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Police Blotter: Dec. 6, 2013
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Monroe Police

MONROE - Carl C. Hearing, 60, Monroe, was arrested on a first-offense charge of driving while intoxicated in the 1300 block of 12th Street at 7:33 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4. He was also charged with hit-and-run on an unattended vehicle, having open intoxicants in his vehicle and driving with a blood-alcohol concentration of 0.15 percent or greater. He was released pending court.

On Wednesday, Nov. 27:

• Police were called at 1:41 a.m. to an argument between a live-in boyfriend and girlfriend in the 2100 block of 14th Street. He had been drinking, got mad and was throwing stuff. She didn't want him there when he was intoxicated, and so he left without incident after police arrived.

• An employee at a cheese-slicing plant in the 400 block of 17th Avenue reported at 1:12 p.m. that his personal keys were taken from the breakroom. None of the other employees admitted taking them. Later the same day, the keys were dropped off on his front porch.

• A 911 caller at 3:27 p.m. reported that his front ball joint broke on his vehicle as he was driving down Wis. 69 at 11th Street and he was stuck in the middle of the road. Police directed traffic until his vehicle could be removed.

• Dennis E. Carpenter, Jr., 20, Monroe, was arrested on seven felony counts of forgery at 3:37 p.m. in the parking lot of Monroe Clinic. Police also reported finding him with prescription pills for which he does not have a prescription and referred this to the District Attorney for further charges. Carpenter was jailed. Court records allege he forged more than $2,500 in the past year using checks from a farm where he's employed as a hand. His signature bond is set at $2,000 and he has a preliminary hearing Jan. 13.

• A female caller at 7:24 p.m. in the 1900 block of 15th Avenue alleged her boyfriend had used her vehicle without her consent. Police determined she had given him permission to use the vehicle in the past and deemed the case a civil matter. She again called police at 9:36 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 1, to report harassing texts and emails from the boyfriend. Both she and boyfriend were warned to stop contacting each other.

• A violation of a restraining order was reported at 7:45 p.m. in the 800 block of 22nd Avenue. The respondent had allegedly driven past the petitioner's house. Police are investigating.

• A 17-year-old girl at a group home in the 1700 block of 15th Street reported at 9:08 p.m. that her 18-year-old ex-boyfriend was continuing to make contact with her even though she told him she wanted nothing to do with him. Police warned him to stop.

• Numerous calls from a blocked number were reported by a resident at 9:09 p.m. in the 300 block of 5th Street. The case is under investigation.

• A Monroe girl, 16, was cited for two counts of disorderly conduct after police responded at 11:05 p.m. to 15th Avenue and 10th Street for a fight between her and another Monroe girl over a boy, also of Monroe. The spurned 16-year-old girl saw her ex-boyfriend, 17, with his new girlfriend, 15, and allegedly bumped his vehicle from behind with her vehicle. When he stopped, she went and tried to pull the new girlfriend out of the car.

On Thursday, Nov. 28:

• A stray black Labrador-mix dog was reported at 12:34 a.m. hanging around the door to the Friendly Inn, 1335 17th St., and begging to be let in. He was taken to the Green County Humane Society.

• A dog owner was warned for allowing it to run at large after police responded at 4:09 p.m. to a neighbor's complaint in the 1300 block of 11th Street.

• Two Monroe boys, ages 11 and 13, were warned after police responded at 4:56 p.m. to a complaint that they were throwing snowballs at a house in the 1500 block of 15th Avenue.

• Alexander J. Santoro, 17, Monroe, was charged with inattentive driving and hit-and-run causing injury after police responded to a vehicle vs. pedestrian accident at 7:53 p.m. in the intersection of 14th Street and 22nd Avenue. Investigation revealed that Santoro struck a 68-year-old Rockford man and then fled the scene. The man was taken by Green County EMS to the Monroe Clinic ER for treatment of his non-life threatening injuries. Police located Santoro nearby.

• A dog owner was warned for allowing it to bark excessively after police responded at 11:18 p.m. to a neighbor's complaint in the 2500 block of 8th Street.

On Friday, Nov. 29:

• Two 13-year-old boys were cited for curfew violations after an officer on patrol at 1:55 a.m. saw one of them lying in the road in the 1000 block of 9th Street. The boys claimed one of their mothers said they could go to Kwik Trip to pick up some stuff. The officer checked with the mother and discovered this was not the case. The boys in fact had snuck out.

• Police were called at 9:45 a.m. to Papa Murphy's, 122 8th St., where a recently terminated employee and another employee came to demand paychecks and allegedly threatened to burn down the store. Police warned them to leave.

• A dog owner was warned for allowing the animal to run at large after police responded at 3:09 p.m. to a complaint of a stray dog with a broken leash in the 2100 block of 16th Avenue.

• A mother reported her daughter, 16, missing at 9:12 p.m. from her home in the 1000 block of 7th Avenue. The girl returned home a short while later.

On Saturday, Nov. 30:

• A man who captured a stray cat at his parent's home in the 2500 block of 13th Street reported at 2:44 a.m. that he'd been bit by the cat. The cat was impounded at the Humane Society.

• An officer on patrol at 9:01 a.m. saw two old mattresses leaned up against a house in the 1300 block of 11th Street and, and noticing they'd been there several days, issued a property maintenance warning.

• A phone scammer purporting to be from Alliant Energy was reported at 10:44 a.m. in the 700 block of 17th Street. The victim fell for the scam and lost $300. Alliant Energy told police there have been other reports of similar scams.

• The theft of a digital camera sometime in the past three weeks from a residence in the 1700 block of 8th Avenue was reported at 3:32 p.m. Police are following leads.

• A tan-and-white pitbull who answers to "Romeo" was reported missing at 3:47 p.m. from the 2300 block of 16th Avenue.

• A bat flying around a house in the 1500 block of 11th Street was reported at 6:52 p.m. An officer and a neighbor helped capture the bat alive and release it outdoors.

• A 911 caller at 9:33 p.m. reported an assault in progress in the McDonald's drive-through in the 400 block of 8th Street. A witness saw the male suspect break a rearview mirror while yelling and screaming, but no witnesses reported a direct assault on a female in the vehicle. No one was cited or arrested.

• Jonathan M. Garcia, 31, Orfordville, was arrested on a charge of driving while intoxicated at 8:27 p.m. in the 2800 block of 6th Street. He was released pending court.

• Mellysa G. Devine, 24, Rock Falls, Ill., was arrested on a charge of marijuana possession at 8:41 p.m. in the 1600 block of 10th Street. Tyler M. Devine, 24, also of Rock Falls, was arrested on a charge of possessing drug paraphernalia. Both were released pending court.

• A manager at McDonald's reported at 10:53 p.m. that the restaurant was receiving multiple prank calls. The phone rang again when police arrived. The manager answered it with, "The police are here. Do you want to talk to them?" and the caller hung up.

On Sunday, Dec. 1:

• Linda M. Swedlund, 41, Monroe, was arrested on a third-offense charge of driving while intoxicated at 3:36 p.m. in the 400 block of West 8th Street. She was also charged with driving with a revoked license, then jailed pending court.

On Monday, Dec. 2:

• Irene E. Kilchenmann, 94, Monticello, was cited for failure to yield right-of-way at a stop sign after police responded at 11:10 a.m. to a two-vehicle accident without injuries at 9th Street and 17th Avenue. Kilchenmann collided with a vehicle driven by a 24-year-old Monroe man.

• Jennifer L. Straws, 21, Monroe, was arrested on charges of disorderly conduct and battery after police responded at 5:16 p.m. to a report of a domestic disturbance in the 900 block of 16th Street. She was jailed pending court. A Class A misdemeanor charge of battery was filed the next day in Green County Circuit Court against Straws, alleging she had repeatedly punched her mother. A not-guilty plea was entered in the case, and Straw's signature bond was set at $500.

On Tuesday, Dec. 3:

• Orrin H. Marsden, 21, Monroe, was arrested at 1:10 a.m. in the 1300 block of 16th Street on a warrant issued by the Wisconsin Department of Corrections. He was jailed.

• Robin F. Stevenson, 50, Monroe, was arrested on a charge of domestic abuse-related disorderly conduct after police were called at 7:58 p.m. to a room at the Super 8 Motel, 500 6th St. He was extremely intoxicated on rum and allegedly called his wife foul names and slapped her when she tried to get him some food. He had passed out by the time officers arrived. He was jailed. A not-guilty plea was entered in the case in court Wednesday, Dec. 4. His signature bond is set at $500, and he has a pretrial conference Jan. 21.

• Brandon L. Lohaus, 38, Monroe, was arrested at 8:30 p.m. at 8th Street and 8th Avenue on a warrant issued by the Macon County (Ill.) Sheriff's Department. He was jailed.

On Wednesday, Dec. 4:

• Corey L. Coplien, 36, Monroe, was arrested on a warrant issued by the Green County Sheriff's Department for unpaid child support and charged with obstructing an officer after police conducted a traffic stop at 12:18 a.m. in the 1600 block of 9th Street. Court records indicate Coplien gave police a false name and date of birth, then locked himself in a nearby gas station bathroom. An officer outside the door could hear him flushing the toilet multiple times. Coplien refused to open the door, which had to be jimmied open. He was jailed. A not-guilty plea was entered in court in his case later the same day. His signature bond is set at $500, and he has a pretrial conference Jan. 21. Another person involved in the same traffic stop, Chelsea R. Knell, 24, Monroe, was arrested on a warrant issued by the Lafayette County Sheriff's Department. She posted the required bond and was released.

Green County Sheriff

MONROE - Scott T. Creed, 19, Monroe, was arrested on a probation hold at the Green County Justice Center at 4:12 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4.

Lafayette County Sheriff

DARLINGTON - On Wednesday, Dec. 4:

• A deputy responded at 3:10 p.m. to keep the peace during a civil dispute on Woods Branch Road in Kendall Township.

• A stolen bicycle was reported at 3:30 p.m. on Alma Street in Benton.

• A deputy responded at 5:44 p.m. to a 911 hangup traced to East Center Street in South Wayne. The call was a misdial.

Darlington Police

DARLINGTON - Whitney James Warwick, 45, Darlington, was cited for driving with a revoked license at about 11:35 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013, on Main Street.

• Leonel Cervantes Guzman, 24, Darlington, was cited for driving without a license or vehicle insurance at 1:16 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, on Ann Street.