Competition sets up like concrete

On September 29, 2016 at 3:12 P.M., the Grant County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to a construction site on Ebenezer Rd. in Wingville Township, regarding a criminal damage to property complaint.  Upon arrival at the scene, the investigating deputy met with the Manager of BARD MATERIALS of Fennimore. 
   The manager stated his company, BARD MATERIALS, is pouring concrete at this site with ALLIED STONE of Fennimore.  An employee of ALLIED STONE, Dean Wilson, 47 of rural Lancaster, was upset with BARD MATERIALS for being at the construction site.  Mr. Wilson was operating a concrete truck and after he had dispensed the concrete, Mr. Wilson dispensed the remaining contents in the concrete drum in the box and on the tailgate of a 2012 Chevy truck belonging to BARD MATERIALS. 
   Mr. Wilson left the site and the Sheriff’s Office obtained a description of the concrete truck he was driving from two witnesses at the scene.  Another Sheriff’s Deputy located Mr. Wilson driving the concrete truck near Platteville.  Mr. Wilson was arrested for Disorderly Conduct and Criminal Damage to Property.  Mr. Wilson was transported to the Grant County Jail without incident. 
   While the deputies were investigating the incident at the construction site, they made contact with Travis Campagna, age 38 of Campbellsport Wisconsin.  It was discovered that Mr. Campagna had a BODY ONLY warrant for his arrest out of Fond Du Lac County.  Mr. Campagna was placed under arrested and transported to the Grant County Jail where he’s currently waiting to be transferred to Fond Du Lac County.

When you’re naked, screaming & planning to
jump off a bridge, it’s bad drugs for sure

(Editor’s note - If this happened in a big city, he would have been shot 5 times.  Our guys are trained a little better).
On September 16th 2016, the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department received a 911 call reporting a male who was intoxicated and under the influence of restricted controlled substances, being violent and destroying items in Towerville. It was reported that the male was walking down County B naked, screaming and threatening to jump off a bridge.
   A deputy arrived to find the male, identified as Samuel Clark,age 33, of Towerville,  completely naked destroying items in his residence with a female and two young juveniles present. Clark refused to calm down and speak with the deputy and left out the back of the residence.
   Clark began walking to the river located in the back of the property and told the deputy that he was going to jump into the river to kill himself. After several attempts from the Deputy to verbally stop Clark, the Deputy Tased Clark in an attempt to subdue him and keep him from harming himself or others. After the Taser successfully incapacitated Clark, He was arrested and transported to Crossing Rivers Hospital in Prairie du Chien, WI.
   Clark was charged with disorderly conduct, criminal damage to property and resisting arrest. 

WIS 35 now open to through traffic
between DeSoto and Genoa

Highway 35 has been opened to through between De Soto and Genoa in Vernon County.  Motorists should slow down and expect traffic barrels and cones along the highway right-of-way where debris has been moved.
   For the latest information on driving conditions, incident alerts and road closures, visit 511 Wisconsin online at, or call 511.

Crawford Co. issues emergency weather bulletin


Ride along for a video tour of the flooding in Steuben, Gays Mills & Soldiers Grove.

Update - Monday, September 26, 2016 at 12 noon -
The following state highway locations remain closed.
Crawford County
WIS 131 at WIS 60 intersection
WIS 171, Gays Mills
WIS 171, east of Gays Mills
WIS 23 at Neenah Creek just east of Briggsville; detour north on WIS 13, east on WIS 82, south on I-39
Sauk County
WIS 136 between WIS 33 and WIS 154, north of Rock Springs
WIS 136/WIS 154 Intersection, Rock Springs

For the latest information on road closures and detours, visit 511 Wisconsin online at, or call 511.

Gays Mills man gets 15 years for
 child pornography

MADISON, WIS., September 21, 2016 - John W. Vaudreuil, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Ricky Olson, 58, Gays Mills, Wis., was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Barbara B. Crabb to 15 years in federal prison, to be followed by 20 years of supervised release, for distributing child pornography. Olson pleaded guilty to this charge on April 6, 2016.
   The investigation revealed that Olson used a false persona to create fake email addresses and fake accounts on, which he used to contact a 12-year-old child. Olson then requested and received sexually explicit images and videos of the child via Snapchat and email, which he distributed to others via the Internet. Olson also sent the child obscene images of himself.
   The conviction of Olson is the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation; Wisconsin Department of Justice, Division of Criminal Investigation; and Crawford County Sheriff’s Office. The prosecution of the case has been handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Julie Pfluger.

Man charged in 3 year old assault case

The Crawford County Sheriff’s Department and Iowa Department of Criminal Investigation for the past three years has been actively investigating the assault of Joshua Milligan (Age 30) of Dubuque, Iowa. In July of 2013, Joshua Milligan was assaulted while attending the Rock on the River concert event in the Township of Bridgeport. 
   The assault took place in the camp ground area of the event.  Milligan was found alone and unconscious with apparent head injuries.  During the lengthy investigation it was learned that Milligan and an acquaintance Anthony Runde (Age 34) also from Dubuque, Iowa, were both at the Rock on the River concert.  Runde and Milligan apparently had a grudge against each other stemming from an incident that had occurred in Dubuque.  Investigators believe that the two meet in the camp ground area where Runde struck Milligan in the head causing severe brain trauma.
   On Friday, September 9th, 2016, a Grand Jury in Crawford County, Wisconsin issued an indictment for Anthony Runde (Age 34) of Dubuque, Iowa, on charges of Attempted First-Degree Intentional Homicide and Aggravated Battery with Intent to Cause Great Bodily Harm.
   Following the indictment, Crawford County Circuit Court Judge Lynn Rider signed a warrant for the arrest of Anthony Runde.
   On Tuesday, September 14th, 2016, the Dubuque Police Department apprehended Anthony Runde on the above charges. Anthony Runde currently remains in custody at the Dubuque County Jail awaiting transportation to the Crawford County Jail.
   The Crawford County Sheriff’s Department would like to public thank the Iowa Department of Criminal Investigation and Dubuque Police Department for their assistance in this ongoing investigation.   (Original story)

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