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Teens arrested for forced entry, burglary

On October 26th, 2018, The Crawford County Sheriff’s Department received a report of an active burglary taking place at a residence on County K in the Township of Prairie du Chien, WI. Prairie du Chien Officers and the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department K-9 Unit responded and met with family members of the victims. The suspects had fled the scene. The victims determined that property valued at $600.00 to $1,000.00 was stolen/ damaged in the residence.
   Over the course of the following four days, with the assistance of a Prairie du Chien Police Officer, The Sheriff’s Department K-9 unit, conducted numerous interviews. Four suspects were identified as being involved.
   Two juveniles were identified and charged with burglary, theft and criminal damage to property. A 17-year-old female was identified and will be referred to the Crawford County District Attorney’s office for possible charges.
   Tyler Moreland, age 17, of McGregor, IA was arrested and charged with burglary-forced entry, theft, criminal damage to property and obstructing justice.
   The case remains under investigation and anyone with any knowledge is urged to contact the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department. Assisting the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department was the Prairie du Chien Police Department, Mar-Mac Police Department and the Clayton County Sheriff’s Department.

TB found in Dane Co. dairy herd

MADISON, WI – October 30, 2018 - The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) confirms that a Wisconsin dairy herd in Dane County has tested positive for bovine tuberculosis (TB). Meat inspectors identified a carcass during a routine slaughter inspection and sent a sample to the National Veterinary Services Laboratory for testing. Through animal identification records, the carcass was traced back to a herd in Dane County that DATCP immediately quarantined. A quarantine prevents any animals from moving on or off of the farm.
   “We are working closely with the herd owner, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Department of Health Services, area veterinarians, industry partners, and other herd owners. We are taking aggressive measures to control and prevent the spread of this disease,” said Dr. Darlene Konkle, DATCP’s acting State Veterinarian. “Our staff and partners train for these types of responses and are taking the necessary steps to protect animal and human health.”
   Pasteurized milk continues to be safe to consume. The pasteurization process, which destroys disease-causing organisms in milk by rapidly heating and then cooling the milk, eliminates the disease from milk and milk products. Bovine TB is most commonly spread to humans through consuming unpasteurized milk or milk products from infected animals, and close contact with infected animals or people. Also, infected people can be a source of infection to animals. More information about human TB is on the Centers for Disease Control website.
   Food safety laws prevent meat from infected animals from entering the food chain. State and federal inspectors at slaughter plants evaluate live animals and animal products for signs or symptoms of disease and remove any from entering food production.
   Bovine TB is a respiratory disease of cattle that does not spread easily. It is a chronic, slowly progressive disease meaning it can take months to years to worsen, grow, or spread. Infected animals may pass the infection to other animals even if they appear healthy. Animals often do not show signs until the infection has reached an advanced stage. The U.S. has nearly eliminated bovine TB due to the National Tuberculosis Eradication Program. Wisconsin has been certified as TB-free since 1980. With a thorough investigation and containment of an outbreak Wisconsin will maintain its TB-free status with USDA.
   More information about bovine TB is available on DATCP’s website.

Driver hits moving truck & runs - OWI 5th offense

On October 26, 2018 at approximately 9:00pm the Crawford County Communications Center received a report of a hit and run traffic crash on State Highway 60, east of Brown Hollow Road, in the township of Wauzeka. 
   The reporting party advised their vehicle, a 2011 GMC Yukon, was struck by a pickup truck who was attempting to pass them. The reporting party advised the pickup truck continued traveling eastbound on State Highway 60 towards Boscobel. The reporting party followed the suspect vehicle, a 2008 Chevrolet Silverado, into the City of Boscobel. This information was communicated to the Boscobel officers who attempted to initiate a traffic stop on the vehicle.         However, the suspect vehicle would not pull over, resulting in a pursuit. Boscobel officers were able to get the vehicle stopped on Nevada Street near Du Bay Street where the suspect, Brian M. Updike, 31, of Boscobel was taken into custody.
   Updike was then turned over to a Crawford County deputy for charges as a result of the hit and run crash. Updike refused to perform standardized field sobriety tests and was subsequently transported to the Boscobel hospital for a blood draw for operating while under the influence.
   Updike was transported to the Crawford County Jail where he was booked for operating while under the influence (5th offense), hit and run causing property damage and felony bail jumping. Updike was also issued citations for failure to notify police of an accident, following too closely, no insurance and open intoxicants in motor vehicle. The Boscobel Police Department also issued citations for failure to stop at a stop sign and resisting/fleeing/eluding. 
   Updike is currently on bond through Grant County for a pending 5th offense operating while under the influence from an arrest on July 29, 2018.  There were no injuries sustained in this crash. Both vehicles sustained moderate damage.
   Assisting on scene was the Grant County Sheriff's Office and Wisconsin State Patrol.

Body of missing boater located on Mississippi River

GUTTENBERG, Iowa – On Thursday, October 18, around 3:00 p.m., a 911 caller advised he located a body in the Mississippi River.
   The body was recovered from Sand Cut, just west of Jack Oak Road on the Wisconsin side of the river. The body was transported to the Iowa Office of the State Medical Examiner in Ankeny for an autopsy.
   The autopsy confirmed the body is that of John Roe, 56, of Burlington, Wisconsin and the cause of death to be drowning and manner classified as accidental.
   On October 6, searching began for a missing boater believed to be in the Mississippi River near Pool 11.
   The Cassville Fire Department responded to a call of a boat spinning in circles in the main channel north of the Cassville Ferry Landing. Firefighters were able to ram the circling boat and pull the safety lanyard to stop the motor. The boat came to rest on the shoreline north of Cassville.
   Later, information was received that a 56 year old man from Burlington, Wisconsin was believed to be out boating by himself and went missing. Investigators believe the man likely fell out of the boat and was not wearing a personal floatation device.
   These search and response efforts are in conjunction with many agencies including the Iowa DNR, Wisconsin DNR, Clayton County Sheriff’s Office, Iowa State Patrol, Wisconsin State Patrol, Guttenberg Fire Department, Guttenberg Police Department, Grant County Sheriff’s Office, Glen Haven Fire Department, and the Cassville Fire Department. 





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