News – December 2, 2021


(Dodge County) The Dodge County Sheriff’s Office is investigating multiple burglaries that occurred throughout the surrounding area. There were three separate incidents that occurred recently in the Town of Clyman on County Road DJ, on Hillcrest Road in the Town of Hustisford, and on Highway 33 in the Town of Oak Grove. A mid-2000’s white or light-colored Chevrolet Impala is a vehicle of interest. The suspect is a young, white male with facial hair and roughly five-feet-six-inches tall to five-foot-eight. Anyone with information is asked to contact law enforcement. Contact details will be at DailyDodge.com.

(Juneau) Dodge County authorities are giving out several tips to prevent people from being victims of burglaries. Sheriff Dale Schmidt encourages everyone to keep their doors locked at all times, adding that it is common for daytime burglars to target unlocked homes and vehicles. He says it is also important to document the license plate and unique details of vehicles that pass in your area that may be suspicious. The sheriff notes, trail or security cameras placed in areas that will capture vehicles entering your driveway or driving on the street can be helpful in capturing those details,

(Watertown) Cash bond was set at $5,000 Wednesday for a Watertown man accused of injuring a bicyclist while under the influence. Todd Zimmerman was allegedly behind the wheel when he was turning right onto Spaulding Street and hit a bicyclist with the front of his truck on Tuesday. According to the criminal complaint, the 52-year-old admitted to drinking a bottle of vodka the night prior. A preliminary breath test reportedly returned a reading of point-two-one (.21). If convicted, Zimmerman faces up to six years in prison. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for January 6th.

(Campbellsport) A second person in Fond du Lac County has been charged with voter fraud in the November 2020 election. Anthony Van Egtern is facing a felony count of Election Fraud – Illegal Voting. The Campbellsport man was disqualified from legally voting last year because he was on probation at the time. When questioned by investigators Van Egtern denied voting illegally. If convicted, the 40-year-old faces up to three-and-a-half years in prison. An initial appearance is scheduled for December 7th. Donald Holz was charged in September for illegally voting during the presidential election.

(Waukesha) Flags will fly at half-staff today in honor of the youngest victim of the Waukesha Christmas parade tragedy. Eight-year-old Jackson Sparks was among six victims, including a former Beaver Dam teacher, who died as a result of Darrell Brooks driving into the parade route on November 21st. Dozens more were injured. Jackson’s death was announced during Brooks’ initial court appearance. Visitation services for Jackson Sparks are to be held at Brooklife Church in Mukwonago, starting at 4pm. – WRN

(Beaver Dam) The Noon Kiwanis Club of Beaver Dam says there are still plenty of slots available for people with the Christmas spirit to ring bells during this year’s Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign. The annual effort – now in its 16th year – has volunteers collect funds outside Walgreens, Piggly Wiggly, Rechek’s Food Pride, Fleet Farm and Walmart. The Kiwanis are looking for people to sign up for two-hour shifts through Christmas. Roughly 90-percent of the proceeds stay in Dodge County. You can sign-up online at register-to-ring.com.