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.
Facing more than 1,000 years in prison: A 28-year-old Racine man was charged with 26 felony counts for sex crimes against children after law enforcement obtained a DVD that showed him engaging in sexual acts with four children.
Nine-year sentence for causing fatal crash: A Port Washington man who killed his passenger while driving drunk was sentenced to nine years in prison.
Wrong way on freeway: Driving up to 100 mph the wrong direction on I-43 led to charges of reckless endangerment of safety for a Brookfield man.
Inappropriate conduct: A Greenfield police officer resigned after sending sexually explicit text messages to a suspect in a jewelry theft.
Doctor sentenced: A Whitefish Bay gynecologist was sentenced to a year in prison and three years probation after being found guilty of inappropriately touching and talking with patients.
And some “good news” from the police reports:
Local heroes save neighbor: Caledonia residents rushed to the aid of a 60-year-old man who became trapped under water beneath his lawn mower when it tipped on a hill. The man was extracted by neighbors with the help of a police officer and fire rescue personnel, then revived via CPR.
The above items are from reports from local police departments and criminal complaints. In all incidents where an arrest occurred, a charge is merely an accusation and not evidence of guilt. The arrested person is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.