Police Report: Packers Tickets, Terrorist Concerns and More
The latest police reports also include a man calling for ambulances to try to get prescriptions his physician wouldn't fill.
A Hartland man was seeing red rather than green and gold after allegedly being scammed out of season Packers tickets.
The man called Brookfield police Sept. 6 to report he had paid $9,000 for season Packers tickets but never got them.
Police said the matter appeared to be a civil dispute, not criminal fraud.
In other recent calls to police:
Terrorists living next door? A woman in the 19000 block of Brookdale Drive called police at 8 p.m. Wednesday to say she believed her next-door neighbors were “known terrorists,” based on information that was in Readers Digest “back in the 1970s."
She said she has seen her neighbors engaging in numerous transactions "exchanging boxes and envelopes" and wanted to know how she could contact Homeland Security. Police checked the neighbors’ identification and found no problems. The woman later changed her mind, telling police, “There is nothing, cancel it” and hung up.
Dog bite: A 65-year-old woman said she was bitten by a German shepherd Thursday at West Greenfield Avenue and South Calhoun Road. The Elmbrook Humane Society was notified. More details were not available.
Long walk home: Officers stopped a woman walking about 2 a.m. Friday at North 129th Street and West Lisbon Road. The woman said she was walking home to Germantown from Miller Park after an argument with her boyfriend.
Stealing the shirt: Representatives from Ottawa University, 245 S. Executive Drive, asked police to prosecute a Pewaukee woman seen by cleaning staff taking a sweatshirt from the reception area without paying for it at 9:15 p.m. Wednesday.
Domestic dispute: A 27-year-old man was referred to the Waukesha County District Attorney’s office for charges after a woman alleged he shoved her, bit her on the face and tried to strangle her during an argument about 10 p.m. Friday in the 13000 block of Kent Ave. She said the man was the father of her baby.
Oops, it was an accident: Police got reports of possible shots fired or fireworks in the area of the 17000 block of Gebhardt Road about 10:45 a.m. Friday. An investigation found a woman in the 16900 block of Patricia Lane had thrown an old cardboard box into her fire pit, not knowing the box contained some old fireworks which exploded.
Fool me once…. Brookfield paramedics were called to McDonald’s, 300 N. Moorland Road, about 6:45 p.m. Friday, for a 35-year-old man complaining of abdomen pain. After taking him to Elmbrook Memorial Hospital, they learned the man had been to hospitals 15 times in the past three days trying to get prescriptions. He was warned, released and taken to a bus stop.
Fool me twice…. Paramedics were called to PETCO, 16095 W. Blue Mound Road about 12:30 p.m. Saturday, for the same 35-year-old man complaining of stomach pain. The connection wasn’t discovered until he was taken to Froedtert Lutheran Memorial Hospital where he was warned about proper use of 911 and ambulances. After finishing his prescription meds too quickly, his physician wouldn’t refill his prescription and the man was trying to get hospitals to do it, reports say.
Domestic dispute: A 34-year-old woman was referred to the Waukesha County District Attorney’s office for charges after she broke her own hand in an argument with her boyfriend about 3 a.m. Saturday in the 1300 block of N. Brookfield Road and was hospitalized.
Tequila lift: Police were trying to locate a man who stole a bottle of tequila from Pick ‘N Save, 12735 W. Capitol Drive about 12:45 p.m. Saturday.
That’s my parking space: A Germantown man on Saturday reported a verbal altercation in the Brookfield Square mall parking lot near the food court. He said he and his wife were waiting to drive into a parking space after a car backed out of it. But another car took the spot from them. A teenage driver yelled obscenities at his wife, threatening them to get out of there, the man said.
Not petty cash: A 17-year-old cashier at Sears, 115 S. Moorland Road, was arrested and cited with theft Saturday for allegedly stealing $1,800 in cash from his cash drawer over the past few months.
9/11 feud on 9/11: Officers were called at 3:37 a.m. Sunday about a loud, screaming argument in the 17700 block of Primrose Lane. Police found two intoxicated people who said they had been arguing about 9/11 topics and about “their drinking habits.” Officers told the man, 62, and his wife, 48, to close their windows and go to sleep.
Laundromat trouble: A patron at Loads of Fun Laundromat, 2495 N. 124th Street, called police after 8 a.m. Sunday to seek help stopping a washing machine that wouldn’t stop spinning, saying there was no emergency contact information at the business. After calling the business’ key holder, police learned there was an emergency contact number listed inside and the machine was stopped.
Facebook threats by 13-year-old: A woman on Osage Trail called police shortly after midnight Monday, asking that officers contact a 13-year-old boy at Whitnall Middle School who she said was sending Facebook and text threats to her son, who formerly was friends with the boy. She asked that he be told to stop making threats.
A school, not a dump: Someone dumped two older model dehumidifiers next to Burleigh Elementary School late Sept. 5 and then on Sept. 6 left an armchair in the playground. The school notified police.
Rental truck listed as stolen: Enterprise, 4445 N. 124th Street, asked police to list a 26-foot international box truck as stolen after a customer had failed to return it. The business said the customer had rented three such trucks to haul freight for his trucking business but stopped paying so was ordered to return them by July 15. He returned one truck in August and another on Sept. 6 but not the third.
Money gram scam: A man in the 3000 block of Lilly Road reported Wednesday he received a Federal Express money gram for $955 to work as a secret shopper at Wal-Mart. The note directed him to keep the $200 as payment and wire the remainder to another location. The man did not cash or wire the money and called police.
Stealing meat, driving drunk: A 27-year-old man was charged with first-offense drunken driving and misdemeanor retail theft for allegedly stealing $131.83 worth of meat at 3:22 a.m. Thursday from Pick ‘N Save, 12735 W. Capitol Drive, and then driving with a blood-alcohol level of 0.16.
Fight on school bus: Two female students, ages 14 and 17, at Brookfield East High School, 3305 Lilly Road, started fighting at a school bus stop Thursday morning in Milwaukee and continued the argument on the bus, a high school principal told police. School officials warned both students and contacted their parents, asking police to not issue any citations and allow the school to handle it internally.
Laptop stolen from school: Someone took a laptop from Wisconsin Hills Middle School, 18700 W. Wisconsin Avenue, sometime between June and Sept. 7, the school reported Thursday.
The above items are from reports from local police departments. In all incidents where an arrest occurred, a charge is merely an accusation and not evidence of guilt. The arrested person is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.