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Vernon County Sheriff's Report


April 29, 2020

From the week ending April 27, 2020

4/24 - Aaliyah Cannon, Concord, NC, was traveling eastbound on Green Acres Road, town of Franklin. Cannon was traveling downhill, and lost control around the corner of the road. The vehicle left the roadway, entered the ditch, and overturned. No injuries were reported. The vehicle was towed due to disabling damage.

This week there were 6 grass / brush fires and 16 burn ban violations.

The Vernon County Emergency Management released a burn ban has been issued for Vernon County. At this time, there shall be no outdoor burning due to the current situation with COVID-19 in order to keep the Fire Departments safe from any unnecessary responses. The State of Wisconsin DNR is not issuing burn permits.

Pursuant to Governor Tony Evers Emergency Order #15, Sheriff Sales are temporary canceled.

Until further notice, in compliance with CDC limitations, to reduce the spread of Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19), Sheriff Spears is limiting nonessential / nonemergent services including all meetings scheduled at the sheriff’s office, license plate registrations, jail visitation, etc. In order to report an incident, or questions / inquiries in general, please call the Vernon County Dispatch Center at 608-637-2123 or email: [email protected] Civil Process / Record Request inquiries can be forwarded to 608-638-5710 or email: [email protected] As directed by Sheriff Spears, if you are experiencing symptoms of the Coronavirus or Flu-like symptoms, please identify this to the dispatcher before a deputy makes contact at your residence. Precautions are being taken in this facility to maintain the health and wellness of staff, inmates, and visitors alike. Thank you for your understanding.

*Sheriff Spears is reminding citizens to practice good health practices and follow the guidelines set forth by the Centers for Disease Control.

To help protect our community, your family and co-workers, please remember to wash your hands frequently for a minimum of 20 seconds, limit the amount of times you touch your face with your hands, cover your mouth when you have a cough, and if you are sick, stay home, or seek medical attention. Clean and sanitize your home, work areas, and frequently contacted areas.

For more information, please contact the Vernon County Health Department or your medical provider, and do your part to keep our community healthy to reduce or limit the impact of COVID-19/Coronavirus. Stay safe and healthy!


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