SHERIFF JOHN SPEARS REPORTS THE FOLLOWING ONGOING ACTIVITIES FOR THE YEAR AND NARRATIVE EXCERPTS FROM THE WEEK ENDING October 30, 2017.

10/26                    James Huffman, of Yuba, was operating a heavy truck (Cab Chassis) westbound on State Highway 33, Town of Hillsboro.  Huffman came to a stop at the beginning of a construction zone, and proceeded to back up to create more space for the construction trucks.  Huffman did not see the vehicle behind him, operated by Erin Voltz, of Hillsboro.  Huffman backed into the Voltz vehicle.  No injuries were reported at the time of the crash.

10/26                    Brendan Schieffer, of La Crosse, was traveling west on State Highway 56, Town of Genoa, ran off the right shoulder of the road, overcorrected, and returned to the roadway.  Schieffer crossed the center line, hit the left side shoulder, and overcorrected again.  Schieffer re-entered the roadway, crossed the centerline, traveled over a steep embankment, through a fence, and came to a rest on its wheels in a pasture.  The vehicle became stuck in the mud.  Schieffer reported no apparent injuries.

10/30                    21 reportable car / deer crashes:

Courtney Messer, Westby, on State Highway 56, Town of Liberty;

Dakota Meffert, La Farge, on County Road SS, Town of Webster;

Judy Dayton, Boscobel, on US Highway 14, Town of Hamburg;

Nicole Miller, Viroqua, on State Highway 27, Town of Franklin;

Laura Connelly, Lansing, IA, on State Highway 35, Town of Wheatland;

Roger Hooker, La Farge, on State Highway 82, Town of Stark;

Amos Schrock, Hillsboro, on Warner Avenue, Town of Union;

Matthew Fencl, Westby, on Nustad Road, Town of Viroqua;

Brendan Karlstad, Viroqua, on State Highway 56, Town of Viroqua;

Linda Emerson, Viroqua, on County Road SS, Town of Viroqua;

Carrie Polster, La Valle, on County Road V, Town of Greenwood;

Sarah Mathison, Chaseburg, on County Road KK, Town of Hamburg;

Robert Shaner, Viroqua, on State Highway 27, Town of Franklin;

Quinten Larson, Stoddard, on Mohawk Valley Road, Town of Bergen;

Barbara Jarrett, Stoddard, on Mohawk Valley Road, Town of Bergen;

Mary Rice, Boscobel, on US Highway 14, Town of Franklin;

Joshua Kolbo, Westby, on US Highway 14, Town of Franklin;

Michael Welch, Viroqua, on County Road B, Town of Jefferson;

Sara Martinez, Viroqua, on County Road N, Town of Sterling;

Jerry Crotsenberg, Sr, Hillsboro, on County Road C, Town of Greenwood;

Edmund Nix, La Crosse, on US Highway 14, Town of Kickapoo.

***********                                               This past week                 Year to Date

Alarm Responses                                           1                                     322

Animal Related Issues                                    24                                   1168

Assisting Municipalities                                 28                                 1636

Crimes Against People                                   7                                     706

Crimes Against Property                                13                                   632

Domestic Crimes                                           3                                     126

Fire Responses                                              19                                   1459

K-9 Calls                                                        0                                     29

Medical Responses                                         34                                   1628

Mental Health Cases                                       0                                     92

Missing Person Investigations                         6                                     213

Public Talks                                                    0                                     7

Safety Escorts                                                6                                     279

School Walk Through                                     0                                     182

Search and Rescues                                        0                                   33

Security Check                                              79                                    4467

Serving Legal Documents                              18                                  1046

Suspicious Activity Investigations                  16                                  346

Threat Investigation                                       0                                     73

Traffic Accidents                                            42                                   996

Traffic Related Investigations                        100                                 4417

Vehicle Lockouts                                             8                                     373

Weapons Investigation                                    0                                    23

Unclassified Calls for Assistance                    51                                   2074

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TOTAL CALLS FOR SERVICE                       521                                 24927

ADMISSIONS INTO COUNTY JAIL                    28                                  721

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