Information is taken from the records of the Portage Police Department and does not represent a comprehensive list of police activity. Each individual named in this report is presumed to be innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
Between 7:25 a.m. Tuesday and 11:21 p.m. Wednesday, police responded to 79 calls, including the following:
Welfare check: Police at 4:26 p.m. Tuesday conducted a welfare check in the 800 block of East Cook Street and arrested Steve J. Stangel, 63, Portage, on a probation and parole hold for allegedly violating a condition of absolute sobriety. His blood alcohol level was .207.
Traffic stop: Police at 4:55 p.m. Tuesday conducted a traffic stop for suspicious behavior and suspended registration. A K-9 alerted to the vehicle, and police cited Madison M. Knutson, 22, Pardeeville, for operating while suspended, possession of THC and possession of drug paraphernalia.
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Warrant arrest: Police at 12:16 a.m. Wednesday observed an intoxicated man walking on the east side of New Pinery Road and arrested Aaron R. Burlingame, 52, Portage, on a Wood County warrant.
Mutual aid: Police at 8:14 p.m. Wednesday assisted the Wisconsin State Patrol during a traffic stop, and a K-9 alerted to the vehicle. Authorities located cocaine and arrested Paul J. Carman, 58, Madison, for possession of a controlled substance, bail jumping and carrying a concealed weapon.
Animal complaint: Police at 7:05 p.m. Wednesday cited Jane M. Fullerton, 76, Portage, for having a dog in a cemetery. Police records show Fullerton was previously cited Sept. 4 for having a dog in a cemetery.