A 25-year-old Norwalk man was referred to the Monroe County District Attorney for theft after allegedly stealing morphine.

A man told police that Matthew Robert Hrynewycz moved into a town of Ridgeville residence to help care for a man who would later need hospice care. Hrynewycz was entrusted with administering pain relief tablets to the man. The report says Hrynewycz admitted to a family member that he stole a morphine bottle, and the family member later found two liquid syringes that were unsealed, emptied and refilled with water. Two nurses at the residence told police that 3.5 tablets of Lorazepam were unaccounted for.

The report says Hrynewycz acknowledged stealing the morphine bottle but denied using the morphine in the syringes. He said the syringes found by police were ones he brought back from Arizona. He told police he returned to Wisconsin to get away from the drug activity in Arizona and that being in charge of the man’s medications probably wasn’t a good idea.

The man was later moved to Serenity House in Tomah. Hrynewycz was referred for theft and possession of drug paraphernalia.

In other Monroe County Sheriff’s Office news:

Cody Alan Sklarz, 26, Mauston, and Toni M. Finch, 39, were referred to the district attorney for drug charges after a June 23 traffic stop in the town of Oakdale.

Police pulled over a vehicle driving southbound on Hwy. N after a registration check showed Sklarz with a suspended driver’s license. A search of the vehicle allegedly found three marijuana pipes with marijuana residue. A search of Finch’s purse allegedly found a 30-milliliter bottle of cannabidiol hemp oil.

Sklarz was referred for possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Finch was referred for possession of CBD oil.

Morgan L. Rafajko, 25, Sparta, and Calvin Broas, 26, Tomah, were referred to the district attorney for bail jumping. They are accused of exchanging text messages in violation of a no-contact order while prisoners in the Monroe County Jail. The report says Broas had contacted Rafajko on numerous occasions. He reportedly told police that since he refused to sign his bond, he can’t be charged with bail jumping.

Broas was also referred for contempt of court.

Bernie J. Becker, 27, Sparta, was referred to the district attorney for failure to report to jail. The report says he was granted a Sept. 2 furlough to attend a funeral and didn’t return.

Lon M. Potts, 28, Sparta, was referred to the district attorney for bail jumping. He is accused of violating a bond condition that prohibits him from consuming alcohol. The report says Potts was visibly intoxicated and screaming outside the entrance of the Monroe County Jail. He was defiant and profane with police and refused to take a preliminary breath test, according to the report.

Ryan R. Letterly, 41, Cashton, was referred to the district attorney for violating a restraining order. The report says Letterly acknowledged driving to a town of Portland residence in violation of the order Aug. 28.

Elliot Joseph Schneider, 19, Sparta, was referred to the district attorney for possession of THC and a probation hold.

According to the report, Schneider was rollerblading in the middle of the eastbound lane of Highway 21 shortly before 10 p.m. Sept. 11 in the town of Angelo. He was approached by police, and the report says Schneider’s speech was slow and that his eyes were glassy and droopy.

A search of Schneider’s person allegedly found a plastic baggie with a green, leafy substance that police believed to be less than one gram of THC. He was handcuffed and transported to the Monroe County Jail.

A 17-year-old juvenile was referred to the district attorney for marijuana charges after a Sept. 12 traffic stop on Interstate 90 in the town of Tomah.

Police pulled over a vehicle with a defective registration lamp. The juvenile was a passenger in the vehicle with an adult driver and another adult passenger. When asked if there was any contraband in the vehicle, the juvenile admitted to smoking marijuana in the vehicle 40 minutes earlier. The report says police found empty bags that appeared to have contained marijuana and burned roaches in the vehicle. A search of the trunk found a marijuana grinder with a gram of green, leafy substance inside and a glass smoking device, according to the report.

The juvenile was referred for possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and bail jumping.

Kevin Roger Jandt, 42, Sparta, was referred to the district attorney for bail jumping. He is accused of operating a vehicle outside the hours allowed by his occupational driver’s license. He was pulled over shortly after 3:30 a.m. Sept. 11 in the town of Little Falls.

Terrance Dean Cooley Jr., 23, and John Daniel Jensen, 21, Mauston, were referred to the district attorney for marijuana charges after a Sept. 8 traffic stop in the town of Oakdale.

Police pulled over the vehicle for a defective registration lamp and detected a strong odor of burned marijuana. The report says Cooley admitted smoking marijuana a few hours earlier but denied any marijuana was in the vehicle. A search of the vehicle allegedly found a smoking device with burned marijuana residue, and a search of the trunk allegedly uncovered a sealed bag with a green, leafy substance police believed was marijuana. Police also located a duffel bag that contained marijuana, according to the report.

Cooley was referred for possession of drug paraphernalia, and Jensen was referred for possession of THC.

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Steve Rundio is editor of the Tomah Journal. Contact him at 608-374-7785.

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