Monday, December 17, 2012
A buzz-in system is among the ideas that parents suggested to district officials after Friday's mass shooting at a Connecticut elementary school.
The Fox Point-Bayside School District advised teachers Monday not to make the Newtown, CT school shooting the subject of full classroom discussions, as part of the district’s desire to honor the fact that parents may choose to tell their children different things about the tragedy. In addition, the district is reviewing security measures, such as, most critically, whether to install a buzz-in system at the middle and elementary schools, said Superintendent Rachel Boechler. Local police agencies are also taking some action in the wake of the tragedy, which left 20 children dead. Fox Point and Bayside police officials said they are increasing their visibility and patrols around area schools, although both also stressed that it’s just a …
Monday, December 3, 2012
Use this searchable database on Patch to see how your town compares with others around the state.
When it comes to how many police officers a community should have, is there a right number? There are no federal or state—or even local—mandates for how many officers provide optimal protection and service. The International Association of Chiefs of Police in a recent patrol staffing and deployment study states plainly: "Ready-made, universally applicable patrol staffing standards do not exist. Ratios, such as officers-per-thousand population, are totally inappropriate as a basis for staffing decisions." Instead, the study says needs should be determined by a number of different factors, including: Let Patch save you time. Get great local stories like this delivered right to your inbox or smartphone everyday with our free newsletter. Fast…
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
While these animals are normally not threatening, a small percentage can prove more brazen around humans. Here's some solutions from the police department to help deter coyotes from your yard.
The Bayside Police Department has received a few calls lately about coyotes in the Village. While these animals are normally not threatening, a small percentage can prove more brazen around humans. Bayside has employed several techniques to help deter coyotes. One unique solution that the Village has used is wolf urine. Wolf urine is successful because wolves are one of coyotes few natural predators, and coyotes will avoid areas were wolves the presence of wolves is sensed. Wolf urine has been placed around the Village where coyotes have been spotted, and has been successful thus far. If you notice a coyote on or near your property or would like more information about Bayside's efforts to deter coyotes, please contact Captain Scott …
Saturday, July 14, 2012
He was going 75 mph in a 55 mph zone and when police tried to pull him over, he drove right over the curb, scraping his tires for six feet before stopping. He had a BAC of 0.109.
A 20-year-old Mequon man caught the attention of Bayside police when he was cruising at 75 mph in a 55 mph zone. According to the report: Police were watching traffic on June 28 from the turnaround at the 9200 block of Interstate 43 and with the radar gun, clocked a car speeding at 75 mph in a 55 mph zone. The car got off on Port Washington Road and police followed the car, pulling it. As the vehicle pulled over, it struck the curb with its right side tires and scraped about six feet before coming to a stop. The driver, a 24-year-old from Mequon, admitted to having "three or four beers" when police asked if he'd been drinking since they could smell the alcohol coming from inside the car. He performed field sobriety tests and while he did …
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
While temperatures hover in the 80s, many residents are without power - which means no lights, no air conditioners and no fans.
As of 9 p.m. Tuesday evening, a total of 200 residents throughout Fox Point and Bayside are without power. The WE Energies outage map shows outages scattered across Bayside including along North Fairway Drive, North Port Washington Road and West Fairy Chasm Road. There are another 17 customers without power in Fox Point however, those outages are not specified on the map. Bayside Village Manager Andy Pederson asks that concerned residents look to WE Energies, 800-662-4797, for updates on the power outages and to not contact the police dispatch lines unless there is a real emergency. WE Energies recommends staying away from any downed wires and anything that may be touching damaged lines. Currently, all the outages are under …
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
In Mequon, suspect Matthew Wick acted as if he was armed. In Bayside, he said he had a bomb and told police he "needed the money."
On Saturday, a US Bank teller in Bayside was faced with a man demanding money and saying he had a bomb. Just one day before, police say, the same man pulled a similar stunt at the M&I Bank in Mequon. Today, Matthew Wick sits in Milwaukee County Jail awaiting possible charges from both Milwaukee and Ozaukee counties for armed robbery. According to Bayside Police, Wick walked into US Bank, 400 W. Brown Deer Rd., around 9:30 a.m. Saturday and told a bank teller that he had a bomb. He began to count down and as soon as he was given the money, he fled. As he was driving south on Port Washington Road, a Glendale officer spotted a car which matched the description of the one leaving US Bank. Wick was forced to pull over at Green Bay Road and …
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
He threatened to murder her and called her profane names. Bayside police advised her to get a restraining order and he wound up with a disorderly conduct citation.
A 57-year-old Milwaukee man received a disorderly conduct citation from Bayside police after he left more than 70 profane and threatening voicemails for a 42-year-old Bayside woman. According to the report: Officers came to the woman's home on April 23 at 9:45 a.m. and listened to the voicemails that were left on her cell phone. In the messages, he identified himself and called her multiple profane names, adding that he "should have murdered" her. He also explained that he was already at the Bayside Police Department when he made the calls. Officers told her to obtain a restraining order immediately. Police asked if she wanted him arrested or warned about the incident. She said she wanted him arrested. Police said that at the time, the …
Thursday, April 5, 2012
Store loses $11.14 but thief used a credit card and police are investigating.
Bayside Police are searching for two women who stole a handful of snacks from the Open Pantry. According to the report: The clerk on duty told Bayside police two women, who appared to be between 18 and 25 years old, came into the Open Pantry and stuffed several bags of snacks under their jackets and left after only paying for two sodas. After reviewing the security tapes, the manager determined the women stole: The total loss to the store was $11.14. The suspect paid for the sodas with a credit card and police are investigating the theft.
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
A Bayside family awoke Sunday morning to an elaborate undie display on their front lawn. They found it so funny, they kept it up all day until someone complained to the police and they were asked to take it down.
The Nolte family woke up Sunday morning in their Bayside home to an interesting surprise on their front lawn. An unknown prankster had unleashed "Panty-Gate," as the Noltes are now calling it. Throughout the night on the eve of April Fools Day, an unknown prankster made elaborate signs signaling this home a spot for "free undies" and strung up a line of precariously placed underwear along their decorative front-yard decorative fence. "We thought the whole thing was hilarious!" Susan Nolte said. "We loved that someone would have this kind of fun with a neighbor and think that's what makes living in our neighborhood so great." After talking with her husband, Chris, they considered that since no one had called and taken credit for the prank, …
Thursday, March 8, 2012
A 21-year-old Milwaukee man stole the vehicle from his mother.
At 1:50 a.m. on Sunday, a Bayside officer ran a license plate check on a vehicle and discovered Milwaukee Police had it flagged as stolen. The officer called for backup and moved in. According to the report: They approached the car, guns drawn. There was movement inside the vehicle and officers ordered all the occupants to put their hands up. They were all removed from the car and questioned. None of the occupants were armed. The 21-year-old asked police why he was under arrest. The officer told him it was because he was driving a stolen vehicle. He explained it was his mother’s. His mother told police she had reported the car stolen when she had found a set of keys missing. She never gave her son permission to take her car. Her son also …