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New Scam Targets Xcel Energy Customers

La Crosse Police have taken a couple reports on another telephone scam. This one targets customers of Xcel Energy. We have received two reports from people who have received calls from someone purporting to be with the utility, stating that their account is past due and that if they don’t pay up immediately through Green […]

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LCPD Arranges for Department-Wide Training

The La Crosse Police Department is pleased to announce a department-wide training which will occur this Friday morning, March 27th.  Vanessa Roberts, a Nationally known presenter and self-titled “artivist” (artist, activist, and academic), will be providing all LCPD members with the training titled, Decoding Difference – Moving From Intent to Impact. Earlier this year, the […]

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La Crosse Police ERT Negotiator Saves Life

On Saturday, March 21st at 5:26PM, La Crosse Police Officers were dispatched to Grandad Bluff for a report of a suicidal subject (23-year-old male) standing on the edge of the cliff, threatening to jump.  After a brief search, Officers made contact with the subject and attempted to talk him away from the ledge. Around 6:30PM, LCPD Emergency Response […]

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2015 Bike Barn Open Hours

The Police Impound Building, also known as the “Bike Barn”, is open to the public the first Wednesday of each month from 4:30-6:00PM starting in April. During open hours, citizens are able to come to look for their lost or stolen bike. 2015 Bike Barn Dates April 1st May 6th June 3rd July 1st August […]

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Body recovered from Mississippi River Identified

On Friday, March 13th at 8:01am, The La Crosse Police and Fire Departments and the La Crosse Dive Unit responded to the report of a body floating in the Mississippi River in front of the River Side Center in downtown La Crosse. The La Crosse Fire Department recovered the body from the Mississippi River. Investigators […]

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Sex Offender Release Information Bulletin: John M. Bjerkaas

Contact Person: Sgt. Randy Rank (608) 789-7240 The La Crosse Police Department is releasing the following information pursuant to Wisconsin Statutes 301.46 which authorizes law enforcement agencies to inform the public of a sex offender’s release from prison, or a secure treatment facility, when they believe that the release of information will enhance public safety […]

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Responsible Beverage Server Training Announced

The La Crosse Police Department, together with the La Crosse County Health Department, Changing the Culture of Risky Drinking Behavior Coalition, and Coulee Council on Addictions, are co-sponsoring several FREE Responsible Beverage Server Training sessions throughout this year. The main purpose of the Responsible Beverage Server Training is to help servers and staff create a safe and responsible […]

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Dittman and Fitzgerald

LCPD Investigators Praised for Quick Arrest of Bank Robbery Suspect

Detective Sergeant Andrew Dittman and Investigator Ryan Fitzgerald of the La Crosse Police Department received a thank you from the Onalaska Police Chief for their work in locating and arresting suspected bank robber Jonathan L. Smith.  Smith is accused of robbing the Community Credit Union in Onalaska on February 27th. A search for the suspect by […]

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High Visibility Traffic Safety Enforcement

On Saturday, March 14th, the La Crosse Police Department, along with other agencies in La Crosse County, will be deploying extra officers as part of the La Crosse County Traffic Safety Task Force initiative. The officers will be looking for OWI, Speed, Seatbelt, and other traffic safety violations.  They will also deploy on Tuesday, March 17th […]

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NRO Drug Arrest Seizure

Neighborhood Response Team Arrests Suspected Dealer

On Wednesday, February 25th, the La Crosse Police Neighborhood Response Officers were conducting surveillance in response to neighborhood complaints about illegal drug activity in the 1400 block of Caledonia Street.  Officers observed suspicious activity behind 1417 Caledonia Street and further investigation led officers into obtaining a search warrant for this residence.  Officers seized 611 grams […]

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