News – August 25, 2022

(Fond du Lac County) A 40 year old West Bend man is facing charges of 4th offense operating while intoxicated following a single vehicle crash near the township of Osceola Wednesday night. Deputies from the Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s Office, accompanied by Campbellsport Fire and Ambulance, and City of Fond du Lac Paramedics responded to intersection of STH 67 and Birchwood Drive to reports of a motorcycle accident. The operator of the motorcycle was transported by flight for life to Froedert Hospital in Milwaukee with serious injuries. Investigation shows that the vehicle was traveling northbound on STH 67 when it failed to negotiate a curve, crossed the centerline, and entered a ditch before coming to rest on Birchwood Dr. Speed and alcohol appear to be factors in the crash and the driver was not wearing a helmet.

(Waupun) The Dodge County Sheriff’s Office at last word was looking for a woman connected to a traffic incident from Tuesday night. No details were given about the incident, but authorities say the woman fled and hid in a cornfield. Sheriff’s officials say if you see this woman, last seen in the Waupun area, do not approach her as they are still investigating why she fled and do not know her intentions. The public is asked instead to call 911. A photo of the woman is available at – Check for updates

(Marshfield) Authorities have identified the person who died in a single vehicle crash in Fond du Lac County Sunday. Justin Lindberg from the St. Peter area was heading westbound on County Road W and failed to negotiate a curve at the intersection with WH around 2:30am. The vehicle became airborne, landed on the north side of WH, and overturned multiple times. The driver was pronounced dead at the scene. Authorities say the 34-year-old was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash and that speed and alcohol are contributing factors.

(Fox Lake) A Wauzeka woman has been found guilty of mailing an illegal drug into Fox Lake Correctional. Angelica Pitzer mailed an envelope addressed to an inmate that contained three suboxone strips. The 34-year-old faces three-and-a-half years in prison. A pre-sentencing investigation was ordered and Pitzer is due back in court on October 5th.

(Fond du Lac) A scammer posing as a deputy with the Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s Office is trying to steal people’s money. Sheriff Ryan Waldschmidt says the fake deputy is calling people and telling them they have an outstanding warrant and requests they pay through non-governmental services. Waldschmidt says it is a scam and people should just hang up.

(Dodge County) Jobless claims in the region stayed relatively steady in the month of July. The state Department of Workforce Development says the unemployment rate in Dodge County was 2.9-percent in the seventh month of 2022, down a tenth of a percent from June. Last year, the figure was 3.1-percent. Dodge County dropped four spots in the statewide unemployment ranking to 15th.

(Columbia County) The Department of Natural Resources is taking comments on a proposed permit for a bridge project in Columbia County that may result in the incidental taking of a rare snake. The State Department of Transportation is planning to repair bridge abutments and piers tied to the Interstate 90/94 bridge over the Baraboo River. DNR officials say the presence of the state endangered eastern massasauga rattlesnake is confirmed in the area. Comments on the project can be sent to the DNR by August 26th. More information can be found on