Grant Releases

By: News Release
Sep 8th, 2020


On or about the morning of September 3, 2020, Interstate Tree Land Clearing Co. parked a green, 2018 Polaris Ranger, 900 XP, in the ditch along Cth T, near Homer Rd. The UTV was stolen over the night. In the box of the UTV was a 50 gallon tank for diesel fuel, along with a pump. If anyone has any information regarding the theft of this 2018 Polaris Ranger, 900 XP, please contact the Grant County Sheriff's Office. 

Car vs Tractor Crash 

On September 3, 2020 at approximately 12:54 pm the Grant County Sheriff's Office received a report of a car vs tractor crash located at the intersection of Hwy 80 at Stub Rd located in the Township of Lima. Tim Withrow, age 55 from rural Platteville, was traveling southbound on Hwy 80 in a John Deere 4240. At the same time Alexis Miura, age 19 from Highland, was traveling southbound on Hwy 80 in her 2007 Ford Taurus. Withrow was pulling a hay rake and turning left into a field. Miura went to pass Withrow on the left, in a double yellow, on a hill. The front passenger side of Miura's vehicle struck the front driver's side of the tractor. Miura's vehicle careened off of the tractor and went into the ditch on the east side of the roadway. The tractor's steering was disabled due to the crash and remained in the middle of Hwy 80. Miura was wearing her seatbelt but was injured in the crash. She was transported to Southwest Health Center in Platteville by Southwest EMS. Withrow was not injured in the crash. Miura's vehicle was removed from the scene by Haase Towing of Montfort. The tractor was pulled into an adjacent field by another farm tractor. The Grant County Sheriff's Office was assisted by the Platteville Fire Department, Southwest Health EMS, and Haase Towing. Miura was cited for Passing on a Hill and Passing Farm Equipment in a No Passing Zone. 

The Grant County Sheriff's Office would like to remind drivers that it is illegal in the State of Wisconsin to pass an Implement of Husbandry (Farm Equipment) on a double yellow line or No Passing Zone no matter its speed. Wis. Stats. 346.09(3)(b) 

There have been several preventable crashes involving tractors in Grant County so far this year. There will be much more farm equipment on the county's roadways with the fall harvest beginning. 

Rollover Crash with Minor Injury 

On September 3rd at approximately 7:15 pm, the Sheriff's Office was notified of a one vehicle rollover crash on Liberty Ridge Road, south of Hill Road in Liberty Township. It was reported that there were 5 occupants in the vehicle with no injuries. It was determined that Nicholas Venden, age 19 of Dodgeville, was operating a 2000 Honda Accord southbound on Liberty Ridge Road. Venden came upon a right-hand corner in the road. Venden was traveling too fast to negotiate the curve and his vehicle left the road on the south side. The vehicle entered the ditch, overturned two times, and struck a fence before coming to a rest on its wheels in a field. All occupants of the vehicle were wearing seatbelts. Lancaster EMS was called to the scene to evaluate Venden and one other passenger for minor injuries. A passenger was later transported to Grant Regional Health Center via private vehicle for further evaluation. Venden was cited for Failure to Keep a Vehicle Under Control. Lancaster EMS and Doan's Towing out of Fennimore assisted at the scene. 

Car vs Tree 

On September 4, 2020 at approximately 6:20 am the Grant County Sheriff's Office responded to a report of a one vehicle crash on Hwy 81 near Ellenboro Rd located in the Township of Ellenboro. William Pollock, age 29 from Lancaster, was traveling westbound on Hwy 81 in his 2001 Pontiac Grand Am when he fell asleep at the wheel. Pollock's vehicle left the roadway on the north side and hit a large tree head on. Pollock was wearing his seatbelt and there was airbag deployment. Pollock only sustained minor cuts and scrapes from the crash. Pollock was cited for Inattentive Driving. The Sheriff's Office was assist by Lancaster EMS and the Lancaster Fire Department. The vehicle was removed by Arrow Towing of Lancaster. 


On September 4, 2020, at approximately 10:02 A.M., Michael Carl (Stitzer) was backing out of his driveway in Liberty Township on Commerical Street, in his 2004 Chevy Silverado. David Breuer (Fennimore) was driving his 2005 Chevy Trail Blazer, east on Commerical Street, when Carl backing into the front of the Breuer vehicle. Both vehicles received minor damage and were removed from the scene by the respected drivers. No injures or charges were reported. 

Two Vehicle Crash 

US Highway 18 / County Road C, PRAIRIE DU CHIEN 

On September 4, 2020 at 4:19 PM the Grant County Dispatch Center received a report of a two vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 18 at County Road C. Devan Bailey, age 17 of Bagley and a passenger, were operating a 2012 Volkswagen Jetta, and were stopped at the stop sign on County Road C, facing north. Bailey began to pull out into the intersection attempting to make a left hand turn, to travel west on U.S. Highway 18. Elizabeth Steiber, age 33 of Prairie Du Chien, was operating a 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan east on U.S. Highway 18 at the time when Bailey pulled from the intersection and he did not see Steiber traveling east and the vehicles collided. Bailey and Steiber were transported to Crossing Rivers for non-life threatening injuries. 

The Grant County Sheriff's Office was assisted by Crawford County Sheriff's Office, Tri-State Ambulance, West Grant EMS, Bagley First Responders, Bloomington Fire Department, and Patch Grove Fire Department. The vehicle's were removed from the scene by Milo's Towing. 


One vehicle crash no injuries 

On September 7, 2020 at approximately 2:15pm, Robert Goodman, 25 of Stitzer, was northbound on CTH T in Watterstown township driving his 2005 Honda. Robert fell asleep while driving and went into a ditch and struck a road sign. Robert and his juvenile passenger were not injured in the crash. Robert's car sustained minor damage. Robert was cited for inattentive driving and no insurance.