A meeting has been set for Wednesday evening in Minocqua so the public can find out more information about allegations against a registered sex offender.
31 year old Albert Chagnon was scheduled to be released from state prison in Oshkosh when officers found a book that allegedly contained photos of about 250 young girls collected from various publications. He was convicted on child pornography charges and has been in and out of prison, most recently for violating sex offender rules.
A Minocqua propane truck driver and two young women died in a two-vehicle wreck on slippery U.S. 51 in the town of Cassian Tuesday afternoon.
Killed in the crash was propane truck driver, 22 year old Jeremy J. Ritchie of Minocqua. Two occupants in the passenger car, Justine Ringberg of Bayfield, Wisconsin and Raquel Nunez of New York city were also killed. Both women also were 22 years of age.
Vilas and Oneida County Sheriff’s Departments are stepping up drunk driving patrols starting this weekend. The statewide Booze and Belts campaigns also targets drivers and passengers not wearing seatbelts.
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.
Oneida county and regional law enforcement officials report nearly 20 new arrests this week for drug-related crimes. This follows another large number of drug-related arrests earlier this week in Forest county.
The Oneida County Sheriff's Office and the Northcentral Drug Enforcement Group made the nineteen arrests as part of a continued investigation.
Most charges relate to possession and distribution of methamphetamines and prescription drugs. Other charges include child abuse and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Oneida County Sheriff’s office wants to put people on the alert for text messages that falsely appear to be from local banks.
The Sheriff’s department received two separate reports this week…of text messages warning of an approaching card limit. Lieutenant Lloyd Gauthier says the messages asked for card and pin numbers, and appeared to be coming from two Rhinelander credit unions.