Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Monroe County Sheriff's Office

Jose Juan Zuniga-Jimenez
Monday, March 18, 2019 - 9:14am
  Authorities have determined the identity of human skeletal remains found by hunters in the Town of Clifton Nov. 23. Monroe County Sheriff Wes Revels said the remains are those of Jose Juan Zuniga-Jimenez, who was last seen by his wife in March 2016. A hunter located the remains near 19468 Cty....
Sparta firefighters spent five hours battling a shed blaze in the Town of Angelo early Tuesday morning. Contributed photos.
Friday, March 8, 2019 - 9:13am
  The Sparta Area Fire District responded to a machine shed fire at 13651 County Highway Q in the Town of Angelo. When Chief Mike Arnold arrived at the scene shortly before 2 a.m., the shed was fully engulfed. Two nearby buildings were not threatened by the fire. Arnold said the driveway and the...
Joshua P. Orrico.
Friday, March 8, 2019 - 8:53am
A Sparta man was charged with aggravated battery earlier this week after a West Salem man was critically injured outside of a Sparta bar early Sunday morning. On March 3, at 12:23 a.m., the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to the Rite Spot Tavern for what was originally reported as...
Ashley Broadnax
Monday, February 25, 2019 - 10:30am
The Monroe County Sheriff's deputies apprehended a 22-year-old Oxford woman on I-90 near Sparta after she allegedly fired a shot. Ashley Broadnax was booked into the Monroe County Jail on charges of operating a motor vehicle without owner’s consent, first degree reckless endangerment, receiving...
Saturday, February 23, 2019 - 7:00am
Early Saturday morning, the Monroe County 911 Communication center received information from Marquette County of a stolen vehicle that they believed to be in Monroe County. A deputy from the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office was able to locate the vehicle on I-90 near Sparta. With assistance from...
Jacob S. Williams
Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 11:32am
Two suspects, identified as Jacob S. Williams and Sara A. Williams, both 27, with no permanent address, have been accused in an ongoing statewide mail theft and fraud investigation. The couple was arrested Sunday evening and taken into custody by the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office. On Dec. 11, 2018...
This Town of Little Falls home was completely destroyed by a fire Monday, Feb. 11. The homeowner was believed to be in the house but no body was discovered. He has yet to be located. Contributed photo
Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 11:00am
The owner of the home in the Town of Little Falls that went in flames last Monday, has yet to be located. According to Sparta Area Fire District Chief Mike Arnold, a caller reported a fire at his neighbor's house at 1050 Cty. Hwy. S at 6:17 p.m. When Arnold arrived on scene, the house was fully...
A Wisconsin State trooper was involved in an accident Tuesday afternoon, which caused a chain reaction putting numerous vehicles and semi truck in the ditch near Oakdale along Interstate 90/94. Contributed photo.
Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 11:00am
Winter has come late to Monroe County in full force as much of Central Wisconsin was blanketed under heavy snow Tuesday and the previous week. Local communities have received well over one foot of snow with Tomah recording over 17 inches over the course of recent days while Sparta received 12...
Monday, January 28, 2019 - 11:10am
Erv’s Sparta Area Fire District responded to a structure fire Friday afternoon outside of Sparta at a farm along Icebox Rd owned by Minerva Yeske. It was reported that an outbuilding on the property was on fire. According to Fire Chief Mike Arnold, the cause of the fire was ruled accidental after...

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