Thursday, May 3, 2012
Milwaukee man and Waukesha man both plead not guilty to supplying drugs to another Waukesha man who later overdosed and died in February.
Two men facing charges under the state’s Len Bias law will proceed to trial for their role in the drug overdose death of a Waukesha man. Coleon M. Gallion, 25, of Milwaukee, and Brandon M Ward, 25, of Waukesha, were bound over for trial in Waukesha County Circuit Court on Thursday for supplying drugs that led to the death of Justin L. Schulthess in February. Ward waived his preliminary hearing, while Gallion was bound over after a brief hearing. Both men have plead not guilty to the charges. According to the criminal complaint: On Feb. 21, Schulthess drove Ward to Milwaukee to purchase from Ward’s source, Gallion, who also goes as “Little C,” near North 35 Street and Park Hill. Schulthess drove to a parking lot near 35th and Wisconsin …
Monday, April 23, 2012
Ian M. Jeske, 27, of New Berlin gave drugs to a Pewaukee man who fatally overdosed in 2011.
A former Waukesha man will spend the next three years in prison for giving drugs to a Pewaukee man in 2011 who eventually overdosed and died. Ian Michael Jeske, 27, of New Berlin, was sentenced to three years in prison and five years of extended supervision Friday by Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge Rebecca Dallet. Jeske could have served up to 40 years in prison after pleading guilty to one count of first-degree reckless homicide under the state’s Len Bias law. In January 2011, Jeske sold Oxycodone to David A. Gapinski after they went to a Milwaukee gas station and met another person where Jeske obtained the pills. Gapinski and another person purchased pills from Jeske, who made a $10 profit off the deal. Gapinski overdosed and died …
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Waukesha man found by police laying in driveway, according to criminal complaint.
Two men are facing charges under the state’s Len Bias law for a February heroin overdose death of a Waukesha man. Coleon M. Gallion, 25, of Milwaukee, and Brandon M. Ward, 25, of Waukesha, were charged in Waukesha County Circuit Court on Tuesday with one count of first-degree reckless homicide for the overdose death of Justin L. Schulthess. If convicted, they face up to 40 years in prison and $100,000 in fines. According to the criminal complaint: On Feb. 21, Schulthess drove Ward to Milwaukee to purchase from Ward’s source, Gallion, who also goes as “Little C,” near North 35 Street and Park Hill. Schulthess then drove to a parking lot near 35th and Wisconsin Avenue where he shot up the drug and began to drive away, but soon passed out. …
Thursday, April 5, 2012
Kevin S. Cobus, 27, faces reckless homicide charges in the death of a Muskego woman and a Delafield man.
A Waukesha man who is accused of providing heroin to two Waukesha County residents who overdosed on the drug and died was ordered to stand trial after a lengthy preliminary hearing Thursday morning. Kevin S. Cobus, 27, of Waukesha is charged with two counts of first-degree reckless homicide. He faces up to 80 years in prison and $200,000 in fines if convicted of both felony charges. Cobus – who used heroin on a daily basis at the time of his arrest, according to court documents – appeared in court in custody for the preliminary hearing. He will return to court at 1:15 p.m. April 20 for his arraignment. Cobus is accused of providing drugs to Jamie L. Hansen, 24, of Muskego, and Cody C. Riggs, 26, of Delafield, on July 12 and January 6, …
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Natasha Hedstorm appears in court for the first time Tuesday on allegations she provided heroin that eventually led to the death of a Waukesha man in November.
A Madison woman facing homicide charges in a drug overdose death of a Waukesha man made her initial appearance in Waukesha County Circuit Court on Tuesday. Natasha Hedstrom, 24, was assigned a $1,000 cash bond and $10,000 surety bond by court Commissioner Laura Lau. Another hearing has been scheduled in the case for April 16. Hedstorm is accused of providing heroin to Shawn Ropel, 30, who overdosed and died in November inside his apartment in the 2700 block of Summit Avenue. According to the criminal complaint, Hedstorm and Ropel went to Milwaukee where they purchased heroin from one of her sources. They shot up the drug and drove back to Waukesha. While back at Ropel’s apartment, she noticed he had used more of the drug and she tried to …
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Madison woman is charged under Len Bias law after she allegedly supplied heroin to a Waukesha man who later overdosed and died.
A 24-year-old Madison woman is facing homicide charges under the state’s Len Bias law for the November overdose death of a Waukesha man. Natasha A. Hedstrom, was charged in Waukesha County Circuit Court Tuesday with one count of first-degree reckless homicide, one count of possession of drug paraphernalia and one count of possession of a controlled substance in the overdose death of Shawn Ropel, 30. If convicted, she could face up to 40 years in prison and $101,000 in fines. According to the criminal complaint: Hedstrom met Ropel in November and helped him obtain heroin from drug dealers she knew on the north side of Milwaukee. She first took him there on Nov. 26 when he wanted to obtain Adderall and heroin. Ropel gave her some of the …
Thursday, February 23, 2012
A Milwaukee man may face charges after a Waukesha man overdosed and died on heroin in January 2010, according to a search warrant affidavit.
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Thursday, February 23, 2012
Waukesha police are looking into possible homicide charges against a Milwaukee man for the death of a Waukesha man who purchased heroin from him two years ago. According to a search warrant filed in Waukesha County Circuit Court on Tuesday, police are investigating a 52-year-old Milwaukee man in connection for in the death of Andrew Debroux, who died Jan. 20, 2010, from a heroin overdose inside a home in the 900 block of Eales Avenue. According to the warrant: Debroux and his girlfriend went to Walmart Jan. 19, 2010, to look at video games and televisions, then went to the suspect's home near North 21st Street and West Townsend Street on the north side of Milwaukee to purchase $400 worth of heroin. After making the purchase, the suspect …
Ian Michael Jeske, 27, may serve up to 40 years in prison for the 2011 overdose death of a Pewaukee man.
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Thursday, February 23, 2012
A former Waukesha man could be headed to prison for selling a prescription pill to a Pewaukee man who later overdosed and died. Ian Michael Jeske, 27, of New Berlin, plead guilty Thursday to one count of first-degree reckless homicide by delivery of drugs for the 2011 overdose death of David A. Gapinski. According to online court records, no recommendation has been given prior to sentencing, but Jeske could face up to 40 years in prison and $100,000 in fines under the charge. In January 2011, Jeske sold Oxycodone to Gapinski after they went to a Milwaukee gas station and met another person where Jeske obtained the pills. Gapinski and another person purchased pills from Jeske, who made a $10 profit off the deal. Gapinski overdosed and died …
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Two men accused of selling powerful narcotic to Alexandra Hopping, 19, will stand trial June 11.
Two men charged with murder in the heroin overdose death of a Wauwatosa teenager have been scheduled for trial in June. Daniel Lee Birtic, 23, of Waukesha and Edwin Esteves, 33, of Milwaukee will stand trial June 11 on charges of first-degree reckless homicide by delivery of drugs in the death of Alexandra Michelle Hopping, who was 19. The trial date was set on Wednesday in a Milwaukee County Circuit Court hearing. According to police reports and interviews with investigators: Alex, as she was known to family and friends, was found dead inside the home she and her mother shared in the 1800 block of North 70th Street after she overdosed on heroin bought through Birtic and Esteves. The men were charged under the state’s “Len Bias Law” in …
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Mother, stepfather learned too late the warnings but worked steadfastly to save Alex Hopping.
This is the third installment of a series of stories on the overdose death of Wauwatosa's Alexandra Hopping, and the police work that led to the arrests of two men in connection with her death. _______________________________ Christa Lewis’ two daughters were, she says, “night and day from birth.” Monica has always been studious, focused, diligent almost to a fault. She is pretty but never put much stock in looks compared to books. Alexandra was ever the free spirit, headstrong, an artist who lived in the moment — sometimes furiously and infuriatingly so. She was more than pretty. She was a stunning beauty, cat-graceful, cat-charming and cat-conniving. She was known for a wickedly delicious sense of humor. “They split my personality,” …