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October 21, 2009
Deputies on leave after shooting incident
Two members of the county Emergency Response Unit are on administrative leave after a shooting incident in Hudson early Sunday morning. Sheriff Dennis Hillstead said the two deputies were part of the SWAT team that was called in to assist the Hudson Police Department in a hostage...
News/crime and courts
October 21, 2009 - 1:10pm
October 19, 2009
Update: Local man shot following 7-hour standoff, remains in critical condition
A Hudson father was shot by police early Sunday morning after he threatened his son and three other teens in the family's St. Croix Heights home. Daniel Craig Christenson, 43, 1321 St. Croix Heights, was shot at the end of a seven-hour standoff with authorities as he exited the front...
October 19, 2009 - 11:06am
2009: Armed stand-off ends with police shooting of suspect in Hudson
A six-plus hour stand-off between an armed Hudson man and law enforcement authorities ended badly early Sunday morning when the Daniel Christenson,...
News/crime and courts
October 19, 2009 - 9:01am
September 9, 2009
Rott makes initial court appearance; faces several charges
A man accused of breaking into a home, impersonating a law officer and shooting a couple made an initial appearance in St. Croix County Circuit Court Tuesday afternoon. Justin Glen Rott, 26, Eau Claire, appeared in court via closed circuit television from the jail. Judge Scott R....
News/crime and courts
September 9, 2009 - 9:18am
August 28, 2009
Arrest made in connection with Wilson shooting
The St. Croix Sheriff's Department has made an arrest in the Aug. 1 shooting of Tom and Maria Erickson of Wilson. Justin G. Rott, 26, Eau Claire, is currently in the Eau Claire County Jail on a probation violation charge. Additionally, investigator have located Jessica Christner,...
News/crime and courts
August 28, 2009 - 1:38pm
August 18, 2009
Accused shooter of three brothers dies in Eau Claire hospital
The death toll has risen to four in western Wisconsin. Menomonie police report the man accused of killing three brothers at a birthday party has died. Geu Tou Vang died Monday morning at Luther Midelfort Hospital in Eau Claire. Investigators say the 23-year-old man from St. Paul...
August 18, 2009 - 9:00am
August 3, 2009
Wilson couple OK after shot by man posing as St. Croix County deputy
A western Wisconsin man is hospitalized in good condition, after he and his wife were shot by a man posing as a St. Croix County sheriff's deputy. Officials said the invader demanded money and drugs, and they do not believe it was a random incident. Tom Erickson is at a St. Paul...
August 3, 2009 - 9:00am
May 13, 2009
Wiegand sentenced to 13 years in Minnesota
A former Hudson man was sentenced to 13 years in prison Friday in Washington County (Minn.) Court for a shooting and car-jacking incident in Lake Elmo in 2003. Zachary Wiegand, a 1995 Hudson High School graduate and son of a retired police officer, shot a woman and stole another...
May 13, 2009 - 10:04am
May 7, 2009
Chippewa County man heads to jail for shooting family pets in front of kids
A Chippewa County man who killed six family pets while kids watched will spend nine months in jail. And a judge told Raymond Knez, 34, of Boyd to perform community service for animals. He pleaded no contest to causing mental harm to children. Authorities said Knez got his gun...
May 7, 2009 - 9:00am
February 18, 2009
Chippewa Falls sailor charged with murder
A sailor from Chippewa Falls is charged with second-degree murder in what he calls the accidental shooting death of his girlfriend in Virginia. Darren Mackie, 22, told authorities he was playing with his weapon in his apartment in Newport News last Thursday and he didn't realize...
February 18, 2009 - 9:26am
January 2, 2009
Rice Lake man dead after shooting wife
A Rice Lake area man died, after shooting at his wife early on New Year's Day. Margaret Krohn told authorities that her husband Gerald, 63, fired a shot at her and she hid in a bathroom where she heard another shot. Authorities later found Gerald Krohn dead in his bedroom with...
January 2, 2009 - 9:00am
November 19, 2008
Stevens Point police try to figure out shooting that cause school lockdown
Stevens Point Police are trying to get to the bottom of a shooting incident that left a man hospitalized and a nearby school locked down for a time. A 50-year-old man was shot in the head just after 3 p.m. Tuesday near a park close to Stevens Point Area Senior High School. Police...
November 19, 2008 - 12:00am
October 15, 2008
Arrest update: Suspect is '95 Hudson High School graduate
A Dresser man and 1995 Hudson High School graduate, Zachary Ryan Wiegand, 31, was arrested for a shooting and carjacking in Lake Elmo, Minn.,...
October 15, 2008 - 12:00am
September 22, 2008
Authorities believe homicide occurred in Hudson
Police believe the 19-year-old woman found dead in a car in the parking lot of the St. Croix County Government Center Saturday night was killed there, allegedly by a former boyfriend. Hudson Police Chief Marty Jensen gave reporters some of the details of the investigation his department...
September 22, 2008 - 12:00am
August 4, 2008
Accused Marinette County teen shooter not expected in court
It is not expected that the man accused of killing three teens in northeast Wisconsin to appear in court today (Monday). Marinette County District Attorney Brent DeBord says he's still reviewing preliminary evidence against Scott Johnson, 38, of Kingsford, Mich. Johnson was arrested...
August 4, 2008 - 9:00am