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North-side manhunt, followed by south-side crashes — same man involved in them all

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La Crosse Police had a busy Thursday with a search for a wanted man on the north side and two accidents on the south side.

It turns out one man was involved in all of those situations.

The district attorney is now charging 27-year-old Sean Ewing of La Crosse with burglary, car theft and two counts of hit and run.

Police were sent to Gillette Street on Thursday morning for a welfare check on Ewing, who had been seen at a Subway restaurant.

Officers believed Ewing jumped over a fence at an apartment complex, entered a garage and stole a car, which had the keys inside.

The stolen car turned up later in the day in a couple of crashes in the Market Street area.

The driver of the car, who ran from the scene, was discovered outside the Hogan Administrative Center.

One of the accidents was a hit-and-run, in which the other driver complained of an injured leg.

Ewing’s bond has been set at $1,000 cash.

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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  1. angie Luethe

    February 15, 2019 at 9:01 pm

    Wow, you can do all this and get out on only $1000 !?!?!?!

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