Monday, September 24, 2012
Bill Wisth, a Mequon man who also protested at a Thiensville restaurant in May over an all-you-can-eat buffet, claims his arrest on Saturday was unwarranted, and that police beat him up. Law officials say he was uncooperative and threatening his son.
A 54-year-old Mequon man who protested a Thiensville restaurant for cutting him off during an all-you-can-eat buffet earlier this year was protesting again Monday, this time outside the Port Washington Police Department, alleging he is the victim of police brutality. "It's just not right for people to beat you up, then use some law book (to arrest you)," Bill Wisth said, adding that the Monday protest "is a good cause, though — because the police are kind of, like, above the law." Law enforcement officials said Wisth was "uncooperative" and threatened his son — who Wisth says owes him money — resulting in his arrest on Saturday. The district attorney is reviewing the case that could land Wisth disorderly conduct and resisting arrest …
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Police have no leads in the missing Playstation 3, among other stolen items; the victim was arrested on Fish Day for stealing money and medication, and faces charges in connection with that theft.
Several items were stolen from a 21-year-old Port Washington man's apartment while he was in jail — ironically enough, for stealing. Paul R. Nuedling called police on July 24 to report a Playstation 3, Sony recording device and friend's bicycle were missing from his apartment. He believed the items were stolen sometime before that Tuesday and Fish Day — when he was arrested for stealing money and medication from a craft booth at the fesitval. Nuedling was taken to jail after the Fish Day incident, and his apartment was left unlocked, according to the police report. He told police that his parents had gone to the apartment to lock it, but when they arrived the items were already gone. Open dresser drawers further convince Nuedling that …
Friday, June 1, 2012
Supporter of Gov. Scott Walker was arrested for disorderly conduct after a verbal altercation with a few Barrett backers at Milwaukee rally with Clinton.
A vocal supporter of Gov. Scott Walker was arrested for disorderly conduct Friday during a rally for Democrat Tom Barrett that featured former President Bill Clinton. During the morning rally at Pere Marquette Park in Milwaukee, the Walker supporter was holding a sign that read "Support Scott Walker NOT Union Thugs." In the middle of the crowd, he would put his sign in front of other signs supporting Barrett. One Patch reader gives her take on the events: "My husband and I were at the rally standing six feet from him 15 minutes before the rally began, during, and when he was arrested as the rally ended," she writes. "Even before the rally began he was screaming at people near him that held recall signs. Get out the vote volunteers flanked …
With the recall election four days away, the former president spoke at a rally with Democrat Tom Barrett at Pere Marquette Park.
Former President Bill Clinton visited Pere Marquette Park Friday to support Democrat Tom Barrett as Wisconsin's tumultuous recall election nears its end. Clinton made cooperation the theme of his speech and hammered Gov. Scott Walker for his "divide and conquer" tactics. "Everywhere I go in America, everywhere I go in the world, the only thing that's working is when you get everybody who's got a stake in the game in there, treat them with respect and people go forward together," Clinton said. "That's how you get out of a ditch." Clinton said Barrett is the candidate better for education, the budget and creating jobs. He and Barrett also used the event to urge people to vote early, with absentee voting coming to an end Friday. Hundreds …
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
A roundup of the latest activity from the police blotter.
Picture this: You live in an apartment. It's 2:59 a.m. There's a loud banging coming from the walls of a neighboring apartment. There's a few scenarios that could drift into your vision right now, but the truth is you probably couldn't make this one up. Police responded to a call about loud banging at 2:59 a.m. Jan. 30 in the 400 block of Oakland Avenue. The suspicious part of it all was, however, that this apartment unit has been vacant for months. Police found that a cleaning service was inside the unit. The business should probably consider some more reasonable operating hours. More from the reports:
Monday, January 30, 2012
Suspect went to the Saukville McDonald's drive-thru drunk and was pulled over after employees contacted police.
A 42-year-old Port Washington man is facing multiple charges after he decided to go to McDonald’s in Saukville after a night of drinking. Jeffrey J. Poull was charged in Ozaukee County Circuit Court on Thursday with one count of third-offense operating while intoxicated, one count of operating a motor vehicle with a prohibited alcohol concentration and one count of possession of THC, the active ingredient in marijuana. If convicted, he faces up to 2-1/2 years in prison and $5,000 in fines. According to the criminal complaint: At 11:30 p.m. Dec. 21, police were called to the Saukville McDonald’s after an employee reported Poull had just come through the drive-thru window and smelled heavily of alcohol and was now driving on Highway 33. …
Monday, January 16, 2012
Port Washington pair sold Oxycodone to police officers several times between August and November.
A Port Washington mother and her daughter are facing charges after they were caught selling Oxycodone pills to undercover police from August through November. Tania Wiedenhoeft, 40, and Ariana S. Wiedenhoeft, 19, were charged in Ozaukee County Circuit Court on Tuesday with five total counts of delivery of a controlled narcotic. If convicted, Tania could face up to 60 years in prison and Ariana could face up to 15 years in prison. According to the criminal complaint: An undercover police officer set up a drug deal with Tania Wiedenhoeft in August where she agreed to sell him 40 Oxycodone pills for $440 in the parking lot of a Grafton department store. They then met at the parking lot where Ariana Wiedenhoeft got out of a car and met the …
Friday, January 13, 2012
West Bend woman charged with felony after being warned to not drive by a police officer who saw her staggering out of a Port Washington bar.
A West Bend woman is finding out the hard way that if a Port Washington police officer urges you to not drive after he sees you staggering out of a bar, don’t drive. Linnea A. Anderson, 30, of 4070 Bluegoose Rd., was charged in Ozaukee County Circuit Court on Monday with one count of fourth offense operating while intoxicated within five years. If convicted, she could face up to six years in prison and $10,000 in fines. On Wednesday, she was also charged with refusing to submit to an intoxication test after arrest. According to the criminal complaint: At 1:30 a.m. Sunday, a Port Washington police officer saw Anderson staggering out of Foxys Bar and get into her car and start the engine. The officer told her and a companion they shouldn’t…
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Kevin P. Brown appeared in court Wednesday in connection with the December incident; his attorney has asked the court to reconsider bail.
The 54-year-old Port Washington man charged in a hit-and-run incident that injured 82-year-old Dolores Kopacz on Dec. 19 entered a not guilty plea in court on Wednesday. Kevin P. Brown, 556 W. Chestnut St., remains in custody since being charged with the incident pending a $75,000 bail. His attorney, James Martz, has requested the court reconsider his bail situation; that hearing has been set for 11:30 a.m. Tuesday. According to the criminal complaint, Brown had been on his way to work in Sheboygan when he struck Kopacz, who was walking on County Highway KK (Moore Road) near North Spring Street and the railroad tracks in the Town of Port Washington. Realizing he had hit a person, he pulled his vehicle over — but then left the scene in a …
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
A roundup of the latest activity from the police blotter.
It was a lack of password protection on a local WiFi service that inevitably lead to the arrest of this 23-year-old Allenton man. Port Washington police recieved a call at 3 p.m. Friday about a suspicious vehicle that had been parking in a lot in the 1000 block of Westport Drive for long periods of time over the last couple weeks. Police visited the lot and found the 23-year-old man sitting in his car to use his computer. The man was able to connect to an unsecured WiFi network while sitting in the lot. In checking the man's ID, police realized there was a warrant out for his arrest with the West Bend Police Department. He was taken into custody. More from the reports: