3 Hurt In Truck Rollover
3 people in Monroe County escaped serious injury today after a car they were riding in swerved to avoid a deer. The crash occurred just after 11 this morning on Basswood Road west of State Highway 27 in the township of Little Falls.
A pickup truck driven by 20 year old Jonathan Koresh of rural Sparta swerved to miss a deer in the road.......the truck veered off the right side of the road.....spun around.....crossed the road and into a ditch where it rolled one time.
Koresh sustained non-life threatening injuries and was taken to a La Crosse Hospital. Two passengers in the vehicle.....22 year old Daniel Laxton and 18 year old Stephen Becker, both of Sparta, received non-life threatening injuries. Laxton was transported to Mayo Clinic Health System in Sparta. Becker was not medically transported.
Man Dies In Industrial Plant Accident
A Monroe County Man is dead after being involved in an industrial accident which happened this morning just before 10.
The accident happened at the Valley Pride Packing Plant in Norwalk. The man was taken to Mayo Clinic Health System in Sparta first by the Wilton Ambulance Service with an emergency intercept by the Sparta Area Ambulance Service for advanced emergency life support. He was pronounced dead at the hospital.
His name is being withheld pending notification of family. The Monroe County Sheriff’s Department along with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration are investigating
Sex Offender To Be Released
Lacrosse Police say a convicted sex offender is about to be released from prison. 31 year old Troy Baker will live at the Attic Correctional Center on Rose street come Saturday.
He had been convicted of sexually assaulting a 15 year old girl over a one year period and also a 12 year old girl. Baker was also convicted of threats and providing a minor with alcohol.
Baker can have no contact with minors, bars, he must abide by sexual offender rules...and will be placed on the sex offender registtry for life.
Strange Sparta Guy
A strange night for Onalaska Police last night. Seems as though 25 year old Martin Cooper of Sparta walked into Northern Hills Elementary where he grabbed the janitor, pulled her into a closet and put his hands on her hips. The janitor was able to get away from Cooper and called police. While Onalaska police were searching the area for Cooper, another call came from a resident advising that a man had walked into their house......sat down on a couch......put his arm around a female that was sitting on the couch and pulled her closer. He then left the house.
While still searching for Cooper, another call was received from a business on Riders Club reporting a suspicious male. Officers located the subject, determined it was the same person from the previous two calls and arrested Cooper.
He was arrested on two counts of disorderly conduct and one count of trespassing and taken to the La Crosse County Jail where he was booked on the three charges. Cooper, who is also on probation, had a probation hold placed on him.
Name Released In Packing Plant Death
Monroe County has released the name of the man that died in an industrial accident at Valley Pride Packing Plant in Norwalk that happened on Friday. He was 31 year old Edgar Becerra of Viola,
No other details of the incident are available at this time pending further investigation by the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).