On May 16, 2013 at approximately 8:15 p.m. a couple residing in the 900 block of Goodman Court reported that their neighbor, Ryan Flood, 30 from Sparta, threatened them. The complainant had just finished mowing the lawn when Flood reported yelled out “I’m going to hire someone to take out my neighbor”. Flood who has bond conditions prohibiting him from threats of violence was arrested for Bail Jumping and Disorderly Conduct.
On May 11, 2013 at approximately 9:55 p.m. officers received a complaint that an intoxicated driver was the leaving the Wayside Tavern and according to the caller he “could hardly walk”. The caller provided a vehicle description and license plate number. An officer on patrol located the vehicle on Montgomery Street and identified the driver as Mark Fritzner, 53 from Sparta. Fritzner displayed obvious signs of intoxication and the officer had him attempt several field sobriety tests. Fritzner was arrested for OMVWI (5th offense).
On May 12, 2013 at approximately 7:00 p.m. an officer on patrol stopped a vehicle being driven by Matthew Moseley, 21 from Sparta. During the contact the officer could smell the odor of marijuana and when he asked Moseley about this he gave the officer a baggie with marijuana inside. Moseley was issued a municipal citation for Possession of Marijuana. A passenger in the vehicle, Adrianna Beckler, 18 from Sparta, was cited for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia after a smoking device was found in her possession.
On May 16, 2013 at approximately 6:20 p.m. an officer on patrol stopped a vehicle being driven by Tomas Bautista Santiago, 43 from Sparta. Santiago had a revoked driving status and was wanted on a Monroe County Warrant. Santiago was arrested on the warrant and for Operating after Revocation due to an Alcohol Related Offense.
On Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at approximately 4:35 p.m. the Monroe County Communications Center received a complaint that Jennifer Anglemyer, 31 from Neilsville, had just dropped her 9 year old child off at a residence in Sparta and appeared to be very intoxicated. An officer located Anglemyer driving a few minutes later and observed signs of impaired driving. Anglemyer was stopped and the officer could smell alcohol about her person and had her attempt several field sobriety tests. Anglemyer was arrested for OMVWI (2nd offense) with a Passenger Under 16 as a 7 year old child was present in the vehicle, along with another adult. The arresting officers also located opened intoxicants, marijuana, and drug paraphernalia in the vehicle. Anglemyer faces an additional charge of Bail Jumping as bond conditions prohibited her from consuming alcohol.
Monroe County Sheriff’s Office in cooperation with the Sparta and Tomah Police Departments will be conducting high visibility traffic enforcement in the following locations:
· May 22, 2013 in the Towns of Sparta, Leon, Wells, and Portland.
· May 24, 2013 in the Towns of Sparta, Angelo and Lafayette.
· May 25, 2013 in the Towns of Tomah, Lagrange and Greenfield.
· May 30, 2013 in the Towns of Sparta, Angelo, Adrian and Tomah.
These enforcement details will focus on seatbelt and speed violations. The public can expect to see officers from all 3 police agencies conducting enforcement operations!
On May 12, 2013 at approximately 4:15 a.m. officers responded to a reported disturbance in the 500 block of East Ave. The caller reported hearing glass breaking and someone yelling about a gun. Officers discovered an altercation took place outside the residence of Michael Melde, 25 from Sparta. Melde had several guests over for a bonfire and some type of altercation took place where he demanded some of the guests leave. During the altercation Melde reportedly retrieved a shotgun from his residence and pointed it at the unwanted guests. Melde was arrested for Disorderly Conduct and Going Armed while Intoxicated.
On May 10, 2013 at approximately 9:35 p.m. an officer patrolling the downtown area saw Charlie Richards, 23 from Sparta, riding in a vehicle. The officer knew Richards and believed that he was wanted on a warrant. The warrant status was confirmed and the vehicle stopped. Richards was then arrested on the Monroe County Warrant and taken to the jail.
On May 12, 2013 at approximately 6:05 a.m. officers were investigating an altercation involving Kevin Anderson, 27 from Sparta, and were looking to question him. Anderson was located inside the Southside Tap and admitted to drinking in violation of his probation. Anderson was taken into custody at the request of the Department of Corrections.
On May 11, 2013 at approximately 10:30 p.m. an officer was assisting a Wisconsin State Patrol Officer at a residence in the 1000 block of Aspen Blvd. The Trooper was attempting to arrest a subject wanted for violation in Trempealeau County. While making that arrest the officer discovered another resident, Cynthia Guynes, 36 from Sparta, was wanted on a warrant issued by Marathon County. Guynes was arrested and taken to the Monroe County Jail.
On May 10, 2013 at approximately 2:30 p.m. officers were notified that a loss prevention employee had stopped Amanda Ryan, 23 from Kendall, after she attempted to leave the store without paying for several articles of clothing. Ryan had concealed approximately $64 worth of items on her person when she was stopped. Ryan was issued a municipal citation for Retail Theft.
We continue to investigate a burglary that occurred in the early morning hours on April 28, 2013 at the Wayside Tavern. An unidentified suspect entered the building and removed a safe containing cash and checks. We’ve posted a portion of the surveillance video at www.facebook.com/SpartaPD in an attempt to identify the suspect. If you have any information regarding this crime please call us at 269-3122 or Monroe County Crime Stoppers at 269-7867.
On May 4, 2013 at approximately 3:45 a.m. officers received a complaint of an erratic driver entering the city. The caller provided a license plate number and described the driving behavior as being all over the road. An officer on patrol located the vehicle and observed similar driving prior to stopping Homer Taylor, 33 from La Crosse. Taylor displayed signs of intoxication and the officer had him attempt several field sobriety tests. Taylor was later arrested for OMVWI and issued traffic citations for Operating after Suspension (2nd offense), Unsafe Lane Deviation, and Operating without Insurance.
An investigation into the theft of checks originally reported on April 25, 2013 has resulted in the arrest of Raymond Towne, 22 from Sparta, and Juwan Wilderness, 20 from Sparta. The complaint reported the theft to the PD after the bank notified him he had low funds in his checking account. The investigating officer followed several leads and discovered the stolen checks were written out to Towne and Wilderness and cashed at a local bank. Video surveillance shows Towne and Wilderness presenting the checks for cash. Towne was arrested for Theft, Identity Theft, and Bail Jumping. Wilderness was arrested for Forgery and taken into custody of violating conditions of his probation.
An investigation into fraudulent credit usage reported on March 22, 2013 has resulted in the arrest of Raymond Towne, 22 from Sparta. Towne reportedly took a credit card and several checks belonging to family members and used them without their permission for his own financial gain. Towne was captured on video using the stolen credit card at several locations in Sparta. Towne was arrested on May 7, 2013 for several counts of Fraudulent Credit Use and Bail Jumping.