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Another spring morning in La Crosse. Another guy found wandering drunkenly through Riverside Park. Police say a La Crosse guy had apparently been through a big celebration of his 21st birthday this week when they found him in the park, heading towards the Mississippi. A La Crosse center employee had followed him until police showed. Not terribly cooperative, they say. Although he did tell police, "I need your help." Cops got him out of Riverside and gave him a ticket for being in the park after hours.
One of a trio of wanted crooks has been nailed by La Crosse police. Cops hit on a drug house earlier this month thanks to an anonymous tipster. They found drugs and guns and money and evidence of cooking up some crack but no drug dealers at the house near 16th and Jackson. Immediately the search was on for two brothers, Orlandus and Raymond Lewis as well as Nichole Scholl. Scholl they arrested yesterday; apparently she'd been hauled into jail on something unrelated. The brothers they're still looking for.
How this guy walked away from this accident, cops are still scratching their heads over. But a 67 year-old La Crosse guy is indeed walking and has collected tickets for knocking over a traffic light pole on the southside of the city early Tuesday morning. Told cops he was rubbing his eye when he drove into the light pole. He took off afterward. A witness saw the whole thing. The guy collected tickets for inattentive driving and hit and run. The offending vehicle? An '87 Honda motorcycle.
The LaCrosse county board approves raises next year for the sheriff and the clerk of courts. For 2011 Sheriff Steve Helgeson will receive a three percent pay hike bringing his annual wages to $92,143. Clerk of courts Pam Radtke will make a little over 63 grand this year. For next year the county board has increased her wages by five percent bringing her annual salary up to $66,383.