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
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 The 39-year-old Cambria man was revoked pursuant to an OWI conviction, which is a traffic crime.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.