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August 15, 2013:  Daily News Release

The following incidents occurred on Wednesday, August 14, 2013:

Suspicious Activity:
At 8:30 A.M., Deputies were dispatched to an address in the W2700 block of  CTH EE, Mt. Pleasant Township, to investigate a suspicious activity complaint. A property owner had gone to their mailbox to check for mail and discovered that someone had placed a live kitten in the mailbox. The property owner advised that the mailbox was checked in the late afternoon on the previous day, but the kitten was not there at that time. The kitten was taken to the Green County Humane Society who stated they would accept custody of the kitten and try to get it adopted.
 
Anyone with information on this case is encouraged to contact the Green County Sheriff’s Department or Green County Crimestoppers.
 
MVC – Property Damage:
At 10:07 A.M., Deputies responded to a report of a vehicle vs. tree crash in the N800 block of Honey Creek in Clarno Township. An investigation found that two employees of Carrousel Farms were cutting down a dead tree located in the right-of-way on the west side of Honey creek Road. Just as the tree was starting to fall, a vehicle driven by Terry L. Burkhalter, 65, Monroe, was westbound on Honey Creek Road. Burkhalter drove under the tree as it fell and it collided with the hood of his truck.  Burkhalter was wearing his seat belt and was uninjured. There was no airbag deployment. The vehicle sustained moderate damage and was towed from the scene.
 
When speaking with the Carrousel Farms employees they had not advised Clarno Township of the tree removal nor did they get warning signs from the Township that they were going to be blocking/closing the Road. They did have vehicles on each end of the tree cutting, in attempts to warn or stop vehicles from going through. No citations were issued.
 
Warrant Arrest:
At 11:41 A.M., Deputies responded to the N3100 block of STH 81, in Monroe Township, for a person with active warrants through the Brodhead Police Department. Deputies arrested Richard D. Hauser, 32, Brodhead.
Hauser was taken into custody and transported to the Green County Jail where he was later released after posting bond.
 
MVC – Property Damage:
At 4:43 P.M., Deputies responded to a two-vehicle crash on STH 11, at Smock Valley Road, in the Monroe Township. Investigation revealed that Shawn S. Danzinger, 25, Monroe, was westbound and had activated his turn signal and stopped in traffic to turn into a driveway. Trevor J. Thuli, 20, Darlington, was westbound on STH 11, failed to see that Danzinger was stopped, and struck the vehicle Danzinger was driving. Danzinger was wearing his seat belt and was uninjured. The airbags did not deploy, the vehicle received moderate rear-end damage and was driven from the scene.
 
Thuli advised he was wearing his seat belt and was not injured. The airbags did not deploy and his vehicle sustained moderate front-end, and complete driver’s side damage.  Thuli's vehicle remained on scene and was removed at a later time.
 
Thuli was issued citations for OAS 3rd Offense and Inattentive Driving and was released pending a court date.
 
MV Crash – Car vs. Deer:
At 5:35 P.M., Deputies responded to the N4800 block of CTH E in Decatur Township for a motor vehicle crash. A vehicle operated by Jack A. Melvin, 68, of Brodhead, was northbound when a deer entered the roadway and collided with his vehicle.  Melvin was wearing his seat belt and the air bags did not deploy. Melvin was not injured. The vehicle sustained moderate damage and was driven from the scene.
 
GCSD Patrol Deputy Dani M. Jackson #12
 
“Pursuant to the directive of the WI Supreme Court, Trial Publicity, you are advised that a charge is merely an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty”.
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