Grant Releases

By: News Release
Dec 28th, 2017

On December 18th at approximately 4:42 p.m., the Grant County Sheriff's Office took a report of a one vehicle crash on Coon Hollow Rd. 16

year old, Chelsey Letcher of Cashton was westbound on Coon Hollow Rd when she drifted off the south side of the roadway in her 2000

Chevrolet Blazer. The Blazer struck an embankment of a file drive and launched the Blazer into the air. The Blazer flipped 180 degrees end

for end landing on its roof. The Blazer then barrel rolled one time through a fence on the south side of the road and came to rest in its roof in a

pasture. The driver was partially ejected from the Blazer at the conclusion of the second roll. The driver was transported via Lancaster EMS

to Grant Regional Health Center for non-life threatening injuries. The driver was not wearing her seatbelt at the time of the crash and was

cited for not wearing her seat belt. Grant County Sheriff's Office was assisted on scene by Stitzer Fire Department, Lancaster EMS, and

Bennett's Towing out of Lancaster.

On December 23, 2017 at about 11:46 AM the Grant County Sheriff's Office received a call of a two vehicle crash on Hwy 81 just west of Cty

D, Platteville, WI. The investigating deputy learned that Adrianna Klar, 20, of Lancaster, was driving a 2010 Kia going east on Hwy 81. Brigid

Reimann, 29, of Platteville, was driving a 2015 Chevy Silverado going east, in front of Klar's vehicle, on Hwy 81. A vehicle in front of

Reimann's truck stopped for a deer in the ditch. Reimann was able to slow for that car. Klarr was not able to come to a complete stop before

hitting the rear of Reimann's car. The collision caused minor damage to Reimann's rear bumper and moderate damage to the front of Klar's

Kia. No one, including Reimann's two year old child, was injured in the crash. All occupants were properly restrained in their vehicles.

On December 24, at around 12:30 am, a Grant County Deputy observed a van that appeared to have been involved in a crash parked in the

Village of Hazel Green. Upon further investigation, Brian Beer, age 47 of Hazel Green, had been operating a 2012 Kia Sedona for Southern

Grant County Road Crew Inc, as a driver. Beer failed to stop at a stop sign at the intersection of State Road 80 and Kirkwood Road in Hazel

Green Township, and crashed into an embankment. Beer fled the scene in the van, then abandoned it in the Village of Hazel Green after

calling another employee. That employee then picked up Beer, and transported him back to their headquarters in Kieler. Contact with Beer

lead to an arrest for suspicion of Operating While Intoxicated. Beer was also cited for Failure to Stop at a Stop Sign, Operating after

Suspension, and Failure to Notify Police of an Accident.

**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 ยง950.04.

On December 24, 2017 at about 9:00 AM the Grant County Sheriff's Office received a call about a two vehicle crash on Hwy 133 at Cty V in

North Andover involving a passenger vehicle and a Grant County Highway Department plow truck. The investigating deputy learned that

Roger Schauff, 59, of Cassville, was operating a 2014 Freightliner clearing the intersection on Hwy 133. Schauff had just plowed back the

shoulder for southbound Hwy 133 and was backing up, facing northbound in the southbound lane. At the same time, Kristin Mumm, 62, of

Cassville, was driving her 2015 Ford Escape going north on Hwy 133 at Cty V. She noticed that the truck had stopped and was backing. She

started to back but was not able to back up fast enough. The wing blade and assembly on the truck struck the driver's side front end of

Mumm's vehicle and the highest point of the bottom of the wing blade entered the windshield of Mumm's vehicle at the driver's side. This

caused severe damage to Mumm's vehicle. The deputy was not able to find noticeable damage to the county plow truck.

Neither Mumm nor Schauff were injured in the crash although Mumm was shaken up by the crash. B&M Towing of Bloomington removed the

Mumm vehicle from where she had parked it. The crash remains under investigation.

On December 24, 2017 at about 11:26 AM the Grant County Sheriff's Office received a call about a two vehicle crash on Mitchell Hollow Rd

near fire number 371. The investigating deputy learned that Taylor Halverson, 20, of Platteville, was driving his 2014 Subaru going east on

Mitchell Hollow Rd approaching fire number 371. At the same time, Mary Petrak, 79, of rural Platteville, was driving her 2010 Buick and was

pulling out of the driveway at 371 Mitchell Hollow Rd. Petrak told the deputy that she pulled out so she could see past the utility pole, guide

cable, and fence. Petrak pulled her vehicle about five to six feet on to the road surface, over half way in the east bound side of Mitchell Hollow

Rd. Tracks in the snow showed that she was already turning left as well. Halverson saw Petrak pulling out and tried to slow and swerve but,

he was not able to avoid hitting the right front of Petrak's vehicle with the right rear of his vehicle. This caused moderate damage to both

vehicles. Both vehicles were drivable. Neither driver was injured in the crash.

Petrak will be cited for Fail to Yield Right of Way.

On December 24, 2017 at about 12:07 PM the Grant County Sheriff's Office received a call about a one vehicle crash on Cty XX just inside

Grant County. The investigating deputy learned that Victoria Sugden, 34, of Cuba City, was driving her 2003 Chevy Trailblazer on Cty XX

going east. Just before the Lafayette County line, Sugden lost control of her vehicle due to slick roads and she left the road to her right. She

struck a fence along the side of the road, causing minor damage to her vehicle and damage to the wire fence there. She was uninjured in the


On December 24, 2017 at about 2:46 PM the Grant County Sheriff's Office received a call about a one vehicle crash on Fairground Rd at

Humphrey Rd. The investigating deputy learned that, at about 2:30 PM, Danielle Ackerman, 20, of Bloomington, was driving a 2001 Buick

going north on Fairground Rd. Brandon Richardson, 22, of Bloomington was a passenger in the car. They told the deputy that there was a

southbound car on Fairground Rd and with the snow on the road Ackerman said that she moved to the right a bit to make sure she did not hit

the southbound car. When she did this the right tires of the car dropped off the paved surface. She over corrected and the car crossed to the

west side of the road and went off, into the ditch, at Humphrey Rd. The rear left fender struck a utility pole there and the front of the car struck

a stop sign on a wood post, breaking the post off. The car sustained moderate damage. Neither occupant was injured. They were both

properly restrained. They were able to remove the car on their own and went home to Bloomington where they called the Sheriff's Office to

report the crash.

On December 24th, 2017 at approximately 8:02pm, the Sheriff's Office was notified of a disabled vehicle on the Highway 18 Crawford/Grant

Bridge. A Crawford County Deputy responded and discovered the vehicle had been crashed in Grant County and noticed the driver appeared

to be intoxicated. After investigation, it was found that 49 year old Oleg Romanov, of Postville, Iowa, was operating his 2010 Dodge Nitro SUV

northeast on County Road C in Wyalusing Township. Romanov failed to negotiate a corner and entered the ditch on the right side. Romanov

traveled in the ditch until the intersection with Markley Hollow Road. Romanov's vehicle then became airborne, clearing Markley Hollow Road,

before landing in the ditch on the other side and striking a steep hillside. Romanov then left the scene and continued driving until his vehicle

became disabled on the Highway 18 bridge. After performing field sobriety tests, Romanov was arrested on suspicion of Operating While

Intoxicated 1st Offense. Romanov will also be cited for Failure to Notify Police of an Accident. Romanov was uninjured in the crash. The

Crawford County Sheriff's Office and Milo's Towing out of Prairie Du Chien assisted at the scene.

On 12-27-2017 at approximately 5:50 am the Grant County Sheriff's Office received a phone call about a one vehicle rollover on Hwy 35 just

outside of Bloomington. Gerald Mayne, age 39 of Lancaster, was northbound on Hwy 35 on his way to work when he advised that he fell

asleep. Gerald was operating his 2007 Suzuki XL7 SUV, Gerald went off the right side of the roadway, through a fence, into a pasture where

he drove a short distance went back through the fence striking an embankment causing the Suzuki to go airborne. The Suzuki impacted and

rolled over before coming to rest on its roof. Assisting at the scene was the Bloomington Fire Dept, West Grant Rescue Squad & the vehicle

was towed by B&M towing.

Gerald will be issued citations for Inattentive Driving - No Insurance & Operating After Revocation.

On Wednesday, 27 Dec 2017 at approximately 5:49 p.m., Emalie L Allbee, age 26 of Hazel Green, was traveling north on STH 80 just north of

Center Line Road in her 2010 Dodge Avenger. As she approached the crest of the hill, a southbound 2001 Chevy S10 being driven by Jesse

R Herr, age 30 of Cuba City, crossed the center line to pass. Once Herr saw the Allbee vehicle, he turned into the left ditch line, over corrected

and the front of his vehicle struck the Allbee vehicle on the passenger side. Herr was wearing his seatbelt and not injured in the crash. Allbee

and her three passengers were not injured. All were either wearing seatbelts or in car seats. The Grant County Sheriff's Office was assisted by

the Platteville Fire Department, Precision Automotive of Platteville and Munyon's Automotive of Cuba City. Herr was cited for passing into

oncoming traffic.