SHERIFF JOHN SPEARS REPORTS THE FOLLOWING ONGOING ACTIVITIES FOR THE YEAR AND NARRATIVE EXCERPTS FROM THE WEEK ENDING May 5, 2014.

4/28  Brian Kerndt, Waukon, was eastbound on Main Street, Village of Stoddard, driving a Caledonia Haulers semi.  He saw a car in the center of the road and swerved to miss it.  He hit the ditch culvert and embankment, but no injuries were reported.

5/2  Between the end of deer season and today a cabin on Fox Ridge Road, Town of Greenwood was burglarized.   Copper pipes and wire were stripped from the cabin.  Damage was done causing all of the lp gas to leak out of the tank.  A window was broken and siding destroyed.

5/5  Spring is in the air. The Sheriff’s Office investigated numerous complaints of trespassing this week.  Additionally, the following incidents were investigated:

*a cow in the road on State Highway 82, Town of Union;

*30 head of cattle in the road on County Road PC, Town of Christiana:

*beef and Jersey cattle out near Little Ridge Road, Town of Wheatland;

*a black dog chasing cattle near County Road N, Town of Sterling;

*Black Angus in the road at County Road K, Town of Genoa;

*3 horses out on County Road SS, Town of Liberty;

*a white hound chasing deer near County Road U, Town of Kickapoo;

*3 horses/mules out near County Road C, Town of Greenwood;

*cattle out on State Highway 56, Town of Viroqua;

*16 horses in the road at County Road NN, Town of Franklin;

*a calf in the road at State Highway 82, Town of Webster;

*4 hounds chasing cattle at County Road W, Town of Hillsboro;

*cattle out on Chipmunk Ridge Road, Town of Bergen.

The Sheriff’s office also noted  10 incidences of lost and found dogs, and one found peacock on Barstad Road, Town of Viroqua.

5/5                   4 reportable car/deer crashes:

Joseph Huber, Viroqua, on County Road B, Town of Coon;

Jacob Hamilton, La Farge, on State Highway 131, Town of Stark;

Dana Krachtt, Blue River, on US Highway 14, Town of Coon;

Ingrid Constalie, Westby, on US Highway 14, Town of Coon.

This past week                         Year to Date

Alarm Responses                                           5                             124

Animal Related issues                                     21                           171

Assisting Municipalities                                   77                          1037

Crimes Against People                                    17                          379

Crimes Against Property                                 13                          246

Domestic Crimes                                            2                            39

Fire Responses                                              62                          544

K-9 Calls                                                       1                             22

Medical Responses                                         42                         723

Mental Health Cases                                       2                            69

Missing Person Investigations                         3                             62

Safety Escorts                                               8                             109

School Walk Through                                     9                            165

Search and Rescues                                        0                            2

Security Check                                              91                           2178

Serving Legal Documents                                33                         489

Suspicious Activity Investigations                    12                           245

Threat Investigation                                      2                              15

Traffic Accidents                                            20                           492

Traffic Related Investigations                          79                          1446

Vehicle Lockouts                                            0                            150

Weapons Investigation                                   0                             16

Unclassified Calls for Assistance                      60                          700

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TOTAL CALLS FOR SERVICE                         629                         9714

ADMISSIONS INTO COUNTY JAIL                    11                          323

IF YOU HAVE INFORMATION ON AN ABOVE CRIME, OR ANY CRIME, CALL CRIME STOPPERS AT 637-8477 OR 1-800-657-6868.

John B. Spears, Sheriff