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School in Darlington put on soft lockdown while police search for suspect in domestic incident

DARLINGTON, Wis. — A school in Darlington was put on a soft lockdown Friday while police searched for a man wanted in connection with a domestic incident involving a knife, the Darlington Police Department said. Darlington Police Chief Jason King said officers responded to the domestic incident on Wells Street around 11:05 a.m. By the time officers arrived, the man...
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Lafayette County Man Arrested For Disorderly Conduct

Deputies with the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department responded to Lancaster Road in Darlington Township for a disorderly conduct complaint just after 12noon Wednesday. According to a release, 69 year old Thomas Ellefson of Darlington was arrested for Disorderly Conduct. Ellefson was taken to the Lafayette County Jail where he was booked and released.
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COVID-19 Reports From Past Week

Four more COVID-19-related deaths were reported in the area from May 11th to Wednesday. During the seven-day period, two more COVID-19-related deaths were reported in Dubuque County, as well as one more each in Clayton County in Iowa, and Lafayette County in Wisconsin. There now have been three related deaths in Dubuque County in the past two weeks after no such deaths were reported for seven straight weeks. There were seven people with COVID-19 hospitalized Wednesday at UnityPoint Health-Finley Hospital and MercyOne Dubuque Medical Center, one fewer than one week earlier.
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Noise Complaint Results in Arrest of Gratiot Man

A deputy with the Lafayette County Sheriff’s department responded to Main Street in the Village of Gratiot for a noise complaint Tuesday just after 5pm. As a result, 36 year old Jon Simmons of Gratiot was arrested on four valid Lafayette County arrest warrants. Simmons was taken to the Lafayette County Jail where he remains in custody.
GRATIOT, WI
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Suspect arrested after hours-long search in Lafayette Co.

MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - An Iowa man was captured and arrested last week after an hours long search that began with a domestic disturbance at a Darlington mini mart. According to the Darlington Police Department, its officers were called to the mini mart around 7 a.m. on Tuesday after reports about a disturbance involving the 52-year-old suspect, a woman, and a child.
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Iowa man charged for Darlington incident

A northeast Iowa man is facing multiple charges following an incident in Darlington last week. Police say officers were called around 7am on May 3rd to Darlington Mini Mart for a domestic disturbance. According to a report, the disturbance involved 52-year-old Judd Frazier of Lansing, along with a woman and child. Frazier fled on foot before police arrived. A Lafayette County Sheriff’s Deputy found Frazier in a residential area, but he ran into a wooded area and evaded capture. A search was conducted by multiple agencies, and Frazier was eventually located and arrested around 3:30p that afternoon in northern Lafayette County. Frazier has been charged with disorderly conduct, reckless endangerment, operating a motor vehicle while revoked, operating a motor vehicle without an ignition interlock device, bail jumping, and resisting law enforcement.
DARLINGTON, WI
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Lafayette County Arrest

Lafayette County authorities arrested a Verona woman Saturday night for drunk driving. According to a sheriff’s report, a deputy responded to a traffic complaint along Highway 151 near Mineral Point. Following an investigation, 59-year-old Rachel Stampfli was arrested for her 2nd-offense of operating while intoxicated. Stampfli was taken to the Lafayette County Jail where she was booked on her charges and remains in custody. Mineral Point Police assisted at the scene.
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Highway 78 Still Closed

A section of Highway 78 in eastern Lafayette County will remain closed for longer than anticipated. According to an update from the project leader, the highway between Argyle and Blanchardville is going to be closed until 6am Tuesday (5/10). DOT officials say recent weather and work delays are the reason for the additional closure time. Starting at 6am May 10th, traffic on that part of Highway 78 will return to a single lane with flagging operations during daylight working hours. The road-work is expected to be done by June 17th.
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Janesville Man Arrested in Lafayette County

A deputy with the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department responded to Highway 11 in Wayne Township Friday around 7:45pm for a traffic complaint of an erratic driver. As a result, 32 year old Joshua Binkley of Janesville was arrested for Operating while Intoxicated, and Possession of THC. Binkley was later released to a responsible party.
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Woman Arrested On 3rd OWI Charge in Lafayette County

A woman from Darlington is facing charges for a 3rd offense of Operating While Intoxicated. A deputy with the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department responded to County Highway F in Seymour Township for a welfare check just after 4pm Sunday. As a result, 57 year old Kathy Thuli of Darlington, was arrested for Operating While Intoxicated – 3rd Offense. Thuli was taken to the Lafayette County Jail where she was booked and later released to a responsible party. Lafayette County EMS and Darlington Police Department assisted at the scene.
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Two Northwest Illinois Drivers Injured in Crash

Authorities say two people were injured in a two-vehicle crash Friday in Lafayette County. 43 year old Tonya Borman of Apple River, Illinois was taken by private vehicle, and 51 year old Jeffrey Kopp of Warren, Illinois was taken by ambulance to a hospital for treatment of their injuries. According to the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department, Borman was traveling on County Highway W in Monticello Township Friday around 6:30am when she failed to yield the right of way and her vehicle struck Kopp’s vehicle, causing both vehicles to leave the roadway and roll over. Borman was cited with failure to yield the right of way.
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