Top Police Stories of 2012
Armed robberies, homicide and the arrest of a one-time clown accused of shooting at police were among the top police-related headlines of 2012.
Editor’s Note: As we start to look back at 2012, here are some of the most popular police stories on Waukesha Patch.
The 34-year-old woman who was killed in Monday morning’s car crash was Andrea Berger of Pewaukee, according to Capt. Ron Oremus.
Berger was ejected from her vehicle in the three-vehicle accident that occurred at 6:47 a.m. Monday on East North Street near Moreland Boulevard. She wasn’t wearing her seatbelt, according to authorities. Berger was not breathing on the scene and she was transported to Waukesha Memorial Hospital where she was pronounced dead.
At 2:03 p.m. Sunday, a woman was rollerblading with her two young children in the Frame Park area and while on a bike path near North West Barstow Street and Corrina Boulevard, her 7-year-old son stopped and was looking at two people nearby, according to a Waukesha County Circuit Court criminal complaint.
The mother saw Perez bent over in front of a sitting man and noticed she was performing oral sex on him. The woman yelled at Perez because her children saw her, but she yelled back in a loud and animated way.
Two Milwaukee woman are facing charges after they got into a brawl when they both went to visit the same man in Waukesha County Jail without the other one knowing.
Vashti C. Davis, 25, and Andrea M. Williams, 27, were both charged in Waukesha County Circuit Court with one count of disorderly conduct. If convicted, they could serve up to 90 days in jail and pay $1,000 in fines.
Authorities have identified the 56-year-old gas station clerk who was killed early Tuesday morning as Nayyer M. Rana, who died from apparent gunshot wounds.
Police are investigating robbery as a possible motive, according to Capt. Ron Oremus. However, it is not yet determined if and how much money was stolen.
Editor’s Note: Billy Ingram, of Waukesha, remains in jail after being charged with homicide and armed robbery in Nayyer Rana’s death.
A 21-year-old Waukesha man is facing charges after he posed as a teenager on a social media website so he could meet up for a sexual rendezvous with a 13-year-old boy at a Hales Corners park, according to a criminal complaint.
Daniel R. Schmidt was charged in Milwaukee County Circuit Court on Tuesday with one count of second-degree sexual assault of a child. If convicted, he faces up to 40 years in prison and $100,000 in fines.
Editor’s Note: Charges remain in the court system for the sexual assault accusations, but Schmidt has been sentenced to four years in prison for a child pornography possession conviction.
Andrea R. Hill, 22, was charged in Waukesha County Circuit Court on Monday with one count of disorderly conduct and one count of resisting an officer after she was accused of chucking her French fries at the drive-thru window in Waukesha, and began to hit the window when an employee told her they were out of McNuggets. If convicted, she faces up to one year in jail and $11,000 in fines.
A Sussex woman and two men are facing multiple felony charges after they allegedly sold heroin to undercover Waukesha police officers on several occasions since June.
Ada Lala, 23, of Sussex, Tony Malkiewicz, 27, of Colagate, and Robert L. Orrey, 42, of Milwaukee, were charged in Waukesha County Circuit Court Tuesday with 13 different drug related charges. If convicted, Lala faces up to 56 years in prison, Malkiewicz faces up to 29 years in prison and Orrey faces up to 47 years in prison.
A 46-year-old Waukesha man is facing charges after an off-duty cop jogging through the Pebble Valley neighborhood found the man having sex with an abandoned couch set on a curb, according to a criminal complaint.
The quick actions of Waukesha police officers prevented a tragedy Tuesday afternoon after a 76-year-old man shot at them while they were interviewing his ex-wife about a domestic violence incident at her home.
“The suspect pointed a long gun at the officers and shot at the officers,” said Police Chief Russell Jack. “The officers then returned fire. The officers disengaged from the residence with the victim.”
An unknown man displayed a handgun and robbed Walgreens, 221 E. Sunset Drive, of 20 oxycontin pills at 4:09 p.m. Sunday, according to the Waukesha Police Department’s call log.
The robbery occurred while about two dozen people were in the store but no one was injured. The man asked for all of the oxycontin in the store, according to the Waukesha Police Department’s call log.
Editor’s Note: The suspect was later taken into custody.
Waukesha police are looking for a man who robbed Associated Bank on Sunset Drive Wednesday afternoon.
According to police: A man entered the bank at 1270 W. Sunset Dr., at 1:27 p.m. and implied that he had a weapon. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash, he left the building.