Success Stories

Grant County Crime Stoppers organization approved a cash reward for someone who provided police with a tip that led to the arrest of a Georgia man. Crime Stoppers is an international organization that provides rewards to people who give information to police but wish to remain anonymous. The tip led to the arrest of Tommy D. Thomas, 20, of 112 N. Madison Street, Lancaster. Thomas who went by the name of King in Bartow County, Georgia was serving 15 years probation for theft and entry into a auto. Thomas has been wanted since October 2000 when he left Georgia without permission. Crime Stoppers does not give out the name of reward recipients or the amount of the reward. The group gives out rewards ranging from $25. to $1000. depending on the severity of the crime involved.

Grant County Crime Stoppers organization Thursday approved a cash reward for someone who provided police with a tip that led to the arrest of Sandy M. Poldrack, 40, of Fennimore. Poldrack was soliciting truck drivers and was arrested and charged with prostitution on February 19, 2001.

Crime Stoppers received a tip which led Grant County Sheriff’s Detectives to the arrest of a 20 year old Boscobel man for theft of a 066 Stihl Chainsaw from 3743 Wood Road, Fennimore between September and December of 2000, and a Husqvarna 257 Chainsaw from 554 Sunset Drive, Lancaster during the first three months of 2001. Both chain saws which had a total value of $1,310.00. were recovered.

Incident information: On 1/19/01 at 5:30 p.m. a concerned driver, made a telephone call to the Grant County Sheriff’s Department to report a drunk driver. With the information given by the caller, the offender was stopped and arrested in the village of Bloomington, Wisconsin for drunk driving. Breath test resulted .24
CONVICTED: Jay R. Limestahl of Lena, IL Pled no contest on 3/28/01 for Operating while intoxicated (1st offense) Forfeiture $767.25 Alcohol Assessment D.L. Suspended for 7 months

In January of 2001, two 17 year old Lancaster males were arrested and charged with theft from the Lancaster High School thanks to two different tips received through Crime Stoppers.

In October of 2001, a male subject was reported driving in Lancaster when his drivers license was revoked. The subject was stopped by the Lancaster Police Department and convicted of Operating a motor vehicle while revoked.