Wednesday, 19 December 2018
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Domestic battery yields doctor visit

An officer made contact with the woman, who said the statement was correct. She told police she and Newes-Opatz have been having a lot of issues and she was explaining to him Sunday night in bed why she was upset over an issue. She said Newes-Opatz lost it, grabbed her nose and then got on top of her and held her down, pushing his right arm down across her chest and grabbing her shoulder. She told him to get off, as he was hurting her. He then got off. The woman told police she was wearing her purse and Newes-Opatz grabbed the purse, causing the strap to break. He then got off the bed and threw two ice packs at her, hitting her in the head. He entered the restroom and came and laid back down. The woman said she threw a quarter-full soda bottle at him, and he did not react when it struck him. She left for a half hour, then returned and Newes-Opatz told her she should call 911 and he should be arrested. Police made contact with Newes-Opatz, who said he got angry and pinned the woman down on the bed. He said he knew what he did was wrong. He told police he threw an ice pack at the woman’s head but missed. He also admitted to ripping the purse from the woman.

Probation arrests

• Anthony Charles Olson, 31, Hudson, was arrested for a probation violation at 2:42 p.m. Oct. 18 on O’Neil Road.

• Cory J. York, 20, Hudson, was arrested for a probation violation at 10:13 a.m. Oct. 11 at Probation and Parole on O’Neil Road.

• Casie Jo Burkhart-Chevre, 33, St. Paul, was arrested on a probation violation at 11:29 a.m. Oct. 11 at Probation and Parole on O’Neil Road.

• Rebecca Jo Lutz, 36, New Richmond, was arrested on a probation violation at 1:24 p.m. Oct. 11 at Probation and Parole on O’Neil Road.

Exit ramp not open

Scott Charles Amundson, 53, Hudson, was cited for unreasonable imprudent speed, failure to obey traffic signal work area and inattentive driving after a one-vehicle accident on the closed 14th Street ramp onto Interstate 94 at 8 p.m. Oct. 10. Amundson told police the ramp was not completely blocked and he entered and crashed his vehicle near the other exit. He said he was not injured. On the scene, an officer observed a vehicle that appeared to have been traveling westbound in the closed construction area and went airborne as the lane ended before colliding with a new bridge support stress and coming to a rest on its side up against the beam. Amundson said he believed the ramp was open, and was looking toward his left as he drove waiting for the construction barrier to open to merge on the interstate. He saw the road was ending and attempted to stop but was unable to do so.

Customer threatens Loan Max staff

Joseph Jacob Keller, 47, St. Paul, was arrested for disorderly conduct and criminal damage to property after police were called to Loan Max on Coulee Road at 1 p.m. Oct. 11 for a customer yelling, throwing chairs and trying to get over the counter at staff. Keller was detained when police arrived. While attempting to get Keller’s side of the story, officers said he continually erupted in bouts of yelling and swearing. He told police he was there to procure a loan and had been denied. He told police he was hurt, and EMS was called. Once in the ambulance Keller said he no longer needed medical attention. After being informed he was under arrest, Keller had another outburst and wanted to be transported to Hudson Hospital. Once at the hospital he refused treatment. To keep him calm, he was transported to the jail in the ambulance.

Police were called back the morning of Oct. 12 for Keller causing another disturbance. He was asked to leave and told he had to do business over the phone. At 2:50 p.m. Oct. 12 staff reported Keller was calling the business and threatening staff. In the first phone call Keller told staff he would be coming for them and all of their money. In the second phone call he said they needed to send him what he needed or they would see what he is capable of. He also said he wanted to speak with the woman he spoke to the day before, and that he was coming for her. He called two more times and staff did not pick up the phone. Police advised to block the number or not pick up the phone. Staff said they wanted him trespassed from the property. Keller did not answer phone calls.

Property damage

• Property damage was reported to a vehicle parked at a business on O’Keefe Road at 4 p.m. Oct. 11. An expletive message in pink chalk was written on the dashboard. The vehicle also was not in the exact spot it was left the previous night and looked like it had been slept in. The keys were inside the vehicle, which was unlocked because it was going to get brake service done. Damage was valued at less than $50. The vehicle was then reported stolen on Friday, Oct. 12, and was recovered in Baldwin. Carl Arthur Gregerson, 54, was arrested for operating the vehicle without the owner’s consent. He had pink chalk identical to the chalk used on the dashboard, but denied doing so. The owner of the vehicle said he was satisfied with the arrest and did not wish to proceed with damage charges.

• Vehicle damage was reported on Sunday, Oct. 14 shortly after noon. The owner told police his vehicle was parked on Coulee Road on Saturday, Oct. 12 between 5 p.m. and 11 p.m. When he returned the passenger side mirror had been smashed off and some other damage was done around the mirror. The car appeared to have been side-swiped.

• Vehicle damage was reported from a business on Crest View Drive at 11:39 a.m. Oct. 12. The owner told police her vehicle was damaged while being serviced. The driver’s side of the vehicle had scrapes and a scratch on the door. The driver said she only wanted documentation for insurance purposes.

• Damage was reported to vacuum coin box at Fleet Farm on Industrial Street Oct. 13. Staff told police that sometime between 8 p.m. Oct. 12 and 9 a.m. Oct. 13 someone attempted to break into the coin box, cutting off the padlock and attempting to drill out the internal lock. The padlock would cost $10 to replace and the internal lock would cost an estimated $200.

Hospital staff hears man threaten to kill woman

William J. Halpin, 53, Hudson, was arrested for domestic disorderly conduct after police were called to Pinewood Lane for a welfare check at 1:05 a.m. Oct. 12. The complainant told police Halpin had been drinking for five to six days. Halpin said he did not know why the police were called. He said he did not think it was necessary to get help with his drinking. He complained of a back injury and that his legs hurt. The complainant said Halpin fell a day ago. She transported him to the hospital. Police then responded to the hospital after Halpin was reported as disruptive. Hospital staff told police Halpin told the woman with him that he was going to kill her. Staff said the statement was made at least two times. The woman told police she felt scared and that he speaks to her like that all the time when he is drinking. She said she wanted the 72-hour no-contact order of the charge enforced. Once Halpin was medically cleared, he was transported to the jail.

Toyriffic tirade

Police responded to a disturbance at Toyriffic on Coulee Road at 5:19 p.m Oct. 12. Staff said a customer was yelling in front of kids in the store because they would not return an item he recently purchased and could only get store credit. The customer told police he was upset because he purchased the item an hour ago and did not need it anymore. Staff said the package had been opened, meaning it could only be sold as used now instead of new. The customer apologized and left.

OWI arrest; throwing keys doesn’t help

Timothy G. Peterson, 25, Balsam Lake, was arrested for operating while intoxicated, second offense, and driver possess open intoxicants at 1:55 a.m. Oct. 13 after police noticed Peterson stumble to his car in a parking lot off Second Street. An officer followed Peterson’s vehicle to observe his driving behavior, and noted he was weaving within his lane of traffic, took a turn too sharply and hit a curb and then immediately pulled over to the side of the road. During a traffic stop, an officer saw an open pack of beer, several cans on the back seat and two open beer cans in the center console. Peterson’s eyes were bloodshot and watery, his speech was slightly slurred and an odor of intoxicants was coming from his breath. Standard field sobriety tests showed clues of impairment. Peterson said he was not willing to provide a preliminary breath test sample. Upon arrest for probable cause OWI, Peterson told the officer he had thrown his keys out the window when he pulled over. He said he had heard police can’t prove that you were driving a vehicle if the keys couldn’t be found. The officer advised Peterson dash camera footage showed Peterson driving. Peterson agreed to an evidentiary blood draw.

Suspects run after crash

Joseph John Boros, 26, Somerset, was arrested for resisting/obstructing and Daniel William Lawler, 25, Hudson, was arrested for OWI, third offense, failure to keep vehicle under control, inattentive driving, open intoxicant in the motor vehicle, failure to notify police of an accident, resisting/obstructing and operating while revoked after police responded to a single-vehicle accident on Heggen Street and Hanley Road at 4 p.m. Oct. 13. Police found a vehicle with damage to the passenger side and vehicle parts around it. No one was inside the vehicle or in the immediate area. Police then gave chase to a subject running on foot into a nearby parking lot. The suspect, identified as Boros, was located on Pinewood Lane and ordered to the ground at gunpoint. He was handcuffed. Another suspect, identified as Lawler, was located in the woods near the accident scene. Boros told police he was the passenger of the vehicle. Inside the vehicle officers saw a few beer bottles, a bottle of brandy with a broken seal and found a cooler with multiple beer cans laying around in the wood line. Officers could detect the odor of intoxicants on Lawler, who had two prior OWI convictions. Field sobriety tests showed clues of impairment. A preliminary breath test on Lawler showed a blood alcohol content of 0.202. Video showed Lawler and Boros standing near the car prior to police arrival.

Cut off leads to OWI arrest

David James Johnson, 39, Hudson was arrested for OWI, fourth offense, failure to install ignition interlock device and operating after revocation after a traffic stop at 2:27 a.m. Oct. 14. An officer was following two vehicles, attempting to view the license plate of the front vehicle, but the second was following too closely to see. The second vehicle, driven by Johnson, then undercut the front vehicle on a turn, going over the center line to do so. The officer attempted to pull over both vehicles, but the one driven by Johnson did not initially stop so the officer elected to follow it. The officer noted Johnson had glassy eyes and slurred speech, a strong odor of intoxicants was coming from the vehicle and there was an open beer can in the center console. The officer learned Johnson’s driving status was revoked due to OWI, he had a 0.02 blood alcohol content restriction and an ignition interlock device. Standard field sobriety tests showed signs of intoxication. A preliminary breath test showed a blood alcohol content of 0.265.

Spouse argument leads to arrest

Deborah Marie Victor, 49, Hudson, was arrested for disorderly conduct domestic after police were called to Birch Drive for a domestic disturbance at 8:47 a.m. Oct. 14. Victor told police she and her husband has been arguing since last night. She said she was upset and he was very persistent to find out why she was mad. She said she wanted to remove herself from the situation so she went into the bedroom to get away from him. The argument continued in the morning. She said she got into the car to leave and her husband got in too and would not get out. She said she called 911 because the argument was getting worse. She said her husband did not threaten her or make her feel in danger. She told police that when she went to the bedroom to get away from him but he tried to stop her from closing the door and his arm may have been shut in the door. Based on the information received from the husband and children, officers arrested Victor for disorderly conduct domestic.

Woman slumped over at intersection

Erin Mildred Dodd, 26, St. Paul, was arrested for OWI, stopping/standing within intersection and possession of drug paraphernalia after police were called at 7 p.m. Oct. 14 for a vehicle sitting at the stoplight at Carmichael Road and Crest View Drive that had not moved in four light cycles. When police arrived Dodd was sitting back in the seat with her head slumped over, her foot on the brake, the engine motor on and the vehicle in gear. An officer pounded on the door and yelled, but Dodd showed no signs of recognizing the officer was there. The door was locked and the windows shut. After the officer repeatedly yelled and pounded on the window, Dodd began to move. She appeared confused and was wondering what was going on. Police could smell the odor of intoxicants coming from the vehicle. She was advised to put the car in park and turn off the motor.

Dodd told police she had two beers to drink. Her car was transported to a parking lot nearby by a deputy, though Dodd repeatedly said she could move the vehicle herself.