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:
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
A roundup of recent activity from the police reports also includes a drunk and passed out bicyclist as well as improper use of 911.
Something is fishy about this situation — and quite literally, actually. A 48-year-old Port Washington resident called police at 7:33 a.m. April 30 to report vandalism to his car, according to police reports. While parked on Nautica Drive, the vehicle had been smeared with smoked fish, and vulgar images were drawn with white marker. There are no suspects at this time. That really stinks. More from the reports:
Monday, May 6, 2013
A West Bend man contacted Port Washington police to report a truck-deer collision, hoping to claim the deer — but We Energies employees put the kibosh on those plans after proving he had run the animal down on purpose.
A 29-year-old West Bend man killed a deer using his pickup truck while in Port Washington — and We Energies security camera footage proves it was all on purpose, police say. The West Bend man made contact with Port Washington police at 5:25 a.m. April 27 to report that he had struck a deer while on his way to go fishing, according to a police report. The man wanted to claim the deer. The officer made his way to the location, on South Beach Road just east of South Wisconsin Street, the report said. Upon arrival, he noticed "a lot of deer fur in the road," as well as the deceased animal. The officer made contact with the Ozaukee County Sheriff's Office, as they carry deer tags, the report said. Meanwhile, a phone call came in from an …
A .22 rifle is missing from a Port Washington home, and while the resident doesn't know for sure when it was taken, he had a couple suspects in mind.
Police are still searching for a missing .22 rifle from a Port Washington home despite a few possible suspects that surfaced. A resident in the 700 block on Milwaukee Street reported the rifle missing at 8:11 p.m. April 21, according to police reports. The resident noticed the rifle was missing from his usually locked bedroom just a few days earlier, but though perhaps a family member borrowed it for target practice. After making calls to several family members who did not have the rifle, the resident realized it was likely stolen, the report said. He first suspected a male friend of his daughter's who had spent the night just over a week earlier; he and his wife had learned from the Wisconsin Circuit Court Access website that the man had …
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
A round up of recent activity from the police blotter also includes a citation for a 911 misdial and a bicycle on the run.
Jealousy is starting early for this one. Port Washington police were called to Thomas Jefferson Middle School at 1:42 p.m. Friday because of an incident involving a 13-year-old boy and his girlfriend, according to police reports. The boy hit another student in the face for talking to his girlfiend, the report said. Police cited him for disorderly conduct, according to the report, and he was also suspended for one day. More from the police reports:
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Getting a new phone turned out to be not-so-exciting for this Port Washington resident.
Technology simplifies a lot of things in life, but then there's days when it makes life a bit more complicated. Police reached out to a Port Washington resident at 4:50 a.m. Wednesday after receiving a 911 call from his phone, according to a police report. The 25-year-old man advised that it must have been a pocket dial from his new phone. At 7:34 p.m. that same day, the 25-year-old again was contacted by police after an open line 911-call. The man said there was no emergency, the report said, and police warned him of potential citations because this was his second accidental 911 call in the last 24 hours. But this phone was determined to report an emergency. Finally, at 11:42 p.m. that day, police again received an open line 911 call from…
Thursday, March 28, 2013
A round up of the police reports also includes underage alcohol and tobacco citations.
It's eerily ironic that this happened in a cemetery, and perhaps this car owner would have been better off had a ghost taken the wheel. Port Washington police responded to the cemetery near 510 W. Beutel Rd., according to a police report. It was 1:54 a.m. March 20. A car, a 2000 Cadillac Deville, had been stuck in the snow on the cemetery roadway, the report said, and the driver had devised the following plan to get out: place a heavy object on the accelator, and push. The driver, outside of the car with the heavy object in place, pushed the car backward out of the snowbank, the report said. The car then "rapidly accelerated backward with no driver at the controls." The car hit a "number of cemetery markers before coming to rest on top of …
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
A roundup of recent activity from the police blotter also includes stolen trash bins, a son picking up the tab and a noise complaint.
This dog was seemingly just living up to it's claimed status as man's best friend. A Port Washington resident visited the Port Washington Police Department at 9:56 a.m. Friday to turn in a stray dog, according to a police report. The dog had been following the resident, he told police. Police found the owner, who was warned for dog at large. The four-legged creature made it home in one piece. More from the reports:
Thursday, March 14, 2013
A roundup of recent activity also includes a snow ball fight that got out of hand.
This teenager certainly wasn't able to come out of this one saying, "point proven." Police responded to a hang up 911 call from a pay phone at 8:20 p.m. March 7 at Thomas Jefferson Middle School, according to a police report. When officers arrived, a 13-year-old student eventually admitted to dialing 911 to "prove a point that no one would show up." The student was cited for misuse of emergency services, and turned over to his parents. Boy, was he wrong. Police responded to Lincoln Elementary School at 3:05 p.m. March 6 after a call about a 12-year-old and a 13-year-old student "engaging in a wrestling-like altercation," according to a police report. The incident started after a snowball fight got out of hand.
A 72-year-old Port Washington woman called 911 because the large flock of birds had apparently trapped her in a parking lot.
A Port Washington woman recently found herself in a flighting position while trying to leave a parking lot. The 72-year-old resident called 911 from her vehicle at 9:57 a.m. March 5, but hung up before saying anything, according to a police report. In calling back, she told police "she was trapped in the lot by a large flock of birds." There was a large amount of ducks and geese in the lot, but the woman told police she was able to get out, the report said. That'll really ruffle your feathers — but it could have been worse: scenes from the 1963 horror film "The Birds," come to mind.