News – April 28, 2022

(Juneau) An arrest warrant was issued yesterday Wednesday for a Whitewater man accused of raping a minor in Dodge County. Cristhiam Martinez Games allegedly assaulted the 14-year-old victim early Tuesday morning April 26th. If convicted, the 20-year-old faces up to 60 years in prison.

(Juneau) Authorities are looking for a juvenile runaway with ties to Dodge County. Malik Paulson has been missing since April 3rd. The 16-year-old had been staying in Wittenberg and fled on foot. He has family ties to both the city of Watertown and Milwaukee areas. Paulson was last seen wearing a black shirt, black sweatpants, and red shoes. He is roughly six-feet-and-one-inch tall, weighs 165 pounds, is African American with black hair and brown eyes. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office at 920-386-4810. A photo of Paulson is available at DailyDodge.com.

(Horicon) Multiple agencies battled a barn fire near Horicon Wednesday afternoon. The structure that was fully engulfed is located near Decorah Road. Smoke from the blaze could be seen from Beaver Dam and as far away as Columbus.

(Juneau) The Dodge County treasurer is highlighting a new program for homeowners dealing with financial hardship because of the pandemic. Patty Hilker says the Wisconsin Help for Homeowners program provides assistance with mortgage payments, local property taxes, and utility bills, as well as financial counseling and legal services. The program is open to homeowners who live in single-family residences, condominiums, duplexes, or factory-built homes as a primary residence. More information is at DailyDodge.com.

(Beaver Dam) A local broadcasting legend was honored by the Beaver Dam Chamber of Commerce Wednesday night. John Moser was named as a Legacy Chamber Member at the organization’s annual dinner and awards ceremony. Moser passed away in January of 2021, just two weeks after he retired from a radio career that spanned six decades. Moser was also named the Beaver Dam Chamber’s Citizen of the Year in 2016.

(Chippewa Falls) A Chippewa County Judge set a $1-million dollar cash bond for the 14-year-old suspect in the murder of 10-year-old Lily Peters Wednesday. The next court hearing in the case is scheduled for May 5th. The juvenile is charged in adult court with First-Degree Intentional Homicide and Sexual Assault of a Child. The judge said the suspect and victim are related but did not provide details. – WRN