Authorities in Jackson County have issued a statewide alert for an 18-year-old convicted sex offender from Black River Falls who removed his electronic monitoring/GPS unit and disappeared.
According to an alert sent out by the Wisconsin Crime Alert Network, Caleb Rave is wanted by Jackson County for four counts of felony bail jumping for failure to appear for the charge of first degree sexual assault of a child. Rave was found guilty in a jury trial earlier this year of first degree sexual assault of a child. Prior to his sentencing, which was set for October 31, Rave was placed on house arrest and electronic monitoring.
On Monday, October 20, Rave's electronic monitoring device sent out a signal that he was outside of the area he was allowed. At approximately 10:09 a.m., the device stopped sending a signal. It was later determined that Rave was last seen at the Jackson County Bank in Black River Falls at 8:00 a.m. He has not been seen since.
The alert said that Rave recently got a large amount of money. Authorities believe he withdrew a substantial amount of those funds from the bank that morning.
The alert goes on to state that Rave is believed to be traveling with a James D. Hill in a black Volkswagen Jetta with Wisconsin license plate 282WLA.
Rave is described as Native American, with a height of 6'7", weighing 270 lbs., with brown eyes and wearing glasses.
Authorities ask that if anyone has seen or knows the location of Rave to contact the Jackson County Sheriff's Office. They can be contacted at 715-284-5357 or their Crimestoppers line at 800-228-0252.