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Police & Sheriff calls, Jan. 8-10

Jan. 8

Wannabe hotrod: Deputies cited a 19-year-old man for not having a front license plate, tires protruding more than two inches, failure to equip his vehicle with fenders, having non-transparent stickers on his rear window, and having a white visible light to the rear on his side mirrors, following a traffic stop near Hwy. 10 and Wildwood Dr. at 1:03 a.m.

OWI: Police arrested a 22-year-old man for operating while intoxicated, first offense, and speeding, following a traffic stop at Stanley St. and Green Ave. at 1:40 a.m.

Drunk: Deputies stopped to check on a 51-year-old woman walking on the southbound I-39 ramp at Main St. in her pajamas at 2:20 a.m. The woman was intoxicated and given a ride home to Wisconsin Rapids.

Cable’s out: A 59-year-old man called 911 to report his Charter Spectrum cable was out at 8:01 a.m. Police determined the man’s service was discontinued and notified the man’s caseworker at a local independent living center.

Oops: Police responded to the 3300 block of Minnesota Ave. at 3:41 p.m. when a credit card previously reported as stolen was used to pay for services. Upon arrival, police discovered the woman who used the card was its actual owner, and she’d forgotten she reported it as lost.

Fraud: Police were called to the 3200 block of Water St. when an 85-year-old man reported at 6:40 p.m. that someone emptied his bank account.

Jan. 9

OWI: Police arrested a 32-year-old man for his second OWI offense at 12:01 a.m. near Fourth and Clayton avenues.

Attempted: Police were called to Main and Second streets at 3:39 a.m. when a 21-year-old woman reported a man, age 31, was attempting to get into numerous vehicles in the neighborhood. When police stopped the man, he denied any wrongdoing and said he was on his way home.

OWI: Deputies arrested a 40-year-old woman for her first OWI charge near Hwy. 13/34 and Country Trunk P at 4:19 a.m. She was also cited for inattentive driving and operating without insurance.

Crash: Deputies were called to a single-vehicle crash near O’Keefe Ct. and Fifth St. at 6:21 a.m. The motorist, a 52-year-old man, fell asleep behind the wheel and was not injured.

Prank: Dispatchers took a 911 call at 11:40 a.m. from someone who said they needed a cheeseburger, then made choking sounds before hanging up. When the dispatcher called the number back, an elderly woman answered to say her grandchildren were pulling a prank.

Family issues: Deputies were called at 12:36 p.m. to the 1500 block of Torun Rd. by a 36-year-old man who reported a verbal disturbance in the home over chores.

Drugs: After being called to a hotel on the 200 block of Division St. North for a drug overdose, police arrested a 28-year-old man with possession of heroin and probation violation at 4:10 p.m.

Problems: A 36-year-old man called 911 at 5:36 p.m. from a tavern on the 1100 block of Main St. to report people in the bar were yelling at him, that the “bartenders are being mean,” and there were drug-dealing and a lot of “crazy stuff going down” in the bar. The man then hung up. No further details were released.

Jan. 10

Anti-Trumper: A 28-year-old man called deputies to the 6900 block of Old Hwy. 18 at 1:48 p.m. to report an unknown person had painted a President Trump sign in his front yard orange.

Squatting: Police were called to a lot at Four Seasons Mobile Home Community, 1430 Torun Rd., at 3:34 p.m. when a 67-year-old man reported three people were squatting in a vacant trailer. The people, two men, and one woman, all claimed they had permission to stay there.