Jackson Police Department
These are some of the calls-for-service that Jackson officers handled each month. Jackson is one of the safest communities in Wisconsin but not immune from crime, anti-social behavior, and other issues that require police intervention.
On August 1 at about 10:30 PM, Officers Brinks, Oswald, and Henning responded to an Eagle Drive apartment building after a caller reported that two men were about to fight. A 48-year-old resident told the officers that he was unloading his truck near the garage when another resident, 26, came outside and threatened him. He said it appeared the man was having an argument with his girlfriend and heard someone yell, “Shut the f*** up!” Thinking that the witness yelled, the suspect got into his face and threatened to fight him. The intoxicated suspect was located in his apartment. He said he was having an argument with his girlfriend on the telephone and heard someone yell the aforementioned suggestion. The suspect was warned for disorderly conduct, and also that he should hold his temper when his girlfriend returned home lest he be arrested for domestic violence.
On August 2 at about 10 PM, Slinger PD requested mutual aid for a fight in progress at an apartment. Officer Oswald responded.
On August 3, an 11-year-old girl told Officer Krueger that while she was in a “group text” with other friends, she started receiving requests for nude pictures. She immediately showed her mother, who called police. The sending telephone number didn’t belong to anyone known by the girl or her friends. Further investigation suggested that the number originated from Illinois, and the girl’s number may have been called by mistake or at-random. The mother was told how to block the number.
On August 4 at 3:12 AM, a caller reported following an erratic vehicle on Highway P heading toward the village. The closest deputy was some distance away, so Officer Gerke was asked for mutual aid to intercept the vehicle. The caller continued to follow the vehicle and reported that it was on Sherman Road, driving quite slowly and weaving. Officer Gerke stopped the vehicle as it turned on to Sherman Parc Road, still in the Town of Jackson. The 38-year-old man first said that he was coming from his mother’s residence in Milwaukee, and then said that he was coming from a bar. When the officer pointed out the discrepancy, he clarified that he was coming from a bar near his mother’s house. The man smelled of intoxicants, his eyes were red and glassy, and his speech was slow and slurred. Deputy Doran arrived, and Officer Gerke stood by while he administered the field sobriety test. The driver was subsequently arrested for his second offense.
On August 5 at 2:36 PM, the Sheriff’s Office requested mutual aid from Officer Henning to provide his Drug Recognition Expert services at the scene of a fatal accident in the Town of Farmington.
On August 6 at 6:40 PM, Officer Henning was on routine patrol and observed a silver Scion emerge from a driveway that he knew leads to an abandoned property that’s been subject to trespassing and vandalism in the past. He stopped the vehicle and was joined by Officer Gerke. The driver and passenger, both from Mayville and in their 20s, said they were just driving around looking for “cool places to explore”. When Officer Henning asked why the odor of marijuana was coming from the vehicle, the driver claimed that it was probably his new air freshener. A search of the vehicle located a marijuana pipe and a pill bottle containing marijuana. Officer Henning also located three cans of spray paint, garden gloves, and two breathing masks. When asked if they had vandalized the property, the men admitted drawing symbols inside one of the structures. Citations for possession of marijuana, criminal trespass, and damage to property were issued.
On August 7 at about 8 AM, Officer Brinks was working on a special seat belt enforcement grant program, and observed a passing pickup truck in which the driver was not wearing a seatbelt. He followed the vehicle as it pulled into Walgreen’s and tried to speak to the driver as he exited and walked toward the store. The 37-year-old man refused to identify himself, said that he was not driving, and that his truck was not a commercial motor vehicle. The man continued walking away from Officer Brinks, forcing him to blanket the man’s arm and handcuffed him; Officer Krueger arrived to assist. The man continued to refuse to identify himself, saying that he wouldn’t speak without an attorney present; he also refused to say if he had insurance on the vehicle. The man’s license was found in his wallet, and a computer inquiry revealed that his driver’s license had been canceled. Officer Brinks issued a 15-day correction notice for the proof of insurance, and a citation for operating without a license. As he was about to be handed the citations, the man started drooling, then fell to the ground as he had a seizure. Jackson Rescue was dispatched. Officer Brinks removed the handcuffs and placed the man in the “recovery position”, to maintain his airway. The man then became combative, so Officer Brinks assisted in the back of the ambulance.
At about 3 PM, Officer Gerke stopped a vehicle for speeding and erratic driving on Sherman Road. The 39-year-old woman was dressed in medical scrubs, and stated that she was a nurse en route to the hospital where she works. Officer Gerke noticed the odor of intoxicants, glassy eyes, and slow and slurred speech. At first she denied having anything to drink, and then said she had her last drink at 11:00 PM the previous night. She failed field sobriety tests and was arrested for her first offense; however she refused to submit to the chemical test. Because she had no one to take responsibility for her, she was booked at the County Jail on a 12 hour hold. As part of the booking process, she submitted to a PBT test, the result of which was .18% but cannot be used in court. The Department of Safety and Professional Services was notified of the arrest.
At 5:03 PM, Officer Henning recognized the driver of a passing convertible as a 23-year-old man who has a suspended license and was wanted on municipal warrants from Jackson and Kewaskum, and a felony apprehension order from the Department of Corrections. Officer Oswald stopped the vehicle on Hemlock Street and was joined by Officer Gerke. The man was arrested without incident and booked at the County Jail.
Shortly after midnight on August 8, Slinger PD was attempting to locate a subject who had been involved in a disorderly conduct and hit-and-run incident, and was thought to be heading toward Jackson on Sherman Road with the headlights turned off. Officer Mammen requested mutual aid, and Officer Brinks headed west on Sherman Road in an attempt to intercept the suspect, but he must have turned off.
On August 9 at about noon, a cell phone caller reported an erratic driver on Main Street. Officer Gerke intercepted the vehicle and recognized the 64-year-old Hartford woman from previous, similar incidents in 2014 and 2016. The reason for the erratic driving could not be determined, because the woman did not appear to be intoxicated or under the influence of any medication. She claimed that she swerved because she was looking for something in her purse. The woman was released, but Officer Gerke submitted a Driver Condition Report to DMV. See August 15.
At 8:53 PM, the Sheriff’s Office requested mutual aid for a residential alarm on Sherman Parc Circle in the Town of Jackson; Officer Oswald responded along with Deputy Lallier.
On August 12, the Waukesha County Sheriff’s Office was attempting to locate a 59-year-old Sussex man who was a suspect in the sexual assault of a child and had made statements about killing himself in the Jackson Marsh. At 7:38 PM, Officer Oswald spotted the man’s vehicle at the Jackson Motel. Sgt. Fristed, Officer Krueger, and three deputies arrived to assist. The motel manager provided a copy of the man’s driver’s license, provided at registration, and it matched the suspect’s information and photo. Since the man’s room was dark, Sgt. Fristed and Officer Oswald went across the street to check the Latest Edition. The officers entered the tavern, identified the man, and took him into custody without incident. He was later turned over to Waukesha County deputies.
On August 13 at about 8:22 PM, Officers Oswald and Krueger responded to Jackson Elementary School regarding a woman outside calling for help. The 32-year-old woman told the officers that she and her husband had been arguing all day, with the immediate cause being that she had accepted watermelon from a neighbor. During the argument, the man allegedly rubbed his knuckles into the top of her head, slapped her repeatedly in the face, and pushed her in the ribs. When she tried to drive to the police department, he jumped into the back seat, and tried to reach forward to the vehicle and put it in neutral. Then he tried to rip the keys out of the ignition, and began pulling on her arm and shirt while yelling at her to stop. The man was found to be intoxicated and under the influence of an anti-anxiety medication that he was snorting instead of taking according to directions. The man was arrested for disorderly conduct and battery, both as acts of domestic violence.
On August 14 at about 3:08 PM, a resident observed a vehicle on Hemlock Street strike a bank of mailboxes, destroying it, and then flee the scene. The next day, the man reported that the vehicle was now parked on the same street. The Town of Jackson woman, 18, told Officer Henning that she panicked after the accident and drove away. When she got home and told her parents, they told her not to notify the police, and just wait to be tracked down. For listening to their advice, the young woman was ticketed for hit and run/property adjacent to highway, failure to notify police of a reportable accident, and unsafe backing.
On August 15 at about 2:30 PM, Officer Gerke observed a black minivan on Eagle Drive twice cross the double yellow center line. The driver was the same woman who’d been stopped on August 9 for driving erratically. The vehicle was removed and the woman agreed to spend the night at a friend’s house. She was cited for reckless driving and unsafe lane deviation, and another report was sent to DMV.
At 8:50 PM, Officer Henning checked the license plate of a passing vehicle on Northwest Passage, and observed that the registered owner had multiple warrants from Jackson and West Bend. When he turned around to catch up to the vehicle, he saw that it had turned off its headlights and pulled into a business. Based on the circumstances, he requested assistance and Officer Garro from Slinger began responding. It turned out that the 29-year-old West Bend man worked at the business, and planned to sleep there after having an argument with his roommate. However, he was arrested for six warrants from the two departments.
On August 18 at 2:47 AM, Officer Borkowski was dispatched to a possible domestic in Green Valley. Initial information indicated that the victim had been attacked while walking home from the Jackson Pub. The 45-year-old woman reported that her ex-husband appeared out of nowhere and punched her in the face with a closed fist. Jackson Rescue was dispatched and checked her over, but she declined transport to the hospital. The case was referred to the District Attorney for a requested charge of battery/domestic violence.
Police officers responded to 22 rescue calls and two fire alarms this month.
On July 1 at 9 PM, cell phone callers reported that a Jeep was traveling north on Highway 45 from Richfield without headlights. Officer Henning intercepted the vehicle just north of Highway 60. As he stopped the vehicle, Officer Henning noticed that the passengers inside the Jeep were moving around and appeared to be concealing something. When he walked up to the vehicle, he could see an orange needle on the rear passenger’s lap, and a clump of copper Chore Boy, a cleanser pad that is commonly used in pipe filters. Officer Henning believed that, at the time of the traffic stop, the rear passenger was in the process of injecting himself. Also in plain view, on the center console between the driver and passenger, was a glass smoking pipe. Sgt. Fristed and Deputy Hood arrived to assist. Each occupant was instructed to exit the vehicle one at a time. The front passenger, a 24-year-old West Bend man, was searched and had no contraband. The driver, 19, also from West Bend, was hiding a tinfoil bindle under his stocking cap; he claimed he didn’t know what it was or where it came from. Officer Henning asked the rear passenger why he had a needle on his lap, and he said he uses it to make him feel high without using drugs. Then he claimed that the needles were from a diabetic friend of his. Also found in the center armrest of the vehicle was a hollowed Bic plastic pan with bite marks on it, a sign that it was used as a smoking straw. Two additional, partially capped needles had been shoved under the rear seat. During the interview, the front passenger said they were returning from Milwaukee after buying heroin, but they denied using it in the vehicle. The rear passenger, 31 and supposedly homeless, was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia, as was the driver. The other passenger was arrested for possession of narcotics.
At 10:16 PM, Officer Borkowski was dispatched to a family trouble call on Ridgeway Drive. The 32-year-old woman reported that her boyfriend, 34, became angry when she asked him not to drink at a party they were at. When they returned home, he demanded that she go with him to cash her to paychecks so she could pay him back money that she owed him. The argument continued and he drove off. In the meantime, the woman had contacted several male friends and relatives to come to the residence for her safety. Officer Borkowski spoke to the man when he called one of those visitors. Officer Borkowski cautioned him not to cause any further problems, including laying hands on or threatening his girlfriend, as that could cause his arrest. The man was not cooperative, saying that he’d fight with the police if they tried to arrest him. He claimed to have spent eight years in prison and didn’t mind going back. Actually, he did two years in prison, and his specialty was being an inept shoplifter and thief: 20 arrests going back to 2001. Officer Borkowski made frequent checks of the residence for the rest of the night, but the man did not return. The incident did not qualify as a domestic abuse case because the only threats that the suspect made were against police. See July 16.
On July 5 at 6:42 PM, Officer Henning was asked to assist an ACS worker while she interviewed a man at a local residential facility. The man suffered a traumatic brain injury some years ago which has caused mental health issues. The gentleman was not happy about being moved from another facility in West Bend, which was necessary because of his behavior; however, he agreed to follow the rules and decided to stay in Jackson. Unfortunately, at 8:22 PM, Officer Henning had to return because he became threatening to other residents. With the assistance of Deputy Glamann, the man was transported to the hospital for medical clearance and was later transported by the Sheriff’s Office to Winnebago.
On July 8 at 4:40 PM, an 18-year-old man called the police because there was an injured crow on Jackson Drive. Officer Krueger met the man, who was standing by the bird, which had an injured wing. Officer Krueger transported the bird to the Wanakia Wildlife Center in Richfield.
On July 10 at 4:30 PM, Officers Henning and Gerke responded to the swimming pool at Cranberry Creek regarding a male subject who was acting disorderly, appeared intoxicated, and was “creeping people out”. A resident pointed out a 60-year-old man, with whom we’re familiar, who kept the swimming over to her family and was asking one of her children if she wanted to play with a toy that he had brought. Officer Henning saw that the man had apparently passed out in a lounge chair with a drink of some kind next to him. After being escorted away, the man consented to a PBT which read .19%. The man out on bail on to open cases, both having conditions of absolute sobriety. He has been previously arrested for violating this condition, and was arrested for two more counts of bail jumping.
On July 11 at about 3:00 AM, Lake Terrace resident called 911 because a man was banging on townhouse doors and trying to tear mailboxes down. Officers Brinks and Borkowski found a 37-year-old man, who is known as a heroin user. The man had tremors, and was extremely restless and talkative. He admitted to taking Percocet. Jackson Rescue took him to St. Joseph’s Hospital, where tests revealed the presence of opiates, cocaine, and marijuana; he also admitted to snorting heroin recently. The man was delirious, so staff placed him in restraints. The physician indicated the man would have to be in the ER until possibly 4:00 PM. Officer Brinks remained at the hospital until 10:00 AM, when he was relieved by Officer Laabs. Officer Henning was called in early to assist Laabs, because the sheriff requires two guards for each patient. Chief Dolnick had taken time off, but came in from home to relieve Laabs so he could return to the village. Fortunately, a bed opened up in the ICU and the man, now sedated, no longer posed a threat, so the officers were all released.
At 7:45 PM, a woman yelled at Officer Henning to stop as he drove past Green Valley. The woman, 58, said that a man had ridden up to her on a bike while she was speaking to her father and demanded a cigarette. When told that they didn’t have any cigarettes for him, the man became threatening. While speaking to the original complainant, another woman walked up and reported that she, too, had been approached by this person. After she gave him a cigarette, he replied “I’ll see you again” in a menacing manner. The women then pointed to the suspect, who had just walked from behind a Green Valley trailer, got onto a woman’s pink bicycle and was riding on Highway 60. Officer Henning stopped the man in front of Lakeview Terrace Apartments; Trooper Senkbeil arrived to assist. The man was found to be carrying a sugar packet that had been emptied and now contained an extremely small amount of cocaine. Because the man was cooperative, he was cited for possession of the controlled substances rather than being referred to the District Attorney; however, he was booked at the County jail on a warrant from West Bend.
On July 13 at 4:21 PM, West Bend PD broadcast an alert for suspects who had just left Rogan’s Shoes after shoplifting merchandise. Officers Oswald and Henning set-up on Highway 45. Deputy Lagosh radioed that the vehicle was ahead of him, heading south. Officer Henning stopped the vehicle, which had no front plate, an obscured rear plate, and windows that were heavily tinted. West Bend officers arrived and took custody of the two Milwaukee men and the stolen property. Officer Henning cited the driver for illegal tinting, no insurance, and for using a license plate that belonged on a different vehicle.
On July 14 at 9:30 PM, Slinger PD requested mutual aid at a business alarm. Washington County had no one available, so Officer Oswald responded.
At about midnight, Officer Brinks was refueling his squad at the Main Street Mart when another car pulled up. The two exchanged pleasantries. The man said he’d never met the officer, so Officer Brinks introduced himself and asked the man’s name. He recognized the name; the 29-year-old has been arrested for drugs, carrying a switchblade, and violating bond, and was currently wanted on a Town of Trenton warrant. After Deputy Graper arrived, Officer Brinks told the man that he was being arrested for the warrant. The man tried to pull away and run, but the officers maintained control and directed him to the ground for handcuffing. He was booked at the county jail for resisting arrest and bail jumping.
On July 15 at 3:33 PM, Slinger PD requested mutual aid after Officer Mammen stopped a vehicle containing a wanted subject. Washington County had no one available, so Officer Oswald responded.
A local man told Officer Laabs that he received a phone call from a man who was supposedly both a police officer and an employee of Publisher’s Clearinghouse (apparently to cover all bases). The lucky resident was told that he won $1.5 million, a Mercedes-Benz, eight months of free Allstate insurance, and a “Set for Life” prize of $5,000 a week…but only for six months… on top of the $1.5 million. All he had to do was purchase $499 in Walgreen’s cash cards and mail them to a “revenue banker” in Arkansas.
At about 7:55 PM, Officer Mammen requested assistance with an alleged sovereign citizen who was refusing to identify himself and exit his vehicle after being stopped for traffic violations. Based on the vehicle registration, he was identified as a 50-year-old Dodge County resident who threatened to blow up that county’s courthouse in 2013. After Sgt. Fristed and Officer Oswald arrived, the man exited the vehicle but resisted arrest.
At 8:47 PM, a cell phone caller reported that a Toyota Camry was all over the road, westbound on Highway 60 from Highway M. Officer Oswald intercepted the vehicle in the village, observing that it was deviating from the marked lane. The 26-year-old Town of Jackson man had bloodshot eyes, drooping eyelids, and his hands were shaking; he declined an ambulance. The man was currently on probation and was convicted in 2010 of driving while intoxicated. Further investigation and a field sobriety test led to the man’s second arrest for OWI, as he was believed to be under the influence of two medications.
On July 16 at 4:15 AM, Officer Borkowski was dispatched to the Ridgeway Drive residence, after the woman said her boyfriend had lost his temper and destroyed property. As Officer Borkowski, and Deputies Graper and Rodich, arrived, the man started pulling his minivan out of the driveway. Officer Borkowski blocked the driveway. The man exited the van and started flailing his arms around. She warned him that her Taser was out, and directed him to calm down and follow directions. The man was handcuffed without further drama. The woman told Officer Borkowski that the boyfriend had taken money from wallet and was gone from 1:00-2:00 AM; she believed he used the money to buy cocaine. An argument ensued when he returned, during which he cleared the top of the dresser, breaking perfume bottles and other glass objects. The man was arrested for disorderly conduct/domestic violence.
On July 18 at 2:39 PM, the Sheriff’s Office requested mutual aid for a pickup truck fire on the off-ramp of Highway 45 at Pleasant Valley Road. Officer Gerke and Det. Foeger found a deputy at the scene, and the pickup truck was fully engulfed. The officers closed the off ramp until the Jackson Fire Department extinguished the fire.
At 5:23 PM, Officer Gerke and Det. Foeger were dispatched to a family fight at a Georgetown Drive residence. A couple got into a fight because the woman didn’t want to drive to Wal Mart with her boyfriend. She became angry at his “disrespect”, so she grabbed his chin and yelled at him. There was mutual pushing-and-shoving, and the officers saw scratches on the man’s back when he was pushed into a bookcase. The woman, 30, was arrested for disorderly conduct/domestic violence.
On July 20 at 7:35 PM, Officer Borkowski and Sgt. Fristed responded to a White Oak Circle residence after a woman, 78, was found deceased in her bed. Officer Borkowski assisted the Medical Examiner and spoke to the woman’s brother, who lives in Dane County, about what would happen next.
On July 22 at 6:35 PM, a 9-year-old boy told Officer Oswald that, while at the skate park, a teenager had offered him a marijuana cigarette in exchange for the boy’s skateboarding hat. The boy said he knew it was marijuana because he had smelled the same odor while vacationing in California. Officer Oswald interviewed a 16-year-old boy from Omro (Winnebago County), who confirmed asking to buy or trade for the hat, but denied having marijuana or offering it. No marijuana residue was found in the area. The report came only days after a resident reported that teens were harassing younger kids at the skate park. Officer Oswald returned to the skate park the next afternoon, and put the word out that any further problems could result in the park being closed.
On July 25 at 10:07 AM, an 89-year-old woman reported that she heard water running in the house, but couldn’t figure out where it was coming from. Officer Laabs determined that she was actually hearing a bathroom fan, and assured her that water wasn’t leaking anywhere.
At 2:36 PM, a 17-year-old girl reported that her ex-boyfriend,18, had posted a video on Snapchat, stating that he was “done with the world”. Shortly after Officer Oswald and Det. Foeger arrived at the man’s residence, the garage door opened, revealing the man on the garage floor; he was drooling heavily and drifting in-and-out of consciousness. While waiting for Jackson Rescue to arrive, the man was able to say that he took a large amount of aspirin, in combination with medications for depression and bi-polar disorder. Officer Oswald stayed at the hospital until 9:00 PM, when the man was admitted to the ICU. The next morning, he was released and transferred to an in-patient mental health unit by Officer Laabs.
After Officer Oswald followed Jackson Rescue to the hospital as it transported the victim in the above incident, two 18-year-olds showed up at the scene and demanded to know what happened to their friend. One of them, from Chestnut Court, was loud and verbally abusive, telling Det. Foeger that he wasn’t doing his job, and yelling profanities. Chief Dolnick and Deputy Glamann arrived to assist. The youths were repeatedly told to leave because they were interfering, causing a disturbance, and trespassing on private property. They eventually moved to the sidewalk, but the louder of the two tossed out another profanity. Both were cited for disorderly conduct.
On July 27 at 10:20 AM, Officer Gerke and Det. Foeger were dispatched to a Glen Hill Drive residence, regarding a rescue call for an unresponsive 70-year-old man. They determined that the man had died some hours earlier. Officer Gerke interviewed family members and assisted the Medical Examiner.
On July 31 at 1:45 PM, a 19-year-old Georgetown Drive woman told Officer Henning that a Watertown woman, 17, has been harassing her since 2015, possibly due to jealously over a boyfriend. The most incidents were in the form of profanity-laced text messages. A $218 citation was issued.
At 4:21 PM, Officer Gerke stopped a vehicle on Glen Brooke Drive for speeding. The 24-year-old Germantown man turned out to be wanted by Germantown for an unpaid marijuana possession citation; Officer Oswald arrived to assist. When the man exited the vehicle, the odor of marijuana could be detected. The man said there was nothing illegal in the vehicle, but that he and his friends had been smoking marijuana inside the vehicle at a campsite “up north”. A search of the vehicle revealed a container with some thick brown goop on the bottom. This was identified as hashish oil, a concentrated form of THC, the active ingredient in marijuana. Before being taken to County Jail on the warrant, he was cited for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
Officers responded with the fire department to 24 rescue calls this month.
On June 3 at about 5:00 PM, Officers Oswald and Gerke were dispatched to a Parkview Drive home regarding a possible family fight. A 45-year-old man said that his wife became angry about how much beer he drank (the man wasn’t intoxicated). An argument ensued, culminating in her slapping him hard enough to cause facial lacerations. His wife said her husband tried to strangle her, then scratched his own face to implicate her. The physical evidence indicated that her story wasn’t true, leading to her arrest for disorderly conduct/domestic violence.
On June 6 at about 4:00 PM, Officer Henning was dispatched to a residence to check the welfare of a woman who failed to make a doctor’s appointment. He found that the woman was extremely intoxicated, with a PBT of .31%. Since no one could be found to assume responsibility for her, Officer Henning was obliged to transport her to St. Joseph’s Hospital for a medical clearance (four hours) and then take her to an in-patient facility in Wauwatosa. See June 9.
On June 9 at 12:38 AM, deputies responded to an assault-in-progress on Dry Gulch Drive in the Town of Jackson. While en route, Slinger PD requested mutual aid. One of the deputies was redirected to Slinger, and the County requested mutual aid from Jackson to assist the remaining deputy. When Officer Brinks arrived, he found a 25-year-old man in the driveway, with abrasions to the left side of his face and holding his left hand, which he thought was broken. He said that the mother of his child had assaulted him after he returned home to his parents’ house with another woman. Deputy Graper arrived and took over the investigation.
At 9:23 AM, a Piggly Wiggly employee told the police department that a woman had just left who might be intoxicated. The license plate belonged to the woman who’d been detoxed three days earlier. Officer Laabs and Det. Foeger found the vehicle parked at the residence. She said she went to the store to buy soda, and denied having anything to drink since the previous night. However, there was a bottle of vodka along with Pepsi in her grocery bag, and she volunteered to provide a PBT sample, the result of which was .23%. Family members were contacted and agreed to assist.
At 5:10 PM, Officer Krueger assisted Deputy Glamann, who had stopped a vehicle that fled West Bend PD after a strong arm robbery in that city. Three occupants were detained for West Bend officers.
On June 12 at about 6:00 PM, Officer Henning arrived at a rescue call with Jackson Rescue, regarding a 67-year-old man who was unresponsive. The gentleman was cold to the touch, and appeared to have died several hours earlier. Officer Henning assisted the Medical Examiner.
On June 13 at 7:34 PM, Officers Henning and Gerke responded to a Hickory Lane apartment, where a woman had attempted suicide by pouring prescription pills into her mouth. Upon arrival, they were told that the woman had spit all but three or four pills out. Jackson Rescue transported her to the hospital as a precaution. After an interview, a crisis worker determined that the woman was not in need of emergency detention, although she would have a “safety plan” after she was released from the hospital.
On June 14 at about 1:30 AM, Officer Brinks was dispatched to a rescue call on Berry Patch Road, regarding a possible overdose. He found a 59-year-old man, who we’re familiar with, on the floor, conscious but mostly incoherent. It was learned that he’d taken pills provided by a neighbor, washed down with vodka. Jackson Rescue conveyed the man to St. Joseph’s Hospital for treatment. Officer Brinks referred two counts of bail jumping to the District Attorney because the man is out on bond for two criminal cases and is not supposed to be drinking. The 30-year-old neighbor, also familiar to us, denied providing the pills, and theorized that he stole them from her.
At 8:09 PM, Officer Borkowski, Officer Henning, and Sgt. Fristed responded to a Main Street address, where a 63-year-old man had been found on the sidewalk, pulseless and unresponsive. Upon arrival, they found a neighbor had already begun CPR. Officer Henning attached the pads from his AED, but the device determined that a shock should not be delivered (the AED is not effective for total cardiac arrest). Jackson Rescue, joined later by West Bend Intercept, took over lifesaving efforts but, unfortunately, this ceased at 8:47 PM. Officer Borkowski remained to assist the man’s wife and the Medical Examiner.
On June 15 at 1:45 PM, 911 callers reported a red Chevy SUV was swerving on I-41 northbound, as well as driving at only 30 mph. Officer Henning checked the license plate that was broadcast and observed that it belonged to a Jackson woman whose son is a known heroin user. The 29-year-old was currently out on bail in connection with criminal charges, was wanted by the Washington County Sheriff on a warrant, and had a revoked license. Officer Henning spotted the vehicle on Main Street, and could see that the man was, indeed, driving. He stopped the vehicle as it pulled into Green Valley; Officer Gerke and Det. Foeger assisted. The man was nervous, shaking, and sweating profusely. His 31-year-old companion, who we are also familiar with, appeared to be under the influence of narcotics. While speaking to her, her eyes rolled into the back of her head and was almost unconscious; Jackson Rescue was requested. EMTs administered naloxone and transported her to the hospital, with Officer Laabs following. A check of court records indicated that both subjects have open cases, are to maintain sobriety (alcohol and drugs), and not to have contact with each other. Hartford Officer Dourne arrived; his K9, Cash, conducted an exterior sniff and signaled the presence of contraband inside the vehicle. The officers found a capped syringe under the driver seat cover, and a switchblade knife in the center console. The man was booked at the county jail for bail jumping and illegal possession of a switchblade. The woman was referred to the District Attorney for bail jumping.
At 8:41 PM, a resident reported that someone was going door-to-door selling pest control services. The man claimed to have appointments with other neighbors in the area, but the resident checked with those neighbors and confirmed that they had no appointments and didn’t know who he was. Officer Henning located the 23-year-old on Glen Brooke Drive and asked what he was doing. The man repeated the story that he had been “asked by one of my customers” to go around the neighborhood and explain his services. The man works for a company that had previously been told it would have to post a surety bond for each of its salesmen before they could receive peddler permits. Officer Henning determined that the man had been chased out of four other municipalities for the same conduct. Consequently, instead of just a warning, he issued a citation for violating the peddler ordinance. The man boasted that he made $3,000 that day, so he would just pay the citation in cash.
On June 19 at about 9:30 AM, a caller at Jackson Elementary School reported finding a three-year-old girl walking down the sidewalk. Officer Laabs recognized the child from a similar incident last April. Upon taking the child home, he awoke a 17-year-old sibling who fell asleep while babysitting. In both cases, the problem was traced to a damaged door that couldn’t be secured. Child Protective Services was notified.
On June 20, an 83-year-old resident told Chief Dolnick that she tried to wire over $2,000 to her grandson, who had supposedly been arrested in another state, but the clerk at Wal Mart refused because it was probably a fraud. Chief Dolnick explained that the person she spoke to was not her grandson, and urged her to put the cash back into the bank. The woman was not completely convinced, saying that maybe her grandson was waiting for the money. Chief Dolnick said that if her “grandson” called back, she should have him call the police station. She left, still not completely sure she was doing the right thing. However, she reported about an hour later that the “grandson” did call again, and hung up when she told him to call the police chief.
At 7:07 AM, Officer Laabs was dispatched to a rescue call regarding a 66-year-old man who was seen curled up next to a shed, wearing only a t-shirt. It appeared that he had been there all night. Further investigation revealed that the man had walked out of a nearby residential facility, but had no known medical issues. He was transported to a hospital for evaluation.
On June 23 at about 1:00 PM, a resident complained to Officer Gerke that a neighbor mowed her lawn between her fence and the lot line, which she felt violated her rights as a woman. An uninvolved witness said the complainant was enraged when she saw what happened. The neighbor said he mowed his own lawn, but Officer Gerke explained that there’s a set-back for the fence, and pointed out the metal property line markers. The man thought it was an overreaction to call the police, claimed his daughter has been a police officer for 30 years (making him 11 years old when she was born), and initially resisted providing his name.
On the evening of June 24, an anonymous caller reported drug activity at a local factory. Officers Henning and Oswald spotted two vehicles in the factory parking lot. Ultimately, a 52-year-old West Bend parolee was arrested for possession of cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia, bail jumping, and operating while revoked. The man, who has a criminal record dating to 1983, insisted that the cocaine found next to him wasn’t his and had been planted. When Officer Henning asked if he had any questions about his arrest, the man responded with a hearty, “Go f*** yourself”.
On June 25 at 5:06 PM, a neighbor reported a possible domestic fight in an adjoining apartment on Hickory Lane. When Officers Oswald and Henning stood about 500’ from the building, they could hear a woman screaming obscenities. When they approached the door, they heard a man yell, “Shut the f*** up before the neighbors call the cops”. Further investigation revealed that the argument was only verbal. The woman was cited for disorderly conduct.
At about 7:00 PM, Officers Henning and Oswald were dispatched to a Green Valley residence after a neighbor reported a disturbance. They saw that the door to a shed had been destroyed. An intoxicated man, 24, yelled from his door, “Don’t you come in here! I don’t give a f***, I’ll kick your asses!” Eventually, the man allowed the officers inside, at which time he expressed the desire to beat up his equally intoxicated friend, who was outside. He continued to be loud and aggressive, and the officers decided that he would need to be arrested for disorderly conduct. The man actively resisted, pulled away, and assumed a fighting stance. Officer Henning warned him that he was going to be tasered if he didn’t stop fighting; the man replied, “I don’t give a f***”. Officer Henning tasered the man twice before he stopped resisting. He was arrested for disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, and bail jumping. The last charge was in connection with his arrest for battery and disorderly conduct in another community only a week earlier.
On June 30 at 3:00 PM, Officer Henning stopped a vehicle on Main Street because the registration was suspended. While speaking to the 26-year-old West Bend woman, Officer Henning noticed the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. A search revealed recently used marijuana pipe and a bag containing blue pills that were identified later as oxycodone. The woman was cited for possession of paraphernalia and possession of marijuana, and booked at the County Jail for possession of narcotics.
On May 2 shortly after 9 PM, Officer Henning watched as a Jeep stopped at a green light at Main and Industrial Drive. The Jeep then turned on Industrial, drove on the wrong side of the road, and continued at only 10 to 15 mph. After stopping the vehicle, Officer Henning spoke to the driver, a 74-year-old Green Valley resident. The man’s eyes were bloodshot and watery, his speech was slurred, and he smelled of alcohol. The man was arrested for his first offense after failing field sobriety tests; the PBT was .10.
On May 3 at about 10:15 AM, Jackson Rescue was dispatched to Glen Brooke Drive north of Sherman Road regarding a woman who was observed lying on the sidewalk, unresponsive. Officer Laabs arrived as EMTs were administering Naloxone, which had no effect. The woman started thrashing about and had to be restrained in the ambulance. The woman refused to identify herself, but was recognized by a hospital worker as a 25-year-old Jackson woman who had been at the ER several days earlier for various mental health issues. The woman wavered between being pleasant and conversational, and screaming, thrashing and spitting. After several hours, a psychiatrist authorized sedation, which allowed the medical personnel to treat her. Eventually, she was transported to an inpatient facility, with Officer Laabs riding in the back of the ambulance. Officer Laabs spent nine hours on this assignment.
At about 3:40 PM, a 55-year-old resident told Officer Henning that after she merged into traffic on Highway 60 in Ozaukee County, a woman driving an SUV behind her began driving aggressively, made faces at her, and kept following her. She became fearful and drove into the police department parking lot, while the red SUV entered the Village Hall parking lot next door. Officer Henning walked to the village hall and spoke to a 57-year-old woman, also a village resident. She said that the other woman had cut her off and she decided to follow her because she was getting tired of being cut off, and wanted to tell the driver how bad her driving was. Officer Henning advised that this was not a really good idea, and she would’ve been better off using her cell phone to call the police. That driver was warned about her behavior, and both ladies went about their business. See May 14.
On May 4 at 10:50 AM, a police officer from another jurisdiction told Det. Foeger that he had been made aware of a sexual assault that occurred in Jackson in February. A 15-year-old girl was alleging that a boy of about the same age had sexual contact with her while she was impaired and against her will. After further investigation, the boy was referred to juvenile court for second degree sexual assault of a child.
At 6:19 PM, Officers Krueger and Oswald responded to a possible domestic fight at a Highway P residence. They found a 31-year-old man sitting in a truck, revving the engine. The man got out of the truck and was identified as the husband of the complainant. His wife told Officer Krueger that when she returned home from work at 4 PM, she found that her husband was extremely intoxicated; she believed he’d been home all day drinking. They went outside to work on a lawnmower they were trying to fix, and he became upset and began swearing and yelling at her. She walked away and went into the house, but observed that he drove a riding lawnmower over a flower garden. She ran outside to confront him about what he had done; he again yelled and swore at her, and then threatened to “pop” her, which she believed meant that he was going to hit her. He then got into the truck, supposedly to move it out of the way, but instead he revved the engine and drove it into the front of her vehicle. She started returning to the house, and he allegedly revved the engine and drove at her; she got out of the way, ran in the house, locked the doors, and called the police department. The husband then pounded on the door trying to get in, then returned to his truck, which is where the officers found him. The husband was arrested for disorderly conduct/domestic violence; his PBT at the County Jail was .28%.
On May 6 at about 1 AM, Officer Borkowski was notified by Dispatch that a vehicle had fled after striking a sign at one of the Highway 60 roundabouts. A 19-year-old village resident followed the vehicle to a residence on Main Street, where it had pulled into the garage, and called police. Further investigation revealed that the vehicle had completely missed the roundabout, driving straight through the center, hitting the sign and proceeding through. The witness said that, while following the vehicle from Slinger, it had been swerving back and forth. Officer Borkowski and Deputy Dean went to the residence, but received no response at the door. A phone message she left the next day wasn’t returned. She then went to the house and could see the man sitting on the couch, but he refused to come to the door. She left a “door hanger” with her contact information and yelled through the door that he needed to contact her about the crash. Ultimately, the man never did make contact, and he was cited for reckless driving and hit and run/property adjacent to highway.
On May 8 at about 5:30 PM, a passerby reported that a man was lying on a driveway and not moving. The 66-year-old man told Officer Gerke that everything was okay; he was taking medications which make him lethargic, and he apparently fell asleep while working on a vehicle.
On May 9 at 10:00 AM, an 82-year-old man told Officer Krueger that his computer locked-up and a pop-up window appeared. When he clicked on it, he was taken to a website, where he was induced to provide his personal information. He then received a phone from a supposed technical support company, gave up his credit card number in return for a four year protection plan ($449), and gave the “technician” remote access to his computer. His son later told him it was a scam. He received a credit from the bank, and Officer Krueger advised him to have the computer “cleaned”. The original pop-up was caused by a virus, probably from an email attachment.
At 7 PM, a Georgetown Drive man reported that a neighbor swore at his three children while they were playing outside. When he went to the neighbor’s house for an explanation, he alleged that the 47-year-old woman blew up at him. This was the latest in a series of allegations between the two families, which led to a disorderly conduct citation against the woman in March. The children told Officer Gerke that they were playing outside when the woman came out and told them to, “get off my property, you little a— h—“, called them “bitches”, and to stay away from her children. When the father knocked on the door, the woman allegedly said “F— you” several times and made obscene gestures; he left and called the police department. When Officer Gerke and Sgt. Fristed went to the neighbor’s house, the woman insisted on talking to them through the door. She said that nothing happened, she never swore, and she only asked them to get off her property. The woman’s husband denied that his wife swore at the children, but admitted he was not home during the incident. She was advised to call the police department if the children are on her property. The children were counseled to stay away from the woman.
At 4 PM, 911 callers reported a vehicle driving 100 mph and swerving on Highway 45 heading towards Jackson from the Richfield area. Officer Henning entered the northbound side and could see the older green Cavalier swerving and traveling at a high rate of speed. He activated lights and siren, following it at between 90 and 100 mph as it continued to deviate from its lane. He caught up to it north of Pleasant Valley Road and saw it driving partially on the gravel shoulder. At this point the vehicle was traveling at about 80 mph and then began slowing down to 30 mph, still driving repeatedly onto the shoulder. Officer Henning was able to see that the windshield was broken and it appeared that the airbags had been deployed. The vehicle finally stopped near Mile View Road. The driver was a 39-year-old Campbellsport man. The man said that the damage was old, and that he had not crashed recently. The man’s pupils were constricted, his eyelids were droopy, he was disheveled, and his zipper was down. The man claimed that he was driving home from work in Elm Grove. Since all the violations Officer Henning observed were outside the village, the case was turned over to Deputy Gullickson. The man wasn’t able to perform field sobriety tests due to his level of impairment, and he was ultimately arrested by the deputy for operating while under the influence. At the man’s request, Officer Henning went to the vehicle to retrieve a cell phone. He found a crumpled up piece of paper, inside of which was a substance that he recognized as heroin. Tucked next to the driver seat, in plain view, was an additional small bag with more heroin. Later, the man admitted that he had snorted some of the heroin before attempting to drive home. He claimed that he has been using heroin to cope with the death of his wife.
At about 5:30 PM, Officer Henning stopped a vehicle on Cedar Creek Road for a seatbelt violation. While speaking to the 31-year-old Town of Jackson man, Henning noticed the smell of marijuana coming from the vehicle. When asked about this, the man expressed surprise, saying he hadn’t smoked marijuana in the car for about a month. Officer Henning was also surprised because he could see a clear plastic bag of marijuana next to the man’s feet. A search of the vehicle turned up a red Tupperware container under the driver seat containing a marijuana grinder, some lighters, a marijuana pipe, and a bag containing larger pieces of marijuana. Citations for the seatbelt violation, possession of marijuana, and possession of paraphernalia were issued.
On May 11 at 3:37 PM, Officer Henning stopped a Ford Focus after observing that the driver was not wearing a seatbelt and the vehicle had no plates. A silver Malibu then stopped in front of the Ford Focus. The first driver, a 28-year-old Port Washington woman, said that unless she was accused of committing a crime, she wasn’t required to provide any information. Officer Henning tried to explain that this was incorrect. Eventually, she relented and provided a vehicle title; however, the title belonged to the Focus which had license plates that belonged on the Malibu. When Officer Henning walked up to the Malibu, the driver rolled down the window only about 2 inches and started recording the conversation. The man refused to identify himself, said the vehicle wasn’t his, and claimed that he hadn’t even been driving, despite Officer Henning seeing the man behind the wheel as he pulled up. The man eventually provided a name and birthdate, but there was no record for it in the DOT database. In the meantime, Officer Gerke and Trooper Jones arrived to assist. Eventually, the man was arrested for obstructing an officer. A search of the vehicle revealed Suboxone in the woman’s wallet. When asked about it, she said that she wasn’t consenting to anything and would not answer any questions; she was then arrested for possession of drugs. More Suboxone and an open container of alcohol were found in the center console of the Malibu. The woman was arrested for possession of a controlled substance, and cited for operating a vehicle without insurance, non-registration, and failure to wear seatbelts. Since the man refused to identify himself, he was booked at the County Jail for possession of a controlled substance and obstructing an officer. The man remained in jail for several days, even refusing to reveal his identity during his initial appearance in court. Eventually, he was identified as a 40-year-old Milwaukee parolee who faces being returned to prison for two years.
On May 12 at 2:30 PM, a 40-year-old man told Officer Henning that his ex-girlfriend had been contacting him and members of his family, and had threatened to contact his employers. She has called him from a cell phone, leaves multiple messages on his Facebook account, and creates fake Facebook pages as a means to contact him. Officer Henning agreed to tell her to stop contacting him, but he would also have to stop responding to these messages. Both parties were told that we have no jurisdiction over what happens on Facebook, and they would need to choose to stay off of it or block each other, including the fake pages. A week or so later, the man called the police department to complain that the woman was still attempting to make contact with him via Facebook. The man was again told that the police department doesn’t have jurisdiction, and that he should follow the advice Officer Henning gave originally.
On May 13 at 9:37 AM, Officer Krueger was dispatched to the Jackson Bay Apartments after a resident found drug paraphernalia inside a dumpster. Syringes and other paraphernalia were seized.
On May 14 at 9 AM, Officer Krueger was dispatched to the Comfort Inn, where he spoke to a 50-year-old Green Valley woman who was staying there temporarily. The woman said that one of her room keys had disappeared from the dresser, a clock in the room had been changed, the SIM card in her cell phone had been replaced, and unknown people had come into her room. She said that she planned on leaving the motel to stay with her son’s girlfriend. About an hour later, the woman reported that she couldn’t locate the girlfriend’s phone number and asked if she could return to her father’s residence. When contacted, he said that he didn’t want her coming back and she was no longer welcome there. Officer Krueger had to leave because of another assignment, but returned at 12:15 PM and found the woman still at the motel. He was eventually able to determine that the woman was still married and, consequently, there was no reason for her not to return to her own house in Newburg. Officer Krueger gave her a ride home. See May 18.
At 2:41 PM, a 43-year-old resident told Officer Oswald that after she merged into the left lane of Highway 60 in Ozaukee County, the driver of the SUV behind her made obscene gestures and photographed her vehicle. The vehicle continued to follow her into Jackson as she made various turns, so she drove to the police station, and the vehicle went back east on Highway 60. Deputy Seibel intercepted the vehicle near the county line, and Officer Oswald proceeded there. The 61-year-old Cedarburg man said that the woman had cut him off, he had to swerve to avoid striking her, and it was she who made the obscene gesture. He decided to follow the vehicle hoping that it would stop so he could “counsel” or, as he admitted, yell at her regarding her behavior. He had his wife take a picture of the vehicle. Officer Oswald told him that his behavior was extremely unwise, and that he could be cited for disorderly conduct.
On May 16 at 10 PM, the Sheriff’s Office requested mutual aid from Officer Brinks for Spanish translation at a Town of Addison residence. A resident was reporting that he received text messages from an unknown party who was threatening to kill or harm family members in Mexico unless he sent money. The text messages had come from a New Jersey area code, although it’s common for scammers to disguise Caller ID. At one point, the suspect sent a graphic video showing corpses being mutilated. The person also sent photographs of the family members, which could have been obtained from social media. The complainant made phone contact with family in Mexico and determined that everyone was safe. There were indications in the text messages that they were not actually sent by a native Spanish speaker. The man was assured that this was an attempted fraud, his family was not in danger, and he should not send money. The officers were about to drive away when the man called 911 after the suspect texted that he would come to Allenton and kill him. Deputy Bautz assisted the man in blocking the suspect’s phone number.
On May 17 at 1:45 PM, Officer Henning was driving on Highway 45 on his way to work, when he observed a Saturn four-door known to be driven by a man wanted on a felony warrant from the Department of Corrections. He also observed a passenger known to be wanted by the Sheriff’s Office for multiple counts of forgery. He contacted the police station, and Officers Gerke and Krueger attempted to intercept it, but Officer Henning lost sight of it while going through the roundabouts on Highway 60. See May 27.
At 4:20 PM, a 13-year-old boy told Officer Henning that he’d been bullied repeatedly on the school bus by an 11-year-old student. After being taunted about his weight, the older boy retaliated by making fun of the younger student’s hair by calling him “broccoli head”. He said that he’s older and bigger than the younger boy, and wants the bullying to stop. He said that he did threaten to beat the boy up when they got off the bus, but said that he really didn’t want to and just wanted to shake hands and tell him not to make fun of him anymore. However, the younger boy ran home thinking that he was, indeed, going to be beaten up. The boy got his father, a 27-year-old man who we are familiar with, who told the 13-year-old that he would “take care of business” if his son was harmed. It also came out that both boys had mentioned that their fathers had guns, although neither actually threatened to use or possess a weapon. The two juveniles and the father were cautioned about their behavior.
At 7:00 PM, Officer Henning entered a convenience store to buy a cup of coffee. After obtaining a cup of coffee and returning to the cashier, he noticed that four cartons of cigarettes, lottery tickets, and some sandwiches were left on the counter. The cashier said that a customer muttered something about leaving because “the cops walked in” after seeing Officer Henning. The cashier further said that the man had tried to purchase the items with a credit card that had been declined. Officer Henning was familiar with a scam that is sweeping the area, involving the use of stolen credit cards or credit card information that had been obtained by scanning devices. The suspects are usually from Chicago and buy up to a dozen cartons of cigarettes at a time. Cigarettes can be sold at a significant profit in Chicago, not only because they are essentially stolen using the compromised credit cards, but also because the county and city taxes in Chicago are significantly higher. At about 7:30 PM, Officer Gerke spotted the vehicle at another convenience store. She positioned her squad to partially block the car’s parking space and activated the emergency lights. The Chevrolet sedan drove around the squad, exited the parking lot, and headed west on Highway 60. Officer Gerke followed with her emergency lights and siren, but the vehicle continued to Highway 45, where it turned south. Officer Gerke terminated her pursuit because of the poor weather conditions, she had the license plate, and it was, at that point, unclear what the occupants of the vehicle were up to. Later, she asked the Chicago Police Department to make contact at the home of the registered owner to determine who had been operating the vehicle. The next day, CPD told her that the driver was a 48-year-old woman. Officer Gerke left a phone message, and a message via social media, for the woman to call back. On May 19, the woman called Officer Gerke, claiming that she had been in Jackson visiting her sister; however, the address she claimed to have visited doesn’t exist. The woman said no one tried to pull her over, and said that she has the right to travel where she pleases. Officer Gerke responded that this was correct, but that she is required to pull over and stop for an emergency vehicle with its lights and sirens activated. The rest of the conversation went nowhere, and Officer Gerke informed the woman that she would be receiving citations for failure to yield to an emergency vehicle/owner liability and fleeing an officer/owner liability.
At about 8 PM, a Chestnut Court woman, 26, told Officer Henning that she was receiving harassing text messages from the father of her child, a 27-year-old Toledo, Ohio man. During a phone conversation, the man became upset because she didn’t want to get back together. He started calling her various foul names, so she hung up. He then sent text messages suggesting that she “burn in hell, bitch”, “LOL you gonna die, bitch”, and so on. She didn’t want any further action taken, just documentation of what took place.
On May 18 at about 4 AM, Officer Brinks responded to Green Valley regarding a woman having difficulty breathing. The 50-year-old woman in the May 14 incident was in the driveway, appeared to be hyperventilating, and was talking in an extremely fast and erratic fashion. She claimed that someone was trying to “mess” with her life, and accused this unknown person of going into her unit and switching out her prescriptions with different pills. Although the woman was clearly delusional, she made no indications of wishing to harm herself or others, and all Officer Brinks could do was assist Jackson Rescue in getting her inside the ambulance for transport to the hospital.
At 2:30 PM, a 56-year-old resident called the police station and told Chief Dolnick that he had caught somebody breaking into his house and stealing jewelry, and that he was driving to the police station with the suspect. Officers Henning and Gerke waited in the parking lot, but after several minutes, Chief Dolnick called the man back to find out where he was and if he needed assistance. The man clarified that he wasn’t driving from his house, he was driving from Menomonee Falls, and he didn’t need any assistance. Once at the police station, the officers discovered that the suspect was the man’s 19-year-old grandson from Milwaukee. He received information that the grandson stole jewelry and pawned it. He confronted the suspect, who admitted stealing a bracelet, and the two recovered it from the pawnshop before heading to Jackson. The resident says other jewelry has gone missing over the last couple of months, estimating the value as at least $50,000. The grandson was not cooperative. Ultimately, the resident decided not to file a complaint.
On May 19 at 6:08 PM, Dispatch received a report of a pickup truck being driven erratically on northbound Highway 45 heading toward Jackson; the caller said she would continue to follow the vehicle and provide updates on its location. Officer Gerke spotted the Chevrolet Silverado eastbound on Main Street near Glen Brooke Drive, and saw it drift into the bike lane, weave within its own lane, then reenter the bike lane and nearly strike the curb. Officer Gerke initiated a traffic stop, and the vehicle continued to travel slowly before turning south on Eagle Drive and pulling into the Piggly Wiggly parking lot. The 32-year-old West Bend man apologized for driving too fast (in fact he was driving well under the speed limit), thought he was in Milwaukee, and admitted to having the customary, “only two beers”. When asked to step out of the vehicle, Officer Gerke observed vomit on the man’s sweatshirt and crotch of his pants. Officer Oswald performed a pat-down search for weapons and stood-by during the field sobriety tests, which the man failed; the PBT was .15%. After arresting the man for his second offense, a search of the vehicle turned up two baggies of marijuana and a smoking pipe, for which he earned additional citations.
On May 20 at about 11:30 AM, during the annual village-wide rummage sale, a 29-year-old Milwaukee woman told Officer Henning that she’d been approached by a man who offered them a parking spot for $2. Not only was this on Glen Brooke Drive, which is a public street, but the man pocketed her $20 bill without giving change. The victim demanded her money back and threatened to call the police, at which point he ordered his girlfriend to drive off. The woman provided the license plate of the silver Nissan, which listed to a Lannon woman. Officer Gerke contacted Lannon PD, which was familiar with the woman and her boyfriend, a 43-year-old Milwaukee man. Officer Henning had a lengthy telephone conversation with the man and his girlfriend, which ultimately ended with the suspect saying he was going to stand in front of the police department with a sign saying that the officer told him to lie about what happened. Officer Henning told him that a citation would be sent in the mail. However, a few minutes later, Officer Gerke radioed-in that she was following the suspect vehicle on Main Street, and stopped it in front of the police station. The man was cited for disorderly conduct, with an additional $20 in restitution to the victim.
On May 21 at 3:00 AM, Det. Foeger and Officer Brinks were dispatched to a single-family home for a verbal and physical altercation that started when one of the parents found an 18-year-old boy in their daughter’s bedroom. The 18-year-old, who is from Grafton, was cited for disorderly conduct.
On May 23 at about 9:30 PM, Officer Oswald and Sgt. Fristed were dispatched to a residence after an ACS worker reported that he’d been on the phone with a 27-year-old woman who wanted to harm herself by banging her head into things, and wanted to walk to a gas station to purchase pills to overdose. The woman has been the subject of numerous emergency detentions, most of which include attempts to harm herself by hitting her head against objects. The woman confirmed that she was having a strong compulsion to strike her head against objects and that she wanted to harm herself. After entering an examination room at St. Joseph’s Hospital, she started banging her head onto the bed railing, so it was necessary to secure her wrists to the bed. After the usual lengthy medical clearance, she was finally cleared for transport to Winnebago Mental Health, which was handled by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.
On May 26 at about 10:08 AM, Officer Krueger and Det. Foeger were dispatched to the Jackson Bay Apartments for a disturbance; Trooper Perales assisted. A caretaker reported that when she entered her client’s room, she discovered a naked couple sleeping on the couch. After she awakened them and told them to leave, they started swearing at her and told her to get out. She responded that she wasn’t going to leave. The argument moved into the hallway, with more yelling and swearing. Ultimately, both were cited for disorderly conduct.
At about 3:25 PM, a Hunters Road resident was working outside when he observed a man walk into his house through the garage. When challenged, the man claimed it was his house and started chasing the resident. Eventually, the resident was able to lock the man out. When Officer Henning and Det. Foeger arrived, they found the heavily intoxicated man in the garage. He refused to comply with their commands, at one point telling them to shoot him. Eventually, the man was pepper sprayed, and surrendered. The Slinger man, 32, had been “house sitting” for some friends, went to a local tavern, walked back to the wrong street, and thought the homeowner was a trespasser. The man was booked at the County Jail for disorderly conduct and resisting an officer.
At 9:08 PM, the Sheriff’s Office requested mutual aid at a Town of Jackson residence regarding a possible domestic fight. Officers Henning and Borkowski responded, calming the situation until Deputy Anderson arrived and took over.
On May 27 at 11:38 AM, Officer Gerke responded to an Aspen Drive residence regarding a 68-year-old woman who was unconscious and unresponsive. Officer Gerke began CPR; two neighbors who are nurses arrived and offered to assist. Jackson Rescue arrived and took over, and West Bend Intercept arrived shortly after to assist them. Unfortunately, the woman could not be revived, and efforts stopped at approximately 12:15. Officer Gerke remained at the scene to assist the Medical Examiner.
At 3:45 PM, Officer Henning was on-duty, on Highway 45, and again spotted the Saturn with the two wanted men. When he attempted to stop it, the driver, a 26-year old West Bend man, kept driving for a half-mile as objects were tossed out of the car, which finally stopped north of Highway NN. After officers from West Bend and the Sheriff’s Office arrived, the occupants were ordered out of the vehicle one-at-a-time. The Hartford K9 detected contraband, and a physical search turned up paraphernalia used for cocaine and heroin, and a credit card that had been stolen from a Hartford woman. The driver was arrested on the felony warrant from the Department of Corrections, and possession of a switchblade and drug paraphernalia. A 27-year-old West Bend woman was arrested on a felony DOC warrant and possession of drug paraphernalia. Another West Bend woman, 31, was arrested by West Bend police in connection with a theft investigation. A Jackson man, 29, was arrested by sheriff’s deputies for multiple counts of forgery and theft.
At about 5:00 PM, Officer Gerke went to a Green Valley residence regarding a barking dog. The complainant reported that when she contacted the owner, 49, the woman responded to the concern with a hearty, “F*** you!” Officer Gerke discovered that the dog owner was extremely intoxicated, with a .41% PBT test. Deputy Lagosh assisted with getting the woman’s two dogs to the Humane Society; then, he accompanied Officer Gerke to the Milwaukee in-patient facility arranged by ACS.
On May 28, shortly before 10:00 PM, a 911 caller claimed that an intoxicated woman was threatening family members with a knife at a Hemlock Street residence. After Officers Henning, Oswald, and Brinks arrived, it became apparent that the report was false. After further investigation, the caller was positively identified as the woman’s estranged husband, who had earlier sent her threatening text messages. He was apprehended by West Bend police on the next morning, and charges of disorderly conduct, obstructing an officer, and unlawful use of computerized communications were sent to the District Attorney for consideration.
At 7:30 PM, Officers Henning, Gerke, and Oswald were dispatched to a residence regarding a 74-year-old dementia patient who had become combative because he wanted to go for a walk. Officer Gerke walked with him along Jackson Drive for about 20 minutes until he got tired, at which time his wife picked him up.
On April 1, a nurse at a community based residential facility (CBRF) told Officer Henning that another nurse had taken $20 from her purse. When she suspected what happened, she confronted the suspect and demanded the money back. The suspect denied taking the money, but offered to give the victim $20 “so there wouldn’t be any further problems”. Since then, the suspect hasn’t made good on her promise and keeps calling-in sick to avoid working with the victim. When contacted by Officer Henning, the 30-year-old woman said she was avoiding the victim because the last time they worked together, the victim yelled at her about the money. She denied taking the money; without any proof no further action can be taken.
On April 2 at 2:21 AM, Officer Brinks stopped a vehicle after it struck the curbs of two roundabouts on Highway 60 near Highway 45; Deputy Miller arrived to assist. The 44-year-old Slinger man smelled of intoxicants, but said he only had one beer. The man failed field sobriety tests and had a PBT of .17%. He was arrested for his first offense without incident.
Shortly before 10 PM, a 28-year-old man told Officer Borkowski that his girlfriend slapped him across the face during an argument. The girlfriend claimed that he struck her, which he denied. This was not a domestic violence case because the two never lived together or had children in common. Since neither wanted further action taken, they were warned that further problems would likely result in one or both of them being arrested.
On April 4 at 4:52 PM, a citizen brought a stray dachshund to the police station. Officer Gerke observed that the dog had some type of eye infection, was thin, and had matted fur. When she brought the dog to the Washington County Humane Society, staff members recognized the dog as having been brought in as a stray on March 9 by Officer Henning. The owner, a 29-year-old woman, had prepaid for a dog license and rabies vaccine, both conditions of release; however, neither had been done. The woman told Officer Gerke that the dog was up-to-date on its vaccinations and licensed. In fact, the rabies vaccination expired in 2012, the dog has not been seen by a vet since 2015, and was not licensed. The woman was issued citations for those violations and for not properly caring for the animal.
At 7:12 PM, Jackson Rescue was dispatched to a Main Street apartment regarding a 32-year-old woman who appeared to be under the influence of heroin and possibly had a head injury. A male subject, also on heroin, had allegedly beaten the woman and had a knife. Officers Henning, Gerke, Oswald, and Deputies Kohn and Glamann, responded. Jackson Rescue removed the woman from the apartment complex quickly, and the officers formed a shield team in preparation to make contact with the man. Fortunately, the man came out of the apartment on his own and surrendered without incident. A second ambulance was requested because it appeared that he, too, was under the influence of drugs. Further investigation revealed that the man and woman went to Milwaukee, bought $50 worth of heroin, and returned to the apartment building to snort it. The man did not remember attacking the woman. All of the heroin had been consumed, but the 37-year-old man was arrested for felony bail jumping in connection with an open drug case.
At 10:05 PM, Officers Henning and Oswald were still at St. Joseph’s Hospital regarding the previous call, when a nurse asked if they could help restrain an intoxicated person who was spitting and throwing furniture at staff. The officers, along with Deputy Schultz, found nurses and security guards attempting to restrain a 28-year-old West Bend woman who was pushing, kicking and screaming obscenities. The officers were able to hold her in place while hospital staff applied soft restraints and sedated her, but not before the woman screamed that Officer Henning was a “faggot” and threatened to kill everyone when she was out of the hospital.
At 11:12 PM, Officers Brinks, Henning and Oswald responded to the Jackson Motel regarding a 41-year-old woman who was found dead by her roommate. The officers determined that the woman had been dead for several hours. Officer Gerke, who is an evidence technician, was called-in to process the scene. Evidence of cocaine use was found in the room.
On April 6 at about 5 PM, Officer Oswald was notified that a 15-year-old girl fled from her home on foot. From prior contacts, the officer was aware that the girl suffers from some behavioral health issues. He spotted her walking on the sidewalk of Main Street near the Village Mart. He tried to make contact with her, but she tried walking past him and refused to speak. Officer Oswald told her that if she didn’t stop her behavior, he’d be forced to place his hands on her, but she continued to walk away. When he blanketed the girl’s arm, she tried to twist away. Fearing that the girl would break away and run onto Main Street, which had heavy traffic, he directed the girl to the ground and held her there until Officer Gerke arrived and they were able to handcuff her. After the girl was calmed down, she was returned to her home.
On April 10 at 12:19 PM, a passerby reported that a man seemed to be urinating in Jackson Park. Officer Gerke spotted the 67-year-old man, who we are familiar with, walking on Jackson Drive. It was learned that the intoxicated man had defecated in the park because he “had to go” and the park bathroom was too far away. He was cited for disorderly conduct and booked in the County Jail for bail jumping; he has an open felony case in another county.
On April 11 at 6:40 AM, Officer Krueger was dispatched to a Blackberry Circle apartment regarding a 54-year-old man who was pulseless and unresponsive. He found the man sitting in a chair, pulseless, not breathing, and cold to the touch. Jackson Rescue arrived, and EMTs confirmed that the gentleman was deceased. Officer Krueger assisted the man’s wife and the Medical Examiner.
On April 12 at 8:20 AM, a woman told Officer Krueger that her 11-year-old daughter was refusing to take her ADHD medications and go to school, as well as kicking, hitting, and screaming. The officer contacted ACS, which suggested that the mother call and arrange an appointment. The girl agreed to take her medicine, which would resolve the immediate behavioral issues. The girl wouldn’t promise to go to school that day, which was left for the mother to take care of.
At 9:30 PM, a 26-year-old woman told Officer Borkowski that earlier in the day, her grandparents had driven her boyfriend, 27, to their residence, where she is also living. When he arrived, she believed that he was intoxicated, said that he would have to leave, and she would give him a ride. When he refused and she started to make a phone call, he put her in a bear hug and tried to rip the phone out of her hand. They struggled back and forth until she fell to the ground. He then agreed to let her drive him to a cousin’s house in West Bend. Officer Borkowski notified that city’s police department to check at the residence and arrest the man for domestic violence if he was there. Officers Otte and Kohler did locate the man and took him into custody. Since he’s on probation with an absolute sobriety restriction, Probation & Parole placed a hold on him.
On April 13 at 4:25 PM, a New Berlin woman told Officer Oswald that she received a text message from her brother-in-law, who lives near West Bend. He, in turn, had received a text message from another relative, a 53-year-old Jackson resident, stating “goodbye”. When Officers Oswald and Gerke arrived at the house, no one responded to their knocking but they could see someone sleeping in a recliner. They continued to knock, at which time the woman stood up, walked toward the front door, and then collapsed to the floor. Through the window, Officer Oswald was able to speak to her, but she could only mumble and was barely coherent. In the meantime, Officer Gerke got into the house through an unlocked patio door, saw the woman’s condition, and requested Jackson Rescue. In speaking to the woman, the officers were able to determine that she had taken an overdose of Seroquel, an anti-psychotic drug. Jackson Rescue arrived and transported the woman to St. Joseph’s Hospital; there, she told an ACS worker that she had consumed a bottle of vodka with the medication in an attempt to end her life. Officer Oswald remained at the hospital until 7:45 PM, when he was relieved by Officer Henning, who was there for several more hours until the woman was admitted to the intensive care unit.
On April 18 at 9:36 AM, Washington County Child Protective Services told Det. Foeger that a 17-year-old girl had alleged that her father grabbed the back of her head and her hair, pulled her across her bedroom, causing her to strike her hand on the bed frame. Det. Foeger interviewed the girl and observed bruises that were consistent with her story. He contacted CPS, which made arrangements to place the girl in another residence. Later, the father told Det. Foeger that he only spanked his daughter, but did not pull her by the hair or head, and did not grab her or do anything else that would have caused injuries. The case was sent to the District Attorney for review for a possible charge of battery.
On April 20 at about 6:30 PM, Officer Henning stopped a vehicle on Highway P for expired license plates. Before walking up to the vehicle, he saw the front passenger moving items about, as if trying to conceal something. While speaking to the 17-year-old Cedarburg woman, he detected the odor of marijuana coming out of the vehicle. When asked about it, she said that she was currently in drug counseling, did not know why her vehicle smelled of marijuana, and said that she passes all of her drug tests. He also observed that a 14-year-old female passenger had bloodshot eyes, and that there was a Visine container in the driver’s door. When told that he intended to search the vehicle because of the marijuana odor, the driver protested that he couldn’t do that. She then admitted that there was marijuana in the vehicle, and produced a baggie of marijuana from the glove box. Officer Henning asked her how she was smoking marijuana without a pipe, and she replied sarcastically that she used a stick. A search by Officer Gerke revealed a homemade bong in one of the driver’s pockets, and additional paraphernalia in the 14-year-old’s purse. The younger girl’s parents arrived to take custody of her; she was cited for possession of drug paraphernalia. Since the driver had been smoking marijuana, Officer Henning wouldn’t let her drive away, so he cited her for possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana-2nd offense, and gave her a ride to her father’s Town of Jackson home.
On April 24 at 7:30 AM, Officer Laabs was dispatched to a possible domestic violence at a Hickory Lane apartment. A 37-year-old woman had called a friend, crying that a man was beating her up. This person then called the Victim/Witness Coordinator at the District Attorney’s Office, who in turn notified a supervisor at the Sheriff’s Office. Officer Laabs’s knocks at the door went unanswered. Soon after Deputy Virchow arrived, they saw a child looking at them from an upper bedroom window and motioned her to open the door. Instead, she ran to get her mother, who finally answered the door. The woman, who we are familiar with, denied that any type of altercation had taken place or that she had even called her friend, and would not provide any further explanation. She had no physical marks to indicate that a battery or physical assault had occurred. The man, who is also a well-known personality, denied there was a physical altercation, but admitted there had been a verbal argument while they were packing to move. Neighbors were also interviewed, but said they didn’t hear anything. While this was a complete waste of time, officers left with deep satisfaction knowing the couple will be moving away.
On April 28 at about 3:10 AM, Officer Borkowski was dispatched to a Ridge Road residence to check on the welfare of an 18-year-old man after a friend reported to the Fond du Lac Police Department that she had received Snapchat texts from him stating that he was depressed and wanted to hurt himself. When the officer called the reporting person back to get more details, she became very upset and said she didn’t feel it necessary to answer questions that had already been asked by the Fond du Lac officer. The caller then turned the phone over to her mother, who was equally uncooperative, saying that her daughter “did not want to go through this again”. Officer Borkowski tried to explain that she needed to get more information so she could proceed appropriately, but the mother refused to put her daughter back on the phone. Officer Borkowski contacted her counterpart in Fond du Lac, who said the original caller reported that the 18-year-old was texting messages about throwing a rope over a tree but that the branch would probably break. She was able to call the man, who agreed to meet her at his residence. He acknowledged that he was feeling depressed but had no intention of harming himself. When asked about tying a rope to a tree, he denied sending any such message. Since there was no reasonable belief that the man was a threat to himself, Officer Borkowski gave him the number for ACS, suggestions on how they could assist him, and her name if he needed to talk to her further.
At 3:19 PM, a cell phone caller reported that a green motorcycle was driving at a high rate of speed on Creekside Drive, then to Raymond Road where she lost sight of it. Officer Henning spotted the cycle going south on Jackson Drive, then turn onto Westfield Drive, where it pulled into a driveway. The man denied speeding, but said that the witness had tailgated him. He believed he was only driving 5 -7 mph over the speed limit. However, when Officer Henning called the witness back, she said the cyclist had passed multiple vehicles at a time and had been tailgating. She said the cyclist had actually accelerated to an extremely high rate of speed in the residential streets. This was more consistent with her original report that she lost sight of the cyclist, which wouldn’t have been the case if he’d been going only slightly over the speed limit; accordingly, the 22-year-old was cited for reckless driving.
On April 30 at 4:05 PM, a resident told Officer Henning that his 25-year-old niece had not eaten for several days and was staying in bed covered up in a blanket. She had become nonverbal, and he didn’t know what was wrong. Officer Henning attempted to communicate with the woman, but she refused. She became more communicative and cordial when Officer Henning asked her about photos on the wall in which she was posing with various politicians. She apologized for her behavior, said that the “body of Christ” was telling her to get some sleep, and said that she was working on a world project with Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele. Her uncle had made arrangements for her to receive treatment at an inpatient facility, and she expressed a willingness to go. She said that she didn’t have any intentions of hurting herself. Officer Henning provided the uncle with information about Acute Care Services and explained that he should call them if the current plans didn’t work out. See May 3.
On March 4 at 9:14 PM, Officer Oswald and Sgt. Fristed were dispatched to a single-family residence, regarding someone who had broken a window and was physically fighting with at least one person in the home. Before the call was disconnected, Dispatch could hear swearing, yelling, and banging in the background. When officers arrived, they found a man lying on top of a 24-year-old West Allis woman. After the parties were separated, the woman claimed that she had come to the house to pick up her one-year-old daughter. She claimed that the 50-year-old resident invited her in, grabbed her, threw her on the ground, and punched her in the nose without provocation. However, the residents said they heard noises upstairs and found the woman crawling through a window that she had broken. She attacked the man’s wife, pulling a chunk of hair from her head, at which time he punched the suspect in the face and put her on the ground. They reported that the woman had originally given permission for them to watch the child, but started texting at 7:20 PM, asking where she was. She suddenly showed up at the house, intoxicated, and started banging on the window, at which time they called the police. The woman was arrested for disorderly conduct, battery, criminal damage to property, and criminal trespass to a dwelling. Child Protective Services was also notified.
On March 5 at 3:36 AM, Officer Borkowski was dispatched to a rescue call/possible overdose at the Jackson Motel. The woman’s boyfriend had found her on the floor, unresponsive. It was believed that the 46-year-old woman had consumed a large quantity of prescription medications along with a 12-pack of beer; consequently, ACS was contacted.
At 6:43 PM, Officer Henning saw several vehicles parked in an isolated area of Jackson Park, and observed behavior that indicated marijuana use. After walking up to the vehicle, he identified the driver as three teenagers, ages 15 to 17, and a 22-year-old man, all from Jackson. The odor of marijuana was emanating from the vehicle, and Officer Henning could actually still see the smoke inside the car. Sgt. Fristed and Officer Gerke arrived to assist. Each occupant was asked to step out of the vehicle one-at-a-time. The search of the 15-year-old revealed a baggie with small pieces of marijuana, and the vehicle contained a marijuana cigar under a seat a baggie of marijuana in the ashtray, and another baggie of marijuana under the front passenger seat. A backpack belonging to a 16-year-old was searched, revealing multiple bags of marijuana, a digital scale, unused plastic sandwich bags, switchblade, tobacco, a marijuana pipe, and a small amount of currency. Citations for possession of marijuana were issued to the three juveniles; in addition, the 16-year-old was cited for possession of paraphernalia and possession of tobacco. He was also referred to juvenile authorities for carrying a concealed weapon, and possession of marijuana with intent to deliver.
On March 6 at 1:40 PM, a 68-year-old Georgetown Drive woman reported that her son was passed out on the kitchen floor. Officer Krueger and Deputy Polinske found the man conscious, but mostly incoherent. Officer Krueger followed Jackson Rescue to the hospital, where personnel determined that the man’s blood alcohol concentration was .42%. He was uncooperative, and pulled an IV out three times before being sedated. By 6:20 PM, the man was calm enough to be admitted into the ICU, and Officer Krueger was able to leave the hospital.
At 7:45 PM, Officer Gerke and Sgt. Fristed were dispatched to Creekside Drive, where a woman reported that her daughter’s ex-boyfriend, an 18-year-old Germantown man, had been at the residence yelling obscenities and driving erratically back-and-forth. The daughter reported that she ended their friendship, but the man has repeatedly called or texted her despite her requests for him to stop. The man was located by telephone, and warned that further harassment would result in his arrest.
On March 9 at 8:16 PM, a Georgetown Drive woman reported that her 16-year-old daughter had fled the residence after an argument. Officer Henning spotted the girl in Jackson Park; she ran away and climbed about 30 feet up a pine tree. Officer Oswald was able to convince her to climb down, and he gave her a ride back to the house. The girl was verbally abusive to her mother, and said she “did not trust cops”.
On March 10 at 11:30 AM, a 37-year-old Hartford man told Officer Laabs that his mother, a village resident, had gotten into a fight with his girlfriend at the West Bend Walmart. That incident would need to be reported to the West Bend police, but the man also reported that his mother was harassing him with text messages that included profanities and various slanders. He was able to forward copies of the text messages. He wished to document this for a possible restraining order. See next.
At 1:10 PM, the 66-year-old woman accused of harassing her son came to the police department to complain that the son had entered her residence without permission, and sent him phone calls and texts that included profanities and slander. She was not, however, able to document these. She was considering getting a restraining order, also.
On March 11 at 5:36 PM, Sgt. Fristed was dispatched to meet ACS at a residence, regarding a 13-year-old boy who attacked his mother and threatened to kill the family. The boy is believed to have autism and mental health issues, and is on juvenile supervision in connection with a prior incident of battery and disorderly conduct. No law enforcement action was taken, per the parents’ request, but Human Services was made aware of the incident.
On March 13 at 4:50 PM, a girl reported that her 15-year-old friend was threatening to hang himself at his home. Sgt. Fristed and Officer Oswald found the boy at home with his parents. He confirmed that he posted such a threat on Snap Chat. An ACS worker interviewed him and determined that the situation could be handled with a safety plan.
At about 8:30 PM, Officer Oswald and Sgt. Fristed were called to a residence regarding a 16-year-old boy who threatened his younger brother with the utility knife. This was not the first time police had dealt with the teenager because of aggressive outbursts; consequently, he was referred to juvenile court on a charge of disorderly conduct with a dangerous weapon. His mother allowed him to stay at the residence, so he was not taken to secure detention
On March 14 at 8:20 PM, a 911 caller reported that a black Cadillac was swerving on Highway 41, almost stopped in traffic, and then resumed driving erratically. The vehicle exited at Highway 33 in Allenton, drove on the wrong side of the road, made in illegal U-turn, and returned to Highway 41, heading southbound. At the time, the interstate was closed at Highway 60 due to a crash and traffic was being routed east toward Jackson. Officer Gerke kept an eye out for the vehicle and spotted it as it drove through the roundabouts at Highway 45. The vehicle was swerving and operating with its high beams on. The vehicle entered southbound Highway 45, and would stop and slow down at random intervals, causing traffic to swerve around it. After stopping the vehicle, she made contact with the 61-year-old Germantown man. His explanations about where he was trying to go were inconsistent and didn’t make sense. He admitted taking a sleeping pill at about 4:30 PM, but had no explanation for doing so. The man passed field sobriety tests, display no sign of impairment due to drugs or alcohol. The man’s vehicle was towed and he was released to a friend. Citations were issued for the traffic offenses, and a driver condition report was sent to DMV.
On March 15 at 11 PM, Officer Borkowski and Sgt. Fristed were dispatched to a rollover crash on Highway 60 east of Tillie Lake Road. A passerby had seen the top of a vehicle trunk in the eastbound lane, and then saw the overturned vehicle in the ditch. Deputy Doran arrived at about the same time and found the 19-year-old driver laying on the side of the road apparently after having crawled out of the vehicle. Chief Dolnick responded from home. Firefighters and officers searched the surrounding area in case the passenger had been thrown from the vehicle, but no one was located. Chief Dolnick requested the assistance of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office Crash Reconstruction Team due to the seriousness of the crash, including the transfer of the victim to Froedtert Hospital by Flight for Life. All that was known about the driver’s identity was based on the vehicle registration, as her purse could not be located. Sheboygan police were asked to make contact at her last known address, but no one was home. Fortunately, the woman’s mother tried calling her daughter’s cell phone, which Officer Borkowski had, so the family could be notified about the crash. Investigation revealed that the woman had been eastbound on Highway 60 and drove straight ahead at the first roundabout she encountered, at a high rate of speed and as if there was no roundabout. Her vehicle drove over the raised center of the roundabout, went airborne, came down in the south ditch, rolled over three times, and came to arrest about 230 feet later. The safety belt and airbags kept her from suffering serious injuries. She was cited for driving on an instruction permit, unsafe/imprudent speed, and operating while intoxicated-first offense.
On March 16, Sgt. Fristed secured 30 pounds of expired or unwanted medications that had been deposited into the lobby collection box. The material will be transferred to the Department of Justice on a designated date in May.
At 3:06 PM, Officer Henning and Chief Dolnick responded to a residence, after a missing 17-year-old girl returned home and was becoming disorderly. The girl had started arguing with her mother regarding her whereabouts for the previous 24 hours, which culminated in a physical altercation. The girl was arrested for disorderly conduct/domestic violence.
At 7:30 PM, a 36-year-old Georgetown Drive man told officer Henning that his cell phone number had been added to a group text message with 15 other phone numbers. The messages sounded as though they were coming from teenage girls. He called a few of the numbers and, indeed, they were answered by girls around the ages of 10-13. None of the girls could tell him how he got added to the conversation, and he’s unable to block them. Officer Henning was able to make contact with all 14 numbers in the group, speaking to parents or juvenile females. Everyone was helpful and said that they would help to make the group message end.
On March 17 at 3:15 PM, Officer Henning stopped a vehicle for speeding on Western Avenue. While speaking to the 17-year-old girl, Officer Henning could smell marijuana. When asked about this, the girl retrieved a baggie of marijuana, but said there was nothing else illegal inside the vehicle; Officer Gerke arrived to assist. A search of the vehicle turned up a homemade “gravity bong” in a door pocket; another gravity bong and baggie of marijuana in the console; a third gravity bong on the passenger side floorboard; and a fourth gravity bong in a cup holder. The girl said she had smoked marijuana after school with some friends. She was cited for possession of paraphernalia, possession of marijuana, speeding and failure to wear safety belts. Because she admitted to using marijuana shortly before the traffic stop, she was not allowed to drive from the scene.
At 6:50 PM, a West Bend police officer attempted to stop a Chevrolet Impala for erratic driving. The driver took off and the officer engaged in a short pursuit, which was terminated after the vehicle drove into oncoming traffic and went through stop signs. West Bend issued an “attempt to locate” for the vehicle, and Officers Gerke, Henning, and Oswald monitored traffic at different locations. A deputy spotted the suspect heading towards Jackson on Highway P. The driver spotted Officer Oswald’s squad and took off. Officer Oswald pursued the vehicle as it turned west on Highway 60. Officer Gerke was in position to stop vehicles from entering the easternmost roundabout, to prevent them from colliding with the suspect. The driver passed the first two roundabouts at a high rate of speed, and then turned north on Tillie Lake Road at the third roundabout. Officer Gerke pursued the vehicle for 7/10ths of a mile before terminating the pursuit. The officers then kept an eye on the driver’s residence, but before he returned home, deputies spotted the vehicle on Highway P near Highway 145. This time, the driver stopped and surrendered. It appeared that he fled because he had smoked marijuana.
On March 18 at 8 AM, Officer Laabs was on routine patrol and noticed that the back door of the Connect Cell store on Prairie View Lane was standing open. He notified Dispatch; Sgt. Boudry arrived and the two searched the interior. The store had been burglarized, and the store manager later reported a considerable amount of merchandise had been taken. A review of surveillance video indicated that the subjects had been inside the store for less than two minutes. A considerable amount of physical evidence was collected by Officer Laabs, and the case remains under investigation by Det. Foeger.
At 4:12 PM, Officer Henning observed that a person wanted on 10 warrants from the West Bend Police Department was the passenger in a SUV that drove past him on Main Street. After stopping it on Highway P, he could no longer see the passenger, who apparently had crouched down out of sight. He yelled at the driver to hear tell the passenger to show his hands; however, there was additional movement suggesting that the passenger had moved from the front seat to the back seat or rear cargo area of the SUV. Officer Oswald arrived, and they were able to get the wanted person to exit and submit to handcuffing without incident.
On March 20 at 7:48 PM, a caller reported that a man holding a crowbar was yelling and shouting something about the Ace Hardware store being closed. Officers Oswald and Krueger located the 51-year-old man walking on Highway 60 near Ridgeway. It turned out that the “crowbar” was part of a guitar stand. The man explained that he needed to buy clamps to repair it, and was upset to find that the hardware store had closed early. The man apologized for losing his temper, and understood why his behavior attracted attention.
On March 23 at 6:18 AM, Officers Gerke and Borkowski were dispatched to a family fight on Berry Patch Road. The 60-year-old victim said that her husband had a court appearance the previous day that had been rescheduled, and came home frustrated. He immediately started drinking vodka and Coke at about 4:30 PM and drank throughout the night. At about 3:30 AM he came into her room and woke her up. Initially, he was “acting goofy” but then his demeanor changed and became abusive. At about 6 AM, he turned on the washing machine. She got out of bed to turn it off, because it can make noise for the neighbors in the adjoining unit. He climbed onto her bed and started screaming at her, and he started choking her out. The officers found the man visibly intoxicated. When told that he was under arrest, he refused to comply with their request to stand up. He continued to resist during handcuffing but was removed from the residence. He was held on charges of strangulation/suffocation and bail jumping; the latter charge was related to an OWI-Second Offense arrest on February 16.
At 10:47 PM, Officers Borkowski and Brinks were dispatched to the Comfort Inn regarding an unresponsive, intoxicated woman who was sitting in the hallway. By the time officers arrived, a motel employee had escorted the woman back to her room. The 40-year-old Jackson woman didn’t come to the door, so the master key was used. The woman was found on the bed, visibly intoxicated. She agreed to a PBT test, which was .22%. The woman said that she had been drinking vodka this evening because of her impending divorce. Jackson Rescue was dispatched to check on her condition. She was able to locate a friend who was willing to take her home for the night. The woman spent a lot of time arguing about giving up her room after paying for it, and moved as slowly as possible while constantly complaining. Finally, her friend told her to “shut up” and get going.
On March 25 at about 10 AM, the Zion, Illinois Police Department inquired about an Acura that was registered to two Jackson residents, neither of whom were in the vehicle at that moment. When contacted by Officer Gerke, the owner’s reported that the vehicle was supposed to be at a Pleasant Prairie bodyshop and they had no idea why it was in Zion.
On March 27 at about 11 AM, a 22-year-old woman told Officer Laabs that her roommate had taken her Toyota Corolla without permission. She found out only after he called her from the Washington County Jail, where he had been taken after being arrested by the Germantown Police Department. While driving the vehicle, he hydroplaned on Highway 41, lost control, and crashed into the guard rail. Germantown police arrested him for bail jumping, because his license was revoked. When interviewed by Officer Laabs at the jail, the man said that he took the vehicle to visit his parents, then went shopping at the Germantown Aldi, then decided to “do some other running around”, which ended with the accident. A charge of operating a vehicle without owner consent was sent to the District Attorney.
On March 30 at 5:11 PM, Jackson Rescue was dispatched to a Hemlock Street apartment regarding a 25-year-old man who was found unresponsive, surrounded by syringes and paraphernalia. Officer Oswald was about to administer Naloxone when the man suddenly opened his eyes and sat up. At the hospital, the man initially denied using heroin, then admitted using it for the first time in two weeks. He also said that he had been addicted to heroin “off and on” for five years. He’s been in rehab twice. Charges were referred to the District Attorney for possession of heroin and drug paraphernalia.
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.