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February

On February 21, 2018, at 8:48 PM, officers were called to a single vehicle accident with no injuries in the 200 block of STH 69. Investigation indicated that a vehicle operated by Kara R. Schulte (41), Browntown, had veered off of the roadway and collided with a street sign. Schulte’s vehicle sustained moderate damages. Schulte was cited for inattentive driving and released pending a court appearance. On February 21, 2018, at 9:26 PM, officers arrested Jeremy L. Hendrickson (48), Monroe, in the 2000 block of 4th Street, following an investigation into a possible disturbance. Hendrickson was charged with disorderly conduct and false imprisonment under Wisconsin’s Domestic Violence Laws from an earlier domestic disturbance, and was confined in the Green County Jail pending a court appearance.
On February 20, 2018, at 4:38 AM, officers arrested Michael B. Bowling (21), Monroe, while investigating a different matter in the 1300 block of 15th Avenue. Bowling was wanted on two active warrants issued by the Monroe Police Department, and was confined in the Green County Jail pending a court appearance.
On February 18, 2018, at 2:03 AM, officers arrested Anthony M. Arndt (19), Monroe, following an investigation into the welfare of persons sleeping in a vehicle while enforcing a parking violation in the 2100 block of 16th Avenue. Arndt was charged with possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and underage consumption of alcohol. Arndt was later booked and released pending a court appearance. On February 18, 2018, at 8:06 PM, officers arrested Cole A. Farris (23), Monroe, following a call for a person in need of medical care at a business in the 900 block of 20th Avenue. Farris was charged with possession of marijuana, and was later booked and released pending a court appearance.
On February 9, 2018, at 3:37 AM, officers arrested Dustin M. Dean (29), Monroe, near STH 81 on STH 11, following a complaint about a possibly intoxicated driver in the 700 block of 8th Avenue. Dean was charged with operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated-1st offense. Dean was also taken into custody on an apprehension request from the Wisconsin Department of Corrections, and was held in the Green County Jail pending a court appearance. On February 9, 2018, at 7:40 AM, officers were called to a single vehicle versus sign post accident with no injuries, on the east bound off ramp from STH 11 to 6th Avenue West. Investigation indicated that a vehicle operated by Dawn L. Friedli (52), South Wayne, left the roadway and struck a sign post. Friedli was cited for inattentive driving and released pending a court appearance.
On February 7, 2018, at 12:28 AM, officers arrested Cory M. Segner (21), Monroe, following an investigation into a vehicle fleeing from an officer that was attempting to stop the vehicle for a traffic violation in the 800 block of 8th Street. After the pursuit, Segner was arrested in the 2600 block of 13th Avenue and charged with knowingly fleeing an officer, a Class I felony. Segner was also cited for unreasonable and imprudent speed, and was confined in the Green County Jail pending a court appearance.
On February 6, 2018, at 8:40 AM, Monroe officers were called to a three car motor vehicle accident with reported minor injuries at 21st Street and STH 69 on Monroe’s south side. Investigation indicated that a vehicle operated by Kathleen M. Goecks (60), Juda, southbound on STH 69, collided with a vehicle operated by a 48 year old Monticello man, which was eastbound on 21st Street, turning north. The second vehicle was then propelled into a vehicle operated by a 27 year old Monroe woman, which was eastbound on 21st Street. The Monticello man reported a minor injury but declined EMS. The first vehicle sustained severe damages and was towed. The other vehicles sustained moderate to minor damages. Goecks was cited for failure to obey a red traffic signal and released pending a court appearance. On February 6, 2018, at 6:08 PM, Monroe officers arrested Nicholas S. Thompson (22), Monroe, following an earlier shoplifting complaint at a business in the 1600 block of 9th Street. Thompson was later located during the investigation of the complaint at a residence in the 1300 block of 9th Street. Thompson was cited for retail theft and released pending a court appearance. On February 6, 2018, at 10:36 PM, Monroe officers arrested Ethan D. Studer (21), Monroe, following a traffic stop in the 400 block of 8th Street. Studer was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and with bail jumping, due to a violation of court ordered bail conditions from a prior case. Studer was booked later released pending a court appearance.
On February 5, 2018, at about 11:00 AM, agents of the State Line Area Narcotics Team (SLANT) Task Force, agents of the Wisconsin Department of Justice-Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI), Green County Sheriff Deputies and Monroe Police Officers executed a search warrant at an apartment in the 300 block of 3rd Street, on Monroe’s west side. During the warrant execution, authorities located a small amount of suspected methamphetamine, along with the equipment and supplies to manufacture methamphetamine. Two local men were arrested at the scene. Trevor A. Smith (18), Monroe, was arrested and charged with possession of methamphetamine, manufacturing methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine precursors, knowingly possessing methamphetamine waste and maintaining a drug trafficking place. Trevor Smith was confined in the Green County Jail pending a court appearance. Austin M. Smith (20), Monroe, was arrested and charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine precursors, knowingly possessing methamphetamine waste and maintaining a drug trafficking place. Austin Smith was confined in the Green County Jail pending a court appearance. The operation took several hours to complete because of the hazardous waste which is produced by these clandestine labs. The scene was made safe, and persons involved were decontaminated at the end of the operation. The case remains under investigation. The State Line Area Narcotics Team (SLANT) Task Force consists of agents from the Illinois State Police, Ogle County and Jo Daviess County Sheriff Offices, the Rockford, Freeport and Loves Park Police Departments, all in Illinois, and the Green and Lafayette County Sheriff Offices and Monroe Police Department, all in Wisconsin.
On February 5, 2018, at 8:14 AM, officers were called to a two vehicle accident with no injuries at 16th Avenue and 15th Street. Investigation indicated that a vehicle operated by Brandon D. Broshous (25), Juda, collided with a vehicle operated by a 39 year old Monroe woman. Broshous was cited for failure to maintain control of a vehicle and released pending a court appearance. On February 5, 2018, at 6:20 PM, officers arrested Tammy L. Figi (50), Monroe, in the 400 block of 21st Street on an outstanding warrant issued by the Darlington Police Department for the issuance of worthless checks. Figi was confined in the Green County Jail pending transfer to Lafayette County.
On February 4, 2018, at 11:47 PM, officers arrested Lisa M. Valentin (47), Monroe, and David Valentin (46), Monroe, following an investigation into a shoplifting complaint in the 300 block of 6th Avenue. Lisa Valentin was charged with retail theft and three counts of bail jumping due to violating bail conditions for a prior criminal case, and was confined in the Green County jail pending a court appearance. David Valentin was charged with retail theft and released after posting cash bail pending a court appearance.
On February 2, 2018, at 7:57 PM, officers arrested Louis R. Mendonca (74), Monroe, following an investigation into a violation of probation in the 400 block of 21st Street. Mendonca was taken into custody on an apprehension request from the Wisconsin Department of Corrections and confined in the Green County Jail pending a court appearance. On February 2, 2018, at 7:58 PM, officers arrested Chad O. Osbaugh (35), Monroe, in the 1300 block of 17th Street on an outstanding warrant from the Wisconsin Department of Corrections. Osbaugh was confined in the Green County Jail pending a court appearance.

January

On January 28, 2018, at 12:34 AM, officers arrested Kenneth H. Kopplin (47), Monroe, in the 700 block of 12th Avenue following a call about a domestic dispute. Kopplin was charged with battery and disorderly conduct, and was confined in the Green County Jail pending a court appearance. There were minor injuries to a 33 year old female victim.
On January 27, 2018, officers were called to a vehicle versus parked vehicle hit and run accident in the 1600 block of 11th Street. The offending vehicle was located shortly after in the 1700 block of 8th Street. Investigation led to the arrest of Bobbi J. Tschumper (47, Monroe for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated-1st offense. Tschumper was also cited for failure to yield right of way from a yield sign, hit and run to an unoccupied vehicle, and operating with a prohibited alcohol concentration. Tschumper was released to a responsible person pending a court appearance.
On January 26, 2018, at 12:20 AM, officers were called to a business in the 1300 block of 6th Avenue for a report that a man was making threats about another business. Further investigation led to the arrest of Dustin W. Johnson (31), Monticello. Johnson was charged with disorderly conduct for making the prank threat, and was confined in the Green County Jail pending a court appearance.
On January 25, 2018, at 3:33 PM, officers were called to a two vehicle accident with minor injuries at 13th Avenue and 20th Street. Investigation indicated that a vehicle operated by Tina K. Straws (54), Monroe, collided with a vehicle operated by a 50 year old Monroe man. Straws reported a minor injury but declined medical transport. Both vehicles sustained severe damages and were towed. Straws was cited for failure to yield right of way from a stop sign, and was released pending a court appearance. On January 25, 2018, at 4:51 PM, officers were called to a two vehicle accident with no injuries at 3rd Avenue and 10th Street. Investigation indicated that a vehicle operated by Donna M. Anderson (82), Monroe, collided with a vehicle operated by a 72 year old Monroe woman. The vehicles sustained minor to moderate damages. Anderson was cited for failure to yield right of way from a driveway, and was released pending a court appearance. On January 25, 2018, at 11:41 PM, officers arrested Trenity J. Wright (27), Monroe, following a domestic disturbance call in the 1700 block of 17th Street. Wright was charged with disorderly conduct while armed with a knife, resisting arrest, attempted battery to an officer, 3 counts of felony bail jumping due to offenses while on bail from a prior case, and criminal damage to property. Wright was also placed on a hold by the Wisconsin Department of Corrections. Wright was confined in the Green County Jail pending a court appearance.
On January 24, 2018, at 4:51 PM, officers arrested Taylor L. Veer (23), Monroe, in the 700 block of 8th Street on an outstanding arrest warrant for failure to pay child support. Veer was confined in the Green County Jail pending a court appearance.
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.