Rice Lake Police Department

  • Agency: Rice Lake Police Department
  • Address: 34 S Wilson Ave, Rice Lake, 54868 WI
  • Chief: John D Sommerfeld (Chief of Police)

Rice Lake Police Department is located at 34 S Wilson Ave, Rice Lake, 54868 WI. The Chief of Police of the department is John D Sommerfeld. The Rice Lake Police Department phone number is 715-234-2116.

Rice Lake Police Department News

Winter parking enforcement has been suspended due to warm temps. If we do get snow please remove your vehicle from the roadway, any vehicles parked overnight will be ticketed.

No school today!

Multiple reports of vehicles crashes starting to come into dispatch. Slow down roads are becoming slick.

Drive safe tomorrow!

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Twin Cities/Chanhassen MN 228 PM CST Sat Mar 3 2018 ...HEAVY SNOW EXPECTED MONDAY INTO MONDAY NIGHT... .A winter storm watch has been issued for Monday into Monday night for locations near and north of Interstate 94, including most of the Twin Cities metro area. Precipitation is expected to rapidly transition to all snow Monday morning, with heavy snow possible into Monday evening. Total snow accumulations in excess of 6 inches are expected across the watch area, with the highest totals expected along the Interstate 35 corridor north of the Twin Cities metro area. In addition, northeast winds gusting to 30 mph will lead to some blowing and drifting snow. Given the possibility of high snowfall rates of 1 to 2 inches per hour, travel will likely become difficult Monday across the watch area. There is still some uncertainty on when the precipitation will change to snow and when the heaviest snow will occur. It is possible that both commutes on Monday could be significantly impacted by wintry weather, so check for forecast updates and plan accordingly. MNZ043>045-050-052-053-WIZ014>016-023-025-027-040430- /O.CON.KMPX.WS.A.0004.180305T1200Z-180306T1200Z/ Morrison-Mille Lacs-Kanabec-Benton-Isanti-Chisago-Polk-Barron- Rusk-St. Croix-Dunn-Chippewa- Including the cities of Little Falls, Princeton, Mora, Foley, Cambridge, Center City, Osceola, Rice Lake, Ladysmith, Hudson, Menomonie, and Chippewa Falls 228 PM CST Sat Mar 3 2018 ...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY MORNING THROUGH LATE MONDAY NIGHT... * WHAT...Heavy snow possible. Total snow accumulations of 6 to 9 inches, with localized amounts up to 12 inches, are possible. * WHERE...Portions of northwest and west central Wisconsin and central and east central Minnesota. * WHEN...From Monday morning through late Monday night. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Plan on difficult travel conditions, including during the evening commute on Monday. Significant reductions in visibility are possible. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Winter Storm Watch means there is potential for significant snow, sleet or ice accumulations that may impact travel. Continue to monitor the latest forecasts. &&

Looks like the worst is over now. Around 4" in the Rice Lake area. Drive safe if you're heading out. Street department is out plowing along with many private plow companies. Give them all extra space.

The snow has started and we are right in the bullseye. Take your time if you're headed out. Spring starts March 20th.

Round 2... WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM SATURDAY TO 6 AM CST SUNDAY... * WHAT...HEAVY SNOW EXPECTED. TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 4 TO 7 INCHES ARE EXPECTED. * WHERE...PORTIONS OF NORTHWEST AND WEST CENTRAL WISCONSIN AND EAST CENTRAL MINNESOTA. * WHEN...FROM 6 PM SATURDAY TO 6 AM CST SUNDAY. THE SNOW WILL BEGIN AROUND 6 PM AND END BETWEEN MIDNIGHT AND 3 AM. AREAS OF BLOWING SNOW WILL FOLLOW THE ACCUMULATING SNOW UNTIL EARLY SUNDAY MORNING. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...PLAN ON DIFFICULT TRAVEL CONDITIONS. WINDS GUSTING AS HIGH AS 35 MPH WILL CAUSE PATCHY BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS WILL MAKE TRAVEL VERY HAZARDOUS OR IMPOSSIBLE. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL, KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT, FOOD AND WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY. THE LATEST ROAD CONDITIONS FOR MINNESOTA CAN BE FOUND AT 511MN.ORG AND FOR WISCONSIN AT 511WI.GOV, OR BY CALLING 5 1 1 IN EITHER STATE. ...HEAVY SNOW AND SOME BLOWING SNOW EXPECTED SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND SATURDAY NIGHT... .A WINTER STORM WARNING IS NOW IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT FOR AREAS EAST OF A LINE FROM REDWOOD FALLS TO ST. CLOUD, MINNESOTA EXCEPT FOR EAU CLAIRE AND FREEBORN COUNTIES. A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE AREA. HEAVY SNOW WITH RATES OF 1 TO 2 INCHES PER HOUR WILL SPREAD INTO THE AREA SATURDAY AFTERNOON OR EARLY EVENING. GIVEN THE EXPECTED INTENSITY, CONDITIONS WILL DETERIORATE RAPIDLY FOLLOWING THE ONSET OF THE SNOW. SNOWFALL TOTALS OF 6 TO 9 INCHES ARE LIKELY ACROSS THE WARNED AREA WITH 4 TO 6 INCHES EXPECTED IN THE ADVISORY AREA. IN ADDITION, NORTHWEST WINDS GUSTING TO 30 TO 35 MPH LATE SATURDAY NIGHT WILL LEAD TO AREAS OF BLOWING SNOW, ESPECIALLY ACROSS SOUTHERN AND EASTERN MINNESOTA, AND WESTERN WISCONSIN. TRAVEL COULD BECOME VERY DIFFICULT SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH EARLY SUNDAY.

Due to the inclement weather, the Rice Lake Area School District will be starting 2 hours late today .

Sgt. Tomesh is looking for assistance in identifying this individual. If you happen to know who he is please contact us on here via messenger or call us at 715.234.2116.

Reminder to our students enrolled in the Barron County Law Enforcement Career Explorers Program: We’ll be meeting at Barron Police Department this Wednesday at 5:00 PM with our focus being on Police K9’s and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. Conservation Warden Josh Loining will be there to talk about careers in the DNR and we’ll have demos and interaction with some of our great local K9 teams. Can’t wait to see you all there!

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 6 PM CST TUESDAY... * WHAT...MIXED PRECIPITATION EXPECTED. THE ICE WILL RESULT IN DIFFICULT TRAVEL CONDITIONS, INCLUDING DURING THE MORNING COMMUTE ON TUESDAY. TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 2 TO 4 INCHES, WITH LOCALIZED AMOUNTS UP TO 6 INCHES, AND ICE ACCUMULATIONS OF UP TO ONE TENTH OF AN INCH ARE EXPECTED. * WHERE...PORTIONS OF NORTHWEST AND WEST CENTRAL WISCONSIN AND CENTRAL, EAST CENTRAL, SOUTH CENTRAL AND SOUTHWEST MINNESOTA. * WHEN...FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 6 PM CST TUESDAY. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...BE PREPARED FOR REDUCED VISIBILITIES AT TIMES. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW, SLEET OR FREEZING RAIN WILL CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SLIPPERY ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES, AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING. THE LATEST ROAD CONDITIONS FOR MINNESOTA CAN BE FOUND AT 511MN.ORG AND FOR WISCONSIN AT 511WI.GOV, OR BY CALLING 5 1 1 IN EITHER STATE. ...MIXED WINTRY PRECIPITATION EXPECTED OVER SOUTHERN AND EASTERN MINNESOTA INTO WESTERN WISCONSIN TONIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY... .A COMPLEX WINTER STORM SYSTEM WILL EVOLVE OVER THE AREA LATE TONIGHT AND PERSISTING THROUGH TUESDAY, PRODUCING A MIXTURE OF SNOW AND FREEZING RAIN OVER SOUTHERN AND CENTRAL MINNESOTA INTO WESTERN WISCONSIN. THEREFORE, A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY HAS BEEN ISSUED, IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT THROUGH 6 PM CST TUESDAY. THE PRECIPITATION WILL START TONIGHT AND OCCUR IN SEVERAL PERIODS THROUGH TUESDAY. FREEZING RAIN WILL RANGE UP TO A TENTH OF AN INCH OF ICE FROM ROUGHLY REDWOOD AND BROWN COUNTIES IN MINNESOTA NORTHEAST THROUGH BARRON COUNTY WISCONSIN, INCLUDING WESTERN, NORTHERN AND EASTERN PORTIONS OF THE TWIN CITIES METRO. FOR THE REMAINDER OF SOUTHERN MINNESOTA INTO WESTERN WISCONSIN, INCLUDING SOUTHERN PORTIONS OF THE TWIN CITIES METRO, ICE ACCRETION WILL RANGE FROM A TENTH TO A QUARTER INCH. IN ADDITION, LIGHT SNOW IS EXPECTED TO ACCOMPANY THE FREEZING RAIN AT TIMES, WITH TOTAL STORM ACCUMULATIONS OF UP TO 2 INCHES IN FAR SOUTHERN MINNESOTA AND WESTERN WISCONSIN, THEN RANGING FROM 2 TO 5 INCHES IN SOUTHWESTERN THROUGH EAST CENTRAL MINNESOTA INTO NORTHWESTERN WISCONSIN. HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS CAN BE EXPECTED THROUGHOUT THE AREA ALONG WITH ISOLATED POWER OUTAGES, ESPECIALLY IN FAR SOUTHERN MINNESOTA AND WESTERN WISCONSIN.

Happy Valentine's Day!

Chief Roux live with Rice Lake City Council now... https://ricelaketv.viebit.com/player_live.php?hash=a3775fec-ab40-45f3-ba80-042327bbd5ed

This afternoon Officer Jondreau had Cub Scout Pack 28 stop by for a tour of the department, squads and equipment. There was even time to get some fingerprints done! Thanks for stopping by with smiling faces and great questions!

The weekend wrapup, here is a list of some of the calls officers handled over the weekend. Stay warm Rice Lake and have a great week! Friday: 1750 Subject at PD to report runaway juvenile - 1930 juvenile found. 1802 Intoxicated female unable to pay her tab. Arrested for probation violation. 1828 Report of subject with warrants. Warrants confirmed, subject brought to jail. 2056 Business alarm - Building secure. 2220 911 open line - Officer located owner-pocket dial. 2233 Report of vehicle in the ditch on 53. Saturday: 0017 Report of fight in progress downtown. 0234 Officers requested for mutual aid traffic accident. 0356 Report of male subject knocking on door. Vehicle located crashed at Knapp and Lakeshore on the shoreline. 0845 Counterfeit money complaint. 1045 Officers needed for intoxicated subject 1430 Subject at pd to report a lost cell phone. 1650 Officers needed for a snowmobile accident 1720 Report of subject intoxicated on probation, subject transported to jail. 2217 Traffic Stop - Subject cited for operating while suspended Sunday: 0101 Traffic Stop - Juvenile runaway located. Transported to county line. 0610 Report of airplane emergency beacon at airport. Area checked. 1911 Welfare check 2044 Report of subject on probation drinking - Subject located and transported to jail. 2126 Report of vehicle stolen. Vehicle entered as stolen.

A little Sunday Fun! Several of our officer have bitmojis of themselves. How well do you know your Rice Lake Officers, can you identify who is who? Wonder what Chief Roux or Capt. Hom would look like in bitmoji? 🤔 Have a great Sunday everyone!

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Tomorrow is our next Barron County Law Enforcement Career Explorers Program meeting. We’ll be meeting at RLPD at 5PM covering Patrol Operations with Ofc Andy Jondreau and Wisconsin State Patrol Trooper Jeff Hudacek. We’ll be doing some hands on with scenarios and should be fun! Again this program is sponsored by the Law Enforcement Foundation of Barron County and is open to any Barron County High School student ages 16+. See you there!

NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATE: Monday, February 5, 2018 TIME: 11:48 AM CONTACT PERSONS: Tracy A. Hom, Captain Steven G. Roux, Chief On Sunday, February 4, 2018 at 4:52 AM, officers were dispatched to a residence on the south end of the city where a female caller advised her husband had discharged a firearm at the floor inside the residence during an altercation. The caller advised she had secured herself and children in a separate room. Responding officers and deputies were able to safely remove the children and caller from the residence at 5:07 am. With the assistance of the Barron County Emergency Response Team, officers were able to take the male subject, identified as David Bartels, 37, of Rice Lake into custody at 7:29 am without further incident. Bartels was transported to the Barron County Jail pending formal charges by the Barron County District Attorney’s Office.

Further information will be released tomorrow. Enjoy the evening with your friends and family!

This morning Officer Jondreau had the pleasure of reading a couple books to this wonderful group of kids at Little Bear Daycare! They were able to play in the patrol vehicle and learn about the equipment our officers carry. Thanks for having us!

Think you can cut it as a dispatcher?