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On June 01, 2018, the Rusk County Sheriff’s Department received a report of possible sexual assault of a minor in the Town of Flambeau and the Village of Ingram, in the County of Rusk.

During the investigation, it is alleged that Robert D Dilysi of Ingram, WI, had sexual contact and sexual intercourse with a child under the age of sixteen.

On Friday June 29, 2018, Rusk County Investigators obtained an arrest warrant and Robert Dilysi was arrested in Tennessee on charges in reference to this investigation. Following extradition proceedings he will be transported back to Rusk County to face charges.

No further information will be released at this time as the case is still under investigation.


It turned out to be a busy weekend for Rusk County authorities. Friday afternoon shortly before 1 PM, a criminal damage complaint was reported to the Rusk County Sheriff’s Office. Little information was available, but the store owner at Fox Point Sportswear advised that sometime Thursday night, someone broke out 4 windows of his store. Case is under investigation.

A Ladysmith Officer at about 5:30 PM Friday, conducted a traffic stop near the East 3rd Street S and Everett Ave. intersection. The Officer identified the driver as Gabrielle Marie Lazar. The Officer knew that Lazar’s driving privileges were revoked. The odor of Marijuana was coming from the vehicle and the Officer searched the vehicle and found Marijuana and Paraphernalia. Lazar was placed under arrest for OWI and a Probation Violation.

Rusk County dispatch received a 911 call at about 9:50 AM Saturday, of a train engine on fire at the Weyerhaeuser Sand Plant. An employee with the sand plant called back and advised they got the fire out. The Weyerhaeuser Fire Department was called but then to disregard the call.

Shortly before 4 PM Saturday, Rusk County deputies executed a warrant at a residence on Bass Lake Road, Ladysmith. A Ladysmith Officer assisted the county with the warrant for Matthew L. Deridder for an active Rusk County warrant in a criminal Felony case. According to the report, a Rusk County deputy advised Deridder took off running in the woods. After a few minutes the deputy advised he got Deridder and a female subject. Deridder was taken into custody and transported to the Rusk County jail. The City Officer transported the female to the LEC. The female individual did not have a warrant and was released.

At 8:15 PM Saturday, a Ladysmith Officer advised he was at Dollar General in Ladysmith and going to talk with a female subject who was in a vehicle. The female, Lisa Bohlen, 52, her driver’s license is revoked. The Officer advised that Martin L. Sillman, 56, was supposed to be there too and has been drinking. According to the report, Sillman has approximately 8 open bonds which include a no drink. The City Officer arrested Sillman for Bail Jumping and cited Sillman and Bohlen for Retail theft.

Rusk County Authorities Just before midnight Saturday, received an anonymous call advising a male subject ran into a female’s parked vehicle on Walnut Street, Tony. According to the report, two individuals were yelling at each other, and the caller advised the vehicle left and was heading East on Highway 8. Rusk County deputies and a City Officer responded to the scene of the crash and then a fight had started. While responding, the authorities went to the registered owner of the vehicle that fled’s residence. After an investigation, Nicholas M. LaFreniere was placed under arrest for OWI.

Sunday morning just before 3 AM, a caller advised the Rusk County Sheriff’s Office that an individual just ran off the road and crashed into the corner of his house on County Highway G, Conrath. The caller advised that the driver was in his house and is bleeding from his head. Rusk County deputies, Sheldon ambulance and the Sheldon Fire Department responded to the scene. According to the report, the driver was taken by ambulance to RCMH. After an investigation, the subject was placed under arrest. The DOC was contacted and the DOC advised they will be placing a hold on the subject due to the OWI. The subject was taken to the Rusk County Jail.

Rusk County dispatch received a 911 call at about 11:20 AM Sunday reporting a semi vs car accident on Highway 8 just West of West 15th Street Ladysmith. The car was reportedly down in the ditch. Rusk County deputies, Ladysmith Police, Ladysmith ambulance and the Ladysmith Fire Department responded to the scene. According to the report, upon arrival a City Officer met with a male driver who was being attended to by citizens. He had a minor cut to his neck. It was determined that the male subjects East Bound vehicle crossed entirely into the West lane and collided with a semi-trailer axle causing severe damage to the vehicle and disabling the semi’s trailer. Both lanes of Highway 8 was closed for a time. The driver of the van was Michael P. Piotrowski. No other information was available.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — One of six Republicans running to replace House Speaker Paul Ryan is dropping out of the race.

Nashota psychologist Brad Boivin announced Monday morning that he is ending his campaign. He offered only a vague explanation, saying he has decided to quit “given the current state of the race and in the spirit of good stewardship.” He said he was endorsing former Ryan aide Bryan Steil.

No one from his campaign immediately replied to an email Monday morning.

Ryan isn’t seeking re-election. Boivin’s withdrawal leaves five Republicans to face off in the Aug. 14 primary — Steil, Jeremy Ryan, Paul Nehlen, Kevin Steen and Nick Polce. Randy Bryce and Cathy Myers are set to square off in the Democratic primary.

The general election is Nov. 6.

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