Grant County Reports

01.07.2020
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One vehicle crash 06/28/20 HWY 61, POTOSI On Sunday 28 June 2020 at approximately 6:17 pm, Nolan A. Lamantia (16) of Lancaster was driving a 2007 maroon Chevrolet Impala north on USH 61 when he fell asleep just north of Kelly Lane. Lamantia's vehicle crossed the center line, crashed into the guardrail face and then came to a rest on the right shoulder. Neither Lamantia nor his minor passenger were injured in the crash. The vehicle was sustained heavy damage and was removed from the scene by Bennett's Towing of Lancaster. Lamantia was cited for inattentive driving.
18.06.2020
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CFS # CFS20-13625 Date 06/12/20 Two vehicle crash Hwy 80 & St. Rose Rd. Subjects Involved: Driver: Hope Cassell Freeport IL (23-) Driver: Jerry Ambs Cuba City WI (36) Passenger: Stephanie Ambs Cuba City WI (31) Vehicles Involved: Cassell was driving a 2009 Hyundai Ambs was driving a 2018 Chevy Silverado Address HWY 80, CUBA CITY, WI 53807 On Friday, June 12, 2020 at 5:43 P.M. the Grant County Sheriff's Office was dispatched to Hwy 80 at St. Rose Road in Smelser Township for a two vehicle crash with entrapment. Cuba City Fire & Rescue squads were dispatched. Cassell had been traveling west on St. Rose Road when  she failed to stop at the intersection of Hwy 80 & St. Rose Road. Cassell collided with Ambs on Hwy 80 at the intersection. Jerry Ambs and his  passenger, Stephanie were transported to a hospital by a private vehicle. Cassell refused transport.  Cassell was cited for Failure to stop at a  Stop Sign. The vehicles were removed by Guys Truck & Tractor. Both vehicles received heavy damage airbags were deployed in both vehicles. The Grant County Sheriff's Office was assisted by Cuba City Fire & Rescue. CFS20-13651 06/12/20 Motorcycle Crash with Injury CTY P / WILLIS LN, BAGLEY, WI On June 12th at approximately 9:30pm, the Sheriff's Office was notified of a motorcycle crash on County Highway P south of Willis Lane in Wyalusing Township. After investigation and speaking with witnesses, it was determined that Craig Homuth, age 54 of Bagley, was operating his 2011 Harley Davidson southbound on County P. Homuth failed to negotiate a left-hand corner and his motorcycle entered the gravel shoulder on the right side of the road. Homuth then lost control of the motorcycle and was thrown from the bike. The motorcycle overturned an unknown amount of times and went airborne over a fence before coming to a rest in a field approximately 75 yards from the roadway. A motorist who had been traveling behind Homuth stopped to check on his condition and call 911. Homuth was not wearing a helmet and sustained serious injuries. Homuth was transported via ambulance to Crossing Rivers Health in Prairie Du Chien and was later airlifted to a Madison hospital. The Bagley Fire Department, Bagley First Responders, West Grant EMS, and B&M Towing assisted at the scene. Homuth is tentatively being cited for Failure to Keep a Vehicle Under Control and the crash remains under investigation.  
12.06.2020
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Vehicle Moving over for Squad Car Strikes Traffic Sign Address HWY 133 / JOHNSON ST, BOSCOBEL, WI 53805 On June 5, 2020 at approximately 10:38 pm, Deputies were responding to a report of a physical domestic disturbance. A Deputy was westbound on Highway 133 near Johnson Street in the Township of Boscobel driving with emergency lights and siren activated. The Deputy was approaching a pickup truck also westbound on Highway 133. The truck began to slow down and move to the shoulder of the road as the squad car got closer. The truck then entered the ditch on the right side of the road, struck a metal traffic sign post, exited the ditch, and came to a rest on the shoulder of the road. The Deputy who witnessed the crash stopped to check on this driver, while other deputies continued to the domestic disturbance. After investigation, it was found that Rocky Foust, age 53 of Muscoda, was operating his 2000 Chevy S10 on Highway 133. Foust stated he observed the squad car approaching and was attempting to move to the side of the road but he got over too far and entered the ditch. Foust was wearing his seatbelt and was uninjured in the crash. The truck received minor damage and was driven from the scene. 
02.06.2020
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Two Vehicle AccidentOn May 28, 2020 at approximately 12:00 PM Callie Waterman, age 21 of Fennimore, was traveling North on Highway 61 near the intersection of Indian Creek Road in her 2013 Chevrolet Cruze. Waterman was following a pick-up truck pulling a trailer. Behind Waterman was a 2019 Kenworth tanker truck driven by Brandon Lewis, age 31 of Coggon, IA. The truck was owned by Valley Environmental Services of Newton, IA. Grant County was experiencing severe thunderstorms and visibility was restricted. The truck pulling the trailer slammed on its brakes causing a chain reaction for the following vehicles. Waterman was able to avoid colliding with the trailer but Lewis struck Waterman's vehicle causing moderate damage. All parties were wearing safety belts. All vehicles were driven away from the scene by the operators. The Grant County Sheriff's Office was assisted on scene by the Dickeyville Police Department. CFS20-12198 05/29/20 Motorcycle Crashes and Hits Guardrail CTY A, LANCASTER, WI 53813 On 5-29-20, at around 6:05 pm, Tyler Ernst, age 21 of Cuba City, was traveling west on CTY A near Frederick Lane, east of Lancaster, when he lost control of his 2009 Harley Davidson motorcycle.  He struck the guardrail and was ejected from the motorcycle.  He sustained an ankle injury and was transported to Grant Regional Health Center.  Assisting the Sheriff's Office was Lancaster Fire and Lancaster EMS.  Ernst was cited for not having a motorcyle license.  CFS20-12365 05/30/20 Motorcycle Crash with Injury SANDY HOOK RD, HAZEL GREEN, WI On Saturday, May 30, 2020 at 6:43 pm the Grant County Sheriff's Office was dispatched to a motorcycle accident on Sandy Hook Road in Jamestown Township. Justin Schemmel, age 39 of Dubuque, IA was traveling east on Sandy Hook Road while negotiating curves at a high rate of speed he lost control. Schemmel drove off the right shoulder (south side) on the roadway. Schemmel's 2001 Harley Davidson was off the roadway for approximately 57 feet before crashing.  Schemmel was ejected off the bike and came to a rest in the roadway. Schemmel was not wearing a helmet. The bike received heavy damage. The bike was removed by Guy's Towing. The Grant County Sheriff's Office was assisted by Jamestown 1st responders & Fire and Dickeyville Rescue. Schemmel was transported to Mercy Hospital in Dubuque and then Airlifted to Iowa City for his injuries. The crash remains under investigation. 
19.05.2020
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One vehicle rollover crash Date 05/18/20 Address CTY P / WILLIS LN, BAGLEY, WI 53801 On May 18, 2020, at 5:24 p.m. the Grant County Sheriff's Office responded to CTY P near Willis Lane in Wyalusing Township for a one vehicle rollover crash. The investigation showed the driver, Donna McIntyre, age 23  of Bagley, was traveling north on CTY P when she lost control of a 2001 Chevrolet Suburban after swerving to miss a deer. The vehicle entered the ditch, came back onto the roadway and then overturned before coming to rest on it's top. Donna McIntyre was treated for minor injuries at the crash scene. Andrew Reynolds,  age  27  of Bagley,  was a passenger in the vehicle along with a 1 year old child. Neither Reynolds or the child were injured. Donna McIntyre was charged with Operating while Intoxicated 2nd Offense with a passenger under 16 years of age, Fail to Install Ignition Interlock Device and Operate without a Valid Drivers License.  Assisting at the crash scene was the Bagley First Responders, West Grant EMS and Bloomington Fire Department. **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. CFS20-11206 05/18/20 Traffic stop results in multiple charges EAGLE PT RD, HAZEL GREEN, WI 53811 On May 18, 2020, at 10:30 p.m. a deputy from the Grant County Sheriff's Office conducted a traffic stop on Eagle Point Road near O'Leary's Lake Recreational Area. As a result of the stop, Jessie Bailey, 37, of Haynesville, Louisiana, was arrested for Operating with a Restricted Controlled Substance - 4th Offense. As a result of assistance by K9 Sam, of the Cuba City Police Department, Jessie Bailey is also being charged with Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of MDMA (Ecstasy), and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Bailey was transported to the Grant County Jail where he is being held for an initial court appearance. Cuba City Police Department and Kieler Service Center assisted at the scene. **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.
14.05.2020
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One Vehicle Crash with Injury Address CANNON RD / BUCKWHEAT RIDGE RD, LANCASTER, WI 53813 At 11:35 p.m. on May 13, 2020, the Grant County Sheriff's Office was notified of a one vehicle crash on Cannon Road near Buckwheat Ridge Road in Ellenboro Township. The investigation shows a 2018 GMC Sierra was being operated by Richard Martin, 58, of Lancaster. As Martin was traveling north on Cannon Road, he crested a hill and failed to negotiate a curve. Martin's vehicle left the roadway and struck a large culvert. The investigation shows Martin was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash. Martin was transported to Grant Regional Health Center by Lancaster EMS with serious injuries. Assisting the Sheriff's office at the crash scene was the Lancaster Fire Department, Lancaster EMS and Bennett's Towing of Lancaster. The crash remains under investigation, however speed and alcohol may be factors in the crash. 
05.05.2020
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Suspicious Driving Results in OWI 7th Address CTY C, WOODMAN, WI 53827 On April 29, 2020, at around 6:45 pm, two deputies observed a vehicle and acting suspicious.  A registration check showed the owner was suspended in Wisconsin.  The driver, Edward Lund, age 59 Janesville, was found to be intoxicated.  He refused to exit his vehicle and attempted to drive away.  He also resisted arrest, and was ultimately taken into custody.  He had 6 prior OWI offenses, and one OWI pending from Rock County.  Additional charges include Resisting Arrest of Felony Bail Jumping.  Assisting the Sheriff's Office was Terry's Tire of Boscobel. **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. CFS20-10055 05/02/20 UTV vs M/C crash w/injuries CTH A, Platteville, WI 53818 On May 2, 2020 at approximately 1:45 pm, Nelson Mitchell, age 39 of Dodgeville, WI, was traveling west bound on County A in Lima Township, operating his 2011 Honda motorcyle. Mitchell was traveling behind two atv/'utv's one operated by Valerie Honshel, age 65 of Platteville. Honshel, who was operating her 2016 Polaris UTV, was also westbound on County A.  ÀHonshel indicated a left turn, as well as the second ATV, by using hand signals. Mitchell thought they were waving him around, so he began to pass as Honshel turned left. Honshel turned left and Mitchell struck the UTV, roling both vehicles. There was a no passing zone where the crash had occurred.  Assisting at the scene was the Southwest Health Rescue Squad units. Both operators received non-life threatening injuries. The motorcylce was towed by Haase's towing and the UTV was removed by the owner. The crash remains under investigation. 
08.04.2020
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Two Vehicle crash results in fatality Address HWY 35/61 / ABING RD, POTOSI, WI 53820 On Wednesday, April 8, 2020 at approximately 6:35 a.m., the Grant County Sheriff's Office was notified of a two vehicle crash at the intersection of Hwy 35/61 and Abing Road in Potosi Township.  Grant County Sheriff's Office Deputies, along with the Potosi Fire and EMS units were dispatched to the scene. During the investigation it was determined that a 2016 Kenworth Semi, owned by Zimmerman Transfer, Inc. of Dodgeville, WI ,was being driven by 54 year old Brian Cathman of Lancaster.  Cathman was heading south on Hwy 35/16 when a 2006 Dodge Ram pickup, owned by H/E Squared Construction LLC of Bloomington, WI, failed to stop at the posted stop sign on Abing Road at Hwy 35/61.  The driver, 42 year old James Hendrickson of Bloomington, WI drove through the intersection and struck the passenger side of the south bound semi.  Mr. Hendrickson was not wearing his seat belt and was ejected from the vehicle.  He was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Grant County Coroner's Office.  The dense fog is believed to be a contributing factor in the crash.  Mr. Cathman was wearing his seatbelt and was not injured.  The highway was shut down for several hours while the scene was being cleared. This matter remains under investigation by the Grant County Sheriff's Office. Assisting at the scene was the Potosi Fire and EMS, Lancaster Fire Department, Grant County Highway Department, Wisconsin State Patrol, Grant County Coroner's Office, Arrow Towing and Kieler Service Center. This is the first fatality crash in Grant County for 2020. 
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.
 
 
 

 

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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