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Spike in Gun Calls and Gun Crimes Continues

Over the past several years the La Crosse Police Department has taken notice of an alarming trend – more gun calls and crimes with guns. We have implored other institutions within the criminal justice system to take notice as well and send a message that gun crimes will not be tolerated in our community. 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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LCPD Recognizes 2018 Award Recipients

Last evening, May 16th, Chief Ron Tischer and members of the La Crosse Police Awards/Recognition Committee recognized Officers and community members for their extraordinary efforts in law enforcement, community service, and making La Crosse a safer place to live. We are pleased to announce the following individuals who received awards this year: Officer Andrew Adey and […]

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2018 Police Week Events

Each year, law enforcement agencies throughout the United States participate in National Police Week.  As a tribute to fallen officers and their families, President John F. Kennedy proclaimed May 15th as Peace Officers Memorial Day.  The week in which May 15th falls is known as Police Week.  This year, National Police Week will occur May 13th – 19th, […]

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State Police Organization Recognizes La Crosse Officers

Chief Tischer would like to congratulate Officers Andrew Adey and Stephen Hughes, as well as La Crosse County Dispatcher Jason Allen, for being recognized at the Wisconsin Professional Police Association’s (WPPA) 2018 Award Banquet.  These three individuals played a vital role in the safe conclusion of a critical incident this past August. Below is the […]

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