New London man faces felony charges
By Robert Cloud
olice arrested a man twice within three hours following domestic violence reports.
Jaime C. Ovalle Jr., 24, New London, is charged with disorderly conduct, two counts of criminal damage to property, felony intimidation of a victim and burglary, all as acts of domestic abuse and as a repeat offender.
He is also charged with resisting an officer.
Shortly before 3 p.m. Dec. 16, 2023, New London police were dispatched to a home in Northwood Village.
Dispatch advised that a female caller reported that her boyfriend had been drinking before he came to her home and destroyed some of her belongings.
According to the criminal complaint, the caller suddenly hung up the phone and dispatch suspected her boyfriend had taken it away from her.
When New London Police Officer Brant Gosh arrived, he found Ovalle in a van attempting to leave.
Ovalle exited the vehicle and Gosh saw blood dripping from his hands. Gosh handcuffed Ovalle and placed him in the back of his squad car.
The suspect smelled of alcohol. Ovalle said he injured his hand by slamming it in the door of his van. Then he said he closed the mobile home door on it, the complaint says.
He denied trashing the inside of the home.
Sgt. Nick Kamba and Officer Brent Seavecki arrived and entered the house to speak to the victim,
Seavecki reported seeing “a refrigerator that was completely flipped over and a large glass kitchen table was smashed leaving shards of glass everywhere. There were open condiments that were opened on the floor and blood on the refrigerator, carpet, the inside and outside of the entrance door, as well as blood on the face of victim that she was attempting to clean up from. Victim indicated the blood was from Jaime, who cut himself destroying all this property that belonged to her.”
Seavecki also noted Ovalle “began ranting about previous domestic disturbance convictions and how he was trying to be a productive member of society.”
The victim told police Ovalle had threatened to beat up her father and her brother in the past and to report her to child protective services.
Ovalle was transported to the jail in Waupaca.
“When I returned to the police department, I was going to contact on-call probation to see if they were going to put a hold on him,” Gosh reported. “At this point, he had already been released from jail, having been bonded out by his mother.”
Police called back to scene
Shortly after 6 p.m., a neighbor reported Ovalle had returned to the home and could be heard trashing it again.
Sgt. Chase Schroeder, Seavecki and Gosh arrived, saw Ovalle’s van and attempted to call Ovalle out of the home. Nobody came to the door.
They observed new damage to the deck railing since their prior visit.
With guns drawn, officers entered the home to check on the victim’s welfare and to remove Ovalle. They found Ovalle in a bedroom closet, dragged him out, escorted him to the floor and handcuffed him.
The victim was not there because she had left after cleaning up the broken glass.
Ovalle’s mother arrived at the scene. She told officers she brought Ovalle to the home because he said he needed things.
“She thought it was weird because he officially moved out and told his probation agent he did not have anything at the home anymore,” the complaint says.
Additional damage at the home included the deck, a fan ripped from the ceiling, the door torn from the refrigerator and a vacuum cleaner broken in pieces,
After the second incident, Ovalle was returned to jail, where he remains on a $1,500 cash bond.
He has two prior convictions of domestic abuse offenses, as well as a felony conviction for possession of methamphetamine.