LPD seizes 50 grams of cocaine from residence
Polk County Enterprise - December 2007
LIVINGSTON —Livingston police seized 50 grams of cocaine and arrested Michael Dewayne Montgomery, 30, of Livingston for possession of a controlled substance and possession of marijuana on Nov. 24, according to Lt. Matt Parrish, LPD spokesman.
Officers were called to a house in the 800 block of North Pine at about 5 a.m. Saturday in response to calls about a disturbance at that location.
Officer Kurt Riley identified the persons involved in the disturbance, one of whom had been the subject of narcotics-related intelligence LPD received in the recent past, Parrish said.
Parrish and Lewis Milner obtained consent to search the house and Riley located 26 grams of a powdery substance that appeared to be cocaine and 24 grams of a substance appearing to be crack cocaine in one of the bedrooms.
Montgomery was arrested and taken to the Polk County jail.
Suspect charged twice
Livingston police were called to an area bank Nov. 20 in response to a call about a man trying to pass a forged check. Officers talked with the account holder and determined he did not give permission for anyone to sign checks on their behalf.
Officers arrested Anthony Craig Carter, 44, of Livingston for forgery. They also located his vehicle parked near the bank and Deputy Howard Smith with the Polk County Sheriff’s Office conducted a canine search of the vehicle. The dog alerted to the presence of a controlled substance and officers made entry and located less than one gram of crack cocaine and a usable amount of marijuana. The suspect faced enhanced charges since the narcotics were found in a drug free zone.
Carter was arrested again Saturday following a traffic stop. Officer Kurt Riley searched the vehicle and found less than one gram of crack cocaine.
Copper theft arrests
Two Onalaska men face felony charges for fleeing and evading arrest with a vehicle in addition to charges for a series of copper thefts discovered in the Kickapoo Forest Subdivision on Nov. 19.
Mack Tipton and Gregory Scott, both of Onalaska, remain in the Polk County Jail as of press time Wednesday, jail records show.
Onalaska Police officer John Maddox had begun interviewing the two men in an abandoned house about copper wire and air-conditioning units that had been removed from several houses when the suspects fled, almost striking Maddox with their vehicle, Police Chief Ron Gilbert said.
The pair was apprehended by Sgt. William Jerry with the Polk County Sheriff’s Department who arrested them for public intoxication. Onalaska police filed additional charges Tuesday and expect to file other complaints as the investigation progresses, Gilbert said.
Burglars strike Cedar Point
Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a string of burglaries that began Nov. 18 in the Cedar Point subdivision near Onalaska, according to Det. Stan Galloway.
Break-ins have been reported on Wild Rose Street, Mesquite Street and Wild Oak streets. Suspects pried open the front door of a house on Wild Rose and took a microwave oven, 19-inch Emerson TV, Sony DVD player and several DVDs, Galloway said. Suspects also broke into an outbuilding on Mesquite St. and took a hedge trimmer, leaf blower, jig saw, a Dremel saw and a tool box with assorted hand tools.
Homeowners on Wild Oak Street reported a rifle, flat screen TV, handtools, chop saw and table saw missing, reports show.
Deputies are also investigating the burglary of several vehicles at Best Air Conditioning on Nov. 22. Suspects cut the chain link fence and entered the area where several service trucks are parked. Hand tools were taken from several trucks, Galloway said. The business has been burglarized several times in the last few months.