Crime Corner: Drugs, Drunk Driving and Trespassing
Reports from the Fox Point and Bayside police departments.
After yelling at his friend for letting officers search their vehicle, a Grafton teen was arrested when that search turned up marijuana.
On Aug. 24, the car turned into The Shul Center, 8825 N. Lake Dr., however, at 2:20 a.m. the church is closed. After the car made a few quick turns down some local streets including Pelham Parkway and Buttles Place, Fox Point police put on their blue and reds and pulled the vehicle over.
The driver, an 18-year-old Mequon man, did not have any warrants or a criminal record. However, the passenger, later identified as a 16-year-old Grafton teen, only could verbally identify himself as he did not have a drivers license. The driver provided the passenger's date of birth to the officer, however it was incorrect because nothing came back with that name and birthdate.
When police asked if the passenger had any form of identification, he had reached into both pockets and the report says officers then saw him move something inside his pocket. They also heard a plastic crunching sound. When asked, he told officers he didn't have anything in his pockets.
The driver told police they were looking for a gas station, but the officer reminded them that they had just passed three of them. The driver said he didn't think any of them were open.
The officers asked the driver if there was anything illegal in car. The driver said no, and gave permission for them to search the vehicle. However, the passenger started yelling at the driver for giving consent.
Officers found a clear, rigid plastic envelope in a small pocket in the upper part of the door with a green, leafy substance inside. The report said officers believed it to be THC. They arrested the passenger for drug posession and a curfew violation. He also has a record with the Grafton Police Department, including a driving complaint, smoking on school property, curfew violations and possession of drugs.
Also from the Fox Point and Bayside Police Departments:
- An 18-year-old Brookfield man was cited for trespassing and unnecessary use of a horn on Saturday at 7:10 p.m. by Fox Point police when he drove onto the beach at Doctors Park to take senior pictures with his mother. When the home owner whose property they had to drive through to get to the beach told them they did not have permission to go through, the man honked at the owner and took off.
- After nearly getting onto an offramp in the wrong direction just before 11 p.m. Aug. 23, a 41-year-old Milwaukee man was arrested for operating while under the influence with a blood alcohol content of 0.09. Bayside police also cited him for prohibited alcohol concentration and notice of intent to suspend operating privileges.
- When a Fox Point officer was running the license plate of the driver in front of him on Aug. 21, the driver slammed on his brakes and pulled into the Lubar Dentistry parking lot. But at 1:37 a.m., that office is closed. So after a brief conversation, the 23-year-old Milwukee man was arrested for operating after revocation relating to a previous OWI.