TREMPEALEAU COUNTY, Wis. (WEAU) -- The Independence Police Department along with the Trempealeau County Sheriff's Office are announcing the next available date where crime victims of this Fall's cemetery and lawn ornament theft investigations can come view and reclaim stolen property.
It's now up to Trempealeau County District Attorney Taavi McMahon whether to file charges in the case.
The next date to claim your items will be Wednesday, December 13 from 4 to 8 p.m.. If you are unable to make this date, there will be other future blocks scheduled as needed during morning and evening hours. The police department and sheriff's office aim to schedule the next ones after Jan 1, 2018.
The address will be at the Trempealeau County Sheriff's Office property at N36538 QQQ, Whitehall WI, 54773, and this location is right next to Highway 121. The entrance for public use will be in the rear of the building.
A case number will have to have been filed with the law enforcement agency that is responsible for where the theft occurred. Please bring that number with you. You must have this number to view and claim property. Please also bring a copy of the report and picture of the missing item, if possible.
Persons viewing and claiming property recovered from outside of Trempealeau County can come identify and claim their items, but those items will need to be turned over to the county agency where they were taken from. They will then make arrangements with you for picking up the property once it can be released from their process. Crime Victim Information sheets will be given to all victims with identified property.
Other questions regarding any aspect of this case may still be emailed to Officer Halvorson at the Independence Police Department email at INDPD@TCC.COOP. You may contact the Independence Police Department at 715-985-3055, and the Trempealeau County Sheriff's Office at 715-538-4509 with additional questions.