Jackson Police Department
These are some of the calls-for-service that Jackson officers handled each month. Jackson is one of the safest communities in Wisconsin but not immune from crime, anti-social behavior, and other issues that require police intervention.
On October 1 at about 6:30 AM, Officers Brinks and Krueger were dispatched to Stonewall Drive in response to a 911 call from a woman saying she’d been beaten and dragged by her boyfriend. After the officers arrived, the woman called 911 and asked to have the call canceled, as she and the man were now driving to Milwaukee. She then gave the phone to the man and Dispatch tried to convince him to turn around and return to Jackson; he refused and Dispatch could hear the woman yelling at him to hang up. A description of the vehicle was broadcast to surrounding agencies without success. When Officer Krueger tracked the woman down the next day, she admitted making the 911 call as a ploy to get the boyfriend to drive her to Milwaukee; she was never in any danger. The 49 year old was cited for misuse of the 911 system.
On October 3 at about 4:00 AM, a Scott Court resident reported that a man was lying on the grass next to the house. Officer Borkowski found a sleeping, intoxicated 23 year old West Allis man who had gotten lost looking for a friend’s home. While navigating through darkened backyards, he stumbled and fell, causing abrasions to his face. Finding the inner peace that comes with a .22% blood alcohol level, the man decided to just stay on the lawn until Officer Borkowski aroused him from his slumber. Jackson Rescue was called to check him out as a precaution. Then, Officer Borkowski drove the man through the neighborhood until he spotted his car, which sparked a memory about where his friend lived.
On October 4 at about 6:00 PM, a Stonewall Drive man told Officer Lake that a cell phone went missing during a Packer party. While speaking to the man, a 42-year-old woman walked up and said she found the phone next to a fire hydrant and threw it in the bushes. Sensing that something was wrong with this story, Officer Lake asked her to try again. She said she put the phone in her car and then threw it in the bushes because she didn’t want to be accused of taking it when she left the party. Officer Lake told the woman to retrieve the phone, wherever it was, which she did.
At about 8:00 PM, an intoxicated Cedar Run Drive man told Officer Lake and Officer Brinks that he had gotten into an argument with several other people, one of whom used profanities in front of children. However, those people stated that any yelling and swearing had been done by the complainant, which was corroborated by an uninvolved witness. The man was warned for disorderly conduct.
On the evening of September 5, the Sheriff’s Office requested mutual aid from Sgt. Fristed and Officer Borkowski while it dealt with a suicidal man on the Highway PV overpass at Highway 45. The officers diverted northbound traffic at Highway 60. The man eventually jumped off the bridge and was killed.
On September 8 at about 9:00 PM, Slinger’s Lt. Cashin radioed for assistance after a subject fled from the scene of a domestic dispute. No deputies were available, so Officer Lake responded and attempted to locate the suspect.
On September 11 at 2:16 AM, Officer Oswald stopped a vehicle for investigation after it pulled out of Holland Heating, which was closed for the night. The West Bend man, 21, said he picked up one of his passengers, who walked from her apartment behind Holland Heating. The driver smelled of strongly of intoxicants. After Deputy Kell arrived to assist, Officer Oswald administered a field sobriety test, which the man failed; the PBT test was .15%. At the hospital, the man challenged the validity of the paperwork because “Jr.” wasn’t shown after his name. He indicated his refusal to answer questions by using the Germanic “Nein”. He was released to his father.
On September 13 at about 8:50 PM, Officers Henning, Borkowski and Brinks were called to the Comfort Inn & Suites after a guest’s friend reported that he’d threatened to commit suicide and was usually in possession of a pistol, for which he had a concealed carry permit. Before they attempted to make contact, the man came outside to smoke a cigarette. The man was cooperative and explained that he was depressed; didn’t intend to harm himself; and deliberately took a room at the motel for some solitude. An ACS worker agreed that the man wasn’t a threat to himself or others.
At 12:04 AM, a woman told 911 that her intoxicated husband was handling a rifle and threatening to commit suicide. She fled her Jackson Drive home with one child, but told Officers Henning, Borkowski and Brinks that she couldn’t retrieve a sleeping 2-year-old who was in close proximity to the man. Because of that, and the man’s condition, the officers didn’t attempt to contact him. Officers from Slinger and the Washington County Sheriff’s Office helped secure the area. Chief Dolnick responded from home; Officer Lake was called-in shortly later. At about 3:30 AM, SWAT teams from the Sheriff’s Office and West Bend Police Department prepared to enter the home but a negotiator first contacted the man by phone; he came outside and was arrested without incident. The child was safe and returned to his mother. The man was charged with disorderly conduct/domestic and handling a firearm while intoxicated. We appreciate the assistance of the Sheriff’s Office and West Bend personnel.
On September 15 at 8:03 PM, Officer Henning was dispatched to a Green Valley residence after a woman reported that her 36-year-old daughter had slurred her words and threatened suicide during a phone call. The woman said she’d been misunderstood when she spoke about relatives who had committed suicide. The woman is on bail from a prior offense and shouldn’t be drinking, yet she appeared to be intoxicated. She admitted to having only half of a vodka and coke but had a PBT of .17%. She was arrested for bail jumping and taken to County Jail.
On September 19 at 1:16 AM, a 911 caller reported a possible impaired driver heading towards the village on Highway 60 from Highway G. Officer Borkowski spotted the Impala at Eagle Drive and stopped it after it made a quick turn on Ridgeway and almost hit parked vehicles. The Oostburg woman, 20, smelled of intoxicants and admitted to having two (of course) beers. She was arrested for her first offense after failing field tests and having a PBT of .13%.
On September 20 at 3:44 PM, Officer Lake responded to a Hemlock Street apartment, where a 23-year-old man had attempted suicide by taking several prescription medications. He was admitted to the ICU at St. Joseph’s Hospital until he was well enough to be taken to a behavioral health inpatient unit. Later, his wife reported that, about a month earlier, he had thrown her to the ground, breaking a rib, because their infant daughter was crying. A domestic violence charge was referred to the District Attorney, pending the man’s release from treatment.
On September 22 at about 7:30 AM, the Sheriff’s Office requested mutual aid for a crash on Highway P at Western Avenue, in which airbags were deployed. Officer Laabs responded.
At 10:18 AM, a resident told Officer Laabs that the company placing mulch around the neighbor’s trees had walked on his property and, when asked to stay on the neighbor’s side, swore and threatened to blow up his house. The supervisor said that the neighbor’s trees were very close to the lot line, so they initially walked on the other side to complete the job. However, they did try to stay on the one side after the resident complained. He added that the resident put his hands on one of the workers and shoved him, at which time another worker made the threat. This person, 24, was uncooperative with Officer Laabs, even refusing to identify himself, until his boss intervened. When asked about threatening to blow up the man’s house, the worker said, “In Milwaukee, we take care of business”. Officer Laabs advised him that this isn’t Milwaukee; WE take care of business in Jackson. Ultimately, everyone was admonished to watch their tempers and to call the police when there’s a conflict like this.
On September 23 at 7:36 PM, a 22-year-old Western Avenue woman told Officer Laabs that she and her boyfriend argued about waking up for the alarm clock and he slapped her face. She grabbed his cell phone and threatened to call the police. After chasing her down and tackling her, she returned his cell phone and he took his daughter to school. She initially refused to make a written statement because she didn’t want him arrested, but was told he’d be arrested no matter what. When contacted by phone, the man agreed to meet Officer Laabs at the Sheriff’s Office so he could immediately bond himself out on a disorderly conduct/domestic violence charge. The man was cooperative but declined to make a statement. This was the fifth call to this residence since June for some type of disturbance.
On September 26 at 12:09 PM, a caller reported that a woman clad only in a bra and pants was walking on the railroad tracks near Cedar Creek Road. The woman was seen to collapse but told the caller that she didn’t want any help. The 49-year-old woman told Officers Gerke and Laabs that she lost her balance because she has vertigo, although she also smelled strongly of intoxicants. She was trying to walk to West Bend but making slow progress. Her ex-husband agreed to pick her up.
On September 28 at about 3:00 AM, an off-duty Slinger officer reported that there was a young man walking on Sherman Road wearing pajama pants and no shoes. Washington County requested mutual aid as deputies were some distance away; Officer Oswald responded. The 19 year old said that he was angry and sad, and decided that he was going to jump off the Western Avenue overpass at Highway 45. He walked to the bridge and stayed for about ten minutes before changing his mind. He was walking home when seen by the officer and didn’t intend to harm himself now. He voluntarily returned to his home in Jackson and was assessed by an ACS worker, who determined that the man didn’t need to be detained.
On August 2 at about noon, cell phone callers reported that a Pontiac Gran Prix was traveling at a high rate of speed on Highway 45. Officer Gerke stopped it after clocking it at 86 mph. The 33-year-old Greenfield man said he thought the speed limit was 70 mph, as if +16 mph was excusable. Two drivers stopped behind her and reported that the man had been driving recklessly while passing traffic.
On August 3 at 7:33 PM, a 19-year-old West Bend woman called 911 to report that she was being followed by an ex-boyfriend and was going to wait for an officer in the police station parking lot. When Officers Lake and Henning arrived, they found her and the man, 23. The woman said she broke up with the man after two months. He had spotted her driving in West Bend and called her cell phone, which she didn’t answer. He then followed her as she drove from West Bend to the police station. The woman said she was going to obtain a restraining order. The man became distressed when told not to have further contact with her. About 90 minutes later, the Sheriff’s Office was called to his residence after he claimed to have ingested a large number of pills.
On August 7 at 5:13 AM, a White Oak Circle resident reported hearing scratching by his bedroom window and saw a male subject wearing a green shirt and blue denim pants attempting to manipulate the window. The figure was then seen walking east from the residence. Officer Oswald and Deputy Herriges checked the immediate area and then a radius from the house, but without success. The area was put under special attention for subsequent mornings, but no one matching the description was seen. This was an extremely unusual time to attempt a home burglary.
On the afternoon of August 8, someone wrote profanities in freshly laid concrete pads that were installed for a “tee box” for disc golf at Jackson Park as part of an Eagle Scout project.
On August 8 at 3:13 PM, a 911 caller reported an erratic driver that had just turned off of Highway 60 and into the Culver’s parking lot. Similar calls about the same vehicle had been made to Dispatch at approximately 8 AM and 1 PM the same day. Officer Henning watched as the vehicle pulled out of the lot and back on to Highway 60. The driver had difficulty maneuvering the roundabouts and sat at the intersection of Highway P for about 10 seconds after the light turned green. After being stopped, the 24-year-old Jackson man told Officer Henning that he was coming from Hartford, going to Menomonee Falls, and then intended to return home. The man had slurred speech and seemed very tired; he said he had been awake for the better part of 48 hours because of college homework and being paged-out by the Hartford Fire Department, where he’s an EMT. A field sobriety test was inconclusive. The man stated he takes Adderall, Paxil and Trazodone. He also had consumed multiple bottles of Mountain Dew and energy drinks to stay awake. He agreed to park his vehicle in lieu of being cited for the traffic violations and allowed Officer Henning to give him a ride home. Although he was warned not to drive until he got sufficient rest, he returned a few hours later and drove the vehicle home. When questioned by Officer Henning, he displayed the same signs of impairment. Consequently, he was cited for lane deviation and several other offenses. It was also determined that he has never been associated with the Hartford Fire Department.
At 7:30 PM, Officer Gerke stopped an Acura after clocking it at 43 mph on Jackson Drive near Jackson Park. The driver pulled into the parking lot of the former Link’s Hideway. Officer Gerke observed an open bottle of Jack Daniel’s whiskey on the back seat. The 20-year-old Richfield man claimed the bottle belonged to his father, but he smelled of intoxicants and his speech was slurred. He first denied drinking and then admitted to having “a couple”. He failed field tests and was arrested for violation of the absolute sobriety law. The blood test came back at .06%. Had the test come back at .08% or more, the charge would have been amended to OWI.
On August 9 at 1:42 AM, Officer Brinks was dispatched to the Jackson Pub regarding a fight involving about nine people with bottles being thrown. Lt. Cashin and Officer Gullickson from Slinger PD, and Deputies Nickols, Lagosh, Vanier and Binsfeld assisted. Officer Brinks found a 44-year-old woman with a laceration above her eye; Jackson Rescue was dispatched to the scene. Witnesses reported that the suspects had fled. Officer Brinks intercepted two men and a woman who were walking quickly from the area and escorted them back to the tavern. The woman claimed a middle-aged woman had “gotten in my face”, so she poured a drink on her to “defuse the situation” but couldn’t remember what happened after that. A man said that he attempted to put money into the jukebox, so his selection would be added to the queue. A woman objected, thinking it would disrupt her selection, and took a swing at him; she missed and struck his fiancé, who was the woman with the facial injury. A melee then ensued. Ultimately, a 32-year-old Germantown woman was cited for battery and disorderly conduct; the woman who poured the drink on the victim was cited for disorderly conduct and obstructing an officer and arrested on a warrant from Hartford; and the two men found leaving the scene were cited for obstructing, because they lied about what happened and claimed not to know who was involved.
At about 3 AM, Deputy Brinks was transporting the female subject in the previous incident to jail on the Hartford warrant, when there was report of a domestic violence incident on Georgetown Drive. Mutual aid was requested, and officers from Slinger and the Sheriff’s Office responded. Officer Brinks cleared from the jail relatively quickly and proceeded to the scene. The witness said he was enjoying an outdoor fire with a couple at their home. The 33-year-old woman who lives there brought out a pendant that had some special significance to her; her husband didn’t recognize it. She became upset and went inside. An argument ensued when he went in to try to smooth things over. They returned to the backyard, where she struck him in the face and the witness called 911. When interviewed, the woman was upset, crying, and visibly intoxicated. She suspected that a female houseguest was having sex with her husband. While they were playing beanbags, her husband allegedly was talking and flirting with the houseguest. She retrieved the pendant, which her husband gave to her, in hopes that it would get him to reminisce about their early years together. When this failed, she threw the pendant at him and stormed into the house. After being arrested for domestic violence, the woman alleged that her husband had choked her. However, there were no marks on her; she never mentioned such an attack before being arrested; and the husband said he only pushed his wife away when she was hitting him.
At 4:37 PM, Officer Henning was on bicycle patrol on Georgetown Drive near Jackson Drive. He observed a male pedestrian arguing with a woman as she drove past. The woman was yelling at him to get in the car and the man called her a “stupid bitch”. Officer Henning requested an additional officer; Officer Gerke arrived. The pedestrian, a 23-year-old Green Bay man, explained that he had been arrested for failing to comply with the sex offender registry and the woman had posted $500 for his release. The man claimed not to have been drinking; however, he was obviously intoxicated. Eventually, he was convinced to get into the car so she could drive him back to Green Bay, where he will hopefully stay.
At about 6:30 PM, Officer Henning biked into Jackson Park and observed smoke and the odor of marijuana coming from a parked Olds Alero. He found a 34-year-old woman and a 21-year-old man inside. Since the man admitted ownership, he was cited for possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. The woman was ordered to park the vehicle and walk home because she was impaired. They were also banned from park property for 90 days, as allowed by village ordinance.
On August 17 at 5:31 PM, Officer Henning spotted a 19-year-old woman known to be wanted by the Department of Corrections for violating probation. He radioed Officer Gerke, who was on bike patrol; she intercepted the woman as she walked on Main Street near Western Avenue. As Officer Gerke dismounted the bike, the woman took off toward S. Center Street. Officer Gerke, who runs marathons, easily kept up as the woman cut behind buildings and dropped her purse. She then stopped and put her hands up. Officer Gerke held her at “Taser point” until Officer Henning arrived and assisted with handcuffing the suspect. No contraband was found in the purse. The woman was held at County Jail on the apprehension order and also charged with obstructing an officer.
On August 19 at 9:38 PM, Officers Brinks and Henning were dispatched to a Glen Hill Drive residence, where a woman reported that her husband had threatened to kill her. She told the officers that her husband was intoxicated and angry when she picked him up after a Brewers game. After arriving home, he went into the shower fully dressed but didn’t turn the water on. He was bleeding from abrasions due to a fall at Miller Park, so she asked him to sit on a recliner that she covered with a sheet. He became angry, called her vulgar names, and threatened to kick her in the head multiple times and kill her if she called 911. When the officers awakened the man, he complained that he pays taxes and couldn’t believe the police were in his bedroom when he was trying to sleep. The man said he and his wife had argued but declined to be specific or answer whether he threatened her life. The man was arrested for disorderly conduct/domestic violence.
On August 20 at 4:21 PM, Officers Gerke and Henning were dispatched to a Chestnut Court apartment, where a 25-year-old man had texted his father that he planned to overdose on medication. Jackson Rescue was dispatched after he admitted taking a large quantity of Clonazepam. After being medically cleared at the hospital, Officers Henning and Brinks transported him to an in-patient facility; he scaled a wall and escaped the next day.
On August 22 at 2:41 AM, Officer Brinks made a routine traffic stop on Main east of Jackson Drive for a burned-out headlamp. The 24-year-old Campbellsport man smelled of intoxicants and his speech was slurred. He explained that he stopped at a bar after a sports practice and had five beers between 9:00 PM and 1:00 AM. Officer Oswald came to assist. The man failed field tests and had a PBT of .14%; he was arrested for his first offense.
On August 23 at 5:16 PM, Officer Gerke and Sgt. Fristed were dispatched to a Georgetown Drive apartment for a possible domestic fight. A 33-year-old woman said a 23-year-old Green Bay man had attacked her after she ordered him out of the apartment for being intoxicated. The man only said that he wanted to get away from “that f***ing bitch”. He consented to a PBT, which was .27%. The man was arrested for disorderly conduct and bail jumping.
On August 26 at about 4:00 AM, Slinger PD Officer Gullickson requested mutual aid at a domestic violence call in which the male suspect was possibly mentally disturbed and armed with a knife. Deputy Rodich and Officer Brinks responded. The man surrendered without incident.
On August 31 at 1:06 AM, a 22-year-old Cedarburg man told Officer Oswald that he purchased cigarettes, beer and gasoline at the East Side Mart several hours earlier. He apparently lost his wallet and someone had charged $7.64. Further investigation revealed that this charge was actually made by him and was simply posted later. However, the man was found to be on probation and, as such, prohibited from possessing alcohol. Consequently, Probation & Parole ordered him held at the County Jail.
On July 1 at 6:33 PM, a 19-year-old woman told Officer Lake that her ex-boyfriend, a 21-year-old Milwaukee man, called or texted eight times over five minutes and wouldn’t leave her alone. When contacted, the man became angry and accused the woman of selling drugs. The man’s mother then came on the phone and demanded to know why Officer Lake was calling her son. When told that he couldn’t discuss it with her, since the son is an adult, she started screaming at the officer and refused to put Sonny back on the phone because “I pay for the phone”. Then she claimed he had left, even though she was talking on his phone and he could be heard yelling in the background. He eventually took the phone back and was warned to stop bothering the complainant. He said he was so upset that he wanted to break into his ex-girlfriend’s house and “break everything she owns”. A few minutes later, he called Officer Lake back to tell him about his supposed friends and relatives in law enforcement; the officer’s phone call was harassment; everything the complainant claimed were lies; warned the officer to “Watch it motherf***er”; and demanded the officer’s badge number and name.
On July 2, a 53-year-old woman complained to Officer Gerke that someone kept tipping over a pallet on which she had spray painted “No Dumping No Trespassing” and placed in a vacant lot she owns in a newer subdivision. A neighbor came over and explained that the homeowners were talking about how unsightly this looked, and it was likely that someone tipped the pallet down on the ground. The woman explained that the grass was over a foot high because she was afraid to mow because debris might hurt her lawnmower. However, the neighbor replied that one of the residents had mowed her lot twice, even removing hay bales that someone had dumped there. The woman started yelling at the man and Officer Gerke. Officer Gerke told her that she would buy a proper no trespassing sign at the hardware store and post it. First, however, Officer Gerke and the neighbor walked the entire lot to ensure there was no debris that could damage the owner’s lawnmower. As she promised, Officer Gerke then bought the sign and posted it, and asked neighbors to call the police department if they saw anyone dumping on the lot.
At 9:00 PM that evening, a 47-year-old man told Officer Gerke and Officer Borkowski that his wife had punched him in the arm during an argument. The man was about to enter their home with his girlfriend when his wife confronted them. She called him a variety of profanities and suggested he “better not let that **** in my house”. She then walked up to the girlfriend and called her a variety of names that can’t be cleaned up for publication. The man told his wife that when she starts paying for the house and pays the bills, she can tell him who he can let in the house. He then approached his wife’s boyfriend to talk to him, but she got between them and everyone parted ways. His wife declined to answer questions and was arrested for disorderly conduct/domestic violence.
On July 4 at 10:08 PM, a clerk at East Side Mart told Officer Borkowski that a couple knocked on the rear door of the store, which is normally locked at 9:00 PM. The man became belligerent when asked to show ID to buy cigars, said, “F*** this s***; I ain’t buying this” and walked out. About 45 minutes later, the woman returned, showed her ID, and bought tobacco. She left and then the man came in. He started recording her with his cell phone and said, “You’ll be sorry bitch you didn’t sell me those cigars” and left. Sgt. Fristed checked the area for the two, who left on foot, without success. Officer Borkowski returned at closing time to safeguard the clerk from another possible visit.
At 11:07 PM, the Main Street Mart reported that a woman had just left the store after stealing some items. Using the license plate information, Officer Borkowski intercepted the vehicle as it arrived at a Green Valley residence. The 25-year-old woman said she hadn’t been at the Main Street Mart and refused to allow the officer to look at the bag she was carrying. However, there was sufficient probable cause to allow the search, which revealed not only the stolen merchandise but a snorting straw and a pill crusher with heroin residue. It was also determined that some of the merchandise had been stolen from Walgreens. The woman was booked at the County Jail for possession of heroin and cited for the retail theft.
On the morning of July 6, a Hemlock Street man told Officer Laabs that a compound bow-and-arrow had been stolen from his open garage. Still later, a woman reported that her green 2002 Cavalier had been stolen from her employer’s parking lot sometime after 10:30 AM. She had left the keys in the center console of the unlocked vehicle. At 10:52 AM, her vehicle was seen leaving the scene of a crash on Highway 145 & Division Road in Germantown. The occupants picked up the driver of one of the crashed vehicles, pointed a gun at a witness, and fled along with a third vehicle, a white cargo van. A Germantown officer spotted the Cavalier and pursued it into Mequon, but the chase was terminated because it entered a residential area. The cargo van, which had been stolen in Germantown, was found abandoned there; the stolen compound bow was inside. The Cavalier was found abandoned in Menomonee Falls the next day and is suspected of having been used in other crimes. Vehicle thefts and even carjackings are spreading out from Milwaukee into outlying areas. The suspects use these vehicles to commit robberies and other crimes, then abandon them.
At 12:41 PM, a woman reported that she was watching a truck driver toss litter out of his tractor cab while parked on Metro Court. As she was describing this, the man exited the truck and proceeded to urinate. When questioned by Officer Gerke, the man “explained” that he’s from Chicago. Officer Gerke cited the 38-year-old Schaumburg man for disorderly conduct and performed a motor carrier inspection.
On July 10 at about 1:36 AM, West Bend PD pursued a vehicle south from that city, into Jackson, and continued into rural Washington County until a deputy successfully spiked it near Germantown. Three Milwaukee men were apprehended. Officers found property inside the vehicle that was later linked to thefts from vehicles that occurred in West Bend and Jackson that night. As people started going to work in the morning, they discovered that their unlocked vehicles had been entered and called-in to police. About a dozen vehicles were entered in Jackson. It’s unknown if the people in this incident were involved in the July 6 case.
On July 14 at about 8:00 AM, Officer Laabs was called to meet a medical transport van. A passenger from Sheboygan complained that a woman and her child who were being picked up weren’t properly secured. The driver was cautioned about how to secure a booster seat. A routine inquiry revealed that the van’s registration was suspended; he called his boss and said he was “getting another ticket” because the registration problem hadn’t been fixed. Then the Jackson passenger wanted to file a complaint because the Sheboygan passenger recorded her child on a cell phone; the woman deleted the recording. They then left for what was probably a long, uncomfortable ride to Milwaukee.
On July 15 at 11:00 AM, Officer Laabs, Det. Foeger and Chief Dolnick responded to a family fight in front of a Western Avenue residence. An argument broke out between a couple, culminating in the woman “keying” a 1967 Chevelle the man was restoring. The man declined to press charges and the woman removed her belongings and left.
On July 16 at 9:20 PM, Officer Henning noticed that a Toyota SUV in front of him was swerving across the center line on Main Street. He stopped the vehicle on Jackson Drive at Northview and spoke to the 64-year-old Town of Jackson man. The man said he had two or three vodkas in Milwaukee. He failed the field sobriety test and had a PBT of .18%; he was arrested for his first offense.
On July 23 at 1:15 AM, a cell phone caller told County Dispatch that a possible intoxicated driver was heading toward the village on Highway 60 from Highway G. Officer Borkowski intercepted the vehicle as it entered the village; Deputy Vanier arrived to assist. The 19-year-old Richfield man denied drinking, but the odor of intoxicants was obvious and he spoke slowly, as if having trouble formulating his words. The witness told Officer Borkowski that the driver overtook and almost struck him near the Five Corners intersection, then almost lost control while passing, nearly striking him and then a semi. He estimated the driver was going 70-80 mph. Returning to the vehicle, the driver admitted to having two drinks (it’s always two drinks) at about 7:45 PM at the Washington County Fair. He failed field sobriety tests and had a PBT test of .19%. His 15-year-old passenger told the officer that she accepted a ride from him because no one else was willing to take her home. She said he was swerving on-and-off the road and could have killed someone had he not been stopped. The driver was arrested for OWI, driving while suspended, and underage alcohol consumption. The passenger was also cited for underage alcohol.
On July 26 at about 10:00 PM, a caller reported a possible domestic violence case on Main Street in which the woman was trying to get away from the man. Officers Oswald and Lake found a 31-year-old man Jackson man and a 28 year old Milwaukee woman on S. Center Street. The man told Officer Oswald they were walking home from the Latest Edition when the woman “started acting crazy”, began punching herself in the head, and bit his forearm hard enough to draw blood. The man insisted that he’d never strike a woman but officers found that he was arrested in 2014 after a domestic violence incident; a charge of criminal damage to property was dismissed and a charge of disorderly conduct was held open (“deferred prosecution”). He was also convicted of criminal trespass, 4th degree sexual assault, and disorderly conduct in Adams County in 2006. Officer Oswald’s skepticism that the victim went berserk for no reason was confirmed when Officer Lake returned with her version. The woman said the incident occurred in his room at the Jackson Motel, not while walking home. The man started calling her “a worthless tramp” and other insults, and then prevented her from leaving the room for 30-45 minutes. During the struggle, he put one hand around her neck and the other around her mouth and nose. She broke free after biting him but he knocked her to the ground and started strangling her. They then moved outside, where the argument continued and he also kicked her. Both subjects had been drinking. The man was arrested and later charged by the District Attorney with battery, disorderly conduct, and bail jumping. After being treated at the hospital, the woman was also booked at the County Jail on warrants from Milwaukee and Waukesha counties.
On July 28, just before midnight, a 27-year-old woman told Officer Borkowski that her boyfriend started sending her text messages, asking where she was and calling her a bitch and an ***hole. She declined to respond but when she returned home, the 53-year-old man threw a gallon of water at her and grabbed her wrist so she couldn’t move. She grabbed their 6-year-old son and fled to the Main Street Mart. In the meantime, Sgt. Fristed and Officer Oswald found the man outside the residence. The man was heavily intoxicated and initially uncooperative, saying, “I don’t want to f***ing talk to you” and trying to crawl through a window. He stated that he had been mad at her because she came home after working and then went out with her friends. He complained that she smokes pot and hangs out with her friends all day; the home is a mess; her cat urinates inside; and he’s stuck doing all the cleaning. He stated that he did not physically touch the woman, though when they were arguing he was touching his chest to hers. He denied throwing a water jug at her stating that the water jug was still in the refrigerator. He was arrested for disorderly conduct/domestic violence.
At 11:24 PM, Washington County requested mutual aid regarding a suspicious vehicle that was parked near the radio towers on Highland Road, just outside the village limits. Sgt. Fristed and Officer Oswald found a young man sleeping inside a pickup truck near an engineering shack. Sgt. Fristed stood-by there while Officer Oswald checked the shack, which he found unlocked. Hearing a noise, he drew his sidearm and ordered whoever was inside to come out; a frightened electrician popped out. He was turned over to deputies, who hopefully suggested that he notify the Sheriff’s Office the next time he does tower work in the middle of the night.
On July 29 at 7:18 PM, a 54-year-old woman told Officer Henning that a neighbor had, without provocation, started swearing and yelling at her because she spoke to his young son. Because of past negative contacts, the man doesn’t want her speaking to him or his son. Other residents at the Eagle Drive apartment building reported that the woman had become belligerent when the man spoke to her. Officer Henning observed that she was “grossly intoxicated” and had to lean against the hallway wall to maintain her balance. She was warned for disorderly conduct.
Officers responded to 19 rescue calls and 2 fire calls this month.
On June 5 at 9:00 AM, Officer Krueger and Det. Foeger were dispatched to the Froedtert Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine Center on Tillie Lake Court, where a vehicle had reportedly driven into the lobby. They found a Hummer resting inside the reception area after having crashed through the front doors. The receptionist saw the vehicle coming and jumped out of the way, escaping what would have been serious injury. The 45-year-old Slinger man was still behind the wheel. He was unhurt but couldn’t get out because the Hummer was wedged on either side by collapsed walls. Firefighters helped him crawl out the back of the vehicle. The man had been arrested for OWI on May 16 by the Sheriff’s Office and May 26 by Slinger PD. The man failed field tests and was arrested for his third offense. The District Attorney charged him with recklessly endangering safety, a felony.
At 5:20 PM, Officer Henning and Officer Gerke responded to Celtic Court, after a woman reported that her estranged husband had attempted to remove a propane tank from the back of the home in violation of a Family Court order. She said the man may complain that he was hit on the head by the door, which happened when she tried to close the door to keep him from entering the house. When contacted by phone, the man did, indeed, claim that the woman intentionally closed the door on his head. Since Family Court orders are civil matters, they’re not enforceable by the police; everyone was told to behave and report the incident to their respective attorneys.
At about 7:30 PM, Officer Henning ran a routine license plate check on a Buick 4-door traveling on Sherman Road. He attempted to stop the vehicle after the registered owner, a 22-year-old Milwaukee man, was shown to be suspended. In fact, he’s never had a license and has collected 20 citations for driving without a license. By the time the officer turned around, the vehicle had apparently sped up and pulled away. Officer Henning followed them into the Dairy Queen parking lot and asked why they’d been driving so fast. The passenger, who was not identified, immediately accused Officer Henning of being a racist. While explaining to the driver why he’d been stopped, the passenger continued to direct loud, derogatory remarks to the officer, such as, “Racist as hell pig”, “Hope you die bitch”, “You outta order, pig”. The passenger claimed that the only reason they were pulled over was because he saw two black people. Officer Henning attempted to calm the passenger down by explaining what had occurred; however, the passenger continued with his derogatory statements, adding that Henning should “go to Milwaukee and be a real cop”. The driver was cited for driving while suspended and told to find a valid driver to remove the vehicle. Officer Henning then drove to the other side of the parking lot to finish his paperwork. A few minutes later, the unknown passenger walked up to the side of his squad and stood at the driver’s side window. Officer Henning rolled the window down and asked what he had wanted. The man claimed that Henning was waiting on them and that he was stealing food from their table. When informed that he was completing the citations, the subject claimed the officer was waiting for them to leave and that it wasn’t right (to do that). Officer Henning asked the man if he wanted him to leave so that they could operate the vehicle without valid licenses and insurance… and he confirmed that it was! The subject continued being argumentative and then demanded a supervisor or superior officer. When told that no supervisor was not on duty, the man said that he wanted supervisors from other agencies. Seeing that continued conversation was pointless, Officer Henning rolled up the window. The passenger then walked around his squad car and stood in the driveway of the parking lot. After about a minute or so, Officer Henning rolled down the window and asked him what he was doing. He said that he wasn’t violating any law and he was just going to stand there. Officer Henning then drove away. See next.
At 8:24 PM, Officer Henning was running radar on Jackson Drive when he clocked the same Buick at 63 mph in the 25 mph zone. The driver explained that they were going to be late returning to work after their break. The passenger made remarks that Officer Henning was going to be fired. He attempted to hand the citations to the man; however, he sat there smoking his cigarette and looking forward. The officer said if the driver wasn’t going to take them, that he was going to put them on his dashboard, which he did. After walking back to the squad car, he watched as the man took the citations off the dashboard and threw them out of the window. Officer Henning walked back to the car; picked up the citations; told the man that he didn’t want to have any further contact with him; and that he wanted to give him the citations and then go on his separate way. He placed the citations back on the dashboard and left.
On June 6 at 2:51 AM, Officer Brinks clocked a vehicle at 84 mph on Highway 45 north of Highway 60. After he caught up with it, he noticed that the vehicle was weaving back and forth. The 25-year-old West Bend man said that he and a passenger, a 22-year-old woman, were returning from a club in Milwaukee after celebrating the woman’s birthday. The man smelled of intoxicants and admitted to having two light beers. He was arrested after failing field sobriety tests; the PBT test was .11.
At 6:46 PM, Sgt. Fristed, Officer Gerke, and Officer Henning were dispatched to the Comfort Inn & Suites regarding a disturbance. A 40-year-old Sergeant Bluff, Wisconsin woman reported that her family, including eight youngsters, were in the swimming pool. Another family was there with a teenage boy who apparently had some mental handicap. The boy’s swim trunks kept falling down, exposing himself to the complainant’s children. She asked the mother to do something about it, but after several more times the family decided to leave the pool. A short time later, the complainant was walking down the hall when she encountered the mother, who allegedly said, “What are you looking at, you fat bitch?” The complainant replied that she wasn’t looking at anything and was just waiting for her family. The mother yelled at her, claimed she had made fun of her son, grabbed the complainant on the arm, and took a beer can the complainant was holding, which she crushed and threw on the floor. The complainant’s family witnessed this and yelled at the mother to let her go. The desk clerk said he heard the commotion and did his best to split the two women up, and because of the large number of people involved he called 911. When questioned, the 52-year-old Mountain Home, Arkansas woman said the complainant’s family was intoxicated; however, the officer reported that they were sober. The suspect said that the family was laughing at her son, which they had denied. The woman denied grabbing the complainant. The complainant’s family had already left and the motel management asked Officer Henning to notify the suspect and her family that they were no longer welcomed and had to leave.
At 10 PM, 43-year-old man complained to Officer Brinks that he had been receiving unwanted text messages from his ex-wife’s boyfriend. However, an examination of the texts indicated that the complainant had engaged in a back-and-forth exchange with the suspect for some time, which called his harassment claim into question. When interviewed later, Boyfriend said that he believed the complainant was not treating the woman properly. He was cautioned that sending disparaging text messages was not the way to handle a dispute between the formerly married couple. The complainant was told to report these incidents immediately and to not engage the sender in conversation. See June 7.
On June 7 at about 4 PM, the 43-year-old man told Officer Henning that he received another harassing text message from the boyfriend of his ex-wife. An examination of the text messages revealed that the complainant had texted his ex-wife, criticizing the boyfriend and suggesting that she join a church group to find a better boyfriend because all this one wants is sex. The suspect called the complainant’s new girlfriend fat. The complainant’s girlfriend was also sending texts. Everyone was told that if this continued, citations would be issued.
At 10:17 PM, 911 callers reported a possibly impaired driver on Highway 60 east of Highway 45. Officer Henning spotted the vehicle on Jackson Drive and observed that it was, indeed, weaving from the centerline to the curb; at one point it came within an inch of going over the curb. He then stopped the vehicle and spoke to the driver, a 29-year-old Butler woman. Officer Henning observed that both her movements and speech were slow. When questioned, she said she was tired from working but also said that she took prescribed Zoloft in the morning. The field sobriety tests were inconclusive, so she was allowed to park the vehicle and walk the short distance to her destination; however, a driver condition report was sent to DMV.
At 10:42 PM, Officer Borkowski was asked to check on the welfare of a child at a Hemlock Street address. Earlier, a motorist called 911 to report they were following a vehicle in which a young child was screaming and an adult was screaming at the child. When contacted. The parents explained that their three-year-old kept shining a flashlight in their faces. When they took the flashlight away, he started screaming and they yelled back. The boy was checked and found to be just fine.
On June 8, a Lac du Flambeau woman complained that pictures of her son were being posted on Facebook by the current girlfriend of the child’s father. There was nothing inappropriate or threatening about the postings; she just objected to them being posted. When asked if she’d spoken to the father about this, she replied that they don’t talk (so she called the police, instead). Officer Laabs told her that this is not a police matter, to which she replied, “Fine. When my son gets injured or hurt, I’ll blame you!” and hung up.
On June 9 at 5:30 PM, Officer Lake and Officer Henning were dispatched to a rescue call after a neighbor found a 43-year-old woman unresponsive on the garage floor. It was determined that the woman had deliberately overdosed on Tylenol PM. She was admitted into the intensive care unit at St. Joseph’s Hospital. Later, she was transferred to an inpatient facility.
At 6:15 PM, Officer Henning was dispatched to an apartment building, where a 43-year-old man complained that his older brother, who lives in another apartment, said the word, “Bang!”, which he took as a threat. When interviewed, the brother said that he didn’t say “bang”, although he did mutter to himself “douche bag”. He said he has no intention of injuring his brother but does believe he’s a douche bag. He has many grievances against his brother and their animosity culminated in a near-fight in the past year. The suspect was told to avoid saying things to his brother which could provoke a fight or induce him to get a restraining order, which wouldn’t help things.
On June 10 at 4:39 PM, Officer Gerke responded to a rescue call at a residence, where a 44-year-old woman was semi-conscious after an intentional overdose of various prescription medications. Officer Gerke met with Acute Care Services at the hospital. ACS arranged emergency placement at an inpatient facility and Officer Lake transported the woman after she was medically cleared.
On June 11 at 8:06 PM, Officers Krueger and Borkowski responded to Cedar Park Way, in the south industrial park, regarding a light pole that was down and across the roadway. The striking vehicle had fled the scene, leaving behind pieces of the silver bumper and a fog light cover. Officer Krueger traced a part number on one of the bumper remnants and linked it to the Toyota Camry. The next day, he spotted a silver Camry at Ray’s Auto Body on Main Street. In checking further, he saw that it had significant damage and the pieces left at the scene matched what was missing from the vehicle. The 17-year-old driver had told his mother that he swerved to avoid a deer, but neither he nor the mother reported the crash to police. The young man was cited for hit-and-run to property adjacent to the highway; failure to notify police of accident; unsafe lane deviation; and leaving an injurious substance on the highway, because the pole was across both lanes in a curve
On June 12 at about 9:37 PM, Officer Borkowski was dispatched to the Jackson Motel after the manager reported that someone driving a Ford F150 had just driven away after stealing two lawn chairs. She provided a description of the suspect, the truck’s license plate, and added that there was a pug-type dog in the front seat and a vehicle jack in the truck bed. Officer Borkowski and Sgt. Fristed went to the address of the registered owner, a 52-year-old Hawthorn Drive man. He said the truck wasn’t there and he didn’t know where it was. His wife came out of the house carrying a pug-type dog. The man said that the police were just trying to get him to go to his vehicle so he could be arrested for drunk driving. The man agreed to be driven to the truck’s location, which was on Northview Drive; the chairs were not in the truck. A resident reported that the man, who he’s familiar with, parked the truck, walked up to him and his wife, and asked for a ride home. The man was cited for theft.
On June 13 at 11:35 PM, an off-duty officer called 911 to report a Mitsubishi Eclipse heading towards the village on Highway 60 at a high rate of speed and passing vehicles recklessly. Officer Lake spotted the vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed west of Highway 45. He alerted Slinger Officer Uttech to lookout for it, and she intercepted it west of Highway. Since she was working alone, Officer Lake went to assist. As he eliminated the interior of the vehicle, he observed what appeared to be a pistol partially concealed on the passenger side floorboard, within reach of the driver. With Officer Lake providing cover, Officer Uttech ordered the 26-year-old Grafton man out of the vehicle and handcuffed him. The pistol turned out to be a facsimile weapon that fires BBs; the man admitted to having a second facsimile weapon behind the driver seat.
Shortly before midnight, Officer Oswald and Officer Borkowski went to a residence to check the welfare of a 13-year-old girl who confided in her grandmother that she was having depressive episodes and cutting herself. The conversation was then terminated and the grandmother couldn’t reach the girl, causing her to be concerned. They had a frank discussion with the girl and her mother, and determined that she was not a threat to herself and would be well supervised the rest of the night.
On June 14 at 12:38 AM, Officer Borkowski met with a 45-year-old Ridgeway Drive man who lit a fire in an uncovered metal fire pit. Because the man has been previously warned about open burning, she issued him a citation. Officer Borkowski also noted that he was intoxicated. See next.
At 4:03 AM, Officer Borkowski was dispatched back to the Ridgeway Drive apartment building after a witness reported seeing the intoxicated man drive his pickup truck over the grass, back into the parking lot, and then back into a neighboring aluminum shed. The witness reported that the man was now back in his apartment, loudly talking to himself. With Officer Oswald assisting, she entered the building and could, indeed, hear the man talking to himself through the door of his apartment. After knocking several times, the 45-year-old man opened the door; he smelled strongly of intoxicants, his eyes were red and glassy, and his speech was slurred. When asked to step into the hallway, he stumbled and was unable to maintain his balance. The man failed field sobriety tests and had a PBT test of .20; because he has four priors, he’s subject to a .02 threshold. The man was arrested for his fifth offense and, after blood was taken, booked in the County Jail on the felony charge.
On June 16 at 9:20 PM, Officer Henning stopped a Jeep on Jackson Drive after the registered owner was shown to have a revoked license and two drug -related warrants from Fox Point; Sgt. Fristed arrived to assist. After the man was arrested, a green plastic baggie containing 70 Adderall pills was found in the man’s pocket. When removing the keys from the ignition, Officer Henning smelled marijuana and found a marijuana grinder containing marijuana, a marijuana pipe, and a metal pushrod. The man posted on the warrants and was issued citations for possession of controlled substances, possession of paraphernalia, possession of marijuana, operating after revocation, and operating without insurance.
On June 17 at about 7 PM, the Sheriff’s Office put out information about a vehicle swerving and driving on the shoulder, heading towards the village on Highway 60. Officer Henning got behind the vehicle at Eagle Drive and saw that it was, indeed, weaving and driving over the center line. Officer Lake was driving the opposite direction and had to swerve out of the way to avoid been sideswiped. After the vehicle was stopped, the 33-year-old Newburg man told Officer Henning that he had never been issued a driver’s license. He said that he was looking for a friend’s house in Jackson and looked at his phone to get directions. The man smelled of intoxicants but he passed the field sobriety test and had a PBT of .06. He was cited for operating without a license, operating a vehicle with suspended registration, unsafe lane deviation, and operating without insurance. A friend came to retrieve him and drove the vehicle to a nearby parking lot. About an hour later, an officer from Grafton contacted Officer Henning after a witness reported that the same vehicle had been involved in a hit-and-run at the Walgreens in that community. Officer Henning returned to the vehicle and observed a small dent and some scratches that were mixed in with other old damage (it was a 17 year old VW).
At 9:15 PM, the West Bend PD dispatched squads to a shoplifting at Walmart and provided the license plate of the suspect’s vehicle, which had driven away; it listed to a Stonewall Drive man. Officer Henning intercepted the vehicle on Jackson Drive. The man admitted to being caught while trying to steal computer ink. He was turned over to West Bend Officer Lichtensteiger, who cited him for retail theft. Officer Henning cited the man for driving without insurance.
On June 21 at 3:52 PM, Officer Lake was dispatched to a rollover crash on Highway 45 north of Main Street/Highway 60. Upon arrival, he observed a blue minivan in the ditch that had rolled over several times. Witnesses told him that the driver fled the scene on foot and remarked that he had warrants before running away. Officer Lake ran up the hill on the west side of the highway without locating the suspect. By then, deputies started arriving and Officer Lake continued searching with them in the Tillie Lake area, but without success. Just before 6 PM, the Sheriff’s Office requested mutual aid after a resident on Tillie Lake Road reported the suspect running along the lake; Officer Lake and Sgt. Fristed responded. Sgt. Fristed took a position on the north edge of the area where it was believed the suspect was hiding, while Deputies Anderson, Giese and Kiupelis, and Officer Lake, went to the south end and started moving north. After moving about 10 yards, Officer Lake entered a very dense area and observed the suspect standing in the crotch of a tree about 9 feet in front of them. He told the suspect not to move and provided cover when Deputy Anderson arrived and secured the man. The suspect was later identified as a 33-year-old Milwaukee man.
On June 23, a Jackson woman reported that her daughter’s Ipad had been stolen while she was at the Community Center, and they knew who was responsible. Officer Gerke later cited an 11-year-old Village of Richfield girl for theft.
On June 24, Det. Foeger arrested a 21-year-old Milwaukee man for stealing $50 from the convenience store where he worked.