Wednesday, May 2, 2012
The Sussex woman stole more than $350 in groceries from the Brookfield Metro Market, telling police she tried to take the food because she was having money problems.
A Sussex woman is facing charges that allege she tried to steal more than $300 in groceries from a Brookfield supermarket. Ashley N. Hoffmann, 23, was charged in Waukesha County Circuit Court Monday with one count of retail theft. If convicted, she faces up to nine months in prison and $10,000 in fines. According to the criminal complaint: At 10:20 a.m. Saturday, employees at Metro Market spotted Hoffmann trying to conceal merchandise and take and steal it from the store. While she was loading the items into her van in the parking lot, she was approached and asked to show a receipt, but Hoffmann said she didn’t have time and took off. She was stopped a short time later by a Wisconsin State Trooper on Capitol Drive. Hoffmann had $355 worth …
Friday, May 6, 2011
Sheriff's Department captain says county had 31 fatal overdoses in 2010.
A combination of prescription drug and heroin use is on the rise in Waukesha County, leading to drug deaths in the suburban communities, according to law enforcement. “Pharmaceuticals, the diverted type, the ones that are used for not their intended purpose, that is our biggest threat in combination of heroin,” said Waukesha County Sheriff's Department Capt. Chuck Wood, during Thursday evening's Drug Free Communities Waukesha County presentation at Steinhafels Furniture. The problem with prescription drugs is that people tend to view them as safe drugs, Wood said, but then become addicted to the substances. Illegal use of prescription drugs is an expensive habit and people will switch to heroin. Heroin is “highly, highly addictive,” Wood …
Thursday, April 28, 2011
With proper preparations, residents can keep safe during tornado season.
With spring begrudgingly moving forward and summer right around the corner, area residents are looking forward to warm days and sunny skies. However, this week's tornadoes throughout the south are a strong reminder we’re now in peak tornado season. Wisconsin averages about 20 tornadoes per year, which means residents need to be prepared. According to the Waukesha County Department of Emergency Preparedness, residents should keep following in mind to prepare for tornado season: U.S. Cellular of Wisconsin is offering these tips to residents to prepare themselves in case of a weather emergency:
Monday, April 4, 2011
Club team opens the season Monday at home against Waukesha West.
To the untrained eye, what goes on during a rugby match can be confusing indeed. While scoring is the ultimate objective in any sport, the process is also important. “The main goal is to maintain possession,” said Jacob Veley, the captain of the Menomonee Falls Rugby Club. “When you get tackled, you want to go to the ground and put the ball to the side and let your teammates help you.” Veley and the rest of his teammates have been preparing for several weeks for their opening game, at 5 p.m. Monday at home against Waukesha West. Falls will play its home games this season at Thomas Jefferson Middle School, located at W165 N8301 Lavergne Ave. Veley, a senior at Menomonee Falls and Mark Antrim, a junior, are the team captains. They will …