Monday, May 20, 2013
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 …
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Detectives leave no stone – or scrap of paper – unturned after Swan Pharmacy is robbed for drugs, and federal indictment leads to long sentence.
After Wauwatosa detectives developed him as the suspect in a series of armed robberies of pharmacies for narcotics, a Milwaukee man has been tried and sentenced to 65 years in prison. According to federal sentencing guidelines, most of that sentence is mandatory, meaning Daniel Lee will probably not leave prison. Lee, 50, was sentenced Tuesday in federal court on four counts of armed robbery, including the March 15, 2012, robbery of Swan Serv-U Pharmacy in Wauwatosa. That was the first of several robberies recounted in a criminal complaint when Lee was charged, but a key piece of evidence found early on by Tosa detectives would lead to his identification and arrest. Get local stories like this on Facebook. Click to join us! When Lee fled …
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
In plea deal, 24-year-old defendant cops to one count in which he held up a pharmacist for drugs and was caught red-handed by a handy police officer. Two more counts were dismissed but read in to his record.
A 24-year-old Wauwatosa native pleaded guilty Tuesday morning to robbing a Walgreens pharmacist at gunpoint for prescription narcotics, according to court records. Robert John Schweitzer initially had been charged with three pharmacy robberies, all while armed and all for narcotics, and had pleaded not guilty despite having admitted them all to police. In a plea negotiation, the state dismissed two counts but ordered them read in to the record. As such, they may be considered by the judge at sentencing but are not recorded as convictions; neither can they compound Schweitzer's sentence beyond the maximum penalty for one count. As it is, armed robbery is punishable by up to 40 years in the Department of Corrections – typically maximums of …
Monday, March 18, 2013
Man admits leaving his girlfriend alone in parking lot, unconscious after injecting narcotic, while he goes inside to flush evidence down the toilet.
A 26-year-old Milwaukee man was arrested Thursday as a fugitive on a felony warrant after his girlfriend, a 27-year-old Elm Grove woman, overdosed on heroin in her car in the parking lot of Mayfair Mall, according to Wauwatosa police reports. Officers and paramedics were called at 8:52 p.m. on a report of an unresponsive woman at the wheel of a car, and they found the woman alone and semi-conscious, pale and “very sweaty.” She could not roll down her window or unlock her door for some time. When she finally did, she was incoherent. Police noted a man’s belt on the passenger seat and several small napkins stained with blood that had been tossed out of the car. While paramedics assisted her in an ambulance, her boyfriend walked up and asked …
Friday, March 8, 2013
Sitting at traffic light Tuesday, a Wauwatosa patrolman hears call that a Walgreens right in front of him is being robbed at that moment. The suspect, already charged, admits to two other recent robberies for narcotics.
A Wauwatosa police officer had just pulled up to the corner of North Mayfair Road and West Capitol Drive on Tuesday afternoon when a dispatch call came over his radio. "Armed robbery in progress at the Walgreens, 10800 W. Capitol Drive..." – a couple hundred feet away. Hearing further that the robber was leaving the store at that moment, the officer hit his lights and started across the intersection, already in pursuit even as he saw the suspect run out the door. He easily caught up with his man in the alley behind the store before he could even get into his running getaway car. Robert John Schweitzer, 24, of Wauwatosa was charged Thursday afternoon in Milwaukee County Circuit Court with that crime and two more counts of armed robbery, in …
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Unknown suspect armed with a knife robbed pharmacist for drugs while masked, but he'd earlier cased the store, showing his face on camera.
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- Jim Price
Wednesday, February 20
A masked robber with a knife held up two Wauwatosa pharmacists Monday for drugs, leaving no evidence. But he had cased the store about a week before, police say, and that may prove his undoing. He showed his face clearly on camera. Wauwatosa police are asking the public's help in identifying the lone white male from still photos grabbed from in-store security video. According to their reports: At 8:20 a.m. Monday, the unknown suspect entered CVS Pharmacy at 7520 Blue Mound Rd. wearing gloves and a full-face orange ski mask. He went to the pharmacy counter where two technicians were working, showed the knife and asked for OxyContin. The pharmacy techs said the robber behaved "timidly" during the holdup. He was given an undisclosed amount of…
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Charged in November with 12 felonies in Brookfield case of prescription drug thefts, James Kobs is reported, arrested and charged with taking a new pharmacy job where he also handled narcotics.
A Wauwatosa pharmacist who was out on bail while charged with a dozen felony counts, 11 for illegally obtaining narcotics and one for theft, was back in jail last week after he was found dispensing drugs again at another pharmacy. James D. Kobs, 50, of Wauwatosa was charged Friday in Waukesha County Circuit Court with felony bail jumping, punishable by up to six years in prison. According to the criminal complaint and court records, Kobs was reported to police by a part-time pharmacy technician at Omni Pharmacy, a Milwaukee clinic, who said that Kobs had become upset with him over the billing of a customer and had assaulted him. The technician told police the customer had been paying cash for prescriptions even though she qualified for …
Monday, January 14, 2013
Family's run-ins with the law continue after two brothers came afoul of justice in 2008 and 2011, one of them dying in a hail of gunfire and the other nearly so.
A 40-year-old Wauwatosa man was arrested Thursday and has been charged with felony possession of narcotics after police were called about suspicious activity at the north end of the city dump. Robert Pekrun stands charged with possession of methamphetamine and another less-potent drug. A 30-year-old male relative from the same address – just north of the dump on North 113th Street – was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia in the same incident. According to police reports, at 12:42 a.m., officers were sent to North 113th Street and West Gilbert Avenue after a caller reported a dark-colored van parked in the intersection, and a man with a flashlight walking into the dump. The first officer arrived to find the younger man loading …
Sunday, June 10, 2012
Man gets physical against boy who, horsing around with friends, took a couple of steps into the the street.
A 50-year-old Wauwatosa man was arrested last Monday at his home in the 10400 block of West Stewart Avenue for disorderly conduct after a 13-year-old boy reported that the man had pushed him down after starting an altercation with him and two friends. The boys said they were walking home from Whitman Middle School along North 113th Street and were horsing around and chasing one another, and one of them took a couple of steps off the curb and into the street. The man, who was driving in the opposite lane, stopped his car and began to yell at the boy for being in the street, then got out and pushed him backward over the curb. When a woman who had pulled up behind his car began to yell at him for manhandling the boy, he called her a racial …
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Defendant allegedly went to pharmacy to commit a crime while also carrying pot and a wad of counterfeit cash.
A 24-year-old Milwaukee man is facing charges after he allegedly tried passing a forged prescription for Oxycodone at a Wauwatosa pharmacy. He was also holding marijuana at the time and was later found to have hidden $130 in counterfeit money in the store before being taken into custody. Adam E. Cashion was charged Tuesday in Milwaukee County Circuit Court with one count of obtaining a controlled substance by misrepresentation and one count of possession of THC, the active ingredient in marijuana. If convicted, he faces up to 6½ years in prison and $11,000 in fines. No charges have been filed for the counterfeit cash. According to the criminal complaint: Police were called to the pharmacy in Pick ‘n Save, 6950 W. State St., on May 7 after …