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Prein appeal denied

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New Richmond, 54017
New Richmond Wisconsin 127 South Knowles Avenue 54017

The Village of Roberts is in need of a police chief as of Tuesday, Feb. 3.

St. Croix County Judge Edward Vlack signed a written decision on Tuesday, stating that there was just cause to sustain the charges brought against Ricci Prein by the Village of Roberts Police Review Board.

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Prein's request for reinstatement as police chief was also denied.

The Village of Roberts Police Review Board unanimously voted to dismiss Prein from his position, effective Aug. 1, 2008.

Prein then filed an appeal to their decision.

A formal complaint against Prein stated that he violated his duties as a police officer and engaged in conduct unbecoming of a police officer.

Since his dismissal, Officer Sonia Kubesh has been the officer in charge at the Roberts Police Department.

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