August 31, 2015

Fond du Lac police face two stand-offs in one day

Police respond to the scene of a stand-off in Fond du Lac (Photo: KFIZ)

Police respond to the scene of a stand-off in Fond du Lac (Photo: KFIZ)

Fond du Lac Police dealt with two despondent men in separate incidents in the City Friday, with both being resolved peacefully.

First, a 19-year-old man made threats at a nail salon, prompting an employee to call police. The suspect had a handgun, but did not use it. Fond du Lac Police Chief Bill Lamb says his officers responded appropriately. He called it a “great example of some very highly dedicated, highly skilled police officers responding and very quickly taking control of what could have been a very dangerous situation.”

Later in the day, police blocked of an area of the city after a man claimed to have access to weapons and threatened to shoot officers if they approached where he was staying. Assistant Chief Steve Klein says the man was taken into custody after about two hours without incident. No weapons were found.

Bob Nelson, KFIZ

Spencer mom sentenced in murder for hire case

Klimmer mug shot

Klimmer mug shot

One of two Spencer women convicted in a murder for hire case will be going to prison for seven years. Shari Klimmer was sentenced to 7 years in prison and 9 years on extended supervision. The 46-year-old Klimmer pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit murder in May. One other count of conspiracy to commit murder was dropped as part of that plea agreement.

Prosecutors say Klimmer and her 22-year-old daughter Porcha Rizzi were targeting the fathers of Rizzi’s children. The two women met with informants in October of last year, and supplied photos, addresses, and vehicle descriptions of the men and said they wanted it done soon. One of the two intended victims was looking into changing child custody arrangements with Rizzi and wanted to move out of state. Rizzi is due back in court for her own sentencing hearing September 22.


Drunken driving crackdown is underway in Wisconsin

dsogpuLaw enforcement agencies across Wisconsin will be out in force to combat drunken driving during the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign. It’s an enforcement and educational effort to prevent drunken driving, and runs through September 7. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation says this and similar efforts have helped reduce deaths from alcohol-related crashes by approximately 51 percent and injuries by 55 percent over the last 10 years in Wisconsin.

Twenty-three impaired driving task forces will allow multiple agencies to coordinate and combine for high-visibility enforcement. Overtime for is covered by federal funding. The DOT offers a free Drive Sober mobile app, which includes a find-a-ride feature, a blood alcohol estimator, designated driver selector, and interactive games that help determine whether drivers should give up their car keys.

Woman shot and tazed as cops handle dog attack

(File photo: WRN)

(File photo: WRN)

A woman being attacked by a dog that had escaped from its owner’s yard was hit with a tazer probe and shot in the foot, as Kenosha Police tried to stop the attack Wednesday evening.

The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the incident on Kenosha’s south side, during which an English Bulldog was killed. According to a news release, the 52-year-old woman suffered serious injuries from the dog attack, and expressed her gratitude for the officers’ actions to stop the attack, despite of her injuries.

The incident began when the bulldog and a chihauhua ran from their owner’s yard. A 30-year-old woman trying to corral the smaller dog was bitten by the Bulldog. The 52-year-old woman was able to get a leash on the bulldog, but as officers were trying to put it in a squad car, the dog broke free and attacked the woman, knocking her to the ground.

Officers tried to taze the animal, but that was unsuccessful. The dog was then shot multiple times, one of the bullets passing through its body and striking the woman in the foot.

The incident remains under investigation, and the dog owner could face citations.


Appleton police look for missing man

John Lee

John Lee

Appleton police are looking for help in a missing person case. Twenty-two-year-old John Lee of Appleton disappeared on June 21. Sergeant Dave Lund said officers were called to a trespassing complaint at Lee’s house, in the 1200 block of E. Taft Avenue, the day before. Lund said they interviewed him that day.

Lee left his vehicle and phone at a friend’s house. Police have been checking his accounts to try to find him, but Lund said that has not yielded any information. Police say the family asked for the public’s help. Lee is about 5-foot-7 and 280 pounds, with brown eyes and black hair.