A Waupaca man is accused of stealing a badge.
Dustin L. Bohringer, 28, is charged with felony identity theft and concealing stolen property.
On Thursday, Nov. 30, Waupaca police and firefighters were dispatched to an apartment on the 400 block of South Division Street in response to complaints about a strong chemical odor coming from inside the apartment.
The apartment belonged to Jena M. Wisner, 25, who was convicted on June 13 of keeping a place of prostitution and placed on one year of probation.
According to the criminal complaint, Bohringer is her boyfriend and lives in the apartment with her.
On Friday, Dec. 1, an anonymous caller told the probation office and reported that people were constantly coming to Wisner’s apartment for short periods of time. The caller suspected drug activity.
Later on Friday, Waupaca police and county deputies accompanied probation agents on a search of Wisner’s apartment.
They also searched Bohringer’s vehicle and found a Washington County deputy’s badge on the sun visor.
Investigators found that the deputy had stopped Bohringer on Oct. 24 and cited him for operating while suspended.
The deputy then gave Bohringer a ride to a gas station.
The deputy said the badge from his coat was missing.
When interviewed by Waupaca County Deputy Nick Traeger, Bohringer reportedly said he took the badge because he was mad for being stopped.
On Nov. 8, 2016, Bohringer was convicted of theft and misdemeanor bail jumping and placed on 18 months probation.
On June 13, Bohringer’s probation was revoked and he was sentenced to time served.