KFIZ News Tuesday 8/30/16
No Charges In Fatal Washington County Accident
Washington County Sheriff’s officials say no criminal charges will be brought against a 34-year-old Palmyra man that struck and killed a West Bend teen on Highway 45 at Chestnut Road last February. Investigators say Jonathan Meade was not impaired, was not speeding, and wasn’t on his cell phone when he hit and killed 18-year-old Ryan Yauck. Yauck was putting gasoline in his disabled vehicle. He died at the scene. Meade told investigators he tried to merge into the left lane, but another vehicle blocked him. After hitting Yauck, Meade remained at the scene and cooperated with authorities. He was cited for unsafe lane deviation.
Beaver Dam Man Facing More Robbery Charges
Additional charges have been brought against a 37-year-old Beaver Dam man suspected of robbing the State Bank of Reeseville in Watertown on July 11th. Adam Raney (RAIN-nee) is also suspected of holding up Bank Mutual in Beaver Dam on July 1st and a home invasion in the Town of Beaver Dam in mid-June. Raney was arrested at a Milwaukee hotel. He allegedly used some of the money from the Watertown bank robbery to buy heroin and crack cocaine he used at the hotel. He’s being held in the Dodge County Jail on a $100,000 cash bond and has a preliminary hearing next month.
Oshkosh Sex Offender
Oshkosh Police say a 51-year-old sex offender is now living at 1105 Jefferson Street. Christopher Sullivan was convicted of three counts of burglary in 2009. He stole undergarments and photographs then sent threatening photographs and letters to the victims. He will be on electronic monitoring and extended supervision until September 4th of 2021.
Representative Thiesfeldt On Kaepernick Protest
State Representative Jeremy Thiesfeldt says it’s always nice to see someone with ties to Fond du Lac do well, but he believes San Francisco Quarterback Colin Kaepernick is on the wrong side of an issue. Thiesfeldt says Kaepernick has the right to remain seated when the National Anthem is played during a football game, but he doesn’t believe in his reasons. He says it isn’t about freedom of speech, but whether it is wise to make this your platform for change disrespecting the flag and disrespecting the country. Kaepernick said he would not stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses Black people and people of color. Thiesfeldt finds it hard to believe Kaepernick has ever been oppressed. Thiesfeldt says Kaepernick’s parents attended his church when Kaepernick was a boy and he knows people who babysat for him when the family lived in Fond du Lac.
Congressman Grothman On EpiPen Price Backlash
Congressman Glenn Grothman says he’s glad the makers of EpiPen are going to offer a cheaper generic version of the drug for life-threatening allergies. There was a major backlash after drug makers raised the cost to $600. Congressman Grothman says it’s good to see a cheaper version will be offered. He says it is not unique. He says there are other drugs where a company bought out a patent and all of a sudden the price went through the roof. Grothman says a committee he sits on had hearings about drug makers gouging the public on the cost of life saving drugs. He says because of the problem he avoids taking campaign contributions from drug companies.
Jim Borgens Career With FDL County Sheriffs Dept Come Full Circle
Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s Lieutenant Jim Borgen is back where he started with the department 14 years ago. Borgen began part-time as a corrections officer with the jail. Recently he was promoted to Assistant Jail Administrator after Ryan Waldschmidt was promoted to Captain of Operations to replace Rick Olig who retired. Borgen says he spent about a year working in the jail before going to patrol and there is much for him to learn about it. He says he’s pleased to be working for the jail again that Corrections is in his blood. He says one of his mentors is his father who is a retired Warden at Fox Lake Correctional. He says in addition to getting to know the staff at the jail he also has to become acquainted with the computer software they use.
Assistant Police Chief Featured Speaker
Fond du Lac Assistant Police Chief Steve Thiry will be the keynote speaker at the quarterly meeting of the Servant Leaders of Wisconsin, Fox Valley Group in De Pere next month. He will present Emotional Survival: Finding Meaning and Purpose in the Workplace through Servant Leadership during the September 8th event. Servant Leaders of Wisconsin is a grass roots effort that promotes the idea that leaders need to ‘slow’ down and meet the legitimate needs of their greatest asset… people!