Friday, May 24, 2013
The latest Fox Point police reports also include a drunk driving arrest and criminal damage to property.
Three people are facing state charges after stealing vodka from CVS Pharmacy in Fox Point. A 56-year-old Milwaukee man is accused of concealing three bottles of Absolute vodka, while his accomplice – a 39-year-old Milwaukee woman – distracted the clerk at about 1:30 p.m. on May 10. The store clerk later told police that she recognized the man from a previous shoplifting incident at the store. A third person – a 56-year-old Milwaukee man – drove the getaway vehicle. The car was soon pulled over by Fox Point police, who found the three stolen bottles of vodka in the car. While searching the man, an officer poked himself on a hypodermic needle in the man's front pocket. The three suspects received state charges for retail theft, due to the …
Local Voices contributor Thomas Barnum says he's learned about evidence collection, watched the K9 sniff out drugs, practiced with firearms training and more, making the Citizens Police Academy 'invaluable.'
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Extra officers will be on every highway and street all weekend, says Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke, and municipal police back that up.
The highways and byways of Milwaukee County will be crowded with traffic this long holiday weekend, and Sheriff David Clarke wants all drivers, those law-abiding and those not, to know law officers will be on the road with them – in numbers. With responsibilty for freeways, highways and parks, sheriff's deputies will be on heavy, highly visible patrol, Clarke said, along with local police and the State Patrol. "Memorial Day weekend represents the start of the summer driving season, when highway travel increases dramatically," Clarke said at a press conference Thursday. "Triple-A estimates 627,000 Wisconsinites will travel more than 50 miles from home by car between today and Monday." Clarke asked holiday travelers to remember some rules of…
Monday, May 20, 2013
So it’s finally starting to warm up in Wisconsin, and suddenly there’s a nudity epidemic. This is our weekly weird crime roundup, OMG PD.
Patch is highlighting some of the more unusual crime news from throughout southeastern Wisconsin in our feature, "OMG PD." Can I get a booth by the window with the view of the naked guy? If two officers see a naked guy and then he disappears, was he ever naked? Ten million organized activities, and these kids play “Paranoia” naked. It’s never too late to operate a widespread shoplifting operation. Seems like everything is being recorded nowadays. Everything. _____________________ The above items are from local police reports and criminal complaints. In all incidents where an arrest occurred, a charge is merely an accusation and not evidence of guilt. The arrested person is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
Saturday, May 18, 2013
The FBI compiles crime statistics annually and Patch has used that data to create a searchable database for Wisconsin information.
Every year, the Federal Bureau of Investigation uses data reported to it by nearly every law enforcement agency in the country to build a report on crime in the United States. Patch has taken the Wisconsin data and put it into a searchable database. Fill in the name of a community to see the number of reported property crimes in 2011, and click through to learn more about the types of offenses within each community.
The National Transportation Safety Board wants another lowering of the blood-alcohol standard for drunk driving. It stands at .08; the NTSB wants it at .05.
The National Transportation Safety Board wants the blood-alcohol threshold for drunk driving to be lowered to .05 from .08. Wisconsin followed the rest of the country from a .10 to .08 standard in 2003, under the threat of losing federal highway funds. The state had almost 29,000 DUI arrests in 2011, almost 10,000 fewer than in 2000 but still the sixth-highest per-capita amount in the country. And police regularly arrest people for driving with concentrations two and three times the current legal limit, and/or for multiple convictions. Will a lower limit make Wisconsin citizens safer in any way? Or is it simply an unnecessary government intrusion? Vote in our poll and comment below. Related polls:
Friday, May 17, 2013
About 30 gas line meters, valued at $4,500, were stolen off an unattended flatbed trailer in Fox Point last week.
About 30 gas line meter sets and other assorted scrap metal was stolen off the back of a truck parked in the Fox Point Pool parking lot. The gas line meters, valued at $4,500, were stolen off an unattended flatbed trailer in the parking lot sometime between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. May 8. The meters belonged to KS Energy, who was contracted by We Energies to complete gas line work in the village. The employees left the area for several hours and returned to find the missing equipment, which they estimated would have taken 15 to 20 minutes to take. Crews told police they saw a pick-up truck full of scrap metal driving around the area. In other Fox Point and Bayside police news:
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
As part of Police Week, law enforcement honors those who were disabled or died in the line of duty.
With this week being Police Week, a number of Fox Point and Bayside community members have offered their heartfelt thanks to the men in blue this week. As part of Police Week, law enforcement honors those who were disabled or died in the line of duty. More than 19,000 names of fallen law enforcement officers are etched into the walls of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial — and more are added every year. Members of the Fox Point and Bayside police departments put their lives on the line every day and we put out a call on Facebook to offer the opportunity for the community to show their support for the men in blue. Here's what you had to say: Julie Olson This is a shout-out to the entire Fox Point police dept. Not only did they …
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
People from around the country take part in a candle-light vigil at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial. Milwaukee County Deputy Sergio Aleman was among those honored Monday.
More than 19,000 names of fallen law enforcement officers are etched into the walls of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial — and more are added every year. The keepers of the police memorial figure one law officer in the United States dies in the line of duty every 57 hours. For this year's ceremony, 321 names were added to that wall. Among them: Milwaukee County Sheriff's Deputy Sergio Aleman, an Oak Creek resident killed in an on-duty car accident last summer; and Jennifer Sebena, a Wauwatosa police officer shot and killed on Christmas Eve 2012. “It’s real hard," Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke told WISN 12 News. "Even though we’re almost a year removed (from Aleman's death), it still hurts.” Monday night, friends, …
Monday, May 13, 2013
Fox Point police arrested a man May 1 for retail theft and possession of drug paraphernalia after he allegedly stole from Best Buy, and police discovered several items used to consume heroin.
Fox Point police fielded some unlikely help May 1 as they pursued a man on foot, suspected of stealing from Best Buy. According to a police report, Fox Point police responded to a report of a retail theft in progress at about 12:58 p.m. at the electronics chain in the River Point Shopping Center, 8755 N. Port Washington Rd. The suspect left on foot before police arrived, however police spotted him walking westbound on West Brown Deer Road after receiving a suspect description. When an officer asked the man to stop, he fled west toward Indian Hill School. While in chase, the officer witnessed the suspect pull a box from a camouflage bag on his back, and drop it on the ground. Police later recovered the box that contained a $200 Beatspill …