Grant Releases

Traffic Stop leads to OWI and Marijuana

On 3-25-21, at around 11:45 am, a Grant County deputy observed a truck traveling north on Hwy 61 out of the City of Fennimore with a registration violation. After contact, with the driver, Kyle Rich, age 53 of DeForest and the passenger, Taryn Waddington, age 37 of Madison their statements did not seem to be aligning. K9 Arrow, of Lancaster PD arrived and alerted to the odor of a controlled substance. 15lb of marijuana and $877.62 in cash was seized during the stop. Rich was arrested for impaired driving and possession with intent to deliver tetrahydrocannabinol (the active ingredient in marijuana). Assisting the Sheriff's Office were 2 units from Fennimore Police Department, Lancaster Police Department, and Doan's Towing.


On March 25, 2021 at 5:39 PM a one vehicle rollover was reported on Hwy 80 .10 mile north of Splinter Lane in Lima Township. Miguel Chavarria 31 of Baytown Texas was driving south on Hwy 80 when he crossed the centerline, entered the opposite gravel shoulder, and began to slide. The 2016 Ford truck left the roadway, went airborne, and rolled several times. The vehicle came to rest on its wheels with heavy damage. The truck was removed from the scene by SOS Towing of Platteville. Chavarria was transported to Southwest Health Center by Southwest Health EMS with minor injuries. Chavarria was wearing his seatbelt and airbags deployed. Assisting at the scene was the Platteville Fire Department. The incident remains under investigation


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