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19
Sep

Boscobel man faces meth charge

A 32-year-old Boscobel man has been charged in Crawford County Circuit Court with one count of possession of meth.

Jacob Larocque faces up to a $10,000 fine and 3.5 years in prison if convicted.

According to the criminal complaint, a Prairie du Chien police officer stopped a vehicle in Prairie du Chien near the intersection of Blackhawk Avenue and Wacouta Road. The officer searched the vehicle and discovered a black metal container which contained a quantity of a white powdery residue, which tested positive to the presence of meth.

Wed
19
Sep

Reported erratic driver arrested on multiple charges

On Sept. 11, at 10:32 p.m., the Grant County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call about a possible impaired driver on County A going west from Cty VV in Bloomington Township. The caller remained behind the vehicle to update the location because he felt the driving was very dangerous. The caller reported the vehicle was driving into the ditch and it struck another vehicle it was passing, in a no passing zone. The caller said the vehicle almost struck an oncoming vehicle head-on because it was left of center on County X. The vehicle almost struck the guardrail going down the hill on County C toward Highway 18. Law enforcement from Crawford County was requested to assist in locating and stopping the vehicle. An officer from the Prairie du Chien Police Department located the vehicle as it crossed the Wisconsin River bridge into Crawford County. The officer stopped the car on Upper Bridgeport Road, just off Highway 18.

Wed
19
Sep

Eastman man charged in a marijuana bust

A 54-year-old Eastman man has been charged in Crawford County Circuit Court with one count of the manufacture of marijuana. 

Robert Hodges faces up to a $10,000 fine and 3.5 years in prison if convicted. 

According to the criminal complaint, Hodges admitted to investigators that he had recently returned from California with processed marijuana after investigators had searched is residence. Found in the search were numerous items of contraband, including three live and growing marijuana plants, several containers of harvested and processed marijuana, a number of smoking devices, marijuana seeds and suspected THC wax, the complaint said.

Wed
19
Sep

Man accused of burglary to Bible Baptist Church

A 20-year-old Prairie du Chien man has been charged in Crawford County Circuit Court with one count of burglary of a building or dwelling, repeater.

Patrick M. Tesar faces up to a $25,000 fine and 12.5 years in prison if convicted.

According to the criminal complaint, Tesar admitted to investigators that he broke into the Bible Baptist Church in Prairie du Chien. A laptop computer, an iPod and a small amount of money were stolen.

Wed
19
Sep

FEMA assessments to be conducted in 17 counties

Gov. Scott Walker has announced the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will conduct a preliminary damage assessment (PDA) next week in 17 Wisconsin counties hit hard by flooding and tornadoes. FEMA officials will begin looking at flood-damaged homes and public infrastructure on Sept. 24.

“I look forward to having FEMA in our state next week to assess damages as we take the first step to request a federal disaster declaration,” Walker said. 

Wed
19
Sep

Anticipated Prairie du Chien cigar factory exhibit in need of information, artifacts

Over the winter, the education committee of the Prairie du Chien Historical Society will construct a new exhibit at Fort Crawford Museum to be unveiled in 2019. It will feature the cigar factories in Prairie du Chien in the mid 1800s through the early 1900s. Committee members have asked historical society members to help gather information and artifacts for this exhibit. While there are a number of wonderful artifacts to use, the committee wonders if there are more out there. 

The committee is especially interested in what is known about:

•the Avia Cigar Factory

•the White Owl Cigar Warehouse

Wed
19
Sep

County considers splitting Satter Building property in PdC for sale purposes


This building behind the Satter Building might end up being sold separately from the Satter Building.

 

By Ted Pennekamp

 

The Crawford County Delinquent Tax Committee is considering having a certified survey done of the Satter Building property in Prairie du Chien. It is also pondering splitting the buildings on the site for possible sale purposes.

Tue
18
Sep

Man injured in semi versus car accident

On Wednesday, Sept. 12, at 4:04 p.m., the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department received a report of a semi versus car accident in Marietta Township on Highway 60 approximately 1/2 mile east of Highway 61. 

A westbound 2016 Nissan owned by Jane Yahn of rural Boscobel, and operated by Brian K. Yahn, 46, rural Boscobel, was stopped in traffic, waiting for oncoming traffic so he could complete a left turn into a wayside. 

A westbound 2012 Kenworth semi owned and operated by Michael L. Oberbroeckling, 63, Garnavillo, pulling an empty 2008 tanker owned by Tim Neubauer Trucking of Sparta, rear-ended the Yahn vehicle. 

The impact shoved the Yahn vehicle approximately 270 feet until it came to rest against a tree. 

Tue
18
Sep

Semi snags power line

On Thursday, Sept. 14, at 2:20 a.m., the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department was notified of a one-vehicle traffic crash on East Third Street at Talbot Street in the village of Wauzeka.

A 2014 International semi operated by Luke C. Kilmer, 21, Stoddard, struck a low hanging line from an overhead power pole. Kilmer and his passenger, Jeremy J. Hershey, 40, La Crosse, were eastbound on East Third Street when the trailer on the semi got hooked on a low hanging phone cable. The cable hooked onto the trailer as they were driving which caused the light pole to fall on top of the semi. Live power lines were then lying near the top of the semi and trailer. The semi was leaving from a delivery at the Wauzeka-Steuben School. 

Tue
18
Sep

Man hurt when his motorcycle hits deer

On Sept. 13, at 6:22 p.m., the Crawford County Communications Center received a report of a motorcycle versus deer crash with injuries on County Highway C at Chellevold Road in the township of Freeman. 

Mark C. Tallman, 54, La Crosse, was operating a 2000 Honda Goldwing motorcycle westbound on County Highway C at Chellevold Road when a deer entered the roadway. Tallman struck the deer with his motorcycle and was ejected into the eastbound lane of traffic. Tallman was wearing a helmet. Tallman sustained serious injuries and was transported to Gundersen Hospital in La Crosse. 

Assisting on scene were the Ferryville First Responders, Ocooch Mountain Rescue and the Gays Mills Fire Department.

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