The following accidents were reported by the Vernon County Sheriff’s Department for the week ending June 22.
6/16 Jeffrey Martin, Sun Prairie, was traveling on Orchard Road in the town of Viroqua, when he went off the roadway, traveled through private property, and struck a tree in the yard. No injuries were reported.
6/17 Two mailboxes were struck by a vehicle on County Road XX. The property owners obtained a license plate number on the vehicle. The occupants of the striking vehicle were located, and their parents were notified. This case remains under investigation.
6/19 Two hogs were reported running loose at the intersection of County Road W/County Road WW. The owner was notified, and issued citations.
With Independence Day celebrations upcoming, Sheriff John Spears would like to remind everyone of firework safety. Remember to keep the fireworks legal. Firecrackers, roman candles, bottle rockets, and mortars are illegal without a valid permit. Keep water nearby in case of an emergency, and douse burned fireworks with water before discarding in the trash. Keep away from children, and maintain a safe distance.
Until further notice, in compliance with CDC limitations, to reduce the spread of coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19), Sheriff Spears is limiting nonessential/nonemergent services including all meetings scheduled at the sheriff’s office, license plate registrations, jail visitation, etc. In order to report an incident, or questions/inquiries in general, please call the Vernon County Dispatch Center at 608-637-2123 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Civil Process/Record Request inquiries can be forwarded to 608-638-5710 or email: email@example.com. As directed by Sheriff Spears, if you are experiencing symptoms of the coronavirus or flu-like symptoms, please identify this to the dispatcher before a deputy makes contact at your residence. Precautions are being taken in this facility to maintain the health and wellness of staff, inmates, and visitors alike. Thank you for your understanding.
*Sheriff Spears is reminding citizens to practice good health practices and follow the guidelines set forth by the Centers for Disease Control.
To help protect our community, your family and co-workers, please remember to wash your hands frequently for a minimum of 20 seconds, limit the amount of times you touch your face with your hands, cover your mouth when you have a cough, and if you are sick, stay home, or seek medical attention. Clean and sanitize your home, work areas, and frequently contacted areas.
For more information, please contact the Vernon County Health Department or your medical provider, and do your part to keep our community healthy to reduce or limit the impact of COVID-19/coronavirus. Stay safe and healthy!