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Circuit Court: July 25, 2020
Circuit Court

Green County


●  Tanya Marie Wurtzbacher, 34, Albany, was charged June 4 with a Class I felony count of possessing methamphetamine and misdemeanor counts of battery and disorderly conduct. The criminal complaint indicates deputies responded to 911 calls from her home in the 200 block of North 5th Avenue at about 5:45 a.m. May 24 and found that she and her fiancé got into a physical altercation after using meth all night. She was observed to be “hysterical,” paranoid and “constantly scratching her body.” Several hours later, while deputies were still investigating the case, her fiancé, 21-year-old Zachary William Schliem of Albany, arrived at the sheriff’s office lobby “very high” and demanded that a deputy accept a shirt with a peanut butter stain as evidence because he believed it was related to Wurtzbacher “enacting an elaborate plan and he wanted it stopped.” The deputy refused to accept the “soiled laundry” as evidence. Schliem is charged with felony possession of methamphetamine related to his May 24 contact with police as well as domestic abuse-related counts of disorderly conduct and criminal damage to property from an incident June 9 in which he “punched” a vehicle, resulting in dents. Wurtzbacher is also charged in separate cases with domestic abuse-related counts of negligent use of a motor vehicle, disorderly conduct and criminal damage to property, stemming from an arrest June 2 in Albany. On June 3, while incarcerated, Wurtzbacher was taken by ambulance from the Green County Jail to Monroe Clinic because she was “unresponsive, convulsing and had labored breathing.” While at the hospital, she was verbally abusive with staff and tried to escape her room, a deputy reported, which led to another charge of disorderly conduct. She’s also charged with felony and misdemeanor bail jumping for having contact with Schliem June 10 in violation of court-ordered bond conditions.

●  Luke Robert Dubach, 17, Monroe, was charged June 24 with a Class G felony count of possessing LSD with intent to distribute and a misdemeanor count of possessing THC. The case stems from a June 22 tip to Monroe police that Dubach was delivering LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide), aka acid, to another Monroe teenager. Before arresting him, police observed Dubach near apartment buildings in the 300 block of 3rd Street “walking between the buildings acting peculiar” and “in and amongst some bushes” before running across an open area, according to the criminal complaint. Police reported finding THC vape cartridges and six LSD tabs wrapped in foil in his shorts. One arresting officer noted Dubach was referred to Juvenile Intake for possession of LSD, psychedelic mushrooms and THC in January, when he was 16 years old.

●  Brandi Kathryn Camron, previously known as Brandi K. Weeden, 42, Janesville, was charged June 24 with three Class H felony counts of misappropriation of ID info to obtain money. The criminal complaint indicates she used the ID information of a family member with dementia to take out a $5,000 personal loan and also used the family member’s credit card to make unauthorized purchases. She had “every intention of paying (the loan) back before anyone knew, but things got away from her” and she was “drowning in debt and drowning emotionally,” according to a detective’s report from an interview with Camron. The detective noted Camron was convicted in Michigan in 2001 of embezzling money while employed at a bank.

●  Larry L. Crawford, 61, Madison, pleaded guilty June 25 to misdemeanor charges of bail jumping and possessing drug paraphernalia. Felony charges of possessing cocaine and narcotic drugs were dismissed but “read in.” He was sentenced to one year on probation with conditions including drug treatment. His court assessments total $886. The case stems from a Feb. 8 traffic stop for speeding in the 200 block of 18th Avenue in Monroe.

●  Alexis Lynne Furino, 28, Brodhead, pleaded no contest June 25 to a misdemeanor charge of attempted retail theft, downgraded from a felony and with a second count dismissed. She was sentenced to five days in jail, with time served. She owes the court $443. The case stems from a reported retail theft Dec. 23 at a business in the 300 block of 6th Avenue West.

●  Richard Wayne Long, 54, Monticello, pleaded no contest June 30 to misdemeanor charges of possessing THC and drug paraphernalia and to a Class G felony charge of manufacturing THC. A felony charge of maintaining a drug trafficking place was dismissed. He is sentenced to two years on probation for the misdemeanors and entered a two-year deferred prosecution agreement on the felony, which will be fully dismissed if he complies with the agreement. His court assessments total $886. The case stems from a search warrant executed Sept. 29 on his home in the 200 block of West Coates Avenue. Court records indicate Stateline Area Narcotics Team agents got the warrant after receiving a tip of a marijuana grow inside Long’s residence. The search resulted in the seizure of 12 small and 18 full-size marijuana plants “located between two grow tents in the upstairs west bedroom.” Agents also seized LED grow lights, marijuana seeds in prescription bottles in the kitchen fridge and about a dozen firearms. About 90 minutes into the search, Long showed up at the residence and “stated he was responsible for the marijuana grow.”

●  Craig Travis Coulthard, 39, Albany, pleaded no contest July 2 to a misdemeanor charge of battery, downgraded from a felony charge of substantial battery, as well as misdemeanor charges of disorderly conduct, criminal damage to property and making contact after a domestic abuse arrest. Other similar misdemeanors were dismissed but “read in.” He was sentenced to two years on probation and ordered to undergo domestic violence counseling and pay $830 in restitution to the victim. Court records indicate the victim did not object to the plea agreement. The charges against Coulthard stem from six separate cases filed since January, including for a battery on July 25, 2019 and for multiple domestic abuse-related arrests at his former home on Klondike Road, Town of Jordan.


●  Brian Arnold Conkling, 49, Monroe, pleaded no contest June 2 to misdemeanor charges of battery, disorderly conduct and criminal damage to property. He was sentenced to 18 months on probation with conditions that he be assessed for alcohol or other drug abuse and follow up with any recommended treatment. The charges stem from two arrests in Monroe in December, including an arrest following a 911 call reporting that Conkling was breaking windows and damaging the exterior of an apartment building in the 200 block of 4th Avenue.

 ●  David Bruce Waage, 66, Monroe, pleaded no contest June 3 to a misdemeanor charge of unlawful phone use to threaten harm, with a second count dismissed. He entered a one-year deferred prosecution agreement. If he complies with the agreement, the charge will be dismissed. The case stems from numerous calls to Green County Human Services caseworkers in January. The criminal complaint indicates Waage left long voicemails and threatened bodily harm. During one call he said he had a concealed carry permit and was “fully loaded.” When confronted by police, he said he shouldn’t have made the calls and admitted they were “a little excessive.” He said the calls were only meant to intimidate.

●  Peter P. Belletiere, 37, Monroe, pleaded no contest June 26 to misdemeanor charges of disorderly conduct and criminal damage to property, with a second count of criminal damage to property dismissed. He was sentenced to 18 months on probation. His court assessments total $886. The case stems from a domestic disturbance Aug. 20, 2019 at his then-residence in the 900 block of 12th Street in Monroe.

●  Philip S. Tackett, 58, Monroe, entered a 12-month deferred prosecution agreement June 26 on a misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct, which will be fully dismissed if he complies with the agreement. The case stems from a domestic disturbance Feb. 21 in the 2500 block of 9th Avenue.