Two of the three young adults charged in connection with a mailbox vandalism spree through Kewaunee County last February have been placed on probation after pleading no contest to reduced charges.
Jacob Beauchaine, 18, of Green Bay pleaded no contest to five counts of misdemeanor criminal damage to property during a court appearance Dec. 20.
Kewaunee County Judge Keith Mehn placed him on three years probation with up to 60 days in a county jail. All but seven days of jail time was stayed, to be served if the court later determine that it’s necessary. He must report to serve his week in jail no later than Feb. 14.
He was assessed $2,215 in court fees and damages, and Mehn ordered him to complete any counseling, evaluations, programs and assessments as appropriate resulting from the Department of Correction’s assessment. A probation review hearing was scheduled for June 21.
Owen Froelich, 18, of Green Bay pleaded no contest to five counts of misdemeanor criminal damage to property on Nov. 30.
Froelich also was sentenced to 60 days in jail, but all of the time was stayed pending any further review. He also was placed on three years probation and ordered to complete assessments and follow-up, with a probation review hearing set for March 1.
The third defendant, Valentina Flannery, 18, of Green Bay, is still charged with a single count of felony criminal damage to property, with the next pre-trial conference scheduled for Feb. 15.
The trio, along with a 15-year-old juvenile, were apprehended a few days after the Feb. 8 incident, in which they allegedly destroyed or damaged more than 50 mailboxes in the southern Kewaunee County towns of Franklin, Montpelier and West Kewaunee. The 15-year-old’s case was processed in juvenile court, where proceedings are not made part of the public record.