Police Releases

By: News Release
Sep 3rd, 2020

On September 2, 2020 at approximately 3:00pm the Prairie du Chien Police Department was called to the Mayo Clinic, 800 East Blackhawk Avenue, for an individual experiencing a mental health crisis. Officers responded with Tri-State EMS and with the help of clinic staff were able to calm the individual down. The subject willingly entered the Tri-State Ambulance and a short time later began physically refusing care.
Officers assisted Tri-State Ambulance with safe travel to Crossing Rivers Health Emergency Room. While at the emergency room the subject became physically resistive. Staff and Officers attempted to reason with the subject and disengage. The subject grabbed an IV pole and one Officer deployed his electronic control device, subduing the subject. Physical restraints were used to gain control. No injuries were reported by emergency room staff, the subject or police officers.
The subject was held in custody for further mental health treatment.


On September 2, 2020 at approximately 3:00pm Officers from the Prairie du Chien Police Department conducted a search at 119 North Prairie Street. Officers had received information about possible methamphetamine manufacturing occurring at that location. Upon the search of the residence, items associated with the manufacturing and use of methamphetamine were located.
As a result of the search, Christopher Marshall (Age 41) of Prairie du Chien was arrested and transported to the Crawford County Jail with tentative charges of: Possession of Methamphetamine Waste, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Probation Violations.
The owner of the residence will also be cited under Prairie du Chien Municipal Code 10.05 for Cleanup of Clandestine Drug Labs.
"The filing of a criminal charge is merely an accusation and the accused is presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt."



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