A 35-year-old Tomah man was referred to the Monroe County District Attorney on drug charges after police responded to a single-vehicle crash in the town of Byron Oct. 10.

A witness told police he helped a visibly intoxicated Adam Lee Drew-Puent, exit his vehicle, which skidded into a ditch on Highway 173. The witness said Drew-Puent asked him not to call police before fleeing into a field.

The report said police located a light bulb in the center console of the vehicle that police believe was used as drug paraphernalia. The report says the bulb contained white powder that was later identified as methamphetamine. An open can of beer was also found inside the vehicle, according to the report.

Drew-Puent was referred to the district attorney for possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.

In other Monroe County Sheriff’s Office news:

Kayla Michelle-Condoleo, 29, Ontario, and Robert Vernon Hansen, 29, Wilton, were referred to the district attorney after a Sept. 27 incident in the town of Sheldon.

Police were called to a Highway 33 residence, where Condoleo had reportedly been struck by a car operated by Hansen. A witness told police that she and Condoleo had gotten into an argument and that Condoleo directed threatening and abusive language toward her and challenged her to a fight. The witness said she and Hansen got into a car to leave and that Condoleo ran after the vehicle when she was hit.

Another witness told police that Condoleo went out to remove a cat that was on the front hood of the car to set it down when Hansen “floored it in reverse.” Condoleo, who was taken to Viroqua Memorial Hospital, was fitted with a cast and told police she and a broken knee and ankle.

Condoleo was referred for disorderly conduct, and Hansen was referred for negligent operation of a motor vehicle.

Two 16-year-old juveniles were referred to the district attorney for disorderly conduct after a Sept. 5 incident in the town of Lincoln. The two are accused of getting into a fight that involved punching and hair pulling before police arrived to break it up.

Kenneth J. Palms, 42, Sparta, was referred to the district attorney for obstructing an officer. He is accused of misidentifying himself to police during an Oct. 11 traffic stop in the town of Sparta.

Rachael M. Pleet, 40, and Joshua J. Spaulding, 33, both of Wisconsin Rapids, were referred to the district attorney for theft after an alleged shoplifting incident at Love’s Travel Stop in Oakdale.

A witness told police the two browsed for 20 minutes in the store before Pleet was observed stuffing a handful of items into her purse. When confronted about the merchandise, the witness said Pleet tossed some of the items on the floor and sidewalk, got into a vehicle with Spaulding and drove away.

Pleet and Spaulding were both referred for theft, and Pleet was also referred for bail jumping.

Dustin E. Downing, 29, Kendall, was referred to the district attorney for disorderly conduct after a Sept. 9 incident in the town of Wellington.

According to the report, Downing was yelling and throwing items at a Hwy. V residence. A witness said Downing threatened to shoot her car’s tires out and then fired a round from a .45 caliber handgun.

The woman told police she locked Downing out of the house, but Downing removed a window air conditioning unit and entered through the open window. She said Downing pushed her on the bed and twisted her arm before she was able to crawl away and call police. She said Downing then left the house on foot.

Police recovered the handgun inside the residence.


Tomah Journal editor

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

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