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 7:52 a.m. Tuesday and 7:42 a.m. Wednesday, police reported 43 calls; one student was cited with habitual truancy as a second offense.

East Cook Street: Police at 8:48 a.m. Tuesday stopped a vehicle with a registered owner with a suspended license. Jamie L. Holsten, 37, of Wisconsin Dells, was cited with operating after suspension as a second offense and with carrying no insurance.

2200 block of West Wisconsin Street: At 9:13 a.m. Tuesday, police responded to a report of a man who urinated on a building. Michael E. Dodd, 31, of Milwaukee, was cited with urinating in public and arrested on a warrant from the West Allis Police Department.

300 block of West Burns Street: Police at 10:03 a.m. Tuesday took a report of the theft of a holiday decoration. A goose in a Christmas outfit was taken, police said.

East Conant and Main streets: At 3:36 p.m. Tuesday, police stopped a vehicle with a driver with a revoked license. Kurt Cutsforth, 44, of Cambria, was cited with operating after revocation as a second offense and with possession of drug paraphernalia; he was arrested on a warrant from the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office.

900 block of Cass Street: Police at 7:11 p.m. Tuesday took a report of the theft of a 7-foot inflatable Santa decoration worth $40. The decoration was not inflated and was taken sometime overnight.


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