Grant ReleasesBy: News Release
Mar 9th, 2017
Two vehicle crash, no injury
On 02/28/17 at approximately 4:00 p.m., Gary M. Van Natta, 57, of Platteville, was turning onto Jentz Baker Rd, from Hwy 81, when he was rear ended by
Jospeh R. Schanen, 22, of Cascade. Van Natta's Ford Focus sustained moderate damage, but Van Ntata was able to drive it from the scene. Schanen's
Chevrolet Avalanche sustained moderate damage and was removed from the scene by Bennett's Auto Clinic, of Lancaster. Nobody was injured.
TWO VEHICLE CRASH WITH MINOR DAMAGE
On March 1, 2017 at 12:55pm, Dixie Vosberg, age 53 of Cuba City, was driving north on Hwy 80 in the Village of Hazel Green in her 2001 Chevy truck. Randal
Kieler, age 60 of Cuba City, was stopped at the stop sign on 26th St. in a 2017 Grain truck. Kieler turned north onto Hwy 80 and struck the rear driver's side of
the Vosberg truck. Minor damage to both vehicles and all parties were wearing seat belts. No injures and no charges filed.
One vehicle crash, no injury
On 3-2-17 at approximately 5:30 a.m., Deana Conwell, age 46 of Potosi, was driving north on Hwy 61 in Potosi township. Deana was driving her 2017 Kia and
swerved to miss a cow in the roadway and struck the guardrail face. She was not injured in the crash and her vehicle sustained minor damage and there was
no damage to the guardrail.
One Vehicle Crash 53818
On March 4, 2017 at approximately 6:20 am the Grant County Sheriff's Office responded to a one vehicle crash on Golfview Dr near Hwy 80 in the Township of
Platteville. Allistair Harkness, age 17 from Platteville, was traveling westbound on Golfview Dr in his 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan when he fell asleep. Harkness
left the roadway on the north side of Golfview Dr and struck a mailbox cluster containing three mailboxes. The mailboxes were a total loss and the vehicle
sustained minor front end damages but was still drivable. Harkness was not injured in the crash but was cited for Operating without Wearing Seat Belt.
ONE VEHICLE CRASH
On March 4, 2017, at 7:55am, Gavin Bell, age 16 of Boscobel, was driving a 2010 Dodge Avenger north on Hwy 61 in Fennimore TWSP, when he lost control
on the slick highway. Bell's vehicle traveled into the east ditch where it struck the embankment causing minor damage to the front bumper. The vehicle was
removed by Collision Specialists. No charges filed.
Crash / OWI Arrest GREEN, WI 53811
On March 5, 2017 at approximately 7:20 am the Grant County Sheriff's Office responded to a one vehicle crash on Badger Rd near Sandy Hook Rd in the
Jamestown Township. Alan Biedermann, age 44 from Dubuque, was traveling southbound on Badger Rd in his 2014 GMC Sierra when he left the roadway on
the east side, traveled down an embankment, and struck several trees. After a brief investigation and some field sobriety tests, Biedermann was discovered to
be driving impaired and arrested accordingly for OWI, first offense. Biedermann stated he was coming from the Sandy Hook Tavern. Biedermann was wearing
his seat belt and was not injured in the crash. The pick-up truck sustained moderate driver's side damages and was removed from the scene by Wenzel's
Towing of Dubuque.
**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.
Power Line Down Causes Fire 53813
On March 5, 2017 at approximately 1:15 pm the Grant County Sheriff's Officer responded to a report of a ditch line on fire on Hwy 81 near Kingsford Rd in the
Township of Ellenboro. The Lancaster Fire Department, Lancaster EMS, and the Lancaster Police Department also responded to the scene. Upon arrival it was
discovered a power pole had snapped off near its top and a power line was down, likely the cause of the fire. Firefighters extinguished the burning ditch line
very quickly. Alliant Energy responded to the scene and made the remaining power lines safe, as the Fire Department extinguish