Friday, March 15, 2013
Waukesha gas station robbery could be linked to Wednesday evening Subway robbery in Town of Brookfield.
A Speedway Gas Station in Waukesha was robbed early Friday morning, and the crime may be linked to Wednesday's robbery of a Subway shop in the Town of Brookfield, Waukesha police say. An employee at the Waukesha gas station pressed the hold-up alarm at 12:52 a.m. When officers arrived on scene, they learned a man wearing a black hoodie with a mask and jeans had robbed the convenience store. The man fled from the scene before police arrived, according to the Waukesha Police Department call record. The man did not display a weapon, however, he had his hand in the waistband, the call log states. More from the Waukesha Police Department: An employee informed police that one suspect entered their store, implied that he had a weapon, and …
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Business owner monitoring remote cameras spotted two people in the gas station after receiving a burglary alarm.
A 29-year-old Brookfield man was caught in the act when he was burglarizing a Waukesha gas station, according to the Waukesha Police Department. A business owner thought the burglary alert at the Hop It Market, 1610 Lincoln Ave., was just a false alarm at 4 a.m. Wednesday. But when he checked the gas station’s cameras remotely, he saw two people inside. The Waukesha Police Department set up a perimeter at the business with the assistance of the Waukesha County Sheriff’s Department as well as the Waukesha County Regional Bearcat, which is an armored rescue vehicle, according to a news release from Capt. Ron Oremus. Two people – a 29-year-old Brookfield man and a 25-year-old Colgate man – were arrested at 5:35 a.m. when they exited the …
Sunday, November 18, 2012
The Waukesha School Board approved a four-year contract for school resource officers, agreeing to pay more for what they call a valuable program.
Wednesday night, the Waukesha School Board unanimously approved a four-year contract for school resource officers, agreeing to pay more for what they call a valuable program. The increase in cost is worth the money, according to the district. “What started out as an efficient way to respond to calls at the high school has become an important part of our schools,” School Board Member Joseph Como said. "They've embraced the programs we have in the schools," Como added. "They've become friends with the students and administration and they're trusted by the students. They’re really incorporated into the schools." All three principals affirmed their support of the program, Como said. The program costs about $300,000 to run, according to a memo …
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
A 47-year-old Waukesha woman is charged with stealing money from a taxicab driver's wallet.
A 47-year-old Waukesha woman, who police say stole $250 from a taxi cab driver, told authorities she thought the money was her change, according to a criminal complaint. Michelle A. Young was charged in Waukesha County Circuit Court on Wednesday with one count of theft. If convicted, she faces up to nine months in prison and $10,000 in fines. On Aug. 10, Young and a friend took a taxi from Brookfield Square mall to Hannon’s Bar. Young sat in the front passenger seat and after paying and getting change back for the ride, she got out of the cab, the criminal complaint states. But before she walked away, Young told the driver she forgot her lighter, then reached down to the floor where she had been sitting and took something, accoding to the …
Friday, September 21, 2012
An off-duty police officer out for a jog witnesses the suspect sexually gratifying himself with an abandoned couch left on a curb, according to a criminal complaint.
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Friday, September 21, 2012
A 46-year-old Waukesha man is facing charges after an off-duty cop jogging through the Pebble Valley neighborhood found the man having sex with an abandoned couch set on a curb, according to a criminal complaint. Gerard P. Streator was charged in Waukesha County Circuit Court on Thursday with one count of lewd and lascivious behavior. If convicted, he faces up to nine months in prison and $10,000 in fines. According to the criminal complaint: At 11 p.m. Sept. 3, the off-duty Waukesha police officer was out for a jog on North University Drive near Pebble Valley Road when he spotted an abandoned yellow couch on the curb. He observed Streator by the couch and thrusting his hips as if he was having sex with a person. The officer approached …
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
One of the suspects worked at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel when he made the plan to get more money during the holidays, according to search warrant affidavit.
A 41-year-old Pewaukee man and a 33-year-old Hartford man were arrested by the Waukesha Police Department this week in connection to a scam where the men are accused of putting fliers in newspaper boxes in an attempt to collect tips from Elm Grove and Brookfield residents. The fliers said “it’s been a pleasure delivering papers,” according to a search warrant affidavit, and included an address on Silvernail Road and the name of a 33-year-old Hartford man. A detective with the Waukesha Police Department traced the Silvernail Road address to a mailbox that is rented from a UPS store. A Waukesha detective, who had made contact with 16 of 18 fraud victims, recovered $295 from the mailbox, according to the search warrant affidavit. Also working…
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Joel Hochmuth is suspended from work and authorities claim he had pornographic images on a thumb drive in the WELS offices in Wauwatosa.
Joel W. Hochmuth, 52, of Waukesha, communication director for the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS), had his bail set Thursday afternoon at $20,000 on three counts of possessing child pornography. Hochmuth faces up to 75 years in prison if convicted of the three felony charges. Detectives from the Waukesha Police Department met with a special agent from the FBI, who told detectives that Hochmuth was using the Internet handle “Skiguy10101” had child pornography on his computer depicting “pre-pubescent and adolescent boys engaged in various sexual acts.” Hochmuth told authorities that the number of images found on his computer in Waukesha “was nothing compared to what they would find in his office,” the complaint states. Hochmuth …