Richland County Sheriff Darrell Berglin says his department is nearing the end of their preliminary investigation into the death of a 53 year old Lone Rock man found dead in the snow outside his residence early Tuesday morning. According to the sheriff, after evaluating the information in the case so far, and after reviewing reports of the autopsy performed Wednesday morning, the death of Richard Calandra is not considered a homicide and that no other person was present at the scene at the time his death. [Read more…]
The Richland County Sheriff’s Department in cooperation with the Richland County Sex Offender Notification Team is releasing the following information pursuant to Wisconsin State Statute 301.46(2m) which authorizes law enforcement agencies to inform the public of a sex offender’s release when, in the discretion of the agency, the release of information will enhance public safety, awareness and protection.
In December of 2013 a Richland County Jury determined that John A. Elder, 43, of Richland Center, no longer met the criteria of a civil commitment under Wisconsin’s sexually violent person’s law. After the trial Elder was released from Sand Ridge Secure Treatment Facility in Mauston, Wisconsin and moved to the Green Bay area. [Read more…]
Richland County sheriff’s authorities and agents of the State of Wisconsin Division of Criminal Investigation are continuing to investigate the report of a dead body found in a snow bank next to a residence on the main street of Lone Rock. According to Sheriff Darrell Berglin the Richland County Sheriff’s Department dispatch center received a call from citizen at 8:23am reporting a body in the snow. Sheriff’s deputies and a Lone Rock ambulance were sent to the scene. [Read more…]
A secure disposal box known locally as “P2D2” located in the second floor lobby of the Richland County Sheriff’s Department now offers local citizens a final safe and secure destination for their expired or unwanted prescription medications.
The secure iron box which is shaped like a postal drop box is named after a Star Wars movie character who was a high tech robot shaped like a garbage can, R2D2. The Prescription Pill and Drug Disposal Program in which P2D2 is the main focus is the results of an idea created by a freshman Reedsburg High School Student, Jorydyn Schara. [Read more…]
Richland County Sheriff’s authorities are reporting that Kathleen R. Fargen, 59, of Spring Green, WI was killed in a traffic crash at the intersection of US Highway 14 and State Highway 58 about 1.5 miles east of Richland Center Friday afternoon. (September 30, 2011) [Read more…]
Richland County Sheriff’s authorities are continuing their investigation into a Saturday afternoon traffic crash that claimed the life of Timothy J. McNamer, 36, of Richland Center. [Read more…]
Richland County Sheriff Darrell Berglin is reporting that one of his road patrol deputies, Nicholas E. Stitzer, 36, of rural Blue River (Byrds Creek), was injured in a traffic crash early this morning Thursday, January 27) while responding to a call of a suspected drunk driver and road rage incident. [Read more…]
Local law enforcement officials are praising their K-9 Titan today after Titan located a missing Richland Center High School student late Thursday (yesterday) afternoon.
According to Richland Center Police Chief John Annear a Richland Center High School student reportedly left school property while waiting for his mother to pick him up. After receiving information related to the student school officials became concerned about the students welfare and called the Richland Center Police Department. [Read more…]
Richland County Sheriff Darrell Berglin reports that his deputies have arrested 3 Cazenovia men in connection with the burglary, theft and arson fire of a house on Corwin Ridge Road in Westford Township. [Read more…]
Richland County Sheriff’ Darrell Berglin is alerting local citizens that his department is again receiving calls regarding driveway pavement scams. The sheriff said that to avoid problems he suggests that any paving or roofing jobs include a written contract that includes all costs of the project up front. Another good rule of thumb is to do business with local contractors not individuals who knock on your door and tell you that they have a deal for you. [Read more…]