Vernon County Sheriff John Spears Reports

SHERIFF JOHN SPEARS REPORTS THE FOLLOWING ONGOING ACTIVITIES FOR THE YEAR AND NARRATIVE EXCERPTS FROM THE WEEK ENDING October 20, 2014. 10/20  The Sheriff’s office responded to several reports and complaints of trespassers on private property. 10/20                12 reportable car/deer (other animal) crashes: Michael Haase, Milwaukee, on US Highway 14, Town of Viroqua; Cody Mullikin, More >

Wisconsin DOJ settles sand mine case

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A sand mining company has agreed to pay the state and Trempealeau County $80,000 to settle allegations of storm water permit violations. Wisconsin Department of Justice officials said Monday that the storm water permit for Alpine Sand LLC’s Town of Arcadia operation was based on the representation that runoff would be More >

Mauston Man Cited for Resisting/Obstructing

A 27-year old Mauston man was issued a citation in connection with a burglary complaint made on October 4th. Mauston Police said the original burglary complaint was in regard to a residence being entered in the 100 block of LaCrosse Street. The complainant, William E. Parrish had stated that his medications were stolen in the More >

Search Still Ongoing for Missing Man Out of La Crosse

The search is still on for a missing man out of La Crosse. Vernon County Sheriff John Spears reports an extensive search was conducted on Sunday October 19th for missing person Goudensio Gayton. The Sheriff’s Office in conjunction with La Crosse Police Department, and the LaCrosse County Sheriff’s Office have been investigating tips and calls from More >

Criminal Damage to Property Incident in the Germantown Township

There was an incident of criminal damage to property on 19th Avenue in the Germantown Township. The victim told the Juneau County deputy that sometime between September 13 and October 18, an unknown person had cut the padlocks securing the cable across the end of the driveway and also the padlock securing the door of More >

Brown County to decide future of 50-acre island

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) – Brown County officials are trying to decide what should be done with a 55-acre island off the southern shore of Green Bay. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is currently in the process of transferring Renard Island over to the county. WLUK-TV ( ) reports the property was built by the More >

Happ refutes claim she was soft on bomb builder

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Republicans are accusing Democratic attorney general hopeful Susan Happ of letting a pipe bomb builder get off scot-free even though she stepped aside to let federal prosecutors handle the case. Happ currently serves as the Jefferson County district attorney. On Friday the state GOP questioned why Happ’s office charged Christopher Hamlin with More >

1-time foreclosure king, son arrested in Pewaukee

PEWAUKEE, Wis. (AP) – Heavily-armed federal agents broke down the door of a Pewaukee home and arrested a man described as a one-time king of foreclosures and his adult son. The U.S. marshals, assisted by the FBI, Waukesha County Sheriff’s deputies and Pewaukee police took Todd Brunner and his 24-year-old son, Shawn, into custody at the More >

Wisconsin DNR to close fourth wolf hunt zone

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin officials are poised to close a fourth wolf hunting zone. The Department of Natural Resources plans to close Zone 5, an oval-shaped area in west-central Wisconsin, at 6:30 p.m. Monday. Hunters had killed 14 wolves in that zone as of Sunday, six shy of the zone’s limit. The agency has already More >

GOP accuses Happ of going easy on bomb builder

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Republicans are accusing Democratic attorney general hopeful Susan Happ of letting a pipe bomb builder get off scot-free. Happ currently serves as the Jefferson County district attorney. The GOP and allies have been digging through her records looking for cases that they say show she’s lenient on criminals. On Friday the party More >