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Press Release

Forest County Sheriff's Office



07/06/2017: On 7/6/2017 at approximately 3:42 pm, the Forest County Sheriff's Office received a report of an ATV crash in the Township of Lincoln located in Forest County. Forest County Sheriffs Deputies responded along with the Wisconsin DNR and other rescue agencies. Upon Deputies arrival to the scene, they discovered two ATV's had been involved in a head on crash. As a result of the crash a 18 year old Crandon man was pronounced deceased at the scene. Two 16 year old males were transported to area hospitals with serious injuries. This is an ongoing investigation and no other information will be released at this time. The name of the deceased is being withheld pending notification of family members.

06/08/2017 On 6/8/2017 at 8:23 am, a Forest Co Deputy attempted to stop a vehicle for exceeding posted speeds limits. The operator of the vehicle in question refused to do so and a pursuit ensued lasting for approximately 2.5 miles and ended when the vehicle crashed into a fire hydrant. The operator fled the scene on foot, however was apprehended by deputies within minutes of fleeing the scene. As a result of the arrest, the operator of the vehicle, a 19 year Crandon man will be facing numerous charges. This is an on-going investigation and no other information will be released at this time.

06/08/2017 On 6/8/2017 at approximately 3:07 pm, the Forest Co. Sheriff’s Office received a report of a UTV Crash in the Township of Lincoln, Forest Co. Deputies responded. Upon arrival they located and overturned UTV and 5 injured children ranging in age from 1. 5 years old to 14 years old. Numerous ambulances were summoned to the scene of the crash. The UTV was being operated by 14 year old female. The cause of the crash remains under investigation, but Deputies preliminary investigation believe speed and inexperience are factors in the crash. This is still an on-going investigation and no other information will be release at this time.

07/25/2016: On 7/25/2016 at 7:31 am, Forest County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a report of a single vehicle motor vehicle accident in the township of Blackwell on County Hwy H. Upon Deputies arrival to the scene, they located a SUV that failed to negotiate a curve which resulted in the SUV traveling down an embankment and overturning. As a result of the crash a 24 year old female, who was the driver of the vehicle was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Forest County Medical Examiner. The other occupant in the vehicle, an 18 year old female passenger was transported to the hospital due to her injuries. The names of the victims will not be released, pending notification of family members. This is an on-going investigation and no other information will be released at this time.

05/11/2016: On Wednesday May 11, 2016 the Forest County Sheriff's Office Drug Task Force arrested Sara A. Denny F/W 09/16/1983 from Wabeno, WI after multiple controlled buys. The charges for Sara include Felony Delivery of Schedule II Narcotics, Felony Possession of Schedule II Narcotics, Felony Maintaining a Drug Trafficking House and Child Endangerment.

5/10/2016: On Tuesday May 10, 2016 the Forest County Sheriff's Office Drug Task Force arrested Jeffery A. McGeshick M/I 06/09/1989, Jeremy L. Maki M/I 10/04/1981 and Audrey L Wagnitz-Maki F/I 08/08/1986 all from Crandon, WI. after multiple controlled buys. The charges for these subjects range from Felony Delivery of Schedule II Narcotics, Felony Possession of Schedule II Narcotics, Felony Maintaining a Drug Trafficking House, Bail Jumping and Probation Violations. This is an ongoing Investigation and more arrest will be forthcoming.

4/10/2016: On April 10th, 2016 at approximately 6:00 pm, Forest County Sheriff's Office Dispatch received a report of possible gunshots being fired at a residence in the Township of Newald. Reports also indicated there was a domestic situation taking place at the residence. Deputies responded to the residence. As a result of the investigation a male subject was taken into custody.

After futher investigation Deputies were provided information that a female subject was somewhere in a wooded area close to the residence. After searching the area and further investigation, Deputies located the female subject. The female subject was brought to the Sheriffs Office for interview and was later provided a ride back to the residence. No other information will be released at this time.

03/18/2016: On March 18th, 2016 at approximately 8:14 PM a Forest County Sheriff's Deputy performed a traffic stop on a vehicle driven by Christopher V Jefferson M/B DOB 12/27/1969 of Crandon, WI. and occupied by Dayvina L. Johnson F/I DOB 08/24/1995 of Argonne, WI. Open intoxicates where located in the vehicle and a search of the vehicle was performed. During the search Deputies located 41 grams of Crack Cocaine, Marijuana and Prescription Narcotics.

Dayvina Johnson was arrested for Felony Possession with Intent to Deliver Cocaine, Felony Possession of THC, Felony Possession of Schedule II Narcotics, Felony Bail Jumping and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Christopher Jefferson was arrested for a valid warrant of Delivery of Schedule II Narcotics.

This is a ongoing investigation and more arrest may be forth coming. Pictured belowed is Dayvina L. Johnson



03/17/2016: On Thursday March 17th, 2016 the Forest County Sheriff's Office Drug Task Force executed a search warrant at 5708 Old 8 Road in Township of Crandon at the Carla L Kobin F/W 04/15/1984 residence. Investigators located prescription narcotics, marijuana, and drug paraphernalia inside the residence. The search warrant was executed after multiple controlled buys took place from Carla Kobin. Carla has been arrested and is charged with the following.

Felony Delivery of Schedule II Narcotics, Felony Delivery of THC, Possession of THC, Felony Keeping of a Drug House and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Carla L Kobin is pictured below.



3/1/2016: Tuesday March 1st, 2016 The Forest County Sheriff's Office Drug Task Force executed a search warrant at 10804 Sokaogon Drive in Crandon the Shelda S Johnson F/I DOB 06/11/1980 residence. Investigators located prescription Narcotics, a large amount of pre-packaged marijuana and drug paraphernalia inside the residence. The search warrant was executed after multiple controls buys from Shelda Johnson and Christopher V Jefferson M/B DOB 12/27/1969. The following subject have been arrested on felony charges.

Shelda S Johnson F/I DOB 06/11/1980 of Crandon, WI. has been charged with Felony Delivery of Heroin, Felony Possession of Heroin, Felony Delivery of Schedule II Narcotics, Felony Possession of Schedule II Narcotics, Felony keeping of a Drug House, Felony Possession with intent to Deliver Marijuana, Bail Jumping and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Christopher V Jefferson M/B DOB 12/27/1969 of Crandon, WI. has been charged with Felony Delivery of Schedule II Narcotics.

This investigation is on-going and more arrest may be forth coming.

Pictured below from left to right is Shelda S. Johnson and Christopher V Jefferson.



02/015/2016: Sheriff John Dennee is warning of an aggressive IRS telephone scam in Central Wisconsin. Multiple people in Forest County have reported receiving the calls to Sheriff’s Office. The scam involves people calling unsuspecting parties and saying they're employees of the IRS, telling victims they owe money and it must be paid now.

They will make threats that they will have law enforcement come to your house and arrest you, in an effort to get you concerned about consequences of not following their instructions.

Sheriff Dennee would like to remind people to never give out personal or bank account information to anyone unless you verify the information they are requesting is for legitimate reason. The Sheriff’s Office urges people to use caution, especially when your personal information is being requested via a phone conversation. When in doubt discontinue the phone conversation and contact the organization yourself to verify there is an actual concern with your account or debt status.

02/04/2016: On Thursday January 28, 2016 The Forest County Sheriff's Office Drug Task Force and K-9 Unit, along with the Laona Police Dept. performed a traffic stop on a vehicle in the Township of Laona. The Forest County K9 gave positive indication on the vehicle that illegal drugs were or had been present in that vehicle. The passenger of the vehicle became disorderly with officers and refused to be properly patted down. The passenger who was identified as Trymane L Fraley M/B 07/14/1983 of Milwaukee, WI. was taken into custody for Disorderly Conduct and Resisting/Obstructing an Officer. During the booking process at the Forest County Jail, Deputies observed Trymane appeared to be attempting to conceal something in his groin area. Deputies located a clear plastic bag near Trymane's groin area containing 7 individually packaged bags of crack cocaine and one bag of marijuana. During a search on the driver of the vehicle who was identified as Thomas A Kabke M/W 12/11/1989 of Menasha, WI. a clear plastic bag fell out of his pants leg. Upon inspecting the plastic bag, Investigators located 15 individually packaged bags of crack cocaine.

Thomas A Kabke M/W 12/11/1989 of Menasha, WI. is being held in the Forest County Jail on a $10,000.00 cash bond. Thomas has been charged with Felony Possession of Crack Cocaine with intent to deliver, Felony Possession of Narcotics in or near certain places and Felony bringing contraband into the Jail.

Trymane L Fraley M/B 07/14/1983 of Milwaukee, WI. is being held in the Forest County Jail on a $10,000.00 cash bond. Trymane has been charged with Felony Possession of Crack Cocaine with intent to deliver, Possession of THC, Felony Possession of Narcotics in or near certain places, Felony bringing Contraband into the Jail, Disorderly Conduct and Resisting/Obstructing and Officer.

Pictured below from left to right is Thomas A Kabke M/W 12/11/1989 of Menasha, WI. and Trymane L Fraley M/B 07/14/1983 of Milwaukee, WI.



02/04/2016: On Tuesday, February 2, 2016 The Forest County Sheriff's Office Drug Task Force received information of drug activity taking place at the Anndrea McGeshick residence located at 3552 State Hwy 55 Crandon, WI. Information was that crack cocaine and prescription narcotics were being sold from the residence. A search warrant was executed at the residence. Items located in the residence during the search included crack cocaine, prescription narcotics, marijuana, drug paraphernalia and firearms. Arrested at the residence were Akil J Johnson M/B 09/17/1988 and Amanda L Daniels F/I 12/13/1984.

Akil J Johnson M/B 09/17/1988 of Milwaukee, WI. is being held in the Forest County Jail on a $10,000 cash bond. Akil has been charged with Possession of Cociane, Possession of Prescription pills without a prescription, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Felony Bail Jumping.

Amanda L Daniels F/I 12/13/1984 of Crandon, WI. is being held in the Forest County Jail on a $2000.00 cash bond. Amanda is being charged with Possession of Cociane, Possession of Prescription pills without a prescription, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Misdemeanor Bail Jumping.

This investigation is ongoing and more arrest will be fourth coming.

Pictured below on the left is Amanda L Daniels and on the right is Akil J Johnson.



Anndrea R McGeshick F/I 03/05/1990 of Crandon, WI. has been arrested and is being held in the Forest County Jail. Anndrea is being charged with Felony Keeping of a Drug House, Possession of Cocaine, Possession of THC, Possession of Prescription pills without a valid Prescription and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Pictured below is Anndrea R McGeshick F/I 03/05/1990

01/19/2016: On Wednesday January 13, 2016 The Forest County Sheriffs Office Drug Task Force began making several arrests for the Delivery and Possession of Narcotics in Forest County. This was a four month long investigation into the trafficking of Cocaine and Prescription Narcotics in Forest County. Multiple controlled buys were conducted throughout Forest County.

The following subjects have been arrested on Felony Charges: Karley K Bradley F/W 04/04/1994, Jessica R Donek F/W 12/28/1990, Kristen L Mcgeshick F/1 01/13/1989, Keshia L Morris F/1 08/11/1992, Marcus J Morris M/I 05/08/1997, Jerad A Schneider M/W 08/17/1988, Maurice A Shegonee M/I 07/30/1997 and Gary S Williams M/B 05/12/1993.



Pictured above from left to right is: Karley K Bradley, Jessica R Donek, Kristen L Mcgeshick and Keshia L Morris.

Pictured below from left to right is: Marcus J Morris, Jerad A Schneider, Maurice A Shegonee and Gary S Williams Jr.


Charges on these subjects range from Felony Delivery of Cocaine, Possession of Cocaine, Felony Delivery of Schedule Il Narcotics, Felony Possession of Schedule Il Narcotics, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Bail Jumping. This Investigation is ongoing and more arrests wiIl be made in the near future.

09/19/2015: On 9/19/2015 at approximately 10:33 am, the Forest County Sheriff's Office received a report of a single motorcycle accident in the Township of Caswell. A 45 year old Crystals Falls, MI. man was transported by ambulance and later pronounced deceased by the Forest County Medical Examiner. A female passenger on the motorcycle was transported by ambulance to St. Mary's Hospital in Rhinelander, WI. with non life-threatening injuries. No other vehicles were involved in the accident. The accident is currently under investigation by Forest County Sheriff's Deputies. The name of the deceased is being withheld pending notification of family members. No other information will be released at this time.

06/03/2015: On Monday May 25th, 2015, The Forest County Sheriff's Office Drug Task Force executed a search warrant at 2828 Tinker Lane in the Township of Nashville located in Forest County. This was a three month long investigation into the trafficking of Cociane and Prescription Narcotics. Multiple controlled buy's were conducted at this residence over a three month period resulting in the search warrant.

Subjects arrested at the residence include Gary S Williams M/B 10/21/1967, Clarissa A Johnson F/I 05/25/1977 and Maurice A Shegonee M/I 07/30/1997.

Charges on these subjects range from Delivery of Cocaine, Possession of Cocaine, Delivery of Schedule II Narcotics, Possession of THC, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Keeping of a Drug House. The investigation is on-going and more arrest will be made in the near future.

Pictured above from left to right is Gary S. Williams, Clarissa A. Johnson and Maurice A. Shegonne.

06/03/2015: On Friday May 29th, 2015, a Deputy with the Forest County Sheriff's Office performed a traffic stop on a vehicle at US Hwy 8 and Fire Keeper Road. The Deputy could smell a strong odor of marijuana coming from within the vehicle. The vehicle was searched and a large amount of pre-packaged marijuana was recovered from the vehicle.

Subjects arrested in the vehicle for Felony Possession with Intent to Deliver Marijuana are Jessica L. Mann F/I 03/26/2988 of Lac Du Flambeau, Willard RA Mahner M/I 04/10/1989 of Lac Du Flambeau, Rolland J Starr M/I 03/26/1994 of Wabeno and Harlen DE Lamere M/I 04/13/1994 of Crandon.

Pictured above from left to right is Jessica L. Mann, Willard RA Mahner, Rolland J Starr and Harlen DE Lamere.

06/03/2015: On Monday, May 25th, 2015, Investigators with the Forest County Sheriff's Office Drug Task Force attempted to perform a traffic stop on a vehicle at US Hwy 8 and Otter Creek Road in the Township of Lincoln. The vehicle failed to stop and led Investigators on a high speed chase. During the chase the operator of the vehicle threw a bag out the window. A short time later, the operator was taken into custody. The bag that the operator threw out the window contained Crack Cocaine, Powder Cocaine, Oxycodone 30mg pills and Oxycodone 15mg pills.

The Operator, Laura Kelly F/I 08/13/1980 of Green Bay, WI. has been charge in this case with Possession with Intent to Deliver Cocaine, Possession with Intent to Deliver Schedule II Narcotics, Fleeing an Officer and Reckless Endangerment.

03/13/2015: On 03/13/2015 at approximately 10:00 pm, the Forest County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a single vehicle accident on Highway 139 in the Township of Caswell. Upon Deputies arrival they discovered a pickup truck operated by a 46 year old Seymour, Wisconsin man had left the roadway and crashed into a driveway embankment. As a result of the crash the operator was ejected from the vehicle and was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Forest County Medical Examiner. This crash is under investigation and no further details will be released at this time. The victim’s name is being withheld pending notification of family members.

03/02/2015: The Forest County Sheriff's Office Drug Task Force along with the North Central Drug Enforcement Group are ending a 5 month long undercover investigation. This investigation has resulted in 3 search warrants being executed and several subjects have been arrested.

Search warrants were executed at the Nathan Labarge and Casey Jacobson residence located at 5506 Kwedakik Court in Crandon. The Steve Tuckwab and Laurie Olds residence located at 3041 State Highway 55 in Crandon and the Robert and Shayna McGeshick residence located at 11049 Daisy Lane in Crandon.

The following subjects have been arrested for the Delivery of Narcotics to undercover officers and confidential informants. They have also been charged with Possession of Narcotics.

Sidney S. Daniels 03/10/1983 Casey L Jacobson 06/12/199 Nathan F Labarge 06/19/1984 Nicole M Orr 06/17/1986 Jacob S Mcgeshick 07/11/1993 Tiffany L Miller 09/16/1990 Brian E Olds 11/05/1989 Laurie A Olds 12/09/1961 Steven P Tuckwab 09/02/1959 Jenifer KM Renkas 12/16/1990

Arrest warrants have been issued for the following:

Robert J Mcgeshick 05/14/1984 Shayna M Mcgeshick 04/07/1983

Charges on all subjects range from Delivery of Schedule II Narcotics, Delivery of Schedule III Narcotics, Delivery of THC, Delivery of Hash Oil, Felons in possession of Firearms, Keeping of a Drug House, Possession of Schedule II and Schedule III Narcotics, Possession of THC, Possession of Prescription Narcotics and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

This is an on-going investigation and more arrest may be forthcoming. We ask anyone with information on the whereabouts of Robert and Shayna McGeshick to please contact the Forest County Sheriff's Office.



Pictured above from left to right top row are Sidenys S Daniels, Casey L Jacobson, Nathan Labarge and Nicole Orr. Middle row from left to right are Jacob McGeshick, Tiffany Miller, Brian Olds and Laurie Olds. Bottom row from left to right are Steven Tuckwab, Jenifer KM Renkas, Robert McGeshick and Shayna McGeshick.

12/20/2014: On 12/20/2014 at approximately 01:37 am, Forest County Sheriff Deputies responded to a report of a snowmobile crash in the township of Freedom in Forest County. Upon Deputies arrival, they located the crashed snowmobile off the shore line of Roberts Lake. The snowmobile was crashed into a tree. As a result of the crash a 22 year old Muskego man was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Forest County medical examiner. This crash is under investigation by the Wisconsin DNR and the Forest County Sheriff’s Department. No further information will be released at this time. The name of the deceased will not be released pending notification of family members.

10/07/2014: The following is a press release from the Office of the Forest County District Attorney.

The Forest County Sheriff’s Department began an undercover investigation several months ago with the cooperation and assistance by the Wisconsin Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI). The investigation and assistance was requested by Forest County Sheriff, John Dennee, when he learned that one or more of the jailers employed at the Forest County Jail may be taking part in criminal activity.

The proper protocol for law enforcement, when suspecting a fellow officer or jailer of illegal activity, is to have an outside neutral and detached agency conduct the entire investigation. Thus, the Sheriff and his staff did not investigate their own co-workers but did assist in providing invaluable access and information to assist in the investigation.

On Monday October 6, 2014, numerous search warrants were executed from Brown County to Forest County as a result of the probable cause developed in the above listed investigation. The execution of these warrants included the assistance of the Forest County Sheriff’s Department; Wisconsin Division of Criminal Investigation; Oconto County Sheriff Department; Brown County Sheriff Department; the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources; and the Department of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms (ATF).

Individuals arrested in Brown and Oconto Counties face a range of State and Federal charges which shall be handled in those respective jurisdictions.

The search warrants executed in Forest County resulted in the arrests of:

Jeanie Pitts, Forest County Correctional Officer
Melvin Donek, Forest County Correctional Officer
Richard Pitts (Husband to Jeanie Pitts)

Pictured above from left to right are Jeanie Pitts, Melvin Donek and Richard Pitts.

The anticipated charges are expected to include theft; receiving stolen property; Soliciting Forgery; Delivery of Articles to Inmates; and Misconduct in Office.

Due to the fact that the above listed individuals are employees of the Forest County Sheriff’s Department and/or related to employees, they are being held through a mutual aid agreement with the Marinette County Sheriff and Jail System.

Please note that all individuals are to be presumed innocent until proven otherwise in a court of law.

09/27/2014: Forest County Deputies responded to a single motorcycle accident on Hwy 55 North of Argonne, in Forest County. It appears that the driver failed to maintain control on a corner causing them to leave the roadway and strike a tree. Both the 24 year old Appleton male driver and the 20 year old female Wrightson passenger were transported by helicopter to Marshfield Hospital,where the female was later pronounced deceased. The accident is still under investigation by Forest County Sheriffs Office and no names will be released at the time.

07/24/2014: On 07/24/2014 at approximately 3:07 pm, the Forest Co. Sheriffs Dept. received a request from Marinette County Sheriffs Dept. for mutual aid. Marinette Co Deputies were reporting they were in a high speed chase and the suspect vehicle had fired shots at their Deputies. Marinette Deputies requested Forest Co. Deputies deploy stop sticks and requested our MRAP (Armor Vehicle). Forest County deputies arrived on scene to assist Marinette Co. The Forest Co. Sheirff's Dept. MRAP was utilized in attempts to locate the suspect. The suspect was located a short time later.

07/13/2014: On 07/13/2014 at approximately 1:03 pm, Forest County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a single motor vehicle accident in the Township of Crandon on Old 8 Road. As a result the accident, one person was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Forest County Medical Examiner. Two other persons inside the vehicle were transported to St. Mary’s Hospital in Rhinelander with serious injuries. The Forest County Sheriff’s Department along with the Wisconsin State Patrol is investigating the accident. No other information will be released at this time.

07/07/2014: The Forest County Sheriff’s Department is releasing the name of the subject involved in the ATV Crash on 7/4/2015 @ 9:54 pm. The victim’s name is 41 Year old Brandon Rindahl from Elcho, WI. No other people were involved in this crash.

07/04/2014: On 7-4-2014 at approximately 9:54 pm, the Forest County Sheriff’s Dept. responded to an ATV accident in the Township of Nashville. Upon Deputy’s arrival they located a single ATV that had left the roadway and crashed into a tree. As a result of the crash a 41 year old Langlade County man was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Forest County Medical Examiner. The accident is currently under investigation by the Wisconsin DNR and Forest County Sheriff’s Dept. The name of the deceased is not being released until notification of family. No other information will be released at this time.

4/26/2014: On 4/26/2014 Forest Co. Sheriff's Deputies received a report of property being stolen from a residence in the Township of Lincoln. Reported stolen is a black 14 ft. Dump Trailer, along with a 2004 660CC Yahama ATV. The ATV is camo in color and it has tracks on it instead of wheels. If you have any information regarding the stolen items. Please contact the Forest County Sheriff's Office at 715-478-3331.

4/3/2014: On 4/3/2014 at approximately 02:20 am, Forest County Dispatch Center received multiple 911 calls of a structure fire in the Township of Laona. Deputies from the Forest County Sheriff’s Office along with area Fire Departments responded. Upon Deputies arrival, the residence was fully engulfed. Deputies also learned the owner’s vehicle was still at the residence.

The State Fire Marshall was summoned to the scene and upon his arrival the body of 66 year old Edward Breaker was located inside the residence. The cause of the fire is under investigation and the investigation is being conducted by the State of Wisconsin Fire Marshalls Office. No other information will be released at this time.

03/22/2014: Sheriff John Dennee is pleased to announce the Sheriff’s Office has joined the NIXLE System and is now able to communicate directly to the citizens and visitors of Forest County though text messaging or email.

The NIXLE system is a web based publishing system that allows the Sheriff’s Office to create and assign messages at a priority level ensuring important information reaches you in a timely manner. Such messages can consist of Severe Weather Alerts, Missing Children Alerts, Missing Person Alerts, Hazardous Situation Alerts, and Informational Advisory’s. This is a free service for Public Safety Agencies and inflicts no cost to the taxpayer.

Sheriff Dennee recently attended a table top training scenario with our county health and ADRC representatives. The scenario was on weather preparedness . After attending the scenario, Sheriff Dennee realized there was a need to be able to reach as many people as possible to keep them informed with up to date information regarding severe weather conditions and informational alerts.

Sheriff Dennee, in doing some research found the solution and that solution was NIXLE.

To sign up for this service, text your zip code to 888777 and you will receive real-time alerts and advisories directly from the Forest County Sheriff’s Office. There is no charge for registering, but standard text messaging rates associated with your mobile phone service will apply. You can opt out at anytime by texting "STOP" to 888777. You may also receive alerts through an email, however you will need to visit the NIXLE.Com website to view the instructions to register for that service.

03/12/2014: On 03/12/14, the Forest County Sheriff’s Office responded to a complaint of a person that was located in a wooded area that had been physically assaulted and a Rescue Squad was needed. The victim was transported to St. Mary’s Hospital in Rhinelander. The victim then was transported via helicopter to the Marshfield Hospital due to the seriousness of his injuries.

A search warrant was conducted on a Town of Wabeno residence that resulted in numerous evidentiary items being collected and six arrests. Four adults and two juveniles were arrested. The investigation is ongoing.

The following adults have been arrested and referred to the District Attorney on the following charges:

Raymond Jones 45 yoa
Attempted 1st degree homicide, 940.02
Strangulation, suffocation, 940.235
Reckless Injury, 940.23
Battery, 940.19
Cause mental harm to a child, 948.04
Contributing to the delinquency of a child, 948.40
Reckless endanger safety, 941.30
Intimidation of a victim, 940.45
False Imprisonment, 940.30



April A Jones 38 yoa
Party to a crime, 939.05
Attempted 1st degree homicide, 940.02
Duty to aid a victim (felony), 940.34
Cause mental harm to a child, 948.48
Contributing to the delinquency of a child, 948.40
False Imprisonment, 943.30
Reckless injury, 940.23
Battery, 940.19





Justine A Bey 21 yoa,
Party to a crime, 939.05
Attempted 1st degree homicide, 940.02
Duty to aid a victim (felony), 940.34
Cause mental harm to a child, 948.48
Contributing to the delinquency of a child, 948.40
False Imprisonment, 943.30
Reckless injury, 940.23
Battery, 940.19
Strangulation, suffocation, 940.235




Samantha B.S. McClellan 18 yoa.
Party to a crime, 939.05
Attempted 1st degree homicide, 940.02
Duty to aid a victim (felony), 940.34
Cause mental harm to a child, 948.48
Contributing to the delinquency of a child, 948.40
False Imprisonment, 943.30
Reckless injury, 940.23
Battery, 940.19



03/09/2014: On 3/9/2014 at approximately 4:21 pm, the Forest County Sheriff’s Office received a communication from Iron County Sheriff’s Office of a man being in a verbal altercation with a bartender at Ski Brule. The man was reported to have left the area in a Blue Chevrolet traveling to Forest County. The Forest County Sheriff’s Office was also advised the male subject may be in possession of loaded firearms.

On 3/9/2014 at approximately 8:14 pm, a Forest County deputy was patrolling the Alvin area and located a vehicle matching the description. The Forest County Deputy performed a traffic stop on the vehicle which resulted in the operator being taken into custody. The operator has been charged with being Armed while Intoxicated, Operating a Motor Vehicle while Intoxicated and Carrying a Concealed Weapon. The male subject was taken into custody without incident.

11/18/2013: On November 11th, 2013 at approximately 10:40 am, Forest County Sheriff’s Dispatch Center received a call requesting Deputies to respond to a residence in the Mole Lake area. The caller informed Dispatch that a large sum of money had been stolen from the residence. As Deputies were responding to the residence, the Dispatch Center received a second call stating Deputies were needed at the residence right away. When Deputies arrived at the residence, Thomas A. Olds DOB 3/18/1984 fled the residence on foot. A foot chase ensued however, Mr. Olds managed to gain access to a vehicle and flee the area.

Deputies located the vehicle and attempted to stop it. Mr. Olds refused to stop. Spike strips were deployed in attempts to disable the fleeing vehicles tires. As the Deputy was deploying the spike strips, Mr. Olds attempted to strike the Deputy with the vehicle he was driving. Mr. Olds did strike the spike strips however, he continued to flee the area. Deputies continued pursuit, reaching speeds in excess of 100 mph. Mr. Olds drove to his residence in Monico, WI. where Mr. Olds exited his vehicle and attempted to get inside the house. Deputies ordered him to stop, but he ignored Deputies commands. Deputies deployed a Taser to gain compliance and took him into custody.

Mr. Olds has been charged with the following offenses. Knowing Flee an Officer, Felony Bail Jumping, Attempted 1st Degree Homicide, 2 counts of Disorderly Conduct, 2 counts of Resisting/Obstructing an Officer and Drug Charges. Mr. Olds has a preliminary court hearing scheduled of Jan 8th, 2013.

10/19/2013: On Thursday, October 17th, 2013 the Forest County Sheriff’s Office was contacted by delivery service in reference to a suspicious package being shipped to a residence in the Township of Nashville.

On Friday, October 18th, 2013 the Forest County Sheriff’s Office in conjunction with North Central Drug Enforcement Group (NORDEG) and the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant at that residence.

As a result of the search warrant, Officers located and seized over 400 Schedule II prescription narcotics including Oxycodone and Morphine. Other items seized from the residence included Psilocybin Mushrooms, Marijuana, Drug Paraphernalia, a Motor Vehicle and Several Thousand dollars in cash.

The value of the prescription narcotics seized is in excess of $20,000.00 in street value. As a result of the investigation, Forest County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested and took 4 people into custody. Subjects arrested during this investigation include the following:


Pictured above from left to right are Carly A. Allred F/W DOB 12/19/1990, Curtis A Allred M/W DOB 10/07/1960, Lisa A Allred F/W DOB 04/20/1964 and Kenneth J Murphy M/W DOB 07/08/1988.

Charges range from Felony Delivery of Schedule II Narcotics, Felony possession with the Intent to deliver Schedule II Narcotics, Felony possession of Schedule II Narcotics, Possession of THC, Felony possession with the intent to deliver Psilocybin Mushrooms, Felony Possession of Psilocybin Mushrooms and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

This investigation is ongoing and more arrest are expected. The investigation has also led to a search warrant being executed by authorities at a residence in another jurisdiction.

09/25/2013: On Wednesday September 25th, 2013 at approximately 02:13 am, the Forest County Sheriff's Department in conjunction with the Crandon Police Department executed a search warrant at 4920 Midway Lane in the Township of Laona, located in Forest County.

As a result of that search warrant, Officers located and seized Cocaine, Marijuana and Drug Paraphernalia.

Subjects arrested at the residence were Andrew L. Phillips M/I DOB 5-2-1974 and Taylor K. Labarge F/I DOB 8-29-1994. These subjects are facing charges ranging from Delivery of Cocaine, Possession with Intent to Deliver Cocaine, Possession of Cocaine, Possession of Marijuana, Knowingly Keeping of a Drug House and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

This is an on-going investigation and more arrest may be forthcoming.



Pictured above from left to right is Andrew L. Phillips and Taylor K Labarge.

09/16/2013: On Tuesday September 10, 2013 the Forest County Sheriff's Department was contacted by the Visalia Police Department located in California in reference to a suspicious package being shipped to a residence in Forest County, WI.

The Forest County Narcotics Task Force in connection with the North Central Drug Enforcement Group (NORDEG) along with the Vilas County Sheriff's Department executed a search warrant at that residence on Thursday September 12, 2013.

As a result of the search warrant Officers located and seized 1438 grams or just over 3 pounds of processed marijuana. Officers also seized 22 grams of Bath Salts, Vicodin pills and numerous amounts of drug paraphernalia. Subjects arrested during the search warrant include the following. Cole S. Solman M/I 7-10-1994, Brian L. Randall M/I 2-13-1992, April M. McGeshick F/I 4-29-1961 and Maria C. Mascorro F/H 8-5-1974.

Pictured above from left to right are Cole S. Soman, Brian L. Randall, April M. McGeshick and Maria C. Mascorro

Charges range from Possession of THC with intent to distribute, Possession of THC, Felony Possession of Schedule II Narcotics, Felony Knowing keeping of a drug house and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

08/26/2013: The Forest County Sheriff’s Office is releasing the name of the Operator involved in the single motor vehicle fatality on 8/24/2013. 50 year old Dennis L. Lewins Sr. of Green Bay was the lone occupant in the vehicle that crashed into some large trees on Double Bend Rd. in the Township of Argonne. Mr. Lewins was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident by the Forest County Medical Examiner.

8/24/2013: On 8/24/2013 at approximately 06:10 am, Forest County Sheriff Deputies responded to a single motor vehicle fatality on Double Bend Road in the Township of Argonne. Upon Deputies arrival to the scene, they located a vehicle crashed into some large trees. The accident caused the death of a 50 year old Green Bay, WI. man. The accident is still under investigation at this time and no further information will be released. The name of the deceased will not be released until family members have been notified.

7-13-2013: On 7-13-2013 at approximately 9:34 pm, Forest County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a report of stabbing in Mole Lake, Wisconsin. Deputies made contact with a male subject who appeared to have superficial wounds. As a result of the investigation Deputies learned there was an altercation between the male subject, 17 year old Bradley McGeshick and a 17 year old female subject Pagelyn Ducat-Cornell. Mr. McGeshick was taken into custody and is being charged with Disorderly Conduct, Substantial Battery, Obstructing Law Enforcement and for a Probation Violation.

The following day, Forest County Sheriff’s Deputies received information that a female subject was at a local hospital seeking medical treatment. Deputies responded hospital and took 17 year old Pagelyn Ducat-Cornell into custody as result of the investigation. 17 year old Pagelyn Ducat-Cornell has been charged with endangering safety by use of a dangerous weapon, 2nd degree reckless endangering safety, battery and disorderly conduct.

Deputies do not believe this incident was gang related. This is an on-going investigation and no further information will be released at this time.

6-10-2013: Forest County Sheriff John Dennee was made aware of a scam on Senior citizens and wanted to notify the Citizens of Forest County, especially the Senior’s. The scam may have the heading Government Benefits Supplement Policy and may include the wording Senior Final Expense Program.

How the scam works is the scammers have designed post cards or letters informing the recipient that “an approved senior final expense program is now available, to help pay for the senior’s final expenses.” (aka funeral expenses)

The card also mentions that the program could get the qualifying seniors up to $15,000.00.

The mailing will then tell you that it is your legal right to get this money and asks you to complete the request form and return it within 5 days. What Sheriff Dennee states is the most dangerous part of this is that it not only request a “small application fee”, but also that the seniors give their personal information.

Sheriff Dennee wants to again warn the public that, this like many other scams are occurring more and more each day. He reminds everyone that when they receive this or other requests for their personal information that it is a scam and should be ignored. The Sheriff also wants to remind anyone that has questions about mailings or phone calls that they feel could be a scam not to hesitate and contact Law Enforcement.

5-31-2013 On 5/28/2013 at 12:45 am, the Forest County Sheriff’s Office responded to a burglar alarm at the Laona Pharmacy in Laona, WI. Upon Deputies arrival they discovered forced entry was made to the building and discovered prescription drugs were taken. On 05/30/2013 the Forest County Sheriff’s Office received information from the City of Oconto Police Department which resulted in a search warrant being executed at a residence in the City of Oconto.

On 5/30/2013 Forest County Sheriff’s Office Investigators, with the assistance from Eagle River Police Department, Oconto County Sheriff’s Office, Oneida County Sheriff’s Office and City of Oconto Police Department executed the search warrant. As a result of the search warrant Samantha L. Smith age 17, Jason A Delebreau age 22 and Jamie L. Delebreau age 19, were taken into custody on charges related to the burglary. There is also one more arrest pending in this case. Sheriff Dennee expressed key factors to the timely arrest were due to conserted efforts from other area Law Enforcement agencies. No further information will be released at this time.

5-19-2013 On 5-19-2013 at 2:05 pm. Forest County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a injury motorcycle crash on Hwy 55 in the Township of Argonne, WI. The motorcycle was operated by a 49 year old Eagle River man who was transported by ambulance to St. Mary's hospital in Rhinelander, WI. The operator of the motorcycle was cited for Operating a Motor Vehicle while Intoxicated. The crash remains under investigation and no further information will be released at this time.

5-19-2013 On 5-19-2013 at 12:32 am, Forest County Sheriff Deputies responded to a single motor vehicle fatality on Millian Road in the Township of Armstrong Creek. The accident caused the death of a 26 year old Goodman, WI. man. The accident is under investigation and no further information will be released at this time. The name of the deceased will not be released until family members have been notified.

5-10-2013 On 5-10-2013 at approximately 3:56 pm, the Forest County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call for a missing female in the Township of Blackwell. With the assistance of the Town of Laona Police Department, Wabeno Police Department and the Wisconsin DNR a search of the area was conducted. Forest County Sheriff’s Deputies located the female’s vehicle in a wooded area however, after checking the vehicle it was discovered she was not inside. The Forest County Sheriff’s Office K-9 was deployed and the dog located the missing female in a heavily wooded area approximately 200 - 300 yards from her vehicle. The female was transported to St. Mary’s Hospital in Rhinelander for care. No names will be released at this time out of respect for the family.

4/30/2013 The Forest County Sheriff’s Office is releasing the names of the individuals involved in the arrests made following the 7 month drug investigation. The extensive investigation is still continuing with more arrests anticipated. The Forest County Sheriff’s Office, like all Law Enforcement agencies across the nation feels very strongly about combating the ever growing prescription drug use and abuse problem. No further information will be released at this time due to the confidentiality and sensitivity of some of the information as the investigation continues.
Carson D Ackley, Jeffery R. Biggerstaff, Laura L. Blacyki, Jodie A. Burnett, Tessa M Burnett, Patrick J. Daniels, Heath R. Fraley, Lindsey K. Garbrecht, Jesse LJ Greene, James M. Hagenkord, Erick H. Henkel Anthony A. Huff, Ritchie L. Kiefer, Patricia L. Kirker, Patrick E. Malone, Tonya L. Malone, Kyle L. Mcgeshick, Trina L. Oshkenaniew, Kaylynn M. Samplaski, Hope L. Shawano, Shawn J. Smith, Sterling L. Soman, Timothy S. Stecker, Amanda M. Swanson, Elmer T. Swanson, Brianna R. Thilmany, Thisha L. Thilmany, Amber M. Tuckwab, Charles T. Ritchie, Lana M. Rodriguez, Garret O. VanZile, Joshua W. West, and Carter M. Wiegand. Paulette H. Martinez was arrested for making death threats to Confidential Informants. Two Juveniles were also taken into custody in connection with this investigation.

4/27/2013 On Friday, 4-26-2013, the Forest County Sheriff's Office along with officers from the Crandon Police Department and the Langlade County Sheriff's Office concluded a 7 month drug investigation with numerous arrests. The Departments conducted numerous search warrants and made a total of 30 arrests, for charges related to trafficking of marijuana and prescription drugs. The Sheriff's Office will not release the names until formal charges are filed. The Forest County Sheriff's Offices Drug Unit works in conjunction with the North Central Drug Enforcement Group.

4/15/2013 The Forest County Sheriff Office was recently awarded two grants from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation in the amount of $20,604.41. The grants were for the purchase of two mobile data computers for squad cars and for the Speed Enforcement program. The grants cover wages and equipment. The Forest County Sheriff Office is always looking for ways to lighten the tax burden to the residents of Forest County.

2/11/2013 Forest County Sheriff John Dennee reports that deputies from his department along with the Department of Natural Resources responded to a single snowmobile fatality, the accident occurred on 2/9/13 just off from Pickerel Lake Rd in the Town of Nashville.
Twenty-Two year old, Nicholas Giese of Fond du Lac, died as a result of his injuries when it appears he lost control of his snowmobile on the trail. The Department of Natural Resources will be handling the investigation.

2/3/2013 On Sunday 2/3/13, Forest County Deputies responded to two separate violent calls in the County. The first call at approximately 2:18 p.m., was to a cabin in the Town of Hiles on Babcock Road in which a subject had made comments about wanting to die and having a shootout with the Police. The subject identified as Randall Mielcarek of Green Bay had traveled to his cabin on Babcock Rd. after making these comments. Forest County Deputies were able to confirm that Mielcarek’s vehicle was at the cabin and the Forest County Special Emergency Response Team (S.E.R.T.) was dispatched to that location. Upon approaching the residence the team discovered Mielcarek deceased in the rear of his truck. Further investigation revealed that Mielcarek had taken his own life prior to the arrival of the officers.

The second violent call came in at 8:25 p.m. in which a female had contacted a friend telling her that her husband had a gun and had fired shots in the residence. The friend contacted the Sheriff’s Office and reported the information to them. Forest County Deputies along with Marinette County Deputies responded to the area of Dallman Road in the Town of Armstrong Creek. After a short time, Forest County Officials were able to make telephone contact with the suspect, Forrest S. Schaller, and negotiated a peaceful exit of the residence and Schaller was taken into custody. Once Schaller was in custody, Deputies entered the house and found the female victim and a minor child to be safe. Further investigation, revealed a confrontation that had occurred in which Schaller had pointed the gun at the female and fired a shot within the residence. Forest County Investigators are continuing the investigation. Schaller is currently being held in the Forest County Jail on Attempted 1st Degree Homicide charges as well as other Domestic Abuse related charges. No further information will be released at this time.

1/29/2013: Forest County Sheriff John Dennee reports that deputies from his department along with the Department of Natural Resources responded to a single snowmobile fatality, the accident occurred on 1/28/13 at approximately 4:15 p.m. in the Town of Blackwell.
Seventy year old William Donker of Appleton died as a result of his injuries when it appears he lost control of his snowmobile on the trail system east of Blackwell. The Department of Natural Resources will be handling the investigation.

1/18/2013: In the early morning hours of 1/18/13, Forest County Deputies responded to a stabbing in the Town of Lincoln, near the City of Crandon. One adult male had been stabbed repeatedly by a 16 year old juvenile male. After a short search the suspect was located and arrested without incident. The victim was transported to St. Mary’s Hospital and is being treated for his wounds. The juvenile male is currently being held at the Forest County Jail and will be charged with Attempted 1st Degree Intentional Homicide. Sheriff Dennee states that there does not appear to be any other suspects involved and there is no threat to the community. Due to the suspect’s age and the continual investigation, no further information will be released at this time.

July 6th, 2012: Forest County Sheriff John Dennee reports a car vs. semi truck fatality accident at approximately 10:30 p.m., on 7-6-12. The accident occurred on Hwy 8 and Whiteye Lake Road in the Township of Crandon, Forest County. The accident caused the death of an 89 year old Three Lakes woman. There were no other injuries. The accident is under investigation and no further information will be released at this time.

June 4, 2012: Trevor Lenz, 20, was arrested Monday, June 4th by the West Allis Police Department. Lenz is expected to be charged with attempted 1st degree homicide, 1st degree reckless injury, intimidation of a victim, battery or threat to a witness, false imprisonment, and misdemeanor battery, stemming from a February 15 incident in Mole Lake.

Lenz has a scheduled initial appearance in Forest County on June 13th, 2012.