Friday, January 11, 2013
After getting pulled over for his second drunk driving offense, a 23-year-old accused police of getting a little to friendly when they frisked him.
A 23-year-old Fox Point man was arrested for OWI after attempting to evade a police officer while driving drunk for the second time. A Bayside police officer on patrol in the 9000 block of Tennyson Drive around 3 p.m. Dec. 22 and ran the license plate for a car backing out of a driveway with a broken side mirror, and the registration came back expired. It also told police the registered owner had a revoked license for a prior OWI conviction. The officer began turning around to catch up to the car when the driver made several evasive turns at high speeds, according to the report. After turning onto Brown Deer Road he went North on Greenvale, West on Glencoe and North on Pelham Parkway before stopping. When the officer spoke with the driver…
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Two teens stole a car in Illinois and were busted in Bayside when they got in a fender bender, foiling their plot to run away to Canada for what they thought was the recently legalized marijuana and lower drinking age.
Bayside police foiled the plans of two teenage boys after they stole a car and tried to run away to Canada for they thought was recently legalized marijuana, and lower drinking age there. Among the items they brought along were a Google map to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, and a Playboy blanket. Bayside police were patrolling the Brown Deer and Port Washington roads intersection just before 11 a.m. on Dec. 23 when they witnessed a car accident, according to their report. A car with Illinois plates making a right-hand turn on red didn’t yield to oncoming traffic and sideswiped another driver, alerting police with the loud crunching sound as the cars collided, the report said. After running their information, the Tennessee woman who was hit was …
Thursday, January 3, 2013
Milwaukee woman tells cops, "I'm the one." Then is charged with expelling bodily fluids at a public safety officer.
A 22-year-old Milwaukee woman is accused of spitting in a Glendale police officer’s face after he escorted her from an area hotel. Sherrell Shante Griffin was charged in Milwaukee County Circuit Court Wednesday with one count of expelling bodily fluids at a public safety officer. If convicted, she faces up to 1 ½ years in prison and $10,000 in fines. According to the criminal complaint: On Saturday, a Glendale police officer was called to LaQuinta Inn & Suites, 5110 N. Port Washington Road, after a desk clerk reported a disorderly woman in the lobby. When the officer arrived, Griffin was sitting in a chair in the lobby and immediately stated “I’m the one,” to the officer. Looking for more weird crime? Check out our collection of strange …
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
"Cheese it," police tell man who harassed pizza purveyors in the belief that his delivery was subject to fowl play.
Glendale police officers are investigating an incident where a man threatened to shoot Pizza Hut employees and harassed them with dozens of phone calls after he claimed to find bird droppings in his food. According to documents filed in Milwaukee County Circuit Court, employees of Pizza Hut, 6040 N. Port Washington Road, contacted the Glendale Police Department after a person began to call and harass them from Dec. 11 through 14. The man claimed he found bird droppings on his pizza and threatened to shoot employees. Looking for more weird crime? Check out our collection of strange stories here. The man continued to call the store repeatedly from 11 a.m. to Midnight each day. During one 40 minute period he called the store 12 times. The …
Friday, December 14, 2012
A Menomonee Falls man who broke into a home and looked up porn while the family was asleep gets prison as part of his sentence.
The Menomonee Falls man who broke into a Fox Point home and looked up pornography will spend the next three years in prison. Otha Smith, 50, was sentenced by Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge Michael Guolee Wednesday to three years in prison and three years of extended supervision for breaking into the home in April. Early one April morning, a family living in the 7800 block of North Club Circle contacted Fox Point police after they were awakened by someone going through drawers in the downstairs portion of their house. When police arrived they found a patio door ajar. Looking for more weird crime? Check out our collection of strange stories here. A Bayside police officer responding to the scene to assit Fox Point police spotted Smith …
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
A Fox Point homeowner with beach property got a big surprise when he found a small enclave set up on the beach which resembled a good prep for the end of the world due in December.
A homeowner in the 1500 block of West Fairy Chasm Road was a bit frightened Saturday when he noticed some strange items along the beach in front of his house — so frightened, he wouldn't go down to investigate the odd objects alone. Both the homeowner and the Bayside police officer walked down the steps together, according to a police report, and found a mattress and a pink sleeping bag. There were also various beer and liquor bottles strewn in the vicinity, but that wasn't all. They continued walking and just to the north, they found a campsite complete with a chair, fire pit, pans, a pink plastic flamingo and some incense. There was also a child-sized xylophone, a Buddha statue and a Mayan calendar. The “campsite” appeared to have been…
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
A Fox Point man was cited for damaging a passing car with a kick to the door. He told police that the car nearly hit him first. According to police reports, then men have encountered each other before.
A Fox Point man was cited after police say he admitted to kicking a car as it drove past while he was walking his dog because, he said, the car nearly hit him. According to a police report, a resident called Fox Point police to report that his car was just kicked by a pedestrian about 10:30 a.m. Oct. 9. When police were en route to the caller's home, a different man come out of his home in the 7800 block of North Fairchild Road, walking toward the officer’s car. The report said the man looked irate and said he was just going to call the police. He told the officer that he was walking near the intersection of Calumet and Seneca roads when a car almost hit him, so he kicked it as it passed. Looking for more weird police news? Check out our…
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
After colliding with the truck at the Porticos Apartments, the driver narrowly missed a tree before police found her in the parking garage. The police report also says she admitted to drinking an entire bottle of vodka.
Colliding with a parked garbage truck at the Porticos Apartments became the least of concerns for a woman later cited for OWI and hit-and-run. Fox Point Police reports detail a Sept. 19 incident that began with a Veolia Environmental garbage truck driver traveling westbound on Bradley Road. He noticed a silver car begin backing up in front of the Porticos entrance. The truck driver came to a complete stop and honked several times, he told police, but the silver car backed up right into the garbage truck. The truck driver got out to go talk to the car driver, but the car sped off across the grass, nearly striking a tree by the entrance to the apartment complex, he told police. The car then drove off the grass and into the entrance lane, …
Monday, October 1, 2012
Fox Point police are investigating recent vandalism on a local billboard with an uncanny resemblance to "Gangnam Style."
On Wednesday, Fox Point police discovered a vandalized billboard in the 8500 block of North Port Washington Road with an unusual resemblance to a popular, Korean pop star taking over American airwaves. Police found the red, spray painted man on the eastern billboard on the east side of Port Washington Road. The image appeared to have been made with a stencil and was done in red spray paint according to the report. Police have no suspects at this time. Looking for more weird crime? Check out our collection of strange stories here.
Thursday, September 27, 2012
A thief made off with the nearly 100-pound statue from a Fox Point front yard and didn't leave behind a single footprint or wheel track.
A Fox Point homeowner was left scratching their head after a thief made off with a nearly 100 pound, bronze statue without leaving behind a single footprint or wheel track. According to the report: The homeowner told Fox Point policea bronze sculpture of three flying mallards in some reeds was stolen from their front yard. The sculpture had been placed directly into the ground in a raised flower bed in the front yard. Police noticed a hole in the ground where the statute had been, but there were no footprints or wheel tracks in the flower bed or the front yard. The sculpture weighed 75 to 100 pounds and the artist who designed the sculpture said if the item was sold today, it would go for $8,000. He said bronze is currently being …