Monday, May 13, 2013
A large contingent of police officers from the Milwaukee area and throughout the state are in Washington, D.C. to honor their fallen brothers and sisters, including Wauwatosa's Jennifer Sebena and Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Deputy Sergio Aleman.
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Monday, May 13
Wisconsin had a strong presence leading up to a candlelight ceremony Monday night at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C. Dozens of police officers from departments throughout the state made the trek to the nation's capitol to honor those who died in the line of duty, including Wauwatosa officer Jennifer Sebena and Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Deputy Sergio Aleman. Their names are among 321 names added this year to the memorial wall. Just before the Monday night vigil, Jason Newton, a reporter for Patch's media partners WISN 12 News, spoke with some of the Wisconsin officers who were on hand. “We knew all along that Jen earned her place on this wall,” Wauwatosa detective John Milotsky told Newton. “It’s all …
An amorous couple needed police assistance to deal with a “wardrobe malfunction.” Welcome to OMG PD.
Patch is highlighting some of the more unusual crime news from throughout southeastern Wisconsin in our feature, "OMG PD." Handcuffs and a third person kind of killed the mood here. "These birds don’t look angry, dad.” “Times are tough,” but Porterhouse steaks aren’t. This case of vandalism smells fishy. Me Tarzan. You suspicious. 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.
Friday, May 10, 2013
Investigation finds that vast majority of students and faculty at University of Wisconsin campuses — including Milwaukee — are not signed up for program that provides public safety updates.
On March 5, University of Wisconsin-Madison junior Eric Cardinal was working the late shift at a Shell station near campus when he read a text alert from the university warning of a suspected shooter on the loose: “Police looking for Male/Black wearing red & black flannel shirt headed west out of University Houses.” Then Cardinal saw a man in his store duck, as a police car rolled through the parking lot. “That’s when I assumed he was one of the suspects they were looking for,” Cardinal said. In the wake of campus shootings the past five years, police throughout the nation are using text alerts to deliver warnings and advice to students in emergency situations. The concise messages from the Safety Awareness For Everyone system are …
A number of law enforcement agencies, including Brookfield, attended the ceremony. Wauwatosa Police Chief Barry Weber was the keynote speaker at Friday's ceremony in Madison, which also recognized four other officers.
Madison — The Wisconsin Law Enforcement Memorial stands at the north corner of Capitol Square, a low circle of gray granite surrounding a bed of cheerfully bright flowers. A less ostentatious monument you are unlikely to find here, compared to the looming statues of Civil War officers and the incomparable Capitol itself. You’d be forgiven if you failed to recognize it as a memorial at all, or thought it just a convenient and decorative place to sit. Then you might notice the names. More than 260 names inscribed in the pale stone. Every one of them a Wisconsin law officer lost in the line of duty. Today there are five more, representing the two officers who fell while on watch last year, and three more whose deaths nearly 100 years ago had …
Waukesha County detective posing online as a teenage girl investigated a Milwaukee man who was sending sexual videos to the "girl" on multiple occasions, according to a criminal complaint.
A Milwaukee man, who works at a Brookfield bank, is accused of chatting with a detective posing as a 15-year-old girl and masturbating on a webcam feed he sent to the girl. Chad J. Jahn, 33, was charged Wednesday in Waukesha County Circuit Court with four counts of causing a child above age 13 to view/listen to sexual activity. If convicted, he faces up to 12 years initial confinement in prison and $40,000 in fines. A Waukesha County detective started chatting with a person who’s screen name was “paparoachcjj79,” telling the person, who was later determined to be Jahn, that the deputy was a 15-year-old girl. The deputy reminded Jahn on Nov. 26 when they chatted again that the “she” was 15 and in high school. Jahn told the deputy he was a …
Thursday, May 9, 2013
After property disappears from his business, owner installs video system and sees employee making off with microphones. Ultimately, he learns, he's out more than $13,000 worth of equipment.
A 21-year-old Milwaukee man has been charged with felony theft after police concluded that he had stolen and sold thousands of dollars worth of sound, light and video equipment from his Brookfield employer. Christopher M. Harris was charged Monday in Waukesha County Circuit Court with theft of property greater than $2,500, a Class I felony punishable by up to three years and six months in prison. According to the complaint: The owner of Majic Enterprises, 3265 Gateway Rd., which provides audiovisual support for concerts and special events, told police that from December 2011 through December 2012, he noticed he was missing equipment. In March 2012, he did a thorough inventory and, he said, determined there was too much missing for it to be…
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Driving west into Brookfield from Tosa, resident says she was on her way to Milwaukee – and, by the way, was dropping off her car for some work, but then again... maybe not.
It may be human nature to concoct a little story in your defense when confronted with a little blame. But when you're over 2½ times the legal alcohol limit, it can be hard to make the threads of deception hang together. As in the case of this driver. At 1:50 a.m. Monday, a 47-year-old Brookfield woman was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving, first offense, after she reacted rather suspiciously to just the sight of a Brookfield patrol officer. She and the officer crossed paths at Capitol Drive and 124th Street, where she was going west on Capitol and he was going north on 124th but about to turn the same way onto Capitol. Both stopped at the light in sight of one another. The officer said the woman got the green light first and …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Family of a 2002 Hamilton High School graduate tells the Brookfield Police Department Michael McCann had his first relapse after coming clean from an opiate addiction.
A 2002 graduate of Hamilton High School’s death is under investigation by the Brookfield Police Department after he was found unconscious and not breathing by his grandmother and uncle at a Brookfield home in February. The fatal drug overdose was 28-year-old Michael McCann’s first relapse after entering drug treatment at a detox facility for an opiate addiction, including for the abuse of oxycodone. Relatives reported McMann was clean until the overdose on Feb. 28, according to a search warrant filed recently in Waukesha County Circuit Court. He seemed “very happy” on Feb. 27 and told his uncle he was receiving a cash advance at work. McCann returned home from work around 6 p.m. Feb. 28, entered the bathroom at 6:15 p.m. and an hour later …
Pewaukee woman talks faster than she can think, and it's little wonder with the cocktail of illegal substances she admits she's been imbibing before driving.
A Pewaukee woman showed a little confusion about how much she'd had to drink after a traffic stop April 28, suggesting that however much it was, it was "not enough." Later, she admitted she had more than one reason for her difficulties. At 2:52 a.m., the woman, 55, was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving, first offense, after a traffic stop at West Capitol Drive and North Brookfield Road. A patrol officer going west on Capitol Drive at Calhoun Road saw her speeding toward him, turned around and paced her. He said she was going about 10 mph over the limit and was also changing lanes repeatedly, without signaling and for no apparent reason. When he pulled her over and walked up to her car, he first noted that she was speaking "extremely…
Monday, May 6, 2013
What's the average number of miles that ambulances in your community have on them? How many need to be replaced? Find out by searching for Patch's interactive database for information on ambulance fleets from local departments.
Patch surveyed fire departments throughout the metro Milwaukee area to learn more about their ambulance fleets. Use our searchable database to get information about the age, mileage and conditions of ambulances in your community.