Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Probationer has a bundle of strange booty in his bindle that doesn't belong to him, but despite elegant police investigative work, he draws only a municipal citation.
What started as nothing more than an unattended bag left on a couch in Mayfair Mall turned into quite an investigative coup for the Wauwatosa police, leading them to believe they had a basis for four serious criminal charges. In the end, an assistant district attorney quashed that plan, and a habitual thief walked with a municipal citation. At 4:22 p.m. May 3, police were called to the upper level of Mayfair near Spencer's Gifts when a black duffel bag was found unattended on a sofa. Officers opened the bag and quickly found a driver's license receipt with a name. The Mayfair security chief was on hand, and he paged that name to return for his bag. But in the meantime, Tosa police officers were digging further in the duffel, and the next …
Friday, April 19, 2013
Woman thinks it's OK to park illegally while she's at work. Police officer disagrees. She'd get a ticket anyway, but yes, there is also a criminal records check involved.
A woman who thought it was no big deal to park in a handicapped parking space for her whole work shift at a Wauwatosa restaurant may think better of it next time. She landed in jail for calling attention to herself. At 8:47 p.m. Monday, the 28-year-old Milwaukee woman was arrested and jailed on three warrants after she made the mistake of parking illegally in a handicapped-only space at Buffalo Wild Wings, 2635 N. Mayfair Rd. An officer noticed her car in the restricted space with no handicapped plate or hang-tag, and in the process of writing a ticket found that she was wanted. He went in to BW3 to find her and learned that she was not a customer but rather a server. The woman's excuse for parking for her whole work shift in a handicapped…
Friday, September 14, 2012
In a fateful fluke, a wrong lead leads to just the right place, then a detective's hunch proves on the money. Plus, we offer a wild foot chase, a K9 callout, and an eyewitness who had a ringside seat.
- POLICE & FIRE
- Jim Price
Friday, September 14, 2012
Four Milwaukee teenagers, three of them 18 and one 19, were arrested Tuesday and were charged Friday in a home burglary in the Madison Park area, according to Wauwatosa police. The neighborhood had been plagued for two weeks with similar burglaries, but police cautioned that the investigation of those crimes is continuing. Police said that while final charging documents had not been filed, the Milwaukee County District Attorney's office had signed off on charges against the four men Friday morning, three for burglary and one for possession of stolen property. Those being charged are: According to police reports: At 12:27 p.m. Tuesday, police were dispatched to a burglary in process when a caller reported seeing two young men leaving a …