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Unmanned car on fire rolls downhill towards Hwy. 61

On May 23, 2015 at approximately 9:20 pm the Grant County Sheriff's Office responded to a report of a vehicle on fire located at 16412 Hwy 61 in the Township of Marion.
   Jeremy Conley, age 28 from rural Boscobel, had just returned  home from running some errands.  After pulling in his driveway and turning off the engine to his 1994 Chevy Silverado  2500, it started on fire. 
   Attempts were made to  extinguish the fire in the engine compartment, but they were  unsuccessful.  The vehicle was then put in neutral and attempts were made with a nearby tractor to move the vehicle away from the garage and house.  However, before the tractor was able to get to the vehicle it rolled down the steep  driveway, into the sloped yard, and continued to roll towards Hwy 61. The vehicle got hung up by the undercarriage  in the yard just short of the ditch line of Hwy 61. 
   The vehicle was a total loss.  The Boscobel Fire Department was able to put out the fully engulfed vehicle safely.  No one was injured in this incident.  Boscobel EMS also assisted at the scene.

Hit & run after property damage

On May 16, 2015 at approximately 3:30 a.m., near the intersection of Cty ZZ and Cty Z, Hazel Green Township, Lucus Beaves, age 20 of East Dubuque was traveling north on Cty ZZ when he drove through the stop sign, across both lanes of traffic onto the property owned by Sinsinawa Mounds causing damage to the property and severe damage to Beaves`s 2011 Hyundai. 
   Beaves left the scene of the crash and failed to notify the  Sheriffs Office of the crash.  After an investigation Beaves was identified as the driver and was issued citations for hit & run property adjacent to a highway, failure to notify the police of an accident, failure to stop at a stop sign, innattentive driving, failure to maintain control of a vehicle, and possessing open  intoxicants in a motor vehicle.
   The Grant County Sheriff`s Office was assisted by Donnie`s Tire and  Tow, Dickeyville.

A series of robberies in Crawford County

On Saturday, May 16, 2015, the Crawford County Sheriff's Department was notified of vandalism at the Village Park in De Soto. During the night hours of May 15th into the earlier morning hours of May 16th, black spray paint was sprayed on a sign, tree, sidewalk, picnic table, garbage can, and shelter house.  

   On Saturday, May 16, 2015, the Crawford County Sheriff's Department was notified of damage to a cabin located on Wall Ridge Rd. approximately two tenths of a mile from STH 27 in the Township of Eastman. Two exterior doors, a window screen, and an extension cord were damaged on the cabin and gas was stolen from an LP-tank. 

   On Saturday, May 16, 2015, the Crawford County Sheriff's Department was notified of the theft of two bags of seed corn on Taylor Ridge Rd. in the Township of Haney. The seed corn was stolen from the back of a corn planter sometime between May 11th and May 14th. One bag of seed corn was Pioneer P0297AMX and the other was Croplan 3899. The two bags of seed corn are valued at $440.00. The suspect(s) may be driving a Ford F250 or F350 truck light brown in color with a damaged left side taillight.

Vehicle stop leads to pot arrest

Boscobel, WI - On May 20, 2015, Boscobel Police Department conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle driven by Jordan Wood, age 23 of Muscoda, WI, for an equipment violation and littering.
   Upon making contact with the driver and occupant of the vehicle, the police officer recognized the odor of marijuana emitting from the vehicle.  After conducting an investigation, the driver Jordan Wood was arrested for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of a controlled substance.
   The passenger, Ashley Shriver, age 28 of Boscobel, was charged with possession of marijuana (THC) and drug paraphernalia.

Car goes down embankment near a pond, injuries

On May 19th 2015 at 10:26 Pm the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department received a report of a one vehicle crash in the village of Soldiers Grove. It was reported that the vehicle was submersed in water.

   Crawford County Deputies and First Responders arrived on scene and observed a 2013 Chevrolet Cruze that appeared to have backed down into an embankment near a pond.   The driver Jennifer Ohlhauser, age 35 of Wauzeka, and her juvenile passenger were transported to Vernon Memorial Hospital for moderate injuries.

   The vehicle was towed from the embankment and had moderate damage. Jennifer Ohlhauser was cited for Operating without a valid license.

   Assisting the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department was North Crawford Rescue Squad, Soldiers Grove Fire Department, and Bob’s Towing.   



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