Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Baited and robbed, an Oak Creek man says, he clutched the escaping car and tried to get his goods, but the driver just kept going faster until he had to bail.
- POLICE & FIRE
- Jim Price
Wednesday, February 13
Three people have been charged with robbery and recklessly endangering safety after they duped an Oak Creek man into handing over $300 for a phone and then drove off while he clung to their accelerating car, a criminal complaint says. The victim said he had rendezvoused in Wauwatosa with a woman selling the phone on Craigslist, and when she and two men with her started pulling away with the phone and his money, he reached into the car trying to grab the phone. But he then found himself going for a ride on the wrong side of the door. He let go and rolled away when he realized they were just going to keep going faster, he said. Wauwatosa police spotted the car not long afterward and arrested the three suspects. Charged last week in Milwaukee…
Monday, December 24, 2012
A massive investigation is under way after a 30-year-old officer was found dead in Wauwatosa about 5 a.m.
A 30-year-old Wauwatosa police officer was shot several times and killed early Monday morning. Jennifer Lynn Sebena, 30, was found dead about 5 a.m. after she did not respond to police calls between 3 and 5 a.m., according to Wauwatosa Patch. The Oak Creek Police Department was one of several departments to respond to the incident. Check Wauwatosa Patch for the latest on this developing story.
Friday, November 2, 2012
See a sampling of local job opportunities throughout southeastern Wisconsin
Looking for work in southeastern Wisconsin? Here's a roundup of openings, according to indeed.com and employer sites. Milwaukee County Waukesha County Ozaukee County Racine County Are you an employer? Post your opening in the comments' section below.
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
See a sampling of local job opportunities from around the county.
Looking for work in Milwaukee County? Here's a roundup of openings, according to indeed.com and employer websites.
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Extra patrols requested after restaurant received suspicious phone call.
Extra police patrols were requested around closing time at Noodles and Company following a robbery last week at the Noodles in Wauwatosa, according to the Oak Creek Police Department logbook. The Oak Creek Noodles, 8581 S. Howell Ave., received a suspicious phone call asking about specifics regarding the restaurant, police said. A similar situation occurred prior to the Wauwatosa robbery, according to the logbook. Noodles officials told police the suspects' method is to hide in the bathroom and come out after closing time to rob the business. Oak Creek officers advised employees to be on the lookout for suspicious activity inside and outside the store and to call police if anything seems amiss. Wauwatosa police aren't releasing details …
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
One bid for gear means savings for taxpayers.
After hauling heavy hoses, crawling through wired boxes and swinging sledgehammers, the Tess Corners Fire Department and 21 other fire departments have agreed to purchase the same brand of new gear, getting a better deal and filtering those savings into taxpayers' pockets. Four firefighters, one each from Wauwatosa, Waukesha, Racine and the North Shore Fire Department (NSFD), were chosen as testers in a unique program where 22 area fire departments hoped to pool their resources to purchase new "turnouts" — the special coats and pants firefighters wear — and save a few bucks by buying in bulk. The four firefighters hauled lengthy hoses, hoisted their gear through winding staircases and swung sledgehammers in an effort to determine which set…
Sunday, July 17, 2011
Waukesha wants to buy water from Milwaukee, Oak Creek or Racine to meet its needs.
Now the the City of Waukesha has turned in its application to purchase water from Racine, Oak Creek or Milwaukee, the state Department of Natural Resources has scheduled public hearings for the request. Three hearings are scheduled for the last week in July; in Pewaukee on July 26, in Wauwatosa and Sturtevant on July 28. According to a story in the Milwaukee Business Journal, Waukesha has radium contamination during heavy use that makes the water not meet federal standards. Before Waukesha can move forward with its purchasing plan, the city's application must be approved by the Council of Great Lakes Governors, which includes the governors of eight states plus the leaders of Ontario and Quebec.