Monday, April 22, 2013
A 43-year-old Oak Creek woman has been charged with three offenses after an April 13 incident in which police say she drove the wrong way on Howell Avenue.
An Oak Creek woman whom police say drove the wrong way on Howell Avenue and crossed over the median to correct herself has been charged with her third drunken driving offense. Mary Polachek, 43, was also charged with second-degree recklessly endangering safety and operating with a prohibited alcohol concentration after the April 13 incident. According to a criminal complaint: A witness called 911 just after 10:30 p.m. reporting a car driving northbound in the southbound lanes of S. Howell Avenue in the 7100 block. Between 10 and 15 cars had to move out of the way to avoid Polachek, who then drove over the grassy median and into the northbound lanes. The witness kept following Polachek as she turned east on Rawson Avenue and continued to …
Friday, April 19, 2013
A 29-year-old man, accused of sexually assaulting a girl over the past two years, could get 60 years in prison if convicted.
A 29-year-old Oak Creek man faces up to 60 years in prison after he was charged with repeated sexual assault of a child. According to the criminal complaint, the 10-year-old girl told police her stepfather inappropriately touched her and made her touch his genitals several times over the past two years. She was afraid to tell anyone about it because she thought she would get a "whooping." The man told police he talked about sex and was just "instructing about what men would do," according to the complaint. He denied any contact. Patch is not naming the man to protect the identity of the girl. A scheduling conference is scheduled for May 2.
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Srdjan Topic has been charged with two misdemeanors after an incident Sunday in the 8300 block of S. Chicago Road.
The man who police say pulled a knife on a woman walking her dogs on Chicago Road has been charged in Milwaukee County Circuit Court. Srdjan Topic, 41, has been charged with disorderly conduct-use of a dangerous weapon and obstructing police, both misdemeanors. According to a criminal complaint: The Oak Creek Fire Department began following Topic about 5:50 p.m. Sunday after being flagged down by a woman who said the man just pulled a knife on her while she was walking her dogs. The woman said Topic was acting oddly, pulled the knife out and yelled at her to "get moving." An officer arrived and told Topic to turn around and put his hands in the air. He had his gun drawn based on the nature of the complaint and was accompanied by a police …
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Police say a Chicago man made a large purchase at American TV using someone else's identity.
A 22-year-old Chicago man has been charged with two felonies after he allegedly used someone else's identity to purchase thousands of dollars worth of items at American TV in Oak Creek. Using a fake name, Michael Pearson opened an American TV credit card account March 16 and purchased an Apple laptop, two iPads and a Samsung tablet totaling $3,817 in value, according to a criminal complaint. An Ohio resident whose identity was stolen told police he did not know Pearson and did not give him permission to use his name in any way, according to the complaint. Pearson was arrested in the parking lot of American, 9191 S 13th St. He lied about where he received the merchandise, claiming someone just gave him the items outside the store, and …
Friday, March 22, 2013
Incumbent Judge Rebecca Bradley being challenged by prosecutor Janet Protasiewicz in the April 2 election for the Branch 45 seat on the Milwaukee County Circuit Court.
Incumbent Rebecca Bradley, who was appointed by Gov. Scott Walker to fill a judicial vacancy in Milwaukee County Circuit Court, will face Janet Protasiewicz in the nonpartisan election for the Branch 45 seat on April 2. Bradley, a Wauwatosa resident, has spent her legal career in private practice, most recently as a business litigator with the firm Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek, reported the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. According to her website, Bradley volunteered her services to families of developmentally disabled youth in guardianship proceedings. Protasiewicz, a Marquette Law School graduate, has been a Milwaukee County prosecutor for nearly 25 years in both civil and criminal court. She prosecutes violent felonies and currently teaches …
Friday, March 15, 2013
24-year-old Michael Schroettner has been charged with negligent handling of a dangerous weapon after the incident, which happened right after the couple exchanged Valentine's gifts.
A 24-year-old Oak Creek man who police say accidentally shot his girlfriend on Valentine's Day has been charged with a felony. Michael Schroettner was charged with injury by negligent handling of a dangerous weapon-domestic abuse after the Feb. 14 incident, in which his girlfriend was taken to Froedtert Hospital for treatment on a gunshot wound to the lower buttocks. According to a criminal complaint: Schroettner and the woman had just exchanged Valentine's Day gifts when he sat on the couch next to her with his firearm. Schroettner said he was "breaking down" the gun, and after putting the gun back together, he put the magazine back in and thought he turned the safety on. However, the slide of the gun got stuck, and when Schroettner …
Friday, March 8, 2013
24-year-old Christopher Wolf fled an Oak Creek McDonald's and led police on a brief high-speed chase down Ryan Road, according to a criminal complaint.
A Franklin man police say was driving drunk led officers on a high-speed chase down Ryan Road. Police say Christopher Wolf, 24, ignored an officer's instructions in the parking lot of an Oak Creek McDonald's early March 2 and fled the scene. He sped down Ryan Road before losing control and crashing into a snowbank near 33rd Street, according to a criminal complaint. Wolf is now charged in Milwaukee County Circuit Court with fleeing police, a felony; his second drunken driving offense; and operating with a prohibited alcohol concentration. The charges carry a maximum sentence of four years, six months imprisonment and $12,200 in fines. According to the complaint and an Oak Creek police report: An officer responding to a report of a …
Friday, February 22, 2013
Matthew Elmore, 23, has been charged with two counts of sexual assault and possession of child pornography.
A Milwaukee man has been charged with sexually assaulting a 15-year-old Oak Creek girl he met on Internet. Matthew Elmore, 23, was charged with two counts of second-degree sexual assault of a child and possession of child pornography. The child pornography charge carries a maximum sentence of 25 years imprisonment and $100,000 fine, while he faces up to 40 years in prison and a $100,000 fine for each sexual assault charge. According to a criminal complaint: Elmore met the girl through an online social networking site last summer. Elmore claimed on his profile to be 17 years old, but eventually admitted to the girl he was 23 and learned she was 15. The girl sent two sexually-explicit pictures of herself to the man in October. On two days in…
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
A prosecutor and a private law civil litigator are challenging Gov. Scott Walker appointee Rebecca Bradley for the Milwaukee County Circuit Court Branch 45 seat.
Three candidates are vying for the Milwaukee County Circuit Court Branch 45 seat, held by Judge Rebecca Bradley. The non-partisan Feb. 19 primary election will be contested among Bradley; Janet Protasiewicz, an assistant district attorney; and Gil Urfer, a private practice attorney. The two candidates to get the most votes will appear in the April election ballot. Rebecca Bradley Gov. Scott Walker appointed Bradley, veteran Federalist Society leader, in November 2012 after Judge Tom Donegan retired. The Wauwatosa resident has spent her legal career in private practice, most recently as a business litigator with the firm Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek, reported the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. According to her website, Bradley volunteered her …
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Man charged with domestic abuse after the child's mother told police he pushed the victim and confronted her with a knife.
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- Joe Petrie
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
A 48-year-old Oak Creek man is charged with domestic abuse after police say he attacked a 14-year-old child with autism. According to the criminal complaint, the defendant was drunk Sunday when he began yelling at the child and pushed him on the chest. The child then fell backward onto a couch. Patch is not naming the defendant to protect the identity of the victim. The boy's mother got scared, the complaint states, and went to the patio to call police. She later told officers the man came toward her holding a knife and tried to force the door open while she held it shut. When officers arrived in the 8800 block of South Wood Creek Drive, the man fled, and police say he got about 100 to 150 yards before he was apprehended. He is charged …