News – April 22, 2022

(Fox Lake) Authorities in Dodge County are looking for a missing boater. A canoe had capsized on Fox Lake around 12:30pm Thursday. Two people were in the water, yelling for help, near the lake’s north shore. Sheriff’s deputies were able to determine at least one person was above the water, who was recovered and taken to an area hospital for treatment, but a second individual could not be seen. At last word, a search is still underway for an adult male occupant. Authorities say neither boater was wearing a personal flotation device.

(Theresa) Cash bond was set at $5,000 for a Milwaukee man accused of running from Theresa police. Malik Berry allegedly fled from an officer Monday, traveling 80-miles-per-hour in a 55-mile-per-hour zone. The pursuit ended when Berry drove down a dead end road. He reportedly admitted to law enforcement that he had a revoked license due to an OWI arrest which was why he did not stop. If convicted, the 24-year-old faces 15-and-a-half years in prison. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for April 28th.

(Beaver Dam) A Manitowoc teen charged with running from Beaver Dam police has made his initial appearance in court. Eyner Blandon allegedly fled from officers late Sunday, April 17th night. He was reportedly clocked going 40-to-60-miles-per-hour while heading northbound on Beaver Street. The chase ended on North Center Street. Blandon allegedly told police he did not stop because there was drug paraphernalia in the car. If convicted, the 17-year-old is facing three-and-a-half years in prison. Cash bond was set at $500 and a preliminary hearing is scheduled for May 5th.

(Dodge County) A number of Dodge County agencies will be participating in Saturday’s ‘Prescription Drug Take Back Day.’ Residents are encouraged to bring any unwanted, unneeded, and expired medications to their local law enforcement agency for proper disposal. There is no cost to dispose of the drugs which can be dropped off at the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office in Juneau between 10am and 2pm as well as police departments in Beaver Dam, Columbus, Juneau, Lomira, Mayville, Watertown, and Waupun.

(Beaver Dam) The family of a young girl who tragically died 10 years ago today Friday in Beaver Dam is planning to honor her memory this afternoon. Jalyn Schaal of rural Beaver Dam was killed after being hit by a truck. Jalyn’s mother, Jessica Castillo, says they are holding an anniversary balloon release. The event is scheduled to begin around 5:45pm on Fourth Street, near where Jalyn was struck. Castillo is inviting the community and says joining her family in celebrating Jalyn’s life would mean the world to them.

(Wisconsin) The authors of a Republican bill that would have toughened the state’s rules on unemployment are disappointed by a veto by Governor Tony Evers. Assemblymen Warren Petryk and James Edming say their bill would have made it easier for the state to track down and prosecute unemployment fraud. Governor Evers says the state already lost out on federal funding through legislative interference with unemployment, and this would add more red tape. – WRN