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CRIME AND COURT ROUNDUP: Man arrested in Fond du Lac for committing home invasions while nude

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A 26-year-old man is finally under arrest in Fond du Lac, after he was allegedly nude while committing at least three home invasions since June 24th.  The man was arrested on Saturday.  Police said he confessed to entering homes that were not locked.  At least three such incidents were reported to police by the homeowners.  Officers are also investing a fourth home invasion that was not reported because the owners did not know he had entered the house.  In one of the entries, police said the man touched a woman while she slept.  He was booked on possible charges of second-degree sexual assault, lewd-and-lascivious behavior, and burglary.

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Authorities are investigating the death of a 37-year-old suburban Milwaukee man in a weekend mountain bike race in Marquette Michigan.  Police found the man unresponsive after learning that a rider in the "Ore to Shore" bike races never got to the finish line.  The victim was from Elm Grove.  He was spotted just off the race course, and efforts to revive him failed.  The event featured several mountain bike races up to 48-miles in length.  It was not immediately known which race the Elm Grove biker had entered.  The "Ore to Shore" course goes through a variety of terrain, including wooded areas, and along Lake Superior and the Dead River.  Organizers said the death was the first in the event's 15-year history.

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There's opposition to letting alcohol be served at a senior center in Sheboygan County which also has facilities for kids.  The city council in Plymouth will vote Wednesday on whether to override Mayor Donald Pohlman's veto of the proposed liquor license.  The Plymouth Inter-Generational Coalition wants to bring in revenue by letting alcohol be served at events like weddings and reunions.  The Common Council said no to the group's original license request in May.  The senior center appealed, and the aldermen voted July 29th to grant the serving of liquor before the mayor vetoed it.  The Plymouth facility is open to people of all ages, not just seniors.  Among other things, it has an adult community center, a day care facility and kindergarten classrooms.

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A two-week trial is set to begin this morning for a Hubertus man charged with killing a 19-year-old woman, and attacking another woman in a separate incident.  Barring a last-second plea deal, jurors will be picked in Washington County to hear the case of 20-year-old Daniel Bartelt.  He had pleaded both innocent, and innocent-by-insanity to homicide, false imprisonment, and reckless endangerment in the strangling death of 19-year-old Jessie Blodgett.  She was found dead 13 months ago at her parents' house in Hartford.  Three days before that, Bartelt allegedly attacked another woman at a park in nearby Richfield.  He's charged with attempted homicide for that incident.

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Authorities continue to investigate three weekend drownings in north central Wisconsin.  In Wausau, an 18-year-old man disappeared Saturday afternoon in Man-Made Lake off shore from the city's Sunnyvale Park.  Investigators did not know what led to the incident.  Others in the park pulled the man from the water and tried C-P-R until witnesses could get him to a hospital where he died.  In Vilas County, sheriff's deputies said a 77-year-old man fell from his boat while it was being towed by another boat Saturday morning on Catfish Lake near Eagle River.  The man died at a hospital a short time later.  Also, authorities said a 28-year-old man swam across the Saint Croix River into Wisconsin, and was heading back to the Minnesota side when he drowned.  He was found Saturday evening close to where he started at Rush City Minnesota.  None of the victims' names were immediately released.

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