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Plot thickens in drug smuggling case

A felony charge against a Webster woman caught allegedly smuggling methamphetamine into the Barron County jail in a daily devotional has been dismissed. The felony charge has now been leveled against a Cameron woman, who actually provided the book.Janeen Mosay, 49, of Webster was cleared of the char

APG OF WISCONSIN - 2018-08-16 17:47:00

Barron outdoor pool has major leak

A technician with Beaver Dam, Wis.-based Neuman Group inspects the Barron Municipal Swimming Pool on Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018.Photo by Bob Zientaraunknown

NEWS-SHIELD.COM - 2018-08-15 13:34:00

New Richmond man latest to get nailed in child sex sting

A continuing investigation by the Rice Lake Police Department into computerized child sex has resulted in its 13th arrest, according to a complaint filed Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, in Barron County Circuit Court.The defendant in the latest arrest – which took place Sunday, Aug. 12 -- is 33-year-old Jos

NEWS-SHIELD.COM - 2018-08-15 13:11:00

Police informant charged with faking drug deals

A Cumberland man faces up to 50 years in prison and/or $110,000 in fines after being charged with faking drug deals while he was a “confidential informant” working with the Barron County Sheriff’s Department, according to a complaint filed Aug. 7, 2018 in county Circuit Court.The defendant is identi

NEWS-SHIELD.COM - 2018-08-15 13:20:00

Alleged burglar arrested wearing women’s clothing

A man caught allegedly burglarizing a Barron county trailer home was wearing a woman’s dress and a tank top underneath when a deputy arrived on the scene early Friday morning, Aug. 10, 2018, according to county Circuit Court documents.The defendant is identified as Kyle T. Jaenke-Annis, 32. He was l

NEWS-SHIELD.COM - 2018-08-15 13:22:00

Probation revoked for man found guilty of felony theft

A 33-year-old former Chetek resident will spend a year in the county jail after his probation was revoked in connection with a March 2016 home invasion in Rice Lake, according to Barron County Circuit Court documents.Kevin L. Swartz will be given work release privileges and can get his jail term red

CHETEKALERT.COM - 2018-08-15 13:58:00

Rice Lake Area Police Log, Tuesday, August 14

4:41 p.m. Officer is en route to Phipps Avenue address for harassment complaint. 6:32 p.m. Caller wants to speak to officer again because she was driving west on Knapp Street, and alleged harasser was eastbound and swerved at caller, and caller, who had her kids in car, had to serve out of way. 6:45

APG OF WISCONSIN - 2018-08-15 17:00:00

Police seeking the owner of overturned vehicle

Barron County Sheriff’s officers are hoping to talk to either the owner – or the driver – of a vehicle that overturned on a town road west of Barron late Saturday night, according to county dispatch logs.According to witnesses, the vehicle rolled over in the 1400 block of 12th Street, just north of

NEWS-SHIELD.COM - 2018-08-15 12:54:00

Eau Claire man 12th to be arrested in child sex sting

An Eau Claire man faces charges carrying a maximum penalty of more than 90 years in prison after Rice Lake police conducted the 12th in a series of investigations involving attempted child sex assault and the use of a computer to facilitate a child sex crime.A complaint filed Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018

NEWS-SHIELD.COM - 2018-08-15 13:07:00

Root beer floats at Gordy’s Friday

Community members are invited to Gordy’s Market Aug. 17, 2018, to help these Chamber of Commerce Young Ambassadors with a fundraiser root beer float event. From left, Ubah Salad, Lauren Maas, Mitchell Gordon and Kami Zurn. Photo contributed

NEWS-SHIELD.COM - 2018-08-15 13:05:00

Competent to stand trial in terroristic threat case

A rural Ridgeland man has been ruled competent to assist in his defense in connection with charges of making terroristic threats, criminal trespass and bail jumping, following a hearing on Aug. 9, 2018, in Barron County Circuit Court.James F. Donnerbauer, 69, E6627 County Road V, Ridgeland, will be

NEWS-SHIELD.COM - 2018-08-15 13:23:00

Fake drug deals bring charges

A Cumberland man working as a police confidential informant is accused of arranging fake drug deals and pocketing hundreds of dollars in buy money.According to the criminal complaint: Collin J. Polichnia, 23, was acting as a police confidential informant for Barron County sheriff’s drug detectives w


Rice Lake Area Police Log, Sunday, August 12

7:33 p.m. Alarm activated at Lakeland Co-op on Hammond Avenue. Officers, sheriff’s deputies responded. 8:07 p.m. Suspect may be in area of Grinders. 8:07 p.m. Officer saw possible suspect running. 8:08 p.m. He cut across Tainter Avenue. 8:15 p.m. Saw suspect at Wild Rivers Trail, south from Kwik Tri


Drone's first mission a success

The first mission of the Rice Lake Police Department’s new drone piloted by officer Derek Olson was a success. The drone enabled a safe outcome for the man it was searching for and a safe environment for the officers involved, said Capt. Tracy Hom.Shortly after 6 p.m. on Aug. 6, Olson got a request


Police corral man in birthday suit walking through Barron

A 56-year-old man was hospitalized for medical and possible mental treatment after he was seen walking naked through downtown Barron early Wednesday morning, Aug. 1, 2018, according to city police and county dispatch logs.According to the reports, an employee at the Barron Kwik Trip called 911 just


Police-Sheriff calls: Friday, Aug. 10 - Sunday, Aug. 12

Chippewa County emergency response and law enforcement agencies responded to the following calls:Friday, Aug. 108:06 a.m. Theft of 300 gallons of fuel, 2200 block of Olson Dr., Chippewa Falls.


UPDATE: Names of deputies involved in Eau Claire Co. officer-involved shooting released

EAU CLAIRE COUNTY, Wis. (WEAU) --We now know the names of the two deputies involved in a recent officer-involved shooting in Eau Claire County.The Eau Claire County Sheriff's Department says they are Deputies James Haworth and Daniel Eaton. Haworth has been with the sheriff's office since January of


Rusk County deputy fatally shoots man during altercation

Authorities say a caller told dispatchers a man at the home was intoxicated and was afraid he could become violent. Deputies responded to the home in the Village of Hawkins, about 20 miles (32 kilometers) east of Ladysmith, and one deputy fired during the Sunday night altercation.


One killed, four injured in Barron County crash

The Barron County Sheriff’s Department received a 911 call of a two-vehicle crash on U.S. 53, at 26th Avenue, at 7:21 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 9.Initial investigation shows a vehicle driven by Cheryl Stone, 75, of Iowa, was traveling west on 26th Avenue when she failed to stop at the stop sign and str


UPDATE: Man killed in Rusk Co. motorcycle crash identified

LADYSMITH, Wis. (WEAU) --The name of the man killed in a motorcycle crash in Ladysmith has been release.Dwight Cooley, of Ladysmith, was killed in the crash that happened Saturday.According to the Rusk County Sheriff’s Office, it happened Saturday just after 5 p.m. Deputies say Cooley was traveling