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Tips sought regarding utility pole damage in Westby
westby utility pole damage
Vernon County Crime Stoppers and Westby police are seeking tips regarding damage done to this utility pole on Nov. 26 in Westby. The vehicle that struck the pole had dual axles. - photo by Contributed/Vernon County Sheriff's Office

Vernon County Crime Stoppers and the Westby Police Department are seeking the public’s help in identifying a vehicle that severely damaged a utility pole in Westby  Nov. 26.

According to a news release Dec. 23 from Crime Stoppers in Viroqua, between 5-9:30 p.m. a utility pole at the intersection of South Main St. and Coon Prairie Avenue in Westby was struck.

“It is believed that a large vehicle was traveling north on Main St. and then turned onto Coon Prairie Ave. when the pole was struck,” according to Crime Stoppers. “The vehicle had dual tires and could be a semi-tractor, milk truck or other larger truck.”

Tipsters may be eligible for cash rewards of up to $1,000 and will remain anonymous.

To submit a tip, call 608-637-8477 or 800-657-6868; tips can also be sent via text message by texting 274637 (CRIMES) - (type VERN + tip).

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