Notable Incidents

Notable Incidents
Jackson Police Department

These are the more notable 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.


 MAY 2015

On May 1 at 11:13 PM, a clerk at the Main Street Mart reported that a woman had just left the store, smelling of alcohol and making comments about killing herself. She was last seen heading towards the Comfort Inn. Officer Brinks located the 48-year-old Town of Jackson woman in the motel parking lot. The woman was agitated and aggressive, saying that she was leaving her husband and was upset about things that were going on in her life. She said that she was poor and started ranting about Gov. Walker and his political theories. When Officer Borkowski arrived and searched the woman for weapons, she remarked, “If you find a coin on me, you’ll shoot me”. She refused to give her name, saying that she was a ghost and didn’t have one. Although she denied making any comments about suicide, the clerk reported that the woman had made several comments about taking her own life. It was decided to transport the woman to St. Joseph’s Hospital for medical clearance and an assessment by Acute Care Services. This was done immediately after the woman threatened to defecate in the rear of the squad car. At the hospital, the woman was physically resistive and had to be handcuffed to a bed. However, she became even more aggressive and had to be placed in restraints by the nurses. She continued to be verbally abusive to the officers and nurses, throwing out obscene remarks and threats. Eventually, a doctor prescribed an injection of sedative to calm her down from what appeared to be a manic state. The officers requested mutual aid from the Sheriff’s Office due to potential problems transporting her to the inpatient facility in Fond du Lac. Although she promised to cooperate, she attempted to strike and kick one of the deputies as she was being prepared for transport.

On May 2 at 2:12 PM, Officer Gerke provided mutual aid to the Sheriff’s Office for a crash in the area of Jackson Drive and Western Avenue in the Town of Jackson. Initial reports were that an occupant had been ejected and was laying on the roadway. She found a Chevy S 10 that appeared to have rolled over several times. In 18-year-old woman was being assisted by two EMTs from the Jackson Fire Department who had responded directly to the scene. After deputies arrived, Officer Gerke assisted with traffic control and obtained written statements from witnesses.

On May 3 at 1:24 AM Officer Brinks, assisted by Slinger Officer Gullickson, went to a Main Street residence after a 23-year-old woman sent text messages to a friend threatening to harm herself. There was no response when they knocked on the door, and they were joined by deputies Herriges and Schultz. Because there was a fear that the woman would try to jump off the porch, two officers stayed in the back into others entered the residence. When Officer Brinks went inside, he saw blood in the hallway; he immediately had Jackson Rescue paged to stage near the residence. Continuing down the hallway, he saw a bloody notebook propped up against the door with, “I’m sorry. I love you. I’m weak.” The woman was found sitting in the shower with the hot water running and several lacerations to her wrist. Officer Brinks and Deputy Herriges provided first aid to staunch the bleeding until the EMTs arrived. After medical clearance at St. Joseph’s Hospital, the woman was transported to Fond du Lac for placement.

On May 5 at about 5 AM, a resident told Officer Oswald that a bottle, stick and other objects had been placed on their vehicle and someone had written on the driveway with yellow chalk, “Hi, I’m Jim I like to f*** dogs”. They believed that the perpetrator was a relative with behavioral health issues who has been falsely accusing one of them of sexually assaulting young girls. Per their request that she not to be cited, Officer Oswald notified the woman to stop having contact with this family and to stay off of their property or she would be arrested.

At 3 PM, Officer Gerke clocked an SUV on Highland Road at 45 mph in the 25 mph zone. When she turned around to make a traffic stop, the vehicle appeared to accelerate to an estimated speed of 70 mph down Stonewall Drive. He made several turns through the residential area but then got trapped on Old Orchard Court, which is a dead-end. She ordered the driver to put the vehicle in park and had to drop the keys out the window; Det. Foeger arrived to assist. The 18-year-old Town of Trenton man was cited for speeding and reckless driving. His parents later told Officer Gerke that their son had been involved in a traumatic incident recently and was receiving counseling. He was fortunate that Officer Gerke didn’t take him to jail for attempting to elude an officer, which is a felony.

That afternoon, a business owner told Detective Foeger that an employee was suspected of stealing almost $7000 worth of fuel from the business. The case remains under investigation.

At 5:48 PM, Officer Lake and Deputy Stevens were dispatched to a Glencoe Lane residence regarding an out of control 15-year-old boy. The boy and his mother had engaged in an argument, with each accusing the other of pushing and shoving. The boy was also verbally abusive to both his mother and sister. ACS was called because the boy made remarks about harming himself. The crisis worker enacted a safety plan for him and Officer Lake verbally warned him for disorderly conduct.

On May 8 at 3:43 PM a Georgetown Drive resident told Officer Lake that her mother-in-law was sending threatening and profanity-laced text messages. This has been an ongoing problem with the 55-year-old woman, who has been previously cited for harassment but has allegedly said she would never be arrested for it. At Officer Lake’s request, the Sheboygan County Sheriff arrested the woman and transferred her to Officer Lake’s custody at the north county line. She was booked at the County Jail on a charge of disorderly conduct.

At about 9 PM, Officer Lake and Sgt. Fristed were asked to check on the welfare of a Main Street man who sent a text message to a friend that showed several pills and a message about making the pain go away. The 17-year-old said he was upset over breaking up with his girlfriend and referred to a friend who committed suicide last year. He clarified that he was not considering harming himself but was very distraught. An ACS worker responded to the home and enacted a safety plan for the young man.

On May 10 at about 8:30 PM, Officer Henning observed a vehicle exit a parking lot off of Main Street. At about the same time, a 911 call was made from a residence near the parking lot, reporting that a 17-year-old woman had struck her mother and fled. Believing that the vehicle was connected, Officer Henning stopped the vehicle and did, indeed, see the 17-year-old inside. The girl said that Mom didn’t want her to go out and took her backpack in an attempt to prevent her from leaving. She claimed that when she tried to get the backpack back, her mother slapped her. Her mother, however, said that her daughter pushed her several times, she became afraid for her safety, and tried to lock herself in the bathroom. The daughter allegedly tried to force the door open, eventually breaking it. The daughter was arrested for disorderly conduct/domestic violence.

On May 11 at 9:08 PM, Officer Borkowski and Sgt. Fristed were dispatched to a Georgetown Drive townhouse after a 15-year-old cut herself and took 40 to 50 lithium carbonate pills. She was transferred from St. Joseph’s to Children’s Hospital for treatment, after which an emergency detention was performed.

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APRIL 2015

Officers responded to 19 rescue calls and 5 fire calls this month.

On April 2 at about 2:30 PM, a Ford Focus went over the curb on Jackson Drive at Main Street, struck a concrete-filled tub holding a mailbox post, and dragged the 200 pound tub about 61’ before coming to a stop. A witness saw the 18-year-old Slinger woman toss an aerosol can from the vehicle after the crash, which Officer Laabs recovered. The woman said she took four “hits” of Ultra Duster compressed air and passed out.  She was cited for first offense operating while intoxicated and held at the Washington County Jail on charges of abuse of a hazardous substance and felony bail jumping, the latter in connection with an open case of possession with intent to deliver designer drugs.

On April 4, shortly after midnight, the Sheriff’s Office requested mutual aid from Officer Brinks, to translate for a Spanish-speaking suspect in an OWI-related crash on Highway 28 near Kewaskum.

At 6:11 AM, Officers Gerke and Brinks were dispatched to a family fight at a Hickory Lane apartment. The 35 year old woman met them outside and reported that her 24-year-old boyfriend was inside throwing things around and had a butcher knife. As they spoke to her, the garage door started to close and they obtained her keys to open the apartment door. The man was ordered to show himself, with officers covering him at gunpoint because he’d been using a knife; he surrendered without incident. The man said he came home from work at about 6:00 PM the previous night; his wife got upset because he wanted to go to Milwaukee and shoot dice. They fought until going to sleep in separate rooms at about 11:00 PM. The argument resumed at 4:00 AM when the woman awoke for work. He then stood in front of her van to prevent her from leaving. The woman added that he threatened to slash the tires of her van and to cut the brake line with the knife. He was arrested for disorderly conduct/domestic violence. See next.

At 10:32 AM, Officer Gerke and Deputy Naumann were called back to the Hickory Lane apartment after the boyfriend posted bond, returned and pounded on the door; he took off prior to her arrival. The man tried to enter the apartment and damaged the interior of the woman’s car. Additional charges of violating the 72-hour contact prohibition, disorderly conduct, and criminal damage to property were requested.

On April 5, Easter Day, at 3:39 AM, Officer Brinks stopped a vehicle for 80 mph on Highway 45. The 25-year-old West Bend man smelled of intoxicants and said he “had a couple of shots” while bartending in Pewaukee. He staggered while outside of the vehicle and almost fell over. He failed field tests and had a PBT test of .25%. He was arrested for his first offense.

On April 7 at 11:30 PM, Officer Lake observed an SUV operating without headlamps on Main Street near Highway P, stopping it as it turned on a Highway 45 on-ramp. A computer inquiry revealed that the Minnesota man was revoked for not complying with the alcohol assessment requirement of an earlier OWI citation in this state; he was also wanted by Hales Corner PD for failure to pay a municipal citation.

On April 9 at 11:46 AM, a 47 year old woman told Officer Laabs that neighbors on either side of her house were listening to her. She said the FBI had swept her house for listening devices. She purchased a white noise machine to deter the eavesdropping and aimed a camera out her front window.

On April 10 at 3:43 AM, Officers Borkowski and Oswald were dispatched to a Willow Ridge home, where a 23-year-old woman was ill after possibly overdosing on narcotic pain medicine and alcohol. The woman had threatened suicide in a text message to a friend. She was taken to St. Joseph’s Hospital by Jackson Rescue. The medical clearance, never a quick process, took considerably longer because of a constant stream of other emergency cases coming into the emergency room. Officer Oswald didn’t return to the police station until almost 2:00 PM.

At 9:20 AM, while he was at the hospital for the above incident, Officer Oswald helped a sheriff’s deputy restrain a 43-year-old man who was combative and threatening to assault officers.

On April 11, the children of a 64-year-old Jackson woman told Officer Krueger that their mother had lost at least $10,000 in an internet scam. The situation began when she met someone on a dating site who supposedly lives in Texas. After emailing back-and-forth, he started asking for money. Sometimes, he claimed to be in Africa and needed money to return to Texas or score a business contract. The victim was then induced to send money to several women. The man kept promising to eventually come to Jackson to be with her and professed his love for her. Officer Krueger determined that the names given to the woman had been stolen. The bank was wiring money to bank accounts that had been hacked. Based on past experience, it’s likely that the suspect is overseas.

On April 12 at about 5:30 PM, Officer Henning stopped a vehicle for speeding on Highway P. The driver, a 24 year old Appleton man, had been drinking but a field test indicated he wasn’t intoxicated. In the meantime, Officer Henning recognized a 27-year-old Town of Trenton man from a previous arrest and asked the man if he was still on probation; he refused to say and made a big show of recording the traffic stop on his cell phone (he was off-probation as of December). Before leaving, the man yelled at Officer Henning if he wanted to see his video; Officer Henning replied that he had his own video. The driver was released with a warning despite his friend’s efforts to provoke Officer Henning.

At 5:40 PM, the Sheriff’s Office requested mutual aid at a two vehicle crash in the area of Country Aire and Highway NN, near the county line. Officer Gerke arrived shortly before Deputy Dexter and provided traffic control until relieved by other deputies.

At 9:15 PM, Officer Henning stopped a vehicle for expired registration and made contact with the driver, a 52-year-old Richfield man. The officer recognized the man from an April 3 incident in which Sgt. Fristed found him sleeping behind the wheel in a parking lot with open intoxicants. In this case, the man smelled strongly of beer and had slurred speech. The man said he had one beer at the Latest Edition. Officer Borkowski arrived to assist. The man failed field tests and refused to submit to a PBT test; he was arrested for his second OWI offense.

On April 13 at 10:32 AM, Officer Krueger and Det. Foeger responded to a dumpster that was fully engulfed in flames. They stood by while the fire department responded. Foul play wasn’t suspected.

On April 15 at about 5:00 PM, Officer Henning stopped a vehicle for suspended plates on a Highway 45 on-ramp. When the 31-year-old Milwaukee man opened the glove box to retrieve paperwork, Officer Henning observed a stun gun and a large knife; Officer Gerke arrived to assist. The man was cited for carrying a concealed weapon, operating a vehicle with suspended registration, and driving after revocation. He was held at the County Jail for violating his parole.

On April 17 at about 8:00 PM, a convenience store clerk told Officer Henning that she refused to sell more vodka to a woman who had already made several purchases that day, per store policy. The 49-year-old woman responded by calling the clerk a “f***ing bitch” and threatened to have her boyfriend come into the store; she left when the clerk said she was calling the police. When contacted by Officers Henning and Lake at her Green Valley residence, the woman reiterated that the clerk was a “f***ing bitch”. She was told not to return to the store and given a citation for disorderly conduct, which she tore into pieces, crumpled into a ball, and threw on the lawn.

On April 19 at about 8:00 PM, a 911 caller reported an erratic driver heading toward the village on Highway 60 from the “Five Corners” in Ozaukee County. Sgt. Fristed spotted the vehicle as it passed him at Jackson Drive, stopping it after he saw it drive across the center line. The 45-year-old Hartford man smelled of intoxicants and had slurred speech; he said he had two beers. He was arrested for his first OWI offense after failing the field sobriety test; a PBT test was .18%.

On April 21 at 3:35 PM, a 65-year-old man complained to Officers Gerke and Henning that his sister took a bottle of vodka away from him and left. The sister agreed to return the bottle the next day. See next

At 4:32PM, the man called 911 because his sister didn’t return with his vodka. Officer Gerke reminded him that his sister was coming back the next day with the vodka. He was also warned for misusing 911.

At 7:30 PM, Sgt. Fristed and Officers Henning and Gerke responded to a rescue call on Hemlock Street, after a man told 911 that his wife had delivered a baby while sitting on the toilet. By the time they arrived, the father had retrieved the baby from the toilet and placed it on the floor next to Mom. While waiting for Jackson Rescue, Officer Gerke wrapped the infant and held it, and Officer Henning secured the umbilical cord. The father was a little excited, so Officer Henning volunteered to cut the cord for him when the EMTs were ready. Both the full term baby girl and Mom were doing fine.

On April 22 at 10:37 PM, a convenience store clerk told Officer Borkowski that a man had come into the store to buy cigars but didn’t have ID; tobacco buyers are “carded” the same as alcohol buyers. The man didn’t have ID and said a friend would come in and buy them. The clerk explained that she couldn’t sell the cigars to the friend, either, because the cigars would be turned over to him and he didn’t have ID. The owner of the vehicle then came into the store and was told the same thing. The clerk called police after they left because the people were so irate and she wanted them to be told not to return to the store. Officer Borkowski called the vehicle owner, a 27-year-old Milwaukee woman, and tried to explain the situation, but the woman kept yelling at her and said what happened was “a racial thing” and not due to the store policy.

On April 24 at 3:00 AM, Deputy Stolz radioed that he clocked a vehicle at close to 100 mph southbound on Highway 45 heading towards the village. Officer Henning happened to be on the highway and stood-by while Deputy Stolz performed a field sobriety test and eventually arrested the 29-year-old West Bend man.

On April 25 at 2:47 AM, Deputy Vanier radioed that he was in foot pursuit of a driver who fled after a traffic stop on Highway P near Sherman Road. Officers Oswald and Brinks were asked for mutual aid. Deputy Vanier caught the 32-year-old West Bend fairly quickly.

On April 27 at 5:30 PM, Officers Lake and Krueger were dispatched to a Georgetown Drive apartment, after a woman discovered her boyfriend trying to hang himself in the basement. She cut the rope with scissors and then called 911. The 29-year-old man was admitted into the Intensive Care Unit at St. Joseph’s and transferred to an inpatient facility the next day.

On April 30 at 10:23 PM, two parents told Officers Brinks and Borkowski that their 12-year-old son doesn’t listen to them, doesn’t do his chores and is disrespectful. The boy admitted being disrespectful but said his parents call him names, such as “dickhead”. Everyone was counseled to respect each other.

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MARCH 2015

Officers responded to 20 rescue calls and 3 fire calls this month.

On March 1 at about 6:30 PM, Officers Lake, Henning, and Gerke responded to a Clover Lane address regarding a family fight. When they arrived, the woman said that her husband had loaded a pistol prior to the officers’ arrival. However, the man surrendered without incident. He was arrested for disorderly conduct and handling a firearm while intoxicated, both as domestic violence.

At 8:37 PM, employees of Ivy Manor, a community based residential facility, requested Jackson Rescue after finding an 88 year resident lying in the snow outside the building. When Officers Lake and Brinks arrived, they found that the man had been returned to the facility in a wheelchair. They began CPR and attached an AED, which applied one shock. The officers turned care over to arriving EMTs from the fire department. The man was transferred to Froedtert St. Joseph’s Hospital, where he passed away at about 11:30 PM. Further investigation revealed that staff started looking for the man at about 7:20 PM, after realizing he wasn’t in the building. The appropriate state regulatory agency was notified.

On March 3 at 10:45 PM, Officers Lake and Brinks were dispatched to a group home on Main Street regarding a 57-year-old man with dementia who was combative with members of the staff and a private ambulance company they had called. Officer Mammen from Slinger and Sheriff’s Deputy Vanderheiden arrived to assist. The man actively resisted and had to be taken to the ground and handcuffed, then secured on a cot and placed in the ambulance. Officer Lake Road in the back of the ambulance but Officer Brinks was called to a report of a possible family fight and couldn’t follow him. Hartford officers Janzen and Rohrer met the ambulance at Aurora Hartford Medical Center. The man remained uncooperative and was eventually admitted to the hospital.

On March 7 at 7:10 PM, Officer Henning made contact with a vehicle in the Walgreens parking lot after it was spotted speeding and had either a defective or missing muffler. The 44-year-old West Bend man smelled of intoxicants and had bloodshot and watery eyes; he denied drinking any alcohol. A computer inquiry revealed that the man had a pending second offense OWI case and other open cases, and was wanted on several warrants from the Sheriff’s Office. Sgt. Fristed arrived to assist. The man was arrested after failing the field sobriety test and had a PBT of .14%. After the man asked if his cell phone could be retrieved from the car, Sgt. Fristed discovered an open bottle of vodka. The man was arrested for three counts of bail jumping, third offense OWI, operating after revocation, and open intoxicants in a vehicle. While en route to the hospital, the man made suicidal statements about wishing his life was over and that he didn’t want to be around anymore. This necessitated notifying Acute Care Services. After blood was drawn, and ACS worker interviewed the man and concluded that he needed to be placed on suicide watch at the County Jail.

On March 9 at 8 PM, Officer Gerke was dispatched to a Hickory Lane apartment regarding a possible domestic abuse; Deputy Stevens assisted. They were met by a 17-year-old girl who said that her father was angry that she didn’t come home to let the dog out. She felt that it was “common sense” that he would have realized this because he knew she’d be at school until 7 PM. During an argument, Dad allegedly grabbed her phone away and smashed it; said he was going to spank her for using foul language and having a bad attitude; and punched her in the right side of the face with a closed fist. While speaking to the girl, she received a phone call from her father’s ex-girlfriend. With the officers standing there, the girl started yelling and swearing at the woman. The father said that when they got home, his daughter was swearing at him and was disrespectful. He said he went to spank her and hit her once across her buttocks with an open hand. She then kicked him in the groin and ran out of the house to the neighbors. He denied punching his daughter and stated the only physical contact was when he went to spank her. He also said that he took the phone away from his daughter but didn’t break it, which the officers could see for themselves. Despite the allegation of being punched, the girl had no marks on her face. Again, in the officers’ presence, the girl began yelling and swearing at her father and, when admonished by Officer Gerke, replied, “Whatever”. No further action was taken.

On March 10 at 2:08 AM, Officer Lake was dispatched to a South Center Street apartment regarding a possible overdose; Sgt. Broker from the Sheriff’s Office assisted. The mother led them to her 18-year-old daughter who was lying face-down on the carpet and was shaking and incoherent. It appeared the girl had taken prescription medications in a suicide attempt. Jackson Rescue transported her to St. Joseph’s Hospital. She told officer Lake that she was upset with her job and boyfriend. ACS determined that she would need to undergo emergency detention, and she was transferred to an inpatient unit in Fond du Lac after she was medically cleared.

At 4 PM, Officer Gerke and Det. Foeger were asked to check the welfare of a Green Valley resident after he called his doctor’s office and was slurring his words and not making sense. They found the 51-year-old man sitting in a lawn chair. His wife reported that he had been drinking vodka today but the amount wasn’t unusual for him. The man said he had no intention of harming himself and he called his doctor’s office because he was just looking for somebody to talk to.

At about 5 PM on March 12, Officer Lake and Det. Foeger were dispatched to a residence where a 15-year-old girl was out of control and had become physically violent with her parents. They were met by the girl’s father, stepmother, and biological mother. They reported that the girl was having behavioral issues in school and at home. As her mother was driving her to the village, the subject of counseling came up and the girl became angry and began to scream and kick items in the car. The girl refused to get out of the car at her father’s home, and when Dad physically pulled her out, she began yelling and swearing in the front yard, then ran to a nearby corner. After about 15 minutes, the girl calmed down and walked back to the house. However, she blocked her mother’s path because she wanted to go along instead of staying in Jackson. When her father tried to restrain her in a bear hug, she tried to head-butt him and, when she missed, bit his right hand. The girl was cited for disorderly conduct.

On March 11 at 1:45 PM, a 23-year-old Ridgeway Drive man told Officer Gerke that his 19-year-old girlfriend got upset because he left a window open due to the odor of her cats’ litter box. She was angry because the cats could have fallen out of the window, and he retorted that she should clean the boxes. The woman slapped him across the face and he restrained her before she could hit him again. She then threatened to hit him with a baseball bat, although she didn’t pick it up. She then left the apartment with belongings and the cats, and threatened to call the police on him. The woman was later arrested for disorderly conduct/domestic violence.

On March 17 at about noon, Officer Gerke and Det. Foeger responded to Kettle Moraine Coatings regarding an unresponsive male in the bathroom. Officer Gerke was first to arrive; she retrieved the squad medical bag and was escorted to a bathroom where she found a 32-year-old man slumped over and with labored breathing. She noticed foam coming from his mouth and nose, a tourniquet, and what looked like an injection point on his right arm. She also saw a lighter and the bottom portion of a soda can on top of the toilet tank, which are additional signs of heroin use. She immediately grabbed the Narcan kit from her bag and administered one dose in the man’s nostril. In most cases, this would be enough to revive a victim. Although the man’s pulse became stronger, he remained unconscious and still had labored breathing. After two minutes, she administered a second dose. The man regained consciousness as Jackson Rescue arrived on the scene. A manager reported that when they found the man, there was a hypodermic needle lay next to him, which they placed in an office for safekeeping for the police. The man was referred to the District Attorney for charges of possession of narcotics, possession of drug paraphernalia and bail jumping. The man is a work-release inmate of the Washington County Jail, and the Sheriff’s Office took him into custody after he was medically cleared.

At 8:30 PM Officer Henning and Sgt. Fristed were dispatched to a South Center Street apartment regarding a 17-year-old daughter who was yelling and swearing at the mother. The officers are familiar with the girl from previous incidents. She was reminded that since she turned 17 last month, she is no longer treated as a juvenile and faces arrest if she doesn’t begin controlling herself.

On March 18 at 9:50 PM, a Walgreens employee reported that a male subject was passed out in his vehicle. Officer Henning and Officer Borkowski arrived and found a 47-year-old man, who we are familiar with, rummaging around in his vehicle. A clerk reported that the man had just been inside to buy a pack of cigarettes and, while waiting to pay, suddenly closed his eyes and stood still, except for occasional twitches, for 30-45 seconds. The man walked out without completing the transaction and, shortly later, a passerby reported that he’d passed-out halfway inside his car, still twitching. While being interviewed, the man had a raspy speech and was very jumpy. Several times, he would appear to be on the brink of sleep, with his eyes rolling up and closing, and then he would snap-to, jump, and be jittery again. The man denied drinking alcohol and said he took pain medication earlier. Officer Henning observed that the interior of the man’s nose was scabbed and coated with white residue, which are signs of snorting crushed narcotic tablets. The man failed field sobriety tests for the use of narcotics and admitted snorting Percocet. After being arrested for driving under the influence, a search revealed a prescription bottle for oxycodone and an empty vial containing a rolled up dollar bill and a snorting straw with white residue.

On March 21 at 12:30 AM, Officer Oswald was monitoring traffic from a turnaround on Highway 45 and clocked a vehicle at 86 mph. After stopping the vehicle south of Highway C, the 30-year-old West Bend man said he was coming from a friend’s house and had only one beer. After Deputy Schultz to assist, Officer Oswald administered a field sobriety test which the man failed; he was cited for his first offense.

On March 27 at 7:16 PM, Officer Henning was dispatched to a possible burglary in progress at a vacant home. Sgt. Hennes and Deputy Robertson from the Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to assist. Officer Henning recognized a vehicle in the driveway as belonging to the family that had been evicted from the house in January. They found the former owner, a 49-year-old woman, in the backyard. She said that she had been given permission to return in the spring to remove bulbs, but could not identify who gave her permission. She and her 30-year-old son said neither of them had entered the house. However, further investigation revealed that a screen to a kitchen window had been cut. While the deputies kept an eye on the two, Officer Henning spoke to the neighbor who reported the incident. He said the man had climbed through the back window and was walking inside the house. He knew that nobody was supposed to be there because the bank had already taken the house and hired people to clean the interior, so he called 911. Initially, the man was arrested on an outstanding warrant from Waukesha County. He then volunteered that he went in the house because his mother wanted him to take the dishwasher. He was referred to the District Attorney for criminal trespass to dwelling.

On March 28 at 5:17 PM, a 911 caller reported an erratic driver heading towards the village on Sherman Road. The witness continued to follow the vehicle as it made various turns and Officer Henning was able to intercept it on Clover Lane. The vehicle was driven by a 32-year-old Jackson woman; her 10 year-old-son and 4-year-old daughter were passengers. Officer Henning observed that her speech was slow and slurred, eyelids were droopy, and pupils were constricted. She hadn’t been drinking alcohol but said she takes prescribed medications. Although orange pill residue could be seen in one nostril, indicating that she’d been snorting a controlled substance, she denied doing so for many years. The woman failed field sobriety tests and was arrested for impaired driving. The woman’s purse contained prescription vials of Alprazolam that she stole from her sister and had been snorting. She was held for bond at the Washington County Jail and referred to the District Attorney for charges of operating while intoxicated (3rd offense) with passengers under the age of 16 and two counts of possession of controlled substances.

On March 29 at 12:16 PM, a Hemlock Street man told Officer Laabs that the mother of her child became upset about visitation and said, “If you don’t bring my daughter back, I’ll cut your throat and your girlfriend’s throat”. Although he promised to return a written statement, none was forthcoming.

On March 30 at about 3:00 PM, Officer Henning and Chief Dolnick responded to the BMO Harris bank regarding a 69 year old Pewaukee man who was refusing to leave. The man was told that he couldn’t cash a check because he wasn’t a customer and didn’t have any identification. The man rambled on about his life and the employees kept explaining they couldn’t help him. They finally asked him to leave because he was being disruptive, but he refused. The man behaved the same way to the officers but was eventually convinced to leave.

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FEBRUARY 2015

Police officers responded to 14 rescue calls and 1 fire call this month.

On February 4, shortly before 8:00 PM, a truck driver reached for a water bottle and drove his semi off the roadway of Highway 45 just south of Highway 60/Main Street. Deep snow on the shoulder caused the semi to roll over on its side. The Highway 60 on-ramp and one lane of Highway 45 were blocked for about four hours. The semi was carrying about 40,000 pounds of cheese and coffee, none of which was spilled. The driver, a 68 year old owner-operator from Malone, Wisconsin, wasn’t injured and was cited for inattentive driving. Officers Gerke and Lake were at the scene for two hours, assisted by a State Trooper and a sheriff’s deputy..

At 11:46 PM, just as Officers Lake and Gerke cleared from Highway 45, they were dispatched to a rollover crash on Ridgeway Drive just north of Highway 60/Main Street. After a 38 year old Jackson man lost control of his Mazda 4-door on a curve, it struck the curb, went partially airborne, skidded on the driver-side tires, and came to a rest on its roof in the front yard of a home. The man, who was not injured, was arrested by Officer Brinks for operating while intoxicated; he was just arrested on January 25 for operating while under the influence of a controlled substance (marijuana).

On February 5 at 3:19 AM, Officer Oswald was dispatched to a Hemlock Street apartment, after a 36-year-old resident told another law enforcement agency that she wanted to report that her cell phone had been stolen 15 years ago and that voices were speaking to her from the television. She told Officer Oswald and Officer Brinks that voices were coming from various places, including the exhaust fan over the stove. As with past calls involving this person, she was not a danger to herself or others; the voices were not telling her to do anything violent. Consequently, no further action was taken.

At 8:53 AM, a Georgetown Drive woman told Officer Laabs that a friend had asked for a ride to an inpatient facility in the Milwaukee area because she was afraid she was going to hurt herself or her children. For unknown reasons, this offended the friend’s husband who began sending the complainant harassing and vulgar text messages. The complainant responded with equally foul language in her text messages. Then the suspect threatened to rob them of cash which he knows they keep in a safe. When Officer Laabs called the suspect’s cell phone, someone picked up but wouldn’t say anything. Officer Laabs told the suspect that he would be arrested if the text messages continued.

At about 2:30 PM, Officer Lake was dispatched to a local factory regarding a former disgruntled employee. The day after giving two weeks’ notice, the man became aggressive when being counseled about a mistake that he made. Instead of being allowed to resign, he was terminated. This provoked text messages from the man to the manager which caused them to worry that he might become violent when he returned to pick up his equipment. The telephone conversation between Officer Lake and the man didn’t go well, but he agreed not to have any further contact with the manager. He did return for his equipment without incident.

At 11:46 PM, the Hemlock Street woman flagged Officer Oswald down and asked to speak to him at the police department. She wanted to know who lived in a nearby house, explaining that the voices were telling her that a federal agent was being held captive in the basement. Once again, she was interviewed and found not to be a danger to herself or others. She was returned to the apartment, where her husband also resides. See February 20.

On February 8 at 7:29 PM, Officers Gerke and Henning were dispatched to the Village Mart, where a 19-year-old Pine Drive woman reported that her ex-boyfriend took her cell phone and purse after a fight. While she was driving to the store to meet a friend, the young man removed her cell phone from her jacket pocket and refused to return it. Believing he was going to strike her, she started pulling his hair at which point he promised to, “Beat her f***ing ass”. After arriving at the station, she went inside the store and he walked off with her phone and purse. Officer Gerke called his cell and convinced him to return with the property.

At 10:22 PM, Dispatch asked JPD to watch for a vehicle that might be heading towards the village, driven by a 47-year-old woman who may have taken pills in a suicide attempt. Officer Henning intercepted the vehicle as it passed the police department and was joined shortly after by Deputy Dombrowski. The woman admitting taking a whole bottle of cyclobenzaprine, a muscle relaxant. Jackson Rescue responded to the scene and transported the woman to the hospital. The Sheriff’s Office handled the subsequent investigation.

On February 14 at 10:49 PM, Officer Borkowski and Sgt. Fristed were dispatched to a domestic incident at a Glen Hill Drive home. The 37-year-old woman said that she left the house to get a pack of cigarettes at Walgreens and asked her brother, 43, to watch the kids while she was gone. After she left, a friend called and asked if she’d like to go out for a drink or two; she did, without telling her brother that she wouldn’t be coming straight home from Walgreens. About 45 minutes later, the brother walked into the Jackson Pub and said, “What the f***; you need to get home now”. After the two returned home in separate vehicles, he allegedly pulled his car in front of hers so she couldn’t get into the garage. He then got into her face and bumped his chest against hers. She then said she was going to call the police, at which time he walked up to her, slapped her, pulled her hair, and threw her against the van. She alleged that she was punched 6 to 10 times in the face and upper torso. While attempting to defend herself, she struck him once in the face, causing a bloody nose. The brother alleged that his sister struck him in the nose first, but the nature of each person’s injuries but the officers to conclude that he was the primary physical aggressor; he was arrested for battery/domestic violence.

On February 15 at 8:45 AM, an anonymous caller with a blocked Caller ID told Officer Krueger that a neighboring family was neglecting their children. However, when asked for the address of this family, who supposedly lived across from her, the caller gave a street that doesn’t exist. The woman described a party with loud music and alcohol the night before and alleged that a young child had died there in 2009 due to neglect. This particular family has complained in the past that the man’s mother has called and harassed to them; she’s been cited several times for filing similar false reports. The couple and another relative all identified the woman’s voice from a recording of the call. The matter is still under investigation.

On February 20, a Jackson man told Officer Henning that he’s been receiving unwanted text messages and phone calls from a woman at all hours of the day and night. He’s asked her to stop but refuses to listen. The man is seriously ill and this is causing added distress. Officer Henning contacted the woman and instructed her to leave the man alone. She claimed to understand. See February 21.

On February 21 at 2:00 PM, a Stonewall Drive woman complained that the downstairs neighbor was playing music too loud. The suspect had received four warnings in the past about loud noise and was cited in December 2013. When Officer Henning drove up to the condo, he could hear the music and clearly identify the words being sung while almost 100 feet away. Inside the condo, Officer Henning and the complainant had to talk in raised voices in order to hear each other. When questioned about the music, the man said he wanted to complain about being able to hear the neighbors’ children running upstairs. Officer Henning explained that there’s a difference between noise that could be prevented, such as the children running, and playing music as loudly as he was doing. The man became argumentative, but Officer Henning said he was not going to debate the matter and that a second citation for disorderly conduct would be issued.

At 4:00 PM, the ill resident told Officer Henning that he received several phone calls and text messages from the woman who’d been told the day before to leave him alone. The woman didn’t answer her phone, so Officer Henning notified her that a citation would be in the mail.

At 8:00 PM, the ill resident told Officer Lake that the woman contacted him yet again; she was cited a second time. See February 23.

On February 22 at 12:56 PM, Officer Lake was dispatched to a Hemlock Street apartment regarding a physical altercation between an 18-year-old man and his father; Deputy Binsfeld assisted. The 18-year-old said that he came to the residence with his girlfriend and her mother to retrieve his property and move in with the other family. The three alleged that the father got into his son’s face and pushed him, then pushed the girlfriend’s mother when she tried to break it up. The father said they didn’t want the son to take his property because he didn’t honor a previous agreement regarding ownership of a vehicle. They said it was the young man who became angry and got into the father’s face. The altercation did not rise to the level of a mandatory domestic violence arrest, but all parties were warned that any further incidents would likely result in arrest for disorderly conduct.

On February 23 at 5:45 PM, the ill resident told Officer Lake that the woman sent him a text message indicating that texting him might put her in jail but that she doesn’t care. While speaking to the victim, the suspect sent another text message. Officer Lake asked the police in the woman’s community to take her into custody. At about 7:00 PM, the woman was transferred to Officer Lake’s custody and he transported her to the County Jail, where she was booked for misdemeanor disorderly conduct.

On February 28 at 8:38 AM, Officer Krueger responded to Blackberry Circle after a passerby reported what looked like a body lying on a driveway. He found the body of a 30-year-old man who lived at the residence with his parents. Chief Dolnick responded from home; Det. Foeger was called in to help process the scene; and Officer Gerke was called in early to cover calls. After the Medical Examiner released the body, Chief Dolnick followed the ME’s van to the Waukesha County morgue, where an autopsy was to be conducted the following day.

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JANUARY 2015

Officers assisted at 20 rescue calls and 2 fire calls this month.

On January 5 at 7:49 PM, Officers Henning and Borkowski were dispatched to a Center Street apartment regarding a 48-year-old woman who was making suicidal threats. They found the woman bleeding from her face and with plenty hands. When asked what was going on, she claimed that she had just been sleeping and initially refused to allow the officers to enter the apartment. However, based upon the emergency circumstances, they followed her into the apartment where they saw a pool of blood on the kitchen floor and blood on the counter. The woman was uncooperative and highly intoxicated. When they attempted to take her to the hospital for examination and an interview by ACS, she became highly resistive and started screaming. It was difficult to get her into the squad car outside the apartment building and to remove her from the squad car at the hospital. Ultimately, the ACS worker determined that the cuts were superficial and not a sincere effort to commit suicide. She was turned over to the care of her brother and sister-in-law and put on a “safety plan” by ACS.

On January 7 at 4:30 PM, a stolen vehicle was reported traveling on Highway 45 south from Kewaskum. A short time later, a deputy in an unmarked squad reported he was behind the vehicle. West Bend officers attempted to stop the vehicle near Paradise Drive, but it refused to stop. Officers Lake and Gerke were set up on Highway 45 north of Highway 60, and Officer Henning was south of Highway 60. At the request of the Sheriff’s Office, Officer Henning tried to deploy traffic spikes, but the vehicle was able to swerve out of the way and continued south. Germantown PD deployed spikes near Lannon Road and successfully deflated most of the car’s tires. The woman, a 43-year-old from Kewaskum, was taken into custody.

On January 9, a 46-year-old woman told Officer Lake that she had listed a ring for sale on Craig’s List on or about January 2 and was soon contacted by a potential buyer who claimed to live in California. The first red flag should’ve been that he or she wanted to buy the ring but then ship it to a daughter in Ohio. The second red flag should’ve been that the buyer was going to send a check in excess of the sale price and shipping, and wanted her to wire the balance to somebody in Nigeria. The woman didn’t find anything suspicious about this and completed the transaction, because payment had supposedly been received from PayPal. However, when Officer Lake looked at the supposedly email confirmation, he noticed that it had been sent from a private email account and not from PayPal. The first inkling about what happened came when an Ohio police officer contacted her. The ring had been delivered to an apartment in that state, but the occupant’s name was different than the one the seller had been provided. The tenant contacted the local police, who then called the Jackson woman. It’s possible that someone else in the building had been tasked to grab the package before it was found by the actual tenant. Officer Lake spoke to the police officer and confirmed his identity. The ring will be returned to the seller. The payment, which would have certainly been a counterfeit check, was never received.

On January 10, Officer Borkowski was asked to contact a 57 year old Pewaukee woman who was concerned about the welfare of a local man. The woman was extremely intoxicated and said that she used to work with the man several years ago. She was concerned about his safety because he didn’t recognize her when she texted him. The officer stopped at the man’s house; he said that he hadn’t had any contact with this woman for two years and had no idea what she was talking about. Officer Borkowski called her back, told her the man was fine, and ask that she not contact him again.

Just before midnight on January 10, a Hemlock Street woman told Officers Oswald and Borkowski that her husband is convicted felon and in possession of a handgun. She gave them permission to retrieve a Glock 40 caliber pistol from a closet. She had asked her husband to get rid of the gun, but he never followed-through. The officers were called back to the apartment when he returned at 4:40 AM. As they tried to question him about the weapon, he stopped communicating.

On January 14 at 12:38 PM, Germantown PD asked Officer Gerke to perform a motor carrier inspection after a truck lost part of its load on Lannon Road. She identified defects in the truck’s brakes, tires, and load securement. She ordered the truck out-of-service and the Germantown officer issued several citations based on her findings.

At 7:42 PM, Officer Borkowski and Sgt. Fristed were called to a Hemlock Street apartment building regarding a loud argument and a woman lying on the ground. They located the couple; there may have been an argument but there was no sign of a physical altercation.

At about 9:00 PM, Officers Henning and Borkowski, and Sgt. Fristed, attempted to arrest a 23 year old West Bend man who was staying at a friend’s home on Riverview Drive and was wanted on a felony apprehension order from Probation & Parole. The man had previously fled from the P&P office in West Bend when agents tried to detain him. Officer Henning saw the man through the front door window as he ran upstairs. His girlfriend denied he was in the house and refused to let the officers in. Eventually, the man was convinced to surrender. The woman was arrested for violating probation and cited for obstructing.

On January 15 at 6:15 PM, a 36 year old woman came to the police station and told Officer Lake that she’s been hearing voices. She believed that the voices could be projected through phone lines that she’s walking by or “beamed” to her from satellites. The voices had returned after she stopped taking medication for schizophrenia. She provided notes of what the voices were saying, which all regarded members of her family. Because they weren’t encouraging her to harm herself or others, she didn’t qualify for emergency detention. She didn’t have any interest in speaking to ACS.

At 7:45 PM, Dispatch received a 911 call regarding an SUV that was driving all over the road as it approached the village on Highway 60. Officer Henning spotted the vehicle and also saw that it was swerving in and out of its lane. He followed it with red lights and siren activated before it pulled over just east of Highway P; Officer Lake arrived to assist. The 54-year-old woman, who had watery bloodshot eyes and smelled of intoxicants, said that she was returning to her home in Sussex after having dinner in Wauwatosa, a route that is nowhere near Jackson. After failing field sobriety tests and providing a PBT test of .14, she was arrested for her second offense.

On January 17 at about 1:30 AM, Officer Brinks stopped a vehicle for speeding on Jackson Drive. The 33-year-old Jackson man appeared to be under the influence of alcohol, which was confirmed with a field sobriety test and a PBT result of .13%. Because he had five prior convictions, it was illegal for him to operate a motor vehicle with a blood-alcohol content in excess of .02%. He was held at the County Jail for his sixth offense and also cited for the original speeding ticket and for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

On January 18 at about 2:33 AM, Officer Brinks attempted to stop a vehicle after clocking it at 87 mph on Highway 45. Instead of pulling over, the driver attempted to flee north on the freeway as fast as 120 mph. The driver exited at Pleasant Valley Road, going east and then continuing north on Highway P to Rusco Road. He then turned east again and drove down various back roads until he got stuck while trying to drive through a farm field in the area of Maple and Sand Drive. Officer Brinks and Sheriff’s Sgt. Kemps tracked the man through the snow with Sgt. Kemps eventually tackling him about a half mile away. The 20-year-old West Bend man was belligerent and uncooperative throughout the subsequent arrest, blood draw, and booking at the County Jail. He was arrested for first offense OWI, fleeing an officer (a felony), the original speeding violation, and transporting intoxicants.

On January 20 at 5:14 PM, Officer Krueger was dispatched to a rescue call at Ivy Manor where an 87-year-old man with dementia was throwing his walker and hitting staff members. The man told the officer that he wanted to go into the hallway so he could electrocute himself by sticking his finger in an outlet. He then asked for Officer Krueger’s weapon so he could shoot himself, moving toward him with the intention of getting the gun. The man was transported to the hospital by Jackson Rescue for examination and later released to the care of a son.

At about 6 PM, Officer Lake warned a 49-year-old West Bend man to stay away from a convenience store after a female clerk complained that he had been stalking her.

On January 22 at 4:45 PM, a Center Street woman reported that her 16-year-old daughter had left home without permission and that she had recovered about a gram of marijuana from her room. Officer Henning spotted the girl about two hours later walking on Main Street. The girl is already under juvenile supervision and was warned that she would likely be placed at the Youth Treatment Center if problems continued; she was referred to juvenile court for the marijuana possession.

At 9:18 PM, Officers Henning and Borkowski responded to a Highland Road home, where an intoxicated woman had locked herself in the bathroom. The officers were able to meet with her but she declined their suggestions on possible treatment options. Since her husband was able to care for her, no further action was taken.

On January 23 at about 2 AM, a 23-year-old woman told Officers Borkowski and Brinks that while visiting another residence earlier in the evening, a man had acted inappropriately in the presence of his five-year-old son. The little boy had put a pair of his underwear on his head, like a hat, and was laughing. In response, his mother put a different pair of the boy’s underwear on her own head, too. However, the man went into a bedroom with a pair of the mother’s pink underwear, held it in front of himself, and asked the boy if he would look sexy wearing it. The boy didn’t understand what was being said, but the man then grabbed another pair of the woman’s underwear and repeated the routine, at which time the mother told him to stop and go away. Later in the evening, the complainant thought she saw the man masturbating in the hallway. Both adults were interviewed that night and the mother was interviewed a second time by Officer Gerke. The report was relayed to Human Services and the case remains active at this writing.

On January 24 at about 3 AM, Slinger PD Officer Gullickson requested mutual aid during a traffic stop; Deputy Schultz responded. After the deputy arrived, he and the police officer stopped responding to status checks from Dispatch. Officer Brinks then headed to Slinger using lights and siren, but backed off when Officer Gullickson advised that the situation was calm. Officer Brinks assisted at the scene briefly and then returned to the village.

On January 25 at 11:14 PM, Officer Brinks stopped a vehicle for speeding on Main Street near Eagle Drive; Officer Lake was nearby and stopped to assist. The 37-year-old Jackson man offered his credit card, thinking it was his driver’s license. Officer Brinks smelled the strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle; the man said that he had been smoking it at a friend’s house. The man’s eyelids were droopy and his eyes were bloodshot. Due to the odor of drugs, Officer Brinks asked the man to step out of the vehicle and submit to a pat-down; he retrieved a baggie of marijuana. The field test showed that he was impaired but the PBT test was .00, suggesting that the man was under the influence of THC, and he was arrested.

On January 28 at 3:13 PM, the Sheriff’s Office requested mutual aid for a burglary alarm at a Town of Jackson home; the closest deputy was coming from Richfield. Officer Lake arrived to find the homeowner there, who explained that he set the alarm off by accident. Officer Lake was able to clear the scene before the deputy arrived.

On January 29 at 11:16 PM, a 911 caller reported that a Ford Focus was driving erratically and possibly struck a concrete barrier on Highway 41 in Germantown. Officer Oswald spotted the vehicle on Highway 45 and saw that it was, indeed, driving erratically. He continued to follow it as the vehicle exited at Pleasant Valley Road, by which time Deputy Frankow was nearby. Officer Oswald stopped the vehicle and made contact with the driver, a 48-year-old West Bend man who appeared to be intoxicated. Deputy Frankow arrived and took over since the traffic stop was in his jurisdiction. Officer Oswald stood by while the deputy conducted field sobriety tests and eventually arrested the man for his first offense.

On January 31, an Oshkosh woman told the following story to Officer Gerke. Two nights earlier, at about 11:30 PM, she drove to Jackson and let herself into her boyfriend’s apartment. Finding his bedroom door locked, she knocked several times, said she knew someone was in there with him and that she just wanted to get her belongings, and could hear a woman’s voice through the door. Boyfriend came out of the bedroom and started pushing her out of the apartment. During the struggle, she yelled for Boyfriend’s roommate. The roommate came out to see what all the commotion was about, followed by his girlfriend. Boyfriend allegedly threw the woman’s belongings into the parking lot, and the roommate and his girlfriend helped gather them up. Upon further questioning, the complainant admitted making a surprise visit because she suspected her boyfriend was being unfaithful. It was unclear if the struggle rose to the level of a criminal offense and the case is still open.

At 2:41 AM, Officer Brinks stopped an erratic driver on Main & Jackson. The 23 year old Town of Hartford man smelled of intoxicants and had trouble manipulating his wallet, but said he was coming from home and hadn’t been drinking. When he opened the glove box for his insurance card, Officer Brinks observed a marijuana pipe. After Officer Borkowski arrived, they removed the driver and his female companion (also intoxicated) so the vehicle could be searched for additional contraband. The young woman was allowed to sit in the back of a squad to stay warm. The search was completed and nothing more was located. The man then admitted having five beers at Knuckleheads Bar in Slinger. Due to the weather conditions, Officer Borkowski drove him to the police station garage for the field sobriety tests. It was then discovered that the woman had vomited in the back of Officer Brink’s squad; she declined an ambulance. The man failed the field tests and had a PBT of .21.

 

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December 2014

Police officers responded to 17 rescue calls and 2 fire calls this month.

On December 5 at 11:48 PM, Sgt. Fristed and Officer Oswald responded to the Jackson Pub regarding a fight. As they entered the tavern, they observed two men arguing and one yelled, “I’ll kick your ass”. The parties were separated and interviewed. The 52-year-old man who, moments earlier had yelled the threat, claimed nothing was going on. Patrons said that he’d struck a 43-year-old man in the face. When asked about this, he said he wasn’t going to “narc” (on himself?) and predicted he was going to be taken to jail. The victim said he approached the pool table, asked who had the next game, and was punched in the side of the face; no reason for the attack could ever be determined. Several witnesses corroborated the story. The man was arrested for battery and disorderly conduct.

On December 6 at 11:47 PM, Sgt. Fristed radioed that he was attempting to catch up to a vehicle on Main Street that was driving on a rim. Officer Oswald intercepted the vehicle near Jackson Drive and was joined by Sgt. Fristed. The driver side front tire was completely missing and operating entirely on the rim, which the 67-year-old Richfield man wasn’t aware of. The man was obviously intoxicated and failed his field sobriety test; he also had a PBT test of .19%. While waiting at the hospital for his wife to pick him up, the man became aggressive and threatening. He claimed to be a retired police officer and said the only reason Sgt. Fristed was alive was because he didn’t have a gun. It was later determined that the man had been terminated from a police department 18 years earlier for misconduct.

On December 7 at about 1 PM, a Ridgeway Drive man told Officer Henning and Officer Krueger that he spoke to a neighbor about vandalism done to his pickup truck. He asked the man if he was upset with him and why he would vandalize his truck. The man allegedly responded, “F*** you; I didn’t do anything to your truck. If I wanted to do something to your truck you would know about it”. The man then lifted up his shirt, put his hand on a pistol on his hip, and said, “If you have any more questions, here’s your answer”. After getting a written statement, the officers made contact at the suspect’s apartment. His wife said that her husband had gone away to cool off but confirmed that before he went to the door, he had retrieved a pistol from the bedroom and put it on his waist. She also confirmed that her husband displayed the pistol to the neighbor and that her husband has a short temper. Further investigation revealed that the 34-year-old man had two prior charges of disorderly conduct while armed. A short time later, he returned and was interviewed by the officers. He said that he retrieved his gun to protect his family because he wasn’t expecting anyone at the door. He claimed his neighbor had threatened him but, by his own description, the “threat” consisted of the neighbor asking about the vandalized truck. As he was being arrested for disorderly conduct while armed, he said, “this is bull****” and a violation of his rights. Officer Henning tried to explain that the Second Amendment does not grant him the right to threaten people with a firearm.

At about 5:30 PM, a caller reported that a red SUV with Florida license plates had been driving all over the road, had driven over the curb on Highway 60 in the roundabouts, and was now at the Culver’s drive-through lane. Officer Henning observed the vehicle driving erratically from the order window and through the parking lot before it came to a stop across several parking stalls. The 60-year-old Arizona man smelled strongly of intoxicants and had slurred speech. In the meantime, Sgt. Fristed spoke to the witness, who reported that the driver had crossed over into oncoming traffic several times, braked when approaching oncoming traffic, sped up and slowed down, and almost hit the reflectors in the roundabout. The man failed field sobriety tests and had a PBT of .19; he was arrested for his second offense.

On December 8 at 8:42 AM, Officer Krueger and Chief Dolnick were dispatched to a car crash on Highway 60 near the roundabouts. Prior to arrival, Dispatch got word that the vehicle had left the scene of an accident in Green Valley. Officer Krueger found a 29-year-old Green Valley man still behind the driver’s wheel. The vehicle had gone out of control and skidded sideways into a support column for an overhead sign, caving in the passenger side of the car. The man was taken to St. Joseph’s Hospital for minor injuries and then arrested for his fourth offense. A PBT test at the hospital was .30%. Once the scene was cleared, Chief Dolnick went to Green Valley and found that the man had backed his vehicle out of a driveway at a high rate of speed, collided into the back of a parked vehicle, then drove across a driveway and yard where it knocked over a sapling and part of a fence. Then the vehicle missed a curve on the trailer park’s internal roadway, causing minor damage to the bumper of a parked pickup truck and narrowly missing a manufactured home before the driver managed to get onto Main Street. Later, a witness reported that the man had almost collided with her vehicle when he drove onto Main Street.

On December 9 at 5:44 AM, Officer Borkowski was dispatched to a rescue call at a Sherman Road home regarding an unresponsive 54-year-old man. The man’s son directed her to the master bedroom, where she found that the man was obviously deceased. Officer Krueger, who came on-shift at 6 AM, arrived to assist. The officers helped the medical examiner, as well as the children until other family members arrived.

On December 13 at about 1 PM, Washington County requested assistance at a family fight on Country Aire Drive near the Ozaukee County line; Officer Laabs assisted Deputy Schleif.

At 6 PM, Officer Lake was dispatched to a Georgetown Drive apartment, where a 66-year-old woman reported that her son was both intoxicated and on a prescription medication. While speaking to the mother at the doorway, she suddenly screamed at something she saw inside the apartment and then there was a loud crash. Officer Lake requested assistance from Sgt. Fristed and went inside. There, he saw the 43-year-old son laying on the living room floor and a coffee table with two legs broken off, the result of the man falling on it. The man’s speech was slow, slurred, and incoherent. Although he claimed to have only had two beers earlier in the day, he was obviously heavily intoxicated. He also said that he took Xanax, but didn’t know how many. Due to the man’s condition, Jackson Rescue was dispatched to the scene and the man was taken to St. Joseph’s Hospital. A PBT test indicated a level of .32%. Acute Care Services made arrangements to have him placed at a Milwaukee inpatient facility. The man was uncooperative and became so overtly aggressive that Officer Lake requested assistance. When the man realized a second officer was on the way, he calmed down. At the facility, the man again became uncooperative and started yelling at staff members. When he disregarded Officer Lake’s instructions and made a move towards the staff members, the officer forced him down into a chair. The man yelled that his wrist was broken, but he was not injured.

On December 14, shortly after midnight, Slinger Officers Cashin and Mammen made a traffic stop on Highway 60 east of Highway 41. A few minutes later they called for help; Officer Lake, Officer Oswald, and Sgt. Fristed responded. They found a 22-year-old man inside the vehicle screaming at the Slinger officers that he wouldn’t come out. The man hung onto the steering wheel and refused to let go. Eventually, the officers were able to physically remove the man, although he continued to actively resist during and after he was handcuffed. As a precaution, an ambulance was called to check the man out. While waiting for the ambulance to arrive, the man continued to struggle and scream at the officers.

On December 15 at 3:30 PM, Chief Dolnick was asked to assist an 84-year-old man who was stranded at the East Side Mart. Earlier, the man’s family had reported him missing to the Mequon Police Department. The man suffers from a short-term memory problem and after he parked and entered the store, forgot why he was there and believed his car had broken down. Chief Dolnick kept the man company until his wife and daughter arrived.

On December 17 at 7:19 PM, a 16-year-old girl told Officer Gerke that the mother of a friend had entered the fast food restaurant where the girl works and made a scene about an ongoing dispute between the complainant and the woman’s daughter. When questioned, the 48-year-old woman said that there has been a year-long problem between the girls which she had stayed out of, but she couldn’t help herself when the girl allegedly ignored her at the restaurant. She was cautioned about having such conversations at the person’s workplace, especially in front of customers and other employees.

On December 18 at 10:40 AM, the Sheriff’s Office requested mutual aid at a serious rollover crash on Highway 60 near the Ozaukee County line, as no deputies were close by. An unexpected freezing drizzle created hazardous driving conditions. They assisted the injured person until Jackson Rescue and deputies arrived.

On December 19 at 5:19 PM, Officer Lake assisted the Slinger Police Department at a crash on Highway 60.

At 5:54 PM, Det. Foeger assisted a 57-year-old intoxicated man who fell off his bicycle while trying to return to Slinger. Although he had a PBT of .23%, the man insisted that he could make it home okay. Officer Gerke gave him and his bicycle a ride home, although the man asked to be dropped off a short distance away so his roommate wouldn’t see that “the cops had dropped me off”.

At 9:48 PM, Dispatch received a 911 call of a possible impaired driver on Main Street. Officer Gerke intercepted the vehicle and observed it cross the center line twice within two blocks. After stopping it on Jackson Drive, the 34-year-old Jackson man said he had three beers at the Hitching Post, near Allenton. After Officer Lake arrived, the field test was administered, which the man failed; the PBT was .14%. During this arrest, the man said that he had an unnatural fear of needles and would “freak out” during the blood test. Consequently, Officer Gerke switched the test to breath, which was handled at the Slinger Police Department.

On December 20 at 4:44 PM, a Spring Ridge Drive man told Officer Henning that he’s been having trouble with his 21-year-old son who had recently been released from jail and has drug problems. He said the young man is not respectful and not obeying house rules. The situation came to a head when his son called him numerous names and threatened to harm him. The son had since left the residence but a routine inquiry revealed that he was wanted on a felony warrant for a probation violation

At 9 PM, Officer Brinks assisted an 87-year-old woman who tends to believe people are knocking on her windows in the middle of the night. He checked the area and assured her that there were no footprints in the snow, so no one had been there.

On December 21 a 12:16 AM, the Sheriff’s Office requested mutual aid for a possible car crash on Highway 60 in the area of Maple Road. Officer Lake checked the area but the report was unfounded.

At 2:25 AM, Officer Brinks stopped a vehicle on Highway 45 for driving into traffic with its high beams on. The 53-year-old West Bend man said he had two or three beers at the Potawatomi Casino, but his eyes were glassy and he had to hold onto the vehicle for balance. The man failed field sobriety tests and had a PBT of .12%; he was arrested for his first offense.

At 3PM, a passerby reported that a man was standing in the parking lot of ABC Supply possibly holding a pistol. Officer Gerke and Deputies Robertson and Virchow searched the area without success. It’s conceivable that the man was holding a cell phone or other object.

At 5:22 PM, Slinger PD requested mutual aid at a burglary call; Officer Lake responded.

On December 25 at 5:14 PM, Officer Gerke had to mediate a child custody dispute in the police station parking lot, when a 43-year-old man refused to turn over his one-year-old son to his mother as previously agreed.

At about 7 PM, Officer Gerke and Sgt. Fristed went to a residence after the Franklin Police Department reported that one of its residents had received threatening messages from a woman there. The messages were traced to a 31-year-old woman with whom we’re familiar due to previous behavioral health issues. The family reported that the woman had become increasingly delusional over the past two months after she stopped taking her medication. She promised an ACS worker that she’d get treatment from her therapist, so no further action was taken; see December 27.

At 9:10 PM, Officer Gerke and Sgt. Fristed responded to a rescue call regarding a 19-year-old woman who had taken approximately 150 ibuprofen pills. An ACS worker interviewed her at the hospital and instituted a safety plan in lieu of emergency detention.

On December 26 at about 6:00 PM, an employee of a local business called police because a co-worker was making suicidal remarks. Officer Gerke and Sgt. Fristed spoke to the young woman, who explained that family and work issues upset her but she didn’t intend to harm herself. An ACS worker interviewed her and determined that she wasn’t a threat to herself.

On December 27 at 10:20 AM, Officer Henning stopped a vehicle on Highway 45 after a computer check of the license plate revealed that the registered owner was suspended. When the 26-year-old Jackson man, with whom we’re familiar, was asked for proof of insurance, he produced a generic “instant membership ID card” that he received in the mail. When told that he would be receiving citations for driving while suspended and not having proof of insurance, the man got angry and said, “This is bull***”, and that it was impossible for the officer to check his license plate while parked in the center median. When told that the vehicle wouldn’t have to be towed but he would have to find a ride, the man started tossing profanities, such as “I hope you get f***ed over”. Officer Henning left before the confrontation escalated. A short time later, Dispatch asked for an officer to check on the man because he had made a false 911 call. When Deputy Schleif arrived, the man said that in the past, when his child had called 911, the police chief showed up (he didn’t). Following that logic, he thought Chief Dolnick would come up on Highway 45 if he called 911, so he could then complain about Officer Henning

At 12:26 PM, Officer Henning was dispatched to a family trouble call on Celtic Court. An estranged couple got into an argument because the woman had opened the man’s mail which hadn’t been forwarded. Officer Henning explained that this was a civil matter but suggested that they contact us when he plans to pick up his property so an officer can stand by, at least at the outset, and assure a peaceful resolution.

At 2:50 PM, Officer Gerke answered what sounded like a “pocket dial” phone call at the police station. She could hear someone talking about his “holiday hangover” and another man remarking, “This stuff smokes good”, which we doubt referred to pipe tobacco. Ironically, the phone number belonged to a former resident who we’re familiar with. Officer Gerke left a voicemail message, suggesting that he call if he needed police assistance about the holiday hangover and the fine marijuana being smoked; no call-back was received.

At 4:42 PM, Officer Gerke and Sgt. Fristed returned to the residence of the delusional young woman because she was attempting to leave. This time, an ACS worker determined that emergency detention was necessary. Officer Gerke stood-by at the hospital for five hours until the woman was medically cleared and turned over to the Sheriff’s Office for transport to an inpatient facility.

At 8:40 PM, a 31 year old Hemlock Street woman called police because she wanted the father of her children to leave. She told Sgt. Fristed that the Illinois man was visiting for the holidays but she had prior engagements planned and no time for him. When she came home, an argument ensued and she decided he had to leave. The man was not especially cooperative and had been drinking. He protested that he had no place to stay and no money. The complainant gave him money for a room at the Jackson Motel and agreed to drive him to the Milwaukee bus station the next day. Sgt. Fristed gave him a lift to the motel.

On December 28 at about 8 AM, a passerby told Officer Henning that there were two intoxicated women at Jimmy’s Restaurant. The witness said that they had arrived in a silver Volkswagen. A few minutes later, Officer Henning spotted the vehicle exiting the restaurant and followed it on Main Street. After observing numerous violations, including speeding and lane deviation, he stopped the vehicle on Jackson Drive. The 46-year-old West Bend woman was obviously intoxicated but claims she only had three beers overnight. After failing the field sobriety test and providing a PBT of .23%, the woman was arrested for her first offense. The passenger, a 49-year-old Canyon Drive (Town of Jackson) woman, was intoxicated enough to fall out of the vehicle when Deputy Jilling offered to give her a ride home

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