Saturday, February 23, 2013
This week's regional crime roundup also includes rampage at Shorewood Pick 'n Save and man charged with calling in bomb threat to nursing home where his ex-girlfriend works.
Bomb threats, stolen weapons and an unusual domestic abuse case are some of the most serious crime and police stories in southeastern Wisconsin reported by Patch this week. Weapons stolen from Wauwatosa home: Five semi-automatic weapons, including an assault rifle, are on the streets after a burglary at a Wauwatosa home that held a "cache" of unsecured firearms and ammunition. The homeowner said he had left the home for few hours and came back to find some things disturbed and some of his guns missing. Police would find no sign of a forced entry. Taser used to subdue man during Pick 'n Save rampage: When a woman asked a customer at the Shorewood Pick 'n Save customer for help reaching a bottle of water, it touched off a rampage that ended …
Sunday, February 10, 2013
A doctor at Waukesha Memorial Hospital told investigators that the woman will need surgery to fix damage from past abuse, according to a criminal complaint.
A 48-year-old Sussex man, already convicted of strangulation and suffocation in 2010, faces new domestic abuse charges after a doctor told his wife she needed surgery from the ongoing abuse, according to a criminal complaint. Sussex Patch is not naming the man in order to protect the identity of his wife. The man was charged Feb. 1 with felony battery and disorderly conduct. He faces up to seven years and three months in prison if convicted. According to the criminal complaint: Authorities were called to a home in Wales on Jan. 21 after the man’s wife reported he grabbed her by the neck and squeezed her arm while telling her he was going to "get her" for abuse. The woman told a Waukesha County Sheriff’s Deputy her husband called her at 10 …
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
A 50-year-old man was angry at his wife, so hit kicked her and hit her in the head with a water bottle, according to a criminal complaint.
A 50-year-old Sussex man’s displeasure that there wasn’t enough pigskin in his green beans ended in his arrest last month, according to a criminal complaint filed Wednesday. The man, who Sussex Patch is not naming to protect the identity of his wife, is charged with battery-domestic abuse and disorderly conduct-domestic abuse. If convicted, he faces up to one year in jail and $11,000 in fines. Sussex deputies were called to the man’s apartment in the W24100 block of Main Street after his wife left the building, crossed the street and contacted them about an incident on Jan. 13. The woman told police he was angry that there wasn’t enough pigskin in his green beans, so she left him alone for a few hours. She later was on the phone with their…
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Rodriguez, 30, is accused of beating his fiancé inside a Wales home after she accused him of cheating on her.
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- Joe Petrie
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Note: This story was updated at 2:20 p.m Thursday to reflect amended charges. Milwaukee Brewers relief pitcher Francisco "K-Rod" Rodriguez has been charged with disorderly conduct after police say he beat his fiancé after getting into an argument because she believed he was cheating on her. Rodriguez, 30, of Coral Springs, FL, was initally charged Wednesday in Waukesha County Circuit Court with one count of battery domestic abuse, a misdemeanor. On Thursday, the complaint was amended to disorderly conduct-domestic abuse, also a misdemeanor. It's the second time since 2010 he has been charged in an episode of domestic violence. West Islip NY Patch reported that he was arrested and charged with third-degree assault and second-degree …
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Charges allege he attacked his wife in their Sussex home and held police at bay while refusing to come out with his children. His attorney says there are "substantial disputes" with that version and "two sides to the story."
A City of Brookfield engineering project manager is facing charges after he allegedly strangled his wife and held police officers at bay from inside his Sussex home after a night of drinking last week. John Laning, 40, was charged in Waukesha County Circuit Court Friday with domestic abuse strangulation and suffocation, false imprisonment, battery and two counts of felony intimidation of a victim. If convicted, he faces up to 33 years in prison and $80,000 in fines. According to the criminal complaint: On Thursday, Laning was out for a trap shooting league and drinking when he sent a text message to his wife at 9:41 p.m. asking if he could stay out until 11 p.m. She said she would prefer he got home earlier, but at 11 p.m. Laning was still…
Thursday, July 26, 2012
From a potential child predator to an air conditioning burglar, this is a list of the most interesting police reports in Sussex this week.
Tuesday, July 16 at 8:34 a.m. A Sussex resident living in the apartments on the N64W24100 block of Main Street called police after someone stole his sweet summer relief: an air conditioner. The police report doesn’t list how much the machine was worth, but the owner said it was a brand new air conditioner and was stolen sometime within the previous nine days. Apparently he doesn’t turn it on very often because he wasn’t exactly sure. Police are following up with leads. Wednesday, July 18 at 2:44 a.m. Police were called during the early morning hours to the apartments on the N64W23800 block of Ivy Avenue Wednesday to respond to a domestic disturbance. According to the report, a 21-year-old Sussex man got in a physical fight with his …
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
A local resident is accused of becoming belligerent and tossing bleach on a television after he gets upset for waking up late for work.
A 23-year-old Sussex man is facing charges after he allegedly tossed bleach on a flat screen television, then hit his fiancé, and when she called police, he began cutting his own wrists. According to the criminal complaint, the man—who isn’t being identified by Patch in order to protect the identity of the victim—woke up at 7 a.m. June 20 and realized he was late for work. He became upset after he couldn’t find his or his fiancé’s cell phones, so he began throwing electronic items around their apartment on the N23300 block of Clover Drive, before he sprayed bleach on the TV. He then punched the victim in her rib cage while he was holding a belt in his fist, which caused the belt buckle to make an impression on the woman. The victim told …
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Suspect faces multiple charges after beating his girlfriend and smashing up their apartment.
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- Joe Petrie
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
A 26-year-old Sussex man is facing multiple charges after he came home drunk and beat up his girlfriend because she became upset when he told her he wanted to kill himself. Michael A. Conner was charged in Waukesha County Circuit Court Tuesday with one count of substantial battery domestic abuse, one count of possession of THC -- the active ingredient in marijuana -- one count of misdemeanor battery domestic abuse, one count of disorderly conduct domestic abuse, one count of resisting an officer and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia. If convicted, he faces up to nearly six years in prison and $22,500 in fines. According to the criminal complaint: Police were called to Conner’s residence in the W23400 block of Silver Spring …
Friday, January 27, 2012
Police find numerous pills inside the suspect's apartment after another resident calls police.
A Sussex man is facing charges after he allegedly slapped a woman after they got into an argument about smoking inside, and then got into a fight about losing his cell phone. Stephen R. White, 26, was charged in Waukesha County Circuit Court Wednesday with one count of battery domestic abuse, one counts of disorderly conduct domestic abuse, and one count of illegally obtaining prescription pills. If convicted, he faces up to 21 months in prison and $12,500 in fines. According to the criminal complaint: White and the victim got into an argument Monday inside their apartment in the N6000 block of Maple Avenue after he tried to light a cigarette inside and she told him to take it outside, but he ignored her. At one point the cigarette went …