News – May 12, 2021

(Columbus) An estimated $300-thousand-dollars’ worth of illegal drugs was confiscated and two people were arrested following a drug bust in Columbus last week. Law enforcement located over one pound of ecstasy powder, four pounds of THC wax and oils, two-and-a-half pounds of psilocybin, LSD, and other hallucinogens from the residence. Twenty-two-year-old Alexander Obermeier and 22-year-old Samantha Libricz were arrested. The Columbus pair are facing several felony charges of Possession with Intent to Deliver as well as Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Maintaining a Drug Dwelling.

(Fond du Lac) A Milwaukee man was arrested yesterday (Tuesday) following a three-and-a-half-mile pursuit with Fond du Lac County authorities. Deputies responded to reports of a reckless driver on I-41 near Scott Street just after 5pm. A traffic stop was attempted but the driver refused to yield. The suspect came to a stop near Highway F near the Town of Bryon. The 42-year-old was taken into custody and is facing felony Fleeing and Fourth OWI charges as well as numerous other traffic citations.

(Outagamie County) A tentative December trial date has been set for a teenager accused of killing a man at Fox River Mall. Jovanni Frausto was shot to death January 31st during an argument about a girlfriend.  Seventeen-year-old Dezman Ellis is also charged with shooting a bystander during the incident.  The trial date could wind up being moved because Outagamie County prosecutors have another trial set for late November. – WRN

(Westport) The public will once again have weekend access to the Dane County Law Enforcement Training Center range. Starting this weekend through October 17th, citizens can go to the range located at 5184 US Highway 19 in the Town of Westport. The range will be open from 9am to 4pm.

(Beaver Dam) Beaver Dam motorists are being advised of a change in detour routes in the city. Due to an emergency utility repair in the 500 block of West Burnett Street the detours for the DeClark Street sanitary work has been moved to Gilmore Street. City officials say they anticipate DeClark Street will be re-opened to through traffic by Friday (May 14th).

(Wisconsin) The Wisconsin AAA estimates there will be 711,649 in the state traveling by car, air, and other forms of transportation this Memorial Day Weekend. That is an increase of 56 percent over 2020 when 455,156 people traveled at least 50 miles during the holiday weekend.

(Juneau) The Dodge County Health Department will be holding a walk-in only Johnson and Johnson COVID vaccine clinic tomorrow (Thursday). The vaccine clinic is only for those 18 years of age or older. Those interested are asked to bring a photo ID. No insurance information is needed. The clinic will begin at 4pm and go until 7pm on the ground floor of the Human Services and Health Department Building located at 199 County Road DF in Juneau.

(Dodge County) Nearly 600 inmates in Dodge County prisons are fully vaccinated. That according to the Wisconsin Department of Corrections, who says a combined 588 prisoners at Dodge Correctional, Waupun Correctional, Fox Lake Correctional and John C. Burke have either received their second shot of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine or the Johnson and Johnson vaccine. Just over 14-hundred inmates have had their first dose of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine through yesterday (Tuesday).

(Dodge County) Wisconsin health officials reported 13 COVID deaths yesterday bringing that number to 6,917. Dodge County is reporting 164 deaths with 132 active cases. Thirty-point-four-percent (30.4%) of Dodge County residents are fully vaccinated while 35.7-percent have had at least one dose.