SHERIFF JOHN SPEARS REPORTS THE FOLLOWING ONGOING ACTIVITIES FOR THE YEAR AND NARRATIVE EXCERPTS FROM THE WEEK ENDING December 4, 2017.

11/27                    William Pelkey, Sparta, was traveling northbound on State Highway 131, Town of Whitestown.  Pelkey was approaching the intersection of State Highway 131 / Heisel Road when he swerved to avoid striking a deer.  The vehicle went through the intersection, and struck a stop sign, guardrail, and arrow sign.  Pelkey was not injured and reported the accident the next day.

11/27                    Jerome Hanson, Viola, reported his vehicle was hit while parked in the Liberty Bar parking lot, Town of Liberty.  This case remains under investigation.

11/28                    Arlean Knight, Westby, was traveling eastbound on US Highway 14, Town of Franklin, and observed deer crossing the roadway.  Knight swerved to avoid striking the deer.  The vehicle struck the end of the guardrail at the intersection of Green Acres Road.  The vehicle came to rest in the ditch.  No injuries occurred.

12/3                      James Buros, Viola, was driving a 5-axle bulk milk truck northbound on County Road O, Town of Harmony.  The right front corner of the truck struck a cow owned by Kevin Parr.  The impact forced the truck into a right turn, and the truck proceeded off the road into the ditch.  The truck slid across a hayfield.  The stainless steel 5,800 bulk milk tank was loaded with approximately 3,500 pounds of milk.  The milk was compromised.  No injuries were sustained.  The cow did not survive.

12/4                      10 reportable car / deer crashes:

Daniel Eick, Soldiers Grove, on State Highway 27, Town of Franklin;

Kimberly Pufahl, Mauston, on State Highway 33, Town of Hillsboro;

Paul Krause, Ontario, on US Highway 14, Town of Franklin;

Anna Cousineau, Viola, on State Highway 56, Town of Liberty;

Shea Bounds, Coon Valley, on US Highway 14, Town of Christiana;

Ronald Stetzer, La Crosse, on US Highway 14, Town of Viroqua;

Margaret Davidson, Soldiers Grove, on US Highway 14, Town of Coon;

Lori Egge, Westby, on County Road P, Town of Clinton;

Brian Lincoln, Seaside, CA, on State Highway 35, Town of Wheatland;

Paul Kabat, Westby, on US Highway 14, Town of Coon

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

Alarm Responses                                             9                                    3380

Animal Related Issues                                    14                                   1296

Assisting Municipalities                                   29                                  1797

Crimes Against People                                    12                                   772

Crimes Against Property                                 10                                   698

Domestic Crimes                                             3                                     142

Fire Responses                                               40                                   1572

K-9 Calls                                                          0                                     33

Medical Responses                                         38                                   1826

Mental Health Cases                                       6                                     107

Missing Person Investigations                        6                                     248

Public Talks                                                     0                                     11

Safety Escorts                                                13                                   320

School Walk Through                                     8                                     222

Search and Rescues                                        0                                   34

Security Check                                              129                                 5019

Serving Legal Documents                               28                                  1142

Suspicious Activity Investigations                  16                                  430

Threat Investigation                                       0                                     75

Traffic Accidents                                            28                                   1178

Traffic Related Investigations                        109                                 4952

Vehicle Lockouts                                            10                                   416

Weapons Investigation                                   0                                    29

Unclassified Calls for Assistance                    55                                   2307

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TOTAL CALLS FOR SERVICE                       620                                27785

ADMISSIONS INTO COUNTY JAIL                    19                                  929

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