Police Reports: Postal Worker Cuts Corners to Finish Route on Time

A postal worker drove over a muddy, grassy median in a rush to get his mail delivered, according to police reports. Other recent incidents include thefts of Obama signs, Halloween lights and a snow blower.

"Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night" will keep the mail from being delivered, so says an inscription on a New York City post office.

But traffic delays might.

A 50-year-old male postal worker was seen making a U-turn over a muddy, grassy median on Burlawn Parkway about 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, according to police reports.

He told an officer that he was panicking that he wasn't going to finish his mail route in time and he needed to switch directions from the northbound lanes to the southbound but it was tough to do U-turns there, reports said. So he drove over the median.

He got a warning and his supervisor was notified.

In other recent calls to Brookfield police:

Complaint about Twitter message: a 16-year-old Brookfield girl came into the police station with two friends about 8:30 p.m. Wednesday to complain about cyber bullying. But the "insulting message" posted on Twitter was not deemed to be threatening or harassing in a manner that police could prosecute.

Theft of Obama sign: A resident in the 16600 block of Burleigh Place reported Wednesday that someone had stolen his Obama/Biden campaign yard sign from his front yard sometime overnight Saturday into Sunday.

Stolen car or memory? A Wauwatosa man called Brookfield police about 11:30 a.m. Wednesday to report someone had entered his locked 2011 Dodge Dakota pickup truck and stolen it from the Kohl's lot, 2315 N. 124th St. He walked home and called police. Officers, however, found the pickup parked in front of the Piggly Wiggly store — right next door to Kohl's. There were no signs it had been stolen or driven.

Halloween decorations stolen: A $60, three-foot string of Halloween lights (ghosts and pumpkins) was stolen overnight Tuesday into Wednesday from the 3400 block of Edge O Woods Dr., a homeowner reported.

Wallet stolen at new Target: A 33-year-old woman called police Tuesday to report someone had stolen her wallet from an unattended cart Saturday at Target, 12725 W. Bluemound Rd. Her wallet was found but a debit card was missing and a credit card had been used for unauthorized purposes. Investigators to review store surveillance video.

Gas leak report investigated: What began as an alert about a gas leak near U.S. Bank, 16900 W. Capitol Dr. at 3:15 p.m. Tuesday ended up being a report that construction crews there were cutting out old pipes and the odor posed no danger.

Swerving car strikes construction barrel: Police received a report at 12:33 p.m. Tuesday that a car was "swerving all over" the road on West Capitol Drive near Pilgrim Road. Officers stopped the driver and determined the 83-year-old male driver had a history of diabetes and his blood sugar was low. He told police he couldn't remember where he broke his passenger side mirror by striking a construction barrel but couldn't remember where. The man ate at Culvers to raise his blood sugar.

Pranks involving Kotex: A citizen asked police Tuesday to increase night-time patrols in the neighborhood around Bartlett Drive and Bartlett Court because juveniles were engaging in ongoing problems such as speeding, stealing driveway markers and "sticking Kotex to various objects."

First snow blower theft of season? A Toro brand snow blower was reported stolen from a shed in the 2000 block of Michelle Drive. The homeowner said Tuesday that the theft occurred sometime in the past three weeks, and she suspected the thief worked for a landscaping company.

Fight at Brookfield Square mall: Mall security broke up an argument between two young women in the Boston Store parking lot, one of whom allegedly kicked and cracked the windshield of the other woman's car about 11 a.m. Tuesday. A 19-year-old woman was cited with municipal tickets for disorderly conduct and criminal damage to property. The other, an 18-year-old Greenfield woman, was arrested because she had active warrants through the Milwaukee County sheriff and Greenfield police departments.

Oh Canada! An 89-year-old Brookfield man said he got a call purportedly from his grandson who said he was arrested in Canada for cocaine possession and needed two wire transactions of $3,600 to get out of jail. The man didn't buy it, made a phone call and confirmed his grandson was actually at the Air Force Academy. He ignored the call but wanted police to know.


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.


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