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Appleton Man Charged With Obstructing and Disorderly Conduct


Appleton - Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen announced that an Appleton man charged with Obstructing an Officer and Disorderly Conduct made his initial appearance in Outagamie County on Tuesday, December 14.


Van Hollen said that Michael R. Froehlich, 2724 South Carpenter Street, Appleton, Wisconsin 54915, Wisconsin, has been charged with two misdemeanor counts.


According to the Wisconsin Department of Justice's criminal complaint, on June19, 2010, Froehlich knowingly gave false information to an Appleton Police Officer and engaged in disorderly conduct. The complaint alleges that police were called to a disturbance at the Festival Foods Store in Appleton. After allegedly providing false identification, Froehlich was arrested.


The criminal complaint was filed in Outagamie County on November 5, 2010. Froehlich was released on bail pending the next court dates.


Assistant Attorney General Erik Peterson is serving as a special prosecutor for Outagamie County.


Froehlich enjoys a presumption of innocence. The state must prove its allegations at trial.