Thursday, May 16, 2013
Brookfield resident finds his home broken into and quickly comes to suspect one of his oldest acquaintance's daughter. According to police and the district attorney, he was right.
Burglary charges have been filed against a man and his girlfriend from Oconomowoc accused of breaking into the Brookfield home of a lifelong friend of the young woman's mother. The victim said he had often, and recently, helped out his friend's daughter with financial support. In a case just short of a year old, Calvin G. Rolbiecki Dobson, 30, and Natasha B. Harland, now 19, were charged last Friday in Waukesha County Circuit Court. Dobson is charged with burglary and as a repeat offender, having been convicted in 2008 of dealing cocaine. As such, he could face up to 12 years, six months in prison on the burglar charge and up to six more years as a repeat felon. Harland is charged as party to the crime of burglary, punishable by up to 12 …
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
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…
Friday, April 26, 2013
Robbers create strange diversion by dumping can of pennies on counter before demanding cash and cigarettes from clerks.
Clerks at a Brookfield gas station were robbed Saturday by two men, at least one of whom was thought to have a gun, police said. The clerks were able to hit an under the counter silent alarm, but the pair escaped with cash from the register and cartons of cigarettes. According to Brookfield police: At 8:36 p.m. April 20, police were alerted by a counter alarm, sounded twice, from Brookfield Place gas station, 3075 N. 124th St. Two men, dressed in black clothing and caps, had entered, officers were told. One of them was carrying a Pringles canister, which he upended on the counter, loudly spilling a load of pennies, which was thought to be some sort of attempt at diversion. They demanded money and Newport cigarettes, the staff told officers…
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
In the 'with friends like these' category, resident finds that while she was powdering her nose, visitor to her home was taking a powder with her jewelry and checks.
At 11:08 p.m. April 9, police were called to a home in the 16600 block of Willow Ridge Lane on a report of the theft of more than $45,000 worth of jewelry. The victim said she suspected a friend who had been visiting. She had gone to the bathroom and found her friend in her bedroom when she came out. She told police the suspect then made numerous visits to her bathroom. Police investigated and arrested a 52-year-old Brookfield woman for the theft of $45,000 to $50,000 worth of jewelry and for forging a check belonging to the victim. Her case was referred to the Waukesha County District Attorney's Office, but no charges have yet been filed. The suspect was convicted in 1998 on two counts of issuing worthless check, and five more counts were…
Sunday, April 14, 2013
Someone tried to break into three next-door Greenfield Ave. businesses in one night, but succeeded only once, and another entry in the same fashion occurred at Blue Mound Dairy Queen.
Over the course of an hour on the morning of April 5, as owners or managers of four Brookfield businesses called the police to say they'd found evidence of burglary when they arrived to open up. Three attempts, one successful, were certainly the work of the same actor or actors – they occurred in neighboring storefronts in the same Greenfield Avenue strip mall. Another successful break-in took place at a Dairy Queen some distance away on Blue Mound Road. All four incidents shared a common thread: The burglar or burglars tried to or succeeded in prying open the side or back doors. In both instances in which entries were made, the businesses' safes were opened. The first reported was at the Dairy Queen at 17440 Blue Mound Rd. At 9:47 a.m., …
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Without pausing to unload, couple steals a cart full of jeans, but they don't get far before being spotted, followed, and carted off to jail.
Perhaps you knew that it is a statutory crime to, specifically and separately from simple theft, "remove a shopping cart." A Brookfield police captain didn't, but he does now, and so do two suspects in a considerably more serious case of felony theft of a whole lot of pants. At about 7 p.m. April 2, a man and a woman entered the Sears store at Brookfield Square, got a shopping cart and headed for the men's apparel section. There, with no regard to size or price, they stuffed 63 pairs of mostly Levi's jeans and some cargo pants into the cart and headed for the door. Before store security could stop them, they wheeled it out and up to a nearby Pontiac Montana van with no front plate. They opened the side door, tilted the loaded cart, pushed …
Friday, April 5, 2013
'This guy' said he had these great Opening Day tickets at Miller Park. But 'this guy,' with ducats in hand, still hasn't come back with the ballpark passes.
In a private transaction, it's always best to let go of the cash with one hand only while taking hold of the goods with the other. At 12:39 a.m. March 26, a man called police to say he had been “hustled” out of $600 for Milwaukee Brewers Opening Day tickets. He said he and friends had met “this guy” at Bravo restaurant at the Brookfield Sheraton Hotel, 375 S. Moorland Rd., who said he had great seats for sale. They took him up on it, the victim said, and he collected and handed over the cash in the elevator lobby — at which point the salesman told him the tickets were in his room. He got on an elevator with their money and did not return. The police report did not say how long the victim waited before the light dawned — or what he told his…
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Late in the evening, when the drunks are often out, a concerned citizen calls in a driver who's 'all over the road.' But it turns out he just had his hands full.
Brookfield and other area police report that they are getting more concerned citizen calls about suspected drunken drivers and making more arrests based on having all those extra eyes on the roads. Of course, it isn't only the intoxicated drivers who can be dangerous. At 10:47 p.m. Sunday, a 53-year-old resident was cited for driving left of center after a caller reported him “all over the road” and a possible drunken driver. A patrol officer hurried to the scene and, sure enough, saw the suspect weaving all over the road. He proved, though, to be stone sober. He admitted he’d been driving with his knees while eating a McDonald’s sandwich with both hands.