Wisconsin

A Wisconsin teacher Stephanie Pudlowski, 38 is accused of having sex with her 16-year-old foster son after her husband is said to have secretly recorded their alleged trysts.

Pudlowski was arrested on May 15 after police say audio and video taken in the home they shared in Oneida County showed she had a sexual relationship with the boy.

She has since been charged with sexual assault of a child placed in substitute care, sexual intercourse with a child age 16 or older and causing mental harm to a child, NewsWatch12 reports.

Pudlowski is said to have met the boy while teaching at James Williams Middle School. Police say no sexual contact occurred on district property.

A Wisconsin sheriff’s deputy is accused of scouring online obituaries to break into the homes of grieving families while they attended funerals.

Jefferson County Sheriff’s Deputy Janelle Gericke, 29, was charged with felony burglary after she attempted to gain access to the homes ‘without consent’, the sheriff’s office said.

According to a news release, sheriff’s office personnel discovered evidence that led officials to suspect Gericke, 29, may have been involved in illegal conduct while off-duty. Specifically, “evidence showed she may have attempted to gain access to a house without consent.”

The criminal complaint against Gericke said these attempts to gain access to homes “occurred while the homeowners were attending the funeral of a family member. In such instances, the deceased person’s online obituary listed the homeowners as surviving relatives along with the date and time of funeral services. If confronted, Gericke would explain that she was there to complete a transaction arising from Facebook.”

As people were mourning the loss of Lake Mills Firefighter Chris Truman in January, who was struck and killed while helping a stranded motorist on New Year’s Eve, a deputy spotted a woman he recognized on Truman’s front porch. Prosecutors said Gericke said she was trying to purchase a baby item from Facebook Marketplace, but the name or address she gave didn’t match any locations in the area. She later texted the deputy, saying she found what she was looking for at the home next door.

There was a problem, because the next door neighbor didn’t sell anyone anything.

Bodycam footage released by a Wisconsin police department shows officers engaged in a gun battle with a man who they had just administered Narcan and it ends with an innocent bystander and the gunman being shot dead.

Officer Paul Christensen and Sgt. Christopher Biese exchanged shots with 47-year-old Ruben Houston of Wausau on May 15 outside of Appleton’s downtown transit center. Christensen was wounded, along with a bystander. Both have been released from the hospital.

Appleton firefighter Mitchell Lundgaard, 36, was shot and died of his injuries at a hospital.

Footage shows the moment when Houston opened fire on the responding officers. He pulls out a gun and opens fire before the officer runs off and gets in a position to return fire.

Houston was shot several times and later died at a hospital. He had been out on bond for drug charges.

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An assisted living facility worker has been arrested after she allegedly scammed an elderly man out of $5,000 and secretly recorded him performing a sex act on her.

Shatarra Rodgers, 25, has been charged with identity theft for financial gain, theft of movable property, and capturing an intimate representation without consent.

Rodgers knew the 78-year-old man from Heritage at Deer Creek, an assisted living community in New Berlin, Wisconsin.

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A 26-year-old Milwaukee woman is accused of driving drunk the wrong way in Brown Deer late Saturday night and then attacking and spitting on police officers after she’s arrested.

Denisha Davis is charged with felonies for spitting twice on officers at Ascension St. Mary’s Hospital, where she was taken for a blood alcohol test.

Police said the incident started when an officer spotted Davis driving the wrong way on Brown Deer Road just before midnight Saturday.

According to the criminal complaint a preliminary breath test measured Davis with a 0.191 blood alcohol concentration.

Davis is also charged with operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated – second offense and operating a motor vehicle while revoked.

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169 Handcuffed Suspect in Custody Jumps Out Window, Escapes Rock County Sheriff’s Office
A handcuffed suspect who jumped out a window at the Rock County Sheriff’s Office last October caused a school lockdown before being taken into custody hours later.

The handcuffs were gone when Quantrell Dylan Schwartzlow, 17, of 408 W. Beloit St., Orfordville, was taken into custody at his friend’s house on Yuba Street in Janesville, police said.

Police are not sure how he got out of the handcuffs.

Rock County sheriff’s detectives arrested Schwartzlow earlier Thursday on suspicion of second-degree sexual assault, strangulation, suffocation and battery, Sheriff Robert Spoden said.

A detective left Schwartzlow alone in an unsecured interrogation room to retrieve items for the interrogation, Spoden said.

After the detective left, Schwartzlow jumped out a second-story window and fled on foot while handcuffed in front of his body at 12:18 p.m., Spoden said.

Police two hours later found Schwartzlow at a friend’s house at the 700 block of Yuba Street in Janesville and took him into custody without incident at about 3:45 p.m., Spoden said.