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Missing Boscobel man found deceased

Cozy Acres Missing Person

Rural Boscobel, WI – March 25, 2015 – A resident of Cozy Acres Mobile Home Park, William (Joe) J. Swatek, 49,  who had been missing since just before Christmas, was found deceased on Saturday March 21st by a neighbor while walking through nearby woods.  No foul play is suspected.
Update - Grant County Sheriff Nat Dreckman reports; “It was determined that Swatek died from a single self-inflicted gunshot wound.  This case is now closed and the Sheriff’s Office would like to thank all those who were looking for Mr. Swatek during the past few months.”

Young WI State Trooper killed in shootout

Update - We have confirmed through video surveillance that the deceased suspect, Steven Timothy Snyder, committed the robbery at the State Bank of Florence in the Village of Wausaukee about 1:43 p.m. Tuesday.
   Marinette County Sheriff Jerry Sauve reported that Thomas C. Christ, of Wausaukee, was shot and killed Tuesday afternoon after an encounter with Snyder near Christ’s property in the Town of Wausaukee.
   It has not been confirmed that Snyder was involved in any other bank robberies.
   About 5:30 p.m. in Fond du Lac, Trooper Casper was following a vehicle matching the description of the one used in the Wausaukee bank robbery. During an encounter, gunfire was exchanged, fatally wounding both Trooper Casper and Snyder.

The Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigation
CS Trooper Casper
continues our investigation into the events that led to the tragic death of a Wisconsin State Patrol Trooper on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 in Fond du Lac.
   About 5:30 p.m. in Fond du Lac, Trooper Trevor Casper was following a vehicle matching the description of the one used in a bank robbery earlier in the day in Marinette County. During an encounter, gunfire was exchanged, fatally wounding both Trooper Casper and the suspect, Steven Timothy Snyder. Notifications were made to Trooper Casper’s family in Wisconsin and Snyder’s family in Michigan.
   We continue to investigate how several crimes that occurred Tuesday in both Marinette County and in the city of Fond du Lac, fit together.  Autopsies on Trooper Casper and Snyder are expected to be completed today and likely will assist in determining what occurred during the confrontation.

Tucker Anderson awarded Officer of the Year

Chief Deputy Michael Aschinger of the Clayton County Sheriff’s Office (left) presents the Clayton Co. Law Enforcement Association Officer of the Year award to Park Ranger and Interim Director of the Clayton County Conservation Board, Tucker Anderson.

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Sometimes you have to meet spring halfway

CS2 honey bee on lemon

Mike and Marcia Sandstrom of rural Boscobel sent this great photo.  They teased spring by taking their dwarf Meyer Lemon tree outside to enjoy the 70 degree weather we had last week.  In no time at all, it was covered with honey bees.  Note the small lemon in the lower left of the picture.

Home burglarized, car stolen, suspects caught same day

On March 7, 2015 at approximately 5:26pm the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department received a report of a stolen vehicle from a residence located at 10214 State Highway 27 in the Township of Utica.
   The owner of the stolen vehicle later discovered someone forcefully entered their residence by breaking the glass window out of the back door. While deputies investigated the stolen vehicle and burglary, the Crawford County Communications Center sent messages out to surrounding agencies for assistance with locating the stolen vehicle.
At approximately 9:17pm the Grant County Sheriff’s Department located the stolen vehicle on State Highway 133 and initiated a traffic stop on Circle Drive. The driver of the vehicle, Paul D Germundson, age 18 of Soldiers Grove was taken into custody for operating a motor vehicle without the owner’s consent and felony bail jumping. Germundson was later booked in the Crawford County Jail.
   Germundson is being charged with operating a motor vehicle without the owner’s consent, burglary, felony bail jumping, possession of drug paraphernalia, theft and obstructing an officer. During the investigation it was learned that Jorge Esser age 30 of Boscobel was a possible accomplish to the burglary and theft. Esser is being referred to the District Attorney’s office for burglary charges.
   Items stolen during the burglary included two televisions, a laptop computer, a play station, and approximately 80 DVD’s.  The items were recovered and returned to the victims of these crimes.
Assisting the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department with this investigation was the Boscobel Police Department and the Grant County Sheriff’s Department.

Piggly Wiggly holds Grand Opening

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Boscobel, WI – March 9, 2015 – Piggly Wiggly's Boscobel Store has spent months remodeling their store one section at a time.  Now, it is finished, and it's amazing.  Take a look while Tom Richter, president of the Boscobel Chamber of Commerce takes us on a short video tour.
Tip-(Click on the HD icon in the lower right corner to toggle it to SD for uninterrupted playback if you are having trouble with starting and stopping.  Either way, you may watch in full screen).



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