Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Waukesha Police Department calls from May 19 and May 20.
Would you call police if you were missing $5? That’s what happened Monday afternoon at an apartment in the 1900 block of Kensington Drive. Waukesha police were called to the home at 1:32 p.m. for a report of a burglary. But when they got to the home, they learned the man was missing a $5 bill that had been on his kitchen table. The officers located the money on the kitchen chair after it clearly had blown of the table from a fan. In other Waukesha Police Department calls:
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
A 23-year veteran of the Waukesha County Sheriff's Department remains under an internal investigation.
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Tuesday, May 21
A Town of Waukesha man had a .223 percent blood alcohol concentration when he was arrested for firing his stepfather's hunting rifle on Nov. 25, according to the criminal complaint.
The game between the Green Bay Packers and New York Giants wasn’t going well on Nov. 25, but one football fan found himself in even more trouble than the Packers. An intoxicated Dustin A. Demorrow, 21, of the Town of Waukesha, was ordered down to the ground at gunpoint and handcuffed by Waukesha County deputies after it was reported he shot his stepfather’s hunting rifle at their home on Arcadian Avenue, according to a criminal complaint. Demorrow was charged Thursday in Waukesha County Circuit Court with negligent handling of a weapon. If convicted, he faces up to nine months in jail and $10,000 in fines from the Nov. 25 incident. Deputies were told by Demorrow’s friend they were watching the Packers game and during the game, Demorrow …
Monday, May 20, 2013
According to a report from WISN 12 News, with the detective were two Menomonee Falls officers and one Waukesha police officer.
Updated at 6 p.m. Tuesday: The Waukesha County detective being investigated for drunken driving was operating a county-owned vehicle, according to a Waukesha County Sheriff's Department news release. The internal investigation remains ongoing. Original: A Waukesha County Sheriff’s Detective was arrested in Sparta early Sunday morning for operating a vehicle while intoxicated. Patch's partners at WISN 12 News reported that the detective, Bradley Anderson, was joined in the car by two Menomonee Falls officers and one Waukesha police officer. They were stopped at 2:30 a.m. A press release from the department indicated that Anderson — a 23-year veteran — was off-duty at the time of the arrest. While the department conducts an internal …
Waukesha police officers Amanda Bauer and Jan Corrigan were presented a meritorious award Sunday night by the Wisconsin Professional Police Association for their actions during a shootout with a domestic abuse suspect.
The two Waukesha police officers who pulled an elderly domestic abuse victim to safety in the midst of a shootout with her 76-year-old ex-husband were honored Sunday evening by the Wisconsin Professional Police Association with a meritorious award, according to Police Chief Russell Jack. “For exceptional ability, courage, fidelity and devotion to duty, thereby exemplifying the highest tradition of law enforcement,” the award states, according to Jack. Waukesha police officers Amanda Bauer and Jan Corrigan shot at Richard Petarius 26 times at after he pointed his shotgun toward Bauer moments after the police officers pulled his ex-wife, who was injured with a broken arm, from her home, court records state. “Congratulations to each of them …
So it’s finally starting to warm up in Wisconsin, and suddenly there’s a nudity epidemic. This is our weekly weird crime roundup, OMG PD.
Patch is highlighting some of the more unusual crime news from throughout southeastern Wisconsin in our feature, "OMG PD." Can I get a booth by the window with the view of the naked guy? If two officers see a naked guy and then he disappears, was he ever naked? Ten million organized activities, and these kids play “Paranoia” naked. It’s never too late to operate a widespread shoplifting operation. Seems like everything is being recorded nowadays. Everything. _____________________ The above items are from local police reports 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.
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Deborah Nowakowski will serve a year in jail with work-release privileges after admitting she stole thousands of dollars from Cecelia Place.
A 55-year-old Oak Creek woman who admitted stealing thousands of dollars from her employer was sentenced to one year in jail with work-release privileges. Deborah Nowakowski also got five years probation and was ordered to pay her former boss nearly $67,000, plus another $50,000 to General Casualty Insurance, after she pleaded no contest to a felony charge of theft from a business setting (more than $10,000). Investigators alleged she used company funds to purchase more than $81,000 worth of personal items while she managed Cecelia Place, a Pewaukee assisted-living facility. Police executing a search warrant on her home found items such as gift cards, vacuum cleaners, animal traps, Nintendo Wii games and hundreds of food items stocked in …
Saturday, May 18, 2013
The fire was in a second-floor unit and firefighters were able to prevent it from spreading.
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Saturday, May 18
No injuries were reported after a Friday night fire at a seven-story condominium building on West Avenue. Waukesha firefighters responded about 5:40 p.m. Friday to 315 N. West Avenue, where they found heavy smoke on the second floor due to a fire in one of the units. A press release from the department indicated that the fire was quickly brought under control and kept it from spreading to other units. Smoke damage was limited to the second and third floors. Damages were estimated at $100,000 and the fire remains under investigation.
The FBI compiles crime statistics annually and Patch has used that data to create a searchable database for Wisconsin information.
Every year, the Federal Bureau of Investigation uses data reported to it by nearly every law enforcement agency in the country to build a report on crime in the United States. Patch has taken the Wisconsin data and put it into a searchable database. Fill in the name of a community to see the number of reported property crimes in 2011, and click through to learn more about the types of offenses within each community.
The National Transportation Safety Board wants another lowering of the blood-alcohol standard for drunk driving. It stands at .08; the NTSB wants it at .05.
The National Transportation Safety Board wants the blood-alcohol threshold for drunk driving to be lowered to .05 from .08. Wisconsin followed the rest of the country from a .10 to .08 standard in 2003, under the threat of losing federal highway funds. The state had almost 29,000 DUI arrests in 2011, almost 10,000 fewer than in 2000 but still the sixth-highest per-capita amount in the country. And police regularly arrest people for driving with concentrations two and three times the current legal limit, and/or for multiple convictions. Will a lower limit make Wisconsin citizens safer in any way? Or is it simply an unnecessary government intrusion? Vote in our poll and comment below. Related polls: