Police Report: Child Stung by Playground Hornet, Nest Removed

A roundup of recent activity from the police department includes lighthouse jumping, stolen clothes and a man loitering behind a local restaurant.

This visit to the playground didn't end the way one child hoped, but hopefully police efforts will prevent it from happening again.

At 8:39 p.m. Friday, police received a call from Possibility Playground in Upper Lake Park, according to the police report. The caller said a hornets' nest was found inside a "talking pipe" on the equipment.

Hornet spray was obtained and the nest was destroyed; the area was cleaned up of any poison that a child could come into contact with.

More from the reports:

  • You can take a tour, you know: The Port Washington Police Department received a call from marina staff after noticing two or three people climbing the lighthouse — and then jumping off. Police responded to the scene and found two people leaving the area who were spoken to and warned, but they denied actually going on the lighthouse.
  • A clean crime: A 36-year-old Port man called police at 11 p.m. Friday from the Maytag Coin Laundry, 207 W. Seven Hills Rd. He told police his his clothing and bed linens were stolen from the dryer, and that this was the second time it had happened.
  • Um ... Police noticed a 21-year-old Port man hanging out behind George Webb at 3:14 a.m. Wednesday. The man could not offer police a reason for why he was there, and he was issued a citation for loitering.
Bridgett Bartlein Drews July 25, 2012 at 11:31 AM
That was my grandson that was stung, not once but 6 times. Luckily there was a man there that was a beekeeper & had an ointment in his car. My grandson is fine & a BIG thank you to the man for helping him!
Bethel Metz July 25, 2012 at 12:50 PM
Ms. Drews, That was my husband, Mike, who just happened to be there helping the Job's Daughters set up their cream puff and smoothie stand for Fish Day right next to the park. We had been checking on some hives that afternoon and he still had our mobile kit with him in the truck. I am glad that he was there right at that exact moment and was able to help. Thankfully the nest was taken care of before it could happen to another child. Hornets are nasty little predators, and this could have been a lot worse. Hope he is all healed!
Bridgett Bartlein Drews July 25, 2012 at 06:55 PM
He's good to go & we all thank you so much! Sometimes timing is everything! He just turned 2 the end of May & have no clue as to allergies but atleast we didn't have to find out. I'm glad the hive was destroyed & no other child was hurt. You never know where the hives are until it's to late.


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