Friday, March 22, 2013
With $200 in his pocket, a man who went to Southridge Mall to buy a limited-edition shoe says two people met in line attacked him in the parking lot and tried to get his money.
A man and his 14-year-old nephew attacked a man outside Southridge Mall to get the $200 in cash they knew he had, police say. Marqul L. Brisco-Lloyd, 22, of Milwaukee, is charged with attempted robbery with use of force and misdemeanor battery. He faces more than seven years imprisonment, which could include time in prison and on community supervision. A man told police he was at Southridge Mall March 16 to purchase a limited edition athletic shoe that had just been released and was on sale. He told officers he arrived early, and with $200 cash. He waited in line, but the store ran out before he could buy the shoes. He left, the complaint states, and went out of the mall. When he was outside, talking on his phone, the man told police he …
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Police say a woman's plan to get out of a bigger ticket by using her friend's license backfired when the friend got notice of the speeding ticket handed out on Halloween.
A woman whose license was revoked for driving drunk got into more trouble when police say she used her friend's license instead of her own during a traffic stop. Samantha Kitzerow, 23, of West Milwaukee, is charged with obstructing an officer and operating a motor vehicle with a revoked license. The charges stem from an Oct. 31 traffic stop, when a Greendale officer stopped a woman driving a vehicle at 45 mph in a posted 25 mph zone. The criminal complaint states he issued a speeding ticket in the name of the woman on the ID the driver handed over. But on Feb. 7, according to the criminal complaint, a woman called Greendale police saying she believed a friend had taken her driver's license, and managed to rack up several tickets—…
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
With 14 drivers stopped, the Greendale officers deployed as part of a task force to catch—and deter—drunken drivers on St. Patrick's Day weekend were busy.
The Greendale Police Department made two arrests for suspicion of drunken driving during a major deployment of force over St. Patrick's Day weekend, according to information released Monday. Greendale police, participating with many metro area municipal police departments plus the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Department and the State Patrol, made 14 traffic stops and handed out three citations and 11 warnings for all types of violations Saturday and Sunday. Greendale had two arrests before the start of the deployment, one a third offense and the other a first-offense causing injury. Metro-wide, there were 49 OWI arrests among 574 stops, with 423 citations doled out and 205 warnings issued. Law enforcement officers incidentally rounded up 12 …
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
A 58-year-old West Allis man arrested Feb. 3 in Greendale had a blood-alcohol content of .20, according to a complaint. A 10-year-old child was in the vehicle at the time.
Authorities say a 58-year-old West Allis man charged with his fifth drunken driving offense had a 10-year-old child in the car at the time of his arrest. Greendale police pulled over Jeffrey Schweiner about 10 p.m. Feb. 3 at Loomis Road and Grange Avenue after an officer noticed his truck's registration was expired, according to a criminal complaint. Schweiner was arrested after failing field sobriety tests, and a breath test revealed a blood-alcohol content of .23. He was charged Thursday with operating while intoxicated, fifth or sixth offense, with a minor child in the vehicle. A fifth or sixth drunken driving offense is a felony that carries a maximum sentence of three years prison and three years extended supervision, plusa $10,000 …
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Retail theft, drugs, a dog at-large and a loud argument are calls that police handled last week.
The Greendale Police Department call log for Dec. 14 to Dec. 21 includes numerous calls about retail theft, drugs, a dog at-large and a loud argument. Drug arrest: Two women were arrested and cited for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia Dec. 14 at 11:20 p.m. near 84th Street on the Root River Parkway. One of the women, a 17-year-old from Greenfield, was also cited for being underage and possessing intoxicants. Dog bite: A man in the 4700 block of Sycamore called police Dec. 16 at 1:49 p.m. and reported that he was bitten by dog running at-large. The man declined medical attention. The dog’s owner was cited for having a dog at-large and given instructions about quarantining the dog. Fighting neighbors: Two people called police …
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Blogger Jazon Patzfahl is looking for police departments and businesses to help coordinate an event where people can turn in guns to authorities.
Blogger Jason Patzfahl is attempting to organize "A Day To Turn In Your Gun" event, in which residents can turn in firearms to a police department with no questions asked. He first reached out to Greendale Chief Robert Malasuk asking for the department's participation. The chief declined the offer due to the political implications, Malasuk told Patch. Patzfahl recently wrote a blog about his stance against guns and his personal experience losing a co-worker in a shooting. "If you own a gun, especially a semi-automatic weapon, hand it in to the local police," Patzfahl wrote in the blog. "They are the only ones who should have these killing machines in the first place." Even though he wanted to keep it local in Greendale, Patzfahl plans to …
Monday, December 17, 2012
The intersection of S. 68th St. and Grange Ave was closed off when a Jimmy Johns delivery driver struck and killed an elderly woman Monday night.
An 82-year-old woman was fatally struck by a car near the intersection of Grange Avenue and South 68th Street, near Southridge Mall on Monday night. Beatrice Salo of Greendale was pronounced dead at the scene. Emergency responders did not try to resusitate her. Operating the vehicle was a 21-year-old Jimmy John's delivery driver, Matthew N. Pipito of West Allis. Pipito is fully cooperating with police. Police Chief Robert Malasuk said there was no indiciation of illegal substances. Malasuk said they believe she was walking to or from her home shortly before 7:45 p.m. when she was struck. The woman was in the crosswalk dressed in dark clothing at the time of the accident. Video surveillance shows that the traffic signal was green on Grange …
Friday, December 14, 2012
In wake of school shooting in Connecticut, Greendale Superintendent John Tharp says "safety is our top priority."
Parents, schools and community members are in shock as they see news reports coming in from Connecticut, where a man in his 20s gunned down 27 people at an elementary school. Eighteen children waved goodbye to their parents at the start of the school day. Their parents won’t get to hold them, wipe their tears away, won’t take pictures of them at prom, won’t see them at graduation. The man who killed the children was found dead inside Sandy Hook Elementary School, according to Newtown, CT, Patch. A second suspect is in custody. One woman wrote on the Greendale Patch Facebook that she was sick and heartbroken about the tragedy. Schools across the country — including Greendale — have notification systems that enables them to quickly reach …
Thursday, December 13, 2012
The police department will be fundraising for the K9 Unit. Meet a real working police dog!
Even though the Greendale Police Department has raised enough money to get the K9 program off the ground, it is still continuing to raise for additional equipment. This Saturday they will be fundraising at Southridge Mall in the center court from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Attendees can meet McGruff and a real live K9 working police dog. Fundrasing items include: Click here to read more about Greendale's K9 Unit.
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Greendale has 1.98 officers for every 1,000 people living in the community. Use this searchable database on Patch to see how this compares with others around the state.
When it comes to how many police officers a community should have, is there a right number? There are no federal or state — or even local — mandates for how many officers provide optimal protection and service. The International Association of Chiefs of Police in a recent patrol staffing and deployment study states plainly: "Ready-made, universally applicable patrol staffing standards do not exist. Ratios, such as officers-per-thousand population, are totally inappropriate as a basis for staffing decisions." Instead, the study says needs should be determined by a number of different factors, including: Use this searchable database on Patch to find the different populations of municipalities across Wisconsin and see how your town ranks …