Monday, April 16, 2012
Suspect tells police he was smoking in the bathroom when it lights on fire, according to a criminal complaint.
A 60-year-old Waukesha man is facing charges after he allegedly lit a fire inside the bathroom at Walmart. Thomas R. Molenda was recently charged in Waukesha County Circuit Court with one count of negligent handling of burning materials. If convicted, he faces up to nine months in prison and $10,000 in fines. According to the criminal complaint: At 10:24 a.m. April 5, police were called to Walmart after an employee spotted Molenda coming out of the bathroom and noticed a fire incident. Toilet paper had been dragged over the floor and lit on fire. Molenda told police he was smoking a cigarette in the bathroom when the fire must have accidentally started. He also claimed there was another person smoking in there at the time. He’s currently …
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Green Bay Press-Gazette reporting fire occurred Wednesday afternoon.
The Green Bay Fire Department is investigating a suspicious fire of a two-family dwelling owned by Eleonore Weczera of Waukesha, the Green Bay Press-Gazette is reporting. Twelve windows were broken in the house and the furniture was overturned, according to the news story.
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Not the Valentine's Day they anticipated
A week after the fire at People’s Park, the acrid smell of smoke still saturates the restaurant but the shiny new front door signals the beginning of the rebuilding. The popular downtown restaurant at 337 W. Main St. opened in December 2008 and is owned by brothers Jim and Dan Taylor. The battered building got a new front door on Valentine’s Day, replacing the one that was broken while firefighters fought the early morning fire last Tuesday. However, rebuilding isn’t going to be as easy as replacing a door. Currently, everything is on hold until after an investigation into the cause of the fire is completed, said Jill Taylor, the owners’ sister. One of the first steps is to clean up the water used to fight the fire. Five inches of water …