Wednesday, April 25, 2012
The Saukville Police Department officially accepted Jeffery Jiracek's resignation effective March 13, and his May jury trial date has now been changed to a plea hearing.
Former Saukville police officer Jeffery Jiracek, who faced a jury trial after pleading not guilty to charges of drunken-driving in February, is instead expected to appear in court for a plea hearing on May 23. During that hearing, Jiracek would get the opportunity to change his "not guilty" plea and accept the charges without a trial. The hearing starts at 8:45 a.m. Jiracek had been placed on paid leave after he rolled his vehicle Jan. 15 in the town of Belgium. He was arrested by the Ozaukee County Sheriff's Office for first offense of operating while intoxicated. His blood-alcohol content was later found to be 0.18, more than twice the legal limit. The Saukville Village Board approved a resignation agreement March 13, but both village …
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Department is conducting an internal investigation while the officer awaits a jury trial — but also in the mix is a pending resignation agreement that village and police officials remain hushed about.
As Saukville police officer Jeffery Jiracek awaits a potential jury trial on a drunken driving charge, Police Chief Bill Meloy is conducting his own investigation to determine how to address a situation he said he can't remember ever before occuring in the department. Driving off duty, Jiracek rolled his vehicle Jan. 15 in the town of Belgium. He was arrested by the Ozaukee County Sheriff's Department for first offense of operating while intoxicated. His blood-alcohol content was later found to be 0.18, more than twice the legal limit. "I take this stuff serious," Meloy said. "Sometimes people put themselves above the law, and that should never be the case with law enforcement. We should be setting the example." Jiracek, who is on a paid …
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Suspect took two minutes to produce his wallet when a Bayside police officer asks to see his ID.
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- Joe Petrie
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
A 41-year-old Port Washington man is facing charges after he was spotted driving drunk through Bayside Saturday. Trevor Elliot Lowe was charged in Milwaukee County Circuit Court Monday with one count of third offense operating while intoxicated and one count of operating a motor vehicle with a prohibited alcohol concentration. If convicted, he faces up to one year in county jail and $2,000 in fines. According to the criminal complaint: A Bayside police officer on patrol Saturday spotted Lowe driving northbound on I-43 and deviate between lanes without using his turn signal. The officer then pulled Lowe over and noticed he smelled of alcohol. The officer asked to see Lowe’s driver’s license, however, it took him two minutes to show it to …
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
A roundup of the latest activity from the police blotter.
Picture this: You live in an apartment. It's 2:59 a.m. There's a loud banging coming from the walls of a neighboring apartment. There's a few scenarios that could drift into your vision right now, but the truth is you probably couldn't make this one up. Police responded to a call about loud banging at 2:59 a.m. Jan. 30 in the 400 block of Oakland Avenue. The suspicious part of it all was, however, that this apartment unit has been vacant for months. Police found that a cleaning service was inside the unit. The business should probably consider some more reasonable operating hours. More from the reports:
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Officer spotted marijuana in plain sight after walking up to vehicle to check on the 24-year-old driver.
A Port Washington man is facing multiple charges after a Grafton police officer found him passed out behind the wheel of a car at an intersection with a bag of marijuana in plain view. William T. Long, 24, was charged in Ozaukee County Circuit Court on Jan. 23 with one count of possession of THC, the active ingredient in marijuana, two counts of possession of an illegally obtained prescription and one count of possession of a controlled substance. If convicted, he faces up to 4-1/2 years in prison and $11,500 in fines. According to the criminal complaint: A Grafton police officer spotted Long, 4590 Kay K Rd., passed out behind the wheel of his car around 2 a.m. Jan. 22 at the intersection of Beech Street and 11th Avenue. The officer …
Monday, January 30, 2012
Suspect went to the Saukville McDonald's drive-thru drunk and was pulled over after employees contacted police.
A 42-year-old Port Washington man is facing multiple charges after he decided to go to McDonald’s in Saukville after a night of drinking. Jeffrey J. Poull was charged in Ozaukee County Circuit Court on Thursday with one count of third-offense operating while intoxicated, one count of operating a motor vehicle with a prohibited alcohol concentration and one count of possession of THC, the active ingredient in marijuana. If convicted, he faces up to 2-1/2 years in prison and $5,000 in fines. According to the criminal complaint: At 11:30 p.m. Dec. 21, police were called to the Saukville McDonald’s after an employee reported Poull had just come through the drive-thru window and smelled heavily of alcohol and was now driving on Highway 33. …
Thursday, November 10, 2011
A roundup of recent activity from the police blotter.
If he didn't make is mark with round one, he certainly made himself known with round two. Saukville police first received a call just before 5:18 p.m. Monday about construction barrels that had been hit by a vehicle; then, at 5:18 p.m., a call came from Taco Bell that an obviously intoxicated man was attempting to drive. The license plate in both incidents was the same. Police were able to stop the vehicle in the Taco Bell parking lot. In speaking with the driver, officers detected an odor of intoxicants emanating the 49-year-old Grafton man's breath. The man failed field sobriety tests, and was subsequently cited for operating while intoxicated. More from the reports:
Thursday, November 3, 2011
A roundup of recent activity from the police blotter.
It was the wrong place, wrong time for this 35-year-old West Bend man. Saukville police responded to a fire alarm at Taco Bell at 9:10 p.m. Oct. 20. Upon arrival, officers realized it was a false alarm. But, they also realized there was a man on scene with two active warrants from the Saukville Police Department. He was arrested for the oustanding warrants. More from the reports:
Friday, October 28, 2011
Police discovered the man was driving while intoxicated after finding his car parked in a vacant lot with synthetic marijuana inside.
A 40-year-old Milwaukee man is facing his sixth drunk driving charge and multiple other charges after a Port Washington police officer noticed synthetic marijuana inside his car on Oct. 22. Scott A. Siems was charged in Ozaukee County Circuit Court Monday with one count of a sixth offense operating while intoxicated, one count of concealing stolen property, and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia. If convicted, he faces up to nearly seven years in prison and $20,500 in fines. According to the criminal complaint: At 1:15 a.m. Oct. 22, a Port Washington police officer noticed Siems’ car parked in a vacant lot near South Milwaukee Street and West Morgan Street with containers of synthetic marijuana inside. The officer was discussing…
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 …