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Police Blotter: August 21, 2013
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Monroe Police

MONROE - Jay H. Gierhart, 23, Monroe, was cited for following too closely and driving without vehicle insurance after police investigated a two-vehicle accident without injuries at Wisconsin 69 and 8th Street at 5:49 p.m. Monday, Aug. 19.

On Friday, Aug. 16:

• Police responded to a 911 misdial at 10:07 a.m. in the 1900 block of 10th Street. Everything was fine.

• A caller at 12:35 p.m. reported that a duck with a blowdart stuck in its neck has been hanging around the creek by Piggly Wiggly, 725 8th St. The officer dispatched to catch the bird reported it is still "quite mobile" despite the injury, and the other ducks aren't picking on it. The duck remains at large, with the blowdart in its neck.

• The streets department notified the police department at 2:51 p.m. that a notice was sent to a property owner in the 2200 block of 11th Street for having brush piled on the terrace without the proper tags.

• Staff at Burger King, 548 8th Ave., reported receiving a counterfeit bill at 3:10 p.m.

• Police were dispatched at 6:41 p.m. to the 2500 block of 13th Street for a dispute that had escalated from namecalling between two teen girls to a confrontation and foul language between their parents. They were all told to knock it off.

• A 911 call came in at 9:11 p.m., traced to the 1700 block of 8th Avenue. The dispatcher heard someone speaking Spanish on the line before the line disconnected. Police checked the area but found no problems.

• A 911 caller at 10:07 p.m. reported another person for selling drugs, but police deemed the allegation unfounded and believe it is part of an ongoing dispute between two groups of people in Monroe. The person supposedly selling drugs in turn called police the following morning at 9:21 a.m. to report the accuser for harassment. No one was cited or arrested.

• An officer was dispatched at 10:29 p.m. to the 2500 block of 9th Avenue for a complaint of a dog barking. The dog was not located.

On Saturday, Aug. 17:

• A deflated tire was reported at 5:28 a.m. in the 1400 block of 19th Street. The complainant believed the tire had been deflated on purpose, and police have leads on a suspect.

• People suspected of peddling magazines door-to-door without a permit were reported at 12:35 p.m. in the 500 block of St. Clare Ct. They did not have permits, and police told them to stop.

• The Department of Natural Resources was notified of a complaint at 2:32 p.m. that people on ATVs were driving through town on the bike trail, which is illegal. The offenders were not located.

• An officer responded at 8:39 p.m. to a complaint of a dog left unattended in a parked vehicle in the 800 block of 1st Avenue. The dog was found to be perfectly fine.

• CDs, cash and prescription medication were reported stolen out of an unsecured vehicle at 9:32 p.m. in the 1500 block of 6th 1/2 Avenue.

• A resident in the 2800 block of 16th Street called 911 at 10:30 p.m. to report seeing someone run out of the garage. Police checked the area but did not locate anyone.

On Sunday, Aug. 18:

• A caller at 2:06 a.m. reported there was a large group of intoxicated adults walking down the street and sidewalk in the 2200 block of 16th Street and one had taken a Big Wheels tricycle out of a yard and was riding it. Police located no one in the area.

• A resident in the 1500 block of 13th Avenue reported at 1:13 p.m. that someone had "disabled" his vehicle and it wouldn't start.

• Police were dispatched to the 1900 block of 11th Street at 1:05 p.m. for an ongoing dispute between two women over harassing text messages. No one was cited or arrested.

• A 16-year-old girl was reported as a runaway from the 1200 block of 9th Street at 2:46 p.m. She was later located in Madison.

• An officer was dispatched to the 1100 block of 13th Avenue at 9:21 p.m. for a complaint of a dog barking. The dog was not located.

Green County Sheriff

MONROE - Nathan S. Reichling, 32, Albany, was arrested during a traffic stop on Wis. 59 at Towns Road in Sylvester Township at 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 19, after fleeing police two days earlier. He was jailed on a warrant issued by the Department of Corrections and also faces tentative charges of fleeing officers, driving a vehicle without the owner's consent, obstructing police and reckless endangerment, all stemming from Saturday, Aug. 17, when deputies tried to stop Reichling in Albany because he was wanted by another county. Instead of stopping, he reportedly extinguished the vehicle's lights, crashed into a ditch and fled on foot.

Lafayette County Sheriff

DARLINGTON - Harassment was reported in Wiota Township at 10:06 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17.

• A deputy responded to a noise complaint in Argyle at 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18, but found that the noise was not excessive for the time of day.

• A deputy responded to a child custody dispute at a residence in Wayne Township at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18. The child was returned to the custodial parent.

• An erratic driver was reported in Blanchard Township at 7:40 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18. A deputy located the vehicle and spoke with the driver, who was lost and not from the area.

On Monday, Aug. 19:

• Timothy A. Fitzsimons, 23, Platteville, was cited for speeding at 12:33 p.m. on Wis. 81 in Darlington Township.

• Brandon W. Watkins, 19, Argyle, was cited for speeding at 4:55 p.m. on Wildlife Road in Wiota Township.