Local News Briefs Friday 11/6/15

Suspicious Man Causes Lockdowns


du Lac
police were called to the area of National
and 2nd Street
this morning for a report of a suspicious subject that was seen in the area.
Assistant Police Chief Steve Klein says the person believed that the suspicious
subject may have a warrant out of Milwaukee
and may have been armed. Klein says the PD had a few officers checking that
area to see if anyone matched the description. Klein says that Marian University
sent out a safety text which caused some panic.


Bomb Squad Called to Oshkosh


The Oshkosh Police Department is
investigating a suspicious item found on the south side of Oshkosh near West 19th Avenue and Ohio Street.
Officers found what appeared to be a hand grenade on the sidewalk. Members of
the Brown/Outagamie Bomb Squad were called to the scene and they secured the
item. They determined it did not have an explosive charge and the item was removed
from the area. The area was opened up to vehicle traffic and the neighbors were
updated once it was determined that the item posed no danger.


Forest Mall Water Main Break


A water main broke at Forest Mall in Fond du Lac on Thursday morning, leaving
standing water through a portion of the facility.  Fond du Lac Fire Chief Peter O’Leary told
KFIZ News that they were called by the water utility just after 7am to alert
them that all of the water, including fire hydrants were turned off while the
issue was being fixed.  O’Leary says that
some of the electrical service equipment was in the floor, which could have
caused an issue.  The mall is closed for
the day.


Salvation Army


Tomorrow is the Salvation Army coat distribution in Fond du Lac and they are
still looking for volunteers to help with the event. Captain Telinda Wilson of
the Fond du Lac
Salvation Army says that as of mid-week they still needed more than a dozen or
so volunteers to help out.  You can sign
up for one of two shifts from 9 to noon or noon to 4pm.  If you can help out on Saturday, please visit
myvolunteerpage.com and search for Fond du Lac
or stop by the Salvation Army office at 237 North Macy Street in Fond du Lac today.


Drug Court
Has First Graduate


Fond du Lac County’s Drug Court will have its first graduate
Friday afternoon. District Attorney Eric Toney says the public is invited to
the 3:30 p.m. ceremony at the City-County
Government Center
He says the participant has been doing very well. He says it usually takes at
least a year to graduate and they are looking forward to having more graduates
in the coming year. Toney says there are quite a few guidelines for the
program, but it’s about rehabilitating people and giving them a renewed sense
of purpose. He says they are getting people working and back on solid ground.
He says it’s one less person who is selling or using and dragging down others
into that life style.