La Crosse police are investigating a report of shots fired on State Street Sunday and a suspicious man with a gun near two bars.
The La Crosse Police Department responded about 9:30 p.m. Sunday to a report of shots fired at 10th and State streets. Witnesses reported hearing a man yell “Get the (expletive) inside” and seeing him fire several shots into the air, according to the police report.
The shooter was described as an African-American man with medium-length dreadlocks, medium height and wearing a black sweatshirt or coat with a hood.
Officers found three 9-millimeter spent shell casings on the ground on the 1000 block of State Street.
Police responded to two reports of a man of the same description displaying a handgun earlier that evening.
At about 8:35 p.m. Sunday, a woman reported seeing a man pointing a handgun at people walking near Old Style Inn near the 500 block of Mississippi Street. The man was gone by the time police arrived.
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About 45 minutes later, at 9:17 p.m., a man reported that a man of the same description pointed a gun at him outside of Shimmy’s Bar on West Avenue. According to the report, the man was walking his dog and walked by the other man. The other man pointed a handgun at his face and told him to get his dog under control, then left.
Witnesses say the man left in a black Lincoln sedan.
Bralon M. Tabor, 20, Detroit and Corey Martin Jr., 31, Inkster, Mich., both were charged Oct. 15 with identity theft for financial gain and possession of THC. Tabor and Martin used a stolen credit card to purchase gift cards at several gas stations in Wisconsin and Iowa, and had marijuana in their car when pulled over Oct. 10 for speeding, according to the complaint.
Stephen M. Walz, 47, La Crosse, was charged Oct. 15 with possession of narcotic drugs and possession of methamphetamine. Walz had 2.5 grams of meth and 1.6 grams of heroin Sept. 6 when he was arrested on an out-of-county warrant, according to the complaint.
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Rebekka J. Ames, 30, Holmen, was charged Oct. 8 with driving a vehicle without the owner’s consent. Ames took a man’s keys Sept. 6 and drove his car without permission, according to the complaint.
Randy J. Russell Jr.
Randy J. Russell Jr., 46, La Crosse, was charged Oct. 8 with concealing a stolen firearm and misdemeanor bail jumping. Russell gave a woman a gun stolen from a La Crosse garage in April and violated a previous bond by committing new crimes, according to the complaint.
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Michaell M. Schilling, 36, La Crosse, was charged Oct. 3 with possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. Schilling had meth and a glass pipe Aug. 14, according to the complaint.
Susan D. Glenna, 48, La Crosse, was charged Oct. 3 with felony bail jumping. Glenna violated terms of a previous bond by consuming alcohol Sept. 7, according to the complaint.
Wyatt C. Petersen, 47, La Crosse, was charged Oct. 2 with physical abuse of a child, recklessly causing bodily harm. Petersen held an 8-year-old boy down with a broken broom handle and scratched his cheek while the two were wrestling, according to the complaint.
Jesse R. Kirk, 41, La Crosse, was charged Oct. 1 with operating a motor vehicle without owner’s consent, two counts of felony bail jumping, possession of narcotic drugs and concealing stolen property. Kirk was found Sept. 25 driving a car stolen from a West Salem woman, according to the report. In the car’s trunk, police found stolen tools, and Kirk had heroin in his pocket when he was arrested.