News – October 18, 2022

(Beaver Dam) Cash bond was set at $150,000 yesterday (Monday) for a Fall River teen accused of Attempted First-Degree Intentional Homicide of a juvenile in Beaver Dam. Dylan Lenz reportedly admitted to law enforcement that he had (quote) “bad thoughts about murdering people.” The 17-year-old met up with the victim Saturday night. He allegedly choked and stabbed her with a boxcutter before she fled screaming from his vehicle near the Wal-Mart parking lot. Lenz apparently drove over her as she tripped running down a hill. If convicted, Lenz faces up to 60 years in prison. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for November 17th.

(Lebanon) The former owner and co-operator of a Dodge County strip club has been sentenced to over a year in prison on federal prostitution charges. Radomir Buzdum pled guilty that he conspired to use the TNT/Wild Rose in Lebanon in interstate commerce to promote and manage unlawful prostitution offenses. The indictment detailed that Buzdum made areas of the club available for unlawful prostitution activity as a way to generate revenue. The 62-year-old was also ordered to pay back over $171-thousand-dollars to the IRS and was placed on extended supervision for two years.

(Beaver Dam) A three-day jury trial began yesterday (Monday) for a Juneau man charged with his eighth Operating While Intoxicated offense. Wesley Gayan was allegedly under the influence of stimulants and narcotic analgesics (a-nuhl-jee-ziks) when he was pulled over by authorities in December of 2019. According to the criminal complaint, Gayan struggled through field sobriety tests and was arrested. If convicted, the 54-year-old faces no more than 12-and-a-half years in prison.

(Empire) Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s officials say the arrest of three burglary suspects last week was the result of the brave actions of two people. An employee of Sabel Mechanical in the town of Empire followed the suspects in their vehicle as they fled the scene, providing key details to authorities. A deputy stopped the vehicle as it passed his location, which officials say took guts because he was by himself and it was still dark out at the time.

(Dodge County) Several Dodge County area transportation projects were awarded state grants. The governor’s office along with the state transportation department recently announced 72 community projects across the state will receive a share of $35-million-dollars of federal funding over the next five years. Phase Two of the Gold Stare Memorial Trail – connecting Horicon to the Wild Goose State Trail – is receiving nearly $1.1-million-dollars. The Watertown Bicycle and Pedestrian Path Network Plan will be getting $80-thousand-dollars while the Tivoli Island Historic Bridge, also in Watertown, is in line for $25-thousand.

(Beaver Dam) A health care clinic that serves Dodge and several surrounding counties is developing a new strategic plan. Family Health La Clinica hopes to implement the new plan by next April. As part of that process, officials have sent out a survey for partners and clinic users. Family Health La Clinica has locations in Beaver Dam, Friendship, Mauston, Stevens Point, and Wautoma.