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UPDATE: Highway 33 closed to traffic in Baraboo as police search home for drugs

May 23, 2019

A portion of Highway 33 through Baraboo was closed to traffic Thursday morning as law enforcement officers searched a home for drugs.

The Sauk County Critical Incident Response Team was at 414 Eighth St. with an armored vehicle in the driveway. The four-lane street, which doubles as Highway 33 through town, was closed to traffic at Elizabeth and East streets.

Baraboo Police Chief Mark Schauf said authorities executed a drug search warrant at the two-story residence.

Schauf said police were concerned about the safety of officers and residents involved, so they called for assistance as a precaution.

“Everything was done very safely, and there was little incident in the application,” Schauf said.

The Sauk County Drug Task Force and Sauk County Sheriff’s Office assisted on scene Wednesday, and an investigation remains open. No additional information was immediately available.

This is the second time in three months the thoroughfare was closed because of a police incident. On March 3, Highway 33 was closed to traffic as Baraboo police sought to make contact with a man they say made “threats” at a residence in the 800 block of Eighth Avenue. The man was taken into custody and evaluated for a mental health-related detention. No charges were filed in the incident.

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