News – March 7, 2023

(Beaver Dam) A member of the Beaver Dam Police Department was recently honored for their work in 2022. Officer Anthony Karel was named the 2022 Officer of the Year during the annual Dodge County Executive Law Enforcement Association awards banquet. Karel serves as a school resource officer at the high school. Chief John Kreuziger says Karel earned this recognition because of everything he has done throughout his career as well as through the relationships and connections he’s made with students.

(Juneau) A Dodge County man who suffered a cardiac emergency while driving last July is now CPR certified. Jon Helbing was saved with the help of bystanders and first responders who were able to keep him alive by performing chest compressions and applying four shocks with an AED until he was transported by helicopter to a hospital. He survived the life-threatening medical emergency and this past October, was able to meet all those who came to his aid. That meeting prompted Helbing to learn CPR himself. He attend the sheriff’s office annual CPR recertification last month and was certified by the American Heart Association.

(Beaver Dam) The Beaver Dam Common Council Monday night signed-off on a collective bargaining agreement with paid-on-call members of the fire department. Paid-on-call firefighters are trained, part-time staff who supplement full-time colleagues during fire-related incidents. The three-year agreement, retroactive to the beginning of last year, includes an annual base pay increase of two-and-a-half percent. The numbers reflect percentage changes given to full-time firefighter-paramedic staff.

(Watertown) A large police presence responded to the 10th block of William Street in Watertown Monday morning for a report of a suicidal person. A negotiator and human services were able to talk with the man who exited the residence and was placed in handcuffs without incident. Watertown Police say he is currently being evaluated by human services professionals. There were no injuries reported.

(Wayne) A Washington County Sheriff’s Office investigation lead to the seizure of 34 dogs from a town of Wayne property. Russel Quaas is also facing 10 counts related to allegations of mistreatment of animals. Authorities say the 67-year-old was believed to have operated a non-licensed dog breeding business. During the investigation, deputies observed numerous dogs tied to trees in sub-zero temperatures and they appeared to have inadequate shelter, food, and water. Quaas has an initial court appearance scheduled for April 3rd.

(Fond du Luc) Authorities Monday identified a Campbellsport woman who died Sunday evening of injuries she suffered in a one-vehicle crash in Fond du Lac County. Investigators say Cynthia Moon was driving north on County Road S when her vehicle left the roadway, went through a ditch, and struck a culvert. She was taken to Froedtert Hospital in West Bend and was then flown to Milwaukee, where the 68-year-old died. Driving while impaired and speed are believed to be factors in the crash.

(Beaver Dam) The state of Wisconsin has revoked the dealer license for three Beaver Dam area wholesalers for failing to follow administrative requirements. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation Division of Motor Vehicles issued the order against Horsemen Motors and Your Experience, both located at 1645 North Spring Street. They also revoked the license of On The Go Auto located at 822 Park Avenue. Officials say the decision to revoke stems from each wholesalers failure to maintain a licensed business facility.