A 23-year veteran of the Waukesha County Sheriff's Department remains under an internal investigation.
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Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Monday, May 20, 2013
According to a report from WISN 12 News, with the detective were two Menomonee Falls officers and one Waukesha police officer.
Updated at 6 p.m. Tuesday: The Waukesha County detective being investigated for drunken driving was operating a county-owned vehicle, according to a Waukesha County Sheriff's Department news release. The internal investigation remains ongoing. Original: A Waukesha County Sheriff’s Detective was arrested in Sparta early Sunday morning for operating a vehicle while intoxicated. Patch's partners at WISN 12 News reported that the detective, Bradley Anderson, was joined in the car by two Menomonee Falls officers and one Waukesha police officer. They were stopped at 2:30 a.m. A press release from the department indicated that Anderson — a 23-year veteran — was off-duty at the time of the arrest. While the department conducts an internal …
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Three Waukesha County deputies were honored Wednesday by the Waukesha Optimist Club for their response to the mass shooting in Brookfield.
Waukesha County deputies Mike Doud, Robert Faith and Juan Rodriguez were among some of the first law enforcement officers at the Azana Spa & Salon shooting that left three women dead, as well as the suspect. They didn’t know where the shooter, Radcliffe Houghton, was, if he was even still alive or if he would open fire on them. Still, they didn’t hesitate. “In response to a dynamic and chaotic situation, deputies Faith, Rodriguez and Doud distinguished themselves by demonstrating courage while entering the Azana Spa,” said Sheriff Dan Trawicki. “Deputies Faith, Rodriguez and Doud and other officers were part of the initial entry phase. “During this phase, deputies Faith, Rodriguez and Doud helped to secure the building while aiding in the …
Joenelle L. Sawa, 33, of Dousman, is accused of stealing items from a Town of Merton couple to support an opiate addiction.
A Town of Merton couple came home in November to find their safe, three firearms and jewelry went missing. The safe was abandoned in the middle of an intersection with nothing missing from it, but other items worth $2,300 were nowhere to be found. The couple told Waukesha County deputies they believed their cleaning lady, Joenelle L. Sawa, 33, of Dousman, stole the items, according to a criminal complaint. Sawa was charged with felony theft on Monday in Waukesha County Circuit Court. If convicted, she faces up to 1.5 years initial confinement in prison and $10,000 in fines. Deputies were investigating a different theft involving Sawa when they learned that she sold a number of items belonging to the Town of Merton couple, according to the …
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
A Sussex man who is on bail for a second drunken driving charge faces more trouble after an arrest in the Town of Lisbon.
A 24-year-old Sussex man on bail for a second drunken driving charge faces additional trouble after being accused of smoking synthetic marijuana and verbally threatening to kill a relative. Taimur U. Khan was charged Friday in Waukesha County Circuit Court with bail jumping, disorderly conduct and possession of a synthetic cannabinoid. If convicted, he faces up to one year and four months in jail and $12,000 in fines. The Waukesha County Sheriff’s Department deputy was called to a Town of Lisbon home where Khan’s relative told police she found Brain Freeze, a form of synthetic marijuana, on a shelf hidden in a baseball glove on Thursday. When Khan wanted to go to Culver’s around 6:30 p.m., they argued because she wouldn’t let him drive to …
Friday, May 10, 2013
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 …
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Brandon J. Snyder, of Sussex, faces a felony charged after investigators say he used a Sussex woman's credit card after she lost her wallet at a City of Pewauke gas station.
A 31-year-old Sussex man rang up more than $600 in purchases using a credit card that was lost by a Sussex woman at a gas station, according to a criminal complaint filed Wednesday in Waukesha County Circuit Court. Brandon J. Snyder is charged with identity theft and misdemeanor theft. If convicted, he faces up to three years and nine months initial confinement in prison and $20,000 in fines. Snyder is scheduled to appear in court May 20. The Sussex woman contact deputies with the Waukesha County Sheriff’s Department after she dropped her wallet at Kwik Trip, W29N2086 Redford Boulevard, City of Pewaukee. She had been pumping gas on Nov. 22 at the gas station. When she returned two days later, the wallet was not found, according to the …
Friday, April 19, 2013
A Sussex woman and a Waukesha man are accused of stealing a cell phone and a purse, according to a criminal complaint.
A 24-year-old Sussex woman got into a scuffle with another woman, she left a few key details out of the story when she told Waukesha County deputies she was battered by the other woman, according to a criminal complaint, Stephanie M. Landry wasn’t at the Sussex business where she claimed she had been physically assaulted. However, she did get into an altercation with the woman and stole the woman’s purse and cell phone on Sept. 20, according to a criminal complaint. Landry was charged Thursday in Waukesha County Circuit Court with theft as a party to a crime and obstructing an officer. Ted J. Zindars Jr., 21, of Waukesha was also charged with theft as a party to a crime. If convicted, Landry faces up to 18 months in jail and $20,000 in …
Thursday, April 18, 2013
A woman, who has had multiple charges with the Waukesha County Circuit Court, has been charged with burglary and arming herself with a dangerous weapon.
A Sussex woman was charged Wednesday for an October incident, in which she is accused of breaking into her mother's ex-boyfriend's trailer home and stealing a loaded handgun, reported the Sussex Sun. Kayla M. Eddy, 23, claimed the gun was stolen from her. She has been charged in Waukesha County Circuit Court with burglary and arming herself with a dangerous weapon. This was not Eddy's first run-in with the law. In 2009, she was convicted of possessing an illegally obtained prescription, according to court records. Eddy was also was charged with drug paraphernalia possession in February after she allegedly stole her mother's car. Earlier this month, she was charged with bail jumping after a man reported to the Waukesha County Sheriff’s …
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
How many pounds will Bob Brenner, the Waukesha North High School assistant coach, lose in the year-long weight loss competition on the ABC show "Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition"?
As an obese Waukesha County Sheriff’s Department detective, Bob Brenner could only imagine what victims of crimes thought when they stared at a 400-plus pound investigator handling their case. “Just watching me get out of the car is a treat,” Brenner said. “I was very conscious of that. I think there were times where I got that look, ‘This guy is investigating my case? Who is this big fat guy?’ That part of it was hard.” And if another deputy near Brenner got in trouble while dealing with a criminal in the area, he knew he wouldn’t be able to help like other Waukesha County deputies. “I felt a little bit ashamed,” Brenner said. “If something bad happened where one of our deputies were out with a bad guy and they were in a foot pursuit or …