A hectic Monday afternoon in Langlade County Court included initial appearances in three criminal cases.

Rachel K. Hastings, 35, 313 Superior St., is charged with criminal damage to property and disorderly conduct, both with domestic abuse and repeat offender enhancements. She was placed on a $2,500 signature bond with instructions to have no contact with the victim or their residence except as provided by a probation agent or law enforcement.

Hastings was convicted of fleeing and eluding as a repeater and meth possession as a repeater in October 2017.

The complaint states that on Feb. 8 at 1 a.m. a sergeant responded to a city residence where the victim stated that Hastings had yelled, punched him in the face and broken his television. She then fled the home after the victim called the police.

The sergeant observed the television laying on its side next to the stand, with significant damage to the top right corner of the TV.

Curtis Lee Suriano, 40, 1102 Clermont St., is charged with using a different name as a sex offender and two counts each of Sex Offender Registry violation and felony bail jumping. He was ordered to a $1,100 cash bond, which he posted, with the condition that he not use the internet.

Suriano had been free on a $1,000 cash bond since July 2020 for charges of threat to law enforcement, bomb scares, third offense OWI and disorderly conduct. He was convicted of third degree sexual assault in May 2005.

Court documents indicate that on March 9 an officer received records from a Facebook account under the name of “Wyzard King” and observed that Suriano had accessed the account. He confirmed with the Sex Offender Registry Program that “Wyzard King” is not a listed alias for Suriano.

Jaren A. Buettner, 20, White Lake, is charged with felony bail jumping, possession of THC and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was ordered to a $250 cash bond, which he posted, with the condition that he not use or possess controlled substances illegally.

Buettner had been free on a $250 cash bond since April 6 for charges of threat to law enforcement, disorderly conduct, THC and drug paraphernalia possessions, obstructing an officer and criminal damage to property.

The complaint relates that on the evening of April 29 a sergeant on patrol near Fifth Avenue and Division Street observed a vehicle operating without a front license plate. He stopped the vehicle and spoke to the lone occupant, Buettner, and observed a strong odor or marijuana.

Two more officers responded and searched the vehicle, locating a glass jar containing two plant buds that tested positive as marijuana. The search also discovered a marijuana grinder, an electronic cigarette emitting an odor consistent with marijuana and a bottle containing a fine, ground substance consistent with marijuana.

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