Tuesday, March 5, 2013
A lot of money can be spent on jewelry — but it may come as a surprise how much the most expensive item inside this local store costs.
Walk inside Sharbuno Jewelers in downtown Port Washington intent on purchasing the most expensive item inside, and you better be ready to drop $21,500. That price tag will get you a diamond bracelet with a total 7.3-carat weight and made with 14-carat gold. Now that's a lot of bling for your buck. Tell us in the comments.
Thursday, January 31, 2013
A 32-year-old Saukville woman is facing felony charges for retail theft after allegedly stealing the items from a Cedarburg jewelry store.
A Saukville woman is facing felony charges after stealing rings from a Cedarburg jewelry store and then trying to sell them to a neighboring business. Onyetta Kretlow, 32, was charged on Monday in Ozaukee County Courts with one charge of felony retail theft, intentionally taking something. She faces three years and six months in prison as well as $10,000 in fines. Kretlow visited Ambruster Jewelers in Cedarburg on January 15 and was looking at a variety of jewelry, according to the criminal complaint. Kretlow was working with a single employee, and "appeared to be trying to distract (the employee) by having (the employee) look all around the store." Some time during the visit, Kretlow went behind the counter; when employees told her she …
Saturday, June 11, 2011
A weekly recap of the news from Patch.
Port Washington-Saukville Patch's recap of the week's five most newsworthy stories covered on the website from June 4-10. Congratulations to Port High's graduating seniors The Port Washington High School class of 2011 is getting ready to say goodbye with a graduation ceremony on Sunday. Find out more about the program and see a list of grads. New businesses hit downtown Port Several new businesses are opening up in downtown Port Washington, including the Baltica Tea Room and Gift Shop and Fair Trade for All. Officials expect approval of EMT service upgrades in Port by next week A plan long in the making, Port Washington city and law enforcement officials are hopeful the state will approve the upgrade of EMT services to include paramedics …
Friday, June 10, 2011
Milwaukee County also charging Jill E. Binon, who told Bayside friend she gambled away all the money earned from selling stolen items.
After being charged in Ozaukee County for allegedly stealing jewelry and silverware from friends in Grafton and Bayside, Jill E. Binon, 49, of Mequon is now charged with theft of property exceeding $10,000 in Milwaukee County Court as well. The new charges come as Bayside is located in both Milwaukee and Ozaukee counties. Binon is being charged for receiving stolen property in Ozaukee County in relation to the Bayside theft. According to the Milwaukee County criminal complain, Binon called her Bayside victim and friend from the Ozaukee County Jail. She promised to do "everything everybody wants" and offered to repay her frient. She also said she would tell her friend "everything," and stated she had none of the stolen items left — she had …
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Mequon woman accused of stealing from two friends also facing charges in Milwaukee County.
A 49-year-old Mequon woman accused of stealing more than $92,000 in jewelry and silverware from two friends who live in Bayside and Grafton entered a not guilty plea after waiving her right to a preliminary hearing in Ozaukee County Circuit Court on Wednesday. Jill E. Binon is also facing a charge in Milwaukee County courts, though specifics of the charge are pending and should be released before her tentative court appearance in Milwaukee at 8:30 a.m. Friday. Binon's friend in Grafton noticed on May 12 that several pieces of jewelry were missing from her jewelry box, which was locked and hidden in a closet. Also missing were multiple pieces of Tiffany silverware. The total value of the missing items was estimated at $92,238. The Ozaukee …
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
District attorney had requested $10,000 bail for the Mequon woman charged with ripping off two friends.
Ozaukee County Circut Judge Tom Wolfgram Wednesday set bail at $5,000 for a 49-year-old Mequon woman charged with stealing more than $92,000 in jewelry and silverware from two friends who live in Bayside and Grafton. The prosecution originally requested a $10,000 bail for Jill E. Binon because of the seriousness of the accusations and the amount stolen. Binon's attorney, Michael E. Banaszak, argued that because the women Binon allegedly stole from were also her employers, she is no longer employed, making a large amount of money hard to obtain. Banaszak said he has spoken with family and friends willing to put money toward her bail, and suggested $1,000 cash bail per count, totaling $2,o00 bail. Banaszak also expressed concern for Binon's …
Monday, May 23, 2011
Among the victims was a Bayside woman who was in the hospital while items were taken.
A 49-year-old Mequon woman could face up to 20 years in prison after being accused of stealing more than $92,000 in jewelry and silverware from two friends who live in Bayside and Grafton. Jill E. Binon was charged in Ozaukee County Circuit Court on Friday with two felonies: theft of movable property greater than $10,000 and receiving stolen property greater than $10,000. According to the criminal complaint: On May 12, Binon's friend in Grafton noticed that several pieces of jewelry were missing from her jewelry box, which was locked and hidden in a closet. Also missing were multiple pieces of Tiffany silverware. The total value of the missing items was estimated at $92,238. During the investigation, detectives were told by the Grafton …