Update - Thursday, March 20th - Crawford County Sheriff Dale McCullick today clarified several points in the investigation. The man in question was not masked, but had his face partially covered. The person in question was known to the elderly woman. He was a suspect in an earlier robbery where a gun was stolen, therefore the police felt he might be armed. Sheriff McCullick stressed that there is no danger to the community. ( Midwest News - mwnews.net)
Rural Boscobel, WI - March 19, 2014 - A call went out about a man trying to break into a rural farm house at approx. 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday. An elderly woman stated somebody was trying to break down her door, the person had a mask on, and may have been armed. Crawford County Sheriff’s Deputies and Boscobel Police descended on Pleasant Ridge Road just off of Plainview Ridge Road (I misspoke in the video).
A K-9 unit was used in the search with perhaps a dozen police officers who scoured the countryside and near by farms and out building looking for the gunman. No one was found however neighbors were cautioned to keep their doors locked and to be aware of any strangers in the area. ( Midwest News - mwnews.net)