Friday, August 3, 2012
From a high driver almost causing a head-on collision to an evil step-mother accused of killing a Sussex man, these are the most interesting Sussex police reports this week.
Monday, July 23 at 11:30 a.m. A 54-year-old Sussex woman living on the W234N7000 block of Flintlock Drive called police to report a black widow, and not the actual spider. The Sussex woman’s father passed away, and she told police she believed there was foul play. Although the medical examiner’s autopsy was done revealing nothing out of the ordinary, the woman was convinced her step-mother somehow killed her father. Police recorded the tip. Wednesday, July 25 at 6:32 p.m. Police and firefighters rushed to the condos on the W246N6600 block of Pewaukee Road Wednesday after a man failed to obey the mandatory burning ban ordered by the Village of Sussex. It was lifted August 1. The homeowner was grilling when the grill tipped over, causing a …
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
With Sussex’s latest business park on the fast track, Pete Meissner says he’ll pull his 600 head of cattle from Sussex if the deal is approved.
It has been a heated battle between the Village of Sussex and Sussex farmer Pete Meissner over plans to construct a new business park, but the situation has just reached new heights. The 120 acres of farmland being evaluated for the new corporate center, near the corner of highways 164 and VV, was formerly owned by the Meissner family, but was sold in 2002. The family farm has continued to use the land after its sale, and Meissner says its essential to his cattle business in Sussex. “If Sussex buys that ground and we’re left with 120 less acres, I don’t believe we’ll be able to maintain our farming enterprises here,” said Meissner, whose family has been farming on the site for nearly 80 years. “Once that happens, there’s no turning back. …
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
A $60,000 grant has been approved to start the purchasing process of 120 acres of farmland to be developed into Sussex’s newest corporate park.
Both the Community Development Authority and the Sussex Village Board voted unanimously Tuesday night to begin the process of purchasing 120 acres of farmland on the west end of Sussex, turning it into a new corporate park. A community development grant totaling $60,000 will be paid to Brookfield developer MLG to begin surveying the land behind Kohl’s and Shopko, doing environmental studies and possibly completing the sale of the farmland with Johnson Bank, the current owner of the land. Sussex officials stress they have the right to stop the process at any time, and the grant money is revenue from a former tax incremental financing district, not tax money from Sussex homeowners. When filled with businesses, MLG estimates the business park…
Thursday, June 7, 2012
The village is still talking about developing the land behind Kohl's, but could Sussex be forced to buy the 400 acre plot, and then contract with developers? The public discussion is set for June 12.
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
The Milwaukee man only had $10 for the $11 bottle of conditioner he wanted.
- POLICE & FIRE
- Joe Petrie
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
A 25-year-old South Milwaukee man is facing charges after he was caught shoplifting from a Sussex department store. Jeremy J. Gasiorowski was charged in Waukesha County Circuit Court Monday with one count of retail theft. If convicted, he faces up to nine months in prison and $10,000 in fines. According to the criminal complaint: On Jan. 6, security officers at Shopko saw Gasiorowski walk into the store with a shopping cart and Kohl’s shopping bag, place a bottle of Crew conditioner in the cart and walk around the store. After awhile, he abandoned the cart and bag, and tried to conceal the bottle of conditioner in his jacket sleeve. Gasiorowski then walked out of the store with the bottle and was confronted by the security officers. …