La Crosse man arrested after 7 Ho-Chunk Nation vehicles vandalized

By Ardith Van Riper

     Seven Ho-Chunk Nation fleet vehicles were damaged near the La Crosse Branch Office in broad daylight.

     According to a Police report, Saturday, July 18, at 11:38 AM, a police officer was flagged down by an employee who advised multiple vehicles were damaged on the south side of the parking lot.  All vehicles had their windshields smashed with what appeared to be a heavy object.

     The Ho-Chunk Nation has video cameras pointing directly at the vehicles, and the footage turned over to the La Crosse Police. 

     Danny L. Link, 39, of La Crosse was arrested July 20 with Criminal Damage to Property, Disorderly Conduct, and Bail Jumping-Misdemeanor.

     Per the Police report, the suspect has been connected to two incidents on the property and one incident off the property.  The events involved damage to the Masonic Temple’s windows and damage to other vehicles parked close to the Masonic Temple.

Photo Credit: Tracy Littlejohn