(Beaver Dam) The Beaver Dam Rotary Club’s Christmas light installation at Swan Park were vandalized yesterday (Thursday) morning. Several of the light displays, trees and the newly created gingerbread house were damaged and, in some cases, destroyed. The perpetrators apparently used stolen golf carts in damaging the holiday display. The damage is estimated at approximately $3000. Anyone with information is encouraged to reach out to the Beaver Dam Police Department.
(Beaver Dam) Probable cause was found yesterday morning for a Beaver Dam woman facing reckless homicide charges in her son’s death after methadone was found in his system. Amanda Trost found her two-year-old son not breathing in February and performed CPR until first responders could arrive. The 27-year-old denied giving the drug to her son. She reportedly said that she spilled some of her methadone, used a paper towel to clean it up and disposed of it in the trash. If convicted, she faces up to 60-years in prison. Trost will be arraigned in February.
(Fond du Lac) Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s officials have released the names of the two Fond du Lac men that were killed early Thursday morning. The driver, 24-year-old Louis Bradbury of Fond du Lac, and his passenger, 28-year-old Vincent Eastham of Fond du Lac, were killed after being thrown from the vehicle. The crash occurred around 1:11am on County Highway D when their vehicle struck a pole at a high rate of speed, splitting it in two.
(West Bend) Two West Bend teenagers are accused of making threats to schools around southeast Wisconsin. Police say the children made threats online against schools in Waukesha, Oshkosh, Sheboygan, Brookfield, and West Bend. Police describe the post shows a compass with the city names on it. Both teenagers were taken into custody and given disorderly conduct tickets. Prosecutors could file formal charges later.
(Oshkosh) Oshkosh Police say an officer stabbed at Oshkosh West High School this week is not in need of any blood donations. The department became aware of social media posts asking for donations of blood for Officer Michael Wissink, but they say he doesn’t need them. Instead they encourage those who would like to give blood to contact the American Red Cross, which always has a need for such donations.
(Beaver Dam) Organizers with the annual Beaver Dam Holiday Parade say there will be plenty of opportunities to enjoy the festivities this year. The theme is “Holiday Movies.” Event planner Tracy Propst says there will also be a Cocoa Walk with hot chocolate and treats that will be available at a variety of different downtown businesses. The parade will be held in the downtown area on Saturday, December 7 at 5:30pm.
(Beaver Dam) A holiday tradition in Beaver Dam continues this weekend as Santa Claus will be making his annual visit at the Heffron White House between 11am and 1pm. Tom Heffron says this will be the 35th year that Jolly Ole’ St. Nick will be making a personal appearance along with some of his friends Saturday. The event is free and parents are encouraged to bring their camera.