Suburban Crime: Suspected Murder Plot Foiled in Nick of Time
Acting on a tip about a suspicious vehicle, Wauwatosa police stopped a man who appeared close to attempting to kill an old acquaintance.
Here are some of Patch's top crime- and police-related stories from throughout the Milwaukee area in the last week. Click on a link to see the all the details.
Murder plot foiled: Wauwatosa police may have thwarted a murder plot that is almost too strange to be true, stopping a man driving in the target’s neighborhood with a loaded gun and a disguise.
Overdose results in charges: A Milwaukee man was charged with first-degree reckless homicide in Ozaukee County after a Grafton man died following a heroin overdose.
Deputy shoots Waukesha County man: A 31-year-old man in Delafield who was considered suicidal was shot by a Waukesha County Sheriff’s Deputy after refusing to drop a gun.
Drunk with a weapon: Police arrested a Wind Lake man who they say was more than twice the legal limit for drunk driving and had a loaded, concealed handgun with no permit.
Gun found in Sikh Temple lot: A loaded handgun police believe was connected to a South Milwaukee robbery was found in the parking lot of the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin in Oak Creek, which suffered through a mass shooting last August.
Bomb threat: A Caledonia man was arrested after police say he called in a bomb threat to a Mount Pleasant bar.