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Traffic stop leads to eluding & drug arrest

On Tuesday May 3, 2016 at 4: 18 p.m. the Crawford County Sheriff Dept. was notified of an erratic driver on Hwy 35.  A sheriff’s Dept. Deputy saw the vehicle and attempted to stop the vehicle.  In an attempt to elude the deputy, the vehicle drove down an embankment through the yard of an unoccupied home along HWY 35 approx. half mile north of Limery Rd.  The vehicle stopped behind the home and the three occupants fled on foot.
   The Prairie du Chien Police Department came to the location to assist the Sheriff’s Deputy.  They along with the Sheriff Deputy apprehended the driver of the vehicle later identified as Lance Taylor a 19-year-old male from Marquette Iowa, as he exited the woods along Hwy 35.  
   The Crawford County K9 unit was called out to assist in tracking the remaining two subject who had fled the vehicle.  A Sheriff’s Department employee in an unmarked SUV came upon two male subjects walking along CTH K who matched the description of the two who had fled.  Contact was made and they were apprehended.
   The two were later identified as 19-year-old Tyler Perrote of Ferryville and a 16-year-old male from Prairie du Chien.  The driver Lance Taylor was charged with Operating a motor vehicle with a restricted controlled Substance, Operating while revoked, obstructing an officer and possession of Marijuana and drug paraphernalia.  Tyler Perrote was charged with Obstructing an Officer, and the 16-year-old was charged with Underage Alcohol Consumption, and obstructing an officer.  The 16-year-old was later released to his parents.    
   A search of the vehicle revealed alcohol and a small amount of marijuana.  Prairie du Chien Police Dept. assisted with the search and apprehension of all three subjects.  The vehicle was towed from the scene by Bob’s Standard.      

Traffic stop leads to drug arrest

On April 25th 2016 at approximately 5:40 pm, The Crawford County Sheriff’s Department’s K-9 Unit initiated a traffic stop on a 1994 Ford Ranger being operated by Eric Schultz, age 34, of Prairie du Chien, in Bridgeport Township. The deputy made contact with Shultz, and in plain view, observed what appeared to be drug paraphernalia.
   K-9 Breck was utilized for a sniff of the vehicle and alerted to the presence of one or more controlled substances he is trained to detect. A search of the vehicle was conducted and deputies located several individually packaged bags of crystal methamphetamine totaling of an ounce, along with a digital scale, several baggies used for packaging of controlled substances, schedule II narcotics, marijuana, marijuana paraphernalia and cash within the vehicle.
   Schultz was arrested and transported to the Crawford County Jail on suspicion of several felonies including  possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine over 10 grams, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of a controlled substance, possession of methamphetamine paraphernalia , possession of schedule II narcotic, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
   Assisting on scene were the Prairie du Chien Police Department and Bob’s Towing and repair.

’The Book’ thrown at woman eluding police

On April 24, 2016 at approximately 2:53 AM a Grant County Sheriff’s Deputy attempted a traffic stop on a 2015 Dodge Caravan driven by Jennieraven Myers, 22 of Bloomington, WI. Myers was driving 87 MPH in a 65 MPH zone going south on Hwy 151 near Badger Road in Jamestown Township. Myers failed to stop and attempted to elude the deputy.
   The pursuit went south on Hwy 151 into the City of Dubuque. Myers then u-turned and went north on Hwy 151 back into Wisconsin. Myers vehicle was on radar at 108 MPH as she entered Wisconsin. Myers circled over the Badger Road overpass and south again towards Dubuque. Myers then crossed over the grass median, went north back over the Badger Road overpass, and then south back towards Dubuque. Myers eventually stopped along the median of Hwy 151 between exit 1 and the state line.
   During the arrest Myers became combative with deputies and also caused damage to a Grant County squad car. Myers was transported to Southwest Health Center by Dickeyville EMS and was then transported to the Grant County Jail. The Grant County Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by the Dubuque Police Department, Dickeyville EMS, Jamestown First Responders, and Guys Towing.
Arrest or Charges: 
OWI 2nd offenseMisdemeanor, Resisting/ Obstructing an OfficerMisdemeanor, Disorderly ConductMisdemeanor, Criminal Damage to PropertyMisdemeanor, Fleeing/Eluding OfficerFelony
Battery to OfficerFelony, Discharge Bodily Fluid at OfficerFelony, Speeding 87MPH in 65 ZoneCitation, Speeding 108 MPH in 65 ZoneCitation, Driver Possessing Open IntoxicantsCitation

Man pinned by backing vehicle

Vernon County Sheriff John B. Spears reports one vehicle crash that occurred at Driftless Meats in the Town of Viroqua on April 25, 2016.
   Margaret Simmons age 69 of Boscobel was backing her vehicle into the loading dock  and Timothy Rehbein age 57 of Rural Viroqua was assisting Margaret in backing her vehicle into the dock when Margaret hit a concrete lip and accelerated hitting Timothy and pinning him against a steel pen.
   The passenger Charles Simmons age 74 also from Boscobel was seated in the back of the vehicle and sustained minor injuries. Both Charles and Margret went by personal vehicle to Vernon Memorial Hospital.
   Timothy was transported by Tri-State Ambulance and was later flown to Gundersen Health System by Med-Link Air with unknown injuries.
   Assisting the Sheriff’s Office was the Viroqua Fire Department, Tri-State Ambulance, Westby First Responders and Med-Link Air.  The accident remains under investigation by the Vernon County Sheriff’s Office.

Wisconsin’s Egg-cellent Protein Powerhouse

Everything you ever wanted to know about selecting eggs

Teyanna Loether, 68th Alice in Dairyland
Incredible and edible, they are indeed: contained within a delicate shell is an egg-cellent way to pack in protein, with 6.1 grams in each egg. At just 17 cents per serving, eggs are also the least expensive form of high-quality protein on the market.
   Good news for eggs: the federal dietary guidelines have recently changed and they now completely recognize eggs as a healthy option even considering cholesterol. While each egg does contain 185 grams of cholesterol, this shouldn’t sway your breakfast decisions. More than 40 years of research has been conducted on cholesterol metabolism and it has been found that dietary cholesterol does not significantly impact your risk for heart disease.
   There are nearly as many laying hens in our state as there are people. Wisconsin is home to an average of 5.1 million egg laying hens, with 1.45 billion eggs produced annually. The egg industry accounts for nearly $130 million in value of production.
   When we see our Wisconsin-produced eggs in the store, we have many choices as consumers: Grade A, Extra Large, white, brown, or cage-free, just to name a few. With all the labels on a single carton, we may find ourselves gazing into the fluorescent lighting of the egg section wondering eggs-actly what to buy.
   The grade of an egg determined by regulated standards from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Grade AA is the highest quality egg, followed by Grade A and Grade B. In the grading process, eggs are inspected for both their exterior and interior quality before being sorted by size.
   The exterior inspection describes cleanliness and visual defects on the shell. All eggs must be completely clean to pass grading requirements for Grade AA and Grade A, and only a small amount of staining is allowed in Grade B. The interior inspection is slightly more involved, as the eggs need to be candled in order to determine quality.
   Candling of the eggs is a fairly simple process: in a dark room, the eggs are held against a light source, which allows inspectors to visualize the interior portions of the egg. Each egg has an air cell at the larger end of the egg. In Grade AA eggs, the air cell may not exceed 1/8 inch in depth and is about the size of a dime. Grade A eggs air cells are under 3/16 inch in depth, and there is no limit to the size of the air cell in Grade B eggs.
   While eggs take in air as they age, the size of the air cell does not necessarily relate to freshness because size can vary greatly from the moment the chicken lays the egg. The best way to determine freshness is to use carton dates.
   Shell color is not considered in USDA grading standards and there are only slight differences. The color egg a hen will lay is actually related to the color of her earlobe. Pale earlobes correspond to white eggs, while red earlobes mean the hen will lay brown eggs. There are certain breeds of chickens, like the Ameraucana, that naturally lay blue eggs.
   Brown eggs tend to be slightly larger simply due to the breeds of chickens that produce them, thus costing more to produce and process which is reflected in the cost per dozen at checkout. However, many studies including research at Kansas State University show there is no nutritional difference between eggs of a different color. Bottom line, don’t judge an egg by its shell entirely.
   Eggs are also a sustainable source of protein. In the last 50 years, egg producers have made great strides in improving production methods with less inputs. Compared to 1960, today’s egg farmers are able to feed 72% more people with 32% less water per dozen eggs, and 71% lower greenhouse gas emissions which is equivalent to taking 5.2 million cars off the road for one year. To learn more about the differences in production, visit



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