Grant Releases

By: News Release
Aug 28th, 2018

One Vehicle Crash w/ Property Damage CFS18-21415 08/23/18 N 2ND ST, PLATTEVILLE, WI 53818 Subjects Involved: Driver: Melody Newmann (65) Platteville WI Vehicles Involved: Newmann was driving a 2015 Ford Escape On Thursday, August 23, 2018 at approximately 2:50 P.M thee Grant County Sheriff's Office was dispatched to North 2nd Street in Platteville Township for a one vehicle crash involving property damage at several different locations. Upon arrival it was determined Newmann had left her residence on Woodland Lane and she traveled east on Woodland Lane. Once she arrived at North 2nd Street she struck a stop sign, failed to stop and turned south onto North 2nd Street. Newmann again drove off the west side of the roadway, striking another traffic sign, a guide wire from a telephone pole and traveled over an embankment of rocks. Newmann's vehicle came to a rest after hitting a tree head on. Newmann was transported to Southwest Hospital by Platteville EMS. The Newmann vehicle was towed by Precision Auto from Platteville because of the heavy front end damage. The airbags did not deploy. Newmann was cited for Failure to keep vehicle under control. The Grant County Sheriff's Office was assisted by Platteville Police & EMS

ATV Crash with Injury CFS18-21453 08/23/18 6480 GREEN RIVER RD, FENNIMORE, WI 53809

On August 23rd at approximately 7:32pm, the Sheriff's Office was notified of an ATV crash with injury at a residence on Green River Road near County Road K in the Township of Mount Ida. It was determined that 71 year old Thomas Lucia, of Nyack, New York was operating a Polaris Sportsman ATV with his wife, 70 year old Vivian Lucia, riding as a passenger. The couple was riding with other friends on private property at the residence. Lucia's ATV entered a ditch and overturned, throwing both riders from the ATV. Vivian was found lying underneath the ATV in the ditch, but she was not pinned. Fennimore EMS members and a Fireman who resides at a neighboring property were able to get Vivian out from under the ATV using a backboard. Vivian was transported to Gundersen Boscobel Area Hospital with non life-threatening injuries

Theft of a Polaris Ranger 570 Crew UTV CFS18-21591 08/24/18 HWY 11, HAZEL GREEN, WI 53811 Vehicles Involved: 2015 Polaris Ranger 570 Crew On Saturday, August 24, 2018 the Grant County Sheriff's Office took a report of a theft of a UTV. This incident took place during the evening/early morning hours of 08/24/2018. The UTV is described as a 2015 Polaris Ranger 570 Crew UTV. The UTV was taken from a shed at a residence on Hwy 11 in Jamestown Township. The offender/offenders entered through an unlocked door and drove the UTV away. The keys were in the ignition. Anyone with any information please call the Grant County Sheriff's Office or Grant County Crimestoppers at 1-800-789-6600.

One Vehicle Crash Property Damage CFS18-21596 08/25/18 Moundview Road, PLATTEVILLE, WI

Subjects Involved: Driver: Brooke Hilger (20) Platteville WI. Vehicles Involved: Hilger was driving a 2010 Chevy Cobalt On Saturday, August 25, 2018 at approximately 10 A.M the Grant County Sheriff's Office was dispatched to the area of Moundview Road & Sandy Lane in Lima Township for a one vehicle crash. After speaking with Brooke Hilger, she stated she wasn't familiar with the roadway when she was negotiating a curve and lost control of her vehicle. The vehicle slid off the west side of the roadway coming to a rest in a ditch and hitting a fence. There were no injuries reported. The Hilger vehicle was removed by a private party. The Hilger vehicle received minor damage the airbags did not deploy. Hilger was cited for Failure to maintain control.

Hit & Run Vehicle Unknown Victim vehicle: 2005 Ford F150 On Saturday, August 24, 2018 during the evening/early morning hours the victim's 2005 Ford F150 was legally Parked on Elm St near Droessler Ct. in the Kieler when someone drove into the left side (drivers) side of the vehicle and left the scene. The victim's vehicle did receive damage due to the crash. The offender/vehicle is unknown. Anyone with any information please call the Grant County Sheriff's Office or Grant County Crimestoppers at 1-800-789-6600.

One vehicle crash CFS18-21640 08/25/18 KIRKWOOD RD, CUBA CITY, WI 53807

On 25 August 2018, at approximately 5:33 p.m., Joshua R Hilby (28) of Cuba City was traveling east on Kirkwood Road when he encountered a pickup truck partially in his lane. Hilby entered the right ditch to avoid a collision, over corrected and crashed into the left side embankment. Hilby's 2004 Chevy Malibu sustained heavy front end damage that caused the air bags to deploy. Hilby was not injured in the crash. The 2004 Chevy Malibu was totaled. Assisting at the scene was Guy's Towing of Kieler and Galena. The crash remains under investigation.

Bar Fight CFS18-21671 08/25/18 220 CENTER ST, LIVINGSTON 53554 On August 25, 2018 at approximately 10:01pm the Grant County Sheriff's Office responded to Ally Oops Bar located in the Village of Livingston for a report of a fight. There were several individuals involved in the altercation but after an investigation Annette Sickles, age 35 from Montfort, was arrested for Disorderly Conduct and Battery. Sickles was transported to the Grant County Jail where she was booked in and then later released on a cash bond. **Persons arrested by the Grant County Sheriff's Office are presumed innocent until proven guilty by a court of law. An arrest is only an indication that probable cause exists to bring formal charges.** The names of victims and witnesses to a crime have been withheld in accordance with §950.04.

Fight at Whitetail Bluff CFS18-21687 08/26/18 8973 IRISH RIDGE RD, CASSVILLE, WI 53806 On August 26, 2018 at approximately 1:07am the Grant County Sheriff's Office responded to Whitetail Bluff Campground and Resort located in the Township of Waterloo for a report of a fight. There were several individuals involved in the altercation but after an investigation Nicholas Hoeft, age 33 from New Berlin, WI, was arrested for Disorderly Conduct and Battery. Hoeft was transported to the Grant County Jail where he was booked in and then later released on a cash bond. 



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