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March 2, 2015
Possible attempted murder charge pending against Foxboro man
A Foxboro man could be facing an attempted murder charge after an incident early Saturday morning. According to a news release issued Monday: Deputies were called to a residence on the Foxboro Chaffey Road around 4:13 a.m. Saturday morning on a report of a man with a gun. The...
March 2, 2015 - 5:54pm
April 25, 2014
Narcotics officer aims to lead sheriff’s office
Candidate Daniel Bethards offers Douglas County residents a fresh set of eyes, 25 years of law enforcement experience and a “plus one” to the force in his bid for sheriff. “To me the No. 1 priority is the safety and security of the people and property of Douglas County,”...
April 25, 2014 - 7:00am
September 22, 2010
Sheriff's department investigates death of woman found in Shell Lake
The Washburn County Sheriff's department is investigating the death of a 53-year-old woman found floating in Shell Lake Wednesday.
September 22, 2010 - 4:36pm
August 16, 2010
Douglas County man safe after night in the woods
An 87-year-old Alzheimer's patient was found in Douglas County Saturday morning after a night in the woods having suffered only a few bug bites. Douglas County Sheriff's Deputy Michelle Fritz said the man showed up outside a residence on Sans Road near South Range about 7 a.m. after...
August 16, 2010 - 9:28am
July 26, 2010
Washburn County investigates possible homicide
One man is dead and another is in custody after a shooting on Ripley Spur Road in Sarona, according to the Washburn County Sheriff's Department. The sheriff's department was called to N1930 Ripley Spur Road shortly after midnight Sunday. The caller, the 48-year-old suspect, reported...
July 26, 2010 - 8:45am
July 7, 2010
Teen's death believed accidental
The death of an 18-year-old man whose body was found Monday in Lake Superior near Red Cliff is believed to be an accidental, with alcohol a probable factor. A kayaker spotted the body of Marvin B. Charette III in Lake Superior on Monday afternoon, according to a release by Lt. Dan...
July 7, 2010 - 1:03pm
June 4, 2010
Sheriff Dryden announces re-election bid for Washburn County
Republican Sheriff Terry Dryden announced he will seek re-election to the Office of Sheriff for Washburn County. He's held the seat for more...
June 4, 2010 - 9:52am
May 12, 2010
Burnett County sheriff touts education in Washington
Burnett County Sheriff Dean Roland traveled to Washington this month to ask Congress to increase investments in early childhood care and education as an effective approach to reducing crime. Roland testified before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services,...
May 12, 2010 - 11:11am
March 31, 2010
Sheriff searches for law enforcement impersonator
The Douglas County Sheriff's Department wants to know who has been playing cop. A man drove behind a woman for about six miles Tuesday evening, then activated blue and red lights in his dashboard on county Highway W south of state Highway 105 in the Oliver area just before 10 p.m....
March 31, 2010 - 4:02pm
April 28, 2008
LETTER: Guard against fuel theft at lakes
To The Telegram: With the fuel prices high and still on the rise, I would like to caution everyone that the potential for theft of gas is ever present. In the spring of 2007, we noticed an increased activity of gas theft specifically along the lakeshores. The thieves would walk the...
April 28, 2008 - 12:00am
April 16, 2008
Hawthorne man faces sex assault
A Hawthorne man accused of having sex with a 14-year-old girl waived his preliminary hearing today in Douglas County Court. Daniel Jay Simons, 19, was bound over for arraignment on May 27. He faces one count of felony sexual assault of a child under 16 years of age. If convicted,...
April 16, 2008 - 12:00am
March 17, 2008
Supreme Court candidates touting law enforcement credentials
MADISON -- Public safety has emerged as a major theme in this spring's state Supreme Court race, with candidates highlighting their law enforcement credentials and experience, and some third-party ads raising questions about their records. Although crime-fighting chops aren't as...
March 17, 2008 - 12:00am
February 5, 2008
Gordon fire fatal to one person
An unidentified person was killed in a Friday morning house fire in Gordon. An autopsy confirmed the victim died of smoke inhalation, according to Detective Sgt. Ed Anderson of the Douglas County Sheriff's Department. The fire was reported at 3:39 a.m. by a neighbor who noticed...
February 5, 2008 - 12:00am
January 25, 2008
Lieutenant fired for leaking investigation
MADISON (AP) -- A sheriff's lieutenant has been fired for using his position and official reports to try to weaken a high school football team before it played his son's squad in a state playoff game. Lt. Shawn Haney, a 21-year veteran of the Dane County Sheriff's Office, was fired...
January 25, 2008 - 12:00am