A Germantown man faces criminal charges after deputies found him in the home of a woman who had a restraining order against him.
Dale Schweizer, 41, is charged with two counts of felony bail jumping, two counts of misdemeanor bail jumping, fraud on taxicab, and knowingly violate a domestic abuse injunction. He faces up to six years imprisonment for each charge of felony bail jumping, and up to nine months imprisonment for each other charge.
According to the criminal complaint:
A Juneau County deputy received a report of fraud on a taxi driver and was dispatched to a Germantown residence Jan. 25.
Upon arriving at the S Stone Gate Drive residence in Germantown, the deputy made contact with the taxi driver who stated he works for Kangaroo Taxi Service in Wisconsin Dells. The driver said he picked up a male subject from the Malibu Inn in Wisconsin Dells and drove him to the residence in Germantown.
The total fare for the taxi service was 90 dollars.
The male subject then reportedly exited the cab and stated “he needed to go inside and get money to pay for the fare.” He went around the house towards the back door and left a duffle bag in the back seat of the taxi.
After waiting about 20 minutes, the taxi driver knocked on the door of the residence. The individual who answered the door was unaware of the male subject and “had no idea what the taxi driver was talking about.”
When the driver stated the subject was about six feet tall and walked with a limp, the resident stated he knew Dale Schweizer lived in the area. He knew Schweizer to walk with a limp.
The deputy searched the duffle bag in the back seat and found paperwork with Schweizer’s information on it.
After contacting a woman associate of Schweizer, the deputy was informed she was at work and nobody should be at her residence. She was notified by a neighbor lights were on at her residence and a vehicle was in the driveway.
The woman had a restraining order on Schweizer at the time. The woman stated she was afraid of Schweizer and believed “he may try to hurt her this time instead of destroying her residence like last time.”
A deputy went to the residence and was able to make contact with Schweizer. He was arrested transported to the Juneau County Jail.
Schweizer is currently in the Juneau County Jail. His preliminary hearing is scheduled for Feb. 13 at the Juneau County Justice Center.