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Domestic Battery Incident

On October 14, 2018 at 10:54 a.m., the Grant County Sheriff’s office was dispatched to a residence in the City of Boscobel regarding a domestic violence incident, which occurred on cty T in Woodman, WI.
   While investigating the incident, it was determined Shawn Leffler, 40 of rural Boscobel, assaulted a female of Boscobel earlier on this date.  The female victim also reported a second domestic violence incident that occurred i the City of Boscobel on October 10, 2018.
   As a result of the investigation, Mr. Leffler was arrested for two counts of domestic battery and was transported to the Grant County jail.

One vehicle rollover with injuries

On October 13, 2018 at 3 a.m., Michael Halverson, 29 of Highland, was driving east of Hwy 18.  Mr. Halverson fell asleep while driving a 2002 Chevy Blazer.  The Blazer drove off the south side of Hwy 18, traveled down a steep embankment where it began to roll.  I came to rest on the driver's side of the vehicle in a cornfield belonging to Jeremy Winkers.
   Mr. Halverson fled the scene and was located at his residence in Highland by Iowa County Sheriff's Deputies.  Mr. Halverson was transported to Upland Hills Medical Center in Dodgeville for injures sustained in the crash, which were non-life threatening.
   Mr Halverson was arrested for operating after revocation, no insurance, fail to notify police of an accident, hit and run property; adjacent to a highway.  He was also arrested for an outstanding warrant out of Crawford County.

ATV overturns - passenger pinned

Vernon County Sheriff John B. Spears reports a UTV accident that occurred on September 30th, 2018 at approximately 2:00PM. The accident occurred on private property off Wang Ridge Rd in the Town of Clinton.
   Samantha J. De Pauw age 28 of Kewanee, IL was operating a UTV on private property when she lost control making a turn. The UTV overturned on it’s side pinning De Pauw’s passenger Allie M. Ogorzalek age 25 of Kewanee, IL, beneath the UTV. De Pauw was able to get Ogorzalek out from under the UTV. De Pauw and Ogorzalek were not wearing their seatbelt.
   Allie Ogorzalek was transported by Tri-State Ambulance to Gundersen Health System in LaCrosse for her injuries. Samantha De Pauw was transported by La Farge Ambulance to Vernon Memorial Healthcare in Viroqua.
   Assisting the Sheriff’s Office was the Westby Fire Department, Westby First Responders, La Farge Area Ambulance, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and the Tri-State Ambulance Service.
   The accident remains under investigation by the Vernon County Sheriff’s Office and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. 

Vehicle rolls - passenger ejected - DUI arrest

On September 29, 2018 at approximately 2:56am the Crawford County Communications Center received a 911 call of a one vehicle rollover crash with injuries on Quarry Road, just off County Road B, in the township of Freeman.
   Natalie V. Grimsled, 28, of Ferryville was operating a 1997 Jeep Wrangler southbound on Quarry Road when she lost control of the vehicle. The Grimsled vehicle went off the road, rolled up the embankment and came to rest on its side. A passenger, Jacob A. Grimsled, 30, was ejected from the vehicle and sustained serious injuries. Jacob was airlifted by MedLink to a medical facility. Natalie was uninjured.
   Natalie was asked to perform standardized field sobriety tests and was subsequently placed under arrest for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence, causing injury. Natalie was transported to the Crawford County Jail for booking.
Assisting on scene was MedLink AIR, Ferryville First Responders, Tri State Regional EMS and Milo’s Towing.



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