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09
Aug

Public Record

Shawano Police Department

Aug. 7

Police logged 30 incidents, including the following:

Accident — Police responded to a property damage accident between a motorcycle and truck in the 900 block of Waukechon Street. No injuries were reported.

Disorderly — A 17-year-old Shawano male was arrested for disorderly conduct and bail jumping after police responded to a juvenile problem at Walmart, 1244 E. Green Bay St.

Hit and Run — Police investigated a property damage hit-and-run at Main and Green Bay streets.

Disturbance — Police responded to a disturbance in the 500 block of East Green Bay Street.

OAR — A 20-year-old Shawano man was cited for operating after revocation and failure to install an ignition interlock device at Olson and Richmond streets.

Forgery — CoVantage Credit Union, 911 E. Green Bay St., reported a forgery incident.

Wed
08
Aug

Proposed tubing business has new location

A proposed tubing business that would let customers recreate on the Wolf River has a new location in mind, a week after its originally proposed site was shot down by Shawano’s zoning administrator and Board of Appeals.

Owner Jeff Kammerer said the new location would be disclosed later, once everything is finalized.

“I found a different building,” he said. “I’ve got the equipment, the inventory pretty much taken care of, and when the time is right, I can announce where it’s going to be. Right now, I’m just working on getting advertising and marketing and everything else going.”

The business was originally to be called Wolf River Tubing, but Kammerer said that would change so as not to be confused with Wolf River Trips and Campground in New London, which also offers tubing.

It would provide the community and tourists the ability to float the Wolf River by means of a tube, kayak or canoe, either individually or in groups, with designated pickup points.

Wed
08
Aug

School board approves security upgrades

The Shawano School District has received more than $85,000 in school safety grant funding from the state, but it’s not waiting for the check to arrive in the mail.

The Shawano School Board gave its blessing Monday night to three projects worth more than $110,000 intended to enhance security at the district’s four schools. All of the funding will come out of the district’s fund balance, but most of it will be replenished once the state issues the grant money.

“This grant money will cover some of these projects we need to do, but we don’t have it now,” Superintendent Gary Cumberland said. “It’s going to come, but we want to get these things done now.”

The first project will place wireless sensors on every exterior door and provide software that will immediately alert officials when a door is open during times when school is in session. The project is expected to cost $49,336.

Wed
08
Aug

Wittenberg man arraigned on terrorist threat charge

A Wittenberg man charged with making terrorist threats while leading authorities on a manhunt in the village Aug. 2 entered a plea Monday of not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect.

An evaluation will be scheduled for Lawrence L. Walker III, 22, who claimed to have explosives and hostages as he communicated by phone with Shawano County dispatchers.

The incident started as a welfare check shortly after 3:30 a.m., when Walker called dispatch to say he was on the roof of Associated Bank, 504 S. Webb St., and wanted to die, according to the criminal complaint.

He claimed to have 17 hostages and said he had placed explosives around the building that he would detonate if authorities interfered, the complaint said.

Walker was eventually located and subdued with a Taser before being taken into custody.

He could face a maximum possible penalty of 3½ years in prison and a $10,000 fine for making terrorist threats.

Wed
08
Aug

W. VA man fearing conspiracy charged with fleeing from deputy

A West Virginia man arrested for fleeing from a Shawano County sheriff’s deputy Thursday said he feared for his life because of a wide-ranging human trafficking conspiracy that he wanted to report.

Thomas J. Brock, 24, was spotted by the deputy speeding on U.S. Highway 45, going an estimated 77 mph in a 45 mph zone, according to the criminal complaint.

The vehicle sped up to about 100 mph when the deputy tried to pull it over.

The deputy pursued the vehicle into Langlade County where the chase was terminated.

The vehicle was later stopped by Antigo police after being spotted going nearly 80 mph in a 25 mph zone.

The Shawano County deputy responded to the scene of the traffic stop.

According to the complaint, Brock told authorities he fled from the deputy because he feared for his life.

He said there was a “national conspiracy” underway, and he was on his way to Rhinelander to talk to the mayor.

Wed
08
Aug

Wolf River Lutheran names Jiter as principal

Jerry Jiter has accepted the position as the new principal of Wolf River Lutheran High School.

Jiter comes to the school with more than 30 years of Lutheran school teaching experience, including 10 years as principal of St. Martin Lutheran School in Clintonville.

Wolf River Lutheran High School will also have a new office secretary, as Jean Beauprey has accepted the school board’s offer of employment. Beauprey has 21 years of secretarial experience with the Shawano Community School District.

The 2018-19 school year will begin Aug. 15 with 34 students enrolled, including 13 freshmen — which is the school’s largest class to date. The opening service will be held at 9 a.m. in the school commons area and will include the installation and rededication of the faculty.

There is still time to enroll new students. Contact Jiter at 715-245-2400 to set up an appointment or email j.jiter@wrlhs.org.

Wed
08
Aug

Public Record

Shawano Police Department

Aug. 6

Police logged 26 incidents, including the following:

Disorderly — Police responded to a disorderly conduct complaint at ThedaCare Medical Center, 100 County Road B.

Disturbance — Police responded to a disturbance at Walmart, 1244 E. Green Bay St.

Fraud — Police responded to a fraud complaint at Perkins, 1398 E. Green Bay St.

Juvenile — Police responded to a juvenile problem at Lieg Avenue and Prospect Circle.

Trespass — Police responded to a trespassing complaint in the 100 block of Acorn Street.

Aug. 5

Police logged 22 incidents, including the following:

Shoplifting — Walmart, 1244 E. Green Bay St., reported three shoplifting incidents.

Fraud — Walmart, 1244 E. Green Bay St., reported a fraud complaint.

Shoplifting — People’s Express South, 716 S. Main St., reported a shoplifting incident.

Sat
04
Aug

Wittenberg man charged with making terrorist threats

A Wittenberg man has been charged with making terrorist threats while leading authorities on a manhunt in the village Thursday.

Lawrence L. Walker III, 22, claimed to have explosives and hostages as he communicated by phone with Shawano County dispatchers.

The incident started as a welfare check shortly after 3:30 a.m. after Walker called dispatch to say he was on the roof of Associated Bank, 504 S. Webb St. and wanted to die, according to the criminal complaint.

He said he was going to jump off the roof and that he had a rifle with an extended clip of 30 rounds. He also claimed to have 17 hostages and said he had placed explosives around the building and would blow it up if authorities interfered.

According to the complaint, Walker told dispatch “to think of the event as an awakening to the American public that the government does not have control over us.”

Sat
04
Aug

Shawano police to host National Night Out

National Night Out is finally coming to Shawano on Tuesday, as the police department hosts its first local event.

“I am cordially inviting you and your family to spend the evening with our law enforcement family and friends to make our 1st annual National Night Out a success,” Police Chief Dan Mauel said. “This is an opportunity for you and your family to meet the people who provide emergency services within this community and learn about some of the programs each offer.”

The free family event will be held from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at Memorial Park.

The 100 block of East Elizabeth will be blocked throughout the event, and many emergency vehicles will be on display within the barricaded area.

National Night Out is a crime and drug prevention event sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch, which introduced the program in 1984, when 400 communities in 23 states took part.

Sat
04
Aug

Public Record

Shawano Police Department

Aug. 2

Police logged 26 incidents, including the following:

Auto Theft — Police assisting with a Shawano County stolen vehicle complaint arrested a 43-year-old Suring man after a foot chase in the 200 block of East Center Street for resisting arrest, bail jumping and two Oconto County warrants. The vehicle theft is still under investigation.

Disturbance — A 30-year-old Shawano man arrested for disorderly conduct and battery/domestic violence after police responded to a disturbance in the 400 block of East Green Bay Street.

Theft — Police responded to a theft complaint at Qualheim’s True Value, 1345 E. Green Bay St.

Disturbance — Police responded to a disturbance in the 400 block of South Weed Street.

OAR — A 43-year-old De Pere man arrested for operating after revocation and a Door County warrant at Franklin and Stevens streets.

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