Archives for June 2016

Drug Related Arrest


Press Release

June 22nd, 2016

Chief Lucas Clements of the Richland Center Police Department reports that a Richland Center man has been arrested for a drug delivery charge as a result of an investigation into a near fatal overdose that occurred at a residence in Richland Center late last week.

Harrison E. Schwichtenberg, 25, of Richland Center has been arrested and tentatively charged with Delivery of a Schedule IV drug, a Class H Felony.

Chief Clements stated the investigation, which was conducted by officers from the Richland Center Police Department and the Richland-Iowa-Grant Drug Task Force, discovered that the victim had purchased the prescription pills from Schwichtenberg, which ultimately led to the near fatal overdose.

Chief Clements commented that, not only is this case a prime example of the dangers associated with illegal prescription pill distribution and abuse, it is also an example of local law enforcement’s dedication to investigate these cases to the fullest extent. Chief Clements added that, because of the danger it presents to the community, combating illegal prescription pill diversion has been, and will continue to be, a priority of the Richland Center Police Department and Richland-Iowa-Grant Drug Task Force.

At the time of Schwichtenberg’s arrest he was out on bond for a previous arrest for manufacture/delivery of non-narcotics and possession of a controlled substance. As a result, Schwichtenberg may also potentially be facing various bail jumping charges. This case has been referred to the Richland County District Attorney’s Office for formal charges to be filed.

Chief Clements advised that citizen assistance is paramount in combating the distribution of drugs within our community. Anyone witnessing suspected drug activity in the city is encouraged to contact the Richland Center Police Department at 608-647-2103 or Richland County Crime Stoppers at 647-CLUE (2583), where callers may remain anonymous and could be eligible for a cash reward.


2016 Licensed Tree Cutters

The following businesses have shown proof of insurance and obtained a license to cut trees within the City of Richland Center.  Any other businesses need to obtain a license before cutting any trees in the City.

Ashton’s Affordable Tree Service LLC – Steve Mathias – 608-642-0683
8697 Crosscut Rd., Platteville, WI

B & E Tree Service – Bill Kimbler – 608-475-3953
Prairie du Chien, WI

KSK Tree Trimming – Kevin Kledehn –  608-343-8932
605 Darcy Dr., Hillsboro, WI  54634

M & M tree Service LLC – Eric Meseberg, Brandon Miller – 608-604-4652
801 Lake St., Hillsboro, WI  54634

Mahan Tree Service – Mike Mahan – 608-606-9536
15871 Hwy 27, Ferryville, WI 54628

Gary Manning – 608-604-3869
27321 Manning Lane, Richland Center, WI 53581

Peer Construction – Terry Peer – 608-732-5279
29301 Pleasant Mound Rd., Boscobel, WI 53805

Sprague Brothers Tree Services – Gary Sprague, Ted Sprague – 608-822-3470
1005 14th St., Fennimore, WI


Contractors are not permitted to place trees or brush outside of the landfill area.  They must take the debris inside the landfill.  The landfill will be open during between 8am and 3pm this week for City residents.  Approved Townships may also use the landfill during regular open hours – Mondays & Wednesdays from 8am to 1pm and Saturdays from 8am to noon.