News – February 20, 2020


(Mayville) Authorities received two valid tips on the whereabouts of a missing Mayville man, who still has not been located. Mayville Police issued the Silver Alert Monday for John Bachhuber. On Tuesday, Mayville Police received two separate tips from citizens who observed the 77-year-old walking southbound on Highway 67 near Dunn Road, between 11pm on Saturday and 12:20am on Sunday. A coordinated search effort was then conducted that included a foot patrol, unmanned drones, snowmobile patrols, K9 units and an automated call to all residents within a five-mile radius. A two-mile canvass was also conducted by law enforcement of local properties and outbuildings but the search continues. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Mayville Police Department.

(Van Dyne) A home was completely destroyed by fire early yesterday (Wednesday) morning in the Fond du Lac County town of Van Dyne. Sheriff Ryan Waldschmidt says his office received reports of the blaze at N9574 High Street at 4:36am. He says the homeowners Diane and Dennis Becker called 911 to report a fire in their attached garage. Both residents were able to safely evacuate and no one was injured. Waldschmidt says the fire was ignited by smoking materials that had been recently consumed in the garage.

(Addison) Washington County Sheriff’s officials say a 48-year-old West Bend man who was driving under the influence left his overdosed 24-year-old son in a vehicle on the side of Interstate 41 rather than face possible charges. It happened early Tuesday morning. A county snowplow driver noticed the freshly damaged vehicle in the Town of Addison and notified the Sheriff’s Office. When deputies arrived they administered two doses of NARCAN to the younger man who was able to be revived. They then tracked the older man who left footprints in the fresh snow. Both father and son were charged Tuesday afternoon, the father for OWI and the son for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Bail Jumping.

(Beaver Dam) A Beaver Dam teen was placed on probation for one year yesterday (Wednesday) for having inappropriate contact with a minor. Brian Speake entered a no contest plea to a misdemeanor count of Sexual Intercourse with a Child Age 15 or Older. In June, authorities were contacted about a possible assault that took place days earlier. According to the criminal complaint, the 15-year-old victim was hanging out with friends at her home when Speake assaulted her in her bedroom. When questioned, the 18-year-old Speake agreed with the victim’s statements.

(Hustisford) A Hustisford man charged with leading authorities on a chase on Christmas Eve entered a not guilty plea during his arraignment hearing yesterday. Matthew Hyke allegedly fled from a possible domestic incident at a home in Hustisford just after midnight on December 24th. He reportedly was spotted driving faster than the posted speed limit of 25-miles-per-hour. Hyke was later arrested when he returned to the residence, allegedly telling deputy’s he let them catch him. If convicted, the 31-year-old faces no more than five years in prison.

(Beaver Dam) A Juneau man arrested in December for his eighth OWI offense entered a not guilty plea during his arraignment hearing yesterday. Wesley Gayan was allegedly under the influence of stimulants and narcotic analgesics when he was pulled over by authorities in December. According to the criminal complaint, Gayan struggled through field sobriety tests and was arrested. If convicted, the 51-year-old faces no more than 12-and-a-half years in prison.

(Milwaukee) A third child in Wisconsin has died of the flu this season. The Milwaukee Health Department is confirming the recent death of a child from the flu. Another child died of the flu last week in Verona. Doctors say the deaths serve a sad reminder about the dangers of the flu. Doctors say there is still time to get a flu shot.