Vernon County Sheriff's Report for Sept. 29 to Oct. 5

Posted October 8, 2014 at 5:00 pm

Monday, Sept. 29: John Schoenemann of Soldiers Grove, Wis., lost control of his vehicle on a straight stretch of Highway 56 in the town of Liberty. He went into the ditch, striking trees and a concrete culvert and sustaining minor injuries. The sheriff’s office had received several calls expressing concern about Schoenemann’s driving.

Monday, Sept. 29: Marcus Stalsberg of Ferryville, Wis., was northbound on Weber Road in the town of Sterling. He crossed into oncoming traffic lane and struck head on a tractor driven by Dennis Zitzner of De Soto. Both parties complained of minor injuries.

Tuesday, Sept. 30: Alvin Garvin of Texas was westbound on Highway 14 in Readstown when a car driven by Daniel Marshall of Marshfield, Wis., pulled out in front of him. Garvin was unable to stop in time and hit

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    Vernon County Sheriff's Report for Sept. 20–28

    Wednesday, Sept. 22: Linda Eddy of Westby entered the intersection of Esofea and Natwick roads in the town of Jefferson and struck the rear driver’s side of a vehicle driven by Richard Stinson of Westby. The Stinson vehicle went sideways and overturned into the ditch, causing injuries to both the driver and the passenger.

    Saturday, Sept. 27: Kenneth Kaus of Norwalk was backing onto State Street in Ontario when Edith Marshall of Hillsboro came around the corner and struck the rear of the Kaus vehicle. No injuries were reported.

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    Wilton family faces charges after allegedly harboring runaway

    Trevor C. Sletten, 24, Randy C. Sletten, 55, and Dawn M. Sletten, 47, all of Wilton, face interference with child custody charges after they were accused of harboring a teenage runaway.

    According to the police report, a witness saw the teen in Trevor Sletten’s vehicle Sept. 11 in violation of a restraining order requiring Sletten to stay away from the teen. A sheriff’s deputy went to the Sletten residence to find the teen and witnessed the teen sitting at the

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    Norwalk man arrested on domestic violence charges

    Jesse Mannise, 25, of Norwalk was arrested Sept. 12 on charges of domestic violence-related threats after an incident late Sept. 11, according to Monroe County Sheriff’s Department.

    Police were dispatched to a Norwalk residence at about 11:30 p.m. after a woman became afraid of Mannise. The woman told police she had been at Mannise’s residence, and Mannise became upset with her. The woman said she left the room, and when she returned, Mannise was handling a revolver.

    According to the

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    Ontario man accused of violating restraining order

    Roy E. Dobbs, 55, Ontario, is facing violation of a harassment injunction charges after he was accused of making contact with a man in violation of a restraining order.

    According to the report, Dobbs delivered an eviction notice through a third party to a man who had a restraining order against him.

    Two men charged with trespassing in Norwalk

    Correction: Originally, the article incorrectly noted that Michael W. Donskey, 55, of Sparta and Leonard J. Cunitz, 34, had been charged with trespassing after entering an apartment in Sparta. Neither has been charged, though the district attorney is reviewing the matter. The County Line regrets the error. 

    Michael W. Donskey, 55, of Sparta and Leonard J. Cunitz, 34, of Norwalk were arrested for trespassing after being accused of entering an apartment in Norwalk without the tenant’s permission.

    According to the police report, Donskey is the tenant’s landlord and had begun

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    Vernon County Sheriff's Report for Sept. 15–21

    Monday, Sept. 15: Robert Solverson of Viroqua backed out of a private driveway in the town of Franklin and struck a legally parked vehicle driven by Ann Kieser of Massachusetts.

    Tuesday, Sept. 16: Michael Mugrage of Chaseburg was southbound on County Highway K in the town of Hamburg when Ashley Rogich of Chaseburg pulled out in front of him. Mugrage swerved to miss Rogich and went into the ditch, striking a culvert. Rogich did not stop at the time of the crash. No injuries were reported.

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    Monroe County officer helps woman escape submerged vehicle

    Monroe County Deputy David Sundvall freed a woman from a submerged vehicle Monday morning near the boundary of Monroe and Juneau counties, according to Juneau County police.

    At 10:42 a.m., the Juneau County Sheriff’s Office received a call from a woman saying that her vehicle was in the water and she could not get out. The caller did not know her exact location, but gave a general area of south of Highway 21, near Second Avenue.

    Juneau County Dispatch requested assistance from the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, and a

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    Vernon County Sheriff's Report for Sept. 8–14

    Friday, Sept. 12: As Dennis McNeal of Decorah, Iowa, attempted to turn left from Highway 35 to Zitzner Road in the town of Wheatland, Roland Brandau of Tomah tried to pass him. No injuries occurred in the ensuing crash between the McNeal van and the Brandau semi.

    Saturday, Sept. 13: The Blackhawk Park manager reported that the sign for Blackhawk Park, which is in the town of Wheatland, had been stolen again.

    Saturday, Sept. 13: A homeowner on Highway 56 in the town of Jefferson

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    Vernon County Sheriff's Report for Sept. 1–7

    Wednesday, Sept. 3: Victor Johnson of Westby struck Viroqua resident Jessica Iwan’s legally parked vehicle at Sidie Hollow Park. No injuries occurred.

    Thursday, Sept. 4: Zachary Ames of La Crosse swerved to miss a deer on County Highway K in the town of Bergen. He went off the road, over an embankment and rolled over. No injuries were reported.

    Saturday, Sept. 6: Elisabeth Moore of Minneapolis lost control of her motorcycle on a curve of Highway 162 in the town of Bergen. She went off

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