Thursday, January 10, 2013
A 19-year-old Whitefish Bay man and a 20-year-old West Allis man have each been charged with possession of narcotics.
A 19-year-old Whitefish Bay man who overdosed on heroin and his friend who fled the scene with heroin and paraphernalia are both facing charges in connection with the incident. Patrick Kottke, 19, of Whitefish Bay and Aaron Schultz, 20, of West Allis have each been charged with one count of possessing narcotic drugs. Kottke has been charged with possessing oxycodone, and Schultz has been charged with posssessing heroin. If convicted, each man faces a maximum sentence of $10,000 in fines and 3 1/2 years in prison. Whitefish Bay police responded to the 800 block of Glen Avenue at 5:44 p.m. Friday to assist Kottke, who had overdosed on heroin, according to a criminal complaint filed in Milwaukee County Courthouse. Kottke had been doing heroin…
Thursday, October 4, 2012
A 23-year-old Whitefish Bay man is accused of kicking a Shorewood officer in the groin while being taken into custody.
A 23-year-old Whitefish Bay man is facing charges for allegedly kicking a Shorewood police officer in the testicles while being taken into custody. Robert J. Johnson was charged in Milwaukee County Circuit Court Tuesday with one count of disorderly conduct and two counts of obstructing an officer. If convicted, he faces up to 21 months in prison and $21,000 in fines. According to the criminal complaint: At 4:44 a.m. Saturday, Whitefish Bay police officers were called to a home in the 4800 block of North Anita Avenue after someone reported Johnson was outside smashing the windows out of a car in the alley. When they arrived, they found a Chrysler PT Cruiser with its windows smashed out and Johnson had gone inside where a witness had heard …
Monday, October 1, 2012
With more than 30 years of law enforcement experience, Michael Young will start in Whitefish Bay on Nov. 12 with an annual salary of $96,000.
A 28-year veteran of the Milwaukee Police Department is the new police chief of Whitefish Bay, village officials announced Monday afternoon. Michael Young has more than 30 years of law enforcement experience, starting with the Grafton Police Department in 1981. He has served 28 years with the Milwaukee Police Department, climbing the ranks as a police officer to the captain and district commander for District 6. According to the city of Milwaukee's website, he also served as a detective, lieutenant and captain in the Criminal Investigation Bureau; as a detective and lieutenant in the Property Crimes, Violent Crimes and Homicide Division; a lieutenant and captain of the Intelligence Division; and as captain of the Milwaukee HIDTA drug and …
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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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 …
Saturday, September 1, 2012
Burlington Police Chief Peter Nimmer declined the Police Commission's job offer, and Waukesha Police Captain Ronald Tischer has accepted another position.
The search for a new Whitefish Bay police chief is down to two candidates, after one of the candidates declined the village's job offer and the other has accepted a new position in La Crosse. The Whitefish Bay Police Commission recently made a contingent job offer to Burlington Police chief Peter Nimmer, but Nimmer declined the offer and decided to stay in Burlington, according to Whitefish Bay Village Manager Patrick DeGrave. The commission chose Nimmer from a pool of four applicants. Now that Nimmer is no longer in the running, DeGrave said the Whitefish Bay Police Commission will reconvene in the near future to select a new candidate. Another of the four candidates, Waukesha Police Captain Ronald Tischer, is also out of the picture, now…
Monday, August 27, 2012
Three juveniles have been arrested in connection with the robbery, but no charges have been filed yet.
Two 18-year-old men from Whitefish Bay were robbed by five males early Sunday morning in the 5000 block of Marlborough Drive. One of the robbery victims called the police shortly after the incident at 12:42 a.m. Sunday. He told police the robbers, who were approximately 16 years old, forcibly stole two wallets and an iPhone then fled the scene in a beige Dodge Stratus. The vehicle, which was later determined to be stolen, was gone by the time police arrived. After the robbery in Whitefish Bay Sunday, the Milwaukee Police Department later apprehended three juveniles and linked the suspects to the robbery in Whitefish Bay. The two stolen wallets were apparently tossed from the vehicle and were recovered in Whitefish Bay. Police returned the …
Thursday, August 9, 2012
The Hampton Avenue store was closed for two hours as canines and bomb technicians from the sheriff's office investigated the phone call threat.
Whitefish Bay police cars blocked off the CVS Pharmacy parking lot as canines and bomb technicians investigated a bomb threat at the Hampton Avenue store Thursday afternoon. Whitefish Bay Interim Police Chief Ron Stefanski said the CVS manager called the police station at 2:20 p.m. after an employee received a vague phone call about a bomb being located in the store. The store closed its doors, and managers told employees and customers to leave. Police have not determined who the caller is, but the CVS employee who received the call said it was a male adult. Whitefish Bay police worked with Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office canines and bomb technicians as they investigated the store for two hours. Nothing suspicious was found in the store…
Sunday, June 10, 2012
Shorewood Police Chief David Banaszynski has pitched the idea of consolidating Shorewood and Whitefish Bay’s police departments, most recently in late February 2011, but discussion has now expanded to include the City of Glendale.
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Friday, February 10, 2012
After seven years in Whitefish Bay, chief plans to turn in his badge in June for a life of golfing, bicycling and traveling.
After seven years at the head of the Whitefish Bay Police Department, Chief Robert Jacobs has announced he will retire effective June 29. Jacobs' career in law enforcement began nearly 42 years ago, when after serving in the Navy and working construction, he took a job as an officer in Thiensville, where he stayed for 4-1/2 years before taking a patrolman job in Brookfield. He rose through the ranks of that department over the course of 26 years as corporal, sergeant, inspector, and for the last six years, as the police chief. After seven years in Bay, Jacobs said he is retiring with mixed emotions. "It’s been an enjoyable seven years, and I have an excellent group of officers to work with," he said. "I still love coming to work every day …
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Five youths said the recurring vandalism was part of a senior prank.
Five teenagers were cited for tearing down poles, cutting down a tree and doing other damage to the JCC Day Care Center playground on three separate occassions. Three 18-year-old Whitefish Bay men, a 19-year-old Brookfield man and a 16-year-old Whitefish Bay boy were all cited with criminal damage to property and trespassing for the latest vandalism incident that occurred between 2 a.m. and 3 a.m. June 18. The next morning, JCC officials found that vandals hit numerous targets. Among the acts of vandalism: The boys told the police they were at a graduation party, and after going to McDonald's for dinner, they went to the JCC to vandalize the property. It was the third reported incident in recent weeks at the JCC Day Care playground at 6255…