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Boscobel woman allegedly burglarized
residence for drugs

Boscobel, WI - On Friday, February 57, 2015 at 1:53 p.m., Boscobel Police responded to a call of a burglary in progress at a residence on LaBelle Street.  After police arrived they observed a female exit the residence.  Police questioned the female.  Upon further investigation, the female was arrested and taken into custody.
   When the female was searched, prescription medication belonging to the property owner was found along with a knife that may have been used during the burglary.
   Jennifer Burtsfield, 36 of Boscobel, was taken to the Grant County Jail and booked in on 2 counts of Burglary and 3 counts of possessing Prescription drugs without a prescription.

Hit & Run driver who rammed police car after
accident is now in custody

Update - February 24th at 5 p.m. - The Grant Co. Sheriff’s Dept. reports that Wayne Ferguson has turned himself into the Grant County Jail.
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On February 23, 2015 at approximately 7:07 pm the Grant County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a hit and run crash on Hwy 133 at W Pine Rd located in Muscoda Township. 
   Christine Gulsrud, age 44 from Richland Center, was traveling westbound on Hwy 133 in a 2003 Jeep Liberty.  Wayne Ferguson, age 48 from Muscoda, was traveling eastbound on Hwy 133 in his 1997 Dodge Grand Caravan.  Wayne Ferguson, 48 of Muscoda, WI, was the second of two vehicles traveling eastbound. 
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Wayne Ferguson, 48 from Muscoda.


   Ferguson turned northbound on West Pine Rd right in front of Gulsrud’s westbound vehicle.  Gulsrud struck the passenger side of Ferguson’s vehicle.  Gulsrud and her two passengers, Anthony Davis, age 19 from Abbotsford, WI, and Allyssa Lisney, age 12 from Muscoda were all wearing their seatbelts and sustained minor injuries from the crash.  They were all examined at the scene by Muscoda EMS and then released without transport.  Gulsrud’s Jeep sustained moderate front end damages and was removed from the scene by Terry’s Towing of Boscobel.
   Ferguson’s vehicle sustained heavy rear-end damages, losing the rear tire on the passenger side.  Immediately following the crash Ferguson fled the scene, traveling eastbound on Hwy 133 on only three tires.  Moments later a Muscoda Officer located Ferguson’s vehicle near Hwy 133 and Sportsman’s Dr.  Muscoda PD attempted to stop the vehicle.  Though, only on three wheels, Ferguson would not stop and a pursuit ensued throughout the Village of Muscoda. 
   At one point during the pursuit Ferguson turned around and rammed the Muscoda squad head on.  Ferguson again fled and the pursuit continued.  The pursuit ended at Hwy 133 and Sportsmans Dr as Ferguson attempted to ram the Muscoda squad again, this time in reverse.  Ferguson missed the squad, however, and ended up putting his vehicle into the ditch.  Ferguson then fled on foot.  The Sheriff’s Office deployed K9 A-Rod for a track of the suspect.  A-Rod lead Deputies on a mile and a half track right to Ferguson’s residence on Thrush Cove, in Muscoda Township.  A search of a residence was conducted but Ferguson was not located.  Deputies were later informed that someone had picked Ferguson up moments prior to the Deputy’s arrival. 
   During the pursuit, specifically the ramming incident, the Muscoda squad car sustained moderate front end damages.  The Muscoda Officer sustained minor injuries.  The officer was treated and released without transport by Muscoda EMS.  The Muscoda squad was removed by officers, but remains out of service due to the damages.  Ferguson’s vehicle was removed by Wegner’s Towing of Richland Center.  Authorities believe that alcohol was a contributing factor in this incident and this incident remains under investigation as the Sheriff’s Office and Muscoda PD work together to locate Ferguson.
   Along with the pending charges from the Muscoda Police Department and the Grant County Sheriff’s Office, Ferguson is currently on supervision through Wisconsin Probation and Parole.  P&P has issued an arrest warrant for Ferguson.
   Ferguson is still on the run and anyone with any information as to his whereabouts is encouraged to contact the Muscoda Police Department, the Grant County Sheriff’s Office, or Grant County Crime Stoppers. 
   The Sheriff’s Office and The Muscoda Police Department were assisted in this matter by the Muscoda Fire Department, Muscoda EMS, Fennimore PD, Iowa County Sheriff’s Office, Wisconsin State Patrol, Terry’s Towing of Boscobel, and Wegner’s Towing of Richland Center.
   Arrest* or Charges:  Battery to an Officer, Eluding, Resisting, Hit and Run Occupied Vehicle (x2), Keep Open Intoxicants in a Vehicle, Fail to Notify Police of a Crash, and Fail to Yield While Making a Left Turn.
   Arrest is an indication that probable cause exists to bring charges against an individual with the understanding that every person is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Drug arrest in Gays Mills, WI

On February 19th, 2015 at approximately 2:30 p.m., Crawford County Sheriff’s Office Investigators obtained and executed a narcotics related search warrant at two separate residences, 137 and 141 Cedar Street in the Village of Gays Mills, WI.
   The search warrant was the result of a lengthy investigation in the illegal possession and sale of narcotics at these two residences. The occupants of the two residences were, Thomas Coleman, 50 and Rebecca Anderson, 42 (141 Cedar St.) and Gerald Anderson III, 20 and Thomas Holtz, 21 (137 Cedar St.).
   The search of the two residences uncovered numerous items associated with the suspected illegal sale and possession of narcotics.
   Subsequent to the search of the two residences, Gerald Anderson III and Thomas Holtz were arrested face charges including possession of marijuana with intent to deliver, possession of LSD, and possession of ecstasy.
   It should be known, this investigation remains open and additional charges may be brought against more individuals.  Assisting in the search warrant were members of the Prairie du Chien Police Department.

 

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