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Shoplifting suspect back in jail for bail-jumping

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Samantha Grosch appeared in a La Crosse courtroom Monday on a theft charge

A shoplifting suspect released from the La Crosse jail Monday has been brought back to jail on new charges. 

Samantha Grosch was booked late last night for bail jumping, disorderly conduct, and criminal property damage. 

Hours after being charged with an attempted shoplifting from the Menards store on Lang Drive, Grosch allegedly went to her estranged husband’s house on South Avenue and caused property damage, including kicking the door of a car owned by the husband’s new girlfriend. 

La Crosse police say Grosch also tore down candy-cane decorations on the lawn, and knocked over a beer-dispensing machine in the garage.

Grosch and Jordan Gudin of La Crosse were arrested over the weekend for allegedly trying to sneak tools and other products out of the Menards store.

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.