New Bench – Coon Valley, WI

Next up!!!  Richard Stegen and River Road Recovery of Coon Valley…way to step up and purchase one of our great benches!!  We appreciate so much your support of Crimestoppers and our law enforcement officers.  We want to get a lot of our new benches out there into the communities and YOU now have played a big part in that, Richard!  Thank you from Vernon County Crimestoppers!!!  By the way, you definitely enhanced the beauty of this bench picture with your great summer tan and black muscle shirt!!!    Thanks again, River Road Recovery!
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Bench Purchase – Viroqua Village Market

Viroqua Village Market….you rock!!  Vernon County Crimestoppers would like to thank you for purchasing one of our new Crimestoppers benches AND for your support of our program!!!  We so greatly appreciate your continued support and your part in working together with local law enforcement in the purchase of your new bench!  Thank you, Viroqua Village Market!  Oh, and by the way, you’re looking sharp, Roger Conway!!!

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Virgin Mary Statue Stolen – Near Hillsboro, WI

Crime:  Sometime on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 or the early morning hours of July 31, 2014, a Virgin Mary statue was stolen from a residential yard on County Road F just northwest of the City of Hillsboro.  The 3-foot statue is white in color with pink-colored hands and feet.  **A photo of the stolen statue can be seen at www.vernoncrimestoppers.com or www.faceboook.com/vernoncrimestoppers.              

It is our hope that details of this actual case from police records may cause someone to remember and report what they know about the person or persons involved.  Tipsters may be eligible for cash rewards of up to $1,000.00 and will remain anonymous.

08/19/14:  Please disregard on this as the statue has been located and an arrest has been made!!  Thanks so much!!

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Abandoned Utility Trailer – Need Public Help!

A flatbed utility trailer was left abandoned on the west side of the Village of Coon Valley during the early morning hours of June 26, 2014.  The single-axle 2-wheel trailer measures about 6’ X 12” and is black in color with some rust on it.  The black metal rails on the trailer are about a foot in height and the bed of the trailer is wood.

Vernon County Crimestoppers, along with the Vernon County Sheriff’s Office and the Coon Valley Police Department, would like to locate the rightful owner of the trailer.  If anyone has information on this trailer or know who owns the trailer, please contact the Vernon County Sheriff’s Office at 608-637-2123 or submit a tip to Vernon County Crimestoppers.

07/08/14:  DISREGARD ON THIS AS THE OWNER HAS BEEN LOCATED!!  THANK YOU!

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Burglaries – Westby and Viroqua

Vernon County Crime Stoppers, along with the Westby Police Department and Viroqua Police Department, is asking for your help.

Crime:  During the early morning hours between midnight and 6:00AM of June 16, 2014, two businesses in the City of Westby and two businesses in the City of Viroqua were burglarized.  Forced entry was made through doors of the businesses.  The two businesses on Main Street in Westby were Westby Locker & Meats and the Premier Coop Auto Shop.  The two businesses on Main Street in Viroqua were Dunnum’s Café and Oriental Goodies.  Taken in the burglaries was an undisclosed amount of cash.           

Would you like to earn some CASH and be strictly ANONYMOUS at the same time?  It is our hope that details of this actual case from police records may cause someone to remember and report what they know about the person or persons involved.  Tipsters may be eligible for cash rewards of up to $1,000.00 and will remain anonymous.

Firearm Burglary – Three Chimney Road – Town of Viroqua

Vernon County Crime Stoppers, along with the Vernon County Sheriff’s Office, is asking for your help.

Crime:  Sometime on Tuesday, May 13, 2014, a house on Three Chimney Road west of US Highway 14 between Westby and Viroqua was burglarized.  Stolen during the burglary included a Smith & Wesson .38 revolver handgun, a Ruger 10-22 handgun and an undisclosed amount of cash.  A possible vehicle involved in the burglary is an older, red-colored Chevy or Ford truck.  If a suspicious person or vehicle was seen in the area, Vernon County Crimestoppers is asking that it get reported.          

It is our hope that details of this actual case from police records may cause someone to remember and report what they know about the person or persons involved.  Tipsters may be eligible for cash rewards of up to $1,000.00 and will remain anonymous.

Burglary – Hillsboro Area

Sometime between February 12-March 15, 2014, a farm building on County Road F between Tower Road and Kraemer Road northwest of Hillsboro was burglarized.  Stolen during the burglary were several miscellaneous tools including wrenches, socket sets, screw drivers, drill bits, air compressor, etc.  One of the tools was a Fluke-brand multimeter, which is a tool used for testing electricity.  **A photo of a Fluke multimeter similar to the one that as stolen is attached to this post.  Please help our law enforcement team solve this burglary!!!

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Missing Dog – North of DeSoto, WI

Crime:  On February 23, 2014 between 3:00-3:30PM, a small, black and white Shih Tzu-Pekinese dog was reported as stolen in the area of State Highway 35/Gantenbein Road north of DeSoto.  The dog has a white stripe down its back and belly and the tip of the tail is white.  There was a suspicious car seen in the area at the time of the alleged theft.  The owner of the dog is offering a reward for the safe return of the dog.  Tipsters will also be eligible for a cash reward from Vernon County Crimestoppers if enough information is provided to help solve this alleged theft case.

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Mailbox/Vehicle Damage – Stoddard, Genoa and DeSoto Areas

DSCF0858Crime:  Mailbox & Vehicle Damage…..during the evening hours of Tuesday, February 25, 2014 or early morning hours of Wednesday, February 26, 2014, several mailboxes were smashed in the rural areas of Stoddard, Genoa and DeSoto.  A lot of the mailbox damage was done on Hickory Ridge Rd east of Genoa but mailboxes were also damaged on State Highway 162, Wing Hollow Rd, Worman Rd, Ghelf Ln, Malin Rd, South Bad Axe Rd and Eckert Ln.  A possible baseball bat was used to damage the mailboxes.  On Elm Dr in Stoddard, a vehicle had its tires slashed.        

Do you know anything about this crime or did you see anything suspicious?  It is our hope that details of this actual case from police records may cause someone to remember and report what they know about the person or persons involved.  Tipsters may be eligible for cash rewards of up to $1,000.00 and will remain completely anonymous.

 

 

 

Submit a Tip:

Phone:        608-637-8477 or 800-657-6868

Text:           274637 (CRIMES) – (type VERN + tip)

Web:          www.vernoncrimestoppers.com or www.facebook.com/vernoncrimestoppers

Mail:          PO Box 1 – Viroqua, WI  54665

Vernon Electric – Thank You!

VERNON ELECTRIC – THANK YOU!

Vernon County Crimestoppers would like to extend a big “Thank You” to Vernon Electric for their continued generosity in financially donating to our program.  Over the past few years through their Operation Round…up program, Vernon Electric has come through big for our program and we can’t thank them enough.  We thank you, Vernon Electric, for your continued support of our program and to the whole Vernon County community!!  Vernon County Crimestoppers will continue to succeed because of businesses and people like you…thank you!!
**Let us also not forget the great people of Vernon County and other areas who have donated to our program.  There are many and we appreciate every one of you!  Great job, partners!!
Photo:  Vernon Electric Cooperative Board President Bernadine Hornby, Crimestoppers Police Coordinator Sgt. Bruce Olson and Sheriff John Spears.
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