Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Extra effort and resources will focus on both drunken driving and speeding as police seek to protect those out to enjoy the beginning of summer.
The High Visibility Enforcement OWI Task Force will be out this holiday weekend, with most metro area agencies deploying additional officers all weekend long for Memorial Day. Brookfield will be no exception. In fact, as usual the Brookfield Police Department takes a leading role in Task Force deployments. "The message is the same, and it really is rather simple," said Brookfield PD Capt. Phil Horter, the Task Force media and public relations coordinator for the whole region. "Do not drink and drive, because law enforcement will be out in force. "Our goal is certainly to deter, but if we can not deter, we will detect, and if necessary, detain." "We would also like to remind motorists that as the weather improves, they should expect and …
Brookfield man takes off at high speed hoping to elude patrol officer, but instead he multiplies his trouble.
A Brookfield man with around 2½ times the legal level of alcohol in his bloodstream tried to outrace a squad car rather than take a municipal ticket for first-offense drunken driving, according to a criminal complaint. As a result, Daniel P. Lonski, 23, is facing a criminal felony charge, as well as an OWI citation, for fleeing from an officer. If convicted, he would be looking at a sentence of up to three years and six months in prison. On the night of March 24, Lonski was spotted by a patrol officer driving an estimated 80 to 90 mph northbound on Brookfield Road. The officer turned off Bennington Drive to follow, hitting his emergency lights. Lonski slowed to 30 or 40 mph as he approached Gebhardt Road, the officer said, but then gunned …
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
A 23-year veteran of the Waukesha County Sheriff's Department remains under an internal investigation.
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A Milwaukee man is accused of pointing a BB gun that resembled a semi-automatic handgun in his former brother-in-law's face in Brookfield, according to a criminal complaint.
A Milwaukee man is accused of confronting his former brother-in-law by pointing a BB gun at the brother-in-law at his workplace in on Aug. 16. John M. Binter, 32, was charged Thursday in Waukesha County Circuit Court with negligent handling of a weapon, disorderly conduct and carrying a concealed weapon. He faces nearly eight years in prison if convicted because he previously was convicted of battery to a law enforcement officer. Binter’s former brother-in-law said he was walking to his car at Guhring, 1505 Commerce Ave., when Binter told him to “get the (expletive) out of the car” and showed him his pistol, according to the complaint. The man told police he was worried Binter would shoot him because Binter pulled out the gun and was …
Monday, May 20, 2013
According to a report from WISN 12 News, with the detective were two Menomonee Falls officers and one Waukesha police officer.
Updated at 6 p.m. Tuesday: The Waukesha County detective being investigated for drunken driving was operating a county-owned vehicle, according to a Waukesha County Sheriff's Department news release. The internal investigation remains ongoing. Original: A Waukesha County Sheriff’s Detective was arrested in Sparta early Sunday morning for operating a vehicle while intoxicated. Patch's partners at WISN 12 News reported that the detective, Bradley Anderson, was joined in the car by two Menomonee Falls officers and one Waukesha police officer. They were stopped at 2:30 a.m. A press release from the department indicated that Anderson — a 23-year veteran — was off-duty at the time of the arrest. While the department conducts an internal …
Concerned citizen, worried by clanging alarm that something is amiss at a neighbor's home, calls police, who fly to the scene but can't put the cuffs on this home-breaker.
A usually quiet, woodsy neighborhood of Brookfield is fortunately not going to the dogs, but it is certainly for the birds. At 6:07 p.m. May 8, a resident of the 18200 block of W. Burleigh Road called police to report an audible alarm going off repeatedly at the home of a neighbor two doors away. Worried there might be a break-in, the caller had gone to his neighbor’s home, he said, and didn’t see anything suspicious. He tried the doorbell, but no one answered. But the alarm kept sounding, he said, some sort of very loud outdoor system that sounded like a big bell. He noted to officers that there are ADT alarm company signs posted on the property. Most puzzling was that the alarm would sound for awhile, then stop, then turn back on, over …
Teen was huffing stolen propane inside his stepfather's home.
A Westfield teen is facing burglary charges stemming from his potentially explosive huffing habit, police say. The 17-year-old was recently charged with two counts of burglary of a dwelling and one count of intentionally abusing a hazardous substance. The teen was huffing propane, police say. According to the criminal complaint: On Jan. 31, police were dispatched to a home on Lois Avenue in Brookfield. The reporting person said his stepdaughters returned from home and the entire house smelled of propane. Just one week prior, the entire home had been filled with the substance while his stepson huffed it. Firefighters arrived on the scene and determined that the level of propane in the home was at a “near explosive” level. They ventilated …
So it’s finally starting to warm up in Wisconsin, and suddenly there’s a nudity epidemic. This is our weekly weird crime roundup, OMG PD.
Patch is highlighting some of the more unusual crime news from throughout southeastern Wisconsin in our feature, "OMG PD." Can I get a booth by the window with the view of the naked guy? If two officers see a naked guy and then he disappears, was he ever naked? Ten million organized activities, and these kids play “Paranoia” naked. It’s never too late to operate a widespread shoplifting operation. Seems like everything is being recorded nowadays. Everything. _____________________ The above items are from local police reports and criminal complaints. 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.
Saturday, May 18, 2013
The FBI compiles crime statistics annually and Patch has used that data to create a searchable database for Wisconsin information.
Every year, the Federal Bureau of Investigation uses data reported to it by nearly every law enforcement agency in the country to build a report on crime in the United States. Patch has taken the Wisconsin data and put it into a searchable database. Fill in the name of a community to see the number of reported property crimes in 2011, and click through to learn more about the types of offenses within each community.
The National Transportation Safety Board wants another lowering of the blood-alcohol standard for drunk driving. It stands at .08; the NTSB wants it at .05.
The National Transportation Safety Board wants the blood-alcohol threshold for drunk driving to be lowered to .05 from .08. Wisconsin followed the rest of the country from a .10 to .08 standard in 2003, under the threat of losing federal highway funds. The state had almost 29,000 DUI arrests in 2011, almost 10,000 fewer than in 2000 but still the sixth-highest per-capita amount in the country. And police regularly arrest people for driving with concentrations two and three times the current legal limit, and/or for multiple convictions. Will a lower limit make Wisconsin citizens safer in any way? Or is it simply an unnecessary government intrusion? Vote in our poll and comment below. Related polls: