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Vernon County Sheriff John Spears Reports

SHERIFF JOHN SPEARS REPORTS THE FOLLOWING ONGOING ACTIVITIES FOR THE YEAR AND NARRATIVE EXCERPTS FROM THE WEEK ENDING December 27, 2017. Season’s Greetings from the Vernon County Sheriff’s Office and best wishes for the New Year!   ***********                                               This past week                 Year to Date Alarm Responses                  More >

Appeals court upholds sentence for casino purse snatcher

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A state appeals court says a woman convicted of snatching purses from the Oneida Casino and the Brown County courthouse was properly sentenced. Prosecutors accused Atavia Price in 2015 of pepper spraying a casino patron and stealing her purse as well as stealing a judicial assistant’s purse from the courthouse while More >

Necedah Woman Faces Possible Prison Time For Attack

(Necedah, WI)  —  A 32-year-old Necedah woman is accused of kicking down the door of a house, beating the man inside, spreading hot wax all over that man and the inside of his house, then spitting on a deputy.  Rebecca Kraft could face up to three years in prison if convicted on all the charges. More >

Incident of Theft in Town of Germantown

There was an incident of theft in the Town of Germantown. On December 20, a deputy was dispatched to a lot in the Town of Germantown for a report of a theft of tools from a construction site. A contractor said he about $400 worth of tools taken, including a Milwaukee cordless drill. There were More >

Minor Injuries for Viola Man After Two Vehicle Accident

Two men were able to avoid serious injuries after a head-collision accident in the Town of Viroqua Saturday. Vernon County Sheriff John Spears said at about 3:30pm, a vehicle operated by 69-year-old Terry St. John, of Viroqua, was traveling east on Highway 56, when he attempted to turn left on Highway 82 and collided with More >

Fatal Accident in Vernon County December 22

There was a fatal accident Friday, December 22, in the Village of La Farge. According to the Vernon County Sheriff’s Office, at about 8:10 p.m., they received a call of a single vehicle accident on Highway 131, just south of North Seelyburg Road. A vehicle left the roadway and drove through a building owned by More >

Vandalism Incident at Roche-A-Cri State Park

The Adams County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public’s help with information on a vandalism incident. On December 13, or early morning December 14, the Roche-A-Cri State Park winter parking area bathrooms were vandalized. The Adams County Sheriff’s Department is looking for any information pertaining to this incident. If you have any information on this More >

Caledonia Family Christmas Presents Swiped — Neighbors Come Through

(Caledonia, WI)  — Caledonia police say a burglar broke into a house three days before Christmas, stealing all of a family’s presents. The homeowner and her granddaughter say they left for just a moment to run a quick errand. When they came home, someone had broken through the dining room window and ransacked the house More >

Wisconsin hairstylist accused of snipping a customer’s ear

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Madison police say they arrested a hairstylist accused of snipping a 22-year-old customer’s ear. Police spokesman Joel DeSpain says the victim told officers the hairstylist told him to stop fidgeting and moving his head before nicking his ear on Friday. The Wisconsin State Journal reports that DeSpain says the hairstylist then ran the More >

Police identify 2 women killed in Oshkosh train crash

OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) — Oshkosh police have released the names of two women killed when their car collided with a train last week. Authorities on Tuesday identified the victims as 37-year-old Emily Mueller and 43-year-old Jessica Roby. The crash happened Friday night on the east side of Oshkosh. Authorities continue to investigate.