Monday, January 21, 2013
Brookfield police say Amber P. Hammond, 26, who is autistic and had been missing since Monday morning, has been located and is safe and unharmed.
Updated at 8:30 p.m. Monday A 26-year-old Brookfield woman with autism who had gone missing Monday morning has been located and is safe and unharmed. Amber P. Hammond, 26, has a mild form of autism and functions with the mentality of a 6-year-old. Brookfield police put out an alert that she was missing after she was last seen at about 10:30 a.m. Monday walking with a suitcase with wheels near Calhoun Road and Capitol Drive. However, FOX6 News reported at about 8 p.m. that Hammond had been found at a church in Milwaukee. She was reunited with her aunt and uncle, whom she lives with. FOX6 reports that police say a witness saw Hammond’s picture on the news and informed the police that she had picked her up and given her a ride to the bus stop…
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Brookfield Fire Chief Charlie Myers said a 69-year-old woman was talking to paramedics before being taken to an area hospital where she later died.
Update (2 p.m.): A Wauwatosa woman died after her minivan was struck in a head-on crash Tuesday, police said. Candace M. Durdin, 69, of Wauwatosa, was pronounced dead at 12:40 a.m. from injuries that she received in the crash, Brookfield police said. The other driver, a 30-year-old Waukesha man, is still listed in critical condition at Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital in Wauwatosa. His identity was being held pending further investigation, police said. Update (10:55 a.m.) Extricated from her minivan after a head-on traffic crash, a 69-year-old woman was alert and talking to parademics, hours before she died at a local hospital, a fire official said. Brookfield Fire Chief Charlie Myers said in an interview that crews from his department…
Sunday, July 31, 2011
Experts offer tips on how parents can help their children avoid drug use, as reports of prescription drug and heroin use are on the rise.
Would you buy home kits to test your high-schooler for alcohol or drug use? How about your middle-schooler? As controversial as that might sound, it's easier than trying to help pull your child out of an intense drug addiction, some say. With a rise in prescription drug and heroin use in Waukesha County and four recent fatal overdoses, youth need stronger tools to avoid drug use in the first place, experts say. Here are suggestions on how parents can provide some of those tools: Youth can pass up offered drugs and defeat peer pressure by complaining that their parents do random home drug tests, said Claudia Roska, executive director of the Addiction Resource Council in Waukesha. Children can be taught to give that excuse, even if parents …
Thursday, July 28, 2011
A 22-year-old Brookfield man found dead from an apparent drug overdose is one of several recent drug deaths in the county, experts say.
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- Lisa Sink
Thursday, July 28, 2011
A 22-year-old Brookfield man's fatal drug overdose — possibly from heroin — has law enforcement and drug counselors warning parents that prescription drug and heroin use is on the rise. "There have been four very recent overdose deaths that we're aware of," said Claudia Roska, executive director of the Addiction Resource Council in Waukesha. "I'm not sure that everyone was in Waukesha County but very close." Roska said in her 24 years with the council, "this is the first time I've seen this much heroin use in Waukesha County." Brookfield Police Capt. Jim Adlam said, "It's making a comeback and it's very scary. Once you're addicted, it's hard to get off of it. "It's evil," he said. A Brookfield couple called 911 about 7:30 a.m. Friday after…
Monday, June 27, 2011
She tells police it might have been lost at Wirth Park; meanwhile a man reports losing his $300 wedding band.
Ah, the inequities of the genders. This week's police reports showed two complaints of lost wedding rings: a man's worth $300 and a woman's worth $34,750. While that may an extreme comparison, the pair of lost rings are the third and fourth to reported missing in Brookfield in the past six weeks:
Friday, June 24, 2011
A Waukesha driver had an ignition interlock device in his car, but passengers denied using it to allow him to drive.
A four-time convicted drunken driver was charged with his fifth offense after Town of Brookfield police stopped the intoxicated man for speeding, charges allege. Matthew S. Delker, 26, of Waukesha, somehow managed to drive the car despite the fact it had an ignition interlock device, which requires drivers to provide a sober breath sample before the ignition will start, according to a criminal complaint filed Thursday in Waukesha County Circuit Court. All three of the passengers denied using the interlock device, the complaint alleges. Delker was charged in Waukesha County Circuit Court Thursday with one felony count of fifth offense OWI and one count of operating after revocation. If convicted, he faces up to seven years in prison and $…