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Robbery at Holy Smokes

On 02/16/2017, at 7:53 PM the store Holy Smokes, located at 1103 Rose Street, was robbed at gun point.  The suspect entered the store and pointed a handgun at the employees demanding money.  The suspect was described as a white male with a medium build wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt, jeans and black ski style […]

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La Crosse Police remember former member Scott Von Lanken

The La Crosse Police Department is saddened by the news of the senseless violence that took the life of a former La Crosse Police Officer Scott Von Lanken (see news  story link below). Scott worked for the La Crosse Police Department as a Civil Service Employee in 1978 and then was hired as an Officer […]

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There’s an App for that! Tips can be reported using P3 App

LA CROSSE AREA CRIME STOPPERS PARTNERS WITH ANDERSON SOFTWARE TO COUNTER CRIME AND BUILD A STRONGER COMMUNITY. New technology optimizes the tip submission experience and effectiveness. La Crosse, WI (February 2, 2017) – La Crosse Area Crime Stoppers is proud to announce that they have recently partnered with the Texas-based company, Anderson Software, to provide […]

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UPDATE: Single Vehicle Accident

La Crosse Police along with the La Crosse Fire Department and the La Crosse County Dive Rescue have searched the waters of Swift Creek and the shoreline extensively for the operator of the vehicle that was found in Swift Creek in the early morning hours of today. In addition, La Crosse Police Investigators have done […]

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La Crosse Police Investigate a Single Vehicle Accident

La Crosse Police are currently investigating a single vehicle accident that occurred on Norplex Dr. just south of Jackson St. At 1:47 am La Crosse Police received a call indicating there was a small car on the ice of Swift Creek in the area of 200 Jackson St.  Upon arrival officers discovered there was a […]

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Barricaded Subject on Farnam Street

On January 26th at 5:22 PM, the La Crosse Police Department was dispatched to a welfare check at 2608 Farnam Street in La Crosse.  The caller told law enforcement she found the subject unresponsive when she arrived home.  The subject was later identified as Louis W. Steele (DOB 9-10-84).  The caller stated, upon making contact […]

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Officer Involved Shooting Video Released

After a delay due to the ongoing investigation and coordination with the multiple agencies involved, the La Crosse Sheriff’s Office and La Crosse Police Department are releasing squad video of the officer involved shooting that occurred on Hwy 16 on December 30th.  Below is an explanation and summary of the La Crosse Officer’s squad car […]

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Traffic Fatality

On 01/06/2017 at 4:01 a.m. officers responded to a one vehicle crash, which a passerby had spotted off the road at 2400 Gillette Street. Upon arrival, officers found that one vehicle with a male driver had left the roadway and struck a tree down an embankment while traveling eastbound at 2400 Gillette Street. It appears […]

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LCPD to Open Emergency Warming Shelter

Due to the dangerously cold weather, the La Crosse Police Department will open the Community Center portion of Police Station #2 (713 Saint James Street) as an emergency warming shelter.  The shelter will be open tonight, Friday, and Saturday nights from 7:00PM through 8:00AM the next day and will be staffed by police personnel.

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Officer Involved Shooting

On Friday, December 30th at approximately 9:20 PM the La Crosse County Sheriff’s Department was looking for a suspect from an incident reported earlier in the evening.  A Sheriff’s Deputy located the suspect’s vehicle and conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle near N3075 State Highway 16 in La Crosse, WI. The suspect refused to […]

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