Monday, May 13, 2013
A man was charged with substantial battery after punching his girlfriend's ex-boyfriend, who was waiting in her apartment.
A criminal charge has been filed in a chance meeting fueled by bad blood, which left one man bloodied during an October 2012 quarrel in Lannon. Shane Riley, 35, was charged last week with one count of substantial battery after he beat up his girlfriend’s ex-boyfriend. He could be imprisoned up to 3-1/2 years and face up to $10,000 in fines. According to the criminal complaint: On Oct. 5, police were dispatched to the 21000 block of Outcropping Court in Lannon to assist Jeffrey Kopp, who had just been punched in the face. Kopp had blood all over his shirt, and was bleeding from his nose. Kopp told police that he was spending time with Shane Riley and his girlfriend at a bowling alley earlier that night. Kopp went over to the girlfriend’s …
An amorous couple needed police assistance to deal with a “wardrobe malfunction.” Welcome to OMG PD.
Patch is highlighting some of the more unusual crime news from throughout southeastern Wisconsin in our feature, "OMG PD." Handcuffs and a third person kind of killed the mood here. "These birds don’t look angry, dad.” “Times are tough,” but Porterhouse steaks aren’t. This case of vandalism smells fishy. Me Tarzan. You suspicious. 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.
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Family of a 2002 Hamilton High School graduate tells the Brookfield Police Department Michael McMann had his first relapse after coming clean from an opiate addiction.
Friday, May 10, 2013
Investigation finds that vast majority of students and faculty at University of Wisconsin campuses — including Milwaukee — are not signed up for program that provides public safety updates.
On March 5, University of Wisconsin-Madison junior Eric Cardinal was working the late shift at a Shell station near campus when he read a text alert from the university warning of a suspected shooter on the loose: “Police looking for Male/Black wearing red & black flannel shirt headed west out of University Houses.” Then Cardinal saw a man in his store duck, as a police car rolled through the parking lot. “That’s when I assumed he was one of the suspects they were looking for,” Cardinal said. In the wake of campus shootings the past five years, police throughout the nation are using text alerts to deliver warnings and advice to students in emergency situations. The concise messages from the Safety Awareness For Everyone system are …
Public is invited to comment about the Waukesha County Sheriff's Department's ability to meet accreditation standards.
The Waukesha County Sheriff’s Department is going through a rigorous accreditation process and assessors from Wisconsin Law Enforcement Accreditation Group is examining the department’s policy and procedures, management, operation, and support service, Sheriff Daniel Trawicki announced Friday. “Verification by the team that the Waukesha County Sheriff’s Department meets the Board’s state-of-the-art standards is part of a voluntary process to gain accreditation – a highly prized recognition of law enforcement professional excellence,” states a news release from Trawicki. The Waukesha County Sheriff’s Department has to comply with established standards in order to gain accredited status, Trawicki said in the release. The community and …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Family of a 2002 Hamilton High School graduate tells the Brookfield Police Department Michael McCann had his first relapse after coming clean from an opiate addiction.
A 2002 graduate of Hamilton High School’s death is under investigation by the Brookfield Police Department after he was found unconscious and not breathing by his grandmother and uncle at a Brookfield home in February. The fatal drug overdose was 28-year-old Michael McCann’s first relapse after entering drug treatment at a detox facility for an opiate addiction, including for the abuse of oxycodone. Relatives reported McCann was clean until the overdose on Feb. 28, according to a search warrant filed recently in Waukesha County Circuit Court. He seemed “very happy” on Feb. 27 and told his uncle he was receiving a cash advance at work. McCann returned home from work around 6 p.m. Feb. 28, entered the bathroom at 6:15 p.m. and an hour later …
The Lisbon Fire Department responded to the call Tuesday morning.
A smoke detector was triggered by welding in the metals lab at Hamilton High School Tuesday morning, according to the school's Facebook page. The smoke detector, which went off at 11:19 a.m., prompted students and staff to exit the building. The Lisbon Fire Department responded and determined there was no fire and it was safe to resume classes. Students and staff members were back in the classrooms within 30 minutes.
Monday, May 6, 2013
What's the average number of miles that ambulances in your community have on them? How many need to be replaced? Find out by searching for Patch's interactive database for information on ambulance fleets from local departments.
Patch surveyed fire departments throughout the metro Milwaukee area to learn more about their ambulance fleets. Use our searchable database to get information about the age, mileage and conditions of ambulances in your community.
Sussex Fire Chief Corky Curtis isn't concerned about the state's maintenance program, but some area chiefs said there's room for improvement.
Ten years ago, the lives of an ambulance crew in central Wisconsin were changed forever when a balding tire caused their vehicle to lose traction on a wet highway, skid across the median and roll over. In the resulting accident, the patient being transported died and the crew was injured, none more so than Matt Deicher of Mosinee. “I flew and hit my face onto the back doors of the ambulance,” Deicher told WISN 12 News. Deicher was paralyzed. He believes the July 2003 accident could have been prevented "very, very easily." Just two days earlier, the lone state ambulance inspector gave the Mosinee Fire Department 10 days to replace balding tires on the vehicle. The crew was unaware of the report before the run. A decade later, not much has …
The period of romantic phone calls in this couple’s existence has long passed. 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." Putting the “ex” in “ex-girlfriend.” Wauwatosa has a watering ban in place. No need for those silly sobriety tests This is not an emergency in Wisconsin. There’s a serious lack of quality control in shipping Now I lay me down to custody … _____________________ 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.