Friday, November 16, 2012
With roughly 25 percent of police work being resolving neighbor disputes over property boundaries, noise or leaf raking, among other issues, a new mediation program would provide an alternative and free up police for other calls.
Roughly 25 percent of the Shorewood Police Department's work is classified as “social work," mediating minor conflicts between neighbors. The most common issues between neighbors include pets, fences, tree limbs, parking and noise, in addition to seasonal complaints about lawn mowing, leaf raking and snow shoveling. The village hopes to curb the department's "social work" with a new program — the Neighborhood Mediation Program — which would work to resolve minor conflicts between neighbors before they become larger conflicts and free up police to response to more pressing issues. “Shorewood PD is happy we have another option for neighbors, “ Police Chief David Banaszynski said. “Sometimes neighbors have issues with each other, issues …
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
The 49-year-old West Allis woman allegedly drove 5 mph on Hampton and nearly hit another vehicle as she swerved onto Lake Drive.
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- Joe Petrie
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
A West Allis woman is facing her seventh drunk driving charge after she was caught driving erratically in Whitefish Bay last week. Gwendolyn Badzinski, 49, was charged in Milwaukee County Circuit Court Saturday with one count of seventh offense operating while intoxicated. If convicted, she faces up to 10 years in prison and $25,000 in fines. According to the criminal complaint: On Aug. 30, a Whitefish Bay police officer on patrol spotted Badzinski driving erratically near North Lake Drive and East Hampton Avenue. She was doing 5 miles per hour on Hampton Avenue, making extremely long pauses at stop signs and stoplights. She then made a right turn without signaling onto Lake Drive by crossing into the northbound lane, causing an oncoming …
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Suspect transferred money from the victim's credit card account to her Paypal account without his knowing.
A 50-year-old Shorewood woman is facing charges after she allegedly transferred money from her ex-roommate’s credit card to her Paypal account without his knowledge. Mary L. Huntsinger was charged in Milwaukee County Circuit Court Wednesday with one count of theft. If convicted, she faces up to nine months in prison and $10,000 in fines. According to the criminal complaint: In 2011, Huntsinger was living with a man in the 2800 block of South 77th Street in West Allis when she allegedly transferred $500 from the victim’s Visa account to her Paypal account. The man kicked her out of the home after finding some of his personal information in Huntsinger’s room and several months later discovered the money missing from his Visa account, while …
Thursday, June 23, 2011
A staff member from the West Allis senior home noticed the 67-year-old man standing a near busy intersection in Shorewood Monday morning.
A senior citizen with mental health issues walked out of a care facility in West Allis on Sunday night and found his way to the intersection of East Capitol Drive and North Oakland Avenue in Shorewood. A staff worker from the West Allis facility was driving through the area about 11 a.m. Monday and recognized the man standing on the corner. Police say he was just standing on the corner with a bottle of soda in his hand. He had taken a Milwaukee County Transit bus to Shorewood, but authorities aren't sure what he did for the 12-14 hours he was missing. The man was transported back to the care facility by staff and Shorewood police notified West Allis police that he had been found. Shorewood police say they don't know the care facility in …