Police Report: Janitor Dispute and Soccer Brawl
Latest police calls include arrests for battery at the Brookfield Indoor Soccer Complex, a traffic dispute at Dixon Elementary School and more.
An elementary school janitor got in an altercation with parents picking up their children after school, according to police reports.
The janitor, arriving for work, tried to drive around other cars about 3:50 p.m. March 28 at Dixon Elementary School.
"Threats and profanities were exchanged," a police report said.
Two males got out of a car to confront the janitor, who "had armed himself with a stick," the report said. After police arrived and diffused the situation, the janitor agreed to arrive at the school a little later in the future to avoid parent traffic.
In other recent police calls:
Soccer brawl becomes battery: A perceived bad call by a referee in a soccer game led to a brawl involving a half-dozen people March 30 at the Brookfield Indoor Soccer complex, 19485 W. Lisbon Road. There was a pushing and shoving match and a 35-year-old Sussex man punched another man in the mouth. A 23-year-old Franklin man punched another man in the nose. Police arrested the two men and recommended charges, respectively, of battery and substantial battery.
Gas drive-off: A woman's check to pay for $35.37 in gas and cigarettes at Dennis Mobil Mart, 14035 W. Capitol Dr., was denied on Monday. She promised to return with money but never did. She received a municipal citation for fraud on an innkeeper.
GPS theft: Someone broke a window to enter a 2004 Ford Focus parked in the Toys 'R Us parking lot and stole a $60 pink GPS system and $10 gaming tray about 7 p.m. Sunday.
Chimney fire: A chimney was struck by lightning Sunday and another house chimney had a small fire, prompting the fire chief to remind residents to keep their chimneys cleaned. The lightning strike occurred to a home in the 3700 block of Richland Parkway about 5 p.m. Sunday.
How not to water plants: A resident in the 2900 block of River Birch Drive called police to report someone had stuck in his flower pot a Fiji water bottle, Milwaukee Best Light beer can and Jergens hand lotion bottle.
Bliss Bridal not so bliss: Police were investigating the theft of five special occasion dresses, one matching jacket and a shawl from Bliss Bridal, 14685 W. Capitol Dr. The dresses, hanging on a display rack near the store's rear door, were taken sometime between March 27 and March 29.
Underage drinking: Two 17-year-old men received municipal citations for underage drinking after being caught drinking near the main entrance to the old gym at Brookfield Central High School, 16900 W. Gebhardt Road, about 1:22 a.m. Sunday.
Ding-dong-ditch: A resident in the 4500 block of N. 148th St. called police about 10 p.m. April 2 to say a "large group of young teens" were playing ding-dong-ditch, ringing doorbells and running away, at several neighborhood homes.
"Michigan murderer": A man in the 1200 block of Edwards Street called police April 2 to say he knew who was the "Michigan murderer." Officers said the man could not articulate or support his claim.
Earrings theft: Two 15-year-old girls received municipal citations for retail theft for stealing earrings April 1 from various stores in Brookfield Square mall — JC Penney, Charlotte Russe and Claire's.
Limo fender-bender: A limousine and Honda car collided near N. Moorland Road and W. Blue Mound Road shortly before 5 p.m. April 1. There were no injuries. Further details were not immediately available.
Retail theft: Two women, 18 and 19, were cited for municipal retail theft after Kohl's Department store employees caught them stuffing jewelry, children's items and men's underwear in a purse at the bottom of a cart April 1.
Grandma, can you bail me out of jail?: Two men tried to defraud a Brookfield woman over the phone April 1. One said he was a police officer and the other said he was her grandson and needed her to wire him money through Western Union to bail him out of jail. He gave the woman, a Stockton Court resident, an address in the United Kingdom. She refused and her daughter called police.
Screen cut: Someone cut a backdoor screen near its door handle in a home in the 14900 block of Pomona Road sometime between 7:30 p.m. March 31 and 7:30 a.m. April 1, the homeowner reported.
Rubbish fire: Police were notified of smoke and fire at the Russo Trading Co., 4235 N. 127th Street, but employees had put out the fire in tires and rubbish after 1 p.m. March 30.
Internet crime: Brookfield police assisted a Dunn County sheriff's department investigation of harassing emails sent by an alleged 13-year-old boy in Brookfield named "John Guy" on Facebook. The investigation showed the suspect may have lived in Butler.
Road rage with gun: Police were investigating a complaint that a motorist pointed a gun at another driver during a road rage dispute about 2 p.m. March 29 on eastbound I-94 near Pewaukee Road. After both entering the interstate at Highway TT, one car suddenly braked in front of another and both drivers exchanged obscene hand gestures. One driver then pointed a gun at the other, who called police.
Barking dogs: A man in the 19100 block of Ashbourne Lane received a municipal citation for barking dogs after a neighbor called police about 11 a.m. March 29 to complain three dogs had been barking outside and it was an ongoing problem. Officers found the dogs outside and the 53-year-old owner was not home.
Suspicious driver: Police received a call about 4:30 a.m. March 29 about a tan Dodge Caravan driving erratically. Upon further investigation it was determined to be a paper deliverer.
Recycling enforcement: Police advised managers of the Pick 'N Save at 12735 W. Capitol Dr., that it had received a complaint that store employees have been disposing of eight-foot florescent light bulbs in the rear trash. The anonymous caller had contacted Waste Management, who said the caller should contact police.
Half-baked idea: A male on March 28 tried to scam a Brookfield Cousins Subs restaurant out of $1,300 by calling and posing as a company corporate executive. The alleged executive said a customer was threatening to press charges. He said the customer had lost his wallet containing $1,300 at that Cousins store, 3815 N. Brookfield Road, and when it was recovered, it was missing the money. The alleged executive said he would send a cab to get the money for the customer. The employee refused and told a supervisor who said it was a scam.
Warning at mall: Security at Brookfield Square mall received three complaints that a man was watching youth and touching himself inappropriately in the food court. Officers watched the man and saw no lewd activities, but the man — who said he was taking a break after being at a job fair at a nearby hotel March 28 — was told to leave the mall.
Harassing phone call: A female employee at the Sunglass Hut in Brookfield Square mall said she got a harassing phone call during work on March 26. The caller asked her what kind of panties she was wearing and if he could buy them off her, among other comments. She refused. The call listed to a pay phone.