Local thieves target vehicles, again, overnight|
Another round of thefts from vehicles targeted Antigo residents overnight.
By early morning, law officers had already received more than a half-dozen complaints which is an addition to the several reported earlier this week.
In most instances, the thief or thieves rummaged through glove compartments or consoles but left with nothing noticeable. The most substantial involved the theft of a bag of $50 in change, a roll of chewing tobacco and Georgio Armani cologne. At another location, two vehicles were targeted and cigarettes were stolen from both.
Perhaps more concerning was the report that a garage was entered through use of a garage door opener in one of the vehicles. Nothing was believed stolen from the garage.
The targeted areas included the 600 block of Mendlik Avenue, the 700 block of Badger Avenue, 1000 block of Third Avenue, the 1100 block of Clermont Street and the 1200 block of North Superior and Clermont streets.
“People should lock their cars and garages, close their garage door and keep valuables out of sight,” Antigo Police Chief Eric Roller said. “If you see or hear anything suspicious, please call police immediately as it cou
Antigo Area Weekend Activities
It’s a very busy springtime weekend.
The gun show at the fairgrounds, comedy in Elcho, and a murder mystery at the Volm Theater are just a few of the items crowding the mid-April docket.
A look ahead, taken from the Antigo Daily Journal’s advertising columns, follows:
Comedy comes to Elcho on Saturday, part of a special ‘spring break” for parents.
The Elcho Men’s Club will host the dinner and comedy show at the Jack LaMar/Elcho Community Pavilion, featuring Liysa Callsen, Kathy Kowalski from Manitowoc and Craig Knitt from Marion providing a variety of comedy.
Doors open at 4 p.m., dinner is served at 5:30 p.m. followed by the comedy show at 7 p.m.
Advance tickets are $30 each or $150 to reserve a table of six. At the door tickets are $40 each. Dinner offered is your choice of three shrimp and a 4-ounce filet, or a 12-ounce rib eye, potatoes, vegetable and roll along with full salad bar.
Tickets can be purchased at Antigo/Langlade County Chamber of Commerce, Office, Quinlan’s Equipment or calling Men’s Club members at 715-487-6040, 715-490-2017 (cell) in Pelican Lake or 715-275-3134, 715-610-5886 (cell) in
Traffic, ordinance violations carry thousands of dollars in fines
Thousands of dollars in fines were ordered in Langlade County Circuit Court this week for a variety of traffic and ordinance related violations.
The citations were issued by either the Antigo Police Department, the Langlade County Sheriff’s Department, the Wisconsin State Patrol or the Department of Natural Resources.
Ordinance-related violations carried some of the priciest penalties.
Timothy J. Draeger, 50, Deerbrook, was fined $515.50 for disorderly conduct. The same offense carried a $389.50 fine for both Karissa N. Korhonen, 20, and Logan L. Row, 23, both of 612 Fifth Ave.
Others ticketed were Carole J. McCabe, 37, Elcho, $389.50 for misuse of the 911 emergency system; William J. Adams, 37, 134 Weed St., $389.50 for possession of marijuana and $326.50 for possession of drug paraphernalia; R. Jones, 17, of Antigo was fined $389.50 for possession of marijuana; and Jacob A. Maly, 19, Bryant, $200.50 for underage drinking.
Terry J. Koeller, 30, Phlox, was fined $202.10 for fishing without a license.
Ticketed for traffic violations were as follows:
Max A. Bockes, 36, W8438 Highway F, $389.50 for failing to notify police of an
Local pair faces allegations of prostitution
What was coined as a “bet” between two Antigo residents has the potential to trigger charges of prostitution.
Langlade County officials said the case is being referred to the district attorney’s office on allegations that money, as well as a pledge calling for a substantial weight loss by one of the parties, was traded for the promise of sex.
Authorities said an estimated $500 of the agreed upon $1,000 had already been paid but there was no physical encounter as the male half of the couple evidently did not meet the stipulations.
The case was brought to the attention of the sheriff’s department during investigation of a harassment complaint.
Shoplifters steal carts full of goods at Walmart
A brazen act of theft attracted attention to Antigo’s northside retail district Monday afternoon when individuals pushing two carts full of unpaid merchandise raced out the doors at the local Walmart store.
Witnesses said the group, believed to have consisted of at least two males and two females of Caucasian and Native American race, ran to the parking lot, tossed the goods inside a vehicle and sped away. The store’s security alarm sounded but the thieves were too quick.
Officials have a possible license plate of the getaway vehicle which was last seen traveling west onto Highway 64 from Highway 45.
Law officers in various jurisidictions have been alerted of the crime.
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