News – September 7, 2019

(Beaver Dam) As many as 1000 riders are expected to escort the American flag from Madison to Beaver Dam on the final leg of its 110-day, 14,500-mile journey, completing the 10th Annual Patriot Tour. The flag is transported through all 48 continental states via a city-to-city motorcycle relay raising funds for and honoring America’s veterans in need. Nation of Patriots Founder Bill Sherer says everyone is welcome to ride, to line the parade route through downtown Beaver Dam and meet at Swan Park for the 10th annual homecoming ceremony and celebration. Since its inception the Nation of Patriots has assisted more than 400 veterans and their families across the country in the form of housing, food, clothing, much-needed home and vehicle repairs, medical access and more. Beaver Dam was named the Official Home of the Nation of Patriots in 2018.

(Campbellsport) Construction begins Monday on the $2.4 million improvement to State Highway 67 in southeastern Fond du Lac County. The 5.6 mile of stretch of the highway runs from Baumann Street in the city of Campbellsport to the Dodge/Fond du Lac County line at Golden Corners Road. Construction should finish by November 1st.  Highway 67 will remain open during the project. Northeast Asphalt of Greenville is the prime contractor.

(Beaver Dam) A Beaver Dam man is slated to make an initial court appearance later this month on charges that he assaulted a minor. Robert Lee Haley is facing a felony count for allegedly assaulting the 14-year-old at his apartment last November. When questioned, Haley said the girl told him she was 18-years-old and that any contact between them was consensual. They reportedly met on a dating app and her profile said she was 19. If convicted, the 29-year-old faces up to 40-years in prison. An initial appearance is scheduled for September 16.

(Beaver Dam) The Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s Office is no longer looking for a Beaver Dam couple wanted for armed robbery. Authorities cancelled the nationwide pickup alert Friday for 22-year-old Jordan Smack and 20-year-old Saischia Vasconcelos. Authorities not releasing much more information other than thanking the public for the information that was provided.

(Montello) Authorities in Columbia County say a Montello man faked his own kidnapping. The suspect’s wife called police on Wednesday reporting a series of text messages and a call from her husband’s cell phone indicating that he was kidnapped and being held against his will.  Several demands were made via text message while saying that her husband, Darrel Moll, was zip tied to a chair at his place of employment in the Town of Pacific. Moll initially told investigators that he was securing the business at the end of his workday when he was attacked from behind. The 45-year-old said he awoke several minutes later and was forced him to call his wife.  He later admitted to fabricating the story and restraining himself to the chair. Moll is facing charges of Obstruction and Unlawful Use of a Telephone.