Thursday, May 23, 2013
A driver making a left turn onto Rawson never saw a vehicle coming from his left, causing a collision that left both vehicles with severe damage.
A serious accident May 11 in the 100 block of W. Rawson Ave. sent three people to the hospital. According to a police report, a driver trying to make a left turn from 1st Street onto Rawson Avenue never a vehicle on Rawson coming from his left, colliding with it about 4:50 p.m. Both vehicles sustained severe damage and were towed from the scene. The driver was cited for failure to yield during a left turn. Three people suffered head and neck pain and were taken by ambulance to Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center.
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
A man lost a one-inch chunk of his ear during a bar fight May 19 at Diane's Second Chance Saloon.
OUTSIDE MILWAUKEE, WI -- Holyfield-Tyson apparently broke out Saturday night at Diane's Second Chance Saloon. According to an Oak Creek police report, two men were fighting about 2 a.m. May 19 when one of them bit off a one-inch chunk of the other's ear—like the infamous 1997 boxing match in which Mike Tyson bit Evander Holyfield. A bartender told police the incident started as a verbal altercation in the parking lot and turned physical inside the bar, 9430 S. 27th St. The man who bit the ear fled before police arrived, according to the report. Police are still investigating.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Oak Creek police ordered patrol watches at Asian restaurants following three burglaries in two nights. Police are also investigating burglaries at a pair of Drexel Ave. businesses the same weekend.
Oak Creek police are investigating a string of burglaries that include incidents at three Asian restaurants. Panda Gourmet, Lotus and Yen Hwa Chinese Restaurant were broken into in a two-night span May 11 and 12. Police are also investigating burglaries at a pair of businesses on Drexel Avenue near Howell—CR Electric, 330 W. Drexel Ave., and Roth Heating, 400 W. Drexel Ave.—that happened the same weekend. According to the Oak Creek Police Department logbook: Panda Gourmet, 8880 S. Howell Ave., and Lotus, 9011 S. Howell Ave., were burglarized after closing about 10 p.m. May 11. Employees at each business discovered hundreds of dollars missing from cash registers. It's believed doors were forced open in each incident. Cash was also stolen …
A man was arrested for drunken driving-causing injury following a car-motorcycle crash early Sunday morning during the freeway shutdown.
A driver in the car-motorcycle crash early Sunday at 13th Street and College Avenue was drunk and texting at the time of the accident, according to an Oak Creek police report. According to a police report, the vehicle was northbound on 13th Street and slowing for a stoplight when it rear-ended the motorcycle about 12:20 a.m. Sunday, causing the motorcyclist to fall from the bike and strike his head on the pavement. Police arrested the driver of the vehicle for drunken driving-causing injury. He later admitted to officers he had his head down because he was texting on his phone, according to the police report. A 911 caller reporting the crash told dispatchers the motorcyclist was breathing but not awake, according to the police report. He …
Monday, May 20, 2013
Diana Rowe, an alum of St. Matthew and Oak Creek High School, is a district commander for the Milwaukee Police Department.
A St. Matthew and Oak Creek alum is now a district commander for the Milwaukee Police Department, as Urban Milwaukee reports. Diana Rowe, who enrolled in the MPD training program in 1991, has risen up the ranks to become commander of a district on the city's south side. Rowe, 45, told Urban Milwaukee she credited the Oak Creek Police Department for helping fuel her interest in the profession. Read the whole story here.
So it’s finally starting to warm up in Wisconsin, and suddenly there’s a nudity epidemic. This is our weekly weird crime roundup, OMG PD.
Patch is highlighting some of the more unusual crime news from throughout southeastern Wisconsin in our feature, "OMG PD." Can I get a booth by the window with the view of the naked guy? If two officers see a naked guy and then he disappears, was he ever naked? Ten million organized activities, and these kids play “Paranoia” naked. It’s never too late to operate a widespread shoplifting operation. Seems like everything is being recorded nowadays. Everything. _____________________ The above items are from local police reports and criminal complaints. In all incidents where an arrest occurred, a charge is merely an accusation and not evidence of guilt. The arrested person is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Motorcycle and car crashed just after midnight Sunday at 13th Street and College Avenue.
Two people were injured early Sunday after a motorcycle and car crashed at 13th Street and College Avenue, according to Patch's media partners at WISN 12 News. The cause of the crash, which happened at about 12:20 a.m., remains under investigation, the station reported. WISN 12 News says at least two people suffered injuries that were not considered to be life-threatening. Read more at wisn.com
Saturday, May 18, 2013
The FBI compiles crime statistics annually and Patch has used that data to create a searchable database for Wisconsin information.
Every year, the Federal Bureau of Investigation uses data reported to it by nearly every law enforcement agency in the country to build a report on crime in the United States. Patch has taken the Wisconsin data and put it into a searchable database. Fill in the name of a community to see the number of reported property crimes in 2011, and click through to learn more about the types of offenses within each community.
The National Transportation Safety Board wants another lowering of the blood-alcohol standard for drunk driving. It stands at .08; the NTSB wants it at .05.
The National Transportation Safety Board wants the blood-alcohol threshold for drunk driving to be lowered to .05 from .08. Wisconsin followed the rest of the country from a .10 to .08 standard in 2003, under the threat of losing federal highway funds. The state had almost 29,000 DUI arrests in 2011, almost 10,000 fewer than in 2000 but still the sixth-highest per-capita amount in the country. And police regularly arrest people for driving with concentrations two and three times the current legal limit, and/or for multiple convictions. Will a lower limit make Wisconsin citizens safer in any way? Or is it simply an unnecessary government intrusion? Vote in our poll and comment below. Related polls:
Friday, May 17, 2013
Interstate 94 between Rawson Avenue and the Milwaukee-Racine county line will close at 9 p.m. Friday and reopen at 9 a.m. Sunday.
If you have to drive in Oak Creek on Saturday, best of luck. With the freeway closing between Rawson Avenue and the Milwaukee-Racine county line at 9 p.m. Friday, local streets will be packed with cars trying to navigate detours until the freeway is reopened at 9 a.m. Sunday. 27th Street, where the state Department of Transportation plans to redirect traffic, will bear the brunt of the closure. Many motorists stuck in traffic, however, will likely make their own routes. Local and state officials also may begin directing vehicles to streets other than 27th depending on how bad congestion gets, Oak Creek Police Capt. Steve Anderson said. South of Oak Creek, vehicles could be backed up as far as Highway 20, Caledonia Police Chief Toby Schey …