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A 25-year-old Fennimore man was referred to the Monroe County District Attorney for allegedly sending sexually explicit photos to a minor.

Kendall J. Tempski is accused of sending three separate images of a penis through Facebook Messenger to a 12-year-old girl. During an interview with police, Tempski said he and the girl, who are unrelated, had a “brother-sister” relationship.

The report says Tempski acknowledged sending photos and said he transmitted them after the girl requested them. He denied sending photos of his own penis and said the photos were ones he found on the internet. He reportedly told police he didn’t send photos of his own penis “because I’m not that stupid.”

Tempski was referred for attempting to cause a child to view sexual activity and attempting to expose a child to harmful material.

In other Monroe County Sheriff’s Office news:

Tasha Marie Brueggen, 36, Norwalk, was referred to the district attorney for possession of an illegally obtained prescription drug.

Police were called to a town of Wells residence shortly after 1:30 a.m. Feb. 16 for a suspicious vehicle that was parked on the shoulder of Highway XX for 20 minutes with its lights on. The vehicle was still parked when police arrived. Police approached the driver identified as Brueggen, who said she had driven to the area to get better cell phone reception. The report says police detected a moderate odor of alcohol coming from the vehicle. She told police she had consumed two beers at a friend’s house.

After a field sobriety test, a preliminary breath test of Brueggen recorded a blood-alcohol level of .163, and she was transported to the Monroe County jail. During booking, a pill was allegedly found in Brueggen’s purse. The pill was identified as Clonazepam.

Lynn Alperte Patterson, 57, Norwalk, was referred to the district attorney for disorderly conduct. She is accused of punching a man at an adult family home in the village of Norwalk.

Marjorie E. Hopinkah, 39, Tomah, was referred to the district attorney for bail jumping. She is accused of violating a bond condition that prohibits her from consuming alcohol. A preliminary breath test of Hopinkah recorded a blood-alcohol level of .019.

Bobby Antonio Clayton, 19, Milwaukee, and Adam Nadem Issa, 33, Phillips, were referred to the district attorney after a Feb. 9 fight in the Monroe County Jail.

According to the report, Clayton and Issa went to a neighboring cell block without authorization. The report says Clayton was punching another inmate and trying to slam him to the ground while Issa was trying to block the view of jail staff. Clayton was referred for battery by a prisoner and disorderly conduct. Issa was referred for being a party to a crime.

Jason Degenhardt, 44, Onalaska, was referred to the district attorney for bail jumping. He is accused of violating a no-contact order with an inmate in the Monroe County Jail.

Kevin D. Minor, 33, was referred to the district attorney for recklessly endangering safety after a Feb. 7 incident in the town of Angelo. He is accused of putting a muscle relaxant into a bottle of beer consumed by a woman who later sought medical treatment. Minor reportedly told police that he had no intention of harming the woman and that the drug was meant to be consumed by him.

Richard D. Miller, 46, Melrose, was referred to the district attorney for obstructing an officer and bail jumping.

According to the report, police observed a vehicle without license plates turn into a private driveway in the town of Little Falls Dec. 31. The vehicle pulled back out again, and police initiated a traffic stop on Highway 71. The driver, identified as Miller, said he was visiting a friend at the residence. The officer asked for the first and last name of the person. Miller allegedly responded with a name that the officer knew to be false because the officer knew the couple who lived at the address.

Miller also allegedly gave police a false address and false date of birth. The report says police saw a two boxes of ammunition in the truck in violation of a bond condition.

Amanda Kovach, 37, Montello, was referred to the district attorney for possessing an illegally obtained prescription drug and delivering articles to an inmate. According to the report, police found an Alprazolam pill Feb. 10 as Kovach was being booked into the Monroe County Jail.

Dean E. Brown III, 29, Merrillan, was referred to the district attorney for third-offense operating under the influence of a controlled substance after a Feb. 15 traffic stop in the town of LaGrange.

Dispatch informed police that Brown, who was driving on Highway G, had an active warrant from Dunn County. Police followed the vehicle to a convenience store in Tomah and initiated a traffic stop. Brown reportedly had bloodshot eyes, and police allegedly found marijuana in the vehicle. The report says Brown had eye tremors and a green color on his tongue consistent with marijuana use.

Michael C. Brook, 33, Warrens, was referred to the district attorney for disorderly conduct and physical abuse of a child.

According to the report, a woman told police that Brook abused children now ages 12 and 13. She said Brook became enraged when the children wet the bed and would put them outside regardless of weather conditions. She also accused Brook of pushing the children down a flight of stairs multiple times.

Police interviewed the two children, both of whom told police that Brook had struck them in the head and kicked them.


Tomah Journal editor

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

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