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Grant Accidents

OWI Crash with injuries 

On June 29, 2024, at 3:46 a.m. the Grant County Communications Center was advised of a one vehicle crash on County Hwy D by Southwest Rd in the Town of Platteville.  

The caller advised a male was unresponsive outside of the vehicle. Grant County Sheriff's Deputies, Platteville Fire Department, and Southwest Health Paramedics responded.  

The investigation determined Manoj Reddy, age 42, of Madison WI was traveling on County Hwy D when he drove off the roadway, rolled his 2014 BMW 320 sedan numerous times, and was ejected from the sun roof of the vehicle. Reddy was transported to Southwest Health Care in Platteville for treatment of his injuries.  

Reddy was charged with 4th Offense Operating a Motor Vehicle while under the influence, Failure to install Ignition Interlock Device, Operating after Revocation, Failure to maintain control of vehicle, and Fail to wear seat belt. Donnies Towing assisted with removing the vehicle. The investigation is ongoing.  

Crash results in OWI arrest and other citations 

On June 30th at approximately 12:12 AM, the Grant County Sheriff's Office was informed of a crash that had occured on Hunters Hollow Rd in Mt. Ida Township.  

It was reported that several people were in a field with a truck trying to remove a SUV with airbag deployment after crashing through a gate and a fence.  

The initial Deputy on scene located the vehicle, a 2008 Tan Chevy Trailblazer, and its owner, Glen Tydrich-Franke, 19, of Fennimore sitting beside it. Tydrich-Franke was cited for Underage Consumption of Alcohol and Failure to Report an Accident.  

A subsequent investigation led to the driver of the vehicle, Nolan Schoepp, 18, of Fennimore being located in the City of Fennimore. Schoepp was arrested for Operating while Intoxicated 1st offense and cited for Failure to Maintain Control.  

No injuries were reported. The Grant County Sheriff's Office was assisted at the scene by Terry's Tire and Tow.  

Car misses roundabout. Driver arrested for OWI and possible drug charges. 

On June 30, 2024 at 5:29 PM, the Grant County Sheriff's Office received a 9-1-1 call regarding a one vehicle crash at the roundabout just south of Lancaster at Hwy 61 and Hwy 81.  

The caller reported an orange Kia Soul was disabled near there and unsure what was struck. The investigating deputy arrived and met with the driver, identified as Ronald Walsh, age 63, of Horicon, WI.  

Walsh said that he "forgot" the roundabout was there as he no longer lived in the area. The investigating deputy noticed the odor of intoxicants and Walsh's speech appeared slurred. After an investigation, Walsh was arrested for Operating While Intoxicated. While searching Walsh, the deputy found what Walsh admitted was a paper fold containing cocaine. He also admitted to marijuana smoking paraphernalia in his car.  

Walsh was arrested for OWI 1st Offense, and taken testing. He was also cited for Inattentive Driving. Other charges are pending further investigation of the items located upon arresting Walsh.  

Walsh's vehicle sustained disabling damage from the crash and was towed from the scene by Bennett's Towing of Lancaster. 



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