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Store's failure reveals alleged employee thefts

An investigation into poor sales at a Lake Delton clothing store has led to criminal charges against several employees... Read More

Baraboo man charged with selling marijuana

A man was arrested in Reedsburg on Friday morning after officers located nearly 500 grams of marijuana in his vehicle... Read More

Longtime downtown Baraboo restaurant to close

The Garden Party Cafe on Oak Street for more than two decades will close due to financial issues, the owner told the Baraboo News Republic. ... Read More

Men charged in Aug. Chinese restaurant robbery

Three men were charged in connection with the Aug. 25 burglary of a Chinese restaurant in Lake Delton, according to a Baraboo News Republic report. 

Two Wisconsin Dells men and a Baraboo teen were charged, according to the Republic... Read More

Man sentenced to 4 years in drug conspiracy case

A 34-year-old man was sentenced Thursday to four years in federal prison in connection with a drug case.

The Sauk County Sheriff's Office said Uriel Sangabriel-Alarcon, a citizen of Mexico, was sentenced for conspiracy to possess cocaine with intent to distribute.

According to a release, Sangabriel-Alarcon pleaded guilty to the offense on in June. Sangabriel-Alarcon was arrested Dec. 13 last year in Belvidere, Ill., where he had agreed to meet with a police informant to sell him one-half kilogram of cocaine.

When Sangabriel-Alarcon arrived in a car with his wife and 2-year-old son, he was arrested with the drugs that he had hidden in the car, officials said. Police recovered other evidence tying him to an ongoing drug conspiracy in Sauk County, including multiple false identification documents under name Noe Lopez.

Sheriff: $50K worth of pot found at North Freedom home

Sheriff: $50K worth of pot found at North Freedom home

A Sauk County man was arrested Friday on multiple felony drug charges in connection with a pot investigation, officials said.

The Sauk County Sheriff said 66-year-old Edward H. Aylsworth, of North Freedom, was arrested on suspicion of manufacturing marijuana, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, maintaining a drug dwelling, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a firearm by a felon, according to a news release distributed Tuesday.

The sheriff's department said deputies searched a home on the 100 block of South Maple Street in North Freedom with a warrant Friday.

Officials said 33 cultivated marijuana plants and processed marijuana worth approximately $50,000 was found in the home.

Marijuana grow equipment, manuals, pipes, scales and other items used for pot cultivation and processing. Deputies also found a shotgun in the residence, according to the release.

Aylsworth was taken to Sauk County Jail.

Madison man accused of trying to run down deputy

Madison man accused of trying to run down deputy

A 45-year-old Madison man has been charged after authorities say he tried to run down a Sauk County Sheriff's deputy with his car.

The Baraboo News Republic reported Ernest Walker Holley is charged with second-degree recklessly endangering safety, resisting an officer and driving with a revoked license. Sauk County prosecutors filed the charges Tuesday.

A criminal complaint states the deputy was outside of a Lake Delton gas station when a vehicle driven by Holley pulled up and hit a car as he attempted to park. The deputy said Holley became belligerent when he asked about the incident.

The deputy says Holley nearly hit him when he went to check on the passengers of the parked car, and then resisted arrest.

Holley is due back in court Friday. Court records don't indicate whether he has an attorney.