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A 23-year-old Black River Falls woman was referred to the Monroe County District Attorney for drug charges after a June 16 traffic stop in the town of Little Falls.

Police initiated the stop after observing an eastbound vehicle with a defective registration lamp on Hwy. 27 shortly after 2:30 a.m. After police detected a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle, the vehicle’s lone passenger, Domineak M. Stenulson, acknowledged the presence of marijuana and handed police a blunt with marijuana residue. The report says police then became suspicious over Stenulson’s movements in her sweatshirt pocket. She denied hiding any contraband.

Stenulson was searched by police, who allegedly found a sandwich bag with a white powdery substance inside that was later identified as cocaine. The report says police discovered cocaine in four other receptacles. Stenulson originally told police that makeup was inside the containers before admitting it was cocaine. Police also found a small mason jar of marijuana and two smoking devices.

Stenulson was referred for possession of cocaine, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

In other Monroe County Sheriff’s Office news:

Wendy Grissell-Spori, 53, Tomah, was referred to the district attorney for theft.

Police responded to a town of Byron resident, who reported she was missing money from her purse. She said her husband receives in-home health care and that on March 15, she intentionally left $27 in a bank envelope in her purse located on the kitchen table the day Grissell-Spori was the assigned caregiver. The woman also said Grissell-Spori stole a pair of compression socks.

Police interviewed Grissell-Spori June 6. The report said she was cooperative, admitted to taking the money but said she had permission to take the socks.

Jamie Scott Verzal, 60, Tomah, was referred to the district attorney for failure to report to jail. He is accused to failing to report June 1 to begin a 40-day sentence without Huber privileges.

Daniel R. Thompson, 24, La Crosse, and Laron K. Bush, 44, Minneapolis, were referred to the district attorney for disorderly conduct and battery by a prisoner after a May 30 altercation at the Monroe County Jail.

The report says video footage captured Thompson and Bush arguing in the day room. Bush followed Thompson around the dayroom into another room, where another prisoner hung a sheet over the door. The report says Thompson’s and Bush’s shadows could be seen as the two wrestled each other to the ground.

Dereck Eliu, 32, Rockland, was referred to the district attorney for identity theft after police in Middleton informed the sheriff’s office of a stolen Social Security number.

A Middleton resident told police he was informed by the Wisconsin Department of Revenue that he owed $6,000 in taxes through his employment at Rockland Flooring. The victim said he never worked at Rockland Flooring and didn’t authorize anyone to use his Social Security number. An employee of Rockland Flooring confirmed that someone using the victim’s name worked there but said a photo of the victim didn’t match the employee. She said the employee, who police identified as Eliu, started calling in sick every day starting May 15 and was later terminated. She gave police a post office box number the employee used as an address.

The post office box was registered to a Rockland woman, and police interviewed her mother June 6. She said her daughter was dating Eliu and directed police to his town of Sparta residence, where he was arrested and transported to the Monroe County Jail. The report says Eliu admitted that he worked at Rockland Flooring under an assumed name.

Lukas W. Dubord, 20, Warrens, was referred to the district attorney after a June 9 traffic stop in the town of Lincoln.

Police pulled over a vehicle driven by Dubord for traveling 79 mph in a 55 mph on Hwy. 12 shortly before 6:30 a.m. The report says police could smell alcohol in the vehicle but that Dubord denied drinking alcohol. A field sobriety test was inconclusive, and a preliminary breath recorded a blood-alcohol level of .086.

While searching Dubord, police allegedly found black a container containing marijuana and a smoking device in the floorboard. He was referred for possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, bail jumping and violating a bond condition that requires absolute sobriety.

Woody Bird, 34, Black River Falls, and Cody Taylor, 38, Hayward, were referred to the district attorney for bail jumping. They are accused of exchanging emails while prisoners in the Monroe County Jail in violation of a no-contact order. Bird was also referred for contempt of court.

Denver T. Bills, 41, address unknown, was referred to the district attorney for fraud. He is accused of taking $6,450 as a down payment in June 2017 to perform construction work at a town of Portland building but failed to follow through with the work. The report says police attempted to contact Bills at his home address but learned he had been evicted. A phone number provided by the victim had been disconnected.

Stephen L. Stiles, 18, Sparta, was referred to the district attorney for disorderly conduct. A woman said Stiles pushed her and called her a vulgar name before retreating into a room and locking the door behind him during a June 13 incident in the town of Leon.

Cody A. Peterson, 24, Warrens, was referred to the district attorney for failing to report to jail. He is accused of failing to report May 25 to begin a 10-day sentence.

Victoria E. Leszczyznski, 42, Tomah, Sandy G. Nienast, 67, Warrens, were referred to the district attorney for theft. They are accused of stealing two goats and a trailer from a town of Greenfield residence and selling them for $150. Leszczyznski was also referred for obstructing an officer for allegedly giving false information about how the goats were sold.

Kalia A. Nicholson, 29, Union Center, was referred to the district attorney for disorderly conduct after a June 16 incident in the town of Glendale. A man told police Nicholson yelled at him during an argument at an Owatonna Avenue address and threw punches in his direction.

Melissa M. Erdman, 28, and Dalton L. Allen, 28, both of Camp Douglas, were referred to the district attorney for drug charges after a June 16 traffic stop in the town of Tomah.

Police initiated a traffic stop after a registration check showed the owner of the vehicle had revoked driving privileges. The report says the officer recognized both Allen, the driver, and Erdman, the lone passenger, from previous contacts. Police utilized a K9 unit to conduct an exterior sniff of the vehicle, and the dog indicated the presence of narcotics. When asked what was in the vehicle, Allen reportedly replied, “Maybe a pot pipe.”

The report says police found a glass pipe with burned marijuana residue inside and a pen stick with white powder inside that was later identified as methamphetamine. A search of Erdman’s purse allegedly found a marijuana rolling tray, a silver grinder with marijuana inside and a device commonly used to smoke methamphetamine. She denied ownership of the contraband.

Both were referred for possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Allen was also referred for possession of methamphetamine, while Erdman was also referred for bail jumping.

Kyle J. Kiley, 20, Suamico, was referred to the district attorney for possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia after a June 16 traffic stop in the town of Oakdale.

Police pulled over Kiley for a defective registration lamp and allegedly found a glass smoking pipe with marijuana residue, and marijuana residue in an ash tray. He was also referred for bail jumping.

Michael S. Dow, 19, Tomah, was referred to the district attorney for obstructing an officer and operating while revoked/drunk driving-related.

Police were dispatched June 10 to a report of a vehicle in a ditch in the town of Oakdale. A witness said Dow had exited the vehicle and was walking southbound on Hwy. W. When police caught up with Dow, he denied being the driver and said he was walking home from a party.

Dow reportedly was slurring his speech and told police if he admitted he was the driver, he would be charged with drunk driving.

Tomah Journal editor Steve Rundio can be reached at steve.rundio@lee.net.

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

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