Monday, April 8, 2013
Alcoholism is not a moral weakness, but a family disease that is treatable, from which people can and do recover, says the Ozaukee County ATOD Prevention Consortium.
Editor's note: The following press release was submitted by the Ozaukee County ATOD Prevention Consortium. Before one more high school student dies in an alcohol-related accident, or another college student dies of alcohol poisoning, or another family breaks up because of alcohol, the seriousness of the public health problems associated with alcohol and alcoholism must be brought into focus through the spotlight of public awareness. Alcoholism is not a moral weakness, but a family disease that is treatable, from which people can and do recover. In fact, millions of individuals and family members are living lives in long-term recovery from alcoholism! April is the 27th Annual NCADD Alcohol Awareness Month. Founded and sponsored by the …
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
A round up of recent activity from the police blotter also includes a complaint about loose dogs, an exterminator and stolen candy.
Among other things, it makes you wonder what this kid had for breakfast. Police responded to the Port Washington High School at 9:18 a.m. Friday after staff were concerned that a student was "under the influence," according to police reports. Police issued the student a preliminary breath test, and the student registered at .07 BAC. Officers gave the 17-year-old a citation for underage alcohol consumption. More from the reports:
Thursday, February 14, 2013
After concerns and suggestions from Port Washington business owners surfaced regarding the proposed changes to the city's liquor ordinance, officials have reworked some of the wording in the law, which will now wait until early March for approval.
Port Washington officials continue to clean up wording of the new liquor ordinance while addressing concerns from city business owners, and approval of the law has now been pushed back a couple weeks. City officials met with several business owners on Wednesday afternoon to dicuss the ordinance, and concerns surrounding the required security plan seemed to continue to top the list. In applying for a liquor permit, new business owners will be required to present an agreed upon security plan between themselves and Police Chief Kevin Hingiss, and Ald. Jim Vollmar said that leaves him concerned about the potential tenants' rights to negotiate what a responsible security plan might be. "It's got to be fair for everybody, and there's got to be a…
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
A roundup of recent activity from the police blotter also includes an odd violation of a restraining order as well as a stolen jacket for money owed.
You know you've had too much when ... you don't know you've had too much. That was seemingly the case for this 46-year-old Port woman out drinking at 7:37 p.m. Friday at Sundance Tavern, 551 N. Wisconsin St. Port Washington police were called to the tavern after the woman threw a shot glass at the bartender because she had been "cut off." The woman was cited for disorderly conduct. That's one to regret in the morning. More from the reports:
Friday, December 14, 2012
As hopeful business owner Troy Koput continues to meet opposition from city officials on the opening of Deville's Lounge in the former Foxys Bar location, the question arises: how many bars are too many?
Troy Koput has found many obstacles in the path to open tries Deville's Lounge in Port Washington — from building code violations to a long police call history at the former Foxys Bar location to an outright recommendation from the police chief that a liquor license be denied. City Administrator Mark Grams has also suggested that officials are looking for a different type of business to fill the spot. "How many (bars) does a city of our size have to have?" Grams said, adding he would prefer a restaurant-type bar where the primary focus would be on food to open in the now vacant space. To attempt to answer such a question, here's a look at how many liquor licenses exist in Port Washington and surrounding areas compared to the population of …
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
A roundup of the most recent activity from the Port Washington Police Department also includes a kid caught with a fake ID and a couple instances of vandalism.
This group of youths experienced a bit of a buzz kill last week when officers showed up at their hotel room after a report of loud noise. Holiday Inn staff called police at 1:40 a.m. July 10 to report loud noise and a possible underage drinking party. When officers arrived at the hotel, 135 E. Grand Ave., they found a 23-year-old Port man, a 21-year-old West Bend man, two 18-year-old Grafton men and a 16-year-old Saukville girl inside — and yes, they were drinking. The two Grafton men and the Saukville girl were cited for underage drinking; the West Bend man was cited for loud noise, and the Port man was cited for obstructing an officer. The Port man was also taken into custody for violating his parole. That's a night not really worth …
Sunday, June 3, 2012
A roundup of the latest activity from the police blotter includes an attempted brat theft, underage drinking and a fight between two Port women.
A 40-year-old Port Washington man recently hoped he could score big using the "five-finger discount" method. While at Sentry after purchasing some items, the man placed two packages of unpurchased Johnsonville brats in a bag of already purchased items. Staff at the store called him out on this move, and he admitted to attempting to steal the items. Police were called to the scene at 12:52 p.m. May 22, and issued him a citation for shoplifting. More from the reports:
Sunday, May 20, 2012
The Port Washington Common Council approved a revised alcohol sales ordinance to start at 6 a.m., two hours earlier than before, in an effort to support local businesses.
The Port Washington Common Council approved the ordinance to allow earlier alcohol sales during its meeting on Tuesday night. Retailers can now start selling as early as 6 a.m., two hours earlier than the law allowed before. Ald. David Larson said officials began discussing the concept after recent changes in sales hours in Saukville. "It's really (to accommodate) the boaters," he said. In season, boaters will flock to Port hoping to hit the water early, but not earlier than 8 a.m. if they need to stock up on beer, first. "The last thing we want is for people to say 'Hey, don't buy your supplies in Port, go to Saukville,'" Larson said. Gov. Scott Walker in December signed the law that expanded the hours of beer, wine and liquor sales, …
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
A roundup of recent activity from the police blotter includes a drunken slap, a drunken wanderer, a drunk that wanted to keep on partying and an inappropriate threat from a student.
It might be time to start reminding people to lock their car doors again. A 29-year-old Port resident called police at 7:19 p.m. Thursday to report a theft from his unlocked vehicle in the 200 block of West Chestnut Street. The thief had taken a Garmin GPS unit with charging cord in a Nintendo DS carrying case. This is just a couple weeks earlier than the time period when several residents first reported mostly electronic items stolen from their unlocked vehicles in Port last year. About three dozen thefts from cars in Port Washington and Saukville occurred last year between May and August — mostly from unlocked autos, and resulting in nearly $9,000 in lost property. The trend seemed to be happening county-wide. There are no suspects at …
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
A roundup of the recent activity from the police blotter also includes a long list of 911 calls for reasons that don't really seem to be an emergency.
Editor's note: This article has been updated to reflect a correction. The actual blood alcohol content of the middle school student was .023, not .23 as originally stated. The old water bottle trick didn't fool anybody at Thomas Jefferson Middle School on Wednesday. Port Washington police were called to the school at 7:45 a.m. after several students notified administration that a 14-year-old Saukville boy had a bottle of Gatorade with liquor mixed in. Police found the boy and administered a preliminary breath test which showed him to have a .023 blood alcohol content. He was cited for juvenile alcohol. What a way to start the morning. More from the reports: