A 23-year veteran of the Waukesha County Sheriff's Department remains under an internal investigation.
Police & Fire
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Monday, May 20, 2013
According to a report from WISN 12 News, with the detective were two Menomonee Falls officers and one Waukesha police officer.
Updated at 6 p.m. Tuesday: The Waukesha County detective being investigated for drunken driving was operating a county-owned vehicle, according to a Waukesha County Sheriff's Department news release. The internal investigation remains ongoing. Original: A Waukesha County Sheriff’s Detective was arrested in Sparta early Sunday morning for operating a vehicle while intoxicated. Patch's partners at WISN 12 News reported that the detective, Bradley Anderson, was joined in the car by two Menomonee Falls officers and one Waukesha police officer. They were stopped at 2:30 a.m. A press release from the department indicated that Anderson — a 23-year veteran — was off-duty at the time of the arrest. While the department conducts an internal …
So it’s finally starting to warm up in Wisconsin, and suddenly there’s a nudity epidemic. 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." Can I get a booth by the window with the view of the naked guy? If two officers see a naked guy and then he disappears, was he ever naked? Ten million organized activities, and these kids play “Paranoia” naked. It’s never too late to operate a widespread shoplifting operation. Seems like everything is being recorded nowadays. Everything. _____________________ 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 19, 2013
No injuries reported in Saturday night fire near Sunset and Hickory drives.
A Saturday night house fire caused about $130,000 in damage to a home near Sunset and Hickory drives in Sussex, according to Patch's media partners WISN 12 News. The fire began at about 9:30 p.m., and authorities said that upon arrival, the garage and two vehicles inside it were fully engulfed in flames, the station reported. The fire then spread to the home. No injuries were reported. More from WISN 12 News
Saturday, May 18, 2013
The FBI compiles crime statistics annually and Patch has used that data to create a searchable database for Wisconsin information.
Every year, the Federal Bureau of Investigation uses data reported to it by nearly every law enforcement agency in the country to build a report on crime in the United States. Patch has taken the Wisconsin data and put it into a searchable database. Fill in the name of a community to see the number of reported property crimes in 2011, and click through to learn more about the types of offenses within each community.
The National Transportation Safety Board wants another lowering of the blood-alcohol standard for drunk driving. It stands at .08; the NTSB wants it at .05.
The National Transportation Safety Board wants the blood-alcohol threshold for drunk driving to be lowered to .05 from .08. Wisconsin followed the rest of the country from a .10 to .08 standard in 2003, under the threat of losing federal highway funds. The state had almost 29,000 DUI arrests in 2011, almost 10,000 fewer than in 2000 but still the sixth-highest per-capita amount in the country. And police regularly arrest people for driving with concentrations two and three times the current legal limit, and/or for multiple convictions. Will a lower limit make Wisconsin citizens safer in any way? Or is it simply an unnecessary government intrusion? Vote in our poll and comment below. Related polls:
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Deborah Nowakowski will serve a year in jail with work-release privileges after admitting she stole thousands of dollars from Cecelia Place.
A woman who admitted stealing thousands of dollars from a Pewaukee assisted-living facility was sentenced to one year in jail with work-release privileges. Deborah Nowakowski, 55, of Oak Creek, also got five years probation and was ordered to pay her former boss nearly $67,000, plus another $50,000 to General Casualty Insurance, after she pleaded no contest to a felony charge of theft from a business setting (more than $10,000). Investigators alleged she used company funds to purchase more than $81,000 worth of personal items while she managed Cecelia Place. Police executing a search warrant on her home found items such as gift cards, vacuum cleaners, animal traps, Nintendo Wii games and hundreds of food items stocked in the basement, …
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Three Waukesha County deputies were honored Wednesday by the Waukesha Optimist Club for their response to the mass shooting in Brookfield.
Waukesha County deputies Mike Doud, Robert Faith and Juan Rodriguez were among some of the first law enforcement officers at the Azana Spa & Salon shooting that left three women dead, as well as the suspect. They didn’t know where the shooter, Radcliffe Houghton, was, if he was even still alive or if he would open fire on them. Still, they didn’t hesitate. “In response to a dynamic and chaotic situation, deputies Faith, Rodriguez and Doud distinguished themselves by demonstrating courage while entering the Azana Spa,” said Sheriff Dan Trawicki. “Deputies Faith, Rodriguez and Doud and other officers were part of the initial entry phase. “During this phase, deputies Faith, Rodriguez and Doud helped to secure the building while aiding in the …
Joenelle L. Sawa, 33, of Dousman, is accused of stealing items from a Town of Merton couple to support an opiate addiction.
A Town of Merton couple came home in November to find their safe, three firearms and jewelry went missing. The safe was abandoned in the middle of an intersection with nothing missing from it, but other items worth $2,300 were nowhere to be found. The couple told Waukesha County deputies they believed their cleaning lady, Joenelle L. Sawa, 33, of Dousman, stole the items, according to a criminal complaint. Sawa was charged with felony theft on Monday in Waukesha County Circuit Court. If convicted, she faces up to 1.5 years initial confinement in prison and $10,000 in fines. Deputies were investigating a different theft involving Sawa when they learned that she sold a number of items belonging to the Town of Merton couple, according to the …
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
A Sussex man who is on bail for a second drunken driving charge faces more trouble after an arrest in the Town of Lisbon.
A 24-year-old Sussex man on bail for a second drunken driving charge faces additional trouble after being accused of smoking synthetic marijuana and verbally threatening to kill a relative. Taimur U. Khan was charged Friday in Waukesha County Circuit Court with bail jumping, disorderly conduct and possession of a synthetic cannabinoid. If convicted, he faces up to one year and four months in jail and $12,000 in fines. The Waukesha County Sheriff’s Department deputy was called to a Town of Lisbon home where Khan’s relative told police she found Brain Freeze, a form of synthetic marijuana, on a shelf hidden in a baseball glove on Thursday. When Khan wanted to go to Culver’s around 6:30 p.m., they argued because she wouldn’t let him drive to …