Local News Briefs Saturday 4/13/15

Fond du Lac Police say they took a number of vandalism complaints about slashed tires Friday. Assistant Police Chief Steve Klein says they had received ten reports mostly from the west side by late Friday morning. He says in happened in the area of Bell and Ruggles Streets and Forest Avenue. He encourages anyone who might have information about the vandalism to call their non-emergency number 906-5555 or the Crime Alert number at 322-3740.

Oshkosh Man Waives Preliminary Hearing In Dodge County On 7th OWI

The 41-year-old Oshkosh man charged in Dodge County Court for a seventh operating while intoxicated offense waived his preliminary hearing this week. Daniel Wittrock then pled not guilty when he was subsequently arraigned on the charges. According to the criminal complaint Daniel Wittrock passed out behind the wheel of his car after parking in a private driveway in the Town of Theresa. The car was running when a sheriff’s deputy tried to wake him. Unable to get him to exit the vehicle the County Dispatch Center got his cell phone number. Deputies called him to get him to leave the car. He was confused and swaying and they were unable to do a field sobriety test with him.

Germantown Teen Sent To Jail

A Washington County Judge this week opted to send an 18-year-old Germantown man who sexually assaulted two 13-year-old girls to jail instead of prison. Cody Marich will spend 9 months in jail and 10 years on probation. He met met the girls through Facebook. The judge later this month will determine whether Marich should be added to the state’s sex offender registry. 

FDL AC Members Can Benefit From Life Lock Program

The president and CEO of the Fond du Lac Area Association of Commerce says members of the association can offer their employees some protection against identity theft through a program they participate in. Joe Reitemeier says employers can offer the Life Lock program to their employees through a payroll deduction program. He says it notifies you of activity in your banking, checking and financial accounts, on credit cards or if someone is trying to sign up for something using your social security number. He says if anything questionable is going on the program sends you a text asking if you are the one participating in the transaction.

Choral Extravaganza Moving

Fond du Lac High School Principal Michelle Hagen says she was really impressed with the school district’s Choral Extravaganza held last month at the High School. She says students from all of the district’s schools came together for the performance and with very little practice performed individually and together. She says there were probably over 2,000 people in attendance to see the flawless performances. She says the performances so moved her that they brought tears to her eyes.