Tuesday, May 21, 2013
A roundup of the most recent activity from the police blotter also includes a missing gnome and a near gas drive off.
One resident's attempt at a "yard sale" ended in a call to the police. Port Washington police responded to a call at 3:30 p.m. May 16 in the 1400 block of West Grand about a vehicle parked on a homeowner's lawn with a "For Sale" sign, according to a police report. This is against city ordinance. Police spoke to the 59-year-old resident, who said the vehicle belonged to her son who was at work, the report said. The resident would tell her son to move it when he got home. More from the reports:
Monday, May 20, 2013
So it’s finally starting to warm up in Wisconsin, and suddenly there’s a nudity epidemic. This is our weekly weird crime roundup, OMG PD.
Patch is highlighting some of the more unusual crime news from throughout southeastern Wisconsin in our feature, "OMG PD." Can I get a booth by the window with the view of the naked guy? If two officers see a naked guy and then he disappears, was he ever naked? Ten million organized activities, and these kids play “Paranoia” naked. It’s never too late to operate a widespread shoplifting operation. Seems like everything is being recorded nowadays. Everything. _____________________ The above items are from local police reports and criminal complaints. In all incidents where an arrest occurred, a charge is merely an accusation and not evidence of guilt. The arrested person is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
Saturday, May 18, 2013
The FBI compiles crime statistics annually and Patch has used that data to create a searchable database for Wisconsin information.
Every year, the Federal Bureau of Investigation uses data reported to it by nearly every law enforcement agency in the country to build a report on crime in the United States. Patch has taken the Wisconsin data and put it into a searchable database. Fill in the name of a community to see the number of reported property crimes in 2011, and click through to learn more about the types of offenses within each community.
The National Transportation Safety Board wants another lowering of the blood-alcohol standard for drunk driving. It stands at .08; the NTSB wants it at .05.
The National Transportation Safety Board wants the blood-alcohol threshold for drunk driving to be lowered to .05 from .08. Wisconsin followed the rest of the country from a .10 to .08 standard in 2003, under the threat of losing federal highway funds. The state had almost 29,000 DUI arrests in 2011, almost 10,000 fewer than in 2000 but still the sixth-highest per-capita amount in the country. And police regularly arrest people for driving with concentrations two and three times the current legal limit, and/or for multiple convictions. Will a lower limit make Wisconsin citizens safer in any way? Or is it simply an unnecessary government intrusion? Vote in our poll and comment below. Related polls:
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
The public ceremony will take place Thursday in honor of National Police Week and National Peace Officers Memorial Day.
In recognition of National Police Week and National Peace Officers Memorial Day, Port Washington is having a ceremony Thursday night to honor police officers across the nation who have lost their lives or became disabled while on duty. The public ceremony will begin at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at St. Peter's Catholic Church. Related: See photos from last year's ceremony. May 15 is recognized as National Peace Officers Memorial Day. More than 19,000 names of fallen law enforcement officers are etched into the walls of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial — and more are added every year. The names of 321 officers killed in the line of duty – including Wauwatosa slain police officer Jennifer Sebena and Milwaukee County deputy Sergio …
The driver of the jeep ignored officers' requests to stop the vehicle, and the nude man was gone when law enforcement caught up.
A nude man in a Jeep caught the eye of two kids walking with their dad in Port Washington's downtown, prompting a call to police and a short car chase — and though the naked man was nowhere to be found, a Milwaukee man is facing charges. Joseph Whitaker, Jr., was charged Friday in Ozaukee County Circuit Court with eluding an officer and faces $10,000 in fines and 3 years, 6 months in prison; he could also lose his license for 6 months. A Thiensville police officer was walking with his 9- and 7-year-old boys on May 8 in the lower parking lot of the Holiday Inn in Port's downtown when the kids began running towards their dad talking about a "naked guy in a car down there," according to the criminal complaint. The 9-year-old mentioned that it…
The 21-year-old man had taken the car from his grandfather without permission. Find out how far he drove before he was caught.
A 21-year-old Menasha man is facing charges after taking his grandfather's car for a road trip without his permission. Jason Ebben was charged in Ozaukee County Circuit Court on Monday with operating a motor vehicle without owner's consent — repeater. He faces $10,000 in fines and 6 months in prison; he could face additional 4 years prison because of it being a repeat offense. Ebben's grandfather called police on Thursday after Ebben left his Menasha home in his vehicle without permission, according to the criminal complaint. The vehicle was identified as a 2004 maroon Honda civic, and the license plate number was reported. On Friday, Port Washington police noticed a car matching that description in Port. The officer confirmed that Ebben …
Monday, May 13, 2013
A roundup of police reports also includes fly away furniture and a possible attempt to tip a port-o-potty.
An early morning bike ride is making a Port Washington neighbor upset. The Port woman called police at 9:57 a.m. May 6 to complain about noise caused early in the morning because of a neighbor who leaves on his Harley, the police report said. The woman wanted the neighbor to use a different vehicle, according to the report. Police advised her they could not tell the neighbor which vehicle to use. Police said they would monitor the area to see whether the noise was unreasonable, the report said. More from the reports:
An amorous couple needed police assistance to deal with a “wardrobe malfunction.” Welcome to OMG PD.
Patch is highlighting some of the more unusual crime news from throughout southeastern Wisconsin in our feature, "OMG PD." Handcuffs and a third person kind of killed the mood here. "These birds don’t look angry, dad.” “Times are tough,” but Porterhouse steaks aren’t. This case of vandalism smells fishy. Me Tarzan. You suspicious. The above items are from local police reports and criminal complaints. In all incidents where an arrest occurred, a charge is merely an accusation and not evidence of guilt. The arrested person is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
Friday, May 10, 2013
Investigation finds that vast majority of students and faculty at University of Wisconsin campuses — including Milwaukee — are not signed up for program that provides public safety updates.
On March 5, University of Wisconsin-Madison junior Eric Cardinal was working the late shift at a Shell station near campus when he read a text alert from the university warning of a suspected shooter on the loose: “Police looking for Male/Black wearing red & black flannel shirt headed west out of University Houses.” Then Cardinal saw a man in his store duck, as a police car rolled through the parking lot. “That’s when I assumed he was one of the suspects they were looking for,” Cardinal said. In the wake of campus shootings the past five years, police throughout the nation are using text alerts to deliver warnings and advice to students in emergency situations. The concise messages from the Safety Awareness For Everyone system are …