Friday, May 10, 2013
Investigation finds that vast majority of students and faculty at University of Wisconsin campuses — including Milwaukee — are not signed up for program that provides public safety updates.
On March 5, University of Wisconsin-Madison junior Eric Cardinal was working the late shift at a Shell station near campus when he read a text alert from the university warning of a suspected shooter on the loose: “Police looking for Male/Black wearing red & black flannel shirt headed west out of University Houses.” Then Cardinal saw a man in his store duck, as a police car rolled through the parking lot. “That’s when I assumed he was one of the suspects they were looking for,” Cardinal said. In the wake of campus shootings the past five years, police throughout the nation are using text alerts to deliver warnings and advice to students in emergency situations. The concise messages from the Safety Awareness For Everyone system are …
Milwaukee County Sheriff's Deputy Sergio Aleman, Wauwatosa Officer Jennifer Sebena and three other officers were honored Friday in Madison.
Madison — The Wisconsin Law Enforcement Memorial stands at the north corner of Capitol Square, a low circle of gray granite surrounding a bed of cheerfully bright flowers. A less ostentatious monument you are unlikely to find here, compared to the looming statues of Civil War officers and the incomparable Capitol itself. You’d be forgiven if you failed to recognize it as a memorial at all, or thought it just a convenient and decorative place to sit. Then you might notice the names. More than 260 names inscribed in the pale stone. Every one of them a Wisconsin law officer lost in the line of duty. Today there are five more, representing the two officers who fell while on watch last year, and three more whose deaths nearly 100 years ago had …
About $300 was grabbed during a burglary at Bayside Floral Design overnight on April 25.
Bayside Floral Design was the target of a burglary overnight on April 25, Fox Point police say. The flower shop owner told police an employee recognized something was wrong after she rang up a sale the morning of April 26 and realized there was no money in the business' cash register. The owner told police about $100 was taken from the cash register, and another $200 in a drop safe, which was missing from the shop located at 333 W. Brown Deer Rd., in the Audobon Court Shopping Center. Fox Point police say there are signs of forced entry to a backdoor. They believe a pry tool was used to gain entry through the locked entrance. Police are investigating a similar incident at a café in Mequon.
Thursday, May 9, 2013
After being arrested for making inappropriate comments to customers at McDonald's, a man was able to avoid charges because he is a marine slated to be deployed.
After being arrested for disorderly conduct and resisting police officers, a man will not be charged because he is a marine slated to be deployed, according to Fox Point police. On April 25 at 7:50 p.m., Fox Point police responded to McDonald's in the Riverpoint Shopping Center, 8739 N Port Washington Rd., for a report of a man making inappropriate comments to patrons at the fast food restaurant. A victim told police the man came over and asked if a 3-month-old infant was her daughter. She said yes and he responded by saying if he got a girl pregnant, he would abort the baby. He also made comments about breastfeeding and touched the infant several times after being asked not to touch her. Upon police arrival, the man refused to answer …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Bayside police nab a man accused of his fourth operating while intoxicated offense, after he was observed driving erratically, and later found to be driving with a blood alcohol content at more than twice the legal limit.
A 47-year-old Milwaukee man is accused of his fourth drunken driving offense in five years, after Bayside police pulled him over on April 27, driving with a blood alcohol content at more than twice the legal limit. Monroe Walton II was charged April 29 with one felony count of operating while intoxicated (fourth offense in five years), one felony count of operating with prohibited alcohol concentration (fourth offense in five years) and one count of misdemeanor operating while revoked. If convicted, he faces up to 13 years imprisonment, or 22,500 in fines, or both. Because he is accused of four OWIs over five years, Walton would face a minimum of no more than 6 months imprisonment, or a $600 fine, or both, if convicted. According to the…
Monday, May 6, 2013
North Shore Fire Department officials share concerns with others throughout the state about Wisconsin's ambulance inspection program, with some worried that some ambulances just shouldn't be on the road.
Ten years ago, the lives of an ambulance crew in central Wisconsin were changed forever when a balding tire caused their vehicle to lose traction on a wet highway, skid across the median and roll over. In the resulting accident, the patient being transported died and the crew was injured, none more so than Matt Deicher of Mosinee. “I flew and hit my face onto the back doors of the ambulance,” Deicher told WISN 12 News. Deicher was paralyzed. He believes the July 2003 accident could have been prevented "very, very easily." Just two days earlier, the lone state ambulance inspector gave the Mosinee Fire Department 10 days to replace balding tires on the vehicle. The crew was unaware of the report before the run. A decade later, not much has …
What's the average number of miles that ambulances in your community have on them? How many need to be replaced? Find out by searching for Patch's interactive database for information on ambulance fleets from local departments.
Patch surveyed fire departments throughout the metro Milwaukee area to learn more about their ambulance fleets. Use our searchable database to get information about the age, mileage and conditions of ambulances in your community.
The period of romantic phone calls in this couple’s existence has long passed. 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." Putting the “ex” in “ex-girlfriend.” Wauwatosa has a watering ban in place. No need for those silly sobriety tests This is not an emergency in Wisconsin. There’s a serious lack of quality control in shipping Now I lay me down to custody … _____________________ 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.
Friday, May 3, 2013
One thief backs out halfway through the act, and the other makes the mistake of returning to the scene of the crime a week afterward.
Two retail thefts were reported at Best Buy last week, according to Fox Point police records. A man who attempted to steal video games from Best Buy –but then changed his mind – was cited for attempted retail theft last week. Best Buy security camera footage shows a male in his 20s concealing PlayStation 3 video games in his pockets at 12:05 p.m. on April 25. He later put some of the video games down, and was found playing a video game at one of the display consoles when officers arrived. Officers patted the man down and found three large sheets of aluminum foil in his pant pockets, apparently in an attempt to throw off the security alarms. He told officers he uses the foil to wrap food because he was homeless. He later told police he was…
She said she was planning to stop and sleep at a hotel, but not before cops busted her on Dean Road.
A night of celebration and drinks later devolved into a sobering drunk driving arrest for one Mequon woman passing through Fox Point last week. The woman caught the attention of a police officer when she came to a complete stop at a flashing yellow light at Port Washington Road and Dean Road at 1:41 a.m. on April 24. The officer ran the woman's driver's license and saw that her license had been suspended. When she was pulled over, she said she had drank three or four glasses of wine at Saz's earlier in the evening, and that she knew she was driving oddly. She said she was tired and planned to sleep at a hotel instead of driving back to her home in Mequon. She refused to answer whether she would submit to preliminary breath testing, and …