December 2016

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Law of The Month
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 December Law of the Month 

Obstructed Windshields/Windows
 

With the Winter Season fastly approaching, the Fond du Lac Police Department would would like to remind everyone on the importance of keeping all vehicle windshields and windows clear of any obstructions.  Please brush leaves, snow and ice from all windows before driving. Use your defrost and wipers when necessary. Remember to check your blades and wiper fluids to assist in keeping window cleaning easier. Wash windows when they start getting clouded with salt and dirt from the roadways. 

Wisconsin 
State Statute 346.88 Obstruction of Operators View or Operating Mechanism,  states  (4) The windshield, side wings, and side and rear windows of a motor vehicle shall be kept reasonably clean at all times.   Drivers who fail to keep their windows clean and unobstructed not only increase the chance of an accident, but also run the risk of receiving a $88.80 citation and 2 demerit points on their driving record.  Fond du Lac Police Officers will be paying particular attention to these violations during the month of December.

 

As always buckle up and arrive alive.



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Sex Offender Info
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James E. Miller

Birthday: April 15, 1955

Race: White

Height: 6’ 0” Weight: 207

Hair: Gray

Eyes: Brown (glasses) 

James E. Miller will be released from prison after serving time for 2nd Degree Sexual Assault of a Child and 3rd Degree Sexual Assault and Manufacture/Deliver Cocaine.  Miller also has a previous conviction for Sexual Battery in the State of Tennessee.    Miller was convicted of sexually assaulting a 6-year-old female acquaintance on multiple occasions and an 8-year-old female acquaintance.


 

James E. Miller is on extended supervision until June 2020.  Special conditions of James E. Miller’s supervised release:

1)   No contact with victim, no unsupervised contact with minors, no presence in taverns, bars, or liquor stores, and no use of alcohol or illegal drugs.

2)   Comply with all rules of high risk sex offender supervision and cooperate with lifetime GPS monitoring.

3)   Face-to-face contact with law enforcement as required, lifetime registration with Wisconsin Sex Offender Registration Program.

 


James E. Millerwill be living at 457 Thomas Street in the City of Fond du Lac when he is released from custody on December 20, 2016. 

 


Contact Information:

Fond du Lac Police Department: Emergency Dial 911 - Non Emergency: 322-3700

Division of Community Corrections: 929-2983

Information on the Internet:      http://www.fdlpolice.com  

http://offender.doc.state.wi.us/public/



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John W. Nummerdor

Birthday: 07/15/1969

Race: White

Height: 5’ 9” Weight: 265

Hair: Gray

Eyes: Brown

 

John W. Nummerdor will be released from prison after serving time for First-Degree Sexual Assault of a Child.  Nummerdor was convicted of sexually assaulting a 2-year-old female relative acquaintance. 

 

John W. Nummerdor is on extended supervision until March 2020.  Special conditions of John W. Nummerdor’s supervised release:

1)   No contact with victim, no unsupervised contact with minors, no presence in taverns, bars, or liquor stores, and no use of alcohol or illegal drugs.

2)   Comply with all rules of high risk sex offender supervision and cooperate with lifetime GPS monitoring.

3)   Face-to-face contact with law enforcement as required, lifetime registration with Wisconsin Sex Offender Registration Program.

 

John W. Nummerdorwill be living at 457 Thomas Street in the City of Fond du Lac when he is released from custody on December 6, 2016. 

 

Contact Information:

Fond du Lac Police Department: Emergency Dial 911 - Non Emergency: 322-3700

 

Division of Community Corrections: 929-2983

Information on the Internet:      http://www.fdlpolice.com                                                                                                                    

http://offender.doc.state.wi.us/public/ 



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Please Help
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Holiday Safety Tips


With the Holiday Season upon us, the City of Fond du Lac Police Department would like to take this opportunity to offer some safety tips to help keep this festive time of the year safe for all. 

When out shopping, stay alert and be aware of your surroundings.  If possible, shop with another; there is safety in numbers.  Try to park in well lit areas of mall and store parking lots, making sure that vehicle doors are locked.  Shopping bags and gift purchases should be hidden in the trunk of the car or covered with a blanket or jacket.   Avoid carrying large amounts of cash and pay with a check or credit card when possible.  Do not leave a purse unattended in a shopping cart.  Make sure to monitor your credit card bills looking for any unauthorized purchases.  If shopping with young children teach them to go to a store clerk or security guard in the event you become separated.  


If your Holiday plans include travel, make sure to take some precautions so your home does not become a target of opportunity.  By setting an automatic timer for your lights, you give the appearance that the house is occupied.  Ask a neighbor or friend to watch your home, shovel snow and park in the driveway from time to time.  Request that mail and newspaper delivery be stopped while you are gone; when these items pile up, it is a sure sign that you are gone. 


Be a good  neighbor; watch for any suspicious vehicles or persons that may be casing a neighborhood.  Many homeowners work hard on outside holiday displays; keep an eye on your neighborhoods for those who may try to steal or vandalize these displays.


The holiday season is a time of celebration and festive gatherings that oftentimes involve consumption of alcohol.  Unfortunately, this is also one of the deadliest times of the year for alcohol-related crashes.  The message is simple, if you are going to drink, don’t drive.  Establish a designated driver prior to attending a party or gathering.  Many establishments offer free soft drinks to a designated driver.  If hosting a party, be responsible when serving alcohol to your friends and acquaintances.


The  holidays are a joyous time of year; let's all do our part to help keep this a safe holiday season!



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Crime Alert
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Online Holiday Shopping Security Tips

 

The holidays are right around the corner and that means food, fun, parties, and lots of online shopping. Online shopping can be a great solution, allowing you to find the perfect gift and saving time, but it can also end with identity theft, malware, and other cyber unpleasantness. Rather than letting it ruin your holiday season, you can take a few simple security precautions to help reduce the chances of being a cyber victim.

 

When purchasing online this holiday season – and all year long – keep these tips in mind to help minimize your risk:


Before you click or tap to buy that "must have" item on your holiday list, check out these tips below to make sure you're doing everything you can to avoid becoming a victim of cyber crime:

 

1.  Do not use public computers or public wireless Internet access for your online shopping. Public computers and wireless networks may contain viruses and other malware that steal your information, which can lead to identity theft and financial fraud.

2.  Secure your computer and mobile devices. Be sure to keep the operating system, software, and/or apps updated/patched on all of your computers and mobile devices. Use up-to-date antivirus protection and make sure it is receiving updates.

3.  Use strong passwords. The use of strong, unique passwords is one of the simplest and most important steps to take in securing your devices, computers, and online accounts. If you need to create an account with the merchant, be sure to use a strong, unique password. Always use more than ten characters, with numbers, special characters, and upper and lower case letters. Use a unique password for every unique site. The August Newsletter contains more information about the dangers of password reuse and is available at: http://msisac.cisecurity.org/newsletters/2015-08.cfm

4.  Know your online shopping merchants. Limit your online shopping to merchants you know and trust. If you have questions about a merchant, check with the Better Business Bureau or the Federal Trade Commission. Confirm the online seller's physical address, where available, and phone number in case you have questions or problems. Do not create an online account with a merchant you don’t trust.

5.  Pay online with one credit card. A safer way to shop on the Internet is to pay with a credit card rather than debit card. Debit cards do not have the same consumer protections as credit cards. Credit cards are protected by the Fair Credit Billing Act and may limit your liability if your information was stolen or used improperly. By using one credit card, with a lower balance, for all your online shopping you also limit the potential for financial fraud to affect all of your accounts. Always check your statements regularly and carefully, though. 

6.  Look for "https" in the Internet address (URL) when making an online purchase. The "s" in "https" stands for "secure" and indicates that communication with the webpage is encrypted. This helps to ensure your information is transmitted safely to the merchant and no one can spy on it. Alternatively, look for the lock symbol (it’s sometimes green) in the Internet address bar.

7.  Do not respond to pop-ups. When a window pops up promising you cash or gift cards for answering a question or taking a survey, close it by pressing Control + F4 on a Windows computer and Command + W on a Mac. These could be social engineering attempts designed to convince you to open malware or click on a malicious link.

8.  Do not auto-save your personal information. When purchasing online, you may be given the option to save your personal information online for future use. Consider if the convenience is really worth the risk. The convenience of not having to reenter the information is insignificant compared to the significant amount of time you’ll spend trying to repair the loss of your stolen personal information.  

9.  Use common sense to avoid scams. Don't give out your personal or financial information via email or text. Information on many current scams can be found on the website of the Internet Crime Complaint Center: http://www.ic3.gov/default.aspx and the Federal Trade Commission: http://www.consumer.ftc.gov/scam-alerts.

10.Review privacy policies. Review the privacy policy for the website/merchant you are visiting. Know what information the merchant is collecting about you, how it will be stored, how it will be used, and if it will be shared with others.

 

What to do if you encounter problems with an online shopping site:

Contact the seller or the site operator directly to resolve any issues. You may also contact the following:


Source: MS-ISAC



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