Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Sparta Police Department

Trevor A. Nichols
Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 9:33am
In Monroe County Circuit Court on Tuesday afternoon, Judge Todd Ziegler found probable cause to bind Trevor A. Nichols, 33, of Sparta over for trial. Nichols has been charged with battery or threat to a law enforcement officer after threatening to harm Sparta Police Chief Dave Kuderer.  On June 24...
A one-vehicle accident on East Montgomery Street in Sparta last Thursday sent the driver to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Contributed photo
Monday, August 19, 2019 - 11:25am
According to the Sparta Police Department, a driver who hit a telephone pole in Sparta Thursday, Aug. 15 suffered a medical emergency before losing control of his vehicle. The accident occurred at around 6:45 p.m. near the corner of East Montgomery Street and Rusk Avenue. Police said David R....
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Friday, August 16, 2019 - 9:48am
On August 15, at approximately 6:45 p.m., the Sparta Police Department responded to a reported crash with injuries on Montgomery Street at Rusk Ave. David R. Turner, 63, of Tomah was driving a 2006 Pontiac Torrent westbound on Hwy 21 when he suffered an unknown medical issue, causing him to lose...
Friday, August 9, 2019 - 9:15am
On Wednesday, Aug. 7, at approximately 4:45 p.m., the Monroe County Communications Center, Monroe County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO,) Tomah Police Department and Sparta Police Department were made aware of a vehicle that had fled from the Wisconsin State Patrol.  Tomah PD located the vehicle travelling...
Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 10:30am
A convicted felon with a lengthy criminal record is behind bars after making what authorities are calling "credible" death threats against Sparta Police Chief Dave Kuderer. Trevor A. Nichols, 32, Sparta, was arrested as the result of an investigation conducted by the Juneau County Sheriff's...
Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 10:25am
On July 4, Sparta Police officers responded to the 500 block of North Benton Street for what began as a welfare check, but escalated into a three-hour standoff with a 20-year old male threatening suicide. According to Sparta Police Lt. Booker Ferguson, when police arrived at 10 a.m., the subject...
The City of Sparta and Sparta School District reached an agreement last week for the city to purchase Lakeview Elementary School, which it plans to renovate into a new police station. Pictured are, from left, Police Chief Dave Kuderer, Co-City Administrator Mark Sund, Sparta School Superintendent Dr. Amy Van Deuren, Sparta Mayor Kristen Gust and Co-City Administrator Todd Fahning. Herald photo by Pat Mulvaney
Monday, June 10, 2019 - 10:03am
In a widely anticipated transaction, the Sparta School District accepted a $225,000 offer from the City of Sparta last week on Lakeview Elementary School. The city plans to use the school, located on Pine Street and Rusk Avenue at the entrance to Memorial Park, for a replacement of its antiquated...
Sparta Chief of Police David Kuderer (left) recently presented Jeff Ruediger, a funeral director at Lanham-Schanhofer Funeral Home with the Award of Honor – Life Saving for saving a 2-year-old child from drowning. Contributed photo.
Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 10:49am
August 27, 2018 was a fateful morning for both Jeff Ruediger, a funeral director at Lanham-Schanhofer Funeral Home in downtown Sparta, and the child he saved from drowning. On that morning, Ruediger was working outside at the funeral home when he heard a child’s screams coming from the area of...
Law enforcement officers bow their heads in remembrance of those who have fallen in the line of duty at the Monroe County Law Enforcement Appreciation held in Sparta Friday afternoon.  Herald photos by Nicole Vik.
Monday, May 20, 2019 - 10:40am
As part of National Police Week, law enforcement officers from the Sparta, Fort McCoy and Tomah Police Departments as well as the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office and Wisconsin State Patrol were recognized by members of the community as well as fellow officers during a Law Enforcement Appreciation...
Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 11:51am
Drug-related arrests increased 8% in the City of Sparta during 2018, but requests for police assistance dropped by 1,500 calls. That's according to the Sparta Police Department's 2018 annual report, which Police Chief Dave Kuderer presented to the Sparta City Council Wednesday. Drug-related crimes...

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