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Stevens Point man charged with child sex trafficking

MERRILL, Wis. (WSAW) -- A 67-year-old Stevens Point man is in custody on $100,000 cash bond for allegations he attempted to traffic a child for sex. Leo Pelot was charged Wednesday with trafficking of a child, attempted second degree sexual assault of a child and child enticement. Online court reco

WSAW - 2018-03-22 22:12:00

Wausau man sentenced to a year in jail in drug raid near schools

WAUSAU (WAOW) - A man accused in a raid where police seized 19 guns and a stash of drugs in a home near three Wausau schools reached a plea deal Thursday and was sentenced to a year in jail, according to online Marathon County court records. Shane Dalbec, 40, pleaded guilty to four drug felonies, in

WAOW - 2018-03-22 20:33:00

Marathon Co. Sheriff's deputies release new details about chase, standoff with Wausau Police

WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAW)-- The Marathon County Sheriff's Office is releasing new details about a high speed chase and standoff with Wausau Police that ended in a suicide. According to a news release, Wausau Police were looking into a number of allegations and concerns about the welfare of a 35-year-old W

WSAW - 2018-03-22 00:09:00

Plea Deal Coming For Man Shot By Wausau Police

Adam S. Radek mugshot WAUSAU, Wi (WSAU) A man shot by Wausau police after he refused to obey police commands during a situation in 2015 will be reaching a plea deal. 36 year old Adam Radek of Tomah is facing charges of possession of heroin and a firearm by a felon. The shooting of Radek was found t

WSAU.COM - 2018-03-22 14:58:00

Girl and baby removed from Wausau home following drug search

WAUSAU (WAOW) - A seven-year-old girl and her five-month-old sibling were removed from a Wausau home after police found evidence of drug use, including "new and used" needles and "baggies with possible residue" in a bathroom and easily accessible to the older child, according to a criminal complaint

WAOW - 2018-03-21 22:59:00

Wausau shooting: Community members release balloons in remembrance of victims

WAUSAU - A small group of community members gathered in Kennedy Park Thursday evening, holding onto balloons as they whipped in the cold spring winds. Silently, over the course of four minutes, the group released several balloons. The first balloons were pink, followed by one red and finally one bl

STEVENSPOINTJOURNAL.COM - 2018-03-23 02:03:03

Wausau man pleads not guilty to possessing 133 pounds of pot

ANTIGO (WAOW) - A Wausau man pleaded not guilty Tuesday to accusations that he was hauling 133 pounds of "high-grade" marijuana when police found his car stranded not far from the Antigo airport, according to online Langlade County court records. Pao Vang is charged with possession with intent to de


Marathon County Crime Stoppers: Attempted tavern burglary

TOWN OF TEXAS (WAOW) - Two would-be burglars tried - but failed - to break into Brokaw Corners Tavern in the Town of Texas. Security cameras show the hooded suspects casually walking on the property, going up a ramp and working to open a door about 4:17 a.m. on March 4. "They did not get in but they

WAOW - 2018-03-21 21:32:00

Wausau shooting: Police come to terms with their own mental health needs

WESTON - It's been a year since police officers and other first responders rushed to a string of shootings in the Wausau area that left five people dead, including one of their own and the gunman who went on a rampage. The scale of the violence and the police response to it was unprecedented for cen

WAUSAU DAILY HERALD - 2018-03-22 16:10:18

Bond set at $50K for Wausau man charged with child sexual assault

WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAW) -- Bond has been set at $50,000 cash for 31-year-old Wausau man charged with two counts of first degree sexual assault of a child. Starr Beson is accused of inappropriately touching two young girls. Court records list the offense dates as occurring Feb. 1, 2017 to May 1, 2017. Be


Sheriff's Dept. asking for public's help locating Huber walkaway

WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAW) -- The Marathon County Jail is asking for the public's help locating an inmate that did not return from Huber. Investigators said Jeffrey Bennett, 33, was to return to the jail Friday and has not. He's described as 5 foot 9 inches, 150 pounds and has a neck tattoo that reads, "Ma


Wausau man charged with sexual contact with a minor

Starr Beson. WAUSAU, WI (WSAU-WAOW) -- A 30-year-old Wausau man is accused of having sexual contact with two girls under the age of five. Newsline 9 reports Starr Beson was jailed Monday on $50,000 cash bond and charged with two felony counts of first-degree sexual assault with a child under age 13


Lincoln County Sheriff's reports

A 52-year-old Gleason woman was arrested Tuesday afternoon on a criminal traffic charge after deputies investigated a reckless driver. She was taken into custody for a third offense of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated and cited for reckless driving. Tomahawk Firefighters along with deputi


Mosinee woman sentenced to jail for having sex with boy, 16

WAUSAU (WAOW) - A 27-year-old supervisor at a fast food restaurant accused of having sex with one of her teenage workers she knew was underage was sentenced to six months in jail Monday, according to online Marathon County court records. Brittney Dzwonkowski of Mosinee pleaded no contest to two felo


Supervisor Sentenced to 6 Months in Jail for Sex with Underage Co-Worker

Brittney Dzwonkowski of Mosinee, mugshot. WAUSAU, WI (WSAU-WAOW) -- A fast food supervisor has been sentenced to six months in jail for having sex with an underage co-worker. 27-year-old Brittney Dzwonkowski of Mosinee pled no contest to two felonies, exposing a child to harmful material and exposi


Stevens Point Passes Prostitution Ordinance

City of Stevens Point logo. STEVENS POINT, WI (WSAU) -- The City of Stevens Point unanimously passed an ordinance that will lessen the punishment of prostitution in the city. Alderperson Heidi Oberstadt is the chair of the Public Protection Committee that introduced and originally passed the ordina


Claire's files for bankruptcy - WAOW - Newsline 9, Wausau News, Weather, Sports

Claire's has filed for bankruptcy. The hub for ear piercings at malls across America is the latest retailer to succumb to its massive pile of debt. Claire's, which says it has pierced more than 100 million ears around the world, reached a restructuring agreement with its creditors. In a Chapter 11 b


Merrill Warrant of the Week

The Merrill Police Department holds arrests warrants issued 11/13/2017 for Terrell Lee Smith, DOB 1/9/1994, last known address 207 N. 7th St., Wausau. The city recovered judgments of $124 for operating after suspension and $136.60 for driving too fast for conditions. The defendant is in default of p


Prostitution ordinance recommended in Point after recent sting

In order to combat the growing trend of prostitution in Stevens Point, police are recommending a new prostitution ordinance be created. The Stevens Point Public Protection Committee agreed, and recommended Monday, March 12, that the city create an ordinance governing prostitution. City Attorney Loga


Wausau PD warns of suspicious men luring children

The Wausau Police Department is warning parents about suspicious men seen on the northeast side of the city trying to lure children toward a car, according to a Facebook post. The message says the two men, likely in their mid 30s, were near North 9th Street and Winton Street Wednesday in an older, "