News – June 21, 2021

(Waupun) With two vacancies in the Waupun Police Department, Chief Scott Louden says the city may need to look into recruitment and retention incentives to assist in both hiring and keeping personnel on staff. Louden notes that the struggle is not only affecting Waupun, but law enforcement agencies across the country.   City Administrator Kathy Schlieve says hiring is the economic issue of the day adding that the city will have to get “super smart” in their thinking about talent. The Waupun Common Council is in the process of exploring incentives for new and existing personnel and its potential impact on the city budget.

(Fond du Lac) Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s officials say the inmate who died in a medical cell at the county jail Friday night was awaiting trial on attempted murder charges. Efforts to resuscitate Donald Forqurean of Fond du Lac when he was found in his cell unconscious and not breathing were unsuccessful. The Calumet County Sheriff’s Office in conjunction with the Fond du Lac County Medical Examiner’s Office and Wisconsin Corrections Department are investigating circumstances surround the 72-year-old’s death. He shot 49-year-old Nathaniel Johnson III of Oshkosh in the chest while the two were watching a Packer’s game at Forqurean’s home in January of 2020, apparently upset that Johnson was flirting with a woman who was watching the game with them.

(Campbellsport) A Campbellsport man who was allegedly driving drunk with two children in the vehicle under the age of 16 on Interstate 41 in Fond du Lac County was arrested late Saturday night.  It happened on I-41 near Church Street in Lomira. A state trooper pulled over Eliseo Perez Vences when he nearly struck another vehicle while changing lanes on I-41 southbound. The trooper noticed signs of impairment and gave the 24-year-old a field sobriety test. Vences was subsequently arrested for OWI first offense and was released to a responsible party.

(Beaver Dam) The Dodge County Historical Society was at Swan Park Saturday sharing the history of the city’s first park with the public. The event comes as the city is embarking on a multi-phase revitalization of Swan Park, maximizing tax dollars, grants and donations. Phase one: fixing the sagging lagoon walls. Historical Society President Patrick Lutz is donating $10-thousand dollars to the effort. Lutz hopes to see the lagoon returned to its natural state when the site was first developed in the late 1890s as a resort and spa focused on the perceived healing powers of the spring water, bringing people to Beaver Dam from miles around.

(Madison) There is an urgent need for blood donations right now. Justin Kern with the American Red Cross of Wisconsin says it’s not so much about the usual seasonal shortage of available blood as it is the unpredictability of emerging from the pandemic. The Red Cross has seen demand from trauma centers climb by ten percent so far this year, more than five times the growth of other facilities that provide blood transfusions.

(Randolph) A six-year-old Randolph boy is looking for a bone marrow donor. Liam Sanborn has been diagnosed with three different forms of Leukemia since he was eleven months old. Nicole Badura with Be The Match says there are a lot of misconceptions about bone marrow transplants. It is an outpatient surgical procedure with the main side effect as soreness at the injection site for a couple days. A donor remains unconfirmed for Liam and Badura notes that if you are not a match for Liam, you could be for another person. People under the age of 44 can going online to or text “LovingLiam” to 6-1-4-7-4…you can also find that info at

(Milwaukee) Milwaukee Police say a man sought in the killings of his father and two other people in the state of Oregon forced a woman to drive him more than two-thousand miles, where he turned himself in.  Law enforcement add Oen (Owen) Evan Nicholson approached Laura Johnson after she returned to her parking spot during a her lunch break Friday, and forced her to drive.  Police say Johnson was not harmed.

(Milwaukee) An Oregon man suspected in the deaths of three people has been arrested in Wisconsin. Police in North Bend suspect Oen (Owen) Evan Nicholson in the death of his father who was found in a trailer at a campground on Friday. Police say Nicholson also struck a couple with his father’s truck, killing one person and injuring another, before shooting and killing a woman inside a marijuna dispensary. Nicholson then traveled all the way to Milwaukee to turn himself in to police. He’ll have a hearing before a judge here in Wisconsin before being extradited back to Oregon.

(Madison) Today begins Prime Day, which sees Amazon as well as other retailers offering competing online sales.  The Better Business Bureau is warning people of possible scams, ranging from unsolicited e-mails and texts claiming there is a problem with your purchase, to false advertising and phony websites claiming false deals.  They recommend people use a credit card for purchases in case an issue occurs.

(Milwaukee) Milwaukee’s Unarmed First Responders Task Force has recently met for the first time.  Their goal is to come up with standards that would determine if first responders should arrive at a call for service unarmed, eliminating the potential for unnecessary violence such as a police-involved shooting.  The task force should finish their work before the end of the year.