After allegedly stealing and operating three different pickup trucks, resisting a Pierce County Deputy and damaging a squad car radio antenna wire, Joseph Edward Anthony Smalley of Wabasha, Minn. was arrested in the Town of Oak Grove on Friday, Aug. 10. Smalley has been charged with two felony counts of operating a motor vehicle without owner's consent, taking and driving a vehicle without owner's consent and abandoning the vehicle, resisting an officer and criminal damage to property. According to a criminal complaint:
After receiving a call from the St. Croix County Sheriff's Office on Aug. 9, an Ellsworth man returned home from work to find that his vehicle was stolen and another person's belongings were inside his house. The man accused, Ronald William Marshall of Minneapolis, was arrested in River Falls by River Falls police that same day for operating the Ellsworth man's motor vehicle without his consent and criminal trespassing. According to a criminal complaint:
Spring Valley Village Board members discussed former Pierce County Sheriff's Office deputy Robby Joel Jaeger's court case during the board's Aug. 2 meeting. Jaeger pleaded guilty to three counts of misdemeanor theft in exchange for a deferred judgment on his first count, felony theft during his July 31 sentencing. He will receive two years probation for each of his misdemeanor counts, running concurrently. The felony would be re-filed if Jaeger is revoked from probation, commits new crimes or fails to pay restitution in the 60 days after the amount is determined.
Two young boys stood and walked to the podium when Ellsworth Village Board Chair Gerald DeWolfe called for public comment on non-agenda items at the monthly meeting Aug. 6. Anthony Madsen and Alex Pazdernik proposed the idea of building a skate park, possibly at Summit Park in an unused area by the volleyball courts. The park, modeled after Prescott's well-maintained park, would bring members of the community together and allow people of all ages to skateboard, scooter or bike, Pazdernik said.
Pierce County Libraries will not be receiving more county funds this year to carry out expansion plans for technology resources and community outreach. The motion to provide the libraries with a reimbursement increase of 5 percent to bring the total to 85 percent failed at the Finance and Personnel Committee meeting on Aug. 6. The second motion to keep the reimbursement at 80 percent passed.
In the midst of a rising methamphetamine problem in Pierce County, District Attorney Sean Froelich asked the Finance and Personnel Committee to take action at the monthly meeting Aug. 6 and provide support to handle the number of cases he receives.
A Woodbury man took a stolen car from Minnesota to Hudson, where he lurked around several businesses before being arrested, according to charges filed in St. Croix County Circuit Court. The suspect, 37-year-old Daniel Robert Paul, was charged July 24 with obstruction, possession of burglarious tools, operating without a license and receiving stolen property. According to a criminal complaint:
To inform the public of misleading veterans' charities, the Better Business Bureau (BBB) Wise Giving Alliance joined with the Federal Trade Commission, state Attorneys General and state charity regulators in Washington, DC. According to a recent news release, enforcement actions against untrustworthy veterans' charities were announced on July 19.
Wisconsin shoppers will have the opportunity to buy certain items sales tax-free beginning Wednesday, Aug. 1, and ending at midnight Sunday, Aug. 5. According to the Department of Revenue, items that will be sales tax-free include school supplies, clothing and computers and computer supplies.
His black collar beneath his silky purple jacket was popped and pointed, his black hair slicked like smooth, sweet ice cream, his right hand was on the silvery vintage microphone and his left was spread wide at his side. Those walking past the performance would stop to witness the magnificent image of what appeared to be Elvis Presley singing colorful iconic cries into the mic, his sound filling the fairgrounds with old-time lyrics like "Don't be cruel to a heart that's true."