Birchwood Cop Peter L Weatherhead Charged With Rape
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#1 Nov 27, 2010
I saw Birchwood Police Officer Peter Lyle Weatherhead listed on the police watchdog website copwatch.net . They even have his charging papers posted if a person wants to read them along with a link to the Wisconsin Circuit Court Access website, and numerous newspaper and other media news stories.
Court records indicate that Weatherhead filed for divorce in 2006 in sawyer county. In RE the marriage of Denise Marie Weatherhead and Peter Lyle Weatherhead, Sawyer County Case Number 2006FA000079. He plead guilty in 2010 to permitting an unauthorized minor drive, and just paid a fine. State of Wisconsin vs. Peter L. Weatherhead, Washburn County Case Number 2010TR000504.
According to the Sheriff's department incident report, two girls in a car with an adult were returning from a volleyball game in Flambeau when Weatherhead's vehicle, in front of theirs, pulled over. According to the report, Weatherhead went back to their vehicle and asked the two girls to go with him for driving lessons. The incident report said each girl drove a portion of the distance back to Birchwood on Highway 48. They stopped at Ed's Pit Stop in Birchwood, where Weatherhead took over driving. Washburn County Sheriff Terry Dryden interviewed the two girls and parents, and all stories agree on the essential facts, the report said. Sheriff Dryden was going to ticket Weatherhead in order to prevent any conflict of interest, but Weatherhead went ahead and ticketed himself anyway.
The current case, State of Wisconsin vs. Peter L Weatherhead, Barron County Case Number 2010CM000475 can be viewed by going down to the clerk of courts office at the Barron County Courthouse, or you can view the charging papers online at the copwatch.net link. A PDF file is available here of the charging papers, but you have to register with the website in order to download it. Registration is free. http://www.copwatch.net/forums/attachment.php... An OCR'd version of the charging papers is here http://www.copwatch.net/forums/attachment.php...
Court records indicate his next court date is on December 15th, 2010 for a plea hearing in from of Judge James D. Babbit. Moreover records indicate that he lives at 13864 W State Road 48, Exeland, WI 54835, which was updated on 10-08-2010.
#2 Feb 3, 2011
Copwatch.net states court records indicate a jury trial will be in mid July. He did not show up at a hearing on the 31st according to copwatch sources.
Future Court Activity
Date -- Time -- Location -- Description Type -- Court -- Official
05-18-2011 -- 02:00 pm -- TMDCheck Monitor and Posted Calendar for Courtroom -- Plea hearing -- Court -- Doyle, Timothy M.
07-11-2011 -- 08:30 am -- TMDCheck Monitor and Posted Calendar for Courtroom -- Jury trial -- Court -- Doyle, Timothy M.
07-12-2011 -- 08:00 am -- TMDCheck Monitor and Posted Calendar for Courtroom -- Jury trial -- Court -- Doyle, Timothy M.
By the way, I can view and download the file without registering at copwatch. They must have changed something.
#3 Jul 19, 2011
Weatherhead Pleads To Reduced Charges
Wednesday, July 13 2011
A former Birchwood police officer pled guilty Monday to disorderly conduct, amended from a misdemeanor charge of fourth-degree sexual assault.
Peter L. Weatherhead, 56, of Exeland was placed on 2 years of probation after a 60-day jail sentence was imposed and stayed.
The sexual assault charge was amended to disorderly conduct as the result of a plea agreement.
Weatherhead was accused of pinning a woman he knew to a wall in her home and simulating sexual intercourse Set. 7. 2009. At the time of the incident, he was off duty, wearing plain clothes, driving his personal vehicle, and was allegedly intoxicated.
Weatherhead, who was with the Birchwood Police Department for 15 years, resigned in September 2010.
As conditions of Weatherhead's probation, he must not have contact with the victim, her workplace or residence. He must also not pursue law enforcement employment.
Weatherhead must comply with all evaluations and treatment ordered by his probation agent, including AODA assessment and recommendations. Weatherhead must perform 100 hours of community service.
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