Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Wisconsin State Patrol spotted a vehicle that appeared to have been in an accident early Wednesday morning.
Editor's note: This article was updated at 6:45 p.m. Wednesday with more information about charges being filed. A 50-year-old West Allis man was arrested for his 13th drunken driving offense early Wednesday morning on Interstate 94 just east of Moorland Road. Kim F. Liebrecht was charged Wednesday in Waukesha County Circuit Court with his 13th operating while intoxicated offense. If convicted, he faces up to 7.5 years in prison. Liebrecht had a valid driver’s license at the time of his arrest. His last offense was in 2006 and his driver’s license was revoked for 3-1/2 years when he was also sentenced to 4-1/2 years in prison. Liebrecht remains jailed in lieu of $100,000 bail. According to the complaint: The trooper was on westbound …
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Milwaukee woman is charged after she tells Brookfield police officers someone stole her gun at Brookfield Square, when it actually was taken by a state trooper during a drug investigation at her home.
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Tuesday, September 18, 2012
A 26-year-old Milwaukee woman tried to report her handgun as stolen after it had been seized during a drug investigation at her home, a criminal complaint alleges. Samantha E. Haas was charged in Waukesha County Circuit Court Tuesday with obstructing an officer. If convicted, she faces up to nine months in jail and $10,000 in fines. According to the criminal complaint: On March 27, Haas went to the Brookfield Police Department and reported someone had stolen her gun and iPod out of her car. She didn’t know where the theft took place, but said she had recently been at Brookfield Square Mall and had left the sunroof open on her car with the items inside. Haas then gave officers a receipt for the gun, which she had recently purchased in West …
Sunday, July 29, 2012
A Greendale woman speeding and straying from her I-94 lane in Brookfield was intoxicated with six children in the car, the State Patrol says.
A Greendale woman drove drunk early Sunday morning with six children in a car, two of whom were lying unbuckled on the floor, the Wisconsin State Patrol alleged. Shelly Butler, 39, was arrested for operating a motor vehicle under the influence, 1st offense, with minor children in the vehicle under 16 years old, according to the Wisconsin State Patrol Southeast Region Waukesha Post. According to State Patrol Sgt. Gaetano Martino: At 1:05 a.m. Sunday, a State Patrol trooper stopped Butler on westbound I-94 east of Barker Road for speeding and deviating from her designated lane, nearly striking another vehicle. The trooper detected a strong odor of intoxicants and saw six children inside the car, including two lying on the floor underneath …
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
A driver pulled over for running a red light was nervous before an officer searched his car and found drugs, a charge alleges.
A Waukesha man was caught with marijuana in his car after running a red light in the Town of Brookfield, a criminal complaint alleges. Anthony J. Scaffidi, 19, was charged in Waukesha County Circuit Court Friday with one felony count of possession of THC, the active ingredient in marijuana. If convicted, he faces up to 3 ½ years in prison and $10,000 in fines. According to the criminal complaint: On Thursday, a Wisconsin State Trooper was travelling behind Scaffidi as Scaffidi exited I-94 at Barker Road, sped up to beat a yellow light but drove through the intersection while the light was red. When the trooper approached the car, Scaffidi was nervous and the car smelled of marijuana. The trooper searched the car and found three bags of …
Friday, February 10, 2012
Suspect told an officer he felt sick because he swallowed a marijuana blunt after being stopped by police.
A Milwaukee man told police he felt sick because he swallowed a marijuana blunt after being pulled over, charges allege. But that was the least of his problems — State Patrol troopers say they found cocaine in his engine bay, according to a criminal complaint. Kalvin Mehran A. Paige, 28, was charged in Waukesha County Circuit Court Wednesday with one count of possession with intent to deliver cocaine. If convicted, he faces up to 15 years in prison and $50,000 in fines. According to the complaint filed in court: A Wisconsin State Trooper on Jan. 4 stopped a speeding car on eastbound I-94 near Moorland Road. The trooper smelled marijuana in the car but the driver — Paige — said that smell was from a past smoking incident. He allowed the …
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Refinery problem in Illinois could increase local gas prices by 40 cents per gallon for a short time.
Don’t look now, but Wisconsin gas prices, particularly in the southeastern part of the state, may be on the rise – as much as 40 cents per gallon - as the Memorial Day weekend approaches. This time it has nothing to do with factors like volatility in the Middle East. The source of the problem is much closer, across the border in Illinois. “Midwest gas prices are likely headed up in the coming days due to problems at a refinery in Joliet, Illinois,” said Pam Moen, spokeswoman for AAA Wisconsin. “Wholesale gasoline prices in the Chicago market have risen about 40 cents since Friday. We will likely see those increases reflected in retail prices in the coming days.” Now for the good news. The refinery issue should be resolved within a few days…