On May 14, 2021, at 04:45 pm, the Crawford County Communications Center received a report of a traffic complaint on STH 35 southbound from Vernon County into Crawford County. The vehicle reported was contacted in Ferryville at the Arco Gas Station. While pulling into the parking lot the vehicle in question struck a gas pump, without causing any damage.
A 2006 Chevy Cobalt, operated by Brittany J Voltz, age 35 of Onalaska, WI, was southbound on STH 35. A motorist reported that the vehicle was crossing the centerline.
A Deputy made contact with Voltz and her passenger Erik C. Nedrelo, age 33 of Onalaska, WI. Upon contact with Voltz and Nedrelo, multiple items of drug paraphernalia were located in the vehicle. Voltz and Nedrelo were both suspected to be under the influence of a narcotic.
During the investigation Law Enforcement located over 50 used and unused needles, burnt tin containers, a burnt spoon, hundreds of small plastic baggies, rubber tourniquets, cut straws with residue, used and unused cotton swabs, and alcohol prep pads. Also, located in the vehicle was powdered heroin.
Voltz was placed under arrest for Operating with a Restricted Controlled Substance 1st, Possession of Heroin < 3 grams, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Probation Hold.
Citation for Suspended Registration.
Nedrelo was placed under arrest for Possession of Heroin < 3 grams, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Felony Bail Jumping, and Misdemeanor Bail Jumping.
The Crawford County Sheriff’s Office was assisted on scene by Wisconsin State Patrol.
On May 13, 2021, at 08:30 am, the Crawford County Communications Center received a report of a one-vehicle traffic crash on Taylor Ridge Rd near Hughes Rd in the Haney Township.
A 2014 Ford F450, operated by Steven Mezera, age 62 of Boscobel, WI, was eastbound on Taylor Ridge Rd. Mezera crossed into the other lane of traffic and left the roadway. Mezera’s vehicle struck a tree and overturned onto the driver's side. Mezera stated that he fell asleep.
Mezera had minor injuries and was checked out by EMS on the scene and released.
During the investigation of the traffic crash, it was found that Mezera was under the influence of narcotics. During the investigation items related to the use of methamphetamine was located, as well as methamphetamine. Also, located in the vehicle was an open bottle of Vodka.
Mezera was placed under arrest for Operating with a Restricted Controlled Substance 2nd, Possession of Meth, Possession of Meth Paraphernalia. Citations for Inattentive Driving, Operating Left of Center, Possession of Open Intoxicants.
The Crawford County Sheriff’s Department was assisted on scene by Wisconsin DNR, Boscobel EMS, Steuben First Responders, Gays Mills Fire and Terry’s Tire and Tow.