News – March 4, 2022

(Fond du Lac) A multi-jurisdictional pursuit ended without injury early Friday morning as Fond du Lac County deputies took a 39-year-old Milwaukee man into custody. At 1:05am, a Fond du Lac Sheriff’s deputy attempted a traffic stop on a vehicle on Interstate-41 northbound at Johnson Street in the township of Fond du Lac. The deputy became aware that the vehicle had been involved in a separate pursuit with the Washington County Sheriff’s Office earlier. The vehicle failed to stop and a tire deflation device was used, terminating the pursuit on I-41 at County Highway N in the Township of Eldorado. The suspect is facing a felony charge for fleeing eluding in addition to receiving multiple traffic citations.

(Beaver Dam) A Beaver Dam man accused of shooting another person in the foot is heading to trial after a judge found probable cause yesterday. Lynell Lacy allegedly held a gun at the victim’s head during the incident last month and demanded any money he had. He then shot them in the foot all over a perceived encounter with Lacy’s girlfriend. The 28-year-old then left the scene but was located on Kellom Road where he was taken into custody. If convicted, Lacy faces up to 43-and-a-half years behind bars. An arraignment hearing is scheduled for April 6th.

(Beaver Dam) A Beaver Dam man accused of assaulting his girlfriend is heading to trial after waiving his right to a preliminary hearing yesterday. Martin Macias allegedly beat the victim with a leather belt, metal spatula, and wooden spoon causing severe bruising and redness. The victim reportedly said the 27-year-old then sexually assaulted her. If convicted, Macias faces up to 120 years in prison. An arraignment hearing is scheduled for April 27th.

(Watertown) A Watertown teen guilty of having illegal images of children was placed on probation for three years. Mitchell Roeglin entered a no contest plea to a felony count of Possession of Child Pornography by a Person under the Age of 18 in November. Six additional felony charges were dismissed but read into the record. The 19-year-old admitted to receiving and transmitting images of child porn over the social networking site Tumblr.

(Beaver Dam) Officials with Dodge County’s domestic abuse shelter say teen dating violence is a big issue. PAVE’s Teen Advocate Stacy Bergs says one in five teens experience teen dating violence in Wisconsin. She adds that the national average is one in three, which points to just how big of an issue this is and the importance of getting out ahead of it by shining a light on the problem. PAVE’s contact information as well as a link to their website can be found with this news story at DailyDodge.com.

(Wisconsin) Dr. Ryan Westergaard with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services says the CDC’s new measure for determining COVID community levels reflects the new reality of decreased cases and hospitalizations. He says the capacity of local health care systems is something people should consider, when deciding whether or not to keep wearing a mask in indoor settings. Dodge County is in a low COVID community level which means masks are not recommended. – WRN

(Dodge County) Half of Dodge County residents are completely vaccinated against COVID, according to the state health department. It has taken the county some time to reach that milestone while neighboring counties hit that mark months ago. So far, 52.4-percent have had at least one dose. Dodge County health officials recorded nine new COVID cases yesterday (Thursday) with one additional hospitalization.