Vilas County Sheriff's Department http://wxpr.org en Large Drug Bust Near Eagle River http://wxpr.org/post/large-drug-bust-near-eagle-river <p><font size="2">&nbsp;</font><font face="Times New Roman"> </font></p><p><font face="Times New Roman">More drug busts in Vilas county. Sheriff Joe Fath reports nine arrests as part of a coordinated effort .</font></p><p><font face="Times New Roman">A search warrant was executed Tuesday morning at 3684 Highway 70 east of Eagle River.</font></p><p><font face="Times New Roman">The types of drugs seized were not reported.</font></p><p><font face="Times New Roman"> </font></p> Wed, 21 May 2014 20:46:39 +0000 Ken Krall 18668 at http://wxpr.org Road Rage Incident Leads To Arrest In Minocqua http://wxpr.org/post/road-rage-incident-leads-arrest-minocqua <p>Law enforcement agencies were called Friday morning(5/16) as an alleged road rage incident was going on on U.S. Highway 51. The incident caused a lockdown at Minocqua-Hazelhurst-Lake Tomahawk school.</p><p>An eyewitness said a gun was allegedly pointed at another vehicle. It was reported the suspect's vehicle drove through the parking lot at M-H-LT Elementary School. School administrators conducted a preventative lockdown.</p> Fri, 16 May 2014 16:47:39 +0000 Ken Krall 18412 at http://wxpr.org Road Rage Incident Leads To Arrest In Minocqua Prowler Arrested After Running Out Of Vilas Co. Home http://wxpr.org/post/prowler-arrested-after-running-out-vilas-co-home <p>Fast work by the Vilas County Sheriff's office results in the apprehension of an alleged&nbsp;prowler in an Arbor Vitae home.</p><p>Sheriff Joe Fath reports a 9-1-1 call came in at 3:42 a.m. Friday from a home on Highway 70 east. The spouse of the caller heard a noise in their dining room and saw a figure bent over the floor. When she touched the person the man jumped up and ran out the door. He was wearing a hooded sweatshirt.</p><p>The Vilas Sheriff's office K9 unit and deputies looked around the area. The K9 unit followed tracks to a neighboring home.</p> Fri, 02 May 2014 15:51:04 +0000 Ken Krall 17775 at http://wxpr.org Prowler Arrested After Running Out Of Vilas Co. Home Seven Injured In Two Vilas County Crashes http://wxpr.org/post/seven-injured-two-vilas-county-crashes <p>Seven people have been injured in two separate traffic crashes in Vilas county. Both were reported Friday morning.</p><p>A two-vehicle crash was reported at 9:40 a.m. on Highway 70 near Eagle River. The Vilas Sheriff's office reports three people were injured and taken to Eagle River Memorial Hospital.</p> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 22:51:23 +0000 Ken Krall 14420 at http://wxpr.org Seven Injured In Two Vilas County Crashes Eagle River Man Charged With Attempted Homicide http://wxpr.org/post/eagle-river-man-charged-attempted-homicide <p>An Eagle River man is facing attempted homicide charges in connection with an alleged stabbing incident Saturday.</p><p>28 year old Andrew L. Rosner of 4060 Deerskin Road was arrested in the alleged&nbsp;knifing incident. The victims were taken to a Marshfield Hospital for treatment.</p><p>Sheriff Joe Fath says Rosner made an appearance Wednesday in Vilas County Court....</p><blockquote><p><i><u>"...the District Attorney has charged Andrew with two counts of first-degree intentional homicide. One to the girlfriend, and one for the unborn child..."</u></i></p> Wed, 05 Feb 2014 21:36:14 +0000 Ken Krall 14018 at http://wxpr.org Eagle River Man Charged With Attempted Homicide Governor-Appointed Vilas County Sheriff Says He'll Run For Election http://wxpr.org/post/governor-appointed-vilas-county-sheriff-says-hell-run-election <p>Vilas County Sheriff Joe Fath says he’ll run for election to the office next year.&nbsp; Fath was appointed sheriff upon the death of Frank Tomlanovich in June.&nbsp; To remain sheriff, he’ll have to be elected in November.&nbsp;</p><p>Fath says he has been planning to run for over two years – even before his appointment.&nbsp;</p><p>He says during most of his 18 years as chief deputy, federal law required chief deputies to abandon their posts before running for sheriff.&nbsp; That provision was recently changed.</p> Thu, 26 Dec 2013 20:03:47 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 12437 at http://wxpr.org Law Enforcement On Lookout for Drunk Holiday Driving http://wxpr.org/post/law-enforcement-lookout-drunk-holiday-driving <p>Vilas and Oneida County Sheriff’s Departments are stepping up drunk driving patrols starting this weekend.&nbsp; The statewide Booze and Belts campaigns also targets drivers and passengers not wearing seatbelts.&nbsp;</p><p>Vilas County Captain Russ Kennedy says grants from the state Department of Transportation pay for deputies to work overtime, targeting drunk driving and unbuckled seatbelts.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 09 Dec 2013 23:42:56 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 11744 at http://wxpr.org Man Arrested After Hospital Escape http://wxpr.org/post/man-arrested-after-hospital-escape <p>An 18 year old Lac du Flambeau man has been captured early&nbsp;Wednesday by authorities after an escape and chase.</p><p>Vilas County deputies report Jeffrey Bauman, Jr. walked away from St. Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield late&nbsp;Tuesday evening. Bauman was taken there last Friday from the Vilas County Jail after saying he had paralysis to his lower body. About 12:40 this morning, Lac du Flambeau police saw Bauman in a car and pursued him. Bauman crashed the vehicle and fled on foot. He was captured about three this morning without incident.</p> Wed, 30 Oct 2013 12:48:26 +0000 Ken Krall 9985 at http://wxpr.org Crash Detours Traffic On U.S. 51 In Vilas County http://wxpr.org/post/crash-detours-traffic-us-51-vilas-county <p>A semi-tractor trailer crash on U.S. 51 this morning is forcing the re-routing of traffic in Vilas county.</p><p>Sheriff Joe Fath says U.S. 51 will be closed at the Spider Lake bridge after the mishap. He says power lines are across the road. The power company is at the accident scene making repairs. Fath expected traffic to be detoured into the early afternoon.</p> Tue, 22 Oct 2013 14:07:09 +0000 Ken Krall 9628 at http://wxpr.org Vilas County Search Underway After Clothing Found In Woods http://wxpr.org/post/vilas-county-search-underway-after-clothing-found-woods <P>A ground search in Vilas county has begun after a hunter turned up a jacket and a shoe in the town of Plum Lake.</P> <P>Sheriff Joe Fath reports the hunter said he saw a child's or smaller adult jacket and a shoe along a snowmobile trail. Fath reports the hunter thought it was strange that the clothing was there. It appears to have been there for awhile.</P> <P>A ground search in the area is looking for other evidence.</P> <P>The Wisconsin Crime Lab Field Response Team and the State Patrol are assisting Vilas county in the search. Fri, 20 Sep 2013 18:51:08 +0000 Ken Krall 8267 at http://wxpr.org Vilas County Search Underway After Clothing Found In Woods