Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Michael Frey, convicted of hit-and-run and possession of narcotics and of a controlled substance, was taken into custody on Wednesday after his sentencing was delayed because he "forgot" to check in with court officials.
A Saukville man found guilty of a hit-and-run crash over the 2012 Fish Day weekend is back in custody after forgetting to check in with law enforcement regarding a presentencing investigation. Michael Frey, 21, appeared in court on Wednesday for a sentencing hearing that ultimately was delayed because the pre-sentencing investigation had not "been completed due to defendant not making contact with Department of Corrections," according to court records. The investigations are conducted so that the courts can have the "fullest understanding possible of the defendant's life and circumstances at sentencing," according to the Wisconsin State Public Defender's Office website. Frey's attorney, Michael Penkwitz, spoke on his behalf during the …
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 …
Sunday, July 29, 2012
A roundup of July's top news includes an anti-Obama vendor and subsequent citation, a Port Washington house fire and a hit-and-run incident.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Lyssa Beyer
Sunday, July 29, 2012
A lot goes on in a month, even in the Port Washington and Saukville area. Some of it's good news, some of it's bad news, some of it's, well ... weird. What really matters is it all happened here in the last 30 days — so let's get you up to speed with the top 10 most-read Patch articles of July.
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
A roundup of the police activity during the 2012 Port Washington Fish Day festival includes individuals sent to the hospital after drinking too much, people parking in the wrong places — including the bike path — theft, and more.
By early morning on "Fishmas Eve" chairs and blankets spotted the downtown Port Washington area, saving seats for the annual Port Washington Fish Day parade. The preparation begs the question, "How early, is too early?" The answer might just lie in the Port Washington police reports. At 9:51 a.m. July 17 (four days before the festival) a blanket and three chairs were brought to the police department that had been set out in an attempt to reserve a spot. Hopefully that group didn't miss out on any of the floats because of their advanced planning. While Fish Day brings food and fun to the city, it also brings plenty of people — and the police department stayed busy. Here's a list of the incidents on Saturday as written in the police reports:
Monday, July 23, 2012
Officers from the Port Washington Police Department witnessed the hit-and-run accident early Sunday morning; the suspect was later apprehended in Upper Lake Park.
Officers from the Port Washington Police Department in the city's downtown early Sunday morning witnessed a hit-and-run accident that sent the pedestrian to the hospital. The 22-year-old victim, a Port Washington man, was transported via ambulance to Froedtert Medical Center in Milwaukee, according to Port Washington Police Chief Kevin Hingiss; Hingiss could not provide details on the severity of the victim's injuries. The incident occured at 1:33 a.m. Sunday in the 100 block of Franklin Street. The driver, a 20-year-old Saukville man, sped away but was later apprehended in Upper Lake Park, Hingiss said. Requests for charges of hit-and-run causing injury have been sent to the district attorney's office. Update: Hit-and-run suspect says …
Thursday, July 19, 2012
The 2012 theme for the 48th annual event is "Hooked on Fish Day." Find out the schedule of events and other information.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Lyssa Beyer
Thursday, July 19, 2012
In case you didn't realize, it's that time of year when you're going to start hearing two particular words muttered a bit more often. "Fish Day," — or "Fish Days," as people often refer to it — is this weekend, starting as usual with an 8 a.m. run/walk and ending with a 9:30 p.m. fireworks show on Saturday. The 2012 theme for the festival is "Hooked on Fish Day," according to the event's website. "Profits are turned back to the community in a variety of ways (such as) Rotary Park, the harbor walk that leads to the grounds, Kiwanis Pavilion and the marina's fish cleaning stations are enjoyed by residents and visitors (as well as) scholarships, recreational programs, assistance for people who have met life-challenging problems," and more. …
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Port Washington Fish Day wasn't all it could be, according to this Patch columnist and the several encounters he had with the event.
Well, I managed to attend Fish Day. I had time to kill during the early morning, so I wandered down while final prep was underway on the various stages and food and beverage vendor areas. I checked out the menus at each. There seemed to be a lot of variety on the stage line-ups, which is a good thing in my book. The catalog of American music is rich and deep. It looked as if every attendee could find at least one or two bands to suit their fancy. But the major food and beverage booths all sported the same dismal menu of food and drink choices. Fish 'n' Chips, Shrimp 'n' Chips and Miller Lite. The food concessions looked like a benefit for Miller Beer and Cisco. Plus, the fish likely came from somewhere in the northern Pacific Ocean, and …
Monday, July 18, 2011
If you missed the 47th annual Port Washington Fish Day, have no fear: Patch captured some moments in time during the fest.
The last fish has long been fried during the 47th annual Port Washington Fish Day, and things are starting to return to normal after the Fishmas Eve, Fish Day and Post-Fish Day celebrations — but that doesn't mean you can't live in bliss and relive the memories. Have some fun shots of something Patch doesn't? You can upload your own photos to this gallery!
Saturday, July 16, 2011
A long tradition in Port Washington, Patch joins a group of walkers to help kick off the 47th annual Fish Day event.
Patch walked side-by-side with a number of people during the 2-Mile Walk as part of the Port Washington Fish Day kick off. The walk benefits Portal Industries, a Grafton-based organization that helps the developmentally disabled. The festival lasts from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. The entire music lineup for the fest was announced in early spring. There is also a parade earlier in the day, and a fireworks show at night. Plus, start celebrating early at the carnival, which will be up and running from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, offering $15 wristbands, as well as carnival foods and refreshments.
With both a fun and competitive run as well as walk, parade, live music and all the fish you can eat, Port Washington's Fish Day offers plenty of ways to enjoy this Saturday.
Looking beyond the fried fish, the festival food, the fireworks, the parade and more — area residents agree that Port Washington Fish Day gives back big to it's city. “It’s all for the community,” organizer Mary Monday said. "Fish Day is a great day for Port Washington," Ozaukee County Sheriff Maury Straub said. "It brings a lot of friends and neighbors to town." Coming up on the 47th annual event on Saturday, Monday looks forward to another year of food, fun and fish for the people of Port Washington. Monday promises something for everyone at this Saturday’s Fish Day: “We have total variety,” she said. This year, the world’s largest one-day fish fry boasts a slew of activities including a fun run, parade, classic car show, carnival and …