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Car rolls avoiding deer

CS Accident 71418

Vernon County, WI - The Sheriff’s Office received a 9-1-1 call Saturday morning, July 14, 2018, at approximately 4:30 AM, reporting a single-vehicle rollover occurred on County Road T, near South Glass Road, in the town of Kickapoo, acccording to Sheriff John B. Spears. 
   Sheriff’s deputies arrived and located a car resting on its top, in a ditch along the north side of County Road T.  The vehicle was unoccupied and the operator was later identified as Dakota James Juno, age 21, of Richland Center, WI. 
   Juno reported travelling northwest on County Road T and lost control while attempting to avoid striking a deer.  Juno sustained minor injuries and refused medical treatment.  Juno was wearing a seatbelt and the airbags deployed.
   Assisting the Sheriff’s Office at the scene were the Readstown Fire Department, Readstown Ambulance, and the Viola Fire Department.  The crash remains under investigation by the Vernon County Sheriff’s Office

CS Timber Snake submission

Update - I’ve received a call from a seasoned snake hunter from this area that says it would be impossible for the snake to be 6 feet long.  A 3 to 4’ rattler would be huge.
Very large timber rattlesnake hanging out in the parking area at the gun range on Mill Coulee Road, PDC. Possibly over 6 feet long. Photo is by Matt Check

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Nathan Dane helped ban slavery in old Northwest

 Day in His Honor Celebrated in Wisconsin on Friday

By Tom Emery
This Friday (July 13) is Nathan Dane Day in Wisconsin, celebrating the man who helped keep slavery out of the Northwest Territory. It’s likely that few will notice. It’s also likely that few even know who Dane is.
   However, Dane played a key role in guiding the path of Wisconsin in its early history. Dane County, the home of the state capital of Madison, is named in his honor.  Continue

Two PdC men arrested for alleged drug activities

Prairie du Chien, WI - On June 26th, 2018, The Crawford County Sheriff’s Department K-9 unit and a Prairie du Chien Police Officer observed suspicious activity in an alleyway near BA Kennedy School in the City of Prairie du Chien around 1:30 am.
   A 2000 Chevrolet Impala, being operated by Christopher Fernette, age 41 of prairie du Chien was observed pulling in the alley, then immediately backing out after seeing the K-9 unit. A passenger, identified as Joseph Sepe, age 32 of Prairie du Chien, exited the passenger seat and quickly began walking away from the officers.  The Prairie officer detained Sepe, who was found in possession of pseudoephedrine, a main ingredient in the manufacturing of methamphetamine.
   The Sheriff’s K-9 unit pursued Fernette and made contact with him on Main Street. The Deputy began searching Fernette’s person and felt a small bag with hard substance inside one of Fernette’s pockets and Fernette began to actively resist the deputy.
   The deputy attempted to gain control of Fernette by going to the sidewalk and Fernette attempted to destroy the evidence in his pocket. Two other officers arrived and assisted in detaining Fernette after several minutes of resisting.
   The small bag was identified as a small plastic bag with crystal like substance, which field tested positive for methamphetamine. Fernette was also found in possession of a couple thousand dollars in cash.

 

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