Officials unable to confirm connection between Beaver Dam disturbances, Madison shooting

Officials unable to confirm connection between Beaver Dam disturbances, Madison shooting

Dodge County officials said they are unable to confirm whether several disturbances in Beaver Dam over the weekend are connected to a shooting on Madison’s east side Saturday night.

The Dodge County Sheriff’s Office and Beaver Dam Police Department received credible information about a group of people who were planning a gathering at Pops Eatery at 1102 Madison St., according to a release.

Due to past disturbances and criminal activity, the sheriff’s office criminal interdiction team, which included 11 sheriff’s office squads over six hours, was deployed to maintain order, officials said.

The team, which was deployed mostly in the Madison Street and Highway 151 area, made 23 traffic stops, according to the release.

During the stops, they issued 10 citations and 21 warnings, made one felony drug arrest and two misdemeanor drug arrests, deployed the K-9 unit three times, made one arrest for a warrant and issued two ordinance citations.

Beaver Dam police Chief John Kreuziger said there were numerous fights in the parking lot and pepper spray was used inside and outside of Pops Eatery by non-law enforcement personnel, according to the release.

Officials said they plan to continue their proactive efforts in the Madison Street and Lakecrest Drive areas to keep the community safe.

Dodge County officials said they are working with Madison law enforcement officers investigating the shooting.