News – April 11, 2023

(Beaver Dam) Beaver Dam Police Lieutenant Jeremiah Johnson says the relationship with new Dodge County District Attorney Andrea Will is going very well. Johnson also says that Will’s predecessor, Kurt Klomberg, is the only district attorney he has known during his time on the force. He notes that they have started doing detective meetings again and that the new DA has had many conversations with the police chief to talk philosophy which is then communicated down to the officers.

(Horicon) A Watertown man accused of running from police made his initial appearance in court Monday. Lonnie Ramsey allegedly fled from police in December. He reportedly blew through several stop signs. According to the complaint, Ramsey admitted his actions and said he was intoxicated and did not want to get in more trouble, so he ran. If convicted, the 28-year-old faces three-and-a-half years in prison. A signature bond was set at $1,000 and a preliminary hearing is scheduled for May 18th.

(Barron County) The police officers slain in Saturday’s shootout in Barron County are 32-year-old Chetek Officer Emily Breidenbach and 23-year-old Cameron Officer Hunter Scheel. Breidenbach and Scheel exchanged shots with a man identified as 50-year-old Glenn Douglas Perry, who died later at a hospital. According to the state Division of Criminal Investigation, they were conducting a traffic stop based on a warrant and to check Perry’s welfare following notification of concerning behavior. – WRN

(Juneau) A new Dodge County Sheriff’s Office K9 recently completed a five-week training course. Deputy Matthew Mayer and K9 Cade finished basic K9 handler training and graduated from the course on Friday. The team is now certified through the American Police Canine Association and were trained in narcotics detection, article searches, tracking, and handler protection. K9 Cade was also sworn in as a patrol deputy Monday.

(Beaver Dam) Construction is slated to begin this month on upgrades to Moraine Park Technical College’s Beaver Dam campus. College officials say construction is part of two separate projects occurring simultaneously. One is a $1.5-million-dollar remodel of student services and the other is a $250-thousand-dollar project that centers around the campus’ certified nursing assistant lab. The project is slated to run through this summer. During construction, the main entrance to the campus will not be accessible.

(Dodge County) The Wisconsin Department Natural Resources announced Monday that Dodge County is among the areas of the state under very high fire danger. DNR officials say the southern half of Wisconsin is experiencing increased fire danger due to a forecast that includes warm, dry, and windy conditions through Thursday. They add that on windy, dry days, embers from any fire – especially burn piles and campfires – can easily escape control and cause a wildfire if not properly extinguished. The DNR has responded to 34 wildfires burning 45 acres in the last week.

(Fond du Lac) The Wisconsin State Patrol will be conducting aerial enforcement in a neighboring county Wednesday. Weather permitting, the State Patrol’s Air Support Unit will hit the skies over Interstate 41 in Fond du Lac County.