Jackson Police Department
These are the more notable calls-for-service that Jackson officers handled each month. Jackson is one of the safest communities in Wisconsin but not immune from crime, anti-social behavior, and other issues that require police intervention.
JACKSON POLICE DEPARTMENT
On August 5 at 8:25 PM, Officer Lake observed a 46-year-old Hartford man urinating in the middle of Main Street. He explained that a friend was driving by at the time. It’s hoped that the $439 disorderly conduct citation will cause him to think of other ways to greet friends.
On August 6 at 5 PM, a 68-year-old Main Street man, with whom we’re familiar, asked Officer Henning to remove his ex-girlfriend and current roommate, 38, because she wasn’t paying her bills. Although this was a civil matter that the officer couldn’t help with, the woman was arrested on an outstanding warrant and taken to jail. See next.
At 8:16 PM, the 68-year-old called to report that his roommate’s 14-year-old daughter had run away. Officer Henning determined that the girl was with her mother, who had just been released from jail.
On August 7 at 1:08 PM, Officer Laabs responded to St. Joseph’s Hospital after the Sheriff’s Office requested mutual aid regarding a patient in the Intensive Care Unit who was disorderly.
On August 9 at 1:08 PM, Officer Laabs, Deputy Kiupelis, and Slinger Officer Garro were dispatched to a Hemlock Street townhouse regarding a 15-year-old boy who had gone after his mother with a hatchet and was threatening her with a steak knife. Upon arrival, he found the suspect sitting at the kitchen table, eating cookies and drinking out of a gallon milk jug. When asked what was going on, the youth replied, “I don’t have to talk to you. I’m not going to talk to you. I know my rights”. Officer Laabs, who was still waiting for backup, told the boy that was fine as long as he just sat there. The mother reported that he became angry after being scolded for not doing his chores. He picked up a 3 foot wooden dowel and struck her twice on the forearm and once across the lower abdomen. He then picked up a decorative hatchet, held it over his head, and said, “I will kill you”, at which time she called 911. He then laid the ax down in the kitchen and began to eat doughnuts and milk. He then grabbed a steak knife and tried to stab himself in the stomach until his mother yelled at him to stop. When the 911 operator said that Officer Laabs was at the door, he threatened his mother and younger brother with the ax. They moved into the living room and the suspect returned to the kitchen to have milk and cookies. Once other officers were there, he was taken into custody without incident and transported to the juvenile detention facility at the County Jail.
On August 12 at 12:30 PM, Officer Krueger and Det. Foeger were dispatched to the parking lot of a Hickory Lane apartment building, where a 28-year-old woman reported that her husband had attacked her. The man had been involved in a standoff with West Bend officers three years earlier while armed with a shotgun. Fortunately, this time the man came out of the apartment on his own and was taken into custody without incident. The woman reported that after she returned home at 11 AM the previous day, her husband called her a whore and accused her of cheating on him. There was an argument with pushing and shoving, and she was hit in the right cheek as he closed the door. Things calmed down and she did not call police. However, on this day he became upset again, pushed the TV off its stand and flipped the kitchen table over. He was arrested for disorderly conduct/domestic violence.
At 5:45 PM, Officer Lake was dispatched to the Piggly Wiggly regarding an intoxicated man who was with a young son. When he and Sgt. Fristed arrived, they found a 35-year-old BlackBerry Circle man who was extremely intoxicated. At their request, he was able to contact his wife so she could take custody of him and their son. A clerk said that the man had entered the store with a Styrofoam cooler which he said he intended to donate to the store. He began browsing the liquor department, eventually placing his two-year-old son on a stack of beer cases. When he attempted to purchase a bottle of gin, the cashiers refused to sell it because he was intoxicated. They then called Dispatch when he left. See next.
Officer Lake returned to the Piggly Wiggly at 8:06 PM after the man returned and made threatening remarks to the cashiers. He appeared to be more intoxicated than he had been earlier. When questioned, the man claimed not to understand English; later his wife said that in all likelihood he understood every word that was being said. The man volunteered for a PBT test, the result of which was .23. The man was told that he was no longer welcomed at the store and would be arrested for trespassing if he ever returned.
On August 14 at about 10:00 AM, Slinger Officer Garro told Det. Foeger that he was looking for a red Dodge Stratus driven by a male subject who stole a purse that an elderly woman left on the counter at their Kwik Trip on August 10. The purse was later located in front of the McDonald’s in Jackson. Only two hours later, Officer Gerke spotted a vehicle matching that description driving past the police station. Det. Foeger stopped the vehicle on Georgetown Drive and was joined by Officer Gerke. The 21-year-old Ridgeway Drive man eventually admitted to stealing the purse and dumping it on Highway 60 after taking $50 from the wallet. After being cited for driving without a license and insurance, he was turned over to Officer Garro.
On August 15 at 1:31 AM, Officer Brinks was dispatched to the area of Westfield and Colonial streets regarding a suspicious vehicle. The 25-year-old Brillion man said that he was attempting to locate a friend’s house to stay overnight. The officer noted that the man’s speech was slurred and he smelled of intoxicants; he claimed he’d been at the Jackson Pub and that he might have had “a little too much”. The man denied driving, claiming that he parked the vehicle and walked to and from the tavern; he couldn’t explain why the engine was warm. Then, he would first admit to driving and then deny it. Eventually, he consented to a field sobriety test, which he failed; the PBT was .20%. He was arrested for his second offense
On August 16 at 3 AM, Officer Brinks stopped a vehicle on Highway 45 for speeding and lane deviation. While speaking to the 21-year-old West Bend man, he observed indicators of possible marijuana use, which the man admitted to. The man failed field sobriety tests and a PBT test was .00%, indicating likely impairment by marijuana. He was arrested for his first offense and the blood test will not be back for many months.
At 9:21 PM, a 21-year-old Main Street woman complained that she was being harassed on Facebook. In July, she’d been arrested for battery after a similar incident. Both she and an 18-year-old Milwaukee woman were basically told to knock it off before more serious consequences happened.
On August 17 at 9:09 PM, Officer Brinks and Officer Gerke were dispatched to Reynolds Avenue regarding an intoxicated 41-year-old woman who had fallen and hit her head. A PBT test indicated .32%. The woman was admitted overnight and monitored as her alcohol level came down. Acute Care Services was notified for follow-up.
On August 22 at 1:15 PM, a 21-year-old Main Street woman filed her third complaint in a week regarding harassing messages on Facebook. The woman was told that there is nothing that we can do about social media messages unless an overt threat is involved. See August 28.
At 2:05 PM, a woman told Officer Borkowski that she received an automated phone call about her account, supposedly from AT&T, and had been induced to punch in the last four digits of her Social Security number. Further investigation revealed that the toll-free number being used had been hacked from a legitimate company in Carlsbad, California, which had already notified the FBI.
At about 1 AM on August 25, Officer Brinks assisted Slinger PD with a drug arrest while another Slinger officer was tied up at a car crash.
On August 25 at about 10:30 AM, Officer Laabs was dispatched to meet Jackson Rescue at the Comfort Inn regarding a man who may have had a seizure. Further investigation revealed that the man had been on a three-day alcohol binge. The 33-year-old Green Valley man, with whom we are familiar, was taken to St. Joseph’s Hospital for treatment. ACS declined to do a commitment and the hospital released him with a recommendation to see a neurologist and stop drinking.
On August 26 at 2:25 AM, Officer Brinks stopped a vehicle on Highway 60 at Highway P for several moving violations. Inside were five teenagers, ages 12 and 13. Further investigation revealed that the 13-year-old West Bend driver had taken the vehicle from his parents without their knowledge. He was referred to juvenile authorities for operating without a driver’s license. Another 13-year-old was cited for carrying a concealed weapon after he tried to hide a large knife in his pants. They were all released to their parents.
At 4:43 AM, Slinger Officer Cashin requested mutual aid regarding a vehicle that was fleeing from him and heading towards the village on Highway 60. Before traffic spikes could be set up, the vehicle turned south on Mayfield Road and crashed about a mile later. Officer Cashin took the driver, a 21-year-old Slinger man, into custody immediately. As no deputies were in the area, Officer Oswald watched the suspect while Officer Cashin completed his investigation.
On August 27 at noon, Officer Laabs and Det. Foeger were dispatched to a residence regarding a chemotherapy patient who was threatening his wife with harm. His wife reported that he was now locked in a bedroom along with several weapons. She said that he attempted to strike her and that his behavior may be related to the chemotherapy and medications he’s on. After Deputies Uhan and Williams arrived for assistance, officers entered the home with the ballistic shield and took a position outside the bedroom. The man complied with their commands and came out of the bedroom and allowed himself to be handcuffed. He was eventually arrested for domestic violence and was in custody a short time before posting bond. His father returned him to the residence, as his wife had waived the three-day contact prohibition.
On August 28 at 10 PM, the Main Street woman reported that a suspicious male subject was standing in front of her house while talking on his cell phone. She was afraid that it was someone who was going to harm her because of her previous Facebook issues. It turned out that he was a friend of the complainant, who was frustrated because she wouldn’t answer the door.
At 10:51 PM, a 911 caller reported a possible intoxicated driver heading towards the village on Jackson Drive. The caller then reported that the suspect drove through the stop signs at Pleasant Valley Road and then pulled over at New Hope Church. When the witness also stopped, the suspect got out of his car and hollered at him. Washington County requested mutual aid; Officer Borkowski and Sgt. Fristed responded. The 18-year-old rural Hartford man was lethargic and smelled of intoxicants but denied having anything to drink. A multicolored marijuana pipe was in plain view in the back seat. Deputy Stolz arrived and arrested the man for OWI after he failed field sobriety tests.
On August 29 at 2:14 AM, Slinger Officer Cashin radioed that he was in foot pursuit of a 21-year-old Richfield man who took off after pulling into a driveway. Officer Oswald responded but the man ran into a heavily wooded area and the officers were not able to locate him that night.
On August 30 at 2:17 PM, Dispatch received a 911 call regarding a possible intoxicated driver heading towards the village on Highway 45. Officer Henning spotted the pickup truck parked by the gas pumps at the Main Street Mart and watched as the driver then pulled onto Highway 60. Based upon the witness reports and poor driving that he was observing, he stopped the vehicle shortly after it got on Highway 45 again. The man admitted to taking prescribed Xanax an hour before. His claim that he was coming from a Jackson motel after visiting his uncle was obviously false. Field sobriety tests suggested that he had ingested some type of controlled substance and he was arrested. He refused to submit to a blood test; because this was a first offense, a search warrant could not be obtained. He volunteered that while he wasn’t “high on anything” at the moment, he’d been at a bachelor party in La Crosse the day before and “did a lot of cocaine”. He was cited for OWI, possession of drug paraphernalia, operating while suspended, and failing to wear a seatbelt. He was held at County Jail for twelve hours since he couldn’t be released to a sober adult.
At 5:44 PM, Officer Lake and Sgt. Fristed spotted heavy, black smoke and traced it to a semi-tractor that was fully engulfed in flames at Princl Trucking. Officer Gerke responded and assisted with blocking off traffic. The tractor was connected to an empty fuel tanker. The fire department responded and extinguished the blaze with foam. Surveillance video showed no suspicious activities prior to the fire, suggesting that there was an electrical problem of some kind.
On July 1 at 5:49 PM, Officer Brinks was dispatched to a Hemlock Street address where a 64-year-old man had been found on the ground, unresponsive. When Officer Brinks arrived, he notified Dispatch that he was beginning CPR so it could alert Jackson Rescue when they went en route. He asked the victim’s wife to retrieve the AED from his squad car. Once attached, the AED delivered two shocks and Officer Brinks continued CPR until the EMTs arrived.
On July 3 at 1 PM, Officer Laabs and Officer Henning were dispatched to an Eastwood Circle home regarding a dispute between a couple who used to live there. They noticed that many of the windows were broken. Once inside, they were overwhelmed by the odor of sewer gas, mold and what smelled like rotting animals. The woman turned the water off because it was leaking, which allowed the drains to dry and allow sewer gas to fill the house. The officers declined to go beyond the doorway because of the home’s condition. The building inspector was notified and he quickly determined that the house was uninhabitable.
On July 5 at 2:26 AM, Officer Oswald was flagged down by a passerby who suggested he check at the Latest Edition because a patron was giving the owner a hard time. The owner told him that another patron had removed the intoxicated man after he was swearing at people and trying to instigate a fight. Officer Oswald checked the surrounding area but couldn’t locate the man. See next entry.
At 3:44 AM, a Parkway Drive resident called for the police after he was awakened to the sound of his flag pole, which had been broken off of a fence, being banged against the house. Officer Oswald determined that the 29 year old Town of Jackson man was the same person who had been ejected from the Latest Edition. He was arrested for disorderly conduct and booked at the County Jail.
On July 8 at 12:16 AM, Officer Borkowski and Deputy Ruplinger were dispatched to a Ridgeway Drive address where a 20-year-old woman had reportedly punched her ex-boyfriend in the nose. The man reported that he and the woman were continuing to live together until the lease was up although they had broken off their relationship. He said the woman became angry because he hadn’t left the apartment for the night on July 5 and punched him. The woman basically said the same thing; she was angry about the incident and struck him in the face with an open hand. She was arrested for battery/domestic violence.
At 2:15 PM, Officer Gerke was dispatched to a Hemlock Street apartment, where a 48-year-old woman fell and hurt her arm. The woman was also intoxicated, with a PBT of .36% and was admitted to the hospital.
At 5:02 PM, the liquor department at Piggly Wiggly reported that they had just refused to sell alcohol to an intoxicated man. They described his vehicle, license plate and direction of travel. Officer Henning intercepted the van on Eagle Drive north of Hickory; Chief Dolnick arrived to assist. The 53-year-old Hickory Lane man admitted to having four or five beers over a three-hour period. He was visibly intoxicated and failed the field sobriety test, and had a PBT of .20%; he was arrested for his first offense.
On July 9 at 5:40 PM, Officer Gerke observed a pickup truck traveling south on Jackson Drive at 41 mph. The vehicle pulled over but as she approached on foot, the driver sped away but not before she observed that he was a 32-year-old resident who was wanted on a felony probation violation. The suspect turned West on Sherman Road and proceeded in excess of 90 mph. As he approached Highway P, he cut through the rear parking lot of a restaurant, drove over the grass, through the backyard of a residence, and on to Highway P, going south. At that point, Officer Henning arrived and took the pursuit because of the limitations of Officer Gerke’s squad. The pursuit continued south on Highway P and was eventually terminated in the village of Richfield. It was later learned, that the man drove to the north side of Milwaukee and cashed a check that he had stolen from his father’s business. Later that night, he turned himself in at the County Jail. He was held on the original probation violation and charged the next day with eluding an officer, which is a felony.
On July 10 at 3:40 PM, a 911 caller reported that a truck was swerving on Highway 45, approaching the village. Officer Henning observed the vehicle swerving and that its turn signal was on for no reason. The 25-year-old West Bend woman had a suspended license and was wanted on three warrants from that city’s police department; Deputy Robertson arrived to assist. As she was being handcuffed, Officer Henning observed fresh needle marks in the crook of her arm which she tried to conceal. A search of her purse revealed heroin paraphernalia. Inside the truck was a concealed, large sheathed buck knife and a folding knife behind the driver’s seat. He also found a small bindle bags containing white powder residue which, based on his training and experience, he knew to be used for packaging heroin. As he observed the woman sitting in his squad car, she appeared to be under the influence of narcotics. She appeared to be very tired, her eyelids were droopy, and her head would Bob up and down, which is known as being “on the nod”. After she failed field tests, she was arrested for operating while under the influence of a controlled substance. Charges were also requested for possession of heroin and drug paraphernalia.
On July 11 at 1:27 AM, Officer Brinks attempted to stop an SUV for blinding on-coming traffic with its high-beams, when the vehicle suddenly pulled into Jackson Auto Service, which was closed, and stopped by the front door. The 35 year old West Bend woman admitted that she saw the officer turn around, and pulled into the business to avoid him. She also admitted knowing that she had a suspended license for two prior OWI convictions and was outside the hours of her occupational license. Officer Brinks noticed that she smelled of intoxicants and her speech was slurred; she admitted having three drinks. She failed field tests and had a PBT test of .18%. The woman refused to exit the squad at the hospital, so additional officers were called to assist Officer Brinks. The woman remained uncooperative at the hospital and told a nurse that she had secreted a cell phone in her vagina. After the blood test, on the way to the County Jail, the woman claimed she had difficulty breathing. Officer Brinks had Life Star Ambulance dispatched to his location; Slinger officers Gullickson and Cashin arrived to assist. About two minutes later, the woman decided she was breathing just fine and wanted to go to jail “so I can get home and see my kids”. After being checked out by the EMTs and refusing transport to the hospital, she completed her trip to the jail. Jail staff used a metal detector to determine that she didn’t have a cell phone hidden in her body. The woman had a third OWI arrest already pending, so this has the potential of being her fourth offense. In addition, after being arrested the woman said that her children, ages 10 and 8, were home alone; Officer Brinks asked West Bend PD to check on them. Their officer was told by the older boy that Mom had left at about 8:00 PM. ACS was called and the children were taken into protective custody for the night. The West Bend PD requested two charges of child neglect.
On July 12 at 8:14 PM, Officer Henning stopped a 43 year old Ft. Akinson woman for erratic driving. While talking to her, he noticed an open bottle of beer tucked next to her seat and that she smelled of intoxicants. Inside the vehicle were three children, ages 4, 7, and 10, none of whom were belted in. A check of her record revealed a prior OWI conviction plus a new OWI arrest in June. The woman failed field tests and had a PBT test of .21%. She was arrested for what could be her third offense, with a penalty enhancer because of the children being in the vehicle. She was also cited for open intoxicants and for not having the children buckled in.
On July 15 at 1:10 AM, a Ridgeway Drive man reported that an unwanted intoxicated woman had just left his apartment and was heading towards Main Street. Officer Gerke located the 18-year-old New Berlin woman, who said that she had been drinking at a friend’s residence in Germantown when another friend gave her a ride to Jackson and told her she could sleep in his vehicle. The next thing she knew, a woman was yelling at her to leave. Officer Gerke was able to avoid a lengthy detox process by locating one of her parents and meeting them in Wauwatosa, where they took custody of her.
On July 18 at 4:40 PM, a local man told Officer Gerke that a vehicle had intentionally tried to run over a flock of geese on Eagle Drive. Using the license plate, Officer Gerke located the driver, a 20-year-old Georgetown Drive woman. She said that she didn’t try to run the geese over but “thought it would be funny to drive at them fast so they would fly away”. None of the geese was injured and there’s no law against being an immature moron, so no further action was taken. However, she was cited for driving with an expired license.
At 5:36 PM, Officer Gerke went to a Hickory Lane address where a mother reported that her 22-year-old son was out of control. She told Officer Gerke that she confronted her son when she returned home and found his chores hadn’t been done. He yelled at her and suggested she “suck a dick”. The argument escalated when the father came home; the young man then left. He called the house while Officer Gerke was there, but when she asked him to return, he said that she wasn’t his parent and he didn’t have to listen to her. However, he eventually returned and was told by Officer Gerke that as long as he was living rent-free at the house he should expect to follow the rules and be respectful to his parents. He was cited for disorderly conduct and warned that a repetition could result in his arrest.
On July 22 at 6:13 PM, an anonymous caller reported that she’d been talking to a 59-year-old woman and could hear the husband yelling in the background. The connection was then lost and the phone was off the hook. The caller said that she was afraid for her friend’s safety. When admitted into the house, Officer Borkowski was confronted by a very angry 52-year-old man who responded to her suggestion to relax and sit down by saying it was “my damned house” and he didn’t want to sit down. Then their 17-year-old son came downstairs and started yelling at her for talking to his father. When Officer Borkowski asked him to go upstairs he replied, “I don’t have to go f***ing upstairs because you asked me to”. He said he didn’t want to stay living at home but had just lost his “f***ing job”, wasn’t done with high school, and couldn’t support himself. When she again asked him to leave the area so she could finish speaking with his parents, his unsurprising response was, “I’m not f***ing going anywhere”. Due to the volatile atmosphere, Officer Borkowski requested that Sgt. Fristed respond. In the meantime, the man continued to yell about his wife, saying that he believes she’s mentally ill; constantly lying about him to her friends and family members; making him look bad; and spreading lies about him. His wife replied that her husband doesn’t help pay the bills and is abusive. Eventually everyone seemed to calm down enough that the officers could leave. They were asked to consider counseling or mediation to prevent these arguments from becoming violent.
On July 23 at 12:15 AM, Officer Oswald and Sgt. Fristed responded to a Georgetown Drive residence after a 32-year-old woman reported that her husband, both of whom we’re familiar with, had just broken down a door with a sledgehammer during an argument. She told the officers that the argument began after her husband sided against her in a disagreement with the neighbors. After locking him out of the house, he started knocking on the windows and banging on the doors, demanding to be let inside. She threw his phone, keys and work clothes out a window so he could go to work the next morning. At that point, she said, he retrieved a sledgehammer from the garage and broke through the door leading from the garage to the house. He reported that the argument started over a disagreement about a sleep-over for one of the neighborhood children. He said the argument got out of hand, possibly because he had “a few too many shots”. He confirmed breaking through the door because it was his house and he has a right to be inside of it. Once inside, he went to bed because he had to work the next morning. It was also confirmed that there had been pushing and slapping between the two parties. After completing the interviews, it was determined that the husband had been the primary physical aggressor and he was arrested for disorderly conduct/domestic violence.
While Sgt. Fristed took the suspect in the above incident to County Jail, Officer Oswald was dispatched to a Ridgeway Drive address, where an 18-year-old woman reported that she’d been assaulted by a 20-year-old Main Street woman after the two argued on Facebook. The suspect, with whom we are familiar, believed the complainant had made comments that she was a bad mother and insulted her six-month-old son. This provoked back-and-forth arguing on Facebook, culminating in the suspect arriving at the complainant’s house, shouting at her, scratching her arm, spitting, throwing a lit cigarette at her, and then pulling a pink BB gun from her purse. When interviewed, the suspect claimed she had been invited over and it was she who had been attacked. She was cited for disorderly conduct and battery.
On July 28 at 1:10 AM, Officer Brinks stopped a vehicle on Highway 45 for speeding and lane deviation. The 44-year-old Waubeka man smelled strongly of intoxicating beverages and it made it to having, “a couple of drinks”. After failing field sobriety tests and a PBT test of .14%, he was arrested for his first offense of OWI.
At 2:39 PM, Officer Gerke and Chief Dolnick were dispatched to a Fox Creek Drive address, regarding a fight between a 71-year-old man and his 63-year-old wife. Ultimately, the husband was arrested for disorderly conduct/domestic violence, but bailed himself out at the jail.
On July 30 at 5 PM, Chief Dolnick was dispatched to meet Jackson Rescue at the Main Street Mart regarding a woman who had fallen outside and possibly broken her wrist. The 52-year-old woman said she tripped and fell as she stepped up to the sidewalk leading to the front door of the store, injuring her wrist and both knees. The woman’s speech was slurred and disjointed, although the woman later said that she had been injured in the throat as a child. In EMT reported that the smell of alcohol was detectable inside the rescue squad and the woman admitted having several drinks at a Menomonee Falls restaurant before driving to Jackson. At the hospital, the woman’s injuries made it impossible for her to perform field sobriety tests so the only option was a PBT test, the result of which was .15%; she was cited for her second offense.
[Notice how many of these incidents are drug or alcohol related.]
On June 3 at 2:15 AM, the Sheriff’s Office requested mutual aid for a rescue call in the Town of Jackson regarding a 62-year-old man who had fainted in the bathroom and was breathing but not responsive.
On June 6 at about 1:30 AM, Officer Brinks observed a 48-year-old West Bend woman behind the Main Street Mart, possibly dumping illegally. When asked what she was doing behind a building at that time of night, she replied “nothing”. However, she apparently had been drinking wine coolers in the parking lot and was cited for illegal consumption. Because she was somewhat intoxicated, she agreed to make arrangements to have someone pick her up. Officer Oswald, who came to assist, observed a large plumber’s wrench in her vehicle, which the woman said she carried for protection. See next entry.
At 7 AM, Slinger Officer Sutter told Officer Laabs that the woman found by Officer Brinks was now suspected of severely damaging her estranged husband’s motorcycle and his girlfriend’s vehicle the night before. He asked Officer Laabs to see if her vehicle was still parked at the Village Mart. Officer Oswald was still at the station and told Officer Laabs about the wrench he’d seen inside the car. The car was still at the Village Mart and Officers Sutter and Laabs could see the wrench. The woman’s husband gave permission to open the vehicle and the wrench was retrieved for evidence. At last word, Slinger PD was preparing to request felony charges of burglary and criminal damage to property against her.
At 7:24 PM, a 20-year-old Ridgeway Drive woman told Officer Gerke that she pulled her car over while being tailgated by a motorcycle. As the cyclist passed by, he told her, “You done f***ed up” and claimed to belong to a motorcycle gang. She had no idea what she had done to cause this. The cyclist, a 53 year old Northview Drive man, said that he had recently been cut off by a young man driving a red sports car who flipped him off and yelled at him. His description of the sports car and the driver matched the woman’s vehicle and her boyfriend, who was a passenger in this incident. The man denied saying anything to the complainant, which isn’t credible based on the circumstances. The motorcyclist was told to contact the police department next time instead of taking matters into his own hands.
Shortly before 1 AM on June 7, a local woman told Officer Oswald that her daughter had last been seen at 4 PM when she said she was going to Hasmer Lake for the afternoon. About an hour earlier, the officer had seen three people walking north from the lake on Highway P, and recognized one of them from the description given by the mother. She gave Officer Oswald the name of a friend that her daughter might be with. However, that girl’s father reported that his daughter was also gone, after saying she would be at a friend’s house. Officer Oswald and Officer Brinks then proceeded to check a progression of friends who were supposed to be together and finding none were at home. One of the parents reported that their son had mentioned going to an abandoned property, the description of which was recognized by the officers. At about 2:40 AM, the officers entered the property and found a sign that stated, “If you are a vibe kill [someone who would kill the fun atmosphere] stay out or a pig [vulgur slang for "police" first popularized in the 1970s] leave”. Further investigation revealed that juveniles had turned the property into a clubhouse, including bringing in old tables and chairs. They rounded up several juveniles and turned them over to their parents. A 16-year-old Chestnut Court boy was cited for underage alcohol, possession of drug paraphernalia, and curfew violation. A 16-year-old Ridgeway Drive girl was cited for possession of tobacco, possession of drug paraphernalia, and curfew violation. A 15-year-old town of Jackson boy was cited for underage alcohol, possession of drug paraphernalia, and curfew violation. The daughter of the woman who originally reported this incident was not cited. All of the youths were cooperative with the exception of the Chestnut Court boy, who was characterized by Officer Oswald as sarcastic, argumentative, and flippant about the entire matter.
On June 8 (Memorial Day) at 12 PM, a 56-year-old Berry Patch Road man told Officer Laabs and Chief Dolnick that when he woke up his 29-year-old son to clean his basement sleeping area, the young man attacked him. The complainant was obviously intoxicated and consented to a PBT test, the result of which was .24%. The son reported that his father came downstairs, yanked him out of bed, and they began grappling on the floor. The father was arrested for disorderly conduct/domestic violence. While writing his statement, the son made remarks about killing himself; Officer Laabs took the father to jail and Chief Dolnick waited at the residence for an ACS worker. After interviewing the son, she concluded that his threat was not authentic and an emergency detention would not be necessary.
At 6:13 PM, a woman told Officer Krueger that her nine-year-old son had been misbehaving in the car: yelling, screaming, turning the radio volume up and down, opening and closing the windows, and calling her names. When she pulled into their driveway, he ran into the house and locked her out. When she was able to push her way into the house, he ran outside and locked himself in the car. She said the boy is on medication for anger issues but it didn’t seem to be helping. When Officer Krueger arrived at the house, the boy was in the kitchen eating fast food. He tried to blame his mother for getting him mad, but Officer Krueger told the boy that he needed to listen to his mother and control his temper. Mom said she would contact social workers.
On June 10 at 1 PM, Officers Henning, Krueger, and Foeger were dispatched to McDonald’s, regarding a male subject who was in the parking lot jumping up and down and scratching his face. When they arrived, they recognized the 25-year-old West Bend man because of drug and alcohol issues he had while growing up in the village. When asked what he was up to, he said that he had just eaten lunch and was now cleaning out his car. He said that he was currently prescribed oxycodone, but hadn’t taken any since the previous day. He also claimed not to be takeing any other substances but further investigation revealed a used syringe inside his pocket and a heroin “cooker” inside his vehicle. He was arrested on a probation hold from the Department of Corrections and a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia was sent to the District Attorney. The paraphernalia was sent to the State Crime Lab to be tested for heroin residue.
On June 14 at 2:05 AM, Officers Brinks and Oswald were dispatched to a Cranberry Creek Lane residence regarding an intoxicated 29-year-old man who was acting strangely and making suicidal statements. The man initially resisted the officers and kept repeating, “I don’t know what’s happening”. After he calmed down, the man admitted to being very intoxicated and said he was confused by the whole situation because he normally doesn’t drink that much. ACS concluded that the man was not a suicide risk and his girlfriend agreed to allow him back into the residence so he could go back to sleep. See next entry.
At 3:45 AM, the man’s girlfriend called for help after he told her he wanted to break up and try to drag her into the bedroom, saying, “Do you want to see how bad I really can be?” Deputy Cox arrived to stay with her while the officers tried, without success, to find them inside the condo. They saw footprints in the dew indicating he had jumped off the second story balcony. Additional deputies arrived to set up a perimeter. At about 4:24 AM, Sheriff’s Sgt. Peskie spotted him in the area of Hickory and Eagle Drive; he and Deputy Cox arrested and handcuffed the man without incident. During the subsequent interview, the victim reported that the man, “forcibly drove his hand in my neck with enough force that it pushed me backwards and then he wrapped his fingers around my neck and I felt like I was being strangled”. She said that as he was dragging her into the bedroom, she tried to grab the floor and the threshold of the door to get away from him and screams louder she could. The District Attorney’s Office charged the man with disorderly conduct and battery.
On June 21 at 12:17 AM, Officer Henning observed a Pontiac Grand Am exit the Walgreens parking lot onto Main Street, using the bicycle lane as if it was a second vehicle lane. Two other vehicles had to swerve to avoid hitting it. The 18-year-old woman had slow and slurred speech and smelled of intoxicants. She said she had driven from her home to pick up hair dye, not knowing that Walgreens was closed. She didn’t know she almost caused an accident and said she only had two beers. The young woman failed field sobriety tests and had a PBT reading of .18%; she was arrested for her first offense. Officer Brinks located an open bottle of rum near the passenger seat. On the way to Hartford Hospital, the girl announced that she felt sick, so Officer Henning pulled into the Slinger Quik Trip and quickly got her out of the vehicle and took off her handcuffs. The woman laid in the grass next to the parking lot and began throwing up. Because he was afraid she might aspirate vomit on the way to the hospital, Officer Henning requested an ambulance to transport the woman the rest of the way; she did vomit in the ambulance. The woman’s parents were called to the hospital to pick her up after blood was collected.
At 2:02 AM, a woman reported that her husband was at the Jackson Pub and making suicidal statements via text messages. Officer Brinks located the man’s car in the parking lot but no one inside the bar matched his description. Officer Borkowski remained at the tavern to keep an eye on the vehicle while Officer Brinks and Officer Henning met with the caller at her Green Valley residence. Upon arrival, Officer Brinks spotted a man matching the husband’s description exiting the caller’s trailer and directed him to stop; however, he continued walking away, ignoring repeated commands to stop. Officer Brinks drew his Taser when the man reached into his pocket. The man was belligerent and refused to follow instructions to remove his hand and get on the ground. Officer Henning arrived and they were finally able to get the man to comply. The intoxicated 26-year-old West Bend man couldn’t explain why he refused to simply stop and identify himself. He was warned and released. While the officers were tied up with that bozo, the original caller reported that her husband had come home. They met with the man and called for an ACS worker, who concluded that the man was not a threat to himself and ACS would follow up with him the next day.
At 2:42 AM, Officer Henning clocked a vehicle at 40 mph on Main Street. The Toyota SUV then pulled into the Village Mart, then sped through the parking lot and stopped at a green light for several seconds before reentering Main Street. The 24-year-old Grafton man said that he was on his way to Planet Fitness in West Bend, although he was wearing casual clothing and had no gym equipment. The man’s speech was slow and slurred despite his claim of having only the usual “two beers”. He failed field sobriety tests and had a PBT of .19%. He was arrested for his first offense and blood was drawn at the hospital without incident.
At 7:47 PM, Officer Gerke was dispatched to a Ridgeway Drive location regarding a 911 hang-up. The lady of the house said that she had called 911 because her daughter needed help but she didn’t know what to do and hung up. Officer Gerke found an unconscious 30-year-old woman lying across the bed; she requested Jackson Rescue. Noticing the strong odor of alcohol, the woman’s boyfriend said that she had consumed half of a bottle of vodka in about two hours; she also was on medication for depression. She was taken to St. Joseph’s Hospital for treatment.
On June 22 at 1:12 AM, Officer Brinks stopped a vehicle for speeding on Main Street near Eagle Drive. The 72-year-old Milwaukee man had slurred speech and said he was either on Mequon Road or Milwaukee. He failed field sobriety tests and had a PBT of .18%; he was arrested for his first offense and blood was taken without incident. His wife was not able to pick him up so he was held at the Washington County Jail for up to 12 hours.
On June 23 at 11:39 PM, a caller reported that a subject who works at a local factory was wanted on a warrant from Waupun. With the assistance of Slinger Officer Cashin, he went to the factory and detained the 25-year-old Fox Lake man. Just before being handcuffed the man pulled a prescription bottle out of his pocket and tried to hand it to a coworker. Officer Brinks grabbed it away and gave it to Officer Cashin, who observed that it contained a small baggie with eight tinfoil bundles containing 1.4 g of heroin. In addition to the warrant, therefore, he was taken to jail and charges were requested for possession of heroin with intent to deliver and bail jumping; however, the District Attorney’s Office only charged him with simple possession because he claimed that the eight bundles of heroin were for his personal use.
On June 24 at about 9:30 AM, a caller reported to people coming out of an abandoned house on Highway P. Officer Laabs and Det. Foeger found a 27-year-old Florida man and a pregnant 19-year-old Washington woman at McDonald’s. They reported that they had worked for the carnival that just departed after Action in Jackson but were left behind when the woman was refused time-off to see a doctor. Officer Laabs gave them a lift to the Pioneer Plaza truck stop, where they could hitch a ride to the Milwaukee bus station. Later, the carnival owner reported that the two stayed behind after yelling profanities at her.
At about 4:30 PM, Chief Dolnick responded to a car crash on Oakland Drive. He found that a wooden framework and most of the mailboxes it held had been destroyed. The vehicle was parked a short distance away and the 45-year-old Jackson woman said she had swerved to avoid a deer or a fox. In addition to that discrepancy, the chief observed that there were no skid marks indicating that she had braked, and that the woman had difficulty speaking. While Chief Dolnick gathered information for the accident report, Officer Henning conducted a field test and eventually arrested the woman for operating while impaired, likely due to the use of a prescribed narcotic painkiller.
On June 27 at 12:32 AM, 74-year-old Green Valley man told Officer Oswald that his neighbor had thrown rocks in his driveway and sprayed him with a garden hose. The two have been feuding back-and-forth over placement of rocks on their respective property lines. His neighbor said she never threw rocks or sprayed water on him; she was washing away soap he put on the rocks to make them harder to move. Parties were told to work with the park management to resolve this before it escalated further.
On June 28 at about 6:30 PM, Officer Gerke was dispatched to Jackson Manor regarding a 19-year-old man who was being restrained by staff in the course of having a “psychotic episode”. Deputy Dombrowski and Trooper Senkbeil also responded. When the officers arrived, she found that the man to calm down and was sitting on the couch. ACS determined that the man would need to be detained, so Officer Gerke took him to Hartford Hospital for medical clearance. It wasn’t until 11 PM that she was able to turn the man over to the Sheriff’s Office for transport to Winnebago Mental Health.
On May 1 at 5:45 PM, a 47-year-old woman told Officer Gerke that several days earlier during an argument with her husband about finances, he told her to, “shut the f*** up, you (multiple profanities deleted)” and “if you step into this room I swear I will kill you”. She said there had been other incidents of domestic violence that had not been reported. She said that her husband has, in the past grabbed her, screamed in her face, and pushed her into a door. She is fearful of her life because he has numerous firearms in the residence. Due to the nature of the threats, the man’s size, and the presence of weapons in the residence, Officers Gerke and Brinks were joined by two state troopers and a Slinger officer. The man admitted using profanities towards his wife but denied violence. He was arrested on a charge of disorderly conduct/domestic violence. Two semi automatic shotguns and a bolt action rifle were removed for safekeeping. However, the District Attorney declined to prosecute and the weapons were later returned to the man.
On May 2 shortly before 1 AM, Officer Oswald watched as a vehicle drove on Jackson Drive without its headlamps on and then veered onto Georgetown Drive, almost striking some parked vehicles. The 63-year-old Valley Drive woman was obviously intoxicated, although she admitted having only two or three Brandy-and-waters at home. She failed field sobriety tests and had a PBT test of .28%. At the hospital, she became argumentative and said she didn’t understand how she could be arrested for drunk driving because she hadn’t been driving a vehicle.
At 12:15 PM, Det. Foeger, Officer Krueger, and Chief Dolnick responded to a possible break-in and fight at an apartment building. It turned out that a 36-year-old Germantown woman had come to the building to meet with her long time companion and father of her three children; he’s a custodian there. She saw the name of a suspected “other woman” on the building directory. When she knocked on the apartment door, the occupant thought it was a friend she was expecting and opened it. Unfortunately, the woman’s male companion was also in the apartment. A loud argument ensued in the hallway, provoking a 911 call from another tenant. The couple was warned for disorderly conduct.
On May 5 at 6 AM, a resident told Officer Krueger that he his truck it been stolen from the driveway overnight; the keys it been left inside in the truck was unlocked. Two days later, NCIC reported that a “hit” had been generated by a Milwaukee Police Department squad that checked the license plate on Fond du Lac Avenue. Detective Foeger and Officer Henning recovered the vehicle and drove it back to the owner’s home.
At 4:08 PM, a mother told Officer Henning that as her 12-year-old son was walking home from the Community Center, another 12-year-old walked up and slapped him in the face, seemingly without provocation. When interviewed, the boy said that he had been egged on by a girl to do it. After speaking to the parents and the victim, the two shook hands and became friends again.
On May 7, an 18-year-old Georgetown Drive woman told Officer Borkowski that a West Bend woman was sending her Twitter messages regarding her supposed sexual activities. Further investigation revealed that the complainant, herself, had been sending Tweets of her own to the suspect. Both subjects were told to behave or face citations for harassment.
At 10:50 PM, Sgt. Fristed assisted Slinger PD at a possible burglary-in-progress.
Reports came in all month of attempted frauds via the Internet, email, or telephone. One example was given to Officer Henning on May 8 by a Green Valley resident. The gentleman tried to sell a couch on Craig’s List and was contacted by someone supposedly in Washington DC. The buyer sent the man a check for far more than the sale price and instructed him to wire the balance, less an extra $50 for his trouble, back to the buyer. The buyer was supposedly going to send someone to pick up the couch. Fortunately, the resident recognized that this was a scam and brought the check to the police department. The check looked authentic but was counterfeit. The unfortunate Cincinnati company that supposedly issued the check told Officer Henning that one of their accounts had been hacked. Law enforcement agencies from across the country are calling them a couple hundred times a week about cases just like this. Had the man cashed the check, his bank would have come after him for the money a week or so later.
At 11:18 PM, Officer Brinks stopped a vehicle for lane deviation on Highway 45. The 62-year-old Town of Germantown man smelled of alcohol and had difficulty getting his license from his wallet. The field test was inconclusive and the PBT test was just at .08%. The man was given a choice of having his car removed and getting a ride home, or being arrested for driving while intoxicated if he insisted on driving away; he chose the former.
On May 10 at about 4:30 PM, Officer Brinks responded to a Western Avenue address regarding a 71-year-old man who was found unresponsive, on his back in the grass. Officer Brinks determined that the man was pulseless and began CPR. At the same time, he asked a witness to remove a set of pads from his AED. Officer Brinks stopped CPR and applied the pads to the victim’s chest. Prior to Jackson Rescue arriving, the AED twice instructed Officer Brinks to stop CPR so a shock could be delivered. CPR was then taken over by rescue personnel, and their AED delivered two more shocks before arriving at the hospital. Unfortunately, the man was pronounced dead at St. Joseph’s.
At about 11:30 PM, Officer Oswald stopped a 23-year-old Slinger woman on Sherman Road after a computer check revealed that the registered owner had a suspended license due to a pending intoxicated driving case. While speaking to the woman, he noticed the odor of intoxicants coming from the vehicle, her eyes were bloodshot and glassy, she was not able to focus her eyes, and her movements were slow and very deliberate. The woman denied drinking any alcohol and said she was on anti-anxiety and antidepressant prescriptions. Further investigation revealed that the woman had been arrested by Slinger PD on January 12 and the Ozaukee County Sheriff’s Office on March 17, both for intoxicated driving. Deputy Schultz arrived to assist. The woman failed field sobriety tests and had a PBT of .17% and was arrested for her third offense. The woman told Officer Oswald that she’s been suffering from depression and anxiety after being mugged in Milwaukee, and drinks alcohol to help her sleep.
On may 12th at about 8 PM, Sgt. Fristed and Officer Krueger were dispatched to the Piggly Wiggly regarding a 29-year-old man who was throwing beer cans inside the store because his mother would buy him beer. They found a 29-year-old Berry Patch Road man sitting inside a vehicle with his mother. She said that her son is an alcoholic and a drug user and that a couple of months earlier he had actually died of a heroin overdose but had been revived. After she refused to buy him beer, he started swearing at her and threw a beer can across the store; it burst open after hitting the wall in front of the Guaranty Bank. The man claimed that his mother had slapped a beer out of his hand but couldn’t explain how it had flown across the store. The man smelled of intoxicants but denied drinking; he consented to a PBT test with a result of .14%. Further inquiry revealed that the man was out on bail from a narcotics case in Milwaukee and had a condition of absolute sobriety. He was arrested for disorderly conduct and bail jumping.
On May 14 at 7:40 PM, a man told Officer Henning that when he went to his storage locker at the Industrial Drive facility, he found a vehicle parked in his spot and occupied by two young men. When he approached and asked them what they were doing there, they responded, “just chilling”. He asked them to leave, which they did. However, since this was reported to the police, Officer Henning was obligated to follow up on it. The license plate provided by the witness came back to a village resident. When he went to the house, he asked the 53-year-old homeowner who was driving the vehicle. He responded that his son was driving and asked why the officer needed to know. Officer Henning explained that the vehicle had been at the storage sheds and he needed to know why. The man refused to provide his son’s name and phone number. Instead, he insisted on calling his son to return home because he wouldn’t permit the 18-year-old to speak to the police alone; Officer Henning left. Officer Henning knew one of the sons and called him, thinking he may have been the person at the storage facility. However, he told Officer Henning that it was probably his younger brother. Officer Henning then called the house, this time speaking to the 18-year-old’s mother. She refused to put her son, who was now home, on the phone and said the only way he could speak to her son was in person. Officer Henning tried to explain numerous times that it really wasn’t necessary for him to come to the residence, that he just needed to briefly speak to her son to verify why he was at the storage shed. The conversation ended without any resolution and then the young man’s father appeared at the police station door. He questioned why it was necessary to investigate this and said that Officer Henning and Sgt. Fristed were “racist cops”. The two officers then went to the house and spoke to the 18-year-old. Sgt. Fristed introduced himself to the young man and offered his hand; the mother slapped her son’s hand away. Finally, the officers were told that he had simply gone to the storage sheds to eat some fast food. The officers explained about the burglaries throughout the county and why they needed to follow up on the call.
On April 9 at 8:12 PM, Officers Gerke and Henning monitored Dispatch advising Trooper Simpson of an erratic vehicle that had exited Highway 41 and was heading east on Highway 60. Trooper Simpson was trying to catch up to the vehicle, so the officers set up and intercepted it near Highway P. Officer Gerke observed the vehicle deviating from its lane of traffic into the bike lane several times. Trooper Simpson arrived moments later and eventually arrested the driver, a 51-year-old Germantown man for his first offense OWI.
On April 10 at 2:18 PM, Officer Henning responded to a 911 call from an 85-year-old woman who was complaining of wrist pain. The woman also appeared to be suffering from some degree of dementia. She initially refused to go to the hospital and demanded that a doctor come to her residence instead. Officer Henning observed that her wrist and fingers were badly swollen. He also saw that her residence was in a state of disarray, with piles of dirty laundry, rotting food, and the smell of urine. The woman was taken to St. Joseph’s Hospital by Jackson Rescue. There, the woman was yelling at the staff and refusing treatment. She appeared to be confused and unaware of her injury. Officer Henning was able to calm her down and she submitted to treatment. A caseworker from the Aging and Disability Resource Department assisted with a Chapter 55 emergency detention.
At 4:45 PM, Officers Gerke and Henning accompanied a caseworker from the Washington County Department of Human Services to check the welfare of several children in a Hemlock Street apartment after they missed school for three days without explanation. The officers found their 31-year-old mother in bed, incoherent due to drug use. The interior of the apartment was in shambles, with piles of dirty laundry and garbage on the floor; dishes piled high in the sink, counter and dining table; spilled cereal and milk on the table, living room and kitchen floor; cigarette butts strewn across almost every room; and, even more alarming, used drug syringes mixed in with toys and clothing in several rooms. According to Officer Gerke, “there was no surface in the residence that did not have some kind of filth on it”. The woman’s husband was arrested and wife was conveyed to the hospital by Jackson Rescue. The children were removed by the social worker and placed with relatives.
On April 18 at 2:14 AM, Officers Brinks and Borkowski monitored West Bend PD dispatch an officer to the Walmart store regarding a shoplifting, and then update that the vehicle had fled southbound on Highway 45. They intercepted the vehicle as it entered the village and held the occupants for West Bend officers. Later, it was found that one of the passengers provided false identification and was arrested for felony retail theft and several charges of felony bail jumping.
At 4:48 PM Officer Gerke stopped a Jeep on Hickory Lane for speeding and made contact with the driver, a 61-year-old Jackson man. The man’s eyes were red and glassy and he smelled strongly of intoxicants. Slinger Officer Cook arrived as backup during the field test, which the man failed; he was arrested for his first offense.
On April 19 at 4:18 AM, Officer Brinks stopped a vehicle after a routine computer inquiry indicated that the registered owner was never issued a driver’s license and was previously cited for driving. The 20-year-old Milwaukee woman provided a driver’s license with a photograph and physical description that didn’t match her. The woman was arrested for obstructing and she was eventually identified. While in the back of the squad car, she became agitated, started yelling that “this is bull****”, and, “you have nothing better to do”, which is a common accusation by people caught doing something stupid.
At 9:01 AM, a 911 caller reported a possible intoxicated driver heading towards the village on Highway 45 from Germantown. Within minutes, Officer Henning spotted the suspect vehicle swerving badly on Highway 45 and then exiting at Highway 60. He was preparing to stop the vehicle as it pulled into McDonald’s but then it abruptly turned into the drive-through lane, coming within inches of striking the curb. Officer Henning was obliged to stop the vehicle in one of the drive-through lanes and spoke to the driver, a 43-year-old West Bend woman. The woman, who appeared to be impaired, admitted to mixing alcohol with numerous prescription medications. After failing field tests and a PBT result of .14%, she was arrested for her first offense.
On April 20 at 10 AM, Officer Henning observed a 31-year-old Chestnut Court man drive past him on Ridgeway Drive heading towards Main Street. Knowing that the man was revoked, Officer Henning turned his squad around to overtake and make a traffic stop. However, the driver accelerated and quickly drove into Piggly Wiggly and ran inside. About 15 minutes later, the man returned to the vehicle and drove away. When Officer Henning activated the lights and siren, the man sped off and drove at a high rate of speed into his apartment parking lot. Ignoring commands to stop, he ran into the building and locked himself in his apartment. Because the man has been combative and uncooperative in prior police contacts, several deputies, Trooper Perales, and Slinger Officer Sutter arrived to assist. By unfortunate timing, several family members from the Chicago area also arrived for Easter. These individuals began yelling and obstructing the officers and, after being told to leave the building or be arrested, chose the latter (they were later released). A key to the man’s apartment was obtained and the officers entered. The man was eventually located and taken into custody, although he actively resisted.
At 9:20 PM, Officer Gerke and Deputy Lake were dispatched to a Chestnut Court apartment regarding a family fight. The mother reported that her sons, ages 14 and 17, had been disrespectful and refused to attend Easter church services. This culminated in the 17-year-old knocking a coffee table over, thinking it would pave the way for the police to allow him to stay somewhere else. Instead, the boys were warned for disorderly conduct and told that they would need to remain in the apartment and obey their mother.
While the officers were at Chestnut Court, another fight was reported in a Blackberry Circle condo. Slinger Officers Cook and Cashin responded under mutual aid and were met shortly after by Officer Brinks when he came on duty at 10 PM. A 40-year-old woman reported that she was sitting on the couch while her boyfriend was kneeling on the ground in front of her. She told him that she couldn’t trust him anymore and challenged him to log into his Christianmingle.com account to prove that he wasn’t actively searching for other women. He replied that he couldn’t remember his password, got upset, and made an obscene gesture. When she pushed his hand away, he got off his knees and started choking her. He then walked into her bathroom to get the engagement ring that he had given to her. While doing so, she grabbed his cell phone and began looking through it and found another woman’s information. After exchanging angry words, she tossed the cell phone at him and told him to leave and never come back. The Grafton Police Department located the man and turned him over to Officer Brinks. When interviewed at the police department, he said that when he made the obscene gesture, the woman grabbed his middle finger and bent it back, causing him pain. He said that his only contact with the woman was to touch her neck for one second while he pushed her away. He was arrested for “strangulation and suffocation” but ultimately was charged by the DA with disorderly conduct.
On April 21 at 7:38 PM, an Oakland Drive woman told Officer Henning that a 45-year-old woman had come to her home the previous day, asking to buy prescription painkillers. She refused and told the woman to “get out of here and leave”. This evening, the woman returned and more forcefully asked to be sold painkillers, claiming they were for her husband. The complainant said that she had been prescribed only ibuprofen for an injury and didn’t even have the medication this woman wanted. When contacted, the suspect’s husband said he didn’t need painkillers and didn’t know that his wife was trying to obtain them. The next day, the suspect provided Officer Henning with a variety of stories to explain her presence at the complainant’s house; she was eventually issued a citation for disorderly conduct and told not to return to the Oakland Drive address. See April 25.
On April 25 at 3:30 AM, Officer Oswald met with a Ridge Road resident who reported a fox had been outside her home, “screeching” for about two hours. As he watched, the fox ran across the road and out of sight. Red foxes scream for many reasons, but both the males and females do it extensively during the mating season, which lasts through April.
At 4:47 AM, Officer Oswald was dispatched to a rollover crash on Stonewall Drive near Georgetown Drive. Upon arrival, he found a Honda Accord in the street, on its roof. The driver, a 25-year-old Germantown woman, was not injured. Further investigation revealed that she missed a curve, hit the curb and a small tree, and flipped the car over. After failing field sobriety tests and providing a PBT test of .22%, she was arrested for her first OWI offense.
At 4:22 PM, the husband of the 45-year-old woman in the April 21 incident found her pulseless and unresponsive in bed. Officer Borkowski and Sgt. Fristed arrived and found that she was obviously deceased. They stayed at the scene, assisting the family and the medical examiner.
On April 27 at 2:43 AM, Officer Brinks stopped a vehicle on Highway 45 for driving at 82 mph. The 44-year-old Milwaukee man smelled of intoxicants, had glassy eyes, and wasn’t able to provide his proof of insurance even though it was plainly visible on the center console. The man failed field sobriety tests and had a PBT of .17%, and was arrested for his first offense.
On April 30 at about 1:30 PM, Officers Laabs and Gerke were dispatched to a family fight on Hunter’s Road, regarding a fight between two sisters, ages 18 and 21. During the argument, the older sister tore hair out from the younger sister’s scalp; she was arrested for disorderly conduct/domestic violence.
On March 4 at about 6:30 PM, Officer Krueger assisted WashingtonCounty with a crash on Highway 45, closing one of the lanes near the crash site.
On March 9 at 12:48 AM, a resident reported that an intoxicated woman had been at her door 10 minutes earlier and asked to come inside. The caller refused to let her in but waited before calling police. While Officer Oswald was on the phone with that person, Dispatch received a call from a neighbor reporting that the woman was now at his house. The 52-year-old Cedarburg woman told officers Oswald and Brinks that she had been drinking at the Jackson Pub and then at Doman’s, which is just outside the village on Highway P. While speaking to her, Dispatch advised that her son was at the police station looking for his mother. He took custody of her and said that he would take steps to get treatment for her alcoholism, which has become a major problem. The bartender at the Jackson Pub was interviewed later and said that the woman had left at about 12:15 AM. She was surprised when told about the woman’s condition because she didn’t appear to be intoxicated at that point. Nevertheless, she was reminded to be diligent in not serving intoxicated persons.
At 12:12 PM, the Sheriff’s Office requested mutual aid for a building alarm at the County Fair Park in the Town of Polk. Officer Laabs arrived and identified a part-time employee who accidentally set off the alarm.
At 3:09 PM, an employee of the Comfort Inn told Officer Gerke that guests had refused to stop smoking in a room and needed to be removed. She also reported that when employees knocked on the door to tell the people they had to leave, a woman replied, “I want to get high first”. This is your brain on drugs. A 52-year-old Pewaukee man told Officer Gerke and Trooper Senkbeil that they had, indeed, been smoking. Both he and his companion, a 43-year-old woman with no permanent address, were highly intoxicated. The trooper observed a marijuana pipe when the man opened the nightstand drawer; he then turned over a bag of marijuana. The man was issued citations for the paraphernalia and marijuana. Because they were intoxicated, the man agreed to contact his daughter for a ride.
On March 10 at 1:06 AM, Officer Oswald and Deputy Ruplinger were dispatched to a possible family fight at a Chestnut Court apartment building. A 27-year-old woman met them with a split bottom lip and bruises on her forehead. She reported that during an argument, her fiancé had struck her in the face with a closed fist. The fiancé reported that they had been arguing all day because the woman had not charged the car battery after a new alternator was installed. Officer Gerke observed that he had redness and swelling above his right eye and scrape marks on his torso, forehead and back that appeared to have been caused by fingernails. When asked about the bruises, the man said that he and his fiancée had intercourse earlier in the day, during which the woman had scratched him with her fingernails. Later, during the argument, the woman began to flirt with him and initiated a second round of intercourse which he described as “rough”. At one point, he complied with her request to stop but then she punched him in the face. He defended himself by shoving her and punching her back, and she continued to punch and scratch him. On its face, the story didn’t seem credible, but the woman confirmed that she did flirt with him during the argument and initiated intercourse. While so engaged, she took offense to a remark he made, told him to stop, turned around, and punched him in the face. He then called her a “dirty slut” and the fight resumed. Both subjects were intoxicated and provided voluntary PBT tests, both of which were more than .20. Based upon the totality of the circumstances, the woman was determined to be the primary physical aggressor and, accordingly, arrested for battery and disorderly conduct, both as domestic violence. See March 22.
On March 13 at about 8 PM, a Wausau man reported that he had received a phone message from his father, a 72-year-old village resident, indicating that he was barricaded inside his apartment and would shoot the first police officer who tried to enter and then kill himself. The father also threatened to kill his son. Last December, the man had made threats to harm himself with a firearm but officers were able to enter his apartment and detained him without incident. Attempts by Sgt. Fristed to speak to the man on the phone were unsuccessful. Officer Henning and three deputies set up a perimeter around the apartment building. Sgt. Fristed called Chief Dolnick at 9:35 PM. The Chief requested the Sheriff’s Office SWAT team and headed to the scene, where he was joined by Sheriff Schmidt. While waiting for the team to arrive, officers began evacuating two apartment complexes and the Jackson Bay Senior apartment building next door. Once the command post was set up, a negotiator made telephone contact with the man. He continued to make suicidal statements as well as threatening to shoot if officers tried to enter, adding that he had two loaded pistols with him. The negotiator continued talking to the man as the team members took up their positions. Fortunately, at about 12:25 AM the man was convinced to walk out of the garage and surrender. The apartment was searched and no weapons were found. Twenty-five officers were at this incident. The man was eventually held at an inpatient facility on an emergency mental health detention.
On March 15 at 2:15 PM, Officer Borkowski and Det. Foeger were dispatched to a Main Street address regarding an altercation between a 16-year-old boy and his mother. The fight began when the boy was told he couldn’t see his girlfriend. The verbal argument became physical with some pushing and shoving, but no injuries were sustained. The young man has behavioral health and medical issues but, nevertheless, was cautioned about his behavior and warned that he was not exempt from potential arrest if there was a repetition.
On March 17 at about 11 AM, a 98-year-old man requested assistance with a raccoon in his basement. Officer Laabs found the large animal trying to hide in the floor joists. Two workers from the Washington County Humane Society tried to snare the raccoon, but it was difficult because of the confined location it had wedged itself into. They left a “live trap” with a can of cat food in it. They hoped that the raccoon would come in for some dinner and get trapped.
On March 22 at 12:30 AM, Officers Brinks and Borkowski returned to the Chestnut Court apartment after an anonymous caller reported a possible fight. They were told that the fight began when the man came home intoxicated and wanted to talk to the woman about getting married. She became angry because she needed to get up for work in three hours.
On March 23 at 8:30 PM, Sgt. Fristed and Officer Brinks stopped at a Georgetown Drive residence to speak to the occupants about a burglary that happened nearby. During the conversation, they spotted a sawed-off shotgun. In examining the shotgun further, they determined that its serial number had been obliterated and a live round was in the chamber. One resident was held at the CountyJail and later charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm and possession of a short barreled weapon. They also arrested a visitor, an 18-year-old woman who we’re familiar with, on a West Bend warrant.
On March 27 at 12:38 PM, Officer Laabs monitored West Bend PD regarding a man who had been beaten with a crowbar. The suspect vehicle was southbound on Highway 45 and a short time later Deputy Uhan reported that he spotted the vehicle about a mile north of the village and was trying to catch up to it. He followed the suspect as it pulled into the St. Joseph’s Hospital driveway. Officer Laabs, and Lt. Lucka and Det. Grinwald (WBPD), arrived shortly after and took up positions for a high risk extrication procedure. Two men were removed from the vehicle and taken into custody by the West Bend officers.
On March 29 at 2 AM, Slinger Officer Uttech requested mutual aid after she was dispatched to a violent domestic incident. Officer Oswald was first at the scene, joined shortly after by Lt. Theusch of the Sheriff’s Office. A 39-year-old man came out of the residence and was ordered to his knees at “Taser point”, handcuffed, and arrested without incident.
At 3:05 AM, Officer Oswald assisted Deputy Miller, who stopped a vehicle for speeding as it pulled into the Main Street Mart. The driver, a 27-year-old Town of Barton man, had two prior OWI arrests and refused to submit to field tests. Eventually, he was arrested for his third offense.
At about 3 PM, Officer Borkowski was dispatched to a rescue call at a Stonewall Drive address regarding a 46-year-old woman who had been found lifeless. With the assistance of family members, the victim was placed on the floor and Officer Borkowski attached AED pads. The device analyzed and advised “no shock”; Officer Borkowski commenced CPR until relieved by Jackson Rescue. Officer Borkowski and Sgt. Fristed assisted the family until the medical examiner and funeral home completed their work.
On March 31 at 6:40 PM, the owner of Link’s Hideaway reported that someone had come up to the door, pounded on it, and broke the deadbolt. She looked out the window and recognized a 47-year-old Hickory Lane man sitting in a car which then drove away. Officer Gerke met with the complainant while Sgt. Fristed and Officer Henning found the man at his apartment. He said that he and a 38-year-old Lomira man were drinking at the Jackson Pub and, for reasons he couldn’t recall, decided to drive down the street to Link’s. The officers noted a bedroom door was closed and a second pair of shoes was on the
floor. The intoxicated man gave permission for them to search for anyone else. When he walked into the man’s bedroom, Officer Henning observed a handgun next to the pillow. As a convicted felon, the man is prohibited from possessing firearms, however this later was found to be a CO2 pellet pistol. Officer Henning also saw a knife with marijuana tar residue. Sitting in plain view on top of the television was a bag containing marijuana. The man gave permission to search further, and inside the television stand was an unlabeled pill bottle containing pills, marijuana pipes, and three small bags of marijuana. The filing cabinet next to the man’s bed yielded more drug paraphernalia and a bag containing Psilocin mushrooms. As for the damage at the bar, further investigation suggested that, although the men may have pounded on the door, the lock was old and the damage could have been unintentional. However, numerous citations were issued to the man for possession of the paraphernalia and drugs.
On February 1 at 7:07 AM, Officer Laabs was dispatched to a Ridgeway Drive apartment building regarding a 29-year-old man who was screaming uncontrollably at the top of his lungs, loud enough to wake other tenants up. Because of his behavior, size, and information that he was using heroin, Officer Laabs requested assistance from the Sheriff’s Office and had Jackson Rescue paged to stand by at the fire station. While waiting for backup officers to arrive, Officer Laabs could hear the man yelling and swearing at no one. Fortunately, the man came outside voluntarily and was cooperative. He explained that he had run out of anti-anxiety medications and hadn’t slept in two days. Jackson EMTs found that his heart rate and blood pressure were very high and suggested that he go to the hospital. Officer Laabs left information with the man’s girlfriend that might help him get assistance for his medication needs; ACS was also notified but they were not needed at the scene.
At 11:39 AM, Officer Laabs was dispatched to a GreenValley residence after someone called 911, yelled unintelligibly at the dispatcher and hung up. When the dispatcher called back, no one answered. The couple who owned the trailer wasn’t aware that anyone called 911 and asked their adult daughter about it. When Officer Laabs asked her why she was crying and upset, she replied that she’s “nuts”. She asked Officer Laabs if he could see how messy the residence was, but he said that it appeared to be well kept and clean. All she would say is that an argument had occurred, during which her mother had thrown toys and then stabbed her father with a fork. She refused to say anything more because Officer Laabs didn’t see how messy the trailer supposedly was. The parents said that there had been an argument and Mom threw some toys around, but no threats were made and no physical contact occurred. The husband denied being stabbed by his wife and removed his shirt to show that there were no marks on him. No further action was taken.
At 4:19 PM, Officer Borkowski and Sgt. Fristed were dispatched to a two vehicle crash on Industrial Drive north of Main Street. Further investigation revealed that a car driven by a 65-year-old man had gone out of control, crossed the center line, struck a southbound vehicle, spun around, jumped the curb in front of the McMahon & Company property, and came to arrest against a snow bank. The other driver, a 55-year-old woman, had to be extricated by fire personnel using the Jaws of Life to cut the driver’s door off. She was then transported by Jackson Rescue to St. Joseph’s Hospital. The other driver was swaying from side to side when he walked; slurred his words when he spoke to Officer Borkowski; and smelled of intoxicants and mint. He told Sgt. Fristed that he had nothing to drink and was sucking on cough drop because he had a sore throat. He failed sobriety tests and had a preliminary breath test of .15%. He was arrested for causing injury by intoxicated driving and held at the County Jail.
On the morning of February 5, a 36-year-old woman told Officer Krueger that, two days earlier, she had pulled into a driveway off of Jackson Drive, to let her kids out for school. Before backing out, she heard somebody kick the back of the minivan and saw a man walked past. This morning, she was parked on the street for the same purpose and a man walked up and said that if she ever parked in a driveway again, his foot would go through her window. She said she would notify the police if she saw the man again. Jackson Drive residents are becoming quite upset about parents who block or actually stop in their driveways in the morning and afternoon.
On February 6 at 5:10 PM, the Sheriff’s Office requested mutual aid regarding a possible burglary in progress at the storage lockers on Highway P. Officer Gerke, Trooper Perales, and Deputy Binsfeld coordinated tactical approach and ordered a man out of a storage locker. The 52-year-old West Allis man explained that it was his locker but he had to pry it from the bottom because it was frozen, which looked to a passerby as if he was breaking-in.
When George Mallory was asked in 1924 why he wanted to climb Mount Everest, he replied, “Because it’s there”. On February 7 at about midnight, Officers Brinks and Oswald were dispatched to the dead-end of Château Drive regarding a Jeep that was driving into a 7 foot snow pile. They found said snow pile but the Jeep was no longer driving into it, having become stuck on top of it. When Officer Brinks asked the 20-year-old Georgetown Drive man why he drove his Jeep on to the snow pile, he responded, “Because it’s a Jeep”.
On February 8 at 1:00 AM, Officer Oswald stopped a vehicle on Main Street for speeding and lane deviation. The 38 year old West Bend man smelled of intoxicants, fumbled for his license, and had glassy eyes. He claimed to have consumed a single can of Schlitz malt beverage. He failed field tests and had a PBT test of .16%. He was arrested for his first offense.
At 6:10 AM, Officers Oswald and Laabs were dispatched to a residence where a brother and sister, both in their teens, were fighting. The girl reported that she had fought with her brother over the use of the television remote and “voices” were telling her to run away. Their father, who was at work, was contacted and immediately came home.
On February 12 at 4:04 PM, a 41-year-old woman told Officer Oswald that her 17-year-old son was calling her names and was hoping an officer could take him to the police station until his father picked him up. The boy admitted calling his mother a bitch and screaming at her because she had taken something away due to his behavior, but promised to behave.
On February 13 at 8:18 PM, Officer Henning’s squad was almost struck by another vehicle that turned in front of him on Highway P at Northwest Passage. While speaking to the 19-year-old West Bend man, Officer Henning noticed that his eyes were bloodshot and he was nervous to the point of shaking. The odor of cigarette smoke and freshly sprayed Cologne was coming from the vehicle. The driver said he never had a driver’s license, and a computer check indicated that he had a suspended status. Of the three other male passengers, another West Bend man was found to be wanted by that city’s police department; he was removed and taken into custody by Sgt. Fristed. Officer Henning observed a marijuana packaging on the floor of the vehicle and one of the passengers admitted that there was a pipe and “there might be a grinder next to the passenger seat”. The field sobriety test showed that the driver had probably been smoking marijuana but the impairment did not reach the level for arrest. Citations were issued for possession of marijuana, paraphernalia, and the original failure to yield that almost caused the crash.
On February 16 at about 6:30 PM, the Sheriff’s Office requested mutual aid regarding a black pickup truck that was swerving on Highway 45 between West Bend and Jackson. Officer Henning intercepted the vehicle at Highway 60. The vehicle was, indeed, all over the road and then accelerated to 90 mph; however all of the violations occurred south of the village limits. Due to the danger posed to others, Officer Henning stopped the vehicle pending the arrival of a deputy. The 27 year old Oak Creek man was heavily intoxicated, to the point that he’d urinated in his pants. DeputyLake arrived and, after field tests, arrested the man.
On February 18 at 2:19 PM, Officer Henning responded to a rescue call in which a 52 year old man had been found by his mother conscious but non-responsive. Seeing evidence of narcotics use, Officer Henning alerted Jackson Rescue that a Narcan injection would be needed to counteract a possible opiate overdose. The Narcan had limited effect and the man remained unable to communicate; he was transported to a hospital. Further investigation indicated that the man had overdosed on prescription Oxycodone and morphine, which he crushed and snorted. Charges were requested for bail jumping (he was on probation for OWI/third offense) and possession of paraphernalia.
At 11:14 AM, Officer Krueger assisted a 53-year-old homeless man who had lost his temporary residence at the JacksonMotel. Prior to that he had been staying with a woman in Grafton, but she kicked him out because he was unable to control his alcoholism. Acute Care Services was unwilling or unable to provide assistance, despite the fact that the man had a .32% field test. Officer Krueger bought the man something to eat and Officer Henning drove them to a homeless shelter in Milwaukee.
At 5:15 PM a Celtic Court woman told Officer Henning that her house had been hit by a paintball. An 11-year-old neighbor and his parents were in the process of cleaning up the mess. The gun was a low powered plastic toy that fired washable paint balls and wasn’t capable of causing damage. Even so, the neighbors were warned that such toys are prohibited in the village. The boy’s parents said that the gun would be taken to their cottage for use in the North woods. However, they said their neighbors and come over several times before Officer Henning arrived, yelling and swearing at them. One comment was something to the effect of, “Tell your f***ing naughty, bratty kids to stop f***ing shooting our house”. So, they were warned not to have such contact with the neighbors again or they would be cited for disorderly conduct.
On February 23 at 3:38 PM, Officer Gerke stopped a vehicle on Highway 60 after observing it driving erratically, including almost striking the curb. The 47-year-old Oshkosh woman said that she was en route from Theresa to AuroraMedicalCenter in Hartford because her father had a heart attack. That would put her several miles in the wrong direction, but when asked where she was she thought it was somewhere between Theresa and Hartford. When asked about the odor of intoxicants, slurred speech, and glassy eyes, the woman said she had only two beers at her home in Oshkosh prior to being driven to her father’s house in Theresa. A computer check revealed that the woman had three prior OWI convictions, had a revoked license, canceled insurance, and was supposed to have an ignition interlock device in her vehicle. The woman failed field sobriety tests and had a PBT result of .09%. Later, she said she’d been prescribed Vicodin, Valium and Xanax, none of which should be mixed with alcohol. She was also found in possession of Alprazolam, for which she did not have a prescription. She was booked at the Washington County Jail and held for court.
On February 24 at 8:45 AM, the Sheriff’s Office requested mutual aid regarding a garbage truck fire on Highway 60 east of Highway M, almost at the Washington/Ozaukee line. The driver and Officer Krueger both use their fire extinguishers, but they proved ineffective to stop the flames. The Jackson Fire Department arrived and instructed the driver to dump the load onto the highway so the garbage fire could be extinguished. As the Sheriff’s Office had no one available, Officer Krueger remained at the scene, directing traffic around the garbage pile until the cartage company arrived with employees to shovel the garbage back into a truck. Then he waited for the highway department to spread salt on the road.
At about 11 PM, a 56-year-old man told Officers Brinks and Borkowski that his 29-year-old son was intoxicated, argumentative, and had been fighting with him and his wife. The son claimed that his parents were delusional, nothing happened, and his parents were making things up about him. He claimed that all he had done was come up from the basement to make a ham sandwich, after which he went back downstairs. His parents said that their son came home drunk and was pestering Mom because she wouldn’t let him use the car. He was eventually cited for possession of drug paraphernalia, and it appeared that he has been abusing Oxycodone. He was also warned to behave or face possible arrest if police had to be called again to the home.
On February 25 shortly after 11 PM, Officer Brinks was dispatched to a rescue call at a GreenValley lot, where a 50-year-old man reported he had been vomiting blood most of the day. The gentleman reported that he decided to quit drinking “cold turkey”, after typically consuming a pint and a half of vodka daily. He was taken to the hospital by Jackson Rescue.
On January 4 at about 4 PM, Officer Gerke observed black smoke coming from the area of Raymond and Highland Roads. A few moments later, she heard Jackson Fire being dispatched to Crestview Drive regarding a deep fryer that was on fire near a propane tank, both of which were close to the home. She arrived a minute later and, using her squad’s fire extinguisher, extinguished the fire which had spread to a deck post and had started to melt the siding of the home.
On January 7 at 5:30 AM, Slinger Officer Uttech was dispatched to a burglar alarm at a local business. Hearing that no deputies had been dispatched to assist her, Officer Oswald responded in accordance with the Slinger – Jackson mutual aid agreement.
At 8:04 AM, Officer Laabs monitored the Jackson Fire Department being dispatched to a garage fire about a mile away from the village in the Town of Jackson. He stood by at the village limits in case he was called for mutual aid; that didn’t happen until 8:14 AM. He arrived one minute later and was directed by Fire Chief Skodinski to direct his fire extinguisher at the base of the flames until they could get a hose charged. Shortly after he emptied the fire extinguisher, firefighters removed the body of the victim. He was relieved by a Sheriff’s Office sergeant at 8:29 AM.
At 8 PM, Officer Fristed stopped a vehicle after it went through a red light on Main Street. The 24-year-old Cedarburg man denied drinking alcohol but smelled of intoxicants and had glassy eyes. Despite the wind chill of -20°, the man was wearing shorts and flip-flops. After being told that he would need to undergo field sobriety tests at the police station, the man begged to be released because he already had a previous conviction. The field sobriety tests indicated that the man was impaired but likely lower than .08%. However, the impairment was enough to justify insisting that someone come to pick him up, which his parents did.
On January 9 at 1 PM, a 65-year-old woman told Officer Krueger that she had received a phone call informing her that she had won $460,000 in a drawing, $10,000 of it in cash (it was never explained what the rest of it consisted of). The man said that she could receive the cash but would have to pay the taxes first. She was directed to wire the money to a person in Jamaica, and somebody else would deliver a check to her. The woman questioned why she would need to send the $500 to get the rest but believed his story that the taxes couldn’t be taken out of the winnings. She told the man that she didn’t have $500 and had maxed out her credit cards, so he gave her a checking account routing number and account number that she could use to pay off her credit cards. Once the balance was paid off, she could use a cash advance to obtain the $500. She did, indeed, draw money from that checking account to pay off approximately $7,400 in credit card debt. When she went to her bank to get the cash advance, and told her story to a teller, she was warned that this was a scam. Although the woman hadn’t wired the $500 “taxes” to Jamaica, she had been induced to steal $7,400 from a checking account belonging to someone else who had been victimized in another scam.
On January 10 at 11 AM, Officer Krueger monitored a report that the Westbury Bank in Slinger had just been robbed, followed by a mutual aid request to Jackson PD from Slinger Officer Garro. Upon arrival, he assisted Slinger with a canvas of neighboring businesses for possible information. He remained there until about noon and then returned to Jackson.
At 9:45 PM, the Sheriff’s Office requested mutual aid regarding numerous vehicles that had slid off the road on Highway 60 near Country Aire Drive, which is near the OzaukeeCounty line. Officer Gerke observed one vehicle that had slid into the ditch and was abandoned. Dispatch asked her to check north and south of Highway 60, but she wasn’t able to because the hilly town road was ice covered and there was a good chance that her own squad would get stuck.
At 10:10 PM, Officer Borkowski was dispatched to a vehicle in the ditch on Highway 45 just south of Highway 60. She found a vehicle that had slid down the embankment and a witness told her that the driver had been swerving prior to losing control. The witness said that the driving was more erratic than could be explained by the icy pavement. Officer Borkowski spoke to the driver, a 43-year-old Milwaukee man, and observed that his eyes were bloodshot and he smelled strongly of intoxicants; he seemed to think that he was in the city of Milwaukee. Officer Gerke stood by while the vehicle was removed by a tow truck, and then accompanied Officer Borkowski to the police station for field sobriety testing, which the man failed. After blood was drawn at the hospital, he was released to his daughter. This was the department’s first impaired driving arrest of 2014.
On January 11 at 12:39 AM, Sgt. Fristed assisted Slinger Officer Uttech with an intoxicated driving arrest.
On January 12 at 3:07 PM, Officer Brinks stopped a vehicle on Highway 45 because of suspended registration. While talking to the occupants, he observed what appeared to be marijuana scattered about the floor of the vehicle and the odor of cigarette smoke mixed with the smell of burned marijuana. The occupants were asked to step out of the vehicle and a search of the owner, a 27-year-old Milwaukee woman, turned up Hydrocodone. Officer Henning discovered that behind the glove box, not able to be seen when it was opened normally, was the butt of a semi automatic pistol. He immediately directed Officer Brinks to take the people in custody and assisted in handcuffing the driver. Once the occupants were safely secured, further investigation revealed that the pistol was loaded with eight rounds, one of which was in the chamber, and the hammer was pulled back, ready to fire; the serial number had also been partially defaced. The woman was arrested for carrying a concealed weapon, possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana, and altering an identification mark.
On January 13 at 3:30 PM, a passerby reported that an injured hawk was sitting in traffic on Highway 45 near Highway 60. Officer Henning discovered the hawk sitting near the fog line on the northbound side. The location was in the Town of Jackson, so Deputy Jilling arrived. An animal rehabilitation center was contacted and took custody of the red tailed hawk, which suffered a broken wing and a possible head injury.
At 6:16 PM, Officers Henning and Brinks were dispatched to a residence regarding a neighbor dispute. A woman reported that while she was grilling steak in her garage, a neighbor called her a “dumb bitch”. Her husband said the man called him a “faggot” three weeks earlier. The cause of this enmity was thought to be related to a dispute over the disposal of animal waste. When questioned, the 61-year-old man said he was upset that the neighbor was grilling inside of her garage and, when he yelled that he was going to call the cops, she “went off on him”, and he “might” have called her a dumb bitch. The man believed that it was against the law to grill inside a garage (it isn’t). He was warned about using profane language against his neighbors.
On January 15 at 1:48 PM, the Sheriff’s Office requested mutual aid for a two vehicle, injury accident at the corner of Division Road (Highway G) and Western Avenue. Officer Krueger and Chief Dolnick assisted the fire department until deputies arrived.
At about 10 PM, Officers Borkowski and Oswald were dispatched to a residence where a woman reported that her husband had grabbed a handgun and locked himself in a room. This occurred after an argument about his drinking and the weapon being in the house. Before locking himself in the room, he said, “I can end this real quick”. By the time the officers arrived, the man had come out of the room and was sitting down. After interviewing the man, both the officers and the ACS worker agreed that his threat wasn’t sincere and he didn’t require an emergency detention. The man agreed to temporarily give up the weapon for safekeeping.
On January 19 at 8:42 PM, Officers Gerke and Borkowski responded to a rescue call at the Jackson Pub regarding a 40-year-old man who’d been punched in the face. They found a 51- year-old S. Center Street man bleeding from a 2 inch long laceration on his forehead. The man was extremely intoxicated and uncooperative. The bartender said that an argument had erupted between several customers including the victim and a 31-year-old GreenValley man with whom we’re familiar. She thought she had diffused the situation but a short time later a 34-year-old Wilshire Drive woman, who we also know, arrived to talk to another patron. She got angry with the victim for interrupting the conversation and “got into his face”. The GreenValley man got back into the picture, shoved the victim across the barstools to the ground and then punched him in the face. Sgt. Fristed then reported he had located the suspect and had him in custody. Jackson Rescue arrived to treat the victim, but he started flaying his arms and yelling that he just wanted to go home. Due to the possibility of a head injury, the man could not be allowed to leave and had to be restrained. The EMTs had to be careful because the man tried to spit blood in their direction. Ironically, both the suspect and the victim refused to provide written statements. The suspect was arrested for disorderly conduct and booked at the CountyJail.
At about midnight, Officers Oswald and Borkowski were called to a residence where the parents of a young woman who had just turned 18 were trying to prevent her from leaving to take up residence elsewhere. Due to prior contacts, we were aware that this incident was going to take place and told the parents that their daughter was legally entitled to make this decision.
On January 17 at 2:24 AM, Officer Oswald assisted Deputy Vanier, who needed to perform a field sobriety test at the police station. Afterward, the deputy arrested a 30-year-old Ridgeway Drive man.
On January 20 at 8:07 PM, a convenience store clerk told Officer Gerke that a 68-year-old man had been making inappropriate comments to her for several weeks, the latest being that evening when he remarked about her “nice ass”. At her request, Officer Gerke told the man that he would be arrested for trespassing if he returned to the store.
On January 24 at about 3 AM, Officer Borkowski was dispatched to Highway 45 to check for a vehicle that was traveling south in the northbound lanes. Within moments of entering the highway, she saw the headlights of the vehicle coming towards her. About a half mile north of Highway 60, the vehicle crossed the median into the southbound side and came to rest in the snow. Deputy Vanier arrived with Officer Borkowski and discovered that the driver had taken off on foot. With Officer Oswald assisting, they followed the footprints through the snow for about eight minutes before locating the 37-year-old West Bend man in a stand of trees. Since the incident happened outside the village, the deputies arrested him for OWI.
At 6:30 AM, Officer Oswald accompanied a team from the U.S. Marshal’s Service as they arrested a 22 year old Wilshire Drive man.
On January 29 at 7:10 PM, a man told Officers Henning and Gerke that his 28-year-old stepson was intoxicated, disorderly, and refused to sleep in the basement. The officers found him sleeping on the couch in the main level. The man complained that he had swine flu because of how cold it is in Wisconsin. Much of what he said didn’t make sense because of his intoxication but he insisted that Officer Henning check out the basement for himself so he could see how cold it was. Being the obliging type, Officer Henning discovered marijuana and paraphernalia in plain view, earning the man two citations. His mother eventually made arrangements to take her son to his grandparents’ house.
On January 30 at about 5 PM, Officers Henning and Gerke were dispatched to a Main Street apartment where a 28-year-old man was having an allergic reaction to heroin. Later, at the hospital, the man said that he had been using heroin for 10 years but something had caused him to have a reaction this time. The man was wanted by the Department of Corrections for violating probation.
On December 2 at about 5 PM, Officer Brinks stopped a vehicle on Highway 45 after observing it swerving and tailgating. The 48-year-old West Bend man said that his car had a problem with the tie rods. He fumbled for his license and insurance papers, and his eyes were glassy, but Officer Brinks could only smell cigarette smoke. However, once the man stepped out of the vehicle, the smell of intoxicants became obvious. He failed the field sobriety test and refused to provide a PBT sample. After being arrested for his third offense, the man refused to consent to a blood test. Officer Oswald took custody of the man and went to St. Joseph’s Hospital while Officer Brinks met Judge Gonring at his home to obtain a search warrant. The blood sample was then taken without incident. At the CountyJail, jail staff obtained a PBT test for booking purposes with a result of .15%.
On the evening of December 3, a 42-year-old man fired several shots from a handgun while in his basement after becoming overwhelmed by health and other issues. Officer Oswald and Sgt. Fristed placed the man in emergency detention.
On December 4 at 5 AM, the Sheriff’s Office requested mutual aid regarding a woman who was walking on Highway 45. The 37-year-old Jackson woman said that she had been at a friend’s home but got into disagreement and intended to walk home. Aside from it being illegal to walk on Highway 45, it was also extremely foggy so Officer Gerke gave her a ride home.
On December 6 at 4:45 AM, a Green Valley resident called 911 because his cable, internet, and cell phone weren’t working and he was “curious if there was some kind of government emergency” that was the cause. The man told Officer Gerke that he thought there might be some type of emergency due to the death of Nelson Mandela. When told that 911 is only for emergencies, his wife apologized and tried to give Officer Gerke cash for the inconvenience. Despite being told that there was no government emergency, the 62-year-old man kept repeating this possibility or that it was a government conspiracy. See December 18.
On December 7 at 7:45 PM, Officer Brinks stopped a vehicle after clocking it at 63 mph on Highway P. As he caught up to it, he observed that the vehicle was swerving within its lane of traffic. The 49-year-old West Bend man smelled strongly of alcohol but said he only had three beers. Observing that the man had four prior OWI convictions, putting him at a .02% threshold, Officer Brinks requested a second officer so he could perform field tests; Deputy Dombrowski arrived. Due to the extremely cold and windy conditions, the field test was performed at the hospital. After failing field tests and a PBT screening of .17%, the man was arrested for his fifth offense. Although the blood test was taken without incident, the man’s demeanor changed and he made suicidal statements, such as wishing the officers would shoot him, he should have fled from the traffic stop and run into a tree at 80 mph, and asking whether he would be shot if he tried to choke Officer Brinks. A worker from ACS met them at the CountyJail and, after interviewing the man, concluded that he could be booked but kept on suicide watch.
On December 8 at 1:47 AM, Slinger PD requested mutual aid regarding a possible underage alcohol party in an apartment building. Officer Henning was there briefly but, ultimately, there was no problem.
On December 9 at about 8:30 PM, Officers Brinks and Borkowski responded to a Willow Ridge Drive residence after an intoxicated 34-year-old man threatened his parents and then drove off with his girlfriend. They located the man via his cell phone and tried to convince him to meet them at the police station or some other location, but he refused, swore at them, and hung up. Sheboygan PD was asked to check at the girlfriend’s house and, at about 3:30 AM, took the suspect into custody for Officer Borkowski.
On December 13 at 8:20 PM, a West Bend man told Officer Oswald and Sgt. Fristed that he was concerned for the welfare of his 72-year-old father, who was extremely depressed and possibly suicidal after the death of his wife. During a cell phone conversation in the officers’ presence, the father first threatened to shoot himself but then changed his mind because doing so would be a mortal sin and he wouldn’t see his wife in heaven. Previously, the man told his son that he had a hunting rifle and two handguns which he would use to first kill any officers who entered and then to commit suicide. The officers, along with Slinger Officer Cook, were met at the door by the man, who was empty-handed and agreed to be patted down for weapons. The man continued to make statements for and against committing suicide and, after evaluation by ACS, he was placed in emergency detention.
On December 15 at 8 AM, Officer Laabs was dispatched to a Wilshire Drive residence, where a 97-year-old woman had passed away. He remained at the scene until the medical examiner and funeral home completed their responsibilities.
On December 15 at 10:43 PM, Officer Henning responded after Slinger PD requested mutual aid at a domestic fight; a 25-year-old woman was eventually arrested for disorderly conduct/domestic violence.
On December 16 at 12:50 AM, Officer Henning stopped a vehicle after it was found driving aimlessly through an industrial area. The 21-year-old West Bend man said that he was looking for a friend’s house on Georgetown Drive, which was nowhere near this location. The man’s eyes were bloodshot and his pupils were dilated, and the odor of marijuana was obvious when he stepped out of his vehicle. Officer Henning could also see an empty baggie containing marijuana flakes. After Deputy Matter arrived, a search of the vehicle turned up a clear plastic bag containing 1 g of marijuana. A field sobriety test didn’t support an arrest but did justify telling the man that he could not drive any further that night due to the level of his marijuana impairment. He was issued a citation for possession of marijuana, second offense.
At 5:13 AM, Officer Henning assisted the fire department at a GreenValley residence where a woman reported feeling ill possibly due to a natural gas or monoxide leak.
At 12:17 PM, Officers Krueger and Laabs were dispatched to a Ridgeway Drive residence after a 45-year-old woman was found inside a running vehicle in a closed garage. After being treated at AuroraMedicalCenter in Hartford, the woman was interviewed by an ACS worker and it was determined that an emergency detention would be necessary. The woman became so resistive that a Hartford officer was called to assist. Eventually, a physician sedated the woman and she was transported to an inpatient unit without further incident.
On December 17 at 5:12 AM, a convenience store clerk reported that there was a vehicle parked nearby with somebody sleeping behind the wheel. Officer Henning could see the man fast asleep, with a marijuana pipe and an open bottle of vodka keeping him company; Deputy Bautz arrived to assist. After being awakened, the dazed 22-year-old White Oak Circle man said that he had been dropped off at his vehicle earlier in the night and didn’t know what was going on. In addition to the aforementioned alcohol and pipe, four plastic bags containing a total of 3 grams of marijuana were located; citations were issued.
On December 18 at 8:28 PM, Officer Oswald returned to the GreenValley residence, where the 65-year-old wife complained that her neighbors were banging the doors and had a barking dog. The officer explained that there was nothing he could do because she wished to remain anonymous and there was no noise at the moment. She was not pleased with this and suggested that he park in an unmarked squad, in street clothes, to see what was going on for himself. She then asked how she could apply for a search warrant for the neighbor’s residence. When told she can’t apply for a search warrant, she said Officer Oswald should. When told that there was insufficient cause to get a search warrant, she became upset and shouted in his direction, “Merry Christmas, Scrooge”. Officer Oswald remained in the area for some time and no noise was heard coming from that trailer.
On December 19, shortly before 1 AM, Officers Henning and Borkowski were dispatched to a Wilshire Drive residence regarding a male subject who was knocking and banging on the door. An extremely intoxicated 21-year-old Town of Trenton man told them that he was walking home from the Jackson Pub and was trying to get into his friend’s house. The homeowner, who didn’t know the man, reported that he was awakened by someone banging on the door and ringing the doorbell, and then tried the doorknob several times. The suspect started yelling at Officer Borkowski and assumed a pre-attack posture. At this point, he was arrested, handcuffed and seated in a squad car. Although the man agreed to provide a breath sample (.27%), he became aggressive and told Officer Henning that he was going to be “f***ing dusted”. The man’s friend then walked up and asked to take custody of the suspect but he, also, was intoxicated and was sent on his way. On the way to the County Jail, the man continued to be disorderly and said such things as, “You are f***ed”, “I walked home from a bar, you detained me for no reason”, “I swear to God, Abraham and Hupy (a Milwaukee law firm) are going to f*** you over”, “You are f***ing dusted”, and assorted profanities that began or ended with “pig”. The bravado ended as soon as they arrived at the jail and were met by several stalwart Washington County Jail correctional officers.
On December 19 at 11 PM, Officer Henning stopped a vehicle on Ridgeway Drive because the registered owner was suspended and appeared to be attempting to “lose” the squad car. The name and birthdate provided by a passenger triggered alerts on the computer because they had been used as aliases by another person who was wanted on several warrants. Eventually, he was identified as the brother of the driver and arrested on the warrants and for obstructing an officer.
On December 20 at 3:32 PM, Officers Foeger and Oswald responded to a Main Street residence, where a 23-year-old man with a past history of behavioral health issues was reportedly talking to inanimate objects (a snowman, oranges) and engaging in other behavior that was alarming to another family member. After medical clearance at AuroraMedicalCenter in Hartford, the man was turned over to Deputy Robertson for transport to a regional inpatient facility.
At 4:22 PM, the Sheriff’s Office asked Inv. Foeger to check a Hemlock Street apartment for the persons involved in a possible theft from the LivingWordChurch and School, which is located just over the village limits in the Town of Jackson. Inv. Foeger located one of the parties and stayed there until Deputy Parkinson arrived; Chief Dolnick assisted.
On December 22 at 1:08 AM, Officer Gerke spotted an intoxicated 25-year-old Hawthorn Drive man stumbling down Jackson Drive after enjoying a Christmas party at the Jackson Pub. He was given a ride home and released to a sober adult.
On December 23 at 9:14 AM, a clerk at the Village Mart convenience store reported that she’d just been robbed at gunpoint by a man who then fled on foot. Officer Krueger was there within a minute and started searching where the man was last seen headed, assisted by a deputy and Slinger Officer Sutter; he then returned to the convenience store to speak to the victim. When Chief Dolnick arrived, he barricaded the parking lot and then followed the suspect’s footprints on the sidewalk until they disappeared on South Street, where the suspect left in a vehicle. Further investigation revealed that the man had first gone into the Associated Bank across the street from the store, most likely with the intention of robbing it, but changed his mind and left. Surveillance photos were obtained from the store and the bank, and a description put out to the surrounding area. It took about two hours to interview witnesses and process the scene for evidence, after which the store was reopened. The case remains under active investigation by Inv. Foeger.
On December 24 at 4 PM, Officers Brinks and Gerke checked on the welfare of a 36-year-old Main Street woman after an anonymous caller said that she was impaired. However, the woman was not under the influence of any substances, although she was upset that her roommate went to a Christmas party without her. See December 26.
On December 26 at 3:30 PM, Officer Gerke and Chief Dolnick returned to the 36-year-old woman’s home after her mother reported that she was slurring her words heavily and may be impaired. The woman’s speech was almost unintelligible, which she said was due to prescription medications, but she had no plans to leave the residence and her boyfriend/roommate was there to keep an eye on her.
On December 27 at 12:16 AM, Officer Henning was dispatched to a Chestnut Court apartment for a loud music complaint. He was met at the door by an intoxicated 40-year-old man, who was surprised about the phone call but agreed to turn the music down. The assignment seemed to have ended routinely, but as Officer Henning was about to leave the building he could hear the man yelling inside the apartment that “the bitch neighbors called the cops on us”. The man started banging on the walls and turned the music up even louder than it had been before. Then he started yelling through the walls and floor at his neighbors, “you bitches, call the f***ing cops on me? You come knock on my door and I fight you bitches”. While the man continued to challenge his unseen neighbors to a fight, Officer Henning checked on the computer system and found that he was out on bond for a previous offense and was required to have absolute sobriety. DeputiesLake and Vanier arrived to assist. When Officer Henning returned to the man’s apartment to deliver the disorderly conduct citation, the man responded, “I ain’t taking no f***ing citations”. Perhaps due to a limited vocabulary, this was similar to his response when told he was under arrest for bail jumping, “I ain’t under no f***ing arrest”. Despite being outnumbered 3-1 and having a Taser pointed at him, alcohol-induced courage caused him to ball-up his fists and assume a fighting posture. After being handcuffed with great difficulty, Officer Henning asked him for the apartment key so they could secure the place in his absence. The man replied, “You ain’t gonna get my f***ing keys”. On the way to the jail, the man said Henning didn’t have anything better to do, he was a “bitch cop”, and that the officer should go to Chicago, “where I’m from”, because he wouldn’t last a day on the streets there. Upon arrival, Officer Henning asked him to take a PBT test. As if by rote, the man replied, “I ain’t taking no f***ing test”.
At 2 AM, Officer Henning was dispatched to a fight in a Hemlock Street apartment building; Officer Uttech from Slinger and Deputy Vanier assisted. It took several minutes for a 51-year-old man to open the door. His 19-year-old son reported that he’d been in an argument with his older brother about money and cigarettes. The other brother had been given $20 to pick up cigarettes but returned with neither the cigarettes nor the money. All three were warned for disorderly conduct. While the officers were talking to one brother in his bedroom, they observed a snorting straw with white powder residue on the end. The man said that he snorts painkillers with it; the straw was seized and he was cited for possession of paraphernalia.
Just after clearing from the above call, at 2:47 AM, Officer Henning was dispatched to a possible family fight at a Spruce Street apartment. Dispatch said that a child was reporting that his dad and girlfriend were fighting and that Dad was bleeding. Deputy Vanier and Slinger Officer Uttech were still in the area and assisted. As the officers arrived, they stopped a vehicle as it was leaving the scene; it was being operated by a 34-year-old woman with whom we’re familiar. Then her 37-year-old boyfriend, who we also know, came out of the apartment building with scratches on his face. He escorted Officer Henning to the townhouse, where the officer had difficulty walking up the stairs because of all the objects that had been broken and thrown during the fight. The apartment was in a complete state of disarray, with tables, chairs and other objects strewn about. Broken glass and knives were scattered across the floor, and a large amount of cat food, cereal and cashews had been thrown all over the carpeting. The man said they’d been at the Jackson Pub for several hours and an argument ensued after they returned. Numerous profanities were exchanged and the man told her to, “Get the f*** out of my house”. She responded by throwing a bowl of Fruit Loops at him, followed by tables, chairs and other objects, which he blocked with his arms; she also dumped candle wax on the bed. The man had a deep, bleeding scratch below his left eye and a swollen area on his face. The woman was arrested for disorderly conduct/domestic violence.
On December 28 at about 2:20 AM, Officer Henning was dispatched to a Hemlock Street apartment regarding a domestic fight; Deputy Vanier and Slinger Officer Cashin were dispatched to assist. Upon their arrival, they found a heavily intoxicated 44-year-old woman standing outside. She said they should arrest her boyfriend because he was drunk, has warrants, and was out of control upstairs. The man reported that, at about 8 PM, the woman became angry after playing cards and drinking, and to avoid further problems he left and went to a bar. After returning shortly after midnight, he went to bed but was awakened by the woman grabbing his chest and threatening to kill him. He added that the woman has threatened to have him killed several times in the past year and has ties to a motorcycle gang. The woman followed him out of the bedroom and asked him how deep he wanted to be buried. She then got on the phone with a purported motorcycle gang member, asking him to come over to kill the boyfriend. The victim’s account was verified by an independent witness, while the woman’s version didn’t make any sense. When arrested for disorderly conduct/domestic violence, she resisted and was handcuffed with some difficulty.
On December 29 at 8 PM, the Sheriff’s Office requested mutual aid to intercept a possible intoxicated driver heading towards the village on Sherman Road from Highway G. Officer Oswald stopped the vehicle on Sherman Road west of Glen Brooke Drive and spoke to the driver, a 68-year-old Slinger man. Deputy Hanson arrived shortly after and eventually arrested the driver for OWI.
On November 1 at about 5 PM, the Germantown Police Department put out a report of a possible intoxicated driver northbound on Highway 41. As Officer Brinks was setting up for a possible intercept, additional 911 calls came in, reporting that the vehicle was swerving all over the roadway. A few minutes later, Officer Brinks spotted the suspect vehicle and noticed that it was, indeed, having trouble maintaining its lane. He stopped the vehicle north of Highway C and was joined shortly after by Deputy Dexter. The 37-year-old Milwaukee woman smelled strongly of intoxicants, although she denied drinking since the prior night. Officer Brinks also noted that both the registration and the woman’s driver’s license were suspended. Due to the heavy traffic, the field sobriety test was conducted at St. Joseph’s Hospital. The woman failed the field test and had a PBT of .25%. In further questioning, she insisted that she hadn’t had anything to drink since 10 PM the previous night, when she had four “vodkas-and-orange juice”. The woman had a previous OWI arrest in West Allis on October 3.
On November 7 at 3:39 PM, Officer Oswald, Det. Foeger, and Chief Dolnick responded to a Ridgeway Drive apartment building regarding someone trying to kick-in a door and enter a unit. A 32-year-old Milwaukee woman was found outside. She claimed to be a friend of the apartment occupant, denied kicking the door, and said that she was just pounding on the door to say hello. The caller didn’t want to file a complaint. There was more to this, but no cause to hold the woman.
At 6:30 PM, Officer Krueger assisted Deputy Vanier at a traffic stop on Pleasant Valley Road. The deputy had three subjects in the vehicle, one of whom was wanted on warrants for drug offenses.
On November 9 at 7:45 AM, the Sheriff’s Department asked Officer Krueger to check on two horses that were loose and possibly running on Sherman Road in the Town of Jackson. He stopped traffic while the owner tried to corral the horses. Deputy Hennes arrived shortly later.
At 7:05 PM, Officer Brinks and Sgt. Fristed responded to a rescue call on Ridgeway Drive regarding a 30-year-old woman who was unconscious due to a mixture of medication and vodka.
On November 10, shortly after midnight, Officer Henning assisted DeputyLake while he performed a field sobriety test at the police department. The 23-year-old Milwaukee man was eventually arrested by the deputy.
At 1:18 AM, a 911 caller reported a possible impaired driver heading north on Highway 41. Officer Henning spotted it as it exited at Highway 60 and saw it deviate from its lane twice. He stopped it on Highway P and was assisted by Deputy Broker. Because of the bad weather conditions, the field test was conducted at the police station. The 33-year-old West Bend man passed the field test and only had a .06 PBT reading. The man agreed to accept a ride home from Officer Henning and not drive for the rest of the night.
At 5:45 PM, Sgt. Fristed assisted Slinger Officer Cook at a domestic dispute.
On November 12 at 3:40 PM, a Georgetown Drive woman complained that her seven-year-old son was hit by an icicle that had been thrown by a 10-year-old while walking home from school. The older boy said the victim had been “play fighting” with another boy, so he lobbed the icicle in their general direction to scare them. When he saw that the icicle struck the boy in the head, causing a minor cut, he got scared and left. Officer Brinks determined that the boy had learned his lesson about the danger of throwing icicles. Nevertheless, the victim’s mother wanted the boy referred to juvenile authorities for disorderly conduct. Officer Brinks told her that the boy didn’t intend to cause injury and it would not be appropriate to put him into the juvenile justice system for this. The mother thought her son would be okay, but said that she would take him to the emergency room if he developed any symptoms of a brain injury.
At 10:12 PM, the Sheriff’s Department requested mutual aid for a car fire in the ditch on Highway NN at Highway G. Officer Brinks arrived to find the car fully engulfed. Bystanders reported that everyone was out of the vehicle. The driver, a 22-year-old West Bend man, said that he swerved to avoid another vehicle, spun out and hit the ditch. Officer Brinks noticed the odor of intoxicants and the man reported having three beers. He reported his observations to Deputy Stolz and assisted with traffic.
On November 17 at 3:28 AM, Jackson Rescue was dispatched to Jackson Crossings regarding a 63-year-old man who was found dead. Officer Gerke observed that the man was already in rigor. EMTs confirmed both the rigor and lack of heartbeat. Officer Gerke stood by to assist the medical examiner.
Shortly after 8 PM, Officers Borkowski and Oswald responded to a hit-and-run accident on Georgetown Drive near Wilshire. The striking vehicle took down a light pole and was driven off with a piece of the pole dragging behind it. At 1:18 AM, Officer Borkowski spotted a pickup truck parked in a driveway on Ridgeway Drive that had extensive front-end damage consistent with the accident and a piece of the wooden pole stuck in the grill. The 27-year-old resident said he dropped his girlfriend off at the Jackson Pub and then lost control of the vehicle because his tires were “s***” and struck the pole. He admitted to having “some beers” while watching the Packer game but hadn’t had anything to drink since he returned home five hours earlier. He provided a voluntary PBT test; .12%. He claimed he left the scene because he didn’t have insurance. He was issued citations for failure to notify police of an accident, hit and run property/adjacent to highway, operating without insurance, cracked windshield, bald tires, and unsafe lane deviation.
On November 18 11:30 PM, Officer Krueger made a death notification to a resident whose mother had been slain in the city of Milwaukee.
On November 19 at 6:40 AM, Officer Laabs and Deputy Virchow assisted a Germantown officer in arresting a 22-year-old man with a history of violence; it was handled without incident.
On November 20, shortly after 4 PM, Officer Krueger and Inv. Foeger arrested a 46-year-old Georgetown Drive woman on a warrant from ForestCounty (Crandon) for four counts of felony delivery of controlled substances. She allegedly shipped a large amount of controlled substances to that area.
On November 21 at 10:18 PM, Officers Henning and Borkowski responded to a report of a fight in progress on Georgetown Drive near Wilshire. A 17-year-old girl had gotten into an argument with a 19-year-old boyfriend after he took some of her cigarettes because he claimed she owed him money. During the argument he allegedly threw her to the ground and struck her in the arm. The young woman was uncooperative and argumentative. The man took off and couldn’t be located. The woman denied drinking any alcohol despite the smell of intoxicants on her breath. After a PBT test of .09, she then claimed having one beer. She refused to press charges against the boyfriend. A search inside her purse revealed two snorting straws, a cigarette bag with white powder residue, two counterfeit $20 bills, and a water bottle that smelled of vodka. A bag that the boyfriend left behind contained a marijuana grinder, a smoking straw, and three charred tinfoil pieces. Citations were issued to the girl and she was given a ride home. The man could never be located; he was mailed citations for possession of paraphernalia and marijuana, and disorderly conduct.
On November 22 at 1:09 AM, Officer Henning assisted Deputy Bautz during a traffic stop of an intoxicated driver on Maple Road north of Pleasant Valley Road.
At 2:38 AM, Officer Henning stopped a vehicle on Highway 45 after he saw it swerving. The 28-year-old Germantown man said that he was reaching to get some candy. However, the man’s license was suspended. When his 35-year-old companion searched her purse for her driver’s license, so the vehicle wouldn’t have to be towed, Officer Henning spotted an unlabeled vial containing numerous pills. Further investigation revealed that these were controlled substances that hadn’t been prescribed to her. Citations were issued to the driver for operating while suspended and to the woman for possession of a controlled substance.
At 10 PM, the Sheriff’s Department broadcast a bulletin from Wauwatosa PD regarding a stolen vehicle possibly traveling north on Highway 41. A few minutes later, Slinger Officer Cashin reported that he was stopping a vehicle on Highway 41 that matched its description. Moments later, he radioed that three subjects fled on foot. Officers Henning and Brinks immediately responded and set up perimeters near the traffic stop. Officers from the sheriff’s department, State Patrol and Hartford, and the K9 unit from SheboyganCounty, also responded. Officer Henning accompanied Officer Cashin and the K9 officer, but the track was lost about a quarter mile away.
On November 23 at 2:10 AM, Officer Henning stopped a vehicle on Highland Road off of Jackson Drive after it was weaving badly and speeding. The 26-year-old Jackson man had no explanation for his driving. The man’s speech was slow and slurred, his eyes were bloodshot and watery, and he had the smell of intoxicants on his breath. The man said he had four drinks at Cheryl’s Club, south of Slinger. Due to the extreme cold, the field test was conducted at the police station with the assistance of Deputy Bautz. The man failed the field sobriety test and had a PBT of .21%; he was arrested for his second offense.
At 11:37 PM, Officer Henning stopped a vehicle that was weaving on Highway 45 near Highway 60. The 31-year-old Butler woman was already on her phone, calling for someone to pick her up because she had a suspended license. When she opened her purse to retrieve her license, Officer Henning could see a snorting straw and the top of a pill container. She admitted to snorting a Percocet in the morning and said there was nothing else illegal in her purse. A search of her vehicle turned up a switchblade in the console. Officer Borkowski remained with the vehicle which contained the woman’s sleeping five-year-old son. Deputy Stolz met Officer Henning at the police station for the field sobriety test. The test indicated clinical impairment for narcotic use but not sufficient probable cause to arrest for operating while impaired. She was issued citations for possession of controlled substances, drug paraphernalia, and a switchblade. A friend drove from Milwaukee to pick her and the child up.
On November 25 at 4:35 PM, family members visiting from out of town told Officer Oswald and Chief Dolnick that they were concerned that their mother, aged 66, had been physically abused by the woman’s 41-year-old daughter. After interviewing the victim and suspect, the daughter was arrested for battery/domestic violence.
On November 28 at 8:30 PM, Officer Brinks was dispatched to a trouble call at a S. Center Street apartment building. Officer Brinks and Deputy Parkinson were met by a 43-year-old GreenValley man who was visiting a friend in the building. The tenant smelled of intoxicants; Probation and Parole was contacted because he’s on extended supervision. The man was directed to take a PBT test, which was .17% and resulted in his being taken into custody for violating probation. The man initially resisted arrest but was then handcuffed without further incident and taken to jail.
On November 29 at about 1:30 AM, Officer Henning observed a Volkswagen on Main Street traveling at a very slow rate of speed, causing a backup of traffic behind it. The vehicle then drove in the bike lane for some distance before reaching Highway P and then turning north. It continued to drive very slowly and, erratically, and was stopped. The 17-year-old West Bend driver said she was coming from Canyon Drive, which was in the opposite direction from where she was coming. She then said she was driving around the block, which also didn’t make sense. The girl smelled of alcohol and she admitted to having “a couple of beers”. A computer check revealed that she never had a driver’s license and was on suspended status for prior offenses. She failed the field sobriety test and had a PBT of .15%. She was issued citations for driving while suspended and her first OWI offense, and released to her mother.
On October 2 at 12:20 AM, Officer Cashin from Slinger PD requested assistance from Officer Gerke in searching for a suspect who was ransacking vehicles.
On Sunday, October 6, at approximately 8:20 A.M., the manager and an employee of Culver’s were inside, preparing to open the restaurant, when they heard noise outside the rear door. When the manager opened the door to investigate the source of the noise, he was confronted by a man wearing a mask and armed with a shotgun. The manager grabbed the shotgun and attempted to disarm the suspect. During the subsequent struggle, the suspect momentarily lost control of the shotgun and produced a knife that he had been carrying. The suspect then stabbed the manager in the head. The suspect and the manager continued to fight for control of both the shotgun and the knife until the arrival of Officer Laabs and Deputies Nauman and Uhan.
At that time, the suspect gained control of the shotgun and pointed it at the officers; they fired shots at the suspect, striking him in the neck and torso. Emergency medical personnel from the Jackson Fire Department immediately responded to the scene, treated the suspect and the manager, and conveyed both to St. Joseph’s Hospital. The suspect, a 24 year Waukesha man with a lengthy criminal record, was transferred to Froedtert Hospital by Flight for Life. The Culver’s manager was treated and released from St. Joseph’s Hospital. Chief Dolnick responded to the scene from home, later joined by Officers Brinks, Krueger, and Borkowski. The crime scene was processed by sheriff’s detectives, and the officers’ use of force was investigated by detectives from the West Bend Police Department. On October 17, the District Attorney concluded that the officers’ actions were “entirely appropriate and privileged by self-defense and defense of others” under state law. He also stated that the officers “acted with courage and good judgment, in accordance with their training, in the face of extreme stress and danger [and] should be commended for the bravery and skill they showed in protecting the citizens of the Village of Jackson and Washington County from a dangerous individual”.
At approximately 3:44 PM, Dispatch put out an anonymous report of a reckless driver leaving the area of Hickory and Hemlock. The driver was described as a 45-year-old Hemlock Street man who was allegedly intoxicated and in possession of drugs. Officer Brinks attempted to locate the vehicle without success. Forty-five minutes later, he was dispatched to the man’s apartment because the anonymous caller was now reporting that she’d been threatened by the man. The woman explained that she’s the man’s fiancée and he heard the report she made on a police scanner cell phone app, called her at home, and threatened to slit her throat if she didn’t vacate their apartment within 24 hours.
The man had been drinking in the morning and took one “for the road” while driving to West Bend to see a movie. After the movie, he got into a child custody issue involving a different woman and was upset when he came home. He shoved her against a wall and, when she tried to get away, he shoved her off a staircase. He then mixed another drink and took it with him as he drove away; it was at that point that she made her anonymous report because she believed he was driving intoxicated. Officer Brinks was able to contact the suspect by cell phone. He claimed he was somewhere near Fond du Lac or Oshkosh and wouldn’t be able to return to Jackson for about four hours. However, he then agreed to return and showed up at the police station about 20 minutes later, which is pretty good time if you’re near Fond du Lac or Oshkosh. The man said that he became angry at his fiancée because she kept interrupting while he was trying to talk on the phone to a West Bend officer about the custody issue. He claimed that no physical altercation took place and, after the phone call, he took some of his money and went downstairs to leave. She supposedly yelled that if he didn’t put the money back she was going to call the police on him; he drove off in order to calm the situation.
After being gone for five minutes, he said the woman started to call him, threatening to report him to the police. He denied threatening to slit her throat. The man then played a voicemail message from the woman, in which she said she knew where he kept his drugs and she was going to report them to the police department and have him arrested. While the man was completing his written statement, the woman called Officer Brinks and claimed that the man called her three hours earlier and threatened to harm her if she came to the charging conference the next day. That would’ve been impossible since the original complaint hadn’t been filed three hours earlier and, at this point, the suspect hadn’t even been told about the charging conference. After the man posted bail, Officer Brinks called the woman at her home. By now the woman was intoxicated and started yelling at Officer Brinks because the man had been allowed to post bail. She refused to talk to him about the 72 hour contact prohibition and said that she was not going to appear at the charging conference the next day.
On October 8, a 37-year-old East Troy man told Officer Krueger that he had been doing work at a trailer in Green Valley last July and the owner was refusing to return his tools. The delay in retrieving his tools was because he’d been in jail for unpaid child support. Officer Krueger told the man to wait outside while he spoke to the woman. She said she gave the man, who is a distant relative, her Menard’s charge card to purchase the materials needed for the remodel. Instead, the man used her credit card to buy almost $5,000 worth of tools that weren’t needed for the job, maxing her card in the process. So, she said, the tools were not his because she paid for them. When told he was not getting the tools, the man became very irate and started yelling and screaming, causing Officer Krueger to request assistance from Inv. Foeger. The man was told to leave Green Valley and not come back or he would be arrested for trespassing.
On October 12 at 12:48 AM, Officers Gerke and Borkowski were dispatched to Hazelwood Lane, where a resident reported that someone was outside banging on a car. When the officers arrived, the complainant said that the young man had entered a nearby home. Before they made it to that house, the officers observed two young women in a car who said that they didn’t know who the person was but believed he was intoxicated. While talking to them, Officer Gerke could see several individuals looking out the front door of the residence where the suspect had entered. The officers rang the bell and knocked on the door but no one would answer. They could see Mike’s Hard Lemonade cans and plastic cups through the living room window and could smell the strong odor of marijuana coming from the house. They could also see a man inside the garage who appeared to be intoxicated; he refused to come out. The officers continue to try to get someone to come to the door when an intoxicated adult couple wandered over from a nearby home. They reported that they were sitting in their garage, drinking wine, and observed an individual who “needed help”. So, they gave him a glass of water and escorted him to the house where the party was obviously taking place. Officer Gerke’s phone call to the mother went on answered and she left a voicemail message. She then was able to contact the father, who was at work, who promised that he would get a hold of his 18-year-old daughter and have her come to the front door. The daughter didn’t come to the door and the father stopped answering his cell phone when Officer Gerke tried to call him again. The officers were unable to take any further action and departed. At 3:44 AM, the mother finally returned Officer Gerke’s message. She claimed to have been sound asleep when Officer Gerke called the first time, which would have been only 18 minutes after the woman claimed she went to bed. Mom also claimed that she was unaware of any alcohol being consumed or marijuana being smoked inside the home.
On October 13 at approximately 11:45 PM, Officer Henning tried to stop a vehicle for suspended registration in the area of Main and Jackson Drive but the vehicle sped up and turned down Western Avenue and then on Reynolds Avenue before stopping; Officer Gerke responded to assist. The driver, a 25-year-old Colgate man, said he knew that he was going to get stopped because he’d already been pulled over twice for the suspended plates. Officer Henning noticed the odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle, the odor of intoxicants on the man’s breath, and that the man’s eyes were bloodshot and watery. He also observed that the man had a marijuana pipe holder on the seat between his legs. After the man turned it over to him, Officer Henning located a small amount of marijuana and a smoking pipe. His companion, an intoxicated 20-year-old Cedarburg woman, initially refused to identify herself, probably because she was on a felony bail restriction of absolute sobriety, and was on probation for possession of marijuana. A search of the vehicle turned up a bottle of methadone, which the driver explained was left from a previous prescription. Surprisingly, his story was true; he had the prescription papers in a lockbox. However, he was warned about carrying the methadone in something other than the original prescription vial. Officer Henning also found 16 plastic bags containing flakes of marijuana, and bullets and empty casings for a 40 caliber pistol. The pistol was not found inside the vehicle, and assistance was requested from Deputy Stolz to check the vehicle’s route to make sure that a pistol hadn’t been tossed before the car stopped. Continuing the search, Officer Henning found a pellet gun under the driver’s seat; a purse containing a small amount of marijuana; a marijuana grinder; rolling papers; a Ziploc bag containing almost 2 g of marijuana; and a digital scale. A request for charges was sent to the District Attorney for the driver regarding possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. The woman was cited for underage alcohol consumption and charges were requested against her for possession of marijuana and felony bail jumping.
On October 15 at 12:43 AM, Officer Henning stopped a vehicle on Main at Jackson Drive for having expired registration. The 20-year-old Milwaukee woman said she was waiting for her next paycheck to renew the plates. While speaking to her, Officer Henning could smell marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. The woman handed over a pill bottle containing marijuana and a subsequent search revealed a marijuana pipe with residue and a Ziploc bag with more marijuana. When asked what she was doing in the area, she claimed that she was visiting a friend at Green Valley, however did not know his last name or his lot number, and picked him up and dropped him off at the entrance to the park. This was, obviously, suspicious, but no other action could be taken other than citations for the marijuana and paraphernalia.
On October 17 at 2:25 PM, a northern Wisconsin sheriff’s department reported that a delivery company had intercepted a package that was sent by a Jackson resident containing $20,000 worth of controlled substances. Deputy Brinks, Deputy Oswald, and Inv. Foeger served a search warrant at the person’s home. The case remains open.
On October 19 at about 11 AM, Officer Krueger was dispatched to a Chestnut Court apartment regarding a dispute between a 40-year-old woman and her 17-year-old daughter. There were disagreements between the two parties and witnesses on who said and did what. The woman insisted that her daughter, who had been sent back by her ex-husband in another state, was uncontrollable. The girl was going to stay with a friend in West Bend. See October 22.
On October 22 at 2 PM, the 17-year-old who left her mother’s Chestnut Court apartment told Officer Krueger that Mom had now changed the locks and wouldn’t let her in to get clothing and a work uniform. Officer Krueger notified Social Services because the 17-year-old had been kicked out, but they were not of immediate help. He then contacted the girl’s father and was told that he was working on getting the girl a plane ticket to come back. Eventually, the girl was able to get in the apartment to get her property. See October 26.
On October 26 at 4:09 PM, Officer Brinks was dispatched to the Chestnut Court apartment regarding the ongoing dispute between the mother and her 17-year-old daughter. The teenager had earlier been kicked out of the apartment and was staying with a friend in West Bend. She decided to return to get some clothing and while she was there made chili for herself and the friend. As with all of our contacts with this family, there were mutual allegations about who did what and who used what profanities against the other. All were warned that eventually someone would be arrested for disorderly conduct. See October 27.
On October 27 at about 12:30 PM, Inv. Foeger was dispatched to a Parkview Drive residence regarding a 911 call in which there was yelling in the background. The 51-year-old woman told him that her 45-year-old boyfriend became angry because grease hadn’t been drained from the spaghetti sauce; he grabbed her by the neck with both hands and threw her up against the wall. The man, who was obviously intoxicated and had spaghetti sauce all over his jacket, insisted that he didn’t do anything. Chief Dolnick arrived to assist. The subject was arrested for battery/domestic violence. He was consistently uncooperative and argumentative at the scene and while being booked at the County Jail. He had a PBT reading of .22%.
At 3:37 PM, Officers Gerke and Brinks and Chief Dolnick responded to the Chestnut Court residence for another altercation between the 17-year-old daughter and her mother. The girl had returned (again?) to pick up property that had been left outside the apartment. This time, the usual verbal altercation turned into a fight between the girl and another person, spilling out into the hallway and causing another tenant to call 911. As before, there was disagreement between the two parties and their witlessness about who said and did what. Ultimately the 17-year-old was arrested for disorderly conduct and the mother was referred to the District Attorney for consideration of the same charge.
On October 31 at 10:17 PM, a woman called 911 regarding a possible prowler in the basement of a Main Street residence that she shares with her adult son and her two young daughters from a different relationship. Because it was during shift change, Officers Brinks, Gerke, Henning, and Krueger were all still on duty and responded. When the first officers entered the basement, they were hit with the overpowering odor of marijuana. They saw, in plain view, a marijuana growing operation in a basement room. The woman originally said she heard a noise in the basement and thought someone was pushing on the other side of the basement door. However, a search revealed that there was no one there. The officers secured the scene and contacted the District Attorney about a search warrant. Chief Dolnick was contacted at home and came directly to the scene. District Attorney Bensen met Officer Henning at the courthouse and drafted an affidavit, which Officer Henning took to Judge Muehlbauer for his signature.
The resulting search of the rest of the basement and the house revealed a second growing room and two marijuana drying closets in the basement and a large amount of packaged marijuana in the man’s bedroom. The growing rooms were equipped with an irrigation system, carbon dioxide that was pumped from two tanks to fertilize the plants, fans, exhaust blowers, and grow lights. The Waukesha County Sheriff’s Department located the man at work, took him into custody, and turned him over to Officer Henning; he was eventually booked in the County Jail on felony charges.
In the meantime, Officers Brinks took photographs of the exterior and interior of the home, and then helped Officers Krueger and Gerke with the laborious job of inventorying and tagging all of the contraband. Although the 52-year-old mother was cooperative, it was necessary for Chief Dolnick to stay with her to ensure that the scene wasn’t compromised until this process was completed. At about 3 AM, Officer Laabs was awakened to come in early for his 6 AM shift. By 7 AM, all the contraband, including as much of the grow room equipment as could be dismantled, was piled up near the basement steps. Approximately 72 marijuana plants and seedlings were carried out and put in the squad cars for transportation to the station. The equipment was passed up the stairs and into a Department of Public Works dump truck.
On September 2 at about 3:00 PM, Officer Oswald and Slinger Officer Uttech were dispatched to a Georgetown Drive residence, where a 17 year old girl and her 15 year old brother were fighting. The officers were met outside by the boy, who was bleeding from scratches on his neck and forearms. He said his sister became upset at loud music he was playing and pounded on his bedroom door. He opened it, told her not to damage the door or “I’ll break your face”, and closed it again. His sister then resumed pounding on the door and punched a hole through it with her fist. She returned to her own room and closed the door. Her brother punched a hole in that door with his fist and returned to his room. The sister started pounding on the door again, at which time the brother opened up and was attacked by the girl. They both went to the ground and the brother punched his sister in the face. Their mother pulled them apart, but the sister went after him again. While talking to the brother, Officer Oswald could smell burned marijuana coming from his person. The boy said he had no idea why that could be and that the officer must be wrong. Later, while photographing the damaged doors, Officer Oswald could smell burned marijuana coming from the boy’s room and could see small pieces of the weed on top of the boy’s dresser. Next to his bed was a plastic water bottle filled with paper toweling, a contrivance thought to reduce the odor when marijuana smoke is exhaled into it. Based on the plain view display of contraband, Officer Oswald proceeded to search the dresser and discovered four baggies of marijuana, a scale, a marijuana grinder, a marijuana pipe, and $155 in cash. The mother claimed not to know about the marijuana, although the odor was obvious to anyone near or inside the bedroom. The sister became argumentative, claiming that Officer Oswald planted the marijuana and, anyway, had no right to search the room. By now, Chief Dolnick was in the house and Officer Uttech had the brother in her squad. Officer Oswald told the sister that she was to be arrested for disorderly conduct, physical abuse of a child, and for violating bond from a drug arrest in West Bend. She immediately became tensed-up and cocked a fist back, aiming at Chief Dolnick. Officer Uttech was asked to assist, and the officers warned the girl that if she continued to resist or made another threatening gesture, she would be Tased. The girl was eventually handcuffed and walked to a squad, all the time yelling profanities. The brother was referred to juvenile intake for battery, possession with intent to deliver, possession of paraphernalia, and disorderly conduct.
On September 3 at 2:31 AM, Officer Henning stopped a vehicle on Stonewall Drive for erratic operation. The 34 year old man, who lived up the street, said he didn’t have anything to drink, but his speech was slow and he exuded a chemical smell. A routine inquiry revealed that he had convictions for armed robbery, false imprisonment, and burglary. The field tests indicated the use of controlled substances, which the man denied. The man originally agreed to submit to a blood test, but once at the hospital he sat, mute, inside the squad and refused to respond. After Deputies Stolz and Broker arrived, he reconsidered and got out of the car under his own power. The man was detained at the County Jail on a probation hold.
On September 7 at 3 PM, Officer Brinks was dispatched to a Green Valley residence to assist an 80-year-old woman with a malfunctioning smoke alarm.
On September 8, shortly after 3 AM, Officer Henning stopped a vehicle on Main Street for speeding and driving over the fog line. The 22-year-old Jackson man smelled of intoxicants and said that he had two beers, the last one an hour before. The field sobriety tests showed a minimal amount of impairment. Although the preliminary breath test was .08%, the device is not accurate enough to rely on with a field test like this. The man was allowed to park his vehicle and was given a ride home.
At 11:36 PM, Officer Henning and Sgt. Fristed were dispatched to a Green Valley residence, where a 46-year-old woman said that she and her 50-year-old boyfriend had been arguing about their future. Both subjects appeared to be intoxicated. A routine check revealed that the man had two warrants from Oconomowoc PD; he was taken to County Jail.
On September 11 at about 5 AM, the Main Street Mart reported that someone was sleeping behind the wheel of a Subaru Impreza. Officer Henning arrived, joined shortly later by Deputy Lake. The 21-year-old Mount Calvary man explained that he pulled over on his way home because he was sleepy. However, Officer Henning noticed that the man’s speech was slow and slurred, and he smelled of intoxicants and marijuana. The man first said that he had nothing to drink and then admitted to having two beers before 2 AM in Milwaukee. He said that he had been at the parking lot a long time, but Officer Henning had checked the area an hour before and the vehicle wasn’t there. He failed field sobriety tests and the field screening was .08%. The vehicle was searched because of the marijuana odor, and Officer Henning found a dollar bill that had been rolled up and used as a snorting straw; it still contained white powder residue. Officer Henning could see blue colored wet residue inside the man’s nostrils. It’s likely that this was the result of crushing a narcotic painkiller and snorting it. The man refused to consent to a blood test, so Deputy Lake transported the man to St. Joseph’s Hospital while Officer Henning woke up Judge Pouros for a search warrant. The man was booked at the County Jail for bail jumping (due to an open criminal case in Fond du Lac County), possession of drug paraphernalia, and second offense OWI.
At 12:37 PM, Officer Laabs and Det. Foeger were dispatched to a rescue call at Green Valley regarding a 52-year-old man who appeared to be pulseless and not breathing. Jackson Rescue requested an “intercept” from West Bend Rescue, and personnel from departments used CPR and attached an external defib unit. Unfortunately, a physician at St. Joseph’s who was monitoring the situation advised them to stop administering CPR because the man was deceased. It wasn’t until almost 5 PM that Det. Foeger and the medical examiner were able to release the scene to the family.
At 12:45 PM, an employee of the Piggly Wiggly reported that the store manager was chasing two shoplifters. Officer Gerke spotted one of the young men being followed by the manager through a yard on Main Street. As he walked behind a tree and began emptying his pockets, Officer Gerke intercepted and detained him. The 18-year-old West Bend man refused to identify the other suspect. He had attempted to steal cold medication, which he says he’s addicted to. In addition to being cited for theft, the man was taken to County Jail on a probation hold
On September 12 at about 3 AM, Officer Henning stopped a Toyota as it pulled into an apartment parking lot after a computer check revealed the registration was suspended, the registered owner was revoked for a previous OWI conviction, and the plate displayed a renewal sticker despite being expired. The 23-year-old Grafton woman smelled of intoxicants; she said she had one “old-fashioned” after work at Potawatomi. After Officer Borkowski arrived, she was asked to perform standardized field sobriety tests. Because the test was inconclusive and she was in her own parking lot, she was allowed to walk home. However, she was cited for the registration and license violations.
At 11:30 PM, Officer Henning checked the license plate of a vehicle parked at the Main Street Mart and found that the registered owner was wanted by Jefferson County on warrants for failure to pay child support and contempt of court. After telling the 25-year-old Milwaukee woman that she was wanted, she got angry and said he needed probable cause to check her license plates. Officer Henning tried to explain that it is legal to check license plates; however she wasn’t interested and continued arguing. After Officer Borkowski arrived, he asked the woman to step out of her vehicle; however, she refused and continued arguing. She eventually got out and submitted to handcuffing, but called Officer Henning a “racist prick” and that she was going to complain about what he had done. Despite his attempt to calm her down, she continued yelling and demanded an attorney because he was racist and she was going to complain. Even after being told that she was being recorded on the squad video, the woman continued to yell but used less profanity. Officer Borkowski gave the woman’s companion a ride to her residence in the village while Officer Henning had the unpleasant job of transporting the driver to County Jail. While doing so, the woman said that he had nothing better to do, he had no reason to run her plates, the only reason he did was because he saw a “black girl walking into a car”, and that she was aware of what goes on in this area because, “there was a little black boy who was shot by a racist white man”, which we assume referred to the shooting in Slinger last year. At the County Jail, the woman demanded to speak with the Sheriff because she wanted to file a complaint against Officer Henning for being racist. She was told to contact Chief Dolnick; she never did.
On September 21 at 12:25 PM, Officer Brinks attempted to mediate a neighbor dispute on Glen Brooke Drive over property lines and one neighbor stepping on the other neighbor’s property when mowing. The complainant said that when she came home, the neighbor yelled a profanity and, “go cry to mama” or something to that effect. When questioned, the neighbor denied yelling or speaking at the complainant, but then became upset and said they were harassing him because they would look at him when he was in the yard and yell at him to get off their grass. Officer Brinks said that the complainants were upset because he mows at a different height and he could avoid overlapping onto their property by mowing in a different direction. The man became upset and said that he was going to call every time his neighbor looked at him or told him to get off the lawn. This gentleman was involved in a similar dispute several years ago with a former neighbor on the other side of his house.
On September 26, the Village Mart reported that it had video of an employee taking money out of a donation box for the Washington County Humane Society. The 28-year-old woman said that she was only borrowing money from the jar when she was short of funds and needed to buy food, although it appeared she used the money to buy candy. She was issued three citations for theft.
On the afternoon of September 26, Officer Krueger observed three juveniles inside the Jackson Park skating area, which had been closed because of vandalism that occurred earlier in the week. One of them, a 16-year-old from Germantown, had been warned earlier in the week after he was found inside the skate park and tried to run away from Officer Brinks. Consequently, he was issued a $208 citation and Chief Dolnick, acting under village ordinance, banned him from park property for one month.
On September 28 at 11:25 AM, a 39-year-old Green Valley man complained to Officer Brinks that someone mowing the lawn for the trailer park had blown a lot of grass on his truck, and he was concerned that the clippings might have damaged it.
At about noon, Officer Brinks was dispatched along with Jackson Rescue to a car vs. motorcycle accident in one of the roundabouts on Highway 60 at Highway 45. Upon arrival, he saw bystanders assisting a couple in their late 60s who had been on the motorcycle. It was later believed that the operator fell off the bike after the collision but that his wife was thrown to the pavement. Officer Brinks placed her in a “recovery position” so that she would not choke on blood or compromise her airway. As soon as Jackson Rescue arrived, the EMTs requested that Flight for Life respond to St. Joseph’s Hospital to transfer the woman to Froedtert Hospital. Chief Dolnick responded to the hospital from his residence to standby with the motorcycle driver until Officer Brinks, and then relieved a Slinger officer who was stopping traffic on Highway 60 at Highway P. Officer Oswald started work early and relieved a Sheriff’s deputy at another traffic point. The 17-year-old driver of the vehicle wasn’t injured. A Wisconsin State Patrol accident reconstruction team was available to diagram and analyze the crash. It was ultimately determined that the motorcyclist misjudged the position of the car already in the roundabout, failed to yield, and struck it.
At 8:14 PM, Officer Oswald observed several juveniles loitering inside the restroom at Jackson Park. He identified three teenage girls, none from Jackson, and a 20-year-old former resident with a history of drug offenses. Officer Oswald contacted the girls’ parents, all of whom appreciated his intervention and picked their children up.
On the night of September 29, Officer Henning developed information from social media sites that led to the apprehension of two people who stole a golf cart from a tourist attraction in the Wisconsin Dells.
On September 30, a 27-year-old woman told Officer Brinks that she met a person online through a dating website and gave this person her phone number. They texted back and forth for couple of days but then the man became upset when he tried to call her when she was driving and she didn’t call him back immediately. Via text messages, he accused her of talking to other guys and being shady. This was followed by several messages and “inspirational” pictures about relationships. He then was inspired to send her a photograph of his raging manhood, at which point she asked him to stop contacting her. Working backwards from the man’s phone number, he was found to be a 33-year-old Germantown resident who said that he talks to a lot of girls online and really wasn’t sure which one Officer Brinks was talking about. Officer Brinks jogged Don Juan’s memory and warned him to leave the woman alone.
On August 3 at 12:40 AM, Officer Henning stopped a vehicle for erratic driving and speeding on Jackson Drive near Hickory Drive. The 29-year-old woman thought she was on Mequon Road in Mequon. Initially, the woman was sobbing and very upset, but after failing the field sobriety tests and a field screening of .17%, her demeanor changed. She regaled Officer Henning and his back-up, Deputy Lake, with such remarks as, “Oh, you motherf****, I hope you f***ing die of AIDS, you f***ing prick bastard”, plus other comments that are impossible to sanitize for publication. Interestingly, the woman still thought she was in Mequon, because she kept directing insults against that city’s department. She was arrested for her second offense and, after consenting to a blood test at St. Joseph’s Hospital, was released to the care of what must be a very tolerant boyfriend.
At 5:08 AM, Officer Henning assisted the Sheriff’s Department at a crash on Highway 45 at Sherman Road.
On August 4 at 9:11 PM, Sgt. Fristed and Officer Brinks responded to a mutual aid request from Germantown PD for a fight at the Moose Lodge.
On August 5 at about 2 AM, Officer Henning stopped a vehicle on Hickory Lane because its registration was suspended for unpaid parking tickets and the registered owner had a suspended license; Deputy Vanier assisted. Despite having slurred speech, the 35-year-old man claimed he only had “two and a half Bud Lites” at the Jackson Pub since 11:00 PM. However, he failed field sobriety tests and had a breath screening of .15%, and was arrested for his first offense.
On August 6 at 4:42 PM, an 83-year-old woman told Officer Brinks that a dog had jumped up and knocked her to the sidewalk as it was being walked. Officer Brinks spoke to the owner’s sister, who lives next door and was taking care of the dog while the owner was on vacation. Officer Brinks needed to check the rabies tag on the dog’s collar. He stood still as the dog went up and sniffed his leg. At this point the dog was wagging his tail and was neither scared nor aggressive. Suddenly, the dog’s demeanor changed; it snarled, raised its hackles, and attempted to bite Officer Brinks on the hand. The dog then jumped up to bite again, and the officer kicked it away with his leg. The dog then twisted around and bit Officer Brinks in the right calf. He held the dog down with his foot as the dog continued to snarl and bark until the owner’s sister locked it in the bathroom. Because the dog’s last rabies vaccination expired two years earlier (the dog was also not licensed) state law required it to be quarantined in an isolation facility. Due to the dog’s behavior, the Washington County Humane Society was asked to assist in seizing the animal, and two of their workers met Det. Foeger at the residence. The dog attempted to lunge at one of the workers, so they had to use a snare pole to control it.
On August 8 at 11:38 PM, a 27-year-old Ridgeway Drive woman told Officer Borkowski that she and her husband had been arguing all afternoon because of her plan to take their children to the park with her sister. After a shouting match, he left the residence but returned just before dinner. Dinner went well but the argument reignited and he decided to go to a motel with his girlfriend; they consider themselves separated but still share the residence. He kicked his wife in the leg, said that he was taking the children, and drove off with them, ages four and two. While Officer Borkowski was at the residence, the husband called and said that he had contacted the Sheriff’s Department regarding taking the children. Initially, he was resistive to Officer Borkowski’s request that he return, but he reconsidered. After being interviewed by Officer Borkowski and Sgt. Fristed, he was arrested for disorderly conduct/domestic violence. He was extremely argumentative and refused to listen to instructions about the 72 hour contact prohibition.
On August 10 at 3 PM, Officer Oswald stopped a pickup truck on Hemlock Street after clocking it at 41 mph on Hickory Lane. The 55-year-old Hemlock Street man smelled of intoxicants, had slow and slurred speech, and his eyes were glassy and bloodshot; he said he only had two drinks. Officer Oswald had to tell the man several times to turn the truck’s engine off; Chief Dolnick arrived for backup. The man was unable to understand or physically perform the field tests. A PBT test indicated .25%; with four priors, he was limited to a .02% threshold. The man was arrested for his fifth offense and booked in the County Jail.
On August 11 at 2:30 PM, a 47-year-old Hemlock Street woman told Officers Brinks and Krueger that she came home from work to find her husband passed out, drunk, in front of the computer with pornography on the screen. She woke him up to confront him about the drinking and pornography, at which time he became argumentative and violent. He pushed her against a closet door hard enough to break it, pushed her to the ground, shoved his knee into her back and pinned her down. The man refused to open the door in response to the officers’ knocks; his wife provided a key so they could open the door as far as the security chain would allow. They could see the man standing inside, but he refused to acknowledge them. They were about to force the door open when the man changed his mind, unlocked it, refused to be interviewed, and asked to be arrested. They obliged him. He was charged with battery and disorderly conduct, both domestic violence related.
At about 11 PM, Officer Borkowski and Sgt. Fristed were dispatched to a Chestnut Court apartment, where Jackson Rescue was being dispatched regarding a 40-year-old who attempted suicide by overdosing on medication. The woman had locked herself in the bathroom and was not responding to their knocks, so Officer Borkowski was forced to kick the door in. They found her sitting on the toilet, conscious but unresponsive. She was conveyed to St. Joseph’s Hospital and admitted to the intensive care unit for observation. Officer Borkowski notified ACS for a likely emergency detention when she was released.
On August 12 at 4:30 PM, a 55-year-old woman told Officer Brinks that her husband was expressing thoughts of suicide because he couldn’t get Vicodin and was in pain. He told Officer Brinks that he wouldn’t “dishonor a firearm” by shooting himself. Instead, he would take a large amount of black powder into a field and set it off with a cigarette to “vaporize” his body. He said that he wouldn’t feel a thing, but that it would create a “big mess” for law enforcement and rescue personnel to clean up. He made several comments about being a Vietnam veteran who had been trained extensively in the art of killing people. Although the officers couldn’t confirm either the workability of his plan or his military experience, his statements were enough to contact ACS. The man told the ACS worker, “If I were going to kill myself, it would be better to shoot 13 people and then me, and make the world a better place”. The crisis worker tried to get the man to voluntarily stay at Calm Harbor overnight and then go to the VA Hospital the next day. The man refused, saying that he wasn’t going anywhere, we couldn’t make him, and there weren’t enough officers to make him go involuntarily. With that, Sgt. Fristed requested assistance; Deputies Stevens and Nauman arrived. The 58-year-old man initially resisted but then submitted to handcuffing. After the usual three hour wait at Froedtert St. Joseph’s Hospital for medical clearance, the man was transported to a Fond du Lac inpatient facility at 11:20 PM.
While Officer Brinks was transporting the man to the hospital, Dispatch told him that a 42-year-old woman had been brought to St. Joseph’s by her boyfriend after overdosing on medication. The woman is well known to us, having been involuntarily detained four previous times for overdosing on alcohol and drugs. While Sgt. Fristed kept an eye on the man in the previous incident, Officer Brinks filled out the emergency detention paperwork in anticipation that the woman would have to be placed in an inpatient facility when she was released from intensive care.
On August 13 at about 10:30 PM, Officer Henning and Sgt. Fristed were dispatched to a residence where a 21-year-old woman with a history of mental illness was hallucinating and delusional. Assessment by Acute Care Services confirmed that the woman needed to be placed in emergency detention. After speeding through the medical clearance at the Hartford Aurora Medical Center, the woman was cleared for detention at a Sheboygan facility.
On August 15 at 2:40 AM, the Milwaukee Police Department told Officer Henning that a 29-year-old Oak Creek man had attempted to commit suicide in Jackson the previous day and was now at Froedtert Community Memorial Hospital in Menomonee Falls. The man said he tried to kill himself with carbon monoxide in his garage, only to be awakened by his girlfriend. The man then supposedly went to Jackson with the intent of shooting himself in a building owned by his mother and sister. He supposedly went into the vacant apartment where he used to live and retrieved a pistol that had been stored there since 1999. However, he found that the ammunition was missing. He then drove to a friend’s home in Milwaukee and called an ambulance because he realized that he needed help; that’s how he ended up at CMH. The ACS crisis worker determined that the man needed to be placed in emergency detention. Thanks to the kindly folks at Froedtert Community Memorial Hospital, who refused to admit him because he had no insurance, the man became angry and verbally hostile. Officer Henning tried to calm the man down; however, due to the man’s size, he requested assistance from Menomonee Falls PD. The man’s demeanor worsened, prompting the Menomonee Falls officer to call for more help; an officer and sergeant arrived. Thanks to his demeanor, Fond du Lac was ruled out for the emergency detention and the Sheriff’s Department took the man to the Winnebago institution in Oshkosh. Further investigation the next day revealed that the man was probably never in Jackson and no gun was in the building.
On August 16 at about 5 PM, Officers Oswald and Brinks were dispatched to a residence for a 91-year-old woman with dementia who was out of control. Officer Brinks had done an emergency detention on the woman about a month earlier after a similar incident, but she was later released. After getting her medically cleared at Hartford Aurora Medical Center, Officer Brinks took her to the Washington County Samaritan Home in West Bend for placement.
[We believe that the department has never handled so many emergency detentions in such a short timeframe]
On August 24 at 2:40 PM, Officers Oswald and Brinks were dispatched to a residence where a 63-year-old man was unresponsive inside the vehicle. The officers removed the man, laid him on the ground, and assessed his vital signs. After determining that he was not breathing and was pulseless, they attempted to begin CPR. Officer Oswald’s pocket mask filled with frothy blood after two rescue breaths. After draining the blood from the man’s mouth, they continued CPR with just chest compressions. The AED directed that a shock should be given, after which the officers resumed CPR until Jackson Rescue and West Bend Fire Department Intercept arrived. The driver said that they were just pulling out of the driveway when the man suddenly made a gurgling sound and slumped over. The man was transported to St. Joseph’s Hospital, where he passed away.
At about 9:16 PM, a village resident reported that her intoxicated husband was walking around with a gun, intending to investigate noise coming from a nearby business in the Town of Polk. A deputy was en route to the business and the Sheriff’s Department requested mutual aid from Officer Oswald. The woman told the officers that within the past year there had been an attempted break-in at her home, so when she heard noise outside, she became scared and woke her husband up. He grabbed a handgun and went outside. While speaking to the woman, the husband returned with his hands in the air, saying he had no weapon. After being patted down, the man explained that he put the weapon back in the house when his wife told him the police were on their way. The man had been drinking but was not intoxicated. It was possible that his wife heard the concussion of fireworks and other noise coming from the Richfield Days event, south of them.
On August 28 at 11:44 AM, Officer Krueger monitored a West Bend officer on the radio that he was pursuing a stolen vehicle southbound on Highway 45. He deployed traffic spikes between Highway 60 and Highway C, but the suspect was able to maneuver around them. The suspect exited at Highway 60 and went west. Chief Dolnick had been heading towards Highway 45 but by the time he arrived, the pursuit had already made it to near Scenic Road. He was about to return to the village when the stolen vehicle crashed east of Highway 41. He resumed heading west in case West Bend needed help. As he reached Hillside Road, a West Bend officer radioed that the suspects were in custody but the highway was blocked and they needed traffic stopped. Chief Dolnick rerouted traffic at the Hillside Road roundabout until relieved by Deputy Virchow.
On August 30, shortly after 2 AM, Officer Henning stopped a vehicle on Jackson Drive for speeding, lane deviation, and expired registration. The 34-year-old West Bend man said that he swerved to avoid a squirrel. The man smelled of intoxicants and said that he had “a few sips” at the Latest Edition. A check revealed that he was on probation for an offense involving firearms and alcohol. Probation & Parole said that he is on absolute sobriety and should be taken into custody. The field test was inconclusive, so he was not arrested for driving while intoxicated; however he was taken to County Jail.
About two hours later, Officer Henning noticed a 20-year-old staggering on the sidewalk along Main Street. When he spotted the squad car, the man took off running and disappeared behind buildings along Main Street. Officer Henning spotted him a few minutes later as he walked out of Jackson Park, and intercepted him. The man said that he was coming from a house known to be occupied by a suspected drug user. He claimed he ran to get to his next destination more quickly and went through the park because he needed to use the bathrooms (which are locked at night). He consented to a search, which turned up a rolled-up $10 bill and some Xanax. The man had been snorting crushed Xanax, because Officer Henning could see blue stains in his nostrils. He was arrested for possession of controlled substances. While being taken to the jail, the man lapsed into unconsciousness. Officer Henning pulled to the side of the road and radioed for Jackson Rescue. Deputy Herriges arrived to assist. The man was admitted to St. Joseph’s Hospital. We’ve been dealing with this man since he was a teenager.
On July 3 at about 8:00 PM, Officer Oswald responded to a rescue call at a Main Street residence, where a 23 year old man with whom we’re familiar, said he felt “paranoid and scared” after smoking seven or eight bowls of marijuana in West Bend.
On July 6 at about 10:00 PM, Sgt. Fristed and Officer Gerke responded to a possible domestic fight at a Ridgeway Drive residence between a couple in their late 40’s. The man was eventually arrested for domestic violence/DC. During an argument over a loud radio, he shoved the woman, she kicked his ukulele out the door, which he retrieved and struck her with. Both subjects had been drinking.
On July 7 at 3:20 AM, Officer Gerke was dispatched to a Ridgeway Drive apartment regarding someone being pushed down the stairs. A witness reported seeing a fight in the 8-unit’s common area, during which a woman pushed a man down the stairs. The two then drove off together. Within minutes of broadcasting the vehicle description, Deputy Lake intercepted the vehicle on Main Street near Highway 45. The occupants of an apartment told Officer Gerke that trouble began earlier that evening. One of them, a 33 year old man, had told a friend not to hold a bachelor party for him because he had other plans. The friend got upset and announced he was going to drive back to Omro. The complainant walked to his apartment and grabbed the friend’s keys because he was drunk and revoked, then returned. Somehow, the friend went to the apartment, kicked the door open, and looked for his keys. Failing that, he went to sleep in his car. In the meantime, his wife returned from a bachelorette party, heard what happened, and got into a fight with the complainant. If this is impossible to follow, imagine Officer Gerke trying to sort this out in the middle of the night. Ultimately, the friend was put in jail for violating probation and his wife was cited for disorderly conduct.
At about 5:30 AM, Officer Gerke and Deputy Lake were dispatched to a possible pulseless, non-breathing man who was found by his mother in a Green Valley residence. When the officers rolled the 46 year old over to prepare for possible CPR, they discovered that he was obviously deceased. Officer Gerke remained with the mother until a funeral home removed the victim at about 10:30 AM.
On July 12 at about 3:00 AM, Slinger Officer Cashin requested mutual aid for a burglar alarm and possible suspect inside a basement. When Officer Henning and Deputy Frankow arrived, the occupants said they could hear someone downstairs. When the officers started downstairs and announced themselves, a man responded, “I’m here” and found a man clad only in his undershorts. He was the owner of the home, who returned to the lower living quarters unbeknownst to the upstairs tenants.
At about 8:00 PM, a Hickory Lane woman told Officer Borkowski that another tenant was screaming and swearing at the woman’s children while they were playing with water balloons. The woman admitted using profanities of her own as she told this person that the kids could play in the common area of the apartment building. The complainant alleged that an older man came outside and offered to take her water bottle and “shove it up your ass”. The 52 year old Hartford man denied the threat, saying he was only concerned that the children would run into his car or hit it with a water balloon (it’s very hard water). The tenant, who has earned two disorderly conduct citations in recent weeks, eventually admitted swearing at the children. Both women were warned to temper their behavior, especially in front of children, or they’d be cited.
On July 13, just after midnight, Officer Gerke spotted the shape of a person lying on the gravel lot behind the police department. The intoxicated 17 year old Shorewood youth had been walking to a Cranberry Creek residence where his mother was visiting and decided to lie down. He admitted getting drunk somewhere in Green Valley but wouldn’t reveal more. He was cited for underage consumption and released to his mother.
At about 10:00 PM the next night, Officer Borkowski and Sgt. Fristed were dispatched to a disturbance at a graduation party being held at a Creekside Drive home. Officer Borkowski found an intoxicated 23 year old Missouri man lying in the grass. The man said he’d been asked to leave his adopted brother’s home, but was then jumped by four or five men and punched in the head, stomach and mouth. He charitably refused to identify the attackers or press charges, but was upset that he was getting into trouble when there were underage drinkers at the party. The homeowner, however, said that the man was asked to leave after getting drunk and becoming vulgar. The suspect punched another man, directed racial slurs at some of the guests, and staggered outside. He was arrested and taken to County Jail. None of the underage guests, and only a few of the adults, had been drinking.
On July 14 at 12:15 AM, Slinger Officer Cashin requested mutual aid at a possible underage drinking party; Officer Gerke assisted.
At 2:53 AM, Officer Gerke assisted the sheriff’s department regarding a vehicle that had been driving through a cultivated field just outside the village limits. Deputy Killey spotted the suspect vehicle parked on Oakland Drive, and Officer Gerke intercepted the operator as he walked nearby. The West Bend man, who lied about everything except his name, was cited by Deputy Anderson for trespassing.
On July 15 at 10 PM, an 80-year-old woman reported loud noise coming from the walls of her residence. Due to the possibility of an electrical fire between the walls, the Jackson Fire Department was dispatched. Sgt. Fristed and Officer Brinks arrived first, and tried to locate the source of the noise. It turned out that one of the woman’s cats or dogs was stepping on the remote pedal for her electric lift-assist bed, causing it to vibrate against the wall.
On July 16 at 3 PM, the Walgreens reported that someone had just grabbed a case of cigarettes, containing 30 cartons worth about $2000, and fled in a vehicle. Officers Brinks and Gerke, and Chief Dolnick, responded to intercept the vehicle but without success. However, a witness followed the vehicle a short distance and obtained the license plate. The vehicle was traced to a Fredonia man, who said that he had loaned his car to two acquaintances; he agreed to come to the police station and meet with Officer Brinks. About an hour later, Officer Brinks spotted the suspect vehicle on Main Street and turned around to intercept it. He lost it in the area of Industrial Drive, but he was flagged down by a passerby who said the vehicle had entered Green Valley at a high rate of speed. Officer Brinks found the vehicle in the middle of the roadway in Green Valley, abandoned and still running. Residents reported that two people got out on foot and ran away. By this time, the vehicle owner was at the police station with Sgt. Fristed. He told Officer Brinks that he saw the two Milwaukee men at Regner Park in West Bend earlier in the day. He claimed to see them there at other times in the evening and knew them only by their street names, “Dae Dae” and “Q”. Investigative leads were developed to help identify the suspects but until they are found and interviewed, it’s unknown why the owner loaned his vehicle to these two characters.
On July 17 at 2:30 AM, Officer Henning stopped a vehicle on Highway 45 for expired registration. He observed that the 31-year-old West Allis woman had slow speech and bloodshot eyes. She volunteered that she was coming from the gentleman’s club in the town of Trenton. She failed the field sobriety tests and the preliminary breath test was .17%; she was arrested for her second offense. Her passenger, a 30-year-old Wauwatosa woman, was cited for possession of a narcotic pill that had been given to her by her boyfriend, supposedly, for a headache.
At 6:45 PM, Officer Gerke was parked in a crossover on Highway 45 when Dispatch received a report of a Jeep driving erratically and at speeds between 40 and 80 mph. A short time later, she spotted the Jeep and got behind it just as it made an abrupt turn at the Highway 60 off ramp. A computer check revealed that the plate expired in 2012 but had a 2013 sticker. The West Bend man smelled strongly of intoxicants and had slurred speech. He admitted to having only two drinks to celebrate his 69th birthday. The man failed field sobriety tests and the preliminary breath test was .19%. He was arrested for his first offense.
On July 18 at 3:19 PM, Officer Brinks stopped a vehicle on Highway 45 north of Pleasant Valley Road after a license check revealed that the owner was wanted on several warrants. He saw that two young children in the back weren’t in a booster or car seat, and an infant was in a car seat that was just resting, unsecured, on the seat. The 28 year old woman, who protested that she was being profiled, identified herself verbally as an Illinois resident, however that state’s computer never heard of her. Then she claimed to have a Georgia license, but couldn’t remember if it was under her current name, another married name, or her maiden name. Officer Brinks continued to play this game long enough to establish that she was obstructing and then convinced her to provide the physical identification that he surmised was in her purse. She then admitted to her true identity, saying she lied because she was worried about the warrants and her children (the ones riding unsecured). Officer Brinks noticed liquid dripping from her wallet as she pulled it from the purse and smelled intoxicants. After Chief Dolnick arrived, the woman was asked to step out, was handcuffed, and placed in the back of Officer Brinks’s squad. Seeing this, her 3 year old son started screaming. That, and the 90° heat, caused Chief Dolnick to check on the children’s welfare. Seeing him duck inside her car, the woman told Officer Brinks that the Chief was planting drugs, “just like a Dodge County deputy did and I’m not going to have that happen again!” Obviously, the Chief isn’t as talented as they are in Dodge County; a search by Officer Brinks revealed no contraband. Because the woman’s car was very low on gas and had to be shut down, Officer Brinks and Chief Dolnick put the still-screaming child with Mom and the other two in the back of the Chief’s squad, where they could stay cool. While waiting for the woman’s friends to arrive from Milwaukee to retrieve the children, the Chief gave the screamer a stuffed animal, and the 5-year-old got a story book and the Chief’s flashlight to play with. The officers were frying under the cloudless sky while Mom stayed cool inside the squad, but she said the heat made it difficult to breathe…. and she “might be pregnant”. She agreed to a PBT test while waiting for Jackson Rescue. Although she tested at .14% (“I might be pregnant”), there wasn’t probable cause for an OWI arrest at this point. There were now two squads and an ambulance on the side of the freeway, causing vehicles and semi’s to jockey to the left lane. The EMT’s found nothing wrong with her and asked if she wanted to be taken to the hospital. She asked if she could have visitors and make phone calls, and declined treatment when told she’d be in police custody. As she signed a treatment waiver for the wasted rescue call, two men pulled up in a car. There was some tension when one of them initially refused to identify himself, but Officer Brinks explained that he couldn’t release the children without knowing who he was. The men promised to stop at the West Bend Wal Mart to buy car seats. Finally, the woman was taken to County Jail for the warrants. Officer Brinks issued citations for 6th offense driving while suspended; obstructing an officer; operating without insurance; open intoxicants in a vehicle; and no child restraints (x2).
At 4:15 PM, a Green Valley resident told Officer Oswald that he had been present in Milwaukee when a friend was arrested in a domestic incident. Due to the arrest, the man’s children were taken from him by the social services department there. He just received a phone call from a female friend that this man was driving to Green Valley to beat him up. The complainant was concerned because he is 20 years older than the suspect and, in a prior incident, an argument in a Milwaukee Street ended with the suspect throwing a chair and threatening him with a piece of concrete. At about 4:45 PM, Officer Oswald spotted the suspect’s vehicle and stopped it near the complainant’s residence. Chief Dolnick, who just cleared from the previous call, backed him up. The suspect said the female caller had been stepping out on the complainant with him; for unclear reasons he got mad at her; he was coming to Jackson to reveal her cheating ways to the complainant; she found out; and called the complainant with a phony story of an impending beating. It was impossible to know which story was true and, since nothing actually happened, the man was warned to stay away from the complainant. Two days later, the man was arrested in Milwaukee for bail jumping.
On July 19, shortly after 1:00 AM, Officer Henning stopped a vehicle on Main Street west of Highway 45 after a computer inquiry revealed that the driver was suspended. The 45 year old Milwaukee man said he didn’t know that he was suspended. The passenger in the back provided his name and birthday verbally, but seemed to hesitate. When asked how old he was, the man said, “I don’t know, I just woke up”. Then he said, “I’m 50, I mean I’m 49”. Seeing that the driver’s arm was festooned with needle marks, his speech was slow and slurred, and his pupils were constricted, Officer Brinks asked for a second squad; Deputy Lake arrived shortly later. In the meantime, the passenger was bouncing around in the back as if he was hiding something. The driver said that his passenger was “Dennis” and had been working with him for three weeks painting in Milwaukee, but didn’t know his last name. The man failed field sobriety tests and a PBT test indicated no alcohol, indicating that the man was under the influence of a controlled substance. Later, he refused to consent to a blood test and, because this was a first offense for which a search warrant could not be obtained, no sample was obtained. In the meantime, Deputy Lake was able to obtain the passenger’s real identification and determined that he was wanted on several warrants. A search revealed that the man was carrying assorted paraphernalia to inject heroin, which would explain the track marks in the crooks of his elbows. A search inside the vehicle turned up more equipment used for the consumption of heroin.
At 5:15 PM, a 25-year-old Ridgeway Drive woman told Officer Oswald that she and her boyfriend had been fighting for the past month, culminating in a separation on July 3. While he was attempting to pick up his belongings on July 5, an argument developed and he allegedly pushed her down some stairs. She chose not to report the incident, hoping that their relationship could still be salvaged. She came in today to complain that he had taken a camera from the apartment; however it appeared she’d given it to him as a gift. Under the law, the victim has 28 days to report domestic violence. The West Bend Police Department arrested the man at work the following morning, and he was turned over to Officer Krueger for booking at the County Jail. In less than half an hour, the District Attorney’s Office instructed the jail to release the man and sent the case back for a municipal ticket.
At 9:16 PM, Officers Brinks, Henning, and Oswald responded to the area of Ash & Pine regarding the sound of someone screaming for help. While en route, dispatch received a 911 call from a woman stating that her husband was suicidal and in the garage. When they arrived, the woman came outside and told the officers that her husband was still in the house and had no weapons. The man could be seen through the front door, sitting at the kitchen table; he followed verbal commands to come outside, where he was handcuffed. After both people were interviewed, it was determined that there was probable cause to arrest the 46-year-old man for disorderly conduct/domestic violence. Acute Care Services interviewed him and determined that he wasn’t a candidate for emergency detention, so he was booked at County Jail. Contrary to what his wife told officers, there were twelve firearms in the house: handguns, shotguns, and rifles including an AR-15. The weapons were removed and placed into safekeeping at the police department. His wife explained that she was afraid to reveal that there were weapons in the house because her husband told her not to.
On July 21, a parent reported to Officer Oswald that a 12-year-old neighbor girl had exposed herself to his young sons. He conducted initial interviews with all of the children and referred the case to Det. Foeger for additional follow-up.
At about 2:00 PM, Officers Oswald and Krueger were dispatched to a possible fight at a Green Valley residence. An intoxicated 51 year old man said that he walked to the Village Mart after an argument with his girlfriend, picked up a four-pack of beer, and drank it down as walked back. In the meantime, a friend of the woman had stopped for a visit and got involved when the couple started to argue again. The man took offense and ordered her out, followed her outside, and yelled “mean things” including that she couldn’t hold a job. The visitor, 22, retaliated by punching him in the face; both women then left. When contacted, the women said the visitor swung at the man as he came at her with his fists clenched. The man tried to grab her, but she broke free. The two women then left as the man yelled profanities. He was cited for DC.
On July 22 at 5:15 PM, a 25-year-old Ridgeway Drive woman told Officer Oswald that she and her boyfriend had been fighting for the past month, culminating in a separation on July 3. While he was attempting to pick up his belongings on July 5, an argument developed and he allegedly pushed her down some stairs. She chose not to report the incident, hoping that their relationship could still be salvaged. She came in today to complain that he had taken a camera from the apartment; however it appeared she’d given it to him as a gift. Under the law, the victim has 28 days to report domestic violence. The West Bend Police Department arrested the man at work the following morning, and he was turned over to Officer Krueger for booking at the County Jail. In less than half an hour, the District Attorney’s Office instructed the jail to release the man and sent the case back for a municipal ticket.
On July 25 at 4:11 PM, the Sheriff’s Department requested mutual aid for a car-truck accident on Highway 45 at Western Avenue. Officer Brinks responded, determined that there were no injuries, and stood by until deputies arrived.
At 7:31 PM, Sgt. Fristed and Officers Brinks, Gerke, and Krueger went to a residence after a woman reported that her husband was potentially suicidal and/or homicidal, and had access to a gun. The woman told the officers that her husband was upset that somebody owed him money and he was considering forcing payment with physical force. He had also made suicidal statements. He was lying down in a bedroom at that point and she didn’t know if he was currently armed. After the officers took up strategic positions, Officer Brinks spotted the man at the front door and ordered him out at gunpoint. Because the man had a leg in a cast and could not be directed to the ground, he was directed to sit on patio furniture with his hands on top of his head and fingers interlaced. Officer Krueger then moved in to handcuff the man. Initially, the man was very belligerent and wouldn’t talk about statements he made to his wife. However, Officer Brinks was able to establish a rapport and he explained the financial difficulties that he was coping with. Acute Care Services evaluated the man and concluded that he did not sincerely intend to commit suicide or harm anyone. The man agreed to meet with a counselor next day. Before leaving, Sgt. Fristed and Officer Brinks explained their actions; the man said that he understood the reasons for the tactical response and thanked them for their understanding.
On July 27, shortly after midnight, Officer Borkowski was dispatched to a Hickory Lane apartment, where a 27-year-old woman had sought assistance after being beaten by her estranged husband. We’ve had frequent contacts with both parties in recent months, with both cited or arrested several times. While waiting for Jackson Rescue to arrive, she told Officer Borkowski that her husband came to her residence and accused her of having sex with a boyfriend. He first punched his wife’s friend several times as he sat in his vehicle. He then went inside and pushed the woman to the ground, punching and kicking her in the face, stomach and arm. As she was being loaded into the ambulance, the suspect’s sister, who lives in an adjacent building, came over and said that her brother was on the phone. The man told Officer Borkowski that his wife struck herself repeatedly to get him into trouble. When told that he needed to come to the police department and write out a statement, he said that wouldn’t be possible because he had to work on Saturday and had a family reunion to attend. However, later that morning the man came to the station and told his story. He said that when he visited his wife, she suddenly told the other man to, “Get the f*** and don’t come back”. He then went outside and “spoke” to the man but never struck him. After returning to the residence in response to her text messages, she started punching herself in the face, ran out of the apartment, still hitting herself, and presumably went to a neighbor’s residence to call the police. Officer Borkowski arrested the man for substantial battery and disorderly conduct, both as acts of domestic violence, battery for the attack on the man, and bail jumping for violating conditions of bail regarding an earlier arrest.
At 9:10 AM, Officer Brinks was flagged down by a 41-year-old West Bend man who said that he was upset with our “cracker ass department” and if anyone wanted to contact him, he’d like to hear from them by 5 PM. When Officer Brinks replied that he didn’t think anyone needed to speak to him, the man started ranting and said that various departments in the county have wronged him, violated his civil rights, and he’ll go to the FBI on Monday. The man had been at the Sheriff’s Department the night before and again this morning, demanding to see Sheriff Schmidt. This former Jackson resident has periodically engaged in this behavior for several years.
At 6:46 PM, an Oak Creek man told Dispatch that a family member had called, saying he had been shot and was feeling woozy, and asked directions to the nearest hospital; he believed he was in Jackson. Dispatch was able to track the victim’s cell phone to an area on Georgetown Drive. When Officer Oswald and Trooper Simpson arrived in that area, Officer Oswald observed a man and woman exiting the garage. The man looked at the officers with a “thousand yard stare”. He ignored directions to stop walking away, but was intercepted and immediately handcuffed. The man didn’t answer when Officer Oswald asked if he had, indeed, been shot. There were no apparent injuries or bleeding, but due to the circumstances Jackson Rescue was dispatched. The man continued to be fairly uncommunicative, except to say that he had been shot at and a bullet grazed his neck; there was no sign of this on his neck. Eventually, the man said, “they beat my ass” in Milwaukee. The man had a strong odor of intoxicants and had an open can of high alcohol malt beverage in his vehicle; he was taken to the hospital for treatment. Although the man is on probation, Probation & Parole chose not to put a hold on him. Since whatever happened to the man occurred outside the village, and he wasn’t seen driving, no further action was taken.
At 11:21 PM, Officer Borkowski and Deputy Vanderheiden responded to a family fight at a Linden Circle home. They were directed to the basement, where the father was holding his 17 year old son on the floor. Officer Borkowski was able to calm the young man down enough so that he could be released by his father. The boy sat on the floor with his fists clenched and, other than saying he was not hurt, would not respond to her questions or make eye contact. The situation began when the parents tried to talk to him about his abuse of over-the-counter medication which had cost him a summer job. He first became very angry, ranting and raving, and then became silent. He pushed his mother away when she tried to comfort him, and then struggled with his father. The young man was arrested for disorderly conduct and booked at County Jail.
On July 29 at about 7 PM, Officer Oswald was dispatched to St. Joseph’s Hospital, where a 49-year-old Green Valley woman had been taken after overdosing on alcohol and a variety of prescription medications. She was admitted into the intensive care unit, but was released several days later to be transported by us to an inpatient mental health unit.
On June 1 at 7:15 PM, Slinger Officer Forsythe requested mutual aid regarding a 15-year-old girl who swallowed pills and then ran from the residence. Sgt. Fristed assisted in searching until it was decided to page out the fire department for personnel to conduct a broader search.
At about 11 PM, the Sheriff’s Department broadcast of bulletin from the Caledonia Police Department regarding an intoxicated 32-year-old West Bend man who attacked his wife and then fled in a vehicle with their two children. Officer Gerke waited on Highway 45 in case the vehicle was returning to West Bend. She waited only a short time before intercepting the vehicle; Sgt. Fristed arrived to assist. The man failed field sobriety tests and was arrested. Although he didn’t have difficulty understanding the field test instructions, he claimed he could not understand the Informing the Accused form. Fortunately, a West Bend officer who is fluent in Spanish was available and read the form in Spanish to him. This was a criminal offense because of the children inside the vehicle. In the meantime, officers from Caledonia arrived to arrest the man then returning to their jurisdiction for the domestic violence case.
On June 2 at 1 AM, Deputy Dexter requested a second squad for a traffic stop on the Highway 45 off ramp. No one else was close, so Sgt. Fristed stood by his field sobriety tests were administered and the driver was ultimately arrested for his second offense. Officer Gerke stood by with the driver’s four-year-old son until the mother arrived to pick him up.
At 11:05 AM, McDonald’s reported that a 62-year-old man got angry because it took too long to receive his food. He spat at an employee, made an obscene gesture, and drove off. He was intercepted by deputies on Highway 45 at Paradise Drive. He denied spitting or making the obscene gesture, but Officer Laabs cited him for disorderly conduct.
At 6:23 PM, Officer Brinks stopped a vehicle on Highway 45 because the registered owner had a suspended license. As soon as he made contact with the driver, he could smell marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. At first, the driver and passenger, both from Milwaukee, denied having any marijuana, then the passenger said she had thrown out the window. The driver was arrested for an outstanding warrant from Glendale and cited for her fourth offense of driving while suspended. A search of the vehicle turned up a marijuana cigarette in the passenger’s backpack, for which she received a citation.
Shortly after 11 PM, the Sheriff department requested assistance on Highway 45 near the Highway 145 off-ramp, regarding a vehicle that ran off the road. Officer Henning found a Honda Prelude that took out two highway signs before landing in the ditch. He and Deputies Herriges, Binsfeld, and Stoltz searched the surrounding area without locating the driver. As Officer Henning used the Highway 145 overpass to return to the village, he spotted a car driving slowly and its driver talking on a phone and looking towards a nearby industrial park. He and the deputies watched as the vehicle drove behind some businesses and picked up a woman who was waiting behind a building. When questioned, the 31-year-old West Bend woman said she was just “there” and didn’t know anything about the accident. The deputies eventually arrested her for 2nd offense OWI and the driver of the other car for his 4th offense.
On June 6 at 9:00 AM, the sheriff’s department requested mutual aid for a two vehicle crash on Highway 45 near Pleasant Valley Road; Officer Krueger assisted with traffic.
At about 4:00 PM, Officer Oswald responded to a Main Street residence, where a 47 year old man had been found by his mother in bed, pulseless and not breathing. Examination by Officer Oswald and Jackson Rescue revealed that the man had obviously been deceased for several hours. Officer Oswald and Inv. Foeger assisted the Medical Examiner and family.
On June 9 at 12:10 AM, Officer Gerke spotted a minivan parked in Jackson Park near the restrooms. A bouquet of freshly burned marijuana wafted from inside the vehicle. Deputy Killey arrived to assist. The 20 year old driver turned over a pipe and a small amount of marijuana; his 19 year old companion produced a pipe that had been cleverly stored in her cleavage. Citations were issued and they were sent on their way.
At 1:25 PM, a 52 year old woman told Inv. Foeger that she called WE Energies to report a power outage, and the technician discovered that the wires in the basement circuit panel had been disconnected. This had apparently been done by her husband, with whom she’s been feuding for weeks and was now nowhere to be found.
At 1:44 PM, Officers Brinks and Foeger responded to a family fight at a Hickory Lane apartment building. A 27 year old woman said she called her mother-in-law and demanded that she have her son, the woman’s estranged husband, return home. She “may” have called Mom a bitch. Mom told a daughter, who lives across the street from the complainant, about the phone call. Sis was offended by how Mom was treated, so she stopped for a chat, grabbed her by the shirt, slammed her against a wall, and cautioned that, “If you ever call my mom a bitch again, I’ll whip your ass”. The sister-in-law denied doing anything more than touching the complainant on the forehead with a finger. Everyone was cited for disorderly conduct.
On June 10 at 11:19 AM, the Piggly Wiggly reported that a man wearing a black bra and a sun dress was parked outside, taking pictures of passersby. The vehicle was gone when Officer Krueger arrived. We’re familiar with a local man who occasionally cross-dresses. Officer Krueger spotted his vehicle at the house and it matched the witness’s description. No action was taken.
At 2:10 PM, Officers Brinks and Krueger responded to a Linden Circle home, where a 55 year old man had been found pulseless and not breathing by his nephew. Jackson Rescue arrived but CPR was unsuccessful. The officers (Sgt. Fristed relieved Officer Krueger at 4:00 PM) assisted the medical examiners and the family.
On June 12 at 10:00 PM, Main Street Mart reported that an intoxicated man was in the store and just drove off. Officer Henning intercepted the vehicle as it turned into McDonald’s; Officer Oswald assisted. The 27 year old West Bend man was speaking slowly and seemed to be “dazed and confused”. His 25 year old female companion was similarly afflicted, and was rocking back-and-forth. The man said he hadn’t been drinking anything, which was verified by a 0% preliminary breath exam. However, he failed field tests and was arrested for operating under the influence of drugs. He refused to submit to the blood test, so Officer Borkowski took custody of him at the hospital while Officer Henning went to Judge Muehlbauer’s home for a search warrant. The blood test was obtained without incident, and the results will not be available for many months. The man was charged with his 3rd offense and may face additional penalties for refusing to submit to the test.
On June 14 at 2:16 AM, Officer Henning spotted an intoxicated man walking on Main Street near Highway P. The 44 year old explained that he felt too intoxicated to drive and was walking to his home in the Town of Polk. Officer Henning thanked the man for not driving but said he was also in no condition to be walking, and gave him a lift.
At 11:26 PM, Officers Henning and Borkowski responded to a rescue call at a Stonewall Drive residence, where a 64 year old man had fallen out of bed and was unresponsive. Officer Henning started CPR and Officer Borkowski readied the AED. They were relieved by Jackson Rescue.
On June 18 at 12:09 PM, a Woodland Trail resident reported that when she returned home, a neighbor told her that a woman had been walking around her property and tried to look through windows. Officer Borkowski obtained a description of the suspect’s vehicle and relayed it to Det. Foeger, who started searching for it. About 20 minutes later, Det. Foeger spotted the vehicle parked on Colonial Drive. He and Officer Borkowski went on foot, checking backyards for the woman. They spotted her getting into the vehicle and Det. Foeger overtook and stopped her on Hazelwood. The 22 year old West Bend woman admitted breaking into two homes that morning. Eventually, she admitted breaking into fifteen homes in Jackson, Slinger, West Bend, Kewaskum, and Brookfield.
On June 22 at about 2:00 AM, Officer Henning stopped a vehicle after a license check revealed that the owner was suspended. The 44 year old Milwaukee man thought he was on Highway 43 heading south; he was Highway 45 heading north. He failed field tests and was arrested for his second offense.
On June 23 at 7:12 AM, Slinger Officer Garro requested assistance when a passenger in a traffic stop was found to be wanted on several warrants; Officer Laabs assisted.
At 12:29 AM, Officer Foeger found an intoxicated 51 year old West Bend woman lying on the sidewalk on the corner of Jackson & Wilshire, after falling and badly lacerating her nose. Jackson Rescue was dispatched to assist.
On June 26 at 12:04 AM, a caller reported that several men had stolen letters and numbers from the message sign in front of Christ Lutheran Church. Officer Gerke intercepted an intoxicated 50 year old Milwaukee man at the church and Officer Borkowski stopped a vehicle containing two other men in Jackson Park. The driver, a 20 year old Main Street man, was cited for OWI. He said that Officer Borkowski was “mean” because she asked so many questions and, “I don’t like being asked so many questions when I’m drunk”. The stolen items were recovered from the Jackson man’s apartment; citations for theft were issued. See June 29.
At 2:42 PM, Officer Oswald was dispatched to car vs. sign accident at a Main Street roundabout at southbound Highway 45. He located the 30 year old Elkhart Lake man at the McDonald’s parking lot and immediately noticed that his speech was slurred, pupils constricted, eyelids were droopy and trembling, and he had trouble staying awake. Jackson Rescue was dispatched. The man admitted to using several narcotic pain killers. Perhaps due to his two prior convictions, the man refused to consent to a blood test, and a search warrant was obtained from Judge Muehlbauer. By that time, the man was asleep and remained so when blood was taken. The Emergency Room physician wouldn’t admit him because there was only one bed available. By 7:00 PM, Officer Oswald and Inv. Foeger were still at the hospital, and the man was alternating between sleep and agitation. Chief Dolnick was contacted and, after consulting with District Attorney Bensen, directed the officers to release the man from custody and depart.
On June 27 at 8:40 PM, Officers Oswald and Gerke were dispatched to a head-on collision on Main Street in front of Green Valley. A Kia Spectra had crossed the center line and struck a minivan containing a woman and three children. The Kia driver was a 25 year old Green Valley man who is well known to us and on parole for drugs offenses. The officers noticed that he didn’t smell of alcohol but was displaying signs of impairment. Officer Henning was called-in early to do a drug evaluation and found signs of opiate use. The man was arrested for his third offense. While retrieving a bindle of heroin from his vehicle, Officer Henning was cut on the forearm by a piece of glass that was contaminated by the suspect’s blood. Officer Henning was treated at the hospital and prescribed medication to forestall infection.
On June 29 at 2:28 AM, a caller reported that several intoxicated men were rearranging letters into obscenities on the Christ Lutheran Church sign. The men were gone when Officer Gerke arrived, possibly having been conveyed to an unearthly domain reserved for people who mess with houses of worship. Officer Gerke returned the letters to their original format.
On June 30 at 11:22 PM, Officer Oswald stopped a vehicle on Main & Western after it passed illegally and accelerated to 60 mph. The 40 year old West Bend man said he only had two drinks (as usual) at the tavern in Kirchhayn. He was unable to recite the alphabet or the months of the year, failed the standardized field tests, blew a preliminary test of .21%, and was arrested for his “first” offense (a prior conviction in 2002 was outside the ten year window).
On May 3 at 4:19 PM, Officer Oswald and Det. Foeger were sent to a residence after Dispatch received a 911 call with someone screaming in the background. The issue involved an autistic teenager who got into a fight with her mother. Officer Oswald provided contact information for Acute Care Services but no further action was taken.
On May 7 at about 9:30 PM, Officer Oswald stopped a vehicle on Northwest Passage because it had no tail lights. The 43 year old West Bend man smelled of intoxicants and had bloodshot eyes. A check revealed that the man had five previous OWI convictions plus a sixth arrest last November that was still pending. With his record, he was restricted to a blood alcohol threshold of only .02. The man failed field tests and had a breath screening of .10. He was arrested for what will likely be his 7th offense.
On May 13 at 8:24 PM, West Bend PD said it was looking for a vehicle belonging to a Green Valley resident after someone reported that a little girl in the back seat was bound with red tape. Officer Henning found her, happy and unharmed. Dad explained that she had the tape on her mouth and hands when he picked her up at the Boys and Girls Club in West Bend. The 10 year old said she’d been playing a game with friends.
On May 14 at about 5:22 AM, Officer Henning was asked to perform a Drug Recognition Expert exam of a 60 year old Greenfield man whose car was “spiked” after trying to elude deputies and Germantown PD at 100 mph.
On May 14 at 7:23 PM, Officer Brinks told a 25 year old Germantown man to stop panhandling at the Main Street Mart. The man had raised $25 in gas money before West Bend police told him to leave one of their convenience stores. He started the same thing here but decided to buy lottery tickets in hopes of getting even more money. Officer Brinks told him to move along.
On May 15 at 4:12 PM, Officer Brinks stopped a 1995 Cadillac because the plates belonged on a 1996 Integra. The 24 year old West Bend man immediately became argumentative because Hartford PD had previously given him a “15 day” for improper registration and no proof of insurance. When asked for proof of insurance, he claimed it was on his cell phone but he didn’t have it with him. Officer Brinks cited him for the insurance and gave him a “10 day” for the registration. The man demanded to see a supervisor, and Sgt. Fristed explained that Hartford’s “15-day” was not a license to continue driving the vehicle with violations. Before leaving, the man said, “I might as well wear lipstick when I’m driving because next time I can look pretty when I’m f***ed”.
On May 16 at 12:27 AM, Officer Henning, assisted by Deputies Vanier and Lake, responded to a Green Valley residence after neighbors reported hearing a fight and screams. No one answered the officers’ knocks for several minutes until Officer Henning yelled through the window that they would make a forced entry if no one came out. A 24 year old woman then came outside and claimed there hadn’t been a fight, she was yelling at someone on the phone. When cautioned about lying, she admitted that her estranged boyfriend and father of her children were inside. Deputy Lake spotted him trying to escape out a window, and the other officers confronted him inside the trailer. He was eventually arrested for disorderly conduct/domestic violence. Both subjects are on probation, a condition of which is they’re not to have contact with each other. Probation & Parole asked that they be arrested and taken to County Jail. The woman was given an hour to locate someone to watch her children, ages 1 and 3. While waiting, the woman told Officer Henning that, several nights earlier, she awoke to find the boyfriend in her bedroom after he crawled through a window. When she tried to call 911, he allegedly pushed her to the floor and then followed her outside and pushed her to the ground. She showed the officer cuts and bruises to her back, thighs, and ankles. He then threatened to kill her if she called the police, apologized for the attack, and left. When questioned, the boyfriend claimed her injuries came from jumping out of a moving car. A charge of battery/domestic violence was added for that incident.
At 3:41 PM, Officer Brinks was dispatched to a Green Valley residence, where a 43 year old man was having memory problems after crashing his ATV earlier in the day. When questioned, the man thought it was Tuesday (it was Thursday), couldn’t remember that it was May, and thought George Bush was president. Jackson Rescue was dispatched.
At 4:23 PM, Culvers reported that an employee’s husband took offense when the store checked on her absence due to illness. He screamed obscenities at the manager and said, “If I hear more about this, you won’t be here anymore”. However, the manager asked that no further action be taken.
At 10:05 PM, a Green Valley resident reported that an intoxicated 51-year-old neighbor was walking with his dog, screaming for his three-year-old son. Because the man has a history of aggressiveness when intoxicated, Officers Oswald, Brinks and Borkowski responded. When asked what was going on, he said that he had forgotten that his son was with his mother. The mother arrived and promised to take care of the gentleman.
On May 17 at 1:30 PM, the Sheriff’s Department requested mutual aid for a crash on Highway 60 near Lusan Drive in the Town of Jackson. Officer Krueger arrived and Sheriff’s Det. Abbott arrived shortly after. Officer Krueger requested additional help because two people were injured and the highway was blocked; Officer Laabs and Det. Foeger responded. By the time a deputy arrived, the injured had been taken away by Jackson Rescue.
At about 6:30 PM, an Ash Drive resident reported that her 51-year-old neighbor was intoxicated, started yelling at her across the property line, and then got into her car and drove away. Unfortunately, the resident waited two days to report it.
On May 18 at 10:52 AM, during the height of the village-wide rummage sale, a man reported that his 44-year-old sister called and said that she had been drinking all day and taken some pills, and needed to go to the hospital. However, she told Officer Laabs that she only had a couple of beers and no pills; a field breath screening was .18. She said she just needed a ride to Community Memorial Hospital because she’s tired of being an alcoholic. Since she had found a ride and was willing to voluntarily commit herself, no further action was needed.
At 2:45 PM, a resident reported that someone had parked a pickup truck on Glen Brooke Drive to go rummaging, leaving a snarling pit bull inside. When Officer Brinks walked within 9 feet of the vehicle, the dog lunged toward the window and started barking and snarling. The truck was registered to a Milwaukee contracting company but there was no answer on the phone and no one in the area admitted owning it. The vehicle was ticketed for being parked facing the wrong direction. He also left a note asking them not to leave the truck unattended with the dog inside.
On May 19 at about 8 PM, Officer Oswald was dispatched to Culver’s for a minor car crash. A 64-year-old man said that he had been sitting at a picnic table, heard a “ding”, and observed that a family exiting a vehicle had put a small dent into his car door. He said that he tried to speak to the driver but she walked away from him. He followed her into the restaurant and again tried to speak to her, but she ignored him and started ordering food. She then said, “There’s no way I hit your vehicle” and then ignored him again. The man stood behind her vehicle so they couldn’t leave and called Dispatch. The 47-year-old woman told Officer Oswald that it was impossible that the accident happened because they’re very careful with their new car. Officer Oswald matched the “ding” to where her door swung open and found a paint chip from the complainant’s vehicle on her door; she still insisted the accident couldn’t have happened. The complainant said that it would have been sufficient if the woman had simply spoken to him and apologized; now, he wanted restitution. When Officer Oswald returned to the woman, she said that she didn’t speak to the man because she feared for her safety and the safety of her family because he was causing a disturbance in the restaurant. Officer Oswald relayed the man’s sentiments, that this could’ve been handled with an apology if she had not ignored him. She disagreed, saying that she has a master’s degree in psychology and is, therefore, an excellent judge of character and believed it wouldn’t have made any difference.
On May 20th at 3:30 PM, a Highland Road woman complained that a man had yelled at her after she allowed her dog to defecate on his front lawn, even though she did pick it up. Officer Oswald explained that she should not allow her dog to do that on someone else’s property.
At 9:41 PM, a passerby reported that two girls were lying in the roadway of Georgetown Drive, giggling. Officers Oswald and Borkowski checked the area, including the school grounds and nearby parks, without success.
On May 21st at about 5:30 PM, a woman called the police because she found an injured baby bird.
On May 24 at about 1:30 AM, Officer Henning observed a vehicle on Highway 45 that was speeding, had a headlight out, and was weaving badly. In speaking to the 33-year-old Georgetown Drive man, he admitted to having four beers but had stopped drinking three hours earlier. He failed field sobriety tests, including a preliminary breath test of .18, and was arrested for his third offense. After the blood draw and before going to the jail, Officer Henning emptied the man’s pockets into a paper bag. In doing so, he found several pills. The man said he didn’t know anything about the pills and that “lots of people have been wearing this pair of pants over the past couple of days”. It was hard to identify the pills because they had been split, but eventually the man admitted that they were OxyContin; he was cited for illegal possession.
At 6:15 AM, Officers Laabs and Henning were dispatched to a Georgetown Drive residence, where a 36 year old woman with whom we are very familiar had been found on the ground, shaking and hallucinating. Officer Henning observed that a bottle of ammonia window cleaner, and a rag soaked with it was near the woman, and that her hands smelled of ammonia. Although she denied it, Officer Henning concluded that she had been “huffing” the window cleaner. She was transported to St. Joseph’s Hospital and admitted into Intensive Care. Acute Care Services was notified and emergency detention paperwork was prepared.
On May 25 at 12:13 AM, Officer Henning stopped a vehicle for speeding on Main & Western. While speaking to the 20 year old Saukville woman, he could smell the odor of burned marijuana coming from the vehicle; Officer Gerke arrived to assist. Two passengers voluntarily turned over a baggie of marijuana, a pill bottle of marijuana, and a pipe. The driver said that was the only contraband in the car, but a search revealed small “corner bags” strewn about the vehicle floor, containing marijuana flakes; a Velcro case of marijuana stuffed between the driver’s seat and the console; a pipe in the console; and two baggies of marijuana and four marijuana pipes in the glove box. Everyone was cited; the contraband was seized; the occupants were allowed to drive their mobile “head shop” away.
At 5:21 AM, Slinger Officer Uttech requested mutual aid when a 21 year old man became violent on alcohol and drugs. Prior to Officer Henning’s arrival, the man ran out of the house and into a wooded area. Additional officers from Slinger, Hartford and the Sheriff’s Department arrived. The man started texting his mother that he wished to die or go to prison like his father. The man was high on alcohol and drugs, and had fought with officers in the past. The man turned his phone off and the search was eventually called-off. Forty-five minutes later, his mother reported that he returned home. He again ran when Slinger officers arrived, however they were able to detain him after a struggle.
At 1:45 PM, Officer Laabs assisted Trooper German with an OWI arrest in the McDonald’s parking lot. The driver’s preliminary breath test was .17 and he urinated in his pants.
At 6:22 PM, Officer Henning stopped a vehicle on Main Street after a registration check revealed that the owner had a suspended license. While talking to the 22 year old Port Washington man, Officer Henning detected the smell of burned marijuana. A search revealed a baggie of marijuana tucked into the driver’s seat, a clear plastic bottle with marijuana in the glove compartment, and a marijuana pipe.
On May 26 at 5:00 PM, a passerby reported that a couple was out of the car and fighting on Hickory south of Eagle. Officers Brinks and Oswald found the two, both in their 40’s, walking in the brush and separated them. The woman said that she left the man’s residence after an argument, but pulled over to call and say he was an a**h***. He told her to stay where she was and jumped in his car. They started to argue; he grabbed her keys; she fell out of her truck as she grabbed for them; she chased and punched him; he threw her keys into the woods. The man had a split lower lip and the woman had scratches on her face. Their relationship didn’t qualify this as a domestic violence case and they refused to pursue battery charges against each other. However, their behavior earned them citations for disorderly conduct.
At 11:28 PM, Officer Henning stopped a vehicle in the Northwest Industrial Park for invalid registration and loud exhaust. The West Bend man is a known scrap metal thief, and when questioned why he was in an industrial park on a Sunday night, he claimed to be interested in moving to Green Valley. Officer Henning made a record of the items in the man’s vehicle in case they’re reported as stolen later.
Shortly before midnight, Officers Henning, Oswald and Borkowski, assisted by Deputies Miller and Herriges, responded to a Stonewall Drive condo regarding a family fight in which someone was reportedly pistol whipped. The investigation indicated that the 45 year old father came home after taking an adult son, who was visiting from Mayville, on a shopping trip. This caused tension with the mother and other son, who saw this as unequal treatment. The situation deteriorated when the man couldn’t find his prescription medications. Mom and Dad started pushing and shoving each other, then Dad pinned her against an entertainment center and started kicking her legs. The son pulled Dad away from Mom, threw him to the ground, and punched him in the face, breaking his upper and lower jaw and an eye socket. Dad got up and threw the keys to the family truck off a balcony and into a pond, went to the garage and slashed one of the truck tires, and then walked to the nearby Eastside Mart, where the other son picked him up and drove all the way to Mayville. Dodge County arrested Dad and brought him to Hartford, where he was transferred to Officer Henning’s custody. Although the son was carrying a concealed pistol, the damage to Dad’s face was only from his fist. Mom and Dad were arrested for domestic violence/disorderly conduct. Son was arrested for domestic violence/substantial battery.
On May 28 at 11:18 PM, Slinger Officer Cashin requested mutual aid to locate and apprehend a 30-year-old woman for burglary; Officer Gerke responded.
On May 29 at 10:35 PM, Officer Cashin requested mutual aid at a domestic violence/intoxicated driving case.
On May 30 at about 7:30 PM, a 57-year-old man told Sgt. Fristed that after cutting his grass, he discovered that the word a**hole had been burned into the turf with weed killer or another type of chemical. During a neighborhood canvass, a neighbor said he had no idea who would’ve done this but, in his opinion, the complainant was, indeed, an a**hole.
At 9:02 PM, the Sheriff’s Department requested mutual aid to check on a utility pole on Sherman Road that may have been hit by lightning; Sgt. Fristed responded.
On May 31 at 2:30 PM, a caller reported that a man on a motorized scooter had driven into Hasmer Lake and needed help. Officer Brinks found a 51-year-old man partially submerged in the water. Because the man said that he was partially paralyzed and unable to get up, Officer Brinks went into the water and pulled him to shore.
On April 3 at 9:46 AM, Officer Friedl was asked to check on the welfare of a Main Street woman after her husband was unable to reach her on the phone. Officer Friedl found the woman inside; she had passed away about 12 hours earlier. Det. Foeger responded to assist and waited for the Medical Examiner. Chief Dolnick had to notify the man by phone because he was traveling in Idaho.
On April 8 shortly before midnight, Officer Henning stopped a vehicle on Highway 45 that had been traveling at a high rate of speed on Main Street and driving erratically through the roundabouts. The 34-year-old West Bend man claimed he was heading home from Wal-Mart, which was impossible since he was in Jackson. Officer Gerke arrived to assist. A DOT inquiry revealed that the man was suspended. Officer Henning observed a pill container in the center console; the man said that he had been taking medication for nerve damage for several years but said that he hadn’t taken any that day. After he exited the vehicle, Officer Gerke saw two pills on the driver seat which the man denied having any knowledge of. One of the pills was Adderall, which is a Schedule II controlled substance. When asked how he came to be sitting on top of Adderall, he claimed that a girlfriend had gotten her prescription at a pharmacy that very evening and opened the bottle in the car. Needless to say, neither officer believed the story. Based upon his driving and physical signs, a field sobriety test was administered. The man failed the field test and, with a breath screening of ‘0’, it appeared that he was operating under the influence of some type of drug(s). After his arrest, a search of the vehicle revealed a hollow pen that contained a white powdery substance and appear to be used as a snorting straw; a plastic drinking straw that also had white powdery substance and appeared to be used for snorting; a glass tile with powdery residue that had been used as a base for snorting; an empty pill container for methadone; paperwork showing a variety of controlled substances that he had been prescribed; and a receipt for 150 Oxycodone pills that had been filled a week earlier. In addition to the driving under the influence charge, he was cited for possession of controlled substances and drug paraphernalia.
On April 10 at about 8 PM, Slinger Officer Uttech requested mutual aid for a family trouble complaint involving a potentially suicidal subject. The situation was calm and concluded with Officer Uttech placing a 16-year-old girl into emergency detention.
On April 11 at 2:23 AM, Officer Henning stopped a white truck on Main Street because it had two different license plates. The 30-year-old Milwaukee man couldn’t speak English; Officer Borkowski arrived to assist. Inquiries to DMV using the name and birth date on the man’s paperwork were negative, and the man was arrested for driving without a license. When Officer Henning went inside the truck to get the keys, he observed a switchblade knife and a set of brass knuckles. At the County Jail, the man’s fingerprints were submitted to the FBI and it was later determined that “Josue Cortes Carreon” was actually Leonardo Marin, with arrests in California since 2007 for OWI, hit-and-run, and theft. He was charged with obstructing and possession of a switchblade. Since the court only set $100 cash bond, the odds of seeing him again are slim.
On April 13 at 3:07 AM, Officer Borkowski, assisted by two deputies, was dispatched to a Main Street address where a 47-year-old intoxicated woman attacked her 21-year-old daughter. The daughter explained that the bartender at a Cedarburg establishment asked if she could pick Mom up because she was extremely intoxicated and could barely walk. The ride home featured Mom yelling and screaming. At the house, she pushed her daughter into a garbage cart and scratched her on the neck. The mother, with whom we’re very familiar with, was arrested for domestic violence. See April 20.
On April 14 at 1:16 AM, a 911 cell phone caller reported a possibly impaired driver heading towards the village on Highway 60 from Mayfield Road. The caller said that the vehicle was speeding up and slowing down, breaking frequently, and had nearly struck the curb on several occasions. The vehicle then turned northbound on Highway 45 and Officer Gerke intercepted it just north of Pleasant Valley Road in the Town of Polk. The 29-year-old Hartford woman failed field sobriety tests and was arrested for her first offense.
On the afternoon of April 14, Officer Oswald was on routine patrol on S. Center Street when he observed a vehicle that fit the description from a hit and run accident that he investigated two days earlier. He observed that the blue van had silver paint transfer that was consistent with the damage done to the victim’s vehicle. The owner denied knowing that she had struck the vehicle next to her in the parking lot. Although a citation for hit and run wasn’t possible, at least for the at-fault driver was identified for the report and insurance purposes.
At 7:10 PM, Officer Oswald assisted a family with a 10-year-old foster child was out of control.
On April 15 at 8:42 AM, an Ash Drive resident complained that a vehicle was parked on the other side of the street, across from his driveway. The man said the car shouldn’t be parked there because he might hit it when he pulls his boat trailer out of the driveway. Officer Krueger told the man that the vehicle was legally parked, so all he could do was ask the owner to relocate it; he left a note on the windshield. Later, the owner called back to say that the complainant contacted her and remarked that she must be from a trailer park and didn’t know any better. The woman said that she parks there when she babysits for her grandchild. Officer Krueger assured her that she was parked legally but suggested that she might want to move the car slightly. When re-contacted, the complainant denied making the trailer park remark and said that he was going to ask the homeowners association to make it illegal for anybody to park on the street (Ash Drive is a public street).
On April 20 at 2:20 AM, a 911 caller reported a possible impaired driver heading towards the village on Highway 60 from the East. Officer Henning ran the license plate provided by the witness and recognized the owner as the 47-year-old Main Street woman. Officer Henning intercepted the vehicle at Eagle Drive. He observed that the woman’s eyes were bloodshot and watery; her hands move slowly; she smelled of intoxicants; and her speech was slurred. The woman said that she felt okay to drive and only had two beers. When asked to perform field sobriety tests, she became indignant and said, “You know, I’m so sick of you f***ing Jackson police”. When told that she would need to step out of the vehicle, she started to put the vehicle into gear which forced Officer Henning to reach inside to grab the keys and turn the ignition off. After failing field sobriety tests, she was arrested for her first offense. The woman refused to provide a blood sample, our first refusal since the Supreme Court ruled that a warrant is necessary for a non-consent blood draw. Unfortunately, Wisconsin is the only state in which first offense OWI is not a crime; search warrants cannot be obtained for forfeiture offenses. However, the woman faces additional penalties for the refusal itself under the implied consent law.
On April 25 at 3:00 PM, Officers Brinks and Krueger were dispatched to a family fight at a single family residence. The 52 year old woman said there’s a lot of tension in the home because her husband is unemployed and spends his time watching TV and smoking cigarettes. She was upset about finances, so she stopped buying her husband’s groceries including coffee, milk and sugar. He made coffee from his own supply and a fight ensued when she tried to have some. Hot coffee was spilled and his wife was scratched in the face. The man was arrested for disorderly conduct/domestic violence. See next.
While being booked for the above incident, the husband said that, two days earlier, his wife had been mocking him and calling him names, and then struck him twice in the head with a closed fist. He also said that one day earlier, she struck with him her shoe. When interviewed, his wife said that she was “fed up” with him not working, smoking, drinking, and watching TV. She denied striking him. She threw a boot on the bed but didn’t aim at her husband and thought it hit the mattress. She accused her husband of making these allegations up in retaliation. She was referred to the District Attorney for the same charge, disorderly conduct/domestic violence.
On April 26, Officer Brinks was informed that a two year old boy had sustained broken bones and a lacerated spleen, which doctors at Children’s Hospital determined were caused by physical abuse. After further investigation, Det. Foeger arrested the mother on April 30.
On April 27 at about 10:30 AM, passersby reported that a man kept falling off his motorcycle on Main Street at Highway P. He then drove into the parking lot of the Main Street Station, lost control and flew over the handlebars. He staggered down a hill and was found by Officer Krueger sitting against a fence. The man was extremely intoxicated and wouldn’t stand up. Chief Dolnick and Deputy Meier arrived and the man agreed to stand, but they needed to keep holding him so he wouldn’t fall again. It was impossible to administer field tests and the man was arrested for his 6th offense.
On the evening of April 28, an Oakland Drive told Officer Borkowski that a family member was sending threatening text messages. Many of the comments are too obscene to be related here, but one threatened to turn the man “into a human Pez dispenser”. The suspect has a history of violent outbursts. After being warned to cease or be cited, the messages stopped.
On March 5, a local family told Inv. Foeger that a relative had stolen about $15,000 worth of possessions to support his heroin habit.
On March 11 at 6:10 PM, a West Bend PD officer terminated a brief vehicle pursuit when it became unsafe. Sgt. Fristed monitored traffic on Highway 45 in case the vehicle came this way and saw it exiting at Highway 60. The driver attempted to elude again but lost control on Tillie Lake Road and crashed into the ditch. He held the occupants at gunpoint until Officers Brinks and Krueger, and Deputy Kiupelis, arrived to assist. The driver was arrested for OWI #2 and was turned over to West Bend PD after the blood test. A female occupant was found with stolen identification cards.
On the afternoon of March 15, we received information about a possible large underage alcohol party planned for that night. When contacted, the parent said she planned on being gone that night and her children planned on having “a few friends over”. A party there three years ago had about 40 attendees, alcohol, and marijuana. Officers Oswald and Brinks stopped at the house at about 8:00 PM to say hello. A young man said that the party had been cancelled.
At about 2:30 AM on March 16, the Sheriff’s Department requested mutual aid regarding an impaired driver on Highway 45 who was all over the road, was on the wrong side at one point, and had just driven off into the ditch. Officer Henning located the vehicle south of Sherman Road and spoke to the 38 year old West Bend man. Deputies arrived and ultimately arrested him for OWI.
At about 5:30 PM, Officers Oswald and Friedl were dispatched to a crash in the Tillie Lake/Cedar Parkway roundabout in which a vehicle had left the roadway and knocked down a light pole. Officer Oswald spotted the driver, a 50 year old West Bend woman, walking behind Culver’s. When asked why she didn’t call 911, she replied that she’d never been in a crash and didn’t know what to do, so she called her husband to pick her up at Culver’s. The smelled strongly of alcohol. She failed field tests and had a preliminary breath test of .17%. She was arrested for her third offense and booked at the County Jail.
On March 18 at 1:04 AM, Officers Gerke and Borkowski were dispatched to a Main Street home, where adult daughters needed assistance controlling their heavily intoxicated 47 year old mother. Mom, with whom we’re familiar, had called from a Cedarburg bar for a ride, but she refused to get into their car when they arrived and drove home. She then became (more) belligerent and started swearing at them. The daughters just wanted her to go to sleep and leave them alone. The officers settled her down but warned her that she’d be arrested if they had to return.
At 7:30 PM, Sgt. Fristed stopped a vehicle after it passed through the red light at Main & Jackson. The 20 year old Green Valley man insisted he didn’t have any marijuana in the vehicle despite the obvious bouquet coming from inside. A search of the vehicle revealed a baggie of marijuana, a “one hitter” marijuana pipe, and a homemade pipe made of a toilet paper roll and aluminum foil. He was cited for possession of marijuana, possession of paraphernalia, and the red light violation.
On March 23 at about 12:30 PM, an Eagle Drive resident found a skinned animal carcass inside a dumpster. Officer Friedl was able to remove what looked like a dog’s body and take it to the Washington County Humane Society. WCHS workers determined that it was a coyote that had been trapped and skinned for its pelt, not a pet dog.
On March 25 at about 3:21 AM, Officer Henning observed a vehicle entering the village from the east at a very high rate of speed. By the time he caught up to it, the vehicle had made it to N. Center Street. The 29 year old Milwaukee man said he was heading home from Oconomowoc “just down the street”; he thought he was in Waukesha. The odor of intoxicants and marijuana were coming from him and the vehicle. The man kept looking for his ID, having forgotten that he already gave it to Officer Henning. A pat down search revealed $1,000 in currency and a baggie of marijuana; a search of the vehicle turned up more cash ($1,500 total) and three small baggies of marijuana that appeared to be packaged for delivery. The man field sobriety tests, including a .18% on the breath screener. When asked how he obtained the money, he replied, “Cuz I’m a man”. He claimed to earn his wages (all in $20 bills) by selling car parts to friends. Later, at the county jail, he volunteered, “You should know how many crack heads we service out here. Not me though; I just sell weed. You can charge me with it, I don’t care. The other guys, they f*** with rock [cocaine]. Now me, though.”
On March 26 at 8:34 PM, Officers Oswald and Borkowski were dispatched to a Green Valley residence for an out-of-control 8 year old girl. The foster parent said the girl started throwing things and hitting her after being denied an IPod.
On February 1 at 11 AM, Officer Krueger was dispatched to Jackson Elementary School to investigate a child abuse allegation. A six-year-old had come to school with marks of being slapped hard on his face. The case was concluded with a referral to the District Attorney against a 35-year-old local man for physical abuse of a child.
On February 5 at 10:40 PM, Officer Gerke observed a red pickup truck on Jackson Drive that was over the center line by over a foot and heading towards her squad. After taking evasive action, she turned around and caught up to the vehicle near Hickory Lane. The 50-year-old Hickory Lane woman said that she was coming from a friend’s house and was a block from home. Officer Gerke could detect the odor of intoxicants, observed that the woman’s eyes were red and glassy, and her speech was slow and slurred. Nevertheless, the woman claimed to have had only one beer. After failing field sobriety tests, she was arrested for her second offense. In the subsequent search, a marijuana pipe was found in the woman’s left pocket and a nearly empty bottle of Mike’s hard cranberry lemonade was in the center console, along with a coffee mug containing wine. Consequently, the woman was also cited for possession of drug paraphernalia and having open intoxicants in the vehicle. The blood test was .18%.
On February 8 at about 7:30 AM, Officer Laabs and Investigator Foeger went to an Eagle Drive apartment, where a 17-year-old boy had threatened to commit suicide with a butcher knife. When they arrived, they found him sitting in an easy chair watching television. After being interviewed by an ACS worker, it was agreed that his mother would take him to school and he would receive further assistance from ACS afterward. However, it was later learned that while en route to the high school, he bolted out of the vehicle and disappeared. See next.
On February 9, shortly after midnight, Officers Henning and Oswald were dispatched back to the Eagle Drive apartment, where the mother was reporting that her son needed assistance because he was having a “bad trip” on LSD and was “acting out”. When they arrived, they could hear the young man yelling before they entered the building. Once inside the apartment, they could see that it was in disarray, with numerous objects having been thrown about. The subject, who is 6’2” and about 200 pounds, was making incoherent statements and started walking towards Officer Henning while flailing his arms up and down. He grabbed Officer Henning, who then pushed him back and, with Officer Oswald, attempted to restrain him. After trying to restrain and get him on the ground, the officers pulled back and deployed the Taser; however, it was ineffective. Additional shocks went unnoticed and the man continued to fight. Officer Henning requested additional assistance. They continued trying to restrain the man and were finally able to get his hands behind his back and handcuff him. Officer Borkowski, and Lieut. Martin and deputies Frankow, Herriges, Vanier, Miller, and Stoltz from the Sheriff’s Department arrived to assist. It took every one of them to hold the man on the ground as he struggled, tried to stand up or kick. While awaiting the arrival of Jackson Rescue, the officers rolled the man onto his side to take the pressure off his chest because of the danger of a fatal syndrome known as “excited delirium”, which can occur after someone under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs has fought. While EMTs were treating him, his mother told Officer Henning that her son came home at 9:45 PM with four friends and didn’t use drugs in the apartment. Officer Henning responded that it was likely he had used LSD in the apartment based upon this time of arrival and how long it would take LSD to get her son into this condition. The mother objected to Officer Henning’s desire to search her son’s bedroom for drugs, saying that she didn’t trust him or like him. However, she allowed Officer Oswald to search for contraband; nothing was found. The mother would not identify any of her son’s associates, because they were “good kids”. Officers carried the man to the ambulance, and Officer Henning and Deputy Herriges rode along to the hospital. At the hospital, it took several deputies and officers to hold the man down so he could be put into restraints. The man remained incoherent, speaking almost nonstop for about an hour until he fell asleep from two doses of tranquilizers. Officer Henning remained at the hospital until 6 AM when relieved by Officer Friedl. An ACS worker said that the man was not a candidate for emergency commitment. She also reported that Mom failed to take her son for a drug assessment and didn’t notify ACS when her son returned home that night, as she had been directed to do. As soon as he was medically cleared, Officer Henning arrested him for disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, and causing an injury to a police officer. He was transported to the County Jail by Officers Henning and Friedl.
On February 13 at 1:36 AM, Officer Gerke was dispatched to a Ridgeway Drive residence regarding a suicide attempt and domestic disturbance. Officer Uttech from Slinger PD and Deputies Lake and Frankow were dispatched to assist. While en route, Dispatch advised that the woman involved held a knife up to her throat and threatened to kill herself. She had since discarded the knife and was upstairs. A 34-year-old man let them into the house and the officers saw three large, hunting style knives on the kitchen counter. The man said that his fiancée was still upstairs and might have some pocket knives. Officers Gerke and Uttech went upstairs to talk to her in the master bedroom while the other officers waited downstairs. The woman was upset but said that she was not going to kill herself and allowed herself to be patted down. She said she’d been at a tavern earlier in the evening with her fiancé and became upset after learning he had relayed private information about her to a mutual friend. An argument ensued on the way home and continued after they arrived. She first left with the intent to rent a motel room for the evening, but changed her mind and came back. It was then that she grabbed the knives and told her fiancé she was going to kill herself because she was “trying to be dramatic and get his attention”. The fiancé provided much the same story but added that when he tried to take the knife away, she repeatedly bit his arm. After getting the knife, she tried to retrieve them and he tackled her. At that point he was able to get his cell phone and call 911. The woman was arrested for disorderly conduct and battery, domestic violence related.
On February 15 at about 5 PM, a cell phone caller reported a possible impaired driver on Main Street. Officer Brinks spotted the vehicle as it turned into the East Side Mart and saw that the driver had difficulty standing and was leaning against his SUV for support. The 29-year-old Jackson man denied using alcohol or drugs. When asked where he was coming from he said, “up the road”. Then he said he was coming from work, but when asked where he worked he again said, “up the road”. His eyes were glassy but there was no odor of intoxicants. A check of the man’s license revealed that it was revoked and his vehicle was supposed to have an ignition interlock due to three prior OWI’s, the last occurring in July 2012. The witness reported that he had followed the vehicle for several miles and was swerving on the shoulder and across the centerline. The man failed field sobriety tests and was arrested. After the blood draw was completed, he was booked in the County Jail for his fourth offense, a felony, and also for operating without an IID installed. He was also cited for operating after revocation and for having open intoxicants (a can of beer and a bottle of wine) in the vehicle. The blood test was .26%.
On February 16 at 2:11 AM, Officer Henning stopped an SUV for equipment violations. While speaking to the driver and five passengers, he smelled the strong odor of intoxicants and noticed that most of the occupants were intoxicated. The driver, a 41-year-old West Bend area woman, said that she had just picked everyone up from a bar. A 19 year old passenger said West Bend PD had cited her for underage drinking and being at the bar. A 16-year-old girl denied having anything to drink despite smelling like intoxicants, and tested at .04%. She declared that the test was bull****and agreed to a second test which provided the same result. She was transported to the police station and seated in the booking room. She started becoming verbally profane and uncooperative, calling Officers Henning and Borkowski “f***ing bitches” and “worthless pigs”. A search of her purse revealed a tinfoil bindle that was charred on one side, consistent with heroin usage. She denied using heroin and tried to prevent the officers from checking her arms, but they discovered track marks and injection points indicative of heroin use. They also found a used heroin filter in her coat. Also in her purse were a case containing used heroin filters and a cooking spoon with heroin residue. When asked about the items and what they were used for, she suggested that the officers “f*** off” and said the items didn’t belong to her. After being medically cleared at the hospital, the girl was taken to the Youth Treatment Center and various charges were referred to the juvenile authorities.
On February 17 at about 2:30 AM, Officer Henning saw a vehicle was stopped in traffic on Cedar Parkway south of Highway 60. The 29-year-old Hartford woman said she pulled over to charge her cell phone. While speaking to her, he could smell intoxicants and observed that her speech was slow and slurred, and her eyes were bloodshot and watery. She failed field sobriety tests and was arrested. She was also cited for possession of a narcotic (diazepam) without a prescription. The blood test was .13%.
On February 13 at about 2:30 AM, Officer Henning observed an SUV driving erratically in an alley opposite the elementary school. The vehicle continued to drive poorly on Jackson Drive and on Hunters Road. After stopping the vehicle on Willow Ridge Drive, the 34-year-old West Bend man told him that he only had two beers and explained that he was driving badly because he was upset that his father lost his job. The man became uncooperative during field sobriety tests, claiming that his name is known throughout the community (we never heard of him) and now that he was “trying to stay my ass straight, f***ers want to mess with me”. When he started walking towards Officer Henning and ignored commands to stop, he and Officer Gerke restrained and handcuff him. The blood test was .26%.
On February 24 at 9:16 PM, Officer Brinks observed a vehicle go through one of the roundabouts, over the curb and at a high rate of speed (for a roundabout). After stopping the vehicle to inquire, Officer Oswald arrived and said that he could see multiple packages of beer in the bed of the truck; the driver was 18 years old. A search of the vehicle turned up marijuana. A field sobriety test indicated some level of impairment, not sufficient for arrest but enough to induce the man to ask his brother to pick him up. He was cited for possession of marijuana.
On January 1 at 8:09 PM, Officer Uttech of Slinger PD requested mutual aid for a fatal rollover crash on Highway C near Stony Lane. Officer Oswald responded and closed Highway C on one side of the scene until he was relieved by Deputy Giese.
On January 5 at 11:44 PM, Slinger Officer Cashin reported that he was in foot pursuit of a suspect who fled from the scene of a disturbance. Officer Gerke immediately headed over to assist. Officer Cashin had been able to catch and handcuff the 38 year old, who actively resisted. Officer Gerke interviewed the victims and issued domestic violence paperwork on behalf of Slinger.
On January 6 at 1:10 AM, Officers Gerke and Borkowski were dispatched to a domestic fight at a Georgetown Drive residence. The 49 year old woman met them outside and reported that she got into an argument with her 46 year old boyfriend that culminated in him spraying beer at her. Both were warned for DC and the woman agreed to stay the rest of the night at her sister’s home to defuse the situation. Officer Borkowski took her to that home, also in the village, where they were met at the door by the sister and her husband. Neither was happy about the nighttime visit. They reluctantly allowed the woman to stay, but the sister closed the door on Officer Borkowski as she tried to explain the situation.
At about the same time as the above call, Dispatch received a report of a box on fire in someone’s yard. Officer Gerke requested mutual aid from the sheriff’s department and Slinger, but all of their officers were tied up. The homeowner extinguished the fire himself and said no one had to respond, although Officer Borkowski did check the area after the preceding assignment.
On January 8 at about 12:40 AM, the sheriff’s department requested mutual aid at a fire near a home on Country Aire Drive south of Highway 60, near the county line. She found a large brush pile on fire, and Jackson Fire was dispatched. Officer Gerke stood by until relieved by Sgt. Herman and Deputy Lake.
On January 9 at 1:41 AM, an anonymous person reported that an intoxicated 30 year old woman had just left Applebee’s in Menomonee Falls en route to West Bend. Officer Henning spotted the vehicle on Highway 45 and stopped it for speeding and erratic lane deviation. Despite having slurred speech and the odor of intoxicants, the woman at first denied drinking alcohol, then admitted to having one large margarita in three hours at Applebee’s. After failing field sobriety tests and a PBT test of .16, she was arrested for her first offense. At the hospital, the woman refused to submit to the test and threatened to “sue the f*** out of you guys”. While waiting for the blood technician, she mocked Officer Henning, made threatening remarks about the anonymous caller, and swore at Henning and Deputy Herriges. She resisted the blood draw, requiring both officers to restrain her. She said, “Why don’t you choke me, too” and then made sexually-tinged remarks about liking to be choked. Officer Gerke notified Henning that she found a liquor flask inside the woman’s car. She was cited for the OWI and possession of open intoxicants. She refused to call her husband, so she was held in County Jail for at least 12 hours. While being escorted to the squad for transport to jail, she continued to make sexual remarks about being choked and offered to send photos of herself to the officers.
On January 10 at about 2:00 AM, Officer Henning clocked a vehicle at 85 mph on Highway 45. The 67 year old Menomonee Falls man claimed that he had to get home because wife had shoulder pain. He said that he had two or three beers at the Jackson Pub since 10:00 PM. However, he lost his balance and almost staggered into a lane of traffic. Field sobriety tests were done in a heated garage at the hospital, however many couldn’t be administered because the man couldn’t remain standing without aid. He failed the horizontal gaze nystagmus test, couldn’t recite the alphabet, and had a PBT of .17; he was arrested for his first offense.
On January 13 at 1:10 AM, Officers Borkowski and Henning were dispatched to a Ridgeway Drive apartment when 911 dispatchers could hear screaming on an open line. When they arrived, they separated the two 29-year-old residents. The woman reported that during an argument she told her boyfriend she didn’t want him in the apartment and locked him out. He kicked the door open, started screaming and yelling at her, called her a slut and other profanities, pushed her to the ground, and placed his hands around her neck which cut off her breathing and caused her to lose consciousness. When she tried to call 911, the man allegedly took the phone from her and dismantled it. He then refused to allow her to leave the apartment, pushed her to the ground and choked her again. She also said that he backhanded her across the face several times. She estimated that this “torture” went on for about an hour. The man denied all the accusations with the exception of calling his girlfriend profanities. The man was arrested and taken to County Jail. Charges of battery, criminal damage to property, disorderly conduct, and strangulation & suffocation were requested, all as domestic violence related offenses. He was also held for bail jumping because he was out on bail on criminal charges in Waukesha County, which he violated by committing these crimes and for drinking alcohol. At the County Jail, the man told Officer Henning that the charges were being fabricated against him and he was arrested because he is a “young black guy”; Officer Henning didn’t have anything better to do because Jackson is so small; and that he was going to have “a few boys” deal with him.
On January 19 at 5:00 PM, cell phone callers reported a possibly impaired driver northbound on Highway 45 from Richfield. Trooper Perales intercepted the vehicle as it pulled into the Main Street Mart; Officer Brinks arrived to assist. Shortly afterward, the driver pulled up to report that her car had been sideswiped by the suspect. The 23-year-old Antigo man was eventually arrested by the trooper for driving while intoxicated. An eight-year-old boy and an infant girl were inside the vehicle and turned over to a grand parent who drove down from West Bend.
At 11:30 PM, Officer Oswald stopped a vehicle on Main Street after determining that the registered owner was revoked. The 16-year-old driver was not the registered owner and had a valid probationary license; however, he had four passengers and was only allowed to have one. While collecting information from the passengers, Officer Oswald could smell burnt marijuana. The 16-year-old driver admitted possession. A search of the vehicle revealed four prescription vials containing marijuana and two pipes with burned marijuana residue. The driver was issued citations for violation of his probation license, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Everyone was released to their parents.
On January 20 at 5:13 PM, Officer Friedl assisted Trooper Perales with the arrest of another impaired driver on Highway 45.
On January 22 at about 4 PM, Dispatch reported an open cell phone line a 911 which they were able to plot near the Main Street Mart. The sound of an argument could be heard including, “Let’s go motherf***er”. Officer Oswald and Det. Foeger found two men in their 50s about to duke it out over a road rage incident on the freeway. Each accused the other and they were both told that they could let it go be cited for disorderly conduct.
On January 25 at 1:21 PM, Officer Krueger and Det. Foeger were dispatched to a Stonewall Drive address for a family fight. The couple, in their 30s, had exchanged profanities but no domestic violence had occurred and they agreed to separate for the day.
On January 29, a woman told Officer Brinks that her ex-boyfriend texted her mother, claiming that a sex tape of the young woman had been posted online. Mom checked the website and believed it was, indeed, her daughter. However, the woman checked for herself and determined that it was not her. She believed that her ex-boyfriend had made the accusation to use against her in a child custody dispute. Later, her stepfather received a similar text message. Although the complainant did not want to further action taken, the suspect’s probation agent was notified.