News – August 2, 2022

(Taycheedah) The suspect in a domestic dispute in the town of Taycheedah died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound Monday. Fond du Lac authorities say the male suspect grabbed a firearm during the incident, which began around 9:30am. A woman at the property on Niagara Lane was able to flee unharmed. Deputies found the suspect deceased on the property sometime before 12:50pm. No other citizens, law enforcement, or other first responders were injured. The case is still under investigation.

(Mayville) A weeklong jury trial began Monday for a man charged in connection to a stabbing in the city of Mayville three years ago. Hensy Gabriel Cortez-Hernandez is facing a felony count of Attempted First-Degree Intentional Homicide. Salvador Meza-Gonzalez of Mayville was found around 3am in December of 2019 at the 100 block of Allen Street with numerous cuts to his head and hands. He told authorities he met his attacker earlier that evening at a local tavern. Several hours later, Cortez-Hernandez of Mayville was located hiding in a freezer in his basement and was arrested. The 36-year-old faces a life sentence, if convicted.

(Green Lake) Green Lake County Sheriff’s officials say thefts from boats and piers are continuing around Big Green. Authorities ask that residents make sure to take all fishing equipment and valuables with them when they leave their boat. They say many of the thefts appear to be crimes of opportunity, so by removing your items and locking them up, the thief or thieves will not have any items to take. Anyone with information about these crimes or any others can report them anonymously to the Green Lake County Crime Stoppers tip line.

(Juneau) Dodge County health officials are offering several tips to prevent getting monkeypox. They say avoid close skin-to-skin contact with people who have a rash that looks like the disease. The rash is described as a lesion that can progress through four stages: macular, popular, vesicular, and pustular – before scabbing over and resolving. Local health officials also encourage citizens to not handle or touch the bedding, towels, or clothing of a person who is believed to have monkeypox. They ask the public to wash their hands often with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.

(Dodge County) Jobless claims in the region saw a slight uptick in the month of June. The state Department of Workforce Development say the unemployment rate in Dodge County was 3-percent in the sixth month of 2022, up six-tenths of a percent from May. Last year, the figure was 3.7-percent. Dodge County jumped up five spots in the statewide unemployment ranking to 11th.

(Beaver Dam) National Night Out is set to return to Beaver Dam Tuesday night. The community-building event focuses on crime prevention and awareness as well as enhancing the relationship between citizens and law enforcement. Forty-five non-profit groups that provide a wide range of services will be at the event and will share information about their organizations with those in attendance. Beaver Dam’s National Night Out will be held at Swan City Park from 5pm to 8pm. There is no fee to enter but organizers ask visitors to bring a non-perishable food item to donate.