A third person has been charged in connection with a September robbery in which three guns were stolen from a man one of the defendants referred to as her “sugar daddy.”
Benjamin A. Balfany, 39, La Crosse, was charged with five felonies in connection with the Sept. 6 burglary in which three guns were stolen, allegedly to trade for drugs. Carlton L. Jack, 45, and Cassie Morgan George, 33, have also been charged in the burglary.
According to the criminal complaint, George told police she planned the West Salem burglary with Balfany and Jack, and messages between the two using the service TextNow corroborate her account.
Police spotted Balfany on the 2000 block of George Street at about 2:10 p.m. Wednesday and took him into custody for a felony probation warrant and for his part in the robbery. Balfany had marijuana and a knife in his pocket, according to the complaint, and he denied any part in the burglary.
Balfany was charged with burglary of a building and three counts of theft of a firearm, both as a party to a crime and repeat offender. He was also charged with possession of a firearm by a felon, possession of THC and carrying a concealed knife, all as a repeat offender.
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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.
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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.