Police and fire calls

2014-02-06T15:15:00Z Police and fire calls La Crosse Tribune
February 06, 2014 3:15 pm

Onalaska police

Monday, Jan. 20

1:30 p.m. — Onalaska police assisted in the investigation of a suicide in Bangor.

Friday, Jan. 24

9:27 a.m. — A 17-year-old Onalaska girl was arrested on the 1500 block of East Young Drive on a warrant.

9:51 p.m. — A wireless router valued at $80 was reported stolen from Best Buy.

Saturday, Jan. 25

10:48 a.m. — Somebody sprayed expanding foam into a furnace vent on the outside of a building on the 900 block of Oak Avenue South, clogging the vent and causing the furnace to shut down.

8:19 p.m. — A 27-year-old Melrose woman was arrested for bail jumping and retail theft at Walmart after she was caught trying to steal merchandise valued at $205.

Sunday, Jan. 26

6:47 a.m. — An Onalaska woman reported someone tried to take out a loan using her personal information.

Monday, Jan. 27

12:45 a.m. — Police responded to the 1300 block of Ridgeway Avenue, where a 45-year-old man accidentally shot himself in the left hand, maiming two fingers.

2:19 a.m. — A 32-year-old La Crosse man faces charges of disorderly conduct and intimidation of a witness after an altercation on the 900 block of 10th Avenue North with his girlfriend.

11:19 a.m. — A 26-year-old Onalaska man was arrested at Target for retail theft, bail jumping and a warrant after he was caught trying to steal $150 in video games.

11:24 a.m. — A 22-year-old Holmen man was arrested at Target for two counts of bail jumping, obstructing an officer and retail theft after he was caught trying to steal $150 in video games, a shower curtain and laptop case to conceal the merchandise in. A 21-year-old Viroqua woman with him was cited for being a party to the crime of retail theft him. The man told police he stole to get money for heroin.

4:40 p.m. — An Onalaska officer assisted in the drunken driving arrest of a 40-year-old man whose vehicle had left the road at Hwy. 53 and Hwy. OT.

7:37 p.m. — A GPS unit, phone charger and loose change valued at $115 total were reported stolen from an unlocked vehicle on the 400 block of Fourth Avenue North.

Tuesday, Jan. 28

10:48 a.m. — An Onalaska man reported his credit card numbers had been used to make online purchases without his authorization from a computer in California.

Noon — A 23-year-old Onalaska man was arrested on a warrant and for driving after revocation and possession of drug paraphernalia after a traffic stop at Home Depot.

1:14 p.m. — An ice fishing shanty containing a portable heater and other items valued at $200 total was reported stolen from Lake Onalaska.

Wednesday, Jan. 29

12:30 p.m. — A camcorder valued at $1,050, a camcorder valued at $250, a tablet computer valued at $220, a Nintendo 3DS XL valued at $200, a tablet computer valued at $120, Chromecast device valued at $30 and a videogame valued at $18 were reported stoeln from Best Buy. An online check of the serial number indicated the items were pawned by six different parties at Pawn America.

5:43 p.m. — A Leap Frog Leapster Explorer GS valued at $60 and a portable DVD player valued at $100 were reported stolen from Toys R Us.

8:09 p.m. — A 12-year-old Onalaska girl was arrested on a warrant on the 200 block of Oak Avenue South.

Thursday, Jan. 30

9:51 a.m. — A man driving a silver PT Cruiser drove off without paying for $36.72 in gas from the Kwik Trip on Crossing Meadows drive. A vehicle matching that description was involved in a series of gas driveoffs in Onalaska and La Crosse.

5:39 p.m. — A 27-year-old La Crosse woman was arrested at the Sand Lake Road Kwik Trip for bail jumping and possession of drug paraphernalia after an employee called to report she bought alcohol and then went in the bathroom to drink.

8:40 p.m. — A Walmart employee reported a woman with a Minnesota ID attempted to pay for a laptop computer, digital camera and other merchandise valued at more than $1,650 with a forged check. A few hours earlier a woman with a Minnesota ID successfully purchased merchandise valued at $1,668.37 with a forged check.

Holmen police

Friday, Jan. 24

7:08 p.m. — A 57-year-old Holmen man was arrested on the 200 block of Flora Court for battery, disorderly conduct and strangulation after he attacked his 21-year-old son.

Saturday, Jan. 25

12:33 a.m. — A 17-year-old Galesville girl was cited for driving without insurance and driving later than allowed under her probationary license after she lost control of her vehicle on Hwy. 53 and left the roadway.

Wednesday, Jan. 29

3:05 p.m. — A 62-year-old Onalaska man was cited for inattentive driving after he rear-ended another vehicle stopped for a school bus on Sand Lake Road.

West Salem police

Thursday, Jan 23

10:52 p.m. — An 18-year-old West Salem man was arrested on the 400 block of North Mark Street for possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and bail jumping.

Thursday, Jan. 30

9:42 a.m. — After a 14-year-old girl was cited for underage possession of alcohol after she brought alcohol, pills and razors to West Salem High School.

Friday, Jan. 31

1:25 a.m. — Police assisted the sheriff’s department after an accident on Hwy. B in which a driver fled the scene after his vehicle hit a power pole. The driver was eventually found and arrested for drunken driving.

Saturday, Feb. 1

1:54 a.m. — Police investigated suspicious circumstances at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church after someone reported lights on and an office door open. Nothing else suspicious was found.

Onalaska fire

From Jan. 27-Feb. 2, the Onalaska Fire Department had 13 first responder calls, five smoke detector activations or false alarms and one carbon monoxide call. Other calls included:

Tuesday, Jan. 28

5:05 p.m. — Spill of oil or other combustible liquid at Crossing Meadows Drive and Hwy. SS.

5:10 p.m. — Water or steam leak on the 1000 block of Oak Avenue South.

Sunday, Feb. 2

10:13 p.m. — Call for steam, vapor, fog or dust on the 300 block of 13th Court.

Holmen fire

From Jan. 26-Feb. 1, the Holmen Area Fire Department had 14 first responder calls, including five for car crashes, two fire alarms and one carbon monoxide call.

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