News – June 15, 2021

(Ashford) Fond du Lac Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a two vehicle crash in the Town of Ashford Last (Monday) night.  The Fond du Lac County Communications Center at about 5:25 pm received a 911 call reporting a crash at CTH W and Woodland Dr.  Respondents arrived on scene and determined that there were four people injured between the two vehicles which were traveling together south on CTH W prior to the crash.  An investigation determined one of the vehicles missed a turn and began to make a U-turn when the vehicle following it struck it.  The at-fault driver had fled from the scene on foot and was located using a drone equipped with thermal imaging.  A 20-year old Sheboygan man, was taken into custody without incident.  The injured were transported to St. Agnes hospital by Campbellsport Fire/EMS and City of Fond du Lac EMS for various minor injuries. Assisting on the scene was the Campbellsport Fire/EMS, Kewaskum EMS, Fond du Lac Fire/EMS, Wisconsin DNR, and Wisconsin State Patrol.

(Waupun) The trial of a Waupun man accused of murdering his grandmother has been pushed to next year. Gregory Spittel (speh-tell) now has a five-day jury trial slated to begin January 10 in Fond du Lac County court; the second time the trial has been postponed. The 32-year-old is facing a dozen felony and misdemeanor charges stemming from the August 2019 death of Carol Foreman. The 75-year-old was found in the basement of the suspect’s home with serious head injuries and died four days later. Spittel remains jailed on a one-million dollar cash bond.

(Fort Atkinson) There are still a lot of questions about a fatal fire in Fort Atkinson Friday. The cause of the fire is suspicious. Investigators say a man’s body was found inside the burned home, but it is not clear if he died in the fire – or before it. A two year-old girl who lives in the home was found Saturday, after she’d been the subject of an Amber Alert. Fort Atkinson Police say they’ve made an arrest in connection to the fire, but they are not saying who.

(Dodge County) Wisconsin health officials added two COVID deaths in yesterday’s update with the total now at 7,208 COVID deaths, along with 807 probable deaths. Dodge County has added one death in recent days for a total of 173 while officials are actively monitoring 69 cases.  Statewide, 49.1-percent have had at least one dose, including 39.3-percent in Dodge County.

(Juneau) There is a partisan primary election today for voters in the 37th Assembly District. The seat opened up after John Jagler won another special election in April and moved to the state senate, the vacancy created by Scott Fitzgerald after his election to Congress in the fall. The 37th Assembly District encompasses portions of Dodge, Jefferson, Columbia and Dane counties. The top vote getter will advance to the special election on July 13th to face one democratic candidate and one independent candidate.

(Juneau) Dodge County Sheriff Dale Schmidt says accidental 911 calls are a daily occurrence. Most cellphones offer an emergency call feature that will connect to local law enforcement without having to enter a pin or lock pattern to do so. Sometimes, the feature can be activated by mistake without the user even knowing it. Schmidt says the worst thing a person can do if they accidentally call 911 is hang up because doing so creates suspicion. He says if you can disconnect the call before it is made to do so but if it is ringing or a dispatcher answers do not hang up because your information is already in the 911 system.

(Beaver Dam) The Beaver Dam Police Department responded to Swan Park on Friday following reports of a man screaming and hollering. When officers made contact with the subject, he explained that he was practicing for his rap career. The man was given a verbal warning for Disorderly Conduct and advised that he is not allowed to drink in the park.