Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Daniel Koepke, 18, will spend the rest of his teenage years in prison after sexually assaulting a 6-year-old girl while babysitting.
The Sussex teenager who pleaded guilty to two felonies stemming from a sexual assault of a six-year-old girl was sentenced on Jan. 24 to 22 months in prison with an additional five years of extended supervision. Daniel Koepke, 18, Koepke was found guilty of one count of causing a child under 13 to view or listen to sexual activity and one count of incest in November in Washington County Circuit Court. Even though the presentence report recommended no jail time, the judge sentenced Koepke to confinement for "the remainder of his teen years," reported the Sussex Sun. Koepke will submit DNA samples, register on the sex offender database and seek out treatment in jail or in the community. He is prohibited to have any contact with the victim …
Thursday, November 29, 2012
If you missed a police report this month, you can catch up to it here.
The month of November had its share of crime in Sussex or committed by Sussex residents. Let's us not forget the Sussex man who was accused of passing a worthless check in Delafield or the Sussex man who was charged for shoplifting from a store in Franklin after his muscle car linked him to the alleged crime. And how could anyone forget the story about bandits that swiped Christmas gifts intended for a little boy from a storage unit. Police were also busy with items being stolen such a purse that was lifted from a car parked on Main Street and prescription drugs from a home on Elm Street. We also had news pertaining to Sussex in the courts with a Milwaukee man pleading guilty in connection to the drug-induced death of a Sussex woman and a …
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Brian Dorow, associate dean of criminal justice program, says year-old facility near Sussex has allowed area law enforcement to have enhanced scenario-based training.
Just minutes from Sussex, the criminal justice training center at Morris Street’s been getting strong reviews from area police officers just one year into the program. The Waukesha County Technical College training center moved into an old daycare a year ago. The 20,000-square-foot facility provides scenario-based training for police officers to get enhanced experience. A recent evaluation of the program has ranged from comments such as “great facility” or “Can’t believe how high tech it is.” “It has allowed us to the holistic scenario-based training,” said Brian Dorow, associate dean of the criminal justice program at the college. “We have received just an incredible response from the police officers that are training there. … It is the …
Saturday, July 28, 2012
Employees at the bank walked in on a burglar Saturday morning, and, according to sources, police have yet to locate the man. Sheriff's Department in mum on what happened.
Sussex’s Associated Bank, located at the corner of Main Street and Silver Spring Drive, was burglarized at about 8 a.m. Saturday, and employees apparently caught the man red-handed before he fled. Kathy Kalis, owner of Ta Da Salon, located across the street from the bank, snapped photos of Waukesha County sheriff's deputies surrounding the building as they attempted to catch the man in the act. However, the man may have slipped through their fingers. “He was apparently in there when the two early girls working got to the bank,” said an onlooker, who asked to remain anonymous. “They just walked in on him. He got in the bank before they got to work, and he must have escaped on foot because police didn’t even find him. That’s all the cops on …
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Camillo D’Amico is still recovering after a horrific hit-and-run accident leaving police baffled, but he’s ready to celebrate his 85th birthday on Friday.
Police are still investigating the hit-and-run accident that left 84-year-old Sussex resident Camillo D’Amico critically injured in June, but his family’s spirits remain high. D’Amico’s son, Frank, a Sussex volunteer firefighter, was one of the first to the scene near the corner of Good Hope Road and Maple Avenue on June 13. His wife, Ginny, says Frank is “doing good” after seeing his dad following the accident, but Camillo’s journey after being hit has been long. “Camillo’s doing a lot better, and he hopefully will be able to come home in two weeks,” Ginny said. “Since getting to the hospital, he’s had three surgeries. He’s had skin grafts. He’s had an infection in his leg. He’s had to get a blood transfusion. He’s been through a lot.” …
Thursday, July 12, 2012
A 22-year-old Sussex woman is caught with a bag of syringes by her parents after she gets out of a rehabilitation center.
A 22-year-old Sussex woman is facing charges after she was allegedly caught with a bag of syringes in her car, then got into a physical altercation with her parents. Sara M. Padovano was charged in Waukesha County Circuit Court Friday with one count of disorderly conduct domestic abuse and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia. If convicted, she faces up to four months in jail and $1,500 in fines. According to the criminal complaint: Waukesha County sheriff’s deputies were called to a residence Thursday in the W24500 block of Quail Run Lane after Padovano got into a physical altercation with her parents while trying to keep her purse away from them. Her mother found a bag of syringes in Padovano’s car along with alcohol wipes and …
Monday, June 25, 2012
From a mother who barely bat an eye when her son was hit by a car to a sassy cat fight, this is a list of the most interesting police reports in Sussex.
Tuesday, June 5 at 10:22 a.m. Police were called to the corner of Main Street and Maple Avenue Tuesday after man hit a child with his car, but the child’s mother didn’t worry about it until later. The 33-year-old mother called police four days after her 10-year-old child was struck by a driver. The mother talked with the man, but her child seemed fine, so the woman didn’t think to get the man’s information. It wasn’t until she eventually took her child to the doctor and realized there were medical costs racking up that the mother called police. They’re now looking for the mysterious driver based on a vague description of a car. Wednesday, June 6 at 6:58 p.m. A family living on the N70W23900 block of Prides Road called police on Wednesday …
Saturday, June 23, 2012
Patch broke down the police reports and found key areas where Sussex police stakeout for unruly drivers. Check out the interactive map.
In the past two weeks, Sussex police have made more than 130 traffic stops usually resulting in a citation, and certain locations are pretty popular on the list. All the major roads in Sussex seem to top the list, with specific intersections where police stakeout for speed-demons and unruly drivers. There are two intersections on Main Street, as well as two on Silver Spring Drive that see a lot of police action. In addition, the intersection near the Sussex Corporate Center is on the list often. The top five areas listed are: Surprisingly enough, while some drivers are occasionally pulled over on Waukesha Avenue, it doesn’t happen as often as you would think. Where do you see the most officers searching for speeders and unruly drivers in …
Join the conversation in the story that got people talking: Patch broke down the police reports and found key areas where Sussex police stakeout for unruly drivers. Check out the interactive map.
Monday, June 18, 2012
Sussex Patch swings by the Sussex Public Safety Building to snag some photos of the life-saving tools Sussex's finest use.
Considering the only photos of the Sussex Public Safety Building Patch has are from when there was snow on the ground, we thought it was necessary to spend one summer day taking some sunnier shots. Check out a few of the photos we took, and keep your eyes open on our Facebook page for the full album.