Local News Briefs Wednesday 11/4/15

Opiod Forum
In FDL Tonight


The Fond du
Lac Police Department will host an opiod forum tonight at 5:30 p.m. It’s for
people who would like to become involved in prevention, treatment and education
efforts. Fond du Lac Police Chief Bill Lamb says a growing number of property
crimes such as burglary are committed by someone who is addicted to opiods.
Lamb says the four pillar approach they have and will discuss include
prevention and education, harm reduction, law enforcement and treatment. Lamb
says a lot of work has laid the foundation for the forum. What they need now
are community members who want to help. Following reports on what’s been done
there will be breakout sessions to gather input from the public.  District Attorney Eric Toney, the police
department and Drug Free Communities of Fond du Lac County are sponsoring the




The Fond du Lac High School is looking at adding an
addition on the back of the high school that would allow for a greater work
space for their career construction students. John Williams the District’s
Facility Services Coordinator and High School Principal Michelle Hagen recently
visited schools in Burlington, Kimberly and Marshfield to see what
they are offering those students. District Superintendent Jim Sebert says they
do work area business and industry to get their insight and they are
enthusiastic about the expansion of the career construction program. He says
they would like to develop it as a pipeline to employment. Sebert says
manufacturing and construction are a lot different than the idea people have
about them. He says the environment is clean and they are technologically
advanced. Williams recently told the school board that Fond du Lac will have the fourth career
construction program in the state and hopes to become the model for the state.


Dodge County Drug
Task Force Warrant


At about
6pm on November 3, 2015 the Dodge County Drug Task Force and the Beaver Dam
Police Department served a search warrant for a residence in the 800 block of Madison St in the
City of Beaver Dam.  The Dodge County Multi-Jurisdictional SWAT
Team deployed a loud distraction device during the service of the warrant.  No injuries were reported following the
service of the search warrant and no shots were fired.  Due to this case being an active drug
investigation, limited information is able to be released at this time.   The
Dodge County Sheriff’s Office, Beaver Dam Police Department, and all other
Dodge County Law Enforcement Agencies take the distribution and use of illicit
drugs very seriously and actively pursue those who sell them in our
communities.  If you have information
related to the sale of illicit drugs in Dodge County,
contact your local police department or the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office at



Officer Assault


At 5:44pm
on Friday, October 30, 2015, the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office responded to the
Waupun Correctional Institution to investigate an assault on a correctional
officer by an inmate.  Preliminary
information shows that an inmate assaulted a correctional officer and staff
were able to quickly respond and secure the inmate and tend to the officers
injuries.  The officer received
non-life-threatening injuries and was treated at Waupun Hospital
and released.  The inmate was
subsequently transferred to another Department of Corrections Institution.  This is still an active investigation by the
Dodge County Sheriff’s Office and at this time no further information will be
released so as to not impede, but rather maintain the integrity of the


More 70 mph

Highway crews are installing new speed limit signs around the state this week.
Nine freeway segments totaling 161 miles are being outfitted with signs showing
the new speed limit of 70 miles per hour. State lawmakers approved the increase
from 65. Motorists are told to watch and move over for the roadside workers
installing the signs. The non-interstate freeway segments where the signs are
being replaced are located in Brown, Barron, Chippewa, Columbia,
Dane, Walworth, Washington
and Waukesha Counties.