Police say a woman stole guns from her father before she was arrested with meth in her car.
Holly Lynn Brugger, 28, Little Chute, is charged with two counts of felony theft, one count misdemeanor theft, possession of methamphetamine, illegal possession of prescription drugs, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Scott J. Sales, 28, New London, was a passenger in Brugger’s car when she was arrested.
Sales is charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Shortly before 6 p.m. Friday, June 16, Waupaca County Sheriff’s Deputy Curtis Much responded to a theft complaint in Caledonia.
Much spoke with Brugger’s father, who said he believed Brugger stole two guns from him, a 12-guage shotgun and a 30-06 rifle with a scope. He estimated their total value at about $1,450.
The father also believed Brugger stole a rotary hammer from him.
When he questioned her about the missing tool, she said she would return it if he gave her some money. He did, she didn’t.
The father also reported that Brugger took two of his checks and made them out to herself for a total of $190.
Much later found records indicating Brugger pawned the guns and the hammer at a Grand Chute pawn shop.
Shortly before 10 p.m. Monday, June 19, Much was on patrol in New London when he observed Brugger’s car at the Kwik Trip.
The deputy followed Brugger’s vehicle into the parking lot at Walmart and made contact with the driver, Brugger, and the passenger, Sales.
According to the criminal complaint, Much noticed a syringe on the floor of the front passenger’s side after Sales exited the vehicle. The syringe contained a brown liquid substance.
Inside the car, deputies found a black zipper bag with eight used needles, two snorting straws, a metal burner and two glass vials.
They also found a plastic container with a crystal substance and 0.5 grams of meth in Sales wallet, the complaint says.
A total of 50 lidocaine patches were seized. Thirty of the patches were prescribed to a person other than Brugger or Sales.
Brugger and Sales were released from custody on $2,000 signature bonds.