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March

On March 10, 2019, at 12:41 AM, officers arrested Zachary E. Gagliano (19), Monroe, following a stop for a traffic violation in the 1900 block of 11th Avenue. During the stop, a suspicion of the presence of drugs was detected, and after a police dog confirmed the suspicion, a search was conducted. Gagliano was charged with possession of tetrahydrocannabinols (THC) (marijuana), and possession of drug paraphernalia. Gagliano was booked and released pending a court appearance. On March 10, 2019, at 12:42 AM, officers located an intoxicated man in the 1300 block of 16 ½ Street and while trying to identify the man, the man resisted the officers and was arrested. The man was eventually identified as Eli C. Thurlby (23), Genoa, IL. Thurlby was charged with resisting officers and incarcerated in the Green County Jail. Eventually, Thurlby had bail posted and was released pending a court appearance. On March 10, 2019, at 11:18 PM, officers were called to a reported disturbance in an apartment complex in the 1100 block of 16th Avenue. Investigation led to the citing of Robert L. Wedig (54), Monroe, for allowing a disorderly house. Approximately 30 minutes later, officers were called back to the same location for the same activity involving the same person. Additional charges are being sought from the District Attorney.
On March 9, 2019, at 4:58 PM, officers were called to a motor vehicle crash with no reported injuries in the 700 block of 8th Street. Investigation indicated that a vehicle operated by Craig T. Coulthard (38), Monroe, collided with a vehicle operated by an 18 year old Monroe woman. There were moderate vehicle damages. Coulthard was cited for failure to yield the right of way while making a turn, and was released pending a court appearance. On March 9, 2019, at 10:47 PM, officers were called to a domestic disturbance at a business in the 500 block of 6th Street. Investigation led to the arrest of Marshall V. Paul (29), Rockford, on charges of battery and disorderly conduct under Wisconsin’s Domestic Violence laws. A 27 year old Rockford woman sustained a minor injury during the incident, but declined any treatment. Paul was booked and released after posting bail, pending a court appearance.
On March 8, 2019, at 7:29 PM, officers cited two Monroe women following a traffic stop in the 2500 block of 13th Street. Kristy J. McNett (63), Monroe, and Catherine I. Treuthardt (70), Monroe, were both cited for possession of tetrahydrocannabinols (THC) (marijuana), and possession of drug paraphernalia, and were both released pending a court appearance.
On March 9, 2019, at 10:30 PM, Monroe Police were called to a reported stabbing in an apartment at an apartment complex in the 1700 block of 30th Street. Investigation indicated that an argument had taken place between two men in the apartment, one man was a resident of the apartment, identified as Joseph R. Luethje (24), Monroe, the other was a boyfriend of a female resident of the apartment, a 37 year old Monroe man. The 37 year old man lived in another apartment in the same complex. Both men were intoxicated. Luethje was initially arguing with his resident girlfriend, and brandished a knife, threatening self harm. The other man tried to take the knife away from Luethje, and a struggle ensued. During the struggle, the second man was stabbed. The victim was transported by Green County EMS to the Monroe Clinic Hospital. The man sustained non-life threatening injuries, was treated and released. Luethje was charged with second degree recklessly endangering safety and disorderly conduct while armed. Luethje was confined in the Green County Jail pending a court appearance.
On March 7, 2019, at 10:26 PM, officers cited Angela M. Roush (45), Monroe, with possession of drug paraphernalia following a traffic stop at 1st Street and North 18th Avenue. Roush was released pending a court appearance.
On March 5, 2019, at 12:14 AM, officers attempted to make a traffic stop in the 1100 block of STH 69 of a vehicle, the driver of which was wanted by Stoughton Police for criminal offenses there, and also wanted on a warrant from the Wisconsin Department of Corrections. The vehicle did not stop and a pursuit ensued. Just south of the Monroe City Limits on STH 69, the vehicle still refused to stop and actually increased speed, so Green County deputies employed a tire deflation device, which deflated a tire, and the vehicle stopped near STH 69 and Advance Road. The driver, identified as Courtney J. Jackson, the person named in the warrant and wants, refused to get out of the vehicle. After phone negotiations failed and several minutes had passed, for the safety of the public, an officer broke a window on the vehicle and gained entry. Jackson was taken into custody, and in addition to the warrant from the Wisconsin Department of Corrections, Jackson was also charged with felony knowingly fleeing an officer. Jackson was confined in the Green County Jail pending a court appearance. On March 5, 2019, at 3:43 PM, officers were called to a minor two vehicle accident with no reported injuries in the 2500 block of 16th Avenue. Investigation indicated that a vehicle operated by a 16 year old Browntown girl, struck a legally parked vehicle, which was occupied by a 38 year old Monroe man. The two parties exchanged the required information, but the 16 year old left hurriedly prompting the other party to call police. Officers located the 16 year old at her residence. She was cited for operating a motor vehicle without a valid driver’s license, and for inattentive driving. The 16 year old was released to a parent pending a court appearance.

February

On February 27, 2019, at 10:30 AM, officers were called to a motor vehicle accident with no reported injuries in a business parking lot in the 300 block of 6th Avenue West, where one vehicle left the scene without the operator providing the required information. Investigation into the accident resulted in citations being issued to Charles A. Sulzer (61), Monroe, for hit and run to an attended vehicle, operating while suspended, failure to notify police of an accident, and operating without insurance. Sulzer was released pending a court appearance. On February 27, 2019, at 9:57 PM, officers arrested Ricky A. Erving (32), Freeport, IL, in the 1700 block of 12th Street on two arrest warrants issued by the Monroe Police Department, for failing to appear in court on a prior assault charge and a prior disorderly conduct charge. Erving was confined in the Green County Jail pending a court appearance. .
On February 24, 2019, at 1:22 AM, officers were called to a disturbance at a business in the 1400 block of 17th Street, and upon arrival, found that the alleged instigator had left. This person was located shortly after by Green County Sheriff’s Office deputies. The person, identified as Cody J. Martin (25), Brodhead, was charged with disorderly conduct, and was later released after posting bail, pending a court appearance. On February 24, 2019, at 10:26 PM, officers arrested Jeffery K. Norton (32), Monroe, following a call for a domestic disturbance at a residence in the 2800 block of 13th Street. Norton was charged with disorderly conduct under Wisconsin’s Domestic Violence laws, and with two counts of bail jumping due to a violation of court ordered bail conditions from a prior case, prohibiting Norton from consuming alcohol and also prohibiting becoming involved in other crimes. Norton was confined in the Green County Jail pending a court appearance.
On February 23, 2019, at 12:11 AM, officers arrested Tristan M. Rosenstiel (21), Monroe, following a traffic stop in the 1000 block of 19th Avenue. Rosenstiel was charged with possession of tetrahydrocannabinols (THC) and possession of drug paraphernalia. Rosenstiel was also cited for operating after revocation-4th offense and operating without insurance. Rosenstiel was released pending a court appearance. A passenger, Hannah M.K. Willis (20), Belmont, was arrested and charged with underage consumption of alcohol and also with obstructing an officer after Willis gave officers a false date of birth. Willis was also released pending a court appearance.
On February 22, 2019, at 12:11 AM, officers responded to the 200 block of 11th Street for a report of a vehicle stuck in the ditch. Investigation indicated that a vehicle operated by Jeremy A. Rutledge (39), Monroe, failed to negotiate a turn from 17th Street to head east on 11th Street, went into the ditch and became stuck in snow. Rutledge was arrested and charged with operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated-5th offense. Rutledge was also cited for failure to maintain control of a vehicle. Rutledge was confined in the Green County Jail pending a court appearance. On February 22, 2019, at 4:17 PM, officers responded to a two vehicle crash with no reported injuries in the 1100 block of 13th Avenue. Investigation indicated that a northbound vehicle operated by William E. King (37), Monroe, rear ended a vehicle which had slowed to turn into a driveway, operated by a 49 year old Monroe man. Both vehicles sustained moderate damages. King was cited for following too closely.
On February 19, 2019, at 7:38 AM, officers were called to a two vehicle crash with no reported injuries on 21st Street at 15th Avenue. Investigation indicated that a vehicle operated by Noah D. Becker (17), Monroe, turned on to 21st Street from 15th Avenue and collided with a west bound vehicle on 21st Street operated by a 33 year old Monroe woman. Both vehicles sustained moderate damages but were operable. Becker was cited for failure to yield right of way from a stop sign, and was released pending a court appearance. On February 19, 2019, at 12:21 PM, officers arrested Austin D. Flood (23), Monroe, following a call to check the welfare of a person at a business in the 400 block of 4th Avenue. Flood was charged with bail jumping due to a violation of court ordered bail conditions prohibiting Flood’s possession of inhalants. Flood was confined in the Green County Jail pending a court appearance. .
On February 17, 2019, at 12:01 AM, officers were called to a domestic disturbance in the 800 block of 6th Street. An investigation led to the arrest of Ana J. Torres (31), Freeport, IL, on charges of battery and disorderly conduct under Wisconsin’s Domestic Violence Laws. Torres was booked and released after posting bail, pending a court appearance. On February 17, 2019, at 5:03 AM, officers responded to a one vehicle crash with no reported injuries in the W5400 block of STH 11. Investigation indicated that a vehicle operated by Filipe Moreno-Maguellal (56), Beloit, was traveling west on STH 11 when the vehicle left the roadway into the north ditch line and rolled over twice, coming to rest on its wheels. Moreno-Maguellal was arrested and charged with operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated-2nd offense. Moreno-Maguellal was also cited for operating after revocation, driving too fast for conditions, having no vehicle insurance and operating without the required ignition interlock device. Moreno-Maguellal was released to a responsible person pending a court appearance. .
On February 5, 2019, at 8:08 AM, officers were called to a two vehicle crash with no reported injuries on the STH 11/81 eastbound off ramp at North 18th Avenue. Investigation indicated that a vehicle operated by Tesla A. Davidson (27), Monroe, collided with a vehicle operated by a 42 year old Gratiot woman which was stopped at the stop sign. Both vehicles sustained moderate damages and were drivable. Davidson was cited for following too closely and for operating without a valid driver’s license. Davidson was released pending a court date.
On February 4, 2019, at 10:01 AM, officers were called to a two vehicle crash with no reported injuries on STH 69 at 11th Street. Investigation indicated that a vehicle operated by Mary J. Wedesky (71), Monroe, was turning south on to STH 69 and side-swiped another south bound vehicle on STH 69 operated by a 65 year old Verona man. There were moderate to serious vehicle damages, with the Wedesky vehicle being towed. Wedesky was cited for an improper right hand turn, and was released pending a court appearance .
On February 2, 2019, at 1:25 AM, officers arrested Ryan P. Simmons (37), Monroe, following a call for a disturbance in the 1700 block of 9th Street. Following an investigation, Simmons was charged with disorderly conduct, criminal damage to property and criminal trespass to a dwelling. Subsequent to the arrest, Simmons was also charged with possession of marijuana. Simmons was later released after bail was posted, pending a court appearance. On February 2, 2019, at 10:27 AM, officers were called to a vehicle versus a snowbank crash in the 900 block of 21st Street. Investigation indicated that a vehicle operated by Daniel J. Kundert (28), Monroe, collided with a snowbank. Kundert was found in the vehicle, running and in gear, at the scene, and was arrested and charged with operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated-2nd offense. Kundert was later released to a responsible person pending a court appearance.

January

On January 27, 2019, at 11:27 AM, officers were called to a two vehicle crash with no reported injuries at STH 69 and 2nd Street. Investigation indicated that a vehicle operated by Shawn J. Tracy (31), Monroe, collided with a semi-tractor and trailer unit operated by a 34 year old Mt. Carroll, IL, man. Both vehicles sustained moderate damages. Tracy was cited for operating a motor vehicle while suspended, operating with a suspended registration and operating with no insurance. Tracy was released pending a court appearance.
On January 26, 2019, at 1:23 AM, officers arrested Juan Cabrera-Guerra (48), Monroe, following a traffic stop in the 600 block of 16th Avenue. Cabrera-Guerra was charged with operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated-3rd offense, and in addition was cited for operating while revoked and operating with no insurance. Cabrera-Guerra was confined in the Green County Jail on the operating while intoxicated charge until a responsible person could take responsibility for him or the required time per law has passed. A court date was set for the other charges.
On January 22, 2019, at 3:33 PM, officers arrested Shawn W. Boss (19), Monticello, following a call about underage persons drinking on the street in the 700 block of 16th Avenue. Investigation confirmed that Boss was drinking, and Boss was charged with underage consumption of alcohol. In addition, the Wisconsin Department of Corrections-Probation and Parole placed a probation violation warrant on Boss. Boss was confined in the Green County Jail pending further proceedings.
On January 20, 2019, at 2:07 AM, officers arrested Karessa J. Patterson (35), Monroe, in the 2200 block of 2nd Avenue West following a call to check the welfare of persons parked in a motor vehicle. Patterson was charged with bail jumping after it was determined that she was violating court ordered bail conditions from a prior case prohibiting her consuming alcohol. Patterson was confined in the Green County Jail pending a court appearance. On January 20, 2019, at 3:20 AM, officers arrested Phillip A. Boyd (26), Monroe, in the 2800 block of 6th Street following a second contact with Boyd after Boyd had driven to that location. At an earlier call, officers had contact with Boyd at another location, and advised Boyd not to drive at that time. Boyd was cited for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated-1st offense, and was confined in the Green County Jail until Boyd could be released to a responsible person or the required legal time period had passed.
On January 19, 2019, at 8:21 PM, officers were called to investigate a report of a vehicle in the ditch in the 1600 block of 31st Avenue. Subsequent to the investigation, officers discovered that a passenger in the vehicle, Michael J. Muenchow (31), Beloit, was wanted on a warrant issued by the Beloit Police Department for failure to pay a fine on a prior drug paraphernalia citation. Muenchow was arrested and later released after posting the required bond.
On January 16, 2019, at 3:46 PM, officers arrested Richard D. Ward (27), Monroe, in the 2800 block of 6th Street, on a warrant issued by the Wisconsin Department of Corrections-Probation and Parole Bureau. Ward was confined in the Green County Jail pending further proceedings.
On January 15, 2019, at 8:50 AM, officers arrested Sara M. Lawrence (27), Monroe, in the 1700 block of 6th Street, on a warrant issued by the Wisconsin Department of Corrections-Probation and Parole Bureau. Lawrence was confined in the Green County Jail pending further proceedings.
On January 14, 2019, at 9:24 AM, officers arrested Konner D.J. Dadez (21), Freeport, IL, at a business in the 400 block of 4th Avenue, following an investigation. Dadez was charged with encouraging a violation of probation or parole, in this case an extended supervision of parole. Dadez was confined in the Green County Jail pending a court appearance.
On January 12, 2019, at 5:03 PM, officers were called to a two vehicle crash with no reported injuries in the W5400 block of STH 11. Investigation indicated that a vehicle operated by Kyle E. Wing (27), Dakota, IL, collided with a vehicle operated by a 57 year old Monroe woman. Wing was cited for driving too fast for conditions and released pending a court appearance.
On January 8, 2019, at 9:34 AM, officers arrested Chad M. Blaser (23), Freeport, IL, following an investigation into a report of a person damaging the vehicle of another person, in the 1200 block of 15th Street. When officers arrived on the scene and attempted to make contact with the alleged suspect, the person fled on foot. The suspect, identified as Blaser, was stopped in the 1200 block of 17th Street. Blaser was charged with felony criminal damage to property (due to the amount of damage caused) and disorderly conduct, both under Wisconsin’s Domestic Violence Law. Blaser was also charged with resisting arrest. Blaser was confined in the Green County Jail pending a court appearance.
On January 6, 2019, at 2:13 AM, officers arrested Jeffrey K. Norton (32), Monroe, in the 2500 block of 13th Street, following a call to check the welfare of a person. Norton was found to be wanted on a warrant issued by the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office for non-support. In addition, Norton was charged with bail jumping due to a violation of court ordered bail conditions from a prior case which prohibited consuming alcohol. Norton was confined in the Green County Jail pending further proceedings.
On January 4, 2019, at 1:01 AM, officers arrested William B. Robison (25), Monroe, following a traffic stop in the 800 block of 10th Street. Robison was charged with operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated-1st offense, and with operating while suspended. Robison was processed and released to a responsible person pending a court appearance. On January 4, 2019, at 6:51 AM, officers were dispatched to a two vehicle crash with no reported injuries at 21st Street and 8th Avenue. Investigation indicated that a vehicle operated by Scott A. Golackson (44), Monroe, collided with a vehicle operated by a 37 year old Monroe woman. There were minor to moderate vehicle damages. Golackson was cited for failure to yield right of way from a stop sign, and was released pending a court appearance. On January 4, 2019, at 11:18 PM, officers arrested Dennis E. Beutel (48), Monroe, following an investigation into a vehicle found crashed into landscaping adjacent to a business parking lot in the 600 block of 30th Street. Beutel was charged with felony bail jumping due to a violation of court ordered bail conditions from a prior case which prohibited consuming alcohol, and was confined in the Green County Jail pending a court appearance.
On January 1, 2019, at 12:55 AM, officers arrested Savannah R. Topp (33), Monroe, following a traffic stop in the 1000 block of 30th Avenue. Topp was charged with operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated-1st offense, and was also cited for possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Topp was booked and released to a responsible person pending a court appearance.
On December 30, 2018, at 2:39 AM, officers arrested Amanda R. Meyer (40), Monroe, following a traffic stop in the 400 block of West 8th Street. Meyer was charged with operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated-1st offense, and was cited and released to a responsible person pending a court appearance. Meyer was also cited for an unsafe lane deviation. On December 30, 2018, at 6:15 PM, officers arrested Justin D. Nyman (27), Monroe, in the 2000 block of 4th Street, as part of an earlier investigation into illegal activity. Nyman was arrested on a warrant issued by the Wisconsin Department of Corrections, Probation & Parole. Nyman was confined in the Green County Jail pending further proceedings.
On December 29, 2018, at 1:32 AM, officers arrested Zackery T. Wedig (29), Monroe, after Wedig was observed by officers in a tavern in the 1300 block of 17th Street. Wedig was charged with bail jumping due to a violation of court ordered bail conditions prohibiting consuming alcohol and being in a tavern. Wedig was confined in the Green County Jail pending a court appearance. On December 29, 2018, at 10:38 PM, officers arrested Eulalio Pineda-Perez (44), Brooklyn, following a call to check the welfare of a person in the 500 block of 6th Street. Pineda-Perez was charged with one count of felony bail jumping and one count of misdemeanor bail jumping, both charges relating to violating bail conditions on open criminal cases prohibiting consuming alcohol. Pineda-Perez was confined in the Green County Jail pending a court appearance.
On December 28, 2018, at 8:28 PM, officers arrested Trevor R. Frie (27), Monroe, in the 1300 block of 10th Street following an investigation into an earlier call. Frie was found to be the subject of an active arrest warrant from the Green County Sheriff’s Office for non-support. During the arrest, officers also found drug paraphernalia on Frie’s person, and issued a citation for that offense. Frie was confined on the warrant in the Green County Jail pending a court appearance.