Vernon County Sheriff John Spears Reports
SHERIFF JOHN SPEARS REPORTS THE FOLLOWING ONGOING ACTIVITIES FOR THE YEAR AND NARRATIVE EXCERPTS FROM THE WEEK ENDING March 10, 2014
3/3 Christine Harrington, DeSoto, lost control of her vehicle on ice on Lawrence Ridge Road, Town of Wheatland. Her vehicle overturned in a snowbank, landing on its wheels. Harrington suffered no apparent injuries.
3/5 Judy Tully, Stoddard, reported a window of her car was smashed while it was parked at the Legion in the Village of Stoddard.
3/5 Hoza Wright, Genoa, was driving on Highway 14, Town of Coon, when the muffler on his vehicle got too hot, igniting the vehicle. Wright was not injured.
3/6 Jaime Hendrickson, La Farge, was traveling on County Road Y, Town of Viroqua, when a vehicle driven by Joanne Krueger, Viola, pulled off Smith Road in front of her. Krueger said she did not see the Hendrickson vehicle due to the sun and Hendrickson was unable to stop before striking the Krueger vehicle. No injuries were reported at the scene.
3/6 Erik Henchen, Westby, was negotiating a curve and hit a patch of ice on Highway 14 in the Village of Coon Valley causing him to lose control of his vehicle. The vehicle came to rest on its hood in a snow bank. Henchen was not injured.
3/8 Jeffrey Burchell, Hillsboro, reported that a large caliber bullet had come through the window at his Town of Hillsboro address.
3/10 4 reportable car/deer crashes:
Lucas Sellers, Westby, on Highway 33, Town of Forest;
Aaron Voneshien, La Crosse, on Highway 56, Town of Harmony;
David Ware, Westby, on Highway 82, Town of Webster;
Tanner Heisel, La Farge, on Highway 82, Town of Stark.
This past week Year to Date
Alarm Responses 3 73
Animal Related issues 9 69
Assisting Municipalities 31 478
Crimes Against People 22 187
Crimes Against Property 13 144
Domestic Crimes 2 21
Fire Responses 17 114
K-9 Calls 1 12
Medical Responses 40 392
Mental Health Cases 6 42
Missing Person Investigations 1 27
Safety Escorts 4 60
School Walk Through 12 72
Search and Rescues 0 1
Security Check 117 1260
Serving Legal Documents 14 280
Suspicious Activity Investigations 12 129
Threat Investigation 2 9
Traffic Accidents 16 338
Traffic Related Investigations 94 782
Vehicle Lockouts 12 94
Weapons Investigation 1 9
Unclassified Calls for Assistance 50 386
TOTAL CALLS FOR SERVICE 469 5053
ADMISSIONS INTO COUNTY JAIL 17 181
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
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