Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Sixteen-year resident has racked up $7,500 in fines in connection with illegal sign, disorderly conduct, trespassing and other actions that have left neighbors afraid and upset.
Luis Rivera, Jr., has lived at 8660 N. Greenvale Rd. in Bayside for 16 years. During those years, he's been nicknamed the Bayside Boogeyman for scaring children and racked up $7,500 in municipal citations for trespassing, disorderly conduct, destruction of property and more. Rivera told Patch that it was a mistake and he's trying to make amends. But what really upsets Rivera's neighbors is a professionally made sign he's had posted in his front yard on multiple occasions. "This sign was offensive," said Twila Bergeron, a neighbor to Rivera. "It has no place in a pleasant neighborhood such as ours, nor does the misplaced anger behind such a sign." The sign he posted in his front yard, without approval from Village Hall, said: "Stop …
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Sheriff's crackdown on speeders results in nearly three times as many tickets as last year.
Labor Day means picnics with the family and a day off for most, but it also means a busy weekend for the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office. Overall traffic citations written by sheriff's deputies over the Labor Day weekend jumped by 80 percent over the same period last year. Speeding citations went up the most — leaping 170 percent, from 175 citations to 472. Fran McLaughlin, public information officer for agency, said the increase is a result of having more squads on patrol over the weekend, thanks in part to a federal grant. "The Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office had speed grant money this year that we did not have last year," McLaughlin said. "Based on last year's numbers, we budgeted more grant money for this weekend and were able to …
Thursday, September 1, 2011
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 …
Thursday, July 28, 2011
After discussions in Doctors Park, one man is bailed out by his mom.
Bayside Police responded to a report of a jeep parked in the south end of Doctors Park at 1:16 a.m. Sunday — despite the park closing at 10 p.m. When officers arrived the driver, a 23-year-old Milwaukee man presented his YMCA card as identification. They said they had come to the park to walk on the beach and were about to leave prior to the officer's arrival. In his report, the officer said he could smell marijuana coming from inside the vehicle while he spoke to the men. When asked, one man admitted to smoking earlier in the evening, but said he did not posess any at the present time. He offered to let the officer search the vehicle, which they did, but they did not find anything. A Wisconsin Department of Transportation check came back …
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
A quick trip to the ATM, and he was on his way.
A 24-year-old Milwaukee man stopped into the Fox Point Police Department around 3 p.m. July 20 to pay a fine. However, you cannot pay a fine there with a credit card. The clerk confirmed the warrant for $139, and advised an officer that the man was waiting in the lobby. The officer arrested and searched him. He was then escorted to North Shore Bank, 600 E. Green Tree Rd., to obtain money for the bond. With the man’s permission, the officer withdrew $160 from the ATM. The man paid the fine and was released.
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Memorial Day weekend had many citations for alcohol violations in Milwaukee.
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Tuesday, May 31, 2011
The Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office increased its patrols during the Memorial Day weekend to ensure that the lakefront and parks were free from crime and disorder. According to a press release, five perpetrators were arrested and 59 were issued citations for various violations of the law. At the start of the Memorial Day weekend, Sheriff David Clarke gave clear a message, "Law violators are not welcome in these public spaces, and if their anti-social behavior continues, we will be more than happy to take them to jail and prosecute them." Coinciding with this weekend’s enforcement operation, the Sheriff's Office Multi-Jurisdictional OWI Task Force was also deployed targeting impaired drivers on our freeway system and roadways in …
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Fox Point and Bayside kids excited to get helmet-wearing citations.
Traveling along on your way to work, your mind jumps ahead to what the plan is for dinner, who you have to meet for lunch, what time you need to pick up the kids and how many different after-school activities they have tonight. Then you see the red and blue lights go off in your rear-view mirror, and the only thoughts running through your head now aren't something you should share with most people. However, for kids, that approaching officer isn't leaving them with negative thoughts, but excited, hyped-up feelings, and possibly a hankering for ice cream. Fox Point and Bayside police have been running a bicycle helmet citation program for more than two decades. But these citations don't require a monetary forfeiture, it's like winning the …
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Fox Point Police called for noise disturbance and find teens hiding in the basement.
Just before 10 p.m. March 12, Fox Point police were called to a home in the 7700 block of North Boyd Way for an anonymous noise complaint. The caller noticed several juveniles standing outside, yelling at each other for nearly a half hour. As officers approached the residence, they noticed almost a dozen vehicles parked on the street, and another five or six additional vehicles in the driveway. Two of the teenagers were seen in a vehicle parked on the road. Officers went over to speak to them, and noticed the scent of alcohol. When asked to complete a breathalyzer test, both teenagers consented. Three additional teens walked out of the home and down the driveway toward the officers. They also consented to a breathalyzer test. While one …