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Multiple felony charges on New Year’s Eve

Reginald Bratchett age 24 of Mauston was charged with multiple felonies as a result of an incident that occurred on West State Street in Mauston during the early hours of New Year’s Eve.  He has been charged with substantial battery criminal damage to property disorderly conduct and numerous phony bail jumping charges.  A Cash bond More >

2 vehicle crash in Lyndon Station

Tuesday Morning before 10am, Kelsea Storkel age 20 of Elroy lost control of her vehicle on Julius street.  She spun out and struck a vehicle traveling the opposite.  Both vehicles received damage, no injury injuries were reported.  Storkel was issued a stay Citation for traveling too fast for conditions.

Sexual assault of a child

Patrick J Summerton, age 20 of Mauston has been charged with 2 counts of sexual assault of a child under 16 years of age.   The charges stem from incidents that allegedly occurred in late 2017.

One vehicle accident on New Year’s Day

Drew Benish, age 27 of Wonewoc was driving aggressively and recklessly on during the afternoon of New Year’s Day.  Vehicle tracks show he was fish tailing and spinning circles in the roadway before losing control and striking a tree on Overgaard Road.  He fled the scene before authorities arrived.  He was given multiple citations including Reckless More >

Mauston Man Trespassing and Stealing at Kwik Trip

Justin R Fry, age 31, was cited for shoplifting a sandwich from the Elroy Kwik Trip on December 27th.  Security Camera footage shows him putting the sandwich in his pocket and leaving the store without paying for it.  It appeared he had also taken a bottled drink, but security camera footage was unclear.  He was More >

Driver Flees the Scene of a Rollover Crash

During the late afternoon Saturday December 30th Derek James Stickney, age 36 of New Lisbon, was traveling on County Road B near Davies Road the in the Town of Lisbon when he apparently lost control of the vehicle he was driving, went into a ditch, travelled approximately 75 feet in the ditch, then spun and More >

Iowa Fugitive to be Extradited from Juneau County

Donald J Tweedy was accused in Iowa for several felony offenses including attempted burglary, operating vehicle with no consent, and eluding.  He fled from Justice in Iowa to Juneau County where he was apprehended and will be extradited back to the state of Iowa.

Vehicle Injures Bicyclist Near Hillsboro

Sheriff John B. Spears reports a two vehicle crash that occurred on County Road WW just North of Cepek Road in the Town of Hillsboro. On Tuesday January 2, 2018 at approximately 8:20 AM, a vehicle operated by Mitchael Beckwith, age 20 of Hillsboro was traveling South on County Road WW. Beckwith was driving into More >

Three Vehicle Wreck in Readstown

Vernon County Sheriff John B. Spears reports a three vehicle accident in the Village of Readstown on December 31, 2017.  At 2:02 p.m. the Vernon County Communication Center received a report of a three vehicle accident with injuries at the intersection of US Highway 14 and US Highway 61.  A vehicle driven Ashley R. Ingle, More >

Amish Buggy Accident

Sheriff John B. Spears reports a vehicle versus Amish buggy accident. On December 31, 2017 at approximately 6:15 PM, Danny Thayer age 70 of Lafarge, Wisconsin was traveling north on County Road V near County Road H when he entered the wrong lane and struck an Amish buggy occupied by Josiah Schrock age 26 and More >