Friday, April 15, 2011

Probation Officer Rory Wagner - Roseville

Charges: Stalking of Roseville police officer

Roseville Probation Officer Has Been Arrested for Stalking and the Misuse of Private Law Enforcement Information

Wagner will be arraigned on Monday, May 2, 2011 in St. Clair Shores District Court.
Posted: 04/30/2011

Excellent, thoughtful and fair probation officers regularly supervise my clients. Unfortunately, many clients run into probation officers that are bigoted, predisposed and malicious. When I try to speak to probation supervisors, I regular feel like I’m banging my head against a brick wall as the supervisors generally go into defensive mode. As proof that probation officers are human too, consider that a Roseville Probation Officer with the Roseville District Court was arrested last Friday by Roseville Police and the Oakland County Sheriff's Office on charges of stalking and improper use of the Michigan Law Enforcement Information Network (LEIN) information system.

Probation Officer Rory George Wagner faces two counts of misdemeanor stalking related to another court employee and a Roseville Police officer. He is also charged with one count of unauthorized disclosure of LEIN information. The maximum possible sentence for that offense is up to two years in prison and up to five years probation. If convicted, Wagner will likely be placed on probation given that he probably has no prior convictions. I hope for his sake that he is not assigned to a probation officer that is demeaning and treats him like a second-class citizen. If he is assigned to such a person, it is likely any complaints that he has will fall upon deaf ears. How ironic?













Roseville probation officer awaits court date for stalking
April 25, 2011
By Sara Kandel
C And G News
http://www.candgnews.com/news/roseville-probation-officer-arrested-stalking

A Roseville probation officer faces an April 27 court date after being charged with two counts of stalking earlier this month.

Rory George Wagner, a probation officer with the 39th District Court, was arrested on two counts of misdemeanor stalking and one count of unauthorized disclosure of Law Enforcement Information Network (LEIN) information, also a misdemeanor charge. He was arrested on April 15 for the two stalking charges that carry a maximum sentence of one year in jail and five years probation and the LEIN violation, which carries a maximum sentence of 93 days in jail.

Deputy Chief Anthony Cona said the incident involved Wagner harassing another court employee and a member of the Police Department.

When he was taken into custody, police reportedly found a handgun in his possession and he was brought to a local hospital for observation.

Thomas Stotz, Wagner's defense attorney, said they would not be commenting on the case at this time.

An interim bond was set at $10,000. Since he is an employee of the Roseville court, a formal hearing was to be held today in neighboring St. Clair Shores, but it was adjourned and rescheduled for 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 27.

His job status will be determined by the 39th District Court administration.









Roseville officer accused of stalking co-worker
Published: Sunday, April 24, 2011
By Gordon Wilczynski
For The Oakland Press
http://www.theoaklandpress.com/articles/2011/04/24/news/local_news/doc4db357b956c8c941995652.txt

Roseville’s chief probation officer has been fired for improper use of a police computer and stalking a female employee and will face criminal charges, court officials said.

Rory Wagner remains hospitalized suffering from a mental condition, officials said. He is expected to be arraigned next week by 40th District Judge Mark A. Fratarcangeli in neighboring St. Clair Shores.

An interim bond was set Friday for Wagner at $10,000.

Judge Joseph F. Boedeker of the 39th District Court said he fired Wagner when he became aware that he was using the Law Enforcement Information Network (LEIN) machine to ascertain the names of people from their vehicle license plate numbers.

Boedeker said he did not know that Wagner was stalking the female employee.

“I didn’t know this was going on and that criminal acts had been occurring,” Boedeker said earlier this week.

Police obtained a warrant last week and charged Mr. Wagner with the misdemeanor offenses (today).”

Stalking is punishable with up to one year in jail while improper use of the LEIN machine is a 93-day misdemeanor.

Boedeker said that since the incidents involved a court employee, the judges in 39th District Court recused themselves and sent the case to 40th District Court.

Police said Wagner, who had been employed as a probation officer in Roseville-Fraser for the past five years, was arrested at a monastery in Addison Township last Friday

One source told The Macomb Daily that Wagner tried to commit suicide before he was subdued by Roseville officers and deputies from Oakland County.

A local attorney who asked to remain anonymous said Wagner was an excellent person to work with.

He said Wagner always treated attorneys and their clients fairly.

“He was always very fair with me,” the attorney said. “Wow. I cannot believe this. This really makes me sick.”

Sources close to the investigation said Wagner dated the court employee. They said she ended the relationship and started dating a Roseville police officer.

Wagner then used the LEIN machine to find out the identity of the man the court employee was dating, court records indicate.

He then allegedly stalked the woman and officer.









    Those Who Judge Will Be Judged
Posted Apr 23 2011
by neilrockindpc in Blog
http://www.rockindlaw.com/1508/blog/those-who-judge-will-be-judged/

An article appears in today’s The Oakland Press about a probation officer from Roseville who is accused of stalking and abusing his access to criminal histories, etc. I’m not surprised. Nothing makes a probation officer any more inherently law-abiding and resistant to emotional impulse than the rest of us. However, I am sure that this probation officer sent his fair share of people to jail. Likely he judged a few people in his day. When judging others be careful about being judged yourself. Here’s the article, quoted below:

The chief probation officer for the city of Roseville has been fired for improper use of the LEIN machine and stalking a female employee and will face criminal charges, court officials said.

Rory Wagner remains hospitalized suffering from a mental condition. He is expected to be arraigned next week by 40th District Judge Mark A. Fratarcangeli in neighboring St. Clair Shores.

An interim bond was set today for Wagner at $10,000.

Judge Joseph F. Boedeker, chief judge of the 39th District Court, said he fired Wagner when he became aware that Wagner was using the Law Enforcement Information Network (LEIN) machine to check the name of people from their vehicle license plate number.

Boedeker also said he didn’t know that Wagner was stalking the female employee.

“I didn’t know this was going on and that criminal acts had been occurring,” Boedeker said earlier this week. “Police obtained a warrant last week and charged Mr. Wagner with the misdemeanor offenses (today).”

Stalking is punishable with up to one year in jail while improper use of the LEIN machine is a 93-day misdemeanor.

Roseville Detective Sgt. Keith Waller is in charge of the investigation. Boedeker said Waller signed the complaint.

Boedeker said that since the incidents involved a court employee, the judges in 39th District Court recused themselves and sent the case to 40th District Court.

Police said Wagner, who had been employed as probation officer in Roseville-Fraser for the past five years, was arrested at a monastery in Addison Township last Friday.

One source told The Macomb Daily that Wagner tried to commit suicide before he was subdued by Roseville officers and deputies from Oakland County.

A local attorney who asked to remain anonymous said Wagner was an excellent person to work with. He said Wagner always treated attorneys and their clients fairly.

“He was always very fair with me,” the attorney said. “Wow. I cannot believe this. This really makes me sick.”

Sources close to the investigation said Wagner dated the court employee. They said she ended the relationship and started dating a Roseville police officer.

Wagner then used the LEIN machine to find out the identity of the man the court employee was dating, court records indicate. He then allegedly stalked the woman and officer.

                    BRIEF: Roseville probation officer arrested for stalking, misuse of law enforcement information
April 22, 2011
Detroit Free Press
http://satellite.tmcnet.com/news/2011/04/24/5464086.htm#1

Apr 22, 2011 (Detroit Free Press - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) -- A probation officer with the Roseville District Court was arrested last Friday by Roseville Police and the Oakland County Sheriff's Office on charges of stalking and improper use of the Michigan Law Enforcement Information Network (LEIN) information system.

Rory George Wagner, 42, faces two counts of misdemeanor stalking related to another court employee and a Roseville Police officer, and one count of LEIN information -- unauthorized disclosure. He faces up to two years in jail and up to five years probation.

Roseville Police said when they found Wagner, he was holding a gun, and was taken to a hospital for observation. An interim bond was set today at $10,000 and he will be arraigned on Monday in St. Clair Shores.

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