A Chippewa Falls man will spend four years on probation for stealing thousands of dollars worth of tools on two occasions from the Confluence Arts Center construction site. Shawn M. Lanier, 36, 220 S. Rural St., pleaded no contest recently in Eau Claire County Court to felony counts of burglary and theft. He also pleaded no contest to two unrelated felony counts of possession of methamphetamine and unrelated misdemeanor counts of bail jumping and possession of drug paraphernalia. Judge
An Eau Claire area man will spend three years in prison for violating terms of his probation stemming from four 2016 criminal convictions. Eau Claire County Judge William Gabler ordered Vance E. Lindenman, 26, 2418 Kane Road, town of Union, to spend three years on extended supervision following his release from prison. Lindenman was also fined $2,076. As conditions of supervision, he cannot have contact with known drug dealers or users. Lindenman was originally sentenced in April 2016 to
A Barron man will spend two years in prison for violating conditions of his probation stemming from a 2015 felony conviction. Eau Claire County Judge Shaughnessy Murphy ordered Stephen A. Schultz, 26, to spend four years on extended supervision following his release from prison. Schultz was fined $1,847 and ordered to pay $13,189 in restitution. As conditions of supervision, Schultz must undergo any programming, counseling or treatment recommended by his agent. Schultz was originally
MENOMONIE — A rural Menomonie man and woman have been charged with causing a child to view a sexual activity. Elizabeth C. Dolajeck, 29, N3690 463rd St., Dunn County town of Dunn, is charged with causing a child age 13 to 18 years to view sexual activity, exposing a child to harmful material and intent to contribute to the delinquency of a child. Brian J. Thibado, 29, same address, is charged with causing a child age 13 to 18 to view sexual activity, sexual assault to an intoxicated
Recent snowfall and warmer temperatures are expected to bring the Chippewa River in Eau Claire to within 1.4 feet of flood stage. According to Eau Claire city officials, the river gauge at Grand Avenue was at 7 feet below flood stage at 8 a.m. Monday. Lower sections of the Chippewa River State Trail at the boat landing behind Hobbs Ice Center are currently closed. Lower areas of Owen Park are flooded, and low-lying areas along Riverview Drive will see water later this week, officials said.
Staff at HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital, 900 W. Clairemont Ave., Eau Claire, and HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital, 2661 Highway I, Chippewa Falls, were notified Tuesday of staff layoffs. A representative associated with the hospitals declined to comment on how many people this affects. According to a statement, the staff reduction is in an effort to operate more efficiently given industry changes. The layoffs are also part of a process to realign leadership in both hospitals. “The
An Eau Claire man will spend a year in prison followed by a year in jail for violating conditions of his probation stemming from three 2017 felony convictions. Eau Claire County Judge William Gabler ordered Cole D. Davis, 20, to spend five years on extended supervision following his release. Davis was fined $2,560 and ordered to pay $9,439 in restitution. As conditions of supervision, Davis cannot drink alcohol, enter taverns or have contact with known drug dealers or users. Davis was
DURAND — Police have identified the man who died in a Monday afternoon fire in Pepin County. Wilbert Poeschel, 78, of Durand died in a fire that burned a small barn, tin outbuilding and a couple acres of grass, according to the Pepin County sheriff’s office. Emergency workers were called at 3:03 p.m. for a fire with possible fatality at N7050 Hayes Road in the town of Lima. An autopsy will be performed to determine the cause of death, the sheriff’s office stated
The Eau Claire location of Ace Hardware, 2618 Birch St., closed on Sunday, according to the business’s Facebook page. The hardware store’s phone number also has an outgoing message stating that “Due to unforeseen circumstances, Eau Claire Ace Hardware will be closing its doors ...” and thanks customers for the past 12 years of patronage. The store is owned by Northland Hardware Co., which also operates Ace stores in Hayward and Ladysmith.
A Minnesota woman is accused of ordering adult-themed merchandise using her ex-boyfriend’s credit card without his approval. Kristin L. Tellander, 48, of Fridley is charged in Eau Claire County Court with a misdemeanor count of fraudulent use of a credit card. Tellander is scheduled to make her initial court appearance on May 17. According to the criminal complaint: A town of Drammen resident contacted authorities July 17 because Tellander, his ex-girlfriend, used his PayPal account