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 …
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
This week is Police Week and less than a year after the Sikh Temple shooting, a number of community members have showed their support for those that have been wounded or killed in the line of duty.
With this week being Police Week, a number of community members have offered their heartfelt thanks to the men and women in blue. As part of Police Week, law enforcement honors those who were disabled or died in the line of duty. More than 19,000 names of fallen law enforcement officers are etched into the walls of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial — and more are added every year. But the rest of the members of the Oak Creek Police Department put their lives on the line every day, and we put out a call on Facebook to offer the opportunity for the community to show their support for the men in blue. Here's what you had to say: Sheryl Kropf Cerniglia: Thanks to all the school resource officers past and present.... we couldn't …
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Police are seeking suspects who robbed KFC, near 27th and College, about 10 p.m. Friday.
Franklin police are investigating an armed robbery of KFC, 6311 S. 27th St. No one was injured in the incident, which was reported about 10 p.m. Friday, according to Patch's media partners at WISN. The suspects fled with an undisclosed amount of cash. The Journal Sentinel reported that officers from Oak Creek and Greenfield and the Oak Creek Police Department's K-9 unit also responded to the scene.
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Shoplifters all around Milwaukee - including Oak Creek - are pushing the limits to get their hands on expensive canisters that are often being resold by other business owners.
Thefts of baby formula have been occurring, well, as long as baby formula has been sold in stores. But a rash of recent thefts in the Milwaukee area, including Oak Creek, and even across the country, appear to have escalated in terms of the boldness and brazenness – or maybe desperation – of the offenders. The most recent large-scale bust happened in April when police say Ebony Sims, 26, and Johnetta Webb, 23, both from Milwaukee, loaded 69 cans of formula into plastic totes they had grabbed of the shelves at Walmart in Greenfield and waltzed out of the store. Two days later, the same couple tried again, this time planning a “push out” of about 60 cans before ditching the cans when alerted by an accomplice police were outside waiting for …
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Catch up on the top stories in Oak Creek in April, which include: a naked woman being arrested on Amtrak, a car smashing into a strip mall, and a man pulling a knife on a woman walking her dogs.
Our most read story in April explains how clothing was not optional on the Amtrak train for one woman. Other top stories included:
Sunday, April 21, 2013
An officer drew his gun on a 41-year-old South Milwaukee man, who was Tased by an officer and tackled by a police canine Sunday night in the 8300 block of Chicago Road.
Monday, April 15, 2013
A 49-year-old Oak Creek man was arrested a few days after a video surfaced showing several men trapping a deer and putting a T-shirt on it.
A 49-year-old Oak Creek man has been arrested after a video surfaced showing several men trapping a deer and putting a T-shirt on it. Police arrested the man Friday morning for mistreatment of an animal, according to the Oak Creek Police Department logbook. He has not yet been charged, according to online court records. Last week, the state Department of Natural Resources and Oak Creek police began investigating a video entitled "how to put a T-shirt on a feisty deer," which has since been removed from YouTube. In the video, recorded on private property in Oak Creek, several men are seen putting an orange shirt on a deer and laughing. Multiple Oak Creek residents saw the deer in the days that followed, including a Patch user who took the …
Thursday, April 11, 2013
A video taken in Oak Creek shows several men trapping a deer and putting a T-shirt on the animal. A suspect has been identified.
The state Department of Natural Resources and Oak Creek Police Department are investigating a video that shows several men putting a T-shirt on a trapped deer in Oak Creek. The video, called "how to put a T-shirt on a feisty deer," has since been removed from YouTube, according to WTMJ-TV, which first reported the story Wednesday and showed some of the video. Officers have identified the perpetrator, according to the police department logbook. No citations have yet been issued. Several Oak Creek residents have seen the deer. It is believed to be healthy and should be left alone, according to the TMJ report. A Patch user took the photo at right, which is believed to be the same deer in the video, on Monday night near Lake Michigan. Just a …
Sunday, April 7, 2013
The Drug Enforcement Agency is holding a national initiative collecting unused medications.
Oak Creek Relief & Wellness, 1900 W. Ryan Road, will host a collection of unwanted, unused and expired medications from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 27. The event, co-sponsored by the Oak Creek Police Department, is part of the Drug Enforcement Agency's national "Take Back" medication collection initiative. The service is free and anonymous. For more information, call (262) 930-6380 or (414) 766-7641.
Monday, April 1, 2013
Josh Najda was working as a security guard at Caterpillar when he saw a person acting suspiciously. He later connected him with a bank robbery earlier in the day.
The Oak Creek Police Department will honor a man whose alertness helped catch a bank robbery suspect. Josh Najda will be presented a Citizen Citation during the department's awards ceremony May 20. Last October, he spotted the suspect wanted in connection with a robbery at TCF Bank, 8995 S. Howell Ave. Najda said in an interview he heard a description of the suspect on the police scanner earlier in the day. When he saw a man acting suspicious at Caterpillar's South Milwaukee plant, where he works as a security guard, he checked surveillance photos posted on Oak Creek Patch, realized it was the same person and called police. The suspect, Joseph Janich, is due back in court later this month for a plea hearing.