Fox Point and Bayside Week in Review: May 8-14

A weekly recap highlighting the week's top news in Fox Point and Bayside.

Fox Point-Bayside Patch is featuring a weekly recap of the top stories from May 8-14.

Richard Wilson, 17 years old, was charged in Waukesha County Circuit Court Tuesday for allegedly killing his grandfather and prominent residential developer Ronald Siepmann by striking him in the back of the head with an ax on Mother's Day.

The district attorney says Wilson has had a history of mental health problems and had threatened other family members. Wilson attends Nicolet High School and lives in Fox Point. Bail was set at $2 million.

On May 5, just before 10 p.m., a officer noticed a vehicle pull over to the shoulder and a man, seemingly lost, step out of his vehicle looking confused.

The 54-year-old Sheboygan man was intoxicated and while trying to find his way back to Sheboygan from drinking downtown, couldn't find his way to Interstate 43.

At the station, an official breath test was given and came back with a blood alcohol content of 0.16. The man was cited for operating with prohibited alcohol concentration and operating after revocation.

Fox Point's Bridge Lane Ravine Footbridge has been up for debate since its closure last October. After multiple meetings with residents hoping for movement and no action by the Village Board, four residents stepped up to gain some ground on upgrading the bridge.

Residents Mary and James Connelly and Cissy and Jack Bryson said they've  found someone to render a second opinion on what to do with the bridge. These two couples will together pay about $10,000 to .

The Cupcake Run was organized by the Fox Point-Bayside PTO and Educational Foundation to raise money for the Fox Point-Bayside schools. There was a 5K run, two-mile walk, one-mile kids run and an awards ceremony.

The event also featured an expo with many local businesses including Art Trooper, Freedom Physical Therapy Services, S.C., Milwaukee Cupcake Company and Bayshore Town Center just to name a few. Check out the photos of the children and expo event.

Andrew Paretti Jr. is an 86-year-old World War II veteran from Fox Point. On Saturday, hundreds of other World War II veterans will take an expenses paid Stars and Stripes Honor Flight to Washington D.C. to visit their memorials, accompanied by volunteer guardians.

Paretti talks about his road into and through the military and how despite his years of service, he doesn't think he's a hero.


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