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SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT
David Peterson, Sheriff
430 East Division
Wautoma, WI  54982
Phone (920) 787-3321
Fax (920) 787-7685
Jail Phone -  (920) 787-6591                       County Coroner - (920) 787-3321
Jail Fax  - (920) 787-6524                              (Sheriff's Dept. Dispatchers will
(430 East Division - Wautoma)                            page the Coroner)                 

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when the offender's custody status changes. The VINE toll-free number for the WI
Statewide VINE system is 888-868-4631. The service is provided to assist
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PERSONNEL
Lt. George Peterman - Chief Deputy/Jail Administrator  (920) 787-0476
Lt. Jeff Nett - Patrol  (920) 787-6514
Tim Ganzel - Emergency Management  (920) 787-6571
Lt. Randy Thurley - Detectives  (920) 787-0474
Sgt. Curt Olson - Detective  (920) 787-0478
Sgt. Jim Lietz - Detective  (920) 787-0458
Lafe Hendrickson - School Liason
Darlene Mastricola - Administrative Assistant
Sally Sroka - E911 Supervisor

Mission Statement

The mission of the Sheriffs Department is to enhance the quality of life for those people living and visiting in Waushara County by providing quality police service to the community. Protection and service will be accomplished by impartial protection of individual rights while maintaining public trust in the credibility, integrity, fairness, excellence and professionalism of the members of the Waushara County Sheriff’s Department. The Department is committed to teamwork and Community Policing through personal interaction with the people we serve to ensure the best quality of life in our community, and by equitable enforcement of the laws of Waushara County and the State of Wisconsin within the framework of the United States Constitution to preserve and advance democratic values. We take pride in our community, our department and our commitment to the welfare and protection of the citizens of Waushara County. We place great emphasis upon human life and make every effort to treat all people with dignity, respect and compassion.

Law Enforcement Committee (usually meets the lst Wednesday of each month)
Norm Weiss, Chair
Mark Kerschner, Vice Chair
Donna Kalata, Secretary
Dennis Wedde, Alternate

Sex Offender Releases (click here)

Traffic Fatalities
2000—7             2011---6
                2001---4             2012---11              
              2002---6            2013---4              
               2003---4            2014---1                
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Click on a link below: (Documents require Adobe Reader to view)
Annual Report

Emergency Management Information
Items for Sale
Crime Stoppers General Information

Crime Stoppers Ads

General Information - English Version

General Information - Spanish Version

What Every Parent Should Know About Drugs

Request to Hire Special Deputy to Perform Certain Function Form

Policy Relating to Special Deputies

Sheriff's Foreclosure Sales

Project ChildSafe

Project LifeSaver

Tips for Avoiding Deer Collision

Waushara County TRIAD Schedule

Booster Seat Law 

Open Records Request Form

Fire Works Permit

ITEMS FOR SALE

1989 Pi-Rod #18 X 180’ Guyed Tower w/Guy Wires
- Tower is dismantled - 40 PSF windload with no ice/20 PSF windload with .50” radial ice – minimum welds ¼”-welds conform to AWS specifications – previously had 5 communications antennas mounted in the upper 80’ – Tower members ¾” and larger rated at Fy=50,000 PSI – Tower members less than ¾” rated at Fy 36,000 PSI – Original engineering drawings available with Tower -
Photos & bid information at www.wisconsinsurplus.com

            Vehicles for Sale
#1-2008 Ford Crown Vic Police Package
     
Includes Grill Guard & Inmate Partition
     
8 cylinder gasoline - 170,000 miles

#2-2010 Ford E350 Super Cargo Van
     
Includes Inmate Van Cell Insert w/Cameras
     
6.0L Diesel - 64,000 miles

May be inspected at 430 E. Division St ., Wautoma , WI

Online bids only at www.wisconsinsurplus.com

 

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CRIME STOPPERS ADS

Week of December 15, 2013  

During the early morning hours of Sunday, December 15, 2013 two businesses in the Town of Poy Sippi were forcibly entered.  2-3 culprits left in a dark 4 door vehicle when the alarm was activated.  Report suspicious persons and/or vehicles to law enforcement.  If you have information on this or any other crime call 800-800-5219, remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward.

Week of December 1, 2013  

Between 8:00 pm on 11/29/13 & 4:30 am on 11/30/13 a concrete bench in a yard on County Road H in the Town of Leon was struck by a vehicle and pushed into a truck parked in the driveway.  Initial examination of the parts left behind indicate that the offending vehicle was a 1996-2006 Chrysler product.  If you have information on this or any other crime call 800-800-5219, remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward.

Week of November 17, 2013

During the evening hours of Tuesday, November 12, 2013 an automotive business on STH 49 in the Town of Poy Sippi was forcibly entered by breaking a small window. The culprits stole numerous tools including a Milwaukee Sawzall, seal driver kit, spindle nut re-threader kit, Matco ball joint press, Snap-on torque wrench, ATD torque sticks and a spark plug socket set. If you have information on this or any other crime call 800-800-5219, remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward.

Week of November 10, 2013

Between Oct. 27 and Nov. 2 an orange Husqvarna 455 Rancher chain saw and a red 5 gal. plastic container with gas/oil mix was stolen from a garage on 15th Rd. in the Town of Wautoma. If you have information on this or any other crime call 800-800-5219, remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward.

Week of November 3, 2013  

On November 3, 2013 an unlocked residence on Archer Ave. in the Town of Saxeville was entered by an unknown person(s).  A Remington 30-06 and a Ruger .22 rifle were stolen.  If you have information on this or any other crime call 800-800-5219, remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward.

Week of October 27, 2013

Crime Stoppers is seeking information on the following two individuals who have had warrants issued for their arrest. Do not attempt to apprehend, but notify law enforcement or Crime Stoppers at 800-800-5219.

Albert A. Mata M/W – 34 yoa – Last known address Plainfield
6’0” tall – 250 lbs - Brown eyes – Black hair

Dean R. Holmstrom M/W – 26 yoa – Last known address Coloma
5’9” tall – 170 lbs – Blue eyes – Brown hair

Call 800-800-5219, remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward.

Week of October 20, 2013

During the evening hours of October 15th at least two homes in the Village of Lohrville were illegally entered. Purses, wallets and cash were stolen from both residences. If you have information on this or any other crime call 800-800-5219, remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward.

Week of October 13, 2013

Sometime on either October 8th or 9th a garage and vehicle was entered on 9th Ave. in the Town of Oasis. Stolen items included a floor jack, CD’s, a plastic tote with children’s toys, Craftsman socket and mechanic tool sets as well as $300.00 damage to the vehicle If you have information on this or any other crime call 800-800-5219, remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward.

Week of October 6, 2013  

On or about September 20, 2013 a 2008 AGCO ST22A garden tractor w/turf tires and a Bush Hog SQ148 rotary mower were stolen from property on CTH F in the Town of Warren .  If you have information on this or any other crime call 800-800-5219, remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward.

Week of September 29, 2013  

Macauthor Phillips Jr. last known address Wautoma, 24 yoa, 6’1” tall, 185 lbs., brown eyes and black hair is wanted for questioning from an incident that occurred during the early morning hours of September 28, 2013 in the City of Wautoma .  A DOC warrant has been issued for his arrest.  Do not attempt to apprehend.  If you have information on this or any other crime call 800-800-5219, remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward. 

Subject in custody thanks to information received from the community.

Week of September 22, 2013  

Sometime between September 19 & 22, 2013 a black Motor Guide trolling motor and a teal Cabelas tackle box with tackle was stolen from a pole building on 24th Lane in the Town of Springwater.  If you have information on this or any other crime call 800-800-5219, remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward.

Week of September 15, 2013  

During the evening of Thursday, September 12, 2013 a garage on Buttercup Ct. in the Town of Poy Sippi was forcibly entered.  Three Wildgame Model N8D cameras were stolen.  If you have information on this or any other crime call 800-800-5219, remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward.

Week of September 8, 2013  

Adam Adrian Frederic Brown is wanted for resisting and/or obstructing law enforcement.  Brown is 22 yoa, blue eyes, brown hair, 6’ tall and 180 lbs.  Last seen in the Redgranite/Lohrville area.  Do not attempt to apprehend.  If you have information on this or any other crime call 800-800-5219, remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward.

Week of September 1, 2013  

During the afternoon of Wednesday, August 28, 2013 a residence in the Village of Redgranite on STH 21 was forcibly entered.  Stolen from the residence was an X-Box and 650.00 in cash.  A small silver SUV was seen in the area during the time the burglary occurred.  If you have information on this or any other crime call 800-800-5219, remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward.

Week of August 25, 2013  

Law enforcement needs your help in solving mail box vandalism complaints.  The latest reported incidents have been in the area of 17th Drive in the Town of Rose .  If you have information on this or any other crime call 800-800-5219, remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward.

Week of August 11, 2013  

Prior to August 5, 2013 a residence in the Town of Dakota on 17th Drive was burglarized.  Stolen items included 2 shotguns, 2 single shot .22 rifles, .22 nine shot revolver, .22 ammunition, electric welder, air compressor, battery charger and an acetylene torch on a cart.  If you have information on this or any other crime call 800-800-5219, remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward.

Week of August 4 , 2013  

Prior to Saturday, July 27th unknown culprit(s) spray painted “#WR13” & “WR13” on several signs and buildings on Aspen Rd. in the Town of Springwater.  If you have information on this or any other crime call 800-800-5219, remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward.

 

Week of July 28, 2013  

Between July 14th and July 20th 5 yard globes, gold, red and blue as well as 20 crackled glass solar lights were stolen from a residence in the Lake Alpine area of the Town of Marion .  If you have information on this or any other crime call 800-800-5219, remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward.

Week of July 14, 2013  

Between July 7th and July 12th batteries with a value over $500 were stolen from boats and boat lifts on Silver Lake in the Town of Marion .  2 batteries were Northern Premium Deep Cycle Model 27EV and the other 2 were Northern Premium Marine Model 24MX.   If you have information on this or any other crime call 800-800-5219, remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward.

Week of July 7, 2013  

On Wednesday, July 3 the occupants of a beat up 1999-2012 gold/tan Chevrolet truck pulling a trailer with a red zero turn mower stole 2 red Echo line trimmers from a Parks Dept. trailer while the employees were mowing grass at Pony Creek Park in the Town of Bloomfield .  If you have information on this or any other crime call 800-800-5219, remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward.

Week of Jun 16, 2013  

Sometime between Thursday, June 6th and Monday, June 10th unknown culprits entered a residence on Chicago Rd. in the Town of Dakota and stole in excess of $10,000 in ear rings and jewelry as well as prescription medication including Oxycodone and Fentanyl patches.  If you have information on this or any other crime call 800-800-5219, remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward.

Week of Jun 9, 2013  

On June 8, 2013 The Marquette County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a burglary and a stolen vehicle complaint from STH 22 in the northern part of Marquette County . The vehicle is described as a 2001 Chevrolet Impala 4-dr green in color with black rims displaying Wisconsin license plate 957-TXD.  

It is possible that this vehicle was stolen by Huber inmates Michael Watford and Timothy Doud who are currently being sought by Waushara County Sheriff’s Office for failure to return from work.  

Persons having contact with these suspects or the vehicle should notify their local law enforcement agency or the Waushara County Sheriff’s Office at (920)787-3321 or the Marquette County Sheriff’s Office (608)297-2115 immediately.  Do not attempt to apprehend. 

Information about this crime or any other crime you can call the Waushara County Crime Stoppers at (800) 800-5219 or Marquette County Crime Stoppers at (800)297-TIPS and call may remain anonymous and you may be eligible for a cash reward up to $1,000.00.

On 06/14/13 Timothy Doud was taken into custody in Winnebago County Illinois.  He was in possession of the stolen vehicle stolen from Marquette County, WI.
 
As of today's date Michael Watford's whereabouts are still unknown. 

Doud
 

Watford

Week of Jun 2, 2013  

Sometime after 9:00 pm on Friday May 24th 3 boat motors valued in excess of $25,000.00 were stolen from a business on STH 21/73 in the Town of Dakota .  They are described as: 2008 60hp Mercury Bigfoot, 2007 150hp Mercury Optimax and 115hp Mercury model unknown at this time.  If you have information on this or any other crime call 800-800-5219, remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward.

Week of May 26, 2013  

During the early morning hours of Sunday, May 26th a blue/gray tackle box and 12 fishing poles including a Shimano, Ugly Stick and Spiderman were stolen from a cottage on CTH H near Little Silver Lake in the Town of Springwater .  If you have information on this or any other crime call 800-800-5219, remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward.

Week of May 19, 2013  

During the evening of Tuesday May 7, 2013 a Jonsered chain saw, logging chain and various logging tools were stolen from property in the area of CTH YY and 19th Road in the Town of Dakota .  If you have information on this or any other crime call 800-800-5219, remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward.

Week of May 12, 2013  

During the last two weeks a prowler has been seen, but not identified in the Sandy Pines Court/Buttercup Drive area in the Town of Leon and Village of Redgranite .  If you have information on this or any other crime call 800-800-5219, remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward.

Week of May 5, 2013  

Within the last 3 weeks firearms have been reported stolen from residences in the Village of Lohrville , Towns of Marion and Plainfield .  There is no evidence to connect these thefts at this time.  Owners are encouraged to secure firearms when stored, keep a record of make, model and serial numbers.  If you have information on this or any other crime call 800-800-5219, remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward.

Week of April 28, 2013  

Sometime since November 2012 fourteen (14) 4’X4’ aluminum pier sections were stolen from a residence on Long Lake in the Town of Saxeville .  The pier sections were valued at $2000.00.  If you have information on this or any other crime call 800-800-5219, remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward.

Week of April 21, 2013  

Sometime since December 2012 a home on Aspen Road in the Town of Springwater was forcibly entered.  In addition to stealing clothes, amplifier and an Expresso maker, the culprit appeared to have stayed at the house and caused $1000.00 damage.  If you have information on this or any other crime call 800-800-5219, remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward.

Week of April 14, 2013  

During the evening of Tuesday, April 16, 2013 after 10:00 pm the Subway on Main St. in the City of Wautoma was forcibly entered and the safe was compromised.  In excess of $1000.00 was stolen.  The culprits left the coins untouched.  If you have information on this or any other crime call 800-800-5219, remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward.

Week of April 7, 2013  

Crime Stoppers is seeking information on the following two individuals who have had warrants issued for their arrest.  Do not attempt to apprehend, but notify law enforcement or Crime Stoppers at 800-800-5219.  

Lori K. Lamers             F/W   Age 40  Last known address Wild Rose
                                               
Blonde hair  Blue eyes  5’7”  172lbs.  

Enola G. Daniels                       F/W  Age 53  Last known address is Berlin
                                               
Brown hair  Green eyes  5’6”  182 lbs.  

Call 800-800-5219, remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward.

Week of March 24, 2013  

Crime Stoppers is asking all residents to be especially aware of suspicious activity in their community.  As we transition from spring to summer there will be more people in the area and some may have criminal intentions.  Report suspicious activity to the Sheriff’s Office at 920-787-3321 or to remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward Crime Stoppers at 800-800-5219.

Week of March 17, 2013  

Sometime after February 7, 2013 a camper on Buttercup Ave. in the Town of Deerfield was forcibly entered.  Stolen items include 2 shotguns & ammunition, a Tritronics dog collar in an orange Tupperware container, a Garmin GPS and a Buck tool in a black leather case.  If you have information on this or any other crime call 800-800-5219, remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward.

Week of March 10, 2013  

The Waushara County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a suspicious death that occurred during the evening hours of Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at the Mt Morris Motel on CTH G in the Town of Mt Morris .  If you have information on this or any other crime call 800-800-5219, remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward.

Week of March 3, 2013  

Crime Stoppers is seeking information on the following two individuals who have had warrants issued for their arrest.  Do not attempt to apprehend, but notify law enforcement or Crime Stoppers at 800-800-5219.  

Norberto A. Zapata                  M/W   Age 47  Last known address Wautoma
                                               
Black hair  Brown eyes  6’1”  200 lbs.  

Jessica L. Yglesias                    F/W  Age 35  Last known address is Wautoma
                                               
Brown hair  Brown eyes  5’5”  175 lbs.  

Call 800-800-5219, remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward.

Week of February 24, 2013  

Crime Stoppers is seeking information on the following two individuals who have had warrants issued for their arrest.  Do not attempt to apprehend, but notify law enforcement or Crime Stoppers at 800-800-5219.  

Jason R. Danke                        M/W   Age 39  Last known address Saxeville       IN CUSTODY
                                               
Blonde hair  Blue eyes  5’6”  140 lbs.  

Stephanie A. Wallick                F/W  Age 33  Last known address is Wautoma
                                               
Brown hair  Blue eyes  5’5”  135 lbs.  

Call 800-800-5219, remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward.

Week of February 17, 2013  

Sometime prior to Christmas 2012 a storage unit on 18th Drive in the Village of Wild Rose was burglarized and tools valued in excess of $1400.00 were stolen.  Tools included table saw, miter saw, brad nailer, air compressor and two weed wackers.  If you have information on this or any other crime call 800-800-5219, remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward.

Week of February 3, 2013  

Sometime after January 1, 2013 a storage shed on STH 21 in the Town of Wautoma west of the City of Wautoma was broken into.  In addition to taking the lock, a blue unknown make welder and 2 boat trailer tires were stolen.  If you have information on this or any other crime call 800-800-5219, remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward.

Week of January 27, 2013  

During the evening of Tuesday, January 22, 2013 a church parsonage in the Village of Plainfield was forcibly entered causing $500 damage.  Stolen items included Westinghouse 42” TV, professional quality Canon & Quantom camera equipment, Craftsman, Dewalt & Makita power tools, Stihl chainsaw, leaf blower and hedge trimmer.  Church members are offering an additional $1000.00 reward. If you have information on this or any other crime call 800-800-5219, remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward.

Week of January 20, 2013  

During the evening hours of January 10, 2013 a screen and window of a residence on Portage St. in the Town of Saxeville were damaged.  Entry was not gained to the residence.  If you have information on this or any other crime call 800-800-5219, remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward.

Week of January 13, 2013  

Sometime after Christmas a CuddeBack Attack IR Model 1156 game camera was stolen from property adjacent to the snowmobile trail the Town of Saxeville north of Archer Court .  In addition to Crime Stoppers, Waushara Snowmobile Club, Inc is offering a $500 reward for solving this crime.  If you have information on this or any other crime call 800-800-5219, remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward.

Week of January 6, 2013  

Within the last 3 weeks 8 businesses have been burglarized in the Wautoma area on Main St. & STH 21/73.  Stolen cash, property and damage totals exceed $10,000.00.  If you have information on this or any other crime call 800-800-5219, remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward.

One suspect is in custody
There is an active warrant for unrelated charges on second suspect-Michael Watford

Week of December 30, 2012  

Sometime after Wednesday December 19, 2012 a storage shed on 22nd Ave. in the Town of Marion was damaged.  No tracks were observed in the snow.  If you have information on this or any other crime call 800-800-5219, remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward.

Week of December 23, 2012  

During the evening of December 13, 2012 unknown culprits illegally entered a business on STH 21/73 in the Town of Dakota with an apparent attempt to gain access to an adjacent business.  Damage and stolen items were minimal.  If you have information on this or any other crime call 800-800-5219, remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward.

Week of December 16, 2012  

During the weekend of December 15/16, 2012 1,100 ft. of span wire was stolen from an irrigation installation site adjacent to STH 22 and CTH O in the Town of Wautoma .  If you have information on this or any other crime call 800-800-5219, remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward.

Week of December 9, 2012  

On Sunday evening December 8, 2012 a culprit entered an area of a business, while it was open, on STH 49 in the Town of Aurora not open to the public and removed a bag containing in excess of $900.00.  If you have information on this or any other crime call 800-800-5219, remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward.

Week of December 2, 2012  

Within the last 3 weeks a vacant residence on CTH BB in the Town of Plainfield was illegally entered.  Copper piping and registers were stolen from the house.  If you have information on this or any other crime call 800-800-5219, remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward.

Week of November 25, 2012  

On November 18, 2012 a 1999 Chevrolet S10 parked at a residence on STH 49 in the Town of Poy Sippi had five windows broken and the driver’s side door damaged.  If you have information on this or any other crime call 800-800-5219, remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward.

Week of November 18, 2012  

During the evening of Sunday, October 28, 2012 a business on Elizabeth Lane in the Town of Hancock was forcibly entered.  Stolen items included cash, an Apple I-Pad and a Toshiba Laptop computer.  If you have information on this or any other crime call 800-800-5219, remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward.

Week of November 11, 2012  

On October 31 and November 8 a home in the northeast portion of the Town of Bloomfield was forcibly entered.  Cash in excess of $1000.00 was stolen.  If you have information on this or any other crime call 800-800-5219, remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward.

      

Week of November 4, 2012  

Sometime on either October 29th or 30th a Bob Cat skid steer was stolen from a construction site on Aspen Ave. in the Town of Bloomfield .  It may have been loaded on a trailer pulled by light blue truck with a wooden rack.  If you have information on this or any other crime call 800-800-5219, remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward.

Week of October 28, 2012  

A burglary to a garage on Chicago Ave. in the Town of Mt. Morris occurred during the month of October.  Numerous articles were stolen, including Bushnell binoculars, Maverick bow, Poulan chainsaw, Ryobi drill, leaf blower, red Craftsman tool cabinet, 2 Bushnell and 2 Wilderness Trail cameras.   Residents are encouraged to report any suspicious activity in there neighborhoods.  If you have information on this or any other crime call 800-800-5219, remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward.

Week of October 14, 2012  

A burglary to a residence on CTH Z in the Town of Marion near Cedar Springs was reported on Tuesday October 16, 2012.  In addition to being ransacked numerous firearms were stolen.   Residents are encouraged to report any suspicious activity in there neighborhoods.  If you have information on this or any other crime call 800-800-5219, remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward.

Week of October 7, 2012  

A daytime burglary of a residence occurred on Friday, October 5, 2012 on CTH E near Blackhawk in the Town of Leon .  In addition to ransacking the house jewelry, cash and a Kodak digital camera were stolen.  Residents are encouraged to report any suspicious activity in there neighborhoods.  If you have information on this or any other crime call 800-800-5219, remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward.

Week of September 23, 2012  

A vacant residence on STH 21 in the Town of Warren was forcibly entered and ransacked during the week of September 16, 2012.  It is unknown what was taken at this time.  Residents are encouraged to report any suspicious activity in there neighborhoods.  If you have information on this or any other crime call 800-800-5219, remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward.

Week of September 9, 2012  

During the early morning hours of Sunday, September 9, 2012 a lone culprit forcibly entered a business in the Village of Wild Rose .  An undetermined amount of cash and a humidor with cigars were stolen.  Game machines were damaged.  If you have information on this or any other crime call 800-800-5219, remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward.

Week of August 26, 2012  

Sometime this summer 3 box spring drags, a stainless steel milk tank, Murray 22” push mower and 2 spring-tooth drags were stolen from property on CTH K in the Town of Springwater .  If you have information on this or any other crime call 800-800-5219, remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward.

Week of August 19, 2012  

Sometime prior to August 13, 2012 ground wire valued at $1000.00 was removed from a communications tower on Alp Ct. in the Town of Rose .  The cost to replace the wire is only part of the problem as the potential for equipment damage and loss of communications capabilities could have catastrophic consequences.  If you have information on this or any other crime call 800-800-5219, remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward.

Week of August 12, 2012  

A single axle utility trailer with ramp was stolen from a cabin on CTH P in the Town of Oasis between August 8th and 12th.  The old paint on the trailer had been stripped in preparation for painting.  A heavy grade wheelbarrow and hunting ladder stands on the trailer were stolen also.  If you have information on this or any other crime call 800-800-5219, remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward.

Week of August 5, 2012  

Within the last month a garage on 19th Ave. in the Town of Dakota was forcibly entered.  Eight fishing rods and 10 Shakespeare reels were stolen.  Two of the reels were designed for deep sea fishing.  If you have information on this or any other crime call 800-800-5219, remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward.

Week of July 29, 2012  

It is the season for political signs.  Removal of signs from private property is a crime.  Signs that are improperly placed on road right of ways or that create a traffic hazard should be reported to the proper authorities.   If you have information on this or any other crime call 800-800-5219, remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward.

Week of July 22, 2012  

Between July 13th and 15th a residence in the Village of Hancock was forcibly entered.  The culprits stole $40 and 2 necklaces of minimal value.  A safe was compromised, but did not contain anything of value.   If you have information on this or any other crime call 800-800-5219, remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward.

Week of July 8, 2012  

Between June 27 and July 5, 2012 a residence was unlawfully entered on 17th Drive in the Town of Dakota .  Furniture and appliances owned by the landlord and tenant including a refrigerator, double bed, 42” TV, entertainment center and 2 sofas were stolen.   If you have information on this or any other crime call 800-800-5219, remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward.

Week of June 17, 2012  

During the evening of Saturday, June 16, 2012 a 1992 Dodge Dakota was stolen from the Horseless Carriage on STH 21/73 in the Town of Dakota .  The vehicle was found in the ditch on STH 22 north of Wautoma where it had been abandoned after crashing into a road sign.   If you have information on this or any other crime call 800-800-5219, remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward.

Week of June 10, 2012  

The Sheriff’s Office is seeking information concerning the events leading to the death of a 21 year old female in the Village of Redgranite between 8:30 pm on April 11th and 10:30 am on April 12th.   Investigative finding thus far indicate a strong possibility of criminal activity.   If you have information on this or any other crime call 800-800-5219, remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward.

Week of May 27, 2012  

During this past winter a silver 4 person aluminum paddle boat valued at $3200.00 was stolen off the beach of a home on South Long Lake Road in the Town of Saxeville .   If you have information on this or any other crime call 800-800-5219, remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward.

Week of May 20, 2012  

On or about May 4, 2012 a shed on Buttercup Ct. in the Town of Deerfield was broken into.  Stolen items include: red 4X8 Fleet Farm 2 wheel trailer, gray Murray garden tractor, gray Craftsman rototiller, green pruning pole saw and 2 black Poulan chainsaw cases.  If you have information on this or any other crime call 800-800-5219, remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward.

Week of May 13, 2012  

On Saturday May 13th residents on 4th Ave . in the Town of Coloma left their home unlocked while they left for a few hours in the afternoon.  Upon return they discovered that 2 rings valued at $2500.00 and $350.00 in cash had been stolen from the residence.  If you have information on this or any other crime call 800-800-5219, remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward.

Week of May 6, 2012  

On April 28, 2012 sometime after noon a folding banquet table and 2 folding chairs were stolen from the Jail Break Marathon water station on Dakota Ave. in the Town of Dakota .  Several directional areas marking the course were also taken..  If you have information on this or any other crime call 800-800-5219, remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward.

Week of April 29, 2012  

Sometime since March 27, 2012 a hunting cabin on CTH E in the Town of Warren was illegally entered.  A 15” round oak stove, a Coleman 300 watt generator and a gray 4X8 utility trailer were stolen.  If you have information on this or any other crime call 800-800-5219, remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward.

Week of April 22, 2012  

On April 11, 2012 a residence on Czech Drive in the Town of Marion was burglarized.  Items stolen included 11 firearms including both pistols, rifles and shotguns as well as prescription medications.  If you have information on this or any other crime call 800-800-5219, remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward.

Week of April 15, 2012  

The Sheriff’s Office is seeking information concerning the events leading to the death of a 21 year old female in the Village of Redgranite between 8:30 pm on April 11th and 10:30 am on April 12th.   If you have information on this or any other crime call 800-800-5219, remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward.

Week of April 8, 2012  

During this past winter a silver 4 person aluminum paddle boat valued at $3200.00 was stolen off the beach of a home on South Long Lake Road in the Town of Saxeville .   If you have information on this or any other crime call 800-800-5219, remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward.

Week of April 1, 2012  

On or about the evening of March 11, 2012 a vehicle struck the guardrail and bridge supports on STH 21 at the Mecan River in the Town of Richford and left the scene without reporting the crash.  Paint transfer indicates that the vehicle may have been maroon and the force of the crash in all likelihood resulted in injuries to the occupants.    If you have information on this or any other crime call 800-800-5219, remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward.

Week of March 25, 2012  

Sometime during the 30 days prior to March 19, 2012 forcible entry was made to a garage & workshop on Hickory Drive in the Town of Marion .  Several items with a total value of $3000.00 including fully stocked tackle box, Craftsman table saw, John Deere chainsaw, Ryobi barrel sander with batteries & charger were stolen.    If you have information on this or any other crime call 800-800-5219, remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward.

Week of March 11, 2012  

Sometime during the two weeks prior to February 15, 2012 a residence on 17th Drive in the Town of Dakota was entered without permission of the owner.  A yellow gold wedding ring with several diamonds valued at $8500.00 was stolen.   If you have information on this or any other crime call 800-800-5219, remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward.

Week of March 4, 2012  

A Hot Dawg 30,000 BTU propane heater stolen from Bonnie Plants on STH 21 in the Town of Wautoma has been recovered.  Leads as to the identity of the culprits are being investigated.   If you have information on this or any other crime call 800-800-5219, remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward.

Week of February 19, 2012  

Early Sunday morning, February 19, 2012 unknown culprits forcibly entered a business on Portage St. in the Town of Saxeville .  The burglars had left with a small amount of cash prior to the officers arrival.  If you have information on this or any other crime call 800-800-5219, remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward.

Week of February 12, 2012  

During the evening of January 30, 2012, a black Plymouth Neon was stolen from Mike’s Auto Body on STH 22 in the Town of Dakota .  It was subsequently found on Cottonville Ln. in the Town of Dakota , abandoned and vandalized.  Three other vehicles at the business had been damaged the same evening.  If you have information on this or any other crime call 800-800-5219, remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward.

Week of February 5, 2012  

On February 3, 2012, 2 male subjects forcibly entered the R-Bar in the Village of Plainfield and fled in a dark vehicle.  When confronted in the bar one of the suspects advised that they wouldn’t hurt the person.  In addition to damage to the establishment a small amount of cash was stolen.  If you have information on this or any other crime call 800-800-5219, remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward.

Week of January 29, 2012  

Barbeque grills and a metal gate were stolen from a county park in the Town of Deerfield .  Report any suspicious activity especially in secluded areas immediately to law enforcement.  If you have information on this or any other crime call 800-800-5219, remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward.

Week of January 22, 2012  

Several trailers and campers were broken into and damaged at Flannagn’s Campground in the Town of Leon . Stolen items included hand tools, televisions, coins, DVD, & CD’s.  If you have information on this or any other crime call 800-800-5219, remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward.

Week of January 15, 2012  

During the evening hours of Friday, January 13, 2012 two buildings in the Village of Lohrville on CTH N were forcibly entered.  Numerous hand tools and tool boxes were taken.  Some of the stolen items were later recovered in the area on the Bannerman Trail.  If you have information on this or any other crime call 800-800-5219, remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward.

Week of January 8, 2012  

Crime Stoppers is seeking information on the following two individuals who have had warrants issued for their arrest.  Do not attempt to apprehend, but notify law enforcement or Crime Stoppers at 800-800-5219.  

Trevor S. Rehwinkel                 M/W   Age 29  Last known address Plainfield
                                               
Brown hair  Brown eyes  5’11”  145 lbs.  

Justin William Smith                  M/W  Age 23  Last known address is Wautoma
                                               
Blonde hair  Blue eyes  5’8”  155 lbs.   

Call 800-800-5219, remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward.

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           Project ChildSafe Comes To Waushara County:

            1500 Firearm Safety Kits to be Distributed Locally 

The Waushara County Sheriff’s Department will provide 1500 free firearm safety kits to local residents through a partnership with Project ChildSafe, the nationwide firearms safety education program.  The safety kits, which include a gun lock, will be distributed on week days during the months of October and November from 7:30 am until 5:00 pm at the Sheriff’s Department in Wautoma,  They will also be available on Saturdays at the Poy Sippi Fire Department from 10:00 to 11:00 am and the Hancock Fire Department from 1:00 to 2:00 pm. 

Project ChildSafe, a program developed by the National Shooting Sports Foundation, will distribute millions of firearm safety kits throughout the country over the next year.  The program is funded by a U.S. Department of Justice grant, with additional funding provided by the firearms industry. 

“We encourage residents to pick up a Project ChildSafe safety kit so that they can securely store their firearm,” said Sheriff David Peterson.  “Each kit contains a safety curriculum and a cable-style gun lock.  The locks fit most types of handguns, rifles and shotguns.  The goal is to prevent a child or any other unauthorized person from accessing a firearm in your home.” 

By partnering with Project ChildSafe, Waushara County Sheriff’s Department is participating in a growing national effort to promote firearms safety education to all gun owners.  Project ChildSafe will distribute gun lock safety kits to all 50 states and the five U.S. territories. 

“We are pleased to have the Waushara County Sheriff’s Department as a Project ChildSafe partner,” said Dee Dee Dockins, spokesperson for the program.  “Project ChildSafe is an important step forward in helping ensure that all firearm owners fully understand their responsibilities with respect to the safe handling and storage of firearms.”

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Tips for Avoiding Deer Collision  

  • Be vigilant near dawn and dusk, the most active time for deer.
  • Heed deer crossing and speed limit signs.
  • Always wear your safety belt, it reduces your chance of being injured if you hit a deer.
  • If you see a deer by the side of the road, slow down and blow your horn with one long blast to frighten it away.
  • When you see one deer, look for another, they seldom run alone.
  • If a deer looms in your headlights, don’t expect it to move away.  Headlights can confuse a deer and cause it to freeze.
  • Brake firmly when you see a deer in or near your path.
  • Do not swerve.  It can confuse the deer, and it can cause you to lose control and hit a tree or another vehicle.
  • If you hit a deer, stay in your vehicle.  Do not get out and touch the animal.  An injured deer can hurt you or itself.
  • Walking or stopping on the highway is dangerous-you could get hit by an oncoming vehicle.
  • Get your car off the road if possible and call law enforcement.

Source:  Wisconsin Traffic Safety Reporter

More Information:  www.deercrash.com & www.dot.wisconsin.gov

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