Grant County Reports

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.
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. 
 
 
 

 

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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