Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Boyceville man arrested for threats

A Boyceville man who wanted to get away and do a little ice fishing didn't get the relaxation he wanted.

According to St. Croix County Sheriff Dennis Hillstead, the man received a traffic citation and failed to appear at his court date. The court then entered a guilty plea for the traffic violation and his license was revoked. Sheriff Hillstead said the revoked license may have had further repercussions and he may have lost his job because of his loss of license.

That caused the man to call the St. Croix County courthouse and threaten to blow it up and also threaten the judge who heard his case.

When the threats were reported to the Sheriff's Department, deputies went to the man's residence in Boyceville where it was learned that he was ice fishing on Pine Lake. Then two investigators and three deputy sheriffs from the St. Croix County Sheriff's Department converged on Pine Lake where the man was located, arrested and taken into custody, said
Sheriff Hillstead.