Every once in awhile the police log breaks out of 10-codes and police terminology and an officer inserts a little humor in providing a report.
Called to the 's dog exercise area about 2 p.m. Sunday, an officer reported that while a man and his 5-year-old dog Harcourt "were experiencing the freedom of our city's dog park," Harcourt "decided to pleasure himself with some other female K-9."
The officer said the female dog's owner "did not appreciate the complainant dog's advances and thus threatened to punch the complainant."
Harcourt's owner is legally blind but another park-goer gave him a description of the person who threatened the punch, saying that man had been "verbal with others before."
Harcourt's owner said he just wanted the incident documented.
In other recent police calls:
That's one way to cut your utility bill: A woman in a four-family residence called police Monday to complain she found her washer and dryer unplugged from the basement outlet and her neighbor's dehumidifier plugged in it instead.
The woman, in the 2300 block of Brook Springs Dr., said she had talked to her neighbor about this issue a week prior and wasn't happy about paying utility costs for her neighbor's electricity use.
Police told her to seek resolution through the landlord and to talk again with the neighbor.
"The matter has been temporarily resolved." That's the ending phrase used in some police calls. Like these two:
- Police were called to the shopping center at 17300 W. Bluemound Rd. about 12:45 p.m. Sunday. The problem? An employee at Halloween Express was arguing with an employee from Men's Warehouse about whether Men's Warehouse was taking up too many parking spots. Police counseled both and left, saying "the matter has been temporarily resolved."
- About 7 1/2 hours later, police were called to a home in the 15000 block of W. North Ave. by a woman who said her husband was threatening to harm their dog and she wanted her spouse to leave for the night. Officers said the couple had been arguing about back-to-school shopping and their dog defecating in the house. After talking with both and determining neither would leave, officers left, reporting, "the matter has been temporarily resolved."
Port a potty in road: It blocked traffic near 15565 W. Bluemound Rd. about 6 p.m. Sunday until county highway workers could come remove it. Authorities said it might have fallen off a vehicle getting gas at a station there.
Harassment: A woman appeared to be going down a list of her husband's co-workers from Aurora West Allis, trying to find the one with whom she believed her husband was having an affair. One of the homes she stopped by about noon Sunday was a Brookfield woman's Harvest Lane home. The Brookfield woman, 39, said the visitor — a woman about 50 years old — wasn't threatening and appeared to be checking a list of people. The homeowner told police she didn't know the woman or her husband.
Wedding reception dispute: Police were called to the about 11 p.m. Sunday after a guest said a woman slapped him in the face three times while at a wedding reception. The 63-year-old woman admitted she slapped the 53-year-old Muskego man, apologizing and saying she did it because he had made a derogatory comment about his soon-to-be ex-wife. The man later said he had hearing loss and planned to go to the doctor to learn the cause; the woman said if the slaps were responsible she would pay the medical bills.
Counterfeit money: Discovery of a fake $5 bill passed Saturday at , 12735 W. Capitol Dr., prompted police to contact the Secret Service. At the same grocery store, a regular customer tried to pass a fake $10 bill but store employees believed the customer, a woman in her 50s, had no idea it was counterfeit until the store told her so. Secret Service was notified about that case, too.
Intoxicated man on lawn: A Dechant Road resident sais she came home to let her dog out about 1 p.m. Monday and saw a 21-year-old man who appeared to be "passed out cold" lying on his lawn, breathing but unresponsive. She said it looked like there was a bottle of alcohol next to him. An ambulance came and took him to Elmbrook Memorial Hospital where officers found he had a warrant for larceny.
Injured bat: told police it would investigate its options after a resident in the 4500 block of Three Meadows Drive said she found an injured bat lying on a nearby path about 5 p.m. Saturday.
Beer run? A man complained his neighbor's house was playing loud music but when he went there to ask them to turn it down, no one answered the door. Police found the house in the 18500 block of Arcadia Place unoccupied with windows open and a note for pet-sitters. They secured the house and turned off the music.
Boat trailer stolen: Someone stole scaffolding rings, steel studs and a 20-foot boat trailer possibly sometime on Aug. 26 from a business in the 4400 block of N. 124th St. The value of the stolen goods was about $10,000.
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.