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WLDY-WJBL NEWS 9-18-17

(Madison, WI)  —  After a five-percent drop in July, Wisconsin Realtors saw a slight increase in their home sales in August. The state Realtors Association says its members sold about 85-hundred existing houses last month, a six-tenths-of-one-percent increase from the previous August and the highest for the month since the group recalibrated its sales data in 2005. The median sales price grew much faster, a seven-percent increase to 182-thousand dollars. Inventories are still down from a year ago, as Realtors reported a five-point-seven month supply of homes in August — down from six-point-eight months the year before. For the year as a whole, Realtors said they had a three-tenths-of-one-percent jump in home sales — with a six-point-one-percent hike in the median sales price to 174-thousand-900 dollars.

In Rusk County news this past weekend, Friday evening just after 7 PM, a male subject requested to see a Rusk County deputy for a theft complaint. The subject reported the theft of a Stihl Chainsaw which was taken sometime between Monday September 11th and Friday morning. After an investigation, the complainant advised he had a lot of property taken and may have a suspect in mind. The case is under investigation.

Rusk County dispatch Saturday morning at about 7:15 received a 911 call reporting a White vehicle in the water at Shoulder Creek on Hill Creek Road, Sheldon. According to the report, the caller did not go into the water but did not see anyone. The Sheldon Fire department responded to the scene and reported no one in the vehicle. No other information was available.

Just before 2 PM Saturday, a male subject reported to Rusk County authorities that he and his dog were attacked by the person who lives at the residence on Whispering Pines. According to the report, the subject went to the property because he believes it is right to be there as his name is on the property too. After an investigation, a male subject was taken into custody for Disorderly Conduct.

A Rusk County deputy made a traffic stop at about 6:45 PM Saturday, on West Sorenson Avenue, Bruce. According to the report, the vehicle was stopped for a cracked/damaged windshield and the registered owner was suspended. The driver was arrested for operating with a controlled substance and possession of Marijuana. The passenger was arrested for possession of Drug Paraphernalia and possession of Marijuana with intent to deliver.

Saturday evening at about 7:35, the Rusk County Sheriff’s office received a gas drive off complaint. An employee from the Weyerhaeuser Cenex reported a gas drive off. The vehicle reportedly headed East. No other information was available.

Shortly after 3 PM Sunday, a female subject advised Ladysmith Police that she thinks a male subject stole her vehicle at a location on Fritz Avenue West, Ladysmith. According to the report, the vehicle in question has been gone since early Saturday morning. The suspect was past his curfew Sunday night and Probation was contacted and a warrant was placed on the male subject.

Just before 2 AM Saturday, while locking up the bathroom at Memorial Park, a City Officer noticed graffiti on the blacktop and doors to both the male and female bathrooms on the Armstrong building. Graffiti was done in chalk so no permanent damage was observed.

Shortly before 7:30 Saturday night, a Ladysmith Officer during a traffic stop with Dresden Dittmer, 22, on East 8th Street South, Officers observed Drug Paraphernalia in the back of the vehicle he was operating. According to the report, Dresden told Officers he had the one smoking device and the THC in the front of the vehicle between the seat and the center counsel. A search of the vehicle was conducted on the vehicle and 4 other smoking devices were found. Dresden was arrested for Possession for THC and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

City Officers were dispatched at 7:50 PM Sunday to a residence on West 5th Street North for a report of someone being inside the residence. Officers responded to the residence and spoke with a female who stated that she believed that a male subject had been at the residence. City Police observed ATV tire marks an the driveway and then went to the garage. According to the report, no ATV was located inside. The ATV belonged to another male subject who was asked to come over to the residence to see if any other items are missing. After walking through the home, they observed obvious signs that someone had been inside the home. They believe the male suspect was the one who was inside the residence and has knowledge of the whereabouts of the ATV. The case is under investigation.

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