Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Police say a Shorewood home was burglarized, with entry gained through a rear window, and TVs, laptops and other electronics stolen.
More than $1,700 in property was stolen from a Shorewood home during a daytime burglary on Friday. Police say there were signs of forced entry to a locked rear window of the house in the 2200 block of East Beverly Road. The burglary occurred sometime between 8:10 a.m. and 4:45 p.m. An $800 TV, $500 laptop and $150 iPod were among a list of items taken, totaling $1,780. Nobody was home at the time of the burglary and police have no suspects.
Monday, May 20, 2013
So it’s finally starting to warm up in Wisconsin, and suddenly there’s a nudity epidemic. This is our weekly weird crime roundup, OMG PD.
Patch is highlighting some of the more unusual crime news from throughout southeastern Wisconsin in our feature, "OMG PD." Can I get a booth by the window with the view of the naked guy? If two officers see a naked guy and then he disappears, was he ever naked? Ten million organized activities, and these kids play “Paranoia” naked. It’s never too late to operate a widespread shoplifting operation. Seems like everything is being recorded nowadays. Everything. _____________________ The above items are from local police reports and criminal complaints. In all incidents where an arrest occurred, a charge is merely an accusation and not evidence of guilt. The arrested person is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
Saturday, May 18, 2013
The FBI compiles crime statistics annually and Patch has used that data to create a searchable database for Wisconsin information.
Every year, the Federal Bureau of Investigation uses data reported to it by nearly every law enforcement agency in the country to build a report on crime in the United States. Patch has taken the Wisconsin data and put it into a searchable database. Fill in the name of a community to see the number of reported property crimes in 2011, and click through to learn more about the types of offenses within each community.
The National Transportation Safety Board wants another lowering of the blood-alcohol standard for drunk driving. It stands at .08; the NTSB wants it at .05.
The National Transportation Safety Board wants the blood-alcohol threshold for drunk driving to be lowered to .05 from .08. Wisconsin followed the rest of the country from a .10 to .08 standard in 2003, under the threat of losing federal highway funds. The state had almost 29,000 DUI arrests in 2011, almost 10,000 fewer than in 2000 but still the sixth-highest per-capita amount in the country. And police regularly arrest people for driving with concentrations two and three times the current legal limit, and/or for multiple convictions. Will a lower limit make Wisconsin citizens safer in any way? Or is it simply an unnecessary government intrusion? Vote in our poll and comment below. Related polls:
Friday, May 17, 2013
A roundup of the latest from the Shorewood police log.
Six boxes of shrimp worth $180 were reported stolen from NaNa Asian Fusion, 4511 N. Oakland Ave., on May 10. Police say entry was gained through an unlocked alleyway door and the culprit(s) later fled in a silver jeep. Also in the police report:
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Police say the site of Shorewood's soon-to-be Walgreens store was entered, and windows and radios damaged.
Police say they are unsure how entry was gained to the construction site of the new Walgreens in Shorewood during a burglary sometime overnight on Wednesday. About $2,500 in damage was caused to two windows and four radios in the soon-to-be home of the retailer. Police say there were no signs of forced entry. There were no reports of stolen property from the site. Walgreens is moving across the street from its current location at 4081 N. Oakland Ave. into the new LightHorse 4041 or Mandel Group development this spring.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
People from around the country take part in a candle-light vigil at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial. Milwaukee County Deputy Sergio Aleman was among those honored Monday.
More than 19,000 names of fallen law enforcement officers are etched into the walls of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial — and more are added every year. The keepers of the police memorial figure one law officer in the United States dies in the line of duty every 57 hours. For this year's ceremony, 321 names were added to that wall. Among them: Milwaukee County Sheriff's Deputy Sergio Aleman, an Oak Creek resident killed in an on-duty car accident last summer; and Jennifer Sebena, a Wauwatosa police officer shot and killed on Christmas Eve 2012. “It’s real hard," Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke told WISN 12 News. "Even though we’re almost a year removed (from Aleman's death), it still hurts.” Monday night, friends, …
Monday, May 13, 2013
A large contingent of police officers from the Milwaukee area and throughout the state are in Washington, D.C. to honor their fallen brothers and sisters, including Wauwatosa's Jennifer Sebena and Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Deputy Sergio Aleman.
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Monday, May 13
Wisconsin had a strong presence leading up to a candlelight ceremony Monday night at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C. Dozens of police officers from departments throughout the state made the trek to the nation's capitol to honor those who died in the line of duty, including Wauwatosa officer Jennifer Sebena and Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Deputy Sergio Aleman. Their names are among 321 names added this year to the memorial wall. Just before the Monday night vigil, Jason Newton, a reporter for Patch's media partners WISN 12 News, spoke with some of the Wisconsin officers who were on hand. “We knew all along that Jen earned her place on this wall,” Wauwatosa detective John Milotsky told Newton. “It’s all …
An amorous couple needed police assistance to deal with a “wardrobe malfunction.” Welcome to OMG PD.
Patch is highlighting some of the more unusual crime news from throughout southeastern Wisconsin in our feature, "OMG PD." Handcuffs and a third person kind of killed the mood here. "These birds don’t look angry, dad.” “Times are tough,” but Porterhouse steaks aren’t. This case of vandalism smells fishy. Me Tarzan. You suspicious. The above items are from local police reports and criminal complaints. In all incidents where an arrest occurred, a charge is merely an accusation and not evidence of guilt. The arrested person is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Investigators say about a year ago, the suspect was homeless and the victim's mother allowed him to stay at their home, at which point he had sex hundreds of times with a now-15-year-old girl.