News – January 18, 2023

(Beaver Dam) A Fall River teen facing Attempted First-Degree Intentional Homicide charges entered a not guilty plea during his arraignment hearing yesterday (Tuesday). Dylan Lenz reportedly admitted to law enforcement that he had (quote) “bad thoughts about murdering people.” The 17-year-old met up with the juvenile victim from Beaver Dam in October and allegedly choked and stabbed her with a boxcutter before she fled screaming from his vehicle near the Wal-Mart parking lot. Lenz apparently drove over her as she tripped running down a hill. If convicted on the Attempted Homicide charge, Lenz faces up to 60 years in prison.

(Beaver Dam) Fire displaced residents of a home in Beaver Dam yesterday (Tuesday) morning. The Beaver Dam Fire Department responded to 508 Stone Street around 8:42am. Firefighters located and extinguished flames in a second-floor bedroom. The cause of the blaze is under investigation and no injuries were reported. St. Vincent de Paul of Dodge County is assisting those displaced with housing and essential needs.

(Juneau) The Dodge County Board last night filled an opening on one of its key committees. David Beal was elected by his fellow supervisors to sit on the Executive Committee which facilitates decision-making and organizational direction between county board meetings. The vacancy was created when Supervisor Dan Hilbert announced in December that he was leaving his District 29 seat.

(Randolph) No serious injuries were reported after a Randolph School District bus was involved in an accident yesterday (Tuesday) afternoon. The incident was reported around 3:45pm. High School Principal Jennifer Kurtz says thanks to the incredible skills of the bus driver, only bumps and scrapes were incurred by two students. She says Columbia County officials, local fire departments, and EMT’s did a great job securing the scene and assessing all students before they were released to their parents.

(Mayville) A Mayville man was seriously injured following a snowmobile accident in Minnesota over the weekend. The 26-year-old was participating in a snowmobile race in Cass County when he crashed. He was transported by helicopter to a Twin Cities area hospital with serious injuries. Authorities are still investigating the incident.

(Poynette) Columbia County authorities arrested a rural Poynette man on multiple drug charges yesterday (Tuesday). Authorities allegedly found Kasey Huber with fentanyl and cocaine when they pulled his vehicle over just after midnight. Deputies reportedly observed signs of impairment while talking with the 36-year-old. He is facing charges of Possession of Cocaine, Possession of Fentanyl, and Operating while Intoxicated Fourth Offense. 

(Byron) Fond du Lac authorities arrested a Milwaukee man following a nine-and-a-half mile pursuit early yesterday (Tuesday) morning. The 26-year-old fled deputies around 12:42am near the town of Byron (bye-rin) after getting clocked speeding. Authorities were able to immobilize the vehicle by tapping its rear with the front bumper of a squad car. The suspect is facing felony Fleeing charges and multiple citations.

(Eau Claire) A Wisconsin music festival is getting some love. Country music fans in Wisconsin may want to keep an eye on the latest Dustin Lynch video because they may be in it. Lynch’s video for his song “Stars like Confetti” was shot at Country Jam in Eau Claire. There are a number of crowd shots and fans can be seen in the video, which Lynch dropped the video last week.