Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Michael Frey of Saukville was arrested after hitting his friend, Chris Morano, with his car and fleeing the scene. Police later found drugs in his impounded car, so he is facing additional charges.
A 20-year-old Saukville man charged with hit-and-run causing injury after striking a pedestrian — who turned out to be a friend — is now also facing charges for possession of narcotics and possession of a controlled substance. After posting his $500 bond in connection with the hit-and-run charges, Michael Frey stopped at the Port Washington Police Department, as well as the district attorney's office, to request access to his car to retrieve a few items, including an iPod. According to the criminal complaint filed in Ozaukee County Circuit Court: Frey's car had been impounded after the accident that sent 22-year-old Chris Morano to the hospital with a head injury and bruises in his left elbow, according to police reports. In the meantime, …
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Michael Frey of Saukville is charged with hit-and-run causing injury after the early Sunday morning incident that sent Port resident Chris Morano to the hospital, where he remains in "satisfactory" condition at the hospital.
A 20-year-old Saukville man is facing charges of hit-and-run causing injury after striking a pedestrian — who turned out to be a friend — while driving through downtown Port Washington and then fleeing the scene to Upper Lake Park. Michael Frey said he did not see the victim, Chris Morano, until the impact occurred, according to police reports. Port Washington officers down the street witnessed the accident at 1:33 a.m. Sunday in the 100 block of Franklin Street, and "saw a male subject fly up into the air, flip and land on the ground," according to the report. Morano suffered a "head injury, contusions to his left elbow and screamed of pain to his lower torso." He was transported to Froedtert Medical Center in Milwaukee; hospital …
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, May 24, 2012
A jury trial for Kevin P. Brown in connection with the December hit-and-run incident has been canceled as the defendant prepares to change his plea.
A jury trial for the 54-year-old Port Washington man charged in a hit-and-run incident that injured 82-year-old Dolores Kopacz on Dec. 19 has been canceled as the defendant prepares to change his plea. Kevin P. Brown, 556 W. Chestnut St., had entered a plea of not guilty in early January, and a trial had been set to start early June. A plea hearing has now been set for 3 p.m. June 13. Brown remains in custody since being charged with the incident pending a $40,000 bail. That amount is a reduction in bail from the original $75,000, after a request by attorney James Martz. Martz had requested a $5,000 bail — but that motion was denied. According to the criminal complaint, Brown had been on his way to work in Sheboygan when he struck Kopacz, …
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Kevin P. Brown appeared in court Thursday in connection with the December incident that injured 82-year-old Dolores Kopacz.
A tentative date for a jury trial has been scheduled for the 54-year-old Port Washington man charged in a hit-and-run incident that injured 82-year-old Dolores Kopacz on Dec. 19. Kevin P. Brown, 556 W. Chestnut St., will appear in court at 1:15 p.m. April 19 for further proceedings, at which time the status of the jury trial could change. If nothing is resolved in the case on that April date, a jury status hearing has been set for 1:15 p.m. June 4; a three-day trial has also been scheduled, starting at 8:45 a.m. June 5. Brown remains in custody since being charged with the incident pending a $40,000 bail. That amount is a reduction in bail from the original $75,000, after a request by attorney James Martz. Martz had requested a $5,000 bail…
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
A roundup of the latest activity from the police blotter.
Perhaps it was Frosty the Snowman's handiwork or the Abominable Snowman's ultimate plan of attack — but either way, this frosty situation had one Belguim woman worried. Police responded to a call at 11:29 p.m. Jan. 10 of a loud, thumping noise in the 100 block of East James Drive. The 47-year-old Belgium woman who called police said the noise was coming from the building's basement. Police were able to determine the noise was occurring because of a defrosting freezer located in the basement. Hopefully the problem was caught before its contents were too-far thawed. More from the reports:
Kevin P. Brown appeared in court with his attorney to ask the court to reconsider bail in connection with the December incident; part of proposal includes working with alcohol rehabilitation center.
A bail reduction has been granted for the 54-year-old Port Washington man charged in a hit-and-run incident that injured 82-year-old Dolores Kopacz on Dec. 19 — but it remains unclear whether the reduction is enough to allow the man to get the help his attorney says he needs. During a court hearing on Tuesday, Judge Paul Malloy reduced bail to $40,000 for Kevin P. Brown, 556 W. Chestnut St.; bail had been originally issued on Dec. 20 at $75,000. On Dec. 27, Brown's attorney, James Martz, had requested a $5,000 bail — but that motion was denied. Martz appeared in court on Tuesday for a second request to reduce bail, explaining that Brown's family members were arranging finances in order to admit Brown to a program that would help him with …
Monday, December 19, 2011
Search is on for vehicle — possibly a Toyota pickup truck — that struck victim on Highway KK and then left the scene.
Authorities are looking for the driver of a vehicle — possibly a Toyota Tundra pickup truck — involved in a hit-and-run accident that injured an 82-year-old Port Washington woman this morning. Dolores Kopacz was struck around 7 a.m. while walking on County Highway KK (Moore Road) near North Spring Street and the railroad tracks in the Town of Port Washington, the Ozaukee County Sheriff's Department said. The vehicle that hit her was traveling north on Moore road and struck Kopacz as she walked south along the east shoulder. Kopacz was wearing a red flashing bicycle reflector on the front of her coat, the department said. Despite injuries, Kopacz was able to call in the incident to police, Sheriff's Department Capt. Dave Guss said. "(She …
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
A roundup of the latest activity from the police blotter.
An 84-year-old Port Washington called Port police at 12:32 p.m. Sunday. She said her doorbell had rang, but no one was at the door of her house in the 1800 block of Woodview Circle. This is not the first time she's had issues with ringing doorbells and empty doorsteps, she said. There are no suspects at this time. More from the reports:
Sunday, May 29, 2011
A roundup of recent activity from the police blotter.
Police received a call that a vehicle had hit the the Exxon Gas Station on East Green Bay Avenue at 1:45 a.m. May 21. The driver fled the scene in her vehicle, but a witness followed as she drove away. Eventually, the witness and police found the car on Hillcrest Road. The 32-year-old Saukville woman who had been driving the car was now standing behind the vehicle, holding a half empty bottle of liquor. She had suffered facial and head injuries in the crash with the gas station, and was taken to the hospital. A request for charges of operating while intoxicated, causing injury, was forwarded to the district attorney’s office against the woman. Police also issued citations for failure to notify police of an accident and for hit and run. …