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  • Sheriff's Office | Thu Jul 2nd, 2015 | READ MORE...

    Sheriff Chip Meister would like to remind citizens of which fireworks are legal and which are illegal. Fireworks that are legal without a permit are sparklers not exceeding 36 inches in length, stationary cones and fountains, toy snakes, smoke bombs, caps, noisemakers, confetti poppers with less than ¼ grain of explosive mixture, and novelty devices that spin or move on the ground. These are the only kind of fireworks that a person may use or possess without a permit.

  • Sheriff's Office | Thu Jul 2nd, 2015 | READ MORE...

    We wish everyone a safe and happy 4th of July weekend! Enjoy the weather. It's going to be beautiful.

    Our lobby will be closed on Friday, July 3rd, in observance of the holiday. We will not be able to assist with any vehicle registrations or title work. We will still have visitation Friday, Saturday and Sunday mornings though.

  • Highway | Wed Jul 1st, 2015 | READ MORE...

    Construction on County Trunk Highway (CTH) H to start July 7, 2015

  • Sheriff's Office | Mon Jun 29th, 2015 | READ MORE...

    Sauk County Sheriff’s Department

    Special News Release

    June 29, 2015

     

    On June 28, 2015 at 3:53 pm, the Sauk County Sheriff’s Department received a 911 emergency call for a traffic accident involving a motorhome and an Amish horse buggy on STH 154 north of Hillpoint in the Town of Washington. 

  • Aging and Disability Resource Center | Tue Jun 16th, 2015 | READ MORE...

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Contact:    Susan Blodgett, Director
                     Aging & Disability Resource Center of Eagle Country – Baraboo/Sauk County
                    (608) 355-4450
                     sblodgett@co.sauk.wi.us

    ADRC TO HOLD RETIREMENT WORKSHOP JULY 1

  • Sheriff's Office | Sat Jun 13th, 2015 | READ MORE...
    Sauk County Wisconsin Official Website

    On Monday, May 11th, 2015, the Sauk County Sheriffs Office began an investigation into the disappearance of Nicholas P. Moen, who had went missing after a work related disciplinary matter. In the early stages of the investigation, numerous attempts to locate Mr. Moen were unsuccessful. Sauk County Detectives, working closely with Mr. Moens family, believed that contact had been made via social media with Mr. Moen, but that could not be verified until personal contact was made, and Mr. Moens well being was confirmed.

  • Sheriff's Office | Fri Jun 12th, 2015 | READ MORE...

     

    UPDATED RELEASE ON FOUND CHILD

     

    On June 11, 2015 the Sauk County Sheriff’s Office, Baraboo Police Department, and Columbia County Department of Human Services began an investigation into a two year old being found at a construction site a short distance from his home.

    Investigators are continuing to conduct interviews and analyze evidence in an attempt to determine how and why the child ended up at the construction site; however, a stranger abduction is not suspected in this case.

  • Sheriff's Office | Thu Jun 11th, 2015 | READ MORE...

    PRESS RELEASE

                           CONTACT:        Baraboo Police

                            Chief of Police Mark Schauf

  • Sheriff's Office | Thu Jun 11th, 2015 | READ MORE...

    On June 11, 2015 at approximately 6:35am the Sauk County Communications Center was notified of a toddler located at a construction site at the intersection of Hatchery Road and Commerce Avenue in the City of Baraboo.  Baraboo Ambulance, Baraboo Police, and Sauk County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to the scene.

    When construction workers arrived at the site they could hear what sounded like a child crying.  An approximate 2 year old male was found, alert and conscious, inside a 4 foot by 4 foot concrete hole.  The hole was covered with a barrier tarp.

  • Sheriff's Office | Wed Jun 3rd, 2015 | READ MORE...
    Sauk County Wisconsin Official Website

    Press Release

       On Monday, June 1st, 2015, at 8:28 pm, the Sauk County Communications Center received a report of two potentially deceased persons outside a residence on County Highway G in the Township of Woodland.

       Sauk County Sheriffs Deputies, along with Wonewoc Fire Department and Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene where they located Richard Maurer, 55, and Diane Rogers, 51, both of Rural Wonewoc, deceased outside their home.

  • Conservation, Planning and Zoning | Tue Jun 2nd, 2015 | READ MORE...
    Sauk County Wisconsin Official Website

    AG PLASTICS/BOAT WRAP RECYCLING
    FOR SAUK COUNTY RESIDENTS

    Recycle your silage bags, bunker covers, net wrap, bale wrap, plastic feed bags*, hoop film*, and boat shrink wrap* for FREE! Bring them in supersacks or loose to the Sauk County Highway Shop (620 STH 136, West Baraboo) from 10 a.m.-noon on Wednesday, June 24, 2015

    Sauk County Highway Shop
    will accept used waste motor oil!

  • Land Conservation | Tue Jun 2nd, 2015 | READ MORE...
    Sauk County Wisconsin Official Website

    AG PLASTICS/BOAT WRAP RECYCLING
    FOR SAUK COUNTY RESIDENTS

    Recycle your silage bags, bunker covers, net wrap, bale wrap, plastic feed bags*, hoop film*, and boat shrink wrap* for FREE! Bring them in supersacks or loose to the Sauk County Highway Shop (620 STH 136, West Baraboo) from 10 a.m.-noon on Wednesday, June 24, 2015

    Sauk County Highway Shop
    will accept used waste motor oil!

  • Sheriff's Office | Fri May 29th, 2015 | READ MORE...
    Sauk County Wisconsin Official Website

    LIFE SAVING AWARDS

    May 29, 2015

    Recently Sauk County Sheriff Chip Meister awarded Deputy Chad Fiske a Lifesaving award for his actions while on duty.

    Deputy Fiske received the award for the following action:

  • Sheriff's Office | Fri May 29th, 2015 | READ MORE...
    Sauk County Wisconsin Official Website

    LIFE SAVING AWARDS

    May 29, 2015

     

    Sauk County Sheriff Chip Meister awarded  Lt. Terry Spencer a Lifesaving award for his actions while on duty.

    Lt. Terry Spencer was awarded for the following action:

  • Sheriff's Office | Thu May 28th, 2015 | READ MORE...

    News Release

     

       The Sauk County Sheriff’s Office wants the public to be aware of some individuals possibly looking to commit thefts or scams in the area.

  • Conservation, Planning and Zoning | Thu May 21st, 2015 | READ MORE...

    Safely Dispose of Hazardous Wastes

    Sauk County is hosting another “Clean Sweep” event on Saturday, June 6, from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the former Sauk County landfill located at E8795 Evergreen Lane, Baraboo.  Clean Sweep is an opportunity for homeowners, agricultural enterprises, and businesses to dispose of hazardous products/items that pose an environmental risk.

    Sauk County households will be able to dispose of the following items at no charge:

  • Sheriff's Office | Thu May 21st, 2015 | READ MORE...
    Sauk County Wisconsin Official Website

    On Monday, May 11th, 2015, the Sauk County Sheriff's Office was requested to conduct a welfare check in the Village of West Baraboo on 30 year old Nicholas P. Moen, after a disciplinary action at his workplace in the Village of Lake Delton. Attempts to contact Mr. Moen were not successful on that date. Additional attempts to locate and make contact with Mr.Moen since that date have been unsuccessful, and it is believed that he has not returned to his apartment since May 11th. Investigation at Mr.

  • Sheriff's Office | Mon May 18th, 2015 | READ MORE...

    Sauk County Sheriff’s Office to mobilize for Click It or Ticket

    safety belt enforcement from May 18 to 31

     

    The Sauk County Sheriff’s Office will mobilize along with hundreds of other law enforcement agencies throughout Wisconsin for the annual Click It or Ticket safety belt enforcement campaign from May 18 to 31.

  • Sheriff's Office | Sat May 16th, 2015 | READ MORE...

                                                                 

  • Sheriff's Office | Fri May 15th, 2015 | READ MORE...

    On May 14, 2015 at 2:05 P.M. the Sauk County Sheriff’s Office responded to a single vehicle crash on USH 12 in the Town Of Sumpter.

  • Sheriff's Office | Tue May 12th, 2015 | READ MORE...
    Sauk County Wisconsin Official Website

    Joint Press Release with the Reedsburg Police Department

       On May 1st, 2015, the Sauk County Sheriffs Office investigated the theft of a 2003 Polaris Sportsman 90cc youth ATV from a residence just north of the City of Reedsburg. That ATV was yellow in color, and was first noticed missing on April 18th.

  • Sheriff's Office | Thu May 7th, 2015 | READ MORE...
    Sauk County Wisconsin Official Website

    NEWS RELEASE

    On February 24th, 2015 at 12:05 AM, in the Town of Sumpter, Sauk County, a traffic stop was conducted on a vehicle in which the Driver was arrested for 5th offense Operating a Motor Vehicle while Intoxicated. RYAN W. FRANKLIN, 29, of Madison, WI., was a passenger in the vehicle and was arrested for a probation violation. Both men were transported to and incarcerated in the Sauk County Jail.

  • Sheriff's Office | Thu Apr 30th, 2015 | READ MORE...

    April 30, 2015

    SPECIAL NEWS RELEASE

     

    The 2015 Respect for Law Day observance in Sauk County has been scheduled for Monday May 11, 2015 beginning at 8:30am.  The annual event will be held on the Broadway Street side of the Historic Courthouse by the Memorial area.

  • Sheriff's Office | Wed Apr 29th, 2015 | READ MORE...
    Sauk County Wisconsin Official Website

    News Release

    On April 29, 2015, Sauk County Sheriffs Detectives arrested Eddie W. Hatfield age 27 of LaValle, WI on two counts of Burglary, for burglaries that occurred in the Village of LaValle on April 17th and April 19th, 2015.

    In those Burglaries, various power tools and yard care equipment were stolen, some of which were later located at various pawn shops. It is suspected that other suspects were involved and other property may be recovered as this investigation continues.

  • Aging and Disability Resource Center | Fri Apr 24th, 2015 | READ MORE...
    Sauk County Wisconsin Official Website

     

     

     

    Contact:          Cassidy Walsh, Health Educator
                           Sauk County Health Department
                           (608) 355-4315
                           cwalsh@co.sauk.wi.us