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 …
Thursday, April 11, 2013
A sharp-eyed and skeptical pharmacy technician kept suspect waiting while she determined his narcotics prescription was phone and then called police.
A 24-year-old Milwaukee man has been charged with committing prescription drug fraud to obtain narcotics from a Wauwatosa pharmacy. Jerome Quentin Brooks was charged April 3 in Milwaukee County Circuit Court with obtaining a controlled substance by fraud, a felony punishable by up to three years in prison. According to the criminal complaint: On March 13, Brooks presented a prescription for Oxycodone at the pharmacy counter in the Walgreens store at 2656 Wauwatosa Ave. that the technician found highly suspicious. The script was in someone else's name, who had written Brooks' name on the back along with a signature and driver's license number. She quickly called the doctor's office and learned that no such prescription had been written. …
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 …
Saturday, December 8, 2012
Repeat drug felon accompanies friend on mall shoplifting excursion – while holding illicit Oxycodone stash and a sales ledger.
The criminal mind is often devious – but sometimes... eh, not so much. A man with multiple felony convictions, and out on bail for a pending felony drug charge, made the mistake of hanging too close to a companion who stole a pair of sunglasses at Mayfair Mall – while, police say, he was himself holding a stash of illegal narcotics with a handwritten ledger of recent sales. Vaughn Caruth Gilmer, 32, of Milwaukee was charged Tuesday in Milwaukee County Circuit Court with one count of possession of narcotic drugs and one count of felony bail jumping. If convicted, he faces up to 4½ years in prison and $20,000 in fines. According to police reports and the criminal complaint: At 4:13 p.m. last Saturday, police were called to the area of …
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Police say the two women first claimed they're filling a prescription for a man they met outside a Wauwatosa Walgreens, then admit a friend was paying them to pass the forgeries for pills.
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- Joe Petrie
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Two Milwaukee women are accused of passing forged prescriptions for Oxycodone at area pharmacies. Sierra L. Jackson, 21, and Aleah J. Morris, 19, were each charged Tuesday in Milwaukee County Circuit Court with one count of obtaining a controlled substance by misrepresentation, one count of attempting to obtain a controlled substance by misrepresentation, and one count of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance. If convicted, they each face up to 16 years in prison and $70,000 in fines. According to the criminal complaint: On Oct. 20, Wauwatosa police officers were called to Walgreens, 2275 N. Mayfair Road, after Jackson came into the store and tried to pass a forged prescription. Officers spotted her car nearby and pulled…
Monday, October 29, 2012
According to police reports, Milwaukee man robbed woman for her prescription medication as she left Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare clinic.
A Milwaukee man is accused of robbing an elderly woman as she left a Wauwatosa clinic because he knew she would probably have pain medication with her. Marcus Miguel Pennie, 36, was charged Monday in Milwaukee County Circuit Court with one count of robbery with use of force. If convicted, he faces up to 10 years in prison and $50,000 in fines. According to the criminal complaint: On Thursday, the victim went to the pharmacy at Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare, 201 N. Mayfair Road, to fill her prescriptions for Oxycodone and Opana. She noticed Pennie sitting near the pharmacy area at the time, but she then left for 15 minutes while the prescription was filled. After returning for the pills, the woman walked out of the hospital to her car, …
Sunday, October 7, 2012
Criminal complaint accuses defendant of swiping a wallet left at her doctor's office, then filling a prescription she found in it for Oxycodone.
A 39-year-old Milwaukee woman is facing charges that she stole another woman’s prescription and filled it at a Wauwatosa pharmacy. Janara Daneili Jenkins was charged in Milwaukee County Circuit Court with one count of obtaining a controlled substance by misrepresentation. If convicted, she faces up to six years in prison and $10,000 in fines. According to the criminal complaint: On March 28, the victim was at the doctor and was given a prescription for Oxycodone. But before she could leave, she needed to call her physical therapist. The woman left her purse in the examining room and went to use the phone, but came back to get the number for the therapist out of her purse. Jenkins was in the room at the time, she told police. The woman took…
Monday, August 13, 2012
The accused allegedly made the fateful error of trying to rob of opiates the very counter where he regularly, suspiciously, quite visibly and by name purchased opiates before.
A 21-year-old Milwaukee man has been arrested, charged and now identified as the suspect in an aborted attempt to rob a Wauwatosa pharmacy, thwarted when an employee curtly told him to "Get the hell out." Although the suspect did, and escaped at the time, another employee of the store identified him from surveillance video as Walter H. Petite – a regular customer of the pharmacy counter. Petite was charged Friday in Milwaukee County Circuit Court with one count of robbery with threat of force. If convicted, he faces up to 15 years in prison and $50,000 in fines. According to the criminal complaint: On July 15, Petite walked into the Swan Serve U Pharmacy about two minutes before closing, grabbed a magazine and walked up to the pharmacy …
Saturday, July 28, 2012
Seen pirouetting in the aisles of Target, he's watched closely and soon observed cutting open and pocketing merchandise.
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- Jim Price
Saturday, July 28, 2012
Happy feet can get you into trouble. At 2:42 p.m. Thursday, a 32-year-old Shorewood man was arrested for retail theft at Target, 3900 N. 124th St., after he was seen pocketing three Sony Playstation 3 game controllers and then left without paying for them. A security guard monitoring store cameras noticed the man dancing in the aisles, he told police. He found that behavior “unusual” and decided to keep an eye on him. The Shorewood man picked out the game controllers and carried them to another aisle, the guard said, where he appeared to be cutting the packages open with a razor blade. He put the controllers in his pockets, wandered around for a while with a cart, putting some other items in it, then abandoned the cart at the front of the …
Friday, July 27, 2012
As prescription pain medication abuse continues to rise, area emergency rooms will likely go Oxy Free in the next few months, meaning patients might get a little more tough love.
Fed up with patients that don’t have legitimate reasons for taking prescription pain medications, emergency room physicians in southeastern Wisconsin will soon be giving large doses of tough love to patients who are doctor shopping. Nationally, narcotic prescription medication abuse, including abuse of oxycodone and oxycontin, is on the rise. So within the next few months hospitals in Milwaukee County are going “Oxy-free” and a Racine-based emergency department is also looking into doing the same. The information-sharing group includes officials from Froedtert Hospital, Wheaton Franciscan, Columbia-St. Mary's, and Aurora Health Care. Dr. Gary Swart, medical director for the emergency departments at Wheaton Franciscan’s Elmbrook Memorial, …