension request from the Wisconsin Department of Corrections.  Eberle was confined in the Green County Jail on the warrant, pending further proceedings.

~~On December 6, 2016, at 8:03 AM, officers arrested David S. Eldred (52), Monroe, in the 1300 block of 15th Street, following a complaint about a disturbance.  Eldred was charged with disorderly conduct, and bail jumping due to a violation of court ordered conditions of bail from a prior case.  Eldred was confined in the Green County Jail pending a court appearance.

On December 6, 2016, at 8:09 AM, officers arrested Thomas J. Ott (49), Monroe, in the 2200 block of 5th Avenue, following an investigation into a domestic dispute from December 5, 2016.  Ott was charged with strangulation, battery and disorderly conduct under Wisconsin’s Domestic Violence Law.  Ott was confined in the Green County Jail pending a court appearance.  A 43 year old Monroe woman sustained minor injuries during the original incident.

~~On December 4, 2016, at 8:50 PM, officers arrested Felicia L. Lean (30), Monroe, in the 2100 block of 4th Avenue, following an investigation into a traffic stop incident on December 2, 2016 where an occupant in a vehicle provided a false name.  Lean was charged with obstructing an officer due to Lean allegedly knowing this person was providing a false name.  Lean was later released pending a court appearance.  The investigation is continuing with further charges pending.

 

November

~~On November 29, 2016, at 8:36 PM, Monroe officers issued a citation to Lane A. Heins (40), Monroe, stemming from an October 16, 2016 incident which occurred in the 3000 block of 16th Street.  Investigation indicated that the original incident involved  Heins allegedly creating a disturbance after entering a residence in a duplex to gain access to another residence.  Heins was cited for disorderly conduct, and was released pending a court appearance.

~~On November 28, 2016, at 5:15 PM, officers were called to a traffic crash at 2nd Street and STH 69, involving three vehicles.  Investigation indicated that a vehicle operated by Carin Yokasta Mota (30), Monroe, pulled out from 2nd Street on to STH 69 and collided with a vehicle operated by Kris M. Simplot (33), Beloit.  Mota’s vehicle then collided with a third vehicle operated by a 50 year old Monroe man.  Three passengers inside the Mota vehicle, ages 4, 7 and 16 all reported non-life threatening injuries and were transported to the Monroe Clinic Hospital by EMS.  All three vehicle sustained severe damages and were towed.  Mota was cited for failure to yield right of way from a stop sign, and was released pending a court appearance.  Simplot was cited for operating a motor vehicle after revocation and was also released pending a court appearance.

~~On November 3, 2016, at 12:08 AM, officers arrested Roger M. Blum (47), Monroe, in the 500 block of West 21st Street following a domestic dispute.  Blum was charged with disorderly conduct under Wisconsin’s Domestic Violence law and confined in the Green County Jail pending a court appearance.

On November 3, 2016, at 11:12 PM, officers arrested Gavin G. Robinson (17), Monroe, following an investigation of a suspicious subject in the 1800 block of 10th Street.  Robinson was cited for possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, and was released pending a court appearance.

~~Monroe Police to Provide Texting Service for Non-Emergency Calls


New Monroe Police Service Enables Residents and Visitors to Text the Department Using its Existing and Familiar Phone Number

Thanks to a new partnership with Zipwhip, the world’s first text carrier, people in Monroe have a new but familiar way to contact police for non-emergency services or to simply ask a question.  They can now call or text the department at the same number they’ve been accustomed to using for years: 608-329-2400.  The text service also fills a critical need by enabling better access to non-emergency services for citizens who are speech or hearing impaired.

“We’re excited to announce that we are now able to receive and respond to text messages sent to our non-emergency phone number,” said Monroe Police Chief Fred Kelley.  “Our department always looks for ways to enhance communication with the public and make police services more accessible to everyone.  With this new service, the first in Green County, we think we’ll be able to do just that.”

While the Police Department is pleased to offer this valuable new service, it does come with an important note of caution.

“It’s important to remember that texting while driving in Wisconsin is unsafe and illegal.  This texting service is for non-emergency calls for service or questions only,” added Kelley.  “In an emergency, people should continue to make voice calls to 9-1-1.”

Some of the benefits that Monroe Police and residents can anticipate receiving from the new service include:

• Fewer time-consuming phone calls for things such as power outages, parade times and parking questions, freeing up limited resources to respond to more pressing matters
• Shorter ‘on-hold’ times for callers

• Increased citizen engagement
• Safer, silent way for citizens to report suspicious activities or provide information about an incident
• Ability for police to send a single outgoing message to a group of staff members – instead of contacting each staff member individually

These benefits, in addition to increasing access to citizens who are speech or hearing impaired, make the department confident that this new service will be successful.

 

October

~~On October 19, 2016, at 4:22 AM, officers arrested Nicholas W. I. Nyman (21), Argyle, in the 1800 block of 12th Street following a police contact.  Nyman was cited for possession of drug paraphernalia and released pending a court appearance.

On October 19, 2016, at 11:16 PM, officers arrested Anthony M. Arndt (18), Monroe, following a complaint of an unwanted person in a residence in the 100 block of 25th Avenue.  Investigation indicated that a former boyfriend had entered the home of the former girlfriend’s family, and held the former girlfriend down.  Arndt was charged with physical abuse to a child, false imprisonment, criminal trespass to a dwelling and disorderly conduct.  Arndt was confined in the Green County Jail pending a court appearance.

 

~~On October 13, 2016, at 1:55 AM, officers arrested Dakota Christopher J. Lorenz (23), Monroe, in the 1000 block of 9th Street following a complaint.  Lorenz was charged with retail theft, disorderly conduct and also bail jumping for violating conditions of bail from a prior case.  Lorenz was confined in the Green County Jail pending a court appearance.

On October 13, 2016, at 4:52 AM, officers arrested Adam D. Bliss (34), South Wayne, following a traffic stop in the 300 block of 3rd Avenue.  Bliss was charged with bail jumping for violating conditions of bond from a prior case, and was also cited for operating a motor vehicle after revocation.  Bliss was confined in the Green County Jail pending a court appearance.

~~On October 4, 2016, at 10:08 AM, officers arrested Raice A. Kampmeier (26), Winslow, IL, in the 300 block of 17th Street following a tip that a wanted individual was located there.  Kampmeier was arrested on a felony arrest warrant for fraud issued by the Freeport, IL Police Department.  Kampmeier was confined in the Green County Jail pending extradition proceedings.

September

~~On September 29, 2016, at 1:17 PM, officers were called to a motor vehicle accident involving a motor vehicle and a pedestrian, in the parking lot of the Red Apple restaurant, 1019 8th Street.  Investigation indicated that a vehicle operated by Fred L. Huber (77), Freeport, IL, was backing in the parking lot, and apparently struck a pedestrian walking in the lot, identified as Arnold R. Imobersteg (97), Orangeville, IL.  Imobersteg reported a possible injury, and was transported by Green County EMS to the Monroe Clinic Hospital.  The accident remains under investigation and no citations have been issued at this point.

~~On September 22, 2016, at 11:05 PM, officers arrested Michael B. Bowling (20), Monroe, following an investigation into a disturbance in the street in the 500 block of 19th Avenue.  Bowling was charged with disorderly conduct and criminal damage to property, and was confined in the Green County Jail pending a court appearance.  While investigating this complaint, officers also arrested Tyler D. Bevins (22), Monroe, on an apprehension request from the Wisconsin Department of Corrections, and also a warrant from the Monroe Police Department for failing to appear in court on a traffic offense.  Bevins was confined in the Green County Jail pending further proceedings.

~~On September 21, 2016, at 4:53 PM, officers arrested two men following a report of a suspicious vehicle in the 1900 block of 29th Avenue.  After an investigation into the report, Guadalupe Sarmineto Gomez (18), Monroe, was cited for possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, and was released pending a court appearance.  Eric E. Pombert (18), Nora, IL, was cited for possession of drug paraphernalia, and was released pending a court appearance.

On September 21, 2016, at 11:31 PM, officers arrested Donald W. Hopper (21, Monroe, following a report of a man causing a disturbance at a residence in the 1600 block of 25th Avenue.  Hopper was cited for disorderly conduct, and was later released pending a court appearance.

 

~~On September 18, 2016, at 3:34 PM, officers arrested Charles J. Gallagher (38), Oregon, IL, following several complaints about a person involved in a disturbance.  Gallagher was charged with disorderly conduct and was confined in the Green County Jail pending a court appearance.

~~On September 17, 2016, at 6:42 AM, officers were called to a report of a break in to a residence in the 800 block of 21st Avenue.  Following an investigation, officers arrested Brian T. Schneider (21), Monroe, and charged him with disorderly conduct, criminal damage to property and criminal trespass to a dwelling.  Schneider was released after posting cash bail, pending a court appearance.

~~On September 16, 2016, at 7:59 AM, officers were called to a two vehicle motor vehicle accident with no injuries at 12th Avenue and 24th Street.  Investigation revealed that a vehicle operated by Braiden L. Garcia (27), Monroe, collided with a vehicle operated by a 24 year old Cuba City man.  Both vehicle sustained moderate damages.  Garcia was cited for failure to yield from a stop sign.

On September 16, at 12:17 PM, officers were called to a two vehicle motor vehicle accident with reported minor injuries at West 8th Street and 4th Avenue West.  Investigation indicated that a vehicle operated by Ray D. Neuenschwander (73), Browntown, collided with a vehicle operated by a 51 year old Darlington woman.  The woman reported a minor injury but declined medical attention.  Both vehicle sustained moderate to severe damages.  Neuenschwander was cited for violating a red traffic signal light.

On September 16, 2016, at 11:30 PM, officers arrested Jody J. Baldwin (43), Mesa, AZ, in the 1600 block of 12th Street, following a complaint of a disturbance.  Baldwin was charged with battery and disorderly conduct, was cited and released pending a court appearance.

~~On September 7, 2016, at 4:03 AM, officers investigated a report of a burglary to a business in the 1000 block of 3rd Avenue.  The case remains under investigation.

On September 7, at 3:46 PM, officers arrested a 14 year old Monroe girl, following a report that one girl assaulted another 14 year old girl in the 1700 block of 15th Street.  The girl was charged with battery and disorderly conduct and was confined in the Dane County juvenile detention by Juvenile Intake authorities.  There were minor injuries to the victim.

~~On September 5, 2016, at 6:09 AM, officers arrested Heather L. Williams (43), Sheboygan, following a contact in the 100 block of 19th Street.  Williams was arrested on two (2) warrants from the Green County Sheriff’s Office for non-payment of child support, and was confined in the Green County Jail pending further proceedings.

September 5, 2016, at 3:35 PM, officers arrested Steve A. Johnson (47), Monroe, in the 1800 block of 12th Street on a warrant issued by the Wisconsin Department of Corrections for a probation violation.  Johnson was confined in the Green County Jail pending further proceedings.

September 5, 2016, at 9:13 PM, officers cited Lewerence E. Snow (49), Monroe for possession of marijuana, following a complaint about suspicious activity in the 1700 block of 11th Street.  Snow was released pending a court appearance.

~~On September 4, 2016, at 7:25 PM, officers were called to a complaint that a motor vehicle had struck property adjacent to the roadway in the 400 block of West 21st Street.  Investigation indicated that a vehicle operated by Jerry R. Davis (43), Monroe, had struck mobile homes at this location and then left the scene.  Davis was located and stopped nearby.  Davis was charged with operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated-2nd offense, and was also cited for operating with a revoked driver’s license, operating with no insurance, and hit and run to property adjacent to the roadway.  Davis was released to a responsible person pending a court appearance.

~~On September 3, 2016, at 11:11 PM, officers arrested Robert J. Sanders (27), Rockford, IL, in the 500 block of West 21st Street, on an arrest warrant from the Green County Sheriff’s Office for non-payment of child support.  Sanders was confined in the Green County Jail pending further proceedings.

~~On September 2, 2016, at 7:07 PM, officers investigated a report of a vehicle that was allegedly stolen from the 1000 block of 5th Avenue.  The vehicle was seen shortly after by a Monticello Police Officer, who stopped the vehicle after a short pursuit.  The driver was identified as Michael W. Evonovich (35), Monroe, who was charged with operating a motor vehicle with the owner’s consent, and who was confined in the Green County Jail pending a court appearance.  Further traffic charges are likely pending.

~~On September 1, 2016, at 11:29 AM, officers cited Dawn M. Haldiman (44), Gratiot, in the 700 block of 8th Street, for retail theft, following a complaint.  Haldiman was released pending a court appearance.

On September 1, 2016, at 8:35 PM, officers arrested Brandon S. Richardson (27), Monroe, in the 2600 block of 8th Avenue, on an arrest warrant from the Monroe Police Department.  Richardson was confined in the Green County Jail pending further proceedings.

~~MONROE POLICE PLACE ARMED INTOXICATED MAN IN PROTECTIVE CUSTODY


On Wednesday, August 31, 2016, at 10:08 PM, Monroe officers, acting on a tip, made contact with a man in a local hotel in the 500 block of 4th Avenue, who was allegedly armed with a rifle.

Officers made contact with the man, a 32 year old Brodhead resident, and convinced the man to leave the room and meet with them, without further incident.  In the room, officer located an AR-15, .223 caliber semiautomatic rifle, with a large amount of ammunition, as well as knives and bottles of liquor.  The man was found to be extremely intoxicated, and after an evaluation between police and Green County Human Services, was placed in a protective alcohol placement at a facility in Madison.

A further evaluation will be conducted, and likely within the next 24 hours a decision will be made as to the man’s condition, and whether there will be further evaluation or charges will be referred to the Green County District Attorney.

A mindful citizen who had contact with the man earlier, had observed that the man had purchased supplies and ammunition, and had made concerning statements.  That citizen contacted police, and because they did, may have prevented a much more catastrophic incident.

Because the man is a patient, and has not been charged, his name cannot be released.

~~SCHOOL STARTS IN MONROE, POLICE CAUTION MOTORISTS


Thursday, September 1, 2016 begins the 2016-2017 School Year in Monroe.  Monroe Police ask all motorists to be especially cautious in the upcoming weeks, watching out for new and returning students.

Motorists should be especially wary in areas around schools, particularly elementary school areas.

There will be many students walking and on bicycles.  Not all areas may have crossing guards.  Motorists are reminded that adult crossing guards must be obeyed when indicating that vehicles must stop to allow pedestrians to cross.  Parents dropping off students around the schools are asked to be mindful of the extra traffic and to watch for no parking areas.

New this year is a law regarding school buses.  Buses will flash yellow lights to indicate that the bus will be stopping soon, and will then flash red lights to indicate the stop.  The stop arm is no longer necessary.  Buses in the City of Monroe will use the flashing light systems, regardless of whether they are stopping in the roadway, or alongside the curb.

Again, Monroe Police are reminding motorists that school has started, and to be mindful of the extra traffic this will bring.

August

~~On August 25, 2016, at 2:53 PM, officers arrested Mark A. Lang (29), Monroe, in the 900 block of 18th Avenue, on a felony arrest warrant issued by Winnebago County, Illinois.  Lang was confined in the Green County Jail pending extradition proceedings.

~~On August 21, 2016, at 1:25 AM, officers arrested Steven T. Wiegel (26), Gratiot, in the 1300 block of 17th Street after Wiegel was observed by officers violating conditions of probation prohibiting his consuming alcohol and being in licensed establishments.  Wiegel was confined in the Gree County Jail pending further proceedings.

On August 21, 2016, at 8:54 PM, officers arrested Matthew P. Vincent (59), Monroe, following the investigation into a domestic violence call in the 2500 block of 10th Street.  Vincent was charged with substantial battery and disorderly conduct under Wisconsin’s Domestic Violence Laws and confined in the Green County Jail pending a court appearance.  A 50 year old Monroe woman received facial injuries and was treated at the Monroe Clinic ER.  The case remains under investigation.

~~On August 20, 2016, at 9:44 PM, officers arrested a 16 year old Monroe male following a call in the 500 block of West 21st Street.  The 16 year old was released to a parent, and the case will be forwarded to Juvenile authorities.

~~On August 19, 2016, at 11:50 AM, officers were called to a motor vehicle accident with no injuries at 8th Street and 1st Avenue.  Investigation indicated that a vehicle operated by Randy L. Goecks (31), New Glarus, collided with a vehicle operated by a 70 year old Monroe man.  There were moderate vehicle damages.  Goecks was cited for failure to obey a traffic signal and released pending a court appearance.

~~BUILDING INSPECTION DEPARTMENT ISSUES RAZE ORDER ON CAT HOARDING HOUSE AT 1106 19TH STREET

August 19, 2016

PRESS RELEASE:

Late last week the Building Inspection Department received an odor complaint regarding the home located at 1106 19th Street.  Upon investigation it was quickly determined that the odor was being caused by a large amount of cats present at the residence.  On the morning of August 15th Monroe Building Inspector Ryan Lindsey along with the Monroe Police Department and the Monroe Fire Department entered the home with the consent of the owner.  The Building Inspector determined that the integrity and environment inside of the home was badly damaged and deteriorated.  The home was then placarded, deemed uninhabitable and not to be entered.

On the afternoon of Friday, August 19th Building Inspector Lindsey issued an Order to Raze Building at 1106 19th Street under Wisconsin State Statute Section 66.0413 and Monroe City Code 4-1-21 and 4-2-11.  The order was issued and delivered to owner Delores Marti.  The home is now required to be razed within 30 days. 

The order states the home is so far badly damaged and deteriorated that the environment inside is dangerous, unsafe and unsanitary making it unfit for human habitation, occupancy or use.  Furthermore, the estimated cost of repairs exceeds fifty percent of the assessed value of the building and thus the repairs are deemed unreasonable by Wisconsin State Statute Section 66.0413(1)(c).  The total estimated costs of repairs is $63,500.  The assessed value of the home is $75,600. 

Should the building and all debris, including the foundation not be removed within 30 days the City may raze the building with all costs incurred by the City to be assessed against the property as a special charge. 

Any person affected by the Order may within 30 days apply to the Green County Circuit Court for an order restraining the City from razing the building.  The Court shall determine the reasonableness of the raze order.

 

~~MONROE AUTHORITIES CONTINUE CAT HOARDING INVESTIGATION


On Monday, August 15, 2016, Monroe authorities seized nearly 50 live cats at a residence in the 1100 block of 19th Street, on the City’s near south side, as part of an investigation into alleged cat hoarding by the residence’s owner, a 78 year old Monroe woman.

On Thursday, August 18, 2016, at about 5:00 PM, as a continuing part of the same investigation, Monroe Police, aided by Monroe Fire Department members with haz-mat gear, executed a search warrant at the same residence.  The search warrant was obtained to complete a thorough search of the residence.

During the search, thirty five (35) dead kittens were found in a freezer, along with six (6) dead adult cats.  One (1) additional dead adult cat was found in the garage.  Additionally, 2 more live cats were secured, which are being sheltered by the Green County Humane Society.

The residence has been temporarily placarded as uninhabitable, and Monroe Police are investigating how these live cats came to be in the residence since Monday.

Of the live cats that were seized during the first contact at the residence on August 15, one cat had to be euthanized due to its condition.  At this point, counting the live cats seized today, 50 live cats have been taken from the residence.  Forty two (42) dead cats and kittens have been discovered in the residence.

On Friday, August 19, 2016, a hearing will be held in Green County Circuit Court to decide the status of the cats that have been seized.  The investigation into any potential charges or further actions continues, and the status of the residence itself is also still ongoing.

 

 

~~On August 14, 2016, at 5:40 PM, officers arrested Daniel F. Kramer (31), Monroe, in the 900 block of 13th Avenue following an investigation into a traffic complaint.  Kramer was charged with operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated-1st offense, and was also cited for having open intoxicants in a motor vehicle and unsafe lane deviation.  Kramer was released to a responsible person pending a court appearance.

 

~~On August 13, 2016, at 1:23 PM, officers were called to a motor vehicle versus pedestrian accident in the 300 block of 14th Avenue.  Investigation indicated that a 4 year old South Wayne girl apparently ran into the lane of traffic and was struck by a vehicle operated by an 18 year old Monroe man.  The girl sustained non-life threatening injuries and was transported by private vehicle to the Monroe Clinic ER.  No citations were issued.

On August 13, 2016, at 8:15 PM, officers arrested Paul E. Hughes (34), Hollandale, in the 1500 block of 16th Avenue on an apprehension request from the Wisconsin Department of Corrections.  Hughes was confined in the Green County Jail pending further proceedings.

~~On August 12, 2016, at 7:02 PM, officers arrested Austin D. Flood (20), Monroe, at a business in the 200 block of 8th Street, after an investigation into a shoplifting incident.  Flood was charged with retail theft, and felony bail jumping due to a violation of court ordered bail conditions on a previous case.  Flood was confined in the Green County Jail pending further proceedings.

~~On August 10, 2016, at 5:30 PM, officers arrested Larry W. Hermann (69), Monroe, at a residence in the 1300 block of 17th Street, on a warrant issued by the Wisconsin Department of Corrections.  Hermann was confined in the Green County Jail pending further proceedings.

~~On August 7, 2016, at 6:25 AM, officers arrested Alvin W. Walters (35), Evansville, following an investigation into a traffic complaint in the 100 block of North 18th Avenue.  Walters was arrested on active arrest warrants from the Brodhead Police Department, and was later released after posting a cash bail.

~~On August 6, 2016, at 12:284 AM, officers arrested Nicholas A. Hartwig (36), Monroe, following a traffic stop in the 600 block of West 8th Street.  Hartwig was charged with Operating while intoxicated-1st Offense.  Hartwig was also cited for operating left of center, possession of open intoxicants in a motor vehicle as the driver, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia.  Hartwig was released to a responsible person pending a court appearance.

July

~~On July 24, 2016, at 1:19 AM, officers arrested Christopher M. Coite (31), Monroe in the 1300 block of 17th Street, following an investigation into an altercation at a business in the 1300 block of 17th Street.  Coite was charged with battery and disorderly conduct, and was confined in the Green County Jail pending a court appearance.

On July 24, 2016, at 5:05 PM, officers were dispatched to a motor vehicle crash with reported minor injuries in the 1500 block of 15th Avenue.  Investigation indicated that a vehicle operated by Tammy L. Vavra (46), Monroe, collided with two legally parked vehicles.  There were moderate vehicle damages. Vavra was cited for inattentive driving and released pending a court appearance.

~~On July 22, 2016, at 1:28 AM, officers arrested Allen S. Bechtolt (31), Monroe, in the 1000 block of 8th Street following an investigation into a disturbance earlier in the 1300 block of 17th Street.  Bechtolt was charged with battery and bail jumping for drinking in violation of set conditions.  Bechtolt was confined in the Green County Jail on the charges, as well as an apprehension request from the Wisconsin Department of Corrections, pending further proceedings.

~~On July 17, 2016, at 12:14 AM, officers arrested Steven D. Rowley (43), Monroe, in the 2600 block of STH 69 following a traffic stop.  Rowley was charged with operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated-3rd offense, and with operating a motor vehicle after revocation.  Rowley was confined in the Green County Jail pending a court appearance.

On July 17, 2016, at 3:01 AM, officers arrested Ryan A. Unbehaun (31), Monroe, in the 1600 block of 9th Street, following an investigation into a suspicious person at a business.  Unbehaun was cited with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, and was released pending a court appearance. 

~~On July 15, 2016, at 1:29 PM, officers were sent to a motor vehicle crash with no injuries in the 1000 block of 9th Street.  Investigation indicated that a vehicle operated by Theresa M. Perkins (73), Monroe, collided with a vehicle operated by a 65 year old Monroe man.  There were moderate vehicle damages.  Perkins was cited for failure to yield right of way while making a left turn, and was released pending a court appearance.

~~On July 10, 2016, at 5:41 AM, Officers arrested Matthew S. Siegel (18), Monroe, following a disturbance call in the 2300 block of 17th Avenue.  Siegel was charged with criminal damage to property and disorderly conduct.  Siegel was also held on an apprehension request from the Wisconsin Department of Corrections, and was confined in the Green County Jail pending further proceedings.

~~On July 9, 2016, at 4:36 PM, officers were called to a hit and run motor vehicle crash with no injuries in the 2000 block of 13th Avenue.  One vehicle left the scene.  Investigation revealed the driver of the offending vehicle to be Tara K. Kleinhans (46), Monroe.  The accident remains under investigation, with possible charges pending.

~~On July 8, 2016, at 11:27 AM, officers were called to a hit and run motor vehicle crash with no injuries in a parking lot in the 1600 block of 9th Street.  One vehicle left the scene.  Investigation revealed the driver of the offending vehicle to be Daria L. Beutel (23), Blanchardville.  Both vehicles sustained moderate damages.  Beutel was cited for hit and run to an unattended vehicle, and was released pending a court appearance.

On July 8, 2016, at 12:58 PM, officers were called to a hit and run motor vehicle crash with no injuries in a parking lot in the 300 block of 6th Avenue West.  One vehicle left the scene.  Investigation revealed the driver of the offending vehicle to be Charlene P. Nielsen (81), Monroe.  Both vehicles sustained minor damages.  Nielsen was cited for hit and run to an unattended vehicle, and was released pending a court appearance.

~~On July 3, 2016, at 8:18 PM, officers were called to a report of a domestic disturbance in the 2100 block of 15th Street.  Pursuant to the call, officers arrested Ashley M. Ford (32), Monroe, and charged Ford with substantial battery and disorderly conduct.  A 32 year old Monroe man sustained injuries in the disturbance after being allegedly struck with a glass object.  Ford was confined in the Green County Jail pending a court appearance.

On July 3, 2016, at 8:20 PM, officers arrested Jerry R. Davis (43), South Wayne, following a traffic stop in the 1600 block of 9th Street.  Davis was charged with operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated-1st offense, and was released to a responsible person pending a court appearance.

~~On July 2, 2016, at 8:22 PM, officers were called to a report of a man acting aggressively towards employees at a facility in the 2000 block of 4th Street.  Investigation indicated that Korey R. Bushey (23), Freeport, IL, created a disturbance and refused to leave when told to do so.  Bushey was cited for disorderly conduct and released pending a court appearance.

~~On July 1, 2016, at 9:14 PM,  officers arrested Dakota C. J. Lorenz (23), Monroe, following a traffic stop in the 2200 block of 4th Avenue West.  Lorenz was charged with operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated-1st offense, and possession of drug paraphernalia, and was released to a responsible person pending a court appearance.

June

~~On June 26, 2016, at 5:13 PM, officers were dispatched to 11th Street and 12th Avenue for a motor vehicle crash with no injuries.  Investigation indicated that a vehicle operated by Horacio Escobedo Alanis (32), Monroe, collided with a vehicle operated by a 20 year old Albany man.  Both vehicle sustained moderate damages.  Escobedo Alanis was cited for operating with no valid driver’s license and failure to yield right of way from a stop sign, and was released pending a court appearance.

On June 26, 2016, at 6:12 PM, officers were dispatched to 22nd Avenue and 9th Street for a motor vehicle crash with injuries.  Investigation indicated that a vehicle operated by Carol J. Tourdot (79), Monroe, collided with a moped operated by a 69 year old Monroe woman.   The 69 year old Monroe woman sustained minor injuries and declined EMS transport.  There were minor vehicle damages.  Tourdot was cited for failure to yield right of way from a stop sign, and was released pending a court appearance.

~~On June 24, 2016, at 10:43 PM, officers arrested Chad E. Pehl (42), Monroe, following an investigation into a reported domestic disturbance in the 400 block of West 21st Street.  Pehl was charged with bail jumping after officers determined that Pehl was violating a no drinking release requirement from a prior case.  Pehl was confined in the Green County jail pending a court appearance.

~~On June 22, 2016, a concrete saw was found in the 1200 block of 2nd Street.  The saw may be identified and claimed at the Police Department.

~~On June 19, 2016, at 5:20 AM, officers investigated the report of a hit and run motor vehicle accident, causing damages to a utility pole and stop sign in the 1000 block of 19th Street.  The driver of the alleged offending vehicle was later located and identified as Brandon J. Wenger (34), Monroe.  Wenger was cited for hit and run to property adjacent to the highway, and was released pending a court appearance.

~~On June 18, 2016, at 2:56 AM, officers arrested Cory L. Bender (23), Monroe, in the 1300 block of 17th Street, following a complaint from a business in that location of a man refusing to leave.  Bender was charged with battery and two counts of disorderly conduct, and was confined in the Green County jail pending a court appearance.

On June 18, 2016, at 9:07 AM, officers were dispatched to a motor vehicle crash with no injuries in the 900 block of 17th Avenue.  Investigation indicated that a vehicle operated by Gina M. Haldiman (45), Monroe, collided with a vehicle operated by a 59 year old Verona woman.  There were minor vehicle damages.  Haldiman was cited for vehicle following too closely and released pending a court appearance.

On June 18, 2016, at 10:21 AM, officers were dispatch to a motor vehicle crash with no injuries at 8th Street and 1st Avenue.  Investigation indicated that a vehicle operated by Robert L. Schumacher (81), Monroe, collided with a vehicle operated by a 50 year old Monroe man.  There were moderated vehicle damages.  Schumacher was cited for a violation of a red signal light, and was released pending a court appearance.

~~On June 17, 2016, at 4:37 AM, officers were dispatched to a motor vehicle theft in the 400 block of 14th Avenue.  A silver 2000 Jeep Cherokee was reported missing without the owner’s consent.  The case remains under investigation.

~~On June 15, 2016, at 6:00 PM, officers arrested Kyle R. Nyman (25, Juda, in the 1800 block of 12th Street, following an investigation into an incident that occurred on June 12, 2016, in the 1400 block of 17th Street.  Nyman was charged with battery and disorderly conduct in regards to the incident, and was released pending a court appearance.

On June 15, 2016, at 11:24 PM, officers arrested Robyn N. Flannery (32), Monroe, in the 800 block of 18th Avenue, on a warrant issued by the Wisconsin Department of Corrections.  Flannery was confined in the Green County jail pending further proceedings.

~~On June 13, 2016, at 10:40 PM, officers arrested Skylar J. Martin (22), Monroe, at Forest Priairie City Park, in the N3100 block of STH 59 following a complaint.  Martin was charged with bail jumping due to having contact with a person contrary to court ordered bail conditions.  Martin was confined in the Green County jail pending further proceedings.

~~On June 12, 2016, at 2:03 AM, officers arrested Jordan F. Graber (24), Monroe, in the 1400 block of 17th Street, following an investigation into a disturbance at a business located there.   Graber was charged with battery and disorderly conduct and was later released pending a court appearance.  The incident remains under investigation.

On June 12, 2016, at 2:15 AM, officers were called to a motor vehicle crash with no injuries at 9th Street and 27th Avenue.  Investigation indicated that a vehicle operated by Juan J. Salazar Perez (44), Monroe, collided with a fence.  Salazar Perez was cited for operating a motor vehicle without a valid driver’s license, and released pending a court appearance.  There were minor damages to the vehicle and fence.

~~On June 11, 2016, at 1:35 AM, officers arrested Matthew P. Baumgartner (24), Monroe, in the 1300 block of 28th Avenue on an outstanding warrant through the Monroe Police Department.  Baumgartner was also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, and was confined in the Green County jail pending a court appearance.

~~On June 9, 2016, at 10:37 AM, officers were called to a motor vehicle crash with no injuries at 17th Avenue and 14th Street.  Investigation indicated that a vehicle operated by Megan L. Thede (26), Lena, IL, collided with a vehicle operated by a 65 year old Monroe man.  There were no reported injuries and moderate vehicular damages.  Thede was cited for failure to yield right of way from a stop sign, and released pending a court appearance.

~~On June 5, 2016, at 3:18 AM, officers arrested Brady R. Whipple (27), Monroe, in the 2300 block of 15th Avenue following a 911 call.  Whipple was charged with battery and disorderly conduct under Wisconsin’s Domestic Violence law, and was also held on an apprehension request from the Wisconsin Department of Corrections.  Whipple was confined in the Green County jail pending further proceedings.

On June 5, 2016, at 5:52 PM, officers arrested Thomas J. Wines (57), Monroe, in the 1600 block of 25th Avenue following a report of an intoxicated person causing a disturbance.  Wines was charged with disorderly conduct under Wisconsin’s Domestic Violence law and was confined in the Green County jail pending a court appearance.

~~On June 2, 2016, at 5:36 PM, officers arrested Courtney J. Jackson (19), Monroe, following an investigation into a harassment complaint.  Jackson was charged with obstructing an officer for knowingly providing false information in conjunction with the case.  Jackson was released pending a court appearance.

May

~~On May 30, 2016, at 5:50 PM, officers arrested Andrew Lee Conley (52), Monroe, in the 1100 block of STH 69 on an outstanding warrant issued by the Wisconsin Department of Corrections.  Conley was confined in the Green County jail pending further proceedings.

On May 30, 2016, at 11:32 PM, officers arrested Dakota C.J. Lorenz (23), Monroe, following a shoplifting incident at a business in the 300 block of 6th Avenue West.  Lorenz was charged with retail theft and bail jumping, and was confined in the Green County jail pending a court appearance.

~~On May 29, 2016, at 4:33 PM, officers arrested Tammy L. Klapper-Kaderly (44), Monroe, following an investigation into a complaint of an intoxicated person causing a disturbance in a business in the 300 block of 6th Avenue West.  Klapper-Kaderly was charged with bail jumping for violating court ordered bail conditions prohibiting alcohol consumption, and was later released after posting a cash bail, pending a court appearance.

~~On May 25, 2016, at 3:54 PM, officers arrested Melissa J. Rebout (29), Monroe, while investigating a separate disturbance incident.  Rebout was wanted on two warrants from the Beloit Police Department, and was confined in the Green County jail.

~~On May 18, 2016, at 9:50 AM, officers charged Austin D. Flood (20), Albany, with retail theft following a shoplifting complaint from a business in the 700 block of 8th Street.  Flood was cited and released pending a court appearance.

On May 18, 2016, at 7:20 PM, officers arrested Antonio J. Addison (20), Monroe in the 1900 block of 15th Avenue, following an investigation into a person violating court ordered bail conditions.  Addison was charged with felony bail jumping for having prohibited contact with an individual, and was confined in the Green County jail pending further proceedings.

~~Fourteen year old Monroe girl admits to sending threatening e-mail to school district for disruption


On May 18, 2016, at about 11:30 AM, Monroe police obtained a confession from a 14 year old Monroe girl, a student in the district, admitting to having sent a threatening e-mail to the Monroe School District’s e-mail system, Sunday evening, May 15, 2016.

The girl admitted to “hacking” or using the e-mail password of another female student in order to hide her identity, and told police that the reason for the threatening e-mail was to have the school be closed on Monday, May 16, 2016, so that she didn’t have to attend a specific class.

The girl was released to parents pending a decision on charging.  The matter will be referred to Juvenile authorities and to the School District administration.

Police will be continuing the investigation.

~~Monroe Police search residence in Monroe in conjunction with Sunday’s E-mail threat at Monroe Schools


On Tuesday, May 17, 2016, at 6:58 PM, Monroe Police executed a search warrant at a residence in the 1700 block of 16th Street, on Monroe’s near south side, as part of the continuing investigation into the e-mailed threat which had been made to Monroe Schools, Sunday night, May 15, 2016.

Police seized items as part of the investigation, and the investigation is still on-going.

As this is an on-going investigation, no further information may be released at this time.

~~On May 16, 2016, at 3:53 PM, officers arrested Thomas C. Smith (64), Monroe, following a traffic stop in the 1000 block of 15th Avenue.  Smith was charged with operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated-3rd offense, and was also cited for operating a motor vehicle while revoked.  Smith was confined in the Green County jail pending a court appearance.

~~On May 15, 2016, at 6:52 PM, officers responded to a 911 call of a disturbance in the 500 block of West 21st Street.  Investigation resulted in the arrest of Correy A. Hartwick (36), Monroe on a charge of disorderly conduct under Wisconsin’s Domestic Violence laws.  Hartwick was later released after posting bail, pending a court appearance.

~~On May 14, 2016 at 11:52 PM, officers arrested Timothy R. Fox (33), Monroe, was arrested in the 700 block of 17th Street, following a traffic stop.  Fox was charged with bail jumping after an officer observed Fox driving, which was prohibited by court bail requirements.  Fox was confined in the Green County jail pending further proceedings.  The incident remains under investigation with possible charges pending on other occupants.

~~On May 13, 2016, at 3:57 PM, officers were sent to a two car crash with injuries at STH 69 and CTH DR.  Investigation indicated that a vehicle operated by Candace J. Walker (68), Monroe, collided with a vehicle operated by a 42 year old Orangeville, IL woman.  Three occupants were transported to the Monroe Clinic Hospital by Green County EMS with non-life threatening injuries.  Both vehicles sustained severe damages and were towed from the scene.  Walker was cited for failure to yield right of way from a stop sign, and was released pending a court appearance.

~~Monroe police investigating possible school threat


On Sunday, May 15, 2016, at about 8:30 PM, Monroe police were advised by Monroe School District authorities that the district had received an e-mailed threat of possible violence at Monroe schools.  The e-mail was not specific to an exact date or time.

The e-mail came through the district’s e-mail system and went to multiple addresses.

The school was searched Sunday night for anything suspicious and nothing was found.

On Monday, Monroe schools will remain open, and Monroe police will have a high visibility presence for some time.

Police are working closely with the Monroe School District, and have leads in this incident which they are currently following.

 

~~On May 11, 2016, at 11:32 PM, officers arrested Mario G. Perez (21), Monroe, in the 800 block of 6th Street.  Perez was wanted on a warrant from the Monroe Police Department for an operating a motor vehicle without the owner’s consent.  Perez was confined in the Green County jail pending further proceedings.

~~On May 10, 2016, at 1:02 PM, officers arrested Laura S. Daniels (37), Argyle, following an investigation into a shoplifting complaint from a business in the 300 block of 6th Avenue West.  Daniels fled from the business after being confronted by loss prevention staff, and was later arrested in Argyle.  Daniels was charged with retail theft, and was later released after posting bail, pending a court appearance.

~~On May 9, 2016, at 6:10 PM, officers were called to a two vehicle crash with injuries in the 700 block of 8th Street.  Investigation indicated that a vehicle operated by Trey R. Leopold (22), Monroe, rear-ended a vehicle operated by a 68 year old Las Cruces, NM woman, which was stopped for a traffic light.  The woman reported injury, but declined medical treatment at the scene.  Both vehicles sustained moderate damages.  Leopold was cited for following too closely, and was released pending a court appearance.

~~On May 8, 2016, at 2:40 AM, officers arrested Michael S. VanHauen (31), Rockford, IL, following a traffic stop in the 400 block of 6th Street.  VanHauen was charged with operating a motor vehicle while intoxixcated-2nd Offense, and operating a motor vehicle with a prohibited alcohol content.  VanHauen was released to a responsible person pending a court appearance.

On May 8, 2016, at 8:42 PM, officers arrested Kiwana D. Hodges (43), Monroe, following a disturbance in the 1300 block of 16th Street.  Hodges was charged with battery and disorderly conduct, and was confined in the Green County jail pending a court appearance. 

~~On May 7, 2016, at 1:18 AM, officers arrested Timothy W. Shetler (58), Monroe, following a domestic dispute in the 500 block of 21st Street.  Shetler was charged with battery and disorderly conduct under Wisconsin’s Domestic Violence laws.  Shetler was confined in the Green County jail pending a court appearance.

~~On May 1, 2016, at 1:03 AM, officers arrested Jeremy S. Eberle (26), Monroe, following a traffic stop in the 1100 block of 19th Street.  Eberle was cited for speeding, and was also charged with operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated-1st offense.  Eberle was released to a responsible person pending a court appearance.

~~On April 30, 2016, at 1:46 AM, officers charged three persons with violations following a traffic stop in the 1300 block of 22nd Street.  Austin D. Colliers (19), Monroe, was cited for underage consumption of alcohol, and was taken into custody on a probation violation.  Colliers was confined in the Green County jail pending further proceedings.  Matthew D. Siegel (18), Monroe, was cited for underage consumption of alcohol, and was charged with bail jumping for violating court ordered bail conditions set by the Lafayette County Circuit Court.  Siegel was confined in the Green County jail pending further proceedings.  Justin S. Helton (22), Monroe, was cited for open intoxicants in motor vehicle, and was released pending a court appearance.

April

~~On April 28, 2016, at 3:01 PM, officers arrested Trever L. Martin (22), Monroe, in the 2100 block of 16th Avenue during an investigation into a domestic disturbance.  Martin was wanted on an outstanding warrant from the Clark County Sheriff’s Office, and was later released after posting the required bail.

~~On April 25, 2016, the Monroe Police Department reported that officers had arrested Melissa King (41), Darlington, during an incident on April 22 in the 1600 block of 12th Street.  The person arrested was actually identified as Melissa M. Garwell King (39), Argyle.

~~On April 25, 2016, at 7:11 AM, officers were called to a two vehicle motor vehicle crash with injuries at STH 69 and 8th Street.  Investigation indicated that a vehicle operated by Helen D. Stanek Cash (58), Argyle, collided with a vehicle operated by a 33 year old McConnell, IL man.  Cash sustained non-life threatening injuries and transported by Green County EMS to the Monroe Clinic Hospital.  Both vehicles sustained moderate damages and were towed.  Cash was cited for a violation of a traffic control signal and released pending a court appearance.

On April 25, 2016, at 7:25 AM, officers arrested Robert J. Lawinger (43), Monroe, in the 1300 block of 22nd Street for a probation violation.  Lawinger was confined in the Green County jail pending further proceedings.

~~On April 24, 2016, at 1:03 AM, officers cited Terri Jo Holmes (19), Monroe, for underage drinking after Holmes was observed in licensed premises in the 1300 block of 17th Street.  Holmes was released pending a court appearance.

~~On April 22, 2016, at 11:07 AM, officers arrested Melissa King (41), Darlington, in the 1600 block of 12th Street, after an officer directing traffic for a tow truck observed a disturbance.  King was cited for battery and disorderly conduct and released pending a court appearance.

On April 22, 2016, at 10:28 PM, officers arrested Garrett E. K. Kimble (32), Monroe, after an officer observed a vehicle traveling the wrong way on a one way street in the 1100 block of 16th Avenue.  Kimble was charged with operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated-1st offense, and operating with a prohibited alcohol concentration.  Kimble was released to a responsible person pending a court appearance.

~~On April 23, 2016, at 2:26 AM, officers arrested Rachel S. McCullough (30), Monroe, in the 3000 block of STH 69, following a stop for traffic offenses.  McCullough was charged with operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated-2nd offense, and was also cited for an unsafe lane deviation and operating with a prohibited alcohol concentration.  McCullough was released to a responsible person pending a court appearance.

~~On April 20, 2016, at 4:58 PM, officers arrested Gregory S. Luebke (48), Monroe, in the 1000 block of 12th Street, following an investigation into a disturbance.  Luebke was charged with disorderly conduct, and also bail jumping due to a violation of court ordered bail conditions.  Luebke was confined in the Green County jail pending a court appearance.

~~On April 18, 2016, at 12:49 AM, officers arrested Stephen D. Detra (19), Brodhead, in the 1300 block of 16th Street, following an investigation into an argument.  Detra was charged with disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and also felony bail jumping due to a violation of court ordered bail conditions on a prior open case.  Detra was confined in the Green County jail pending a court appearance.

On April 11, 2016 at 12:20 AM officers arrested Timothy S. Miller (29) of Monroe, in the 1300 block of 16th Street for disorderly conduct as the result of a disturbance.   Miller was released pending a court appearance.  

On April 11, 2016 at 3:55 PM Police were dispatched to North 18th Avenue and State Highway 11 for a motor vehicle accident with minor injuries.  A vehicle operated by Daniel C. Bernet, (75) of Monroe, rear ended a vehicle operated by a 67 year old female from Monroe, which was then pushed in to a third vehicle operated by a 60 year old from Monroe.   The 67 year old driver and passenger were transported to the Monroe Hospital emergency room for non-life threatening injuries.   Bernet was arrested for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an alcoholic beverage causing injury and following to close.   Bernet posted the required bond and was released pending a court appearance.  

~~On April 7, 2016, at 11:51 PM, officers arrested Jamie M. Grosse (42), Monroe, in the 1300 block of 17th Street on an outstanding arrest warrant from the Wisconsin Department of Corrections.  Grosse was confined in the Green County jail pending further proceedings.

~~On April 4, 2016, at 4:27 PM, officers arrested Andrew L. Conley (52), Monroe, at 13th Avenue and 10th Street on an arrest warrant issued by the Wisconsin Department of Corrections.  Conley was confined in the Green County jail pending further proceedings.

~~On April 3, 2016, at 5:10 AM, officers were called to the 800 block of 6th Street for a report of an unwanted person at a residence.  Subsequent to the investigation, Christopher S. Merritt (25), Brodhead, was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct under Wisconsin’s  Domestic Violence laws, as well as being held on an apprehension request from the Wisconsin Department of Corrections.  Merritt was confined in the Green County jail pending further proceedings.

On April 3, 2016, at 7:38 AM, officers were called to a residence in the 1700 block of Lake Drive for a trespassing complaint.  Investigation indicated that a person had alleged kicked in a door to an unoccupied residence.  The individual was located on the scene and was arrested.  Dakota Christopher J. Lorenz (23), Monroe, was charged with criminal damage to property and criminal trespass, and was confined in the Green County jail pending a court appearance.

~~On April 2, 2016, at 11:38 PM, officers were dispatched to a report of a residential burglary, which had occurred sometime between March 31, 2016 and April 2, 2016.  The report indicates that items missing include movies and electronic games.  The incident remains under investigation, and anyone having information is encouraged to contact the Monroe Police Department.

~~On March 31, 2016, at 2:14 PM, officers were dispatched to a motor vehicle crash with no injuries at 12th Street and 14th Avenue.  Investigation indicated that a vehicle operated by Betty J. Norder (73), Monroe, collided with a legally parked vehicle.  There were moderate vehicle damages.  Norder was cited for inattentive driving and released pending a court appearance.

March

~~On March 28, 2016, at 6:23 AM, officers arrested Micki F. Nafzger (22), Monroe in the 500 block of West 21st Street on a warrant from the Wisconsin Department of Corrections.  Nafzger was confined in the Green County jail pending further proceedings.

~~On March 18, 2016, at 12:15 AM, officers were called a domestic violence incident in the 700 block of 20th Street.  Following an investigation, officers arrested Skylar J. Martin (22), Monroe, for battery, false imprisonment and disorderly conduct under Wisconsin’s Domestic Violence laws, and an additional charge of bail jumping.  Martin was confined in the Green County jail pending a court appearance.

On March 18, 2016, at 12:48 AM, officers were called to a business in the 1300 block of 17th Street for a disturbance.  Investigation indicated that the disturbance involved an argument between a group of patrons, and officers cited David A. Nolte (22), Brodhead with disorderly conduct, releasing him with a pending court appearance and removing him from the business.

On March 18, 2016, at 3:15 PM, officers were called to a disturbance at a residence in the 400 block of West 21st Street.  Investigation into the incident resulted in Melissa J. Rebout (29), Beloit, and Deserie C. Holst (25), Monroe, both being cited for disorderly conduct.  Both were released pending a court appearance. 

~~On March 16, 2016, at 3:54 PM, officers were called to a disturbance in the 500 block of West 21st Street.  Following an investigation, Brian R. Green (34),Monroe, and Tammy L. Vavra (46), Monroe were both cited for disorderly conduct, and both were released pending a court appearance.

On March 16, 2016, at 8:56 PM, officers were called to a disturbance in the 400 block of West 21st Street.  Following an investigation, Kiwana D. Hodges (43), Monroe, was cited for disorderly conduct and released pending a court appearance.

~~On March 15, 2016, at 9:35 PM, officers arrested Joshua H. W. Broge (28), Monroe, following an investigation into a domestic disturbance in the 1300 block of 16th Street.  Broge was charged with battery and disorderly conduct under Wisconsin’s Domestic Violence law, and confined in the Green County jail pending a court appearance.

~~On March 13, 2016, at 1:27 AM, officers arrested Trevor R. Frie (25), Monroe, in the 1300 block of 17th Street, after Frie was found to be wanted on a warrant from the Monroe Police Department for failure to pay fine on a prior possession of THC charge.  Frie was confined in the Green County jail pending further proceedings.

~~On March 12, 2016, at 6:16 PM, officers arrested Brian H. Olson (32), Verona, following a traffic stop in the 1000 block of 16th Avenue.  Olson was charged with operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated-4th Offense, and confined in the Green County jail pending a court appearance.

On March 12, at 9:30 PM, officers arrested Edward J. Deuvall III (28), Monroe, following a call to a residence in the 2500 block of 11th Street for a stabbing.  Upon arrival, officers found a 26 year old Mount Horeb man severely injured with multiple stab wounds.  The victim was transported by Green County EMS.  Deuvall has been initially charged with aggravated battery causing great bodily harm, and disorderly conduct while armed.  The incident appears to have involved a domestic related fight, and alcohol is likely a factor.  Deuvall was confined in the Green County jail pending a court appearance.

On March 12, 2016, at 10:41 PM, officers arrested Justin D. Nyman (24, Monroe, following an investigation into a domestic violence complaint in the 2200 block of 5th Avenue.  Nyman was charged with disorderly conduct and three counts of criminal damage to property under Wisconsin’s Domestic Violence laws.  Nyman was confined in the Green County jail pending a court appearance.

~~On March 11, 2016, at 8:53 AM, officers were dispatched to the 1100 block of 10th Street for a motor vehicle crash with no injuries.  Investigation indicated that a vehicle operated by Florian R. Handel (85), Monroe, collided with a legally parked vehicle.  Handel was cited for unsafe lane deviation, and was released pending a court appearance.

On March 11, 2016, at 1:35 PM, officers were dispatched to STH 69 and 8th Street for a three vehicle motor vehicle crash with injuries.  Investigation indicated that a vehicle operated by Anna E. Meyers (85), Monroe, collided with a vehicle operated by a 48 year old Monroe man, which was stopped in traffic.  The second vehicle was propelled into a third vehicle, operated by a 53 year old Monroe woman, which was also stopped in traffic.  Meyer’s vehicle also struck the third vehicle.  All of the vehicles sustained heavy damage, and a 47 year old Monroe woman had to be extricated by the Monroe Fire Department.  The driver and passenger from the second vehicle were both transported by Green County EMS with non-life threatening injuries.  Meyers was cited for inattentive driving, and was released pending a court appearance.

~~On March 9, 2016, at 5:19 AM, officers arrested Carley L. Muenchow (23), Janesville, following a traffic stop at STH 69 and 6th Street.  Muenchow was cited for operating an unregistered vehicle, and was also arrested on a warrant from the Rock County Sheriff’s Office for failure to pay fines for disorderly conduct and trespass.  Muenchow was transported to the county line and turned over to Rock County deputies.

~~On March 8, 2016, at 4:23 PM, officers arrested Cecilia Zepeda (21), Monroe, in the 2200 block of 9th Street on a warrant issued by the Wisconsin Department of Corrections.  Zepeda was confined in the Green County jail pending further proceedings.

~~On March 7, 2016, at 5:05 AM, officers arrested William E. King (34), Monroe, following a traffic stop in the 1000 block of 10th Avenue.  King was cited for operating a motor vehicle after suspension, and was also arrested on a warrant from the Beloit Police Department for failure to pay a fine on another operating after suspension case.  King was able to post the required bail and was released pending a court appearance.

~~On March 4, 2016, at 6:56 PM, officers arrested Joshua C. Broge (27), South Wayne, following an incident in the 500 block of 22nd Avenue, on several outstanding warrants from the Green and Iowa County Sheriff’s Offices, and the Monroe Police Department.  Broge was confined in the Green County jail pending further proceedings.

On March 4, 2016, at 8:17 PM, officers arrested David M. Eldred (51), Monroe, following a disturbance call in the 1300 block of 16th Street.  Eldred was cited for disorderly conduct and was released pending a court appearance.

On March 4, 2016, at 8:55 PM, officers arrested Jeremy H. Hardyman (30), Monroe, in the 1800 block of 12th Street on an outstanding warrant from the Wisconsin Department of Corrections.  Hardyman was confined in the Green County jail pending further proceedings.

~~On March 2, 2016, at 3:13 PM, officers were dispatched to a two vehicle crash with no injuries at 14th Street and 12th Avenue.  Investigation indicated that a vehicle operated by Scott T. Creed (21), Monroe, collided with a vehicle operated by a 48 year old Monroe woman.  There were moderate vehicle damages.  Creed was cited for failure to yield right of way from a stop sign, and released pending a court appearance.

On March 2, 2016, at 3:26 PM, officers arrested Cody J. Ott (18), Browntown, following an investigation into suspicious activity in a business in the 700 block of 8th Street.  Ott was taken into custody on an active warrant from Stephenson County, IL and confined in the Green County jail pending further action.  The original incident at the business remains under investigation and charges are likely pending in conjunction with that.

On March 2, 2016, at 3:27 PM, officers arrested Nicole L. Harms (25), Platteville, following an investigation into suspicious activity in a business in the 700 block of 8th Street.  Harms was taken into custody on a warrant from the Wisconsin Department of Corrections, and confined in the Green County jail pending further proceedings.

February

~~On February 27, 2016, at 11:57 PM, officers arrested Patrick J. Allen (23), Argyle, in the 1300 block of 17th Street, after Allen was observed by officers in an alcohol licensed establishment and in possession of intoxicants, all in violation of court ordered bail.  Allen was charged with bail jumping and confined in the Green County jail pending further proceedings.

~~On February 26, 2016, at 3:18 AM, officers arrested David M. Eichorst (25), Belleville, in the 800 block of 8th Street following an investigation into suspicious activity.  Eichorst was wanted on an outstanding warrant from the Monroe Police Department, and was confined in the Green County jail pending further proceedings.

On February 26, 2016, at 2:53 PM, officers arrested Adam J. Miller (27), Monroe, in the 1600 block of 10th Street following an investigation into a complaint that a restraining order had been violated.  Miller was charged with the offense and confined in the Green County jail pending further proceedings.

~~On February 23, 2016, at 11:26 AM, officers arrested Darrin A. Gruenberg (45), Monroe, following a traffic stop in the 1600 block of 6th Street.  Gruenberg was wanted on an outstanding warrant issued by the Wisconsin Department of Corrections, and was confined in the Green County jail pending further proceedings.

On February 23, 2016, at 11:31 AM, officers were called to a two vehicle crash with no injuries in the 900 block of 16th Avenue.  Investigation indicated that a vehicle operated by Kalen M. Booth (25), Blanchardville, collided with a vehicle operated by a 67 year old Monroe woman.  There were minor damages to both vehicles.  Booth was cited for operating without a valid driver’s license, and released pending a court appearance.

~~On February 22, 2016, at 3:26 PM, officers were called to a two vehicle crash with no injuries at West 8th Street and 6th Avenue West.  Investigation indicated that an auto operated by Amada M. Morris (28), New Glarus, collided with a semi tractor-trailer unit operated by a 34 year old Darlington man.  Morris’ vehicle sustained heavy damage and was towed from the scene, the semi sustained moderate damages.  Morris was cited for failure to yield right of way from a stop sign, and released pending a court appearance.

 

~~On February 21, 2016, at 5:15 PM, officers were called to a residence in the 700 block of 12th Street to investigate a report of a stolen credit card.  Upon arrival, officers observed the possible suspect leaving in a vehicle and stopped the vehicle in the 1000 block of 9th Street.  Officers attempted to take custody of the suspect, identified as Eric G. Leibold (50), Monroe, when Leibold fled in his vehicle.  Officers pursued Leibold through the west part of Monroe, and eventually south of Monroe on CTH K, where officers stopped the pursuit for safety reasons.  A short time later, an officer observed Leibold’s vehicle in the ditch, and Leibold fleeing on foot.  Officers chased Leibold on foot and took Leibold into custody.  Leibold was charged with felony knowingly fleeing an officer, two counts of felony bail jumping, operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated-3rd offense,  disorderly conduct and possession of drug paraphernalia.  Leibold was confined in the Green County jail pending further proceedings. 

~~On February 17, 2016, at 3:35 PM, officers were called to a two vehicle crash with no injuries in the 1600 block of 9th Street.  Investigation indicated that a vehicle operated by Benjamin J. Prophett (20), Monroe, collided with a vehicle operated by a 54 year old Monroe man.  There were moderate vehicle damages.  Prophett was cited for inattentive driving and released pending a court appearance.

~~On February 16, 2016, at 12:39 PM, officers were called to a two vehicle crash with non-life threatening injuries on the westbound off ramp from STH 11 to 6th Avenue West.  Investigation indicated that a vehicle operated by Noel G. Ditzenberger (66), South Wayne, collided with a vehicle operated by a 64 year old Browntown woman.  A passenger in the Browntown woman’s vehicle, a 62 year old Monroe woman, reported non-life threatening injuries and was transported by Monroe EMS.  Ditzenberger was cited for following too closely and released pending a court appearance.

 

~~On February 13, 2016, at 9:48 PM, officers arrested Loren C. Bowen (28), Monroe, in the 1300 block of 17th Street, on an apprehension request from the Wisconsin Department of Corrections.  Bowen was confined in the Green County jail pending further proceedings.

~~On February 11, 2016, at 12:05 PM, officers arrested Deborah L. Cutler (54), Browntown, following a shoplifting complaint in the 300 block of 6th Avenue West.  Cutler was cited for retail theft and released pending a court appearance.

~~On February 7, 2016, at 4:29 AM, officers arrested Nicholas D. Siegel (22), Monroe, following a report of a noise disturbance in the 1100 block of 14th Avenue.  Siegel was taken into custody 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 February 7, 2016, at 5:39 AM, officers arrested Ashley R. Neuenschwander (19), Monroe, following a disturbance in the 1500 block of 12th Avenue.  Neuenschwander was charged with disorderly conduct and released pending a court appearance.

On February 7, 2016, at 10:11 AM, officers were dispatched to a two vehicle crash with reported injuries at 16th Avenue and 15th Street.  Investigation indicated that a vehicle operated by Helen L. Miller (76), Monroe, collided with a vehicle operated by a 75 year old Monticello woman.  Miller was cited for failure to yield right of way from a stop sign, and released pending a court appearance.  There were minor injuries reported and the injured party was taken by private vehicle for medical examination.  Moderate vehicle damages were reported.

~~On February 6, 2016, at 2:26 AM, officers arrested Miranda N. Thomas (32), Freeport, IL, following a traffic stop in the 700 block of 8th Street.  Thomas was charged with operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated-1st offense, and was also cited for failure to yield right of way.  Thomas was released to a responsible person pending a court appearance.

On February 6, 2016 at 4:32 AM, officers arrested Diane L. Garrison (46), Monroe, and Tommy R. Goebel (47), Monroe following a report of a domestic related incident in the 2700 block of 8 ½ Street.  Both were charged with disorderly conduct under Wisconsin’s Domestic Violence law, and were both later released after posting the required cash bail, pending a court appearance.

~~On February 5, 2016, at 1:17 AM, officers arrested Jamie M. Grosse (42), Monroe, following a report of a disturbance at a business in the 1300 block of 17th Street.  Grosse was charged with disorderly conduct, and was also held on an apprehension request from the Wisconsin Department of Corrections for a probation violation.  Grosse was confined in the Green County jail pending further proceedings.

~~On February 3, 2016, at 7:21 AM, officers were dispatched to a two vehicle crash with no injuries at 16th Avenue and 26th Street.  Investigation indicated that a vehicle operated by Bryan K. Waddell (49), Monroe, collided with a vehicle operated by a 17 year old Monroe male.  Waddell was cited for failure to yield right of way from a stop sign and was released pending a court appearance.  Both vehicle sustained moderate damages.

~~On February 1, 2016, the Monroe Police Department received numerous complaints of citizens receiving phone calls claiming to be the Internal Revenue Service advising that the IRS was suing the person being called.  These calls were determined to be false calls.  Citizens are cautioned about taking action on these calls, as they could lead to some sort of fraud attempt.  The IRS does not leave these types of messages, which sound like a computer generated message.  The IRS would either use the US mail, or make direct face to face contact.

~~On January 31, 2016, at 8:06 AM, officers arrested Tyler D. Bevins (21), Monroe, in the 1600 block of 9th Street following a report of a person unconscious behind the wheel of a vehicle parked running with brake lights on.  Bevins was found to be the driver of the vehicle and was charged with operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated-2nd offense, and was also cited with operating a motor vehicle after revocation, non-registration of a vehicle, no vehicle insurance and unauthorized display of registration.  Bevins was confined in the Green County jail on a probation violation, pending further action.

~~On January 30, 2016, at 9:50 PM, officers arrested Daniel F. Baumgartner (29), South Beloit, IL, in the 700 block of 1st Avenue, following an investigation into a suspicious vehicle.  Baumgartner was arrested on an outstanding warrant from the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Office of obstructing law enforcement, and was also cited for operating a motor vehicle while suspended.  Baumgartner was confined in the Green County jail pending further proceedings.

~~On January 29, 2016, at 5:57 PM, officers arrested Cody J. Ott (23), Browntown, in the 1300 block of 4th Avenue West, following a vehicle stop for a registration violation.  Ott was found to be wanted on a warrant from the Stephenson County, IL Sheriff’s Office.  Ott was confined in the Green County jail pending further proceedings.

January

~~On January 27, 2016, at 12:09 AM, officers arrested Robert P. Bennett (27), Monticello, and Francesca R. Swenson (24), Monticello, following an investigation into a shoplifting complaint in the 300 block of 6th Avenue West.  Both were cited for retail theft and released pending a court appearance.

On January 25, 2016, at 9:19 PM, officers arrested Heath R. Barker (41), Monroe, following an investigation into a domestic incident.  Barker was charged with substantial battery, strangulation and disorderly conduct under Wisconsin’s Domestic Violence laws, and was confined in the Green County jail pending a court appearance.

On January 24, 2016, at 8:44 PM, officers responding to a 911 hang-up call in the 1700 block of 13th Street, arrested Skylier S. Starks (34), Monroe, following an investigation into a domestic incident.  Starks was charged with disorderly conduct and criminal damage to property under Wisconsin’s Domestic Violence laws.  Starks was confined in the Green County jail pending further action.

On January 23, 2016, at 12:56 AM, officers cited Clare K. Curry (19), Freeport, IL, and Austin M. Zuck (19), Freeport, IL, following a complaint of persons acting suspiciously in a business in the 1300 block of 17th Street.  Both were cited for underage consumption of alcohol and were released pending a court appearance.

On January 22, 2016, at 12:34 AM, officers arrested Mario Lopez (20), Monroe, following a traffic stop in the 1600 block of 9th Street.  Lopez was charged with operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated-1st offense.  Lopez was released to a responsible person, and was also cited for operating without a valid driver’s license, pending a court appearance on both offenses.

 

On January 22, 2016, at 9:35 PM, officers arrested Chad L. Anderson (40), Monroe, following an investigation into a reported domestic incident in the 500 block of West 21st Street.  Anderson was charged with disorderly conduct and intimidation of a victim under Wisconsin’s Domestic Violence laws.  Anderson was confined in the Green County jail pending a court appearance.

On January 21, 2016, at 2:15 AM, officers arrested Keith R. Martin (56), Monroe, following a traffic stop in the 1900 block of 12th Street.  Martin was charged with operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated-1st offense, and was released to a responsible party pending a court appearance.

 

On January 21, 2016, at 5:33 PM, officers were called to a business in the 400 block of West 8th Street for a shoplifting complaint.  Garrett S. Pandow (18), Monroe, was cited for retail theft and released pending a court appearance.

On January 19, 2016, at 4:48 PM, officers were called to residence in the 1700 block of 15th Street for a disturbance.  Following an investigation, officers arrested Kaitlyn C. Lewis (17), Monroe, charging Lewis with battery and disorderly conduct.  Lewis was confined in the Green County jail pending further proceedings.

On January 18, 2016, at 10:22 PM, officers were called to a business in the 1300 block of 17th Street for a report of a disturbance.  Upon arrival, a man was seen leaving the scene, and running when told to stop by officers.  The man was later located and identified as Nicholas J. Sheesely, who was also identified as one of the persons involved in the disturbance.  Sheesley was cited for obstructing officers and released pending a court appearance.  The original incident remains under investigation.

On January 17, 2016, at 5:53 PM, officers were called to a two vehicle crash with minor injuries at 7th Street and 16th Avenue.  Investigation revealed that a vehicle operated by a 15 year old Monroe girl collided with a vehicle operated by a 33 year old Monroe man.  The 15 year old operator reported injuries and was transported by Green County EMS.  Both vehicles sustained moderate to severe damages and were towed from the scene.  The 15 year old operator was charged with failure to stop for a stop sign, operating without a valid driver’s license and having no insurance.  The 15 year old was referred to Juvenile authorities and released.

On January 16, 2016, at 2:18 PM, officers were called to the 300 block of North 18th Avenue for a one vehicle crash with minor injuries.  Investigation indicated that a semi-tractor and trailer unit, operated by Kyle J. Gericke (29), Loganville, attempted to make a right turn from North 18th Avenue on to the west bound ramp to STH 11/81, lost control and overturned off of the roadway.  There was heavy damage to the vehicle, and part of a load of whey was lost.  Gericke sustained minor injuries and was transported by Green County EMS.  Gericke was cited for driving too fast for conditions, and given a court date.  Green County Sheriff deputies assisted with the investigation.

On January 15, 2016, at 12:33 AM, officers arrested Eric J. Gruber (48), Monroe, in the 1300 block of 17th Street, after officers on patrol observed Gruber violating court order bail conditions prohibiting Gruber from being in taverns and consuming alcohol.  Gruber was charged with bail jumping and confined in the Green County jail pending further action.

 

On January 15, 2016, at 5:54 AM, officers were dispatched to STH 69 and 21st Street for a two vehicle crash with no injuries.  Investigation indicated that a vehicle operated by Mark A. Martell (24), Monroe, collided with a vehicle operated by a 57 year old Orangeville, IL man, which was stopped in traffic for the traffic signal light.  There were moderate vehicle damages to the vehicles.  Martell was cited for driving too fast for conditions and released pending a court appearance.

On January 14, 2016, at 10:21 AM, officers were dispatched to a report of a female entering the residence of another in the 1100 block of 11th Avenue, being confronted by the homeowner and leaving.  While officers were enroute, there was a report of the person trying to get into another residence.  Officers located the suspect, identified as Jennifer K. Schreiner (31), Brodhead, and after further investigation, charged Schneider with two counts of attempted burglary, two counts of obstructing an officer, and one count of child neglect after officers observed Schreiner’s children were in her vehicle.  Schreiner was booked and released pending further proceedings.

On January 12, 2016, at 7:31 AM, officers were dispatched to a two vehicle crash with no injuries at 13th Avenue and 23rd Street.  Investigation indicated that a vehicle operated by Susan M. Lawson (29), Monroe, collided with a vehicle operated by a 48 year old Monroe woman.  Both vehicles sustained moderate damages.  Lawson was cited for failure to yield right of way at a yield sign, and was released pending a court appearance.

On January 12, 2016, at about 2:45 PM, police executed search warrants for alleged drug trafficking at two Monroe mobile homes, one at 1702 6th Avenue, the other at 1709 8th Avenue.  These locations are in adjacent mobile home parks which are separated by STH 69 on Monroe’s southwest side.

 

The search warrants are the culmination of a several month long investigation by multiple law enforcement agencies into drug trafficking, and police believe that the two residences are related.

 

Two men have been taken into custody.  Elias Perez Barrios (32), Monroe, has been charged initially with conspiracy to distribute cocaine, and will be confined in the Green County jail pending a court appearance.  Patricio Martinez (33), Monroe, has been charged initially with conspiracy to distribute cocaine, and will be confined in the Green County jail pending a court appearance.

 

The case remains under investigation at this time.

On January 8, 2016, at 11:11 AM, officers were dispatched to a two vehicle crash with no injuries at STH 69 and 21st Street.  Investigation indicates that a vehicle operated by Jennifer A. Geils Dillon (48), Monroe, collided with a vehicle operated by a 60 year old Monroe woman.  Both vehicles sustained moderate damage.  Geils Dillon was cited for failure to yield right of way.

 

On January 8, 2016, at 8:05 PM, officers were dispatched to a domestic dispute in the 1700 block of 15th Street, where one person had reportedly left the scene.  The person, later identified as Douglas B. Friedrich (36), Monroe, was located later in the 2300 block of 6th Avenue and arrested in connection with the reported incident.  Friedrichs was charged with disorderly conduct and criminal damage to property under Wisconsin’s Domestic Violence law, and was later released after posting the required bail, pending a court appearance.

On January 5, 2015, at 2:57 PM, officers arrested Adam J. Johnsen (36), Monroe, following a traffic stop in the 2000 block of 9th Street.  Johnson was wanted on a warrant from the Green County Sheriff’s Office for failure to pay child support, and the Albany Police Department for failure to pay a fine for a traffic offense.  Johnson was confined in the Green County jail pending a court appearance.

On January 4, 2015, at 2:11 PM, officers arrested Lisa M. Pfaff (27), Monroe, following a shoplifting complaint at a business in the 300 block of 6th Avenue West.  Pfaff was charged with retail theft, and was also charged with bail jumping due to Pfaff’s violation of court ordered bail conditions from a prior case.  Pfaff was confined in the Green County jail pending a court appearance.

On January 3, 2016, officers arrested Allen S. Bechtolt (31), Monroe, following a report of a suspicious vehicle parked in the N3100 block of Aebly Road.  Bechtolt was found asleep in the vehicle and was charged with bail jumping for violating court ordered conditions of bail prohibiting the consumption of alcohol.  Bechtolt was confined in the Green County jail pending further proceedings.

On January 1, 2016, officers cited Kassandra L. Gonzales (23), Monroe, following a report of a fight in progress and several separate disturbance complaints at a residence in the 700 block of 12th Avenue.  Gonzales was cited for disorderly house and released pending a court appearance.

On December 31, 2015, at 3:29 PM, officers cited Antonio F. Bettencourt (42), Merrimac, WI, for theft, following a complaint of a person driving off without paying for gas at a business in the 1000 block of 9th Street.  Bettencourt was given a court appearance date.

 

On December 31, 2015, at 11:37 PM, officers were dispatched to a single car motor vehicle crash in the 1600 block of 25th Avenue, where the driver of the vehicle allegedly left the scene.  A short time later, the driver, identified as Ryan C. Paulson (37), Monroe, was located by a Green County Sheriff’s deputy, a few blocks from the scene.  Paulson was arrested and charged with operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated, and later released to a responsible person pending a court appearance.  Paulson was also cited for failure to maintain control of a vehicle and failure to notify police of an accident.  There were minor injuries reported, and the vehicle sustained severe damage and was towed.