Friday, October 5, 2012
A roundup of the latest activity from the police blotter also includes Middle School girls in a fight and a man really desperate for a cigarette.
A Port Washington couple was disrupted in the middle of the night to an unpleasant — and drunken — surprise. Someone rang the doorbell at 11:32 p.m. Sept. 29 to a home on West Walters Street, according to Port Washington police report. The residents, a woman and her husband, had been in bed when the person came to the door. The husband went to see who it was, and found a 43-year-old Port man, who was drunk and trying to enter the home. The drunk man assaulted the husband, the report said, and the wife called 911. Port Washington police have forwarded possible charges of disorderly conduct, battery, criminal damage to property and trespassing for the District Attorney's review. More from the reports:
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
A roundup of the latest activity from the police blotter also includes a sleeping drunk, a backup accident and a loud argument.
This seems like an unusual choice of getaways when skipping school, but at least it had the potential to be just as productive as the classroom. A 15-year-old Port boy and a 17-year-old Fredonia girl were noticed walking along the east side of the auditorium at 10 a.m. Sept. 18 during school hours, according to Port Washington police reports. Turns out, the two had skipped school to visit the library, and were attempting to sneak back in. They were both issued a citation for truancy. Also, a pack of cigarettes was found in the girl's backpack, and she was issued a citation for underage tobacco. Sounds like an expensive library trip. More from the reports:
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
A roundup of recent activity from the police blotter also includes vandalism of city planters, vandalism to a vehicle in the marina parking lot and loud noises.
It seems no matter how the world changes, it will always be a good idea to teach kids never to take candy from a stranger. Police responded to the Columbia Park area at 4:27 p.m. Friday after two 10-year-old girls walking home said they were approached by two males in a van. The 16-year-old Belgium boy and the 15-year-old Port boy had approached the girls while in their van, asking if they wanted some candy. The boys admitted to saying this statement, saying they were joking and confessing that it was probably a bad idea to make comments like this. The boys were issued citations for disorderly conduct. They might want to work on their sense of humor. More from the reports:
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Suspect says she wanted the truck gone for quite some time and was drunk the night the damage took place.
- POLICE & FIRE
- Joe Petrie
Thursday, September 6, 2012
A 35-year-old town of Port Washington woman is facing charges after she allegedly damaged a man’s truck parked at her residence because she wanted off of her property. Samantha N. Ritenour was charged in Ozaukee County Circuit Court on Tuesday with one count of criminal damage to property. If convicted, she faces up to nine months in prison and $10,000 in fines. According to the criminal complaint: On July 23, Ozaukee County sheriff’s deputies were called to Ritenour’s home in the 2600 block of Highway C when a man reported his 1994 Chevrolet S10 pickup truck had been damaged. The man said his brother came the night before to move the truck, but noticed a tire was flat so he left so he could come back the next day with a new tire. Both men…
Monday, October 24, 2011
Port Washington police rescued a 61-year-old Wauwatosa man who fell from his boat into the Port Washington marina on Sunday night.
A 61-year-old Wauwatosa man rescued from the Port Washington marina on Sunday night was also issued a citation for operating his boat while under the influence. Port Washington police responded to a 911 call at about 5:45 p.m. about a man who had fallen into the marina, according to the police report. Witnesses say the man's boat struck a pier as it was preparing to dock; the man then attempted to tie his bow off and that is when witnesses heard the "splash" as the 61-year-old fell into the water. Officers were unable to merely pull the man from the water, and instead used flotation devices to keep his head above water until fire department divers were able to enter the water and assist in lifting him out of the water, the police report …
Monday, September 5, 2011
The state of Wisconsin is often considered one of the most lenient states when it comes to drinking and driving, but stricter policies are likely to make the roads safer.
It's no secret that Wisconsin has a strong drinking culture. That fact alone is not necessarily a terrible thing, but when drinking gets out of control or when drinking mixes with driving, the drinking culture becomes a serious problem — for example, when a local woman operating under the influence struck and injured a bicyclist. Given our drinking culture, how do we address alcohol on the roads? Our state and local drinking culture is undeniable. Although I have never been able to confirm the story, I heard an anecdote about a vehicle that pulled over on the side of the road somewhere near Beloit, because the driver was intoxicated. The vehicle then got struck by a second drunk driver. And, while the two drivers were discussing the …