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7/11/21 2:10 a.m.: While on foot patrol, officers were informed of a possible altercation occurring in the Cook St. parking lot. Upon making contact, officers took 24 year old Omar A. Bello, Sharon, into custody. Charges was referred up to the Walworth County District Attorney’s Office for resisting/obstructing an officer, disorderly conduct and possession of THC. He was subsequently confined in the Walworth County Jail on the above listed charges as well as a probation and parole hold.

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7/08/21 10:24 p.m.: Officers were dispatched to the 300 block of N. Edwards Blvd. for a report of a disorderly female that was screaming and threatening customers. The officers took the woman, 19, who was homeless into custody. Charges were referred up to the Walworth County District Attorney’s Office for disorderly conduct and bail jumping. The woman was subsequently confined in the Walworth County Jail on these charges.

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06/10/21 6:03 p.m.: An officer was dispatched to the 600 block of Wells Street for a broken window complaint. Upon arrival, the officers made contact with two intoxicated subjects. One subject, 49 year old, Rebecca L. Sobotka admitted to breaking the window and had conditions of bond not to drink alcohol. Rebecca was taken into custody and charges were referred up to the Walworth County District Attorney’s Office for criminal damage to property and felony bail jumping. Rebecca was subsequently confined in the Walworth County Jail on the aforementioned charges.

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May 7 at 4:28 p.m.: Officers were dispatched to the 200 block of North Edwards Boulevard for a retail theft complaint. Upon arrival, the suspect, 32 year old Richard Kenneth Michael Fibish, Delavan, was taken into custody and charges have been referred up to the Walworth County District Attorney’s Office for possession of methamphetamine and retail theft. Fibish was subsequently confined in the Walworth County Jail on these charges.

Many workplaces around the region and state are struggling to find workers. That is not debatable. What is being debated is the reason (or reasons) for the shortage and what can be done about it. 

Ed Kamin, manager of Racine County Workforce Solutions, said you can’t blame the worker shortages on “just one factor.” It’s a combination of them, and untold countless others affecting each individual situation. Here's what our investigation has uncovered.

Rochester Fire Department Chief Jack Biermann said that "even bonfires and campfires aren't safe to have" right now. Caledonia Fire Department Interim Chief Jeff Henningfeld said he encourages locals to contact the fire department before starting a burn. "We advise against any type of open flame," Biermann said. "Even barbecue grills need to be closely watched." Henningfeld, speaking of the Wisconsin fire season, added that "this is a dangerous time each year."

Almost 400 teachers and school staff members in the area received their vaccine on Saturday at Ascension All Saints Hospital. "Everyone's been very happy," said Margaret Hennessy, pediatrics physician at All Saints who was there at the clinic. "It feels like the beginning of the end. Getting vaccinated is something you can do when you feel so helpless." 

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