Park Street & 9th Street Intersection Closure June 4th 7am – 1pm

Due to the storm that went through the evening of June 2nd, the North side of 9th Street at the intersection of Park Street as well as the west side of Park Street will be closed for tree removal from 7am through 1pm on Thursday June 4th, 2020.

Employees will be present to direct traffic into one lane only.  Please be cautious and courteous if travelling on these streets.  Thank you

Update on Downtown Parking for Carryout Orders

Thank you all for ordering from local businesses during the pandemic!  To make things more safe and easier for pickup of carryout orders, Orange Cones were placed in various parking spots in the downtown area.  The parking space in front of the cones are for pickup of a call ahead order from local businesses.  They will remain in place for the time being.  While businesses may open up, we still need to use safe practices.

Christy’s Sunnyside Bakery has two parking spaces on Court Street in front of the business.

O’Cooch Books & Libations has a parking space on Court Street in front of the business.

The Press Box has a parking space on Court Street in front of the business.

Kelly’s Coffee has a parking space on Court Street in front of the business.

Los Amigos II has a parking space on Court Street in front of Halvorson’s CPA business.

Please be kind and allow these businesses in the downtown to have customer parking that is socially distance safe for everyone during this COVID-19 Pandemic.  Thank you.

Police Department Lobby Closure

Starting 4-6-2020 the Police Department front office lobby will be closed, all office staff will be working or asked to stay home until further notice to help promote social distancing.  

There will be a sign posted on the inside glass door with instructions on how to contact the on-duty officer, we are all healthy this is just to limit our exposure.

 

Billy J. Jones, Chief
R
ichland Center Police Department
470 S. Main St.
Richland Center, WI 53581
608-647-2103
jones@rcpolice.net

 

Sex Offender Bulletin

City of Richland Center Police Department
SEX OFFENDER INFORMATION BULLETIN
December 17, 2019

Area Residents:

The Richland Center Police Department is releasing the following information pursuant to Wisconsin State Statute 301.46(2m) which authorizes law enforcement agencies to inform the public of a sex offender’s release when, in the discretion of the agency, the release of information will enhance public safety, awareness and protection.

The individual who appears on this notification has been convicted of a sex offense that requires registration with the Wisconsin Sex Offender Registration Program (SORP). Further, this individual’s previous history places him in a classification level that reflects the potential to re-offend.

This sex offender has served the prison sentence imposed on him by the courts. THIS PERSON IS NOT WANTED BY POLICE. This notification is not intended to increase fear; rather, it is our belief that an informed public is a safer public.

Sex offenders have always lived in our communities, but it was not until the Sex Offender Registration and Community Notification Law was enacted, that law enforcement was able to share this information with the community.

Citizen abuse of this information to threaten, intimidate or harass registered sex offenders will not be tolerated.

Curtis A. Salisbury moved into 641 E. Burton Street, Apt. B in the City of Richland Center, on December 6, 2019.  He is under the supervision of the Richland Center Office of Probation/Parole (608)647-4848.

EMPLOYMENT:

Employment will be approved by the Department of Corrections.

SUPERVISION PLAN:

  1. No unsupervised contact with minors.
  2. No taverns/bars/liquor stores. Not to consume alcohol or drugs.
  3. Comply with standard sex offender rules.
  4. Comply with any recommended treatment.
  5. Comply with lifetime registration with the Wisconsin Sex Offender Registration Program.
  6. Comply with electronic monitoring.

 Agency Contacts:

Richland Center Office of Probation/Parole
Agent: Reyna Vasquez (608)647-4848.
Richland Center Police Department (608) 647-2103.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

To learn more about the Sex Offender Registration Program in the State of Wisconsin, or to obtain information on other registered sex offenders living in the Richland Center area, please visit the sex offender registration website at http://offender.doc.state.wi.us/public/.

To obtain information on anyone under supervision please visit the State of Wisconsin, Department of Corrections website at http://doc.wi.gov/Home.

*This bulletin was prepared by the Richland County Sex Offender Registration Notification Team.

Alternate Side Parking 12/1/19 – 2/28/2020

RICHLAND CENTER POLICE DEPARTMENT

Press Release

November 29, 2019

The City of Richland Center wants to remind residents that Alternate Side Parking began on Sunday December 1st, this is a change from previous years, and will run through February 28, 2020. Persons parking vehicles on city streets are required to abide by Alternate Side Parking regulations EACH NIGHT between December 1st and February 28, 2020.

Alternate Side Parking enforcement will take place randomly throughout the week in addition to when the city receives an accumulation of snow and/or ice. Alternate Side Parking will be enforced between the hours of 12:01 AM and 7:00 AM.

Alternate Side Parking requires vehicles to be parked on the odd numbered side of the street on odd numbered dates and the even numbered side of the street on even numbered dates. Residents need to remember that the date during the overnight hours of 12:01 am to 7:00 am determines odd or even side parking. Owners of vehicles in violation of Alternate Side Parking regulations will be subject to a $10.00 parking ticket.

During a period of unusually severe winter weather, the city may declare a Snow Removal Emergency. During a Snow Removal Emergency, parking is prohibited on all city streets and highways. Residents would be required to find off-street parking for up to 72 hours or until snow-removal operations are declared completed by the Public Works Superintendent. Violations of a Snow Removal Emergency will result in a $15.00 ticket.

In addition to tuning into WRCO, the City of Richland Center urges residents to sign up for Nixle alerts to keep up to date on local information including declared Snow Emergencies. You can sign up at www.nixle.com. Make sure to sign up for all alerts, advisories and community messages under the Richland County Emergency Management account. The service is free and you can choose to receive e-mail and/or text message alerts. City Residents using Facebook can also keep up to date on declared Snow Emergencies by following the Richland County Sheriff’s Department Facebook page where declared Snow Emergencies will be posted.

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Homecoming Parade, Duck Races – Street Closing 10/11/19

The Homecoming Parade will start approximately 3:00 p.m. on Friday, October 11th, 2019.  Staging will be on 6th, 7th, and 8th Streets.  The Parade route begins at 6th Street and Central Avenue, traveling south on Central Ave then east on Court Street for one block, then north on Church Street to 5th Street where the parade ends.  After the parade, the duck races will be held on Court Street between Central Avenue and Church Street beginning about 4:15 p.m.

Enjoy the fun!!!

10-11-19 Homecoming Parade Route

Duck Race

Engebretson-Grabowski Drug Arrests

Richland Center Police Department Press Release

Engebretson-Grabowski Drug Arrests

Memorial Day Parade 5/27/19 and Services

The VFW Post 2267 is sponsoring the May 27th Memorial Day Parade that will line up about 9:30 – 10:00 a.m. in front of the Post Office on Central Ave. and begin about 10:30 a.m.

The parade route will travel East on Mill Street, North on Church Street to 8th Street, East on 8th Street, North on Park Street and into the Cemetery.

The service in the cemetery will begin after the parade and the Women’s Relief Corp will hold their service after that in Krouskop Park.

In the event of inclement weather, the service will be held at 10:00 a.m. in the High School.

Click It or Ticket Safety Belt Enforcement

RICHLAND CENTER POLICE DEPARTMENT

Press Release
May 15, 2019

Richland Center Police Department to mobilize for Click It or Ticket safety belt enforcement from May 20th to June 2nd.

Chief Lucas Clements points out that this year marks the 10-year anniversary of Wisconsin’s primary enforcement seat belt law. Since the law took effect in June of 2009, Wisconsin’s seat belt use rate has climbed from 74 percent in 2009, to just over 89 percent today. Over the last decade alone, numerous motorists in Wisconsin have avoided serious injury or death thanks to the simple click of a seat belt.

Still, law enforcement and other emergency responders see far too many people who make the dangerous – and frankly – irresponsible decision to not wear a safety belt. Last year, about half of the car and truck occupants killed in Wisconsin traffic crashes were not buckled up. These needless tragedies devastate families and generate enormous societal costs. Chief Clements states, “As part of our larger public safety mission, the Richland Center Police Department will join law enforcement agencies across Wisconsin as part of the national Click It or Ticket mobilization May 20 to June 2.”

Across our state and nation, officers will work in greater numbers for longer hours – not to simply stop and cite motorists – but to encourage everyone to voluntarily comply with traffic laws that serve to keep the public safe. During Click It or Ticket – and throughout the year – our goal is to ensure that all motorists are safely buckled up – every seat, every trip.

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Vernon Washington 04-2019 Notification

SEX OFFENDER INFORMATION BULLETIN
COMMUNITY NOTIFICATION
April 3, 2019

Vernon Washington 04-2019 Notification