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Vernon County Sheriff's Report
Vernon County sheriff’s report

Vernon County Sheriff's Report

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Sheriff John Spears reports the following ongoing activities for the year and narrative excerpts from the week ending Jan. 11.

Did you know you can report your vehicle accident online using the Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s accident reporting website? A crash must be reported if someone is injured, there is $1,000 or more damage to any person’s vehicle or property, or if there is damage of $200 or more to state or other government-owned property other than a vehicle. To begin, visit the crash reporting site at https://trust.dot.state.wi.us/droc/.

Sheriff Spears reminds the public to be aware of home fire dangers this time of year. You should keep anything that can burn at least 3 feet away from any heat source like fireplaces, wood stoves, radiators, or space heaters. The National Fire Protection Association recommends getting your chimney and vents inspected at least once per year to help prevent chimney fires. It’s not too late to have yours inspected! Also, be sure your fireplace or chimney is vented properly so smoke doesn’t enter the house. Lastly, never use an extension cord with a heat-producing appliance such as a space heater.

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Until further notice, in compliance with CDC limitations, to reduce the spread of coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19), Sheriff John 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: vcso@vernoncounty.org. Civil Process/Record Request inquiries can be forwarded to 608-638-5710 or email: vcsorecords@vernoncounty.org.

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. Thank you for your understanding.

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*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!

*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!

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