Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Catch up on Shorewood Patch's top stories in April, which include stories about a former school secretary accused of stealing, Shorewood High School named top high school in Wisconsin and an armed robbery suspect.
Catch up on what's going on in your community by reading our top stories in April. This month our top stories include:
Sunday, April 14, 2013
Police say a resident was walking toward an apartment complex when he was approached by a man toting a handgun, and told to handover his property.
Police say a resident was robbed at gunpoint just after midnight on Saturday on a stairway behind a Shorewood apartment building. According to police, the resident was walking toward an apartment complex in the 4100 block of North Ardmore Avenue when he was approached by the suspect, who pointed a small handgun at him and demanded property. The suspect fled after grabbing the property. The suspect is described as a black male, 5 feet 10 inches, skinny, 20-to 25-years old, with a goatee. He was last seen wearing a loose fitting black hooded sweatshirt with his hood up, black sweatpants and black tennis shoes. If you have information, call police at 414-847-2610. Saturday's robbery marks the fourth since March 23. On Tuesday, an armed …
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Victim told police a man approached him, pulled out an semi-automatic handgun, and demanded he hand over property near East Wood Place and North Newhall Street.
Police are looking for one suspect, after a man was robbed at gunpoint near Pick 'n Save in Shorewood Tuesday night. At approximately 6:35 p.m., the victim was walking west through the grocery store parking lot, 4145 N. Oakland Ave., when he saw the suspect driving through the lot, according to police. The victim continued west down East Wood Place to North Newhall Street when the suspect approached him, pulled out a semi-automatic handgun, and demanded he hand over property. It's unclear whether property was taken. The suspect then fled on foot eastbound toward Pick 'n Save. The suspect is described as a black male, 6 feet tall, medium build, in his 20s, with a short beard and mustache. He was wearing a black hooded jacket with the …
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Milwaukee police arrested a Milwaukee man and are looking for two others in connection with an armed robbery Tuesday night near the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee campus.
Milwaukee police arrested a 27-year-old Milwaukee man and are looking for two others in connection with an armed robbery Tuesday night near the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee campus. According to Patch media partners WISN, police said three men were walking near N. Newhall St. and E. Newport Ave., just a few blocks south of Shorewood, around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday when three suspects approached and demanded valuables and money. Police told WISN one of the suspects is believed to have been armed with a handgun. It is unclear whether the victims are students at the university.
Friday, March 15, 2013
Man arrested by Shorewood police after authorities say he attempted to enter a home here also has been charged in connection with a Milwaukee armed robbery.
An 18-year-old Milwaukee man arrested after authorities said he attempted to enter a Shorewood home is now facing charges following an armed robbery in Milwaukee. Maurice Devonte Hallom was charged Feb. 26 in Milwaukee County Circuit Court with one count of armed robbery. If convicted, he could face up to $100,000 in fines and/or 40 years imprisonment. According to the criminal complaint: On Feb. 19, a woman exited a bus near the intersection of North Downer Avenue and East Bradford Street in Milwaukee, when she fell down. Hallom ran over and asked her if she was injured; she replied that she wasn't. She gathered herself and began walking. Hallom followed asking her repeatedly if her boyfriend was home, and if she lived with anyone. Hallom…
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
The student told police he was walking home around 10:30 p.m. when one of two men in ski masks pulled out a hand gun and made him hand over a cell phone, wallet and backpack full of items.
A University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee student walking to his Shorewood home from the campus was robbed at gunpoint Tuesday night, police say. Sometime between 10:35 and 10:40 p.m. near East Stratford Court and North Maryland Avenue, the victim told police two men wearing ski masks approached him. One of the suspects presented a handgun and demanded he hand over his property. The suspects took an Apple iPhone and wallet and made the victim dump out the contents of his backpack, then place items they wanted including two books, a Starbucks coffee cup, flash drive and highlighters back into the bag and hand it over. The suspects were both black males wearing black ski masks. One of the suspects is described by the victim as in his late 20s, …
Friday, December 21, 2012
An employee at One-Hour Martinizing says a man implied he was carrying a firearm and told her, "It's the money or your life."
Police are investigating an apparent armed robbery at Martinizing Dry Cleaners Tuesday evening. An employee told police around 6:48 p.m. a man entered through an unlocked rear door to the dry cleaner at 3596 N. Oakland Ave. She saw him enter the business; run behind her with his hand in his pocket — implying he had a firearm — and demanded cash, according to the report. “It’s the money or your life,” the suspect told the employee, according to the police report. She told police she could feel an object pointed in her back, but couldn’t determine whether it was a gun. The man — described as a black male with dreadlocks, between 5 feet 8 inches and 5 feet 11 inches, dressed in all black — made off with an undetermined amount of cash.
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Daniel Lee, already facing seven federal charges related to three pharmacy robberies in Milwaukee and Wauwatosa, was indicted Wednesday in connection with the Jan. 2 robbery of Thompson's Pharmacy in Shorewood.
The man suspected of robbing Thompson's Serv-U Pharmacy at gunpoint in January has been charged in federal court. Daniel Lee, 50, of Milwaukee, was already facing seven federal felony counts in connection with three robberies in Milwaukee and Wauwatosa. On Wednesday, two more charges were added, related to the Thompson's Serv-U incident. If convicted by a judge or jury of all nine charges, Lee faces a minimum of 72 years in prison, or as much as life. If the case is resolved through a plea deal, his sentence would likely be significantly lower. Details of Shorewood robbery According to charging documents: Lee allegedly walked into the Thompson's Pharmacy in Shorewood at 1421 E. Capitol Drive on Jan. 2, wearing a black scarf over his …
Friday, March 23, 2012
Police Chief David Banaszynski said video footage was not conclusive, and officers are hoping for new leads or tips related to an armed robbery at Thompson's Pharmacy in early January.
Shorewood Police Chief David Banaszynski said an investigation into an early January armed robbery at a local pharmacy has come to a standstill. His department hoped surveillance video pulled from Thompson's Serv-U Pharmacy, where a lone armed man presented a chrome handgun and grabbed an undisclosed amount of money and drugs on Jan. 2, would help close the case. However, the man's face was partially covered and can't be fully identified. Police did question one suspect, but say he insists it wasn't his face captured on video. Banaszynski added department investigators were hoping there was DNA left at the scene, but none was found. Police are looking for other leads and working with other police departments on the case. Shorewood police …
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
A roundup of the latest from the Shorewood police reports.
Shorewood police continue to follow up on leads involving the armed robbery that occurred at the Thompson's Serv-U Pharmacy Monday afternoon. The suspect is a black man, about 5 feet, 8 inches tall, who is 20 to 30 years old, according to police. The man left the store in a dark colored 4-door sedan with no license plates displayed. If you have any information regarding the individual or crime, the Shorewood Police Department ask you to call (414) 847-2610. Also in the police report: