News – May 10, 2022

(Beaver Dam) A Sun Prairie man made his initial appearance in court Monday on charges he made violent threats towards Dodge County authorities. Darius Scott allegedly told a deputy that everyone they know is going to die after being stopped for a speeding violation in Beaver Dam Saturday night. If convicted, Scott faces no more than 12 years in prison. Cash bond was set at $1,500 and a preliminary hearing is scheduled for May 19th.

(Beaver Dam) A Clyman woman accused of attacking two Beaver Dam hospital nurses made her initial appearance in court Monday. Kiara Ivans allegedly kicked a nurse in the chest and another in the head, causing her left cheek to swell and bruise. If convicted, the 20-year-old faces up to 12 years in prison. A signature bond was set at $1,000 and a preliminary hearing is scheduled for May 26th.

(Mackford) A person was killed in a vehicle versus semi head-on collision Friday in Green Lake County. Deputies were called to Highway Q south of Highway X in the town of Mackford around 3pm. Authorities say a sedan was heading northbound on Q while a tractor trailer was traveling south. The sedan suddenly entered the southbound lane and struck the semi head-on. The 41-year-old male operator of the sedan was pronounced dead at the scene while the 37-year-old male driver of the tractor trailer suffered minor injuries. The crash is under investigation.

(Cambria) The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after threats were made against the Cambria-Friesland School District. School officials were notified last Thursday evening that a student claimed they were intending to shoot up the school and/or place explosive materials in the building’s basement Friday. The suspect student was located in Fond du Lac. Residences in Dodge County were checked by authorities for any evidence connected to the threats. The Dodge County Sheriff’s Office as well as police departments in Randolph and Waupun assisted Columbia County investigators.

(Beaver Dam) The Beaver Dam Fire Department will soon have a dedicated space to train their members. The department announced Monday that they have entered into a contract with American Fire Training Systems to construct the new facility. Fire Chief Michael Wesle says the facility will feature 2,880 square feet of training area, two burn rooms, an assortment of training props, and a four-story tall training tower. The building will be located at the current Department of Public works site and will be operational next summer.

(Madison) Madison Police chief Shon Barnes could not share much information about arson at Wisconsin Family Action over the weekend. He says there is no indication that it was an inside job. Barnes did confirm that an incendiary device was used to start a fire Sunday morning. There was some fire damage to the inside of one office and some graffiti on the outside of the building. – WRN