The information below represents some of the notable calls for service handled by the Verona Police Department between Monday (7/17) morning and Friday (7/21) afternoon. This information is not all-inclusive, but rather preliminary information gathered from officers who investigated the calls.
- 7/17/23 @ 10:06 a.m. – An officer used a vehicle unlock kit to open a locked vehicle due to a child being in the vehicle and the keys being accidentally locked inside. VPD does not routinely assist with vehicle unlocks unless there are exigent circumstances, such as a child or pet being locked inside. Vehicle side-curtain airbag deployment and potential damage caused by unlocking secured vehicles are reasons VPD does not perform this task without exigent circumstances being present.
- 7/17/23 @ 4:10 p.m. – A 21yo man from Mount Horeb was stopped for a speeding violation. The officer detected an odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle, and a search of the vehicle yielded approximately 3.75 ounces of marijuana, psilocybin mushrooms, and drug paraphernalia which was indicative of the selling of illegal drugs. Charges of Possession with Intent to Deliver THC, Possession of Psilocybin, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia were referred to the DA’s Office for criminal prosecution.
- 7/18/23 @ 1:29 a.m. – A traffic stop was conducted for expired registration. VPD’s K9 team responded, and K9 Drea alerted to the odor of a controlled substance coming from the vehicle. Drug paraphernalia was located in the vehicle, and both the driver (31yo man from Johnson Creek) and the passenger (25yo female from Janesville) were cited for that violation. Charges of Felony Bail Jumping, Misdemeanor Bail Jumping, and Operating After Revocation are being referred to the DA’s Office for the male, and a Misdemeanor Bail Jumping charge is being referred for the female.
- 7/19/2023 @ 4:51 p.m. – Officers were dispatched to a vehicle vs. bicyclist crash. The bicyclist received arm injuries and ultimately was not transported by EMS. Thankfully the bicyclist was wearing a helmet, which showed obvious signs it protected the rider from potential head injuries. The driver of the vehicle was cited for Failure to Yield Right-of-Way.