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Stolen truck found, driver arrested with drugs

On Friday, August 26th, 2016, at approximately 4:30 p.m., the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department initially received a report of a stolen truck traveling southbound on STH 35 towards Prairie du Chien. The truck had previously been stolen in Allamakee County, Iowa.
   Sheriff’s department personnel located the stolen truck traveling southbound on STH 35 approximately 3 miles north of Prairie du Chien and subsequently initiated a traffic stop on the truck. The driver and sole occupant was identified as; Jason Feuerhelm (Age 29) of Dubuque, Iowa.
   As a result of the stop, Feuerhelm was arrested for operating a motor-vehicle while under the influence of a controlled substance, operating a motor-vehicle without the owner(s) consent, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Feuerhelm is currently incarcerated awaiting a bond hearing in the Crawford County Jail. Also, the Iowa District Court for Allamakee County has issued an arrest warrant for Feuerhelm on felony counts of theft and burglary.
   This case currently remains under investigation.

New air-boat tested on Wisconsin River


Boscobel, WI - August 22, 2016 - The Wisconsin DNR launched a new air-boat at the Boscobel Boat Landing today.  The new boat needed some running time on its engine during its break-in period.  Two boats set out on a training exercise.  Watching these boats with their powerful engines is mesmerizing.  Watch this short video.

Man drowns in Wisconsin River near Woodman

Update - The victim has been identifed as Sherik Shah, 28 from Saginaw Michigan, originally from India.
Woodman, WI - August 13, 2016 - The Grant County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Woodman Boat Landing for a report of a drowning.  Witnesses stated a male was on a sand bar kneeling in the water and the sand bar gave way.
   The male did not know how to swim and was calling out for help.  His friend heard the yell for help and entered the water and attempted to save him.  A female kayaker saw the friend struggling in the water and she was able to get the friend aboard her kayak.  She saw the male go under water and be swept away bu the current.
   The male was found at approximately 8:00 p.m. and was pronounced dead by the Grant County Coroner.  No names are being released until the family has been notified.
   Chief Deputy Jack R. Johnson would like to thank all the assisting agencies for the quick response and hard work.
   This is the second drowning in the area within as many weeks.

Muscoda man dies as result of traffic accident

Update - Carl Maly, age 86 of Muscoda, died today as a result from injuries sustained during the accident.
On Wednesday August 10, 2016 at 12:58 PM The Crawford County Dispatch Center was notified of a two vehicle crash on US Highway 61 at Wheatville Rd in Scott Township, Mt Zion.
   Carl Maly age 86 of Muscoda was driving a 2006 Ford Freestar van south on 61 He attempted to turn left into a driveway, when doing so He turned into the path of a Northbound 2002 Jeep Wrangler driven by Wendy Burkholder age 46 of rural Gays Mills.
   Burkholder and Maly both sustained injury and were taken by ambulance to the Boscobel Hospital.  Burkholder was treated for non-life threatening injuries.  Maly was flown by Med-Link Air to a Madison Hospital for a possible head injury.
   Maly was cited for Failure to Yield Right of Way.  Both vehicles sustained heavy damage and were towed from the scene.
   Assisting at the scene was Boscobel Rescue Squad, Boscobel Fire Department, Boscobel Police Department, Ocooch Rescue Squad, Scott Township 1st Responders, Wisconsin State Patrol, Crawford County Highway Department and Fry’s Towing.

Double fatality traffic accident

On 08-05-16 at 8:52am the Grant County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a traffic accident involving a semi and an automobile on Hwy 129 at Hwy A in South Lancaster Township.
   Eugeniu Caraus, 27 of Lombard Ill. was traveling eastbound on CTH A in a 2016 Semi owned by SE Express.   John H., 69 and Francine J Hansen, 66 both of Moline ILL., were traveling northbound on Hwy 129 in their 2015 Chevy. 
   The Semi driver Caraus failed to stop at the stop sign.   Both John H. Hansen and Francine J. Hansen were pronounced dead at the scene by the Grant County Coroner.  The accident remains under investigation. 
   Assisting at the scene was: Lancaster Fire Department, Lancaster EMS, Lancaster Police, WI State inspector and reconstruction, Guys Towing Service, Grant County Highway Department and Grant County Coroner’s Office.

Search called off for body of missing woman

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Update - The body of Virginia Aberle has been recovered.  The body was recovered near Glen Haven.
Update - After four days of recovery effort, a difficult decision was made to call the search off.  The Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the many volunteers who spent countless hours searching for Virginia in the Mississippi. Each day of the recovery, there were anywhere from 10-15 boats and jet skis on the water with over 40 volunteers.

There were numerous other volunteers and generous donations of food, water and Gatorade. 
   We ask that anyone boating on the Mississippi between Guttenberg, IA and the Wyalusing Beach please keep their eyes open for the body of Virginia Aberle.  If her body should be spotted, please call 911 so that the dispatcher can get you appropriate assistance.

- The missing woman has been
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Wyalusing Township, August 3, 2016- On August 3, 2016 at approximately 2:48 a.m., the Grant County Communications Center received a 911 call stating that a 29 year old female, from the Chicago area, was missing from her group of friends that were camping at the Wyalusing Beach. 
   Information was received that she was apparently in the water when she went missing. There were multiple agencies who responded to the scene to assist with the search for the female at the time the call came in.  After talking with the others in the group, the investigating deputy determined the female had entered the water and is presumed drowned.  A recovery effort was then put into place.  

The 1888 murders and lynching in Vernon Co., WI

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Vernon County, WI – The year was 1888 when a Kickapoo farm family of four was slain during a gruesome home invasion.  The cold-blooded nature of the crime stirred area folks to frontier justice.  Within a week, the killer was hanging from a tree on the courthouse lawn.  Follow the story in this short Midwest News exclusive video documentary.



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