Local News Briefs Saturday 1/23/16

Four Oshkosh Teens Arrested For BB Gun Incident

Oshkosh Police arrested four teens early Friday morning for another vandalism incident involving a BB gun, this one in the 700 block of Scott Avenue. An occupant of a vehicle in that area was seen shooting a BB gun. The window of another vehicle was shot out. A 22-year-old man also told police he was struck in the leg with a BB.  About an hour later the suspect vehicle was located by UW-Oshkosh Police in a campus parking lot. A 17-year-old girl and three 15-year-old boys, all from Oshkosh, were inside the vehicle. Two BB guns were also found in the vehicle. All four teens have been referred for being party to the crime of criminal damage to property. They were released to their parents. Oshkosh Police are continuing their investigation into the recent BB gun incidents.

Winnebago County Scam

The Winnebago County Sheriff’s office says someone is using their good name to try and scam residents. They received three calls from residents Friday afternoon saying they had received calls from someone saying they were calling from the Sheriff’s Warrant Division and tried to scam money out of them. The fake calls showed up as 920-750-788. The real Sheriff’s number would show up on Caller ID as 920-236-7300. If you receive such a call, you are asked to report it.

House Fire In Town Of Jackson

Washington County Sheriff’s officials say fire damaged a home in the Town of Jackson Thursday afternoon. A neighbor notified the Sheriff’s office of the fire at 3023 El Camino Drive. No one was at home at the time of the fire and no firefighters were injured bringing the blaze under control. A dog in the home had to be taken to veterinary clinic for smoke inhalation and another pet in the home died. Damage to the home and contents is estimated at $232,000. Seven fire departments battled the fire.

Vehicle And Garage Thefts Reported In Winnebago County

Sheriff’s officials in Winnebago County say they’ve gotten a high volume of vehicle and garage break-ins reported, specifically on the north end of the county. They are reminding residents to keep their garages and vehicles locked at all times and to report any suspicious activity to the Sheriff’s office. The break-ins are being actively investigated.

Monitoring Ice Conditions

The DNR Sturgeon biologist for the Winnebago System says cooler weather of late is helping to make ice on Lake Winnebago and the Upriver Lakes. But Ryan Koenigs says it’s too early to say what ice conditions or even water clarity will be like for the season next month. He says when it comes to ice safety the best thing to do it take your cue from local fishing clubs. He says local fishing clubs are monitoring ice conditions more closely and when they start putting out a tree line it’s a good sign.

Ripon Churches Will Be Included In Citys Recycling Collection Program

The Ripon Common Council Monday night will amend the city’s recycling ordinance to include the 14 churches in the city in the program. Village Administrator Lori Rich says they needed to update their ordinance any way. She says they needed to change the ordinance to include the single stream recycling they’ve gone to so when they approve the ordinance the churches will start receiving recycling pick up at no charge. The Ripon Common Council meets at 7 p.m. Monday night at the City Hall.

Interviewing For Success

An author will give a presentation on “Interviewing for Success” at Moraine Park Technical College’s Beaver Dam campus on Monday, February 22nd. MPTC Vice President of Academic Affairs Jim Eden says the presentation by Chris Czarnik will help job seekers prepare for interviewing success. Eden says it will help them prepare for a job interview, a phone screen, develop a resume, and even negotiate a salary. Czarnik is the author of The Human Search Engine. There is no cost to attend unless you want lunch. The presentation is at 11:30 a.m. in the Commons Area.