Friday, October 5, 2012
Tosa man is charged with felony marijuana possession after two Milwaukee police officers smell marijuana coming out of his car at a gas station.
A 24-year-old Wauwatosa man is facing felony drug charges after two Milwaukee police officers strolling through a gas station parking lot just happened to get a whiff of a bunch of marijuana he had in his car. Brandon A. Harmon was charged Wednesday in Milwaukee County Circuit Court with one count of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance. If convicted, he faces up to 3½ years in prison and $10,000 in fines. According to the criminal complaint: On Sunday, two Milwaukee police officers were walking through the parking lot of the Citgo station at 8334 W. Appleton Ave. when both smelled the aroma of fresh marijuana nearby. Only two cars were parked near the officers, one of which was Harmon’s – a man already well-known to …
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Woman had a valid permit for loaded .22 concealed under her car seat – but the law says that's not cool if you've been drinking liquor and smoking pot.
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- Joe Petrie
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
A 28-year-old Milwaukee woman is facing a weapon charge after she was caught driving impaired through Wauwatosa with a loaded handgun in her SUV. She had a permit for the gun, but Wisconsin law does not allow anyone to carry a firearm while intoxicated. Quannetta J. Jackson was charged Saturday in Milwaukee County Circuit Court with one count of endangering safety with use of a dangerous weapon. If convicted, she faces up to nine months in prison and $10,000 in fines. According to the criminal complaint: At 12:22 a.m. Sept. 2, a Wauwatosa police officer was on patrol in the 10700 block of West North Avenue when he spotted Jackson driving a Mercedes Benz SUV without her headlights on. Jackson swerved over the center line twice, then sped …
Sunday, August 26, 2012
Balancing the lesson taught by dealing with law enforcement against the consequences of having drug possession on their child's record is the dilemma facing parents.
The arrest of an 18-year-old in Muskego for marijuana possession sparked a conversation on Patch about the responsibility of parents in relation to their child’s drug use. In this particular case, the teen wouldn’t let police search his car despite their suspicions, but when his mother arrived she gave the go-ahead and the man was arrested and charged with marijuana possession. Commenters raised both sides of the argument on behalf of the mother. Was she a good parent for refusing to cover for her son’s lawbreaking behavior? Or was she a bad parent for saddling her young adult son with a misdemeanor charge that could impact college and/or job prospects? (Or should she have had any say in the fate of her legally adult child?) Tell us how …
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
The 19-year-old was busted with the drugs after speeding past a Wauwatosa police officer in March.
A 19-year-old Wauwatosa man is facing felony charges after he was caught allegedly carrying marijuana and psychedelic mushrooms inside his car during a traffic stop. Brian A. Penn was charged in Milwaukee County Circuit Court Saturday with one count of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance. If convicted, he faces up to 3½ years in prison and $10,000 in fines. According to the criminal complaint: On March 11, a Wauwatosa police officer was parked in a squad car near North 90th Street and Menomonee River Parkway when he heard a car accelerate quickly, then drive past doing 43 mph in a 25 mph zone. The officer pulled the car over and found Penn driving. The officer also noticed inside the car the strong smell of air …
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Suspect, 19, tells officers the marijuana business is "booming" right now, and he has no problem moving half pounds of the drug.
A Wauwatosa teenager is facing felony charges after a police officer discovered nearly 2 pounds of marijuana under his seat during a traffic stop. Kevin Conrad Kanngiesser, 19, was charged Wednesday in Milwaukee County Circuit Court with one count of possession with intent to deliver more than 200 grams of a controlled substance. If convicted, he faces up to six years in prison and $10,000 in fines. According to the criminal complaint: At 10:10 p.m. June 27, a Wauwatosa police officer was monitoring traffic in the 8100 block of Blue Mound Road when he spotted Kanngiesser doing 45 miles per hour in a 30 miles per hour speed zone. The officer pulled Kanngiesser over and immediately smelled fresh marijuana coming from inside the car. …
Saturday, June 23, 2012
Suspect could have avoided prosecution for marijuana possession in Wauwatosa, but he's caught in Greenfield with more of the drug.
Leniency has its limits. An 18-year-old Milwaukee man could have avoided time behind bars by keeping clean for awhile after he was caught in Wauwatosa in March with some marijuana. He couldn't. He's facing more drug charges after he was caught holding again in Greenfield, and so now he faces time on that first run-in with the law. Jacob R. Beaulieu was charged Friday in Milwaukee County Circuit Court with one count of possession of THC, the active ingredient in marijuana. If convicted, he faces up to six months in prison and $1,000 in fines. According to the criminal complaint: On March 2, Beaulieu was pulled over by a Wauwatosa police officer in the 1100 block of North 70th Street, and when the officer approached the car he could smell …
Thursday, May 17, 2012
After armed robbery, police stop young man because he matches description. He wasn't involved, but he happens to be holding a stash and cash.
A case of mistaken identity landed a young Wauwatosa man in some serious trouble with the law. The 18-year-old is facing charges after he was caught holding a large jar of marijuana and a lot of cash while Wauwatosa police were looking for an armed robbery suspect. John Thomas Hoffer was charged in Milwaukee County Circuit Court with one count of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance. If convicted, he faces up to 3½ years in prison and $10,000 in fines. According to the criminal complaint: On April 17, police were looking for a suspect in an armed robbery in the 600 block of North 60th Street. Officers came across Hoffer, who they thought matched the description of the robber. They searched him, looking for evidence of …
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Offender was sentenced to 15 months of home monitoring after drug conviction.
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Tuesday, October 11, 2011
The Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public's help in finding Jermaine Edwards, 22, who escaped from court-ordered electronic monitoring by apparently cutting off his electronic bracelet. Edwards was convicted for the second time on possession of THC. He was sentenced to 15 months probation as long as he wore a GPS monitoring bracelet. The Sheriff's Department is asking anyone with information to call (414) 278-4788.