Grant Releases

By: News Release
Aug 6th, 2018

Personal Injury Motorcyce Accident

Subjects Involved: Driver: John David Hauk Giesen (20) Platteville WI

Vehicles Involved: Giesen was driving a 2002 Honda CBR 600 cycle

On Saturday, July 28, 2018 at approximately 3:09 P.M the Grant County Sheriff's Office was dispatched to Mitchell Hollow Road in Platteville Township for a motorcycle accident. After speaking with the Giesen he informed me he was traveling east on Mitchell Hollow Road while negotiating a curve he hit the shoulder of the road due to a westbound vehicle traveling in the center of the roadway. Giesen didn't get a description of the vehicle. Giesen lost control of the motorcycle. Giesen came to a rest in the ditch. As a result of the accident Giesen received a broken left arm. At the time of the accident Giesen was wearing a helmet. The vehicle was removed by a private individual. No citations were issued.


On 7/31/2018, at around 8:0 5a.m., Brian Reuter, age 31 of Potosi, was driving a Grant County Highway Department dump truck with a sweeper on the front of it on CTH-A near Daily Road. He was sweeping up the road way after being seal coated last week. Larry Dolphin, age 77 from Mineral Point, was driving a 2003 Chevy trailblazer, Danelle Ritchie, age 31 from Cassville was a passenger. The county truck was eastbound driving around 5mph when Dolphin also heading eastbound and because of dust did not see the dump truck and ran into the rear of the truck. All 3 were transported to Southwest hospital to be check out. Assisting at the scene Platteville Fire/Southwest EMS and Humphrey towing from Shullsburg. The crash remains under investigation.


On August 2, 2018 at approximately 5:06 A.M., the Grant County Sheriff's Office was dispatched to a residence on N. Park Street. in the Village of Livingston, for three Husky dogs that attacked and killed a 4H rabbit. A sheriff's deputy responded and located two of the dogs; however, the dogs were unable to be caught. The deputy made contact with the owner of the dogs, Kelvin Curtis, age 27 of Livingston. The deputy informed Mr. Curtis of the incident, which Mr. Curtis and his fiance, searched for the dogs. At approximately 6:10 A.M., two of the dogs returned to the residence on N. Park Street and killed another rabbit and the family cat. The dog owner arrived and caught the dogs and secured them.

As a result of this incident, Mr. Curtis was issued a county ordinance citation for Dogs Running at Large and Vicious Dogs. Mr. Curtis agreed to pay for the damages their dogs caused.

One vehicle crash with minor injuries

On 8-3-18 at approximately 4:00 a.m., Isaac Sutherland, age 17 of Boscobel, was westbound on Old C in Boscobel Township. Isaac was driving a 2005 Mazda owned by Reyes Luna. Isaac fell asleep and the vehicle left the roadway striking an embankment and some trees. The vehicle sustained major damage and Isaac was later transported to the hospital by private vehicle for possible minor injuries. Isaac was cited for inattentive driving and operating without a valid license. Assisting at the scene was Terry's Tire.