Stoddard man arrested for alleged crack
cocaine trafficking enterprise

Sheriff John B. Spears reports the arrest of a 37 year old Stoddard man in connection with a crack cocaine trafficking enterprise.
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   Cory P. Arrington, of 335 Evergreen Court in Stoddard, was arrested Monday, June 4, 2018, by Investigators from the La Crosse County Sheriff’s Office.  Investigators from Vernon, La Crosse and Trempealeau County Sheriff’s Offices, along with Officers from the Arcadia Police Department and the West Central MEG Unit executed search warrants that same day on locations in Stoddard, Brice Prairie and Arcadia.  Crack cocaine, marijuana and ecstasy were located during the course of those searches. 
   Sheriff Spears indicated that Arrington and others are suspected of trafficking controlled substances between Chicago and the Coulee Region.  Spears said that the investigation is continuing and more arrests may be forthcoming. 
   Arrington is scheduled to make an Initial Appearance in Vernon County on Monday, June 25, 2018.   He is currently being held in the Vernon County Jail on $50,000.00 cash bond.

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Owner arrested for alleged animal neglect

On 6/4/18 the Richland County Sheriff's Dept. received a complaint of horses appearing to be in bad health on Shellington Dr.  An investigation immediately started. The owner of the animals, Thurley Neumaier, 62 of Loganville, was contacted and questioned about the condition of two horses on the Shellington Dr. property which authorities identified as in poor health. 
   Neumaier indicated she knew the horses were under weight due to a tooth issue and because she had gotten behind in de-worming the animals.  A local veterinarian was contacted by authorities and an opinion of the horses condition was given.  
   As a result of the investigation, Thurley Neumaier was booked into the Richland County Jail and charged in Richland County Circuit Court with failure to provide for confined animals.  Authorities checked the remaining horses on the property which appeared to be in good health. Neumaier was released on bond.

Motorcyclist in high-speed chase tosses backpack

Prairie du Chien, WI - On May 27, 2018 at 8:30 p.m., the Prairie du Chien Police Department was notified by the Clayton County sheriff’s Department of a pursuit in progress involving a motorcycle traveling eastbound on Hwy 18 at a high rate of speed.
   The motorcycle continued east crossing into Crawford County. Prairie du Chien officers attempted to conduct a maneuver to direct the motorcycle onto the Hwy 18 bypass away from the city.
   The motorcycle drove around the squad cars at excess of 100 mph and continued east on Iowa St.  Officers continued pursuit of the motorcycle.  After several minutes, the driver of th e motorcycle crashed in a drainage ditch on the east side of town.
   During the pursuit, the male driver, Timothy N. Timler, 28 years old of Prairie du Chien, was observed to be wearing a back pack.  Timler threw the back pack off during the pursuit, and numerous drug paraphernalia items along with THC were later located inside the backpack.
   Timler was arrested and lodged at the Crawford County Jail for felony knowingly flees an officer, operate a motor vehicle with a restricted controlled substance, felony possession of THC and possession of drug paraphernalia.  Timler sustained minor injuries from the pursuit and is also facing numerous criminal charges in Clayton County, Iowa.

Vehicle crashes into tree, driver dies

Postville, Iowa – On May 15, 2018 the Allamakee County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a one vehicle personal injury accident on Yellow River Drive approximately mile east of W60 in Allamakee County.
   A vehicle was traveling east bound when it left the roadway and struck a tree. The driver of the vehicle died as a result of injuries sustained in the accident. The name of the victim is being withheld pending notification of family members.
   The incident remains under investigation by the Allamakee County Sheriff’s Office.
Assisting at the scene was the Allamakee County Sheriff’s Office, Postville Police Department, Postville Fire Department, Postville Ambulance, Gunderson Lutheran Air Ambulance and Veterans Memorial Ambulance.

Wauzeka pair arrested for alleged Wal-Mart theft

On Thursday, May 10, 2018 at approximately 7:04 P.M., the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department was called for possible an ongoing theft at Wal-Mart, in the township of Bridgeport. It was reported that a white Nissan left the parking lot of Wal-Mart and drove to Nathan Plaza and was possibly in possession of stolen property.
   A Crawford County Deputy made contact with the vehicle and its occupants. Sheena R. Slater, age 26, of Wauzeka WI and Trista Hernandez Cruz, age 21, of Wauzeka WI both were found to be in possession of stolen property from Wal-Mart. Items were identified by Wal-Mart Asset Protection and returned to the store.
   Citations were issued to both for Retail Theft and both Slater and Hernandez Cruz were told they were not allowed back on Wal-Mart property. Total amount of property stolen was estimated to be $302.07.

Fatality results from 4 year old falling from truck

On May 4, 2018, at around 5:30 pm, Jason Wachter, age 45 of Woodman was traveling between farms, going east on CTH C in Woodman Township approaching the intersection of Hwy 133 in his 2003 Ford F450.
   Kage Wachter, age 4 was sitting next to the passenger door, when the door opened and he fell from the truck. Kage was struck by the rear tires and became unresponsive.
   Jason, and another passerby began CPR until deputies, EMS, and MedFlight 2 arrived. All the lifesaving efforts were unable to revive Kage.
   The fatal crash investigation is still ongoing. The Grant County Sheriff's Office was assisted by Woodman First Responders, Boscobel EMS, Mt Hope Fire, UW Health MedFlight, Gundersen Boscobel, and the Grant County Coroners Office.
   This is the second motor vehicle fatality in Grant County for 2018.

Man dies in fall from bridge

Dorchester, Iowa - May 6, 2018 - On May 6th at 1:33 a.m. the Allamakee County Sheriff's Office received a report of a person that fell from a bridge on Orchid Drive near the intersection of State Highway 76 in Allamakee County.
   An adult male had fallen from the bridge and died as a result of the injuries sustained in the incident. The name fo the victim is being withheld pending notification of family members.  No foul play is suspected.

High school student dies in fall from Castle Rock

Fennimore, WI - May 27, 2018 - On April 26, at about 7:19 pm, the Grant County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call of a male that had fallen about 100 ft from the Castle Rock hiking area in Castle Rock Township. Aydin Mischel, age 17, a junior at Fennimore High School, had been out hiking with other friends, and climbed to the top of the Castle Rock. As he and other friends were attempting to relocate to a different area of the rock, Mishel slipped from the top of the rock, causing him to fall an estimated 150 feet.
   His friends immediately provided first aid and called 911. Fennimore Fire and EMS responded along with MedFlight 2, but were unable to revive Mischel.
   Assisting the Sheriff's Office in this case was the Wisconsin DNR, Fennimore Fire, Fennimore EMS, UW Health Med Flight, Fennimore Police Department, Grant County Emergency Management, Fennimore, Community Schools, and the Grant County Coroners Office.  This incident appears to be a tragic accident, and no foul play is suspected. 
   The Fennimore high school facebook page stated, ‘Fennimore High School will be open today with counselors and clergy available from  9:00 a.m. -2:00 p.m. for any students, staff, or families that wish to  come in for support.’



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