Four Barron County residents were charged on July 2 with a combined 18 felonies in relation to a February burglary of a storage unit and an alleged battery in June.

Ryan A. Olson, 38, of Chetek: felony receiving stolen property. 

 Amanda D. Patterson, 28, of Dallas: felony burglary as a party to a crime, three counts felony bail jumping.

Trevor L. Davis, 29, of Haugen: felony burglary as a party to a crime, three counts felony bail jumping.

Jason J. Hunziker, 33, of Chetek: felony burglary, felony burglary as a party to a crime, seven counts felony bail jumping, two counts misdemeanor criminal damage to property and one misdemeanor battery charge.

The misdemeanor and three bail jumping charges relate to a separate case charged on July 2 that alleges on June 26 Hunziker grabbed Patterson by the neck and squeezed with both hands for about 5 seconds. 

After he let go, she called him “a piece of s**t.”

He did not like that, according to court documents, and punched Patterson in the face. 

The burglary occurred at a storage unit in Oak Grove Township mid-February. 

The unit’s owner reported that more than $10,000 in equipment was missing, including a lawn tractor and an aluminum trailer, and $6,000-8,000 in damage had been done to a boat motor.

While investigating, police became aware that the tractor and trailer may be at Olson’s residence.

As police drove south on Hwy. 53 to Olson’s, they saw an aluminum trailer behind a fence. A large item was on top of it, covered by a tarp, according to court documents.

No one was home at Olson’s residence. Police followed fresh tire tracks leading toward Hwy. 53. Records state these tracks in the snow led to the aluminum trailer parked along the highway. 

The covered item was a lawn tractor. Both items  matched the description of items taken from the storage shed. 

Police impounded both.

Based on interviews with suspects, police reported that Hunziker, Davis and Patterson stole fishing rods, reels and a tackle box on an initial trip to the shed.

Hunziker returned,  backed his truck up to the trailer and stole it and the lawn mower. 

He took it to Olson’s, who was tasked with selling the equipment.

Olson, Hunziker and Patterson were released from Barron County Jail on $5,000 signature bonds. 

A warrant was issued for Davis’ arrest on July 2. 

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