Two men face burglary charges for taking copper piping from an Elroy house, Monroe County Sheriff’s officials say.
On Jan. 22 at 10:02 a.m. deputies were called to the 30000 block of County Hwy. WW, Elroy, on report of a burglary. A man reported the lock was cut off the shed and the for-sale house entered.
According to reports, copper piping and electric wire were cut out from the house and four boxes of welding rods were missing.
On Feb. 7, after an investigation, deputies tied the burglary to Dustin L. Parker, 22, Mauston, and Michael E. Kubarski, 22, Elroy.
The pair were referred to the district attorney’s office for possible charge of theft, burglary and damage to property.
In other police news:
- On March 5 at 4:27 p.m. deputies were called to Kwik Trip on Hwy. 16, Sparta, on report of a drunk driver. Christopher D. Baker, 42, La Crosse, had a blood-alcohol content of 0.168 percent. Baker was arrested and cited for drunk driving
- On March 10 at 6:32 a.m. deputies were called to the 14000 block of Greenway Rd., Sparta, on report of a stolen vehicle. The vehicle was found in the ditch soon after just outside of the city on County Hwy. I. After an investigation, a 15-year-old from Sparta admitted to taking the vehicle. The teen was taken to the Juvenile Detention Center, La Crosse, and cited for operating a vehicle without the owner’s consent.
- On March 12 at 1:49 p.m. deputies were called to the 13000 block of Olympic Ave., Cashton, on report of a domestic disturbance that occurred a week prior. The woman told deputies Duane A. Waddell, 45, Cashton, slammed her head against the wall, punched the wall and threatened her with a steak fork. Waddell, who is in the Vernon County jail for a separate incident, was cited for battery, damage to property and false imprisonment.
- On March 19 at 9:39 p.m. deputies were called to the 29000 block of Hwy. 21, Tomah, on report of a disturbance. A woman told deputies John F. Kelty, 46, Tomah, threw an ashtray at her during a fight. Kelty was arrested on a warrant and cited for disorderly conduct.