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DNA used to Track Burglary Suspect

Joshua Campbell, age 31 of Elroy, was charged with Burglary, Theft, and Bail Jumping as a result of an investigation by the Mauston Police Department.  The thefts allegedly occurred last October, and Campbell’s DNA was left at the scene of the break-in.  Campbell was also a neighbor to where the theft occurred.

Outstanding Warrant Arrest Leads to a 2nd Drug Possession Charge

30 year old Matthew Virnig of Mauston, was arrested on Saturday as a result of an outstanding warrant.  During his arrest he was found in the possession of marijuana and was charged with one count of Possession of THC, 2nd Offense.  

Traffic Stop for Unpaid Parking Tickets Results in Drug Charges

Monday evening, just before midnight, Xavier Wales, age 24, of DeForest, was arrested after a traffic stop for a suspended registration due to unpaid parking tickets.  The traffic stop and subsequent investigation eventually revealed the presence of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Wales was charged on both counts as a repeat offender.

Black River Falls Defendant Takes Plea Bargain On Day Trial Was To Start

  (Black River Falls, WI)  —  A Black River Falls man will be sentenced on his guilty plea to a charge of homicide by drunk driving in June.  Thomas Jahnke’s trial was supposed to start in Jackson County Circuit Court Monday, but he stopped the trial by taking a plea bargain.  Investigators say Jahnke was More >

Many Citations Written for Underage Party, Further Investigation Continues

Saturday night, shortly after 10pm, Juneau County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to a reported underage drinking party in Orange Township.  When deputies arrived many of the party goers scattered into the nearby woods or back into the residence.  Deputies located several in the woods and brought them to their patrol cars for further investigation.  Raymond More >

Monroe D.A. Decides not to take action on Walking Quorum Complaint

Monroe County District Attorney, Kevin D. Croninger announced today that he will not take action on a complaint filed by Attorney Jack Buswell of Sparta on February 20, 2018. Buswell filed the complaint on behalf of 12 residents of the Sparta area over concerns of how the Monroe County Board handled the process for deciding More >

Candidate Forums Announced for Local Contested Races

The WRJC.com News Department has announced a series of Candidate Forums in advance of the upcoming spring elections.  The Forum details are as follows: New Lisbon School Board Candidate Forum, Monday, March 26th, New Lisbon High School Library Juneau County Circuit Court Judge Candidate Forum, Tuesday, March 27th, Hatch Public Library New Lisbon Mayoral Candidate More >

Baraboo Woman Invents Gunshot Alarm System

  (Baraboo, WI)  —  A former substitute teacher in the Baraboo School District has invented a gunshot alarm system which would alert people in a building to the sound of gunfire, while simultaneously notifying emergency responders.  The concept is similar to a standard fire alarm.  Sensors set off the alarm when they detect and confirm More >

Deputy Cleared in Monroe County Shooting Incident

Monroe County District Attorney Kevin Croninger announced today that the actions of Deputy Jesse Murphy of the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office on January 07, 2018 were lawful and reasonable acts of defense of others. Therefore, there will be no criminal charges in relation to the incident resulting in the death of Skyler D. Burnette, on January More >

Reedsburg Middle School Students Arrested For Making “Kill List”

  (Reedsburg, WI)  —  Reedsburg Police confirm the arrest of two 13-year-old middle school students.  They were taken into custody Wednesday after school administrators found a list of student names titled “kill list.”  Police say the teenage suspects were removed from Webb Middle School and interviewed before they were formally arrested.  The list was initially More >