With eviction rates up around Wisconsin, it falls on local law enforcement to make sure people leave when they're supposed to. Dane County Deputy Brian Harter says some tenants react badly. "You may have beer cans, liquor bottles strewn about," Harter tells WIBA. "We had one this last winter where the persons being evicted left windows open in sub zero weather and we had water damage throughout the house."
"When I show up, the finality of the situation is right there, it's no longer a piece of paper," says Harter, noting that he and his partner are busy. "We do at least one eviction a day, Monday through Friday. Very, very rarely do we have an open day without an eviction."