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Reedsburg police investigate attempted armed robbery at local hospital

Reedsburg police are searching for a man who entered the Reedsburg Area Medical Center with a gun demanding medication Sunday night.

According to the Reedsburg Police Department's Facebook page, a slender white male, about 5 feet 9 inches tall, entered the emergency room at about 9 p.m. He was in a ski mask, displaying a handgun and seeking pain medication. The man left the building without medication driving a light-colored late '90s model Jeep Grand Cherokee.

Police said there were no injuries. The incident is under investigation, and anyone with information regarding the incident can call the Reedsburg Police Department at 608-524-2376 or Sauk County Crime Stoppers at 1-888-847-7285.

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Michigan family suing Wisconsin Dells resort over injury

A Wisconsin Dells resort is being sued by a Michigan family that claims a teenage boy was injured on a ride that the business knew was unsafe.

The lawsuit seeking damages was filed Wednesday in Sauk County Circuit Court on the teen's behalf. The Wisconsin State Journal reported the lawsuit claims the boy was injured at the Kalahari resort in June 2012 on an indoor water slide that drops riders from a trap-door chamber into one of two looping slides.

The family's attorney said the ride, known as the Sahara Sidewinders, imposed an unreasonable risk of injury to Kalahari's guests. He adds the resort knew about the risk but took no safety precautions.

The lawsuit claims the teen suffered personal injury, pain, suffering and loss of enjoyment of life.

DNR, army to inspect former Badger ammo plant grounds

DNR, army to inspect former Badger ammo plant grounds

The area of a former ammunition plant is scheduled for inspection Saturday in advance of opening the area to the public later this year.

The Department of Natural Resources said Thursday that the Wisconsin Army National Guard will conduct a site survey on the grounds of the Sauk Prairie Recreation Area, which includes 3,400 acres of the decommissioned 7,350 acre Badger Army Ammunition Plant near Sauk City.

The DNR and the soldiers of the 105th cavalry will conduct an exercise that will support the unit's duty readiness. The cavalry will perform a final, thorough inspection of the grounds, roads and fencing prior to opening the state-owned portion of the property to the public for use later this year.

DNR Secretary’s Director Mark Aquino said the inspection Saturday follows more than a decade of clean up and is meant to ensure the area is ready for public use.

2 face drug charges amidst allegations of cocaine trafficking

Two people face drug charges after an investigation into allegations of cocaine trafficking near Baraboo resulted in police executing a search warrant at a Sauk County home, according to a release.

On March 19, the Sauk County Drug Task Force arrested Sherry A. Fuller, 49, of Baraboo, on tentative charges of two counts of delivering cocaine, officials said.

Further investigation into alleged cocaine trafficking in and around Baraboo led police to execute a search warrant at Fuller’s house in County Road T in the town of Fairfield, according to the release.

As a result of the warrant, Fuller also faces tentative charges of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, maintaining a drug trafficking place, possession of more than 40 grams of cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia, deputies said.

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Man accused of punching nurse, doctor at Sauk County hospital

A 19-year-old Wisconsin Dells man is accused of punching a doctor and a nurse during a disturbance at a hospital last week.

Sterling Cloud faces felony battery charges in Sauk County. He also is charged with resisting an officer and disorderly conduct, both misdemeanors.

The Baraboo News Republic reports police were called to the emergency room at Reedsburg Area Medical Center on Wednesday around 2:30 a.m. on a report of an out-of-control patient.

Cloud reportedly had struck one of the nurses. When approached by the officers, he allegedly shouted at them.

According to the complaint, Cloud allegedly punched a doctor who tried to treat him. Officers handcuffed Cloud to the bed but then decided to take him to jail.

Cloud has been released on a $1,000 signature bond.

Report: Teen attacking medical staff appeared under the influence

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Hill Point burglaries spur crime prevention warning

Hill Point burglaries spur crime prevention warning

Sauk County officials asked residents to take measures to prevent crimes after two area businesses were reportedly burglarized this week.

The Sauk County Sheriff’s Office said deputies responded to two separate burglary reports to businesses in the Hill Point area. Both burglaries occurred sometime during the late evening hours on Monday or early morning hours Tuesday.

Officials said it appeared the burglars were looking for money, as nothing else was noted missing from either business.

Sheriff Chip Meister said in a news release Friday that anyone who observes something or someone suspicious should call police.

"Protect yourself from a potential burglary by making sure you keep your doors and windows locked when you’re not around," Meister said. "Don’t advertise on social media that you are going to be away for an extended period of time."