Brookfield police say Amber P. Hammond, 26, who is autistic and had been missing since Monday morning, has been located and is safe and unharmed.
Updated at 8:30 p.m. Monday A 26-year-old Brookfield woman with autism who had gone missing Monday morning has been located and is safe and unharmed. Amber P. Hammond, 26, has a mild form of autism and functions with the mentality of a 6-year-old. Brookfield police put out an alert that she was missing after she was last seen at about 10:30 a.m. Monday walking with a suitcase with wheels near Calhoun Road and Capitol Drive. However, FOX6 News reported at about 8 p.m. that Hammond had been found at a church in Milwaukee. She was reunited with her aunt and uncle, whom she lives with. FOX6 reports that police say a witness saw Hammond’s picture on the news and informed the police that she had picked her up and given her a ride to the bus stop…
A 22-year-old Brookfield man found dead from an apparent drug overdose is one of several recent drug deaths in the county, experts say.
- POLICE & FIRE
- Lisa Sink
Thursday, July 28, 2011
A 22-year-old Brookfield man's fatal drug overdose — possibly from heroin — has law enforcement and drug counselors warning parents that prescription drug and heroin use is on the rise. "There have been four very recent overdose deaths that we're aware of," said Claudia Roska, executive director of the Addiction Resource Council in Waukesha. "I'm not sure that everyone was in Waukesha County but very close." Roska said in her 24 years with the council, "this is the first time I've seen this much heroin use in Waukesha County." Brookfield Police Capt. Jim Adlam said, "It's making a comeback and it's very scary. Once you're addicted, it's hard to get off of it. "It's evil," he said. A Brookfield couple called 911 about 7:30 a.m. Friday after…