Thursday, May 9, 2013
A West Bend man who contacted police to report a truck-deer collision is accused of running the animal down on purpose, and charges were filed Wednesday in Ozaukee County Circuit Court.
A 29-year-old West Bend man accused of killing a deer on purpose using his pickup truck will faces charges in the incident caught on video by the WE Energies security cameras. Michael A. Cox was charged Wednesday in Ozaukee County Circuit Court for a misdemeanor charge of illegal hunting. Cox faces $2,000 in fines, 6 months in jail and his ability to obtain hunting and other licenses may be prohibited for up to three years. Cox called Port Washington police at 5:25 a.m. April 27 to report that he had struck a deer while on his way to go fishing, according to a police report. He wanted to claim the deer. Meanwhile, a phone call came in from an employee at the We Energies plant regarding the accident. The employee told police that the …
Monday, May 6, 2013
A West Bend man contacted Port Washington police to report a truck-deer collision, hoping to claim the deer — but We Energies employees put the kibosh on those plans after proving he had run the animal down on purpose.
A 29-year-old West Bend man killed a deer using his pickup truck while in Port Washington — and We Energies security camera footage proves it was all on purpose, police say. The West Bend man made contact with Port Washington police at 5:25 a.m. April 27 to report that he had struck a deer while on his way to go fishing, according to a police report. The man wanted to claim the deer. The officer made his way to the location, on South Beach Road just east of South Wisconsin Street, the report said. Upon arrival, he noticed "a lot of deer fur in the road," as well as the deceased animal. The officer made contact with the Ozaukee County Sheriff's Office, as they carry deer tags, the report said. Meanwhile, a phone call came in from an …
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
A roundup of recent activity from the police blotter also includes a suspicious man looking to rent a room, and some misdials and misuses of 911.
Oh, to be a witness to this little incident. Police received a call at 11:54 a.m. Thursday from a resident who witnessed a car versus deer accident the day before. The caller said the deer ran out onto the road from the west on Franklin Street, hitting the car, according to the police reports. The caller said as the deer ran across the road, he noticed it was also being chased by a black dog with white spots. There were no reports of loose dogs or car versus deer accidents in the police reports. More from the reports:
Saturday, October 27, 2012
State Farm Insurance has announced its annual list of states where "deer-vehicle confrontations are most likely." Find out how Wisconsin ranks nationally, and which state is number 1.
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Saturday, October 27, 2012
The chance of a Wisconsin motorist hitting a deer is 1 in nearly 79 drivers. That statistic comes from State Farm Insurance's annual list of states where "deer-vehicle confrontations are most likely," according to a press release from the company. Wisconsin is considered a high risk state, and ranks 7th among all states in the nation for deer collions, the press release said. The most likely state in which to hit a deer is West Virginia, where your chances are 1 in 40. Local business Kaliber Collision Repair told Patch last year they often see about one to three cars per week that have collided with a deer in the months of October and November. October and November constitute the mating season for deer, so the animals are more active at …