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Possession and delivery of cocaine inside the jail

Mallory Appelman, age 21, of Mauston was in was being held in the Juneau County Jail on Sunday January 14th when she was found in possession of cocaine.  She was charged with Possession, Second Offense, and Delivery of Illegal Articles to an Inmate-Repeater.

Vehicle left in the ditch

A vehicle driven by Jacob Kwit, age 25, of New Lisbon was traveling north on Highway 58, crossed the centerline and went all the way into the ditch on the opposite side of the road.  He continued traveling in the west ditch until his vehicle stopped facing Northwest.  Jacob abandoned the vehicle and did not More >

Undercover Drug Investigation Nets Six Suspects

On Friday January 12th six people were arrested as a result of a long-term undercover investigation by the Central Wisconsin Drug Task Force and the Juneau County Sheriff’s Office.  An Undercover officer was able to buy and observe multiple drugs including marijuana and cocaine multiple time during the investigation that lasted several months.   Buys were More >

One-vehicle accident results in three citations

A crash occurred at 3:30 a.m. on Tuesday January 9th, but was not reported until several hours later.  The one vehicle accident on 18th Avenue in Necedah found the disabled vehicle off the road when sheriff’s deputies arrived and the driver’s grandfather on the scene.  The driver Steven Kirkwood, age 20 of Necedah, eventually contacted More >

UPDATE: One Dead – Shooting in Monroe County

Monroe County Sheriff Scott Perkins reports that Friday, January 12 that approximately 4:43am, Monroe County 911 Communications Center received a 911 call advising of a shooting that had occurred at an address in the Township of Jefferson. Deputies and medical personnel responded to the scene where they found the victim, 25 year old Israel Garcia More >

UPDATE: Sparta Officer Involved Death Investigation

This is an update to the story that originally appeared on WRJC.com on January 8th.   Since Sunday, January 7, 2018, the Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) has been leading an officer-involved death investigation in Sparta, Wis. at the request of Monroe County Sheriff Scott Perkins and Sparta Chief of More >

Highway 82 Point Bluff Bridge construction underway

Highway will remain open during construction Work to replace the Highway 82 bridge over the Wisconsin River between Juneau and Adams County has begun. Highway 82 and the existing Point Bluff Bridge will remain open to traffic during construction, which is scheduled for completion in 2019. Motorists should anticipate flagging operations and shoulder closures. The More >

Tuesday’s Mauston Council Meeting – 1/9/2018

Tuesday night at the Mauston City Council meeting, engineering approval was made for the for the Reconstruction of Suszycki (sus-ickey) Drive, Church Street, and Jones Street, that work planned to be completed this summer.  Approval was made to update the police department’s records management system so it communicates well with the County’s System.  Mayor Brian More >

Madison woman charged with Hit and Run

35 year old Sarah Bires of Madison was arrested early Sunday morning after fleeing the scene of an accident and then attempting to flee traffic officers.  She allegedly backed into a semi-truck in the rest area between Mauston and Lyndon Station on I-90 94, then left the scene and drove the wrong way, westbound in More >

Drug Possession Charges for Reedsburg Man

Thomas Day, age 21, of Reedsburg was arrested Saturday afternoon in New Lisbon after a routine traffic stop for speeding.   Marijuana and Drug Paraphernalia was found in the vehicle.  Law Enforcement also found open and unopened alcohol containers in the vehicle.  One passenger in the vehicle was cited for underage drinking, another passenger was found More >