Wanted Man Caught in La Crosse
A wanted man, captured. La Crosse police have been looking for Frederick Lomprey IV for weeks. He's suspected of being responsible for several burglaries in the city. Last night, cops spotted Lomprey riding in a car on the northside, stopped the car and then chased Lomprey down when he took off on foot. Among the crimes Lomprey is wanted for are a couple of rip-offs in which he apparently targeted some friends and took their electronic equipment, presumably to pawn for cash.
City Pleas for No Storm Sewer Dumping
Changing the oil and dumping it in the street? Don't do it. The city of La Crosse is warning against dumping into the city's storm sewers. The storm sewers run directly to the river and pollutants go to the Mississippi untreated. Along with obvious prohibitions against dumping oil and other very clearly toxic substances into storm sewers, the city's rules against dumping also include soap of all kinds, human bodily waste, and lawn clippings.
Pet Shop Robbery Suspect Headed To Trial
A La Crosse man pleads 'not guilty' to an attempted holdup at a north-side business...
Michael Wilken will be scheduled for trial, but his attorney says he and the D-A are working on a negotiated plea. Wilken has told police that he wanted money to buy heroin. He's accused of threatening the owner of the Olde Towne North Pet Store with a knife, but the owner chased the robber away by threatening to hit him with a board.
Came To La Crosse To Sell Drugs. Waiting To Be Sentenced.
He admitted he was 'caught red handed' selling drugs in La Crosse...
Now, Jamario McKnight is scheduled to be sentenced this July on drug charges, following a plea hearing yesterday. McKnight and a second man were caught in a police sting in the Copeland Park area. He was charged with delivering cocaine and possessing marijuana. McKnight is from the Chicago area, and told La Crosse cops that he came to western Wisconsin after being told local buyers pay 'good money' for drugs.
Police say Drunk Driver Stopped with Meth Lab Remnants in Car
Police collected a little more than they bargained for during one drunk driving stop in La Crosse this week-end. Cops stopped 26 year-old Kenneth Fish at about three in the morning on Saturday. They say he was driving under the influence but also toting remnants of a rolling "shake and bake" meth lab in the back seat. There were bottles and bags and ingredients and a Coleman fuel canister. Cops collected the stuff and delivered Fish to the hospital, and then gave his clothes to the Hazmat team. Fish denied the stuff was his and said he was heading to Shopko to toss it all in a dumpster.