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Drugs & handgun found in search of car

Vernon County Sheriff John B. Spears
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Kenneth R. Stroops

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Ashley M. Fish

reports that on January 13th, 2019 at approximately 11:05 PM, a Vernon County deputy initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle on Moore Road at State Highway 82 in the Town of Stark for having loud exhaust.
   The occupants of the vehicle were identified as Ashley M. Fish, age 31, of rural LaFarge and Kenneth R. Stroops, age 33, of LaCrosse. While the deputy was investigating whether the occupants had permission to operate the vehicle, Vernon County K-9 Myk was brought to the scene and conducted a sniff of the vehicle. K-9 Myk alerted to the presence of illegal substances.
   A search of the vehicle revealed 33 grams of methamphetamines as well as drug paraphernalia and a handgun with 2 loaded magazines. It was also determined that Stroops had warrants for his arrest through LaCrosse County. Both occupants of the vehicle were taken into custody and transported to the Vernon County Detention Center.
   This incident remains under investigation by the Vernon County Sheriff’s Office. Charges will be sought through the Vernon County District Attorney’s Office.

Looking at cellphone results in head-on collision

On January 4, 2019 at approximately 4:20 pm the Grant County Sheriff's Office responded to a report of a two vehicle crash on Hwy 11 near Rock Cut Rd located in the Township of Jamestown.
   Christopher Walter, age 47 from Cuba City, was traveling eastbound on Hwy 11 in his 2013 Chevy Cruze. At the same time Mckenzie Burkholder, age 21 from Hazel Green, was traveling westbound in her 2017 Subaru Impreza.  Burkholder was looking down at her phone to adjust a playlist. When she looked up her vehicle was completely in the eastbound lane of traffic.
   There was a line of three vehicles traveling eastbound at the time. The first vehicle was able to maneuver into the ditch to avoid a collision but Burkholder struck the second vehicle, driven by Walter, head on. Walter was entrapped in his vehicle, extricated by JAWS of Life, and transported to Southwest Health Center in Platteville. Burkholder was not injured in the crash. Both drivers were wearing their seatbelts. Both vehicle sustained heavy front end and driver's side damages.
   Burkholder was cited for Operating Left of the Center Line and Inattentive Driving.

Drug arrest in Crawford County

On January 8th, 2019, The Crawford County Sheriff’s Department K-9 unit initiated a traffic stop on a 2003 Chevrolet Impala for moving violations on County N in the Prairie du Chien Township. The deputy identified the driver as Tarance Jackson, 37, of Mount Hope and his passenger Madelaine Fure, age 25, of Cassville. In speaking with the occupants, the deputy observed several indicators of criminal activity and observed Fure to be exhibiting signs of drug impairment.
   K-9 Breck was utilized for an open free air sniff of the vehicle and alerted to the presence of one or more controlled substances within the vehicle. Breck performed an interior sniff and alerted to a coat inside the vehicle. A search of the vehicle yielded a glass vile of crystal methamphetamine inside the coat pocket. Other methamphetamine related paraphernalia, including a digital scale and smoking device, were located in the vehicle and on Fure’s person.
 Fure was arrested and transported to the Crawford County Jail with charges of possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. Assisting the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department was Prairie du Chien Police and Bob’s Towing.

OWI (4th), Heroin, 12 counts of Bail Jumping -
It begins to add up

On December 27, 2018 at approximately 9:50 am the Grant County Sheriff's Office received a report of a vehicle parked in the middle of Quarry Rd just south of Clay Hollow Rd located in Smelser Township.
   They complainant stated there was a male driver slumped over the steering wheel. After some investigation, the driver, Jacob Cammack age 28 from rural Platteville, was arrested for OWI, fourth offense, Possession of Heroin, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Operating After Revocation, and 12 counts of Misdemeanor Bail Jumping as he is out on bond for cases in Grant, Iowa, and Dane Counties.
   Cammack was transported to the Grant County Jail where he remains without bond.
The Grant County Sheriff's Office was assisted in this matter by the Cuba City Police Department.
**Persons arrested by the Grant County Sheriff's Office are presumed innocent until proven guilty by a court of law. An arrest is only an indication that probable cause exists to bring formal charges.**



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