Information is taken from the records of the Portage Police Department and does not represent a comprehensive list of police department activity. Each individual named in this report is presumed to be innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
Between 7:24 a.m. Thursday and 7:19 a.m. Tuesday, police responded to 147 calls, including two that resulted in domestic disorderly conduct arrests.
Portage High School, 301 E. Collins St.: Police at 2:16 p.m. Thursday took a report of the theft of a calculator worth $125; the theft took place in the previous school year.
500 block of West Slifer Street: At 3:31 p.m. Thursday, police took a report of a mail scam; a Portage resident was sent a false check to be a "secret shopper" to perform a funds transfer at Western Union and be paid $350.
West Wisconsin at River streets: Police at 5:16 a.m. Friday stopped a vehicle with a registered owner listed as having a revoked license. Jack Krause, 24, of Endeavor, was cited for operating after revocation as a third offense.
200 block of East Mullett Street: At 12:23 a.m. Saturday, police responded to multiple complaints of a loud stereo. Susan L. Espinoza, 35, of Portage, was cited for loud noise after police were called twice to her address; neighbors said she turned the stereo louder again after police left the first time.
300 block of DeWitt Street: Police at 1:56 a.m. Saturday investigated a disturbance. Witnesses said Bridget J. Pierce, 21, of Portage, grabbed and pulled a woman's hair, yelled and threw rocks at the windows of the Corner Pocket restaurant. Police arrested Pierce on a tentative charge of disorderly conduct.
Market Basket, 403 DeWitt St.: At 12:45 p.m. Saturday, police took a report of the theft of $40.05 in gasoline.
2700 block of New Pinery Road: Police at 4:58 p.m. Saturday investigated a report of a vomiting driver who might be intoxicated. Brenda Harvey, 49, of Portage, was arrested on a tentative charge of drunken driving as a second offense with a child younger than 16 in the vehicle; Harvey registered a blood-alcohol concentration of 0.22 on a preliminary Breathalyzer test, police said. It is illegal for drivers with no drunken driving convictions to drive in Wisconsin with a level of 0.08 or higher.
West Conant at West Wisconsin streets: At 7:24 p.m. Saturday, police stopped a vehicle driven by a person the officer recognized as having a suspended license. Frank S. Schiro, 54, of Baraboo, was cited for operating after suspension as a sixth offense.
Walmart, 2950 New Pinery Road: Police at 11:39 p.m. Saturday took a report of the theft of a small amount of cash from a wallet that was left inadvertently in the shoe section of the store. When the owner returned and found the wallet, the cash was missing.
DeWitt at West Cook streets: At 1:04 a.m. Sunday, police stopped a vehicle with a registration that was suspended due to unpaid parking tickets in Madison. Allison Gamble, 35, of Portage, was arrested on tentative charges of possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
400 block of Jackson Street: Police at 9:15 a.m. Sunday stopped a vehicle with a driver known to have a suspended license. Morgan Dahnke, 29, of Lodi, was cited for operating while suspended as a second offense and for carrying no insurance.
200 block of Pauquette Street: While investigating an unrelated matter at 5:13 p.m. Sunday, police tentatively charged Susan Hamm, 45, of Portage, with possession of prescription drugs without a prescription and possession of marijuana.
600 block of West Cook Street: At 6:45 p.m. Sunday, police took a report of the theft of a bow target shaped like a deer, with an arrow stuck in one side, that was worth $165.
West Wisconsin at West Conant streets: Police at 9:28 p.m. Monday investigated a report of a disturbance. Lauri Cline, 37, of Portage, was arrested on a charge of disorderly conduct; police said she punched, slapped and pulled a woman's hair.