News – October 6, 2022

(Juneau) The Dodge County clerk is encouraging voters to register now for the November election. Karen Gibson says Wisconsin does allow for registration on Election Day but waiting until then causes lines at the polling place. She adds that the day runs more smoothly when voter’s correct names and addresses are on the preprinted poll list. Those wondering about their registration status can visit the my-vote website to check. Gibson says registration by mail ends on October 19th, after that date the public must register at their municipal clerk’s office. She says proof or residence is then required. For a link to the my-vote website as well as additional election information, visit DailyDodge.com.

(Beaver Dam) A Beaver Dam teen charged with burglarizing a garage entered into a plea agreement Wednesday. Zephaniah Schultz was placed into a deferred prosecution agreement on a felony count of Burglary, meaning he will avoid a felony record while on probation for two years. Schultz broke into a vehicle parked in a garage and took several dollar bills and some quarters in 2019. The 18-year-old’s DNA was collected and matched blood samples recovered from the crime scene.

(Fox Lake) A Wauzeka woman who mailed an illegal drug into Fox Lake Correctional was sentenced to 16 months in prison and was placed on extended supervision for two years Wednesday. Angelica Pitzer mailed an envelope with three suboxone strips to an inmate in January of 2021. The letter was intercepted by prison staff.

(Washington County) A Washington County man accused of scamming animal rescues and selling puppies is facing multiple misdemeanor charges. Colton Brooder of Hubertus allegedly lied about working for a charity called Operation Bring Animals home, and instead took nearly 50 puppies from Louisiana, Texas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas and sold them out of the back of a truck. The 34-year-old is scheduled to make his initial appearance in court on November 7th.

(Horicon) Local law enforcement leaders are reminding motorists to be on the lookout for pedestrians. October is National Pedestrian Safety Month. Officials with the Horicon Police Department say drivers need to keep a watchful eye out for those walking to bus stops, entering or exiting a building, on their way to or from school, or just out for a walk. Fifty-three pedestrians on average are killed and about 1,300 are hurt in crashes every year in Wisconsin.