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Port PD: Kids Throwing Rocks at Raccoons

A roundup of animal activity from the police blotter also includes a loose dog and a dog disrupting the garbage truck driver.

This is a weird one, and perhaps it's a good thing the kids were actually not just sitting in front of the Playstation/Wii/Xbox/you-name-it — but this is not a very good alternative.

Port Washington Police responded to a call at 6:37 p.m. Thursday about a group of young children in the 100 block of East Prospect Court.

The kids were throwing rocks at raccoons near a bunch of garbage bins.

The kids were warned and police spoke to their parents.

Apparently they have no idea what raccoons are capable of.

More from the reports:

  • Dogs chase cars, it's a known fact: Police received a call about a loose dog in the 700 block of West Grand Avenue at 2:07 p.m. Thursday. The 50-year-old owner said she was unsure how the dog got loose. Police warned the woman and gave her a week to get the dog a license with the city.
  • Be free! A garbage truck driver called police at 8:18 a.m. Sept. 17 about a dog that regularly gets loose in the 1300 block of Spinnaker Drive. He told police the dog prevents him from moving his truck as the dog is in the road. A neighbor came out to retreive the dog as the owners were not around. Hey — garbage smells good to those four-legged furballs ... that driver was practically wearing cologne.
Patricia Layton September 27, 2012 at 07:12 PM
People in Port Washington are really starting to slack off when it comes to keeping an eye on our children. Being a Port resident for 10 years, I admit it seems like a very safe area to let your kids run around untethered. There's plenty for them to do with the Interurban Trail, Possibility Playground, the marina and the Saukville Nature Preserve. Generally, articles report it is young boys between the ages of 10-17 causing trouble and committing minor crimes. That the number of these incidents is climbing is alarming. I am not blame-free. I let my son wander over the summer and he was responsible for one of the smaller crimes that was reported here. Thing is, I made CERTAIN he made restitution for his crime and also that he would never do anything like that again. He worked every weekend all summer for the people he wronged, lost 200 dollars in birthday money and got house jailed. I think more needs to be done to correct our young people's attitudes about right and wrong.
Anonymous September 30, 2012 at 09:44 PM
Patricia you need to snap out of it! A couple kids playing hooky or throwing rocks at racoons, is not anything to be alarmed about. I am more concerned about the rapid expansion of Port Washington Police ego's. I have been on the other-side and know how it feels to be neglected and made to look like an idiot by Ozaukee and Port. Police. I was the victim of a crime years back and was treated as a liar from the minute I talked to police. Now I hear reports of them beating a Mequon kid... I don't doubt that for a second! Port and Ozaukee police are some of the most corrupt and prejudice people I know. They are just a bunch of punk criminals that wear a badge and a gun. If I ever see one of them lay a finger on someone, I won't think twice to snap them like a twig.
jackie October 01, 2012 at 06:35 PM
Anonymous, do I see a little frustration towards Port police. Your comment " I won't think twice to snap them like a twig". makes me wonder if you feel you are above the law. What we are trying to teach our children by not doing stupid things and be responsible for their action is absolutely an contrast of your personal feeling about Port Police. If you break the law, you suffer the consequences. I believe in some of the minor crimes that have been committed by children, some have gotten off lightly. It is our responsibility as a parent to make sure that we are teaching our children right from wrong. Take accountability, and be responsible.
Terry October 02, 2012 at 12:19 AM
To begin with, have some balls to post as something more than Anonymous... Secondly, that is exactly the opposite of my experience with the Port Cops. I have found them to be polite and professional. If you treat them with respect, they will respond in kind. You behave like an ass, you deserve what you get. I live in port, and I pay my taxes here. My expectation of my police force, is that they give proper attention to the elements of our city that need attention. I want them encouraging criminals to live and commit crimes elsewhere. If you are one of those criminals, I want them paying you great attention....
josh October 05, 2012 at 10:14 PM
u guys are argueing about a kid throwing rocks at kids i mean come on kids will be kids . I don't see why this is a reason to get you panties in a bunch about parents. the thing today is also we have internet where everybody sees everything even 5 years ago we would not have heard this story at all the reason our numbers of kids commiting crimes is growing is we have more cops and a quiet town the cops have nothing better than stopping kids from throwing rocks at a raccoon.

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