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Janesville man accused of stalking local women

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Mike DuPre'
April 17, 2008
— A Janesville man has been charged with six counts of felony stalking after seven local women reported receiving repeated threatening phone calls and text messages.

Tracy L. Wolf, 36, of 1511 Ravine St., also has been charged with seven counts of misdemeanor telephone harassment, two of unlawful use of computerized communication systems and one of obstructing.


The calls and text messages started in mid-March and continued through April 2, according to the half dozen criminal complaints filed against Wolf.


In several calls, the harassing caller used a “Donald Duck voice” and racial or vulgar slurs, according to the complaints.


In several text messages, Wolf referred to himself as “the text message killer,” and one woman reported receiving several calls on March 17 in which the caller said he would kill her daughter and in which he also threatened her, the complaint charges.


In interviews with Janesville police officers, Wolf admitted he “enjoys calling young females and making them feel intimidated and threatened,” and he said he spends eight to 12 hours a day making calls and sending text messages, according to the complaints.


“The defendant stated that he was proud by stating that he could hurt people if he wanted to because he does have access to their personal records similar to what the police have,” one complaint alleges.


Wolf claimed to have extensive knowledge of U.S. Cellular’s phone systems.


One woman reported receiving 40 to 50 calls over a six-day period, and a 16-year-old girl—whose situation was initially reported by her mother—said she had been getting calls for three to four weeks.


The girl also told a Janesville officer that the caller twice said he was outside her home, and in one call, he described the clothes she was wearing, according to the complaint.


A preliminary hearing on the felony charges is scheduled for Monday, April 28.



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