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 April 2 at about 2:30 PM, a Ford Focus went over the curb on Jackson Drive at Main Street, struck a concrete-filled tub holding a mailbox post, and dragged the 200 pound tub about 61’ before coming to a stop. A witness saw the 18-year-old Slinger woman toss an aerosol can from the vehicle after the crash, which Officer Laabs recovered. The woman said she took four “hits” of Ultra Duster compressed air and passed out. She was cited for first offense operating while intoxicated and held at the Washington County Jail on charges of abuse of a hazardous substance and felony bail jumping, the latter in connection with an open case of possession with intent to deliver designer drugs.
On April 4, shortly after midnight, the Sheriff’s Office requested mutual aid from Officer Brinks, to translate for a Spanish-speaking suspect in an OWI-related crash on Highway 28 near Kewaskum.
At 6:11 AM, Officers Gerke and Brinks were dispatched to a family fight at a Hickory Lane apartment. The 35 year old woman met them outside and reported that her 24-year-old boyfriend was inside throwing things around and had a butcher knife. As they spoke to her, the garage door started to close and they obtained her keys to open the apartment door. The man was ordered to show himself, with officers covering him at gunpoint because he’d been using a knife; he surrendered without incident. The man said he came home from work at about 6:00 PM the previous night; his wife got upset because he wanted to go to Milwaukee and shoot dice. They fought until going to sleep in separate rooms at about 11:00 PM. The argument resumed at 4:00 AM when the woman awoke for work. He then stood in front of her van to prevent her from leaving. The woman added that he threatened to slash the tires of her van and to cut the brake line with the knife. He was arrested for disorderly conduct/domestic violence. See next.
At 10:32 AM, Officer Gerke and Deputy Naumann were called back to the Hickory Lane apartment after the boyfriend posted bond, returned and pounded on the door; he took off prior to her arrival. The man tried to enter the apartment and damaged the interior of the woman’s car. Additional charges of violating the 72-hour contact prohibition, disorderly conduct, and criminal damage to property were requested.
On April 5, Easter Day, at 3:39 AM, Officer Brinks stopped a vehicle for 80 mph on Highway 45. The 25-year-old West Bend man smelled of intoxicants and said he “had a couple of shots” while bartending in Pewaukee. He staggered while outside of the vehicle and almost fell over. He failed field tests and had a PBT test of .25%. He was arrested for his first offense.
On April 7 at 11:30 PM, Officer Lake observed an SUV operating without headlamps on Main Street near Highway P, stopping it as it turned on a Highway 45 on-ramp. A computer inquiry revealed that the Minnesota man was revoked for not complying with the alcohol assessment requirement of an earlier OWI citation in this state; he was also wanted by Hales Corner PD for failure to pay a municipal citation.
On April 9 at 11:46 AM, a 47 year old woman told Officer Laabs that neighbors on either side of her house were listening to her. She said the FBI had swept her house for listening devices. She purchased a white noise machine to deter the eavesdropping and aimed a camera out her front window.
On April 10 at 3:43 AM, Officers Borkowski and Oswald were dispatched to a Willow Ridge home, where a 23-year-old woman was ill after possibly overdosing on narcotic pain medicine and alcohol. The woman had threatened suicide in a text message to a friend. She was taken to St. Joseph’s Hospital by Jackson Rescue. The medical clearance, never a quick process, took considerably longer because of a constant stream of other emergency cases coming into the emergency room. Officer Oswald didn’t return to the police station until almost 2:00 PM.
At 9:20 AM, while he was at the hospital for the above incident, Officer Oswald helped a sheriff’s deputy restrain a 43-year-old man who was combative and threatening to assault officers.
On April 11, the children of a 64-year-old Jackson woman told Officer Krueger that their mother had lost at least $10,000 in an internet scam. The situation began when she met someone on a dating site who supposedly lives in Texas. After emailing back-and-forth, he started asking for money. Sometimes, he claimed to be in Africa and needed money to return to Texas or score a business contract. The victim was then induced to send money to several women. The man kept promising to eventually come to Jackson to be with her and professed his love for her. Officer Krueger determined that the names given to the woman had been stolen. The bank was wiring money to bank accounts that had been hacked. Based on past experience, it’s likely that the suspect is overseas.
On April 12 at about 5:30 PM, Officer Henning stopped a vehicle for speeding on Highway P. The driver, a 24 year old Appleton man, had been drinking but a field test indicated he wasn’t intoxicated. In the meantime, Officer Henning recognized a 27-year-old Town of Trenton man from a previous arrest and asked the man if he was still on probation; he refused to say and made a big show of recording the traffic stop on his cell phone (he was off-probation as of December). Before leaving, the man yelled at Officer Henning if he wanted to see his video; Officer Henning replied that he had his own video. The driver was released with a warning despite his friend’s efforts to provoke Officer Henning.
At 5:40 PM, the Sheriff’s Office requested mutual aid at a two vehicle crash in the area of Country Aire and Highway NN, near the county line. Officer Gerke arrived shortly before Deputy Dexter and provided traffic control until relieved by other deputies.
At 9:15 PM, Officer Henning stopped a vehicle for expired registration and made contact with the driver, a 52-year-old Richfield man. The officer recognized the man from an April 3 incident in which Sgt. Fristed found him sleeping behind the wheel in a parking lot with open intoxicants. In this case, the man smelled strongly of beer and had slurred speech. The man said he had one beer at the Latest Edition. Officer Borkowski arrived to assist. The man failed field tests and refused to submit to a PBT test; he was arrested for his second OWI offense.
On April 13 at 10:32 AM, Officer Krueger and Det. Foeger responded to a dumpster that was fully engulfed in flames. They stood by while the fire department responded. Foul play wasn’t suspected.
On April 15 at about 5:00 PM, Officer Henning stopped a vehicle for suspended plates on a Highway 45 on-ramp. When the 31-year-old Milwaukee man opened the glove box to retrieve paperwork, Officer Henning observed a stun gun and a large knife; Officer Gerke arrived to assist. The man was cited for carrying a concealed weapon, operating a vehicle with suspended registration, and driving after revocation. He was held at the County Jail for violating his parole.
On April 17 at about 8:00 PM, a convenience store clerk told Officer Henning that she refused to sell more vodka to a woman who had already made several purchases that day, per store policy. The 49-year-old woman responded by calling the clerk a “f***ing bitch” and threatened to have her boyfriend come into the store; she left when the clerk said she was calling the police. When contacted by Officers Henning and Lake at her Green Valley residence, the woman reiterated that the clerk was a “f***ing bitch”. She was told not to return to the store and given a citation for disorderly conduct, which she tore into pieces, crumpled into a ball, and threw on the lawn.
On April 19 at about 8:00 PM, a 911 caller reported an erratic driver heading toward the village on Highway 60 from the “Five Corners” in Ozaukee County. Sgt. Fristed spotted the vehicle as it passed him at Jackson Drive, stopping it after he saw it drive across the center line. The 45-year-old Hartford man smelled of intoxicants and had slurred speech; he said he had two beers. He was arrested for his first OWI offense after failing the field sobriety test; a PBT test was .18%.
On April 21 at 3:35 PM, a 65-year-old man complained to Officers Gerke and Henning that his sister took a bottle of vodka away from him and left. The sister agreed to return the bottle the next day. See next
At 4:32PM, the man called 911 because his sister didn’t return with his vodka. Officer Gerke reminded him that his sister was coming back the next day with the vodka. He was also warned for misusing 911.
At 7:30 PM, Sgt. Fristed and Officers Henning and Gerke responded to a rescue call on Hemlock Street, after a man told 911 that his wife had delivered a baby while sitting on the toilet. By the time they arrived, the father had retrieved the baby from the toilet and placed it on the floor next to Mom. While waiting for Jackson Rescue, Officer Gerke wrapped the infant and held it, and Officer Henning secured the umbilical cord. The father was a little excited, so Officer Henning volunteered to cut the cord for him when the EMTs were ready. Both the full term baby girl and Mom were doing fine.
On April 22 at 10:37 PM, a convenience store clerk told Officer Borkowski that a man had come into the store to buy cigars but didn’t have ID; tobacco buyers are “carded” the same as alcohol buyers. The man didn’t have ID and said a friend would come in and buy them. The clerk explained that she couldn’t sell the cigars to the friend, either, because the cigars would be turned over to him and he didn’t have ID. The owner of the vehicle then came into the store and was told the same thing. The clerk called police after they left because the people were so irate and she wanted them to be told not to return to the store. Officer Borkowski called the vehicle owner, a 27-year-old Milwaukee woman, and tried to explain the situation, but the woman kept yelling at her and said what happened was “a racial thing” and not due to the store policy.
Officers responded to 20 rescue calls and 3 fire calls this month.
On March 1 at about 6:30 PM, Officers Lake, Henning, and Gerke responded to a Clover Lane address regarding a family fight. When they arrived, the woman said that her husband had loaded a pistol prior to the officers’ arrival. However, the man surrendered without incident. He was arrested for disorderly conduct and handling a firearm while intoxicated, both as domestic violence.
At 8:37 PM, employees of Ivy Manor, a community based residential facility, requested Jackson Rescue after finding an 88 year resident lying in the snow outside the building. When Officers Lake and Brinks arrived, they found that the man had been returned to the facility in a wheelchair. They began CPR and attached an AED, which applied one shock. The officers turned care over to arriving EMTs from the fire department. The man was transferred to Froedtert St. Joseph’s Hospital, where he passed away at about 11:30 PM. Further investigation revealed that staff started looking for the man at about 7:20 PM, after realizing he wasn’t in the building. The appropriate state regulatory agency was notified.
On March 3 at 10:45 PM, Officers Lake and Brinks were dispatched to a group home on Main Street regarding a 57-year-old man with dementia who was combative with members of the staff and a private ambulance company they had called. Officer Mammen from Slinger and Sheriff’s Deputy Vanderheiden arrived to assist. The man actively resisted and had to be taken to the ground and handcuffed, then secured on a cot and placed in the ambulance. Officer Lake Road in the back of the ambulance but Officer Brinks was called to a report of a possible family fight and couldn’t follow him. Hartford officers Janzen and Rohrer met the ambulance at Aurora Hartford Medical Center. The man remained uncooperative and was eventually admitted to the hospital.
On March 7 at 7:10 PM, Officer Henning made contact with a vehicle in the Walgreens parking lot after it was spotted speeding and had either a defective or missing muffler. The 44-year-old West Bend man smelled of intoxicants and had bloodshot and watery eyes; he denied drinking any alcohol. A computer inquiry revealed that the man had a pending second offense OWI case and other open cases, and was wanted on several warrants from the Sheriff’s Office. Sgt. Fristed arrived to assist. The man was arrested after failing the field sobriety test and had a PBT of .14%. After the man asked if his cell phone could be retrieved from the car, Sgt. Fristed discovered an open bottle of vodka. The man was arrested for three counts of bail jumping, third offense OWI, operating after revocation, and open intoxicants in a vehicle. While en route to the hospital, the man made suicidal statements about wishing his life was over and that he didn’t want to be around anymore. This necessitated notifying Acute Care Services. After blood was drawn, and ACS worker interviewed the man and concluded that he needed to be placed on suicide watch at the County Jail.
On March 9 at 8 PM, Officer Gerke was dispatched to a Hickory Lane apartment regarding a possible domestic abuse; Deputy Stevens assisted. They were met by a 17-year-old girl who said that her father was angry that she didn’t come home to let the dog out. She felt that it was “common sense” that he would have realized this because he knew she’d be at school until 7 PM. During an argument, Dad allegedly grabbed her phone away and smashed it; said he was going to spank her for using foul language and having a bad attitude; and punched her in the right side of the face with a closed fist. While speaking to the girl, she received a phone call from her father’s ex-girlfriend. With the officers standing there, the girl started yelling and swearing at the woman. The father said that when they got home, his daughter was swearing at him and was disrespectful. He said he went to spank her and hit her once across her buttocks with an open hand. She then kicked him in the groin and ran out of the house to the neighbors. He denied punching his daughter and stated the only physical contact was when he went to spank her. He also said that he took the phone away from his daughter but didn’t break it, which the officers could see for themselves. Despite the allegation of being punched, the girl had no marks on her face. Again, in the officers’ presence, the girl began yelling and swearing at her father and, when admonished by Officer Gerke, replied, “Whatever”. No further action was taken.
On March 10 at 2:08 AM, Officer Lake was dispatched to a South Center Street apartment regarding a possible overdose; Sgt. Broker from the Sheriff’s Office assisted. The mother led them to her 18-year-old daughter who was lying face-down on the carpet and was shaking and incoherent. It appeared the girl had taken prescription medications in a suicide attempt. Jackson Rescue transported her to St. Joseph’s Hospital. She told officer Lake that she was upset with her job and boyfriend. ACS determined that she would need to undergo emergency detention, and she was transferred to an inpatient unit in Fond du Lac after she was medically cleared.
At 4 PM, Officer Gerke and Det. Foeger were asked to check the welfare of a Green Valley resident after he called his doctor’s office and was slurring his words and not making sense. They found the 51-year-old man sitting in a lawn chair. His wife reported that he had been drinking vodka today but the amount wasn’t unusual for him. The man said he had no intention of harming himself and he called his doctor’s office because he was just looking for somebody to talk to.
At about 5 PM on March 12, Officer Lake and Det. Foeger were dispatched to a residence where a 15-year-old girl was out of control and had become physically violent with her parents. They were met by the girl’s father, stepmother, and biological mother. They reported that the girl was having behavioral issues in school and at home. As her mother was driving her to the village, the subject of counseling came up and the girl became angry and began to scream and kick items in the car. The girl refused to get out of the car at her father’s home, and when Dad physically pulled her out, she began yelling and swearing in the front yard, then ran to a nearby corner. After about 15 minutes, the girl calmed down and walked back to the house. However, she blocked her mother’s path because she wanted to go along instead of staying in Jackson. When her father tried to restrain her in a bear hug, she tried to head-butt him and, when she missed, bit his right hand. The girl was cited for disorderly conduct.
On March 11 at 1:45 PM, a 23-year-old Ridgeway Drive man told Officer Gerke that his 19-year-old girlfriend got upset because he left a window open due to the odor of her cats’ litter box. She was angry because the cats could have fallen out of the window, and he retorted that she should clean the boxes. The woman slapped him across the face and he restrained her before she could hit him again. She then threatened to hit him with a baseball bat, although she didn’t pick it up. She then left the apartment with belongings and the cats, and threatened to call the police on him. The woman was later arrested for disorderly conduct/domestic violence.
On March 17 at about noon, Officer Gerke and Det. Foeger responded to Kettle Moraine Coatings regarding an unresponsive male in the bathroom. Officer Gerke was first to arrive; she retrieved the squad medical bag and was escorted to a bathroom where she found a 32-year-old man slumped over and with labored breathing. She noticed foam coming from his mouth and nose, a tourniquet, and what looked like an injection point on his right arm. She also saw a lighter and the bottom portion of a soda can on top of the toilet tank, which are additional signs of heroin use. She immediately grabbed the Narcan kit from her bag and administered one dose in the man’s nostril. In most cases, this would be enough to revive a victim. Although the man’s pulse became stronger, he remained unconscious and still had labored breathing. After two minutes, she administered a second dose. The man regained consciousness as Jackson Rescue arrived on the scene. A manager reported that when they found the man, there was a hypodermic needle lay next to him, which they placed in an office for safekeeping for the police. The man was referred to the District Attorney for charges of possession of narcotics, possession of drug paraphernalia and bail jumping. The man is a work-release inmate of the Washington County Jail, and the Sheriff’s Office took him into custody after he was medically cleared.
At 8:30 PM Officer Henning and Sgt. Fristed were dispatched to a South Center Street apartment regarding a 17-year-old daughter who was yelling and swearing at the mother. The officers are familiar with the girl from previous incidents. She was reminded that since she turned 17 last month, she is no longer treated as a juvenile and faces arrest if she doesn’t begin controlling herself.
On March 18 at 9:50 PM, a Walgreens employee reported that a male subject was passed out in his vehicle. Officer Henning and Officer Borkowski arrived and found a 47-year-old man, who we are familiar with, rummaging around in his vehicle. A clerk reported that the man had just been inside to buy a pack of cigarettes and, while waiting to pay, suddenly closed his eyes and stood still, except for occasional twitches, for 30-45 seconds. The man walked out without completing the transaction and, shortly later, a passerby reported that he’d passed-out halfway inside his car, still twitching. While being interviewed, the man had a raspy speech and was very jumpy. Several times, he would appear to be on the brink of sleep, with his eyes rolling up and closing, and then he would snap-to, jump, and be jittery again. The man denied drinking alcohol and said he took pain medication earlier. Officer Henning observed that the interior of the man’s nose was scabbed and coated with white residue, which are signs of snorting crushed narcotic tablets. The man failed field sobriety tests for the use of narcotics and admitted snorting Percocet. After being arrested for driving under the influence, a search revealed a prescription bottle for oxycodone and an empty vial containing a rolled up dollar bill and a snorting straw with white residue.
On March 21 at 12:30 AM, Officer Oswald was monitoring traffic from a turnaround on Highway 45 and clocked a vehicle at 86 mph. After stopping the vehicle south of Highway C, the 30-year-old West Bend man said he was coming from a friend’s house and had only one beer. After Deputy Schultz to assist, Officer Oswald administered a field sobriety test which the man failed; he was cited for his first offense.
On March 27 at 7:16 PM, Officer Henning was dispatched to a possible burglary in progress at a vacant home. Sgt. Hennes and Deputy Robertson from the Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to assist. Officer Henning recognized a vehicle in the driveway as belonging to the family that had been evicted from the house in January. They found the former owner, a 49-year-old woman, in the backyard. She said that she had been given permission to return in the spring to remove bulbs, but could not identify who gave her permission. She and her 30-year-old son said neither of them had entered the house. However, further investigation revealed that a screen to a kitchen window had been cut. While the deputies kept an eye on the two, Officer Henning spoke to the neighbor who reported the incident. He said the man had climbed through the back window and was walking inside the house. He knew that nobody was supposed to be there because the bank had already taken the house and hired people to clean the interior, so he called 911. Initially, the man was arrested on an outstanding warrant from Waukesha County. He then volunteered that he went in the house because his mother wanted him to take the dishwasher. He was referred to the District Attorney for criminal trespass to dwelling.
On March 28 at 5:17 PM, a 911 caller reported an erratic driver heading towards the village on Sherman Road. The witness continued to follow the vehicle as it made various turns and Officer Henning was able to intercept it on Clover Lane. The vehicle was driven by a 32-year-old Jackson woman; her 10 year-old-son and 4-year-old daughter were passengers. Officer Henning observed that her speech was slow and slurred, eyelids were droopy, and pupils were constricted. She hadn’t been drinking alcohol but said she takes prescribed medications. Although orange pill residue could be seen in one nostril, indicating that she’d been snorting a controlled substance, she denied doing so for many years. The woman failed field sobriety tests and was arrested for impaired driving. The woman’s purse contained prescription vials of Alprazolam that she stole from her sister and had been snorting. She was held for bond at the Washington County Jail and referred to the District Attorney for charges of operating while intoxicated (3rd offense) with passengers under the age of 16 and two counts of possession of controlled substances.
On March 29 at 12:16 PM, a Hemlock Street man told Officer Laabs that the mother of her child became upset about visitation and said, “If you don’t bring my daughter back, I’ll cut your throat and your girlfriend’s throat”. Although he promised to return a written statement, none was forthcoming.
On March 30 at about 3:00 PM, Officer Henning and Chief Dolnick responded to the BMO Harris bank regarding a 69 year old Pewaukee man who was refusing to leave. The man was told that he couldn’t cash a check because he wasn’t a customer and didn’t have any identification. The man rambled on about his life and the employees kept explaining they couldn’t help him. They finally asked him to leave because he was being disruptive, but he refused. The man behaved the same way to the officers but was eventually convinced to leave.
Police officers responded to 14 rescue calls and 1 fire call this month.
On February 4, shortly before 8:00 PM, a truck driver reached for a water bottle and drove his semi off the roadway of Highway 45 just south of Highway 60/Main Street. Deep snow on the shoulder caused the semi to roll over on its side. The Highway 60 on-ramp and one lane of Highway 45 were blocked for about four hours. The semi was carrying about 40,000 pounds of cheese and coffee, none of which was spilled. The driver, a 68 year old owner-operator from Malone, Wisconsin, wasn’t injured and was cited for inattentive driving. Officers Gerke and Lake were at the scene for two hours, assisted by a State Trooper and a sheriff’s deputy..
At 11:46 PM, just as Officers Lake and Gerke cleared from Highway 45, they were dispatched to a rollover crash on Ridgeway Drive just north of Highway 60/Main Street. After a 38 year old Jackson man lost control of his Mazda 4-door on a curve, it struck the curb, went partially airborne, skidded on the driver-side tires, and came to a rest on its roof in the front yard of a home. The man, who was not injured, was arrested by Officer Brinks for operating while intoxicated; he was just arrested on January 25 for operating while under the influence of a controlled substance (marijuana).
On February 5 at 3:19 AM, Officer Oswald was dispatched to a Hemlock Street apartment, after a 36-year-old resident told another law enforcement agency that she wanted to report that her cell phone had been stolen 15 years ago and that voices were speaking to her from the television. She told Officer Oswald and Officer Brinks that voices were coming from various places, including the exhaust fan over the stove. As with past calls involving this person, she was not a danger to herself or others; the voices were not telling her to do anything violent. Consequently, no further action was taken.
At 8:53 AM, a Georgetown Drive woman told Officer Laabs that a friend had asked for a ride to an inpatient facility in the Milwaukee area because she was afraid she was going to hurt herself or her children. For unknown reasons, this offended the friend’s husband who began sending the complainant harassing and vulgar text messages. The complainant responded with equally foul language in her text messages. Then the suspect threatened to rob them of cash which he knows they keep in a safe. When Officer Laabs called the suspect’s cell phone, someone picked up but wouldn’t say anything. Officer Laabs told the suspect that he would be arrested if the text messages continued.
At about 2:30 PM, Officer Lake was dispatched to a local factory regarding a former disgruntled employee. The day after giving two weeks’ notice, the man became aggressive when being counseled about a mistake that he made. Instead of being allowed to resign, he was terminated. This provoked text messages from the man to the manager which caused them to worry that he might become violent when he returned to pick up his equipment. The telephone conversation between Officer Lake and the man didn’t go well, but he agreed not to have any further contact with the manager. He did return for his equipment without incident.
At 11:46 PM, the Hemlock Street woman flagged Officer Oswald down and asked to speak to him at the police department. She wanted to know who lived in a nearby house, explaining that the voices were telling her that a federal agent was being held captive in the basement. Once again, she was interviewed and found not to be a danger to herself or others. She was returned to the apartment, where her husband also resides. See February 20.
On February 8 at 7:29 PM, Officers Gerke and Henning were dispatched to the Village Mart, where a 19-year-old Pine Drive woman reported that her ex-boyfriend took her cell phone and purse after a fight. While she was driving to the store to meet a friend, the young man removed her cell phone from her jacket pocket and refused to return it. Believing he was going to strike her, she started pulling his hair at which point he promised to, “Beat her f***ing ass”. After arriving at the station, she went inside the store and he walked off with her phone and purse. Officer Gerke called his cell and convinced him to return with the property.
At 10:22 PM, Dispatch asked JPD to watch for a vehicle that might be heading towards the village, driven by a 47-year-old woman who may have taken pills in a suicide attempt. Officer Henning intercepted the vehicle as it passed the police department and was joined shortly after by Deputy Dombrowski. The woman admitting taking a whole bottle of cyclobenzaprine, a muscle relaxant. Jackson Rescue responded to the scene and transported the woman to the hospital. The Sheriff’s Office handled the subsequent investigation.
On February 14 at 10:49 PM, Officer Borkowski and Sgt. Fristed were dispatched to a domestic incident at a Glen Hill Drive home. The 37-year-old woman said that she left the house to get a pack of cigarettes at Walgreens and asked her brother, 43, to watch the kids while she was gone. After she left, a friend called and asked if she’d like to go out for a drink or two; she did, without telling her brother that she wouldn’t be coming straight home from Walgreens. About 45 minutes later, the brother walked into the Jackson Pub and said, “What the f***; you need to get home now”. After the two returned home in separate vehicles, he allegedly pulled his car in front of hers so she couldn’t get into the garage. He then got into her face and bumped his chest against hers. She then said she was going to call the police, at which time he walked up to her, slapped her, pulled her hair, and threw her against the van. She alleged that she was punched 6 to 10 times in the face and upper torso. While attempting to defend herself, she struck him once in the face, causing a bloody nose. The brother alleged that his sister struck him in the nose first, but the nature of each person’s injuries but the officers to conclude that he was the primary physical aggressor; he was arrested for battery/domestic violence.
On February 15 at 8:45 AM, an anonymous caller with a blocked Caller ID told Officer Krueger that a neighboring family was neglecting their children. However, when asked for the address of this family, who supposedly lived across from her, the caller gave a street that doesn’t exist. The woman described a party with loud music and alcohol the night before and alleged that a young child had died there in 2009 due to neglect. This particular family has complained in the past that the man’s mother has called and harassed to them; she’s been cited several times for filing similar false reports. The couple and another relative all identified the woman’s voice from a recording of the call. The matter is still under investigation.
On February 20, a Jackson man told Officer Henning that he’s been receiving unwanted text messages and phone calls from a woman at all hours of the day and night. He’s asked her to stop but refuses to listen. The man is seriously ill and this is causing added distress. Officer Henning contacted the woman and instructed her to leave the man alone. She claimed to understand. See February 21.
On February 21 at 2:00 PM, a Stonewall Drive woman complained that the downstairs neighbor was playing music too loud. The suspect had received four warnings in the past about loud noise and was cited in December 2013. When Officer Henning drove up to the condo, he could hear the music and clearly identify the words being sung while almost 100 feet away. Inside the condo, Officer Henning and the complainant had to talk in raised voices in order to hear each other. When questioned about the music, the man said he wanted to complain about being able to hear the neighbors’ children running upstairs. Officer Henning explained that there’s a difference between noise that could be prevented, such as the children running, and playing music as loudly as he was doing. The man became argumentative, but Officer Henning said he was not going to debate the matter and that a second citation for disorderly conduct would be issued.
At 4:00 PM, the ill resident told Officer Henning that he received several phone calls and text messages from the woman who’d been told the day before to leave him alone. The woman didn’t answer her phone, so Officer Henning notified her that a citation would be in the mail.
At 8:00 PM, the ill resident told Officer Lake that the woman contacted him yet again; she was cited a second time. See February 23.
On February 22 at 12:56 PM, Officer Lake was dispatched to a Hemlock Street apartment regarding a physical altercation between an 18-year-old man and his father; Deputy Binsfeld assisted. The 18-year-old said that he came to the residence with his girlfriend and her mother to retrieve his property and move in with the other family. The three alleged that the father got into his son’s face and pushed him, then pushed the girlfriend’s mother when she tried to break it up. The father said they didn’t want the son to take his property because he didn’t honor a previous agreement regarding ownership of a vehicle. They said it was the young man who became angry and got into the father’s face. The altercation did not rise to the level of a mandatory domestic violence arrest, but all parties were warned that any further incidents would likely result in arrest for disorderly conduct.
On February 23 at 5:45 PM, the ill resident told Officer Lake that the woman sent him a text message indicating that texting him might put her in jail but that she doesn’t care. While speaking to the victim, the suspect sent another text message. Officer Lake asked the police in the woman’s community to take her into custody. At about 7:00 PM, the woman was transferred to Officer Lake’s custody and he transported her to the County Jail, where she was booked for misdemeanor disorderly conduct.
On February 28 at 8:38 AM, Officer Krueger responded to Blackberry Circle after a passerby reported what looked like a body lying on a driveway. He found the body of a 30-year-old man who lived at the residence with his parents. Chief Dolnick responded from home; Det. Foeger was called in to help process the scene; and Officer Gerke was called in early to cover calls. After the Medical Examiner released the body, Chief Dolnick followed the ME’s van to the Waukesha County morgue, where an autopsy was to be conducted the following day.
Officers assisted at 20 rescue calls and 2 fire calls this month.
On January 5 at 7:49 PM, Officers Henning and Borkowski were dispatched to a Center Street apartment regarding a 48-year-old woman who was making suicidal threats. They found the woman bleeding from her face and with plenty hands. When asked what was going on, she claimed that she had just been sleeping and initially refused to allow the officers to enter the apartment. However, based upon the emergency circumstances, they followed her into the apartment where they saw a pool of blood on the kitchen floor and blood on the counter. The woman was uncooperative and highly intoxicated. When they attempted to take her to the hospital for examination and an interview by ACS, she became highly resistive and started screaming. It was difficult to get her into the squad car outside the apartment building and to remove her from the squad car at the hospital. Ultimately, the ACS worker determined that the cuts were superficial and not a sincere effort to commit suicide. She was turned over to the care of her brother and sister-in-law and put on a “safety plan” by ACS.
On January 7 at 4:30 PM, a stolen vehicle was reported traveling on Highway 45 south from Kewaskum. A short time later, a deputy in an unmarked squad reported he was behind the vehicle. West Bend officers attempted to stop the vehicle near Paradise Drive, but it refused to stop. Officers Lake and Gerke were set up on Highway 45 north of Highway 60, and Officer Henning was south of Highway 60. At the request of the Sheriff’s Office, Officer Henning tried to deploy traffic spikes, but the vehicle was able to swerve out of the way and continued south. Germantown PD deployed spikes near Lannon Road and successfully deflated most of the car’s tires. The woman, a 43-year-old from Kewaskum, was taken into custody.
On January 9, a 46-year-old woman told Officer Lake that she had listed a ring for sale on Craig’s List on or about January 2 and was soon contacted by a potential buyer who claimed to live in California. The first red flag should’ve been that he or she wanted to buy the ring but then ship it to a daughter in Ohio. The second red flag should’ve been that the buyer was going to send a check in excess of the sale price and shipping, and wanted her to wire the balance to somebody in Nigeria. The woman didn’t find anything suspicious about this and completed the transaction, because payment had supposedly been received from PayPal. However, when Officer Lake looked at the supposedly email confirmation, he noticed that it had been sent from a private email account and not from PayPal. The first inkling about what happened came when an Ohio police officer contacted her. The ring had been delivered to an apartment in that state, but the occupant’s name was different than the one the seller had been provided. The tenant contacted the local police, who then called the Jackson woman. It’s possible that someone else in the building had been tasked to grab the package before it was found by the actual tenant. Officer Lake spoke to the police officer and confirmed his identity. The ring will be returned to the seller. The payment, which would have certainly been a counterfeit check, was never received.
On January 10, Officer Borkowski was asked to contact a 57 year old Pewaukee woman who was concerned about the welfare of a local man. The woman was extremely intoxicated and said that she used to work with the man several years ago. She was concerned about his safety because he didn’t recognize her when she texted him. The officer stopped at the man’s house; he said that he hadn’t had any contact with this woman for two years and had no idea what she was talking about. Officer Borkowski called her back, told her the man was fine, and ask that she not contact him again.
Just before midnight on January 10, a Hemlock Street woman told Officers Oswald and Borkowski that her husband is convicted felon and in possession of a handgun. She gave them permission to retrieve a Glock 40 caliber pistol from a closet. She had asked her husband to get rid of the gun, but he never followed-through. The officers were called back to the apartment when he returned at 4:40 AM. As they tried to question him about the weapon, he stopped communicating.
On January 14 at 12:38 PM, Germantown PD asked Officer Gerke to perform a motor carrier inspection after a truck lost part of its load on Lannon Road. She identified defects in the truck’s brakes, tires, and load securement. She ordered the truck out-of-service and the Germantown officer issued several citations based on her findings.
At 7:42 PM, Officer Borkowski and Sgt. Fristed were called to a Hemlock Street apartment building regarding a loud argument and a woman lying on the ground. They located the couple; there may have been an argument but there was no sign of a physical altercation.
At about 9:00 PM, Officers Henning and Borkowski, and Sgt. Fristed, attempted to arrest a 23 year old West Bend man who was staying at a friend’s home on Riverview Drive and was wanted on a felony apprehension order from Probation & Parole. The man had previously fled from the P&P office in West Bend when agents tried to detain him. Officer Henning saw the man through the front door window as he ran upstairs. His girlfriend denied he was in the house and refused to let the officers in. Eventually, the man was convinced to surrender. The woman was arrested for violating probation and cited for obstructing.
On January 15 at 6:15 PM, a 36 year old woman came to the police station and told Officer Lake that she’s been hearing voices. She believed that the voices could be projected through phone lines that she’s walking by or “beamed” to her from satellites. The voices had returned after she stopped taking medication for schizophrenia. She provided notes of what the voices were saying, which all regarded members of her family. Because they weren’t encouraging her to harm herself or others, she didn’t qualify for emergency detention. She didn’t have any interest in speaking to ACS.
At 7:45 PM, Dispatch received a 911 call regarding an SUV that was driving all over the road as it approached the village on Highway 60. Officer Henning spotted the vehicle and also saw that it was swerving in and out of its lane. He followed it with red lights and siren activated before it pulled over just east of Highway P; Officer Lake arrived to assist. The 54-year-old woman, who had watery bloodshot eyes and smelled of intoxicants, said that she was returning to her home in Sussex after having dinner in Wauwatosa, a route that is nowhere near Jackson. After failing field sobriety tests and providing a PBT test of .14, she was arrested for her second offense.
On January 17 at about 1:30 AM, Officer Brinks stopped a vehicle for speeding on Jackson Drive. The 33-year-old Jackson man appeared to be under the influence of alcohol, which was confirmed with a field sobriety test and a PBT result of .13%. Because he had five prior convictions, it was illegal for him to operate a motor vehicle with a blood-alcohol content in excess of .02%. He was held at the County Jail for his sixth offense and also cited for the original speeding ticket and for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
On January 18 at about 2:33 AM, Officer Brinks attempted to stop a vehicle after clocking it at 87 mph on Highway 45. Instead of pulling over, the driver attempted to flee north on the freeway as fast as 120 mph. The driver exited at Pleasant Valley Road, going east and then continuing north on Highway P to Rusco Road. He then turned east again and drove down various back roads until he got stuck while trying to drive through a farm field in the area of Maple and Sand Drive. Officer Brinks and Sheriff’s Sgt. Kemps tracked the man through the snow with Sgt. Kemps eventually tackling him about a half mile away. The 20-year-old West Bend man was belligerent and uncooperative throughout the subsequent arrest, blood draw, and booking at the County Jail. He was arrested for first offense OWI, fleeing an officer (a felony), the original speeding violation, and transporting intoxicants.
On January 20 at 5:14 PM, Officer Krueger was dispatched to a rescue call at Ivy Manor where an 87-year-old man with dementia was throwing his walker and hitting staff members. The man told the officer that he wanted to go into the hallway so he could electrocute himself by sticking his finger in an outlet. He then asked for Officer Krueger’s weapon so he could shoot himself, moving toward him with the intention of getting the gun. The man was transported to the hospital by Jackson Rescue for examination and later released to the care of a son.
At about 6 PM, Officer Lake warned a 49-year-old West Bend man to stay away from a convenience store after a female clerk complained that he had been stalking her.
On January 22 at 4:45 PM, a Center Street woman reported that her 16-year-old daughter had left home without permission and that she had recovered about a gram of marijuana from her room. Officer Henning spotted the girl about two hours later walking on Main Street. The girl is already under juvenile supervision and was warned that she would likely be placed at the Youth Treatment Center if problems continued; she was referred to juvenile court for the marijuana possession.
At 9:18 PM, Officers Henning and Borkowski responded to a Highland Road home, where an intoxicated woman had locked herself in the bathroom. The officers were able to meet with her but she declined their suggestions on possible treatment options. Since her husband was able to care for her, no further action was taken.
On January 23 at about 2 AM, a 23-year-old woman told Officers Borkowski and Brinks that while visiting another residence earlier in the evening, a man had acted inappropriately in the presence of his five-year-old son. The little boy had put a pair of his underwear on his head, like a hat, and was laughing. In response, his mother put a different pair of the boy’s underwear on her own head, too. However, the man went into a bedroom with a pair of the mother’s pink underwear, held it in front of himself, and asked the boy if he would look sexy wearing it. The boy didn’t understand what was being said, but the man then grabbed another pair of the woman’s underwear and repeated the routine, at which time the mother told him to stop and go away. Later in the evening, the complainant thought she saw the man masturbating in the hallway. Both adults were interviewed that night and the mother was interviewed a second time by Officer Gerke. The report was relayed to Human Services and the case remains active at this writing.
On January 24 at about 3 AM, Slinger PD Officer Gullickson requested mutual aid during a traffic stop; Deputy Schultz responded. After the deputy arrived, he and the police officer stopped responding to status checks from Dispatch. Officer Brinks then headed to Slinger using lights and siren, but backed off when Officer Gullickson advised that the situation was calm. Officer Brinks assisted at the scene briefly and then returned to the village.
On January 25 at 11:14 PM, Officer Brinks stopped a vehicle for speeding on Main Street near Eagle Drive; Officer Lake was nearby and stopped to assist. The 37-year-old Jackson man offered his credit card, thinking it was his driver’s license. Officer Brinks smelled the strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle; the man said that he had been smoking it at a friend’s house. The man’s eyelids were droopy and his eyes were bloodshot. Due to the odor of drugs, Officer Brinks asked the man to step out of the vehicle and submit to a pat-down; he retrieved a baggie of marijuana. The field test showed that he was impaired but the PBT test was .00, suggesting that the man was under the influence of THC, and he was arrested.
On January 28 at 3:13 PM, the Sheriff’s Office requested mutual aid for a burglary alarm at a Town of Jackson home; the closest deputy was coming from Richfield. Officer Lake arrived to find the homeowner there, who explained that he set the alarm off by accident. Officer Lake was able to clear the scene before the deputy arrived.
On January 29 at 11:16 PM, a 911 caller reported that a Ford Focus was driving erratically and possibly struck a concrete barrier on Highway 41 in Germantown. Officer Oswald spotted the vehicle on Highway 45 and saw that it was, indeed, driving erratically. He continued to follow it as the vehicle exited at Pleasant Valley Road, by which time Deputy Frankow was nearby. Officer Oswald stopped the vehicle and made contact with the driver, a 48-year-old West Bend man who appeared to be intoxicated. Deputy Frankow arrived and took over since the traffic stop was in his jurisdiction. Officer Oswald stood by while the deputy conducted field sobriety tests and eventually arrested the man for his first offense.
On January 31, an Oshkosh woman told the following story to Officer Gerke. Two nights earlier, at about 11:30 PM, she drove to Jackson and let herself into her boyfriend’s apartment. Finding his bedroom door locked, she knocked several times, said she knew someone was in there with him and that she just wanted to get her belongings, and could hear a woman’s voice through the door. Boyfriend came out of the bedroom and started pushing her out of the apartment. During the struggle, she yelled for Boyfriend’s roommate. The roommate came out to see what all the commotion was about, followed by his girlfriend. Boyfriend allegedly threw the woman’s belongings into the parking lot, and the roommate and his girlfriend helped gather them up. Upon further questioning, the complainant admitted making a surprise visit because she suspected her boyfriend was being unfaithful. It was unclear if the struggle rose to the level of a criminal offense and the case is still open.
At 2:41 AM, Officer Brinks stopped an erratic driver on Main & Jackson. The 23 year old Town of Hartford man smelled of intoxicants and had trouble manipulating his wallet, but said he was coming from home and hadn’t been drinking. When he opened the glove box for his insurance card, Officer Brinks observed a marijuana pipe. After Officer Borkowski arrived, they removed the driver and his female companion (also intoxicated) so the vehicle could be searched for additional contraband. The young woman was allowed to sit in the back of a squad to stay warm. The search was completed and nothing more was located. The man then admitted having five beers at Knuckleheads Bar in Slinger. Due to the weather conditions, Officer Borkowski drove him to the police station garage for the field sobriety tests. It was then discovered that the woman had vomited in the back of Officer Brink’s squad; she declined an ambulance. The man failed the field tests and had a PBT of .21.
Police officers responded to 17 rescue calls and 2 fire calls this month.
On December 5 at 11:48 PM, Sgt. Fristed and Officer Oswald responded to the Jackson Pub regarding a fight. As they entered the tavern, they observed two men arguing and one yelled, “I’ll kick your ass”. The parties were separated and interviewed. The 52-year-old man who, moments earlier had yelled the threat, claimed nothing was going on. Patrons said that he’d struck a 43-year-old man in the face. When asked about this, he said he wasn’t going to “narc” (on himself?) and predicted he was going to be taken to jail. The victim said he approached the pool table, asked who had the next game, and was punched in the side of the face; no reason for the attack could ever be determined. Several witnesses corroborated the story. The man was arrested for battery and disorderly conduct.
On December 6 at 11:47 PM, Sgt. Fristed radioed that he was attempting to catch up to a vehicle on Main Street that was driving on a rim. Officer Oswald intercepted the vehicle near Jackson Drive and was joined by Sgt. Fristed. The driver side front tire was completely missing and operating entirely on the rim, which the 67-year-old Richfield man wasn’t aware of. The man was obviously intoxicated and failed his field sobriety test; he also had a PBT test of .19%. While waiting at the hospital for his wife to pick him up, the man became aggressive and threatening. He claimed to be a retired police officer and said the only reason Sgt. Fristed was alive was because he didn’t have a gun. It was later determined that the man had been terminated from a police department 18 years earlier for misconduct.
On December 7 at about 1 PM, a Ridgeway Drive man told Officer Henning and Officer Krueger that he spoke to a neighbor about vandalism done to his pickup truck. He asked the man if he was upset with him and why he would vandalize his truck. The man allegedly responded, “F*** you; I didn’t do anything to your truck. If I wanted to do something to your truck you would know about it”. The man then lifted up his shirt, put his hand on a pistol on his hip, and said, “If you have any more questions, here’s your answer”. After getting a written statement, the officers made contact at the suspect’s apartment. His wife said that her husband had gone away to cool off but confirmed that before he went to the door, he had retrieved a pistol from the bedroom and put it on his waist. She also confirmed that her husband displayed the pistol to the neighbor and that her husband has a short temper. Further investigation revealed that the 34-year-old man had two prior charges of disorderly conduct while armed. A short time later, he returned and was interviewed by the officers. He said that he retrieved his gun to protect his family because he wasn’t expecting anyone at the door. He claimed his neighbor had threatened him but, by his own description, the “threat” consisted of the neighbor asking about the vandalized truck. As he was being arrested for disorderly conduct while armed, he said, “this is bull****” and a violation of his rights. Officer Henning tried to explain that the Second Amendment does not grant him the right to threaten people with a firearm.
At about 5:30 PM, a caller reported that a red SUV with Florida license plates had been driving all over the road, had driven over the curb on Highway 60 in the roundabouts, and was now at the Culver’s drive-through lane. Officer Henning observed the vehicle driving erratically from the order window and through the parking lot before it came to a stop across several parking stalls. The 60-year-old Arizona man smelled strongly of intoxicants and had slurred speech. In the meantime, Sgt. Fristed spoke to the witness, who reported that the driver had crossed over into oncoming traffic several times, braked when approaching oncoming traffic, sped up and slowed down, and almost hit the reflectors in the roundabout. The man failed field sobriety tests and had a PBT of .19; he was arrested for his second offense.
On December 8 at 8:42 AM, Officer Krueger and Chief Dolnick were dispatched to a car crash on Highway 60 near the roundabouts. Prior to arrival, Dispatch got word that the vehicle had left the scene of an accident in Green Valley. Officer Krueger found a 29-year-old Green Valley man still behind the driver’s wheel. The vehicle had gone out of control and skidded sideways into a support column for an overhead sign, caving in the passenger side of the car. The man was taken to St. Joseph’s Hospital for minor injuries and then arrested for his fourth offense. A PBT test at the hospital was .30%. Once the scene was cleared, Chief Dolnick went to Green Valley and found that the man had backed his vehicle out of a driveway at a high rate of speed, collided into the back of a parked vehicle, then drove across a driveway and yard where it knocked over a sapling and part of a fence. Then the vehicle missed a curve on the trailer park’s internal roadway, causing minor damage to the bumper of a parked pickup truck and narrowly missing a manufactured home before the driver managed to get onto Main Street. Later, a witness reported that the man had almost collided with her vehicle when he drove onto Main Street.
On December 9 at 5:44 AM, Officer Borkowski was dispatched to a rescue call at a Sherman Road home regarding an unresponsive 54-year-old man. The man’s son directed her to the master bedroom, where she found that the man was obviously deceased. Officer Krueger, who came on-shift at 6 AM, arrived to assist. The officers helped the medical examiner, as well as the children until other family members arrived.
On December 13 at about 1 PM, Washington County requested assistance at a family fight on Country Aire Drive near the Ozaukee County line; Officer Laabs assisted Deputy Schleif.
At 6 PM, Officer Lake was dispatched to a Georgetown Drive apartment, where a 66-year-old woman reported that her son was both intoxicated and on a prescription medication. While speaking to the mother at the doorway, she suddenly screamed at something she saw inside the apartment and then there was a loud crash. Officer Lake requested assistance from Sgt. Fristed and went inside. There, he saw the 43-year-old son laying on the living room floor and a coffee table with two legs broken off, the result of the man falling on it. The man’s speech was slow, slurred, and incoherent. Although he claimed to have only had two beers earlier in the day, he was obviously heavily intoxicated. He also said that he took Xanax, but didn’t know how many. Due to the man’s condition, Jackson Rescue was dispatched to the scene and the man was taken to St. Joseph’s Hospital. A PBT test indicated a level of .32%. Acute Care Services made arrangements to have him placed at a Milwaukee inpatient facility. The man was uncooperative and became so overtly aggressive that Officer Lake requested assistance. When the man realized a second officer was on the way, he calmed down. At the facility, the man again became uncooperative and started yelling at staff members. When he disregarded Officer Lake’s instructions and made a move towards the staff members, the officer forced him down into a chair. The man yelled that his wrist was broken, but he was not injured.
On December 14, shortly after midnight, Slinger Officers Cashin and Mammen made a traffic stop on Highway 60 east of Highway 41. A few minutes later they called for help; Officer Lake, Officer Oswald, and Sgt. Fristed responded. They found a 22-year-old man inside the vehicle screaming at the Slinger officers that he wouldn’t come out. The man hung onto the steering wheel and refused to let go. Eventually, the officers were able to physically remove the man, although he continued to actively resist during and after he was handcuffed. As a precaution, an ambulance was called to check the man out. While waiting for the ambulance to arrive, the man continued to struggle and scream at the officers.
On December 15 at 3:30 PM, Chief Dolnick was asked to assist an 84-year-old man who was stranded at the East Side Mart. Earlier, the man’s family had reported him missing to the Mequon Police Department. The man suffers from a short-term memory problem and after he parked and entered the store, forgot why he was there and believed his car had broken down. Chief Dolnick kept the man company until his wife and daughter arrived.
On December 17 at 7:19 PM, a 16-year-old girl told Officer Gerke that the mother of a friend had entered the fast food restaurant where the girl works and made a scene about an ongoing dispute between the complainant and the woman’s daughter. When questioned, the 48-year-old woman said that there has been a year-long problem between the girls which she had stayed out of, but she couldn’t help herself when the girl allegedly ignored her at the restaurant. She was cautioned about having such conversations at the person’s workplace, especially in front of customers and other employees.
On December 18 at 10:40 AM, the Sheriff’s Office requested mutual aid at a serious rollover crash on Highway 60 near the Ozaukee County line, as no deputies were close by. An unexpected freezing drizzle created hazardous driving conditions. They assisted the injured person until Jackson Rescue and deputies arrived.
On December 19 at 5:19 PM, Officer Lake assisted the Slinger Police Department at a crash on Highway 60.
At 5:54 PM, Det. Foeger assisted a 57-year-old intoxicated man who fell off his bicycle while trying to return to Slinger. Although he had a PBT of .23%, the man insisted that he could make it home okay. Officer Gerke gave him and his bicycle a ride home, although the man asked to be dropped off a short distance away so his roommate wouldn’t see that “the cops had dropped me off”.
At 9:48 PM, Dispatch received a 911 call of a possible impaired driver on Main Street. Officer Gerke intercepted the vehicle and observed it cross the center line twice within two blocks. After stopping it on Jackson Drive, the 34-year-old Jackson man said he had three beers at the Hitching Post, near Allenton. After Officer Lake arrived, the field test was administered, which the man failed; the PBT was .14%. During this arrest, the man said that he had an unnatural fear of needles and would “freak out” during the blood test. Consequently, Officer Gerke switched the test to breath, which was handled at the Slinger Police Department.
On December 20 at 4:44 PM, a Spring Ridge Drive man told Officer Henning that he’s been having trouble with his 21-year-old son who had recently been released from jail and has drug problems. He said the young man is not respectful and not obeying house rules. The situation came to a head when his son called him numerous names and threatened to harm him. The son had since left the residence but a routine inquiry revealed that he was wanted on a felony warrant for a probation violation
At 9 PM, Officer Brinks assisted an 87-year-old woman who tends to believe people are knocking on her windows in the middle of the night. He checked the area and assured her that there were no footprints in the snow, so no one had been there.
On December 21 a 12:16 AM, the Sheriff’s Office requested mutual aid for a possible car crash on Highway 60 in the area of Maple Road. Officer Lake checked the area but the report was unfounded.
At 2:25 AM, Officer Brinks stopped a vehicle on Highway 45 for driving into traffic with its high beams on. The 53-year-old West Bend man said he had two or three beers at the Potawatomi Casino, but his eyes were glassy and he had to hold onto the vehicle for balance. The man failed field sobriety tests and had a PBT of .12%; he was arrested for his first offense.
At 3PM, a passerby reported that a man was standing in the parking lot of ABC Supply possibly holding a pistol. Officer Gerke and Deputies Robertson and Virchow searched the area without success. It’s conceivable that the man was holding a cell phone or other object.
At 5:22 PM, Slinger PD requested mutual aid at a burglary call; Officer Lake responded.
On December 25 at 5:14 PM, Officer Gerke had to mediate a child custody dispute in the police station parking lot, when a 43-year-old man refused to turn over his one-year-old son to his mother as previously agreed.
At about 7 PM, Officer Gerke and Sgt. Fristed went to a residence after the Franklin Police Department reported that one of its residents had received threatening messages from a woman there. The messages were traced to a 31-year-old woman with whom we’re familiar due to previous behavioral health issues. The family reported that the woman had become increasingly delusional over the past two months after she stopped taking her medication. She promised an ACS worker that she’d get treatment from her therapist, so no further action was taken; see December 27.
At 9:10 PM, Officer Gerke and Sgt. Fristed responded to a rescue call regarding a 19-year-old woman who had taken approximately 150 ibuprofen pills. An ACS worker interviewed her at the hospital and instituted a safety plan in lieu of emergency detention.
On December 26 at about 6:00 PM, an employee of a local business called police because a co-worker was making suicidal remarks. Officer Gerke and Sgt. Fristed spoke to the young woman, who explained that family and work issues upset her but she didn’t intend to harm herself. An ACS worker interviewed her and determined that she wasn’t a threat to herself.
On December 27 at 10:20 AM, Officer Henning stopped a vehicle on Highway 45 after a computer check of the license plate revealed that the registered owner was suspended. When the 26-year-old Jackson man, with whom we’re familiar, was asked for proof of insurance, he produced a generic “instant membership ID card” that he received in the mail. When told that he would be receiving citations for driving while suspended and not having proof of insurance, the man got angry and said, “This is bull***”, and that it was impossible for the officer to check his license plate while parked in the center median. When told that the vehicle wouldn’t have to be towed but he would have to find a ride, the man started tossing profanities, such as “I hope you get f***ed over”. Officer Henning left before the confrontation escalated. A short time later, Dispatch asked for an officer to check on the man because he had made a false 911 call. When Deputy Schleif arrived, the man said that in the past, when his child had called 911, the police chief showed up (he didn’t). Following that logic, he thought Chief Dolnick would come up on Highway 45 if he called 911, so he could then complain about Officer Henning
At 12:26 PM, Officer Henning was dispatched to a family trouble call on Celtic Court. An estranged couple got into an argument because the woman had opened the man’s mail which hadn’t been forwarded. Officer Henning explained that this was a civil matter but suggested that they contact us when he plans to pick up his property so an officer can stand by, at least at the outset, and assure a peaceful resolution.
At 2:50 PM, Officer Gerke answered what sounded like a “pocket dial” phone call at the police station. She could hear someone talking about his “holiday hangover” and another man remarking, “This stuff smokes good”, which we doubt referred to pipe tobacco. Ironically, the phone number belonged to a former resident who we’re familiar with. Officer Gerke left a voicemail message, suggesting that he call if he needed police assistance about the holiday hangover and the fine marijuana being smoked; no call-back was received.
At 4:42 PM, Officer Gerke and Sgt. Fristed returned to the residence of the delusional young woman because she was attempting to leave. This time, an ACS worker determined that emergency detention was necessary. Officer Gerke stood-by at the hospital for five hours until the woman was medically cleared and turned over to the Sheriff’s Office for transport to an inpatient facility.
At 8:40 PM, a 31 year old Hemlock Street woman called police because she wanted the father of her children to leave. She told Sgt. Fristed that the Illinois man was visiting for the holidays but she had prior engagements planned and no time for him. When she came home, an argument ensued and she decided he had to leave. The man was not especially cooperative and had been drinking. He protested that he had no place to stay and no money. The complainant gave him money for a room at the Jackson Motel and agreed to drive him to the Milwaukee bus station the next day. Sgt. Fristed gave him a lift to the motel.
On December 28 at about 8 AM, a passerby told Officer Henning that there were two intoxicated women at Jimmy’s Restaurant. The witness said that they had arrived in a silver Volkswagen. A few minutes later, Officer Henning spotted the vehicle exiting the restaurant and followed it on Main Street. After observing numerous violations, including speeding and lane deviation, he stopped the vehicle on Jackson Drive. The 46-year-old West Bend woman was obviously intoxicated but claims she only had three beers overnigh. After failing the field sobriety test and providing a PBT of .23%, the woman was arrested for her first offense. The passenger, a 49-year-old Canyon Drive (Town of Jackson) woman, was intoxicated enough to fall out of the vehicle when Deputy Jilling offered to give her a ride home
Police officers responded to 16 rescue calls and 2 fire calls this month.
On November 9 at 10:35 PM, police officers responded to a Berry Patch Road residence where a 29-year-old man was threatening to kill himself. His mother told the officers that her son is on electronic monitoring and received a phone call from the Milwaukee House of Correction ordered him to report within the hour because the device malfunctioned. This caused him to “freak out” and he started throwing things around. The man said that he did not intend to harm himself, his mother was overusing her pain medication, and that his stepfather was abusive to his mother. The husband had, indeed, been arrested last June for domestic violence. The mother said that although there had been nothing physical since then, they’ve argued and there’s been pushing and shoving between her husband and her son. After further investigation, it was concluded that there were no grounds to arrest anyone for domestic violence. An ACS worker put the son on a “safety plan” and corrections officers from Milwaukee later picked him up.
On November 10 at 5:39 PM, Officer Henning and Sgt. Fristed were dispatched to a domestic violence incident on Erwin Way. The 43-year-old woman met officers outside and reported that her husband pushed her on a stairwell and held her down by her neck causing her to have difficulty breathing. Their young son was still in the residence and she was fearful for his safety. The officers met with the husband inside; he said that his wife started yelling at him as soon as he came home from work, so he went into the basement to avoid her. She allegedly followed him into the basement and continued yelling while standing on the stairway. He turned around to go back upstairs and pushed her along so he could get to the main floor. He said that at the top of the stairs, his wife sat down and kicked him in the stomach. He then pushed her to the ground and held her down. She said that she was leaving and slammed the door so hard that a picture fell off the wall and broke on the floor. When interviewed, his wife said that she did get upset when he returned home because he was walking on freshly cleaned floors with his work boots. That argument was short-lived, but she went downstairs about another family issue during which he pushed her down by the neck and threatened her not to call the police. The man was arrested for disorderly conduct and strangulation/suffocation, both as domestic violence.
On November 12 at 5:37 PM, Officer Henning and Officer Gerke were dispatched to a Green Valley trailer regarding a man who was throwing items at the female caller. Officers have been dealing with both subjects on a regular basis for several months. When he arrived, the 33-year-old man came out of the trailer and removed his coat and shirt, standing in just his socks and pants. He was intoxicated, which was a violation of an absolute sobriety condition of his bond from previous incidents. The man said that earlier in the day he made an appearance in court on the prior criminal case, and the woman was going to meet him with the expectation of retracting her statements to “quash this s***”. Officer Henning kept trying to find out why he was called to the trailer, but the man wasn’t able to focus and kept talking about the court appearance. Eventually, he said that after returning from court, he relaxed, had a drink, and the woman “got in his face” and started yelling at him. Officer Henning asked why she was yelling at him, but he refused to say without a lawyer. After convincing him to put his clothes back on, Officer Henning arrested the man for bail jumping and placed him in the back of his squad. The man refused to provide his full name and birthday, inviting the officer to call him whatever he wanted and suggested some derogatory racial terms that could be used. Officer Gerke then returned from interviewing the complainant, who said the two had argued about the man’s drinking, which culminated in him dumping dinner into the sink, and throwing a bottle of nasal spray and a bottle of frozen water at her. While in the back seat of the squad, the man said he’d be remembered as being the next Jeffrey Dahmer, he intended to “f*** this trailer park up”, and made other statements that were derogatory or violent in nature. He then proceeded to butt his head against the side window, something that he had done when he was arrested in October, but this time he did it with sufficient force to shatter it. Following good police procedure, Officer Henning asked if he needed medical attention because of the risk of concussion; the man responded, “No, I hit it with my cock”. Then he asked for medical attention because his anti-seizure medicine’s level was down. At the hospital, the man was treated to x-rays and a CT scan at the taxpayer’s expense. However, when staff attempted to deliver his anti-seizure medication via an IV, the man objected because he wanted pills that he could take with him to jail. When he realized he was not going to get the pills, he refused the IV and claimed that when he got the pills he would take all of them to kill himself. So, in addition to using the services of the Jackson Police Department, the Jackson Fire Department, and St. Joseph’s Hospital, Acute Care Services had to be contacted because of his suicide remark. ACS said it wouldn’t be necessary to see him since he was going to be given a suicide-safe jail garment and placed on suicide watch. The man was charged with disorderly conduct/domestic violence, bail jumping and criminal damage to property. The police department requested restitution to replace the broken window.
At about the same time, a 59-year-old Manitowoc woman called the station and told Sgt. Fristed that her son had been threatening her life. She also spoke about honey bears and aliens. Further investigation revealed that the woman had been previously arrested by the Manitowoc police for calling them numerous times, including via 911, about her son. Sgt. Fristed met with the man, who explained that he’s been avoiding his mother up because she is unstable. See November 30.
On November 13 at 7:15 PM, Officer Brinks met with a teenage girl and her mother at the hospital after the girl attempted suicide. ACS was notified and the girl was admitted to the hospital for treatment.
On November 17 at 2:19 AM, Officer Oswald and Deputy Stolz were dispatched to a Green Valley residence regarding a domestic. The 22-year-old man said that his girlfriend had been “acting weirdly” due to possible drug use and she had taken a three hour long shower the day before. They continued to argue the following day and night, culminating in the woman threatening to leave with their child and the dog. When he tried to prevent her from leaving because she was allegedly impaired, she unhooked the dog’s leash and kicked it about 2 feet. The man was arrested for violating the absolute sobriety requirement of his probation. The woman was arrested for disorderly conduct/domestic violence.
At 8 PM, Officer Lake and Sgt. Fristed responded to a 911 hang-up call from a Glen Brooke Drive home. The 45-year-old woman said that she called 911 during an argument with her ex-husband but changed her mind. She explained that her former husband attempted to remove some property from the house. She was angry because he owed her $2700 in costs for the divorce. She claimed that he said hurtful things without raising his voice, making any threats or having physical contact. In response, she admitted pushing him on the chest with her forearm. She denied making any verbal threats. He left when she called 911, so she hung up but the call had already gone through to Dispatch. The man responded that he did try to pick up property and began collecting items from the garage and putting them into his car. His ex-wife attempted to shut the garage door to keep him out but he put a bucket in front of the sensor. When she discovered this, she pushed him with both hands and kicked him in the shin; he displayed a 2 inch abrasion. When questioned, she said she might have kicked him during the incident. She was arrested for disorderly conduct/domestic violence.
On November 18 at 5:25 PM, the Sheriff’s Office requested mutual aid for an injury accident just outside the village on Highway 60 and Maple Road. Officer Krueger arrived to find that the road was completely blocked; Sgt. Fristed shut down traffic at Eagle Drive and a deputy did the same at Highway G. Officer Krueger assisted the victims, who had non-life-threatening injuries, until the Jackson Fire Department arrived. After deputies arrived, Officer Krueger assisted getting statements from witnesses and gave one of the drivers a ride to the East Side Mart, where he was to be picked up.
On November 21 at 3:18 PM, an inmate of the County Jail alleged that his 12-year-old son had been physically abused two months earlier and now wanted to report it. Officer Gerke interviewed the man at the jail, where he said his son told him earlier that his mother had choked him while she was restraining him until police were able to arrive. The man said that he has no relationship with the mother of his child, doesn’t know where she and the boy live, and sees them on an inconsistent basis. He was upset that the boy had got into trouble with the police or social services, and felt that the mother shouldn’t be calling the police when she has issues with him. When Officer Gerke spoke to the boy alone that evening, he said his mother restrained him but he never told his father that he’d been choked. He admitted that he was misbehaving and throwing things around, and his mother held him down to prevent him from throwing or breaking anything but there was no other physical contact. He had no desire to leave the household.
On November 22 at 6:15 PM, Officers Lake and Gerke assisted a detective and police officer from Menomonee Falls while they searched a residence in connection with several serious felonies in that community.
On November 23 at 1:34 AM, Officer Brinks was asked to assist Deputy Stolz at St. Joseph’s Hospital. The deputy had arrested a 22-year-old Jackson man for driving while intoxicated, and Officer Brinks was needed to translate because the man spoke only limited English. Officer Oswald was already at the hospital because the man may have committed an act of domestic violence against his girlfriend before driving away. Deputy Stolz gave instructions for the field sobriety tests in English which Officer Brinks then translated into Spanish. The suspect repeatedly asked officers if they were Mexican and attempted to obtain “fist bumps” and hugs from them. The man’s attitude deteriorated and he became physically threatening. He promised revenge against Officer Brinks for acting as a translator and tossed crude names at the officers in Spanish. Further investigation indicated that no domestic violence had occurred in the village.
At 9:37 AM, Officer Laabs was dispatched to the area of the Juniper and Pine, where a resident observed a cab parked in front of the neighbor’s house and a man running around. The cabbie said he drove a fare from South Milwaukee to the house. The credit card provided by the man appeared to be invalid and he was waiting for the man to come out of the house with his money. When questioned, the man provided a name and birthdate which wasn’t confirmed by DOT. The man’s sister, who owns the house, then provided his true identity which, when checked, indicated two warrants from the Milwaukee area. In the meantime, Trooper Perales and Deputy Naumann arrived on the scene. When confronted with the new information, the suspect offered no resistance and was taken into custody.
On November 24 at 12:23 PM, Officer Henning assisted two Department of Revenue agents as they served a tax warrant on a local business.
On November 27 at 1 AM, Officer Oswald was sent to a Hunter’s Road residence regarding two people fighting outside; Deputy Miller and Slinger Officer Uttech were dispatched to assist. A 22-year-old woman said she was arguing with her boyfriend inside the house over his alleged infidelity and his desire to buy some marijuana. She slapped him across the face and he pushed her onto the bed. As he walked out, she took a picture off the wall, removed the glass plate from the frame and threw it at him. The woman was extremely emotional, screaming that she wanted to die and saying that she had attempted to kill herself in the past by slitting her wrists. She also claimed that her boyfriend had threatened to kill himself, that he had a knife, and “might already be dead”. Family members reported being awakened by the argument, seen the struggling, and watched as they both went outside, still arguing. Officer Uttech spotted the man walking near Willow Ridge Drive and, because he was allegedly armed with a knife, ordered him to the ground at gunpoint. Officer Oswald and Deputy Miller arrived and secured him; however, the handcuffs were removed when it was discovered that he wasn’t armed. The man said that the allegation of cheating was several months old but whenever they have an argument, she brings it up as if it just happened. He said that the woman slapped him across the left side of the face, he pushed her to the bed, and walked away. He then felt something striking the back of the head, which was probably the picture frame. Once outside, she confronted him again at which point he shoved her and she fell into the snow. He resumed walking away but she continued to follow him, and the two yelled at each other as they walked down the street. Ultimately, it was determined that the woman was the principal aggressor and she was arrested for disorderly conduct/domestic violence.
At 6:15 PM, Officer Lake was dispatched to a Cedar Run Drive residence regarding a family trouble. An 18-year-old woman requested the police because she was having an argument with her mother; Deputy Binsfeld assisted. The complainant said that she had been living with her father in Iowa and moved to Jackson two weeks earlier to live with her mother and the mother’s boyfriend. She began arguing with Mom over the status of SSI checks and wanted to leave. The mother tried to stop her from grabbing a stereo and the two pushed each other several times. Mom said she only tried to stop her daughter so she could remove her own CDs before the stereo was removed. She stood in front of her daughter and was pushed; she pushed back; and then the daughter allegedly punched her mother three times in the left side of her head with a closed fist. The 18-year-old was arrested for disorderly conduct/domestic violence.
At 10:23 PM, an 18-year-old resident told Officer Oswald that an ex-boyfriend had posted nude photos of her on Craig’s List, accompanied by her supposed offer to perform sex acts on anyone who contacted her. The email address that was provided represented her actual phone number. Since the posting, she received hundreds of text messages from friends and acquaintances regarding the images, which upset her greatly. This case remains under investigation.
On November 28 at about 2 PM, Officer Henning was dispatched to a crash at the intersection of Main and Jackson Drive. The 26-year-old West Bend man said that he dropped a cigarette, looked down for it, and when he looked up he crashed into the back of another car. The at-fault driver was found to have an apprehension order from Probation & Parole; Officer Gerke arrived to assist. After the man was arrested, a search revealed two packages of Suboxone, which the man admitted he didn’t have a prescription for. After being booked at the County Jail on the probation hold, he was cited for possession of a controlled substance.
On November 30 at 5:25 PM, the Manitowoc woman called the station and told Officer Gerke that a neighbor’s son was a Marine and recently committed suicide. She said her son was also a Marine and was concerned about him. She then changed the subject and spoke about her cancer, her experience at the VA Hospital, her previous marriage to a Hispanic man, and other topics. Later, she called dispatch and identified herself as Marilyn Monroe. The woman was told to stop calling the police department and that her son was okay but did not wish to speak to her.
Police officers responded to 15 rescue calls this month.
On October 8 at 8:45 PM, Officer Brinks was dispatched to the area of Stonewall and Georgetown regarding a property damage accident. The 33-year-old Town of Jackson woman said that she’d been distracted by texting while driving and struck a parked vehicle. A routine inquiry revealed that the woman had two prior OWI convictions. She failed field sobriety tests and had a PBT of .24%. While at the Aurora Hospital in Hartford for the blood draw, she made a statement about getting angry and she might harm herself. ACS determined that she was not, in fact, a risk to herself, so she was booked at the County Jail for her third offense.
On October 9 at 10 AM, a Town of Polk woman told Officer Laabs that when she delivered her one-year-old daughter to her father, he was angry about a recent court hearing and said, “You’re lucky I don’t hit you”, and screamed at her, “I hate you bitch” with a raised fist; she was afraid to leave the child with him. She also reported that extra security was needed during the child support hearing because of his temper. A routine inquiry revealed that the 31-year-old man has a lengthy criminal record including resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, sale and possession of drugs, and sexual intercourse with a child. Officer Laabs, Detective Foeger and Deputy Uhan went to the man’s Chestnut Court address, where he was arrested for domestic violence/disorderly conduct. The man made a spontaneous remark, “This is ridiculous. I didn’t mean that I would actually kill her.” He was transported to County Jail without incident.
On October 12 at about 6 PM, Officer Lake stopped a van on Highway 60 near Industrial Drive after a 911 caller reported it was driving recklessly. The 39-year-old Cambria man was revoked pursuant to an OWI conviction, which is a traffic crime. The van belongs to a sausage and catering company in Rio (Columbia County), which explained the “Eat Deliciously” slogan on its side. The company owner was displeased when Officer Lake declined her request to drive the van to a gas station or fast food place; it was towed. The man was cooperative and booked at the County Jail.
At 6:39 PM, Dispatch received a report of disorderly conduct in a Green Valley trailer involving two subjects with whom we are very familiar. Since Officer Lake was still tied up on the above incident, mutual aid was requested from Slinger PD and the Sheriff’s Office; Officer O’Hagen and Deputy Dombrowski responded. The 33-year-old man’s girlfriend and her mother returned home to find him passed-out due to alcohol. When they woke him up, he became disorderly, threw a table and spat at the woman. Officer Lake returned from the County Jail, but by that time Deputy Dombrowski advised that she would finish the incident and arrest the man for disorderly conduct; she asked Officer Lake to search the man after he was handcuffed. Inside her squad car, the man started slamming his head against the passenger side window. Officer O’Hagen was able to calm him down for the ride to West Bend. See October 23.
On the afternoon of October 13, Officers Lake and Krueger, and Detective Foeger, attempted to serve a warrant on a resident of S. Center Street. While talking to his girlfriend, the man apparently jumped out of a second story window or porch and tried to take off on foot. He was intercepted by Officer Krueger. At first the man claimed that he wasn’t who they were looking for, forgetting that the officers had dealt with him in the past.
On October 14 at about 8:30 AM, Officer Krueger and Detective Foeger were dispatched to Green Valley. A 22-year-old man said that he started up two snowmobiles to remove them from a trailer. The noise angered his neighbor, a 50-year-old man. The neighbor came outside and called him a “noisy mother****er” and a “disrespectful mother****er”, then threatened to get a baseball bat to “bash your mother****ing brains in”, at which point the complainant called 911. The man denied the accusations and became extremely angry as he was questioned. When told that he would be cited for disorderly conduct, he said that was fine and he would see the officers in court. Later, the man claimed that he spoke to his attorney and was going to file a complaint with “the feds”.
At 3:30 PM, Officers Gerke and Henning assisted investigators from the county’s drug unit as they stopped a suspect on Highway 45. Ultimately, a man and woman from the Cedarburg area were taken into custody.
On October 16 at 2:19 AM, Officer Brinks monitored Slinger PD being dispatched to a “man with a gun” report and started responding under our mutual aid agreement. However, Brinks canceled his response when the suspect vehicle was located in Hartford. At 3:30 AM, Slinger requested assistance in contacting another subject who may have been involved in the incident; there was information that this man was armed. The 22-year-old Slinger resident fled from us in the past and was known to own firearms at that time. When the officers made contact at the man’s trailer, they could hear movement inside but no one came to the door. Additional units were requested; Lieut. Theusch and Sgt. Kemps of the Sheriff’s Office responded. When officers were in place, attempts were made to contact the suspect by phone and by banging on the door. Officer Brinks spotted the man running away in the dark and pursued him on foot until losing sight of him in a nearby yard. He then caught sight of the subject and radioed his position, resulting in the deputies and Slinger Officer Gullickson intercepting him. The man was taken into custody for an outstanding warrant and a hold from Probation & Parole.
On October 17 at 7:08 AM, the Sheriff’s Office requested mutual aid regarding a rollover crash on Highway 45 north of Highway 60. While Officer Laabs was responding, Dispatch reported that the vehicle was on fire and paint cans inside were exploding but the occupants had escaped. Although the van was in the median, the fire was so intense that vehicles on either side had to veer away from the interior lanes. Officer Laabs placed traffic cones to provide a lane for the fire trucks and remained at the scene until the fire department cleared and a tow truck had removed the hulk.
At 8 PM, Officer Lake and Sgt. Fristed were dispatched to a 911 hang-up call at a Glen Brooke Drive residence. The 45-year-old woman reported that her recently divorced husband attempted to remove some property from the house. She was upset because he allegedly owes her several thousand dollars in legal expenses associated with the divorce. A verbal argument ensued; she admitted using her forearm to push him in the chest. She called 911 as he left and then changed her mind. While speaking to her, the ex-husband appeared at the police station to file his own report. He said his ex-wife locked him out of the house while he was in the garage and then tried to close the garage door when he moved items into his car. When he blocked the garage door sensor with a bucket, she confronted him, shoved him with both hands and kicked him in the shin; this was corroborated by an abrasion. When questioned, the wife admitted that she might have kicked him; she was arrested for disorderly conduct/domestic violence.
On October 18 at about 7:30 AM, the Sheriff’s Office received a 911 report of a vehicle traveling in excess of 90 mph, heading towards the village on Highway 45 from Richfield. Officer Henning clocked it at 88 mph. The 22-year-old Pewaukee man admitted having a suspended license; a computer check revealed that he was wanted on a warrant from Germantown.
On October 19 at about 2:30 AM, Officer Brinks searched all over the Green Valley neighborhood for a certain vehicle because a passenger had mistakenly taken another patron’s keys from the Latest Edition. He found the car and knocked on the door of the trailer. He heard some thuds and the sound of someone falling into the door. Eventually, an extremely intoxicated 53-year-old man opened the door. He insisted that he didn’t have anyone’s keys, but allowed Officer Brinks to check inside the vehicle; nothing was found. The man then let him search his coat and, “voilà”, the keys were found. The man was thanked for his cooperation but cautioned about drinking so heavily. The bar owner was cautioned about over-service.
At 2:45 PM, Officer Henning was dispatched to a Blackberry Circle residence after a 15-year-old girl called 911 to report that if she didn’t get help she was going to commit suicide; Deputy Stevens assisted.
On October 22 at about 2:23 AM, Officer Oswald stopped a vehicle after clocking it at 95 mph on Highway 45. The 48-year-old Milwaukee man said that he didn’t realize he was going that fast. He was speaking very slowly, had bloodshot eyes, and smelled of intoxicants; he admitted to having one beer. After failing field sobriety tests, he was arrested for his fourth offense.
On October 23 at 11:11 PM, Officer Brinks was dispatched to the Green Valley residence again due to a fight between the 37-year-old resident and her 33-year-old boyfriend. The boyfriend had left on a bicycle and was intercepted by Sgt. Fristed and Officer Lake. The woman told Officer Brinks and Officer Borkowski that she and the man were fighting because of her pregnancy (by another man) and her unemployment. The intoxicated man punched her in the nose and on the back of the head. He then grabbed her phone and refused to give it back. She bit him on the wrist while struggling to get the phone back. As usual when he’s intoxicated, the man was belligerent and uncooperative but didn’t physically resist the several deputies who were waiting at the jail garage to assist. He was charged with battery/domestic violence. See November 12 in that month’s report.
On October 30 at 8:44 PM, Officers Krueger and Lake were dispatched to a Spruce Street apartment regarding a family fight. The 20-year-old woman told officers that she had gotten into a verbal argument with her 25-year-old boyfriend, who had been drinking vodka shots. He attempted to drive away with his eight-year-old son, but she grabbed the keys. He then took his son and ran down Spruce Street to the park path. Officers were unable to locate him, but the woman called at 9:50 PM when he returned. While officers were responding, she told the dispatcher that the man overheard her calling the police and ran off again, still with his son. Officer Krueger and Officer Borkowski used their squads’ PA systems to tell the man that they just wanted to verify the welfare of the boy, but the man refused to show himself. The officers left the area but Officer Lake remained on foot. At about 10:48 PM, Officer Lake spotted the man and boy walking back towards the apartment building. The boy was found to be in good condition considering his father had been dragging him around in rainy 40° weather. Dad’s alcohol level was .22%. He was cited for “disobedience to an officer” and the boy was turned over to the suspect’s mother
Police officers responded to 20 rescue calls and one fire this month.
On September 9, a Campbellsport woman told Officer Krueger that someone had written “whore” on the doors of her vehicle while it was parked at her boyfriend’s apartment building on Georgetown Drive. Although the victim had a good idea who was responsible, a case couldn’t be developed against the suspect.
On September 6 at 7:13 PM, Officers Krueger and Lake were dispatched to a traffic accident on Northview Drive. They found a 21 year old man lying in the street after having fallen while clinging to a moving vehicle. The driver, a 17 year old West Bend woman, said that she’d been a passenger in the vehicle along with three friends. The driver stopped outside a house to briefly see a friend inside. Three young men, who we are familiar with, came outside and tried to induce the young women to come in the house. Two of the men later claimed they politely asked the girls to come inside “to enjoy a family moment”. However, the women said the young men got angry when they refused to come out of the car; yelled, “Get out of the f***ing car” and “I’ll smash the f***ing window in”; tried to open the doors; and climbed onto the vehicle. They were so terrified that one of the passengers jumped into the driver’s seat and backed the vehicle to both get the men off and to get away from them. One of them fell off and struck his head on the street; he was briefly hospitalized. The three men were referred to the District Attorney’s Office for charges of disorderly conduct.
On September 11 at 2 PM, a local man told Chief Dolnick that he advertised a sale on Craig’s List and received emails from someone offering to buy the item for $450. The man received a FedEx package containing a check for $1,750. Although the package had been sent from Texas, the check was drawn on the account of a corporation in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Chief Dolnick told him that this is a familiar fraud in which he would be induced to cash the check and wire the extra amount to the buyer. Later, the man’s bank would tell him that the check was counterfeit and he would be liable for the entire amount. Fortunately, the man didn’t cash the check before coming to the police station.
On September 12, just before midnight, a 33-year-old Green Valley man was reported to be heavily intoxicated and walking on Highway 60. Before Officers Oswald and Brinks located him, a second call was made that he’d returned to the trailer he was living in. This was the second time in two months that the man had gone in a drinking binge while with his girlfriend at the Comfort Inn. In both cases, she called police only after he needed help. Due to his belligerent nature, both officers were needed to monitor him while getting medically cleared at Hartford Hospital. It wasn’t until 5 AM that Officer Oswald delivered him to an inpatient facility in Fond du Lac. See September 29.
On September 14 at 9:31 AM, a witness reported that a vehicle was parked near a business and a passenger had jumped the fence and returned to the vehicle with property he removed from a storage area. Officer Laabs and Deputy Schleif arrived within minutes and intercepted the vehicle before it could leave. The getaway driver was an 18 year old Milwaukee man; the accomplice was a 26 year old Campbellsport man. Inside the car, officers could see syringes and paraphernalia used to inject heroin. The older man reported that he’d broken a needle off in his arm several days earlier. While still at the scene, a Milwaukee woman called to report that this man, her former boyfriend, had burglarized her apartment and stolen two packs of checks, jewelry, and a large screen television. Later, the Milwaukee man threatened to kill her if she implicated them in the burglary. The 18 year old was booked at the County Jail on a theft charge. The older man was arrested for the theft, warrants from West Bend PD, and a probation hold. He had to be guarded at the hospital while he was examined regarding the broken-off needle; he was eventually booked at the jail in the late afternoon. Several officers were called-in early on overtime to cover the village or guard the prisoners while Officer Laabs collected evidence, took statements, and prepared his report; he didn’t leave until 9:00 PM.
On September 19 at 6:51 PM, Officer Henning responded to a report of disorderly youths at the skate park in Jackson Park. The caller reported that the subjects were throwing beer bottles around and appeared to be trying to start a grass fire. Officer Lake and Sgt. Fristed assisted. The officers observed glass bottles of beer, which are prohibited in the park. A 21-year-old Sheboygan man said the beer was his but was not cooperative, demanded to know why the police were there, and made profanity-laced statements that he didn’t like the police. This man then rode his skateboard directly at Officer Henning, jumped off of it, kicking the skateboard in the officer’s direction so it hit him in the shin. The man was told that he’d be arrested if he did it again. A short time later, the man yelled, “coming through!” and headed at Officer Henning. The man jumped off the skateboard and landed on top of the officer, tackling him to the ground and injuring Officer Henning’s hip. Seven other men, all in their 20s, were warned and released. Their pal was held in jail for the weekend and charged by the District Attorney with battery to a law enforcement officer and disorderly conduct.
On September 20 at 5:06 PM, the Sheriff’s Office requested mutual aid at an injury accident on Highway 60 at the roundabout with Highway G. Officer Brinks found a passenger car underneath the trailer of a semi and provided first responder care until relieved by firefighters. He then directed traffic around the scene until relieved by deputies.
On September 21 at about 12:30 AM, a 911 caller reported a disorderly vehicle heading towards the village on Highway P. The caller reported that traffic cones were stuck underneath the vehicle. Officer Oswald spotted the vehicle on Main Street at Cedar Parkway. He stopped the vehicle after observing erratic driving and, as he walked up to it, spotted two orange traffic cones in the back seat. The driver, a 28-year-old Green Valley man, had slurred and slow speech and smelled strongly of intoxicants. When asked about the cones, he replied, “What you talking about?” The man first said he had two beers and then later admitted to having four. After failing the field sobriety test and blowing a PBT sample of .12%, he was arrested for his second offense. Later, he waived his right to remain silent and agreed to answer questions but responded to most of them with, “I plead the fifth”. The witness who called 911 later reported that the vehicle turned south from Paradise Drive to Main Street/Highway P, and the orange cones were already stuck underneath it.
At 8:16 PM, Officer Brinks was asked to check the welfare of a 41-year-old Chestnut Court woman after she made suicidal comments to her boyfriend and then didn’t answer her phone. For the next two hours, Officer Brinks and Deputy Binsfeld contacted friends to try to work backwards from when and where she was last seen. Finally, they tracked her down to an apartment and, after receiving no answer at the door, Officer Brinks and Officer Oswald kicked the door in and located the woman in her bedroom. She had silenced her phone and was in a deep sleep due to her .15% blood alcohol concentration. It was determined that the woman was not suicidal and ACS didn’t see the need to respond based upon the officers’ report.
On September 25 at 6 PM, a 41-year-old Hemlock Street woman told Officer Lake that she asked her 21-year-old son to vacate the apartment when he admitted to resuming his use of heroin. She agreed to drive him to a shelter in Milwaukee but refused his request for $20 because she was afraid he’d use it to buy drugs. He even offered to trade his food stamps, worth $180, for $20. A short time later, he asked to use his mother’s cell phone and stepped outside. When he didn’t return after 15 minutes, she went to look for him and discovered that both he and her 2011 Corolla were missing. The woman called Dispatch at 3:21 AM to report that her son had returned; Officer Oswald and Officer Uttech from Slinger responded. As Officer Oswald turned onto Hemlock Street, he observed the suspect vehicle heading towards him and the driver, the complainant, flagging him down. Mom exited the vehicle and told him that her son was inside and high on heroin. Then the man got out of the vehicle and proceeded to throw up several times on the side of the street. He declined an ambulance although he said he was nauseated because of the heroin. Drug paraphernalia was inside the vehicle which matched the man’s story that he went to buy heroin “one last time” before going to jail. The man was booked at the County Jail on a felony charge of operating a vehicle without owner’s consent and possession of drug paraphernalia.
On September 26 at 5:49 PM, Officer Henning responded to a rescue call at the Park & Ride lot on Highway P regarding an unresponsive man in the back of the Washington County Express bus. He found a 31-year-old Milwaukee man unconscious with slow and labored breathing and pupils that were extremely constricted. Based on his training, Officer Henning recognized that the man appeared to be having an opiate overdose. He prepared a nasal Narcan injector as Jackson Rescue arrived. He administered .5 mg of Narcan and within two minutes the man became alert and was able to answer questions. He was then transported by Jackson Rescue to St. Joseph’s Hospital. Further investigation indicated that the man had probably used heroin before boarding the bus in Milwaukee and missed his stop in Germantown due to his condition. No contraband was found on him, so no criminal charges were filed. Narcan had been issued to Jackson officers only two weeks earlier, and this was the first “save” using it.
On September 29 at 5:49 AM, Officer Brinks was dispatched to meet the 33-year-old man outside of Walgreens because he was depressed and possibly suicidal. He said that he was not depressed and wouldn’t hurt himself but needed to go to the hospital; he was turned over to Jackson rescue. See next.
At 11:30 AM, Officer Laabs was dispatched to a Green Valley trailer after Acute Care Services reported that the man may be trying to harm himself by taking an overdose of ibuprofen. It turned out that an argument ensued when the man returned from the hospital and was confronted by his girlfriend who was angry that he missed work. The man was now intoxicated, with a PBT of .23%, which had no discernible effect on him. ACS reported that the woman had called with vague information about the man taking medication but they didn’t intend to respond unless Officer Laabs thought an emergency detention was necessary. Since the man would be observed by his girlfriend and her mother and did not have any intention of harming himself, no ED was necessary. As a precaution, Jackson Rescue was dispatched (again) to check him over
Police officers responded to 22 rescue calls and one fire this month.
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.
Police officers responded to 16 rescue calls and two fires this month.
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.
Police officers responded to 21 rescue calls and one fire this month.
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.
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