News – July 6, 2022

(Hubbard) Authorities have identified the Iron Ridge man who died in a motor vehicle crash in the township of Hubbard last week. William Vollmer was heading west on County Road S and was approaching County Road WS around 2pm in a Kenworth dump truck. Vollmer failed to stop at the stop sign, entered a driveway, crossed over railroad tracks, vaulted and then overturned. The 67-year-old and only occupant of the vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene. The crash has been determined to be a traffic fatality.

(Hustisford) An Evansville man accused of running from Dodge County authorities made his initial appearance in court Tuesday. Konrad Barbieur allegedly fled at speeds of 110-miles-per-hour after he was clocked speeding on his motorcycle near Hustisford Saturday. He eventually stopped and was taken into custody. He reportedly said “I was moving fast and did something stupid.” If convicted, the 40-year-old faces up to three-and-a-half years in prison. A signature bond was set at $1,000 and a preliminary hearing is scheduled for August 11th.

(Calamus) A Beaver Dam woman accused of “head-butting” an officer made her initial appearance in court Tuesday. Marianna Gonzales allegedly lunged her head forward and struck the left side of the deputy’s face below his eye Sunday. She was reportedly pulled over for speeding near Calamus and the deputy believed she was under the influence. If convicted, the 24-year-old faces up to four-and-a-half years behind bars. A signature bond was set at $1,000 and a preliminary hearing is scheduled for August 11th.

(Erin) Firefighters battled an ATV that caught fire in the town of Erin on Monday. Washington County deputies and the Hartford Fire Department responded to the 5500 block of East Waterford Road just after 10:30am. Upon arrival, the ATV was fully engulfed, and flames were encroaching on a nearby residence. Mutual aid was requested from surrounding departments including Ashippun, Hustisford, and Lebanon. Authorities say at this time there is no damage estimate to the home closest to the fire. There were no injuries reported. The blaze is not considered to be suspicious.

(Juneau) Dodge County authorities fielded a number of calls complaining about fireworks over the Fourth of July holiday weekend. Area agencies had around 40 calls which Sheriff Dale Schmidt says is about average. He says they get a lot of complaints every year and it is difficult but not impossible to follow up on each one. Schmidt says it takes a bit of their resources as well as time to track down each complaint.

(Milwaukee) Twenty people were shot in Wisconsin’s largest city over the long holiday weekend. Milwaukee police say of the 20 people who were shot, four of them were children. Two people died, one of them was only three years old. Milwaukee is on pace for a record year for both shootings and homicides. – WRN