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Illinois woman sentenced for Darlington phone store burglary

DARLINGTON - An Aurora, Ill., woman was sentenced Tuesday in Lafayette County Circuit Court to 14 days in jail and 18 months on probation in connection to a September 2016 burglary of the Darlington Tri-Com Cellular store that resulted in a total loss of $29,166.47.

January 19, 2018 | Kayla Barnes | Courts/Crime


Fuentes-Flores sentenced to 185 days

MADISON – A man from Darlington, accused of driving while intoxicated in a fatal Lafayette County crash, has been sentenced to 185 days in federal prison for illegal reentry to the U.S. 23 year old Mateo Fuentes-Flores was sentenced Monday in U.S. District Court in Madison. He was given credit for time served.

January 19, 2018 | | Courts/Crime


K9 Rambo assists in meth arrest of two

Read about it in the December 28, 2018 issue of The Richland Observer.

December 27, 2017 | | Courts/Crime


Technical college closed in response to threat to student

FENNIMORE - The Southwest Technical College Campus in Fennimore was closed this morning (Nov. 1) in response to threats toward a student.

November 01, 2017 | Erin Martin | Courts/Crime


Marijuana growing/distributing operation busted in Fayette

FAYETTE – An ongoing investigation involving Stateline Area Narcotics Task Force (SLANT), the Belmont Police Department and the Lafayette County Sheriff's Office resulted in the findings of more than seventy-five marijuana plants and approximately twenty pounds of marijuana leaf "clippings" in the town of Fayette.

October 25, 2017 | | Courts/Crime


Heisz found not guilty of attempted first-degree homicide

DARLINGTON -It took two hours and 20 minutes of deliberation for a jury to find David Heisz not guilty of attempted first-degree homicide and kidnapping. The jury did find Heisz guilty of false imprisonment, misdemeanor battery and first degree recklessly endangering safety. Those convictions carry a maximum of up to 19 years in prison and $45,000 in fines.

October 18, 2017 | Brian Lund | Courts/Crime


Area residents defeat Wisconsin baking ban

DARLINGTON -- Wisconsin is no longer one of only two states banning the sale of home-baked goods, thanks to a ruling by Lafayette Circuit Court Judge Duane Jorgenson.

October 13, 2017 | Bridget Cooke | Courts/Crime


Former area resident slain

Read about it in the September 21, 2017 issue of The Richland Observer.

September 20, 2017 | | Courts/Crime


Platteville man gets nine months jail on conduct charge

A Platteville man arrested or cited in Platteville eight times in the past 17 months was sentenced to nine months in jail on a lewd conduct charge.

September 06, 2017 | Steve Prestegard | Courts/Crime


Armed confrontation with police ends with fatality

UPDATED Oct. 24 7:50 a.m. - Grant County District Attorney Lisa Riniker has determined the use of force by Grant County Sheriff's Deputy Andrew Smith that resulted in the death of Roger B. Helgerson Jr. , which took place on September 1, 2017 in the town of Millville, Wisconsin, was justified.

September 02, 2017 | Erin Martin | Courts/Crime


Alcohol involved crash on Hwy. 78 ends in fatality

ARGYLE – One person is dead from a two vehicle head-on crash on Wisconsin 78 south near Hillcrest Road outside of Argyle on Saturday, Aug. 26.

August 30, 2017 | | Courts/Crime


Lafayette County Law Enforcement approves updated ATV/UTV Ordinance

DARLINGTON - At the Lafayette County Law Enforcement Committee meeting held Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017 Gerald Heimann called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.

August 30, 2017 | Brian Lund | Courts/Crime


Charges pending after Fennimore woman runs over campers

Seven people were injured after a alleged drunk driver crashed ran over a tent at the River Of Lakes campground in the village of Bagley late Saturday night.

August 17, 2017 | | Courts/Crime


Iowa man gets 10 years in prison for fatal car crash

DARLINGTON - An Iowa man was sentenced to 10 years in prison Tuesday after he killed a Mineral Point woman in a car crash in the Town of Seymour in 2015.

August 16, 2017 | | Courts/Crime


Wisconsin man pleads guilty to vehicular homicide

DARLINGTON - A Wisconsin man pleaded guilty Tuesday to vehicular homicide after he killed an Iowa man while driving drunk in 2016.

August 07, 2017 | | Courts/Crime


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Drug Take Back scheduled April 28

It's not shocking anymore to hear about prescription painkillers and heroin abuse in Wisconsin communities. Everyone – law enforcement, elected officials, school officials, and the ...

April 18, 2018 | | Courts/Crime


Counterfeit hundred dollar bills circulating

The Richland Center Police Department would like to alert area businesses and residents to watch for counterfeit one hundred dollar bills that may begin to ...

April 18, 2018 | | Courts/Crime


Two arrested for meth possession after one attempts to flee the scene

Read about it in the March 29, 2018 issue of The Richland Observer.

March 28, 2018 | | Courts/Crime


Man arrested after chase through two counties

Read about it in the March 29, 2018 issue of The Richland Observer.

March 28, 2018 | | Courts/Crime


Two drug arrests follow gun fracas

Read about it in the March 1, 2018 issue of The Richland Observer.

February 28, 2018 | | Courts/Crime


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