News – April 12, 2022

(Horicon) A Horicon man accused of showing his private parts to two minors on numerous occasions made his initial appearance in court Monday. Kenneth Zawadzinksi allegedly touched himself inappropriately multiple times between December and January while naked at his window, in full view of two juvenile’s. When questioned, Zawadzinksi reportedly said that his goal was to give (quote) “spiritual love” and nothing physical. If convicted, the 57-year-old faces over 41 years behind bars. Cash bond was set at $2,500 and a preliminary hearing is scheduled for April 21st.

(Watertown) A Watertown man was found guilty Monday of possessing illicit images of children. Jared Osborn admitted to searching for the illicit content and attempting to save it in a draft email on his google account. The 31-year-old faces up to 25 years in prison. A sentencing hearing is scheduled for April 27th.

(Fond du Lac) Fond du Lac County authorities found over 50 grams of marijuana and several handguns during a traffic stop Sunday afternoon. A deputy conducting the stop around 4pm in the city of Fond du Lac noticed an odor of marijuana. A search of the vehicle uncovered five handguns including one that was loaded, additional ammunition, 50 grams of marijuana and THC products, and several hundred dollars in cash. The driver and two passengers were arrested on various drug and firearm related charges.

(Juneau) Leading safety officials in Dodge County are expressing their admiration for those who work in the county’s dispatch center. Each year, the second week in April is recognized for the field of processionals who work in Public Safety Communications. Dodge County Sheriff Dale Schmidt says the county’s dispatchers exhibit compassion, expertise, and professionalism as they help citizens, businesses, and emergency responders in difficult situations.

(Dodge County) Several Dodge County school districts are receiving funds to bolster their mental health programming. Governor Tony Evers recently announced that roughly $15-million-dollars will be disbursed to local districts. It is part of the “Kids Ahead” initiative aimed at supporting student mental health, and increase offerings for first aid and trauma-based care training. The Beaver Dam School District is in line for $54-thousand-dollars. A list of district’s receiving funds is available at DailyDodge.com.

(Wisconsin) The Wisconsin Supreme Court hears arguments in two high-profile cases this week. Justices will hear arguments about school gender policies and ballot drop boxes. The Tuesday case on gender comes from Madison, where a parent is suing over the Madison school district’s policy not to tell all parents in all cases when a child changes gender identity at school. On Wednesday, lawyers on both sides will argue whether or not ballot drop boxes will be allowed in Wisconsin elections in the future. – WRN