Friday, September 2, 2011
A roundup of the latest activity from the police blotter also includes another stolen GPS and a 911 call for a ride home.
It's either a case of pick on somebody your own size, or mind your own business. Port police got a call at 6:55 p.m. Tuesday about a 40-year-old Port man in the 1700 block of Laura Lane that had punched his dog in the face. The man told police he was attempting to train the dog, not get in a smack down. The dog tends to bark at everything when it is outside, and the man said he slapped its snout to discourage the behavior. The dog was fine and no one was injured. More from the reports:
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
W.J. Niederkorn's book return closed for drop-offs Monday night after gasoline was poured into compartment; Port Washington police have no leads on suspect.
The outdoor book return at the W.J. Niederkorn Library will likely be closed for drop-offs again Tuesday night as library staff continue to work on getting rid of the smell of gasoline inside, according to Library Director David Nimmer said The book return smells like gasoline because somebody filled the compartment with it sometime after 3 p.m. Sunday and before the library opened on Monday, according to a Port Washington police report. "We’ve never had any vandalism at that scale at all … that’s a new thing," Nimmer said. Nimmer said there has been "a lot of cleaning (and) scrubbing down" of the book return, but the stench still remains. "If you throw things in there and it sits there all night — it’s going to smell really bad," he said…
Monday, August 29, 2011
Port Washington Police Department still investigating whether the 16-year-old Port Washington man has any connection to a string of thefts from vehicles in the city this summer.
A 16-year-old Port Washington boy was arrested on Saturday after the theft of a pair of sunglasses from a vehicle on Friday night led Port Washington police to him. The theft victim's son is a Port Washington High School student and saw the suspect enter the vehicle on Friday night in the 200 block of West Theis Street, according to Port Washington Police Chief Richard Thomas. The arrest comes after a long search for a suspect or suspects responsible for more than 30 thefts from vehicles parked in Port Washington and worth a total loss of more than $7,000 since May. Thomas said it is not clear whether the teen is connected with those thefts. "The case did not lead us to him being responsible for any of the other thefts," Thomas said,"(…
Thursday, August 25, 2011
With the number of thefts from vehicles in Port Washington at more than 30 and growing, the Port Washington Police Department hopes the community will be proactive in helping to solve the crimes.
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Thursday, August 25, 2011
Still coming up empty-handed in the effort to develop of pool of suspects related to a string of more than 30 thefts from vehicles this summer, Port Washington police are asking the community to take a proactive step to help stop and solve the crimes. "We encourage all citizens to work with us in an effort to curb these thefts by practicing these simple, yet effective situational crime prevention strategies and to minimize your chances of becoming a victim," a press release from the Port Washington Police Department said. "Situational crime prevention" practices help to reduce the opportunities for criminals to commit crime, change criminals' ideas about whether they can get away with a particular crime and make it seem harder, riskier and…
Friday, August 19, 2011
Port Washington police continue to search for suspects in connection with more than 30 thefts since May.
Port Washington police continue to stay busy with a string of thefts hitting the city. The department took six more reports of thefts from mostly unlocked cars since Tuesday, meaning there have been more than 30 thefts from vehicles in Port Washington since May. The thefts continue the crime trend that has also been affecting other communities in Ozaukee County. At 8:08 a.m. Tuesday, police responded to the700 block of North Montgomery Street where a 40-year-old Port Washington man said his portable DVD player was taken from his unlocked vehicle overnight. At 9:28 a.m. Tuesday, another theft was reported by a 67-year-old Port Washington man in the 300 block of West Dodge Street. A pair of prescription glasses and $3 in change was taken …
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
About $9,000 worth of items stolen from dozens of mostly unlocked cars in Port Washington and Saukville; thefts continue in rest of county, too.
Port Washington police often face busy summers — between covering for officers on vacation as well as monitoring increased crime activity — but, right now, many of the officers are putting in extra overtime to help combat a string of thefts sweeping across Ozaukee County. "We always see more activity in the summer, but I will tell you that this is ... the most significant crime trend in the city (in the six years) I’ve been here," Port Washington Police Chief Richard Thomas said, adding he's commiserating with other Ozaukee County chiefs who have had the same problem. About three dozen thefts from cars in Port Washington and Saukville since May — mostly from unlocked autos — are linked to nearly $9,000 in lost property. The thefts continue…
Friday, August 12, 2011
A roundup of the latest activity from the police blotter.
What seemed to start as a typical room service call by a 51-year-old Milwaukee man staying at the Holiday Inn on Tuesday now raises questions about what the man actually thought "room service" all entailed. Port police responded to the hotel, 135 E. Grand Ave., at 7:09 p.m. Tuesday after the manager called regarding a man who had requested assistance in his room, waiting naked for employees to arrive. The man had also been following around other hotel patrons that day, spurring complaints from those people. The suspect waited for police outside, again dressed and smoking. The hotel management did not want the man removed, nor to have any other action taken. More from the reports:
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
A roundup of the latest activity from the police blotter.
He remembered to lock the doors, but cracked windows were ultimately the demise of this 26-year-old man’s belongings. At 10:26 a.m. Friday, Police visited the Port Washington man where his vehicle had been parked overnight. The doors had been locked, but the windows were partially open. It appears someone maneuvered the locks through those cracks, and ultimately took the in-dash stereo and CD player, $800 in cash and a CD case containing an unknown number of CDs. This theft brings the total thefts from vehicles between August 1 and Friday up to nine. The Port Washington Police Department is currently working to investigate the more than a dozen thefts from vehicles since late May. More from the reports:
Friday, August 5, 2011
Seven more residents have reported items stolen from unlocked vehicles since Monday.
The rash of thefts from cars continues in Port Washington, as more residents are reporting stolen GPS units, iPods and loose change from their mostly unlocked vehicles. These thefts follow a string of thefts from mostly unlocked cars parked in driveways in May, as well as more thefts in early June and July. At least a dozen vehicles have been broken into since June. Port Washington Police Chief Richard Thomas said the department is working with its crime analyst to explore the similiarities between the thefts from vehicles and track down the culprits. At this time, there are no suspects in the case. Thomas said one theory is that somebody is coming from Milwaukee to steal the items, and then return to the streets of the city to sell the …
Friday, July 29, 2011
Two more residents report items stolen from their unlocked cars parked in Port Washington.
Thiefs are still on the loose in Port Washington as two residents reported items stolen from their unlocked vehicles since Tuesday. Port Washington police responded to a report at 7:19 a.m. Thursday from a 35-year-old Port woman who said her Garmin GPS, valued at $200, had been stolen from her vehicle parked in the 1400 block of West Second Avenue. The person had also taken about $5 in change from the car. A 31-year-old Port man contacted police at 3:52 p.m. Tuesday to report items stolen from his unlocked care in the 900 block of West Melin Street. The person stole a pair of "cheap" sunglasses and also a pair of binoculars. These thefts follow a string of thefts from mostly unlocked cars parked in driveways in May, as well as two more …