Crawford Arrests

By: News Release
Mar 26th, 2019

On March 21, 2019, at approximately 8:00pm, a deputy of the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office made contact with Jesse M. Nash, 32, of Soldiers Grove, on Latham Road, near the intersection of Davig Ridge in the township of Utica. The deputy observed Nash, whose driver’s license is currently suspended, operating a 2007 Pontiac Grand Prix. Nash is currently on bond through Crawford County for a pending drug-related charge.
While a second deputy was arriving on scene, a 2006 Saturn Ion was observed driving southbound on Latham Road, near the intersection of Davig Ridge Road, at a slow rate of speed. The second deputy made contact with the driver, Kathryn J. Grant, 40, of Soldiers Grove for not wearing a seatbelt. While speaking with Grant, the deputy observed the "pipe" end of a glass smoking device, used to ingest methamphetamine, inside her front sweatshirt pocket. Grant was instructed to exit the vehicle. During a search of Grant’s pockets, the following items were located and tested positive for the presence of methamphetamine: a glass smoking device containing a white crystal-like residue and a small baggie containing a white crystal-like substance. During a search of the interior of the vehicle, items associated with ingesting methamphetamine and a white crystal-like substance were located. Following the traffic stop, standardized field sobriety tests were administered with Grant, due to suspected drug-related impairment.
As a result of these investigations, Nash was arrested for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of a restricted controlled substance and felony bail jumping.
A citation was issued to Nash for operating a motor vehicle after suspension. Grant was arrested for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of a restricted controlled substance, possession of methamphetamine and possession of methamphetamine paraphernalia. Grant was also cited for not wearing a seatbelt, no insurance, and a municipal citation for possession of drug paraphernalia.

On March 23, 2019, at approximately 2:00 am, The Crawford County Sheriff’s K-9 unit initiated a traffic stop on a 2007 Chevrolet Malibu in the Township of Freeman. The deputy identified the driver as Kyle Vanderbilt, age 32, of Prairie du Chien, WI, and the passenger as Kristian Tesar, age 24, of Prairie du Chien, WI.
Vanderbilt, who is on active parole for possession of methamphetamine & possession of methamphetamine precursors, had an active felony warrant for his arrest through the Department of Corrections. Vanderbilt was displaying signs of drug impairment. K-9 Breck was utilized for an open free air sniff of the vehicle and alerted to the presence of one or more controlled substances.
Vanderbilt was discovered to be in possession of numerous items associated with sales of methamphetamine. These items included 7 individually packaged bags of crystal chunk substances, each with various amounts. The crystal chunks later field tested positive for methamphetamine and weighed to approximately half of an ounce of methamphetamine. Also in the vehicle were several hundred empty small plastic baggies, several small plastic baggies with crystal residue, a digital scale, THC concentrate, schedule 4 controlled substance, suspected counterfeit $100.00 bill, and numerous hypodermic needles, which were used to ingest methamphetamine.
Vanderbilt was transported to the Crawford County Jail where he was charged with possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine > 10- 50 grams, operating with a restricted controlled substance 5th offense, possession of a schedule 4 controlled substance, possession of THC, possession of drug paraphernalia, operating after revocation and the DOC warrant.
Tesar was released with no charges. Assisting the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office was Vernon County Sheriff’s Department, Scotts Towing, Wisconsin Probation and Parole, and Crossing Rivers Hospital.