Local News Briefs Saturday 3/26/16
FDL Man Killed In Rollover Accident
Fond du Lac County had its first fatal traffic accident of the year Thursday night. Fond du Lac Assistant Police Chief Steve Thiry says it happened on County Highway V near the intersection of Hampton Avenue. He says their officers and the fire department responded to the scene at 9:26 p.m. He says it was a rollover accident involving 33-year-old Christopher R. Chapman of Fond du Lac who died at the scene. Chapman was the lone occupant and was ejected from the pickup truck. Thiry says they are still trying to determine the cause of the accident. The State Patrol is helping with the investigation.
Bank Robbery Investigation
Fond du Lac Police detectives are interviewing people about the bank robbery at the Associated Bank on South Main Thursday, but not necessarily a potential suspect. Assistant Police Chief Steve Thiry says you can call them persons of interest, but that doesn’t mean they are suspected of doing anything wrong. Police released two still photos of the suspect from bank video. They also checked with other businesses in the area that might have caught something on video including Fond du Lac Fire Station #1, which is near the bank. The suspect did not display a weapon in the robbery or make a threat that he had one. Thiry says they actually train people who might be robbed not to put up a struggle, but just hand over the money. He says it’s always easier to try and recover money than a life. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Bill Ledger at (920) 322-3723 or the Crime Alert number at (920) 322-3740.
Shop Fire In Town Of Sheboygan Falls
Nearly a dozen fire departments responded to the scene of a large shop fire in the Town of Sheboygan Falls Friday morning. Sheboygan County Sheriff’s officials say they received a call at 8:41 a.m. for the blaze at W6566 Rio Road. No one was injured and the fire was brought under control by 10 a.m. The cause of the fire is being investigated.
Campbellsport Man Sentenced For Dodge County Crimes
An 18-year-old Campbellsport man has been sentenced to four months in jail after pleading no contest to several charges in Dodge County Court. Steve Arndt Jr. pled to burglary, bail jumping and drug charges. A number of other counts were read into the record and dismissed. He was accused of a number of crimes between February 2015 and January 2016 including taking his mother’s car without permission and stealing a wallet with cash and credit cards from his friend’s mother. Arndt was also given four years’ probation.
Last Day For FDL Fire Captain Larry Wunsch
Fond du Lac Fire Captain Larry Wunsch works his last shift with department today. He’s retiring after more than 30 years. Fire Chief Peter O’Leary says they appreciate the work Wunsch has done for the City. He says Wunsch has had a good career in Fond du Lac and will likely spend more time with his family and flying, which is one of his passions. Lt. Jim Knowles will be promoted to captain and someone else will fill the lieutenant’s position. Knowles promotion becomes effective in a couple of days and there will be a swearing in ceremony next month.
NFDL Board Proclaims Arbor Day In The Village
The North Fond du Lac Board this week proclaimed Friday, April 29th as Arbor Day in the village. Village Administrator Chuck Hornung says typically they do something on that day with students at Bessie Allen Middle School. He says they actually plant a tree and the kids ask questions about the tree that is being planted. He says it’s a nice ceremony. He says the public is welcome to attend.