Two defendants were in the Langlade County Circuit Court on Thursday to be sentenced on unrelated charges.
Daniel L. Hoppa, 54, 508 Caroline St., is charged with operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated and operating with prohibited alcohol concentration as his third offense. On May 26, 2018, at 4:27 a.m., officials responded to a traffic crash. When personnel arrived, Hoppa admitted he has been driving, and when he crashed, he had swerved to avoid hitting something on the road but couldn’t say what it was.
Officers observed a strong odor of intoxicants coming from his breath, the defendants speech was slurred and hard to understand, and he was swaying and struggling to maintain his balance. Hoppa stated he only had two mixed drinks around 7 or 8 p.m. and that he’d left Rhinelander around 9 p.m. He said it took him over an hour to flag someone down after the crash.
Officials didn’t preform the standard field sobriety tests as the defendant was being helped by emergency personnel, but later in the hospital he consented to a legal blood alcohol test, and results showed 0.193. Hoppa was sentenced to 125 days in jail, Huber privileges, $2,135 in fines includeing a DNA surcharge and ignition interlock device (IID) surcharge, DNA sample, 27-month revocation of driver’s license and 27 months with IID.
Aaritone J. Ademi, 19, 1712 Bopf St., has been charged with uttering a forgery, unauthorized use of an entity’s identifying information and party to a crime. On Dec. 27, 2019, reports began to be investigated as an individual attempted to cash a fraudulent check on Nov. 14, 2019, from an account belonging to a dairy group.
A check was issued to a female in the amount of $3,879.11 and said payroll in the note line. When the female tried to cash the check at CoVantage, it was refused as it was inconsistent with other checks cashed. The dairy group reported this fraudulent check as it was completely different from other checks cashed from the group, and they had no contact with the female cashing the check, along with the routing and account numbers being incorrect.
Officials conducted a traffic stop to speak with the female about the check. She stated she’d never worked there before, but that she received the check because her dad sold the dairy group a tractor. Personnel stated the check was made out for payroll and the female said she was aware and that when she tried to cash it, it didn’t work.
Eventually the female admitted to getting the check from a male who in return got the check from Ademi in Wausau. When the female went to cash the check but couldn’t, the other male suspect said, “We’ll just get another one.”
On Jan. 1, 2020, officials were able to get in contact with Ademi. When asking about the check the defendant denied knowing about it and the two other female and male suspects. When personnel stated the male suspect told them he and Ademi used to party together, the defendant stated he knew of the male suspect and that he and another male suspect went to the defendant’s house to use his printer to print the fraudulent check.
Ademi has been sentenced to two yeas probation with conditions, costs, DNA sample and surcharge, no contact with victim, maintain full time employment or school 30 hours a week or apply for at least five jobs a week qualified for and counseling.