Seven motorists nabbed here on allegations linked to alcohol|
A Kaukauna motorist who stopped to check the status of another driver parked alongside Highway 64 early Saturday may be rethinking his actions today. The nice deed ultimately resulted in his arrest.
The stopped driver was a Langlade County sheriff’s deputy and it evidently only took a whiff of his “rescuer’s” breath through an open window to suspect alcohol may have been at play.
According to reports, the deputy was parked facing east at about 2:30 a.m. when a westbound vehicle flashed its bright lights and then pulled into the eastbound lane alongside the squad. The driver proceeded to ask the deputy if he was okay, the officer replied with a yes and the man drove away.
The motorist was subsequently stopped in the Polar area on suspicion of drunken driving. He was arrested for his fourth such offense after failing a series of field sobriety tests.
The incident was one of several weekend arrests involving alcohol-related offenses including seven for drunken driving.
The sheriff’s department made six of them including another early Saturday morning stop on Antigo’s north side. It involved a southern Wisconsin man initially stopped for speedin
Man arrested for allegedly hitting woman
A text message tipped off Antigo police to a disturbance at a Sixth Avenue home Sunday night.
Officers went to the residence after a woman reported that her daughter, who resided at that location, had sent her a message alleging that she had been hit by her boyfriend.
The female subequently told investigators that she had been punched twice in the head. Her boyfriend, age 47, was arrested on counts of domestic disorderly conduct and bail jumping.
In an unrelated case, a 14-year-old boy is being referred to juvenile corrections for a fight with his mother at a Dorr Street home Sunday. He allegedly punched her during an argument over a computer. The computer, which was owned by the school district, was also broken in the process, potentially triggering a charge of causing criminal damage to property.
Antigo Area Weekend Activities
A benefit for Ron Messer, some great dining opportunities and a look ahead to spring sports all crowd the docket on a busy northwoods weekend.
The days ahead will also bring the opening of Antigo High School’s spring musical, “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” an auction hosted by North Central Sales Auction and more.
A look at events, taken from the Antigo Daily Journal’s advertising columns, follows:
The benefit for Ron Messer, diagnosed with a serious medical condition, will be held Saturday, 3 to 9 p.m., at the Edison Club.
There will be music by the Basement Band with Stone Soup Brothers and Yellow Rose Band featuring Bob and Shelly Strong.
There will also be raffles with some serious prizes, including a custom made guitar made by Zane Guitars and Green Bay Packer tickets.
The Antigo Knights of Columbus will hold a pancake breakfast Sunday, 8 a.m. to noon, at the Center Street hall. Enjoy all-you-can-eat buttermilk and potato pancakes, pork sausages, coffee, milk and orange juice,
St. Peter Lutheran Church Men’s Club will hold its annual sauerkraut dinner on Sunday beginning
Former Elcho official in court on charges
A former Elcho town official has provided partial restitution on charges linked to the alleged embezzlement of an estimated $100,000.
Langlade County District Attorney Ralph Uttke said this week that 43-year-old Melissa Bloechl has paid $5,000 toward the total sum she is accused of stealing while serving as the community’s clerk-treasurer.
The announcement came during a continuation of Bloechl’s journey through the legal system where she stands charged with 43 criminal counts — one for theft from a business setting, two others for uttering a forgery and 39 for misconduct in office.
All of the charges are felonies, carrying the potential for a substantial term of incarceration should she be convicted. With representation from Attorney Wright Laufenberg, Bloechl has entered pleas of not guilty to all of the counts and is scheduled to return to court for a status conference on May 28.
Investigation into the incident began last summer after another town official notified the Langlade County Sheriff’s Department of possible problems which were unearthed through information provided by the CoVantage Credit Union. It involved reports that thousands of dol
Motorist involved in area crash faces local drug counts
An Oshkosh man involved in a two-vehicle accident in the town of Neva last month made a court appearance here Monday on pending drug counts.
Cody J. Umentum, 19, entered pleas of not guilty in Langlade County Circuit Court to counts of possessing both marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
According to a criminal complaint, sheriff’s deputies seized an estimated 13.5 grams of marijuana, $1,000 in cash, a glass pipe and a grinder used to cut marijuana from Umentum’s vehicle.
The discovery was made as the result of an investigation into a non-injury crash at Highway 45 and N where Umentum’s vehicle reportedly ran into the back of another.
A status conference has been set in the matter for March 17.
Bail was set for a local couple jailed in connection with a theft last week at J&P Liquidators located in the town of Neva.
Paul R. Zeise, 28, of Gillett was ordered held on a $1,000 cash bond on a charge of retail theft and three counts of bail jumping in connection with the theft of an estimated $194.90 in merchandise.
His companion, Andrea M. Clark, 21, of Bryant, was charged with driving with a revoked license and bail jumping in con
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