WBEV Newscast – July 12, 2019

(Beaver Dam) A Beaver Dam man was sentenced to ten years in prison yesterday (Tuesday) for supplying the drugs that led to an overdose death. In March, a jury took just under four hours to convict Brain K. Larson II of First Degree Reckless Homicide by Delivery of Drugs and Bail Jumping. 25-year-old Dakoda Kline of Juneau died of a drug overdose in April of 2017 after taking heroin supplied by Larson. The 29-year-old Larson was also placed on extended supervision for five years, and upon successful completion, will be placed on probation for five years.

(Juneau) The Dodge County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in locating a Huber inmate who failed to return to the jail while released for a preapproved appointment. An arrest warrant was issued for Tasheana Williams-Sonny who is serving a 365-day sentence at the Dodge County Jail for Resisting an Officer Causing Injury. If a person has information on Williams-Sonny whereabouts they are asked not to make contact with her but instead contact the Sheriff’s Office at 920-386-3726 or your local law enforcement agency.

(Trenton) The Dodge County Sheriff’s Office is investigating two small explosions that occurred Monday night in the Town of Trenton. The first incident took place around 8:30pm after a resident on Spruce Road reported hearing the explosion and found their mailbox had been damaged. Roughly ten minutes later another report was made of an explosion and smoke coming from a portable toilet at the Fish Camp boat launch. Witnesses at both locations reported seeing a newer model orange Ford Mustang leaving the area. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office.

(Juneau) Residents faced with paying for new sidewalks on a dead-end street in Juneau made a third attempt last (Tuesday) night to persuade city leaders to modify the project, and this time they brought a lawyer. Residents on Downie Drive and Leonard Avenue are against the sidewalks in the $487-thousand-dollar project, for which they are assessed the full cost. Attorney Nolan Franti (fron-tee) told the council that if the matter was not decided last night, it would have to be decided in a courtroom. Mayor Dan Wegener noted that the project could be reopened by a motion from an alderperson who voted with the majority; no motions were made. The sidewalk portion totals $77-thousand dollars, with costs per homeowner ranging from $3000 to $8000.

(Lodi) Authorities have identified the people killed in a fatal two-vehicle collision Sunday evening in the Town of Lodi. 41-year-old Leah Briskey of Lodi was driving southbound on County Road J when a northbound SUV crossed the centerline and struck her vehicle head-on. The driver of the SUV was flown by MedFlight to UW Hospital Madison while a passenger in his car – 77-year-old Delores Small of Lodi – died at the hospital.  The crash remains under investigation.

(Beaver Dam) A plea and sentencing hearing was scheduled yesterday (Tuesday) for a Beaver Dam man facing over 187-years in prison for allegedly filming sexual encounters with minors. Sebastian De Jager is facing felony charges of Child Exploitation and Possession of Child Pornography and a handful of misdemeanors. Police uncovered several photos and videos on the 20-year-old’s cellphone that reportedly documented sexual acts between November of 2017 and June of 2018. De Jager is due back in court on August 5.

(Waupun) The mayor cast the tie-breaking vote that will allow chickens to be housed in the city of Waupun. The measure amends the municipal code that prohibited backyard poultry. The change means residential properties are now allowed to house up to four chickens per parcel while educational facilities are permitted up to 25.  However, the ordinance was amended on the council floor to more clearly define educational facility. City Attorney Dan Vande Zande says a home-school residence will not be considered an educational facility. Those wanting to raise hens need to first obtain a permit from the city which must be renewed annually. The ordinance limits the city to only ten permits issued-and-outstanding at any one time. Violators of the urban chicken ordinance are subject to a $250 fine for the first offense and $500 for each subsequent violation.