NEWS RELEASE FROM SPARTA POLICE:
On Sunday, September 30, 2012, at 5:18 a.m., Sparta Officers were called to a report of a vehicle on fire in the Culver's parking lot on W Wisconsin ST. Upon arrival, officers discovered a vehicle in the back lot fully engulfed in flames.
The vehicle was identified as a bronze colored 2002 four
door Chevy Impala belonging to Heather Lee, age 24, of Osseo, WI. The City Fire Department extinguished the fire; Culver's reported damage to its parking lot, nearby shrubs and a sign.
There were no injuries.
Video obtained by investigators show the vehicle being driven into the
parking lot at approximately 5:06 a.m. on Sunday morning. After parking the vehicle, suspects are seen getting out of the vehicle and setting it on fire.
At 6:38 a.m., the owner of the vehicle reported the vehicle as stolen from the 1300 block of 4th Street South in the City of La Crosse.
This investigation remains ongoing.
If you know anything about this crime you are asked to call the Sparta Police Department at 608- 269-3122. Call Crime Stoppers at 269-STOP (7867) if you wish to remain anonymous.