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Search warrant uncovers large drug operation

On Monday, July 16th, 2018 The Crawford County Sheriff’s Office executed a narcotics related search warrant at 49773 Swiggum Road, in the Utica Township, rural Crawford County. The search warrant was obtained following an investigation into the illegal manufacturing of marijuana inside the Swiggum Road residence.
   During the course of the search warrant, investigators located two separate, indoor rooms which were set up to cultivate marijuana. These rooms contained approximately 60 marijuana plants in various stages of growth. As the search of the residence continued, investigators uncovered a location where the occupants were growing Psilocybin Mushrooms. Also located inside the residence was methamphetamine, processed marijuana, processed psilocybin mushrooms, prescription medication, and various items of drug paraphernalia.
   There were two individuals inside the residence at the time of the search warrant. Maren Campton, age 51 of Viroqua, was arrested and charged with Manufacture THC, Manufacture Psilocybin Mushrooms, Possession of Psilocybin Mushrooms, Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Schedule II Narcotics, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Campton was released from the Crawford County Jail on a signature bond of $1000.00
   The second person located inside the residence was Jolene Hansen, age 36 of Sparta, was arrested and charged with Manufacture THC, Manufacture Psilocybin Mushrooms, Possession of Psilocybin Mushrooms, Possession of Methamphetamine, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Hansen is being held in the Crawford County Jail on a cash bond of $1000.00
   The owner of the residence, Peter Zibrowski, age 52 was not home at the time the search warrant was executed. Zibrowski is still at large and is wanted by the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office on charges of, Manufacture THC, Manufacture Psilocybin Mushrooms, Possession of Psilocybin Mushrooms, Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Schedule II Narcotics, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
   If you have any information about where Zibrowski may be, please contact the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office, or Crawford County Crime Stoppers.

Potosi man dies in swimming accident

On July 15, 2018, at approximately 5:00 p.m., the Grant County Sheriff's Office was informed of a male subject that had fell in the pool at Whitetail Bluff Campground. The Sheriff's Office was then informed the subject fell in the pond at the campground and was unresponsive with CPR in progress.
   The subject was identified as Mike Hanfeld, age 47 of Potosi. Witnesses stated Mike had jumped from the trampoline. located in the middle of the pond, to an attached inflatable pad. Mike had fallen backward, between the trampoline and the inflatable pad. Mike became entangled in the tethering straps that keeps the trampoline attached to the inflatable pad.
   Witnesses came to Mike's aid and got him freed, brought him to shore and performed rescue breathing for Mike. Mike was transported to Grant Regional Health Center in Lancaster by Cassville rescue squad. Mike was then transported to University Hospital in Madison by Med-flight, where he later died.
   Assisting at the scene was Cassville rescue squad, Medflight staff and the staff at Grant regional Health Center. This incident remains under investigation.

High speed chase leads to head-on
collision & fatality

Fayette Coundy, Iowa - July 14, 2018 at 1:45 a.m., A Fayette County Deputy bacame involved in a high speed pursuit with a 2008 black Kia Spectra driven by Jared Hill 28, of Jefferson City, MO. 
   Hill was northbound on Mills St. heading into Wadena when the Kia crossed into the oncoming lane and the shoulder, striking a 2007 Dodge Ram head-on. The car was unoccupied and legally parked. Mr. Hill died as a result of the accident.

DHS Confirms Death of a La Crosse County
Resident from Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever

State and local health departments urge residents to take precautions to protect against tick bites
   The Wisconsin Department of Health Services and the La Crosse County Health Department today announced the first documented death from Rocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF) in the state.
   RMSF is rarely reported in Wisconsin and most commonly occurs in the central and southeastern regions of the United States. Most tickborne diseases transmitted in Wisconsin are spread by the blacklegged (or deer) tick; RMSF, however, is spread by the bite of the American dog (or wood) tick (Picture Attached). Early symptoms of RMSF can be mild and typically include fever, headache, nausea, vomiting, rash, and stomach pain. If left untreated, however, a RMSF infection can rapidly develop into a serious illness.
   “We are saddened to learn of this death and encourage Wisconsin residents to take steps to protect themselves and their families from tick bites while enjoying the outdoors,” said Karen McKeown, State Health Officer.
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    * Use an insect repellent with at least 20% DEET or another EPA-registered repellent(link is external) according to the label instructions.
    * Use 0.5% permethrin products on clothing, socks, and shoes according to label instructions.
    * Stay on trails and avoid walking through tall grasses and brush.
    * Wear long sleeves and pants, and tuck pants into socks and shirts into pants to avoid ticks crawling under clothing.
    * Check your entire body for ticks after being outdoors.
    * Take a shower as soon as possible after coming in from outdoors.
    * Place clothes in the dryer on high heat for 10 minutes to kill any ticks on clothing.
    * Use a veterinarian-prescribed tick prevention treatment on pets.

Tractor pulls out in front of oncoming motorcycle

On July 6, 2018 at approximately 9:37pm the Crawford County Communications Center received a report of a motorcycle crash with injuries on US Highway 61 at the intersection of Coalburn Road, in the township of Scott.
   Kenneth A. Mohr, age 72, of Blue River was operating a 2007 Harley Davidson Motorcycle southbound on US Highway 61. Brent E. Childs, age 53, of Boscobel was operating an Allis Chalmers WD45 tractor with a wagon hooked to the back of it. Childs attempted to cross US Highway 61 from Coalburn Road to Cadoma Road but entered the highway in front of the motorcycle being operated by Mohr. Mohr struck the right side of the trailer and was ejected from the motorcycle.
   Mohr was not wearing a helmet. Mohr was transported to Boscobel Area Healthcare and later airlifted by MedLink Air to Gundersen in La Crosse. His condition is unknown at this time. Childs was uninjured in the crash.  
   Assisting on scene was Boscobel EMS, Boscobel Fire Department, Grant County Sheriff’s Office, MedLink Air and Fry's Towing.  

Driver killed in PdC crash

Update - Driver /owner of the vehicle was Craig T. Looney age 34 of Prairie du Chien.  Passenger was Ashtyn A. Miles age 23 of Prairie du Chien.
   On July 6, 2018 at approximately 12:09am the Crawford County Communications Center received multiple 911 calls reporting a one vehicle traffic crash on County Road K, just north of The Barn Restaurant, in the township of Prairie du Chien.
   A 2007 Ford Mustang was northbound on County Road K when the driver lost control went down an embankment and struck a tree on the east side of the road. The driver was pronounced dead on scene.
   A female passenger in the vehicle was transported to Crossing Rivers Health then airlifted to Gundersen in La Crosse and remains in stable condition. The driver and passenger were wearing their seatbelts. 
   There were several eyewitnesses outside of their campers along CTH K who stated that it appeared that speed was a contributing factor to the accident causing the driver to lose control.
   The names of the driver and passenger are being withheld at this time pending notification to family members.
   The Wisconsin State Patrol will be conducting a reconstruction of the accident today.  Assisting on scene was the Prairie du Chien Police Department, Tri-State Regional EMS, Crawford County Coroner, Bridgeport Fire Department, Bridgeport First Responders, MedLink AIR and Bob's Towing.
   This crash remains under investigation.

Tractor flips over, driver killedC

Richland County, WI - At 9:46 pm Wednesday evening, the Richland County Communications Center received a 911 call of a tractor accident at 30119 Cty Hwy O in Orion Township.  The report was that a male subject was pinned under the tractor. 
   Richland County Ambulance, Richland Center Fire and the Richland County Sheriffs Department responded.  The incident happened in a dense and hilly portion of the property.  It appeared the victim, Charles Ray of Orion Township was traveling down a hill on a path on a small Ford Tractor when it went off the path on the right and traveled down a deep ravine where the front of the tractor struck the ground and flipped over.          Charles Ray was pronounced dead at the scene by Richland County Coroner James Rossing.  Access to the scene was made by the fire departments UTV.  The incident remains under investigation

 

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