St. Croix County Sheriff’s Office
Sheriff’s deputies in western Wisconsin found a 54-year-old hunter dead in the woods over the weekend, authorities say. A call to locate Mark Grognet, of Baldwin, Wis., came in just before 8 p.m. on Saturday after the man’s family couldn’t reach him, the St. Croix County Sheriff’s Office says.
A two-vehicle crash in St. Croix County has left one man dead and another with serious injuries Thursday evening. According to the St. Croix County Sheriff’s office, the fatal accident occurred at 5:24 p.m. on Highway 63, approximately one-quarter miles east of 240th Street in Cylon Township. Isrrael Romos of Clear Lake, 33, was driving a 2000 Honda Civic westbound on HWY 63, and for unknown reasons, he crossed the center line. A 1991 Chevrolet Suburban, driven by 46-year-old Daniel J. Rittman of Menomonie, Wis., struck the passenger side of the Civic.
The Polk County Sheriff’s office is investigating accusations of animal neglect on a farm owned by a Wisconsin family. Milltown Township officials say they found nearly two dozen horses malnourished, and several were dead when they were called to Otter Creek Ranch last week. Polk County Town Chair Harlen Hegdal says it was a disturbing sight. “I knew it had to be serious because the sheriff’s deputy said ‘We need to have you out here ASAP,” Hegdal said. “There were dead horses, there were horses eating their stalls. There were horses just sitting rocking, back and forth.”
One person was killed and as many as four others were injured in a two-vehicle crash early Saturday night near Hudson, Wis., according to the St. Croix County Sheriff’s Office. Authorities responded to the crash at about 4:06 p.m. Saturday on Old State Highway 35 at the intersection of Tower Road near Hudson.
A 66-year-old man was killed Wednesday morning in a two-vehicle crash in western Wisconsin, according to the St. Croix County Sheriff’s Office. Authorities were called to the area of County Highway G and County Highway T at about 6:25 a.m. on a report of a crash.
Authorities in Wisconsin say John Alfred Burnside, 72, of South St. Paul, died Sunday in a crash in western Wisconsin.
Police in Hudson, Wis., are looking for a person who apparently drove a car through the front entrance of the community corrections building Monday morning, started a fire inside and then fled the scene. Authorities said the incident happened just before 6:30 a.m. Monday as they responded to a report of property damage.
Security will be tighter at the St. Croix County courthouse where jurors will decide whether a North Dakota man was sane when he killed his three young daughters.
The parents of a man who has admitted killing his three young daughters testified about their son’s troubled childhood and mental health issues as the second week of his sanity trial got underway in western Wisconsin.
Defense attorneys in the Aaron Schaffhausen trial put 11 witnesses on the stand in their effort to prove he was insane when he killed his three daughters.
A 47-year-old New Richmond, Wis., motorcyclist has died from injuries suffered after hitting a deer on Thursday in Cylon, Wis., according to the St. Croix County Sheriff’s Office.
A man is in jail after Wisconsin authorities arrested him in connection with the Wednesday hit-and-run death of an 84-year-old woman.
Authorities say a 29-year-old Wisconsin man was killed Monday afternoon when his car hit a tree in western Wisconsin, according to the St. Croix County Sheriff’s Office.
The St. Croix County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a recent string of thefts involving construction signs in western Wisconsin.
Police are investigating a vehicle fire that killed the sole occupant at about 3:53 a.m. on Tuesday in St. Croix County, Wis.