News – October 15, 2021

(Dodge County) A jury took around two hours Thursday to convict a Milwaukee man who was part of a multi-agency pursuit in Dodge County last year. Justin Carter-Smith was found guilty on two felony counts of Fleeing. From around 2:19pm to just before 3pm on November 5th, authorities from Beaver Dam, Fox Lake, Waupun, and sheriff’s deputies pursued a vehicle tied to a theft complaint in Columbus. The vehicle was eventually disabled when it struck a curb in Waupun. The driver, who was identified as Carter-Smith, was arrested. A pre-sentencing investigation was ordered and the 33-year-old will be back in court on December 20th.

(Lomira) A Lomira man was found guilty Thursday with possessing illegal content of children. Peter Braun entered a guilty plea to three felony counts of Child Pornography. Two additional felony counts were dismissed but read into the record. Authorities executed a search warrant at Braun’s address in March and seized multiple videos. When questioned, Braun admitted to possessing child porn. The 57-year-old faces 75-years in prison. A sentencing hearing is scheduled for January 12th.

(Juneau) Local law enforcement is working with a statewide program to get drugs off the streets. A number of Dodge County agencies are participating in ‘Prescription Drug Take Back Day,’ happening October 23rd. Residents are encouraged to bring any unwanted, unneeded, and expired medications to their local law enforcement agency for proper disposal. There is no cost for residents to dispose of the drugs which can be dropped off at the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office in Juneau between 10am and 2pm on the 23rd as well as police departments in Beaver Dam, Columbus, Juneau, Lomira, Mayville, Watertown, and Waupun.

(Beaver Dam) A suicide prevention walk is planned tomorrow at the Dodge County Fairgrounds. Out of the Darkness Dodge County Walk aims to raise awareness, mitigate risks, and support the mental health of the community around us. Those interested in going can register online ahead of time or at the event. Registration starts at 9am with a kickoff at 10am. The walk will go until noon. There is no cost to register. A link to more information can be found with this news story at

(Poynette) The Columbia County Health Department will be hosting a drive through COVID testing site tomorrow. The site will offer free nasal swab testing and is open to the community. Health officials say in an effort to save time, they encourage online registration. Although, pre-registration is not required to get tested. The testing site will be located at the Poynette Fire Station located at 606 Water Street from 10am to 2pm Saturday. A link to pre-register can be found at

(Fond du Lac) The Fond du Lac County Health Department is partnering with the National Guard to offer Pfizer booster shots. The drive-thru Pfizer vaccine clinic will be at the Cow Palace on the Fond du Lac County Fairgrounds today from 10 am to 6 pm or until capacity has been met. To ensure short wait lines, individuals should register ahead of time at No insurance, appointment, or ID is required. Individuals are eligible if they received two doses of Pfizer vaccine at least six months ago and are at least 65-years-old, or are 18 to 64 with certain medical conditions, or are at increased risk of getting COVID due to their employment.