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:
Monday, May 20, 2013
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 …
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Waukesha Police Department calls from Monday through Wednesday.
The following information was taken from the Waukesha Police Department's call log. A Waukesha woman who believed a male neighbor is introducing bleach into her body spiritually had police contacted after it was reported she was shaking her fists at a person and slammed her door at 10:07 p.m. Monday in the 1300 block of East Moreland Boulevard. The woman also believed she was being watched on cameras, which are being installed “everywhere,” by a person at the Waukesha County Courthouse named “The Juggler.” While police tried to tell her these are “ideas” are not likely happening, she insisted she believed that they were. Police warned the woman to stay in her room and to not bother neighbors. Officers also planed to follow up with the …
Waukesha Police Department's internal review of the April 25 arrest of Jaren M. Kuester, who is accused of killing three retired farmers in western Wisconsin, showed that the arresting officers' acted appropriately, according to Capt. Ron Oremus.
Waukesha police officers who arrested Jaren M. Kuester, 31, on a warrant shortly before he traveled to Lafayette County where he is accused of killing three retired farmers with a fireplace poker, did not have justification for protective placement at that time, according to Waukesha Police Capt. Ron Oremus. The Waukesha Police Department conducted an internal review to ensure that the department’s protocols and procedures were followed. While it is not an internal investigation, the review was completed to determine what the arresting officers knew when they had contact with Kuester. The Waukesha Police Department was called to Humane Animal Welfare Society on April 25 after it was reported Kuester was delusion over the death of his dog, …
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Waukesha Police Officer Jeffrey Hennen was honored on Wednesday by the Waukesha Optimist Club.
Waukesha Police Officer Jeffrey Hennen was on patrol when he spotted three kids playing basketball by themselves. No parents were around to play with them, no dads teaching them how to shoot baskets. Hennen, a training officer, walked over to them with his trainee. They shot baskets with the kids for a few minutes before Hennen glanced over at their backpacks. “Did you get your homework done?” Hennen asked them. “When are you going home to eat?” That moment made an impression on his trainee, now Deputy Police Dennis Angle, who told the story during the Waukesha Optimist Club’s Respect for Law Program on Wednesday. Hennen was honored at the Waukesha police officer of the year during the ceremony. “Jeff knew what community policing was …
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Waukesha man, 77, is accused of selling stolen items on Amazon and eBay, making a profit between $15,000 and $30,000, according to a complaint.
An elderly Waukesha man is accused of running a retail theft ring in southeastern Wisconsin by purchasing stolen merchandise and selling the pharmacy-related items online. Raymond F. Hatch, 77, was charged Friday in Waukesha County Circuit Court with four counts of conspiracy to commit felony retail theft and two counts of receiving stolen property. If convicted, he faces up to 7.5 years initial confinement in prison and $60,000 in fines. An investigator with Target stores in southeastern Wisconsin reported to a Waukesha detective in July 2012 that he felt that recent thefts of Crest White Strips, Mucinex, Rogaine and Claritin were stolen as a part of an organized ring. The stolen items were hidden in laundry hampers, storage totes or …
Monday, May 13, 2013
Waukesha Police Department calls from May 9 through May 12.
When a man reported he was beat up by people at a bar, Waukesha police officers discovered he had been less than truthful during his call to dispatchers. A man reported at 12:57 a.m. Saturday that he had been battered in the 500 block of Lincoln Avenue. Police made contact at the bar, where they told he was refused service because he was intoxicated and he spat at a person while he left the bar. When police talked with him, they learned he was not battered but was scared of some people because he believed they were Muslims. In other Waukesha Police Department calls:
Friday, May 10, 2013
Two Waukesha 20-year-olds face up to 8-1/4 years in prison if convicted of burglary and joy riding after they were charged with breaking into a Waukesha business.
Two Waukesha men are accused of breaking into Parts Hut, 735 Pleasant St., drinking beer in a cooler, stealing items from the business, taking the business’ truck to transport the stolen items before returning the truck. Dakota M. Cournia and Matthew E.D. McClain, both 20, were charged Wednesday in Waukesha County Circuit Court with burglary and joyriding – both charges as a party to a crime. They each face up to 8-1/4 years in prison and $35,000 in fines. Waukesha police officers responded to a report of a burglary on Oct. 1 after unknown people entered Parts Hut, breaking a window with a rock and stealing items from the business, according to the criminal complaint. Follow us on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily …
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Richard A. Petarius, 76, shot at Waukesha police officers responding to a domestic abuse call in October, just two days after a mass shooting at a Brookfield spa, according to a criminal complaint.
A trial date is set for a man who is charged with nine felonies, including the attempted homicide of a police officer, after shooting at police who responded to a report that he was violating a domestic abuse restraining order, according to court records. Richard A. Petarius, 76, was in court Thursday where a plea hearing and a trial date were set. If Petarius does not come to an agreement with prosecutors in time for the July 12 plea hearing, a trial is scheduled to begin Aug. 13. Petarius pleaded not guilty in December for the incident that happened two days after a mass shooting at a Brookfield spa. He remains jailed in lieu of $500,000 bail. Petarius, who was a clown with Tripoli Shrine in 2008, is accused of pointing and shooting a …
Waukesha Police Department calls from May 7 through May 9.
The following information was provided in the Waukesha Police Department's call log from May 7 through May 9. Watch out, Jane. Apparently a man near Bristol Court and Woodridge Lane may think he is Tarzan. A caller reported to the Waukesha Police Department at 12:54 p.m. Tuesday that a neighbor has been acting a little strange recently. The man’s been pounding on his chest like a gorilla and shouting like Tarzan while outside, the caller reported to police. Police officers checked the area for the man, but he was not outside. The caller just wanted police to be aware of the man’s behavior. Follow us on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter In other Waukesha Police Department calls: