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On September 29, 2022 at approximately 1:23 AM, the Menomonie Police Department was dispatched to a burglary alarm at a business in the Red Cedar Plaza, 2321 North Broadway, Menomonie, WI, near I-94 Exit 41. While officers investigated a burglary at that location, sheriffs’ deputies began checking the area for possible suspect vehicle(s).

At 2:20 AM, Dunn County Sheriffs’ Deputies received information regarding a business burglary that had occurred in the City of Eau Claire also in the vicinity of I-94. Deputies received a suspect vehicle description from the Eau Claire Communications Center and within minutes located a matching vehicle westbound on I-94 near mile post 55 in the Township of Elk Mound, Dunn County.

At approximately 2:26 AM, deputies attempted to stop the vehicle but a vehicle pursuit began reaching speeds in excess of 100 MPH. Additional deputies successfully deployed tire-deflation devices near mile post 43 on I-94. The vehicle’s speed immediately was reduced and it entered the ditch near exit 41 where three suspects fled on foot from the vehicle.

K9 teams from the Dunn County Sheriff’s Office and Eau Claire Police Department responded to the stop location.

At approximately 3:41, the vehicle operator and one passenger were arrested by officers in a heavily wooded area north of I-94 and west of Highway 25.

The suspects arrested in this case were identified as;

- Miltiano T. Johnson, 42 year-old male from St. Louis, MO

- Anthony Michael Jordan, 32 year-old male from Florissant, MO

The third suspect has not yet been apprehended by law enforcement and is described as a male/black, 5’10-6’0 tall, 190 lbs, last seen wearing a black sweatshirt with a white emblem or lettering on the back.

Criminal charges are expected for all three subjects and the case remains under investigation. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Dunn County Sheriff’s Office at (715)-232-1348 or 1-800-459-2939. Anonymous tips can also be submitted at 1-855-TIP-DUNN.

Assisting with the incident was the Menomonie Police Department, Eau Claire Police Department, Maple Grove Police Department (MN), UW Stout Police Department, and the Wisconsin State Patrol.

  • Writer's pictureDunn County Sheriff's Office

On September 28, 2022, at approximately 8:10 PM , the Dunn County Communication Center received a call of a 4 year old child that was struck by a skid steer in the Town of Peru, Dunn County.

The Dunn County Sheriff’s Office along with Dunn County First Responders, The Pepin County Sheriff’s Office, Durand Fire and Durand ambulance all responded to the scene. Life Link helicopter also responded. The responding units provided medical care at the scene but the 4 year old succumbed to his injuries and died at the scene. He was pronounced deceased by the Dunn County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Preliminary investigation shows that the skid steer was being operated by an adult family member when the child was struck and ran over by the machine.

This incident remains under investigation by the Dunn County Sheriff’s Office and the Dunn County Medical Examiner’s office.

  • Writer's pictureDunn County Sheriff's Office

On May 11, 2022, at approximately 1:58 AM, the Dunn County Communication Center received a call from an individual who advised of a structure fire at a residence. The Dunn County Sheriff’s Office and the Menomonie Fire Department responded to the incident address of N2910 370th Street in the Township of Dunn, Dunn County, Wisconsin.

Upon arrival, the single story home was a fully involved working structure fire. It was quickly reported that an individual was trapped inside the residence. Another individual was able to get out of the residence prior to the fire department’s arrival. The Menomonie Fire Department was able to locate the individual and extricated the individual from the residence. Once outside the residence, life saving measures were performed but the individual succumbed to their injuries. The individual was pronounced deceased on scene. An autopsy is being conducted at the Ramsey County Medical Examiner’s Office this morning.

The cause and origin of the fire is under investigation. The name of the deceased individual will not be released, at this time, pending family notification.

Assisting with the incident was the Menomonie Fire Department, the Elmwood Fire Department and the Dunn County Medical Examiner’s Office.

*** The victim in the fire has been identified as:



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