October 17, 2013: Daily News Release
The following incidents occurred on October 16, 2013:
At 12:04 A.M., Deputies stopped a vehicle for an Equipment Violation on Rutland Avenue at Church Street, in the Village of Brooklyn. Investigation into the stop resulted in the driver, James Steven Copus, age 20, of Brooklyn, being cited for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Possession of Marijuana, 25 grams or less. Copus was released pending court. The Sheriff's Department canine unit assisted with the stop.
At 9:29 A.M., Deputies, along with New Glarus Fire, EMS, and Police, responded to a one-vehicle crash on CTH N, .5 south of CTH NN, in the Town of New Glarus. Investigation revealed Melissa J. Guth, age 33, of Monroe, was northbound on CTH N and lost control on the wet roadway. The vehicle left the west side of the road, where it collided with a tree. Guth reported seatbelt usage and there was no airbag deployment. Guth was transported for treatment of injuries sustained in the crash. The vehicle received moderate damage and was towed from the scene.
Vehicle vs. Deer Crash:
At 8:00 P.M., a Deputy responded to the N3400 block of STH 69, in the Town of Monroe, for a vehicle vs. deer crash. Investigation revealed Diane M Bauer, age 65, of Durand, WI, was southbound when a deer entered the roadway and collided with her vehicle. Bauer was not injured and reported seatbelt usage. Bauer’s vehicle sustained moderate damage and was driven from the scene.
GCSD Patrol Deputy Betsy A. Krantz #11
“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”.