News – July 24, 2019

(Beaver Dam) The Beaver Dam Administrative Committee last (Tuesday) night approved a contract with Interquest to provide security for the city’s computer systems. The Beaver Dam-based company would install software and actively monitor computers belonging to around 100 employees. Initially, Interquest would provide the service for every city department except for the recreation department and the library, which have the newest systems in the city and are currently covered. The goal would be to eventually have one company monitor all department’s IT security needs. Interquest would be paid a one-time fee of $5000 and a monthly fee of $2000. The resolution now heads to the full common council for consideration.

(Clyman) Two motorcycles collided with a van in the town of Clyman yesterday (Tuesday) resulting in serious injuries for one of the bikers. The Dodge County Sheriff’s Office received reports of a crash on County Highway A at the intersection with County Highway KW around 3pm. A van stopped at the intersection proceeded through when two motorcycles, a 2015 Honda and 2016 Indian, struck the vehicle. The driver and passenger of the van were uninjured while the operator of the Honda suffered only minor injuries. The driver of the Indian sustained serious injuries and was transported to Beaver Dam Community Hospital but was later flown to UW Hospital by MedFlight. The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

(Beaver Dam) A Beaver Dam woman was sentenced to one year in jail with work release privileges yesterday (Tuesday) for shooting her boyfriend in the groin. Tonya Diniz entered a no contest plea to an amended felony count of Second Degree Reckless Injury. Diniz said she shot the 20-year-old after confronting him about text messages she uncovered. She says the gun accidentally went off as she knelt on the bed. The 28-year-old was also placed on probation for three years.

(Juneau) A Madison man was charged yesterday (Tuesday) with assaulting a correctional officer at the Dodge County Detention Facility. Brandon Bradley allegedly struck an officer in the face while he was being restrained in handcuffs in March. The 34-year-old reportedly later apologized and said it wasn’t anything personal. If convicted, Bradley faces six years in prison. An initial appearance is scheduled for August 28.

(Beaver Dam) A Beaver Dam woman who ran from police was sentenced yesterday (Tuesday) to 140 days in jail with work release privileges. Kimberly Ann Stevens was convicted of felony Fleeing last September and was given three years’ probation. She would have avoided serving time if she had stayed out of trouble while on probation. Police were dispatched to the Pizza Hut on Industrial Drive in December of 2017 to reports of a woman saying she would rob the store if she did not get money. As the officer questioned Stevens, the 35-year-old put her vehicle in drive and sped away down Highway 151 reaching speeds of 85-miles-per-hour before exiting at Highway 33, ending the pursuit near Walker’s Restaurant before being arrested at gunpoint. Stevens was given 105 days of presentence credit.

(Friesland) The world’s largest operating steam locomotive will be in the region tomorrow. The Union Pacific Big Boy No. 4014 is part of the 150th anniversary of the transcontinental railroad. There were 25 built but the 133-foot-long restored engine is the only Big Boy locomotive still in operation. The Big Boy will be in Friesland at 9:45am tomorrow before departing at 10:30am. The train started and will end its Midwestern trip in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Other stops include Superior, Baldwin, Merrillan, Warrens, Adams and Butler.