Police: Woman left overdosing man in Janesville park
JANESVILLE A town of Fulton woman faces a charge of second-degree recklessly endangering safety after she and her boyfriend left a man who was overdosing on heroin on the ground in Janesville's Lustig Park.
She also is accused of stealing a station wagon earlier that day from a home in rural Edgerton and selling it for drug money. Both incidents took place Sept. 14, according to the criminal complaints filed in Rock County Court.
Jennie A. Miller, 29, of 8341 N. Newville Road, Edgerton, is charged with recklessly endangering safety, theft and 10 counts of felony bail jumping.
Miller has eight open criminal cases in addition to the two cases filed Tuesday. They include theft, forgery and heroin delivery, according to online court documents.
Janesville police were dispatched at 3:39 p.m. Sept. 14 to find a man without a pulse sprawled on the edge of the parking lot at Lustig Park, according to the criminal complaint. He later told police he called Miller around 2:15 p.m. and arranged to buy heroin.
She and her boyfriend picked him up, according to the complaint. He gave Miller $20, and they decided to go to the park. On the way, Miller said she was in a lot of trouble and was wanted on a number of warrants.
Miller gave the man a used needle, and he injected himself with heroin, he told police. He was worried because Miller was heavily under the influence and he thought she would overdose, according to the complaint.
He remembers nothing after that, he said.
Miller's boyfriend was cooking heroin for himself when Miller shouted that the man had passed out. The boyfriend jumped out of the truck and tried to wake him up. He told Miller to call 911 and started giving the man chest compressions, according to the criminal complaint.
A group of people came over, and Miller asked if they knew CPR. Then she told her boyfriend to get in the truck, and they drove off.
The boyfriend told police he and Miller pawned a television in Rockford, Ill., for $90 to buy heroin.
In a separate criminal complaint, Miller is accused of stealing a station wagon and selling it to a Milton salvage yard for $175. She said she needed the cash to buy heroin.
Miller is scheduled to appear in court Monday. She is in custody on a $6,500 bond.