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Baraboo man accused of OWI in crash that killed passenger

Baraboo man accused of OWI in crash that killed passenger

A Baraboo man was accused of driving drunk in the crash that killed his passenger last year. 

The Sauk County Sheriff's Office said 31-year-old Matthew J. Steinhorst was arrested Thursday afternoon on a bench warrant from the Sauk County Circuit Court. 

Online records show Steinhorst was charged in Sauk County Court Thursday with three felonies including homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle, homicide by operation of a vehicle while having a prohibited alcohol concentration and homicide by operation of a vehicle while having a detectable amount of a restricted controlled substance.

The sheriff's office said Steinhorst was driving on May 31, 2014, in the town of Excelsior when he crashed on Terrytown Road. James Wekekind, 31, of Baraboo, was a passenger in the vehicle and was fatally injured in the crash. 

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Drunken driving task force amps up patrol Saturday

Drunken driving task force amps up patrol Saturday

Law enforcement will have extra officers on patrol Saturday to curb drinking and driving in several Sauk County areas, according to a release. 

Sauk County Sheriff Chip Meister and the police chiefs in the county said in a release Thursday that the Sauk County Alcohol Task Force deployment will take place Saturday in the Sauk Prairie area.  

Baraboo, Lake Delton, Sauk Prairie and the Reedsburg police departments will conduct a high visibility traffic enforcement detail in pre-designated areas with an emphasis on stopping drunken driving. The Sauk County Sheriff’s Office is also participating, according to the release. 

The grant is distributed by Wisconsin Bureau of Transportation Safety and will cover the cost of paying officers overtime to put additional patrol in target areas. The grant will continue to run through September 2015.

The Sauk County Sheriff's Offices said several ride services are offered in the area including:

Man in white gloves robs Reedsburg store, officials say

Man in white gloves robs Reedsburg store, officials say

A Reedsburg grocery store was robbed late Monday night, officials said. 

A Sauk County alert received Wednesday afternoon said that Reedsburg police responded to a reported robbery at the IGA Grocery store at 11:15 p.m.

Police said employees described the suspect as a white man with brown hair, brown eyes and bushy eyebrows. He was about 5 feet 10 inches tall with a medium build. The robber was wearing a dark blue sweatshirt, dark blue pants and a blue bandanna on his face. He was also wearing white gloves with black texture.

The suspect implied he had a weapon but no weapon was displayed, according to the report.

The robber fled the scene with an undetermined amount of cash, the alert said. Detectives were reviewing in-store surveillance video Wednesday and the investigation continued.

Anyone with information regarding the robbery was asked to contact Reedsburg police at 608-524-2376.

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Teen arrested on drug charges

Teen arrested on drug charges

A Reedsburg man was arrested Sunday night after a K-9 team found pot in his vehicle, officials said.

The Sauk County Sheriff's Office said the Sauk County Drug Task Force was following up on a tip about drug trafficking in the county. A deputy located a suspect vehicle and stopped the vehicle for a reported traffic violation in Reedsburg.

A sheriff's K-9 indicated the presence of drugs in the vehicle, according to the report. Sheriff Chip Meister said deputies searched the vehicle and found about a pound of marijuana.

Maximillian Greenwood, 19, was arrested on suspicion of possessing marijuana with intent to deliver and felony bail jumping based on a prior arrest for the same criminal charge. Greenwood was taken to Sauk County Jail. Meister said the amount of pot seized and the way it was bagged are factors in the possession with intent to deliver charge.