Highway 54 is now back open west of New London after a crash involving a school bus and car.
New London Ambulance / First Responders / Fire were paged around 7:15AM Tuesday Morning. A vehicle rear-ended a bus while the bus was stopped.
Theda-Star Medical Helicopter was called in but no other information is being released on the driver of the vehicle condition.
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More than 60 million people in the United States use Craigslist each month.
The site, along with other online marketplaces, is a popular place to buy and sell items to strangers.
“Here in Wisconsin there’s an uptick in violent activity occurring with Craigslist and other transactions online,” said Michael Lambie, Fox Valley Metro Police Community Support Officer.
The Fox Valley Metro Police Department said it realizes it may be dangerous to do business online. It invites people to its parking lot to make those transactions.
“If we have the capability here to monitor our parking lot 24/7 then it’s something we need to share with our community to let them know that there’s a safe, public place here where they can conduct those transactions,” Lambie said.
The department began promoting its parking lot as a safe transaction location in the past few years.
“We share this message via our Facebook, our Twitter, other social media accounts,” said Lambie.
He said police hear about problems resulting from Craigslist or similar websites each week and said lots of people make transactions in the department’s parking lot. Often times, he said, those people have had problems in the past.
“Once they’re victimized once I think they learn that it’s worth taking the extra step to go the extra mile coming to a local police department,” Lambie said.
Fox Valley Metro Police said if you’re meeting someone from an online ad you should contact your local police department and see if you can meet there. If not, a public place is a good alternative.
Members of the New London Fire Department rescued a teenaged boy at 6:40 p.m. Friday, March 20. According to rescue workers at the scene the boy was trying to cross an ice dam near the Pearl Street dam on the Wolf River when the ice broke. A current carried the the boy downstream toward the Shawano Street bridge where an attempt was made to rescue him by dropping a life jacket on a rope. The current was too fast for the boy to hold onto the life jacket without falling into the river. Rescue workers and neighbors came out on boats and pulled the boy to safety.
A 59-year-old Clintonville man accused of leading officers on a nearly 50 mile chase through three counties remains behind bars on $50,000 cash bond.
Four squad cars were damaged and one officer sustained minor injuries during the chase Tuesday morning. Randall Wilson is charged with first degree recklessly endangering safety, driving a vehicle without the owner’s consent and fleeing an officer. Additionally, he was issued a traffic citations for not having a valid driver’s license.
According to Captain Jim Beggs of the Clintonville Police Department
police responded to the report of vehicle stolen from Steinke Auto in Clintonville around 9:30 a.m. The suspect vehicle was spotted by Marion officers just minutes later. Captain Beggs said the suspect vehicle continued north on Highway 45 leaving the city and heading into Shawano County.
Deputies from Marathon County said officers attempted several times to deploy stop stick deflation devices; however, the said the suspect driver drove around the deployed stop sticks and drove through the median area between eastbound and westbound lanes of State Highway 29.
A pursuit continued as the suspect vehicle headed west on Highway 29 and then north on Highway 51.
Deputies said due to the dangerous driving actions of the fleeing driver, a Marathon County Sheriff’s Detective engaged the fleeing vehicle with his squad vehicle to prevent him from exiting onto Rib Mountain Drive from US-51 where he would have presented an extreme danger to motorists on Rib Mountain Drive.
The chase ended around 10:39 a.m. near County Highway N in Rib Mountain. Investigators said the driver, later identified as Wilson, was the sole occupant of the vehicle.