Grant County Reports

17.03.2020
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06411 03/12/20 CTY D / BANNER RD, PLATTEVILLE, WI 53818ON MARCH 12, 2020 AT APPROXIMATELY 9:16 AM JESLIAS MURILLO (BELMONT) WAS TRAVELING NORTH ON BANNER ROADNEAR THE INTERSECTION OF COUNTY HIGHWAY D, LIMA TOWNSHIP IN HIS 2005 SUBARU FORESTER WITH PASSENGERS JOHNSTOLZFUS (PLATTEVILLE) AND AMOS STOLZFUS (BELMONT). MURILLO STOPPED AT THE STOP SIGN ON BANNER ROAD ANDFAILED TO YIELD TO THE TRAFFIC TRAVELING SOUTH ON COUNTY HIGHWAY D. TIARA LASSE (LANCASTER) WAS TRAVELING SOUTH ON COUNTY D IN HER 2018 CHEVROLET CRUZE WITH TREVOR MUNNS(LANCASTER). MURILLO WAS IN THE LANE OF TRAFFIC AS LASSE APPROACHED THE INTERSECTION. LASSE WAS UNABLE TO AVOID THE FORESTER CRASHING INTO THE BACK DRIVERS SIDE OF THE VEHICLE. JOHN STOLZFUS WAS TRANSPORTED BY SOUTHWEST HEALTH EMS FOR INJURIES SUSTAINED IN THE CASH. ALL OTHER INVOLVED PARTIES WERE NOT INJURED IN THECRASH. MURILLO WAS CITED FOR FAILURE TO YIELD RIGHT OF WAY. THE GRANT COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE WAS ASSISTEDON SCENE BY SOUTHWEST HEALTH EMS, PLATTEVILLE FIRE DEPARTMENT AND SOS TOWING, PLATTEVILLE.Semi vs Pickup Hit and RunCFS20-06414 03/12/20 HWY 81 / PLATTE RD, PLATTEVILLE, WI 53818On March 12, 2020 at approximately 10:00 am the Grant County Sheriff's Office was dispatched to a report of a hit and run crash on Hwy 81near Platte Rd located in the Township of Ellenboro. Lloyd Pankow, age 72 from Lancaster, was traveling eastbound on Hwy 81 in his 2014Chevrolet Silverado. Pankow was in the slow lane headed up Ellenboro hill (Platteville side) when a semi passing him on the left drifted intohis lane and struck his pickup truck. Pankow's vehicle sustained damages all along the driver's side of the vehicle. The semi continued on without stopping. Pankow was wearing his seat belt and was not injured in the crash and was able to safely pull his vehicle to the side of the road. The semi was not located. It is unknown what the color of the cab was but the trailer was described as a metal trailer used for hauling corn. Anyone with information regarding this crash is asked to contact the Grant County Sheriff's Office as the matter is still under investigation.
03.03.2020
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Vehicle Fire / Arrest02/27/20 HWY 133 / W PINE RD, MUSCODA, WI 53573On February 27, 2020 at approximately 6:45 am the Grant County Sheriff's Office responded to a report of a vehicle on fire on Hwy 133 near W Pine Rd located in the Township of Muscoda. Jody Kellogg, age 46 from Boscobel, was traveling eastbound on Hwy 133 in his 1995 Toyota Camry when the engine compartment caught on fire. Kellogg pulled to the side of the roadway and was able to exit the vehicle without injury.The Sheriff's Office was assisted in this matter by the Muscoda Fire Department and the vehicle was removed from the scene by L&M Salvageof Richland Center. Kellogg was summonsed for Operating After Revocation and Failure to have an IID Installed. Kellogg was also cited for Non-Registration of a Motor Vehicle and Operating a Vehicle without Insurance.**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.** The names of victims and witnesses to a crime have been withheld in accordance with §950.04.OWI ARRESTCFS20-05377 03/01/20 LINCOLN AVE / 6TH ST, FENNIMORE, WI 53809On March 1, 2020 at 3:12 A.M., a Grant County sheriff's deputy observed a 2013 Toyota Tacoma, driving south bound in the north bound lanein the 400 block of Lincoln Ave. The sheriff's deputy conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle for the left of center violation. As the truck came toa stop along Lincoln Ave, the truck then took off and continued to drive south in the parking lane of Lincoln Ave. The truck did stop and thedriver, Rachel Kramer, age 21 of Eastman, was arrested for Operating While Intoxicated (1st) and cited for Left of Center. **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.** The names of victims and witnesses to a crime have been withheld in accordance with §950.04.
28.02.2020
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On 2/25/2020, Grant County Sheriff Deputies were attempting to locate a possible stolen vehicle out of Iowa. It was reported that the vehicle was being operated by Mitchell L. McAuliffe, 35, and it was last seen in the area of Pikes Peak Road just after 7:00 AM.

 

At approximately 7:45 AM, a Grant County Sheriff Deputy observed the suspect vehicle traveling south on West Banfield Road near Kress Lane. The Sheriff Deputy turned around to conduct a traffic stop on the vehicle when it took off at a high rate of speed. The pursuit continued on south on West Banfield Road and on to Indian Creek Road. The deputy lost sight of the suspect vehicle around a curve near Dark Lane. After getting through the curve, the deputy observed the suspect vehicle stopped and was unoccupied. Additional deputies arrived on scene to set a perimeter until a K9 unit arrived.

 

While conducting a K9 track for the suspect, it was reported that a suspicious person matching the suspect was observed on Kress Lane. Sheriff Deputies responded to the area and located McAuliffe in the woods approximately 100 yards off of Kress Lane. McAuliffe was taken into custody by Sheriff Deputies at approximately 9:22 AM. McAuliffe was transported to the Grant County Jail where he was booked on Fleeing an Officer, Operating a Vehicle without Owners Consent, and Criminal Damage to Property. McAuliffe is also on probation. The Grant County Sheriff's Office was assisted by the Dickeyville Police Department, Lancaster Police Department K9 Unit, and the Iowa County Sheriff's Office.

 

**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.** The names of victims and witnesses to a crime have been withheld in accordance with §950.04. 

19.02.2020
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Snow event causes multiple vehicles crashesFrom approximately 10:00 a.m. on February 17, 2020 until 6:00 a.m. on February 18, 2020, the Grant County Sheriff's Office communicationscenter received many calls of crashes and slide offs during the snow event that occurred during that time frame. The Sheriff's Office received reports of 2 crashes with very minor injuries, 6 crashes with damage to the vehicles and 30 slide offs (no damage to vehicle). The GrantCounty Sheriff's Office would like to thank the local police departments, fire departments, EMS and wrecker services for their assistance during the past 24 hours.
17.02.2020
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CFS # Date AddressTWO VEHICLE CRASH CFS20-03991 02/14/20 CTY A / HWY 129, LANCASTER, WI 53813On February 14, 2020 at approximately 7:45 A.M., Jacob Burks, age 41 of Lancaster, was driving his 2003 Chevy Silverado east on Cty A,and stopped at the stop sign at Hwy 129 in South Lancaster Township. Mr. Burks didn't see a north bound Chevy Equinox on Hwy 129, due tothe sun being in his eyes. Mr. Burks traveled east from the stop sign and struck the driver's side of the Chevy Equinox that was being drivenby Rachel Richardson, age 34 of Platteville. The 2012 Equinox received minor driver's side damage and the Silverado also received minordamage. All parties were wearing seat belts and no injures were reported. Mr. Burks was cited for Fail/Yield Right/Way from a stop sign. Both vehicles were removed from the scene by the drivers and Lancaster Police Department assisted at the scene. One Vehicle CrashCFS20-04095 02/15/20 MODEL RD / SLAATS RD, CUBA CITY, WI 53807On February 15, 2020 at approximately 6:00am the Grant County Sheriff's Office responded to a report of a one vehicle roll over on Model Rd near Slaats Rd located in the Township of Smelser. Hunter Rood-Reuter, age 16 from Benton, was traveling westbound on Model Rd in his 2009 Dodge Avenger, when he hit snow drift on the crest of a hill. This caused the vehicle to lose control, enter the ditch on the north side ofthe road, and roll one time. The vehicle came to rest on it wheels facing westbound. Rood-Reuter was wearing his seat belt and was not injured. The vehicle sustained heavy Damage. 
13.02.2020
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Press Release February 13, 2020CFS # Date AddressTraffic stop results in OWI 3rd Offense arrestCFS20-03831 02/12/20 CTY X, BAGLEY, WIOn February 12, 2020 at approximately 11:13 a.m., a Grant County Sheriff's Deputy was operating his fully marked squad car north bound onCounty Road X in Wyalusing Township near Borhringer Lane. The Deputy noticed that there was a 2013 Ford F150, being operated by DanielMeyers, age 59 of Mount Hope, WI, traveling southbound. The Meyers vehicle came around a corner and traveled across the center line, in the Deputy's lane of travel. The Deputy was able to avoid a crash, got turned around and subsequently stopped Meyers for operating left ofcenter. Upon further investigation it was discovered Meyers had a loaded .17 hmr rifle in the front seat and had been drinking. After field sobriety Meyers was arrested for a 3rd offense OWI. Meyers was booked into jail on OWI 3rd and going armed while intoxicated. Meyers wasalso cited for open intoxicants in the vehicle and operating left of center. **Persons arrested by the Grant County Sheriff's Office are presumed innocent until proven guilty by a court of law. An arrest is only anindication that probable cause exists to bring formal charges.** The names of victims and witnesses to a crime have been withheld inaccordance with §950.04.2 Vehicle Crash w/ no injuries02/12/20 HWY 11, HAZEL GREEN, WI 53811On 2/12/20, at 7:12pm, the Grant County Sheriff's Office was notified of a 2 vehicle crash on Hwy 11/80, just north of Edison Rd. in the Town of Hazel Green. The investigation showed 28 year old Emalie Allbee of Hazel Green was southbound/westbound on Hwy 11/80 when she lost control of her 2013 Dodge Avenger on the snow covered and slippery road. Allbee's vehicle spun out and struck a 2017 Ram truck being driven by 63 year old James Kaiser of Hazel Green, who was northbound/eastbound on Hwy 11/80. Allbee's vehicle sustained disablingdamage and had to be removed by Munyon's towing out of Cuba City. Kaiser's vehicle sustained moderate damage and was removed by the owner. Hazel Green Fire Dept. responded to the scene and assisted with traffic control. Hazel Green EMS also responded, but all parties refused transport. The highway was shut down for a short period of time. The Grant County Sheriff's Office was assisted at the scene by the HazelGreen Police Department, Hazel Green Fire Department and Hazel Green EMS. 
06.02.2020
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Single Vehicle CrashCFS20-02960 02/03/20 HWY 35/81, LANCASTER, WI 53813On February 3, 2020 at approximately 9:35 a.m., Jashua Schomacker, age 37 of Cassville, was operating his 1993 GMC 1500 pickup on Highway 35 west of Porters Bridge road in the Town of Beetown. Josh suffered a medical issue and the truck crossed the center line intooncoming traffic. The truck exited the roadway on the north side, struck an embankment went airborne and landed on the front driver's side.Josh was transported by Lancaster EMS to Grant regional for medical evaluation. Josh's truck was towed from the scene. Josh was cited for operating after driver license had been canceled and operating without insurance. Assisting at the scene was Lancaster fire, EMS, Bennett'sTowing.Milk Truck RolloverCFS20-03076 02/04/20 HWY 35/61, POTOSI, WI 53820On February 4, 2020 at approximately 11:48 a.m., Gerald Busch, age 64 of Cuba City, was driving a 2016 Peterbuilt milk truck, owned by Simon Bros Trucking of Farley, Iowa, north on Hwy 61. Busch was operating in the right lane of the uphill grade between Kelly Lane and Longbranch Road. David Hellerud, age 25 of La Crosse, was driving a 2010 International semi owned by Reinhart Food Service of LA Crosse going north in the left passing lane of Hwy 61. A witness reported that Hellerud activated his right turn signal and began merging into the right lane occupied by Busch. The vehicles were against each other as Hellerud continued to merge. Witnesses stated that Hellerud's truck forced Busch onto the shoulder causing the milk truck to roll onto its side. Both Busch and Hellerrud were wearing safety belts and neither were injured. Hellerud's vehicle continued north on Hwy 61 and was stopped by a Grant County deputy. Hellerud's semi had minor right sidedamage. The milk truck received heavy damage and was removed from the scene by Guys Trucking. Assisting at the scene were the Dickeyville Police department, Wisconsin State Patrol, Grant County Highway Department, Potosi Fire Department, Potosi EMS, and KruserSeptic Service. This crash remains under investigation.2 vehicle crash with no injuriesCFS20-03103 02/04/20 Hwy 129 at City Limits Rd., Lancaster, WI 53813On 2/4/20 at 4:52pm, the Grant County Sheriff's Office was notified of a two vehicle crash on STH 129 at City Limits Rd. Deputies arrived on scene and made contact with the drivers of both vehicles. 33 yo Nathan Bremmer of Prairie Du Chien was heading northbound on STH 129 inhis 2019 Ram 1500, and was slowing down to turn west onto City Limits Rd. 43 yo Dylan Skrede of Soldiers Grove was also northbound on STH 129 in his 2003 Toyota 4Runner following Bremmer. Skrede stated he looked away at something inside his vehicle and by the time helooked up, he was unable to stop and he stuck Bremmer's vehicle from behind. Bremmer's vehicle sustained disabling damage to the rear andSkrede's vehicle sustained disabling damage to the front. Both drivers were wearing seatbelts and the airbags were deployed in Skrede's vehicle. No injuries were reported. Bremmer's vehicle was removed by Bob's Towing out of Prairie Du Chien and Skrede's vehicle wasremoved by Doan's out of Fennimore. Lancaster Police Department assisted at the scene and re-directed northbound traffic for a short period of time until Skrede's vehicle was removed from the lane of traffic. Skrede was cited for inattentive driving
03.02.2020
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Two Vehicle Crash With Injuries On February 1, 2020 at approximately 11:39am the Grant County Sheriff's Office responded to a report of a two vehicle crash on Hwy 81 nearLaufenberg Ln located in the Township of Beetown. Christopher Cooley, age 41 from rural Cassville, was traveling westbound on Hwy 81 inhis 2019 GMC Sierra. At the same time Kelsey M. Borcherding, age 26 from Fennimore, was traveling eastboundon Hwy 81 in her 2000Pontiac Montana. Both vehicles were negotiating a sharp curve on a hill. Borcherding crossed the double yellow center line and struck the front driver's side of Cooley's vehicle with the front driver's side of her vehicle. Cooley's vehicle careened out of control, left the roadway on the north side of the road, overturned, and came to rest on its driver's side. The vehicle was hanging off of a 100 foot embankment by a few small trees. There was a creek at the bottom of the valley/embankment. The Borcherding vehicle continued eastbound after the crash and came to rest in the south ditch. Both vehicles sustained heavy front end and driver's side damages. Borcherding and the three children in the vehiclewere transported to Grant Regional Health Center for non-life threatening injuries. Cooley was transported via private vehicle to Grant Regional Health Center for non-life threatening injuries as well. The Grant County Sheriff's Office was assisted at the scene by Cassville EMS, Lancaster EMS, Cassville Fire Department, Cassville JAWS, Arrow Towing of Lancaster, and Bennett's Towing of Lancaster. All individualsinvolved were wearing their seat belts or were secured in car seats. Borcherding was cited for Operating Left of Center, Operating a MotorVehicle without Insurance, and Non Registration of a Motor Vehicle.
01.02.2020
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CFS20-02653 01/30/20 PAFFENRATH RD, MUSCODA, WI 53573On January 30, 2020, at approximately 1:22 P.M., the Grant County Sheriff's Office was dispatched to the State of Wisconsin wildlife property,along the Wisconsin river in Muscoda Township, for a male party who's dog was caught in a foot trap. The reporting party, Lee Perko of Muscoda, was walking his dogs in the wildlife property when one of his dogs stepped in a foot trap. As Mr. Perko was attempting to free his own dog from the foot trap, the dog bit Mr. Perko in both hands. Mr. Perko was unable to free his dog after being bit. Blue River Fire and EMS,along with the Wisconsin DNR and a sheriff deputy were dispatched to the scene. Blue River Fire Department members were the first to arriveon scene and assisted Mr. Perko, while other fireman freed Mr. Perko's dog from the trap. Mr. Perko was transported to a local hospital for injuries to both hands. The sheriff's deputy transported both dogs to the Riverdale Vet Clinic so the injured dog could receive medical care andthe other for safe keeping. The trapping violations are under investigation by the Wisconsin DNR.
30.01.2020
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DICKEYVILLE, WIOn 1/27/20 at approximately 5:30 p.m., Zachary Rohrbach, age 23 of Potosi, was traveling northbound on Hwy 61, just north of Dickeyville, in his 2005 GMC Sierra. Zachary was looking at a building along the road and failed to see a 2007 GMC Yukon driven by Penny Morrison, age33 of Dickeyville. Penny was legally stopped, with her turn signal activated, waiting to pull into her driveway. Zachary's truck rear-ended Penny's vehicle causing disabling damage to both vehicles. Possible minor injuries were reported, but EMS transport was refused. Zacharywas cited for Inattentive Driving.Dickeyville Fire, Dickeyville EMS, and Donnie's Tire and Tow assisted at the scene. , CUBA CITY, WI 53807On January 29, 2020 at approximately 2:13 a.m., the Grant County Sheriff's Office received a report of a one vehicle roll over on Hwy 80 justsouth of Lone Road. Before a deputy arrived on scene, the Sheriff's Office received other reports of a male subject, who was not friendly,walking north of the crash scene falling down at times. At approximately 2:20 a.m., a deputy arrived on scene and found a white 2000 Ford Ranger belonging to Taylor J. Mullikin (22) of Platteville on its side with no one around. K9 Riggs was utilized in tracking Taylor Mullikin and located him about 4 tenths of a mile north of the crash scene. Just as the K9 unit was getting close to Taylor Mullikin, his brother Tanner J.Mullikin (20) of Platteville stopped and picked up Taylor. A Grant County Patrol Sergeant was behind Tanner and immediately conducted a traffic stop. Taylor Mullikin was uncooperative, placed underarrest, but continued to resist arrest. Taylor was arrested for OWI 1st, Disorderly Conduct, Resisting or Obstructing an Officer, and cited forinattentive driving, failure to wear a seatbelt and open intoxicants in a motor vehicle. Due to the behavior and interference of Tanner Mullikin at the scene of the traffic stop, he was cited for obstruction. Taylor Mullikin was transported to Southwest Health Center in Platteville where he continued to be resistive and kicked a Platteville Police Officer, who was assisting at the hospital, which lead to an additional charge of Battery to Law Enforcement Officers. Assisting the Grant County Sheriff's Office was the Platteville Police Department and SOS Towing of Platteville.**Persons arrested by the Grant County Sheriff's Office are presumed innocent until proven guilty by a court of law. An arrest is only anindication that probable cause exists to bring formal charges.** The names of victims and witnesses to a crime have been withheld inaccordance with §950.04.
 
 
 

 

Glen Haven man attempts to flee from traffic stop
CFS19-14756 05/31/19 TEXAS RD, BLOOMINGTON, WI 53804
 
On June 2, 2019, at approximately 7:51 p.m., a Grant County Deputy initiated a traffic stop on Texas Rd for a vehicle with a driver operating
while revoked. Gerald Mumm, 64 of rural Glen Haven was operating his 2004 Chevrolet tracker. Mumm's driving status is revoked. 
 
When the Deputy initiated the stop Mumm refused to pull over. Mumm leads the deputy on a low-speed chase for approximately five miles. Mumm drove to his home on Cottonwood Rd and parked in his front yard. Mumm refused to exit the vehicle. After back up arrived Mumm was again ordered to exit the vehicle, and he refused. Mumm was removed from the vehicle and arrested. The Grant County Sheriff's Office was
assisted on scene by Wisconsin DNR. Mumm was booked into the Grant County Jail for OWI second offense, obstructing, and felony eluding.
Mumm was also cited for operating after revocation.
 
**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.** The names of victims and witnesses to the crime have been withheld in
accordance with §950.04.
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Motorcycle Fatality US Hwy 151
CFS19-14875 06/01/19
 
Hwy 151, HAZEL GREEN, WI
 
On 06-01-19 at 6:02 pm a report was received by the Grant County Sheriff's Office of a motorcycle crash on Hwy 151 at Exit 1. Michael L.
Belter 51, Freeport Ill. was southbound on his 2011 Harley Davidson. Tina M. Herramann 51, Freeport Ill., was a passenger on the motorcycle. While negotiating a curve, the motorcycle entered the median striking an embankment. Herramann was pronounced dead by the Grant County Coroners Office at the scene. Belter was transported to Mercy Hospital by Dickeyville Ambulance. Assisting at the scene was Jamestown first responders and fire department, Dickeyville EMS, and WI State Patrol. The crash remains under investigation.
 
This is the 5th person killed in a motor vehicle crash in 2019.
 
HWY 151 ONE VEHICLE ROLLOVER
CFS19-14945 06/02/19 151/61, CUBA CITY
 
On June 2, 2019, at 12:23 PM a one-vehicle rollover was reported on Hwy 151 North of Badger Road in Jamestown Township. Joshua Kolb, age 33 of Oconomowoc, was driving a 2005 Honda southbound when he left the roadway and entered the center median. The vehicle then
rolled 2 times coming to rest on its roof in the northbound lane of traffic. Kolb was assisted from the vehicle by an off duty Dubuque Police Officer and was transported to Mercy Hospital by Dickeyville EMS for his injuries. Kolb was wearing his seat belt. The vehicle owned by Dean
Kolb received heavy damage and was removed from the scene by the Kieler Service Center. The Jamestown First Responders and Fire Department assisted at the scene. The crash remains under investigation.
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