News – November 24, 2022

(Juneau) A joint effort by the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office, Beaver Dam Police Department, and Juneau Police Department, led by the Dodge County Drug Enforcement Unit has resulted in the seizure of drugs and cash from a residence in Juneau. Authorities conducted a search warrant Tuesday at 422 S. Fairfield Avenue Apt#1 in Juneau. During the search, 4.9 pounds of methamphetamine, 2.1 pounds of marijuana, and $51,907 in alleged drug money was recovered. Three individuals have been arrested in connection to the search including Francisco Javier Gonzales, Age 40 of Juneau; Kaila Brenholt, age 34 of Juneau; and Raul De La Garza, age 51 of Beaver Dam. Investigations suggest drug ties directly to Mexican drug cartels. Sheriff Dale Schmidt notes that drugs are moving to Dodge County and all of Wisconsin in quantities and frequency never seen before, adding they are committed to holding drug dealers accountable.

(Town of Emmet) In a public advisory the public is being notified that a registered sex offender will be moving into Dodge County. According to the Emmet Lebanon Police Department, Matthew T. Bohmann will be residing at N349 Indian Hill Road, within the town of Emmet. Authorities note that the identified individual has served the sentence imposed on them by the courts and is not wanted by the police at this time. They stress that the purpose of this notice is to inform residents as a public service not to incite fear. Residents in the area seeking more information are encouraged to reach out to the Emmet Lebanon Police Department.

(Juneau) Dodge County Sheriff Dale Schmidt gave some insight on where speeding ticket revenue goes, during a recent appearance on WBEV’s Community Comment. He says the money goes to surcharges such as the crime lab in Madison and operation of the courts adding that the sheriff’s office and local police departments do not see any revenue from citations.

(Madison) State Representative Mark Born has been re-appointed by Assembly Speaker Robin Vos to serve as Co-Chair of the Joint Committee on Finance. In a statement released Wednesday, the Republican from Beaver Dam says it has been “an honor to serve as the Assembly JFC Co-Chair for the past two years” going on to thank speaker Vos and his colleagues.

(Beaver Dam) UW-Extension Dodge County Human Development and Relationships Educator Pattie Carroll is encouraging people to try some strategies to minimize the impact of rising costs this holiday season. Strategies include planning meals ahead, and buying canned fruits and vegetables instead of fresh. Links with contact information and more strategies can be found with this story at

(Green Lake County) Green Lake County Chief Deputy Matt Vande Kolk suggests trusting your instincts when you think a phone call or email is a scam. He says if it feels suspicious it probably is. Vande Kolk says if someone is urging you to purchase gift cards for some purpose and give them the card numbers don’t fall for it. He says they want you to use gift cards because it is harder for law enforcement to trace. Finally, he says if you get a call or email saying there is a warrant out for your arrest, don’t believe it, adding if they had a warrant out for your arrest, they would show up at your door to arrest you.