Thursday, June 7, 2012
Suspect allegedly hid money on a 10-year-old child with him in the car and said he tossed the rest of his drugs out the window.
A 28-year-old Milwaukee man is facing a felony drug charge after he was arrested in an undercover sting and then allegedly tried hiding the evidence on a 10-year-old child with him. Casey Jamal Johnson Jr. was charged in Milwaukee County Circuit Court Tuesday with one count of manufacture and delivery of a controlled substance. If convicted, he faces up to 12 ½ years in prison and $25,000 in fines. According to the criminal complaint: Oak Creek police officers working undercover in the 4200 block of W. Ryan Road spotted Johnson selling a police informant $100 worth of heroin. After the deal took place, Johnson was pulled over and arrested shortly afterward. The money used in the transaaction was found on a 10-year-old in the car with him. …
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Police say three suspects used credit cards stolen from a woman at Pick 'n Save to purchase hundreds of dollars worth of goods at other stores.
Two men and one woman are facing charges after one of them allegedly stole a woman's purse out of an Oak Creek grocery cart, then used her credit cards to purchase goods across the area. Jessica Lynn Boudnik, 25, Richard Joseph Spiller Jr., 31, and Andrew R. Stephens, 25, are charged with six combined counts of theft and unauthorized use of personal identification. If convicted, Spiller faces up to six years in prison, Boudnik 12 years and Stephens 13 years. According to the criminal complaint: The victim was shopping at Pick 'n Save, 6462 S. 27th St., on March 27 when she noticed her purse, which had been in her cart, was missing. The woman told police she recalled at one point getting something in an aisle and noticing a man -- later …
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
House fire was reportedly caused by grill and resulted in $200,000 in damage.
The Oak Creek Fire Department was one of several departments that helped battle a house fire in the 6800 block of S. 34th St. in Franklin Monday night. According to WISN-TV, the fire was started by a grill and spread rapidly up the back of the home, causing $200,000 in damage. No one was injured.
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Oak Creek police say on two separate occasions in March they found suspect with heroin on him.
A Milwaukee man is facing charges after Oak Creek police allegedly caught him with heroin on two separate occasions in March. Kevin T. Tice, 30, was charged in Milwaukee County Circuit Court Saturday with one count of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance. If convicted, he faces up to 12 ½ years in prison and $25,000 in fines. According to the criminal complaint: On March 7, police were tipped off that Tice was staying at the American Motel in Franklin and planned to sell heroin to another person in a parking lot near 27th Street and Rawson Avenue. While on the way to the deal, he was stopped by police, who found marijuana and two hypodermic needles in his car. He was then taken to a hospital, where he was found with …
Friday, February 3, 2012
A 31 percent increase in the wholesale rate has been proposed.
Franklin and Caledonia, both of which get water from the Oak Creek Water and Sewer Utility, are protesting the utility's proposed 31 percent wholesale rate increase, according to a story from the Racine Journal Times. The proposed increase, which still needs approval from the Wisconsin Public Service Commission, is being sought to help the utility pay for a $13 million treatment plant expansion completed in 2010, according to the newspaper. The application was filed to the PSC in May and is subject to change. While the increase is in the amount those two communities pay for water, Utility General Manager Steve Yttri said it does not mean a resident's water bill will go up that much. As proposed, a typical residential user's bill would go …
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Corridor is city's 'other' revitalization project.
Redevelopment plans for the lakefront and former Delphi site have dominated public attention in recent months, but Oak Creek officials say that doesn’t signal efforts to improve the 27th Street corridor are being neglected. “We haven’t seen the same kind of advances there because of the economy, but it’s still on our front burner,” City Administrator Gerald Peterson said. Oak Creek city leaders have participated in meetings with officials from Franklin, which borders on the western side of 27th Street, as well as with the state Department of Transportation regarding future roadway design and aesthetics, Peterson said. Additionally, there have been meetings with Milwaukee County and Northwestern Mutual to arrange land swaps involving …
Monday, August 8, 2011
Clinic will open on 27th Street in September.
Dental Associates, scheduled to open in September at 6855 S. 27th St., Franklin, will host a job fair on Thursday. The fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the company's Sturtevant clinic, 10155 Washington Ave. Participants should bring a copy of their resume. Dental Associates says it is looking for "patient-focused, dedicated, and hard-working dental assistants and patient care oordinators." Visit the company's website for more information.
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Sporting-goods store will occupy former Jewel-Osco building.
Dunham's Sports will open in the former Jewel-Osco building in the 6500 block of S. 27th St., multiple media outlets reported Wednesday. The sporting-goods store will be on the Franklin side of 27th Street in a building that has been vacant for some time. It appears that Planet Fitness will also be part of that building, according to BizTimes.com. For more, see the stories on JSOnline and BizTimes.com.