News – August 26, 2021

(Oak Grove) A motorcyclist was seriously injured in a two-vehicle crash in the Town of Oak Grove Wednesday morning. A pickup truck heading east on Prospect Road failed to yield the right of way, entered the intersection of Highway 26, and collided with the northbound motorcycle. The motorcyclist was transported by Flight for Life to Aurora Medical Center in Summit with severe injuries. The biker was wearing a helmet and other protective gear. The driver and lone occupant of the truck was not injured. The crash remains under investigation.

(Waupun) A Juneau woman was sentenced to 13 months in prison and two years of extended supervision for running from Waupun police. Michelle Hayes fled police in February when they spotted her vehicle’s rear window obstructed by snow. Hayes said she did not want to get pulled over so she ran.

(Juneau) A Fond du Lac man entered a not guilty plea yesterday on charges he choked out a staff member at the Dodge County Jail. The staffer was giving Travis Bruemmer a medical check in May when he allegedly placed her in a chokehold. Bruemmer reportedly demanded the keys. When additional correctional staff arrived, Bruemmer allegedly squeezed so hard the staffer lost consciousness. A taser was used to subdue Bruemmer who was restrained while guards removed the staffer from his chokehold. If convicted, the 33-year-old faces over 85 years in prison

(Fond du Lac) Fond du Lac County authorities arrested two Milwaukee men after discovering a significant amount of illegal drugs in their vehicle. A traffic stop on I-41 on August 18th yielded over five pounds of meth, 13 grams of crack cocaine, over 16 pounds of marijuana, and a loaded magnum revolver. Authorities say 40-year-old Senen Rosado and 38-year-old Ian Stradins were taken into custody. Both are facing numerous drug related charges including Intent to Deliver Amphetamine, Intent to Deliver Cocaine, and Intent to Deliver THC. A $100-thousand-dollar cash bond was set for both men during their initial appearances in court yesterday. The drugs seized in the traffic stop had a street value of $306,000

(Juneau) The Dodge County Sheriff’s Office is warning citizens of a scammer clamming to be a deputy from the department. Sheriff Dale Schmidt says a person calling from the number 920-212-8338 is claiming to be Deputy Lewis and is trying to scam people out of money. Schmidt says there is no Deputy Lewis on staff. The sheriff is urging the public to ignore these calls. Or if you prefer, Schmidt suggests flooding this individual’s phone number with calls to tell them the sheriff says hi. Schmidt says with a few hundred calls, this person may decide it is not worth trying to scam people in Dodge County.

(Dane County) There’s legal trouble brewing at one of Wisconsin’s most iconic craft brewers. In a lawsuit filed Friday in Dane County Court, three original investors in New Glarus Brewing accuse CEO Deb Carey of hiding annual profits from them. The plaintiffs also claim Carey and her husband Dan, who’s the brewmaster, have bullied minority shareholders while misrepresenting and withholding information. Carey has said she was “blindsided” by the suit and plans to sue the shareholders for slander. New Glarus brews several beers, including the popular Spotted Cow. – WRN

(Lowell) The Highway 16/60 bridge over the Beaver Dam River will be closed starting next week for rehabilitation work. The structure will be shut down for all traffic between County Road J and County Road KW near Lowell. Through traffic is asked to follow the signed detour route using State Highways 26 and 33 as well as Highway 151. Beaver Dam River under the bridge will remain open for water enthusiasts, however some portions will be restricted for the public’s protection. Work will get underway Monday and is slated for completion in early November, weather permitting.

 (Wisconsin) Health care workers in Wisconsin are urging COVID safety measures for schools. Nearly 500 pediatricians, physicians and other health care providers from across Wisconsin have signed an open letter to parents and schools. It urges masking and other COVID pandemic safety measures as a part of in-person back-to-school. The new school year is starting at the same time the delta variant is causing a surge in COVID cases and deaths. – WRN