Spring Green Police Department

  • Agency: Spring Green Police Department
  • Address: 154 N Lexington Street, Spring Green, 53588 WI
  • Chief: Kevin Wilkins (Chief of Police)

Spring Green Police Department is located at 154 N Lexington Street, Spring Green, 53588 WI. The Chief of Police of the department is Kevin Wilkins. The Spring Green Police Department phone number is 608-588-2125.

Spring Green Police Department News

Our Department is getting busy with Kops for Kids. If anyone in interested in assisting with adopting a family to purchase and wrap gifts for one of our area families, Please contact Officer Andy at 588-2125. Kops for Kids serves the whole River Valley. The Spring Green Police Department then delivers the gifts in the days just prior to Christmas to homes while kids are at school. Any help is appreciated

Attention car owners and residents: The Spring Green Country Christmas Light Parade is Friday, December 1, 2017, at 6:00 p.m. We want to inform you in advance the time of this event, and ask that you remove your vehicle prior to 5:00 p.m. on Friday, December 1, 2017. Parking will be allowed on the streets after 7:00 p.m. The streets affected will be: Daley Street from Westmor to Wood Street Wood Street from Daley Street to Jefferson Street Jefferson Street from Wood Street to Albany Street. Any vehicles left on the street during this event will be towed at the owner's expense. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the police department at (608)588-2125. Thank you in advance for your assistance.

Reminder to everybody that winter parking regulations start tonight, November 15th. Vehicles parked in the downtown district between the hours of 2 am and 6 am may be ticketed and towed. A reminder that people in the residential streets should adhere to the alternate side parking rules. Any questions, feel free to call the police department (608)588-2125.

Starting Monday, November 6th, you may find an informational flyer on your vehicle. Please note that this does not mean that your vehicle is parked illegally. We are trying to educate people on the upcoming winter parking regulations. Please read the information below and note the "NEW FOR 2017 PARKING SEASON." Any questions can be directed to the Spring Green Police Department at thenumber below VILLAGE OF SPRING GREEN WINTER PARKING AND SIDEWALK ORDINANCES The Spring Green Police Department would like to remind all Village residents of the upcoming winter parking regulations. Residents should start removing trailers, boats and other similar equipment from the streets as soon as possible, as they are also included in the parking regulations. Alternate Parking in the residential areas is as follows: From November 15th to April 1st, on any street within the Village of Spring Green, vehicles will be subject to the following restrictions. Parking shall be permitted only on the even-numbered side (i.e. even numbered house number) of the street on even numbered days between the hours of 1:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. and on the odd numbered side of the street (i.e. odd numbered house number) on odd numbered days between the hours of 1:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. All vehicles parked illegally may be cited and/or towed. NO PARKING IN THE DOWNTOWN AREA IS AS FOLLOWS: There will be no vehicle parking allowed from November 15th through April 1st between the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. in the downtown area as follows: Albany Street from Monroe Street to the railroad tracks Baltimore Street from Monroe Street to Jefferson Street Jefferson Street from Washington Street to Winsted Street Lexington Street from Daley Street to Madison Street Washington Street from Daley Street to Madison Street Worcester Street from Monroe to Madison Street * (Map of Downtown District on back) ** NEW FOR THE 2017 WINTER PARKING SEASON. ** There will be no warnings issued in the downtown area, starting November 15th, between the hours of 2:00am and 6:00am. All vehicles parked in the downtown district will be cited and towed at the owner’s expense. SIDEWALK SNOW MAINTENANCE: We would also like to remind everyone about your responsibilities to clear the sidewalks on your property. Basically, property owners have 24 hours to remove snow from your sidewalk. A buildup of snow and ice on Village sidewalks is a danger to everyone using the sidewalks in our community. Homeowners can and will be cited for not taking care of your sidewalk along with the costs of having the snow removed. Questions should be directed to the Spring Green Police Department (608) 588-2125. (We have also attached a map for the downtown district no parking.)

The Village of Spring Green Trick or Treating date and time is October 31, 2017, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

JUST A REMINDER Today, Friday, October 13th from 9:00 a.m. to Noon is the Sauk County TRIAD Car Care Clinic at the Spring Green Township Hall on Kennedy Road.

REMINDER Parking restrictions for Homecoming Parade On Friday, September 29th, the River Valley High School Homecoming Parade will be held at 2:00 p.m. in Spring Green. The route will be on Daley Street from River Valley Middle School to Wood Street, Wood Street from Daley Street to Jefferson Street and off Jefferson Street from Wood Street to Worcester Street. There is no parking on Westmor Street and Varsity Boulevard south Daley Street, east to Wood Street, south to Jefferson Street and north on Worcester Street to Monroe Street. This year there will be handicap only parking at the school administration parking lot at the middle school. The Spring Green Police Department asks that all residents remove vehicles by 1:00 p.m. on Friday from the parade route. Any vehicles left on the street during this event will be towed at the owner’s expense. Call the Spring Green Police Department at (608)588-2125 with questions.

Parking restrictions for Homecoming Parade On Friday, September 29th, the River Valley High School Homecoming Parade will be held at 2:00 p.m. in Spring Green. The route will be on Daley Street from River Valley Middle School to Wood Street, Wood Street from Daley Street to Jefferson Street and off Jefferson Street from Wood Street to Worcester Street. There is no parking on Westmor Street and Varsity Boulevard south Daley Street, east to Wood Street, south to Jefferson Street and north on Worcester Street to Monroe Street. This year there will be handicap only parking at the school administration parking lot at the middle school. The Spring Green Police Department asks that all residents remove vehicles by 1:00 p.m. on Friday from the parade route. Any vehicles left on the street during this event will be towed at the owner’s expense. Call the Spring Green Police Department at (608)588-2125 with questions.

PRESS RELEASE SPRING GREEN POLICE DEPARTMENT Please keep in mind that River Valley Schools will be starting the new school year on Friday, September 1st. School buses will be back out on the road and all of us should pay special attention and caution to help keep our kids safe on the way to and from school. We hope to enlighten drivers as to their responsibility when they see a school bus with its red warning lights on. Wisconsin State Statute 346.48 reads in part; The operator of a vehicle which approaches from the front or rear of any school bus which has stopped and is flashing red warning lights, shall stop their vehicle not less than 20 feet from the bus and shall remain stopped until the bus resumes motion and or extinguishes the flashing red lights. This does not affect traffic driving in the opposite direction on a divided highway. School bus drivers must activate their red lights at least 100 feet before coming to a stop. Under a new state regulation, school buses in Wisconsin built after January 1, 2005 must have amber lights to alert drivers that the bus is about to activate its flashing red warning lights while coming to a stop. The new regulation went into effect on August 16, 2016. Some of the newer buses have stop arms that activate when the bus is stopped. This safety feature is used in conjunction with the flashing red lights. Some of the school bus drivers will pull over to the side of the road and activate their yellow warning lights when loading or unloading passengers at the curbside. When you see this, it is legal to pass the bus in a safe manner. School bus safety and crash statistics show that only 10 % of school bus occupants suffer any injuries in an accident. This shows the excellent engineering in school bus construction to protect our kids. The occupant that is most likely to be injured in an accident is the bus driver because they do not have the same protection as the passenger spaces. The persons most likely to be injured in a school bus accident are drivers and passengers of vehicles that strike the bus, or are struck by the bus. The majority of school bus accidents are cited as the fault of the other vehicle. Pedestrians are the next most frequently injured in school bus crashes. The enforcement of school bus safety is another key point in protecting our children. A vehicle owner can and will be cited when the driver of a car passes a school bus illegally. A law enforcement officer need not witness this violation, if the school bus driver reports it to the law enforcement agency within 24 hours. The fine for failure to stop for a school bus is $250.00 and a loss of 4 points against your driving record. The fine for improper passing or a right turn in front of a school bus is $250.00 and 3 points. Please drive safely and remember that the school bus drivers are carrying very valuable cargo and it’s up to us to help protect them

PRESS RELEASE The Spring Green Police Dept. would like to remind Spring Green residents of the Spring Green Classic Car Show that will occur on Saturday August 19th, 2017. The Car show will begin at 6:00am and will conclude at 5:00pm. During the event, parking will not be allowed in the following areas: All of Jefferson Street from Winsted to Wood Street Albany Street from Jefferson north to Monroe and south of Jefferson ½ block Worcester Street from Jefferson north to Daley Street and south of Jefferson ½ block Lexington Street from Jefferson north to Daley Street and south of Jefferson to Madison Washington Street from Jefferson north to Daley and south to the tracks Monroe Street from Winsted to Washington Street. Jefferson Plaza public parking area in its entirety. All vehicles will need to be removed by 6:00 am in order to set up areas for these classic cars. Flyers will also be placed on vehicles several days before the event as reminders. Any vehicles in violation will be towed at the owner’s expense. We will have additional handicap parking during this event on Jefferson Street between Baltimore Street to Wood Street and on Lexington Street south of Jefferson Street. We appreciate your assistance; the car show is a great annual event that would not be possible without the public’s assistance. If you have any questions or comments, please contact the Spring Green Police Dept. at 588-2125

August 18 through September 4 Spring Green, Plain, and Arena Police will join hundreds of law enforcement agencies across Wisconsin to combat drunken driving during the annual “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” initiative. The Labor Day holiday weekend is one of the deadliest times of the year for drunken driving fatalities. The national 2017 “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” high visibility law enforcement campaign from August 18 through September 4 is aimed at deterring impaired driving, especially as we approach the Labor Day holiday weekend. Alcohol related crashes killed 143 people and over 2,900 injuries in Wisconsin last year. There were over 24,700 drunken driving convictions. On average, an OWI can cost $10,000 in fines, court costs, and attorney fees, lost time at work, higher insurance rates, car towing and repairs and more. Whether the cause is alcohol, prescription medication or other drugs, impaired drivers endanger everyone and it’s a problem we take seriously throughout the year. With the support of state and local law enforcement agencies across Wisconsin, we’re doing our part to reduce the number of preventable traffic deaths to zero in Wisconsin. Everyone must play a role in this life-saving effort. If you see a driver that you suspect is impaired, call 911 and provide as much detail as you can regarding the driver, the vehicle, and location. And if you’re ever faced with the choice of driving impaired or handing your keys over to someone sober, consider this: A drunk driving arrest can cause embarrassment, expensive penalties, suspension or revocation of your driver’s license, and mandatory installation of an ignition interlock device on your vehicles. You can face a jail sentence if you injure or kill someone while driving impaired. Our goal is not to arrest more impaired drivers, but to deter drunken driving as we continue our push toward zero traffic deaths on Wisconsin roads. So before you go out, make plans to get home safely. WisDOT has a free “Zero in Wisconsin Drive Sober” mobil app. This includes a blood alcohol estimator, designated driver selector, and interactive games to help determine whether someone should give up their car keys. Also, River Valley area Bar Buddies, “Giving Rides and Saving Lives” at 608-588-5591 is available to get people home safely. Officer Michael Havlik, Spring Green Police Dept.

RIVER VALLEY AREA BAR BUDDIES PRESS RELEASE July 12, 2017 The River Valley Area Bar Buddies (RVABB) is working out great in our communities. Since its inception on June 23, 2017, we have given a total of 58 rides in our area. For the July 4th holiday our drivers gave a total of 38 rides for customers either from their home to a bar, and some of those were round trip rides. This can have a dramatic effect on the amount of possible drunk drivers on the road in our communities. We would like to thank our coordinator, Tammy Markart and the drivers for their commitment to this program. River Valley Area Bar Buddies - is a non-profit organization serving the Arena, Lone Rock, Plain, and Spring Green areas. This program is sponsored in part by a grant provided by the Department of Transportation and donations from our local businesses. The program is designed to give a FREE "safe rides" home, within a 10-mile radius, from our local taverns, restaurants, parties, and events if you feel you are incapable of driving your own vehicle. Beyond the 10 miles there will be a small fee charged of $10 per person, per location. Tips are appreciated for our drivers as they are all volunteers and do not get paid to perform this service. Thank you! The program is also designed to provide transportation, for a small fee, to our local taverns, restaurants, events, and parties. This transportation can originate from our local motels, residential homes, and Lone Rock Airport. The fee is: $5.00 for 1 person $8.00 for 2 people $10.00 for 3 people $12.00 for 4+ people The ride home is FREE. Just call a driver and give them your location for pickup and they will take care of the rest. No driving for you...and a "safe ride" home. The funds raised from the transportation supplied goes toward the ongoing operating costs to keep the Bar Buddies Program going in our community. Call or text the River Valley Area Bar Buddies van between the hours of 5 p.m. and 3 a.m., Friday and Saturday for your transportation needs - just call or text 608-588-5591. Again, please remember, these are volunteer drivers so tips are appreciated. Please help with upcoming fund-raising, there will be a brat stand at Prem Meats on Thursday July 20th from 10:00am until 6:00pm and on Sunday July 23 from 9:30am until 2:30pm. We will be serving food and baked goods. We would also like to thank our sponsors: Arthurs Restaurant Round Barn Motel Advanced Family Dental EconoPrint American Players Theater Prem Meats KCS U.S Cellular Thermo-Dynamics Wisconsin Riverside Resort The Shed Restaurant Jax Enterprises Jackie and Ron Nolan in memory of Jacob Village Family Dental Mary the Tax

Lost Dog: Goes by the name of Shadow. Shadow was last seen near Pearl Road and USH 14. Shadow had a turquoise collar and a black harness on. He is very friendly but very shy. If anybody sees Shadow, please contact the Spring Green Pet Resort at (608)588-4045 or the Spring Green Police Department (608)588-2125

River Valley Bar Buddies have extended hours for the 4th of July Holiday. Phone: (608)588-5591 Friday, June 30, 4 p.m. to 3 a.m. Saturday, July 1, 4 p.m. to 3 a.m. Sunday, July 2, Monday July 3 and Tuesday July 4, 3p.m. to 3 a.m. Wednesday, July 5 and Thursday, July 6, 5 p.m to 1 a.m. Friday, July 7, and Saturday, July 8, 5 p.m. to 3 a.m.

Sauk County Health Department has received grant funding for several years to provide free Naloxone Training and Naloxone nasal spray canisters to combat the growing epidemic of opioid and heroin overdoses. Anybody is welcome to attend this training, but you must register this form a week prior to the training below.

PRESS RELEASE June 24th, 2017 The Spring Green Police Department would like to prepare everyone for the upcoming Art Fair Weekend June 24th and 25th. There will be absolutely no parking on Jefferson Street and on adjoining streets during these two days. On the evening of Friday, June 23th, starting at 7:00 p.m., there will be no overnight parking allowed on Jefferson Street. There will be designated handicap parking areas on Worcester Street, north of Jefferson Street and in several slots at the parking area between Jefferson Plaza and Baron Brooks Tavern. Handicap parking will also be available on Jefferson Street between Wood Street and Baltimore Street. There will be several locations for Portable Sanitary Restrooms including; North Worcester Street, the Jefferson Street Parking area and at the intersection of South Washington and Jefferson Street. There will also be handicap accessible restrooms in the alleyway at Baron Brooks Tavern. During this event, the Police Department Building will not be open at Monroe and Lexington Streets. We will have a temporary location set up in front of the main branch of BMO Harris Bank at Worcester and Jefferson Street. The non-emergency number for the police department during these two days will be (608)588-5980. If you have an emergency, call 911. If you have any questions or comments about the upcoming event, please feel free to contact our office at (608) 588-2125.

June 14, 2017, at 11:40 am: The Spring Green Police Department is investigating a case of stranger danger. A young female student on her way home from summer school, on Daley Street, was contacted by an unknown male in a vehicle, and was asked for a phone number. The vehicle is described as an "older brownish and blackish" small car, with possible black spray paint on it. (or a black color body panel) The driver was a white male, approximately in his 40's with a brown beard. The student was riding her bike and when she saw it was someone she did not know, she immediately went straight home and told her parents. The Spring Green Police Department asks that if you know who this person is, to please contact Sgt. Kurek at 588-2125. I also add that we do not know the intent of the contact, but we would like to check into that.

On Wednesday, June 06, 2017, the Sauk County Drug Task Force, in conjunction with the Spring Green Police Department executed a search warrant at S12985 Shifflet Rd # 7, Spring Green WI. This search warrant was the result of an ongoing investigation initiated by the Spring Green Police Department. As a result of the investigation, Thadeus J. Hanson Jr. was charged with possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, bail jumping and felony bail jumping. Thadeus J. Hanson Sr. was charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. The investigation is ongoing and if anyone has any additional information, they should call the Spring Green Police Dept. at 608-588-2125 or Sauk County Crime Stoppers at 1-888-TIP SAUK (847-7285). The Sauk County Drug Task Force is made up of officers from the Spring Green Police Dept., Sauk County Sheriff’s Office, Baraboo Police Dept., Reedsburg Police Dept., Lake Delton Police Dept., Sauk Prairie Police Dept., and the Wisconsin State Patrol.

HELP WANTED The Spring Green Police Department is currently accepting applications for the position of part-time police officers. This position is for mainly evening and weekend shift law enforcement duties. The minimum qualifications for this position are: 60 college credits in a Criminal Justice Degree program and State of Wisconsin Law Enforcement Certification. The Spring Green Police Department is active in community oriented policing and is an equal opportunity employer. The current hourly wage for part-time officers is $16.00 per hour. The deadline for this position is July 1, 2017. Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest, resume and DJ-LE-330 to; Spring Green Police Dept. Attn: Chief Wilkins P.O Box 175 Spring Green WI. 53588 (608)588-2125

SPRING GREEN POLICE DEPARTMENT PRESS RELEASE May 12, 2017 On Monday, May 8, 2017 at 7:00 p.m., an employee at a Spring Green business noticed that his vehicle, a 2012 Chevrolet Cruze, had been taken without his consent. The driver reported to Spring Green Officers that he had left the vehicle unlocked and the keys were left inside. The officers were able to work with the business owner and found video footage of a white male, middle aged, heavy set, who pulled into a nearby parking stall, got out of his vehicle. and approached the 2012 Cruze. The suspect then went back to the car that he was driving and was seen, on video, taking items from his vehicle and putting them into the victim’s 2012 Cruze. The suspect then got into the Cruze and drove away. The officers ran vehicle registration on the vehicle left behind by the suspect, and found that the 2009 Subaru Impreza was listed as stolen out of City of Madison. Officers impounded the vehicle left at the scene and conducted an inventory search. Items were found inside identifying the suspect in this case as Michael A. Loomis, 41 years of age, formerly of rural Wisconsin Dells. Officers also located numerous items including driver’s licenses from other victims. The suspect information and stolen vehicle were listed statewide and were to be stopped and held for charges of felony Operating a Motor Vehicle without Owner’s Consent by the Spring Green Police Department. On Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at 10:00 p.m., the West Bend Police Department stopped that same vehicle in traffic and took the driver, identified as Michael A. Loomis into custody on the Spring Green charges. The West Bend Police Department also has pending charges against Loomis for felon in possession of a firearm, possesion of stolen property, and habitual criminality, as wells a parole/probation warrant. Loomis is also facing charges for motor vehicle thefts in the cities of Madison, LaCrosse and Peshtigo. The Spring Green Police Department is working with police agencies from Madison, LaCrosse, Peshtigo, Manitowoc, Eau Claire, Tomah, Portage, Dupere, Suamico, Menasha, Oregon, Jefferson, Fort Atkinson, Watertown, Middleton, Stoughton, Oconto, Columbus, Hollandale and Mayville, where the suspect likely entered vehicles and stole items. The investigation is ongoing by the Spring Green Police Department.

Click it or Ticket Spring Green, Plain, and Arena May 22 to June 4 Spring Green, Plain, and Arena Police Departments will join hundreds of other law enforcement agencies throughout Wisconsin for the annual Click it or Ticket safety belt campaign from May 22 to June 4. Traffic crashes take an enormous toll on victims, their families, and our society in general. Many traffic deaths and injuries could be prevented with the simple click of a safety belt. By buckling up, you are protecting yourself from being ejected during a crash or thrown around violently inside the vehicle. Although safety belt use in Wisconsin is at an all-time high of 88.4%, nearly half of the drivers and passengers killed in Wisconsin traffic crashes last year were not wearing safety belts. In addition, last year there were over 68,500 convictions for failure to fasten a seat belt. Public education and enforcement efforts like Click it or Ticket have helped increase safety belt use in Wisconsin to over 88%. Unbelted motorists in crashes cost all of us a lot of money. Drivers and passengers who are hurt or killed in traffic crashes because they didn’t buckle up create tremendous economic losses such as medical expenses and lost worker productivity. The rest of society pays for nearly 75 percent of these economic losses through higher insurance premiums, taxes, and other public funding according to the National Transportation Safety Board. We take public safety and safety belt enforcement seriously. Writing a citation to an unbuckled motorist can be a life-saving reminder about the importance of buckling up. It’s certainly preferable compared to delivering tragic news to a family that a loved one has been seriously injured or killed in a crash. If you are driving or riding in a motor vehicle, buckling up is required by law and it’s a proven lifesaver. Officer Michael Havlik, Spring Green Police Dept.

“Summer is coming and that means that nearly 200 seasonal staff from APT and Taliesin will move into the Spring Green area in the coming weeks. With that in mind, remember that there may be some new faces in town. Please make them feel welcome in our wonderful community.

These are pictures of the Beretta 9mm handgun and the case that was taken from the home in Spring Green on April 12. If you have seen either the case or the weapon please contact the Spring Green Police Department immediately.

Spring Green Police officers responded to a home burglary on Wednesday, April 12th at 7:30 a.m. on Fairview Court in the Village of Spring Green. The homeowners reports, that sometime overnight and into the early morning hours, while the homeowners were home, a suspect or suspects entered an unlocked garage door and then entered the unlocked door between the garage and house. The unidentified suspect(s) took a locked handgun case with a Beretta 9mm semi- automatic handgun and spare magazines. There were several other smaller items taken from the property. On or around the same time, the Sauk County Sheriff’s Department responded to several attempted home entries west of Spring Green. The Spring Green Police Department and the Sauk County Sheriff’s Department are conducting a joint investigation into these cases. If you have any information, you are asked to call the Spring Green Police Department at (608)588-2125, the Sauk County Sheriff’s Department 1-800-377-1195, or you may call Sauk County Crimestoppers 1(888)TIPSAUK. Please remember to be vigilant in locking all of your exterior doors and windows, as well as, locking all of your vehicles during evening hours or when you are away from home. Chief Kevin Wilkins Spring Green Police Deparment

If you do see a suspicious person or vehicle in the area or trying to get into your home or your neighbors home, CALL 911 immediatly. Our department is stepping up patrol all through Spring Green but we need your help. If you have any information on the person or persons involved with these attempted house entries, call us at 588-2125 or Sauk County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-SAUK