Armed Robbery at Kwik Trip in La Crosse

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La Crosse, WI - April 22, 2014 - Early this morning at 4:08am, La Crosse Police responded to the report of an armed robbery at the Kwik Trip located at 506 Cass St. in the City of La Crosse.
   Store employees reported shortly after the 4:00am opening a male subject entered the store displaying a handgun and demanding cash. Store employees complied with the demand and the suspect fled from the store. The suspect was last seen on foot heading southeast from the alleyway behind the store. Officers and a K-9 unit arrived on scene within minutes but were unable to locate the suspect.
   Store security surveillance video has been obtained and we are looking for help in identifying the suspect in the armed robbery (attached photographs of the suspect).
Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call the La Crosse Police Department at 608-785-5962 or La Crosse Area Crime Stoppers @ 608-784-TIPS. You also can text “LAXTIPS” and your tip to 274637("Crimes") or visit www.lacrossecrimestoppers.com to report it online.  Tipsters can remain anonymous.

The suspect is described as;
•White Male
•5’10”
•160lbs
•Wearing Long Sleeve Gray Colored Hooded Sweatshirt
•Black Pants
•Black Boots
•Black Gloves
•Black Face Mask

Dive team removes truck from Wisconsin River

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Update - Glenn Crary, age 47 of Boscobel, was the person in the vehicle.  He was not injured, and was able to call for help.  Terry’s Tire was able to remove the vehicle from the water.  Also assisting at the scene were the Boscobel Police and the Wisconsin DNR.

Blue River, WI – April 17, 2014 – Late last night a man from Boscobel was driving south on County T just past the Wisconsin River Bridge in his 2013 Ford F-150 pickup truck when he swerved to miss two dogs that ran across the roadway.
   His vehicle went over an embankment and into the backwaters of the Wisconsin River.  The river is near flood-stage causing the truck to be completely submerged with only part of its roof top showing .  The driver got out safely, but no details have yet been released on how he escaped.
   The Grant County Sheriff's Department's Search & Rescue Dive Team donned scuba gear and entered the cold water to fasten tow chains on the vehicle. See Video  (HD, watch full screen)

Boscobel woman sentenced
for morphine distribution

MADISON, WIS. -- April 16, 2014 - John W. Vaudreuil, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Mary Grant, 63, Boscobel, Wis., was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Lynn S. Adelman to six months of home confinement, two years of probation, and 20 hours of community service for distributing morphine.  Grant pleaded guilty to this charge on January 29, 2014.
   Grant sold nine morphine pills on three occasions in March 2013 to a confidential informant working with the Richland-Iowa-Grant Drug Task Force.  The purchases from Grant were part of ongoing investigation into morphine distribution in the Boscobel area. 
   Information developed during the investigation demonstrated that Grant distributed additional amounts of morphine between August 2011 and March 2013. The defendant’s recommended sentencing range under the federal sentencing guidelines was for 18 to 24 months in prison. 
   The charge against Grant was the result of an investigation by the Richland-Iowa-Grant Drug Task Force; Wisconsin Department of Justice, Division of Criminal Investigation; and Boscobel Police Department.  The prosecution of this case has been handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Peter M. Jarosz.  

Slumberland Furniture destroyed in fire

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Update - 04/16/14 - After two days of investigation with the Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms (ATF), Division of Criminal Investigation Office of the Wisconsin State Fire Marshalls Office, Wisconsin State Patrol, and the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office, there has not been any indication of foul play at this time as to the cause of the fire. 
Update
- On Sunday, April 13, 2014, at approx. 7:10 p.m., the Prairie du Chien Department was notified of a large structure fire at Slumberland Furniture Store.  This is located at 700 East Blackhawk Avenue, Blackhawk Junction, Prairie du Chien.
   Upon arrival Officers observed that the building was fully engulfed and Prairie du Chien Fire Dept. was on scene fighting the fire.
   Slumberland was a total loss and other businesses in the mall also suffered smoke, water damage.  Many businesses in the mall are closed at this time.  The scene of the fire was secured and the State Fire Marshall is assisting in the investigation of the cause of the fire.  See video of interview with Assistant Chief Tim Deluhery, Sr.
Also, Donna Reed sent a video she shot of the building burning  See youtube video.

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Prairie du Chien, WI - April 14, 2014 - at approx. 7 p.m. last night, a fire broke out in Slumberland Furniture store in Blackhawk Junction Shopping Center.  At first heavy smoke was seen before flames spread engulfing the entire building.  Fire Departments from surrounding areas came to aid the Prairie du Chien Fire Department.  The goal was to keep the fire from adjacent stores.  It appears the Slumberland store, one of the largest stores in the mall, was a total loss. (photo courtesy of Aubrey Johnson)

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Photo courtesy of Austin Mezera

 

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