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29 September 2017 News


The Green Lake County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the theft of dozens of guns from a residence in the Town of Seneca. Chief Deputy Mark Putzke says during the day on Friday, September 15th, a home on Fox River Shores Road was broken into and 27 firearms, along with some cash, was stolen. Due to how the burglary was conducted, Putzke says the suspect or suspects most likely knew the victim and where the guns and cash were located. Green Lake County Law Enforcement Officials are seeking tips concerning suspicious persons, vehicles, or unusual out of state license plates in the Fox River Shores area on that Friday. Additionally, any internet, rummage, or advertised sales involving these firearms either in as a single item or as a group of firearms. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Green Lake County sheriff’s Office. Below is a list of the firearms taken:

“The firearms taken were a Winchester 30-30 lever action, Winchester Ranger Model 140 12 gauge, 12 gauge shotgun with Real Tree camo pattern, Remington Model 76-15 .223 rifle, Stevens Model 11-22 single shot rifle, Brazil ERA 20 gauge shotgun, Marlin Model 33 30-30 rifle, HSB 12 gauge shotgun, Stevens Model 620 12 gauge pump action shotgun, 50 caliber muzzle loader, Western pump action 12 gauge shotgun, Coat to Coast Model 267 20 gauge shotgun, New England Arms 12 gauge shotgun, Winchester model 97 16 gauge bolt action shotgun, Winchester model 12 16 gauge Nickel steel shotgun, Mossberg Model 195 12 gauge shotgun, Iver Johnson Model X Bolt action shotgun, Springfield Model 15 .22 semi-automatic rifle, Jay Stevens .410 single shot shotgun, Eclipse .45 caliber pistol, Mossberg bolt action 20 gauge shotgun, JC Higgins Model 58 12 gauge bolt action shotgun, Daisy 22 model 2202 .22 caliber air rifle, and a Glenfield Model 60 .22 caliber semi-automatic rifle.”

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Fond du Lac police say they are following up on tips as they continue to search for a suspect in the murder of a Fond du lac man. Assistant police chief Steve Klein says 30 year old Logan Foster was killed sometime between midnight and 2am last Saturday after leaving the Press Box tavern on Forest Avenue. Klein would not confirm or deny reports that Foster was shot twice in the chest. That information was posted on Facebook by the victim’s mother.

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Wildlife experts say the number of bobcats is growing in Wisconsin. State Natural Resources Department officials gave the department’s board a bobcat update Wednesday. Nathan Roberts is a furbearer research scientist with the department. He says the secretive felines are hard to observe and track. The department estimates that northern Wisconsin had about 3,500 bobcats in 2016, compared to 1,500 bobcats in 1980. Roberts says the population in southern Wisconsin is unknown. Experts say the growing bobcat population likely has been aided by the state’s regulation of bobcat harvesting through the implementation of a hunting permit system in 1980 in northern Wisconsin. Roberts says he’s confident the bobcat population will continue to thrive with the current level of hunting under the department’s monitoring.

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Gov. Scott Walker has received applications from 18 candidates hoping to be Milwaukee County sheriff after the vacancy created by the departure of firebrand lawman David Clarke. Applicants include former Milwaukee police Capt. Earnell Lucas, who was planning to run against Clarke next year, and Milwaukee police Lt. Chris Moews, who previously challenged Clarke in 2014. Walker’s office released the names of applicants Thursday. Walker has said a panel of experts in law enforcement will recommend finalists for him to interview, but he has not given a timeline to make a decision. The sheriff’s position is up for re-election in November 2018. Clarke resigned Aug. 31. He left to join a political action committee that supports President Donald Trump.

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