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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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Over $24,000 Worth of Drugs Taken off the Street

On September 24th the La Crosse Police Department Investigative Staff, La Crosse Police Emergency Response Team, Wisconsin Department of Justice-Division of Criminal Investigation, and the West Central Metropolitan Enforcement Group (MEG), with the help of the La Crosse County Sheriff’s Department Emergency Response Team and Onalaska Police Department, executed search warrants at three separate locations as part […]

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Warrant Leads to Heroin & Hand Guns with Missing Serial #’s

On July 12, 2016 the La Crosse Police Department investigative staff and Emergency Response Team executed search warrants at three separate locations as part of an ongoing drug investigation. The warrants were executed at 1317 Redfield St., 854 Winneshiek Rd. and 929 16th St. South. Investigators over the last 3 weeks developed information of possible drug dealing out […]

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Police Use Internet to Arrest Armed Felon

On June 21st at 6:43 p.m. La Crosse Police Investigators with the La Crosse Police Emergency Response Team executed search warrants at 1128 and 1130 4th St. South in La Crosse. On the prior day, June 20th, Police located Facebook videos showing an individual they recognized as Albert B. Williams III with what appeared to […]

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Major meth dealer out on bond arrested again

On April 11th,2016 the La Crosse Police Department investigative staff and Emergency Response Team executed a search warrant at 720 Oakland St. apartment #38 as part of a drug investigation. During the search of the residence over $20,000.00 cash and 265 grams (over half a pound) of methamphetamine were seized along other items associated with drug dealing.  The estimated […]

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Lt. Avrie Schott Named Outstanding CIT Officer

On Monday night, LCPD Lieutenant Avrie Schott received the Outstanding Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Officer award presented by the Mental Health Coalition of the Greater La Crosse Area at their annual Shining Star Awards ceremony. Lt. Schott was recognized by the Coalition for her dedication to mental health awareness as a CIT member, noting her most recent efforts to […]

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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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CPA Week 2: Squads, Speed Detection, and ERT

This week’s Citizens’ Police Academy covered quite a few topics. First, participants learned what it takes to become a Police Officer with the La Crosse Police Department.  Lt. Troy Nedegaard walked everyone through the education and physical fitness requirements, the recruitment and application process, and the 14-week field training program that new LCPD Officers experience. After this, participants were […]

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Officer Saves Man’s Life During Standoff

Yesterday’s 2 ½-hour standoff with an armed man ended peacefully when negotiators convinced 26-year-old Stephen A. Meeks to drop his knife and surrender to officers. The call to the La Crosse Police Department was received at 12:58pm from the North Side Walgreens at 2626 Rose Street. Officers were dispatched to reports of a naked man […]

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LCPD Receives Life-Saving Vehicle

The City of La Crosse Police Department, along with twelve other municipalities in the State of Wisconsin, recently obtained a Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP, pronounced M-RAP) vehicle through a Federal government program that gives equipment, free of charge, to local municipalities. The MRAP, which had an original price tag of $733,000.00, will further enhance the ability of our Department’s […]

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