Monday, August 6, 2012
A look at this week's local events and news.
Here's a look at what's coming up this week in Shorewood. If we're missing something, please add it to the calendar. FAB Atwater Beach party, fireworks — In addition a rescheduled show of Shorewood's Fourth of July firework, the beach party on Saturday, organized by local community group Friends of Atwater Beach, will offer $6 plates of barbecue, live music from local bands Dukster, Fred Bliffert & the Atwater Beach Blues Band, and Lil' Debbie and the Tone Gods and Big Bay Brewing beer on tap. The party kicks off at 3 p.m. at Atwater Beach, intersection of East Capitol Drive and North Lake Drive. National Night Out — In lieu of a block party, this year the Shorewood Police Department is opening will open its doors to the public at 3936 N. …
Thursday, August 2, 2012
Shorewood police are shifting the focus to the basics for this year's NNO. In lieu of a block party, the department will hold an open house, providing crime prevention tips, and then ask resident's to turn on their porch lights, symbolizing a united front
The Shorewood Police Department is returning to the fundamentals of crime prevention with its annual National Night Out event slated for Tuesday. NNO has typically called for a block party with a slew of activities aimed at connecting the community and police department and educating and urging residents to take an active role in keeping the community safe, but this year Shorewood police are scaling it back. "That’s our back to the basics National Night Out, no magic show, burgers or dunk tank, just crime prevention and a united front against crime" said Shorewood Police Chief David Banaszynski. In lieu of the block party, the department is opening its doors to the public at 3936 N. Murray Ave. for an open house from 4 to 6 p.m. The …
Monday, July 23, 2012
Justis, the Brown Deer Police Department's lead K9 dog, passed away Wednesday. Police Chief says National Night Out for Justice will still take place, but now for a different reason.
Justis, the Brown Deer Police Department's Dutch Shepherd who worked all over the area, helped sniff out drugs, chase down criminals and taught children about the police department. Sadly, his service ended Wednesday when he passed away from a quickly onsetting infection. "He’s going to be missed because he did work with a lot of different people," Brown Deer Police Chief Steven Rinzel said. "Entries, drug searches, there were school searches we had, plus he was also very friendly with kids." And while Justis was a member of the Brown Deer Police Department, Rinzel said he's assisted communities all across Southeastern Wisconsin including Oak Creek, the North Shore, Ozaukee and Washington counties, to name a few. Justis was taken to a …
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Shorewood police called the event with severe thunder and lighting storms expected to move into the area.
Shorewood police have canceled National Night Out due to severe thunder and lighting storms expected in the area. The block party against crime, was scheduled to start at 4:30 p.m. but police called the event around 2 p.m. This is the second year in a row organizers have had to cancel the event, with construction on East Capitol Drive killing last year’s plans. Meanwhile, other local communities including Wauwatosa and Menomonee Falls will continue with National Night Out activities despite the weather. Over 15,000 communities across America and Canada participate in National Night Out over the summer months, in an effort to increase neighborhood spirit and generate community support for anti-crime programs.