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Crash results in two hangovers

On August 30, 2014 at approximately 3:00 AM, John Henry, age 21 of Platteville,  was traveling west on County Highway O, near the intersection of Beagle Lane, Harrison Township in his Ford Fusion when he failed to negotiate a curve in the roadway. 
   Henry`s vehicle left the roadway, became airborne, landing near a cornfield causing the vehicle to overturn, and land on its roof. Henry was knocked unconscious and was suspended upside down inside the vehicle. 
   At approximately 6:30 AM  Henry awoke, and was able to free himself from his vehicle. Henry received minor injuries in the crash. Alcohol was a contributing factor in the crash.  This incident remains under investigation. Several citations will be issued to Henry in reference to the crash.  The Grant County Sheriff’s Office was assisted on scene by Precision Auto (Platteville).

Drug arrest in Boscobel over holiday weekend

On August 29, 2014 at 3 p.m., the Boscobel Police K-9 Unit was called out to investigate a report of the possession of cocaine by subjects at a local tavern.
   An investigation into this matter resulted in the arrest of Gilbert Cisneros, 47 of Boscobel, for possession of cocaine.  Cisneros was transported to the Grant County Jail without incident and charges have been referred to the Grant County District Attorney for prosecution.
   In a separate incident on August 28th, Tyler S. Stanley, 18 of Boscobel, was contacted regarding a probation and parole hold.  Stanley was found to be in possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, and was arrested.

Heroin arrest in City of Boscobel

Boscobel, WI - On August 26, 2014 at 4:05 p.m., a Grant County Deputy attempted to stop a vehicle driven by Andrew Adams, 24 of Boscobel.  Adams attempted to elude the officer for a short distance.
   After the vehicle stopped K9 A-Rod alerted to the presence of the odor of narcotics in the vehicle.  After further investigation it was determined Adams threw a bag of heroin and a hypodermic needle out of the car near the Boscobel Elementary School while being pursued.  Drug paraphernalia was also located in the car.
   Adams was arrested and taken to the Grant County Jail.  Charges include: OWI controlled substance 2nd offense, possess heroin, possess drug paraphernalia, bail jumping, operate after suspension.

Man accidentally shoots friend in arm

Update - Sheriff’s office makes correction to copy.  Charges will not be filed in this case.
On August 24, 2014 at 8:14 PM the Grant County Sheriff`s Office received a call from Grant Regional Health Center that a male had come to the Emergency Room with a gunshot wound.  This was reported to be accidental. 
   The deputy`s investigation showed that Paul Hartman, 24, of rural Potosi, and a friend, Brandon Yutzy, 24, of Potosi, had been target shooting earlier at an address on Reynolds Ridge Rd.  They had returned to Hartman`s residence on Elmdale Rd and were in his living room.             Yutzy was holding a .22 semi-automatic handgun in one hand and reaching for a cleaning kit with his other.  He reached to set the handgun on a small table that was between the chairs that he and Hartman were sitting in.  He said he must have had his finger on the trigger when he did this.  The handgun discharged one round that struck Hartman`s lower arm.  Hartman was treated at Grant Regional Health Center and released a short time later. After the investigation, it was ruled accidental and charges will not be filed regarding this incident.

Miss your turn, and then your car is on fire

On 8/17/14 at appx. 4:30 pm the Grant County Communications Center was notified of a one vehicle crash on Hwy 133 near Irish Ridge Rd. in Woodman Township. 
   Mark I. Swick, 67, of rural Mount Hope was traveling east on Hwy 133 when he missed the turn to his residence and backed up in the roadway, losing control and ending up in the ditch on the side of the roadway where the 2014 Ford Mustang he was operating caught on fire.
   Swick was out of the vehicle when he was found by passing motorists.  His vehicle was fully engulfed in flames and was moved to safety by the passerbys.  Swick was transported to Gunderson Boscobel Area Health Care for non life threatening injuries.
   The Sheriff`s Office was assisted at the scene by  Boscobel Police and EMS, Woodman First Responders, Mount Hope Fire and B&M`s Towing.  This crash remains under investigation.

Truck hits house after driver apparently suffers a
fatal medical problem

Iowa County, WI - August 17, 2014 at 2:33 p.m. the Iowa County Sheriff’s Department was notified of a truck having struck a house in the Village of Hollandale (SE of Dodgeville).
   Preliminary investigation shows the driver, John L. Gort, 74 of rural Mineral Point, WI, was driving a 2006 Ford F-150 truck on Severson Street in the Village of Hollandale when the driver drove off the street, and thru a residential yard on Severson St. striking a fence.
   The truck then drove back onto the street, when the driver then went onto Scott St. and after a short distance went off the roadway, and struck a house at 403 Scott Street.
   The home was occupied at the time of the crash.  Both occupants were not injured, but treated/checked by EMS personnel.  The driver of the truck was later pronounced deceased by Iowa Co. Chief Deputy Coroner Virgina Haas.
   The crash remains under investigation by the Iowa Co. Sheriff’s and Coroners Office.  Assisting at the scene were the Hollandale Fire and First Response, Blanchardville EMS, Barneveld EMS and U.W. Med Flight.


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