Saturday, May 11, 2013
Boys admitted to police wide discussions of bomb plots before they were overheard and reported, news reports says.
- POLICE & FIRE
Saturday, May 11
Two Wauwatosa East High students discussed a variety of plans to plant bombs in the school before being overheard and reported, according to a story on Today's TMJ4 based on police reports released Friday. Wauwatosa Patch reported on April 29, a Monday, when parents were first notified by the School District, that a bomb scare had been uncovered late the previous Friday and that police were investigating more than one student's involvement. At the time, the School District announced, "Last Friday, after the conclusion of the school day, the District was made aware of a rumored bomb threat against East High School." The now-released police reports detail in more than 50 pages the two boys' admissions of discussing four different bombing …
Monday, April 29, 2013
Three days after direct bomb threat at West High, a rumored bomb plan at East is uncovered, but classes resumed Monday with assurances of safety, and the School District says a joint investigation with police has identified suspect students.
Days after a bomb threat was made at Wauwatosa West High School, another was made Friday at East High, according to the School District, but this time students believed to be involved were identified quickly. While the threat at West was made in the form of a written statement left late Tuesday in a bathroom, the one at East came as a tip from what must have been some loose talk. A letter to parents or guardians of East students sent at 4:14 p.m. Monday begins: "Last Friday, after the conclusion of the school day, the District was made aware of a rumored bomb threat against East High School." The Wauwatosa police were called and a joint investigation ensued. While the district letter does not say how, and no approved police report was …
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Written threat found in bathroom Tuesday warning of bomb on Wednesday prompts canceling of evening classes, but morning sessions were being held under police watch.
A written bomb threat found in a Wauwatosa West High School bathroom late Tuesday prompted police surveillance and an investigation, but classes were being held Wednesday morning as scheduled. The threat apparently said a bomb would be in the school on Wednesday. Milwaukee County sheriff's deputies conducted a sweep of the school with bomb-sniffing dogs and found nothing. According to Police Lt. Chris Fox, the School District sent an email notice to all West parents and guardians Tuesday night alerting them to the threat. Parents were told it was their decision whether to send their children to school, Fox said. Parents were also advised to talk to their kids about the long-term ramifications faced be those who make such threats, Fox said…
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Suspect with history of serious crime including armed robbery tells police after arrest he was angry at being kicked out of program.
A 46-year-old Greenfield man is under arrest on suspicion of making a bomb threat to a county mental health facility, according to the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Department. Sheriff’s detectives were called in just after 10 a.m. Monday to the Behavioral Health Division, 9455 W. Watertown Plank Rd., after a nursing supervisor received a call from a man shouting that he had placed a bomb in the building and that it would go off the next day. He also said that his friend had died at BHD due to a broken neck and “someone will pay for it!” The Sheriff’s Office Bomb Squad EOD Unit responded, and a search of the building and outside perimeter was conducted with bomb-sniffing dogs. No explosives or anything suspicious was found, and an all clear …
Friday, February 22, 2013
Police say the man told them he wanted to get his ex-girlfriend, an employee at the St. Camillus complex, fired. It took just 3 hours for Wauwatosa police to make the arrest.
Updated 6 p.m. Friday: Charges were filed Friday against a 31-year-old Milwaukee man for making bomb threats to staff at a Wauwatosa assisted living center, causing the evacuation of scores of elderly residents and employees. Demetrius Lowe was charged with bomb scares, a felony. According to Wisconsin Circuit Court online records, Lowe has a previous felony conviction for a 2002 burglary. Lowe was found and taken into custody shortly after a staff member told officers she knew the caller was her ex-boyfriend. Police arrested him barely three hours after the threats came in. According to a police report, Wauwatosa police were called to Camillus Court East, 10100 Blue Mound Road, at 7:53 a.m. on a report of numerous phoned in bomb threats. …
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Calls of a possible bomb threat were made to the facility.
Police received calls about a possible bomb threat at a Wauwatosa senior living center early Thursday, reported WISN 12. Employees received two suspicious calls around 7:30 a.m., one of them a threat of a bomb in a bathroom at St. Camillus Senior Living, police said. Residents were evacuated from the building. Police called in the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Department Bomb Squad. The building was combed by handlers with bomb-sniffing dogs, and nothing resembling a bomb was found.