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La Crosse Police Investigate Hate Crime

On February 6, the La Crosse Police Department responded to a vandalism complaint on the city’s South Side. Officers found a racist message left in graffiti on the side of a business property owned by a resident. The La Crosse Police Department is investigating this hate crime and searching for the suspect(s). Investigators need the […]

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LCPD Updates Incidents from January 30 2019

This press release will serve as an update for two incidents that occurred on 01/30/2019. Fatality Crash 2400 Hauser Street: On 01/30/2019 at approximately 7:11AM, Officers were dispatched to the 2400 block of Hauser Street, reference a car crash. Dispatch advised that employees from Alter Scrap had called saying there was an unoccupied van down […]

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Death Investigation Ongoing

This morning at 2:01 am the La Crosse Police received a report of a stabbing and the victim of the stabbing was being driven to a local hospital at the time. Officers responded to the hospital where Virgil R. Stewart (DOB 08/21/1976 of La Crosse) was being treated for a life threatening stab wound to the […]

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Busy Weekend for La Crosse Police

This past weekend proved to be a busy one for La Crosse Police. Below are a couple of the incidents our Officers addressed. On Friday, December 14th, 2018 at 9:27PM, Officers were dispatched to 3643 Mormon Coulee Road for a car versus pedestrian injury crash. A Ford Taurus driven by Brianna Allen was northbound in […]

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ONE CHARGED IN THE ERIN SOMVILAI HOMICIDE INVESTIGATION

Today, the La Crosse Police Department along with the La Crosse County District Attorney’s Office announces that Erik J. Sackett (DOB 11-25-1979) of La Crosse is being charge with First Degree Intentional Homicide as part of the Erin Somvilai investigation. On June 4th La Crosse Police had received a complaint that Erin Somvilai had not […]

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Felon in Possession of Firearm Arrests After K9 Alert – Drugs, Gun and Money Seized:

On August 4th at about 3:00 pm La Crosse Police responded to a suspicious activity of possible drug dealing in the area of 1931 Victory St. involving a black Cadillac. Responding officers did locate the black Cadillac which was now being driven; however, it had a license plate registered to a Town & Country van.  […]

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One In Custody Following Downtown Shooting

At 12:18 am on August 5th the La Crosse Police responded to the area of 3rd and Main St for a report of a shooting.  Initial reports from witnesses indicated that a disturbance among several people started in the mid-block of 100 South 3rd.  The people involved began walking north on 3rd St. and shots […]

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Shooting Investigation

The La Crosse Police are currently investigating a shooting which occurred in the downtown area in the early morning hours of August 5th.  Police received reports of shots fired in the area of 3rd and Main St.  A short time later 2 separate individuals came into a local hospital with non-life threatening gun shot wounds. […]

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National Night Out

Tuesday, August 7th marks the 35th National Night Out and the 21st Annual celebration here in La Crosse! National Night Out (NNO) is an annual event in which Neighborhood Watch groups get together across the nation in the form of local block parties, cookouts, and youth programs. The NNO campaign involves citizens, law enforcement agencies, […]

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UPDATE ERIN BUSHEK-ACTIVE HOMICIDE INVESTIGATION

On June 17th, 2018 the body of Erin Bushek (Somvilai) was recovered from Runge Hollow Lake, located in Vernon County. In the morning hours a fisherman called Law Enforcement upon the discovery. The La Crosse Police Department and Vernon County Sheriff’s Department arrived and proceeded with a homicide investigation. The recovery of Erin and the […]

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