Local News Briefs Tuesday 8/4/15

A woman was injured when her vehicle rolled over on National Avenue Monday afternoon. It happened between Division and 4th Street Road. At first it was reported that the driver was trapped in the vehicle, but Fond du Lac Division Chief of Fire Prevention Troy Haase says the woman was able to get out of the vehicle on her out. She was taken to St. Agnes Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

Menasha Man Charged For Ripon Robbery

One of the men who robbed a Ripon man at gunpoint has been charged. Eighteen-year-old Tristan Van Eperen of Menasha was recently charged in Fond du Lac County Court for the robbery in 400 block of Spring Street in Ripon. He’s facing being party to the crime of armed robbery and receiving stolen property charges. Bond was set at $2,000 cash.  A preliminary hearing is scheduled on Thursday. The gun used during the July 22nd robbery was a air pistol. The robbery was drug-related. Ripon Police arrested three men and a woman in connection with the robbery.

Traffic Impacted By Johnson At Hickory Closure

You can expect more traffic on Peters Avenue, Scott Street and North Main in Fond du Lac with the West Johnson Street overpass being closed down for the week. City Engineer Paul DeVries says Johnson Street is closed at Hickory Street so they can repair brick pavers that buckled just east of Hickory. He says they are asking people heading east on Johnson Street to turn left at Peters, head north to Scott Street, then right at Scott and head to North Main and turn south to get back to Johnson Street. He says people heading west can take the same detour but in the reverse order. He says Hickory is still open to north and south traffic, but it will be congested. He says if the weather holds up they should have the intersection reopened by next Monday.

Young Trooper Was Proud To Be With The State Patrol

Fond du Lac County District Attorney Eric Toney says there wasn’t much doubt that State Trooper Trevor was justified in his use of force when he exchanged fatal gunfire with bank robber Steven Snyder this past March. But he says they wanted the ballistic and other information back before he did his report on the use of force.Toney says many state troopers and other veteran law enforcement officers were impressed with the way Casper handled himself during what was his first day on his own with the State Patrol given what unfolded. He says one of the people in his office saw Trooper Casper in the hallways at the County building looking proudly at the State Patrol patches on his uniform.

WLA Officials Remain Optimistic Despite New Information About Park Proposal

Officials at Winnebago Lutheran Academy are regrouping in their efforts to build two softball diamonds and a parking lot at McDermott Park in Fond du Lac. Recent information came to light that the fields would be located in a floodway and a previous lease would affect where a new parking lot would go. John Boggs is WLA’s Director of Communications and Mission Advancement. He says the Governing Board met Monday to discuss their next step. He says that will in turn be discussed by administrators and the executive board. He says they hope to arrive at a decision in time for the Governing Board’s next meeting on August 24th. He says building the parking lot east of the tennis courts and preserving the green space would actually work out well for the school. He says they are still hoping to work things out with the City. WLA had proposed a 50 year lease and would spend up to $500,000 to building the new softball diamonds and parking lot.