Friday, May 24, 2013
In possible inside job, three Harwood Avenue shops sharing the same building and a common back hallway are entered, only one by force, and nearby Niemann's Candies reports someone tried to pry its back door open.
Three Tosa Village businesses were burglarized the night of May 15, and an attempt was made to break into another. The first report was called in from Blue Lapin, 7600 Harwood Ave., at about 9:45 a.m., and in short order it was discovered that Urban Laundry and Oro di Oliva, in the same building and sharing a back hallway, had also been entered. About an hour later, officers were called to Niemann's Candies, 7475 Harwood, where it had been discovered that someone had tried to pry open the back door, without success. At Blue Lapin, an employee had unlocked the back door to the building and then found the hallway door into the shop closed but clearly having been jimmied. She immediately left the way she came, without touching the forced door…
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Extra officers will be on every highway and street all weekend, says Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke, and municipal police back that up.
The highways and byways of Milwaukee County will be crowded with traffic this long holiday weekend, and Sheriff David Clarke wants all drivers, those law-abiding and those not, to know law officers will be on the road with them – in numbers. With responsibilty for freeways, highways and parks, sheriff's deputies will be on heavy, highly visible patrol, Clarke said, along with local police and the State Patrol. "Memorial Day weekend represents the start of the summer driving season, when highway travel increases dramatically," Clarke said at a press conference Thursday. "Triple-A estimates 627,000 Wisconsinites will travel more than 50 miles from home by car between today and Monday." Clarke asked holiday travelers to remember some rules of…
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Investigation of the death of a Fredonia man led deputies to seek warrants charging 30-year-old Tosa man as his supplier.
A Wauwatosa man has been arrested on warrants charging him with homicide in the drug overdose death of a Fredonia resident, according to the Ozaukee County Sheriff's Office. Mack E. Scott, 30, of Wauwatosa is facing charges of first-degree reckless homicide, conspiracy to deliver heroin and cocaine, and delivery of heroin and cocaine, the sheriff's office said in a press release. Scott was arrested Tuesday in Wauwatosa on a criminal complaint and multiple warrants following an investigation of the death of 26-year-old Tyler Bares of Fredonia, a sheriff's office spokesman said. The criminal complaint was not yet available, pending a formal charging hearing scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday. On May 9, Ozaukee sheriff’s deputies and detectives …
Extra effort and resources will focus on both drunken driving and speeding as police seek to protect those out to enjoy the beginning of summer.
The High Visibility Enforcement OWI Task Force will be out this holiday weekend, with most metro area agencies deploying additional officers all weekend long for Memorial Day. Wauwatosa will be no exception. In fact, as usual the Tosa Police Department takes a leading role in Task Force deployments. "There will be a slew of different enforcements out there," promises Tosa PD Capt. Tim Sharpee, who is the Task Force coordinator for the whole region. Besides bumped-up drunken driving enforcement, Tosa plans High Visibility speed monitoring as well, Sharpee said. "With it being Memorial Day, we know people are going to be traveling," Sharpee said. "It's supposed to be nice weather, so people will be using the parks, they will biking and …
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Homeowners, caretaker were on alert for the arrival of known drug addict who had already been arrested on suspicion of earlier thefts.
May 11 At 5:50 p.m., a suspect was arrested on suspicion of burglary of a residence in the 2500 block of North 82nd Street when he was seen at the premises by a caretaker for the owners. The known suspect was barred from the property and watched for because he was already suspected to be stealing to support a drug addiction. The young man had been arrested in April for stealing and forging checks from the same homeowners. A resident of the 4200 block of North 92nd Street reported that overnight someone broke into his garage by smashing a window and stole a bicycle. May 7 At 1:30 p.m., a man was arrested on suspicion of theft from Walmart Market, 3850 N. 124th St., after he was pursued into Milwaukee and caught with six bottles of laundry …
Monday, May 20, 2013
Curious crashes and odd exchanges mark arrests of several first-offense OWI suspects.
At 3:09 a.m. May 9, a man was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving, first offense, after he crashed into two metal poles following an odd altercation with his wife. Two citizen callers alerted police, one of whom, in the 2100 block of Swan Boulevard, said there was a woman running down the street yelling "Call the police!" The other caller, moments later, reported a crashing sound at Swan and North Avenue. Separate officers located the wife and her husband at about the same time, and reported that both appeared highly intoxicated. The driver was uncooperative and so beligerent he was restrained and handcuffed immediately and put in the back of a squad car, where he commenced kicking and screaming. He refused to make a statement or to …
The Wauwatosa resident was found passed out in his parents' bathroom after overdosing on heroin soon after being released from the House of Corrections.
A 23-year-old Wauwatosa resident is looking at his second offense of possession of narcotics in the past year after being found unconscious in his parent’s bathroom on May 2. Admir Ado Karabegovic was charged with his second offense of possession of narcotic drugs. If convicted, he faces up to seven and a half months in prison, up to $10,000 in fines and suspension of his drivers license for up to five years. Karabegovic was convicted of possession of narcotics with intent to manufacture or deliver back on March 5. According to the criminal complaint: A Wauwatosa police officer was called to the scene of a possible overdose. After talking to both of Karabegovic’s parents, the officer was told that Karabegovic was in the bathroom and his …
So it’s finally starting to warm up in Wisconsin, and suddenly there’s a nudity epidemic. This is our weekly weird crime roundup, OMG PD.
Patch is highlighting some of the more unusual crime news from throughout southeastern Wisconsin in our feature, "OMG PD." Can I get a booth by the window with the view of the naked guy? If two officers see a naked guy and then he disappears, was he ever naked? Ten million organized activities, and these kids play “Paranoia” naked. It’s never too late to operate a widespread shoplifting operation. Seems like everything is being recorded nowadays. Everything. _____________________ The above items are from local police reports and criminal complaints. In all incidents where an arrest occurred, a charge is merely an accusation and not evidence of guilt. The arrested person is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
Saturday, May 18, 2013
The FBI compiles crime statistics annually and Patch has used that data to create a searchable database for Wisconsin information.
Every year, the Federal Bureau of Investigation uses data reported to it by nearly every law enforcement agency in the country to build a report on crime in the United States. Patch has taken the Wisconsin data and put it into a searchable database. Fill in the name of a community to see the number of reported property crimes in 2011, and click through to learn more about the types of offenses within each community.
The National Transportation Safety Board wants another lowering of the blood-alcohol standard for drunk driving. It stands at .08; the NTSB wants it at .05.
The National Transportation Safety Board wants the blood-alcohol threshold for drunk driving to be lowered to .05 from .08. Wisconsin followed the rest of the country from a .10 to .08 standard in 2003, under the threat of losing federal highway funds. The state had almost 29,000 DUI arrests in 2011, almost 10,000 fewer than in 2000 but still the sixth-highest per-capita amount in the country. And police regularly arrest people for driving with concentrations two and three times the current legal limit, and/or for multiple convictions. Will a lower limit make Wisconsin citizens safer in any way? Or is it simply an unnecessary government intrusion? Vote in our poll and comment below. Related polls: