Notable Incidents

Notable Incidents
Jackson Police Department

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

MAY 2016

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


April 2016

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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



March 2016

On March 1 at 8:33 PM, Officer Borkowski and Sgt. Fristed were dispatched to a Green Valley residence regarding a fight between sisters, ages 26 and 19. The older woman had left prior to the officers’ arrival. A criminal complaint charging her with battery and disorderly conduct was issued; she turned herself in on March 7 and was held for bond at the County Jail.

On March 2 at 4:00 PM, a caller reported that a Chevrolet Blazer that had been spinning donuts was stuck on top of a gravel pile on Blackberry Circle. Officer Gerke and Det. Foeger found a 22 year old Georgetown Drive man who we’re familiar with. The man smelled strongly of alcohol, had slow and slurred speech, and red and glassy eyes. He failed field sobriety tests and had a PBT of .16; he was arrested for his first offense.

At about 4:30 PM, a Creekside Drive man told Sgt. Fristed that he discovered that his home had been burglarized sometime during the day. This was one of several home burglaries committed in Washington and Waukesha counties that day. Det. Foeger processed the home for possible evidence. Sgt. Fristed and Officer Gerke conducted a canvass of the neighborhood. Det. Foeger is coordinating his investigation with his counterparts at the other agencies.

On March 3, a 51-year-old Jackson man told Officer Gerke that he had been induced to wire $25,000-$30,000 over a period of about ten months to a person he knew only via the internet. Because wired funds can be retrieved anywhere in the world regardless of the supposed destination, it’s impossible to recover the money or identify the suspects.

On March 4 at 10:41 PM, Washington County requested mutual aid to assist a motorist who followed a drunk driver to St. Joseph’s Hospital. Officer Henning arrived first, followed shortly after by Officer Brinks and Deputy Stolz. A Sussex man, 52, was investigated for OWI by the deputy.

On March 5 at about 9:00 PM, Officers Oswald and Henning responded to a rescue call at a local business, regarding a 29-year-old New Berlin man who was having difficulty breathing. They found the man unconscious with a slow heartbeat, shallow respirations, and normal pupil size. Naloxone wasn’t administered at the scene by either the officers or Jackson Rescue because the man’s symptoms didn’t correlate to a heroin overdose. However, it was administered in the emergency room and the man recovered.

On March 6 at 3:12, Officer Brinks started to make a traffic stop on Highway 45 because the driver failed to dim the high beams, blinding on-coming vehicles. The 44- year-old West Bend man didn’t pull over right away, then drove to the right shoulder, and then drifted back to the left and stopped partially in traffic on the Pleasant Valley Road off-ramp. Officer Brinks noticed that the vehicle had “an overwhelmingly sickening smell of air freshener”. After Deputy Kell arrived, Officer Brinks asked the man to exit the vehicle for field sobriety tests. The driver said that he had “a couple of beers and a lot of sex”. Since he proceeded to fail the field sobriety test and had a PBT of .16%, he lied about at least one of those claims. He was arrested for his first offense.

On March 10 at 11:17 PM, Officer Borkowski and Deputy Schultz responded to Western Avenue regarding a woman who was outside screaming that she had been burned. They met with a 22-year-old woman who explained that she and her boyfriend had returned home from a bar and gotten into an argument about tacos. The argument escalated when he received Facebook posts and texts from another woman. When he left the house and got into his truck, she hung onto the window to keep him from leaving. He threatened to burn her fingers with a cigarette lighter if she didn’t let go, at which point she started screaming but released her grip. The woman said she wasn’t actually harmed and wasn’t in fear for her safety.

On March 12 at about 2:30 AM, Officer Brinks stopped an SUV on Highway 45 after seeing it drive erratically on Main Street and getting a computer response that the registered owner was suspended. The Milwaukee man, 29, smelled of alcohol and said he had five shots. The field tests had to be ended prematurely because the man’s balance was so impaired that Officer Brinks was afraid he’d fall and hurt himself; the PBT was .20%. The man was arrested for his first OWI.

At 1:11 PM, a 49-year-old Ridge Run man told Officer Gerke that he’d been playing the radio rather loudly so he could hear it while raking. He said that a neighbor came over and screamed in his face about the noise. When Officer Gerke contacted the neighbor, the 65-year-old man started to walk away from her. When she told him to stop, he got within 1’ of her, at which time she properly cautioned him to back away. He continued to stand in an aggressive posture while telling the officer that the complainant yelled at him when he complained about the noise. Noting that the man’s behavior toward her matched what was alleged by the complainant, Officer Gerke told him that he should call the police department about future noise issues and that he could be arrested or cited if he bothered the neighbor again.

On March 13 at about 9:00 PM, Officers Brinks and Henning were dispatched to a Georgetown Drive apartment regarding a 40-year-old woman who was threatening to harm herself. The lady was extremely distraught over marital issues and was afraid that she would harm herself if left home alone. She was taken to the hospital for examination. ACS made arrangements for her to stay at Calm Harbor.

On March 17 at about 3:30 AM, Officers Borkowski and Lake were dispatched to a business regarding a woman, 25, who was bleeding from her arm. She told the officers that her husband cut her with a knife while the two were sitting in his truck in the parking lot. Because it appeared that the man had left on foot, deputies assisted in searching the area for him but without success. Evidence was then found that the woman had actually started bleeding inside the business, while there was no blood in the truck. Dispatch then notified the officers that both spouses were work-release inmates. At about 5:00 AM, Officer Lake interviewed the man at the jail. He first denied seeing his wife, which would have violated him out of work release. After being told that his wife accused him of cutting her, he admitted driving from another Jackson factory, where he works, to see her. She was already bleeding at that time and he gave her a bandage. After the truck wouldn’t start, he walked back to his job, leaving the truck behind. Back at the hospital, the woman admitted cutting herself. After treatment, she was returned to the County Jail. A charge of obstructing officers was sent to the District Attorney for this escapade, which tied up officers from Jackson and the Sheriff’s Office for several hours.

At 4:08 PM, Officer Oswald was asked to meet Deputy Nickols regarding a stolen vehicle. The owner of a fence company reported that a company flatbed had been parked on Stonewall Drive while his crew was working at Living Word Church, which is just outside the village and the reason Deputy Nickols was originally assigned. The business owner said he had recently re-hired a West Allis man, 37, after the man was released from prison. The suspect was standing around, doing nothing and “acting weird”, so a co-worker said he might as well drive the work vehicle to the nearby East Side Mart to buy cigarettes. Three hours later, there was no man, no truck, and no cigarettes. Officer Oswald had the truck entered on NCIC and contacted several Waukesha County police departments who were familiar with the man. Later that evening, the man texted the owner to report that he had “gone off the deep end” but the truck was back at the company yard in New Berlin. Since the man has a history of heroin use, it’s likely he used the truck to locate a supplier. Now that had his truck back, the owner was unwilling to press charges.

On March 20 at 9:25 PM, Officers Gerke and Borkowski were dispatched to a possible domestic fight in-progress at the Eastside Mart. Officer Gerke found a 19-year-old Brown Deer woman inside the store, yelling that her boyfriend had her cell phone and that he threatened to break it. After calming her down a little, Officer Gerke was able to learn that the woman and her boyfriend, 22, had been fighting much of the day. They were driving to Jackson to drop her off at her mother’s house but decided to stop at the Eastside Mart. The boyfriend tried to walk away. She tried to get him to stop because he had her cellphone. The boyfriend crossed Highway 60 while she followed, still asking for her phone. He doubled-back to her car and took the keys, which caused her to think he was going to steal it, so she attempted to pull him out. He responded by attempting to choke her, grabbed her hair, and hit her head against the car window. She then ran to the convenience store. The woman’s main concern, however, was getting the cell phone back; she refused to provide a written statement or to enforce the 72-hour contact prohibition. Using the phone’s GPS, the man was found by Sgt. Fristed and Officer Borkowski behind Ace Hardware. He corroborated the woman’s story about the initial fight, but denied having any physical contact. He said that he tried to get away from her, asking her to give him some space, but she kept following him, demanding her cell phone back. Ultimately, the man was arrested for disorderly conduct/domestic violence, although the District Attorney declined to prosecute.

On March 21 at 6:30 PM, Sgt. Fristed and Officer Gerke assisted a Green Valley woman who had sent a disturbing text message to her doctor. She explained that she was having trouble staying sober and was off of opiates for the first time in 12 years. However, she had no intention of harming herself and just frustrated.

On March 22 at 12:30 PM, a local company told Officer Gerke that someone had left four abusive voicemail messages, all demanding that they send one of their employees outside in an hour. When Officer Gerke called the number back, the suspect answered, “Bitch, you know I don’t answer calls from unknown numbers” and hung up. Officer Gerke called back and left a message that if the woman planned on coming to Jackson, she might as well stop at the police department for a talk.

On March 23 at 4:50 AM, Slinger’s Officer Gullickson stopped a vehicle on Highway 60 west of I-41. A few minutes later, he notified Dispatch that the driver was holding two knives, one to his neck, and threatening to kill himself. Officer Lake immediately responded under the two departments’ mutual aid agreement, joined by officers from Slinger, Hartford, and Washington County. After about two hours, the 24-year-old Hartford man surrendered and was eventually placed in emergency detention.

At 9:40 PM, Officers Brinks, Oswald and Henning responded to a Hickory Lane apartment, where a 19 year old had allegedly attacked his 18-year-old sister. The family had just moved to the apartment and an argument broke out between the siblings over property that hadn’t been unpacked. It was determined that no crime had taken place.

On March 24 at 12:00 PM, the Sheriff’s Office requested mutual aid after snow and freezing rain brought down a power line and started a fire on Tillie Lake Road. Officer Gerke arrived and closed the road until relieved by fire personnel.

At about 1:00 PM, the Sheriff’s Office requested mutual aid after a “duress alarm” was activated at a Town of Jackson home. Officers Gerke and Laabs, and Det. Foeger, responded. The homeowner flagged them down and explained that either he inadvertently entered the wrong code or a power outage was responsible.

On March 25 at 9:23 PM, Officers Oswald and Borkowski were dispatched to a possible domestic fight at a Hawthorn Drive home. They found two men in their mid-20s; one was holding rags to his bloody nose and the other had blood on his shirt and forearms, and scrapes on his chest and neck. Both subjects had been drinking and it was difficult to determine what had happened because their stories kept changing, but it appeared that a wrestling match started after a noodle (pasta, not Styrofoam) fell on the floor. During the struggle, one of the men felt he was being choked-out, so he punched the other one in the nose. The alleged choker was deemed to be the “predominant aggressor” and was arrested for disorderly conduct/domestic violence.

On March 27 at 12:18 PM, a Glen Brooke Drive resident told Officer Oswald that his two sons were sitting in their bedroom and heard a “smack” at a window; he found that a bullet had wedged into the aluminum window frame. Further investigation with the Sheriff’s Office traced the bullet to two men who had been shooting a revolver on their property in the Town of Jackson. The bullet had missed the “backstop” they were using, and traveled almost 2,100 feet before striking the window. The complainant asked that no action be taken and the men agreed to pay for the damage.

On March 30 at about 5:30 PM, a 36-year-old Green Valley woman told Officer Henning that her roommate had stolen prescription medication from her. Both women were on probation and subject to an absolute sobriety restriction. The roommate denied taking the pills and drinking alcohol, despite smelling of intoxicants and appearing to be intoxicated. After a PBT of .15%, the woman said that she had only two drinks throughout the day. The woman was arrested for violating probation, warrants from West Allis, and theft of the prescription bottle, which was found in her purse.

On March 31 at 1:50 AM, Officer Borkowski and two deputies were dispatched to a Blackberry Circle building after a neighbor reported a possible domestic fight. In what is, hopefully, not a harbinger of things to come, a 54-year-old woman got angry because she was supposed to move in with her boyfriend but his current roommate was still there. The argument was verbal, not physical. The woman agreed to sleep on the couch because she was too intoxicated to leave.


February 2016

On February 3 at about 6:00 PM, an alert resident reported that some men were soliciting door-to-door on Ridgeway Drive without a village permit. Officer Henning found the men on Old Orchard Court. They were soliciting business for a West Allis window and roofing company. Officer Henning warned them to stop until they obtained permits. One of the men, a 25 year old Milwaukee man, was arrested on a warrant from West Allis PD.

Shortly after 9:00 PM, Jackson police were dispatched to a rescue call at Ivy Manor, for a 79-year-old woman who was found pulseless by staff. Sgt. Fristed and Officer Henning moved the woman from her bed to the floor and attached the AED. No shocks were delivered and Officer Henning performed several rounds of CPR until he was relieved by Jackson Rescue EMTs, who also called West Bend Intercept to the scene. The woman was transported to St. Joseph’s Hospital but, unfortunately, did not survive.

On February 5, a local business told Officer Henning that it had been bilked out of $14,200 that had been wired to a bank in New York for the purchase of a forklift that had been advertised on Craig’s List. After the forklift failed to arrive, the victim discovered that the company’s website had been taken down. The bank reported that several wire transfers had been made into the account. All of the deposits had been withdrawn at various branches and ATMs and the account was now empty.

On February 6 at 8:36 PM, Dispatch received a report of a possible intoxicated driver on Ridgeway Drive. Officer Brinks intercepted the pickup truck and followed it into an apartment parking lot; Officer Oswald arrived to assist. The witnesses said the vehicle had crossed the center line on Highway P, Sherman Road, and finally Jackson Drive, at which time she called 911. The 39-year-old Jackson man failed field tests and had a PBT of .18%; he was arrested for his first offense.

On February 7 at about 3:00 AM, Officer Lake stopped a vehicle on Highway 45 for traveling at 87 mph. The West Bend man, 30, smelled of alcohol. He failed the field sobriety tests and had a PBT result of .16%; he was arrested for his first offense.\

At 9:23 PM, Officer Henning was dispatched to a Green Valley for a possible fight; Deputy Nickols was sent as back-up. The officers were admitted into a trailer by a woman who reported that her sons, ages 31 and 15, had gotten into a fight. The older man got upset when his brother changed the TV channel. When he yelled about it, he claimed that the brother leveled a profanity at him and they started fighting; the teenager corroborated the story. During the fight, the younger brother was punched in the face several times and fended off a metal cooking pot that the man tried to strike him with. The older brother was arrested for physical abuse of a child and disorderly conduct.

On February 9 at 9:40 PM, a man reported that he’d been talking to his mother when she suddenly screamed an obscenity and the cell connection went dead. Deputies checked her last known location on Highway 45 without success. The man called back to report that he reached his mother at the Comfort Inn in Jackson. The Fond du Lac woman, 53, told Officer Oswald that a truck passed so close that she moved to the right and onto the rumble strips, causing her to drop the cell phone and exclaim her indignation at the other driver. Of course, some of this could have been avoided if she hadn’t been on the cell phone.

On February 10 at 4:07 PM, Officer Oswald was dispatched to a Glen Brooke Drive residence regarding a 72-year-old woman who was vomiting and having seizures. Officer Oswald found that she had become pulseless and began CPR. Sgt. Fristed arrived and connected an AED, which did not deliver a shock. CPR was continued until Jackson Rescue arrived. The EMTs requested assistance from West Bend Intercept, but resuscitation was not successful.

On February 11 at 3:21 PM, Dispatch received a report of a possible impaired driver heading toward the village on Highway 45. The caller said the vehicle was on the rumble strips and almost clipped the edge of an 18-wheeler. Officer Oswald stopped the vehicle after also observing it deviate from its lane; Officer Krueger assisted. The 24-year-old Trenton woman said she hadn’t slept since after having worked all night and watched her children all day; she was now on her way to work three hours at another job. She didn’t believe she was falling asleep and said if she really came close to hitting a semi, the driver would have honked the horn. Officer Oswald said that she was in no condition to keep driving and would need to find someone to pick her up. The woman became upset and said if she wasn’t under arrest, nothing could prevent her from driving away. The officer told her that he would, indeed, prevent her from driving. A co-worker came to pick her up and drive the car away. Officer Oswald could have cited her for inattentive driving and ordered her vehicle towed off the highway, but chose to let her off with a warning.

At about 9:00 PM, a caller reported that a vehicle had been driving over the center line of Highway 45 and was exiting at Main Street. Using the license plate information, Officer Oswald met the vehicle just after it pulled into a residence in Green Valley. The 82-year-old woman said that she was coping with stitches in her eye, the result of a fall. It seemed as though she needed help with housekeeping, so Officer Oswald contacted Acute Care Services. ACS notified the Aging and Disability Resource Center for follow-up.

On February 13 at 10:18 AM, Officer Krueger was dispatched to a rescue call at Jackson Bay Apartments, where a 70-year-old woman was having a heart attack. Another resident told him that the victim had collapsed at her door and didn’t appear to have a pulse. Officer Krueger attached his AED and began CPR per its directions; he was eventually relieved by Jackson Rescue. EMTs were able to restore a pulse, briefly, but the woman died at the hospital.

On February 16 at 12:20 AM, Officer Brinks clocked a vehicle at 82 mph on Highway 45. The vehicle exited at Main Street, drove through the parking lot of the Main Street Mart to Highway P, and went north before stopping. Officer Brinks requests assistance because it appeared that the driver had tried to elude him; Deputy Stolz was dispatched. The driver was a 26-year-old West Bend man who we’re familiar with. A computer inquiry revealed that he was revoked due to a prior OWI arrest and was on probation. Noticing that the man smelled of alcohol, a field sobriety test was performed, which the man failed; the PBT was .08%. He was arrested for his second offense. After the blood test, he was taken to the County Jail for a probation hold.

On February 17 at 9:11PM, Officer Henning responded to a rescue call regarding a 16-year-old male who had deliberately overdosed on prescription medications. The young man was overwhelmed by numerous family and behavioral health issues. An emergency detention was planned after his release from the hospital.

At 10:46 PM, Officer Brinks stopped a pickup truck on Main Street for 42 mph in the 25 mph zone. The Chanhassen, Minnesota man, 43, smelled strongly of alcohol; he failed field sobriety tests and had a PBT of .11%. He was arrested for his offense. Deputy Doran assisted Officer Brinks during the field tests.

On February 20 at 6:15 PM, Washington County reported a rollover crash on Highway 45 south of Highway 60. Officer Oswald was first to arrive and found the vehicle upside-down, blocking both southbound lanes. The driver was still inside the vehicle and was being assisted by a nurse who had stopped at the scene; the driver was not injured. After deputies arrived, he and Officer Krueger assisted with obtaining witness statements or maintaining the ramp closure until the scene was cleared about an hour later.

At 8:47 PM, a McDonald’s employee reported that an intoxicated driver was in their drive-through; the man reportedly had slurred speech and had difficulty handing money. Based on the license plate and direction of travel, Officer Oswald was able to locate the vehicle seconds after it arrived at the owner’s Green Valley residence. The officer observed that the 47-year-old man smelled strongly of alcohol, had slurred speech, and was outside of the hours of operation allowed by his occupational license, which also required absolute sobriety while driving. After failing field tests and a PBT test of .22%, the man was arrested for his third offense.

On February 24 at 12:17 AM, Officer Brinks stopped a car on Main Street near the police station for a minor traffic violation. A few minutes later, the car was hit by eggs that were thrown by someone hiding in the dark near Miller Monument. Officer Brinks and Deputy Herriges spotted the man and chased him for about 15 minutes between Main Street and S. Center Street, as he tried to hide behind buildings or in weeds, before apprehending him. The man had been out on bond since February 1 after being charged with possession and abuse of hazardous substances. Ironically, a hearing on that case had been scheduled for the afternoon of the 24th. He was booked at the County Jail for bail jumping and resisting/obstructing an officer; he was also cited for disorderly conduct.

 January 2016

On January 1 at 4:16 PM, Officer Henning recognized a 50-year-old woman who was walking on Main Street with a male companion, who we’re also familiar with. Officer Henning informed her that she was under arrest for an outstanding warrant. She was cooperative. A search revealed drug paraphernalia with traces of burned cocaine, for which she was cited.

As Officer Henning left the County Jail after booking the woman in the previous incident, he heard Jackson Rescue being dispatched to Main Street in front of the Jackson Pub, where a man had fallen and injured his head. The EMTs requested assistance because the West Bend man, 52, was intoxicated and uncooperative; Slinger Officer Garro and Deputy Vanderheiden responded. The man had returned to the “party bus” that had dropped him off. His intoxicated girlfriend refused to get out of the way so the EMTs could treat him, so Officer Henning and Deputy Vanderheiden had to take her by the arms and escort her to the sidewalk.

On January 6 at 8 AM, Officer Laabs, Det. Foeger, and Chief Dolnick responded to a townhouse regarding a teenage boy who got into a fight with his older brother, was throwing things, and had threatened his brother with a dagger. The young man, who we are familiar with, claimed that his wrist had been injured when his brother restrained him; consequently, Jackson Rescue was dispatched. The EMTs advised that they would need to transport him to the hospital because he’s a juvenile and no one with legal custody was there to take care of him. The young man yelled, “I’m not going anywhere”, and ripped off the temporary splint placed by the EMTs. Det. Foeger calmed him down and he agreed to go to the hospital. After being medically cleared, he was turned over to his mother for voluntary placement regarding behavioral health issues and his medication levels.

At about 6 PM, Officer Krueger and Sgt. Fristed were dispatched to a local factory regarding an employee who, after being terminated, caused a disturbance. Officer Krueger intercepted the man’s vehicle as it entered the on-ramp for southbound Highway 45. The 46-year-old Milwaukee man was upset and started yelling, but calmed down and explained what happened. He said that he had been called in and terminated, admitting that he did get upset and started yelling and swearing. Sgt. Fristed and a deputy stayed with the man while Officer Krueger returned to the factory. A supervisor said they told the man he was being terminated because of his vulgar language in front of other employees, including repeatedly saying “mother****er” in the break room. The man reacted by using various versions of the f-word, such as “f*** this”, “mother ****ers”, and “f*** this place”. He slammed the door shut, causing damage to the frame and drywall. He was warned that the police would be called if he didn’t calm down; he replied, not surprisingly, “F*** the police”. The man continued to yell and swear until he left the building. Officer Krueger returned to the scene of the traffic stop and told the man that he would be cited for disorderly conduct.

On January 9 at 3:39 AM, Slinger Officer Uttech requested mutual aid with a group of juveniles involved in an underage drinking; Officer Brinks responded.

At 10:25 AM, a 34-year-old Main Street woman asked Officer Krueger to tell another local woman to stop sending her text and Facebook messages.

On January 10 at 12:10 PM, Officer Laabs checked the welfare of a 27-year-old woman who may have been the victim of a domestic violence incident. Based on her description of what happened, the officers believed that no crime had been committed. However, based on her description of the argument, Officer Laabs believed it would be wise to caution the estranged husband that future incidents could result in his arrest. At about 2 PM, Officer Laabs and Officer Henning met with him at his Northview Drive home. The man was not especially cordial but it’s hoped that he took their words to heart.

On January 11 at 2:12 PM, a Scot Court resident reported that a man claiming to be a salesman had just been at his door and had left with another man in a beat up van. Officer Gerke spotted the vehicle parked in the driveway of a nearby home and spoke to the Kirby vacuum cleaner salesmen. Both men had been warned by Chief Dolnick last October about soliciting without a permit. Apparently, they thought the chief was joking. Officer Gerke issued each of them a citation for $218.50.

On January 13 at 6:48 PM, Sgt. Fristed met with a 42-year-old woman who was sitting in her vehicle inside Green Valley. She reported that her boyfriend was intoxicated and had been insulting her and her children. She said that there had been physical altercations in the past but not this time. Sgt. Fristed stood by while the woman grabbed clothing and personal effects so she could leave and go to a friend’s residence.

At 8:30 PM, the mother of a 12-year-old girl asked Officer Borkowski to speak to an 11-year-old who lives in the same Hemlock Street apartment building because the boy calls her daughter names and spreads rumors about her. The girl denied any wrongdoing. When Officer Borkowski met with the boy and his father the next night, he denied doing anything wrong but described how the girl tries to instigate him. Both youngsters were told to leave each other alone and cautioned that they could be cited for continued misbehavior

On January 14 11:48 AM, a woman reported that she was concerned for her mother’s safety because of the behavior of Mom’s 57-year-old boyfriend. Officer Laabs and Det. Foeger found the man in the woman’s Stonewall Drive garage. Although he said there wasn’t a problem, he said the woman had taken the house key off of his key ring and she wouldn’t let him in. The woman said that she did not want the man at the residence any longer. With the officers standing by, the woman informed the man that he was not welcomed and needed to remove his property as soon as possible. The man became upset and wanted to file a complaint that the woman’s ex-husband had threatened his life. However, after coming to the police station to file the report, he changed his mind and left. Shortly after 8 PM, it was learned that the woman had also changed her mind, allowing the man to return

On January 15 at 1:20 AM, Officer Lake found a vehicle resting on top of a traffic sign near the Highway 60 roundabout at the southbound Highway 45 ramps. The Milwaukee man, 23, had been westbound when he tried to enter the on-ramp, lost control, destroyed three highway signs, and came to rest against a snowbank. As Officer Lake and Deputy Ruplinger watched, the man tried to shovel his Toyota SUV out of the snow by using an ice scraper; threw large chunks of snow into the ditch; and swore at both the SUV and the snowbank. The situation was made more difficult because the man’s primary language was Hmong. Fortunately, a co-worker stopped on his way home and translated. Later, Officer Thai Yang of the Sheboygan Falls Police Department translated via cell phone. The man failed field tests and had a PBT of .22%. He was held at the County Jail for 12 hours, as he didn’t have anyone to pick him up.

At 7:17 PM, Officer Krueger and Sgt. Fristed checked on the welfare of a teenage boy who had sent text messages to a friend that threatened suicide. An ACS worker determined that he didn’t really intend to harm himself.

On January 16 at 2:40 AM, Slinger Officers Mammen and Uttech requested mutual aid for a disturbance at the Kwik Trip; Officer Lake responded.

At 1:30 PM, a West Bend man told Officer Krueger that his estranged wife, 52, called him from her Jackson workplace. The conversation was along the lines of, “You’re a f***ing a**hole” and “I hope you have another stroke and this time it either kills or paralyzes you”. After being warned, she told Officer Krueger that she had no further need to talk to her husband.

At 5:12 PM, Officer Gerke and Sgt. Fristed were dispatched to a S. Center St. apartment building after a 23-year-old woman called 911 to report that her child’s father threatened to bash her head into a wall and kill her. The 24-year-old Campbellsport man made the threat by phone and said he was driving around Jackson trying to locate her. She said that he has a past history of making threats and committing physical violence against her. Officer Gerke left a message on the man’s voicemail and asked the Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s Office to check his residence. The man returned Officer Gerke’s message but refused to give his location. Surprisingly, he did make his appearance at the District Attorney’s charging conference on January 20, and was charged disorderly conduct/domestic violence.

On January 17 at 8:36 AM, a Hazelwood Drive woman told Officer Krueger that she received this text message: “Could you lower the noise is pretty disturbing and [my son] is asking if you’re hurt”. The sender was traced to Kewaskum, where she told Officer Granrath that she meant to send it to the upstairs neighbor but picked the wrong name from her contact list. She was trying to tactfully address the neighbor’s intense romantic vocalizations.

On January 19 at 1:00 AM, Officers Brinks and Borkowski were dispatched to meet the fire department at a Green Valley residence after a propane heater malfunctioned. The owner put the fire out with an extinguisher but the trailer was filled with smoke. The man had been using a commercial radiant propane heater to save money. The Building Inspector was notified.

On January 21 at about 8:30 PM, Officer Oswald and Officer Brinks were dispatched to a family fight in Green Valley. The woman, 42, told the officers that she and her boyfriend were in the process of breaking up and had been arguing for some time. At this particular time, he grabbed the cell phone from her hand and broke it; shoved her against a wall; and forced his way into the bathroom where she was trying to escape and put his hands around her neck. The man, who was heavily intoxicated, was arrested for criminal damage to property and disorderly conduct, both as acts of domestic violence.

On January 24 at about 2:00 PM, Dispatch reported that a Main Street man, 35, had just left the residence after throwing objects during an argument. Officer Laabs intercepted the man at the entrance to Jackson Park; Officer Krueger arrived to assist. In the meantime, the man’s wife told Officer Oswald that an argument started the previous night. The man had just gotten off probation for operating while intoxicated while in possession of a firearm, and she believed he drove home after drinking with a friend. When she hinted about leaving him, the man allegedly threatened to strangle her and threw a plate into the kitchen door. On this date, the man left for work at about 5:30 AM and returned at about 1:00 PM. He immediately began drinking and the argument resumed. Shortly later, his wife’s mother arrived, which caused him to believe that his wife was leaving with their children. He threw a mixed drink at a window, which shattered the drinking glass. While his wife called 911, he threw other kitchen items, breaking a coffeemaker water tank and gouging the wall, then walked out. Her mother had been exchanging text messages with her and knew that an argument was taking place, but came to the house when the messages stopped (she also lives in the village). Eventually, the husband was arrested for disorderly conduct/domestic violence.

On January 27 at about 2:00 PM, a 74-year-old woman approached Officer Gerke while she was refueling her squad at the Village Mart. The woman said she had walked from Brookfield and needed directions back. Officer Gerke was eventually able to trace her to a residential facility in the village. The next day, a passerby found the woman walking in the Town of Polk and called the Sheriff’s Office. Chief Dolnick notified state regulators about the two incidents.

At 4: 25 PM, the Sheriff’s Office asked Officer Henning to make contact with a possibly suicidal 27-year-old man who was walking toward Jackson. Officer Henning found the man on Tillie Lake Road and stayed with him until Deputy Binsfeld arrived.

On January 28 at 1:25 PM, Det. Foeger stood-by while two West Bend detectives interviewed a 25-year-old woman at her Green Valley residence. At their request, he then arrested the woman for intimidation of a witness and turned her over to their custody.