the suspect fired multiple shots at the officers…but there were no injuries. "From the very beginning of the incident SWAT negotiators were attempting to make contact with him, eventually they did and were talking with him periodically throughout the morning and early afternoon," Thiry told WFDL news on the scene. Police received a tip the man may have been the person who earlier Monday morning set fire to his mother’s house on Hickory Street near Thomas Street. Fire prevention specialist Troy Haase says when the fire department arrived on the scene the house was fully involved. "When we got on the scene the whole house was on fire, there was fire from all windows," Haase told WFDL news on the scene. The standoff on the southeast side of town today resulted in the following schools (Riverside, Pier, Waters, and Theisen) being placed under yellow alert. A yellow alert means increased awareness, all exterior doors are locked, and classes proceed as normal. Upon being informed by the police that the suspect had been taken into custody, the yellow alert was lifted.
Monday, December 9, 2013
A nearly five hour long armed standoff in Fond du lac has ended peacefully. A 40 year old Fond du Lac man surrendered without incident shortly after 2pm Monday. Authorities say the man had barricaded himself inside a mobile home at The Elms mobile home Park on South Main between 21st St. and Pioneer Road shortly after 9am. Assistant Police Chief Steve Thiry says when officers arrived
The Fond du lac County Sheriff’s Office says an armed robbery In southeast Fond du lac County over the weekend was not a random act. Sheriff’s captain Rick Olig says the robbers knew the two people who were attacked inside the town of Auburn home on Double D Road. "This was not a random act. There is a connection between the victims and the suspects," Olig told AM 1170 WFDL's Between the Lines program. "Its not like they randomly picked out this house. They knew where they were going and they knew the people involved." Sheriff’s deputies were called to the scene early Sunday morning where a woman inside the residence was physically assaulted. The woman was treated and released from St. Agnes Hospital. Olig says there were a total of 11 people in the home at the time of the robbery. They were not injured. Two Milwaukee area men, ages 20 and 22 are In custody. A third suspect is hospitalized in Milwaukee with a gunshot wound to the upper torso.
A public information meeting will be held Tuesday night on a major reconstruction project for Highway 26. DOT project manager Kyle Treml says the 15 mile project will run from Cattaraugus Road near Waupun north to Highway FF near the Fond du Lac-Winnebago County line. Treml says the project will help improve traffic flow and safety. The meeting will be held from 6:30pm to 8pm Tuesday evening at the Rosendale village hall.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Legislation that would require police to get a warrant before tracking a citizen's cellphone has bipartisan support in the state Assembly. The bill creates legal perimeters for authorities who want to locate a suspect electronically. It would still allow investigators to act quickly in an emergency. Democratic Rep. Melissa Sargent says privacy is of concern to her constituents in her Madison district as well as those in conservative areas, including Brookfield, represented by her Republican co-sponsor, Rob Hutton. Sargent says many people are surprised that government officials can and do conduct such electronic surveillance. The proposed legislation comes after reports that the National Security Agency has been tracking the locations of hundreds of millions of cellphones around the world.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett is spending another night in the hospital where he's being treated for exhaustion following a 20-kilometer run. The mayor's office says Barrett underwent a series of tests Monday at Wheaton Franciscan-Wisconsin Heart Hospital, and "nothing alarming was found." While scheduled meetings on Barrett's calendar have been postponed, he continues to monitor city business from the hospital.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — State Sen. Kathleen Vinehout's husband says she has been released from the hospital following a Sunday car accident that resulted in multiple fractures in her right arm. Douglas Kane said Monday that Vinehout "seems to be doing quite well." Vinehout is a Democrat from Alma in western Wisconsin and is considering running for governor next year. Vinehout was hurt Sunday morning following a crash in snowy weather in the Racine area where she was originally scheduled to hold meet-and-greet events with supporters. Numerous accidents were reported across southeast Wisconsin due to the snow.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Elementary school students in Wisconsin would have at least half an hour of daily physical education under a bill backed by Republican Rep. Chad Weininger, of Green Bay. Weininger was joined by health advocates Monday in announcing his plans to introduce the bill. Current law requires physical education three times a week for an unspecified amount of time. The daily gym class requirement was dropped in the late 1980s. Weininger says his bill is based on national recommendations by the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association and the Institutes of Medicine. Data from the state Department of Health Services shows that one in four Wisconsin adolescents are overweight or obese.