HUDSON, Wis. - Authorities arrested a teenager outside Hudson last week after the SUV he was in lurched across Interstate 94 traffic into a ditch, where an officer found a woman inside mouthing the words "help me, help me." The woman later told officers the suspect, her passenger, said he "would rather be handicapped" before grabbing the steering wheel, eventually overpowering her and sending the vehicle into the ditch.
A Glenwood City, Wis. social studies teacher, coach and city council member is facing multiple felony charges amid allegations he had an online sexual relationship with a Missouri child. St. Croix County prosecutors charged Peter L. Gaustad, 45, with five felonies, including child sexual exploitation, expose child to harmful material, and cause child 13-18 to view sex activity and use a computer to facilitate a child sex crime Friday afternoon. Bail was set at $100,000 at Gaustad’s initial appearance.
The River Falls school community was shaken Monday by two separate events, one involving a student’s death at Meyer Middle School and another resulting in a student’s arrest. Superintendent Jamie Benson sent an automated voice message March 19 to families in the district confirming the death of a sixth-grade student. “The death of any young person is a loss that, in one way or another, affects us all,” he said in the recorded message.
A Minnesota judge didn’t doubt the the progress a confessed drug dealer had made in treatment, but said those steps weren’t enough to avert a prison sentence. Washington County District Court Judge John McBride sentenced Karl R. Heinrichs on Monday to six years in prison — four of which must be spent behind bars. The Stillwater man, arrested last year after a sting that involved Minnesota and Wisconsin authorities, pleaded guilty in June to second-degree drug sales.
BALDWIN, Wis. - Two bodies found this week inside a Baldwin house belonged to a man and his infant daughter, according to authorities. Baldwin Police Chief Darren Krueger said a woman arrived home Tuesday, Oct. 31 at 280 Cedar St. Apt. 54 to find 39-year-old Jeffrey Long dead and their 14-week-old daughter Aubree Long unresponsive. Jeffrey Long died of a gunshot wound to the head, according to police. Authorities were called to the scene at 4:40 p.m. Efforts to resuscitate the child were unsuccessful.
RUSH RIVER, Wis. - St. Croix County authorities allege a Roberts woman and her husband embezzled about $190,000 from a rural church here over the course of nearly 10 years. Kara K. Amundson-LaVenture and Michael LaVenture return to court next week on felony theft charges. LaVenture’s charges stipulate he was party to a crime. Amundson-LaVenture also faces one count of unauthorized identity use, a felony. A preliminary hearing in both cases is set for Tuesday, Jan. 3.
St. Croix County authorities called the discovery of more than 100 pounds of suspected marijuana at a Houlton storage unit the largest drug seizure they have handled in recent memory...
A New Richmond teenager rode her bicycle 11 miles to the home of her brother’s girlfriend, slipped inside, awakened the girl and went on an hours-long assault that included cutting...
Two weeks at a time for the next five years, Steven E. Dolan will spend his time behind bars. The staggered jail term is meant to serve as a reminder...
WOODBURY, Minn. -- Authorities arrested a man described by police as a “major player” in a meth network in the St. Paul suburb of Woodbury after he allegedly fell for a bait-and-switch sting arranged by federal agents involving 20 pounds of methamphetamine bound for Minnesota from Arizona.