August 22, 2017

Rock sheriff's office to share in money from sale of sex offender's home

8-23-17 Wisconsin:

JANESVILLE -- Rock County Sheriff Robert Spoden is scheduled to receive a check Wednesday for $153,660.

Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin Jeffrey M. Anderson will present the check, according to a sheriff's office news release.

The money is the sheriff's office portion of proceeds from the sale of a town of Newark property that belonged to convicted sex offender David G. Wenzel.

Capt. Todd Christiansen of the sheriff's office said the sheriff's office has not decided how to use the money.

A spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney's Office said the money must be used for a law enforcement purpose -- things such as operations, investigations, training, equipment or drug and gang education and awareness programs.

Christiansen said the money can't be used to buy weapons or to supplant funding in the sheriff's budget, and it can't be used for vehicles without special permission.

There is no deadline for when the money must be spent, Christiansen said. ..Continued..

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