11/29/17 – The former Mayville Police chief will spend one year on probation for forging official documents. Chris MacNeill had been charged with felony Misconduct In Office but instead pled to reduced misdemeanor charges of Forgery and Obstruction. An eight-month jail sentence was imposed and stayed. MacNeill stepped down in March after 17 years with the department. The 48-year-old altered documents in 2011 to help the family member of a former Mayville police officer get into the army, changing the report from being a “drug possession” case to a “medication violation.” MacNeill defended that decision but denied knowledge as the why the six-page report is now missing two pages though he nonetheless took responsibility. Former Mayville Police Chief William Linzenmeyer, who retired six-months after the drug violation incident, brought the altered document to the attention of the Wisconsin Division of Criminal Investigation last year.