Friday, February 8, 2013
The Walmart under construction at 222 N. Chicago Ave. will open this spring.
The Walmart under construction on Chicago Avenue in South Milwaukee has set an opening date of April 10, according to South Milwaukee Blog. The company has also begun hiring for the store, 222 N. Chicago Ave. Read more at South Milwaukee Blog.
Friday, January 18, 2013
A woman who was reportedly held against her will in a South Milwaukee home was later found unharmed, according to a report.
Two people were taken into custody following a tactical situation Thursday night in South Milwaukee. Police got a report about 9 p.m. that a woman was being held against her will in the 2400 block of Third Avenue, according to a WTMJ-TV report. Police officers in tactical gear and bomb squad members swarmed the neighborhood for several hours. However, the woman was later found unharmed and claims she was never held against her will, the television station reported later Friday. See more coverage from TMJ and South Milwaukee Blog.
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Police say an Oak Creek man went 60 miles per hour through a residential neighborhood and ran stop signs before he fled to a shed on Puetz Road.
A 43-year-old Oak Creek man is accused of leading South Milwaukee police officers on a car chase and then fleeing to a shed in the backyard of a residence on Puetz Road. Roy Paul Groves Jr. was charged in Milwaukee County Circuit Court Tuesday with attempting to flee a police officer. If convicted, he faces up to 1 ½ years in prison and $10,000 in fines. According to the criminal complaint: At 12:50 p.m. Friday, a South Milwaukee police officer spotted a pickup truck driven by Groves run a four-way stop at Williams and 5th avenues. The officer tried to pull the truck over, but Groves continued another 1.25 miles at a little more than 25 miles per hour. He then drove over a curb and nearly hit a telephone pole before an officer was able to …
Friday, December 7, 2012
34-year-old South Milwaukee man is accused of helping his friend steal from his employer, then stealing a credit card from his wife's friend.
A 34-year-old South Milwaukee man is accused of multiple crimes including concocting a fake break-in at his employer so a friend could steal money. James J. Taracek was charged in Milwaukee County Circuit Court Thursday with conspiracy to commit burglary, theft and unauthorized use of personal identification. If convicted, he faces up to 11 years in prison and $45,000 in fines. According to the criminal complaint: An employee at P&J Bathroom Specialists, 6968 S. 13th St., called police Sept. 23 after finding a smashed window. When other employees looked around the business, they found money had been stolen from a safe, as well as some fixtures. When officers examined the smashed window, they discovered it was too small for someone to fit …
Monday, October 8, 2012
Suspect tells officers he had six beers at a South Milwaukee bar before driving.
A 53-year-old Oak Creek man is facing felony drunken driving charges after he was pulled over Saturday on S. Pennsylvania Avenue. Michael P. Burgey was charged in Milwaukee County Circuit Court Monday with fourth-offense operating while intoxicated within a five-year period. If convicted, he faces up to six years in prison and $10,000 in fines. According to the criminal complaint: An Oak Creek police officer pulled Burgey over about 7:30 p.m. near Pennsylvania and Oakwood after he saw the vehicle speeding and deviating from the center line. As the officer spoke to Burgey, he noted blood-shot eyes and the smell of intoxicants. Burgey, who said he had six beers at a South Milwaukee bar, failed field sobriety tests and had a blood-alcohol …
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Police arrested two people following a shooting inside a South Milwaukee apartment on E. College Avenue early Wednesday morning. A 56-year-old man was taken to the hospital.
A 56-year-old man was taken to Froedtert Hospital and two people are in custody following a shooting in South Milwaukee early Wednesday morning, according to Patch's media partners at Fox 6. The shooting took place at the Southtowne Place apartments just south of E. College Avenue, between 15th and Packard avenues. Police say a two-hour standoff ensured when another man inside the apartment resisted exiting because of an outstanding warrant. He and a 45-year-old woman were arrested. See more coverage at Fox 6 and South Milwaukee Blog.
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
An Oak Creek police officer saw him and his passenger fall over trying to drive home from Lions Fest, according to a criminal complaint.
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Wednesday, September 5, 2012
A 55-year-old South Milwaukee man is facing his third drunken driving charge after he allegedly tipped his motorcycle in front of an Oak Creek police officer. Sean P. Smith was charged in Milwaukee County Circuit Court Sunday with third-offense operating while intoxicated. If convicted, he faces up to one year in county jail and $2,000 in fines. According to the criminal complaint: An Oak Creek police officer on patrol in the 8700 block of S. Shepard Avenue saw Smith and a passenger stopped at a red light about 9:45 p.m. Saturday. Smith was preparing to turn eastbound when the motorcycle tipped over. As the two picked up the bike, the officer confronted them. Smith said he had been drinking beer at Oak Creek Lions Fest. He refused to take …
Friday, July 13, 2012
Three people who left Bender Park reportedly had to be rescued by the South Milwaukee Fire Department late Wednesday.
Three people who left Bender Park on a personal watercraft had to be rescued by the South Milwaukee Fire Department late Wednesday night, according to South Milwaukee Blog. Two of the occupants (a 36-year-old father and 13-year-old child) were in the water and a 9-year-old was still aboard the watercraft when the fire department found them, according to the report. They were reunited with their family and turned over to the Oak Creek Fire Department to be medically evaluated. Read the complete story at South Milwaukee Blog.
Thursday, July 12, 2012
South Milwaukee police found a log of names and phone numbers in the suspect's vehicle, according to a criminal complaint.
An Oak Creek teenager has been charged with possession with intent to deliver after his arrest in South Milwaukee last month. Spencer M. Beck, 17, faces up to 3 ½ years in prison and $10,000 in fines if convicted. According to the criminal complaint: On June 8, a South Milwaukee police officer was doing surveillance on a high drug traffic area in the 1400 block of Edgewood Avenue when he spotted Beck pull up to a residence with another man. The passenger got out of the car and went to the residence for a short time, then returned to the vehicle. The two stayed in the vehicle, which the officer deemed consistent with drug use after a purchase. He approached the car and ordered the two men out of the vehicle. The officer found 11.6 grams of …
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
A South Milwaukee liquor store on 5th Avenue was robbed at gunpoint Friday afternoon, but the suspect could not be found.
Oak Creek police searched the 5th Avenue area Friday for a vehicle involved in a robbery in South Milwaukee, but were not able to locate the vehicle or a suspect. South Milwaukee police say a masked subject with a gun robbed B.J.'s Liquor, 2411 5th Ave., at 4:17 p.m. and got away with about $500, South Milwaukee Blog reports. Oak Creek officers assisted in the search for a white Cadillac believed to be used as the getaway vehicle, according to the department logbook. It was not found, and no suspects have yet been arrested.