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Police Blotter: Dec. 11, 2013
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Monroe Police

MONROE - On Sunday, Dec. 1:

• A lady's wallet was reported stolen, unknown where, at 10 a.m.

• A resident and her boyfriend in the 300 block of North 13th Avenue reported at 11:25 a.m. that they traveled more than 100 miles to purchase a German Shepherd off Craigslist, but when they got home with the 15-month-old dog, it barked and growled at her. They wanted the Green County Humane Society to take it, but the shelter doesn't accept surrenders. Police helped the couple get the dog calmed down.

• Jaron D. Luebke, 21, Monroe, was cited for destruction of property after police responded at 12:28 p.m. to the 1300 block of 28th Avenue for a fight between a brother and sister. Luebke reportedly hit the wall in anger and damaged it.

• A coin collection was reported stolen at 5:30 p.m. from a safe in the 1300 block of 16th Avenue. Police have leads.

• A black Labrador was found at 5:35 p.m. in the 2000 block of 14th Street and turned over to the Humane Society.

• Police responded at 5:39 p.m. to the 500 block of 21st Street for an ongoing complaint of violations on a restraining order between a man and his wife's ex-husband.

• A neighbor's loud music was reported at 7:26 p.m. by a resident in the 800 block of 19th Street. The neighbor was warned.

On Monday, Dec. 2:

• Several complaints of unshoveled snow were reported in the morning, but the issue was resolved by the afternoon when it rained.

• Alexis Precious Oller, 17, Brodhead, was cited for annoying phone calls after police responded to a report at 10:50 a.m. that she was sending threatening texts to an 18-year-old female patient at Monroe Clinic.

• An out-of-control 12-year-old male student was reported at 12:16 p.m. at Monroe Middle School. He was referred to Juvenile Intake and released to a family member.

• The theft of a bicycle from Monroe Middle School was reported at 12:59 p.m. The theft occurred sometime in early November.

• Police responded at 2:19 p.m. to a complaint of a mess left in a shared hallway in an apartment building in the 1600 block of 11th Street. The mess was left by a local homeless man. He was warned.

On Tuesday, Dec. 3:

• A woman in the 200 block of 3rd Avenue reported at 3:07 p.m. that her boyfriend is still accessing her Social Security benefits account, even after they broke up. Police referred her to the office that manages the account.

• Identity theft was reported at 3:40 p.m. in the 1100 block of 11th Street. A resident reported a loan had been opened fraudulently in his name.

• A stray Persian cat was found at 4:10 p.m. in the 2300 block of 14th Avenue and turned over to the Humane Society.

• An 11-year-old boy called 911 from a neighbor's house in the 1000 block of 12th Street at 4:30 p.m. His father's new girlfriend had kicked him out because she was unhappy about him roughhousing with her child. He stayed at the neighbor's house until his father got home and could come pick him up.

• Vandalism to Christmas decorations was reported at 5:50 p.m. in the 1400 block of 23rd Avenue. It's been happening two or three years in a row now, the resident told police.

• A dispute between estranged spouses was reported at 8:14 p.m. at the police station. He refused to turn over their children to her because he believed she was driving with a suspended license. She came to the police station to prove to police that her license was actually valid.

On Wednesday, Dec. 4:

• A neighbor's loud music was reported at 12:41 a.m. by a resident in a trailer park in the 700 block of 17th Street. The music was turned off by the time police arrived.

• A 71-year-old woman incapacitated by alcohol was found lying in a common area of Churchhill Woods Apartments, 800 13th Ave., at 2:10 a.m. Police turned her over to a responsible person.

• A caller in the 1700 block of 21st Avenue reported a missing cat at 7:03 a.m. and suspected "the Cat Lady got it." Police referred the caller to "the Cat Lady."

• Police responded to a 911 misdial at 1:16 p.m. in the 1700 block of 14th Street. There was no emergency.

• Parents brought their 14-year-old son to the police station at 2:08 p.m. because they suspect he's taking money from them and they wanted police to talk to him about it.

• A possible probation or parole violation was reported at 2:17 p.m. in the 400 block of West 21st Street.

• A 911 caller at 3:47 p.m. reported that two boys, ages 12 and 10, were fighting on a school bus at 6th Avenue and 22nd Street. The driver asked his company to call police. An investigation is pending with the bus company and school to determine whether the boys will be able to continue riding the bus.

• A 911 hangup from a cellphone at 8:40 p.m. was traced to Wis. 69 at 16th Street. No emergency was found.

• A 911 pocket-dial at 11:39 p.m. was traced to the 1000 block of 12th Street. There was no emergency.

On Thursday, Dec. 5:

• Two 911 calls at 3:48 p.m. and 6:25 p.m. were traced to the 1500 block of 6th 1/2 Avenue but no emergency was found.

• A woman reported at 6:53 p.m. that she's getting harassing calls from her ex-boyfriend's mother and friend, and she told them to stop but they didn't. Police made contact with offenders and they deleted the ex-girlfriend's number from their cellphone in front of the officer.

• Annoying Snapchat messages sent over smartphones between teenage girls arguing over boys were reported at 8:30 p.m. Police told the girls to stop and reported the incident to Brodhead police for followup investigation.

On Friday, Dec. 6:

• Police were called to investigate the death of a 79-year-old woman at 9:47 a.m. in the 500 block of West 21st Street. No foul play is suspected.

• Nicholas A. Elmer, 18, Monroe, was cited for retail theft at 11:11 a.m. at Shopko, 405 W. 8th St. He allegedly shoplifted a video game.

• Police were called at 1:50 p.m. to Monroe High School for a complaint from school authorities that girls from a local group home were hanging out in a locker room and refusing to leave or go to class. The girls were gone by the time police arrived.

• Three Monroe girls, ages 14, 15 and 16, were cited for retail theft and underage possession of alcohol at 7:37 p.m. at Walmart, 300 6th Ave. West. They allegedly shoplifted liquor, a brush, nail polish, a T-shirt, the over-the-counter medication Coricidin and other merchandise. The 16-year-old was released to a parent. The 14- and 15-year-old girls, who are from Dane County but reside in a Monroe group home, were referred to Dane County juvenile authorities.

• John P. Spangler, 49, Monroe, was arrested on charges of disorderly conduct and resisting arrest after police were called at 11:44 p.m. to Sinners Saloon, 1428 17th St. Spangler allegedly helped himself to food belonging to a private party at the tavern and when members of the party told him to stop, he refused and caused a disturbance, then resisted officers outside. He was jailed. His signature bond is set at $1,500 with the conditions that he not drink or have contact with Sinners Saloon. A pre-trial conference in his case is set for Jan. 21.

On Saturday, Dec. 7:

• Jeremy Weissmiller, 35, Mount Carroll, Ill., was cited for hit-and-run on property adjacent to a highway, failure to notify police of an accident and failure to maintain control of a vehicle after police responded at 2:41 a.m. to a report of a hit-and-run accident at Wis. 69 and 21st Street. The suspect vehicle hit two light poles, knocking them down, and fled the scene.