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  • Sheriff's Office | Wed May 18th, 2016 | READ MORE...

    On May 17, 2016 at approximately 8:07 pm the Sauk County Communication Center was notified of a possible house fire/explosion on West Maple Street in the Village of Lime Ridge.  It was reported that a 50 year old man was injured in the explosion and suffered burns to his hands, chest and face.  The investigation revealed that the man was attempting to light some sort of propane heater in the basement of the house after the pilot light had gone out.  Gas had leaked from the heater and pooled in the basement and had ignited causing the explosion.

  • Sheriff's Office | Tue May 17th, 2016 | READ MORE...

    2016 CLICK IT OR TICKETBorder to Border”

    As motorists take to the roads this Memorial Day holiday, the Sauk County Sheriff’s Office are urging everyone to buckle up.   Beginning May 23, 2016, law enforcement officials will be out in full force, taking part in the 2016 national Click It or Ticket seat belt enforcement mobilization and cracking down on motorists who are not belted.

  • Sheriff's Office | Wed May 11th, 2016 | READ MORE...
    Sauk County Wisconsin Official Website

    The Sauk County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in locating Samantha Jo Verhein, age 25, from West Baraboo.  Samantha is 5’02” and weighs 120 lbs. She has blue eyes and blonde shoulder length hair. 

    Samantha was last seen May 8, 2016 at her residence. She was wearing gray yoga pants, a white t-shirt with a pink leopard print and a white Columbia fleece jacket.

    Samantha stated she was going to go to Wisconsin Dells with a friend. She has not been seen or heard from since that time.

  • Sheriff's Office | Wed May 11th, 2016 | READ MORE...

    A federal grand jury in the Western District of Wisconsin, sitting in Madison, returned the following indictment today. 

  • Sheriff's Office | Wed May 11th, 2016 | READ MORE...

    A federal grand jury in the Western District of Wisconsin, sitting in Madison, returned the following indictment today. 

  • Sheriff's Office | Wed May 4th, 2016 | READ MORE...

    On May 4, 2016, the Sauk County District Attorney’s Office filed charges on Zachary T. Hays, age 20, of West Allis for one count of First Degree Intentional Homicide and three counts of First Degree Recklessly Endangering Safety.  This was a result of a shooting incident that occurred on I90/94 near the Wisconsin Dells/Lake Delton area on May 1, 2016.

     

    First Degree Intentional Homicide is a Class A Felony and upon conviction, Hays shall be sentenced to imprisonment for life.

     

  • Sheriff's Office | Tue May 3rd, 2016 | READ MORE...

    May 3, 2016

     

    SPECIAL NEWS RELEASE

     

    The 2016 Respect for Law Day observance in Sauk County has been scheduled for Monday

    May 9, 2016 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 | Tue May 3rd, 2016 | READ MORE...

         Please allow me to extend to you an invitation to attend the Sauk County Law Enforcement Memorial Day observance on Monday May 9, 2016 at the Courthouse in Baraboo Wisconsin.

     

         This years ceremony will start in front of the Memorial on the West side of the Sauk County Courthouse promptly at 8:30 A.M.  There will be a short presentation and brief speeches at the Memorial and then the guests and public will be invited to a meeting room in the County Board Room of the West Square Building for refreshments.

  • Sheriff's Office | Tue May 3rd, 2016 | READ MORE...

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  • Sheriff's Office | Mon May 2nd, 2016 | READ MORE...

    The below statement regarding the active investigation of the drive by shooting on interstate 90/94 on May 1, 2016 was given by Sheriff Chip Meister during the press conference on May 2, 2016.

     

  • Sheriff's Office | Sun May 1st, 2016 | READ MORE...

    Sunday, May 1, 2016 – The Wisconsin Department of Justice, Division of Criminal Investigation is assisting multiple la

  • Sheriff's Office | Tue Apr 26th, 2016 | READ MORE...

    UPDATED NEWS RELEASE

    On April 19, 2016 the Sauk County Sheriff’s Office investigated a traffic crash on STH 33 in the Town of Greenfield that injured five people.

  • Sheriff's Office | Tue Apr 19th, 2016 | READ MORE...
    Sauk County Wisconsin Official Website

    The Sauk County Sheriff’s Office, in cooperation with the Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ), The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and The P2D2 Program, will coordinate a Prescription Drug Take-Back initiative on Saturday, April 30th from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm at the front lobby of the Sauk County Sheriff’s Office located at 1300 Lange Crt., Baraboo, WI.

  • Sheriff's Office | Tue Apr 19th, 2016 | READ MORE...

    On April 19, 2016 at 6:55 A.M. the Sauk County Sheriff’s Office responded to a single vehicle crash on STH 33 in the Town Of Greenfield.

  • Sheriff's Office | Mon Apr 18th, 2016 | READ MORE...
    Sauk County Wisconsin Official Website

    On Sunday, April 17th, 2016, the Sauk County Sheriffs Office was made aware of two residential burglaries and one attempted residential burglary that had occurred in the Township of Woodland in the Northwest portion of Sauk County.

  • Emergency Management, Buildings, and Safety | Wed Apr 13th, 2016 | READ MORE...

    The East Entrance to the Historic Courthouse will be closed starting Wednesday, April 12th, 2016. This entrance will remain closed until further notice as the “porch” and steps area are repaired/refurbished. The entrances to the Courthouse on 3rd Ave, Broadway, and 4th Ave will remain open as normal. We apologize for the inconvenience.

    If you have questions or concerns regarding the closure of this entrance, please contact The Emergency Management, Buildings & Safety Department at 608-355-3200.

  • Sheriff's Office | Mon Apr 11th, 2016 | READ MORE...

    On Saturday, April 9th, 2016 at 4:30pm the Sauk County Communications Center received a call regarding a three vehicle crash with subjects trapped on STH 33 west of Wilkinson Road in the Town of LaValle.  Deputies responded and were able to make a preliminary determination that a 2007 Honda Odyssey was traveling east on STH 33 when it crossed the centerline and sideswiped a 2011 Ford Explorer that was traveling west on STH 33.  After striking the Ford, the Honda then collided nearly head-on with a 2011 Toyota Corolla that was also traveling west on STH 33 behind the Ford. 

  • Sheriff's Office | Fri Apr 1st, 2016 | READ MORE...

    NEWS RELEASE – MISSING PERSON

    April 1, 2016

     

  • Conservation, Planning and Zoning | Tue Mar 29th, 2016 | READ MORE...

    Sauk County is hosting “Clean Sweep” events on Saturday, June 4th and October 1st, 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:

  • Sauk County Development Corporation | Tue Mar 22nd, 2016 | READ MORE...

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Contact: Keri Olson, Organizational Facilitator, Sauk County Development Corporation

    (608) 393-7419; kerijolson@gmail.com

     

    SAUK COUNTY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION REORGANIZES

     

  • UW Extension | Tue Mar 22nd, 2016 | READ MORE...
    Sauk County Wisconsin Official Website

    The Sauk County Institute of Leadership (SCIL) is accepting applications.

  • Sheriff's Office | Wed Mar 16th, 2016 | READ MORE...
    Sauk County Wisconsin Official Website

    On Tuesday, March 15th, 2016 at 1:07pm, the Sauk County Communications Center received reports of smoke coming from the roof vents of the “Bare Necessities” grocery store in LaValle, WI.

  • Conservation, Planning and Zoning | Tue Mar 15th, 2016 | READ MORE...

    Driftless Area Land Conservancy Seeks National Seal of Excellence

    Public Comment Period

    “Excellence requires passion, focused effort and a belief that we’re making a difference in people’s lives,” shared David Clutter, executive director of Driftless Area Land Conservancy… “and it’s exciting to let folks know, particularly the landowners and local communities we serve, that we’re seeking a seal of excellence through a national accreditation process.”

  • Health Care Center | Mon Mar 14th, 2016 | READ MORE...