Friday, May 10, 2013
Investigation finds that vast majority of students and faculty at University of Wisconsin campuses — including Milwaukee — are not signed up for program that provides public safety updates.
On March 5, University of Wisconsin-Madison junior Eric Cardinal was working the late shift at a Shell station near campus when he read a text alert from the university warning of a suspected shooter on the loose: “Police looking for Male/Black wearing red & black flannel shirt headed west out of University Houses.” Then Cardinal saw a man in his store duck, as a police car rolled through the parking lot. “That’s when I assumed he was one of the suspects they were looking for,” Cardinal said. In the wake of campus shootings the past five years, police throughout the nation are using text alerts to deliver warnings and advice to students in emergency situations. The concise messages from the Safety Awareness For Everyone system are …
Milwaukee County Sheriff's Deputy Sergio Aleman, Wauwatosa Officer Jennifer Sebena and three other officers were honored Friday in Madison.
Madison — The Wisconsin Law Enforcement Memorial stands at the north corner of Capitol Square, a low circle of gray granite surrounding a bed of cheerfully bright flowers. A less ostentatious monument you are unlikely to find here, compared to the looming statues of Civil War officers and the incomparable Capitol itself. You’d be forgiven if you failed to recognize it as a memorial at all, or thought it just a convenient and decorative place to sit. Then you might notice the names. More than 260 names inscribed in the pale stone. Every one of them a Wisconsin law officer lost in the line of duty. Today there are five more, representing the two officers who fell while on watch last year, and three more whose deaths nearly 100 years ago had …
A roundup of the lates from the Shorewood police log.
A Nighthawk 1911 pistol was reported stolen during a car break-in May 3. Sometime between 10 p.m. and midnight an open garage in the 4400 block of North Stowell Avenue was entered and the $3,500 pistol taken from an unlocked car’s glove box. Additionally, $10 in coins were stolen from the car. Also in the police report:
Tuesday, May 7, 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.
A 39-year-old Shorewood man pleaded guilty Tuesday to a sexual assault of a child charge after investigators say he had sex hundreds of times with a now-15-year-old girl. Christopher Michael Salinas charged Feb. 8 in Milwaukee County Circuit Court with one count of repeated sexual assault of a child, but the charge was amended to second-degree sexual assault. Salinas faces a maximum sentence of 15 years in prison. The relationship lasted at least a year, according to the criminal complaint, from January 2012 until January 2013, when the girl was removed from her home, where Salinas had been living. The two met through the girl's best friend, court records state; Salinas was a friend of the friend's father. He told the teen he liked her, …
Monday, May 6, 2013
North Shore Fire Department officials share concerns with others throughout the state about Wisconsin's ambulance inspection program, with some worried that some ambulances just shouldn't be on the road.
Ten years ago, the lives of an ambulance crew in central Wisconsin were changed forever when a balding tire caused their vehicle to lose traction on a wet highway, skid across the median and roll over. In the resulting accident, the patient being transported died and the crew was injured, none more so than Matt Deicher of Mosinee. “I flew and hit my face onto the back doors of the ambulance,” Deicher told WISN 12 News. Deicher was paralyzed. He believes the July 2003 accident could have been prevented "very, very easily." Just two days earlier, the lone state ambulance inspector gave the Mosinee Fire Department 10 days to replace balding tires on the vehicle. The crew was unaware of the report before the run. A decade later, not much has …
What's the average number of miles that ambulances in your community have on them? How many need to be replaced? Find out by searching for Patch's interactive database for information on ambulance fleets from local departments.
Patch surveyed fire departments throughout the metro Milwaukee area to learn more about their ambulance fleets. Use our searchable database to get information about the age, mileage and conditions of ambulances in your community.
The period of romantic phone calls in this couple’s existence has long passed. 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." Putting the “ex” in “ex-girlfriend.” Wauwatosa has a watering ban in place. No need for those silly sobriety tests This is not an emergency in Wisconsin. There’s a serious lack of quality control in shipping Now I lay me down to custody … _____________________ 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 5, 2013
A 25-year-old man is charged with stealing from a car in Shorewood, after police say he was caught with stolen property and later confessed to breaking into other cars.
Friday, May 3, 2013
A roundup of the latest from the Shorewood police log.
While investigating a minor car accident in the 1100 block of East Capitol Drive on Tuesday, police say they smelled alcohol on the breath of a driver, and made a drunken driving arrest. Sobriety tests were conducted, which the driver failed. The driver registered a 0.12 blood alcohol content during an Intoximeter test. Police say the driver rear-ended another car in traffic. No one was injured, and the driver was cited for following too close and operating while intoxicated. Also in the police report: Age or place of residence for those arrested wasn't available in the Shorewood police log.
Wisconsin's drunk driving-related incidents are the highest in the United States and state Legislators have crafted six bills to confront the issue, but they carries a hefty price tag.
Some state Republican Legislators want to toughen the laws for habitual drunk drivers and first-time drunk drivers if they cause an injury or killed someone, but the price tag for those laws could cost taxpayers up to $236 million, according to a story in the Wisconsin State Journal. Rep. Jim Ott (R-Mequon) and Sen. Alberta Darling (R-River Hills) have introduced six bills to the Senate and House. The bills would: Because of the jail time provisions, the state expects to have to build 17 facilities that would each house 300 people. "A fiscal estimate from the state Department of Corrections put the cost of the bill regarding third and subsequent offenses at between $169 million and $204 million annually. Other agencies also weighed in, …