Notable Incidents

Notable Incidents
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.


Police officers responded with the fire department to 18 rescue calls and 2 fire calls this month.

On February 1, a woman, 80, told Officer Gerke that she fell victim to the “Grandma/Grandpa Phone Scam”. Someone claiming to be her grandson called to ask for money after a supposed accident with a rental car and subsequent drunk driving arrest. Following the normal pattern in these cases, the caller did not offer his name and asked that she not tell anyone else in the family because he was embarrassed. After hanging up, she received another phone call from a man with an accent, claiming to be the grandson’s lawyer. He instructed her to obtain a money order for $950 and wire it to him to get the grandson out of jail. She also provided this person with her full name and birthdate. After wiring the money, she had second thoughts and started contacting family members, who assured her that her grandson was fine. She attempted to put a stop on the wire transfer, but it was too late. It was also part of the pattern that after successfully fleecing the woman out of the first payment, that the “attorney” called again for another payment claiming at the first one had been lost. Although she hung up, phone calls continued to come in from multiple, unfamiliar numbers (probably camouflaged and not the real numbers). She was told to keep hanging up until the thieves lost interest and moved onto another victim.

On February 2 at about 9:00 PM, a clerk at the Village Mart reported that an elderly woman seemed confused and disoriented; she was now sitting inside her vehicle. Dispatch reported that the license plate was on the statewide computer as being associated with a 93-year-old Waukesha woman who was missing/endangered. The lady told Officer Gerke that her husband drove her to the gas station to have the car fixed but never returned; her husband died several years earlier. Officer Gerke made arrangements to meet the woman’s grandson at a convenience store on the county line; she drove the woman’s car while Officer Oswald followed.

On February 3 at 6:09 PM, Slinger Officer Forsythe was dispatched to an apartment regarding a man who was “going crazy”; a county deputy was sent to assist. A few minutes after arriving, Officer Forsyth called for help after seeing the man holding a gun. Officer Oswald responded and joined Deputy Bautz at perimeter position, remaining there until the county SWAT team arrived and took over.

On February 4, a woman told Officer Laabs that someone poured Spaghetti-O’s on their walkway. Last November, someone poured Spaghetti-O’s and gravy on their car. The latest incident was traced to three students at Kettle Moraine Lutheran High School; they denied being connected to the earlier case. The complainant asked that they only be warned.

On February 6 at about 9 PM, a Cedarburg man reported that his intoxicated wife ran from his vehicle at a stoplight and took off for Jackson Park. He told Officers Henning and Borkowski that his wife was supposed to stay at home because she was intoxicated, but he found her passed out in his parents’ house in Jackson. He convinced her to return to Cedarburg with him, but she bailed out of the car at the corner of Main and Jackson Drive. Officer Henning found her walking by the tennis courts. She again agreed to return home with her husband; he was told to pull over and call 911 if there were any problems.

On February 7 at about 4 PM, the police department received an anonymous tip regarding a man who several months earlier had used his brother’s name during an OWI arrest. The department was looking for the man after the brother, who lives in Texas, discovered what happened. Based on the anonymous tip, Det. Foeger and Officer Henning located the man at a Town of Germantown tavern and arrested him on felony charges of OWI-5th offense and identity theft to avoid prosecution, and a misdemeanor charge of obstructing an officer.

On February 9 at 7 PM, Officers Gerke and Henning were dispatched to Hickory Park to look for a 15-year-old boy who told a friend that he was thinking of harming himself. After an interview by Acute Care Services, it was determined that the boy would have to be placed in emergency detention. However, due to the time it took for medical clearance at St. Joseph’s Hospital, and for ACS to locate a facility, Officer Gerke wasn’t able to return to the station until 3:45 AM.

At 7:49 PM, Officers Oswald and Henning went to a Jackson Drive residence regarding a raccoon in the living room. When they arrived, the raccoon had moved into a back bedroom. When the officers tried to snare it, the raccoon ran into a closet, where it snarled and lunged at the snare. Eventually, the raccoon got out of the closet and sat on top of the stairwell, alternately looking at the officers or seeming to sleep. An employee of the Washington County Humane Society arrived with an animal trap. The raccoon showed its disdain by climbing on top of the trap. Officer Oswald was able to encourage it into the trap using a broom, either because he was skilled in human-raccoon relations or because the raccoon simply had enough. It was released into a wooded area.

On February 10 at about 1 AM, Officer Brinks responded to a Green Valley residence regarding a 92-year-old woman who had been found on the floor, unresponsive. Officer Brinks began CPR; Deputy Tanner arrived and assisted. EMTs from Jackson Rescue arrived and took over. A paramedic unit from West Bend arrived, but eventually resuscitative efforts were discontinued. Officer Brinks stayed to assist the medical examiner.

At 1:30 PM, a Stonewall Drive woman told Officer Laabs that the downstairs neighbor, 49, yelled insults and profanities at her; it’s impossible to relate them here. The man has been cited twice since 2013 for harassing the neighbors. He refused to come to the door and was cited for disorderly conduct. See February 13.

At about 7 PM, a Georgetown Drive man reported that he found his 27-year-old wife passed out on the floor, intoxicated; Officers Oswald and Henning responded. The woman was transported by Jackson Rescue to St. Joseph’s Hospital and, after being medically cleared, was placed at an inpatient facility by Acute Care Services. Officer Oswald completed this assignment at approximately 1 AM.

At 11:07 PM, a 911 caller reported a possible intoxicated driver heading towards Jackson on Highway 45 from Highway 41. Officer Brinks intercepted the vehicle and observed repeated lane deviations. The 28-year-old West Bend woman smelled of intoxicants, and had slow speech and glassy eyes. She said she was coming from a tavern and had two vodka gimlets. She was arrested for her first offense after failing field sobriety tests and had a PBT test of .13%.

On February 11 at 2:23 AM, officer Brinks observed a vehicle being operated erratically on Jackson Drive and stopped it as it turned on to Butternut Lane. The 53-year-old woman said that she had two whiskeys, but she smelled strongly of alcohol and her speech was slurred. After Deputy Schultz arrived to assist, Officer Brinks asked the woman to perform field sobriety tests, which she failed; the PBT was .17%. She was arrested for her second offense without incident.

On February 12 at 7:38 AM, Officer Krueger responded to the Jackson Area Community Center after a Jeep crashed into the building. The driver, a 37-year-old man, who was out of the vehicle, was incoherent and disoriented.  He was recognized as the same person who lost consciousness and drove off Eagle Drive last January due to a medical problem. As he was talking to Officer Krueger, the man became lucid but then lapsed back into incoherency, at one point becoming combative. Minor damage was done to the building. The man was reported to DMV.

At about noon, Officer Krueger was dispatched to the area of Highway 60 on the west side of Jackson regarding a possible domestic fight that was occurring inside a truck. Several 911 callers reported that a woman inside the truck was either trying to get out or was being pushed out. The truck had originally been on Highway 41, but was now heading toward the village on Highway 60. Officer Krueger found the vehicle parked at the now-closed Associated Bank at the corner of Main Street and Glenn Brooke. The 23-year-old driver said he got into an argument with his girlfriend. He claimed that she was trying to jump out of the moving vehicle, which he kept preventing. Deputy Polinske arrived and kept an eye on the driver while Officer Krieger interviewed the woman. She confirmed that she was trying to get out of the vehicle because she didn’t want to be near him. Deputies Binsfeld and McCardle arrived and obtained statements from the couple and the witnesses. They issued disorderly conduct and traffic citations for the events that happened in their jurisdiction on Highway 41. See February 14.

At 3:12 PM, Officer Oswald was dispatched to a Main Street residence regarding a 19-year-old man who was fighting with his parents; Trooper Perales assisted. Further investigation revealed that the man had threatened to spray his mother with Old Spice, shoved members of the family, and threw things around the residence. He was arrested for disorderly conduct/domestic violence.

On February 13 at 12:10 PM, the suspect in the harassment complaint told Officer Oswald that the upstairs neighbors are continuously making noise on purpose, especially when their children returned from school. This disturbs the man, because he works nights. The man had attempted to get the Sheriff’s Office to handle this because, “Jackson doesn’t give me a fair shake”. Officer Oswald noticed what appeared to be vomit on the porch belonging to the other family. They’ve complained in the past that their neighbor has deliberately vomited on their car. The officer stood outside for a while but heard no excessive noise. The complainant was unhappy that no action would be taken, argued about the citations in the previous case, and said he would be contacting his attorney.

On February 14 just before 1 AM, Officer Borkowski was dispatched to Green Valley after a resident observed someone break into vehicles. The caller then told Dispatch that the vehicle had left, and described it as an older model pickup truck with a loud muffler. Officer Borkowski observed a vehicle matching that description exit Green Valley; she intercepted it on Industrial Drive and directed the driver to pull into an adjacent parking lot. The driver was the same man in the Highway 41 incident two days earlier. The man claimed to be visiting a cousin in the trailer park, and denied walking around or near any vehicles. The man give consent to have his vehicle searched, and Officer Borkowski found numerous crumpled dollar bills in the front seat. Slinger Officer Mammen and Deputy Graper arrived to assist. Officer Mammen found a glass smoking pipe inside the glove box, and a hammer and knife in the pocket of the driver’s door. While the assisting officers kept an eye on the driver, Officer Borkowski went back to the scene and interviewed witnesses. Although their description of the suspect’s clothing and vehicle matched that of the man and his vehicle, he denied any involvement. He was cited for prowling, possession of drug paraphernalia, operating after suspension (11 prior convictions), and operating a vehicle without insurance. See February 25.

On February 16 at 5:33 PM a 911 caller reported an erratic driver traveling north on Jackson Drive from Sherman Road. The caller said the vehicle was traveling way under the speed limit and it appeared the driver was nodding off. Officer Gerke intercepted the vehicle at the intersection of Hickory Lane and Eagle Drive. The vehicle listed to a 59-year-old Jackson resident who we are familiar with. Officer Gerke observed that wet mud covered the entire driver side of the vehicle, from top to bottom, there was mud covering the rear of the vehicle, and the driver side bumper was pulled away. After the Kia was stopped, the man said that he ran off the road somewhere on Sherman Road. The man smelled strongly of intoxicants, his speech was slow and slurred, and his eyes were glassy and red. After Deputy Kohn arrived, Officer Gerke administered field tests, which the man failed; the PBT was .13%. The man was arrested for his second offense without incident. A search of the vehicle revealed a vial of Oxycodone concealed under the driver seat; the man was cited for possession of controlled substances.

On February 17 at 2 PM, Officer Gerke observed a Facebook posting which was a photograph of a wall facing Highway 60 at Ridgeway Drive. The photograph showed that somebody had spray painted a profanity involving President Trump on the wall. It was unfortunate that no one reported the vandalism directly to the police department; social media is not a substitute for calling. A Public Works supervisor covered the graffiti with spray paint until the owner could make better repairs.

On February 18 at 4:42 PM, the parents of a 15-year-old disabled girl reported that she had run out of the residence and her whereabouts were unknown. Deputy Nickols and Officer Oswald search the area without success. By 6 PM, it was getting dark and the temperature was dropping into the high 30s. The fire department was paged out for a ground search of the area; the Sheriff’s Office was asked for the use of their infrared cameras and deputies to assist in the search; and Chief Dolnick posted a message on Facebook with the girl’s description. Within minutes, the wife of one of the firefighters was returning home after dropping her husband at the station and saw the girl on Main Street. She agreed to get into Officer Oswald’s squad, and she was returned home.

On February 19 at 1:35 AM, Kewaskum Officer Schlice radioed that he was pursuing a vehicle south on Highway 45. West Bend police attempted to spike the vehicle, but it veered and avoided the spikes. Officer Brinks set up just north of Highway C and successfully spiked the vehicle as it sped past. The vehicle continued driving on flat tires until it stopped in Waukesha County. The driver, later identified as a Milwaukee resident, jumped out and fled but was eventually caught by Washington County deputies in the area of Costco in Menomonee Falls.

On February 21 at 12:06 AM, Officer Brinks was dispatched to an apartment building on Blackberry Circle after a woman called 911, saying she was being held against her will. The woman did not give a specific address, and it took considerable research by Washington County dispatchers to narrow the location down to a specific apartment. Officer Brinks, Slinger Officer Mammen, and Deputy Conforti arrived at the same time. A woman told them that she and her boyfriend, 44, and returned after attending a concert in Milwaukee. An argument ensued about their relationship, but she was unable to leave because the man was standing between her and the door and wouldn’t move. Eventually, she push the man away and left. The man followed her outside and said he was upset because he didn’t want the neighbors to hear and he was concerned that he would go to prison. The man has a significant history of domestic violence, for which he has a felony conviction. The man was still insisting that she shouldn’t leave, and at that point the woman called 911. The dispatchers had attempted to call her back several times to pinpoint her location and find out what was going on, but the woman didn’t answer. She told Officer Brinks that the man had called her so many times that she just ignored all calls while she walked home. The woman insisted that nothing more had happened, and the incident did not qualify as domestic violence. Both parties were warned for their behavior.

At about 3 PM, a medical office asked the police department to check on the welfare of a 55-year-old man who said he had to cancel his appointment because his girlfriend had struck him, causing a black eye. The man told Officers Oswald and Krueger that the woman had struck him four times, although he also said several times that he must’ve been mistaken and was never struck. The woman had been arrested for domestic violence incident against the man in the past and was recently arrested for OWI-5th Offense. The woman couldn’t be located. The District Attorney declined to prosecute, so the woman was cited for disorderly conduct.

On February 22 at about 9 PM, Officer Oswald was dispatched to a possible family trouble at an Ash Drive home. The 38-year-old woman reported that her husband would not hand over her medication. The husband told Dispatch that his wife was chasing him around the house. Officer Oswald arrived to find the woman upset, and with slurred speech and glassy eyes. Her husband said that he found that a vial for a prescription that had been filled the day earlier was now almost empty. His wife appeared and chased him, trying to take the bottle from him. When asked where all the pills had gone, she claimed to have dropped some. Although it was apparent that she was impaired by medication, the woman insisted that she did not have a drug problem and was not impaired. Her husband provided two more vials of medication that had been recently filled and similarly depleted. Jackson Rescue was dispatched to evaluate her; she refused transport to the hospital.

On February 23 at 11:53 AM, Officer Laabs and Det. Foeger return to Ash Drive, after the woman called 911 because she couldn’t find her wallet. She was very upset, claiming that she couldn’t take her medications because she flushed them down the toilet. A crisis worker put the woman on a safety plan.

On February 25 at 9: 10 PM, the Jackson Motel reported banging noises in a room, as if people were fighting. Officers Henning and Borkowski investigated, and the couple claimed all was well. See next.

On February 26 at 8:22 AM, Officer Krueger was dispatched to a Ridgeway Drive address. The male subject in the preceding cases was attempting to pick up his children and was reportedly under the influence of a substance. When he arrived, he was approached by the man’s female companion, who had dilated pupils and was fidgety. She denied taking any substances or knowledge of the man’s whereabouts.  See 6:45 PM.

At 1:00 PM, Officers Henning and Gerke responded to a possible family fight on Blackberry Circle. A 28-year-old man said that he was in the process of breaking up with his girlfriend. An argument broke out over taking their dog to a park, and the woman allegedly struck him on the arm and slapped him on the back. The woman stated that the man is “controlling”, accused of “sleeping around” when she was at a conference, and called her a whore. The couple had never lived together or had a child, so this didn’t qualify for mandatory arrest. The two decided not to press charges, and to separate.

At 6:45 PM, Officer Gerke and Sgt. Fristed were dispatched to a Ridgeway Drive residence, where the couple in the previous incidents were reportedly under the influence of drugs or alcohol, and possibly intended to leave with their children. The man was found in the passenger seat of a truck that was parked and running on the driveway. Officer Gerke observed that his pupils remained dilated even when under a flashlight beam, his speech was slow and slurred, and smelled due to a lack of hygiene. The woman then came out of the house and started yelling; her condition was similar to the man’s. The woman claimed she stopped using heroin a year ago, and was not taking drugs of any kind. ACS was contacted because of the safety of the children; it was agreed that the grandparents would watch the children. A copy of the report was sent to Child Protective Services. The truck was left behind, and the couple walked back to the Jackson Motel.

At 10:18 PM, a Glencoe Lane man told Sgt. Fristed that a raccoon was trying to dig through his shingles. Sgt. Fristed saw the raccoon sitting on the roof. He suggested moving inside, because the raccoon would be disinclined to move while people were shining flashlights at it. After about ten minutes, they went back outside; the raccoon had moved to the edge of the roof. Sgt. Fristed suggested leaving the creature alone, as it would probably come down on its own.



The police department assisted at 18 fire and rescue calls this month.

On January 1 at 4:15 PM, a 53-year-old man told Officer Gerke that, the previous evening, a car occupied by three men pulled up when he was outside. One of the occupants struck him in the head, grabbed his cell phone, and threw it down a sewer grate. The man couldn’t describe the men or their vehicle. Officer Gerke was able to retrieve the cell phone from underneath the grate; it appeared that the phone had been struck multiple times with an object. This is not the first time that the gentleman has reported being attacked or threatened by strangers.

On January 3 at about 1:00 AM, Dispatch received a call from the Veterans Hotline advising of a possible overdose at a residence involving a 27-year-old woman. Officers Brinks and Borkowski were met at the door by the caller, who said she took a large number of aspirin and ibuprofen tablets; she had also been drinking. Jackson Rescue was called to the residence and eventually transported her to St. Joseph’s Hospital. The woman was distraught over marital issues and had struggled with depression for some time. ACS believed that the woman had taken the medication to seek attention, rather than end her life, so placed her at Calm Harbor on a voluntary basis.

At about 8:30 PM, Sgt. Fristed and Officer Borkowski responded with Jackson Rescue regarding a woman, 27, who had overdosed on an anti-depressant. It wasn’t until 2:00 AM that the victim was medically cleared from St. Joseph’s Hospital, at which time Officer Borkowski conveyed her to an in-patient facility in Brown Deer.

On January 5, a 77-year-old man told Officer Henning that a pop-up box appeared on his computer, warning him of a virus and displaying a phone number to call. His call was answered by someone claiming to be with Microsoft, and he was able to remotely access the computer and obtain account numbers, the man’s SSN, and so on. The complainant immediately contacted his bank to change the account numbers, and placed a lock on his credit to prevent new accounts from being opened.

On January 7 at 11 PM, Sgt. Fristed, Officer Borkowski, and Officer Lake were dispatched to the intersection of Main Street and Industrial Drive, in front of Walgreens, regarding a downed traffic signal. It was immediately evident that this was a hit and run accident. Although the driver took off, the vehicle’s bumper, including license plate, had been left behind. The registration listed to a 23-year-old resident; Officers Borkowski and Lake found the vehicle parked in the driveway. The man was intoxicated and uncooperative. When Officer Borkowski tried to take him into custody, he pulled away and started struggling with her; Officer Lake assisted. The man rolled on his stomach with his hands underneath to avoid being handcuffed, yelling “I’m not under arrest!” When he tried to strike Officer Borkowski, Officer Lake fired Taser darts into him. Even then, the man refused to cooperate, but was eventually handcuffed. The man claimed to be having an anxiety attack, so Jackson Rescue was dispatched. Officer Lake rode in the back of the ambulance on the way to the hospital, as a precaution. Although he agreed to perform field tests at the hospital, every time he was asked to do something, he’d refuse, yell, or swear, so no tests were conducted. After the blood draw, the man was booked at the County Jail on a charge of resisting arrest; the PBT test there was .29%. He was also cited for OWI-First Offense and hit-and-run.
On January 9 at 7:00 PM, Officers Krueger and Oswald, and Sgt. Fristed, headed toward Hickory Park to look for a teenager who threatened to harm himself. Officer Krueger spotted the boy walking across Jackson Drive south of the park, and Officer Oswald contacted him. The boy said he wanted to bash his head into something. It was cold and snowing; Officer Oswald convinced him to get inside the squad and accept a ride home. ACS was contacted.

On January 12 at about 4 PM, Officer Krueger met with West Bend Officer Knepprath at Silverbook School, in that city, regarding a fight and threat that was made on a school bus the previous afternoon. Pushing and shoving had broken out between several boys, ages 11 to 13. At the conclusion, an 11-year-old allegedly mentioned that he has a gun at home. Further investigation by Officer Krueger revealed that there were no weapons at the boy’s house, and his mother was cooperative. Further action was taken by the school district.

On January 13 at about 3:00 AM, Officer Brinks stopped a 26-year-old Jackson man for driving through the stop sign at the corner of Hickory & Jackson Drive. When asked who owned the vehicle, which listed to a woman, he said “a friend”, “a friend of a friend”, and then “a friend’s fiancé”. Since he couldn’t say who owned the vehicle, and didn’t have a license, the vehicle was towed away; Officer Brinks gave him a ride home.

On January 14 at 2:30 AM, Officer Brinks stopped a vehicle after he saw it weaving across the center and fog lines. The Grafton woman, 23, failed field tests and had a PBT of .14%; she was arrested for her first offense.q1

At about 4 AM, Officer Lake monitored West Bend PD officers on the radio as they were searching for a light-colored Mazda SUV that left the scene of a domestic fight and was possibly heading towards the village on Highway 45. Officer Lake spotted the vehicle as it sped down the highway at 91 mph. He turned around at a median break to overtake it, and saw that it had exited at Highway 60. As he tried to overtake it, the vehicle went through the roundabouts and started returning to southbound Highway 45, again. Deputy Stolz intercepted the vehicle, and stopped it south of Western Road; Officer Lake arrived shortly later. The 34-year-old New York State man smelled of intoxicants, and said that he had 2 to 3 glasses of wine. He failed the field sobriety tests and had a PBT of .13%. He was cited for OWI-First Offense, speeding, operating without a valid license, and operating with suspended registration. He was also booked at the County Jail for bail jumping, because he was drinking while he has an open criminal misdemeanor case.

On January 15 at 1:00 PM, a resident told Officer Gerke that someone left a message threatening to kill his children. The person was whispering and had an accent, so it was hard to understand, but there was some type of reference to Satan, also. The Caller ID indicated the call came from a church in another community. It was either a prank call or the ID had been “spoofed”.

At 10:38 PM, Officer Oswald was called to an apartment complex regarding a vehicle that was blocking a tenant’s garage. He discovered that the vehicle belonged to another tenant; no one answered his knock. When he returned outside, he was met by a 48-year-old man who explained that he just returned home, the vehicle belonged to his wife, and he originally left because his wife had become angry and he wanted to avoid anything physical. After the man moved the car, he and Officer Oswald went to the couple’s apartment. They found the floor coated in gravel and water because a fish tank had been broken; the TV had been knocked over; and things appear to have been ripped off the wall and broken. Officer Oswald requested additional units, and he was soon joined by Officers Lake and Brinks. With the man’s permission, Officer Oswald walked through the apartment and located the wife under the covers in the bedroom. She said that she didn’t call the police and ordered Officer Oswald to leave. He explained that because of the condition of the front room, he needed to make sure she was okay. She said nothing physical occurred between her and her husband, she was just “pissed off” and that’s why all of the items in the front were broken. The cause of her anger was never determined, and she asserted that everything belonged to her so she was free to break it. Since her husband had been away from the residence at the time, this was not a domestic violence situation, either. Just as the officers were about to leave, the original caller came outside and told them that she could hear the sound of arguing coming through the common wall between her apartment and that of the couple. Officer Lake and Officer Oswald returned to the residence, and could hear arguing. This time, the woman said that she was “pissed off” because a mutual friend had placed his hands on her when they were visiting in Milwaukee. She wouldn’t elaborate and refused to make a report to the Milwaukee police. At this point, the husband contacted his mother and arranged for her to pick him up so he and his wife could be separated for the evening until things cooled off. Officer Brinks gave him a ride to a store in Menomonee Falls where he would meet her.

On January 16 at 2:30 PM, the manager of the Comfort Inn & Suites told Officer Krueger that a 46-year-old woman was refusing to leave after her credit card was declined; she’d also been smoking in her room. The woman told Officer Krueger that she has ADHD and was having trouble focusing on packing her belongings. Chief Dolnick contacted ACS and Family Promise. The two groups arranged for a voucher to house the woman at the Jackson Motel for one night, giving Family Promise time to locate a shelter for her the next day. Officer Oswald helped Officer Krueger with moving the woman and her possessions to the Jackson Motel.

At about 5 PM, an Ozaukee County man reported that he received text messages from a village resident indicating that his wife was yelling at him and if he texted ‘911’, he should contact the Jackson Police Department and request that they respond to his residence. At some point, such a text was sent, so the man called. Officers Oswald and Krueger arrived and spoke to the couple, both aged 50. The man, who was intoxicated, said he was afraid of his wife, she had been verbally abusive to him since 2 PM, and had been throwing things at him. His wife said she was upset because she suspected he was having an affair and was drinking again. She began taking down Christmas decorations and tossing them into a bin. She didn’t do this gently; however, they were not directed at him. The officers determined that this is not a domestic case, and both parties said there would be no further problems. See next.

At 10:10 PM, Officers Borkowski and Lake, and Sgt. Fristed, returned to the residence from the previous case, after the intoxicated husband called 911 to report that he and his wife had been arguing and she was “trying to get me into trouble”. The officers were met at the front door by the wife, who reported that her husband was drinking vodka, calling her names, and boasting of cheating on her. The man allegedly made a suicidal comment about buying a shotgun and blowing his head off because “life was no longer worth living”. The man said that they got into an argument about his drinking but denied cheating on her. When asked about the comment about harming himself, he only said that would be the way he would do it if he intended to. ACS was called to the scene and, after interviewing the man, determined that he could remain in the residence. Before leaving, the officers asked if the man would submit to a PBT test. To their surprise, he registered a .27%. Officer Borkowski suggested that he seek treatment because he had developed such a tolerance to alcohol.

On January 17 at 6:30 PM, a woman told Officer Henning that she was extremely worried and afraid about a text message. A supposed “hit man” named Izola Curry was informing her “as a courtesy” that a “contract” had been taken out on her. She was being watched, and shouldn’t tell anyone or contact the police. To avoid being killed, she was to wire $10,000 to the hit man’s employer. Officer Henning assured the woman it was unlikely that she was marked for death, and it was merely a scam to steal her money. Later, Officer Henning did some research and discovered that the sender’s alias, Izola Curry, was the name of an insane woman who stabbed Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. in 1958.

On January 21 at about 3:00 AM, Officer Brinks stopped a vehicle on Main & Glenn Brooke due to suspended registration. The 23-year-old Milwaukee native, who was now staying at the Jackson Motel, was found to have a suspended license and wanted by St. Francis on two warrants. It was discovered that the man left his 1-year-old son, alone, at the motel, while he and the boy’s mother were out looking to buy something to eat. Officer Borkowski found the boy asleep and that he was clean and well-fed. The man and the boy’s mother were warned, and CPS was notified.

At 10:25 PM, Officers Borkowski and Brinks were dispatched to a home after ACS reported that a 27-year-old woman was in need of emergency detention. A relative told them that the woman tried to grab her medication with the intent of committing suicide and, when unsuccessful, started banging her head against the wall. After being taken to St. Joseph’s Hospital, the woman started hitting her head against the bed rail. Sgt. Fristed and Officer Brinks held her down until she calmed down. However, at about 2:30 AM, she became so agitated that staff placed her in restraints. Due to the medical clearance and delays in securing a placement, Officer Brinks didn’t leave the hospital until 4:30 AM. Because of her combativeness, the woman had to be taken to Winnebago Mental Health by ambulance, with two deputies following. This was the woman’s fourth emergency detention since December 10. See January 27.

On January 22 at about 5:30 PM, Officers Henning and Oswald monitored West Bend officers as they pursued a vehicle southbound on Highway 45. The occupants had stolen a large number of power tools from the Fleet Farm in that city. The Jackson officers were able to deploy vehicle spikes as the suspects drove past, flattening three tires. After the vehicle stopped, they then assisted West Bend in removing the four occupants, one-at-a-time. Traffic on that side of the highway was stopped during that process.

On January 24 at 10:39 PM, Officer Brinks saw a vehicle parked next to the police department garage. The driver, a 69-year-old woman, said that her daughter took off and was probably walking home. The woman said that her daughter had gotten angry and tried to wrestle the steering wheel away so she couldn’t drive into the parking lot. The daughter was located at home and arrested for domestic violence/disorderly conduct.

On January 26 at 8:44 PM, Aurora Grafton Hospital asked Officer Oswald to check on the welfare of a 36-year-old woman who left their facility against medical advice and with an IV still attached to her arm. The woman was in good condition; her boyfriend removed the IV.

On January 27 at 7:22 PM, a passerby reported that a woman was striking her head against a light pole in the area of Jackson & Georgetown. Officer Oswald and Sgt. Fristed found the 27-year-old woman from the earlier case. She stated she was hitting her head to relieve stress. Since she didn’t say anything about harming herself, a relative came to take her home. See January 30.

On January 28 at 2:00 AM, Slinger Officer Mammen requested mutual aid regarding three suspects prowling at a business; Officer Lake responded.

At about 5:00 PM, a called told Dispatch that the male driver of a Suburban was drinking from a Pabst beer can; a woman was in the passenger seat and a child was in the back seat. The caller followed the vehicle into McDonald’s, and Sgt. Fristed and Officer Gerke spotted it unoccupied in the parking lot. Officer Gerke observed an empty Pabst bottle in the center console. They then made contacted with the family inside the restaurant. The driver, a 28-year-old Plymouth man, agreed to speak about the incident outside. The man denied drinking beer while driving and said that his wife had been driving. When Sgt. Fristed went inside to speak to the wife, the man became agitated, said the officers were harassing him, banged on the restaurant window, and yelled at his wife to “drop your food, get the f***ing kid, and let’s go”. Officer Gerke warned him not to make a disturbance. Once outside, the man’s wife said she’d been driving. The man yelled, to no one in particular, that the officers were harassing him “when my f***ing kid is here”. Officer Gerke contacted the original complainant and confirmed that she saw the man behind the wheel and the woman in the passenger seat. At that point, the man was asked to perform field tests, which he failed; the PBT was .12% on a weak blow. The man was arrested for OWI-Third Offense with a child inside the vehicle, which is a felony, and cited for open intoxicants in a motor vehicle. He refused to submit to a blood test, so a search warrant had to be obtained. His wife threatened to wait at the McDonald’s parking lot until her husband was released, but she was told that wouldn’t happen until his initial appearance sometime on Monday, January 30, so she left. She was cited for obstructing officer for claiming to be the driver.

On January 29 at 3:15 AM, Officer Brinks spotted a vehicle on Main Street that was weaving badly. Before Officer Brinks initiated a traffic stop, the driver suddenly pulled over, and up the curb on Main west of Jackson Drive. The Milwaukee man, 19, was obviously intoxicated. He was arrested for his first offense after failing the field tests and had a PBT of .23%. His passenger, a 20-year-old West Bend man, was cited for underage alcohol consumption after his PBT of .17%.

On January 30 at about 4:30 PM, a passerby reported that a woman was sitting and banging her head against a brick building on Highland Road. At the time, it was cold, windy, and snowing. Sgt. Fristed responded, and Chief Dolnick arrived to assist. The woman said she wanted to kill herself. Jackson Rescue was dispatched to transport the woman to St. Joseph’s Hospital, with Sgt. Fristed riding in back as a precaution. The woman kept trying to bang her head against the bed rail in the emergency room. Sgt. Fristed and Officer Borkowski kept restraining her and hospital staff eventually placed her in restraints. It wasn’t until 11:00 PM that the hospital was done with its medical clearance and ACS found a place willing to accept her. Sgt. Fristed and Officer Borkowski took the woman to a facility in Wauwatosa and returned to the office at about 1:15 AM.




Officers assisted the fire department at 24 fire and rescue calls this month.

Shortly after midnight on December 1, Officer Lake monitored Deputy Binsfeld being dispatched to Highway 45 regarding a road rage incident. When the witness reported that the vehicle had exited at Highway 145, Officer Lake monitored traffic on Highway P in case the vehicle headed towards the village from that direction. He spotted the 2006 Sonata as it turned East onto Sherman Road, just as Deputy Binsfeld passed-by going south. Both officers went east on Sherman, with the deputy accelerating to catch up to what they believed was the suspect’s taillights off in the distance. Officer Lake spotted the vehicle parked with its lights off east of Highway P and told the deputy to turn around. As Officer Lake made a U-turn, he spotted the driver exit the vehicle and run into a farm field and lay down to escape detection. Officer Lake lit the suspect up with his flashlight and ordered him to show his hands in surrender; he was taken into custody by Deputy Binsfeld without incident. The 27-year-old Germantown man was eventually arrested for operating while intoxicated by the deputy.

On December 3 at 12:30 PM, Officer Krueger was dispatched to a Center Street apartment building, where an occupant was reporting that a man was outside, pounding and yelling at the door and threatening to get a gun. Officer Krueger made contact at the apartment and was joined shortly after by Deputy Virchow. A 21-year-old man, who we’re familiar with, said he got into an argument with his girlfriend’s ex-boyfriend, who is also the father of his girlfriend’s daughter. He said he and this man don’t get along and an argument ensued when he arrived to get his daughter. In the meantime, the girlfriend told Deputy Virchow that she hadn’t had contact with the Campbellsport man in some time and didn’t think he knew where she lived. When the argument ensued, she closed the door and called the police before it got too heated. She thought the man mentioned something about getting a gun from his vehicle but wasn’t certain that he actually had one.

On December 4 at 11:41 AM, Officer Krueger was assisting a motorist whose car broke down on Highway 45. A routine inquiry revealed that the Milwaukee man, 21, was revoked and had warrants from Greenfield and Greendale.

On December 6 at 7:36 PM, Officers Henning and Borkowski, and Sgt. Fristed, were dispatched to an apartment regarding an intoxicated, disorderly 23-year-old woman. The woman’s boyfriend told 911 that he locked himself in the bathroom with their infant child but the woman was trying to get in. When officers arrived, the suspect had already fled. The man said she came home drunk, tried to provoke a fight while he was holding the infant, and tried to pull him to the ground. The woman had two open criminal cases, both absolute sobriety as a condition of bail. While Officer Henning was obtaining a written statement from the victim, Sgt. Fristed and Deputy Polinske located the woman at the Piggly Wiggly and arrested her. She was booked at the County Jail for bail jumping and disorderly conduct/domestic violence.

On December 9 at about 8:00 AM, Officer Gerke heard Deputy Glamann being dispatched to Highway 45 near Pleasant Valley Road regarding a driver who was changing lanes rapidly and tailgating. The vehicle then exited at Highway 60 and turned south on Highway P. Officer Gerke intercepted the vehicle near Sherman Road after observing it speeding. The Germantown man, 24, claimed that he was in a hurry to get home because he was diabetic and needed an insulin injection. As a precaution, Officer Gerke had Jackson Rescue dispatched; they determined that the man’s blood sugar level was within the normal range. When asked about this, the man admitted that he really didn’t test his blood, it just felt high. Deputy Glamann told him that he’d be cited for unreasonable and imprudent speed based on Officer Gerke’s observation that his vehicle speed was obviously faster than the posted 45 mph, which he objected to. Shortly later, the man’s mother called Officer Gerke and accused her of discriminating and harassing her son because he was diabetic. She added that she’s a registered nurse and her son is a criminal justice student at a technical college.

On December 11 at 7:49 AM, Washington County requested mutual aid for a traffic accident on Highway P south of Sherman Road. Dispatch reported that airbags had been deployed and an electric pole was struck. Officer Krueger arrived and met with a 21-year-old Jackson man, who was shaken up but did not require an ambulance. He said he lost control on the snow-covered highway and struck the light pole, part of which was broken off. After deputies arrived, Officer Krueger assisted with traffic.

On December 12, a 63-year-old resident told Officer Oswald that he had been applying for various jobs online. He received an email from a company that offered him a position involving purchasing items in the United States from local retailers, and sending those items to customers in Europe who had requested the purchases. After a two-week “probation period”, he be provided with regular pay and a company credit card. For the initial two weeks, he was provided with a routing number for a bank account. His contact at the company, with whom he only dealt with via emails, told him to buy various gift cards in large denominations. He was to scratch off the back of the gift cards and provide the numbers to his “supervisor”. The gift cards were to be purchased on his personal credit card which would be reimbursed from the bank account number that was provided to him. The man maxed out his credit cards on several occasions. Each time, he was told that funds would be distributed from the bank account. Later, it was found that the bank account was fraudulent and he was on the hook for $15,200 plus interest.

On December 14 at 3:50 PM, a resident told Detective Foeger that he had sold some items online and received a check, supposedly from a California law firm. The check was made out for $2000 above the sale price, and the man was instructed to wire the difference. Fortunately, employees at Walmart, where he had gone to wire the money, recognized that this was a common fraud and convinced him not to carry out the transaction.

On December 15 at 9:38 PM, police were dispatched to Hickory Lane after a woman witnessed her parked vehicle get struck by a large pickup truck which then fled the scene. Officer Henning arrived and found pieces of the suspect vehicle in the Street, including a front wheel assembly. Since the front of the truck was scraping the pavement as it went, Sgt. Fristed and Deputy Binsfeld were able to follow the trail. The truck got stuck on the driveway approach at the owner’s home on Hawthorn Drive. After failing field tests and a PBT of .14%, the 29-year-old man was arrested for OWI-3rd Offense and hit-and-run/parked motor vehicle.

On December 17 at about 1:30 AM, Officer Brinks was dispatched to meet Jackson Rescue at a Wilshire Drive residence, regarding an unresponsive 69-year-old man. Officer Brinks found no signs of respiration or pulse, pulled the man off the bed to the floor, began CPR, and requested assistance. After Deputy Rodich arrived, Officer Brinks turned CPR over to him and applied AED pads to the victim. Jackson Rescue and West Bend Intercept arrived and continued resuscitative efforts, but Medical Control at St. Joseph’s Hospital eventually advised to discontinue. Officer Brinks remained at the scene to assist the medical examiner and the family.

At about 1:30 PM, Officers Laabs and Gerke used carrots provided by a passerby to lasso a horse that was wandering in the Cedar Run area, after breaking free from a farm on Sherman Road.

On December 19 at 7:09 PM, Officer Henning was dispatched to Highway 45 north of Highway 60 regarding a vehicle in the ditch. The 36-year-old Milwaukee woman claimed to have lost control on ice. There was blowing snow at the time, but no ice on the highway. The woman’s speech was slow and slurred, and she smelled strongly of intoxicants. Because of the -10° wind chill, the field tests were conducted at the police department. She was arrested for her first offense after failing the tests and had a PBT of .09%.

On December 20, a Texas man told Chief Dolnick that his brother posed as him during an OWI arrest on October 14. By the time he found out, the caller had been found guilty by default. The arrest would have been the fifth offense for the brother. After extensive follow-up to document who actually had been arrested, Det. Foeger referred charges of OWI-5th, identity theft, and obstructing to the District Attorney. The Texas man’s conviction was vacated by Municipal Court.

At about 9:40 that night, Sgt. Fristed and Officer Oswald were called to a residence because a 16-year-old had argued with his step-father, started shooting a Nerf gun around the house, argued with his mother, and then made a fist as if to strike her. At that point, the step-father pulled the boy to the ground and sat on top of him until he calmed down. When contacted by Officer Oswald, the boy balled his hands into fists and refused to make eye contact. Calm was restored, but the teenager was warned that future outbursts could result in arrest.

On December 21 at about 9:30 PM, Officer Oswald met with a 15-year-old boy who called 911 but then hung up. The teenager had gotten into an argument with his mother because the family’s Christmas celebration was going to be postponed for a few hours, which he felt ruined their tradition. He was told to calm down or the police would have to be called. He replied that he’d rather be in jail than celebrate a non-traditional Christmas, and he called 911. Officer Oswald showed incredible patience by counseling the boy about his behavior and controlling his temper.

On December 22, a 66-year-old man told Officer Oswald that, the previous May, he bought a 10-year computer warranty from an on-line company for $485. The company had since closed, and it’s likely that it was a scam. On December 21, he received a phone call from someone claiming to be from that company, saying that the man’s computer was infected and he should call “Victor” at the NSA. Victor convinced him to purchase $300 in iTunes gift cards to pay for the NSA’s assistance in cleaning his computer. Then, someone else from the NSA called and said there was something wrong with the gift cards, so they were going to send him a cashier’s check for $800. This was, seemingly, illogical, but he would probably have been told to cash the check, keep the supposedly invalid $300, and wire the remaining $500 back. Later, the man’s bank would tell him the check was counterfeit and he would have been out the entire $800. The second caller then convinced the man to buy three more $100 iTunes gift cards. The NSA called, again, said they lost the second $300, and asked him to buy $400 worth of cards; it was then that he called the police.

On December 28 at about 1:15 PM, Officer Gerke and Deputy Kohn responded to a car fire on Highway 45 north of Highway C. The officers used their fire extinguishers to extinguish the engine compartment fire. The Milwaukee man, 24, was not having a good day, for he was found to have a revoked license, was wanted by the Sheriff for failing to appear in court on a previous revocation arrest, and had a baggie of marijuana in his pocket.

At 4:15 PM, Officers Henning and Oswald were dispatched to the Main Street Mart regarding a verbal altercation between a clerk and a customer. A Hartland man, 63, said that after his winning $1 lottery tickets wouldn’t scan, the clerk threw the tickets at him and called him a crook. The man threatened to call the police and the manager, and the clerk replied that he got off work at 6:00 PM if he had a problem. The clerk, however, said he told the man that he couldn’t cash the tickets because they wouldn’t scan, and the man asked, “What do you think I am; a crook?” The clerk replied that it was possible, and the man replied, “You’re going to be sorry about this”. The clerk admitted telling the man what time he got off work. An independent witness corroborated the clerk’s version, but both parties were warned for disorderly conduct.

At 5:41 PM, Officers Oswald and Henning responded to a rescue call regarding an 87-year-old woman who was on the floor after suffering a stroke. Fortunately, she had been able to push a medical alert button and obtain help.

On December 29 at 5:19 PM, Officer Gerke assisted a 16-year-old boy who was having an emotional crisis. An ACS worker interviewed him for about an hour and determined that a safety plan would be sufficient.



Officers assisted the fire department at 24 fire and rescue calls this month.

On November 1 at 2:10 PM, 55-year-old man told Officer Henning about difficulties with his live-in girlfriend. He said their relationship is been strained and that he has called police in the past because of her behavior, but now there had been two incidents of domestic violence in the last couple of days. The first incident occurred several days earlier. The two had been drinking and she started accusing him of cheating. She slapped him in the face twice and then punched him in the face with a wallet, which caused swelling. On the night of October 31, they were again drinking and he was watching football. Once again, the woman argued with him about the women he works with and is supposedly cheating with. She spat in his face, hit him in the face and chest, and threw a potted plant on the ground. Later that evening, the woman came to the police station to be interviewed by officer Henning; she was arrested for disorderly conduct/domestic violence.

At 10:15 PM, a cell phone caller reported that women were exposing themselves inside a school bus she was following on Main Street. Officer Brinks stopped the school bus near Jackson Drive. The driver said that the passengers were returning from “Australian Thunder from Down Under”, a Vegas-style show featuring scantily clad, chiseled-featured young men gamboling on-stage. The women, though bouncing off the ceiling like kids who overdosed on Peeps, denied exposing themselves.

On November 3 at about 2 PM, the owner of a local business told Officer Gerke that an ex-employee had modified all of the passwords to the company’s accounting software, severely limiting access to accounts receivable/payable, payroll, and personnel information. State law provides both criminal and civil remedies when data has been modified in this way. The complainant was told to contact his attorney for some options, and Officer Gerke attempted to locate the suspect as part of the criminal investigation. The case remains open.

On November 4 at 10:43 PM, a woman told Officer Lake that another resident of her apartment building had left notes on her door, spat on her car, and possibly placed a mud on the vehicle. The suspect, a 60-year-old man with a history of run-ins with other neighbors, is often uncooperative with police when questioned; consequently, Slinger Officer Mammen assisted Officer Lake. The man denied the accusations, and was belligerent, confrontational, and agitated. The penmanship appeared to be different from other notes that the man has admitted to placing in the past, so it’s possible he was not involved in these latest antics.

On Monday, November 7 at about 10:30 PM, Officers Borkowski, Oswald, and Lake were dispatched to a domestic fight at a Green Valley location. Dispatch reported that the male subject broke a coffee table, poured alcohol on the woman and then left the residence. Upon arrival, Officer Borkowski saw the man standing outside; he complied with a pat down search and stood by with the other officers while Officer Borkowski spoke to the woman inside. The 37-year-old woman appeared to be heavily intoxicated. She denied having anything to drink but said that a bottle of vodka had been dumped on her head. She said that she and the gentleman had been at the Country Springs Hotel in Pewaukee on Friday night to celebrate his 40th birthday. Apparently, he had “gotten out of hand” and the management asked him to leave. He left but she and her daughter stayed for the night. She spent Saturday in Madison and returned to Jackson on Sunday night. Now, on Monday night, an argument broke out between them, with him calling her various names and then breaking a coffee table. He then poured a bottle of vodka over her. As she continued to talk, she added that he held her head back while pinching her nose and pouring the vodka down her throat. She agreed to a PBT, the result of which was .16%. Officer Borkowski questioned how he managed to pour this vodka down her throat, but she insisted that she hadn’t been drinking. The man told Officer Lake that the two of them had been exchanging insults and profanity. He admitted to flipping the table, breaking it. The woman denied drinking anything and he grabbed the bottle of vodka to show her how much had been consumed, although he did it by pouring the vodka on her person. Ultimately, the man was arrested for disorderly conduct/domestic abuse, violation of a domestic abuse injunction in connection with an earlier incident with this woman, and violation of probation for having violent contact with her. In addition, the woman was arrested for violation of probation, because she’s not supposed to be drinking alcohol.

On November 8 at 6:39 AM, Officer Krueger responded to the Waste Water Treatment Plant regarding a chlorine leak. Utility employees reported that a building that housed chlorine gas cylinders smelled of chlorine and a leak detection alarm was activated. The fire department indicated that no evacuation of the surrounding area would be necessary due to the small amount of gas involved. Two cylinders were found to be leaking, possibly due to the temperature in the storage building becoming too high.

On November 10 at about 4 PM, the 29-year-old woman told Officer Henning that she was very stressed at work, her parents were going through divorce, and she was having thoughts of committing suicide. An ACS worker determined that she was not an immediate threat to herself and could be placed in a safety plan instead of in emergency detention.

On November 11 at about 5 PM, Officers Oswald and Henning checked on the welfare of a 17-year-old girl who was sending text messages about harming herself. After she admitted to taking a variety of prescriptions belonging to her father, Jackson Rescue was dispatched for a potential overdose. The girl did admit taking the pills intentionally because she wished to kill herself. A crisis worker met Officer Oswald at St. Joseph’s Hospital, interviewed the girl, and determined that she would need to be placed in emergency detention. She was initially transferred to Children’s Hospital for medical treatment.

On November 13 at 3:46 AM, Officer Brinks clocked a vehicle at 87 mph on Highway 45 and stopped it after it exited at Main Street. In talking to the 50-year-old West Bend woman, he noticed that she smelled of intoxicants. She said that she was coming from the Barley Pop Tavern in Germantown, where she worked, and only had two drinks. However, she failed field sobriety tests and had a PBT of .13%, and was arrested for her first offense. She was also cited for the speeding violation.

At 2:30 PM, Officer Henning assisted the Sheriff’s Office at a crash on Cedar Creek Road at Highway P.

On November 14 at 7 PM, a Stonewall Drive resident asked the police to check on his upstairs neighbors, as it sounded like they were wrestling and wanted to make sure everything was okay. The upstairs resident told Officer Borkowski that, actually, her dogs were wrestling on the hardwood floors; she apologized for the noise.

At 9:13 PM, a 38-year-old man told Officer Borkowski that he and his wife had recently filed for divorce but were still living together. He believes that his wife has hacked into his Facebook and email accounts, and wanted someone to speak to her regarding that. Officer Borkowski explained that this would be a civil matter unless she were to use the information for some criminal purpose. Nevertheless, he asked that she speak to his wife, which she agreed to do only as a courtesy. When Officer Borkowski contacted the woman by phone and attempted to explain the purpose of the call, the woman became a defensive and wouldn’t stop yelling over her. Officer Borkowski told her that she was giving up and hung up. Woman called the police station and complained that she didn’t appreciate being accused of anything, to which Officer Borkowski replied that she wasn’t accusing her of anything. Officer Borkowski attempted to explain to both parties the importance of steering clear of the domestic violence laws, especially in view of the tension that was between them.

On November 15 at 10:05 AM, Officer Krueger was dispatched to meet with a 67-year-old man who had told his doctor’s nurse that he was depressed and thinking about taking pills. The man told Officer Krueger that he’d been depressed since a back injury forced him to quit his job. An ACS worker interviewed him, determined that he wasn’t an immediate risk to himself, and devised a “safety plan” for the man.

On November 23 at 8:40 AM, a woman told Officer Krueger that she received a text from her eight-year-old son alleging that he had been choked and hit by her ex-husband’s live-in girlfriend. Further investigation revealed that the boy had been misbehaving and hid in a car. When he refused to come out, she grabbed him by the hood of his sweatshirt which caused it to go around his neck but there was no evidence that she tried to choke him. However, she was arrested on a Germantown warrant, for which she immediately posted $161.

At about 5 PM, Salon Bidizza reported that an intoxicated man walked in and out of the business several times and was now banging on the windows. Officer Oswald found the 35-year-old New Holstein man standing in front of the Jackson Motel. After realizing that the man was having difficulty keeping a direct train of thought, he asked Officer Forsythe of Slinger PD to keep an eye on him while he spoke to the complainant. She said that the man was making confusing comments, banging on the windows, and making everyone uncomfortable. When recontacted, the suspect told Officer Oswald that he had approximately eight beers. He was told to return to his room at the motel and not to have conversations with strangers until he sobered up.

On November 24 at 2:30 AM, a 39-year-old Illinois man told Officer Lake that he’d been assaulted by his roommate at the Jackson Motel. He said the two were staying at the motel while participating in a study at the Spaulding Clinic in West Bend. The roommate, a 35-year-old from New Holstein, drank between 12 and 20 beers, was extremely intoxicated, and had been poking and pushing the complainant throughout the day. To alleviate the situation, the complainant disposed of the roommate’s remaining beer and went to bed. At about 2:15 AM, the man was awakened by the roommate, who accused him of stealing the blanket and sheets off his bed. When the man stood up to show him that the blanket and sheets were still on the bed, the roommate punched him six times in the face and torso with a closed fist. He pushed the roommate to the side and fled the motel. With Deputy Rodich, Officer Lake entered the unlocked motel room and observed the suspect sleeping. After waking him up, the heavily intoxicated man (.22%) denied striking the complainant. He was arrested for battery and disorderly conduct. Later, a citation for vandalism was issued when it was discovered the man had smashed a bathroom door while watching the Packer game on November 20.

On November 25 at 12:35 PM, a woman reported that a toddler was standing in front of a Georgetown Drive apartment building, apparently unattended. At that time, it was 36° with a steady wind. After arriving, Officer Gerke found that the three-year-old boy was now with a neighbor. Further investigation revealed that the mother had needed to drive to Pewaukee, where her boyfriend and father of the child was working. She chose to leave the child behind because he had taken the car seat with him by mistake. When she returned home, she was arrested for misdemeanor child neglect and booked at the County Jail; she posted bond shortly after. Officer Gerke reported that the apartment was clean and tidy.

On November 26 at 9 PM, attempted to stop a vehicle for speeding on Main Street and followed it with lights and siren activated as it went westbound on Highway 60. The vehicle finally stopped west of the Highway 45 ramps. After Sgt. Fristed arrived, Officer Henning shouted instructions to show his hands outside of the vehicle. The driver kept putting his hands out but then would withdraw them inside the vehicle where they couldn’t be seen. It also appeared that the man was attempting to call someone on his cell phone using Bluetooth and a speaker. The man was finally induced to follow instructions and step out of the vehicle. Further investigation revealed that the man had been drinking, which led to a failed field sobriety test; he declined to take a PBT test. After being arrested for his first offense, the 52-year-old Milwaukee man refused to consent to the blood test.

On November 29 at about 7:00 AM, Officer Gerke was dispatched to the Main Street Mart to assist a 38-year-old Milwaukee man who locked his keys inside his running car, which was parked in front of a gas pump. Following routine procedure, Officer Gerke tried to verify that the man had a valid license. The name he provided was “not on file” but a similar name came back with a revoked license and arrest warrants from Washington and Waukesha counties. After Deputy Meier arrived to assist, the man was arrested. A search turned up two mini-bottles of peach vodka, one of which was unsealed and partially consumed. The man claimed he just opened it while waiting for Officer Gerke to arrive. However, sitting in the center console, in plain view, were two more bottles of peach vodka, one empty and the other opened. The man was taken to jail for the OAR and warrants, and cited for obstructing an officer and open intoxicants in a motor vehicle. The vehicle was towed away. The vehicle was unlocked for free.

At 5:00 PM, Slinger PD requested mutual aid for a crash at the corner of Highway 60 & Highway 175; Officer Oswald responded.



On October 1 at 4:10 PM, a passerby flagged down Officer Oswald about a woman attempting to purchase alcohol at the Main Street Mart who appeared to be “messed up”. He observed a woman, 39, who we’re familiar with, literally stumbling toward the beer coolers. She returned to the checkout counter holding a 24 ounce can of a malt beverage. As he spoke to her, Officer Oswald observed that her eyes were bloodshot and glassy; she swayed and fell toward the counter. His requests to step away from the counter were, at first, met with a silent stare. After Officer Krueger arrived, Officer Oswald administered a field sobriety test, which the woman failed; the PBT was .20%. She was arrested for her third offense. The woman started to claim that she needed Jackson Rescue because she was hyperventilating. When Officer Oswald observed that she seemed to be okay, she admitted that she was just upset because “you’re f***ing with me”.

On October 3 at 6:11 PM, sheriff’s officers requested emergency assistance on Pleasant Valley Road at Highway 45, when several people started fighting with them during a traffic stop; Officer Henning responded. It was learned later that the driver was wanted and tossed a bag of heroin out of the vehicle

On October 4 at 3:25 PM, a 15-year-old told Officer Gerke that he had agreed to trade $200 worth of hats in return for a shirt. The trade had been arranged on Instagram with a party in Oklahoma. That person was now refusing to send the shirt and admitted that he’s scamming people and there’s that can be done about it. When the young man’s mother tried to communicate with

At 10:06 PM, a passerby reported that three people in clown outfits were jumping into traffic at the Canadian National crossing on Sherman Road, in the Town of Jackson. Deputy Schultz, Officer Henning and Sgt. Fristed checked the area. Officer Henning stopped a carload of older teens; one of them said they were looking for a clown who had been in her yard.

On October 5 at 3:41 PM, a Hemlock Street woman, 50, told Officer Henning that someone had thrown mud on her car. She described problems with a neighbor who has left notes on vehicles and garbage on the front stoop, made unfounded complaints about other residents to the police, and spat on her vehicle two days earlier. The 60-year-old, who we are familiar with, initially denied the allegations but then admitted leaving the notes and that spitting on the complainant’s vehicle may have been accidental. The man became quite agitated when told he was cited for disorderly conduct.

At about 7:00 PM, a resident told Officer Henning that she advertises furniture reupholstering on Facebook. A Port Washington woman asked her to pick up and repair a buffet. After the job was finished, the woman claimed to have been involved in a car crash and was homeless. After several attempts to contact her about what to do with the furniture, a man claiming to be the woman’s attorney called and demanded to know if the resident still had it. Perry Mason started to swear profusely, at which time the resident found him in contempt and adjourned the phone call. Officer Henning advised her to notify us if she continued to receive harassing calls.

Shortly after midnight on Friday, October 7, several households complained about a vehicle driving around playing “ice cream truck music”. Officer Brinks also heard it and, with Sgt. Fristed, tracked down a Buick Century occupied by four West Bend men, ages 19-21. The men explained that they were attempting to attract people dressed in clown masks. The driver was ticketed for causing loud and unnecessary noise.

On October 8 at about 11:30 AM, the Sheriff’s Office requested mutual aid for traffic control on Highway 45 north of Highway PV, where people were fighting at the scene of an accident.

On October 9 at 3:00 AM, Deputy Lagosh was doing a traffic stop on Highway P south of West Bend when a vehicle passed him driving on its front passenger side rim. Officer Otte of West Bend PD stopped the vehicle and eventually arrested the 29-year-old driver for OWI (the PBT was .21). Deputies were unable to locate where a collision occurred that damaged the vehicle and ruptured the tire. Officer Lake spotted a piece of a tire, plastic bumper pieces, and a hubcap belonging to the man’s vehicle on Highway 60 near Cedar Parkway. Further investigation revealed that the man had been driving eastbound on Highway 60, failed to negotiate the roundabout at Cedar Parkway, went over the truck “skirt”, struck the curb, and bottomed out, damaging the vehicle and blowing-out the tire.

On October 14 at 11:43 PM, Officer Brinks stopped a vehicle for expired registration and observed that the 47-year-old Jackson man appeared to be intoxicated. The man said that he had two beers at a Germantown tavern. The man failed field sobriety tests and refused to provide a PBT sample. After being arrested for his first offense, he also refused to submit to a blood test. Since no one could be found to take him under their care, he was held at the County Jail for twelve hours. A PBT during the booking process revealed a .13% level.

On October 15 at 4:17 PM, Officer Henning was dispatched to a possible domestic fight next to a vehicle parked on Highway 60. Prior to arrival, the caller reported that the vehicle had gone north on Highway 45. Trooper Perales and Deputy Lagosh intercepted the vehicle near Highway PV, while Officer Henning stopped on Highway 60 to speak to a 16-year-old who was left behind. The young man reported that an argument occurred between his father, step-mother, and himself. After he told the step-mother to “shut up”, she pulled the car over, exited, and tried to pull him out. He locked the door, so she got back inside and tried to jump into the back seat. He got out of the car and she threw food at him. The father convinced him to get back into the car. The step-mother again jumped into the back seat and threw soda at the boy, who jumped out, again. Then the adults started arguing and left after the son said he’d find his own way home. The adults’ story was basically the same. The step-mother, 47, had been arrested by another jurisdiction last August for battery and disorderly conduct and ordered not to have violent contact with the step-son. Officer Henning arrested the woman for disorderly conduct and bail-jumping.

On October 18 at 12:20 AM, the Department of Veterans Affairs Crisis Line reported that they had a vet on the line who was holding a gun and threatening suicide. While Officers Brinks, Lake, and Oswald responded, the man’s father got on the line and said he had the gun and his son was calm. After the officers arrived, the veteran said that he actually unloaded the weapon, awakened his father, and gave the gun to him. The man was distraught because a member of his unit had committed suicide, leaving his wife and children behind. He agreed to have his father give him a ride to the VA Hospital in Milwaukee for further assistance.

At about 5:00 PM, a 30-year-old man showed up at the police station, stating that he’d been fired by a local trucking company and left without means to return to North Carolina. Officer Oswald gave the man $5 and a ride to the Pioneer Plaza, where he could hitch a ride. Later, it was learned that the employer had offered the man a free shuttle ride to the Greyhound station in Milwaukee, but the man stalled and then swore at the owner, at which time he was ordered to leave.

Also on October 18, a Wisconsin state agent informed Det. Foeger that her agency had recovered a video depicting sexual activity that had been made by a Jackson teenager. The agent asked that Det. Foeger interview the teenager to determine if the video had been made voluntarily or if an adult had encouraged it or used coercion. It would also be necessary for him to contact the teenager’s parents so they’re aware of what took place.

On October 19 at 5:42 PM, Officers Oswald and Krueger were dispatched to Kerry Ingredients, after a supervisor reported that a female employee had been acting strangely. The officers found her in the parking lot, pacing around and having trouble answering questions. Officer Oswald was able to locate a friend, who reported that the woman suffered from bi-polar disorder. Officer Oswald gave the woman a ride to the police station to wait for the friend to drive from Milwaukee. While waiting, she would alternate between anxiousness and laughter. When Officer Oswald played music to calm her down, she started to dance around the room. Her friend arrived at 7:40 PM; he said that she gets like this when she stops taking her medication.

On October 20 at 3:00 PM, Dispatch reported that someone called 911 from a cellphone and hung up. The location was thought to be from a home on Hemlock Street, but the resident told Officer Oswald that he wasn’t familiar with the cell phone number and all was well at the house. See next.

At about 4:00 PM, a Hickory Street woman, 37, called the police station, crying that she needed the police. Officers Oswald and Krueger met the woman outside the townhouse, where she told them that she’d been arguing with her boyfriend (and father of her two children) all day and she was scared. As has happened in prior calls to this residence, she refused to say what happened, claiming the man would kill her. All that could be determined was that there had been an argument but no physical contact. It was learned that the earlier 911 call had been made by her 20-year-old son (not related to the boyfriend) but he hung up without saying anything; he refused to talk about that or what had been going on. The boyfriend, 26, told the officers that the woman had been yelling at him but he stayed upstairs. He believed the woman was upset because he has a young child with another woman. Lacking information that a crime had taken place, the officers could take no further action. The woman left, saying she wanted to go to her mother’s. See next.

At 4:45 PM, a 50-year-old man came to the police station and told Officer Krueger that his girlfriend had stolen cell phone. When contacted at work, she agreed to return the phone and all of his property, since he was moving out. With the dispute resolved, Officer Krueger then arrested the man for three outstanding warrants from West Bend. See October 21.

At 6:44 PM, a 17-year-old man reported that his stepfather was chasing him, struck his mother, and was damaging his Xbox. When Officers Krueger and Oswald, and Sgt. Fristed, arrived at the Hickory Street townhouse, they were met outside by the caller and his mother. She said that when she returned home, the boyfriend grabbed her by the neck, slammed her into the wall, and struck her in the back of the head. She did have visible injuries. She also recounted other attacks and destruction of her property committed by the man. The woman refused to complete a written statement and discouraged her son from writing one because she was afraid the suspect would eventually obtain a copy, placing them in danger. The suspect was arrested without incident. The District Attorney charged him with battery and disorderly conduct, both as acts of domestic violence. The man had been arrested by Jackson police in April 2015 for a similar incident against the same woman. All of the charges in that case were dismissed after one year as part of a “deferred prosecution” agreement.

On October 21 at 9:09 AM, the 50-year-old man who’d been arrested the previous day was now out of jail, having paid $346 in outstanding forfeitures. He told Officer Gerke and Chief Dolnick that his ex-girlfriend’s son had tried to run him over, then yelled, “I’ll kick your ass” and a racial slur as he drove past. The complainant, 50, was in the process of moving his belongings from the woman’s apartment building to the building next door. When contacted by phone, the other man denied the allegations and said he’s afraid of the complainant because he always carries a knife and has “gang ties”.

On October 23 at about 1:00 PM, a maintenance man told Officer Gerke that someone had turned a townhouse’s water and gas off. The problem was traced to a 46-year-old man who was upset with his ex-girlfriend. The man was referred to the District Attorney for a charge of disorderly conduct and taken to jail for violating parole, one of the conditions of which was that he not harass or intimidate anyone.

On October 24 at 7:39 PM, Officer Henning was dispatched to the area of Main Street near Western Avenue regarding a man who was stumbling and falling on the sidewalk. He found an intoxicated 56-year-old man, with whom we’re familiar, pushing a bicycle. Officer Henning asked how he was doing; the man, who began swaying to-and-fro, replied that he was fine and was walking home, which was a short distance away. Officer Henning gave him a ride while Officer Oswald rode the bicycle to the house. As they drove past Officer Oswald, the man yelled, “Hey, that’s the f***er who stole my bike; shoot him!” and complained that the police are always “F***ing with me”. After Officer Oswald delivered the bike and Officer Henning dropped him off, the gentleman expressed his gratitude by promising to “call my lawyer about this”.

At 9:05 PM, a woman told Officer Oswald that her vehicle had been hit by a pickup truck in the Jackson Pub parking lot. She chased the truck down and confronted the driver, a 26-year-old Jackson man, who was now back in the tavern. The driver failed field tests and had a PBT of .18%; he was arrested for his first offense

On October 26 at 1:00 AM, Officer Lake was dispatched to Highway 45 at Highway 60/Main Street regarding a possible carjacking. The caller was reporting that her vehicle had been rear-ended and, when she pulled over, a black man took the car at gunpoint. This type of carjacking has been occurring in the Milwaukee area. Officer Lake met the Hartford woman, 27, at the Comfort Inn, where she walked after the carjacking. She provided a detailed description of the suspect and his vehicle. Just before the incident, Officer Lake had seen such a vehicle stopped on Highway 60 at the Highway 45 overpass, with a woman exiting. As he drove past, he entered the vehicle’s license plate into his computer and noticed the vehicle was entering the southbound on-ramp. After seeing that the registered owner didn’t have a valid license, he turned around and tried to locate it on Highway 45 without success. He then returned to speak to the woman but she was also gone. When this was described to the complainant, she denied that it was related to her incident. She then rode with Officer Lake to point out where the carjacking supposedly took place; it was determined to be on Highway 45 well north of Jackson. Deputies later determined that the vehicle seen by Officer Lake had, indeed, dropped her off on Main Street. Why the woman lied about walking from the carjacking (without calling 911 on her cell phone), and denied knowing about the vehicle that dropped her off, may be connected to her past addiction to heroin and criminal record. didn’t look fully inflated.