Local News Briefs Tuesday 3/31/15

Police in Kiel arrested a man during the private burial for State Trooper Trevor Casper Monday. The ceremony went off smoothly. The 56-year-old man was arrested in the cemetery carrying a bag with something sticking out of it. Police tried to remove him quietly out of respect for the family, but the man became confrontational and he had to be removed by physical force. After being checked over at a hospital he was taken to the Manitowoc County Jail. He’s facing four misdemeanor charges including disrupting a funeral service, battery to a law enforcement officer and resisting arrest.

Fire Destroys Home In Sheboygan Trailer Park

A woman suffered burns and smoke inhalation during a fire that destroyed a home in a Sheboygan trailer park last evening. The blaze caused about $30,000 in damage to home and its contents in the Indian Meadows Trailer Park. A nearby trailer was also damaged when heat from the fire melted some of its siding. Authorities say the injured woman suffered first and second degree burns to her hands, leg and face and was taken to a hospital for treatment. She also suffered some smoke inhalation. The fire call was received shortly after 5 p.m.

Allenton Woman Arrested For Drunken Driving A Seventh Time

The State Patrol arrested a 55-year-old Allenton woman over the weekend for her seventh drunken driving offense. Ann Marie Bromberg was got stopped on Highway 175 in Washington County Saturday night. Her vehicle was swerving. When a state trooper made contact with her the trooper noticed an odor of intoxicants. She also had trouble standing on her own.  She was arrested for drunken driving and on a probation violation. She was taken to the Washington County Jail.

Oshkosh Purse Theft

Oshkosh Police are looking for a woman who stole a purse at a local tavern. The incident happened at 1:20 a.m. on March 15th. Police have released a photo of the suspect inside Dublin’s Irish Pub. She can be seen with two purses on her shoulder. She is white with blonde hair.  If anyone can identify the woman or has information regarding the theft, contact the Oshkosh Police Department at (920) 236-5700.

Congressman Grothman Attended Trooper Casper Funeral

Congressman Glenn Grothman says the shooting death of a State Trooper in Fond du Lac during a shootout with a bank robbery suspect is a tragic thing. He says the trooper was a great young man and was just beginning his law enforcement career. Grothman attended the funeral service for Trooper Trevor Casper at the Kiel High School Sunday. He says people eulogized Casper for how highly respected he was, how quickly he went through the training to become a state trooper, how proud he was to be a state trooper, and how he was destined for great things. Congressman Grothman says the funeral was very well attended.

FDL Works

The President and CEO of the Fond du Lac Area Association of Commerce says the Fond du Lac Works website is a one-stop shop for jobseekers and employers. Joe Reitemeier  says Fond du Lac Works is all about jobs. He says it’s designed to drive all the jobseekers in the Fond du Lac area to one website where all the job listings will be available. He says that’s never been done before. He says they will be collecting job opening information from employers who have 100 workers or more through software. He says those who have less than 100 employees can post the jobs on the Fond du Lac Works website. He says jobseekers can also register for particular jobs by using keys words and they will get an email when that particular job is posted. He gives an example auto mechanic. Over 500 jobs are currently posted on Fond du Lac Works with a goal of over 1,000 by the end of the year.  

Bicycling Safety A Shared Responsibility

Bicyclists are taking advantage of the longer days, later sunsets, and warmer temperatures. Larry Corsi is the state Department of Transportation’s Bike and Pedestrian Safety Coordinator. He says preventing bicycle crashes is a dual responsibility involving bicyclists and motorists. He says bicyclists should obey traffic laws, wear helmets, bright-colored clothing and lights. Motorists should be alert for bicyclists especially at intersections where crashes between bikes and motor vehicles often occur. Corsi says the most common time frame for crashes involving bicyclists is between 3 and 7 p.m. Those are the hours when students are leaving school — and when many adults are commuting home from work. Last year, there were four bicyclists killed along Wisconsin roadways.

Grief Relief Backyard Fundraising Event Scheduled

Agnesian HealthCare Foundation will present Grief Relief’s Rebuilding Families “One Backyard at a Time” silent auction and raffle drawing on Saturday April 18 at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Fond du Lac. It will be from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.  The event will feature live music by the Mecan River Ramblers, refreshments, cash bar and a silent auction. There is free admission with the purchase of a raffle ticket. The raffle drawing is scheduled at 8:30 p.m. Raffle tickets are $5 each or $20 for five tickets. Raffle tickets can be purchased at the Agnesian HealthCare Foundation, St. Agnes Hospital and Fond du Lac Regional Clinic Information Desks, and Agnesian Bereavement Center & Grief Relief. Agnesian HealthCare’s Grief Relief offers free facilitated peer support groups for children, teens, young adults and their families who are grieving the death of a significant person in their lives.  For more information click here.