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A tale of two policemen in La Crosse County court...
The bond for Sergeant Alan Iverson is just one per cent of what was imposed during his initial hearing last week. Iverson is accused of disorderly conduct and threats to injure, for threatening to hurt his wife and children. Judge Dale Pasell lowered the original 100-thousand dollar bond to just one thousand dollars. A pre-trial hearing is planned for next week.
Also in court on Tuesday, former La Crosse police lieutenant Brian Thomson was given probation and jail time for stealing drugs being held as evidence by the police department. Thomson lost his job last summer when he was caught trying to steal fake drugs in a departmental sting. Thomson says he is now sober and clean from a drug addiction that started early in his police career, and he feels he has a 'bright future.'
The La Crosse Police Department is investigating an armed robbery that occurred at the Shelby Mall Check’n Go in the City of La Crosse today. La Crosse Police were called at 10:45AM by the store manager of the Check’n Go located in the Shelby Mall at 4304 Mormon Coulee Rd, whom reported an armed robbery. The manager reported a male suspect had entered the store and came up to the counter displaying a handgun. The suspect demanded the cash, which the manager turned over. The suspect then fled the store on foot. The manager was not injured in this robbery.
La Crosse Police officers secured the scene while other officers began searching for the suspect, checking on other businesses and reviewing security cameras in the area. We have obtained store security video of the suspect and we are looking for help from the public in identifying the suspect in this crime.
Suspect description; Male Black, 5’9”-6’, medium build, dread locks, facial hair. He was wearing an “AIR JORDAN” black sweatshirt, sunglasses, black & red Chicago Bulls hat and black and white Air Jordan Shoes. He was armed with a dark colored semi-automatic handgun.
Anyone with information on this crime is asked to call the La Crosse Police Department at 608-785-5962 or La Crosse Area Crime Stoppers @ 608-784-TIPS. You also can text “LAXTIPS” and your tip to 274637("Crimes") or visit www.lacrossecrimestoppers.com to report it online.
Plenty of reasons why La Crosse School District Superintendent, Randy Nelson