Jackson Police Department
These are some of the calls-for-service that Jackson officers handled each month. Jackson is one of the safest communities in Wisconsin but not immune from crime, anti-social behavior, and other issues that require police intervention.
On December 3 at 9:08 AM, a Hemlock Street woman told Officer Laabs that her neighbor had been taking photos and posting them on Facebook with derogatory comments about her. The suspect in this case has been accusing other building tenants of sneaking into her apartment and stealing possessions. On Facebook, she referred to the complainant as a “bleached nut” and “barren whore”. She also has been expressing the belief that one neighbor secretly works for the FBI. As the comments were being posted on the woman’s own Facebook page, they didn’t constitute harassment. Whether they were defamatory would need to be settled in civil court.
At about 8:30 PM, a resident told Officer Oswald that the father of her children has been calling and texting her repeatedly. When the officer called the man, he advised that, “The bitch does cocaine with men” and that he wanted to see his kids. When told that his calls and texts could be considered harassment, the man started yelling at Officer Oswald, at which point he hung up. The man called back, upset that the officer hung up. A long conversation followed, during which Officer Oswald convinced the man that getting arrested for harassment wouldn’t help his chances in any future custody hearings.
On December 4 at 4:19 PM, a Jackson man told Det. Foeger and Officer Oswald that he’d been robbed in a Milwaukee suburb on the evening of December 1. The robbery, which he reported to the suburb’s police department the next day, had allegedly happened after he met a woman who posted a message on social media seeking financial assistance. He said that he was accosted by a man who threatened him with a gun and took $1,000. The resident had since received a text message from the woman that showed a photo of his home, with cryptic messages that appeared to be an extortion threat. JPD coordinated with the other police department. A warrant had just been issued for the man after he failed to appear in Washington County Circuit Court. The other department eventually arrested both subjects on local charges and the man’s warrant.
At about 6:30 PM, Officer Oswald was dispatched to McDonald’s for a rescue call involving a man who collapsed in the bathroom. He found a 32-year-old West Bend man lying on his back in a stall, breathing but unresponsive, with pupils that were pinpoint an unresponsive. Based on the signs, Officer Oswald believed that the man had overdosed on a narcotic, and he applied a naloxone auto-injector into the man’s thigh. At about that time, EMTs arrived; they inserted an oral airway into the man’s mouth, but he remained unresponsive. They then delivered a second dose of naloxone through the nose causing the man to wake up suddenly. While EMTs were working on the victim, Officer Oswald comforted a six-year-old boy who had been in the bathroom and witnessed the man collapse. The boy’s father later called Chief Dolnick to thank Officer Oswald for his actions. A routine check revealed that the victim was on probation, and the Department of Corrections placed a hold on him. While in the ER, the man accused Officer Oswald of taking a photo of him while he was using the toilet, and threatened to file a complaint against him (the same officer who helped save his life). By 2:15 AM, the man was ready to be cleared and taken to County Jail. He asked to use the toilet, doubled-up, and claimed to have abdominal pain; he was taken away for a CT scan. When he was finally cleared at 4:30 AM, the man made a fuss about Officer Oswald taking him to jail because, “I don’t trust him”, and so a deputy handled it.
On December 5 at 11:15 PM, Germantown PD requested mutual aid from Officer Brinks to translate for a Spanish speaking man under arrest for OWI.
On December 6 at about 3 PM, a 62-year-old woman told Officer Oswald that she had attempted to transfer her email from one company to another. While navigating this process on-line, it’s believed that she unwittingly found a phony tech support phone number. Using their “services” would have eventually allowed a scammer to get into her computer and/or steal her credit card information. The thief must not have been optimistic about getting anywhere, so he offered to buy her a new computer if she agreed to have sex with him. The woman was understandably upset, and she broke off contact. Officer Oswald checked the computer’s history and observed several tech support sites that didn’t appear to be genuine. Because the suspect was impossible to trace, and even likely to be overseas, no further action could be taken.
On December 9 at about 6 PM, a woman told Officer Henning that she and family members were doing an intervention on her boyfriend, who is a heroin addict. The man began yelling and made suicidal statements. When interviewed, the man said that he was frustrated and angry, but did not intend to harm himself. He said that he intended to remain at the residence for 10 days while he gets clean. An ACS worker spoke to the man on the phone, providing information on counseling and other drug services. The ACS worker did not see the need to take further action.
On December 11 at 5:04 AM, the Sheriff’s Office requested mutual aid from Officer Brinks to interview a Spanish-speaking man at the County Jail. Deputies had located the man and an accomplice at the park-and-ride on Highway 33 near Allenton, sitting in a vehicle that had been stolen in Milwaukee during an armed robbery two days earlier.
At about 10:30 PM, Officer Brinks and Sgt. Fristed responded to a Stonewall Drive address regarding the sound of a fight. A 32-year-old woman said she and her husband were fighting, he’d been drinking, and that he was in the bedroom, where there was also an assault rifle.
On December 12 at about 8:30 AM, Det. Foeger and Officer Laabs met Jackson Rescue at a Cranberry Creek address regarding a 48-year-old man who had been found deceased by family members. The man had been diagnosed with advanced cancer earlier this year. Det. Foeger collected the man’s prescription medications and assisted the Medical Examiner.
At 2:22 PM, a Child Protective Services worker asked to meet with Det. Foeger at Jackson Elementary School regarding a student, 6, who a teacher reported may have been physically abused. After an investigation, it was determined that the source of a bruise was accidental, although some elements of the case resulted in CPS creating a child safety plan so the parents could cope with the child’s behavioral issues.
At 3:20 PM, Officer Henning observed that a maroon Jeep Grand Cherokee was missing its front license plate, and the rear plate belonged on a red Jeep Compass. There were several vehicles between the squad and the Jeep, and when Officer Henning activated the red/blue lights, the driver sped up, turned into the Lake Terrace Apartments parking lot, and backed into a stall, as Officer Henning pulled up. The 37-year-old Hartford man admitted to driving on a suspended license. He also said that the license plate had been given to him by “a friend” who claimed it came from a family member, but that it was probably stolen. It was determined that the plate’s owner did, indeed, report the theft to Milwaukee PD, which failed to enter it into the FBI stolen property file (which would have instantly alerted Officer Henning when he checked the plate). The man was cited for receiving stolen property, driving while suspended, and other offenses.
At 3:45 PM, a Green Valley woman told Officer Henning that she received a phone call from a supposed Texas police officer. He told her that a vehicle had been located near “the border” with blood and 14 pounds of cocaine inside. Because this vehicle contained the woman’s identification and banking information, the kind officer was concerned that her privacy may be compromised. He then instructed the woman to drain her bank account. When she said it only had $200 but she had more in her 401(k), he expressed interest in that money but she didn’t have access to it. She followed his instructions to drive to the Walmart in West Bend, where she was then instructed to purchase iTunes gift cards, which is a common part of the scams. When she asked about buying Walmart gift cards instead, the scammer said she should go home, sit down, have a cup of coffee, and forget the whole thing. She didn’t call the police because she thought it was a scam; she was concerned about getting in trouble in Texas and still believed it was possible she was talking to a police officer. It’s unclear what justification the “police officer” gave her for emptying her bank account. Those who perpetrate confidence games are good at convincing people to do things that don’t make any sense. Officer Henning assured her that this was a scam, and nothing happened in Texas. The caller knew the woman’s Social Security number and other financial information, probably the result of a data breach elsewhere, so she was told to contact the Social Security Administration and to freeze her credit accounts.
On December 13 at 10:52 PM, Officers Brinks and Oswald responded to a family fight in which a couple was arguing and items had been thrown. A 49-year-old man said that his wife woke him up because he was snoring, causing him to lose his temper and use profanity. An argument ensued, and his wife eventually got up and went into the living room, but not before calling him a “fat, lazy f***”. He responded by taking his wife’s phone, charger and a bottle of soda, and throwing them into the hallway. The situation did not rise to the level of a mandatory domestic violence arrest situation, and the couple was cautioned to maintain the peace so it didn’t get to that level.
At 5:33 AM, the Germantown Police Department requested mutual aid from Officer Brinks to translate for a man who was arrested for driving while revoked and bail jumping.
On December 24 at 4:00 PM, a resident told Officer Oswald that a pistol had been stolen from his unlocked vehicle. After further investigation in conjunction with the Sheriff’s Office, the gun was recovered and a Kewaskum man was arrested for receiving stolen property.
On December 25 at 7 PM, a 34-year-old Glendale man telephoned Officer Borkowski, asking her to check the welfare of the mother of his child, who he said had been drinking and could be a danger to the child. He also alleged that she had a gun in a case and believe that there was a child protective order against her that prohibited drinking. Officer Borkowski, based on her past experience, asked the man if his motivation was truly her safety or if there was conflict with child custody. The man indicated that he was concerned for her safety but acknowledged that there were custody issues, also. Then the man said that he was concerned that she might use the gun to harm herself, but admitted that he had received no phone calls, text messages or any other information to lead to that conclusion. Officer Borkowski and Deputy Lagosh went to the address, where the woman allowed them to come inside. They found that she had been drinking, but was in no way intoxicated. They determined that none of her children were in the residence. Officer Borkowski also determined that there was no legal restriction on the woman’s consumption of alcohol.
December 26 at about 4 AM, Officer Borkowski was dispatched to check on the welfare of a man walking in and out of traffic near the Piggly Wiggly. She observed a 42-year-old Georgetown Drive man who was, indeed, walking in and out of traffic, such as it was at 4 AM with a temperature of -6°. The man initially walked across the store parking lot, refusing to stop and speak to the officer. She finally convinced him to come over and talk, and was joined by Officer Gerke and Deputy Droese. Then stated that he had gotten into an argument with his boyfriend of five months, so he went for a walk. Officer Borkowski convinced him to accept a ride back to the apartment to talk. There was no evidence that the man and his roommate, who refused to identify himself, had been involved in domestic abuse or that either intended to harm himself, so no further action was taken.
Later that morning, a woman reported seeing tracks in the snow of her neighbor’s driveway leading up to a vehicle. Knowing that the family was away, she notified the police department. Officer Gerke checked the tracks and observed a distinctive pattern. As the day progressed, another residents started reporting that their vehicles had been entered. Later that day, Officer Gerke spotted a local youth who is known to us and was wearing boots that matched the brand used in the thefts. Stolen property was recovered and the young man was eventually arrested for a variety of charges.
At about 6:30 PM, a woman told Officer Oswald that she’d been victimized in an internet scam. After discovering a problem with an Amazon order, she searched the internet for their customer service number instead of getting it directly from their web site. Using a phone number that Google returned, she called what turned out to be a scammer. The woman was told to pay the supposed $150 shipping fee with iTunes gift cards. She also allowed the person to access her computer remotely to “help” with the transaction. Having been identified as a target, another person called about supposed problems that required another $100 in cards. While Officer Oswald was there, someone with a thick foreign accent called offering her a discount if she made a new Amazon purchase with iTunes gift cards. Officer Oswald advised her to keep her computer turned off because it was probably compromised.
On December 28 at 4:09 PM, the Butler Police Department asked Officer Henning to check on the welfare of a Main Street resident, after her husband tried to withdraw a large amount of money from a bank. The teller suspected that the man was being scammed. Further investigation by Butler revealed that the man received a phone call from someone claiming to be holding his wife hostage, and he could hear a woman screaming in the background. Officer Henning checked the residence and found no one home. Later, it was learned that the man went to a different bank and withdrew money, but eventually figured out that it was a scam. However, it’s unknown if he realized this before transmitting the funds to the “kidnapper”.
On December 29 at 7:00 AM, a passerby reported that a Camry was stopped on Tillie Lake Road at Tillie Lake Court, and the driver was asleep behind the wheel. The Slinger man, 36, told Officer Gerke that he just left St. Joseph’s Hospital, but seemed confused about his current location. He said he fell in the hospital parking lot while changing a flat tire, and left there at 6:00 AM. Officer Gerke observed that his speech was slow and slurred, his pupils were dilated, and he’d urinated in his pants. The vehicle had fresh damage, branches were stuck in the undercarriage, the rear axle was bent, and the muffler, which was in the back seat, was packed with snow. The man had no recollection of striking anything, and Deputy Binsfeld was unable to find an accident scene in the area. The man failed the field test but had an alcohol level of 0. This was likely because prescription pills were found in a plastic bag, inside the vehicle. The man was cited for OWI-First Offense, but he has another first offense pending in Fond du Lac County. He was held in County Jail for felony bail jumping in connection with several drug convictions.
At 4 PM, Officer Henning was dispatched to a residence regarding a 73-year-old woman who was having difficulty breathing. When he arrived, along with two firefighters, they found the woman sitting on a couch displaying agonal (abnormal, labored) breathing; shortly after that she stopped breathing and didn’t have a pulse. Officer Henning assisted in moving her onto the gurney and into the rescue squad. A weak pulse was detected, but because she had a “do not resuscitate” order, no lifesaving efforts were attempted and after a few minutes her heart stopped. Officer Henning assisted the medical examiner and inventoried the woman’s prescriptions.
Officers assisted the fire department at 16 rescue calls this month.
On November 2 at 7:53 PM, the Sheriff’s Office requested mutual aid for a rescue call on Dry Gulch Road in the Town of Jackson. Jackson rescue had been dispatched regarding a 21-year-old man who had difficulty breathing. When Officer Oswald arrived, he observed indications of a possible heroin overdose. Before he administered Naloxone, the man opened his eyes and started to sit up, although he was groggy and his eyelids were droopy. The man suddenly reached out and grabbed a baggie that had been hidden from view, and tried to shove it into his mouth. Officer Oswald grabbed the man’s hands and pride his fingers open to get the baggie away from him. It appeared to contain a white powdery substance. Jackson Rescue arrived, followed by Lt. Herman and Deputy McCardle from the Sheriff’s Office. Officer Oswald turned the contraband over to them.
At 11:34 PM, Officer Borkowski was dispatched to a Blackberry Circle address regarding a domestic fight; Slinger’s Lt. Cashin came to assist. The 27-year-old woman said that after she and her husband started arguing, he insisted that they adjourn outside so the argument wouldn’t be heard by another family member. However, he decided there infant daughter should be with them, so he woke her up. When the woman tried to convince him to leave the baby with the other adult, he grabbed her arm and started to push and pull her. She was unable to free herself until she punched him in the face. He then blocked the entry door to the residence while still holding the child. She then grabbed the nearest phone and called 911. The husband claimed that his wife had grabbed a knife during the altercation and threatened to harm herself; however, that was determined to be a false allegation. He was arrested for disorderly conduct/domestic violence.
On November 3 at 7:18 PM, Officer Gerke was dispatched to a Hemlock Street apartment regarding a possible family trouble; Dep. Gullickson asssisted. Neighbors reported hearing screaming and pounding on the walls coming from the apartment. When the officers arrived, they could hear someone yelling, “Give me my purse back”. The 50-year-old mother said her daughter, 14, doesn’t do her chores, so she took her cell phone away and broke it. In retaliation, the girl took her mother’s purse and locked it in her own bedroom. She then began banging on the walls, yelling at her mother, kicked a hole in her mother’s bedroom door, broke her own bedroom door, and then broke an electrical outlet plate cover. Everything that Officer Gerke said to the girl was answered with a variation of, “I don’t give a f***”. When told that she intended to refer the girl to juvenile court, the mother told Officer Gerke that, “the police don’t care about families, and that’s why we don’t need the police”.
At 10:36 PM, Officer Borkowski was dispatched to a Green Valley residence regarding a domestic in progress; Dep. Doran was sent to assist. Upon arrival, Officer Borkowski observed a 47-year-old man standing outside, leaning up against his vehicle, and visibly intoxicated. He greeted the officer with, “you might as well take me to jail because I lifted up a table in the kitchen and it fell down on [her] leg”. His girlfriend said they had gotten into a verbal argument after drinking all night. She believed her boyfriend had approximately 10 beers, while she enjoyed three or four Seagram’s and Cherry Coke. She verified that he pulled up the counter and dropped it on her foot, then grabbed her by the coat and dragged her a couple of feet, causing a rug burn on her hip. The man was arrested for disorderly conduct/domestic violence.
On November 5 at 2:18 AM, the Sheriff’s Office requested mutual aid from Officer Brinks, to translate Spanish for a 31-year-old West Bend man who was under arrest for OWI.
At 6:37 PM, a woman asked that an officer check the welfare of her 39-year-old daughter, who has had alcohol and narcotic issues in the past and sounded as though she was impaired while speaking to her on the telephone; Officer Gerke and Deputy Lallier responded. The woman said she took some Vicodin because of a toothache but had nothing to drink since the previous night. The PBT test indicated a .08% level. Jackson Rescue was dispatched to evaluate her, and she agreed to voluntarily go to the hospital to make sure there wasn’t an interaction between the Vicodin and other medications that she takes.
At 10:20 PM, the Sheriff’s Office requested mutual aid from Officer Brinks to again translate, this time for a 30-year-old Milwaukee man who is being detained on suspicion of driving while intoxicated.
On November 8 at about 7 AM, the Sheriff’s Office requested mutual aid for a crash on Sherman Road just outside the village limits. Both lanes of traffic were reportedly blocked and an off-duty Jackson firefighter was already on the scene. Officer Gerke arrived at the same time as Deputy Sincoular. There were no injuries, so the deputy wrote the crash report while Officer Gerke kept traffic away from the scene.
At 9:30 PM, a Green Valley woman told Officer Brinks that her neighbor had strobe lights pointed at her manufactured home and he was harassing her through the use of these lights. There has been an ongoing feud between the two parties for several years. Officer Brinks noticed that the neighbor had decorative lights and a floodlight, but nothing that was aimed specifically at the woman’s residence. The complainant was upset, and said he was helping or protecting a criminal more than her.
On November 9 at 4:30 PM, Officer Oswald and Sgt. Fristed responded to an address regarding an argument between a mother and her teenage daughter. The officers found them inches away from each other’s face, yelling. Officer Oswald asked the girl several times to step outside and speak to him; she said, “No!” each time. Officer Oswald blanketed the girl’s arm and escorted her outside. She said the argument started because she wants her mother to leave her stepfather. She woke up to the two adults arguing and heard her mother say, “What are you going to do, rape me?” She believed her mother was being assaulted, which the mother denied. The mother stated that there is a split pending due to financial issues, and there has been a lot of arguing. She said her daughter threatened to kill herself if she didn’t leave now. The statement overheard by the daughter, she said, was in connection with her husband wanting sex, and her refusing; she said nothing actually happened and she would not hesitate to report an actual assault. ACS was dispatched to evaluate the seriousness of the girl’s threat to harm herself.
On November 11 at about 2 AM, Germantown PD asked Officer Borkowski to check on the welfare of a 16-year-old girl on Blackberry Circle. Her mother had been out for the evening and was dropped off at her parents’ house in Germantown. She was not sober enough to drive back to Jackson. The daughter was supposed to have joined her in Germantown after work, but failed to arrive. Officer Borkowski got no response when she pushed the doorbell, but another tenant let her into the building. As she walked up the steps, the girl poked her head out of the apartment and yelled that she was sleeping and didn’t hear the doorbell. Officer Borkowski told her that she needed to check her welfare at her mother’s request. The girl was uncooperative and rude, ultimately telling the officer several times that she needed to, “get the f*** out”. Officer Borkowski concluded that the girl’s welfare was just fine.
On November 12 at 1 PM, Officer Wenzler from West Bend PD asked Officer Krueger to locate a vehicle wanted in connection with the theft of clothing from ShopKo. Following investigative leads, Officer Krueger located the vehicle parked in a driveway on Georgetown Drive. Officer Wenzler and arrived and interviewed a 17-year-old Main Street resident who we are familiar with, and ultimately issued him a citation for retail theft. See November 15.
On November 13 at 7:23 PM, a 55-year-old woman told Officer Gerke that she received a call from “Senior Officer Jackson”, claiming to be from the Social Security office. The caller said that a vehicle had been found in Texas with blood in it, money that had been taken from two banks, and 20 pounds of cocaine. He further claimed that there was paperwork inside the vehicle indicating that she had rented it. He then demanded $4500 for an attorney. When she advised that she didn’t have that kind of money, he said that they would be willing to take whatever she had. She was then switched to a supposedly “secured line” to confirm her identity. At that point she provided her Social Security number. She received another phone call advising that someone was going to be at her residence the next day, and she needed a witness in two forms of identification so she could be served with papers of some kind. This was, obviously, a scam, and she was advised to contact her banking institutions and the credit bureaus to freeze her information. She was also assured that it was extremely unlikely anyone was going to come to her residence.
On November 15, a resident told Officer Oswald that his car had been rummaged through the previous night and money had been stolen. He found a pay stub on the floorboard that belonged to the 17-year-old Main Street man. Officer Oswald found the man walking on Georgetown Drive, and told him that he’d located his paystub. The man advised that he has no wallet, so the paystub was loose in his pocket and he had lost it. When asked how the pay stub found its way into a vehicle from which money had been stolen, he had no idea. He was issued a citation for theft. See November 16.
On November 16 at 5:01 PM, the Sheriff’s Office requested mutual aid for a burglar alarm at Hidden Glen Golf Club, near the east county line, as they had no deputies available. Officer Oswald responded, and determined that the building was secure.
At 7:41 PM, Officer Gerke observed the 17-year-old Main Street man enter the Village Mart. She had cited him for retail theft after he stole cigarettes in August 2016. He’d been advised not to return or he’d be cited for trespassing. In September of this year, Officer Krueger cited him for trespassing after he was caught stealing a cigar from the store. Despite this, the man claimed he didn’t know he couldn’t be there; he was issued another citation for trespassing.
On November 17 at about 2 PM, the Piggly Wiggly reported that a 59-year-old woman concealed coffee creamer, pack of sliced cantaloupe, sponge candy, two magazines, and two steaks in her (large) purse. This was her third offense in the Mid-Moraine Municipal Court system, so she was issued a citation for $691 plus restitution and told not to return.
At 6:25 PM, Officer Oswald was dispatched to a Main Street address after a woman reported that her intoxicated boyfriend had armed himself with a knife, pointed toward his stomach, and threatened to kill himself. She also said she had cut her hand while wrestling the knife away from him. Officer Oswald met the woman outside and requested assistance; Slinger Officer Cook and Deputy Dombrowski responded. The woman said that her nine-year-old daughter was somewhere in the residence. Officer Oswald stood on a landing between stairs going up to the main floor and down to the basement, and shouted several commands to the man to show himself. After about five minutes, the man appeared at the top of the stairs, unarmed. The assisting officers arrived and stood by with him, while Officer Oswald checked on the girl’s welfare. The woman said that the boyfriend came home after drinking heavily and exchanging angry text messages with her. When he held the knife against the stomach, she tried to pull it away and cut her hand slightly. The man said that he was upset at being lectured about his drinking because he’s 37 years old and should be able to drink. He denied having any suicidal intent. The man was arrested for disorderly conduct/domestic violence.
On November 18 at 8:17 PM, Officer Oswald was dispatched to a Main Street address after a woman reported that an intoxicated male friend was banging on her door and intentionally put his leg underneath her vehicle as she was attempting to leave; Deputy McCardle assisted. The heavily intoxicated man told Officer Oswald, “I’m here because of love”. When asked if his leg had been run over by a vehicle, he said he didn’t want to get anyone in trouble and he was fine. However, Officer Oswald saw that the man was limping, and he was bleeding from the left ankle. Although he declined medical treatment, Jackson Rescue was dispatched. The woman said that the man had been drunk and annoying all day, and didn’t believe that she had run over his ankle when she tried to drive away. Since the two didn’t live together, this didn’t qualify as a domestic violence case. Neither subject wanted to press charges, so no further action was taken.
On November 19 at 7:15 PM, an anonymous caller reported that a white truck was stopped on Main Street, and the driver was yelling about “beating someone’s ass”. When Officer Oswald arrived, the vehicle was gone. See next.
On November 20 at 11:50 AM, Officer Krueger was asked to check on the welfare of a 39-year-old woman, after her mother reported that she was likely intoxicated and unable to care for herself. He found that the woman was, indeed, intoxicated (.20% PBT), but was not a threat to herself. Detox was not an option for a blood-alcohol level that low. The woman’s mother agreed to stay with her. See next.
At 7:50 PM, the intoxicated woman in the previous incident requested the police because her mother wouldn’t release custody of the woman’s young child. Upon arrival at the mother’s house, Officer Oswald saw the woman’s car in the driveway and could hear yelling coming from inside. He requested mutual aid, and Deputy Seibel responded. Once inside the house, he observed that the woman’s eyes were bloodshot and glossy, she swayed while standing, her speech was slurred, and she smelled strongly of intoxicants. She attempted to follow her mother into a bedroom, but was prevented by the officer. The mother reported that her daughter had driven to the residence, came inside, and began demanding her daughter. Observing that she was intoxicated, she refused to release the daughter. The woman punched her mother in the face. The mother raised her hands in a defensive move, and the daughter delivered a second punch that struck her hand. The younger woman was arrested for disorderly conduct and battery, both as acts of domestic violence. The mother declined to complete a written statement, would not allow her injuries to be photographed, and refused to meet with the District Attorney. Consequently, the domestic violence case was dropped. However, the field sobriety test and PBT of .22% was enough to sustain an arrest for OWI-first offense.
At 9:22 PM, the manager of the Jackson Motel reported that a guest, a 59-year-old Indiana man, lost the keys to his vehicle and was throwing items from his truck around; she was afraid his behavior could escalate. Officer Oswald observed that the vehicle had been reported a short time earlier to Slinger PD when the man walked into a convenience store without wearing shoes and generally acting strange. Slinger officers had stopped his vehicle and eventually released him, after giving him directions to a hotel in West Bend. Officer Oswald observed that the truck matched the description of the one stopped on Main Street two hours earlier. The man did not appear to be intoxicated, so he was encouraged to go into his room and stay there for the night. See next.
On November 20 at 3:06 PM, Officer Oswald and Chief Dolnick went to the Jackson Motel, after the manager reported that the Indiana man was refusing to leave. The manager explained that she was trying to get him to leave, however he would continually pack up belongings, unpack them, move them around, and not leave. She believed that he was intoxicated, but a PBT test indicated no alcohol. The man finally put his belongings into the truck and departed.
On November 21 at 2:40 PM, a Cedarburg woman reported that all four tires of her vehicle had been slashed while parked at the commuter lot on Highway P. A friend of the woman told Officer Gerke that he overheard a 24-year-old West Bend man brag about slashing the tires and valve stems on his ex-girlfriend’s vehicle. The woman said she broke up with the man a few days earlier, and he has since been harassing her and another man. Further investigation revealed that the suspect is on probation. His agent was notified, and Officer Gerke will interview the suspect after he’s apprehended for violating probation.
On November 24 at 11:46 PM, Officer Brinks was dispatched to assist Jackson Rescue at a Georgetown Drive address, regarding a highly intoxicated male who was requesting transport to the hospital. Officer Brinks found the 46-year-old man lying on the kitchen floor, mumbling about how drunk he was and that he didn’t feel well. A PBT test returned a result of .20%. ACS was contacted, but concluded that the man didn’t have to be placed in a detox unit, so Rescue just conveyed him to the hospital for treatment.
On October 1 at 3:25 PM, Officers Gerke and Henning responded to a rescue call to a single-family residence, regarding an unresponsive female. They found a 27-year-old woman laying on the bathroom floor; she had a weak pulse and constricted pupils. The woman was known to the officers as a heroin user. Another resident reported that she’d been clean for the past year but did take hydrocodone immediately before collapsing. Two doses of Narcan were administered by the officers, which improved her heart rate and breathing but did not restore her to consciousness. The officers moved the woman to the front foyer so the EMTs would have better access. Later, when interviewed at the hospital, she admitted to using heroin and cocaine the previous night while she was with friends in Milwaukee. She then took the hydrocodone when she returned to the house and didn’t remember anything after that.
On October 2 at 1:25 AM, a 42-year-old Chestnut Court woman called police when her intoxicated son, 21, was causing a disturbance and throwing things around. Upon arrival, Officer Brinks found the man outside and asked what was going on. He said that he had been drinking with a cousin and a brother, when a shoving match started because the suspect wanted some of his brother’s Cheetos. Punches were thrown. The man said his family treats him poorly because they think he’s a drug addict. However, the other man said that the suspect had gone berserk when he couldn’t find his cell phone. The suspect was arrested for disorderly conduct/domestic violence. Deputies Rodich and Schultz assisted.
On October 3 at 8:44 PM, an intoxicated 47-year-old Green Valley man told Officer Gerke that he slapped his girlfriend during an argument. He said that the two, who were both intoxicated, had been arguing all day, and it culminated with him slapping her on the back of the head. His girlfriend admitted having an argument, but denied that physical contact had taken place. The man was arrested for disorderly conduct.
On October 4 at about 8 AM, Officer Laabs was dispatched to a single-family home, where a woman had locked herself in the bedroom after ransacking the house; Deputy Dexter assisted. Officers were able to force the door open and they found the woman lying in a fetal position, covered only by a towel. Jackson Rescue arrived to provide care and take the woman to St. Joseph’s Hospital. Besides having a blood alcohol concentration of .11%, the woman claimed to have consumed antifreeze and has a history of mental health issues. She was admitted for treatment, and later transferred to an inpatient unit.
At 3:42 PM, Officers Oswald and Krueger were dispatched to a Hemlock Street apartment, where a mother reported that her 16-year-old son had attacked her and damaged the television. The youth was arrested for disorderly conduct and removed to the police station. Acute Care Services stated that he could be returned to the residence, but the case would be referred to juvenile authorities for delinquency.
At 5:06 PM, the Sheriff’s Office requested mutual aid on Mayfield Road regarding a woman who was threatening the family while in possession of a knife; Officer Krueger responded and assisted two deputies.
On October 6 at 12:50 PM, a woman reported that her boyfriend was texting suicidal threats while working at a business in a Jackson industrial Park. She also said that the man, 26, was already under a “safety plan” in Dodge County after making suicidal threats there. Officer Krueger and in ACS worker met with the man, and it was agreed that he would stay with his mother to keep an eye on his situation.
On October 8 at about 7 PM, a cell phone caller reported a possible intoxicated driver heading toward the village from the Five Corners area in Ozaukee County. Officer Henning observed the vehicle stopped at a red light on Jackson Drive. When the light turned green, the vehicle began weaving repeatedly, and its speed fluctuated sharply. After seeing that the vehicle had difficulty maneuvering the roundabouts, he initiated a traffic stop at Tillie Lake Road. The 61-year-old Grafton man had slurred speech, bloodshot eyes, and smelled of intoxicants, which he said was brandy; Deputy Nickols arrived to assist. The man failed field sobriety tests and had a PBT test of .11%. He was arrested for his first offense and released to his wife.
At 9:46 PM, Officers Borkowski and Henning were dispatched to an Eagle Drive residence regarding a domestic fight in progress. A 49-year-old man said he and his wife had friends over to watch the Packers game, during which they were drinking beer. An argument broke out after the friends left, and it turned into a wrestling match in the kitchen when a bottle of beer was broken. The man became angry or when his wife said she was going to leave, at which time he grabbed a chair from outside the patio and used it to break out the rear window of her Acura. The man was arrested for battery and disorderly conduct, both as domestic violence acts, and also bail jumping in connection with an earlier incident.
On October 11 at about noon, a 63-year-old Germantown woman asked the welfare check be made on her daughter, 38, because she was supposedly a drug addict and they have overdosed. Officers Henning and Laabs went to the residence and found that the woman was perfectly fine, and there was no evidence that she was a drug addict. See October 12.
At 2:45 PM, Officers Gerke and Laabs, and Chief Dolnick, responded to a report of a fight in the parking lot of a Chestnut Court apartment building. The 29-year-old woman told the officers that she and her ex-boyfriend, 33, had been involved in a verbal argument that started because she had “Snapchatted” a neighbor. He began yelling and screaming, and hit the closet door, which cracked. He then took her car and drove off, possibly to a residence in northern Wisconsin. The woman said she didn’t fear for her safety; however, he did just get off probation two months earlier from a previous domestic violence arrest involving her. She didn’t give him permission to take her car, but didn’t want to prosecute him for that. This incident didn’t qualify as a domestic violence act, so no further action was taken.
On October 12 at 2 PM, the Germantown woman claimed that she just returned from her daughter’s home, and that she was very drunk and wrapped herself in blankets and passed out on the couch. The caller was fearful for the safety of her granddaughter, and asked for a welfare check. Officer Henning found, once again, that the lady of the house was completely sober. She reported that her mother is actually an alcoholic, and her behavior during the visit was so bad that she was ordered to leave. The older woman was cited for obstructing an officer for filing these false reports. See October 14.
On October 14 at 11:25 AM, Officers Laabs and Oswald checked the welfare of a 17-year-old girl who had been texting messages hinting at suicide. While at the front door, the girl ran out the back and was chased by Deputy Virchow, with the assistance of a neighbor who witnessed what was happening. The girl resisted and fought, necessitating that she be handcuffed. While in the back seat of a squad car, she was seat-belted but continued to thrash about. She then became unresponsive, necessitating the dispatch of Jackson Rescue. At the hospital, she became uncooperative until a nurse negotiated with her to have the officers and deputies leave the treatment room in return for her staying calm. Eventually, the Sheriff’s Office transported her to Winnebago Mental Health, and Officer Laabs returned to the police station at about 7:30 PM. Also assisting in this incident were Deputy Miller, Sheriff’s Sgt. Robertson, and our Officer Oswald.
At 11:00 PM, the 38-year-old Green Valley woman reported that her ex-husband had just “robbed” her. Officer Borkowski and Trooper Darrin intercepted his vehicle on Highway 60, and stopped it on Highway 45 near Western Avenue. The man said that he only took a television, which originally belonged to him. The woman refused to file a complaint about the theft; however, the man was arrested for violating a domestic violence restraining order.
On October 16 at 2:45 PM, a 47-year-old woman told Officer Henning that she had received a mail solicitation for a mortgage that would reduce the size of her payments. This appeared to be the initiation of a fraud that ultimately cost the woman $4,600 that she thought was being paid towards the mortgage. In the meantime, her original mortgage company notified her that she was going into foreclosure for missing the three payments she sent to the thieves. The complainant had already contact the postal authorities.
On October 17 at 5:12 PM, Officer Henning observed a pickup truck leave the Kerry Ingredients parking lot at high rate of speed and enter the wrong side of Main Street, forcing a semi to slam on its brakes to avoid a head-on collision. The pickup truck then veered into the proper lane, but caused other drivers to swerve into the bike lane to avoid a collision. The officer made a U-turn, activated lights and siren, and tried catching up to the truck. It quickly turned into Green Valley and accelerated, again; Officer Henning caught up to the vehicle and stopped it. After talking to the driver, a 59-year-old Hartford man, Dispatch advised they received a cell phone report that the man had been driving recklessly on Highway 41 near Germantown. The driver had claimed that he was in Jackson to go shopping, and pulled into Green Valley to turn around. However, further investigation revealed that the man had gotten angry at the driver of a car on Highway 41 and decided to follow her to the village. His reckless driving was connected to his trying to follow the frightened woman, as she tried to find a police officer and keep away from him. The man was cited for reckless driving and disorderly conduct.
On October 18 at 3:15 AM, a 21-year-old resident of the Jackson Motel called 911. Officer Borkowski and Trooper Senkbeil found the man extremely intoxicated, agitated, and making suicidal remarks. He claimed to be a veteran, and spoke of going to France to become part of the French Foreign Legion. The man refused ambulance transport to the hospital because he had no insurance, but agreed to submit to handcuffing so Officer Borkowski could take him in her squad. The man agreed to a voluntary placement at Calm Harbor. See October 22.
On October 19 at 12:46 PM, Dispatch received cell phone reports of an intoxicated driver heading east on Highway 60 from Scenic Road in the Town of Polk. Officer Laabs and Det. Foeger headed west to intercept the vehicle if it entered the village, when they discovered a crash that had just occurred in one of the roundabouts at Highway 45. A Pewaukee woman, 22, was eventually arrested for operating while under the influence-second offense. The woman claimed to have taken Haldol, an anti-psychotic. The woman refused to submit to a blood test, so a search warrant had to be obtained. She was held in the County Jail for both the 12-hour hold and for violating probation.
On October 20 at 11:24 AM, a resident requested assistance with his 43-year-old son, who was apparently having sudden behavioral health issues, and was sitting on a couch tightly grasping a Bible. After Officer Laabs assess the situation, he requested additional assistance; Det. Foeger, Officer Henning, and Chief Dolnick responded. A minister and ACS worker also arrived, and spent about 90 minutes attempting to counsel the man to get voluntary help; Officer Laabs watched inside the house while the other officers waiting outside. It appeared that the ACS worker had convinced the man to proceed with a voluntary commitment, when the man suddenly went outside and started heading towards Sherman Road, clutching his Bible and ignoring the officers. The man was restrained on the shoulder of the road so he would not get hit by traffic, and Jackson Rescue was dispatched. The man was medically cleared at the hospital and transported by Officer Laabs and Det. Foeger to an inpatient unit in Fond du Lac; they returned to the police station at about 9 PM.
At about 6:30 PM, a 61-year-old woman was knocking on doors along Georgetown Drive, telling the people that her neighbors on a different street were trying to kill her. When Officer Henning tried to talk to her, she questioned whether he was a real police officer or was a fake police officer hired by her neighbors to kidnap her. Family members made arrangements for her to get psychiatric help. See October 25.
On October 21, shortly after midnight, Officer Brinks and Deputy Schultz responded to Slinger regarding an intoxicated man, 50; all Slinger officers were tied up. A woman said her boyfriend had started drinking Old Thompson whiskey at 3:00 PM, eventually putting away three pints. On-line reviews describe Old Thompson as “tasting like nasty mud” and “A blend of whiskey and neutral grain spirits (i.e., tanker-truck vodka)”. Perhaps this explains why the man’s disposition turned ugly; he started calling the lady names and ordered her to, “Pack your s*** and get out”. The woman said she’d stay overnight and make arrangements for her son to pick her up the next day.
On October 23 at 8:30 AM, the District Attorney’s Office asked the police department to investigate an allegation that an 18-year-old Tennessee man had violated his bail by contacting a 15-year-old Jackson girl who he was accused of having sex with in September. After interviewing the girl, Officer Henning referred bail jumping charges to the District Attorney.
On October 22 at about 11:30 PM, Officer Borkowski returned to the Jackson Motel after the same 21-year-old man again called 911 for an unknown reason. The man was found to be extremely intoxicated (.37%) and Jackson Rescue was contacted to transport; Deputy Stolz arrived to assist. The man was uncooperative and had to be placed in four-point restraints at the hospital. This time, ACS conducted an involuntary detention and Officer Borkowski, with Deputy Binsfeld, took the man to an inpatient unit in Fond du Lac. Officer Borkowski didn’t return to the police station and end her shift until almost noon.
On October 23 at 2:00 PM, Officers Laabs and Krueger met two West Allis detectives at a local factory, where they arrested a 50-year-old Milwaukee man for sexually assaulting his own child. The man was on probation for committing the same offense in 2005. The man was arrested without incident.
On October 25, two residents told Officer Krueger that the 61-year-old woman had been banging on their door the previous night at 4 AM, because they were spying on her. The woman was cautioned that, regardless of her mental health issues, she would be cited for disorderly conduct if she did not seek assistance to stop this behavior.
On October 28, a resident told Officer Borkowski that she was attempting to raise funds for a new business. She got connected with an investor who claimed to be in Paris, and agreed to pay him $4,500. The “investor” and her money both disappeared.
On October 29 at 1:42 AM, Officer Brinks stopped a vehicle on Main near Tillie Lake Road for erratic driving. The Slinger woman, 23, smelled of intoxicants. Despite the 36° weather, the woman had no coat or shoes, and was only wearing a short dress, so Officer Brinks drove her to the heated police garage for the field test, accompanied by Deputy Rodich. The woman failed the tests and had a PBT of .16%; she was arrested for her first offense.
At 4:41 AM, a Green Valley woman told Officer Brinks that a “Joe” started texting her with invitations to have various types of sex. For the umpteenth time, the woman was shown how to block text messages. Officer Brinks left a voicemail message with Joe, telling him to knock it off.
At 3:00 PM, a convenience store turned over a lost wallet to Officer Gerke. While inventorying the contents, the officer found a list of names and their bank account numbers. Officer Gerke determined that the wallet’s owner worked for a bank, and notified its security office. None of the accounts had been compromised, but the bank froze them and notified their owners.
On September 2 at 5:40 PM, Officer Henning stopped a vehicle on Main Street after observing that its windows were so tinted that he couldn’t see the driver or any passengers. A computer check indicated that the Honda’s license plates were suspended and “not associated” with any vehicle, and that the driver was wanted on a warrant from Germantown. The 20-year-old woman claimed that the original license plates a been stolen and the officer who took the report told her not to report the plates a stolen and not to get license plates, neither of which makes any sense. When told that there was a warrant for her arrest, she protested and demanded that her boyfriend call her lawyer; however, she was taken into custody without incident.
On September 4 at about 3:25 PM, Officer Henning stopped a vehicle for operating 20 mph over the speed limit on Main Street. While talking to the 50-year-old Hartford man, Officer Henning could see a sealed bottle of beer in the cup holder. The man explained that he intended to drink the beer as soon as he drove out of the village. That seemed as brilliant as calling attention to yourself by driving 20-over with a license that was revoked for a previous OWI arrest. A tow truck was called to remove his vehicle from Main Street, and a criminal traffic charge was referred to the District Attorney.
On September 5 at 8:43 PM, Officer Henning stopped a black Dodge Charger after it drove through a stop sign on Park Street. While speaking to the 17-year-old West Bend man, the officer could smell cologne and air freshener, but also the odor of marijuana. The driver said that the vehicle is owned by a friend who also drives it, and said there was nothing illegal inside; Deputy McCardle arrived to assist. A search of the glove box turned up a marijuana pipe, marijuana grinder, a jar of marijuana pieces, three sandwich bags, and a scale containing marijuana pieces. The man said he didn’t know anything about the items, and they must belong to the vehicle owner. Also inside the glove box were a bra and female undergarments, which the driver said belonged to his girlfriend. Officer Henning asked how his girlfriend’s undergarments ended up in the same glove box that he claimed to know nothing about, and the suspect responded that his friend must put the drugs and paraphernalia in the glove box after the lingerie was already there. The man was cited for possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and failure to stop at a stop sign.
At 9:46 PM, Officer Henning was dispatched to a possible family trouble at an apartment, after a caller reported hearing an argument between a man and woman. A 50-year-old woman said she’d been yelling at her son for disobeying the rules, and for being lazy and not doing anything. The boy had been kicked out of school for dealing drugs and does nothing but lay on the couch all day and watch TV. The “shaggy-haired and shirtless youth” sat sullenly on a couch, but told the officer that he would listen to his mother’s rules and there would be no further arguing for the night.
On September 6 at 10:40 AM, an 18-year-old man told Officer Laabs that he had seen a motorcycle for sale for $1,400 on “Amazon-type website”. A person claiming to be “Theresa Patrick” said he could pay for the motorcycle with Amazon gift cards, which should have been an immediate red flag. He provided the PIN numbers for $900 worth of Amazon gift cards, and then stated he wouldn’t send any more until he received the motorcycle, at which time “Theresa’s” cell phone went dark.
On September 7 at 3:18 PM, an apartment building manager reported that someone had driven up and deposited three large cardboard boxes into a dumpster. A tenant had taken photographs and a video of the vehicle and the suspect. This activity is costly to the companies that pay to have the dumpsters emptied. The debris was traced to a Town of Jackson resident, who was apologetic but, nevertheless, was issued a $218 citation.
On September 8 at 3:15 PM, Officer Krueger went to St. Joseph’s Hospital where a woman and child were being treated for injuries that occurred in the fight in the village. The 23-year-old woman said she got into an argument with her boyfriend over the cell phone plan. When she advised him to leave the residence, he grabbed a baseball bat from a closet and started swinging it around in anger. He had the floor and items with the bat, then punched a hole in the wall with his fist. She became fearful for her safety, so she picked her two-year-old son up from the bed and attempted to leave the bedroom. The suspect blocked her way and pushed her, causing her to fall into the wall and dresser, injuring the boy. She again tried to get out of the bedroom, but he still blocked her way, and threatened to kill her if she called police. He then punched her in the side of the face with his fist. When she went to the window to call for help, the suspect slammed the window shut on her fingers. She tried to use the phone to call for help and to get out, but the suspect again stopped her. She was finally able to get out the back door and flee with her son. Her mother, who lives nearby, took her to the hospital. At 5:30 PM, the suspect came to the police station and agreed to be interviewed. He admitted swinging the baseball bat, but denied having any physical contact with the woman. Officer Krueger informed them of the injuries sustained by the woman and child, and the suspect became upset and stated it was all a lie. He was arrested and booked at the Washington County Jail, and the Dist. Atty. issued charges of misdemeanor battery/domestic abuse, misdemeanor terminal damage to property/domestic abuse, felony false imprisonment, and felony child abuse.
On September 9 at 1:19 AM, a 911 caller reported that it appeared a Dodge Stratus had been following him from the Slinger area. Officer Borkowski, assisted by Trooper Senkbeil, stopped the vehicle on Highway 60 east of Highway P. Initially, the 70-year-old Arkdale (Adams County) woman’s story was reasonable; she had driven down from Fond du Lac, gotten turned around, and was now looking for a motel to spend the night. However, the conversation turned to her need to “erase the mental health documentation on my driver’s license because I’m a general in the United States Army doing undercover work”. After speaking to authorities in Adams County and the woman’s sister, it was determined that she’s bipolar and sometimes stops taking her medication, but has never been harmful to herself or others. Accordingly, Officer Borkowski assisted the woman in getting a room at the Comfort Inn.
At 5 AM, a 56-year-old woman called the police station and told Officer Borkowski that she fell asleep in her car while it was parked in the garage. When she awoke, the car key that was dangling from her finger while she slept was missing. Officer Borkowski suggested that the woman go inside her townhouse, get some sleep, and check the garage again when it was daylight. The woman began to yell and scream that she had a light in the garage and could see what she was doing. Eventually, Officer Borkowski gave up and terminated the phone call. The woman then called the County dispatchers and regaled them about the situation for about 15 minutes. The woman reported the supposed theft again that afternoon to Officer Oswald. He found that the car and garage were filled with garbage and “smelled like a barn”. See September 22.
On September 10 at about 12:30 AM, Sgt. Fristed and Det. Foeger were dispatched to an apartment building regarding a disorderly intoxicated person. They were met outside by a 29-year-old woman and several relatives who were upset that a family member, 26, had left her wedding reception in one apartment, and gone to another apartment occupied by a 33-year-old man. They claimed that she was “blacked-out drunk” and were afraid she would be taken advantage of by the man. They located the woman, who wasn’t intoxicated or being held against her will. She explained that she left the reception after he called her a “bitch” during a heated argument. She was merely in the apartment talking with the person, and nothing unsavory was going on. The officers returned to the complainants, and admonished them for dramatizing what was taking place.
On September 12 at 10:45 AM, a woman told Officer Krueger that her neighbor takes photos when she’s outside with her son, stands at the fence and stares at her, yells and screams at her children, and broke her son’s plastic tricycle.
At 12:35 PM, a 62-year-old man told Officer Krueger that he and his wife believe their neighbors are recording them, and they can hear them talking and laughing about them inside their home. His wife believes that they can see inside her shower, and that they, and other, neighbors are sending beams toward their house. She has spent nights sleeping in the car because of the supposedly videotaping, and they were thinking of hiring a private investigator. The complainant also believed that neighbors on another street had helped set up this video recording system that supposedly in their house. Officer Krueger went to the “suspects” house. They were cooperative and allowed him to inspect the premises, where he sought no evidence of any recording equipment.
On September 13 at 1 AM, Officer Brinks could hear a loud buzzing noise while on patrol. He was attempting to find the source, when he was dispatched to the area of Ridgeway and Highland about an unusual noise coming from the pipeline station in that area. Officer Brinks confirmed that the noise, similar to the klaxon in submarine movies, was coming from either the station or the pipeline. The operator, TransCanada, was contacted; they advised that they were cleaning the pipes using underground equipment and the noise was normal. Because the station is on the north side of the street, in the Town of Jackson, Deputy Graper was also dispatched. After his arrival, the two officers noticed that the klaxon noise had been replaced by a loud hissing coming from the pump station. The Jackson Fire Department was paged to ensure there wasn’t a leak. They determined that the hissing, like the klaxon, were normal for the cleaning operation.
At 12:40 PM, Officers Gerke and Laabs, and Det. Foeger, responded to a Georgetown Drive regarding a man who was walking around the apartment complex, talking incoherently. The caller believed that the man might be intoxicated or impaired, and he was making comments about trucks changing colors. The officers were directed to an apartment, and there met a 42-year-old man who said what he was about to say “might sound crazy, but it happened”. The man said he’d been associating with some people who live on Chestnut Court. Over the weekend, he and a friend were barbecuing when these people provided them with some orange juice. Over the following three days he drank the orange juice, and when he and his friend were done they noticed what they believed was crystal meth on the bottom. When asked if he had ever used crystal meth, he said he only did it once many years ago in Orlando. He said that today he was walking around Chestnut Court looking for a friend and calling his name. Because the name is unusual, it was possible people thought he was looking for a parrot. Then he decided to try to find his friend’s truck, and returned home when he couldn’t find it. A neighbor came over and showed him a photograph of the truck, so he drove over; when he arrived the truck was gone. He went back to the neighbor’s house and asked why he was f***ing with him”. Officer Gerke told the man that if he, in fact accidentally ingested crystal meth, then he should go to the hospital to get checked out. While in the back of the rescue squad, the man told EMTs that he had just witnessed his neighbor go into his car and throw his mail about. ACS was notified and met Officer Gerke and the victim at the hospital. The victim told the doctor that he normally drinks between 1/2 and ¾ liters of vodka a day. Because he didn’t seem to have been drinking alcohol recently, it was believed that his hallucinations were part of detoxification (often referred to as “the DTs”). The man was told by ACS that he could either admit himself voluntarily to the hospital or he would be placed there under emergency detention; he chose the former.
At about 1:44 PM, Officer Laabs requested assistance in the Village Hall, where the monthly municipal court was being held. A 37-year-old Jackson man, a self-styled “sovereign citizen”, had appeared in court to make a plea onto traffic citations. The man started yelling at Judge Cain, stating that the court doesn’t have any jurisdiction over him. He demanded to see some type of contract and threatened to charge the judge $500 for every minute that he needed to defend himself against citations which were bogus. The judge told the man to lower his voice, but he continued to yell. The judge said that he would enter a plea of not guilty for the man so he can speak with the village attorney. The man refused to take the paperwork, so Officer Laabs, who is the court officer, took the paperwork and presented it to the man. The man continued to argue with the judge, refused to leave, and kept yelling about some type of contract. Finally, the judge told the man that he was impeding the court, causing a disturbance, and told the man to apologize and leave. At that point, Officer Laabs radioed in for assistance, and Officer Henning arrived. The man was removed from court in handcuffs, but became resistive in the hallway. The man was booked at the County jail on a charge of resisting arrest. The man initially refused to cooperate with the booking process, but changed his mind and was released the next morning.
At 3 PM, a 43-year-old West Bend man was found guilty in municipal courts for skipping out on a restaurant bill. Judge Cain ordered court fees and restitution to the restaurant totaling about $200, but did not assess a fine. The man was visibly upset and angry, and Officer Laabs was obliged to follow him out of the Village Hall into the parking lot, where he continued to yell about the waitresses who testified against him and the trial, itself. Officer Laabs monitored the situation until the witnesses and the court clerk left.
At about 5 PM, Officer Henning noticed a white transport-style van with a Wisconsin dealer plate on Sherman Road. He saw that there were no window stickers or anything else indicating the vehicle was for sale, as required by law. The vehicle accelerated, and the officer obtained a pace of 56 mph in the 45 mile-per-hour zone. A few minutes into the traffic stop, the 37-year-old Hemlock Street man became upset and began recording with his cell phone. The man story about where the dealer plate came from and why it was on the vehicle didn’t make any sense. The man accused Officer Henning of harassing him and demanded to speak to a supervisor. When told there was no supervisor on duty the man continued to insist on seeing a supervisor. Officer Henning used a great deal of discretion and issued only written warnings for the improper use of dealer plates, no proof of insurance, and speeding. The man kept interrupting Officer Henning and just wanted to go.
On September 14, the Green Bay Police Department requested that we check a residence on Hickory Lane for a 19-year-old man wanted for an armed robbery in that city. Officers Gerke, Laabs, Henning, Chief Dolnick, and Slinger Officer Garro checked the location simultaneously with the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, which was checking another possible location in Newburg. Officers concluded that the man was not at the residence. The next day, a West Bend detective team spotted the suspect being driven up to a residence in that city, and the man was arrested without incident.
On September 15, West Bend PD informed Det. Foeger that an employer of their Meijer’s had stolen a credit card from the purse of a co-worker and used it to withdraw money from an ATM there, and also at stores in Jackson. After a lengthy investigation, a 34-year-old Main Street man was arrested for fraudulent use of a credit card; this is in addition to charges in West Bend.
At about 10 PM, Officer Henning stopped a Honda SUV because a headlight was out and the registration was suspended for failing the emissions test. While speaking to the driver, a 19-year-old Jackson woman, he could smell the strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. When informed of this, the woman seemed surprised and said she didn’t know why this could be happening. When told he intended to search the car, she remembered that there was a “blunt” and a bag of marijuana in the sunglasses visor. She said that she intended to smoke the marijuana while driving to Meijer in West Bend, get a Slushie, and then drive back home. The marijuana and cigar were, indeed, found in the visor. The woman was cited for possession of marijuana.
On September 16 at 7:22 PM, the Sheriff’s Office requested mutual aid for traffic control at a motorcycle accident in the roundabout on Highway 60 at Division Road; Sgt. Fristed responded.
At 10:53 AM, the Sheriff’s Office requested mutual aid for a crash at the corner of Country Aire and Western Avenue, on the eastern edge of the Town of Jackson. Officer Laabs found a two vehicle collision, with one person from each vehicle claiming injuries. Deputy Dombrowski relieved Officer Laabs about 20 minutes later.
At 11:03 PM, Slinger Officer Thorson requested mutual aid at a bar fight; Sgt. Fristed and two deputies responded.
On September 17 at 7:44 PM, an anonymous caller reported that a couple was yelling at each other in an adjoining condo unit on Eagle Drive. Officer Oswald found husband-and-wife were under the influence of alcohol. They were warned to keep their voices down, and it was suggested that close their patio door. See next.
At 8:23 PM, the same anonymous caller reported that the female neighbor was standing outside screaming at people to, “go ahead and call the cops”, an apparent reference to the earlier complaint. When Officers Oswald and Krueger arrived, the area was quiet and since there was no complainant, no further action can be taken.
On September 19 at 9:22 AM, a 25-year-old Green Valley woman told Officer Krueger and Det. Foeger that when her dog got loose, a man threatened to hit it with his cane, pushed her, and called her a “psycho bitch”. The man, 60, said he was walking his own dog when the complainant’s dog ran up. He denied pushing her, saying that he stumbled and fell into her due to his disability. He admitted swearing at her but didn’t remember what he said. The woman didn’t want further action taken, so he was warned for disorderly conduct.
At 2:38 PM, Officer Henning and Det. Foeger assisted Deputy Dexter, who had just stopped a pickup truck wanted by West Bend PD in connection with a retail theft. Two occupants, a 53-year-old Milwaukee man and a 34-year-old Schaumburg, Illinois man, were arrested. Before leaving the scene, the Illinois man began complaining of drug withdrawal symptoms and a panic attack, necessitating the dispatch of Jackson Rescue and tying-up two officers while the man was medically cleared at the hospital.
At 4:40 PM, Sgt. Fristed and Officer Henning were dispatched to a family trouble in the Village of Slinger, as their officers were tied up on another incident. A 35-year-old woman said that her 16-year-old daughter punched her in the face during an argument. The argument began because the girl had not been listening to her mother or doing her chores. The mother started yelling at her, so the girl locked the mother’s cell phone by putting a password on it. The mother grounded the girl and attempted to take her phone back, at which time she was punched. The girl and chased the mother up the stairs, jumped onto her back, and began fighting for the telephone. ACS determined that the girl did not qualify for secure detention. The mother said that she would be away from the house for 12 hours at work, so it would be okay if the daughter stayed there as long as she did not cause problems with other family members. Went on handcuffed, the girl called her mother a “lying f***ing bitch” and stormed upstairs to her bedroom. The Jackson officers, on behalf of Slinger, referred the girl to juvenile authorities for battery and disorderly conduct.
At 8:40 PM, a woman told Officer Henning that her mother-in-law has been sending abusive text messages, all of which were so obscene that even censored versions can’t be included here.
On September 21 at 2:42 AM, Slinger PD put out a bulletin for a 36-year-old West Bend man who was wanted for obstructing and ID theft. Officer Brinks located a vehicle belonging to the suspect’s girlfriend parked at the Jackson Motel. After Slinger Officer Gullickson arrived to assist, they knocked at the door and were admitted by the girlfriend, 35. At first, she said that her boyfriend wasn’t there, but a search of the room found him hiding behind the bathroom door. He was taken into custody without incident. In addition to the Slinger case, there were multiple warrants out for the man for felony probation violation, child support, and municipal warrants from Hartford and West Bend. His girlfriend was cited for obstructing, and the Department of Corrections directed that she be placed in the custody for violating probation.
At about 12:40 PM, the mother reported walking in on her 15-year-old daughter while she was in a state of undress and in the company of an 18-year-old man who had flown to Wisconsin from Tennessee for the purpose of seeing her. Ultimately, the man was taken into custody on numerous felony charges. Officers Henning and Krueger were assisted by Det. Foeger, Sgt. Fristed, and Chief Dolnick.
On September 22 at about 6:30 PM, a Hemlock Street woman told Officer Henning that one of the children playing outside accidentally through a small rubber ball against the garage door belonging to another tenant. That person, a 56-year-old woman, came outside and started screaming at the children. When the complainant intervened, woman called her a “barren whore”. The tirade continued until the woman drove off. The complainant didn’t want the woman cited for disorderly conduct. The woman later called the police station and spoke to Officer Henning. She made various accusations against the neighbors, including that she can hear them talking about her while she’s inside the apartment. As with the conversation earlier in the month with Officer Borkowski, Officer Henning was unable to make himself understood and terminated the phone call. See September 23.
At 9:10 PM, a 58-year-old woman called the police station and told Officer Henning that her 13-year-old grandson was out of control and needed to be disciplined. However, after he arrived at the residence the boy’s mother reported that Grandma was an alcoholic and had been causing problems since she returned home after breaking up with her boyfriend. She said that the grandmother calls her son a variety of obscenities. Officer Henning found her to be intoxicated and strongly cautioned her about her behavior, which could eventually lead to her being arrested. See September 28.
On September 23 at about 12:30 PM, Officer Oswald was called back to Hemlock Street regarding another case of a child’s ball hitting the 56-year-old woman’s garage door. The woman allegedly confronted the children, yelling obscenities and telling them they couldn’t play outside. This complainant also didn’t want the woman cited, but Chief Dolnick did notify the landlord as allowed by the village’s chronic nuisance property ordinance.
At 2 PM, a 62-year-old Blackberry Circle man told Officer Henning that he had been having computer problems the day before, and found a “tech support” company on-line that he allowed to remote-in to his computer. The suspect asked that he log into his banking account. He then watched in horror as his bank accounts were drained to zero. The scammer then told him that if he ever wanted to see his money again, he would need to purchase $5000 worth of Walmart gift cards. The man went to the Walmart in West Bend to buy the cards, while the scammer stayed on the phone. He was instructed to read the codes and pin numbers, which would enable the cards to be cashed. The scammer then told the man to get more money, so he drove to the Walmart in Germantown, purchased $1000 worth of Walmart cards, and repeated the process. Then the scammer told the man to increase his bank account limit and get more money out. The man tried to do this, but the bank said it couldn’t be done until the following morning. The next morning, the scammer called at 7:00 AM, asking if the man was going to drive to the bank to get more money. Fortunately, the man picked up his girlfriend on the way to the bank, told her what was going on, and she recognized it as a scam. The suspect had a foreign accent and called from three different numbers, each from a different area code; however, it was later determined that the Caller ID information had been altered. Luckily, none of the Walmart cards had been used, so the man was able to get the money refunded. He also contacted his bank and discovered that no money had been taken from his accounts. It’s theorized that the scammer had routed the computer to a mock-up of the bank page. Officer Henning strongly urge the man to get rid of the computer, because it was probably compromised and he could be victimized again.
At 4:46 PM, County Dispatch received a cell phone call from a woman who claim to be locked in the elementary school, and was unable to get out. After Officer Henning arrived outside the school, he called the woman back and told her to exit (the doors are not chained shut). After waiting five minutes, the woman still didn’t come out, so he called her back. She said that “one of the girls from the office” had come to get her and they were going to walk outside to talk to him. One of “the girls” then got on the phone, and it was learned that the woman, 82, had actually been calling from Ivy Manor, and that she suffers from dementia.
At 6:42 PM, a woman reported that her intoxicated neighbor was driving to the Main Street Mart to buy more alcohol. While Officer Henning was heading toward that area, he observed a vehicle pass him in the opposite direction and that it had drifted into the bike lane. He turned around, followed the vehicle into Green Valley, parked and spoke to the driver. Officer Henning had difficulty communicating with the woman, who said that she had nothing to drink and denied purchasing alcohol, despite smelling intoxicants on her breath and seeing a bottle in the bag next to her. When the woman got out of the vehicle, she attempted to push past the officer; he pushed her back and told her that she needed to stop and not try to walk past him. Officer Cook of Slinger PD arrived to assist. After failing field sobriety tests, and having a PBT of .21% on a shallow blow, she was arrested for her first offense. She refused to submit to the chemical test and was booked at the County Jail on a 12 hour hold. It was later learned that the jail staff obtained a better PBT test for their booking purposes and she was over .40%
At 9 PM, Trooper Schmidt requested assistance with a traffic stop at McDonald’s. The trooper told Officer Henning that he observed the man, who was driving a Dodge Challenger, rev the engine while standing on the brakes, eventually causing the tires to break loose and spin, causing smoke and squealing (known as a “burnout”). The 37-year-old Sheboygan Falls man said that his dog was running away and he wanted to chase after it, so he drove fast through the lot. While talking to the driver, Officer Henning noticed the smell of marijuana wafting from the vehicle. The man denied having any marijuana in the vehicle, but a search revealed a half smoked marijuana cigar on the floor, a marijuana testing kit, heating pads, and a bottle of urine. The man continued to claim to have no knowledge of any of the items, but he was cited for reckless driving and possession of marijuana.
On September 24 at 7:45 AM, Deputy Dexter radioed that he was attempting to catch up to a Cavalier going 91 mph on Highway 45. Officer Oswald spotted the vehicle on Main Street, turned around, and found it parked at the Main Street Mart. Inside the store, he told the 29-year-old West Bend man about the speeding and asked him to step outside. The man said that he was going to keep shopping and wouldn’t go “f***ing outside”. Deputy Dexter arrived and identified the man’s vehicle as the one he was looking for. The man tried to push his way past Officer Oswald, yelling, “Keep your f***ing hands off me”. He then turned his body into a fighting stance and balled his fist. When Officer Oswald drew his Taser, the man shouted at him to put the Taser away and continued arguing. Sheriff’s Sgt. Boudry entered the store behind the man and restrained him for handcuffing. The man had been drinking but wasn’t impaired. He was cited by the deputy for driving while revoked and speeding. The man has amassed convictions for driving while revoked since 2008, most including charges of resisting arrest that were “dismissed but read-in for sentencing”, which is meaningless.
At 7:23 PM, Officer Henning was dispatched to a family trouble call at a single-family home. The 26-year-old man said that he had just returned home after getting out of rehab, and found that his girlfriend was using heroin and there were “drugs all over the place”. After gaining entry into the home, the man escorted Officer Henning into the master bedroom but found no drugs. The man then opened the bathroom door, looked for a few seconds, and then closed it. Suspecting that there was something inside, Officer Henning reminded him that he needs to stay clean, and asked if there was anything in the bathroom. The man nodded his head and allowed the officer to look. The entire counter was covered in heroin and paraphernalia. The man stated that he had cleaned everything up before he went to rehab and that none of the items were his. The woman was arrested for possession of narcotics and drug paraphernalia.
At 8:35 PM, an Oakland Drive woman told Officer Brinks that someone had thrown chicken bones onto their driveway. They suspected the neighbors, with whom they have had issues with in the past. The neighbor had been grilling chicken but denied being responsible for the littering.
On September 26 at 9:10 AM, 27-year-old woman told Officer Borkowski that she posted something on Facebook about being angry that football players weren’t standing for the national anthem. An acquaintance took offense, sparking an exchange of Facebook comments. Then, the other party actually called the complainant’s place of employment and told her boss that she had a “rotten opinion” politically. The woman declined to have further action taken regarding the harassment.
At 10:11 AM, Officers Borkowski and Oswald, and Chief Dolnick, responded to a Glen Hill home after a young woman reported that she had been slapped in the face by her brother, who also punched a hole in a wall and broke a window. Ultimately, the matter was handled internally by the family.
At 4:39 PM, a caller reported that a man was stumbling around and kicking objects in Hickory Lane Park. Officers Oswald and Krueger identified a Grafton man, 28, who said he likes coming to parks to do his calisthenics. He then shared that he’s interested in electro-conductivity of various materials, and that trees have less conductivity than a sewer grate. The man appeared to be eccentric, but not impaired by any substance, and he was not bothering anyone.
On September 28 shortly after 6 PM, a 13-year-old boy told Officer Henning that his grandmother was intoxicated and out of control. The woman called him a variety of obscenities and then tried to tackle him off his bicycle; she missed, landed on the roadway and injured herself. The boy showed a video of the 58-year-old woman yelling and swearing at him and his mother. The video then shows her walking up and slapping the cell phone out of his hand. Officer Henning gave the boy a ride back to the residence, and there met his mother outside. She confirmed everything her son reported, and added that her mother had attacked her, also. The grandmother was seated at the kitchen table, bleeding from her for head and face from what appeared to be “road rash”. She was arrested without incident and booked at the County Jail for disorderly conduct/domestic violence.
At 10:19 PM, a 24-year-old Green Valley man told Officer Henning that his ex-girlfriend, and mother of his son, was sending constant text messages to both his phone and that of his current girlfriend despite being asked to stop. Ultimately, the Hartford woman was cited for harassment.
On September 29 at 6:23 AM, the Village Mart reported that someone had just shoplifted a cigar. Officer Krueger obtained a copy of the surveillance video, and Officer Gerke recognized the suspect as a 17-year-old Main Street man. Further investigation by Officer Krueger revealed that the youth has been under juvenile sanctions for previous incidents in West Bend. He was cited for retail theft, tobacco possession, and trespassing (because he had been told in 2016 not to return to the convenience store after a previous theft).
At about 10 PM, Officers Borkowski, Henning and Brinks were dispatched to a Parkview Drive address regarding a domestic fight in which a 34-year man fled the scene after threatening the victim with a knife. Officers Brinks and Henning spotted the man walking down the sidewalk carrying a large bottle of alcohol in one hand and a pack of soda in the other. Because the officers didn’t know if the man was armed, they drew their weapons and ordered the man to stop walking, which he initially ignored. After more commands, the man eventually dropped to the ground and was handcuffed. The complainant told Officer Borkowski that she and the man had gone to the Sprecher Beer Garden at Jackson Park, and then walked home. Her boyfriend started to fall asleep on the couch, so she suggested that they head to bed. This made him angry, for some reason, and he punched a closet door and then opened a pocketknife, continually saying, “F*** you, f*** this”. Officer Borkowski found evidence that the closet door had been punched at least twice and something had been thrown at the front window, damaging it. The woman insisted that she never felt threatened and refused to provide a written statement. The suspect was arrested for disorderly conduct while armed, but the District Attorney declined to prosecute because of the victim’s position.
On August 1 at about 10:30 PM, Officers Brinks, Oswald, and Henning responded to an Eagle Drive apartment building after a caller reported that two men were about to fight. A 48-year-old resident told the officers that he was unloading his truck near the garage when another resident, 26, came outside and threatened him. He said it appeared the man was having an argument with his girlfriend and heard someone yell, “Shut the f*** up!” Thinking that the witness yelled, the suspect got into his face and threatened to fight him. The intoxicated suspect was located in his apartment. He said he was having an argument with his girlfriend on the telephone and heard someone yell the aforementioned suggestion. The suspect was warned for disorderly conduct, and also that he should hold his temper when his girlfriend returned home lest he be arrested for domestic violence.
On August 2 at about 10 PM, Slinger PD requested mutual aid for a fight in progress at an apartment. Officer Oswald responded.
On August 3, an 11-year-old girl told Officer Krueger that while she was in a “group text” with other friends, she started receiving requests for nude pictures. She immediately showed her mother, who called police. The sending telephone number didn’t belong to anyone known by the girl or her friends. Further investigation suggested that the number originated from Illinois, and the girl’s number may have been called by mistake or at-random. The mother was told how to block the number.
On August 4 at 3:12 AM, a caller reported following an erratic vehicle on Highway P heading toward the village. The closest deputy was some distance away, so Officer Gerke was asked for mutual aid to intercept the vehicle. The caller continued to follow the vehicle and reported that it was on Sherman Road, driving quite slowly and weaving. Officer Gerke stopped the vehicle as it turned on to Sherman Parc Road, still in the Town of Jackson. The 38-year-old man first said that he was coming from his mother’s residence in Milwaukee, and then said that he was coming from a bar. When the officer pointed out the discrepancy, he clarified that he was coming from a bar near his mother’s house. The man smelled of intoxicants, his eyes were red and glassy, and his speech was slow and slurred. Deputy Doran arrived, and Officer Gerke stood by while he administered the field sobriety test. The driver was subsequently arrested for his second offense.
On August 5 at 2:36 PM, the Sheriff’s Office requested mutual aid from Officer Henning to provide his Drug Recognition Expert services at the scene of a fatal accident in the Town of Farmington.
On August 6 at 6:40 PM, Officer Henning was on routine patrol and observed a silver Scion emerge from a driveway that he knew leads to an abandoned property that’s been subject to trespassing and vandalism in the past. He stopped the vehicle and was joined by Officer Gerke. The driver and passenger, both from Mayville and in their 20s, said they were just driving around looking for “cool places to explore”. When Officer Henning asked why the odor of marijuana was coming from the vehicle, the driver claimed that it was probably his new air freshener. A search of the vehicle located a marijuana pipe and a pill bottle containing marijuana. Officer Henning also located three cans of spray paint, garden gloves, and two breathing masks. When asked if they had vandalized the property, the men admitted drawing symbols inside one of the structures. Citations for possession of marijuana, criminal trespass, and damage to property were issued.
On August 7 at about 8 AM, Officer Brinks was working on a special seat belt enforcement grant program, and observed a passing pickup truck in which the driver was not wearing a seatbelt. He followed the vehicle as it pulled into Walgreen’s and tried to speak to the driver as he exited and walked toward the store. The 37-year-old man refused to identify himself, said that he was not driving, and that his truck was not a commercial motor vehicle. The man continued walking away from Officer Brinks, forcing him to blanket the man’s arm and handcuffed him; Officer Krueger arrived to assist. The man continued to refuse to identify himself, saying that he wouldn’t speak without an attorney present; he also refused to say if he had insurance on the vehicle. The man’s license was found in his wallet, and a computer inquiry revealed that his driver’s license had been canceled. Officer Brinks issued a 15-day correction notice for the proof of insurance, and a citation for operating without a license. As he was about to be handed the citations, the man started drooling, then fell to the ground as he had a seizure. Jackson Rescue was dispatched. Officer Brinks removed the handcuffs and placed the man in the “recovery position”, to maintain his airway. The man then became combative, so Officer Brinks assisted in the back of the ambulance.
At about 3 PM, Officer Gerke stopped a vehicle for speeding and erratic driving on Sherman Road. The 39-year-old woman was dressed in medical scrubs, and stated that she was a nurse en route to the hospital where she works. Officer Gerke noticed the odor of intoxicants, glassy eyes, and slow and slurred speech. At first she denied having anything to drink, and then said she had her last drink at 11:00 PM the previous night. She failed field sobriety tests and was arrested for her first offense; however she refused to submit to the chemical test. Because she had no one to take responsibility for her, she was booked at the County Jail on a 12 hour hold. As part of the booking process, she submitted to a PBT test, the result of which was .18% but cannot be used in court. The Department of Safety and Professional Services was notified of the arrest.
At 5:03 PM, Officer Henning recognized the driver of a passing convertible as a 23-year-old man who has a suspended license and was wanted on municipal warrants from Jackson and Kewaskum, and a felony apprehension order from the Department of Corrections. Officer Oswald stopped the vehicle on Hemlock Street and was joined by Officer Gerke. The man was arrested without incident and booked at the County Jail.
Shortly after midnight on August 8, Slinger PD was attempting to locate a subject who had been involved in a disorderly conduct and hit-and-run incident, and was thought to be heading toward Jackson on Sherman Road with the headlights turned off. Officer Mammen requested mutual aid, and Officer Brinks headed west on Sherman Road in an attempt to intercept the suspect, but he must have turned off.
On August 9 at about noon, a cell phone caller reported an erratic driver on Main Street. Officer Gerke intercepted the vehicle and recognized the 64-year-old Hartford woman from previous, similar incidents in 2014 and 2016. The reason for the erratic driving could not be determined, because the woman did not appear to be intoxicated or under the influence of any medication. She claimed that she swerved because she was looking for something in her purse. The woman was released, but Officer Gerke submitted a Driver Condition Report to DMV. See August 15.
At 8:53 PM, the Sheriff’s Office requested mutual aid for a residential alarm on Sherman Parc Circle in the Town of Jackson; Officer Oswald responded along with Deputy Lallier.
On August 12, the Waukesha County Sheriff’s Office was attempting to locate a 59-year-old Sussex man who was a suspect in the sexual assault of a child and had made statements about killing himself in the Jackson Marsh. At 7:38 PM, Officer Oswald spotted the man’s vehicle at the Jackson Motel. Sgt. Fristed, Officer Krueger, and three deputies arrived to assist. The motel manager provided a copy of the man’s driver’s license, provided at registration, and it matched the suspect’s information and photo. Since the man’s room was dark, Sgt. Fristed and Officer Oswald went across the street to check the Latest Edition. The officers entered the tavern, identified the man, and took him into custody without incident. He was later turned over to Waukesha County deputies.
On August 13 at about 8:22 PM, Officers Oswald and Krueger responded to Jackson Elementary School regarding a woman outside calling for help. The 32-year-old woman told the officers that she and her husband had been arguing all day, with the immediate cause being that she had accepted watermelon from a neighbor. During the argument, the man allegedly rubbed his knuckles into the top of her head, slapped her repeatedly in the face, and pushed her in the ribs. When she tried to drive to the police department, he jumped into the back seat, and tried to reach forward to the vehicle and put it in neutral. Then he tried to rip the keys out of the ignition, and began pulling on her arm and shirt while yelling at her to stop. The man was found to be intoxicated and under the influence of an anti-anxiety medication that he was snorting instead of taking according to directions. The man was arrested for disorderly conduct and battery, both as acts of domestic violence.
On August 14 at about 3:08 PM, a resident observed a vehicle on Hemlock Street strike a bank of mailboxes, destroying it, and then flee the scene. The next day, the man reported that the vehicle was now parked on the same street. The Town of Jackson woman, 18, told Officer Henning that she panicked after the accident and drove away. When she got home and told her parents, they told her not to notify the police, and just wait to be tracked down. For listening to their advice, the young woman was ticketed for hit and run/property adjacent to highway, failure to notify police of a reportable accident, and unsafe backing.
On August 15 at about 2:30 PM, Officer Gerke observed a black minivan on Eagle Drive twice cross the double yellow center line. The driver was the same woman who’d been stopped on August 9 for driving erratically. The vehicle was removed and the woman agreed to spend the night at a friend’s house. She was cited for reckless driving and unsafe lane deviation, and another report was sent to DMV.
At 8:50 PM, Officer Henning checked the license plate of a passing vehicle on Northwest Passage, and observed that the registered owner had multiple warrants from Jackson and West Bend. When he turned around to catch up to the vehicle, he saw that it had turned off its headlights and pulled into a business. Based on the circumstances, he requested assistance and Officer Garro from Slinger began responding. It turned out that the 29-year-old West Bend man worked at the business, and planned to sleep there after having an argument with his roommate. However, he was arrested for six warrants from the two departments.
On August 18 at 2:47 AM, Officer Borkowski was dispatched to a possible domestic in Green Valley. Initial information indicated that the victim had been attacked while walking home from the Jackson Pub. The 45-year-old woman reported that her ex-husband appeared out of nowhere and punched her in the face with a closed fist. Jackson Rescue was dispatched and checked her over, but she declined transport to the hospital. The case was referred to the District Attorney for a requested charge of battery/domestic violence.
On August 19 at 1:25 AM, a Milwaukee police officer asked Det. Foeger to make contact with the owners of a Kia Forte that left the scene of an accident in Bayview. When he arrived at the house, he saw all the lights were on and he could hear two people talking inside, but they ignored his knocks at the door. He was able to make phone contact with the owner of the house and vehicle, a 67-year-old man, but he refused to reveal who had been driving the car and hung up. The information was relayed back to the Milwaukee officer, who has the option of issuing citations to the vehicle owner under the Wisconsin “owner liability” law.
At 5:15 AM, Det. Foeger was dispatched to a possible domestic ad a Georgetown Drive townhouse. A twenty-year-old woman stated that she had been kicked out of the residence by her on-again/off-again boyfriend. She recently returned after staying with her parents, and got into an argument with him after revealing that she had tried “meth” during her absence. It was determined that no domestic violence had occurred. The officer was able to convince the man to give up the woman’s car keys so she could leave. Due to past problems at the residence, the landlord indicated that the lease would not be renewed.
On August 22 at 6:22 PM, Officers Krueger and Oswald were dispatched to a family trouble on Spring Ridge Drive. Two brothers in their 20s had gotten into an argument about doing chores, and one took an unsuccessful swing at the father’s head. The two were warned that they had come close to committing an act of domestic violence which would have mandated their arrest.
On August 23 at about 9 PM, an intoxicated 71-year-old man called the police station to report that, an hour earlier, his cigarette set off the smoke alarm and it was still sounding. The fire department was dispatched, but it turned out that what the man was hearing was the characteristic “chirp” indicating the battery was low.
On August 24 at 11:07 AM, a woman told Officer Krueger that her daughter’s Snapchat account had been hacked. The unknown suspect, posing as the girl, then invited nude photos.
At about 1 PM, an AT&T repairman told Officer Gerke that he was receiving texts from an unknown person who was claiming to be having sex with the repairman’s wife.
At 5:10 PM, a woman told Officer Henning that her daughter, 31, had stolen $100 from her purse. The suspect admitted using the money to buy heroin. A search of her bedroom revealed heroin and paraphernalia. The mother made the difficult decision to press charges for theft; other charges of bail jumping, possession of heroin, and possession of paraphernalia were requested.
Later that night, a Marshland Drive woman told Officer Borkowski that she received an email supposedly from Verizon asking her to verify the security question on her account. In short order, she received a notification that her account had been charged about $1,000 for an iPhone 7 and accessories that were shipped to an address in Elmhurst, NY.
On the night of August 25, two vehicles parked on Raymond Road were struck by a hit-and-run vehicle. Three days later, Deputy McCardle told Officer Gerke that he was handling a complaint in which a Hartford woman used her mother-in-law’s credit card without consent. When the suspect asked the mother-in-law to come to Milwaukee because her car died, she noticed that the younger woman’s vehicle was severely damaged. The suspect claimed that she hit a guardrail in Jackson. The woman mentioned this to the deputy in the course of the fraud complaint. Officer Gerke located the vehicle and matched the damage and paint transfer to the crashes. When contacted, the suspect again claimed she struck a guardrail. She was cited for hit-and-run/parked vehicle and failure to notify police of accident, two citations for each crash.
On August 26 at about 1:20 PM, a 62-year-old woman told Officer Gerke that she received phone calls from the IRS demanding payment for back taxes. The amount started at $2600 and then went up to $75,000. The “agent” said that she would be arrested and taken to Washington DC to sit in federal prison with her tax forms until she can see a judge. The woman said that she offered to pay over the phone, but the caller refused to take it over the phone and said he’d call back. Officer Gerke assured her that the call did not come from the IRS and she likely be told in the follow-up call to either wire money or by gift cards. She was strongly told to hang up if it happened again.
At 2:35 PM, Officer Gerke spotted a man walking on a Highway 45 on-ramp. Officer Oswald found a 55-year-old transient who said he had been traveling between Illinois and Wisconsin looking for work. Officer Oswald gave the man a ride to Pioneer Plaza, where the man said that he did have money to get something to eat. Dispatch advised that law enforcement agencies have encountered the man several times in the previous weeks. See next.
On August 27 at 8:37 PM, Hong Kong Express advised that there was a man sleeping on the bench outside the nearby bank. Officer Oswald found the same transient from the previous day. The man again said that he was looking for a part-time job. He said that he would walk out of the village east on Highway 60. He ignored Officer Oswald’s offer of assistance, and his advice that he won’t any businesses open at night between Jackson and Grafton.
On August 28 at 5:24 PM, Officer Oswald was dispatched to a barking dog complaint at a Green Valley lot. The 49-year-old resident appeared to be intoxicated, and said she was sorry about her dogs barking. She volunteered to take a PBT test, the result of which was .29%. Officer Oswald was able to make contact with someone who agreed to stay with her. ACS was notified, and they promised to contact her the next day. Since this was the third complaint about her dogs barking, a citation for “nuisance dog” was issued.
On August 29 at 6:42 PM, Officers Oswald and Krueger were called to a Cedar Run Drive apartment building regarding tenants who were having a fight. The 53-year-old woman said that her husband became upset because she was going to serve her friends a bottle of wine. Her husband said that his wife had taken his bottle of vintage 2014 Cabernet which can only be purchased at Costco. He said that it was his bottle and she had no right to it, so he took it away from her and went into his bedroom. She tried to come in and get the wine, but he braced the door to prevent entry. Both parties were counseled regarding their behavior and that future incidents would likely lead to arrest.
On August 31 at 4:15 PM, Officer Oswald was dispatched to a possible family fight on Georgetown Drive; Officer Forsyth from Slinger provided backup. A 30-year-old man reported that his wife was intoxicated, and throwing and breaking things in the residence. The woman said she wouldn’t speak to Officer Oswald because “the police kill black people and Hispanic people for no reason” and she doesn’t trust Officer Oswald from previous contacts, but would talk to Officer Forsyth. She said that she drinks when she gets upset at her husband. The woman had been drinking but was not incapacitated. The incident did not meet the definition of domestic violence and no further action was taken. See next.
At 8:21 PM, Officers Oswald and Krueger returned to the Georgetown Drive residence, after the husband reported that his wife took a swing at him with a wine bottle; he wasn’t injured but was fearful for his safety. The woman was arrested for disorderly conduct/domestic violence.
Police officers responded to 22 rescue calls and two fire alarms this month.
On July 1 at 9 PM, cell phone callers reported that a Jeep was traveling north on Highway 45 from Richfield without headlights. Officer Henning intercepted the vehicle just north of Highway 60. As he stopped the vehicle, Officer Henning noticed that the passengers inside the Jeep were moving around and appeared to be concealing something. When he walked up to the vehicle, he could see an orange needle on the rear passenger’s lap, and a clump of copper Chore Boy, a cleanser pad that is commonly used in pipe filters. Officer Henning believed that, at the time of the traffic stop, the rear passenger was in the process of injecting himself. Also in plain view, on the center console between the driver and passenger, was a glass smoking pipe. Sgt. Fristed and Deputy Hood arrived to assist. Each occupant was instructed to exit the vehicle one at a time. The front passenger, a 24-year-old West Bend man, was searched and had no contraband. The driver, 19, also from West Bend, was hiding a tinfoil bindle under his stocking cap; he claimed he didn’t know what it was or where it came from. Officer Henning asked the rear passenger why he had a needle on his lap, and he said he uses it to make him feel high without using drugs. Then he claimed that the needles were from a diabetic friend of his. Also found in the center armrest of the vehicle was a hollowed Bic plastic pan with bite marks on it, a sign that it was used as a smoking straw. Two additional, partially capped needles had been shoved under the rear seat. During the interview, the front passenger said they were returning from Milwaukee after buying heroin, but they denied using it in the vehicle. The rear passenger, 31 and supposedly homeless, was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia, as was the driver. The other passenger was arrested for possession of narcotics.
At 10:16 PM, Officer Borkowski was dispatched to a family trouble call on Ridgeway Drive. The 32-year-old woman reported that her boyfriend, 34, became angry when she asked him not to drink at a party they were at. When they returned home, he demanded that she go with him to cash her to paychecks so she could pay him back money that she owed him. The argument continued and he drove off. In the meantime, the woman had contacted several male friends and relatives to come to the residence for her safety. Officer Borkowski spoke to the man when he called one of those visitors. Officer Borkowski cautioned him not to cause any further problems, including laying hands on or threatening his girlfriend, as that could cause his arrest. The man was not cooperative, saying that he’d fight with the police if they tried to arrest him. He claimed to have spent eight years in prison and didn’t mind going back. Actually, he did two years in prison, and his specialty was being an inept shoplifter and thief: 20 arrests going back to 2001. Officer Borkowski made frequent checks of the residence for the rest of the night, but the man did not return. The incident did not qualify as a domestic abuse case because the only threats that the suspect made were against police. See July 16.
On July 5 at 6:42 PM, Officer Henning was asked to assist an ACS worker while she interviewed a man at a local residential facility. The man suffered a traumatic brain injury some years ago which has caused mental health issues. The gentleman was not happy about being moved from another facility in West Bend, which was necessary because of his behavior; however, he agreed to follow the rules and decided to stay in Jackson. Unfortunately, at 8:22 PM, Officer Henning had to return because he became threatening to other residents. With the assistance of Deputy Glamann, the man was transported to the hospital for medical clearance and was later transported by the Sheriff’s Office to Winnebago.
On July 8 at 4:40 PM, an 18-year-old man called the police because there was an injured crow on Jackson Drive. Officer Krueger met the man, who was standing by the bird, which had an injured wing. Officer Krueger transported the bird to the Wanakia Wildlife Center in Richfield.
On July 10 at 4:30 PM, Officers Henning and Gerke responded to the swimming pool at Cranberry Creek regarding a male subject who was acting disorderly, appeared intoxicated, and was “creeping people out”. A resident pointed out a 60-year-old man, with whom we’re familiar, who kept the swimming over to her family and was asking one of her children if she wanted to play with a toy that he had brought. Officer Henning saw that the man had apparently passed out in a lounge chair with a drink of some kind next to him. After being escorted away, the man consented to a PBT which read .19%. The man out on bail on to open cases, both having conditions of absolute sobriety. He has been previously arrested for violating this condition, and was arrested for two more counts of bail jumping.
On July 11 at about 3:00 AM, Lake Terrace resident called 911 because a man was banging on townhouse doors and trying to tear mailboxes down. Officers Brinks and Borkowski found a 37-year-old man, who is known as a heroin user. The man had tremors, and was extremely restless and talkative. He admitted to taking Percocet. Jackson Rescue took him to St. Joseph’s Hospital, where tests revealed the presence of opiates, cocaine, and marijuana; he also admitted to snorting heroin recently. The man was delirious, so staff placed him in restraints. The physician indicated the man would have to be in the ER until possibly 4:00 PM. Officer Brinks remained at the hospital until 10:00 AM, when he was relieved by Officer Laabs. Officer Henning was called in early to assist Laabs, because the sheriff requires two guards for each patient. Chief Dolnick had taken time off, but came in from home to relieve Laabs so he could return to the village. Fortunately, a bed opened up in the ICU and the man, now sedated, no longer posed a threat, so the officers were all released.
At 7:45 PM, a woman yelled at Officer Henning to stop as he drove past Green Valley. The woman, 58, said that a man had ridden up to her on a bike while she was speaking to her father and demanded a cigarette. When told that they didn’t have any cigarettes for him, the man became threatening. While speaking to the original complainant, another woman walked up and reported that she, too, had been approached by this person. After she gave him a cigarette, he replied “I’ll see you again” in a menacing manner. The women then pointed to the suspect, who had just walked from behind a Green Valley trailer, got onto a woman’s pink bicycle and was riding on Highway 60. Officer Henning stopped the man in front of Lakeview Terrace Apartments; Trooper Senkbeil arrived to assist. The man was found to be carrying a sugar packet that had been emptied and now contained an extremely small amount of cocaine. Because the man was cooperative, he was cited for possession of the controlled substances rather than being referred to the District Attorney; however, he was booked at the County jail on a warrant from West Bend.
On July 13 at 4:21 PM, West Bend PD broadcast an alert for suspects who had just left Rogan’s Shoes after shoplifting merchandise. Officers Oswald and Henning set-up on Highway 45. Deputy Lagosh radioed that the vehicle was ahead of him, heading south. Officer Henning stopped the vehicle, which had no front plate, an obscured rear plate, and windows that were heavily tinted. West Bend officers arrived and took custody of the two Milwaukee men and the stolen property. Officer Henning cited the driver for illegal tinting, no insurance, and for using a license plate that belonged on a different vehicle.
On July 14 at 9:30 PM, Slinger PD requested mutual aid at a business alarm. Washington County had no one available, so Officer Oswald responded.
At about midnight, Officer Brinks was refueling his squad at the Main Street Mart when another car pulled up. The two exchanged pleasantries. The man said he’d never met the officer, so Officer Brinks introduced himself and asked the man’s name. He recognized the name; the 29-year-old has been arrested for drugs, carrying a switchblade, and violating bond, and was currently wanted on a Town of Trenton warrant. After Deputy Graper arrived, Officer Brinks told the man that he was being arrested for the warrant. The man tried to pull away and run, but the officers maintained control and directed him to the ground for handcuffing. He was booked at the county jail for resisting arrest and bail jumping.
On July 15 at 3:33 PM, Slinger PD requested mutual aid after Officer Mammen stopped a vehicle containing a wanted subject. Washington County had no one available, so Officer Oswald responded.
A local man told Officer Laabs that he received a phone call from a man who was supposedly both a police officer and an employee of Publisher’s Clearinghouse (apparently to cover all bases). The lucky resident was told that he won $1.5 million, a Mercedes-Benz, eight months of free Allstate insurance, and a “Set for Life” prize of $5,000 a week…but only for six months… on top of the $1.5 million. All he had to do was purchase $499 in Walgreen’s cash cards and mail them to a “revenue banker” in Arkansas.
At about 7:55 PM, Officer Mammen requested assistance with an alleged sovereign citizen who was refusing to identify himself and exit his vehicle after being stopped for traffic violations. Based on the vehicle registration, he was identified as a 50-year-old Dodge County resident who threatened to blow up that county’s courthouse in 2013. After Sgt. Fristed and Officer Oswald arrived, the man exited the vehicle but resisted arrest.
At 8:47 PM, a cell phone caller reported that a Toyota Camry was all over the road, westbound on Highway 60 from Highway M. Officer Oswald intercepted the vehicle in the village, observing that it was deviating from the marked lane. The 26-year-old Town of Jackson man had bloodshot eyes, drooping eyelids, and his hands were shaking; he declined an ambulance. The man was currently on probation and was convicted in 2010 of driving while intoxicated. Further investigation and a field sobriety test led to the man’s second arrest for OWI, as he was believed to be under the influence of two medications.
On July 16 at 4:15 AM, Officer Borkowski was dispatched to the Ridgeway Drive residence, after the woman said her boyfriend had lost his temper and destroyed property. As Officer Borkowski, and Deputies Graper and Rodich, arrived, the man started pulling his minivan out of the driveway. Officer Borkowski blocked the driveway. The man exited the van and started flailing his arms around. She warned him that her Taser was out, and directed him to calm down and follow directions. The man was handcuffed without further drama. The woman told Officer Borkowski that the boyfriend had taken money from wallet and was gone from 1:00-2:00 AM; she believed he used the money to buy cocaine. An argument ensued when he returned, during which he cleared the top of the dresser, breaking perfume bottles and other glass objects. The man was arrested for disorderly conduct/domestic violence.
On July 18 at 2:39 PM, the Sheriff’s Office requested mutual aid for a pickup truck fire on the off-ramp of Highway 45 at Pleasant Valley Road. Officer Gerke and Det. Foeger found a deputy at the scene, and the pickup truck was fully engulfed. The officers closed the off ramp until the Jackson Fire Department extinguished the fire.
At 5:23 PM, Officer Gerke and Det. Foeger were dispatched to a family fight at a Georgetown Drive residence. A couple got into a fight because the woman didn’t want to drive to Wal Mart with her boyfriend. She became angry at his “disrespect”, so she grabbed his chin and yelled at him. There was mutual pushing-and-shoving, and the officers saw scratches on the man’s back when he was pushed into a bookcase. The woman, 30, was arrested for disorderly conduct/domestic violence.
On July 20 at 7:35 PM, Officer Borkowski and Sgt. Fristed responded to a White Oak Circle residence after a woman, 78, was found deceased in her bed. Officer Borkowski assisted the Medical Examiner and spoke to the woman’s brother, who lives in Dane County, about what would happen next.
On July 22 at 6:35 PM, a 9-year-old boy told Officer Oswald that, while at the skate park, a teenager had offered him a marijuana cigarette in exchange for the boy’s skateboarding hat. The boy said he knew it was marijuana because he had smelled the same odor while vacationing in California. Officer Oswald interviewed a 16-year-old boy from Omro (Winnebago County), who confirmed asking to buy or trade for the hat, but denied having marijuana or offering it. No marijuana residue was found in the area. The report came only days after a resident reported that teens were harassing younger kids at the skate park. Officer Oswald returned to the skate park the next afternoon, and put the word out that any further problems could result in the park being closed.
On July 25 at 10:07 AM, an 89-year-old woman reported that she heard water running in the house, but couldn’t figure out where it was coming from. Officer Laabs determined that she was actually hearing a bathroom fan, and assured her that water wasn’t leaking anywhere.
At 2:36 PM, a 17-year-old girl reported that her ex-boyfriend,18, had posted a video on Snapchat, stating that he was “done with the world”. Shortly after Officer Oswald and Det. Foeger arrived at the man’s residence, the garage door opened, revealing the man on the garage floor; he was drooling heavily and drifting in-and-out of consciousness. While waiting for Jackson Rescue to arrive, the man was able to say that he took a large amount of aspirin, in combination with medications for depression and bi-polar disorder. Officer Oswald stayed at the hospital until 9:00 PM, when the man was admitted to the ICU. The next morning, he was released and transferred to an in-patient mental health unit by Officer Laabs.
After Officer Oswald followed Jackson Rescue to the hospital as it transported the victim in the above incident, two 18-year-olds showed up at the scene and demanded to know what happened to their friend. One of them, from Chestnut Court, was loud and verbally abusive, telling Det. Foeger that he wasn’t doing his job, and yelling profanities. Chief Dolnick and Deputy Glamann arrived to assist. The youths were repeatedly told to leave because they were interfering, causing a disturbance, and trespassing on private property. They eventually moved to the sidewalk, but the louder of the two tossed out another profanity. Both were cited for disorderly conduct.
On July 27 at 10:20 AM, Officer Gerke and Det. Foeger were dispatched to a Glen Hill Drive residence, regarding a rescue call for an unresponsive 70-year-old man. They determined that the man had died some hours earlier. Officer Gerke interviewed family members and assisted the Medical Examiner.
On July 31 at 1:45 PM, a 19-year-old Georgetown Drive woman told Officer Henning that a Watertown woman, 17, has been harassing her since 2015, possibly due to jealously over a boyfriend. The most incidents were in the form of profanity-laced text messages. A $218 citation was issued.
At 4:21 PM, Officer Gerke stopped a vehicle on Glen Brooke Drive for speeding. The 24-year-old Germantown man turned out to be wanted by Germantown for an unpaid marijuana possession citation; Officer Oswald arrived to assist. When the man exited the vehicle, the odor of marijuana could be detected. The man said there was nothing illegal in the vehicle, but that he and his friends had been smoking marijuana inside the vehicle at a campsite “up north”. A search of the vehicle revealed a container with some thick brown goop on the bottom. This was identified as hashish oil, a concentrated form of THC, the active ingredient in marijuana. Before being taken to County Jail on the warrant, he was cited for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
Officers responded with the fire department to 24 rescue calls this month.
On June 3 at about 5:00 PM, Officers Oswald and Gerke were dispatched to a Parkview Drive home regarding a possible family fight. A 45-year-old man said that his wife became angry about how much beer he drank (the man wasn’t intoxicated). An argument ensued, culminating in her slapping him hard enough to cause facial lacerations. His wife said her husband tried to strangle her, then scratched his own face to implicate her. The physical evidence indicated that her story wasn’t true, leading to her arrest for disorderly conduct/domestic violence.
On June 6 at about 4:00 PM, Officer Henning was dispatched to a residence to check the welfare of a woman who failed to make a doctor’s appointment. He found that the woman was extremely intoxicated, with a PBT of .31%. Since no one could be found to assume responsibility for her, Officer Henning was obliged to transport her to St. Joseph’s Hospital for a medical clearance (four hours) and then take her to an in-patient facility in Wauwatosa. See June 9.
On June 9 at 12:38 AM, deputies responded to an assault-in-progress on Dry Gulch Drive in the Town of Jackson. While en route, Slinger PD requested mutual aid. One of the deputies was redirected to Slinger, and the County requested mutual aid from Jackson to assist the remaining deputy. When Officer Brinks arrived, he found a 25-year-old man in the driveway, with abrasions to the left side of his face and holding his left hand, which he thought was broken. He said that the mother of his child had assaulted him after he returned home to his parents’ house with another woman. Deputy Graper arrived and took over the investigation.
At 9:23 AM, a Piggly Wiggly employee told the police department that a woman had just left who might be intoxicated. The license plate belonged to the woman who’d been detoxed three days earlier. Officer Laabs and Det. Foeger found the vehicle parked at the residence. She said she went to the store to buy soda, and denied having anything to drink since the previous night. However, there was a bottle of vodka along with Pepsi in her grocery bag, and she volunteered to provide a PBT sample, the result of which was .23%. Family members were contacted and agreed to assist.
At 5:10 PM, Officer Krueger assisted Deputy Glamann, who had stopped a vehicle that fled West Bend PD after a strong arm robbery in that city. Three occupants were detained for West Bend officers.
On June 12 at about 6:00 PM, Officer Henning arrived at a rescue call with Jackson Rescue, regarding a 67-year-old man who was unresponsive. The gentleman was cold to the touch, and appeared to have died several hours earlier. Officer Henning assisted the Medical Examiner.
On June 13 at 7:34 PM, Officers Henning and Gerke responded to a Hickory Lane apartment, where a woman had attempted suicide by pouring prescription pills into her mouth. Upon arrival, they were told that the woman had spit all but three or four pills out. Jackson Rescue transported her to the hospital as a precaution. After an interview, a crisis worker determined that the woman was not in need of emergency detention, although she would have a “safety plan” after she was released from the hospital.
On June 14 at about 1:30 AM, Officer Brinks was dispatched to a rescue call on Berry Patch Road, regarding a possible overdose. He found a 59-year-old man, who we’re familiar with, on the floor, conscious but mostly incoherent. It was learned that he’d taken pills provided by a neighbor, washed down with vodka. Jackson Rescue conveyed the man to St. Joseph’s Hospital for treatment. Officer Brinks referred two counts of bail jumping to the District Attorney because the man is out on bond for two criminal cases and is not supposed to be drinking. The 30-year-old neighbor, also familiar to us, denied providing the pills, and theorized that he stole them from her.
At 8:09 PM, Officer Borkowski, Officer Henning, and Sgt. Fristed responded to a Main Street address, where a 63-year-old man had been found on the sidewalk, pulseless and unresponsive. Upon arrival, they found a neighbor had already begun CPR. Officer Henning attached the pads from his AED, but the device determined that a shock should not be delivered (the AED is not effective for total cardiac arrest). Jackson Rescue, joined later by West Bend Intercept, took over lifesaving efforts but, unfortunately, this ceased at 8:47 PM. Officer Borkowski remained to assist the man’s wife and the Medical Examiner.
On June 15 at 1:45 PM, 911 callers reported a red Chevy SUV was swerving on I-41 northbound, as well as driving at only 30 mph. Officer Henning checked the license plate that was broadcast and observed that it belonged to a Jackson woman whose son is a known heroin user. The 29-year-old was currently out on bail in connection with criminal charges, was wanted by the Washington County Sheriff on a warrant, and had a revoked license. Officer Henning spotted the vehicle on Main Street, and could see that the man was, indeed, driving. He stopped the vehicle as it pulled into Green Valley; Officer Gerke and Det. Foeger assisted. The man was nervous, shaking, and sweating profusely. His 31-year-old companion, who we are also familiar with, appeared to be under the influence of narcotics. While speaking to her, her eyes rolled into the back of her head and was almost unconscious; Jackson Rescue was requested. EMTs administered naloxone and transported her to the hospital, with Officer Laabs following. A check of court records indicated that both subjects have open cases, are to maintain sobriety (alcohol and drugs), and not to have contact with each other. Hartford Officer Dourne arrived; his K9, Cash, conducted an exterior sniff and signaled the presence of contraband inside the vehicle. The officers found a capped syringe under the driver seat cover, and a switchblade knife in the center console. The man was booked at the county jail for bail jumping and illegal possession of a switchblade. The woman was referred to the District Attorney for bail jumping.
At 8:41 PM, a resident reported that someone was going door-to-door selling pest control services. The man claimed to have appointments with other neighbors in the area, but the resident checked with those neighbors and confirmed that they had no appointments and didn’t know who he was. Officer Henning located the 23-year-old on Glen Brooke Drive and asked what he was doing. The man repeated the story that he had been “asked by one of my customers” to go around the neighborhood and explain his services. The man works for a company that had previously been told it would have to post a surety bond for each of its salesmen before they could receive peddler permits. Officer Henning determined that the man had been chased out of four other municipalities for the same conduct. Consequently, instead of just a warning, he issued a citation for violating the peddler ordinance. The man boasted that he made $3,000 that day, so he would just pay the citation in cash.
On June 19 at about 9:30 AM, a caller at Jackson Elementary School reported finding a three-year-old girl walking down the sidewalk. Officer Laabs recognized the child from a similar incident last April. Upon taking the child home, he awoke a 17-year-old sibling who fell asleep while babysitting. In both cases, the problem was traced to a damaged door that couldn’t be secured. Child Protective Services was notified.
On June 20, an 83-year-old resident told Chief Dolnick that she tried to wire over $2,000 to her grandson, who had supposedly been arrested in another state, but the clerk at Wal Mart refused because it was probably a fraud. Chief Dolnick explained that the person she spoke to was not her grandson, and urged her to put the cash back into the bank. The woman was not completely convinced, saying that maybe her grandson was waiting for the money. Chief Dolnick said that if her “grandson” called back, she should have him call the police station. She left, still not completely sure she was doing the right thing. However, she reported about an hour later that the “grandson” did call again, and hung up when she told him to call the police chief.
At 7:07 AM, Officer Laabs was dispatched to a rescue call regarding a 66-year-old man who was seen curled up next to a shed, wearing only a t-shirt. It appeared that he had been there all night. Further investigation revealed that the man had walked out of a nearby residential facility, but had no known medical issues. He was transported to a hospital for evaluation.
On June 23 at about 1:00 PM, a resident complained to Officer Gerke that a neighbor mowed her lawn between her fence and the lot line, which she felt violated her rights as a woman. An uninvolved witness said the complainant was enraged when she saw what happened. The neighbor said he mowed his own lawn, but Officer Gerke explained that there’s a set-back for the fence, and pointed out the metal property line markers. The man thought it was an overreaction to call the police, claimed his daughter has been a police officer for 30 years (making him 11 years old when she was born), and initially resisted providing his name.
On the evening of June 24, an anonymous caller reported drug activity at a local factory. Officers Henning and Oswald spotted two vehicles in the factory parking lot. Ultimately, a 52-year-old West Bend parolee was arrested for possession of cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia, bail jumping, and operating while revoked. The man, who has a criminal record dating to 1983, insisted that the cocaine found next to him wasn’t his and had been planted. When Officer Henning asked if he had any questions about his arrest, the man responded with a hearty, “Go f*** yourself”.
On June 25 at 5:06 PM, a neighbor reported a possible domestic fight in an adjoining apartment on Hickory Lane. When Officers Oswald and Henning stood about 500’ from the building, they could hear a woman screaming obscenities. When they approached the door, they heard a man yell, “Shut the f*** up before the neighbors call the cops”. Further investigation revealed that the argument was only verbal. The woman was cited for disorderly conduct.
At about 7:00 PM, Officers Henning and Oswald were dispatched to a Green Valley residence after a neighbor reported a disturbance. They saw that the door to a shed had been destroyed. An intoxicated man, 24, yelled from his door, “Don’t you come in here! I don’t give a f***, I’ll kick your asses!” Eventually, the man allowed the officers inside, at which time he expressed the desire to beat up his equally intoxicated friend, who was outside. He continued to be loud and aggressive, and the officers decided that he would need to be arrested for disorderly conduct. The man actively resisted, pulled away, and assumed a fighting stance. Officer Henning warned him that he was going to be tasered if he didn’t stop fighting; the man replied, “I don’t give a f***”. Officer Henning tasered the man twice before he stopped resisting. He was arrested for disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, and bail jumping. The last charge was in connection with his arrest for battery and disorderly conduct in another community only a week earlier.
On June 30 at 3:00 PM, Officer Henning stopped a vehicle on Main Street because the registration was suspended. While speaking to the 26-year-old West Bend woman, Officer Henning noticed the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. A search revealed recently used marijuana pipe and a bag containing blue pills that were identified later as oxycodone. The woman was cited for possession of paraphernalia and possession of marijuana, and booked at the County Jail for possession of narcotics.
On May 2 shortly after 9 PM, Officer Henning watched as a Jeep stopped at a green light at Main and Industrial Drive. The Jeep then turned on Industrial, drove on the wrong side of the road, and continued at only 10 to 15 mph. After stopping the vehicle, Officer Henning spoke to the driver, a 74-year-old Green Valley resident. The man’s eyes were bloodshot and watery, his speech was slurred, and he smelled of alcohol. The man was arrested for his first offense after failing field sobriety tests; the PBT was .10.
On May 3 at about 10:15 AM, Jackson Rescue was dispatched to Glen Brooke Drive north of Sherman Road regarding a woman who was observed lying on the sidewalk, unresponsive. Officer Laabs arrived as EMTs were administering Naloxone, which had no effect. The woman started thrashing about and had to be restrained in the ambulance. The woman refused to identify herself, but was recognized by a hospital worker as a 25-year-old Jackson woman who had been at the ER several days earlier for various mental health issues. The woman wavered between being pleasant and conversational, and screaming, thrashing and spitting. After several hours, a psychiatrist authorized sedation, which allowed the medical personnel to treat her. Eventually, she was transported to an inpatient facility, with Officer Laabs riding in the back of the ambulance. Officer Laabs spent nine hours on this assignment.
At about 3:40 PM, a 55-year-old resident told Officer Henning that after she merged into traffic on Highway 60 in Ozaukee County, a woman driving an SUV behind her began driving aggressively, made faces at her, and kept following her. She became fearful and drove into the police department parking lot, while the red SUV entered the Village Hall parking lot next door. Officer Henning walked to the village hall and spoke to a 57-year-old woman, also a village resident. She said that the other woman had cut her off and she decided to follow her because she was getting tired of being cut off, and wanted to tell the driver how bad her driving was. Officer Henning advised that this was not a really good idea, and she would’ve been better off using her cell phone to call the police. That driver was warned about her behavior, and both ladies went about their business. See May 14.
On May 4 at 10:50 AM, a police officer from another jurisdiction told Det. Foeger that he had been made aware of a sexual assault that occurred in Jackson in February. A 15-year-old girl was alleging that a boy of about the same age had sexual contact with her while she was impaired and against her will. After further investigation, the boy was referred to juvenile court for second degree sexual assault of a child.
At 6:19 PM, Officers Krueger and Oswald responded to a possible domestic fight at a Highway P residence. They found a 31-year-old man sitting in a truck, revving the engine. The man got out of the truck and was identified as the husband of the complainant. His wife told Officer Krueger that when she returned home from work at 4 PM, she found that her husband was extremely intoxicated; she believed he’d been home all day drinking. They went outside to work on a lawnmower they were trying to fix, and he became upset and began swearing and yelling at her. She walked away and went into the house, but observed that he drove a riding lawnmower over a flower garden. She ran outside to confront him about what he had done; he again yelled and swore at her, and then threatened to “pop” her, which she believed meant that he was going to hit her. He then got into the truck, supposedly to move it out of the way, but instead he revved the engine and drove it into the front of her vehicle. She started returning to the house, and he allegedly revved the engine and drove at her; she got out of the way, ran in the house, locked the doors, and called the police department. The husband then pounded on the door trying to get in, then returned to his truck, which is where the officers found him. The husband was arrested for disorderly conduct/domestic violence; his PBT at the County Jail was .28%.
On May 6 at about 1 AM, Officer Borkowski was notified by Dispatch that a vehicle had fled after striking a sign at one of the Highway 60 roundabouts. A 19-year-old village resident followed the vehicle to a residence on Main Street, where it had pulled into the garage, and called police. Further investigation revealed that the vehicle had completely missed the roundabout, driving straight through the center, hitting the sign and proceeding through. The witness said that, while following the vehicle from Slinger, it had been swerving back and forth. Officer Borkowski and Deputy Dean went to the residence, but received no response at the door. A phone message she left the next day wasn’t returned. She then went to the house and could see the man sitting on the couch, but he refused to come to the door. She left a “door hanger” with her contact information and yelled through the door that he needed to contact her about the crash. Ultimately, the man never did make contact, and he was cited for reckless driving and hit and run/property adjacent to highway.
On May 8 at about 5:30 PM, a passerby reported that a man was lying on a driveway and not moving. The 66-year-old man told Officer Gerke that everything was okay; he was taking medications which make him lethargic, and he apparently fell asleep while working on a vehicle.
On May 9 at 10:00 AM, an 82-year-old man told Officer Krueger that his computer locked-up and a pop-up window appeared. When he clicked on it, he was taken to a website, where he was induced to provide his personal information. He then received a phone from a supposed technical support company, gave up his credit card number in return for a four year protection plan ($449), and gave the “technician” remote access to his computer. His son later told him it was a scam. He received a credit from the bank, and Officer Krueger advised him to have the computer “cleaned”. The original pop-up was caused by a virus, probably from an email attachment.
At 7 PM, a Georgetown Drive man reported that a neighbor swore at his three children while they were playing outside. When he went to the neighbor’s house for an explanation, he alleged that the 47-year-old woman blew up at him. This was the latest in a series of allegations between the two families, which led to a disorderly conduct citation against the woman in March. The children told Officer Gerke that they were playing outside when the woman came out and told them to, “get off my property, you little a— h—“, called them “bitches”, and to stay away from her children. When the father knocked on the door, the woman allegedly said “F— you” several times and made obscene gestures; he left and called the police department. When Officer Gerke and Sgt. Fristed went to the neighbor’s house, the woman insisted on talking to them through the door. She said that nothing happened, she never swore, and she only asked them to get off her property. The woman’s husband denied that his wife swore at the children, but admitted he was not home during the incident. She was advised to call the police department if the children are on her property. The children were counseled to stay away from the woman.
At 4 PM, 911 callers reported a vehicle driving 100 mph and swerving on Highway 45 heading towards Jackson from the Richfield area. Officer Henning entered the northbound side and could see the older green Cavalier swerving and traveling at a high rate of speed. He activated lights and siren, following it at between 90 and 100 mph as it continued to deviate from its lane. He caught up to it north of Pleasant Valley Road and saw it driving partially on the gravel shoulder. At this point the vehicle was traveling at about 80 mph and then began slowing down to 30 mph, still driving repeatedly onto the shoulder. Officer Henning was able to see that the windshield was broken and it appeared that the airbags had been deployed. The vehicle finally stopped near Mile View Road. The driver was a 39-year-old Campbellsport man. The man said that the damage was old, and that he had not crashed recently. The man’s pupils were constricted, his eyelids were droopy, he was disheveled, and his zipper was down. The man claimed that he was driving home from work in Elm Grove. Since all the violations Officer Henning observed were outside the village, the case was turned over to Deputy Gullickson. The man wasn’t able to perform field sobriety tests due to his level of impairment, and he was ultimately arrested by the deputy for operating while under the influence. At the man’s request, Officer Henning went to the vehicle to retrieve a cell phone. He found a crumpled up piece of paper, inside of which was a substance that he recognized as heroin. Tucked next to the driver seat, in plain view, was an additional small bag with more heroin. Later, the man admitted that he had snorted some of the heroin before attempting to drive home. He claimed that he has been using heroin to cope with the death of his wife.
At about 5:30 PM, Officer Henning stopped a vehicle on Cedar Creek Road for a seatbelt violation. While speaking to the 31-year-old Town of Jackson man, Henning noticed the smell of marijuana coming from the vehicle. When asked about this, the man expressed surprise, saying he hadn’t smoked marijuana in the car for about a month. Officer Henning was also surprised because he could see a clear plastic bag of marijuana next to the man’s feet. A search of the vehicle turned up a red Tupperware container under the driver seat containing a marijuana grinder, some lighters, a marijuana pipe, and a bag containing larger pieces of marijuana. Citations for the seatbelt violation, possession of marijuana, and possession of paraphernalia were issued.
On May 11 at 3:37 PM, Officer Henning stopped a Ford Focus after observing that the driver was not wearing a seatbelt and the vehicle had no plates. A silver Malibu then stopped in front of the Ford Focus. The first driver, a 28-year-old Port Washington woman, said that unless she was accused of committing a crime, she wasn’t required to provide any information. Officer Henning tried to explain that this was incorrect. Eventually, she relented and provided a vehicle title; however, the title belonged to the Focus which had license plates that belonged on the Malibu. When Officer Henning walked up to the Malibu, the driver rolled down the window only about 2 inches and started recording the conversation. The man refused to identify himself, said the vehicle wasn’t his, and claimed that he hadn’t even been driving, despite Officer Henning seeing the man behind the wheel as he pulled up. The man eventually provided a name and birthdate, but there was no record for it in the DOT database. In the meantime, Officer Gerke and Trooper Jones arrived to assist. Eventually, the man was arrested for obstructing an officer. A search of the vehicle revealed Suboxone in the woman’s wallet. When asked about it, she said that she wasn’t consenting to anything and would not answer any questions; she was then arrested for possession of drugs. More Suboxone and an open container of alcohol were found in the center console of the Malibu. The woman was arrested for possession of a controlled substance, and cited for operating a vehicle without insurance, non-registration, and failure to wear seatbelts. Since the man refused to identify himself, he was booked at the County Jail for possession of a controlled substance and obstructing an officer. The man remained in jail for several days, even refusing to reveal his identity during his initial appearance in court. Eventually, he was identified as a 40-year-old Milwaukee parolee who faces being returned to prison for two years.
On May 12 at 2:30 PM, a 40-year-old man told Officer Henning that his ex-girlfriend had been contacting him and members of his family, and had threatened to contact his employers. She has called him from a cell phone, leaves multiple messages on his Facebook account, and creates fake Facebook pages as a means to contact him. Officer Henning agreed to tell her to stop contacting him, but he would also have to stop responding to these messages. Both parties were told that we have no jurisdiction over what happens on Facebook, and they would need to choose to stay off of it or block each other, including the fake pages. A week or so later, the man called the police department to complain that the woman was still attempting to make contact with him via Facebook. The man was again told that the police department doesn’t have jurisdiction, and that he should follow the advice Officer Henning gave originally.
On May 13 at 9:37 AM, Officer Krueger was dispatched to the Jackson Bay Apartments after a resident found drug paraphernalia inside a dumpster. Syringes and other paraphernalia were seized.
On May 14 at 9 AM, Officer Krueger was dispatched to the Comfort Inn, where he spoke to a 50-year-old Green Valley woman who was staying there temporarily. The woman said that one of her room keys had disappeared from the dresser, a clock in the room had been changed, the SIM card in her cell phone had been replaced, and unknown people had come into her room. She said that she planned on leaving the motel to stay with her son’s girlfriend. About an hour later, the woman reported that she couldn’t locate the girlfriend’s phone number and asked if she could return to her father’s residence. When contacted, he said that he didn’t want her coming back and she was no longer welcome there. Officer Krueger had to leave because of another assignment, but returned at 12:15 PM and found the woman still at the motel. He was eventually able to determine that the woman was still married and, consequently, there was no reason for her not to return to her own house in Newburg. Officer Krueger gave her a ride home. See May 18.
At 2:41 PM, a 43-year-old resident told Officer Oswald that after she merged into the left lane of Highway 60 in Ozaukee County, the driver of the SUV behind her made obscene gestures and photographed her vehicle. The vehicle continued to follow her into Jackson as she made various turns, so she drove to the police station, and the vehicle went back east on Highway 60. Deputy Seibel intercepted the vehicle near the county line, and Officer Oswald proceeded there. The 61-year-old Cedarburg man said that the woman had cut him off, he had to swerve to avoid striking her, and it was she who made the obscene gesture. He decided to follow the vehicle hoping that it would stop so he could “counsel” or, as he admitted, yell at her regarding her behavior. He had his wife take a picture of the vehicle. Officer Oswald told him that his behavior was extremely unwise, and that he could be cited for disorderly conduct.
On May 16 at 10 PM, the Sheriff’s Office requested mutual aid from Officer Brinks for Spanish translation at a Town of Addison residence. A resident was reporting that he received text messages from an unknown party who was threatening to kill or harm family members in Mexico unless he sent money. The text messages had come from a New Jersey area code, although it’s common for scammers to disguise Caller ID. At one point, the suspect sent a graphic video showing corpses being mutilated. The person also sent photographs of the family members, which could have been obtained from social media. The complainant made phone contact with family in Mexico and determined that everyone was safe. There were indications in the text messages that they were not actually sent by a native Spanish speaker. The man was assured that this was an attempted fraud, his family was not in danger, and he should not send money. The officers were about to drive away when the man called 911 after the suspect texted that he would come to Allenton and kill him. Deputy Bautz assisted the man in blocking the suspect’s phone number.
On May 17 at 1:45 PM, Officer Henning was driving on Highway 45 on his way to work, when he observed a Saturn four-door known to be driven by a man wanted on a felony warrant from the Department of Corrections. He also observed a passenger known to be wanted by the Sheriff’s Office for multiple counts of forgery. He contacted the police station, and Officers Gerke and Krueger attempted to intercept it, but Officer Henning lost sight of it while going through the roundabouts on Highway 60. See May 27.
At 4:20 PM, a 13-year-old boy told Officer Henning that he’d been bullied repeatedly on the school bus by an 11-year-old student. After being taunted about his weight, the older boy retaliated by making fun of the younger student’s hair by calling him “broccoli head”. He said that he’s older and bigger than the younger boy, and wants the bullying to stop. He said that he did threaten to beat the boy up when they got off the bus, but said that he really didn’t want to and just wanted to shake hands and tell him not to make fun of him anymore. However, the younger boy ran home thinking that he was, indeed, going to be beaten up. The boy got his father, a 27-year-old man who we are familiar with, who told the 13-year-old that he would “take care of business” if his son was harmed. It also came out that both boys had mentioned that their fathers had guns, although neither actually threatened to use or possess a weapon. The two juveniles and the father were cautioned about their behavior.
At 7:00 PM, Officer Henning entered a convenience store to buy a cup of coffee. After obtaining a cup of coffee and returning to the cashier, he noticed that four cartons of cigarettes, lottery tickets, and some sandwiches were left on the counter. The cashier said that a customer muttered something about leaving because “the cops walked in” after seeing Officer Henning. The cashier further said that the man had tried to purchase the items with a credit card that had been declined. Officer Henning was familiar with a scam that is sweeping the area, involving the use of stolen credit cards or credit card information that had been obtained by scanning devices. The suspects are usually from Chicago and buy up to a dozen cartons of cigarettes at a time. Cigarettes can be sold at a significant profit in Chicago, not only because they are essentially stolen using the compromised credit cards, but also because the county and city taxes in Chicago are significantly higher. At about 7:30 PM, Officer Gerke spotted the vehicle at another convenience store. She positioned her squad to partially block the car’s parking space and activated the emergency lights. The Chevrolet sedan drove around the squad, exited the parking lot, and headed west on Highway 60. Officer Gerke followed with her emergency lights and siren, but the vehicle continued to Highway 45, where it turned south. Officer Gerke terminated her pursuit because of the poor weather conditions, she had the license plate, and it was, at that point, unclear what the occupants of the vehicle were up to. Later, she asked the Chicago Police Department to make contact at the home of the registered owner to determine who had been operating the vehicle. The next day, CPD told her that the driver was a 48-year-old woman. Officer Gerke left a phone message, and a message via social media, for the woman to call back. On May 19, the woman called Officer Gerke, claiming that she had been in Jackson visiting her sister; however, the address she claimed to have visited doesn’t exist. The woman said no one tried to pull her over, and said that she has the right to travel where she pleases. Officer Gerke responded that this was correct, but that she is required to pull over and stop for an emergency vehicle with its lights and sirens activated. The rest of the conversation went nowhere, and Officer Gerke informed the woman that she would be receiving citations for failure to yield to an emergency vehicle/owner liability and fleeing an officer/owner liability.
At about 8 PM, a Chestnut Court woman, 26, told Officer Henning that she was receiving harassing text messages from the father of her child, a 27-year-old Toledo, Ohio man. During a phone conversation, the man became upset because she didn’t want to get back together. He started calling her various foul names, so she hung up. He then sent text messages suggesting that she “burn in hell, bitch”, “LOL you gonna die, bitch”, and so on. She didn’t want any further action taken, just documentation of what took place.
On May 18 at about 4 AM, Officer Brinks responded to Green Valley regarding a woman having difficulty breathing. The 50-year-old woman in the May 14 incident was in the driveway, appeared to be hyperventilating, and was talking in an extremely fast and erratic fashion. She claimed that someone was trying to “mess” with her life, and accused this unknown person of going into her unit and switching out her prescriptions with different pills. Although the woman was clearly delusional, she made no indications of wishing to harm herself or others, and all Officer Brinks could do was assist Jackson Rescue in getting her inside the ambulance for transport to the hospital.
At 2:30 PM, a 56-year-old resident called the police station and told Chief Dolnick that he had caught somebody breaking into his house and stealing jewelry, and that he was driving to the police station with the suspect. Officers Henning and Gerke waited in the parking lot, but after several minutes, Chief Dolnick called the man back to find out where he was and if he needed assistance. The man clarified that he wasn’t driving from his house, he was driving from Menomonee Falls, and he didn’t need any assistance. Once at the police station, the officers discovered that the suspect was the man’s 19-year-old grandson from Milwaukee. He received information that the grandson stole jewelry and pawned it. He confronted the suspect, who admitted stealing a bracelet, and the two recovered it from the pawnshop before heading to Jackson. The resident says other jewelry has gone missing over the last couple of months, estimating the value as at least $50,000. The grandson was not cooperative. Ultimately, the resident decided not to file a complaint.
On May 19 at 6:08 PM, Dispatch received a report of a pickup truck being driven erratically on northbound Highway 45 heading toward Jackson; the caller said she would continue to follow the vehicle and provide updates on its location. Officer Gerke spotted the Chevrolet Silverado eastbound on Main Street near Glen Brooke Drive, and saw it drift into the bike lane, weave within its own lane, then reenter the bike lane and nearly strike the curb. Officer Gerke initiated a traffic stop, and the vehicle continued to travel slowly before turning south on Eagle Drive and pulling into the Piggly Wiggly parking lot. The 32-year-old West Bend man apologized for driving too fast (in fact he was driving well under the speed limit), thought he was in Milwaukee, and admitted to having the customary, “only two beers”. When asked to step out of the vehicle, Officer Gerke observed vomit on the man’s sweatshirt and crotch of his pants. Officer Oswald performed a pat-down search for weapons and stood-by during the field sobriety tests, which the man failed; the PBT was .15%. After arresting the man for his second offense, a search of the vehicle turned up two baggies of marijuana and a smoking pipe, for which he earned additional citations.
On May 20 at about 11:30 AM, during the annual village-wide rummage sale, a 29-year-old Milwaukee woman told Officer Henning that she’d been approached by a man who offered them a parking spot for $2. Not only was this on Glen Brooke Drive, which is a public street, but the man pocketed her $20 bill without giving change. The victim demanded her money back and threatened to call the police, at which point he ordered his girlfriend to drive off. The woman provided the license plate of the silver Nissan, which listed to a Lannon woman. Officer Gerke contacted Lannon PD, which was familiar with the woman and her boyfriend, a 43-year-old Milwaukee man. Officer Henning had a lengthy telephone conversation with the man and his girlfriend, which ultimately ended with the suspect saying he was going to stand in front of the police department with a sign saying that the officer told him to lie about what happened. Officer Henning told him that a citation would be sent in the mail. However, a few minutes later, Officer Gerke radioed-in that she was following the suspect vehicle on Main Street, and stopped it in front of the police station. The man was cited for disorderly conduct, with an additional $20 in restitution to the victim.
On May 21 at 3:00 AM, Det. Foeger and Officer Brinks were dispatched to a single-family home for a verbal and physical altercation that started when one of the parents found an 18-year-old boy in their daughter’s bedroom. The 18-year-old, who is from Grafton, was cited for disorderly conduct.
On May 23 at about 9:30 PM, Officer Oswald and Sgt. Fristed were dispatched to a residence after an ACS worker reported that he’d been on the phone with a 27-year-old woman who wanted to harm herself by banging her head into things, and wanted to walk to a gas station to purchase pills to overdose. The woman has been the subject of numerous emergency detentions, most of which include attempts to harm herself by hitting her head against objects. The woman confirmed that she was having a strong compulsion to strike her head against objects and that she wanted to harm herself. After entering an examination room at St. Joseph’s Hospital, she started banging her head onto the bed railing, so it was necessary to secure her wrists to the bed. After the usual lengthy medical clearance, she was finally cleared for transport to Winnebago Mental Health, which was handled by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.
On May 26 at about 10:08 AM, Officer Krueger and Det. Foeger were dispatched to the Jackson Bay Apartments for a disturbance; Trooper Perales assisted. A caretaker reported that when she entered her client’s room, she discovered a naked couple sleeping on the couch. After she awakened them and told them to leave, they started swearing at her and told her to get out. She responded that she wasn’t going to leave. The argument moved into the hallway, with more yelling and swearing. Ultimately, both were cited for disorderly conduct.
At about 3:25 PM, a Hunters Road resident was working outside when he observed a man walk into his house through the garage. When challenged, the man claimed it was his house and started chasing the resident. Eventually, the resident was able to lock the man out. When Officer Henning and Det. Foeger arrived, they found the heavily intoxicated man in the garage. He refused to comply with their commands, at one point telling them to shoot him. Eventually, the man was pepper sprayed, and surrendered. The Slinger man, 32, had been “house sitting” for some friends, went to a local tavern, walked back to the wrong street, and thought the homeowner was a trespasser. The man was booked at the County Jail for disorderly conduct and resisting an officer.
At 9:08 PM, the Sheriff’s Office requested mutual aid at a Town of Jackson residence regarding a possible domestic fight. Officers Henning and Borkowski responded, calming the situation until Deputy Anderson arrived and took over.
On May 27 at 11:38 AM, Officer Gerke responded to an Aspen Drive residence regarding a 68-year-old woman who was unconscious and unresponsive. Officer Gerke began CPR; two neighbors who are nurses arrived and offered to assist. Jackson Rescue arrived and took over, and West Bend Intercept arrived shortly after to assist them. Unfortunately, the woman could not be revived, and efforts stopped at approximately 12:15. Officer Gerke remained at the scene to assist the Medical Examiner.
At 3:45 PM, Officer Henning was on-duty, on Highway 45, and again spotted the Saturn with the two wanted men. When he attempted to stop it, the driver, a 26-year old West Bend man, kept driving for a half-mile as objects were tossed out of the car, which finally stopped north of Highway NN. After officers from West Bend and the Sheriff’s Office arrived, the occupants were ordered out of the vehicle one-at-a-time. The Hartford K9 detected contraband, and a physical search turned up paraphernalia used for cocaine and heroin, and a credit card that had been stolen from a Hartford woman. The driver was arrested on the felony warrant from the Department of Corrections, and possession of a switchblade and drug paraphernalia. A 27-year-old West Bend woman was arrested on a felony DOC warrant and possession of drug paraphernalia. Another West Bend woman, 31, was arrested by West Bend police in connection with a theft investigation. A Jackson man, 29, was arrested by sheriff’s deputies for multiple counts of forgery and theft.
At about 5:00 PM, Officer Gerke went to a Green Valley residence regarding a barking dog. The complainant reported that when she contacted the owner, 49, the woman responded to the concern with a hearty, “F*** you!” Officer Gerke discovered that the dog owner was extremely intoxicated, with a .41% PBT test. Deputy Lagosh assisted with getting the woman’s two dogs to the Humane Society; then, he accompanied Officer Gerke to the Milwaukee in-patient facility arranged by ACS.
On May 28, shortly before 10:00 PM, a 911 caller claimed that an intoxicated woman was threatening family members with a knife at a Hemlock Street residence. After Officers Henning, Oswald, and Brinks arrived, it became apparent that the report was false. After further investigation, the caller was positively identified as the woman’s estranged husband, who had earlier sent her threatening text messages. He was apprehended by West Bend police on the next morning, and charges of disorderly conduct, obstructing an officer, and unlawful use of computerized communications were sent to the District Attorney for consideration.
At 7:30 PM, Officers Henning, Gerke, and Oswald were dispatched to a residence regarding a 74-year-old dementia patient who had become combative because he wanted to go for a walk. Officer Gerke walked with him along Jackson Drive for about 20 minutes until he got tired, at which time his wife picked him up.
On April 1, a nurse at a community based residential facility (CBRF) told Officer Henning that another nurse had taken $20 from her purse. When she suspected what happened, she confronted the suspect and demanded the money back. The suspect denied taking the money, but offered to give the victim $20 “so there wouldn’t be any further problems”. Since then, the suspect hasn’t made good on her promise and keeps calling-in sick to avoid working with the victim. When contacted by Officer Henning, the 30-year-old woman said she was avoiding the victim because the last time they worked together, the victim yelled at her about the money. She denied taking the money; without any proof no further action can be taken.
On April 2 at 2:21 AM, Officer Brinks stopped a vehicle after it struck the curbs of two roundabouts on Highway 60 near Highway 45; Deputy Miller arrived to assist. The 44-year-old Slinger man smelled of intoxicants, but said he only had one beer. The man failed field sobriety tests and had a PBT of .17%. He was arrested for his first offense without incident.
Shortly before 10 PM, a 28-year-old man told Officer Borkowski that his girlfriend slapped him across the face during an argument. The girlfriend claimed that he struck her, which he denied. This was not a domestic violence case because the two never lived together or had children in common. Since neither wanted further action taken, they were warned that further problems would likely result in one or both of them being arrested.
On April 4 at 4:52 PM, a citizen brought a stray dachshund to the police station. Officer Gerke observed that the dog had some type of eye infection, was thin, and had matted fur. When she brought the dog to the Washington County Humane Society, staff members recognized the dog as having been brought in as a stray on March 9 by Officer Henning. The owner, a 29-year-old woman, had prepaid for a dog license and rabies vaccine, both conditions of release; however, neither had been done. The woman told Officer Gerke that the dog was up-to-date on its vaccinations and licensed. In fact, the rabies vaccination expired in 2012, the dog has not been seen by a vet since 2015, and was not licensed. The woman was issued citations for those violations and for not properly caring for the animal.
At 7:12 PM, Jackson Rescue was dispatched to a Main Street apartment regarding a 32-year-old woman who appeared to be under the influence of heroin and possibly had a head injury. A male subject, also on heroin, had allegedly beaten the woman and had a knife. Officers Henning, Gerke, Oswald, and Deputies Kohn and Glamann, responded. Jackson Rescue removed the woman from the apartment complex quickly, and the officers formed a shield team in preparation to make contact with the man. Fortunately, the man came out of the apartment on his own and surrendered without incident. A second ambulance was requested because it appeared that he, too, was under the influence of drugs. Further investigation revealed that the man and woman went to Milwaukee, bought $50 worth of heroin, and returned to the apartment building to snort it. The man did not remember attacking the woman. All of the heroin had been consumed, but the 37-year-old man was arrested for felony bail jumping in connection with an open drug case.
At 10:05 PM, Officers Henning and Oswald were still at St. Joseph’s Hospital regarding the previous call, when a nurse asked if they could help restrain an intoxicated person who was spitting and throwing furniture at staff. The officers, along with Deputy Schultz, found nurses and security guards attempting to restrain a 28-year-old West Bend woman who was pushing, kicking and screaming obscenities. The officers were able to hold her in place while hospital staff applied soft restraints and sedated her, but not before the woman screamed that Officer Henning was a “faggot” and threatened to kill everyone when she was out of the hospital.
At 11:12 PM, Officers Brinks, Henning and Oswald responded to the Jackson Motel regarding a 41-year-old woman who was found dead by her roommate. The officers determined that the woman had been dead for several hours. Officer Gerke, who is an evidence technician, was called-in to process the scene. Evidence of cocaine use was found in the room.
On April 6 at about 5 PM, Officer Oswald was notified that a 15-year-old girl fled from her home on foot. From prior contacts, the officer was aware that the girl suffers from some behavioral health issues. He spotted her walking on the sidewalk of Main Street near the Village Mart. He tried to make contact with her, but she tried walking past him and refused to speak. Officer Oswald told her that if she didn’t stop her behavior, he’d be forced to place his hands on her, but she continued to walk away. When he blanketed the girl’s arm, she tried to twist away. Fearing that the girl would break away and run onto Main Street, which had heavy traffic, he directed the girl to the ground and held her there until Officer Gerke arrived and they were able to handcuff her. After the girl was calmed down, she was returned to her home.
On April 10 at 12:19 PM, a passerby reported that a man seemed to be urinating in Jackson Park. Officer Gerke spotted the 67-year-old man, who we are familiar with, walking on Jackson Drive. It was learned that the intoxicated man had defecated in the park because he “had to go” and the park bathroom was too far away. He was cited for disorderly conduct and booked in the County Jail for bail jumping; he has an open felony case in another county.
On April 11 at 6:40 AM, Officer Krueger was dispatched to a Blackberry Circle apartment regarding a 54-year-old man who was pulseless and unresponsive. He found the man sitting in a chair, pulseless, not breathing, and cold to the touch. Jackson Rescue arrived, and EMTs confirmed that the gentleman was deceased. Officer Krueger assisted the man’s wife and the Medical Examiner.
On April 12 at 8:20 AM, a woman told Officer Krueger that her 11-year-old daughter was refusing to take her ADHD medications and go to school, as well as kicking, hitting, and screaming. The officer contacted ACS, which suggested that the mother call and arrange an appointment. The girl agreed to take her medicine, which would resolve the immediate behavioral issues. The girl wouldn’t promise to go to school that day, which was left for the mother to take care of.
At 9:30 PM, a 26-year-old woman told Officer Borkowski that earlier in the day, her grandparents had driven her boyfriend, 27, to their residence, where she is also living. When he arrived, she believed that he was intoxicated, said that he would have to leave, and she would give him a ride. When he refused and she started to make a phone call, he put her in a bear hug and tried to rip the phone out of her hand. They struggled back and forth until she fell to the ground. He then agreed to let her drive him to a cousin’s house in West Bend. Officer Borkowski notified that city’s police department to check at the residence and arrest the man for domestic violence if he was there. Officers Otte and Kohler did locate the man and took him into custody. Since he’s on probation with an absolute sobriety restriction, Probation & Parole placed a hold on him.
On April 13 at 4:25 PM, a New Berlin woman told Officer Oswald that she received a text message from her brother-in-law, who lives near West Bend. He, in turn, had received a text message from another relative, a 53-year-old Jackson resident, stating “goodbye”. When Officers Oswald and Gerke arrived at the house, no one responded to their knocking but they could see someone sleeping in a recliner. They continued to knock, at which time the woman stood up, walked toward the front door, and then collapsed to the floor. Through the window, Officer Oswald was able to speak to her, but she could only mumble and was barely coherent. In the meantime, Officer Gerke got into the house through an unlocked patio door, saw the woman’s condition, and requested Jackson Rescue. In speaking to the woman, the officers were able to determine that she had taken an overdose of Seroquel, an anti-psychotic drug. Jackson Rescue arrived and transported the woman to St. Joseph’s Hospital; there, she told an ACS worker that she had consumed a bottle of vodka with the medication in an attempt to end her life. Officer Oswald remained at the hospital until 7:45 PM, when he was relieved by Officer Henning, who was there for several more hours until the woman was admitted to the intensive care unit.
On April 18 at 9:36 AM, Washington County Child Protective Services told Det. Foeger that a 17-year-old girl had alleged that her father grabbed the back of her head and her hair, pulled her across her bedroom, causing her to strike her hand on the bed frame. Det. Foeger interviewed the girl and observed bruises that were consistent with her story. He contacted CPS, which made arrangements to place the girl in another residence. Later, the father told Det. Foeger that he only spanked his daughter, but did not pull her by the hair or head, and did not grab her or do anything else that would have caused injuries. The case was sent to the District Attorney for review for a possible charge of battery.
On April 20 at about 6:30 PM, Officer Henning stopped a vehicle on Highway P for expired license plates. Before walking up to the vehicle, he saw the front passenger moving items about, as if trying to conceal something. While speaking to the 17-year-old Cedarburg woman, he detected the odor of marijuana coming out of the vehicle. When asked about it, she said that she was currently in drug counseling, did not know why her vehicle smelled of marijuana, and said that she passes all of her drug tests. He also observed that a 14-year-old female passenger had bloodshot eyes, and that there was a Visine container in the driver’s door. When told that he intended to search the vehicle because of the marijuana odor, the driver protested that he couldn’t do that. She then admitted that there was marijuana in the vehicle, and produced a baggie of marijuana from the glove box. Officer Henning asked her how she was smoking marijuana without a pipe, and she replied sarcastically that she used a stick. A search by Officer Gerke revealed a homemade bong in one of the driver’s pockets, and additional paraphernalia in the 14-year-old’s purse. The younger girl’s parents arrived to take custody of her; she was cited for possession of drug paraphernalia. Since the driver had been smoking marijuana, Officer Henning wouldn’t let her drive away, so he cited her for possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana-2nd offense, and gave her a ride to her father’s Town of Jackson home.
On April 24 at 7:30 AM, Officer Laabs was dispatched to a possible domestic violence at a Hickory Lane apartment. A 37-year-old woman had called a friend, crying that a man was beating her up. This person then called the Victim/Witness Coordinator at the District Attorney’s Office, who in turn notified a supervisor at the Sheriff’s Office. Officer Laabs’s knocks at the door went unanswered. Soon after Deputy Virchow arrived, they saw a child looking at them from an upper bedroom window and motioned her to open the door. Instead, she ran to get her mother, who finally answered the door. The woman, who we are familiar with, denied that any type of altercation had taken place or that she had even called her friend, and would not provide any further explanation. She had no physical marks to indicate that a battery or physical assault had occurred. The man, who is also a well-known personality, denied there was a physical altercation, but admitted there had been a verbal argument while they were packing to move. Neighbors were also interviewed, but said they didn’t hear anything. While this was a complete waste of time, officers left with deep satisfaction knowing the couple will be moving away.
On April 28 at about 3:10 AM, Officer Borkowski was dispatched to a Ridge Road residence to check on the welfare of an 18-year-old man after a friend reported to the Fond du Lac Police Department that she had received Snapchat texts from him stating that he was depressed and wanted to hurt himself. When the officer called the reporting person back to get more details, she became very upset and said she didn’t feel it necessary to answer questions that had already been asked by the Fond du Lac officer. The caller then turned the phone over to her mother, who was equally uncooperative, saying that her daughter “did not want to go through this again”. Officer Borkowski tried to explain that she needed to get more information so she could proceed appropriately, but the mother refused to put her daughter back on the phone. Officer Borkowski contacted her counterpart in Fond du Lac, who said the original caller reported that the 18-year-old was texting messages about throwing a rope over a tree but that the branch would probably break. She was able to call the man, who agreed to meet her at his residence. He acknowledged that he was feeling depressed but had no intention of harming himself. When asked about tying a rope to a tree, he denied sending any such message. Since there was no reasonable belief that the man was a threat to himself, Officer Borkowski gave him the number for ACS, suggestions on how they could assist him, and her name if he needed to talk to her further.
At 3:19 PM, a cell phone caller reported that a green motorcycle was driving at a high rate of speed on Creekside Drive, then to Raymond Road where she lost sight of it. Officer Henning spotted the cycle going south on Jackson Drive, then turn onto Westfield Drive, where it pulled into a driveway. The man denied speeding, but said that the witness had tailgated him. He believed he was only driving 5 -7 mph over the speed limit. However, when Officer Henning called the witness back, she said the cyclist had passed multiple vehicles at a time and had been tailgating. She said the cyclist had actually accelerated to an extremely high rate of speed in the residential streets. This was more consistent with her original report that she lost sight of the cyclist, which wouldn’t have been the case if he’d been going only slightly over the speed limit; accordingly, the 22-year-old was cited for reckless driving.
On April 30 at 4:05 PM, a resident told Officer Henning that his 25-year-old niece had not eaten for several days and was staying in bed covered up in a blanket. She had become nonverbal, and he didn’t know what was wrong. Officer Henning attempted to communicate with the woman, but she refused. She became more communicative and cordial when Officer Henning asked her about photos on the wall in which she was posing with various politicians. She apologized for her behavior, said that the “body of Christ” was telling her to get some sleep, and said that she was working on a world project with Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele. Her uncle had made arrangements for her to receive treatment at an inpatient facility, and she expressed a willingness to go. She said that she didn’t have any intentions of hurting herself. Officer Henning provided the uncle with information about Acute Care Services and explained that he should call them if the current plans didn’t work out. See May 3.
On March 4 at 9:14 PM, Officer Oswald and Sgt. Fristed were dispatched to a single-family residence, regarding someone who had broken a window and was physically fighting with at least one person in the home. Before the call was disconnected, Dispatch could hear swearing, yelling, and banging in the background. When officers arrived, they found a man lying on top of a 24-year-old West Allis woman. After the parties were separated, the woman claimed that she had come to the house to pick up her one-year-old daughter. She claimed that the 50-year-old resident invited her in, grabbed her, threw her on the ground, and punched her in the nose without provocation. However, the residents said they heard noises upstairs and found the woman crawling through a window that she had broken. She attacked the man’s wife, pulling a chunk of hair from her head, at which time he punched the suspect in the face and put her on the ground. They reported that the woman had originally given permission for them to watch the child, but started texting at 7:20 PM, asking where she was. She suddenly showed up at the house, intoxicated, and started banging on the window, at which time they called the police. The woman was arrested for disorderly conduct, battery, criminal damage to property, and criminal trespass to a dwelling. Child Protective Services was also notified.
On March 5 at 3:36 AM, Officer Borkowski was dispatched to a rescue call/possible overdose at the Jackson Motel. The woman’s boyfriend had found her on the floor, unresponsive. It was believed that the 46-year-old woman had consumed a large quantity of prescription medications along with a 12-pack of beer; consequently, ACS was contacted.
At 6:43 PM, Officer Henning saw several vehicles parked in an isolated area of Jackson Park, and observed behavior that indicated marijuana use. After walking up to the vehicle, he identified the driver as three teenagers, ages 15 to 17, and a 22-year-old man, all from Jackson. The odor of marijuana was emanating from the vehicle, and Officer Henning could actually still see the smoke inside the car. Sgt. Fristed and Officer Gerke arrived to assist. Each occupant was asked to step out of the vehicle one-at-a-time. The search of the 15-year-old revealed a baggie with small pieces of marijuana, and the vehicle contained a marijuana cigar under a seat a baggie of marijuana in the ashtray, and another baggie of marijuana under the front passenger seat. A backpack belonging to a 16-year-old was searched, revealing multiple bags of marijuana, a digital scale, unused plastic sandwich bags, switchblade, tobacco, a marijuana pipe, and a small amount of currency. Citations for possession of marijuana were issued to the three juveniles; in addition, the 16-year-old was cited for possession of paraphernalia and possession of tobacco. He was also referred to juvenile authorities for carrying a concealed weapon, and possession of marijuana with intent to deliver.
On March 6 at 1:40 PM, a 68-year-old Georgetown Drive woman reported that her son was passed out on the kitchen floor. Officer Krueger and Deputy Polinske found the man conscious, but mostly incoherent. Officer Krueger followed Jackson Rescue to the hospital, where personnel determined that the man’s blood alcohol concentration was .42%. He was uncooperative, and pulled an IV out three times before being sedated. By 6:20 PM, the man was calm enough to be admitted into the ICU, and Officer Krueger was able to leave the hospital.
At 7:45 PM, Officer Gerke and Sgt. Fristed were dispatched to Creekside Drive, where a woman reported that her daughter’s ex-boyfriend, an 18-year-old Germantown man, had been at the residence yelling obscenities and driving erratically back-and-forth. The daughter reported that she ended their friendship, but the man has repeatedly called or texted her despite her requests for him to stop. The man was located by telephone, and warned that further harassment would result in his arrest.
On March 9 at 8:16 PM, a Georgetown Drive woman reported that her 16-year-old daughter had fled the residence after an argument. Officer Henning spotted the girl in Jackson Park; she ran away and climbed about 30 feet up a pine tree. Officer Oswald was able to convince her to climb down, and he gave her a ride back to the house. The girl was verbally abusive to her mother, and said she “did not trust cops”.
On March 10 at 11:30 AM, a 37-year-old Hartford man told Officer Laabs that his mother, a village resident, had gotten into a fight with his girlfriend at the West Bend Walmart. That incident would need to be reported to the West Bend police, but the man also reported that his mother was harassing him with text messages that included profanities and various slanders. He was able to forward copies of the text messages. He wished to document this for a possible restraining order. See next.
At 1:10 PM, the 66-year-old woman accused of harassing her son came to the police department to complain that the son had entered her residence without permission, and sent him phone calls and texts that included profanities and slander. She was not, however, able to document these. She was considering getting a restraining order, also.
On March 11 at 5:36 PM, Sgt. Fristed was dispatched to meet ACS at a residence, regarding a 13-year-old boy who attacked his mother and threatened to kill the family. The boy is believed to have autism and mental health issues, and is on juvenile supervision in connection with a prior incident of battery and disorderly conduct. No law enforcement action was taken, per the parents’ request, but Human Services was made aware of the incident.
On March 13 at 4:50 PM, a girl reported that her 15-year-old friend was threatening to hang himself at his home. Sgt. Fristed and Officer Oswald found the boy at home with his parents. He confirmed that he posted such a threat on Snap Chat. An ACS worker interviewed him and determined that the situation could be handled with a safety plan.
At about 8:30 PM, Officer Oswald and Sgt. Fristed were called to a residence regarding a 16-year-old boy who threatened his younger brother with the utility knife. This was not the first time police had dealt with the teenager because of aggressive outbursts; consequently, he was referred to juvenile court on a charge of disorderly conduct with a dangerous weapon. His mother allowed him to stay at the residence, so he was not taken to secure detention
On March 14 at 8:20 PM, a 911 caller reported that a black Cadillac was swerving on Highway 41, almost stopped in traffic, and then resumed driving erratically. The vehicle exited at Highway 33 in Allenton, drove on the wrong side of the road, made in illegal U-turn, and returned to Highway 41, heading southbound. At the time, the interstate was closed at Highway 60 due to a crash and traffic was being routed east toward Jackson. Officer Gerke kept an eye out for the vehicle and spotted it as it drove through the roundabouts at Highway 45. The vehicle was swerving and operating with its high beams on. The vehicle entered southbound Highway 45, and would stop and slow down at random intervals, causing traffic to swerve around it. After stopping the vehicle, she made contact with the 61-year-old Germantown man. His explanations about where he was trying to go were inconsistent and didn’t make sense. He admitted taking a sleeping pill at about 4:30 PM, but had no explanation for doing so. The man passed field sobriety tests, display no sign of impairment due to drugs or alcohol. The man’s vehicle was towed and he was released to a friend. Citations were issued for the traffic offenses, and a driver condition report was sent to DMV.
On March 15 at 11 PM, Officer Borkowski and Sgt. Fristed were dispatched to a rollover crash on Highway 60 east of Tillie Lake Road. A passerby had seen the top of a vehicle trunk in the eastbound lane, and then saw the overturned vehicle in the ditch. Deputy Doran arrived at about the same time and found the 19-year-old driver laying on the side of the road apparently after having crawled out of the vehicle. Chief Dolnick responded from home. Firefighters and officers searched the surrounding area in case the passenger had been thrown from the vehicle, but no one was located. Chief Dolnick requested the assistance of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office Crash Reconstruction Team due to the seriousness of the crash, including the transfer of the victim to Froedtert Hospital by Flight for Life. All that was known about the driver’s identity was based on the vehicle registration, as her purse could not be located. Sheboygan police were asked to make contact at her last known address, but no one was home. Fortunately, the woman’s mother tried calling her daughter’s cell phone, which Officer Borkowski had, so the family could be notified about the crash. Investigation revealed that the woman had been eastbound on Highway 60 and drove straight ahead at the first roundabout she encountered, at a high rate of speed and as if there was no roundabout. Her vehicle drove over the raised center of the roundabout, went airborne, came down in the south ditch, rolled over three times, and came to arrest about 230 feet later. The safety belt and airbags kept her from suffering serious injuries. She was cited for driving on an instruction permit, unsafe/imprudent speed, and operating while intoxicated-first offense.
On March 16, Sgt. Fristed secured 30 pounds of expired or unwanted medications that had been deposited into the lobby collection box. The material will be transferred to the Department of Justice on a designated date in May.
At 3:06 PM, Officer Henning and Chief Dolnick responded to a residence, after a missing 17-year-old girl returned home and was becoming disorderly. The girl had started arguing with her mother regarding her whereabouts for the previous 24 hours, which culminated in a physical altercation. The girl was arrested for disorderly conduct/domestic violence.
At 7:30 PM, a 36-year-old Georgetown Drive man told officer Henning that his cell phone number had been added to a group text message with 15 other phone numbers. The messages sounded as though they were coming from teenage girls. He called a few of the numbers and, indeed, they were answered by girls around the ages of 10-13. None of the girls could tell him how he got added to the conversation, and he’s unable to block them. Officer Henning was able to make contact with all 14 numbers in the group, speaking to parents or juvenile females. Everyone was helpful and said that they would help to make the group message end.
On March 17 at 3:15 PM, Officer Henning stopped a vehicle for speeding on Western Avenue. While speaking to the 17-year-old girl, Officer Henning could smell marijuana. When asked about this, the girl retrieved a baggie of marijuana, but said there was nothing else illegal inside the vehicle; Officer Gerke arrived to assist. A search of the vehicle turned up a homemade “gravity bong” in a door pocket; another gravity bong and baggie of marijuana in the console; a third gravity bong on the passenger side floorboard; and a fourth gravity bong in a cup holder. The girl said she had smoked marijuana after school with some friends. She was cited for possession of paraphernalia, possession of marijuana, speeding and failure to wear safety belts. Because she admitted to using marijuana shortly before the traffic stop, she was not allowed to drive from the scene.
At 6:50 PM, a West Bend police officer attempted to stop a Chevrolet Impala for erratic driving. The driver took off and the officer engaged in a short pursuit, which was terminated after the vehicle drove into oncoming traffic and went through stop signs. West Bend issued an “attempt to locate” for the vehicle, and Officers Gerke, Henning, and Oswald monitored traffic at different locations. A deputy spotted the suspect heading towards Jackson on Highway P. The driver spotted Officer Oswald’s squad and took off. Officer Oswald pursued the vehicle as it turned west on Highway 60. Officer Gerke was in position to stop vehicles from entering the easternmost roundabout, to prevent them from colliding with the suspect. The driver passed the first two roundabouts at a high rate of speed, and then turned north on Tillie Lake Road at the third roundabout. Officer Gerke pursued the vehicle for 7/10ths of a mile before terminating the pursuit. The officers then kept an eye on the driver’s residence, but before he returned home, deputies spotted the vehicle on Highway P near Highway 145. This time, the driver stopped and surrendered. It appeared that he fled because he had smoked marijuana.
On March 18 at 8 AM, Officer Laabs was on routine patrol and noticed that the back door of the Connect Cell store on Prairie View Lane was standing open. He notified Dispatch; Sgt. Boudry arrived and the two searched the interior. The store had been burglarized, and the store manager later reported a considerable amount of merchandise had been taken. A review of surveillance video indicated that the subjects had been inside the store for less than two minutes. A considerable amount of physical evidence was collected by Officer Laabs, and the case remains under investigation by Det. Foeger.
At 4:12 PM, Officer Henning observed that a person wanted on 10 warrants from the West Bend Police Department was the passenger in a SUV that drove past him on Main Street. After stopping it on Highway P, he could no longer see the passenger, who apparently had crouched down out of sight. He yelled at the driver to hear tell the passenger to show his hands; however, there was additional movement suggesting that the passenger had moved from the front seat to the back seat or rear cargo area of the SUV. Officer Oswald arrived, and they were able to get the wanted person to exit and submit to handcuffing without incident.
On March 20 at 7:48 PM, a caller reported that a man holding a crowbar was yelling and shouting something about the Ace Hardware store being closed. Officers Oswald and Krueger located the 51-year-old man walking on Highway 60 near Ridgeway. It turned out that the “crowbar” was part of a guitar stand. The man explained that he needed to buy clamps to repair it, and was upset to find that the hardware store had closed early. The man apologized for losing his temper, and understood why his behavior attracted attention.
On March 23 at 6:18 AM, Officers Gerke and Borkowski were dispatched to a family fight on Berry Patch Road. The 60-year-old victim said that her husband had a court appearance the previous day that had been rescheduled, and came home frustrated. He immediately started drinking vodka and Coke at about 4:30 PM and drank throughout the night. At about 3:30 AM he came into her room and woke her up. Initially, he was “acting goofy” but then his demeanor changed and became abusive. At about 6 AM, he turned on the washing machine. She got out of bed to turn it off, because it can make noise for the neighbors in the adjoining unit. He climbed onto her bed and started screaming at her, and he started choking her out. The officers found the man visibly intoxicated. When told that he was under arrest, he refused to comply with their request to stand up. He continued to resist during handcuffing but was removed from the residence. He was held on charges of strangulation/suffocation and bail jumping; the latter charge was related to an OWI-Second Offense arrest on February 16.
At 10:47 PM, Officers Borkowski and Brinks were dispatched to the Comfort Inn regarding an unresponsive, intoxicated woman who was sitting in the hallway. By the time officers arrived, a motel employee had escorted the woman back to her room. The 40-year-old Jackson woman didn’t come to the door, so the master key was used. The woman was found on the bed, visibly intoxicated. She agreed to a PBT test, which was .22%. The woman said that she had been drinking vodka this evening because of her impending divorce. Jackson Rescue was dispatched to check on her condition. She was able to locate a friend who was willing to take her home for the night. The woman spent a lot of time arguing about giving up her room after paying for it, and moved as slowly as possible while constantly complaining. Finally, her friend told her to “shut up” and get going.
On March 25 at about 10 AM, the Zion, Illinois Police Department inquired about an Acura that was registered to two Jackson residents, neither of whom were in the vehicle at that moment. When contacted by Officer Gerke, the owner’s reported that the vehicle was supposed to be at a Pleasant Prairie bodyshop and they had no idea why it was in Zion.
On March 27 at about 11 AM, a 22-year-old woman told Officer Laabs that her roommate had taken her Toyota Corolla without permission. She found out only after he called her from the Washington County Jail, where he had been taken after being arrested by the Germantown Police Department. While driving the vehicle, he hydroplaned on Highway 41, lost control, and crashed into the guard rail. Germantown police arrested him for bail jumping, because his license was revoked. When interviewed by Officer Laabs at the jail, the man said that he took the vehicle to visit his parents, then went shopping at the Germantown Aldi, then decided to “do some other running around”, which ended with the accident. A charge of operating a vehicle without owner consent was sent to the District Attorney.
On March 30 at 5:11 PM, Jackson Rescue was dispatched to a Hemlock Street apartment regarding a 25-year-old man who was found unresponsive, surrounded by syringes and paraphernalia. Officer Oswald was about to administer Naloxone when the man suddenly opened his eyes and sat up. At the hospital, the man initially denied using heroin, then admitted using it for the first time in two weeks. He also said that he had been addicted to heroin “off and on” for five years. He’s been in rehab twice. Charges were referred to the District Attorney for possession of heroin and drug paraphernalia.