Couple arrested twice after traffic stops
Prosecutors filed three criminal cases against a Waupaca man last week.
They also filed two cases against his girlfriend, who was living in Manawa at the time.
Dylan S. Nyman, 24, is charged with possession of narcotics, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and misdemeanor bail jumping following an Oct. 28 arrest.
He faces further charges of burglary and felony theft from a Nov. 27 incident and felony escape, possession of drug paraphernalia and misdemeanor bail jumping from a Dec. 5 arrest.
Nyman is currently in custody after Judge Raymond Huber set a $5,000 cash bond as a condition of his release.
Miranda A. Barden, 24, Waupaca, was also arrested on Oct. 28. She is charged with driving with a controlled substance in her blood while having a child in her vehicle, operating while intoxicated, possession of narcotics and possession of marijuana. She also faces marijuana-related charges following her arrest on Dec. 5.
Shortly after 11 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28, the Waupaca County Sheriff’s Office received two calls reporting that Nyman and Barden were in Waupaca County, possibly doing a drug deal. One of the callers requested a welfare check on their child, who was allegedly in the vehicle with them.
The second caller told authorities the couple were headed to Manawa in Barden’s silver minivan.
Deputy Nick Traeger was in Manawa at the time. He parked his squad where he could monitor both County Truck B and State Highway 22/110.
Shortly before midnight, Traeger clocked a silver minivan traveling 42 mph in a 35 mph speed zone.
According to the criminal complaint, Traeger activated his emergency lights to make a traffic stop, but the van did not stop. He then activated his siren to get their attention and they pulled over.
Deputy Sara Besel and Manawa Police Officer Jeremiah Johnson arrived to assist.
Barden was the driver, and Nyman was the passenger.
Traeger noticed the apparent smell of marijuana and reported that Barden’s eyes were red.
Traeger searched the van and found 15 unused syringes in the center console and a bottle of Narcan on the floor behind the driver’s seat. Narcan is used to treat heroin overdoses.
Besel reported finding a small digital scale, a blue rubber tourniquet and a small package of cotton balls on Barden.
While Nyamn was standing in the grass and waiting for the officers to process the scene, a plastic bag of suspected heroin fell out of his pants and onto the ground, the complaint says.
Nyman also reportedly had a capped needle in his pocket.
Barden was transported to the hospital for a blood draw, then taken to jail for questioning.
Barden told Traeger that she and Nyman drove to Milwaukee to purchase $300 of heroin after they dropped off their child in Portage County, the complaint says. After the trip to Milwaukee, they returned to Portage County, picked up the child, purchased gas in Waupaca, then drove to Manawa.
Deputy Bryan Strobusch questioned Nyman, who reportedly said he uses about two bindles of heroin a day.
On the morning of Nov. 28, the owner of the Chain One Stop convenience store reported that someone entered his office and stole $4,800 from a bank deposit bag.
Detective Sgt. John Mocadlo spoke with the owner, who said deposit bags had been in the office when he left the store at 4 p.m. Nov. 27. When he returned at 10:30 a.m. the following day, more than $4,800 was missing from the bag.
Video surveillance showed an adult male, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt enter the store at 4:09 p.m. Nov. 27 by jimmying the lock.
A store employee said the suspect looked like Barden’s boyfriend, Nyman.
Deputy Pat McClone identified the suspect in the video as Nyman.
At 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, Deputy Bryan Strobusch was traveling northbound on Lakeside Parkway in Waupaca when he observed a vehicle that did not have a functioning license plate lamp.
He pulled behind the vehicle, read the license plate number and noted it matched the number on a vehicle allegedly involved in a felony theft case.
Strobusch made a traffic stop. Nyman was the driver and Barden the passenger.
A records check indicated Nyman’s license was suspended.
While running the records check, Strobusch noticed something was thrown out the passenger side window.
Later, after Deputies Traeger and McClone arrived, Traeger found a small plastic bag on the ground.
Deputies also reported finding a cigarette cellophane wrapper with suspected marijuana in the vehicle. They also reported finding a glass pipe with pot residue, four vials of Narcan, a digital scale, two used syringes and a box of synthetic urine.
As Waupaca Police Officer Brent Krueger was escorting Nyman into his squad car, Nyman, who was in handcuffs, reportedly attempted to run away, but fell.