Friday, September 25, 2020

Wisconsin State Patrol

A bicycle remained under a car on South Water Street in front of Rudy’s Drive-In in Sparta Wednesday as police investigated a bicycle-verses-car accident at around noon that sent a young cyclist to the hospital with serious injuries. Herald photo by Pat Mulvaney
Thursday, September 3, 2020 - 10:27am
A young bicyclist hit and dragged by a car on South Water Street near the intersection of Wisconsin Street Wednesday was taken to a La Crosse hospital with serious injuries. According to Sparta Police Department Deputy Chief Booker Ferguson, the accident occurred at around noon. When the responding...
A Star Blends semi-tractor trailer lays on its side near the Scenic Bluffs Community Health Center in Norwalk after hitting a car Tuesday. Emergency personnel had to use the Jaws of Life to extricate the driver of the car. Contributed photo
Thursday, January 23, 2020 - 10:40am
A two-vehicle crash in Norwalk Tuesday morning, involving a Star Blends semi-trailer and car sent two people to the hospital. While details of the accident have yet to be released, it is known that the semi was traveling south on Hwy. 71, entering the Village of Norwalk at about 9:14 a.m. As the...
Wisconsin State Patrol Trooper David McCarthy speaks to a potential recruit at last week’s open house at the Sparta Safety and Weight Enforcement. Herald photos by Pat Mulvaney
Monday, December 23, 2019 - 9:44am
Trooper David McCarthy has been with the Wisconsin State Patrol for two decades. He joined the law enforcement agency after a stint with the Military Police. Like all troopers, he started out in a cruiser patrolling the interstate system.  But he eventually got the opportunity to become one of the...
Monday, December 23, 2019 - 9:39am
The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office has released further information involving a two-vehicle crash that occurred Dec. 22 on Hwy. 21 near Ensign Road outside of Tomah.   The investigation into the crash that seriously injured Garrene Peaslee, 73, Oakdale, is ongoing, however, investigators believe...
Janssen M. McGee
Thursday, December 12, 2019 - 10:16am
On Dec. 3, at approximately 10:15 a.m., officers observed a silver 2008 Infiniti G35 traveling westbound near milepost 46 on Interstate 90 over the posted speed limit and initiated a traffic stop.  Upon initial contact, officers reportedly detected the odor of raw marijuana coming from the vehicle...
Two Monroe County Sheriff’s Department personnel man a road block on Hazelwood Avenue Tuesday during a manhunt for two suspects who abandoned their car near the area and fled on foot. The 28-year-old suspects from Minnesota were eventually captured without incident. Herald photo by Pat Mulvaney
Thursday, December 5, 2019 - 10:21am
A pair of suspects involved in a high-speed chase Tuesday before abandoning their car near Sparta and leading officers on a manhunt, are in custody. According to law enforcement officials, Janssen McGee and Paris Akon, both 27-year- old Minnesota residents, are facing a raft of charges, including...
Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 9:38am
An officer involved shooting Tuesday night in the small community of Leon just south of Sparta left one man dead. According to authorities, officers from three agencies responded to the Cotter Pin restaurant and bar after receiving a domestic violence-related 911 call. When officers from Sparta...
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...
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...
Monday, March 18, 2019 - 8:24am
The Wisconsin State Patrol held an open house at its Tomah district site Friday, March 15. It was one of three held to build its applicant pool for highway troopers or inspectors. The other open house events were at Wausau and DeForest. Successful applicants begin their employment as cadets and...


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