Baraboo Police Wear Shield/Badge Covers
City Of Baraboo Chief of Police Mark R. Schauff has made an announcement that officers with the Baraboo Police Department will wear Shield/Badge Covers in honor of State Trooper Trevor Casper, who lost his life in a shootout with a robber in Fond Du Lac on Monday. Officers will continue to wear the covers until Officer Casper’s funeral. Police officer fatalities are up 11% so far this year with 30 recorded deaths across the nation.
Populations Decrease in Half the State’s Counties
Almost half of the state’s 72 counties saw their populations decrease during the year ending last July. The U-S Census Bureau said that Adams County had the largest percentage decline the state, losing one-point-four of its residents. While Dane County gained the largest number of residents with 62 hundred. The Census Bureau said the state has 68 thousand more residents than during the last Census in 2010.
Resort in WI Dells Faces Lawsuit
A resort in Wisconsin Dells is facing a lawsuit from a family in Michigan for an incident in the summer of 2012. The Kalahari resorts is being sued because according to the lawsuit the resort knew a ride was unsafe when the family’s teenage son was injured while on it. The resort is being sued for medical costs and damages.
Jury Selection For Trial of Juneau County Man
Today is the day jury selection will begin for the trial of a Juneau County man who is accused of having sex with two children. 38 year old Jeffrey G. Ramcyzk Jr. was charged last summer for incidents that occurred during the spring of last year. A 12 member jury will be selected for the trial against Ramcyzk, who faces charges of first degree child sexual assault, incest, and child enticement. If convicted Ramcyzk could face up to 125 years in prison.
Inmate Facing Homicide Charge
A former inmate at the Columbia Correctional Institution in Portage will be in court today for a motion hearing on charges of first degree intentional homicide and battery by prisoners. 32 year old Cesar DeLeon was transferred to Waupon Correctional Institute after a vicious attack on a staff member in Columbia County last fall. He is serving a 55 year prison sentence on armed robbery and kidnapping charges.
Two New Lisbon men were charged in the March 18th burglary of the Triangle Gas Station in the town. 19 year old Jacob Ruetten and a 17 year old juvenile, both of New Lisbon, were charged with burglary, misdemeanor theft, and criminal damage to property. Ruetten will be in court for the charges next month.
Baraboo’s New Mural
A new mural to celebrate Baraboo’s rich history may soon be on display in the city. The Baraboo Public Arts Ad-Hoc committee met last week to review proposals for a mural to be placed on the east wall of the Century Link Building and decided that one by Prairie Du Sac artist Bernie Poff; featuring whooping cranes, a steam train and circus wagon wheels would be the best.
Funds for the mural project will primarily come from a $5,000 grant from the Sauk County Arts Humanities and Historic Preservation Committee.
Saturation Patrol in Juneau County
The Juneau County Sheriff’s Office and the Elroy, Mauston and New Lisbon Police Departments will hold a Highly Visible Enforcement Saturation Patrol this Saturday from 7 till 3. Juneau County residents will see an increase in Law Enforcement during this time.
Sauk County Road Closed
A Sauk County Highway closed yesterday for nearly 2 months. County Highway PF in the town of Honey Creek from Church Road to Slotty Road will be closed as construction crews replace a bridge.
Be Aware Of Scam
With spring break now in full swing area law enforcement are reminding citizens to be aware of a popular scam. The grandparent scam targets elderly individuals who have family traveling during the spring break. The caller will scam the individual into spending money for a mock emergency. The money is typically requested by wire transfer. For more information on the scam visit: datcp.wisconsin.gov
WI Dells Man Facing Felony Charges
A man from Wisconsin Dells is facing several felony charges after allegedly punching a doctor and nurse. 19 year old Sterling E. Cloud was charged with attempted battery of a peace officer, battery to emergency rescue workers, resisting an officer, and disorderly conduct late last week after Cloud lashed out at medical officials who were trying to treat help him. Cloud was later arrested for the incident and could face a penalty of six years in prison, a fine of $10,000 or both.
Severe Weather Seminar
The Midwest Severe Storm/Tracking Center is hosting a severe weather seminar next Monday from 6-9 in room B24 at the West Square Building in Baraboo. The class will help people spot cloud features that will help them foretell the development of tornados and severe thunderstorms.