Two charged with criminal damage
Suspects accused of taking a farm truck and leaving it stuck in the mud.
Michael M. Anderson, 22, Bear Creek, and Brady R. Wenzel, 22, Clintonville, are charged with driving a vehicle without the owner’s consent and criminal damage to property, as party to a crime.
On Tuesday, April 2, Waupaca County Deputy Jon Loken met with the owner of Friendship Valley Dairy Farm in the town of Larrabee.
He was shown security video and images of two men driving a silver 2006 Toyota car onto the property shortly before 4 a.m., then taking a Toyota Tacoma that belonged to the farm, and driving it around.
In addition to multiple images of the farm truck, there were also photos showing two men – one tall and thin, the other short and stocky – walking on the grounds.
An employee identified the men as Anderson and Wenzel.
Employees found the truck, stuck in the mud and damaged in the rear.
They also found broken glass in the front bumper of a company Hummer.
Anderson and Wenzel allegedly used the Hummer to try to push the farm truck out of the mud, but only succeeded in damaging the truck.
At about 6:45 a.m. on April 2, employees encountered Anderson and Wenzel driving a burgundy 2004 Ford Taurus on a farm road.
They said they were there to apply for a job.
Employees also found a cellphone that belongs to Wenzel, according to the criminal complaint.