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Police Blotter: Oct. 12, 2012
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Darlington Police

DARLINGTON - Yair Salazar-Mendoza, 22, Shullsburg, was cited for driving without a valid license (third offense) and for driving without vehicle insurance Wednesday, Oct. 10, on Galena Street.

Monroe Police

MONROE - On Wednesday, Oct. 10:

• Lucas C. Patterson, 28, Monroe, was arrested on charges of disorderly conduct and battery after a 22-year-old woman called police at 1:52 a.m. to the 200 block of West 23rd Street. During an argument, Patterson allegedly threw a cellphone that hit her face. Later the same day, he pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor counts in Green County Circuit Court of disorderly conduct, battery and resisting or obstructing an officer. He signed a $750 signature bond, with the conditions that he not drink or enter establishments that sell alcohol (except grocery stores and gas stations).

• A detective followed up at 6:58 a.m. on a fraud case reported by a resident in the 500 block of West 21st Street. The resident told police he was selling a vehicle on Craigslist when he got a suspicious request to wire money through MoneyGram. The suspected defrauder lives in Florida. Police have been investigating several similar complaints of attempted fraud via Craigslist and other sites. The police chief cautions, "If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is."

• A resident in the 300 block of 2nd Street called police at 9:09 a.m. to report that a foreign substance, possibly water, had been poured into the crank case of a vehicle. Police determined the vandalism complaint was unfounded, and the resident had probably left the dipstick up, allowing rain water somehow to get into the engine.

• Scratches on a vehicle were reported at 4:26 p.m. in the 1600 block of 12th Street. There is no suspect.

• A resident in the 700 block of 15th Avenue complained at 5:22 p.m. that a neighbor revs a muscle car so loudly it rattles windows in the neighborhood. Police warned the muscle car owner to do the revving in a garage to cut down on noise pollution.

Green County Sheriff

MONROE - Deputies took into custody a 15-year-old boy in the Town of Monroe at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, on charges of battery, disorderly conduct and theft. The charges stem from a physical altercation earlier in the day with a family member. The teen also allegedly stole a cellphone. He was placed in a juvenile detention center in Rock County.

Lafayette County Sheriff

DARLINGTON - On Wednesday, Oct. 10:

• Justin D. Wilson, 30, Lone Rock, was cited for non-registration of an auto and driving without proof of vehicle insurance at 7:54 a.m. on Wisconsin 23 in the Town of Willow Springs.

• Dylan M. Rozic, 16, Benton, and Michael J.T. Fitzgerald, 17, Shullsburg, were cited for speeding at 10:12 p.m. on County W in the Town of Benton.

• Criminal damage to property (vandalism) was reported at 11:22 p.m. on County Y in the Town of Woodford.