Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Man's fake injury, illness and identification do not avail him in misbegotten attempt to get hold of prescription narcotics.
- POLICE & FIRE
- Jim Price
Wednesday, February 13
Don't even ask where that blood came from. At 4:16 p.m. Feb. 2, a 41-year-old Milwaukee man was taken into custody for attempting to obtain prescription medication by fraud and obstructing an officer after he tried to get narcotics at Elmbrook Memorial Hospital, 19333 W. North Ave. The man came in with fake ID, wanting narcotic medicine for pain, he said. But he was uncooperative about being examined, and all his vital signs were normal. A doctor who had seen the man before warned that he was probably scamming, and police were called. Among other things, they found that the suspect had brought in a syringe of blood to spray on himself to make it look like he had an injury. The doctor who recognized him said that on an earlier occasion the …
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Charged in November with 12 felonies in Brookfield case of prescription drug thefts, James Kobs is reported, arrested and charged with taking a new pharmacy job where he also handled narcotics.
A Wauwatosa pharmacist who was out on bail while charged with a dozen felony counts, 11 for illegally obtaining narcotics and one for theft, was back in jail last week after he was found dispensing drugs again at another pharmacy. James D. Kobs, 50, of Wauwatosa was charged Friday in Waukesha County Circuit Court with felony bail jumping, punishable by up to six years in prison. According to the criminal complaint and court records, Kobs was reported to police by a part-time pharmacy technician at Omni Pharmacy, a Milwaukee clinic, who said that Kobs had become upset with him over the billing of a customer and had assaulted him. The technician told police the customer had been paying cash for prescriptions even though she qualified for …
Monday, January 21, 2013
Boy is searched on information that he may have marijuana but instead gives up prescription narcotics including Oxycodone, police say.
A 14-year-old student at Brookfield Central High School was arrested Tuesday for felony possession of narcotics and on a second misdemeanor count. At 10:40 a.m., police were called to investigate after school officials received tips that the boy might be in possession of marijuana. Instead, when he was searched, six pills of two different types were found inside a bag he was carrying. The boy claimed they were Advil and Tylenol, but two were in fact Oxycodone and the rest Darvon. The boy told police they were for his own use and that he was not distributing drugs to others. He was given a mandatory juvenile court date and was released to his parents. In other recent incidents: Jan. 11 A Brookfield man reported that between 11:15 a.m. and 1…