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!!!

Multimeter

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.

Dog - Casey

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.
Vernon Electric (2013)

Burglary – Stoddard Area

On February 3, 2014 between the hours of 7:00AM-5:00PM, a house on Sunshine Drive north of Stoddard was burglarized.  Stolen during the burglary were several items including a black Walther handgun, gun vault, miscellaneous collector coins, Sony camera, Toshiba laptop and a silver I-Pad.  **A vehicle possibly involved in this burglary is a dark-colored sports utility vehicle (SUV) similar to a 2010-2013 Ford Explorer or Expedition.

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.

Escape/Huber Walkaway – Vernon County Detention Center

 

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

Crime:  On January 1, 2014, Leah Morgan, who is a 24 year old female Vernon County Jail inmate, did not return to the Vernon County Detention Center after being released on work release/huber privileges.  Leah, who was serving a sentence for Theft, was last seen on Miller Street in LaCrosse, WI.  A photo of Leah Morgan can be seen on www.facebook.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 whereabouts of Leah Morgan.  Tipsters may be eligible for cash rewards of up to $1,000.00 and will remain anonymous.

**01/11/14:  DISREGARD ON THIS AS MORGAN HAS BEEN ARRESTED THANKS TO OUR CRIMESTOPPERS PARTNERS!!

 

 

Utility Pole Damage – City of Westby

On November 26, 2013 between the hours of 5:00PM-9:30PM, a utility pole was struck and severely damaged in the City of Westby at the intersection of South Main St/Coon Prairie Avenue.  It is believed that a large vehicle was travelling north on Main Street and then turned onto Coon Prairie Avenue when the pole was struck.  The striking vehicle had dual tires and could be a semi-tractor, milk truck or other larger truck. 

 

Road Sign Damage – South of Viroqua

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

Crime:  Sometime during the night of Saturday, December 7, 2013, multiple road signs were damaged in the Townships of Sterling and Franklin south and southwest of Viroqua.  Multiple signs, mainly stop signs, were damaged and most of the signs appeared to have had a chain wrapped around them and pulled out intentionally.                 

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.

PayPal Is Here!!!

PayPal is here!!!

Hey Crimestoppers partners….guess what?  If you are interested in donating to the Vernon County Crimestoppers program and don’t want to take the time to mail in a monetary donation, you can now donate by way of PayPal right here on our website.  Yes, we now have PayPal set up on our website to make it easier for you, our great supporters, to donate to our program!

But, we want you to know one thing first!  Even if you don’t support us financially, we understand and still want your support through “liking” us on Facebook and providing great crime tips to us.  We appreciate you REGARDLESS of whether or not you donate to our program!  Thank you for your support!!

Greetings from Vernon County Crimestoppers!!!

Greetings from Vernon County Crime Stoppers!  It is our hope that the year 2013 has been good to you and we wish you the best in the year 2014. 

Our continued success can only be achieved through the partnership that we have with you, the community.  Our community partners, people and businesses, have been strong supporters of our program both financially and by way of providing crime tips…for that, we are grateful!  Vernon County Crime Stoppers has been very proactive with community partnerships such as media releases, school relations, social media posts, website upgrades and partaking in community events.   

We have made some significant improvements with our program and because of that, our local law enforcement officers are solving more crime.  Because more crime is getting solved, we CAN NOT afford to take a step backwards so we are asking for your help.  Will you help support this county-wide program by contributing a monetary gift to Vernon County Crime Stoppers?  If so, this program will continue to succeed and you will be able to call yourself a Crimestoppers partner in our fight against crime!  Remember….”like” us on Facebook and we do accept donations through PayPal now!!   

Corporations/Businesses:  will you consider being an annual financial sponsor of Vernon County Crime Stoppers?  If so, please contact us at 608-637-8477.  We would greatly appreciate that!  

**Checks made payable to Vernon County Crime Stoppers or donate by way of PayPal

**Send your donation to:  Vernon County Crime Stoppers – P.O. Box 1, Viroqua, WI  54665

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