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Crawford County, WI - Friday 5/25/18 - A little after 7 p.m. at Code Red weather alert was issued for parts to Crawford County.  It resulted in a lot of lighting and rain but little else - see short video.  With that out of the way perhaps we can have a nice Memorial Day holiday weather now.

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.’

Officials ID man who may have
jumped of the Iowa/Wisconsin Bridge

Update - On April 22, 2018, the Sheriff's Office, along with assistance from Bruce's Legacy ( searched the Mississippi River from the Wisconsin/Iowa bridge to the Julien Dubuque bridge and slightly beyond. They
were unable to locate the subject that is believed to have jumped from the bridge.
   At this time the Grant County Sheriff's Office is listing Herbert Muntz, age 57 of East Dubuque, IL, as a missing person.
   The Grant County Sheriff's Office and the Dubuque County Sheriff's Office will be putting boats on the water in the next few days to resume recovery efforts. If anyone has information regarding this matter, please contact the Grant County Sheriff's Office at 1(608)723-2157.
Grant County, WI - April 21, 2018 - The Grant County Sheriff's Office is investigating an incident that occurred this morning on the Wisconsin side of the Iowa/Wisconsin bridge.
   At approximately 5:20 a.m. the Grant County Sheriff’s office communications center received information from Dubuque County Dispatch of a male subject who text family members that he was going to jump off the bridge.
   The subject's truck was located on the Wisconsin side of the bridge and was found to be unoccupied. At this time it is believed the subject did indeed jump off the bridge and a search was conducted to attempt to locate the subject. Law enforcement agencies from Dubuque, East Dubuque and Grant County along with fire departments from Jamestown, Dickeyville, East Dubuque and Cassville as well as Dickeyville EMS, the Grant County Dive team, Dubuque County Dive team and the Iowa DNR aided in the search.
   At this time all agencies are clear of the water until tomorrow morning, when the recovery efforts will resume with additional resources. At this time, this is an ongoing investigation and no further information will be released.
   If anyone has any further information into this matter, please contact the Grant County Sheriff’s Office.  Sheriff Nate Dreckman, Grant County Sheriff's Office, Lancaster, WI 53813  (608)723-2157

Man charged with murder in domestic shooting

Waukon, Iowa - April 18, 2018 - Today the Waukon Police Department, in coordination with the Allamakee County Attorney’s Office and Department of Criminal Investigation, filed 2nd Degree Murder charges against John Michael Quanrude, 32, of Waukon, in the District Court for Allamakee County.
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John Michael Quanrude

   This charge comes as the result of an initial criminal investigation conducted by the Waukon Police Department, Allamakee County Sheriff’s Office, Department of Criminal Investigation, Iowa State Patrol, and Allamakee County Attorney’s Office, which involved the execution of at least two search warrants and several interviews.
   According to the initial complaint, on Monday April 16, 2018, at approximately 3:20 p.m., the Allamakee County Dispatch Center received a 911 call from John Quanrude of 49 Jean Road in the Parkview Trailer Court in Waukon, requesting immediate medical assistance due to an accidental shooting.
   The first Waukon Officer on scene was met outside by Quanrude, who directed him into the residence to a male victim lying face down on the floor, suffering from a gunshot wound to the chest. Quanrude reported to this first responding Officer that he had fired a “warning shot” and then fired a second shot which had hit the male victim in the chest.     The male victim, who was initially misidentified by Quanrude, has been identified as 60 year old Dean Elliot Russell of 49 Jean Road (Quanrude’s roommate and step-father).       Medivac air was requested and Russell was transported via ambulance to Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon, but Russell was pronounced dead shortly after his arrival at the hospital. An autopsy is scheduled to be completed by the Iowa State Medical Examiner’s Office later this week.
   Per an order issued by a First Judicial District Court Judge, the Defendant’s bond was set at $100,000 cash only and remains as set after the Defendant’s initial appearance, which was held this afternoon at the Allamakee County Courthouse in Waukon. Murder in the Second Degree is classified as a Class B Felony under the Iowa Code, and is punishable by a maximum of 50 years in prison.
   A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

Murder in Ridgeway, WI

Update - Austin Valdez, 19 years old, has been charged with reckless homicide by Iowa County prosecutors stemming from this incident.
The Iowa County 911 dispatch received a 911 call regarding a shooting at 112 Keane St. in the village of Ridgeway at 3:25 a.m. on 3-24-18.
   When deputies arrived at the scene they discovered that a domestic abuse related incident had occurred during which a shot was fired killing a subject identified as Robin R. Reeson age 46 of Ridgeway.
   The incident is still under investigation.  There is no known danger to the public.X



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