WKEB Local News Archives for 2019-09

Gun Shots in Medford

Gun Shots in Medford


On Friday September 13th 2019, at approximately 11:58 P.M. a 911 call was received at the Taylor County Dispatch Center reporting gun shots being fired at an individual and into the air on South Main Street in the City of Medford.


Officers from the Medford Police Department and the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene.  Upon their arrival they were provided with a description of the suspect and shortly thereafter a male suspect was taken into custody without any further incident.


No injuries were reported and there is no further danger to the community from this incident.


The suspect remains in custody pending his appearance in Taylor County Court.


The investigation is ongoing and the case will be referred to the Taylor County District Attorney’s office for charging consideration.


The Medford Police Department would like to thank the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office and their deputies for their assistance in this matter.

Vestal Arrested


The Taylor County Sheriff’s Office was called out Tuesday, September 4th at 10:43am to search for a person considered to be armed and dangerous.  The subject identified as 33 year old Randolph Vestal of Eau Claire was taken into custody at approximately 2:24pm Tuesday.  Sheriff’s Deputies made contact with Vestal when he exited a wooded area and ultimately were able to take him into custody.


Earlier Tuesday the subject was near a residence located at N1307 State Highway 73 near Lublin Wisconsin.  According to a Taylor County Sheriff’s Press Release, Vestal pointed a semi-automatic handgun at the land owner before leaving on foot and he appeared to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

The Clark County Sheriff’s Office, Gilman Police and Wisconsin DNR assisted in the search for Vestal. At the time of this release, no report of injuries to either Vestal or law enforcement have been made.


The incident remains under investigation.



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