Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Waukesha police officers described the children as being "very upset and terrified" when they arrived at a man with a gun call on Kilps Drive on Sunday.
When police responded to a man with a gun call Sunday afternoon, they found four terrified children between the ages 2 and 9. The children told officers their father pointed a gun at them while in a fight with their mother, according to a criminal complaint. The father, a 30-year-old Waukesha man, was charged Tuesday with second-degree recklessly endangering safety, disorderly conduct and four counts of pointing a firearm at a person. Waukesha Patch is not identifying the man to protect to identities of the children. Bail was set Tuesday at $500. The man is now living in Milwaukee, according to online court records. Officers were dispatched to the 2100 block of Kilps Drive on Sunday after the man’s father-in-law contacted police to report …
Saturday, February 23, 2013
This week's regional crime roundup also includes rampage at Shorewood Pick 'n Save and man charged with calling in bomb threat to nursing home where his ex-girlfriend works.
Bomb threats, stolen weapons and an unusual domestic abuse case are some of the most serious crime and police stories in southeastern Wisconsin reported by Patch this week. Weapons stolen from Wauwatosa home: Five semi-automatic weapons, including an assault rifle, are on the streets after a burglary at a Wauwatosa home that held a "cache" of unsecured firearms and ammunition. The homeowner said he had left the home for few hours and came back to find some things disturbed and some of his guns missing. Police would find no sign of a forced entry. Taser used to subdue man during Pick 'n Save rampage: When a woman asked a customer at the Shorewood Pick 'n Save customer for help reaching a bottle of water, it touched off a rampage that ended …
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Rodriguez, 30, is accused of beating his fiancé inside a Wales home after she accused him of cheating on her.
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Thursday, November 1, 2012
Note: This story was updated at 2:20 p.m Thursday to reflect amended charges. Milwaukee Brewers relief pitcher Francisco "K-Rod" Rodriguez has been charged with disorderly conduct after police say he beat his fiancé after getting into an argument because she believed he was cheating on her. Rodriguez, 30, of Coral Springs, FL, was initally charged Wednesday in Waukesha County Circuit Court with one count of battery domestic abuse, a misdemeanor. On Thursday, the complaint was amended to disorderly conduct-domestic abuse, also a misdemeanor. It's the second time since 2010 he has been charged in an episode of domestic violence. West Islip NY Patch reported that he was arrested and charged with third-degree assault and second-degree …
Monday, September 3, 2012
Waukesha police took Dan Needles into custody Sunday afternoon.
Dan Needles, who is the sports director for WISN-TV, was arrested in connection to a domestic disturbance on Sunday, Waukesha police records show. Needles was arrested after his live-in girlfriend reported at 2:52 p.m. Sunday that he attacked her in the 3600 block of Oak Valley Lane. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported Needles is no longer in police custody after posting bail. WISN also reported about the domestic abuse arrest. News reports state that the Waukesha County district attorney's office is reviewing the incident.
Friday, June 22, 2012
Waukesha man allegedly tries to barricade himself in a shed with a pit bull and a knife because he wants to kill police officers, according to criminal complaint.
A 42-year-old Waukesha man is facing charges after he tried barricading himself in a shed with a pit bull and knife, according to a criminal complaint. The man was stunned with a Taser four times in order for Waukesha police officers to take him into custody, the complaint states. Gustavo Valdez was charged in Waukesha County Circuit Court on Wednesday with one count of criminal damage to property, one count of resisting an officer and two counts of disorderly conduct. If convicted, he faces up to two years in prison and $22,000 in fines. According to the criminal complaint: Valdez was drinking all day Monday in his home in the 900 block of Western Avenue when he started to become verbally abusive toward a woman. She left and came back …
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Suspect begins to yell at his sister after she tells a sales person she doesn't want U-Verse and shuts the door, according to criminal complaint.
A 60-year-old Waukesha man is facing charges after he got into an argument in his sister when she closed the door on a sales representative for AT&T U-Verse. Gordon L. Riddiough recently was charged in Waukesha County Circuit Cour with one count of disorderly conduct-domestic abuse. If convicted, he faces up to 90 day in jail and $1,000 in fines. According to the criminal complaint: At 4:40 p.m. May 5, the sales representative came to the victim’s home in the 200 block of South West Avenue and began to pitch for her to purchase a U-Verse system, however, she told the representative they had gotten rid of cable to save money and shut the door. Riddough, who is the brother of the victim, became upset with her for shutting the door on the …
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Franklin man pulls out a knife while demanding his ex-girlfriend let him use her car for a doctor's appointment, according to a criminal complaint.
A Franklin man is facing charges alleging he hit his ex-girlfriend in the parking lot of a Waukesha daycare then pulled out a knife in an attempt to take her car to a doctor’s appointment. Kenneth L. Yancey, 43, recently was charged in Waukesha County Circuit Court with one count of battery domestic abuse, one count of carrying a concealed weapon, one count of disorderly conduct domestic abuse with use of a dangerous weapon, one count of armed carjacking and one count of telephone harassment. If convicted, he faces up to 42 years in prison and $121,000 in fines. According to the criminal complaint: At about 5:30 a.m. March 20, the victim pulled into the parking lot of Brown Bear Adventure Daycare and Yancey popped out of a daycare van that…
Thursday, March 8, 2012
The Women's Center organized group who called for an end to violence against women.
With calls for peace and an end to violence against women, some community members gathered on the North Barstow Street bridge over the Fox River near Frame Park to celebrate International Women’s Day. The event was organized by The Women’s Center, a shelter that provides help for domestic abuse victims. The following is from a news release from The Women’s Center: This global campaign is being organized by Women for Women International, a charity that helps women in areas of conflict to rebuild their lives. Women for Women International campaign, Join Me on the Bridge asks women, children and men to join together on International Women’s Day on bridges throughout the world, to make a public statement that “Stronger Women Build Bridges of …