News – October 11, 2022

(Randolph) A Randolph School District student was arrested Monday after they made threats towards specific middle/high school students. Randolph police were made aware of the threat around 8am and their investigation lead to one student being taken onto custody. Authorities say they assure everyone that there is no danger to the students, district staff, or the community. They add that this is an ongoing investigation.

(Richfield) Washington County authorities arrested a Hubertus man on trespassing charges Monday morning. A homeowner called authorities around 4:25am reporting that they could hear feet shuffling a floor below him. Deputies arrived and took the suspect into custody without incident. It was determined the 39-year-old man entered the home through an unlocked garage door. Sheriff’s officials say mental health issues may have been a contributing factor.

(Juneau) A Markesan woman accused of depositing checks from a closed account at a bank in Juneau made her initial appearance in court Monday. Crystal Steinike allegedly deposited three checks totaling $3,700 at the Juneau bank from a closed account at Landmark Credit Union. If convicted, the 32-year-old faces up to 18 years in prison. A signature bond was set at $1,000 and a preliminary hearing is scheduled for November 17th.

(Watertown) The Watertown Police Department is asking the public’s help in locating several suspects connected to multiple recent retail thefts. Photos of the suspects is available on the Watertown Police Department Facebook page, along with contact details for anyone who knows something about the crimes.

(Beaver Dam) Beaver Dam officials held their initial budget discussions Monday night. Expenditures increased $2.4-million dollars to $20.7-million bolstered by debt from the new DPW and increased salaries. City Administrator Nathan Thiel recommended a series of cuts totaling $868-thousand dollars to balance the numbers that could include increase employee health insurance deductibles, cutting contributions to the chamber of commerce and removing garbage service costs from the levy and making it a utility bill fee. The city can only increase its levy by $115-thousand dollars, resulting in a maximum mill rate of $10.26 per thousand dollars. This year’s rate is $9.46.

(Beaver Dam) The Beaver Dam Police Department is bolstering their ranks. The agency recently had two officers graduate from the Fox Valley Technical College Police Academy. Lieutenant Jeremiah Johnson says Joey Salazar and Megan Ruin started their academy class in June. He says they now begin their 16-week field training process and if everything goes well, both Salazar and Ruin will be on patrol on their own by mid-February or early-March.