Message Board, Announcements, Press Release
Press Release 04-01-2021
On Thursday April 1, 2021 at approximately 10:44 AM the Crandon Police Department was dispatched to a Hotel in the City of Crandon, reference a complaint that a strong
odor of marijuana was coming from a hotel room. The Crandon Police Department arrived on scene along with the Forest County Drug Task Force to investigate this complaint.
Contact was made with the registered occupant of the room. The occupant of the hotel room was identified as Lagene Caprice McGhee 48 years old from Milwaukee. In speaking
with Mr. McGhee, Detectives could smell a strong odor of marijuana coming from within the hotel room. The room was held pending a search warrant.
At approximately 12:55 PM today The Crandon Police Department, The Forest County Drug Task Force and the Federal Bureau of Investigation executed a search warrant on the hotel room. During a search of the room Investigators located approximately 2 pounds of both crack and powder cocaine, approximately an ounce of THC products, a digital scale, $4,594 in cash, a loaded firearm and drug paraphernalia. The street value of the drugs located is approximately $90,000. Lagene McGhee was arrested and booked into the Forest County Jail on a probation violation.
This case has been accepted by the Assistant United States Attorney and Lagene will be held in custody pending a Federal Indictment in the Eastern District of Wisconsin. Lagene should be presumed innocent until proven guilty in court.
In July 2010, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) launched a national If You See
Something, Say Something public awareness campaign a simple and effective program to raise public
awareness of indicators of terrorism and violent crime, and to emphasize the importance of reporting
suspicious activity to the proper state and local law enforcement authorities.
To augment the national, If You See Something, Say Something campaign in Wisconsin, the Wisconsin Fusion Centers have instituted WiWatch to provide a portal to educate the public and provide a means to report suspicious activity.
A critical element of the missions of the Wisconsin Fusion Centers is ensuring that the civil rights and civil liberties of persons are not diminished by our security efforts, activities, and programs. Consequently, the WiWATCH campaign respects civil rights and liberties by emphasizing behavior, rather than appearance, in identifying suspicious activity.
Traffic Education Class
Beginning Jan. 7th, 2014 Traffic Offenders will have the option of enrolling in the Sheriff's Office Traffic Education Program when receiving citations for minor traffic offenses. What this means to you is, if a Deputy issues you a citation and you have not had any traffic convictions with in the past 12 months, you can be eligible to take the class. If you successfully pass the class, your citation will be dismissed.
911 Hang up Calls
Each year Forest County Sheriffs Deputies respond to hundreds of 911 Hang Up calls. A good
majority of those 911 Hang Up calls are "Pocket Dials" or involve a small child playing with
the phone. Any 911 call that comes through the Forest County Dispatch Center, that hangs up, or even
accidentally dials, we send an officer out to meet with that person.
If you dialed 9-1-1 in error, please do not hang up the telephone. Instead, stay on the line and explain to the dispatcher that you dialed 911 by mistake and that you do not have an emergency. The Dispatcher will still send an Officer to meet with you however, we will have a better understanding in knowing that a true emergency does not exist.
Law Change Deer Car-Kill Permits
Wis. Stat. s. 29.349 now allows for possession and removal of a deer carcass from the scene of an accident once an individual notifies DNR by calling 608-267-7691 and provides their name, address, and the carcass location. This notification must be completed BEFORE taking possession or removing the carcass from the scene. Car killed Deer are no longer required to be tagged by a law enforcement officer, meaning the use of DNR-issued or TraCS generated car-kill deer tags can be discontinued.
The law requires drivers to shift lanes or slow down in order to provide a "safety zone" for a squad car, ambulance, fire truck, tow truck, utility vehicle, or highway maintenance vehicle that is stopped on the side of a road with its warning lights flashing.
Prescription Drug Drop Box
For your convenience, you may now drop off your un-used prescriptions or Over-the-Counter medications at the Lobby of the Sheriffs Office. Please deposit the un-used prescriptions in the white Drug Drop Box. There is no fee.
Items Not Allowed
Liquids, Creams, Syringes, Lotions, Chemo Therapy Drugs, Aerosols & Inhalers, Needles, Mercury Thermometers.
Every year, thousands of people lose money to telephone scams — from a few dollars to their life savings. Scammers will say anything to cheat
people out of money. Some seem very friendly — calling you by your first name, making small talk, and asking about your family. They may claim to
work for a company you trust, or they may send mail or place ads to convince you to call them.
If you get a call from someone you don’t know who is trying to sell you something you hadn’t planned to buy, say "No thanks." And, if they pressure you about giving up personal information — like your credit card or Social Security number — it’s likely a scam. Discontinue the call and report it to your local authorities.
If you would like to make a donation to the Forest County Sheriff's Office K-9 program, you can do so by clicking the "DONATE" button below. Donations are greatly appreciated and the funds go directly towards the K-9 program.