Sheriff: Reported criminal event in Beaver Dam failed to materialize

Officials: Proactive policing paid off
Sheriff: Reported criminal event in Beaver Dam failed to materialize

A possible criminal event that police believed was planned for Saturday night in Beaver Dam did not occur, sheriff’s office officials said Sunday.

The Dodge County Sheriff’s Office on Friday said that due to credible information about possible criminal activity in the area around Pop’s Eatery, police would hold a criminal interdiction near the restaurant and on Highway 151 between Beaver Dam and Columbus Saturday night and early Sunday morning.

The event was reported to have the same people who were involved in a disturbance both inside and outside the restaurant on Feb. 18. An interdiction held that night resulted in 23 traffic stops, a felony drug arrest, two misdemeanor drug arrests and 10 citations .

In a Facebook post, the sheriff’s office said they’re glad their proactive efforts deterred any crime from happening.

“These were necessary steps taken this weekend and we concider [sic] the outcome a success as we were able to keep this criminal element from creating disorder in our community,” the post read.