Portage police notebook for Friday, August 3, 2018
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 8:18 a.m. Monday and 7:48 a.m. Friday police responded to 147 calls.
Townsend Street and Brooks Street: Police on Monday at 4:55 p.m. responded to a reported traffic accident where a vehicle had struck a parked car. The driver, Kayhliel Traynor, 18, of Poynette, was cited for cited for unreasonable and imprudent speed for conditions.
West Conant Street: Police on Tuesday, at 2:40 p.m., responded to a report of improper behavior on the edge of the river near Pauquette Park. William DeMoss, 54, of Martinsville, Missouri, was cited for lewd and lascivious behavior.
West Wisconsin Street and Dunn Street: Police on Tuesday, at 11:42 p.m., stopped Jesse Forston, 26, of Baraboo, who was warned for failure to maintain exhaust, then arrested on suspicion of possession of drug paraphernalia and carrying a concealed weapon. Passenger Benjamin Thomas, 28, of Portage was arrested for violation of probation and on suspicion of possession of drug paraphernalia.
West Wisconsin Street and West Cook Street: Police on Wednesday, at 5:05 p.m., responded to a report of suspicious behavior where Jeffrey Colt, 62, was located, reportedly passed out next to a beer in a parking lot. Colt was arrested for violation of probation and on suspicion of misdemeanor bail jumping, felony possession of marijuana and cited for possession of an open intoxicant.
East Wisconsin Street: Police on Thursday, at 3:46 a.m., stopped a vehicle for driving with a defective brake light. The driver, a 17-year-old male from Sun Prairie, was arrested on suspicion of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated as a first offense. Passenger Ethan Perez, 18, of Portage, was arrested on suspicion of felony bail jumping and possession of drug paraphernalia.