Police seek suspects in vehicle thefts

By HANNAH JOHNSON – Stillwater Gazette

Three separate vehicles within blocks of each other were stolen Thursday night.

According to the Stillwater Police Reports, a vehicle on the 600 block of Olive Street and the 400 block of Martha Street were stolen after 10 p.m. Thursday. Both vehicles were unlocked and had the keys on the floor. A third vehicle off of Oak Street was reported stolen Friday morning.

The vehicle from Oak Street has significant damage and was recovered from the corner of Martha and Pine streets. The vehicle from Martha Street was recovered from Olive Street. The vehicle from Olive Street was recovered in Somerset, Wis. at the Somerset Amphitheater pinned against a tree. There were tools and equipment piled onto the accelerator, doors left open and the stereo was blaring music. No items were missing from the Olive Street vehicle.

Police have no suspects at this time.

Man arrested after noise violation

A Stillwater man was arrested early Friday morning after he was cited for a noise violation and began harassing his neighbors.

Police made contact with the man at his residence on the 200 block of Myrtle Street. Police issued him a citation for loud music after the man was uncooperative. After officers left his building, the man began yelling and pounding on his neighbors’ doors, according to the police report.

A neighbor called the police and officers attempted to arrest the man for disorderly conduct. The man became aggressive and tried to fight the officers. The man was booked and held in Washington County Jail pending judicial review for a gross misdemeanor of obstructing the legal process with force, a misdemeanor of disorderly conduct and breaking nose control regulations.

Citizens can file easy police reports

The St. Croix County, Wis., Sheriff’s Office (SCCSO) is now offering residents a convenient and cost-effective online alternative to filing police report for minor offenses. The Sheriff’s Office’s Online Citizen Reporting System is improving the use of staff time and ensuring all stolen property is accurately reported and tracked.

The Coplogic DeskOfficer Online Reporting System (DORS) reduces data entry for the SCCSO and improves incident information accuracy and allows for faster investigations and reporting minor incidents.

Residents can use the new reporting system to file reports online for minor incidents, including theft, accidental damage to property, harassing phone calls, lost property, mischief complaints and vandalism. The deputies will review the report and investigate immediately.

Residents can access the system at the SCCSO’s website at www.co.saint-croix.wi.us