9/19/14 - There may be a “global resolution” in the works for a 32-year-old Markesan man facing charges in multiple counties. That’s the term that was used in Fond du Lac County Court when a plea and sentencing hearing was held for Aaron Schreiber Thursday. The hearing was rescheduled when the court was told a “global resolution” is being worked on. Schreiber is accused of multiple bomb threats and of officiating youth sporting events despite his sex offender status. He also faces charges in Dodge, Green Lake and Walworth Counties.
9/19/14 - A Reeseville man entered a “no contest” plea yesterday in Dodge County court to a felony charge of eighth offense Operating While Intoxicated. 54-year-old George Gamboeck was injured in a three-vehicle accident last December on Highway 19 in the Town of Portland. A breath test showed his blood alcohol level to be over three times the legal limit for driving at point two-five (.25). Gamboeck was sentenced to four-and-a-half years in prison and five years of extended supervision. His drivers license will also be suspended for three years followed by three years of blowing into a tube to start his car.
9/19/14 - The DNR is asking for the public’s opinion on wastewater treatment improvements in the Village of Kekoskee and the LeRoy Sanitary District. The LeRoy-Kekoskee Joint Wastewater Treatment Plant Commission currently operates a three-cell aerated lagoon treatment plant. The $2.6-million dollars plan includes construction of a new pumping station and force main to convey sewage to a connection point in Mayville’s industrial park and abandonment of the aerated lagoons and existing pumping station. Officials say the improvements are needed because the current treatment plan has on occasion exceeded discharge limits. If construction takes place, it is estimated that the typical residential user charge for Village of Kekoskee residents will increase anywhere from $100 to $150 dollars per month. The LeRoy Sanitary District user charges are estimated to increase anywhere from $85 to $125 dollars per month. The public is encouraged to provide comments by September 30. Contact Gerry Novotny at 608-267-7625, or Gerry.email@example.com.
9/19/14 - A jury trial is planned for a Mayville man that the state Justice Department is seeking to commit under the state’s sexual predator law. The petition was filed last month in Dodge County court alleging that David Dejanovich is a sexually violent person who should be committed indefinitely for treatment. The 41-year-old appeared for a probable cause hearing yesterday before Judge Steven Bauer who ordered Dejanovich to proceed to trial. Dejanovich was convicted of one count of Second Degree Sexual Assault of a Child in Dodge County in April of 1994. He had a seven year prison sentence imposed and stayed and was placed on probation for seven years. Dejanovich later had his probation revoked and he was ordered to serve seven years in prison. He was released from the Department of Corrections one month ago and is being detained at the Dodge County Jail on federal charges. The state’s petition alleges that Dejanovich suffers from a mental condition that predisposes him to engage in acts of sexual violence and will likely engage in future violent acts. Under Wisconsin law, a person may be subject to a civil commitment if they have been convicted of a sexually violent offense, have a mental disorder, and are a danger to others because it is likely he or she will commit further crimes. Dejanovich has a jury trial scheduled in December.
9/18/14 - A Roscoe man is accused of embezzling money from a Randolph company. Dustin L. Taylor faces a dozen felony charges of Fraudulent Writings and Theft of Movable Property. The 40-year-old was employed by the Busse-SJI Corporation from August of 2011 until he was terminated this past February. Taylor allegedly ran up $11-thousand dollars on a company credit card in his name and failed to pay-off the balance even though he had been reimbursed by the company. In addition, prosecutors say he altered receipts when submitting expense reports and garnered another $2000. If convicted, the charges carry a combined maximum of over 54 years in prison. Taylor is scheduled to make an Initial Appearance in a Dodge County courtroom next month.
9/18/14 - The city of Fox Lake is looking for ways to save money. As a result, officials will be enforcing existing winter ordinances. The Committee of the Whole last night discussed their downtown snow removal policy. Mayor Tom Bednarek says the city will continue to maintain all the sidewalks on Main Street, but they will no longer clear downtown parking lots. The city will send out a letter to businesses explaining the policy. Bednarek says involved parties will need to get their own private contractors to remove snow from parking lots. The committee also discussed the future of the city’s aquatic center. Bednarek says he does not want to close the center, but it is costly. Officials are looking at up to $100-thousand dollars in repairs to keep the aquatic center running for next year. The mayor encourages the public to share thoughts and ideas on ways the city can fundraise to keep the center up and running. Further discussion of the aquatic center will continue at their October meeting.