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Local News Briefs Thursday 11/5/15

Opioid
Forum Held



 

More
than 70 Fond du Lac County residents turned out at the Fond
du Lac
Police Station last night for a forum on Opioid abuse in Fond du Lac County
Area leaders discussed the status of the problem in Fond du Lac County
and how to implement a four pillar program of; prevention and education, harm
reduction, law enforcement, and treatment to battle the epidemic.   Kim Mueller of the Fond du Lac County Health
Department says that she interacts with many heroin addicts at the Fond du Lac County Jail and they tell her it’s
readily available in our area. She says that events like last night show that Fond du Lac is steps
ahead of other communities by getting together and talking about the problem
rather than looking the other way. Fond du Lac Police Chief Chief Lamb said “I
am very pleased with the turn out tonight and it was clear that the folks that
showed up were ready to roll their sleeves up and get work.” DA Eric Toney
said “Tonight was a great step in continuing to address opioid issues
within our community. It raised awareness to the issues and provided community
members with an opportunity to provide feedback and get involved. Those that
missed the meeting can reach out Fond du Lac County Drug Free Communities to
learn more and get involved. http://www.drugfreefdl.com”  The Fond du Lac County DA’s Office, Fond du
Lac Police Department, and Drug Free Communities of Fond du Lac County sponsored
the forum.

 

 

Charges Filed in 2012
Accident

 

A
37-year-old Fond du Lac
man has been charged with Homicide by Negligent Operation of a Vehicle stemming
from an accident in July of 2012.  The
complaint filed earlier this week says that Richard J. Hartung was traveling
north on Highway 175 near Church Road when he attempted to pass a vehicle in a
no-passing zone and ended up going off the road and striking a tree while
trying to avoid an on-coming vehicle. The accident resulted in the death of his
passenger, Shane A. Wincapaw.  If
convicted Hartung faces up to 10 years in prison and up to a $25,000 fine. A
preliminary hearing is set for December 18th.

 

Salvation
Army Assistance Sign Up

 

Today
is your last chance to sign up for the Salvation Army Holiday Assistance
Program.  Captain Telinda Wilson of the Fond du Lac Salvation
Army says signing up this afternoon opens the door for various types of help
over the holiday season including coats, toys, and food. Wilson says that if you are stopping down to
sign up today, you will need a photo ID, Social Security Card or I-9 Card,
30-days proof of income for entire family, and one extra proof of address. To
sign up for assistance or get more information stop down to the Salvation Army
Office at 237 North Macy Street
today between 2pm and 5pm.

 

Dodge
County Accident

 

On
11-04-15 at 2:28 pm, the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office responded to a motor
vehicle crash on Sth 33 at the intersection with Cth P in the Township of Herman,
Dodge County, Wisconsin. Preliminary investigation shows
that William Brown (56 years old, from Wauwatosa,
WI
) was operating a 2003 Harley
Davidson motorcycle east on Sth 33 approaching the intersection with Cth
P.  Toni Henkel (68 years old, from Oconomowoc, WI)
was operating a 2011 Kia west on Sth 33, then she initiated a left/south turn
at the intersection with Cth P.  The
motorcycle struck the right side of the Kia.     

Brown
(was wearing a helmet) suffered severe injuries and was flown from the scene by
Flight for Life helicopter to Froedert
Hospital
.  Henkel suffered minor injuries and was
transported by EMS to Hartford
Hospital
. Assisting at
the scene was:  Allenton Fire and EMS, West Bend EMS, Dodge County Emergency Response Team
and Flight for Life helicopter. The Crash remains under investigation by the
Dodge County Sheriff’s Office Crash Investigation Team.

 

Walking Taco Sale

 

The City of Fond
du Lac
Employee’s United Way Committee will host a walking taco
sale at the City-County
Government Center

today to benefit the Fond du Lac
Area United Way
campaign. The sale will be from 11
a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the lobby in front of the legislative chambers. There will
also be a bake sale. Walking tacos are being provided by Casa del Tequila.