Notable Incidents

Notable Incidents
Jackson Police Department

These are some of the calls-for-service that Jackson officers handled each month. Jackson is one of the safest communities in Wisconsin but not immune from crime, anti-social behavior, and other issues that require police intervention.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

September 2016

On September 1 at about 7:00 PM, a passerby reported that two teenagers appeared to be having sex inside an SUV parked outside of Subway. Officer Oswald found a boy and girl vigorously entwined in the backseat; their clothing was intact. They were counseled that their behavior could be disturbing to others.

At 8:44 PM, a caller reported that a motorcycle was heading toward the village on Highway P in excess of 100 mph and doing wheelies. Officer Henning intercepted the vehicle on Sherman Road as it accelerated to about 60 mph. The 30-year-old Hemlock Street man admitted to the violations reported by the caller; he was cited for unreasonable and imprudent speed for the violation on Sherman Road.

On September 2 at about 7:00 PM, an off-duty Milwaukee County deputy told 911 that he was trying to follow a black Hyundai that was weaving in-and-out of traffic and speeding in excess of 100 mph on Highway 45. Officer Henning intercepted the vehicle as it arrived at a Green Valley residence; Officer Oswald arrived to assist and the deputy also stood-by. The Milwaukee man, 28, admitted to the driving offenses. He smelled of intoxicants; Officer Henning observed open bottles of vodka and beer, and a foil marijuana pipe. The man passed a field sobriety test but was cited for possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, operating a motor vehicle without insurance, open intoxicants in a vehicle, and operating while suspended.

At 9:34 PM, Slinger PD requested mutual aid regarding a 17-year-old male who was threatening suicide; their officers were tied-up on other calls. Officers Oswald and Brinks found the young man sitting outside a residence; he said he couldn’t feel his skin and his veins felt like they were on fire. Relatives said that he was agitated and threatened to kill himself with a knife. He struck one of the relatives when they tried to restrain him. Slinger Lt. Cashin arrived and took over.

At 10:25 PM, Officers Lake and Brinks were dispatched to an anonymous noise complaint at a Green Valley residence. As Officer Brinks walked up, a man, later identified as the driver in the 7:00 PM incident, and two women, got up and went inside the trailer, ignoring the officer’s directions to stop. The owner of the trailer, a 32-year-old man, came outside and was immediately uncooperative. The man continued to yell profanities and ignored requests to lower his voice, so he was arrested for disorderly conduct. The man was booked at the police station, issued a citation, and released; he apologized for his actions.

On September 3 at 1:25 AM, Officers Lake and Brinks were dispatched to a fight at the Jackson Pub. The initial report indicated ten people were involved, so mutual aid was requested from the Sheriff’s Office and Slinger PD. When Officer Lake arrived, a witness told him that the suspects had driven away in a white Impala; he intercepted it in the alley and was joined by Officer Brinks. The occupants were directed to exit the vehicle one-at-a-time. The driver was the owner of the trailer who’d been booked-and-released earlier in the night. Also inside was the 28-year-old Milwaukee man, his third police contact within hours. As this man was given directions, he remarked that he was scared because he was a black man and didn’t want to get shot; the officers assured him that no guns were drawn. The man initially told the officers that he’d been punched and thrown down some steps that led to the exit door, but then became uncooperative and wouldn’t provide a written statement. A badly intoxicated 27-year-old Jackson man told Slinger Lt. Cashin that he saw the Milwaukee man and a woman kissing and remarked that they should “get a room”. The woman, however, said the remark was more like, “Why are you kissing a man like that?” which she believed was a racist observation. A female patron, 35, said that the bartender tried to calm everyone down without success. When the witness tried to get the Milwaukee man to leave, he took a swing at her that grazed the side of her face; other patrons dove in to restrain the man and push him outside. He was taken to the hospital by Jackson Rescue for severe foot pain, which was found to be caused by a broken bone. The officers were not able to determine how the man broke his foot. Ultimately, the man who made the remark was cited for disorderly conduct. The Milwaukee man was similarly cited for trying to punch the woman.

On September 6 at 11:38 AM, Officer Krueger, Det. Foeger, and Chief Dolnick responded to the Piggly Wiggly regarding a woman who was disoriented. The 67-year-old was found in the parking lot; she couldn’t remember her name or explain why she was at the grocery store. Jackson Rescue was call and she was transported to St. Joseph’s Hospital. It was later learned that the woman was suffering from a neurological disorder.

On September 8, shortly after noon, a 21-year-old woman told Officer Krueger that a West Bend woman had been harassing her with text messages. The suspect seemed to be retaliating for the complainant’s friendship with an ex-boyfriend. About fifty messages were sent, with “whore” and “slut” being the least objectionable; the others can’t be used here.

On September 9 at 4:48 AM, Grafton PD requested that an officer check the welfare of a 25-year-old woman who had stormed out of their hospital’s ER after making threats to harm herself. Officer Brinks made contact at the house and was waiting for the woman’s mother to secure their dogs, when her son, 29, suddenly appeared and yelled that he was a “fat f***” (in fact, Officer Brinks is tall and thin), threatened to “kick your ass”, and ordered him to leave. Other family members were able to convey to him that the police were there, not his sister’s ex-boyfriend, and he calmed down. His sister told Officer Brinks that she left the ER because she’d been upset at the level of care she was receiving at the hospital and had no intention of harming herself. No further action was needed.

On September 10 at 3:26 PM, Officer Brinks responded with Deputy Binsfeld to Living Word Lutheran High School, which is in the Town of Jackson, regarding a fight at the football game. They learned that the game against Hope Christian High School had become heated, and players from Hope were allegedly committing personal fouls against the Living Word players. The referees stopped the game, which angered some Hope players who then started fighting with members of their own team. The officers stood by until the Hope players boarded their buses.

At 6:33 PM, Slinger PD requested mutual aid regarding a report that a football player was threatening to kill people and had punched some of them. Officer Brinks stood by while Slinger conducted an investigation into the allegation.

At 8:16 PM, a 911 caller reported an erratic driver heading toward Jackson on Highway 45 from Richfield. Officer Brinks stopped the vehicle as it exited at Highway PV and was joined by Deputy Graper. The West Bend man, 26, was extremely nervous and appeared to be shaking. Deputy Graper observed a pen barrel and cellophane wrapper on the passenger seat, which could indicate narcotic use. The man denied using alcohol and drugs. A field test indicated impairment, so he was told he couldn’t continue driving; he declined to give permission to search the vehicle. Officer Brinks cited him for driving while suspended and failure to have proof of insurance.

On September 12 at 3:30 PM, a 25-year-old Milwaukee woman told Det. Foeger that she and her infant daughter had just been kicked out of a car in front of the police station. The man, who she met on a dating website, drove to Jackson to meet with a woman he knew. While at that residence, the man suggested that the two women engage in a “three-way” with him; they were offended and refused. The two Milwaukee people started arguing, which continued as they drove away and culminated with her and the baby being kicked out on Main Street. The woman said the man spoke like a pimp and had a criminal record. Det. Foeger verified that the man is on parole for attempted robbery, and notified his agent. The woman was stranded in Jackson, so Sgt. Fristed bundled her and the baby, who was in a car seat, into a squad and dropped her off on the northwest side of Milwaukee.

At about 7:30 PM, Officer Krueger and Sgt. Fristed were dispatched to a basement fire on Scot Court. While the owner was outside, a relative arrived to fix something in the basement, found it filled with smoke, and called 911. The owner told the fire department that she had plugged in a dehumidifier about fifteen minutes before the fire. Further investigation by the fire department confirmed that the dehumidifier was the cause of the fire. The appliance was one of 2.5 million dehumidifiers manufactured by Gree that were recalled in 2014 and have been blamed for several hundred fires. They have nameplates from GE, Frigidaire, Danby, Gree, Kenmore, Fedders, SoleusAir, Seabreeze, Fedders, De’Longhi, Super Clima, Premiere, and Norpole. More at

On September 14 at about 10 AM, an anonymous caller reported that two men were smoking marijuana in front of a Main Street residence. Officer Laabs and Det. Foeger located the two young men, who we’re familiar with, standing on the front porch with the odor of burnt marijuana wafting from their persons. The men, 18 and 22, were cooperative and cited for drug offenses.

On September 15, a man told Officer Gerke that his neighbor wanted him to remove some plants from his yard, insisting they were ragweed. He tried to explain that they were goldenrod plants and not harmful. She then cut the plants down and left a note, “This is ragweed and it causes hay fever. You have been warned and the cops have been called”. The 89-year-old woman recited various grievances she had with the man. She was warned to stay off of his property.

On September 16 at about 1:30 AM, Officer Brinks was eating lunch in the police station when he heard someone pounding on the door. A Pewaukee man reported that a drunk driver almost crashed into him and was now parked at Living Word Church, which is just outside the village limits. Officer Brinks found the vehicle parked haphazardly with deployed airbags. The Sheriff’s Office requested mutual aid from Officers Brinks and Borkowski to help search for the driver and any other victims. The Pewaukee man, who remained nearby, told Officer Brinks that the vehicle overtook him at a high rate of speed and he swerved to the gravel to avoid a rear-end crash. The suspect lost control and landed in the Living Word parking lot. Later, deputies found where he struck a tree on Highway 60 east of Maple Drive. They also had information that the driver had made threats against law enforcement and was known to carry weapons. The search was eventually abandoned but the Sheriff’s Office eventually located the man.

At 11 AM, Officer Krueger and Det. Foeger were dispatched to a rescue call regarding a young woman who had jumped out of a second floor window and was seriously injured. Jackson Rescue took the woman to St. Joseph’s Hospital; she was later taken by Flight for Life to Froedtert Hospital. Acute Care Services was notified for follow-up.

At 2 PM, Officers Henning and Krueger responded to a report of smoke at a Main Street residence. The fire department traced the smoke to a washing machine.

At 6 PM, a driver told Officer Henning that, while going down Ridgeway Drive, he was stopped by a man who ran into the street, holding a bottle of beer. The man started yelling that the driver was going too fast and there were kids in the area. The man, 37, told Officer Henning that the vehicle was going 90 mph, which would have been quite a feat on that section of Ridgeway Drive. He was cautioned about stopping vehicles and bringing alcohol onto the street.

At 8:06 PM, Officers Henning and Borkowski checked at the Latest Edition regarding an anonymous complaint of an intoxicated server. Further investigation indicated that the 46-year-old woman may have been under the influence of narcotics. She was directed to stop working and was later fired by the owner.

On September 17 at 4:17 PM, Officer Henning observed a 53-year-old intoxicated man walking past the police station and onto the railroad tracks. He stopped the man and told them that pedestrians weren’t allowed within the railroad’s right-of-way and offered to give him a ride home, which he declined. The man continued on his way to the Latest Edition, presumably to have more refreshments. The officer spoke to the bartender, who understood that the man couldn’t have anything more to drink. The man was angry at this intervention, but the bartender said everything would be okay and she would just give him ice water to drink.

At about 5:15 PM, Officer Henning monitored West Bend officers being dispatched to Walmart regarding a retail theft in which the subject implied that he had a gun. Officer Henning stood by on Highway 45, which is often used as the escape route for such cases, and observed a black Ford Escape that matched the description of the suspect vehicle. A high risk vehicle stop was made on Highway 145, with Sgt. Fristed and Deputy Binsfeld assisting. West Bend officers arrived and took custody of the two Milwaukee residents; no weapon was found. Officer Henning cited the driver for operating while suspended and for having grossly illegal window tinting.

On September 18 at 3 PM, Officer Henning stopped a vehicle on Highway P after a computer check revealed that the registered owner was revoked pursuant to an OWI arrest. While talking to the Watertown woman, 40, Officer Henning could smell the odor of intoxicants and observed an open and almost empty bottle of vodka; she estimated drinking “two inches”. With Deputy Nickols standing by, Officer Henning administered a field sobriety test, which she passed. The woman was referred to the District Attorney for operating after revocation, and cited for open intoxicants and operating without insurance. A friend from West Bend arrived to remove her and the vehicle.

At about 11:30 PM, Officer Brinks stopped a 21-year-old Milwaukee woman for driving 84 mph on Highway 45. While speaking to her, Officer Brinks could smell marijuana; Officer Lake arrived to assist. The woman admitted to smoking marijuana earlier in the day. A search of the vehicle recovered a baggie containing 1.3 g of marijuana and a “blunt”. The woman was cited for speeding, operating without a license, and possession of marijuana.

On September 19 at 10:50 PM, Officers Lake and Brinks waited on Highway 45 for a vehicle that had just left Germantown and was probably headed for West Bend. Germantown PD had been told that the 31-year-old driver, who had just been in an argument with her husband, was intoxicated. Officer Brinks spotted the vehicle, stopping it near Highway PV. The woman was sober but extremely distraught because she’d been served with divorce papers and her husband had left, taking their children with him. Germantown Officer Pesch arrived to speak to her and the woman was ultimately released.

On September 21 at 4:46 PM, the Sheriff’s Office requested mutual aid in connection with a vehicle fire on Highway 45 near Highway 145. Officer Oswald parked north of the scene at Sherman Road, using emergency lighting to slow traffic ahead of the scene.

At 5:10 PM, an apartment tenant reported that kittens were huddled underneath the building’s dumpster, apparently abandoned by their mother. Officer Krueger and Chief Dolnick rounded up four kittens but a fifth got away into the adjacent woods. After taking them to the Humane Society, Officer Krueger stopped at Walgreen’s, bought a can of cat food, and left it under the dumpster in hopes of attracting the stray. He checked several times and, just before heading to the station to end his shift at 8 PM, found the fifth kitten back under the dumpster. Officer Borkowski took it to the Humane Society to join its siblings. Several weeks later, the Humane Society reported that the kittens were sociable and could be handled, so were in placed in foster care.

On September 23, a 25-year-old Ridgeway Drive man told Officer Lake that he advertised an electric wheelchair for sale for $1,000 on Craig’s List. A woman claiming to live in Wichita, Kansas said she was interested in buying the wheelchair and asked that he send her $450 to ship it. He deposited money into a PayPal account but the transaction didn’t complete, possibly because the account had been closed after being hacked. He was then directed to wire the money to another woman in Fort Wayne, Indiana; the man assumed this person was associated with the shipping company. As has been publicized many times, the supposed name and destination are meaningless; the money can be picked up anywhere in the world by anyone who has the transaction number. Internet thieves simply borrow names and addresses to use as a cover. The man’s money is gone and can’t be recovered.

On September 24 at about 4:00 AM, the Sheriff’s Office requested mutual aid from Officer Lake, who was the only Drug Recognition Expert on duty in the county at the time. At St. Joseph’s Hospital, Deputy Vandlen explained that he had arrested a Milwaukee woman, 33, because she appeared to be under the influence of a substance other than alcohol. He had also recovered a cornucopia of prescription drugs (not contained in the usual vials) and “snorting straws”. After reading the required paperwork and explaining his intention to conduct a drug influence evaluation, the woman told Officer Lake that she wouldn’t perform the tests without a lawyer. Just by talking to her, Officer Lake observed signs of narcotic use, such as slowed speech and reflexes, and drowsiness. Another clue was white powder on the edge of a nostril.

On September 25 at 9:17 PM, officers responded to a possible family fight at a Georgetown Drive apartment after a woman was heard screaming for help. A 40-year-old man told Officer Borkowski that he returned from a friend’s home after watching the Packer game. An argument ensued, during which he grabbed her cell phone, refused to return it, and then threw it on the bed. His wife told Sgt. Fristed about the same story, but added that her husband shoved her in order to get the cell phone and grabbed her by the arms and pushed her. She screamed out the window for someone to call the police. The husband was arrested for disorderly conduct/domestic violence.

On the night of September 27, the Sheriff’s Office requested mutual aid from Officer Brinks, who was needed by Deputy Schultz to translate Spanish during an investigation. The suspect, a 27-year-old Hartford man, was ultimately arrested for making threatening phone calls to intimidate a witness.

On September 28 at 6:48 PM, Officers Oswald and Henning responded to a report of a motorcycle accident on Hickory & Hemlock. Upon arrival, they found that a 52-year-old man had fallen from his bicycle and hit his head on the pavement. A witness said something fell from the bicycle and it started to swerve before the accident. The victim was bleeding profusely from the head and was taken to the hospital by Jackson Rescue.

On September 29 at 8:30 PM, the Sheriff’s Office asked Officer Brinks to meet a deputy in Richfield to translate while two witnesses were interviewed about an OWI case.

On September 30, a resident told Officer Borkowski that her son had traded vehicles with a Reedsburg man who now wanted a “do over”. Mom noted, correctly, that the titles had already been signed over by each person. Shortly later, the Reedsburg man called. Officer Borkowski told both parties that they should try to reach an accommodation, as this was a civil matter and could only be solved in small claims court.

At about 11: 00 AM, a landlord told Officer Laabs about a tenant who was claiming that people were climbing over her balcony to steal spices. We’re familiar with the woman, who, while delusional, has not been a threat to herself or others.



August 2016

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

On August 3 at about 1:30 AM, Officer Borkowski was dispatched to a Main Street residence after a woman reported that she’d been grabbed by the hair, thrown around, and slapped in the face. It was also determined that the suspect, a 25-year-old man, was wanted on an apprehension order by Probation and Parole. Due to the suspect’s record, the officer was joined by Deputies Dean and Kell, and Sergeant Hanson. The officers were met outside by the victim, who said that her young son was still in the residence. The officers went inside, escorted the child outside to his mother, and then woke the suspect, who was arrested without incident. The woman explained that she and the man had returned from a local bar and were having something to eat. For some reason, the man started making rude remarks and she went into the bedroom to avoid a confrontation. He followed her there, yelled, pushed her backwards, slapped her face, threw her to the floor, and barricaded the door. She was able to get out but he found her, grabbed her by the hair and threw her across the room. She was able to leave and call 911. The man was arrested for battery/domestic violence, to which the man replied, “That ain’t no battery”.

At 5 PM, a 52-year-old man told Officer Lake that his ex-wife hasn’t lived at the residence for approximately six years. Earlier this day, while he was gone, she appeared at the door and pushed her way past their daughter and into the house. The adult daughter told her several times that she wasn’t supposed to be there, but the woman said she needed to talk to her ex-husband because she believed something bad would happen to him. When the man came home at about 4:15, she told her that she had to leave. She made a remark about hoping he would die and then left. Officer Lake was able to make telephone contact with her and they agreed to meet at the Menomonee Falls Police Department. She said that multiple people in the complainant’s family have died and he would be next, referring to some conspiracy in which “they were trying to get him”. When asked who “they” were, she couldn’t provide an answer. The woman was arrested for criminal trespass to dwelling.

On August 7, a 32-year-old woman told Officer Borkowski that her ex-boyfriend was sending her cruel messages, including suggestions that she kill herself. Officer Borkowski told the man to stop or face arrest for disorderly conduct.

On August 8, a 32-year-old man told Officer Lake that his ex-wife had been harassing him with text messages. An examination of the messages indicated that the two had been trading insults and derogatory comments, but that the woman was the primary instigator. When contacted by Officer Lake, she was verbally confrontational but agreed to stop sending messages unless it was to discuss child exchanges.

On August 9, Officer Laabs accompanied two water utility supervisors to a Ridgeway Drive home in order to change the water meter. A week earlier, service to the house had been briefly suspended because the resident wasn’t responding to requests for access to change the meter. When arrangements were made and service was restored, the woman, 48, told an employee, “I’ll have your hide, you f***ing ass****. The utility asked for an officer to keep the peace, but the woman was cooperative and apologized for the earlier incident.

That evening, Officer Oswald assisted Deputy Hood as he took a 44-year-old woman into protective custody pursuant to a mental health emergency detention.

On August 10 at 9:30 AM, Officer Krueger and Det. Foeger were dispatched to a Hickory Lane townhouse regarding a family fight; after arriving, they asked Chief Dolnick to also respond. The 37-year-old woman, who met them outside, reported that she and her 26-year-old boyfriend had been arguing for several days and she wanted him to return to Milwaukee but he kept refusing. She said the argument was only verbal and they had no physical contact. The officers knocked several times but the man didn’t respond, although they could see children looking out an upstairs window. The complainant gave them permission to enter her townhouse. They went inside, yelling for the man to come downstairs, which he eventually did. He said that he had been staying with the woman and they have two children in common. She wanted him to leave but he didn’t want to go because his children were there. He said this has happened before and the last time he had been arrested. He was referring to April 4, 2015, when he was arrested for disorderly conduct and then violated the 72 hour no-contact order as soon as he was released from jail. In this case, it didn’t appear that a domestic violence act had occurred. Det. Foeger had the man make arrangements for friends to pick him up and offered to give him a ride to Hickory Lane Park to wait. The man thanked Det. Foeger by accusing the police of racism and claimed that when he was arrested the previous year, an officer put his knee into the man’s back. That would have required some acrobatics, since the man was cooperative and had been handcuffed while standing up. Just as he finished jamming his possessions into the back of the detective’s squad, the friends arrived and drove him away.

At 10 PM, the Sheboygan Police Department asked that officers check Lea Fon Circle for a vehicle belonging to a 28-year-old Cedar Grove man who was wanted for probation violation, domestic violence, and was probably armed with a 45 caliber pistol. Officers Borkowski and Brinks checked the area without success. It was later determined by Sheboygan that the suspect’s girlfriend, who was thought to live on that street, had moved away.

At 11:30 PM, a bartender told Officer Brinks and Officer Borkowski that a 37-year-old patron had been making what she believed to be inappropriate comments to a 12-year-old girl and the girl’s mother. She decided to close the bar slightly early because of the man’s behavior and to short-circuit his invitation to the mother and daughter to come to his residence. A computer check revealed that the man was currently on probation, was to maintain absolute sobriety, and was not to be in a tavern. The Department of Corrections asked the officers to make contact with him. Because the man had a history of violence, Deputy Schultz was dispatched to assist. The officers attempted to make contact at the man’s residence but he refused to come to the door. DOC then issued a warrant for his arrest; at this writing the man is still at-large.

On August 12 at 2:45 PM, an 18-year-old resident told Det. Foeger he started receiving text messages from an unknown individual that had become rather threatening. The exchange began when the unknown sender asked the complainant to identify himself. When he asked, “Who is this?” the subject responded, “I’m asking the f***ing questions”. Additional texts said, “We can do this the easy way or the hard way”, “Do you have any idea why this is happening to you?” and “You are being solicited. You are the chosen one”. Det. Foeger was able to trace the text messages to a Saukville man who works for a company that the complainant had been interested in working for. Apparently, the messages were a practical joke because they hadn’t heard back from the complainant about the possible employment.

At about 6 PM, a tenant in a S. Center Street apartment building complained about marijuana smoke coming from an apartment. Sgt. Fristed and Officer Gerke traced the odor to the unit that has been visited twice before for the same problem. The 20-year-old man was very cooperative and allowed the officers to search inside. As in the past, it appeared that he had probably smoked his supply. He was warned that officers would keep coming over in response to phone calls from his neighbors, so it was possible at some point he’d be cited or arrested for possession of marijuana. Chief Dolnick sent the landlord a warning that the apartment was becoming a chronic nuisance under local ordinance.

On August 13 at 2:51 AM, Officer Brinks clocked a vehicle on Highway 45 at 89 mph. As he was overtaking the vehicle, he saw it exiting at Pleasant Valley Road, where it traveled eastbound in the westbound lanes. He was able to stop the vehicle near the Fair Park and observed that the Buick SUV had three flat tires. In talking to the 26-year-old West Bend woman, he noticed that her speech was slurred and she smelled of intoxicants. Regarding her speed, she said her family was having an emergency and a family member was in the hospital. Deputy Vorderbruggen arrived to assist. Officer Brinks suspected that the woman had taken the exit ramp so quickly that she may have lost control and had a collision that flattened the tires. The deputy went back and found tracks indicating that she drove straight ahead instead of following the off-ramp to the right. She drove across the curb on the other side of Pleasant Valley Road, flattening the tires, and then down into the ditch and back out to the road on the wrong side. After failing the field sobriety tests, Officer Brinks asked her if she would submit to a PBT breath test. She agreed, but then wouldn’t put her lips on the plastic straw, saying that she was a hypochondriac and afraid of germs. She insisted that he produce a new straw so she could watch as he placed it on the device while she watched; the result was .14% on a weak breath. After arresting her, Officer Brinks said that he would need to check her for concealed items. She replied that she’d had breast cancer and, “you should check the left one because it’s smaller than the right”. Because she continued to make similar sarcastic and sexually oriented comments, Officer Brinks asked for another officer to accompany him; Deputy Doran assisted. When the woman said that the handcuff was hurting her wrist, Officer Brinks discovered that it was causing a bracelet to pinch her skin. The woman got upset and suggested that the officers were going to steal the bracelet; however, it was removed and placed into her purse as she watched. After reading her the “Informing the Accused” form, which asks the driver if he or she will consent to the chemical test, the woman kept protesting that she was “confused”; suffers from anxiety and can’t remember things; and wasn’t sure that she was capable of making a decision. She then started to cry because she wasn’t permitted to contact her father. After going back and forth for some time, it was deemed that she was refusing to consent to the test. Because this was a first offense, a search warrant could not be obtained and the case will go to court based upon the officer’s observations and the field sobriety test. While Officer Brinks tried to talk to the woman’s mother to arrange transportation home, she started screaming so loudly that the conversation had to be halted. Eventually, arrangements were made for Mom to pick her daughter up at the police station. Upon arrival, the woman announced that she had urinated in the back seat of the squad. The woman then said that Officer Brinks had “stolen every ounce of dignity I’ve ever had”, then began to laugh about what she had done. When her mother arrived, the woman became upset because her grandmother had come along. She refused to leave with them, at which time Officer Brinks explained that the only alternative would be to take her to County Jail for a 12 hour hold. She eventually calmed down and agreed to leave with her family, about 2 ½ hours after the original traffic stop.

On August 14 at 9:09 PM, a 911 caller reported a possible intoxicated driver heading toward the village on Highway P from the north. Officer Brinks stopped the vehicle on Northwest Passage after it drove erratically. The Jackson man, 64, smelled of intoxicants and had glassy eyes. He failed field sobriety tests and had a PBT of .11%; he was arrested for his first offense. It appeared that the man had also been taking a prescription pain medication.

On August 15 at 1:22 AM, a 54-year-old woman told Officer Brinks and Officer Lake that her roommate dumped water on her, shoved her, and pushed her out of the room. The woman was extremely intoxicated, leaning on the handrail for balance, and it was difficult to understand her. The roommate said that the woman had come home from the State Fair intoxicated and kept going into his bedroom, trying to get in bed with him. He did not have a romantic relationship with the woman, nor did he want one. She fell asleep on his bed and, after being unable to shake her awake, he poured water on her to wake her up and get her out. The incident did not arise to the level of a domestic violence, so both subjects were cautioned about disorderly conduct. See next.

At about 7 PM, the woman in the previous incident came to the police station and reiterated the events of the previous night to Officer Gerke. She added that she wanted the roommate removed, but Officer Gerke said that the woman would have to go through a formal eviction if the man did not move out voluntarily. The woman said that when she took a shower today, she discovered a large bruise on her butt that she believed was the result of being shoved against a wall. Officer Gerke photographed the bruise and went to the condo to re-interview the man. He basically told the same story that he had given to the officers the previous night: the intoxicated woman repeatedly came into his bedroom; he wanted nothing to do with her; he poured water on her to wake her up; and he had to push her out. Officer Gerke noted that there was no damage to the drywall where this shove had supposedly happened. The location of the injury was also unusual. A person’s head, shoulders or back would normally impact a wall before the buttocks would, yet the woman had no injuries to those areas. Officer Gerke decided that the woman was the primary aggressor in this case and, consequently, arrested her for disorderly conduct/domestic violence. See next.

On August 18 at about 12:30 AM, the male roommate told Officer Lake that he had left the condo at about 6:30 PM and returned at 11:45 PM. He had left a variety of “traps” to detect whether the woman had returned to the condo in violation of the 72 hour no-contact order and believed that she did. When contacted by phone, the woman denied being in the condominium and added that she intended to file complaints against the police department and wished that the department had been disbanded years ago. The evidence that the woman had been inside the condo was not very strong, so no further action was taken. See next.

At 6:23 PM, the man who dumped water on his roommate asked Sgt. Fristed and Officer Oswald to standby while he removed his belongings from the residence and to observe that he was leaving without causing any damage. See next.

At 9:23 PM, the woman told the same officers that the former roommate had left scuff marks on a wall, burned a hole in a carpet with a cigarette, stolen some beer, and set the air-conditioning to 66°. Sgt. Fristed and Officer Oswald told her that they hadn’t seen the damage earlier, although it was so minor they might have missed it. She was told that these and the other issues were civil matters that could not trigger criminal charges. See next.

On August 19 at 8:25 PM, the 54-year-old woman in the previous cases told Officer Borkowski that she had put a load of clothing into her washing machine, started the cycle and left the house. When she returned home, she found the laundry room and kitchen area flooded with water. She discovered that the hose that attaches to the back of the washing machine was lying on the floor. It was her belief that her former roommate had disconnected the hose prior to moving out. Officer Borkowski explained that she couldn’t make a criminal case that the hose had been disconnected as opposed to coming loose on its own. She was told to contact her insurance company regarding any damage and possibly consider initiating a civil suit.

On August 20 at 6:16 PM, a woman called 911 to report that she witnessed two people dumping a cart full of merchandise into the trunk of a car in and speed away from Walgreens. She was now following the vehicle southbound on Highway 45 approaching Richfield. Officer Henning requested assistance from Germantown; Officer Ruplinger stopped the vehicle as it pulled into the Lannon Road Park-n-Ride after he clocked it at 84 mph in the 60 mph construction zone. The vehicle was driven by a 28-year-old West Allis woman; the 29-year-old Milwaukee man was a passenger. Merchandise worth about $332 was found inside the vehicle. The woman was cited for retail theft.

On August 22 at about 1:30 PM, Officer Laabs, Det. Foeger, and Chief Dolnick responded to a single-family home where a 12-year-old girl was reportedly running around the house with a knife. The incident began as a dispute with a sister, during which she grabbed a knife and considered slitting her wrists. It also developed that she had made a remark recently about slitting the throat of another sibling. ACS was notified and the girl was left in the care of her parents.

On August 27 at 6:09 AM, Officers Laabs was dispatched to the Comfort Inn & Suites to meet with an extremely distraught 55-year-old man. He said that his wife and adult stepdaughter had visited a Peruvian resort in July. While there, they were given ayahuasca, an herbal brew that can contain the psychedelic compound DMT. He alleged that the two women are into Satan and satanic cults. He said his stepdaughter acquired a tattoo of a serpent on her shoulder and he believes his wife is “infecting” him with the devil and attempting to poison him with the Peruvian concoction. After the women returned from their trip they convinced him to go to the same resort. He consumed ayahuasca, after which, he said, people would come into his room at night flashing lights in his eyes; he saw devils and witches dancing during the night, as well. He became increasingly agitated and needed to escape. He eventually made his way back to his home, which is not in Jackson, where he burned his luggage and almost everything associated with his trip to Peru. He then sought help from priests at Holy Hill. He then told his wife that he doesn’t feel safe at home and suggested the two of them come to the Comfort Inn. He didn’t receive the solace that he had hoped for because he began getting agitated, again, and believed that his wife was engaging in satanic rituals. He believed that his wife had spiked his cigarettes and tea with more of the ayahuasca. The officers were given permission to search the room, including the cigarettes, and nothing suspicious was located. The man asked the officers to search his house, but he was told that his local law enforcement agency would need to do that. A crisis worker from Acute Care Services met with the husband and wife but no immediate action was taken and Officer Laabs departed at about 9 AM. Some people do experience fear and paranoia after consuming ayahuasca; however, the effects normally wear off after eight hours.

On August 28 at 12:45 PM, a young woman with psychological and cognitive issues called 911 because she was looking for someone to talk to. Her father apologized and said that he would talk to his daughter about this type of thing. See next.

At 2:45 PM, Jackson Rescue and Officer Henning were dispatched after the young woman in the previous incident jumped out a second story window. The woman’s father said he heard the crash when she went through the window and landed on rocks below. She told Officer Henning that she jumped because she was depressed. She was initially taken to St. Joseph’s Hospital and then transferred to Children’s Hospital via Flight for Life. ACS was notified for follow-up.

On August 29 at 2 PM, Officer Gerke arrested a 34-year-old man on a warrant from Vilas County. While being processed at the police department, he told Officer Gerke that the federal government was operating drones around the West Bend Municipal Airport and Timmerman Field in Milwaukee. He said that he bought a $400 camera to prove to his wife that drones were keeping people under surveillance.

On August 30 at 2:03 AM, a 55-year-old Hemlock Street resident told Officer Brinks that while she was sleeping in her vehicle while it was parked at the Comfort Inn & Suites, someone had stolen her apartment and mailbox keys from within her bra. Officer Brinks noted that the woman’s vehicle was filled with garbage and stacks of junk mail and that she had difficulty focusing on one subject. She said that she discovered the theft after falling asleep in her vehicle. She also claimed that she’s been “targeted” by people and that the person who took her keys may be part of a “brotherhood” of police officers. Eventually, she was convinced to return to her residence.

At about noon, Officer Henning responded to a rescue call where a 60-year-old woman had been found unresponsive. Officer Henning began CPR and was able to restore a pulse; he was then relieved by Jackson Rescue. Unfortunately, the woman later passed away at the hospital.


July 2016

On July 1 at about 6:47 PM, Officers Henning, Oswald, and Gerke responded to a Stonewall Drive townhouse after a woman called 911 for help. Deputy Polinske was in the area and assisted. A 58-year-old Hubertus man was shot and killed in the course of this incident. Chief Dolnick was notified and immediately asked the Wisconsin Department of Justice to investigate the shooting (state law requires these investigations to be referred to an outside agency). Agents from the Division of Criminal Investigation and technicians from the Wisconsin Crime Lab responded. Further details will be added to this entry after DCI completes its report and it’s reviewed by the District Attorney.

On July 2 at 2:30 AM, a tenant in a Ridgeway Drive apartment building reported a possible domestic in another unit. A woman told Officer Brinks and Deputy Lagosh that when her boyfriend came home, he had to bang on the door very hard because she was wearing headphones and didn’t hear him. The boyfriend, who was very intoxicated and agitated, opined that the neighbor who called was “running his mouth”. The neighbor said that when he yelled, “You don’t have to be slamming the door”, Boyfriend rejoindered, “You f***ing pussy; come out here”, followed by a verbal argument with his girlfriend.

On July 5 at about 7:00 PM, a Hunters Road resident reported that his neighbor’s fireworks were landing in his yard and on the roof of his home. The 20-year-old neighbor told Officer Borkowski that he thought it was safer to point them across the street and have them land in people’s yards, on their driveways, or in the street rather than setting them off in his own yard where they might strike a house. Officer Borkowski patiently explained that it’s illegal to use fireworks no matter where they’re aimed. Since the man admitted his deeds and was remorseful, he was let off with a warning.

Immediately afterward, Officer Borkowski was dispatched to Eagle Drive regarding a man driving a lawn tractor in the street. The officer found the 78-year-old astride his tractor in the Piggly Wiggly parking lot. He explained that he’d lost his license after having a stroke, his caregiver was at Summerfest, and he “wanted a damned lottery ticket” but it was too far to walk. Officer Borkowski followed the gentleman as he drove the tractor home but warned him not to do it again.

On July 6 at 2:20 PM, a caller reported hearing screams coming from the area of S. Center Street and Reynolds Avenue. Officers Gerke and Krueger located an 18-year-old woman who said she’d been having a verbal altercation with her boyfriend. The fight was purely verbal, so both were warned and the officers left.

On July 7 at 8:15 PM, a concerned resident reported that a vehicle stopped by some children on Ash Drive and one of the occupants yelled something about free ice cream. Officer Gerke found the vehicle nearby and spoke to the teenagers, who were from Sussex and Menomonee Falls. They explained that one of them dropped his Dilly Bar and joked to the children about free ice cream. Officer Gerke explained that people become alarmed when strangers stop to talk to children, even more when something enticing is offered. The three youths said they understood.

On July 10 at 3:00 AM, Officers Brinks and Lake were dispatched to Ivy Manor regarding an employee who had collapsed and wasn’t breathing. They connected an AED and performed CPR until relieved by Jackson Rescue. Unfortunately, the woman could not be revived.

At 6:55 PM, a 911 caller reported an erratic driver on Main Street and continued following it on Highway P and Sherman Road. Det. Foeger intercepted the Lexus on Riverview Drive and observed it cross the center line into the wrong side of the road. He followed the vehicle as it pulled into a driveway (later determined to be her mother’s) on Currant Lane. The South Bend, Indiana woman, 28, exited the vehicle with her hands up. She smelled of alcohol and had trouble standing up, but claimed to have had only two drinks four hours earlier at a bridal shower. She failed the field sobriety tests and had an impressive PBT test of .29%. She was arrested for her first offense.

On July 13 at 2:45 AM, Officers Lake and Borkowski responded to a Green Valley address regarding a possible domestic. A 39-year-old man they encountered outside said that he got frustrated when his girlfriend wouldn’t open the door and put a shovel through the door window, cutting his arm in the process; Jackson Rescue was dispatched. While Officer Lake stayed with the man, the woman told Officer Borkowski that on June 18, the man punched her in the head, causing a concussion. In this incident, an argument about money caused him to pace back-and-forth and call her names. She became scared that he’d attack her again, so as soon as he went on the porch she closed and locked the door. He banged on the door and demanded to be let in, eventually smashing the window with the shovel in an attempt to gain entry. The man was arrested for disorderly conduct and criminal damage to property, and substantial battery for the June 18 incident, all as acts of domestic violence.

On July 15 at 2:10 AM, Officer Borkowski and Deputy Schultz were dispatched to a residence regarding a domestic fight. A 34-year-old-woman told them that her husband took off on foot. She went on to explain that they’d been having problems and may be headed for divorce. An argument broke out after she returned from a local tavern, culminating in him slamming doors and swearing. She called 911 and he left. In the course of this interview, the woman revealed that on July 7, the two had argued after he discovered that she’d been visiting a park with another man. He put his hands around her neck and lifted her off the ground and choking her. The husband came to the police station voluntarily at 6:35 AM. He admitted lifting his wife by the neck on July 7 but it was only for a moment and she wasn’t being choked because she was able to yell for her daughter. Officer Borkowski arrested him for suffocation/strangulation for the July 7 incident and disorderly conduct for this morning’s case, both as acts of domestic violence.

On July 18 at 11:23 AM, a 56-year-old woman called the police because her grandson, 11, was throwing things, yelling, and cursing. Officer Gerke counseled the boy about his behavior, including doing what his grandmother tells him and not to curse.

That afternoon, a Hartford bank reported that it received a phone call from a man who was looking for the nearest branch or ATM. After giving the man directions, he allegedly replied, “That would do; I have a gun in my back”. Deputies responded to a Richfield bank that he was directed to, while Officer Oswald and Det. Foeger checked local banks and ATMs in Jackson as a precaution. About an hour later, Hartford PD obtained cell phone data that traced the call to a Jackson man, 64. He explained that he told the bank employee that its ATM fees were “highway robbery” and felt like the bank was putting a gun to his back. He didn’t understand how his comment became such a major issue, especially since it was a small part of a cordial five minute conversation. Officer Oswald explained that sometimes people perceive comments differently and it would be better not to mention firearms when talking to a bank. The gentleman was extremely apologetic.

On July 19 at 2:33 PM, Washington County dispatched deputies and the Jackson Fire Department to a head-on crash on Highway 60 east of Highway M, about three miles east of the village. A few moments later, Dispatch requested mutual aid because deputies were some distance away. Officers Gerke and Oswald arrived and found one vehicle on the highway and another in the front yard of a nearby home. One driver had been ejected and was on the ground; a bystander was holding that person’s head in a neutral position and said he’d continue until Jackson Rescue arrived. Officer Gerke provided the same assistance to the female driver of one of the vehicles, who was conscious but badly injured. Officer Oswald moved squads to protect the scene and then assisted with setting up a landing zone for Flight for Life. Deputies and personnel from the fire department arrived and took over. Unfortunately, the woman who Officer Gerke assisted, a 60-year-old from Hartford, died while being airlifted to the hospital.

On July 22 at 5:00 PM, Slinger PD requested mutual aid for a serious crash on Highway 60 at Lover’s Lane Road. Sgt. Fristed re-routed westbound traffic to Highway 41 for more than 90 minutes. It was extremely hot and humid, and a deputy came by with bottles of cold water for everyone working at the scene.

At 6:05 PM, while officers and deputies were still tied-up at the crash, a Slinger resident called for assistance with her out-of-control 7-year-old son; mutual aid was requested from Jackson and Officer Oswald responded.

On July 24, shortly before 1:00 PM, Officer Gerke was dispatched to Berry Patch Road, where an intoxicated 59-year-old man was causing a disturbance in the garage; Slinger Officer Forsyth was asked for mutual aid. A family member reported that the man started swearing and said, “This is my f***ing house and you all have to leave”, called him “a piece of s*** who doesn’t do f***ing anything for me”, as well as a host of profanities, all witnessed by a child. The man said he hadn’t been drinking much but a PBT test was .17%. He was arrested for disorderly conduct/domestic violence. While en route to the county jail, he claimed to have a breathing problem. Officer Gerke diverted to St. Joseph’s Hospital, where she waited for three hours until numerous tests indicated there was nothing wrong with him.

On July 26 at about 9 PM, Officer Brinks heard Deputy Gullickson call-in a traffic stop on a Highway 45 on-ramp. As he stopped by to see if the deputy needed any backup, he could see that the driver, a 40-year-old Franklin woman, was very agitated because her vehicle was being towed due to her being revoked. Officer Brinks agreed to give one of the passengers a ride to a Main Street address. However, the woman was on probation and intoxicated. She was arrested at the request of Probation and Parole and taken to jail.

On July 30 at about 1:00 PM, an anonymous caller reported the odor of marijuana coming from an apartment in a Center Street building. Officer Krueger noticed the faint odor of marijuana and knocked at a door. He was greeted by a 20-year-old tenant who denied smoking weed; however, he did have two arrest warrants arising from unpaid citations for driving while suspended and (surprise) possession of drug paraphernalia.

On July 31 at 11:41 PM, Sgt. Fristed and Officer Lake responded with the Jackson Fire Department to a Chestnut Court apartment building after a resident reported the strong odor of natural gas. They assisted in evacuating 26 occupants after the fire department’s equipment measured a dangerous level of gas. The leak was traced to an improperly installed stove.

June 2016

On June 3, shortly after 9:00 PM, a 14-year-old boy told Officer Oswald that another boy, 11, punched him in the head. The two had been playing basketball at Hickory Lane Park and started to argue. The younger boy called him a variety of profane names. The complainant walked away but the other boy allegedly caught up and punched him. He initially denied hitting the complainant but then admitted it and went with Officer Brinks to apologize to the other boy.

On June 5 at 4:19 PM, a 27-year-old Milwaukee man told Officer Oswald that he was being prevented from seeing his four-year-old daughter by the child’s mother. Dad said that he couldn’t wait to argue visitation in court because he would soon be going to federal prison for a human trafficking conviction. Officer Oswald told him that this is a civil matter over which we have no jurisdiction.

On June 6 at 11:08 PM, Officer Lake was dispatched to the East Side Mart, where a 50-year-old Jackson woman reported that she got into a verbal altercation with her father, 73, at the nearby laundromat. Dad was found at the Jackson Motel sitting in his station wagon and mildly intoxicated. To prevent him from driving back to the laundromat to pick up his daughter, Officer Borkowski gave her a ride to the motel with her property.

On June 7 at 1:30 PM, Officers Krueger and Laabs were dispatched to a residence after a neighbor reported hearing the sound of a possible family fight. A woman was trying to keep her daughter from going with a man to Milwaukee, for fear that she’d enter prostitution or sexual slavery. The daughter told the officers that she “wasn’t into prostitution” but also said that she wouldn’t sell herself “for less than $2,000”. Since the woman was an adult, the officers couldn’t prevent her from leaving.

At about 8:00 PM, Officers Oswald and Krueger were dispatched to Northview Drive after a man was heard to yell, “Get in the f***ing house or I’ll break your neck”. The caller believed that the target was a child but the man said he’d been yelling at his dog; he acknowledged that the swearing was inappropriate. The child was seen to be playing in the house and not upset.

At about 8:10 PM, Officer Borkowski and three other officers were dispatched to Jackson Park regarding a badly intoxicated woman who was causing a disturbance. The Alabama woman, 33, was working for the carnival during Action in Jackson. While being attended-to by the officers, she had a seizure, and then became incoherent and combative. Jackson Rescue was called and transported her to St. Joseph’s Hospital. Another carnival worker, also intoxicated, claimed to be her husband but it was later determined that he had only known her for a week and “wasn’t officially married to her”. He insisted that a colleague must have put a drug inside her bottle of McCormick whiskey because “she’s acting way too weird for having only two drinks”. Despite these suspicions, Mr. Tilt-a-Whirl threw the bottle away instead of saving it for the police.  Officers Krueger and Oswald, with the assistance of a carnival manager, located the bottle and secured it pending word from the hospital. The woman’s “two drinks” generated a blood alcohol reading of .23%. She remained incoherent and was admitted to the hospital. Her “husband” became upset that he couldn’t see her; he went to sleep in the hospital lobby, dreaming of corn dogs and funnel cakes. Hospital staff told Officer Borkowski that he could stay there for a while. By 11:30 PM, he had over-stayed his welcome and the hospital contacted the sheriff’s department. A deputy gave him a ride back to the park, where he was reunited with the carnival. The hospital didn’t contact the police department later, so apparently nothing except whiskey was found in her blood.

On June 8 at 8:36 AM, a Racine County police department reported that a Jackson woman, 64, had left her business in that area and her whereabouts were unknown. The woman’s daughter told Officer Krueger that her mother was not responding to calls or texts. When they last spoke, the woman’s speech was impaired and she sounded confused, causing concern that she was having a medical emergency. At about 9:11 AM, Dispatch reported that a 911 caller was following an erratic driver on Highway 60 several miles east of Jackson. Officer Krueger recognized the license plate as belonging to the woman’s vehicle. He intercepted the vehicle as it entered the village and asked to have Jackson Rescue dispatched. Her husband arrived at the scene and followed the ambulance to the hospital.

On June 10 at 8:20 PM, Officer Henning recognized a 23-year-old Sheboygan man who was holding a pitcher of beer in Jackson Park during the Action in Jackson festivities. The man had assaulted Officer Henning without provocation in 2014, also in Jackson Park. He was convicted of committing battery against a police officer, was on probation, and prohibited from consuming alcohol. When Officer Henning smelled alcohol on the man’s breath and tried to arrest him, he put his bicycle on the ground between them and took off on foot. An hour later, he posted a taunting message on Facebook about eluding the cops. A Sheboygan County deputy arrested the man at his home on the evening of June 12. The man claimed he wasn’t in Jackson and had “no idea” why he was being arrested; he was chagrined when Officer Henning told him that he had a “screen shot” of the Facebook post.

On June 11 at about 2:10 AM, Officer Brinks checked the area of the Jackson Motel and Jackson Pub regarding a report that a man was either trying to break into a car or passed-out inside a vehicle. Patrons at the tavern reported that someone had been passed-out in a BMW earlier, but the vehicle was now turned off and no one was inside. See next.

At about 3:30 AM, Officer Brinks was flagged down by two intoxicated people who were attempting to locate a cat that ran past them because they were convinced it was lost. While listening to their gibberish, Officer Brinks noticed that the BMW from the previous incident was quickly exiting the Jackson Pub parking lot and driving down the adjacent alley at a high rate of speed, squealing its tires. He returned to his squad car to intercept the vehicle and spotted it driving left of center on Jackson Drive and obtained a radar reading of 39 mph. After stopping the vehicle on Main Street west of Center Street, he noticed that the 58-year-old Hubertus man was covered with mud and dirt, and bleeding from a fresh elbow wound, indicative of a fall. The man denied that he was bleeding and refused medical treatment. Officer Borkowski arrived to assist and observed that the man had urinated in his pants, which the man also denied. His speech was slurred and he smelled strongly of intoxicants. After failing the field sobriety test and having a PBT of .17%, he was arrested for his second offense. [On July 1, 2016 this suspect was shot and killed by a Jackson police officer during a domestic violence incident.]

At 7:12 PM, a Green Valley man told Officer Oswald that a visitor at an adjacent manufactured home played the bass so loudly on his car radio that the windows of his residence shook. When he tried to talk to the 28-year-old Milwaukeean about it, the driver replied, “I don’t care” and walked away. This was the third time in two weeks that this happened and he wanted the man cited. When Officer Oswald was spotted walking to the trailer, the two residents quickly walked inside, leaving behind the strong odor of burnt marijuana. The Milwaukee man protested getting a citation, saying it was because he was, “an African-American of a tall stature” and promised to see the complainant in court.

On June 12 at 2:40 AM, Slinger Officer Mamen requested mutual aid from Officer Lake to translate Spanish during a traffic stop.

On June 14 at 10:14 PM, the Sheriff’s Office requested mutual aid for an alarm at Cabela’s in the Village of Richfield; Sgt. Fristed and Officer Lake responded.

On June 19 at 5:45 AM, Officer Gerke was off-duty, driving north on Highway 41 in Germantown, and following a Camry that was weaving out of its lane by 6-12’ and varying its speed from 45-70 mph. She contacted Dispatch and continued to follow the vehicle until Trooper Jones intercepted it. The driver admitted that he’d been receiving a sexual service from a passenger.

At 10:30 AM, the Department of Corrections requested that the police apprehend a Green Valley man, 37, for violating supervision. Because he had violent tendencies, Officer Gerke and Deputies Virchow and Jilling went to the residence. The man was cooperative and submitted to a PBT test; he blamed the .09% result on having rinsed his mouth with Listerine…. 2 ½ hours earlier.

On June 20 at 6:48 PM, Officer Henning was dispatched to a domestic fight in which the wife had just driven away. A vehicle matching its description sped past him on Glen Brooke Drive; he turned around and stopped it. The 50-year-old, who was very upset, said she discovered that her husband had been texting another woman. She pretended to be her husband and started texting this person and concluded that he’d been cheating. She threw the phone and a picture frame and confronted her husband. She claimed that he pushed her against a wall, grabbed her wrist, and denied cheating. She scratched her husband, posted something on Facebook that he was a cheat, and drove off. The husband said that he’d been taking a nap when his wife came in and started screaming about an old girlfriend of his. She then threw his phone against the wall several times, breaking it; threw a vase, which missed him and hit the wall; started pulling his clothes off of a closet shelf; tore up photos and Father’s Day cards he’d received; threatened to kill him while he slept; threw framed pictures; and left scratches 5-6” in length on both arms. The man was quite intoxicated but the physical evidence corroborated his account; his wife was arrested for disorderly conduct and criminal damage to property.

On June 21 at about 11:00 PM, a 28-year-old Ridgeway Court man requested assistance because his girlfriend wouldn’t let him leave. The woman, who was very upset, said that the relationship was troubled; he wanted to leave her; and she was still in love with him. She returned home from work to find the man packing his belongings; she tried to block his way and shoved him. This came close to a mandatory arrest situation, so the woman was warned about her behavior. The man made arrangements to stay elsewhere.

On June 22, a Jackson woman told Officer Brinks that a supposed IRS agent called her about owing back taxes. He claimed that she owed almost $4,000 and could be arrested and have her property seized. He convinced her to purchase $1,000 in iTunes gift cards and provide the redemption codes to settle the debt, even staying on the phone as she drove to West Bend and bought them. She got suspicious when the man tried to get another $3,358 for copies of the “court papers”. The cards were redeemed almost immediately. It’s impossible to recover the money or apprehend the suspects, who were likely calling from overseas.

On June 24 at 5:50 PM, Officers Krueger and Oswald were dispatched to a factory after two brothers got into a fight with another employee. Jason, a 30-year-old Grafton man, had been fired earlier in the day. He returned with his brother, Ryan, 29, who started accusing another worker of saying something that got his brother fired. The intoxicated brothers punched and kicked the worker while muttering racial remarks, and drove off. A few minutes later, Jason called to report that they’d been assaulted and were at the Village Mart. Jason told the officers that he was drunk, so Ryan drove. Ryan was unsteady on his feet, smelled strongly of intoxicants, and had trouble focusing on one subject at a time. He initially denied having anything to drink but then admitted to having two shots of vodka. After failing field tests and a PBT of .18%, he was arrested for OWI. Both brothers were cited for disorderly conduct for the fight in the factory. See next.

At 8:46 PM, Officers Borkowski and Oswald were dispatched to a home regarding a disturbance. Jason’s family reported that he’d gone out of control and stormed out of the house. Officer Oswald found him on Industrial Drive heading toward his former employer’s business. He was arrested for disorderly conduct and booked at the County Jail.

On June 25 at about 3:00 AM, Officer Lake clocked a vehicle on Highway 45 at 104 mph. He overtook the vehicle near Sherman Road but it didn’t stop until near Highway 145. The Milwaukee man, 19, was eventually arrested for OWI and cited for speeding.

On June 26 at about 12:30 AM, Officer Lake was dispatched to the corner of Main & Industrial regarding a 54-year-old Main Street man who fell from his bicycle and struck his head. The man, who had a PBT of .19%, refused medical treatment, saying that it might be best if he fell asleep and didn’t wake up. Nevertheless, Jackson Rescue was dispatched and he was taken to St. Joseph’s for treatment. Tests revealed that he sustained a serious skull injury and would need to be transferred to Froedtert Hospital. Ironically, the passerby who reported the accident, a 50-year-old Kewaskum woman, was arrested by Deputy Dean on an outstanding warrant.

On June 27, a woman told Officer Gerke that she heard third-hand that a neighbor threatened to shoot her dog if it escapes again. The neighbor told Officer Gerke that he heard that the dog gets out and attacks people. He told a neighbor that he hopes it doesn’t happen when he’s not drinking because he carries a concealed weapon and wouldn’t hesitate to shoot the dog if it came after him. Actually, the dog is friendly and has never attacked anyone. The man apologized for the remark.

On June 29 at 6:42 PM, a passerby reported being flagged down by an elderly woman who said her husband was abusing her. While speaking to the woman, Officer Gerke determined that she had diminished mental capacity. ACS was contacted and agreed to meet at the police station. In the meantime, a man came to the station because his stepmother was missing. He identified Officer Gerke’s victim as the 71-year-old missing person. She has a history of wandering and was returned home several times by police elsewhere. ACS placed her in protective custody and contact was made with her husband.

On June 29 at about 8:30 PM, Officer Brinks was called to investigate fireworks being launched somewhere on Oakland Drive. The area was quiet when he arrived. While walking through the neighborhood, he encountered a 48-year-old resident and asked if he knew anything about fireworks being launched. The man, who had been drinking, said he did but declined to identify who was doing it. Officer Brinks suspected that the man had been, so he explained that fireworks can’t be used and asked him to pass the information along to whomever was responsible. See next.

At 9:08 PM, a resident complained that fireworks were again being launched on Oakland Drive. While Officer Brinks was driving to the area, another person reported that he had been recording the 48-year-old man launching the fireworks. The man discovered this, confronted the caller in his backyard, and yelled profanities. Despite being recorded launching the fireworks, the man again told Officer Brinks that someone else was doing it. He was cited for disorderly conduct and discharge of fireworks.

On June 30 at 10:22 AM, BMO Harris reported that a man was pacing up and down the sidewalk of the bank. They believed that he had hit a curb while driving through a roundabout on Highway 60, flattening a tire. The Hartford man, 43, said when he called his wife for help, she hung up on him. He called his mother but her whereabouts were unknown. When Officer Laabs called the man’s wife, she started yelling and screaming at him, “Why in the hell are the police involved? What the hell is going on?” Officer Laabs asked if she was going to assist her husband. She started yelling at him again, saying that a tow would cost $200, they don’t have any money, and her husband should take care of it himself. Then, the man spotted his mother driving past on Main Street and out-of-sight. Officer Laabs and Det. Foeger changed the tire, but told him to go slowly because the spare didn’t look fully inflated.



MAY 2016

On May 1 at 6:20 AM, the New London Police Department asked Officer Lake to notify a local family that their son, 21, had died unexpectedly.

On May 3 at 2 PM, Officer Henning and Officer Krueger met with caseworkers from the Washington County Department of Human Services to standby while they took a 55-year-old woman into custody per an Order of Protection. The woman was in poor condition hygienically and resistive to the detention. Jackson Rescue was dispatched to transport her to St. Joseph’s Hospital for medical clearance, with Officer Henning following in his squad.

On May 4 at 3:45 PM, Officer Henning met Slinger Officer Garro at a local factory regarding a 26-year-old Hartford woman who he needed to cite for theft from a convenience store and who was wanted on warrants by the West Bend Police Department. After being taken into custody, a routine search turned up non-prescribed narcotics and a small amount of heroin. She was booked at the County Jail on the outstanding warrants and a request for charges was referred to the District Attorney for the drug possession.

On May 5 at about 6:00 PM, a woman told Officer Henning that her 23-year-old son was refusing to move out and was causing a disturbance. The man was warned that if the argument escalated, it could turn into a mandatory arrest for domestic violence. The parents need to obtain an eviction order through the courts to have the son removed.

On May 6 at 6:30 PM, Officer Oswald, assisted by Lt. Cashin from Slinger, responded to a Hemlock Street apartment after a woman threatened to drive her car into a hill and kill herself. She explained that she was very upset due to her son’s lifestyle and resulting medical problems. A worker from Acute Care Services determined that an emergency detention would not be necessary.

On May 7 at 1:13 AM, Officer Brinks was dispatched to the residence of a vision-impaired 88-year-old woman who has needed our assistance in the past. She had pushed her Life Line button and reported that there was something beeping. Officer Brinks traced it to a timer on her oven. After showing her how to turn the timer off-and-on as needed, he helped prepare her morning pot of coffee.

At about 1:30 AM, Officer Lake stopped a 28-year-old Jackson man for driving with a suspended license. The man was out on bail for a misdemeanor case and should not have been drinking alcohol. Officer Lake could smell intoxicants, and the man admitted to drinking vodka and tonic. A field test revealed a blood-alcohol level of .09% and the man was booked the County jail for bail jumping.

At 8:10 PM, West Bend PD started pursuing a vehicle southbound on Highway 45 after the occupants attempted to steal items from the Boston Store. WBPD requested deployment of vehicle spikes. Officer Henning tossed the spikes as the vehicle approached and took cover behind a median barrier. Unfortunately, the spikes landed upside-down and the vehicle drove over them without any effect. Germantown PD was able to spike the vehicle near Lannon Road, bringing it to a halt. According to a WBPD news release, “a 36 year old male and 26 year old male from Milwaukee were taken into custody. A hand gun and numerous suspected stolen items were removed from the vehicle. The 26 year old male was placed at the Washington County Jail on charges of Felony Eluding, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, and retail theft. The 36 year old male was placed at the Washington County Jail on charges of Felon in Possession of a Firearm and retail theft”.

At about 10:00 PM, a resident reported that he could see someone kneeling near his neighbor’s house. No one answered the phone at the house and he didn’t think anyone belonged on the property. Officers Oswald and Brinks responded and found that a woman had fallen while trying to catch her dog. By the time they arrived, her husband and other neighbors were assisting her. The officers assisted her up and to a chair. She declined having Jackson Rescue sent. Because she and her husband had been drinking, a neighbor offered to drive them to St. Joseph’s for treatment.

On May 10 at 10:49 PM, Officer Lake and Sgt. Fristed were dispatched to a verbal altercation in front of the Jackson Community Center. A husband-and-wife were found having a loud argument which had begun earlier in the evening, however it did not get to the level of domestic violence. Peace was restored and the two were warned for disorderly conduct.

On May 11 at 12:50 PM, a woman told Officer Krueger that she had pulled into the Jackson post office and was walking towards the entrance when a man in a black Charger pulled up, rolled down his window, and called her a bitch, ass, and ass**** because her vehicle was parked across a line. She tried to talk to the man but he continued to yell at her, so she just went into the post office. The vehicle was traced to a 61-year-old Richfield man who was later cited for disorderly conduct.

On May 12 at about 9:30 AM, Officer Krueger was called to the Laser Shop after a temporary employee was fired for loafing. The Milwaukee man, 26, left before Officer Krueger arrived and the owner didn’t want further action taken. The suspect was wanted on several warrants and the company was told to immediately call if he returned.

On May 13 at 4:44 PM, Officer Henning and Sgt. Fristed were dispatched to McDonald’s regarding a two vehicle collision; 911 callers were also reporting that the striking vehicle had been swerving on Highway 45. The officers found a 34-year-old Milwaukee man sitting inside a Pontiac Trans Am. The man ignored requests to open the door. Officer Henning opened it and asked what was going on; the man replied, “Nothing”. When asked where he was coming from and where he was going, he said, “Right here”. Then he mumbled that he was going home; when asked where home was, he said, “Where’s home?” The man said a girl had been driving and she was inside the restaurant, but said it didn’t matter what her name was. He then said that Officer Henning was “messing” with him and wanted to know why. When told about the collision, he said he’d been parked the whole time. The man continually denied driving the car, despite being found behind the wheel and the statements of witnesses that he was the only occupant. He refused to perform field tests and was arrested for his second offense. He then refused to consent to a blood test; a search warrant was obtained and blood was taken. He was also cited for driving while revoked, unsafe turn (the cause of the collision), open intoxicants, and operating a vehicle without insurance. The blood test result was .33%.

On May 14 at 7:47 PM, Officer Henning monitored a report from West Bend PD that a Wal Mart shoplifter was fleeing south on Highway 45. A few minutes later, a deputy spotted it south of Highway PV. The driver made an abrupt lane change and exited at Highway 60, possibly to shake-off the deputy, but Officer Henning intercepted and stopped it. West Bend Officer Lichtensteiger arrived and arrested the Mount Pleasant man, 44, for retail theft and a warrant from Greenfield; he was also on parole.

On May 15 shortly after 2:00 AM, Officer Brinks stopped a vehicle because its registration was suspended. A strong odor of intoxicants was coming from inside; the driver admitted that everyone had been drinking. Among the passengers were twin brothers, 24, from the Town of Barton, both on probation; one for robbery and the other for possession of narcotics. With Officer Borkowski assisting, the men were arrested for violating the absolute sobriety provision of their probation.

On May 17 at 9:23 PM, Officer Oswald clocked a Honda Citation at 82 mph on Highway P, which is posted 45 mph. The driver didn’t respond to the squad’s lights and siren, continuing to Main Street and turning east before finally stopping. The Richfield man, 21, said he hadn’t been drinking, despite smelling strongly of intoxicants and having slurred speech. He failed field sobriety tests and had a PBT of .24%. The man refused to submit to a blood test. Since this was a first offense, it wasn’t possible to obtain a search warrant but he does face prosecution for refusing. He was cited for speeding and operating while under the influence of intoxicants. The man volunteered that his friends were surprised that he hadn’t been arrested for OWI in the past; he was quitting marijuana; was “a really good drunk driver”; and tried to defeat the field tests by following the advice of friends who were studying to be police officers. The young man was polite, thanked Officer Oswald, and said that he still supported the police.

On May 18 at 3:38 AM, Officers Brinks and Lake met with a 32-year-old woman who said people were trying to kill her. In a previous contact, the woman had walked around with her nightgown open, so the officers requested assistance from a female officer; Deputy Kell responded. The woman said that a man who used to live in the apartment below hers was half-human, half-demon. She also believed that “they” found the walls of the apartment smeared with blood after he moved. The woman also believed that shortly before the officers arrived, the police were in the hallways arresting many people. The woman was assured that she was safe and that she should keep her doors locked. Because the woman was not a threat to herself or others, no further action was possible.

At 10:15 PM, Officers Lake and Borkowski assisted a 40-year-old woman who attempted suicide by overdosing on a prescription medication.

On May 19 at 10:36 PM, Officer Lake went to Slinger to back-up Officer Uttech on a traffic stop and stopped for a red light at Highway 164. A car in front of him didn’t wait for the light to change and drove through the red. Officer Uttech advised that she was okay and he should stop the vehicle. The 43-year-old Hartford woman claimed that she had to drive through the red because her vehicle was partially in the intersection and was a hazard. Officer Lake replied that he’d been behind her at the time and this wasn’t true. The woman wasn’t especially cordial, possibly due to having 15 traffic citations since 2010 for speeding, driving without insurance, driving while suspended, or driving while revoked.

At 11:31 PM, Slinger Officer Uttech requested mutual aid at a domestic fight taking place in Slinger Community Park. An intoxicated Hartford woman, 32, said that she and her boyfriend were dropped off at the park after several hours of drinking. She said that, for no reason, her boyfriend punched her in the face; there were no marks on her face. The boyfriend said that the woman was insisting on driving to another tavern. When he tried to stop her, she struck him several times and bit him; he displayed the fresh injuries. The woman was arrested for domestic violence, at which time the boyfriend/victim became agitated and refused to listen to the officers and leave the park, which was closed. After he went on his way, the girlfriend/arrestee said she was having a panic attack, so Lifestar Rescue was dispatched to the scene.

On May 21 at 10:30 AM, a member of a local church reported that she was worried about a 69 year old man who left the church feeling very ill but refused to go to the hospital. Officer Krueger made contact at the man’s residence but no one answered. Checking department records, he located a woman who’d been with the man when he needed Jackson Rescue in past years. She told Officer Krueger that she hadn’t been in touch with the man in several years but that if he was home and not answering the door, it wasn’t a good sign. Officer Krueger was able to enter through a patio door and located the man in a back bedroom; he said he’d been bleeding from the nose and wasn’t feeling well. Jackson Rescue was dispatched and took him to the hospital.

On May 24 at 3:00 PM, the Hortonville PD asked that we check the welfare of a young boy who’s living with his mother in Jackson. The mother has been sending text messages to the girlfriend of the boy’s father, stating that she didn’t have food for the child and would resort to stealing, if necessary. The woman explained to Officers Gerke and Oswald that the father has primary placement, but she’s watching the child because Dad is in jail. She had previously given him her food stamp card so he could buy food for the boy, and it was returned to her with only $5 left. She lost her job and can’t replenish the card, hence her text messages. Officer Gerke checked the refrigerator and saw that there was some food, but not much. The woman said she’s a recovering addict and has been “clean” for the past week. Officer Oswald gave her contact information for ACS and Officer Gerke made arrangements with the food pantry at Christ Lutheran Church to open specially for her the following day. Officer Gerke also offered to give the woman and child a ride to the church.

On May 27 at about 5:00 PM, a girl told Officer Oswald that she was having the urge to cut herself because she’s being bullied at school and having trouble with some courses. ACS was called and a safety plan was discussed with the girl and her parent.

On May 28 at about 1:30 AM, Officer Oswald, who was off-duty, reported a reckless driver on Highway 45, heading toward the village. Officer Lake intercepted the vehicle and observed swerving between the lanes. The Cedarburg man, 44, smelled of intoxicants and said he had two beers. The man was arrested for his fourth offense after failing his field tests; the PBT test was .15%.

Later that day, a Milwaukee man was cited by Officer Oswald for soliciting without a permit. Officer Laabs had warned the man earlier that day after he was found going door-to-door selling cleaning supplies.

On May 29 at 3:45 PM, a resident told Officer Oswald about suspicious events in his residence. He said that he’s come home to find that his clean stove was now smudged and dirty; trim in the bathroom has peeled off and been stapled back into place; his bathtub was moved; and the positions of his two nightstands had been switched.

On May 30 at about 3:00 PM, Walgreens reported that they were holding a 34-year-old Slinger woman for shoplifting. The total value of the property was only about $18, but it was determined by Officer Henning that she was using her boyfriend’s credit cards without his permission. The woman was booked at the county jail for felony identify theft, retail theft, bail-jumping, and violating probation.

On May 31 at 4:42 PM, an employee at Culver’s reported that an intoxicated customer had just driven away. Officer Gerke intercepted the vehicle and stopped it on Highway 60 at Eagle Drive. The Jackson man, 57, smelled strongly of intoxicants and had slurred speech. A 55-year-old male passenger was also intoxicated and had urinated in his pants. The man told Officer Henning that he’d been drinking Jack Daniels Fire and beer. He failed field sobriety tests and had a PBT test of .15%, and Officer Henning arrested him for OWI-First Offense.


April 2016

On April 4 at about 8:00 PM, Officers Oswald and Krueger, with Sgt. Fristed, responded to a domestic disturbance at a Main Street apartment. A 24-year-old woman told them that she and her boyfriend had been arguing much of the day because she felt that he didn’t treat her right. The argument escalated at about 5:00 PM and he threw a jewelry box at her and struck her in the stomach. She knocked over his Legos and he punched a hole in the wall and dumped cat food on the floor. They cleaned up the cat food but continued arguing and she decided to leave. He hid the cat carrier; she found it; it struck her shin when he kicked it. When she tried to call 911, he put her in a headlock and wrestled the phone from her. She was worried when he moved toward the cat carrier, because he’d threatened to kill the cat in the past. She hit him on the head; he pushed her to the floor; she kicked him in the stomach; he pinned her on the floor. After things calmed down, he returned the phone and she called 911. The boyfriend said that the woman had started the fight by swiping his property off the dresser and refused to pick it up. However, he did admit to preventing her from leaving and grabbing the phone from her. He was arrested for disorderly conduct/domestic violence.


On April 9 at 1:39 PM, Officers Laabs and Gerke were dispatched to a Lea Fon Circle residence after a 56-year-old woman was found dead by a neighbor. The officers assisted the medical examiner and removed prescription medications. Foul play was not suspected.


On April 11 at 8:08 PM, an employee of a local business reported that her car had been stolen. The keys had been in her coat, in the employee storage area, but were missing. The suspect was a Milwaukee man, 18, who’d been working there for a week. The man took a bathroom break and never returned. A few days later, Milwaukee police found the car abandoned in the middle of a street with a broken axle. MPD helped us by having a technician process the car for fingerprints. The owner declined to retrieve the car because of the damage.


On April 16 at 2:30 AM, Officer Brinks stopped a Toyota Avalon on Highway 45 for expired plates and to investigate why it had been deviating from its lane. The Hartford man, 21, said he had only one drink at an area bar. However, the man failed field sobriety tests and had a PBT of .12%. The man agreed to submit to a chemical test but said he had a severe phobia about needles and became very anxious at the thought of having blood drawn. Following good procedure, Officer Brinks switched to a breath test, which was conducted by Officer Uttech at the Slinger police station; the result was .10%.


At about 8:47 PM, an explosion shook the village and about a three mile radius, and generated several dozen 911 calls to the Sheriff’s Office. Initial reports suggested that a house had exploded. Officer Henning and the Jackson Fire Department were dispatched to the area of Sherman & Jackson Drive, but the location was found to be west of there in the Town of Jackson. Officer Henning found a burning wood pile about 100’ long and 50’ wide, with flames 20-30’ high. The homeowner said he was doing an annual controlled burn; about 25 people were milling around. The explosion may have been caused by one or more firecrackers that were tossed into the fire. Sheriff’s deputies arrived and cited the property owner for disorderly conduct.


On April 19 at about 2:00 AM, Officers Brinks and Lake were sent to a residence to check the welfare of a 27-year-old woman who made possibly suicidal remarks to a friend. While speaking to her father, he remarked that he left a pistol on the kitchen table earlier because he thought he heard a noise outside. The officers hurriedly asked him to secure it before his daughter walked in. After talking to the woman, and having her speak to an ACS worker, it was determined that she didn’t intend to harm herself.


At 5:15 PM, the Sheriff’s Office requested mutual aid for traffic control at a rollover crash on Highway 45 south of Highway PV; Officer Henning responded.


On April 20, several residents told Det. Foeger that their credit card information had been compromised and used at stores scattered across SE Wisconsin. The case remains under investigation.


On April 21, a woman told Officers Oswald and Krueger that her sister, who has mental health issues, had been throwing things around. The sister got upset when Officer Oswald tried to talk to her and said that various people were protecting her. She’d been placed in emergency detention in the past, but the complainant wasn’t afraid for her own safety, although she would call 911 if her sister became violent. ACS was contacted and agreed that no further action was needed.


On April 23 at 10:08 PM, Sgt. Fristed and Officers Borkowski and Oswald were dispatched to a family fight on Willow Ridge Drive. A fight broke out after a 36-year-old man got angry after his daughter refused to stop listening to music and remove her headphones. When his sister, 25, tried to intervene, an argument ensued and she slapped him in the face. The man left the area before the officers arrived, possibly because he was afraid of being arrested for violating probation. The next night, the man caused a disturbance in a West Bend supermarket and was ultimately “Tasered” by police. When interviewed by Sgt. Fristed in the County Jail, the man insisted that the argument had been verbal and he had no recollection of being slapped.


On April 28, an employee of a local organization told Officer Henning that they received more than a dozen, profanity-laced telephone calls from a 49-year-old Town of Jackson man who we’re familiar with. The man would make his remark, usually incorporating the f-word, then hang up. Officer Henning warned the man that he’d be arrested if the calls continued. The man immediately called the company and delivered a hearty “F*** you”. Officer Henning met Deputies Dombrowski and Lagosh at the man’s home. Although he claimed the final call must have been a “pocket dial”, he was arrested and taken to County Jail on a charge of unlawful use of a telephone.


At about 10:00 PM, Officer Brinks stopped an 82-year-old West Bend man on Highway 45 after he failed to dim the high beams as numerous vehicles overtook and passed him. Officer Brinks asked about the odor of intoxicants; the man said he was returning from a gathering of his German singing group and had one beer to keep his vocal cords loose. While Officer Brinks was writing a warning, the man started to drive away. After stopping him again, the man said he thought the traffic stop was over and seemed confused. He passed a short field sobriety test (due to his age, walking tests weren’t administered) and had a PBT of only .02%. However, Officer Brinks was concerned that the lateness of the hour, the man’s sore foot, and the alcohol may have combined to make it unwise for the man to drive further. The gentleman’s wife wasn’t able to pick him up, so Officer Brinks arranged for Bob’s Auto to deliver him and the vehicle to the house. A driver condition report will be sent to DMV.


On April 29 at 9:15 AM, the principal at Jackson Elementary told Officer Krueger that two students reported being chased by a 10-year-old boy carrying a butcher knife and, later, an ax. After further investigation, the boy was referred to juvenile authorities.


At 11:00 PM, a 37-year-old man came to the police station after returning from County Jail and discovering that he’d been evicted. Officer Lake was unable to find anyone to take him in. The man asked for a ride to the Pioneer Plaza.


On April 30 at 11:21 PM, Officer Lake was dispatched to a fight at the Jackson Pub; Sgt. Uhan from the Sheriff’s Department and Lt. Cashin from Slinger assisted. The deejay reported that he’d been paid to work for until 11:00 PM and started to pack up. Two patrons, ages 50 and 60, demanded that he keep working for free. Their demands became insistent and loud, at which time he called for the police. The two men, from Cedarburg and Milwaukee, were warned for disorderly conduct. Officer Lake stayed until the deejay finished packing his gear and left.