Tags: Madison, Plea, Rape, Sexual assault, Violence and Abuse
Tags: Burglary, Raymond Huber, Sheriff, Waupaca County Wisconsin
A 44-year-old man will spend 60 days in jail or house arrest after authorities say he burglarized a Richfield farm owned by Judge Ray Huber of Waupaca County, stole some copper wire and tried to get away on a bicycle.
David K. Hagen, whose community of residence is listed as “unknown” in court documents, will serve the time as part of two years probation for possessing burglar’s tools, misdemeanor theft and criminal damage to property, all as a repeat offender. Wood County Circuit Judge Nicholas Brazeau Jr. also ordered Hagen to pay $754, maintain absolute sobriety and undergo any counseling deemed necessary.
During his recent court appearance, Brazeau also referred a charge of burglary as a repeat offender to the Wood County drug court and allowed Hagen to serve his probation at a community-based residential facility. According to the criminal complaint:
On Dec. 13, a Wood County Sheriff’s Department investigator responded to a report of a possible burglary at a farm in the 8300 block of Highway EE, Richfield, with a suspect fleeing on a bicycle. The investigator saw Hagen riding a bicycle and hauling materials, including copper electrical wire, a side cutter, a needle-nose pliers, a red plastic flashlight and a red Swiss Army knife, at Shaw’s Wrecking Yard. Hagen told the investigator he took the items.
Tags: Aprina Paul, Robert Spoden, Rock County, Sheriff, Wisconsin
A southern Wisconsin man told authorities where to find the remains of a Dane County teenager but denied killing her, the Rock County sheriff said. No charges have been filed against the 29-year-old Porter man, but he was in custody at the Rock County Jail on suspicion of a probation violation, sheriff’s deputies told local media outlets.
The man remains a person of interest in the disappearance of 18-year-old Aprina Paul, Rock County Sheriff Robert Spoden said on November 4, 2013. The teenager was last seen on Oct. 27, and authorities believe the bone fragments they found in the man’s fire pit are those of the young teen. We are confident that this is Aprina Paul,” he said.
The man told investigators that Paul died in his home late Oct. 27 or early Oct. 28. He provided an explanation for how she died, and authorities are investigating his story, Spoden said.
Tags: Cannabis, District Attorney, Jackson, Law, Law Enforcement, Washington County
31-year-old Jackson man is under arrest after police say they found a marijuana growing operation in his basement on Halloween night.
According to a news release from Jackson police, officers responded to the home Thursday night when a second resident reported concerns about a prowler in the basement. That’s when police noticed an “overpowering smell of marijuana” and saw a grow room
The case will be referred to Washington County District Attorney Mark Bensen for charging.
Tags: Infant, Marathon County Wisconsin, Waste container, Wausau Wisconsin, Zoua Yang
Zoua Yang, a 33-year-old mother of four already facing child neglect charges is now accused of wrapping her dead child in a garbage bag and tossing it into a garbage bin behind a Townline Road apartment complex. Police say they believe the infant was stillborn, Wausau Police Capt. Greg Hagenbucher said Tuesday. The child’s body has not been recovered.
Yang was charged in Marathon County Circuit Court on Tuesday with concealing the death of the child, a felony that carries a maximum sentence of 3½ years in prison. Misdemeanor bail jumping charges also were filed against Yang, who was ordered held on a $1,000 cash bond.
An investigation began Oct. 17 when an anonymous caller reported that Yang was seven months pregnant when she gave birth to a baby and “threw the baby into a black garbage bag and into the dumpster,” according to the criminal complaint. The child’s gender was not disclosed.
BROWN COUNTY, WISCONSIN: Minnesota Law Firm Will Help Defendants Convicted In 1992 Pulp Vat Murder Of Tom MonfilsPosted: October 29, 2013 in Appeals, Assaults, Brown County, CCAP, Crime Prevention, District Attorney, District Attorneys, Homicides, John Zakowski, Prosecutor, Prosecutors, Tom Monfils Case, Wisconsin, Wisconsin Circuit Court
Tags: Conviction, John Zakowski, Law firm, Monfils, Murder, Prosecutor, Tom Monfils
Supporters of the men convicted of Tom Monfils’ murder in 1992 may have been chilled by 29-degree wind chill Monday night, but they had to have been warmed by the news that a Minneapolis law firm has gotten involved in the case. About 45 of those supporters showed up to hold signs and march at the fourth annual “Walk for Truth and Justice for Six Innocent Men” rally outside the Brown County Courthouse.
Denis Gullickson, co-author of “The Monfils Conspiracy,” which claims to spell out flaws in the investigation and prosecution of the case, served as master of ceremonies for the event. Gullickson told the group that the Minnesota Innocence Project and “a major Minneapolis law firm,” Frederickson and Byron, are working on the case without cost.
Monfils, 35, was killed at the then-James River Paper Mill in Green Bay. His body was found in a pulp vat in November 1992. After three years, a jury convicted Monfils’ co-workers, Mike Piaskowski, Michael Hirn, Rey Moore, Dale Basten, Michael Johnson and Keith Kutska. The investigation, arrests and convictions took three years. Police and prosecutors said the men killed Monfils because they were enraged that he had reported to police that Kutska had stolen scrap wire from the mill.
Brown County Judge John Zakowski, who, as district attorney in 1995 prosecuted the case, has continued to maintain that police and the justice system got things right when the six men were arrested and convicted.
Tags: Law Enforcement, Seat belt, Sheriff, Vehicle, Vernon County
On Saturday, October 26, 2013, a driver distracted by something inside his vehicle crashed and overturned in Vernon County, with two passengers hurt in the crash. The crash was on East Ridge Road just east of Olerud Road in the town of Christiana, the Vernon County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release. Lee Barfield, 19, Westby, was eastbound on East Ridge Road when he got distracted, the vehicle leaving the road, striking a culvert and flipping onto its passenger side.
Jeanette Butler, 63, and Clark Butler, 63, both of Soldiers Grove, had to be extricated from the vehicle. They were taken to Gunderson Lutheran Medical Center in La Crosse with unknown injuries. All occupants were wearing seat belts.