Vernon County Sheriff's Report for Aug. 4–10

Posted August 13, 2014 at 5:00 pm

Tuesday, Aug. 5: Dalton Young of Baraboo, Wis., fell asleep while driving on County Highway WW, going through the intersection and crossing both lanes of Highway 33 in the town of Hillsboro. He then went over the embankment and into the ditch. Neither Young nor his two passengers, who also had been sleeping, were injured. All parties were wearing seatbelts.

Wednesday, Aug. 6: A concrete statue of the Virgin Mary was stolen from a yard on County Highway F in the town of Hillsboro.

Wednesday, Aug. 6: Benjamin Kimmet of Viroqua was towing a trailer on County Highway B in the town of Coon when it became unhitched and went through the backdoor of his vehicle. No injuries occurred.

Thursday, Aug. 7: It appeared that criminal damage to property had

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    Man arrested for 2012 Norwalk burglary

    DNA collected from the November 2012 burglary of the 71 Express gas station in Norwalk has led to an arrest, according to Norwalk-Wilton Police Chief Steve Johnson.

    Norwalk-Wilton police and the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department apprehended Lucas P. Downing, 24, on July 30 at his residence at 29303 County Hwy. Z, Kendall.

    Downing was charged with felony burglary after the state crime lab identified Downing’s DNA

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    Wilton man accused of child neglect, disorderly conduct

    Charges of child neglect and disorderly conduct were filed against James (Jamie) Odegard, 31, of Wilton after accusations that he shot two small children with an airsoft gun.

    The Monroe County Sheriff’s Department reports Odegard was alone with a 6-year-old and 3-year-old July 11 and used an airsoft pistol to shoot both children. When the children’s mother brought them to the sheriff’s department five days later, the 3-year-old told police Odegard shot him at least twice. The child had bruises on his lower back and stomach.

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    Kendall man faces battery, disorderly conduct charges

    Jonathon L. Walling, 23, of 624 Medbury St., Kendall, was arrested for domestic-violence-related disorderly conduct and battery after he was accused of instigating a physical altercation with a former roommate July 11.

    According to the report, the former roommate went to Walling’s neighbor’s residence July 11 to speak to them about a property dispute with Walling.

    Walling is accused of approaching the man and ordering him to leave, and then

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    Wilton man arrested on battery charges

    Sean P. Lavenduskey, 26, of Wilton was arrested for battery and resisting an officer after an incident at a Wilton bar July 13.

    According to the report, Lavenduskey had a physical altercation with another man in the early morning hours of July 13. Lavenduskey allegedly argued with the other man inside the bar, and then was asked to leave but waited outside for the man to exit the bar.

    The man told police Lavenduskey punched him in the face. The

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    Ontario man arrested for probation violation

    Randy L. Harmel, 33, of Ontario was arrested by Monroe County police for violating his probation after a traffic stop July 16.

    According to the report, Harmel was pulled over after a deputy observed him driving a vehicle without license plates. Police say Harmel lied about his name, but was identified by a photo on file.

    Harmel was issued citations for obstructing an officer and operating a motor vehicle after suspension. This was the fourth offense for operating after suspension.

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    Vernon County Sheriff's Report for July 21–27

    Monday, July 21: A video poker machine at Waters Edge Motel in Stoddard was broken into during the night. Cash was stolen.

    Tuesday, July 22: A “loose gravel” sign and tripod belonging to the Vernon County Highway Department were stolen from County Highway UU in the town of Wheatland.

    Tuesday, July 22: A 20-horsepower Mariner boat motor was stolen from a boat at a storage shed in Stoddard.

    Wednesday, July 23: A sub-woofer was stolen from a pickup truck in

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    Ontario Police Report

    The following is the Regional Centers Municipal Court docket for June 30. All were found guilty in court, except the last two in the list, as noted.

    Per the Ontario Village Board’s request, speed enforcement was stepped up last month. The police department will continue to be give emphasis to traffic enforcement, according to Police Chief Matt Hoskins.

    • Corey G. Andler of Madison, speeding (34-plus mph over limit)

    • Thomas Patrick Sweeney

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    Vernon County Sheriff's Report July 14–21

    Tuesday, July 15: Jesse Niebuhr of Minnesota was attempting to turn left from Highway 56 onto County Highway S in the town of Liberty when Michael Crawford of Viroqua was unable to stop, hitting the Niebuhr vehicle in the rear. Minor injuries were reported.

    Wednesday, July 16: As Richie Galindo of Viola was northbound on County Highway S in the town of Liberty, he drove into a cloud of dust and struck the rear side of a road sweeper owned by Fahner Asphalt Sealers and driven by Nicholas Zimmerman of Watertown, Wis. Minor injuries were reported.

    Friday, July 18: Bernald Dolan of La Farge attempted

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    Van Der Molen criminal counts found valid

    Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen announced that at a hearing on July 21 at the Monroe County Circuit Court, Judge Todd Ziegler found that the criminal counts of racketeering and securities fraud against Illinois resident Edward Van Der Molen were validly charged by Wisconsin Department of Justice.

    The charges are associated with Van Der Molen’s onetime ownership of Three Bears Resort in Warrens

    As a result, the court will consider those charges as read-ins at a sentencing hearing scheduled for Oct. 13,

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