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May

RESIDENTS NOT TO MOW OR DEPOSIT GRASS CLIPPINGS IN STREET The Monroe Street Department has asked the Police Department to remind residents that it is unlawful to blow or mow grass clippings or other materials into the street, and not clean them up. This material ends up in the gutter and eventually into storm sewers. This can cause the sewers to be blocked. City Code 11-1-10 prohibits this activity, and violation could result in not only a citation but also could result in the Department of Public Works cleaning up the material and billing the person responsible, in addition to a citation. With the yard maintenance season now upon us, a little effort to avoid grass clippings being blown into the street can go a long way to avoiding other problems later.
On May 13, 2018, at 1:31 AM, officers arrested Alvaro J. Cifuentes Monzon (22), Monroe, in the 1300 block of 13th Avenue following a traffic stop. Cifuentes Monzon was charged with operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated-1st offense, and was later released to a responsible person pending a court appearance. On May 13, 2018, at 1:40 AM, officers arrested Kassandra L. Gonzales (25), Monroe, as part of an investigation into a report that a person refusing to leave a business in the 1300 block of 17th Street after being told to leave by management. Gonzales was charged with two counts of disorderly conduct and one count of resisting arrest, and was confined in the Green County Jail pending a court appearance.
On May 9, 2018, at 8:15 AM, officers were called to investigate a domestic disturbance in the 1100 block of 17th Street. The investigation resulted in the arrest of Gerald L. Brown (44), Monroe, on a charge of disorderly conduct under Wisconsin’s Domestic Violence Laws, and obstructing an officer. Brown was released pending a court appearance.
On May 10, 2018, at 10:55 PM, Monroe Police were called to investigate a complaint that persons in an apartment in the 200 block of 4th Avenue, on Monroe’s west side, had discovered that another person had installed a spy camera system which recorded them in a bathroom. Investigation indicated that a female resident of the apartment, and a female guest of the resident, found a spy camera system had been installed in the apartment bathroom without their consent by a second resident who is male. The recording system recorded these women without their knowledge or consent. Officers took possession of the recording system and recordings. Officers later made contact with the second resident, identified as Marcus T. Hendrickson (26), Monroe, who had arrived back at the residence, and arrested Hendrickson. Hendrickson was tentatively charged with Invasion of Privacy – Intent to Record Another Without Clothing, a Class I Felony charge. Hendrickson was confined in the Green County Jail pending a court appearance.
On May 8, 2018, at 8:47 PM, officers were called to investigate a domestic disturbance in the 2300 block of 15th Avenue. The investigation resulted in the arrest of Troy G. Pryce (46), Monroe, on a charge of disorderly conduct under Wisconsin’s Domestic Violence Laws. Pryce was released on bond pending a court appearance.
On May 7, 2018, at 3:02 PM, officers were called to a two vehicle crash with no injuries on 22nd Avenue at 8th Street. Investigation indicated that a vehicle operated by Verla S. Rackow (84), Monroe, collided with a vehicle operated by an 18 year old Monroe woman. There were moderate vehicle damages. Rackow was cited for failure to yield right of way from a stop sign, and was released pending a court appearance. On May 7, 2018, at 5:23 PM, officers were called to a two vehicle crash with no injuries in the 700 block of 8th Street. Investigation indicated that a vehicle operated by Angele A. Tranel (55), Monroe, collided with a vehicle operated by a 25 year old Monroe man. There were moderate vehicle damages. Tranel was cited for inattentive driving, operating a motor vehicle while suspended, and operating without insurance. Tranel was released pending a court appearance.
On May 5, 2018, at 1:19 AM, officers arrested Christopher G. Johnson (37), Monroe, in the 1600 block of 11th Street following an investigation. Johnson was charged with bail jumping due to a violation of court ordered bail conditions prohibiting being in certain locations. Johnson was confined in the Green County Jail pending a court appearance.
On May 4, 2018, at 6:20 PM, officers arrested Lucas S. Roesslein (39), Greeley, CO, in the 600 block of 3rd Avenue on an outstanding arrest warrant issued by the Monroe Police Department for failure to appear on a driving after revocation case. Roesslein was confined in the Green County Jail pending a court appearance.

April

On April 27, 2018, at 4:55 AM, officers arrested Jean E. Justice (23), Monroe, following an investigation into another complaint in the 400 block of West 21st Street. Justice was found to be wanted on an apprehension request from the Wisconsin Department of Corrections, and was confined in the Green County Jail pending further proceedings.
On April 24, 2018, at 7:24 PM, officers arrested Courtney J. Jackson (21), Monroe, in the 1000 block of 7th Avenue, following a complaint about a violation of a restraining order which took place a few hours before. Investigation indicated that prohibited contact had been made in violation of the order, so Jackson was charged with a restraining order violation and was confined in the Green County Jail pending a court appearance.
On April 23, 2018, at 2:41 AM, officers arrested Austin J. Bates (20), Monroe, following a traffic stop in the 600 block of 20th Avenue. Bates was charged with operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated-1st offense, bail jumping due to a violation of court ordered bail conditions and also a probation violation. Bates was confined in the Green County Jail pending a court appearance.
On April 18, 2018, at 5:23 PM, officers arrested Troy R. Stodola (40), Brooklyn, WI, following a traffic stop in the 3000 block of STH 69. Stodola was cited for no vehicle registration and operating while suspended, and was also wanted on an outstanding warrant from the Wisconsin Department of Corrections. Stodola was confined in the Green County Jail pending further proceedings. On April 18, 2018, at 9:57 PM, officers were called to a business in the 500 block of 6th Street to assist the management with a disturbance. Carlos Morales (22), Los Angeles, CA, was cited for possession of marijuana and released pending a court appearance.
On April 9, 2018, at 12:54 PM, a men’s ring was found in the 3000 block of 8 ½ Street and turned in to the Police Department. The ring may be identified and claimed there by the owner.
On April 7, 2018, at 12:03 PM, officers arrested Marcella N. Ingram (40), Orangeville, IL in the 1800 block of 12th Street, on an active warrant issued by the Monroe Police Department for failure to pay a fine on a prior case. Ingram was able to post the required bond and was released pending a court appearance.
On April 6, 2018, at 10:43 PM, officers arrested Brandon M. Triem (30), Monroe, in the 1100 block of 16th Avenue, following an investigation into a domestic related dispute. Triem was charged with disorderly conduct under Wisconsin’s Domestic Violence Laws and resisting arrest. Triem was confined in the Green County Jail pending a court appearance.
On April 4, 2018, at 9:23 PM, officers arrested Joshua S. Johnson (36), Darlington, following a traffic stop in the 800 block of 4th Avenue West. Johnson was charged with bail jumping due to a violation of court ordered bail conditions on a previous case prohibiting possessing alcohol. Johnson was also cited for failure to yield right of way, having open intoxicants in a motor vehicle, operating while suspended, and operating without insurance. Johnson was confined in the Green County Jail pending a court appearance.
On April 2, 2018, at 6:27 PM, officers responded to a report that a person had displayed an alleged firearm to another person in the 2300 block of 18th Avenue. The person with the alleged firearm was stopped about 30 minutes later in a vehicle in the 2700 block of 18th Street. Subsequent investigation revealed that the firearm was actually a BB pistol. Courtney J. Jackson (21), Monroe, was charged with disorderly conduct, and was later booked and released pending a court appearance. On April 2, 2018, at 10:17 PM, officers arrested Seancody L. Anderson (23), Darlington, in the 300 block of 3rd Street on three (3) active warrants issued by the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Office. Anderson was unable to post a cash bond and was confined in the Green County Jail pending transport to Lafayette County.

March

On March 26, 2018, at 5:10 PM, an officer on patrol in Twining Park was approached by a man claiming to have been beaten up by a group of persons in the park. Investigation revealed that the man had been involved in a fight with another adult male, who was accompanied by a group of juvenile males. The victim, a 21 year old Monroe man, was struck with a stick during the fight, and sustained a minor injury. The investigation resulted in the arrest of Shawn W. Boss (18), Monroe, who was charged with battery and disorderly conduct. Boss was released pending a court appearance. The incident remains under investigation.
On March 21, 2018, at 3:14 PM, officers were called to STH 69 and 8th Street for a two vehicle accident with no reported injuries. Investigation indicated that a vehicle operated by Roland C. Young (74), Fennimore, collided with a vehicle operated by a 60 year old Freeport woman. Both vehicle sustained minor damages. Young was cited for an improper left turn, and released pending a court appearance.
On March 16, 2018, at 2:21 PM, officers were called to a two vehicle accident with no injuries at 4th Avenue West and West 10 ½ Street. Investigation indicated that a vehicle operated by Christine K. Treuthardt (68), Monroe, was stopped while westbound on 10 ½ Street. Treuthardt turned on to 4th Avenue West into the path of a vehicle driven by an 81 year old Monroe woman, which was northbound on 4th Avenue West. Both vehicle sustained moderate damages in the collision. Treuthardt was cited for failure to yield right of way from a stop sign, and was released pending a court appearance. On March 16, 2018, at 4:51 PM, a set of wedding rings was found in the 800 block of 10 ½ Street. The rings may be identified and claimed at the Monroe Police Department, 1811 12th Street.
On March 15, 2018, at 10:22 PM, officers arrested Zachary R. Ackerman (24), Monroe, following a report that two persons were fighting outside of a business in the 700 block of 8th Avenue, and that one subject had fled on foot. Ackerman was located in the 1100 block of 12th Street, cited for disorderly conduct and released pending a court appearance.
On March 11, 2018, at 12:11 AM, officers arrested Briana S. Smith (21), Freeport, IL, following a traffic stop in the 1300 block of 13th Avenue. Smith was charged with possession of marijuana and was also cited for operating without a valid driver’s license. Smith was released pending a court appearance. A passenger in the vehicle, Abigail R. Hake (20), Freeport, IL was also cited for underage possession of alcohol and open intoxicants in a motor vehicle. Hake was released pending a court appearance. On March 11, 2018, at 1:37 AM, officers arrested Kory R. Costa (23), Brooklyn, following an investigation into an officer observed fight in progress in the 1300 block of 17th Street. Costa was charged with disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, and two outstanding warrants for his arrest, one from Rock County Sheriff’s Office and one from the Wisconsin Department of Corrections. Costa was confined in the Green County Jail pending a court appearance. On March 11, 2018, at 8:10 PM, officers arrested Peter J. Knutson (39), Woodstock, IL, following a call about a disturbance at a business in the 500 block of 6th Street. Knutson was charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest, and was confined in the Green County Jail pending a court appearance.
On March 10, 2018, at 5:20 PM, officers arrested Andrea L. Wilson (23), Platteville, following an investigation into a hit and run accident near the 600 block of West 8th Street. Wilson was charged with operating while intoxicated-1st offense and was also cited for open intoxicants in a motor vehicle. Wilson was later released to a responsible person pending a court appearance.
On March 9, 2018, at 8:34 AM, officers arrested Justin D. Halvorson (29), Juda, in the 600 block of 30th Street following a traffic stop. Halvorson was wanted on two outstanding warrants, one from Dane County Sheriff’s Office for non-support, and the other from the Beloit Police Department for operating under the influence. Halvorson was also cited for operating after revocation. Halvorson was confined in the Green County Jail pending transportation.
On March 8, 2018, at 5:37 AM, officers arrested Juan Pablo Garcia Garcia (20), Monroe, in the W5400 block of STH 11 following a traffic stop. Pablo Garcia Garcia was cited for operating without a valid driver’s license-3rd offense and speeding. He was also charged with bail jumping due to a violation of court ordered bail conditions, and was confined in the Green County Jail pending further proceedings. On March 8, 2018, at 12:18 PM, officers, along with Green County EMS, were called to a two vehicle accident with reported injuries in the 400 block of 8th Street. Investigation indicated that a vehicle operated by Gwendolyn M. Jamison (16), Monroe, exited a business drive into the path of a vehicle operated by a 34 year old Oregon, WI, woman, causing a collision. Minor injuries were reported and severe vehicle damages. Jamison was cited for failure to yield the right of way while making a left turn, and for a violation of a graduated driver’s license restrictions. She was released pending a court appearance.
On March 8, 2018, at 1;48 PM, the Monroe Police Department received a complaint that several employees of a local business had received unsolicited emails on their work email addresses, indicating to be from a major delivery service some of which contained the employee’s social security number. Some emails had the employee’s date of birth, and some both. None of the employees had any reason to be contacted about a delivery so it is unlikely that the messages are legitimate. Other similar complaints were received from other businesses in the area. The Police Department has been in contact with Wisconsin Consumer Protection regarding the messages, and is working to try to track a source. The Police Department also cautions anyone who receives these types of emails not to open any attachments to the emails, nor any links on the messages. A copy may be made to show to their local police, but it is best to delete the message as soon as possible and again to not open any other parts of the message. Anyone in receipt of an email such as this should contact their local police.
On March 4, 2018, at 2:53 AM, officers attempted to stop a vehicle for a traffic violation on 22nd Avenue at 4th Street. The vehicle fled from officers north out of the City, and officers terminated the pursuit shortly after. At approximately 6:47 AM, officers identified and arrested Jacob A. Riley (21), Argyle as the driver from the earlier pursuit, after Riley was located at an accident scene near Argyle. Riley was charged with felony knowingly fleeing an officer and numerous traffic violations, and was confined in the Green County Jail pending a court appearance.
On March 2, 2018, at 5:54 AM, officers arrested Sheena L. McLemore (33), Monroe, in the 2000 block of Ridgeway Road on an apprehension request from the Wisconsin Department of Corrections. McLemore was confined in the Green County Jail pending further proceedings.
On February 28, 2018, at 3:54 PM, officers were called to a two vehicle accident with no injuries at 19th Street and 14th Avenue. Investigation indicated that a vehicle operated by Eric J. Kielty (16), Monroe, collided with a vehicle operated by a 49 year old Monroe woman. Both vehicle sustained severe damages and were towed. Kielty was cited for failure to yield right of way from a stop sign and released pending a court appearance.

February

On February 22, 2018, at 2:31 AM, officers arrested Amber R. Driscoll (24), Cascade, IA, in the 300 block of 6th Avenue West, following an investigation into a vehicle colliding with a street sign in the 300 block of 3rd Street, and then leaving the scene. Driscoll was charged with operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated-1st offense, and later released to a responsible person pending a court appearance. Driscoll was also cited for hit and run to property adjacent to a highway. No injuries, minor damages to the vehicle and the sign can be reinstalled. On February 22, 2018, at 11:43 PM, officers arrested Sabrina L. Herbst (18), South Wayne, in the 2100 block of 13th Street, following a traffic stop and K-9 search of the vehicle. Herbst was charged with possession of marijuana. A passenger in the same vehicle, Skyelar D. Hooper (19), Monroe, was also arrested, and was charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Both Herbst and Hooper were cited and released pending a court appearance.
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.