Tuesday, February 12, 2013
When an officer stopped this woman for driving on the wrong side of the street, she told police she had a drink earlier in the day and was on her way to pick up her friend's two children from school.
A woman arrested for drunken driving at three times the legal limit on Feb. 5 told police she was on her way to pick up her friend's two children from a local elementary school. The woman failed sobriety tests and registered a 0.24 blood alcohol concentration during a Breathalyzer test, police say. According to the police report: An officer running radar in front of the Fox Point Police Department at 3:31 p.m. Feb. 5 saw a vehicle driving east toward the station, then turn north into the southbound lane of traffic on North Santa Monica Boulevard, and continue driving on the wrong side of the road. The officer turned on his emergency lights and siren to conduct a traffic stop. The driver stopped, but then backed up past the officer, …
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Police say two men are being investigated for fraud at stores in Milwaukee and Brookfield in addition to writing bad checks to the tune of more than $4,500 at a Fox Point carpet store.
Fox Point police are investigating two men suspected of writing bad checks for more than $4,500 worth of carpet from a local business. According to the police report, store employees at Kern’s Carpet, 8643 N. Port Washington Rd., told police a man and woman came into the store and purchased about $1,700 worth of carpeting. Over the next week, the two came in three more times to purchase carpeting. After the final purchase, the store was notified the first check was bad and linked to a closed account. When the two later returned to the store, police say one of the men was wearing woman’s clothing. Fox Point police say the two men are suspected in similar incidents in Brookfield and Milwaukee and the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Department is…
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Driver told police he thought he'd have a little fun and perform some doughnuts in his truck at a local skating rink, but quickly found himself on thin ice.
Police say a man’s truck fell through the ice at a local skating rink Jan. 18 while he was doing donuts. According to the report, an officer was dispatched to the Longacre Road skating rink, 7343 N. Longacre Rd., for a report of a car stuck on the ice. When police arrived they observed a car partially submerged in the ice and man in the driver’s side revving the engine. The driver told police he left a friend’s house and thought it would be fun to do some donuts on the ice. After having his fun, the driver decided to leave and that’s when the truck got stuck. Police called a towing company to help remove the truck. The driver wasn't injuried but was cited by police for damage to property.
Monday, January 28, 2013
Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke called on gun owners to protect themselves and "fight back" because his department is short staffed. But Fox Point's Police Chief Tom Czaja said that's not a problem here.
Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke’s personal safety message, which called on Milwaukee County gun owners to “fight back” and take a certified gun safety course, started a media firestorm as Clarke appeared on CNN, MSNBC and Fox News. Still, the inquiries came after Clarke issued the following public service announcement: I’m Sheriff David Clarke, and I want to talk to you about something personal…your safety. It’s no longer a spectator sport; I need you in the game, but are you ready? With officers laid-off and furloughed, simply calling 9-1-1 and waiting is no longer your best option. You can beg for mercy from a violent criminal, hide under the bed, or you can fight back; but are you prepared? Consider taking a certified safety …
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Bayside and Fox Point residents can avoid dumping their prescription and keep them out of the hands of teens. But if you are at a loss on what to do with them, here's what you need to know.
If you've got prescription medications that you need to get rid of, either because they are old or you just aren't taking them; here's a list of where you can drop them off. A number of communities offer the service to prevent people from dumping medications into the water supply and want to reduce prescription medication abuse. One of our bloggers, attorney Mark Powers, wrote a blog about the mishandling of prescription medications and offered the following advice. If you are taking these kinds of drugs with legal prescriptions, here are some Dos and Don’ts: Bayside residents can drop their prescription medications off from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Bayside Police Department, 9075 Regent Rd. Residents need to reside in…
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
A roundup of the latest from the Fox Point police reports.
Police say a man was arrested for third offense drunken driving Jan. 9 after he crashed his car into a ditch and urinated on himself while talking to officers. At 6:29 p.m., an officer was dispatched to a report of a minivan in a ditch in the 6800 block of North Lake Drive. The driver told police he attempted a u-turn after missing a turn and found himself in the ditch. An officer noticed the driver had glossy eyes, impaired speech and had urinated on himself. The man subsequently failed on-scene sobriety tests and registered a 0.33 blood alcohol content during a Breathalyzer test. In other police news:
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…
Thursday, November 1, 2012
A Fox Point couple was scammed out of nearly $11,000 after their "granddaughter" called crying that she was arrested in Canada. Their real granddaughter was actually safe in Maryland, and the scammers made off the with cash.
A elderly Fox Point couple was taken for nearly $11,000 when someone posing as their granddaughter called crying, saying she'd been arrested in Canada. The woman told Fox Point police the afternoon of Oct. 19, she received a phone call from someone posing as her granddaughter. The “granddaughter” was crying on the phone and said that she was in Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada, and had just been arrested. She said she and some friends were in Canada attending a funeral of another friend, when they were stopped by police. According to the Fox Point police report, the caller said her friend who owned the vehicle did not have proper license and registration, so the local police searched the car and located cocaine inside. Everyone inside…
Monday, August 13, 2012
Tuesday is primary election day, and Patch has the information you need before you go to vote.
Voters will head to the polls Tuesday to choose the candidates they want to see run on the official ballot in November. The Government Accountability Board is predicting a 20 percent turnout for this race, which only has one statewide contested race on the ballot: United States Senate Republican Candidate: Eric Hovde, Tommy Thompson, Mark Neumann and Jeff Fitzgerald. Find information on other races on our Fox Point-Bayside election page. Registered voters can find information about their polling place and the races on the ballot at the Wisconsin Voter Public Access website. To see the details, enter your name and birthdate in the fieds provided and then click your name to get to the voter information page. Polling places for all districts…