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Police & Fire

The Portage Co. Law Enforcement Center is located at 1500 Strongs Ave. in Stevens Point. (Metro Wire photo)

Police & Sheriff calls, May 6-7

May 6 Spotlight: A 44-year-old man called deputies to report someone was driving by his home on the 200 block of Main St. South in Rosholt slowly and

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Several officers from SPPD responded to the Point of Discovery charter school on April 25 when a staff member reported an 18-year-old student was causing a disturbance. (Metro Wire photo)

Police & Sheriff calls, April 25-27

April 25 Suspicious: Police were asked to conduct extra patrol around Jefferson Elementary, 1800 East Ave. at 8:06 a.m. when someone reported a suspicious older man “hanging around”

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Plover PD Records Specialist Jennifer Stormoen and Deputy Craig Loiselle stand before about 1,300 pounds of old prescription and OTC medications on April 29. Ofc. Mike Shultz from SPPD declined to pose for the customary photo, saying, "I'm not here to sell newspapers." (Metro Wire photo)

County takes in nearly 1,300 pounds of old medicine

By Brandi Makuski Local drug take-back events in April were on the uptick compared with last year’s, as local law enforcement collected about 1,300 pounds of leftover and

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L-R: Portage Co. Sheriff Mike Lukas, Sharalee Simkins, a records specialist for the Plover Police Department, and Stevens Point Police Officer Michael Schultz, load up boxes of drugs on April 24 from the spring 2023 Drug Take Back events. (Metro Wire photo)

Police & Sheriff calls, April 22-23

April 22 Suspended: A 69-year-old woman called police to the 700 block of Portage St. at 8 a.m. to complain that a suspicious man had been sitting in

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