Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Steve Flesch's family attempted to get him released from the hospital for about a month but were denied because his passport was stolen.
A 32-year-old Brookfield man who was shot and robbed in Costa Rica while on vacation has died, reported Patch media partners WISN 12. Steve Flesch's family had been trying to get him back to the United States as he laid in a hospital bed in Costa Rica for more than a month, and the family could not get him released. The hospital wouldn't release him because his passport was stolen, and they didn't get any cooperation from the U.S. Embassy. The family will now work on getting his body back. Flesch worked as a caddy at the Erin Holls Golf Course in Richfield.
Friday, May 3, 2013
After being robbed and shot in the Central American country, Steve Flesch has been there for more than a month. And his family is desperately trying to bring him home.
A 32-year-old Brookfield man who was shot and robbed in Costa Rica while on vacation remains stuck in that country, and his family is seeking the help of President Barack Obama to bring him home. As reported by Patch's media partners at WISN 12 News, Steve Flesch was in the Central American country when he was robbed by three juveniles and two adults, who shot him in the head. However, Flesch's family says he has been lying in a hospital bed in Costa Rica for more than a month, and the family cannot get him released. Nikki Lannert of Waukesha, Flesch's sister, said the hospital won't release him because his passport was taken, and they can't get any cooperation from the U.S. Embassy. So, now the family is asking Obama to help. Flesch …
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Weapon is found about a mile east of armed robbery scene and a day and a half later, leading police to believe it could be linked to the crime.
A sharp-eyed public worker found and turned in a gun police believe was possibly used in an armed robbery two days before. At 8:41 a.m. Feb. 7, a snowplow driver for the Waukesha County Highway Department reported that he’d found a black handgun in the right-of-way between the street and the sidewalk in the 17700 block of Blue Mound. It proved to be a Umarex CO2-powered BB gun, and police believe it may be the weapon used in an armed robbery of a clerk Feb. 5 at Brian's Gas and Go Mobil station, 19075 Blue Mound Rd., in the Town of Brookfield. The gun was found about one mile east of Brian's, indicating, if nothing else, the direction the robber fled if indeed it is the weapon he used. Brookfield city police turned the weapon over to their…
Thursday, August 2, 2012
A Milwaukee man tried to escape Pick 'n Save after stealing formula, but was thwarted by employees, charges allege.
A shoplifter hit a grocery store manager in the head with a bag of baby formula cans while trying to escape the store, charges allege. Nathaniel Wallace, 52, of Milwaukee, was charged in Waukesha County Circuit Court Thursday with armed robbery, battery, possession of drug paraphernalia and one count of bail jumping. If convicted, he faces up to 16 1/2 years in prison and $70,500 in fines. According to the criminal complaint: About 8 p.m. Wednesday, an employee and security officer at Pick ‘n Save, 12735 W. Capitol Dr., saw Wallace hide several cans of baby formula in a bag. The pair recognized Wallace as a repeat shoplifter at the store and began to follow him. As Wallace approached the east doors of the store, the employee tried to stop …
Thursday, November 10, 2011
An employee of The Vitamin Shoppe persuaded a man to drop his robbery attempt, warning there was a young girl in the store.
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- Joe Petrie
Thursday, November 10, 2011
A Franklin man tried to rob a Brookfield vitamin store but was persuaded to walk away empty handed after the clerk warned him there was a young girl in the store, charges allege. Milan Lakic, 32, was charged in Waukesha County Circuit Court Wednesday with attempted robbery with threat of force. According to the criminal complaint: Lakic took three items to the counter on June 3 at The Vitamin Shoppe, 15455 W. Blue Mound Rd. While the cashier was ringing him up, he put his hands in his pocket and demanded money. The employee asked him if he was robbing him and Lakic said he was. The clerk tried to tell Lakic he didn’t have any money, but Lakic again said to give him money. The employee warned Lakic there was another customer in the store …