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***For Immediate Release*** Domestic Violence and Fire Investigation
Jan 23, 2013

On January 23, 2013 at 1:59 a.m. the Minocqua Police Department was called to the report of a subject damaging vehicles with a hammer on Back Bay Rd in the Town of Minocqua. Upon investigation, it was determined that this was part of an ongoing Domestic Violence incident that started at a residence on Back Bay Rd.
As a result of the initial investigation, Jonathan MD Thorman, 29 years of age from Livingston, Wisconsin was taken into custody and is currently being held at the Oneida County Jail.
A female subject was transported to Howard Young Medical Center by ambulance with substantial injuries. She was treated and released. One Police Officer suffered minor injuries while attempting to apprehend a resistive Thormann.
While on scene, officers discovered that the residence at 11537 and 11539 Back Bay Rd was on fire. The Minocqua Fire Department along with assisting agencies of Woodruff Fire Department and Arbor Vitae Fire Department responded to extinguish the fire. The investigation further identified two vehicles and a third residence damaged by force.
Several aspects of this incident are still under ongoing investigation, including the fire. The Minocqua Police Department is being assisted in this investigation by the Wisconsin Department of Justice, Division of Criminal Investigation. Other agencies assisting in the initial response include Woodruff Police Department, Vilas County Sheriff's Office and Lac Du Flambeau Tribal Police Department.
Contact Person: 
Andrew R. Gee, Chief of Police
(715) 356-3234

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