On May 19, 2013 at approximately 6:35 p.m. Wal-Mart loss prevention employees stopped Julian Rebeles, 22 from Sparta, as he attempted to leave the store with unpaid merchandise. Rebeles was captured on surveillance video concealing items on his person and wearing items that he had not purchased. Rebeles was issued a municipal citation for Retail Theft.
On May 19, 2013 at approximately 1:10 a.m. officers were summoned to 507 East Avenue on the report of a large group of people fighting. When officers arrived they encountered the homeowner and several intoxicated individuals arguing over a set of car keys. The homeowner wanted everyone to leave because of the arguing. While attempting to mitigate the disturbance, one of the unwelcome guests; Danielle Hernandez, 34 from West Salem, kept yelling obscenities and screaming at the investigating officers. Hernandez was eventually arrested for Disorderly Conduct and taken to the Monroe County Jail.
On May 18, 2013, at approximately 11:15 a.m. officers received a tip that Martin Cooper, 27 from Sparta, was a passenger in a vehicle being driven in the Sparta area. Officers were aware that Cooper was wanted on a warrant and had fled from officers approximately a week earlier when they attempted to take him into custody. Officers located the vehicle referenced by the tipster as it was traveling on Wisconsin Street and stopped it near Andy’s Resale. Cooper was arrested without incident and taken to the Monroe County Jail.
On May 17, 2013 at approximately 4:00 p.m. an officer on patrol stopped Francisco Gonzalez, 35 from Sparta, for a traffic violation. The officer discovered that Gonzalez had a revoked driving status for a prior alcohol related offense and arrested him for Operating after Revocation. Gonzalez was also issued a traffic citation for Failure to Wear Seatbelt.
On May 16, 2013 at approximately 10:50 p.m. officers received a tip that the resident in Apartment 1 was smoking marijuana. When the investigating officers arrived they too could smell the odor of burnt marijuana and made contact with Christopher Fowler, 18 from Sparta. Officers located a small amount of marijuana and several items of drug paraphernalia. Fowler was issued municipal citations for both violations.
On May 17, 2013 at approximately 2:15 p.m. officers were called to Hansen’s IGA after a store employee stopped Berlie Thomas, 46 from Sparta, for retail theft. Employees reported that they watched Thomas conceal food items on this person and then leave the last point of sale without making any attempt to pay for the items. Thomas was issued a municipal citation for Retail Theft.
On May 15, 2013 at approximately 12:30 a.m. officers were summoned to 622 North Court Street on the report of a fight. A resident at that address reported that David Ortiz, 23 from Sparta, and Jonathan Ortiz, 24 from Sparta, were at his home and he suspected they were smoking marijuana. The Resident confronted the two and asked that they leave. An altercation then took place where the resident was assaulted and struck over the head with a glass. The Ortiz brothers were located a short distance from the residence and arrested for Disorderly Conduct and Battery.
On May 16, 2013 at approximately 8:15 p.m. a couple residing in the 900 block of Goodman Court reported that their neighbor, Ryan Flood, 30 from Sparta, threatened them. The complainant had just finished mowing the lawn when Flood reported yelled out “I’m going to hire someone to take out my neighbor”. Flood who has bond conditions prohibiting him from threats of violence was arrested for Bail Jumping and Disorderly Conduct.
On May 11, 2013 at approximately 9:55 p.m. officers received a complaint that an intoxicated driver was the leaving the Wayside Tavern and according to the caller he “could hardly walk”. The caller provided a vehicle description and license plate number. An officer on patrol located the vehicle on Montgomery Street and identified the driver as Mark Fritzner, 53 from Sparta. Fritzner displayed obvious signs of intoxication and the officer had him attempt several field sobriety tests. Fritzner was arrested for OMVWI (5th offense).
On May 12, 2013 at approximately 7:00 p.m. an officer on patrol stopped a vehicle being driven by Matthew Moseley, 21 from Sparta. During the contact the officer could smell the odor of marijuana and when he asked Moseley about this he gave the officer a baggie with marijuana inside. Moseley was issued a municipal citation for Possession of Marijuana. A passenger in the vehicle, Adrianna Beckler, 18 from Sparta, was cited for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia after a smoking device was found in her possession.
On May 16, 2013 at approximately 6:20 p.m. an officer on patrol stopped a vehicle being driven by Tomas Bautista Santiago, 43 from Sparta. Santiago had a revoked driving status and was wanted on a Monroe County Warrant. Santiago was arrested on the warrant and for Operating after Revocation due to an Alcohol Related Offense.
On Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at approximately 4:35 p.m. the Monroe County Communications Center received a complaint that Jennifer Anglemyer, 31 from Neilsville, had just dropped her 9 year old child off at a residence in Sparta and appeared to be very intoxicated. An officer located Anglemyer driving a few minutes later and observed signs of impaired driving. Anglemyer was stopped and the officer could smell alcohol about her person and had her attempt several field sobriety tests. Anglemyer was arrested for OMVWI (2nd offense) with a Passenger Under 16 as a 7 year old child was present in the vehicle, along with another adult. The arresting officers also located opened intoxicants, marijuana, and drug paraphernalia in the vehicle. Anglemyer faces an additional charge of Bail Jumping as bond conditions prohibited her from consuming alcohol.
Monroe County Sheriff’s Office in cooperation with the Sparta and Tomah Police Departments will be conducting high visibility traffic enforcement in the following locations:
· May 22, 2013 in the Towns of Sparta, Leon, Wells, and Portland.
· May 24, 2013 in the Towns of Sparta, Angelo and Lafayette.
· May 25, 2013 in the Towns of Tomah, Lagrange and Greenfield.
· May 30, 2013 in the Towns of Sparta, Angelo, Adrian and Tomah.
These enforcement details will focus on seatbelt and speed violations. The public can expect to see officers from all 3 police agencies conducting enforcement operations!
On May 12, 2013 at approximately 4:15 a.m. officers responded to a reported disturbance in the 500 block of East Ave. The caller reported hearing glass breaking and someone yelling about a gun. Officers discovered an altercation took place outside the residence of Michael Melde, 25 from Sparta. Melde had several guests over for a bonfire and some type of altercation took place where he demanded some of the guests leave. During the altercation Melde reportedly retrieved a shotgun from his residence and pointed it at the unwanted guests. Melde was arrested for Disorderly Conduct and Going Armed while Intoxicated.
On May 10, 2013 at approximately 9:35 p.m. an officer patrolling the downtown area saw Charlie Richards, 23 from Sparta, riding in a vehicle. The officer knew Richards and believed that he was wanted on a warrant. The warrant status was confirmed and the vehicle stopped. Richards was then arrested on the Monroe County Warrant and taken to the jail.