No Jail Time for Plover Man Convicted of Stealing $.89 Cigar

By: WSAW Staff Email
By: WSAW Staff Email

UPDATE: Tues 3:51 PM, Oct. 22, 2013

A 20-year-old Plover man will spend one year probation after he was convicted of breaking a window at a Stevens point gym and stealing a cigar from a gas station.

Police said on July 21, Jake Fletcher broke a window at Anytime Fitness causing nearly $1,500 worth of damage. Investigators said the incident was captured by surveillance video.

Fletcher then reportedly walked to the nearby Kwik Trip and demanded a cigar from the clerk. The clerk refused to serve Fletcher, as he was not wearing shoes or a shirt. Court documents said Fletcher walked around the counter to grab one for himself. The clerk said Fletcher then jumped over the counter breaking a sign and their credit card machine.

Online court records show Fletcher could have the charges expunged from his records if he complies with the terms of his probation.

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ORIGINAL STORY: Mon 5:47 PM, Aug. 26, 2013

A 20-year-old Plover man is charged with theft and criminal damage to property after court documents said he broke a sign and a credit card machine at at Stevens Point Kwik Trip after being denied the purchase of an $.89 cigar.

Jake Fletcher was charged with four misdemeanors Monday in Portage County Court.

Police said on July 21, he broke a window at Anytime Fitness using a fence post and caused nearly $1,500 worth of damage. Investigators said the incident was captured by surveillance video.

Fletcher then reportedly walked to the nearby Kwik Trip and demanded a cigar from the clerk. The clerk refused to serve Fletcher, as he was not wearing shoes or a shirt. Court documents said Fletcher walked around the counter to grab one for himself. The clerk said Fletcher then jumped over the counter breaking a sign and their credit card machine.

When officers arrived Fletcher was still in the parking lot. A preliminary breath test showed Fletcher has BAC .186.

He is free on a $3,000 cash bond. He'll return to court September 23.


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