A Sparta man was referred to the Monroe County District Attorney in connection to a theft in the town of LaFayette. Jonathon D. Wilson, 29, is accused of stealing three chainsaws and selling at least one of them for $200.

Police responded to a May 3 report of a shed visible from the road with its door wide open. A Monroe County Sheriff’s Office deputy observed signs of forced entry and evidence of an unsuccessful attempt to pry open a camper inside the shed.

Police contacted the property owner, who lives in southeastern Wisconsin. He returned to the property and reported three chainsaws were missing, along with a handsaw and five-gallon gas can.

On Nov. 13, a chainsaw matching the description of one reported missing May 3 was recovered from a rural Millston residence in Jackson County. Police linked the suspect in the Jackson County case with Wilson, and police went to Wilson’s Sparta residence Nov. 15. Police observed numerous chainsaws and other power tools at the residence and questioned Wilson about other thefts in the area.

Wilson was referred for burglary and theft.

In other Monroe County Sheriff’s Office news:

Two 17-year-old boys were referred to the district attorney for engaging in sexual intercourse with a child between the ages of 16 and 17 years old and transmitting sexually explicit photos over the internet.

According to the report, the two 17-year-olds recorded a sexual encounter with a 17-year-old girl in a Tomah apartment and posted photos on social media. The girl told police that 45 males have attempted to add her to their Instagram accounts since the incident.

The girl told police she had consumed 10 drinks and said had been “taken advantage of.” However, the two male juveniles and another witness said the sex was consensual, and the report contained text messages indicating the girl was seeking a sexual encounter. The girl was referred for two counts of having sexual intercourse with a child between the ages of 16 and 17,

Jay Isaac Wolman, 36, Coon Valley, was referred to the district attorney for multiple charges after a Nov. 15 incident in the town of Portland.

Police were called to a Hwy. X residence, where a woman said Wolman had attempted to run her over before fleeing the scene. She led police to her vehicle, where several lug nuts were removed from two of the tires. She told police she believed Wolman removed them in an attempt to make her car crash.

Police caught up with Wolman later in the day and recovered the lug nuts, according the report. He was referred for theft, endangering safety and disorderly conduct.

Percy J. Miner, 43, and William A. Miner III, 47, both of Wyeville, were referred to the district attorney after a Nov. 12 incident in the village of Wyeville.

William Miner called police shortly before 8 p.m. and said he had been assaulted by Percy Miner at the residence of the latter. William Miner said Percy Miner punched him in the side of the head and then locked him outside the house. The report said William Miner re-entered the residence after police arrived and another disturbance ensued.

William Miner recorded a blood-alcohol level of .15 and Percy Miller recorded .26. Both were referred for disorderly conduct, and Percy Miller was referred for battery.

Kristen L. Swenson, 40, Sparta, was referred to the district attorney for disorderly conduct. She is accused of pushing another woman and causing a disturbance Nov. 14 at a town of Sparta residence.

Meghan Joyce Downs, 32, Camp Douglas, and Marriah L. Seekamp, 34, Sparta, were referred to the district attorney for disorderly conduct after a Nov. 16 incident in the town of Clifton.

The report says the two got into an altercation that resulted in Seekamp getting a bloody nose. Downs told police she was hit and scratched by Seekamp.

Downs had an active arrest warrant and was also referred for bail jumping.

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

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