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2 accused of violent crimes following alleged armed robbery

Two Wisconsin men are facing charges for armed robbery after an alleged incident that is said to have led to the death of another individual. One of the accused also faces felony murder charges after authorities claim to have found evidence that ties him to the scene. Violent crimes of this nature carry severe penalties, and if convicted, both could be facing numerous consequences, including time behind bars.

According to reports, four men were working on remodeling a local restaurant when the two men allegedly entered the building from a rear door. At some point during or after the alleged robbery, one of the men passed away for unspecified reasons. Authorities assert the incident may have scared the man to the point of death. During the investigation, police also claim to have found DNA evidence at the scene, which led to the arrest of one of the individuals.

Traffic stop leads to further accusations of alleged drug crimes

When someone is accused of a crime, it may seem easier to point a finger in a different direction. Those facing similar circumstances may even believe that offering up the names of those allegedly higher up the chain may improve their own situation. Four individuals in Wisconsin have been arrested for numerous drug crimes after a recent traffic stop allegedly unearthed inside information of a local methamphetamine operation.

The incident reportedly began with a recent traffic stop regarding a person who wasn't wearing a seat belt. Police claim the driver was exhibiting nervous behavior, and officers subsequently enlisted a nearby K-9 unit to perform an open air search of the vehicle. The unit indicated that there were drugs inside, and after allegedly uncovering the presence of methamphetamine, police claim to have obtained information about a local meth lab from the individuals within the vehicle, both of which were placed under arrest shortly after.

Man faces domestic violence charges following alleged assault

While many domestic disputes may not involve much more than a verbal spat, in some cases, the situation can grow way out of hand and become physical. Domestic violence is a major issue in many areas, and can have devastating consequences for everyone involved. A Wisconsin man is currently facing multiple charges after an alleged altercation with his significant other.

The woman claims that the two were recently out at a bar where the man was almost involved in a physical altercation with another individual. Sometime later, she asserts that he arrived at her home and threatened her before throwing a stool at her face. He then allegedly grabbed a nearby mirror and began to hit her over the head repeatedly before she was able to get away.

2 arrested, accused of multiple drug crimes in Wisconsin

Individuals who are accused of a drug-related crime may often find the subsequent process to be intimidating. With the severity of the potential consequences for drug crimes such as possession with intent to deliver, many of the accused may wish to protect themselves throughout this stressful period. However, they may be uncertain how to achieve this goal. A man and a woman are facing similar charges after the recent search of a Wisconsin residence.

The search was initiated after authorities claim to have acquired information that the individuals in question were selling crystal methamphetamine from within the residence. During the search, they allegedly discovered almost 8 grams of crystal meth and over 180 grams of marijuana. In addition, they also say they seized various types of drug paraphernalia, along with multiple cell phones and an unspecified amount of cash.

1 facing multiple sex crimes after allegedly enticing a minor

The internet offers a certain ease of access for those who are seeking to connect with others online. Countless individuals might have found a friendship or relationship through similar channels, perhaps with someone who they did not physically meet for months. However, there may also some risks involved with the anonymity of similar outlets, some of which can lead to criminal allegations. A 31-year-old man has recently been accused of using the internet to facilitate sex crimes in Wisconsin.

Authorities claim that the man had been speaking with a person, who he allegedly believed to be a 15-year-old girl, for several months through the internet. They say an undercover officer was posing as the young girl and claims that the conversations were sexual in nature, and that the man requested to meet with her. According to police, he drove to a set location on a recent Monday and was apprehended upon arrival.

Traffic stop for suspended license results in drug crimes arrest

Before the search of a vehicle can be initiated, authorities must have reasonable suspicion of criminal activity. If one's rights are violated during search procedures, the evidence that is found in the process may be deemed inadmissible. A person in Wisconsin was recently arrested and accused of drug crimes following a search that took place during a routine traffic stop.

The driver was reportedly pulled over in the early hours of the morning for allegedly operating a vehicle on a suspended license. After initiating the stop, authorities claim to have caught wind of a strong smell of marijuana coming from within the vehicle. They then proceeded to search the vehicle, which allegedly uncovered nearly 5 grams of marijuana, along with various types of drug paraphernalia.

Felony murder charge without committing violent crimes?

When Wisconsin residents face criminal charges, the possible penalties may be severe. If someone died during the commission of the alleged offense, an additional charge of felony murder may be filed. It is not necessary to be charged with violent crimes in order for prosecutors to add this charge.

Wisconsin's felony murder law does not require the person charged with it to have actually killed anyone. It is enough that the person was accused of being involved in the incident that led to the death. If convicted, additional incarceration time is added to whatever sentence is imposed for the initial crime.

Woman charged with forgery and other white collar crimes

When someone in Wisconsin is accused of embezzlement, it is usually following a long and complicated investigation. In some cases, a financial irregularity is found, and the money trail is traced back to the person who had the most frequent access to business accounts. That person may be charged with white collar crimes, which are sometimes federal cases, and he or she may face harsh penalties if convicted.

One woman in Wisconsin is charged with two felonies after investigators accused her of misusing funds when she worked for an emergency medical transportation service. Her duties included contracting and billing clients. However, the 56-year-old woman was fired after 12 years when the association determined that she was allegedly stealing medical supplies. Further investigation showed payroll and billing inconsistencies amounting to $6,805.

What are the most common types of cybercrimes?

Many people in Wisconsin who commit crimes online fall prey to the false sense of security that the internet provides. Some of these individuals may not be aware that some of their online activities are illegal and can result in them receiving criminal charges. Others are aware of their illegal actions and do not believe anyone will catch them. 

Here is a brief overview of common types of internet crimes

What are the most common types of cybercrimes?

Many people in Wisconsin who commit crimes online fall prey to the false sense of security that the internet provides. Some of these individuals may not be aware that some of their online activities are illegal and can result in them receiving criminal charges. Others are aware of their illegal actions and do not believe anyone will catch them.

Here is a brief overview of common types of internet crimes.

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