News – December 12, 2019

(Clyman) The former owner and a manager at a shuttered Dodge County strip club have been indicted on federal sex trafficking charges. Michael Seigel of Fox Lake used to own the Hardware Store in Clyman, which Scott Hoeft of Watertown managed. The two are accused of allowing and profiting from prostitution that occurred between 2009 and 2018. Siegel is also accused of lying to investigators last year. Prosecutors say the club generated revenue from the sexual activities in the Hardware Store’s lap dancing room, and the two would only hire dancers who were prostitutes. If convicted, the trafficking charge carries up to five years in prison while Seigel could spend another eight years behind bars for making false statements.

(Manchester) Six men are being held in the Green Lake County Jail on sex trafficking charges. A juvenile runaway called 9-1-1 on November 28th reporting that she had escaped from a residence where she was being trafficked. The victim was located at the side of the road by a deputy and led authorities to the suspect’s Town of Manchester home. Six men, believed to be undocumented immigrants from Guatemala, are facing charges of Second Degree Sexual Assault and are being held on cash bonds ranging from $20-thousand to $50-thousand dollars.

(West Bend) A West Bend man is in custody for attempted homicide against his wife.  Police say the 47-year-old turned himself in after he got into an argument with his wife at their home Wednesday morning and beat her with a baseball bat.  She was taken to Froedtert Hospital for treatment of head and arm injuries.

(Oshkosh) Prosecutors say a 16-year-old Oshkosh boy stabbed a school police officer at Oshkosh West High School with a barbecue fork. Grant Fuhrman is charged with attempted homicide in Winnebago County. Prosecutors say Fuhrman admitted to attacking Officer Michael Wissink, in Wissink’s office, last week. Yesterday, a court commissioner set Fuhrman’s bond at $1-million.

(Madison) Dodge County Sheriff Dale Schmidt calls it “an epidemic,” — law enforcement officers transporting people who are being held for emergency detentions to the state’s mental health facilities in Madison and Oshkosh. He says emergency detentions by far take up the most time of any incident they deal with on a daily basis. Schmidt testified Tuesday in support of a bill clarifying that law enforcement can contract with another law enforcement agency, an ambulance service provider, or a third-party vendor to aid in transports.

(Beaver Dam) Three different parties have expressed interest in purchasing South Beaver Dam Elementary School after it closes its doors following the current school year. The school board this week discussed the future of the soon-to-be-closed building. The process will include a minimum acceptable bid that will be set by the board in March. The bids would be awarded in June. The building will be sold as-is and will not include existing fixtures, furnishings or equipment. The board approved a five-year facility plan in July that includes the closure of South Beaver Dam Elementary and its consolidation with Jefferson next school year.