A Milwaukee man was arrested for a fourth offense of drunken driving after he told a gas station clerk he was "wasted," Brookfield police said.
According to the City of Brookfield police report:
The 52-year-old man uttered that "he was wasted" to a clerk at the gas station at 124th Street and Burleigh Road at 11 a.m. Aug. 27.
The clerk jumped in her car and followed the man to Sluggo's Sports Bar, 12760 W. Burleigh Road, and reported to police that he was stumbling in the parking lot.
Responding officers found the man inside the bar and performed sobriety tests before he could order a drink.» Read Full Article
A Brookfield man told police that someone had taken a loaded handgun from his unlocked truck overnight May 17.
According to the Brookfield police report:
A 72-year-old man called Brookfield police at 1:59 p.m. May 18 and said that his loaded Ruger 380 handgun was taken from his truck in the 4600 block of Meadow View East.
The gun, fixed with a "lasermax laser sight," was in a tan nylon case in the center console. Loose change and a set of binoculars were also taken.
A set of tools and a set of golf clubs in the truck were left in place.» Read Full Article
Visitors to the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts, 19805 W. Capitol Drive, had an unpleasant surprise after attending events at the venue May 10.
According to city of Brookfield police reports:
Five vehicles in a parking lot outside the center were broken into between 6:55 and 7:39 p.m. May 10. In all instances, windows were smashed to gain entry. Seven windows total were damaged.
A handbag was taken from one vehicle. A purse containing credit cards and identification was taken from another. A purse containing credit cards, identification and a portable media player were taken from a third vehicle. From a fourth vehicle, a work bag containing magazines, books, a work identification card and an access key to the victim's office was taken. A purse containing personal items was taken from a fifth vehicle.
Three masked men - one armed with a semiautomatic handgun - robbed a Brookfield bank Thursday afternoon, police said.
Employees at Guaranty Bank, 12655 W. Capitol Drive, were ordered to the floor as two of the robbers jumped over the counter and took an undisclosed amount of cash.
The fleeing robbers abandoned their vehicle in the bank's service drive after a dye pack attached to the cash exploded. They then crossed Capitol Drive and were last seen in a black midsize vehicle that had been parked behind an office building, police said.
Police are searching for three suspects after an armed robbery in Brookfield Thursday afternoon.
According to a statement from Captain James Adlam of the Brookfield Police Department:
At 1:04 p.m., police responded to a robbery at Guaranty Bank, 12655 W. Capitol Drive. The first officer arrived within 30 seconds of receiving the call.
An abandoned getaway vehicle, a silver Chevrolet Lumina, was found on the service drive in front of the bank. A dye pack attached to the money had detonated in the vehicle.
According to witnesses, three African-American male suspects entered the bank with their faces covered. At least one semi-automatic handgun was shown.» Read Full Article
Brown Deer — Two separate reports come to very different conclusions on the interactions between Brown Deer police, Zina Haughton, and her estranged husband, Radcliffe, now infamous for gunning down Zina, two of her co-workers, and injuring three others before committing suicide.
By and large, auditor Robert C. Willis, whom Brown Deer hired in the wake of public outcry over the October 2012 Azana Spa shooting, concluded that Brown Deer police acted appropriately while dealing with the Haughtons, given the circumstances.
"BDPD and its officers acted professionally, enforced all laws and acted reasonably and appropriately in any and all dealings with the Haughtons," Willis wrote. "The BDPD has adequate training and an exemplary policy on how to respond to domestic abuse calls."
Domestic violence experts Judith Munaker and Linda Besser, consulted to review Willis' findings, tell a different story. Their report, attached as an appendix to the end of Willis' audit, repeatedly takes Brown Deer police to task for a lack of follow-ups, and includes a list of mistakes ranging from witness interviewing, evidence gathering and a lack of information sharing with Brookfield police.
More training needed» Read Full Article
There was some speculation among court watchers that the the court might "grant certiorari" -- agree to hear the case -- on Monday, but according to SCOTUSblog, the case was not among those either granted or denied cert.
Amy Howe, who wrote this mornings Live Blog for SCOTUSblog, said she presumes the case will be re-listed again.
Re-listing means the court carries the case forward for possible consideration at another weekly conference of justices. Re-listing can be employed for numerous reasons.
That means the case could still be heard by the high court. Or not. If the latter, the U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals decision that the practice of holding Brookfield public high school graduations at the church is unconstitutional, will stand.
Daniel Westfahl, currently principal at Stormonth Elementary School in the Fox Point-Bayside School District, has been chosen to take the reins at Brookfield Elementary School.
The Elmbrook School Board is set to vote on a two-year contract for Westfahl on Monday. It stipulates a salary of $99,000.
Westfahl has been principal at Stormonth for three years. He began his career in education as a first-grade teacher at Marcy Elementary School in the Hamilton School District in 1993.
Brookfield Elementary Principal Lynn Raines announced her retirement in March. She has been with the district since 2004, starting as a first-grade teacher at Burleigh Elementary, and began her position as principal at Brookfield Elementary in 2009.
Elmbrook received 68 applications in response to the posting for the position, according to School Board documents posted today. Eight candidates were initially screened, and three finalists were selected by an interview team.
Mandel Group Inc. plans to develop two high-end apartment buildings next to Sendik's Towne Centre, in Brookfield.
The firm this summer is expected to submit to city officials detailed proposals for developments on two separate parcels: one at the southwest corner of Thomson Drive and N. Brookfield Road, the other at the northeast corner of Thomson Drive and Richfield Parkway.
Those two parcels, totaling 2 acres, are part of the 28-acre Towne Centre, a mixed-use development with stores, restaurants and offices at Brookfield Road and W. Capitol Drive. The Mandel developments would be built near other multifamily housing on Thomson Drive.
The apartment proposals will "reflect the mixed-use, walkable nature of Towne Centre," said Dan Ertl, city community development director.
The Plan Commission on Monday will consider an amendment to the development agreement between the city and the Towne Centre which would allow apartments to be developed there.» Read Full Article
A West Allis man who worked as a golf caddy while walking, hiking and backpacking around the world died Tuesday, a little more than a month after being robbed and shot in Costa Rica, his family said.
Steven Adam Flesch, 31, traveled to 34 countries in four years and had been in Central America since January, said his sister, Nikki Lannert of Waukesha.
He was shot April 2 in San Jose two days before he was scheduled to fly home, Lannert said.
"He was the biggest adventurer," she said.
A graduate of Brookfield Central High School, Flesch earned a degree in golf course management from the San Diego Golf Academy and was a caddy at Erin Hills Golf Course in the Town of Erin for the past three or four years, she said.» Read Full Article
Brookfield Central beat Brookfield East, 2-0, Tuesday night at East and Lancer seniors Sarah Fotsch and Sierra High and coach Jason Burdge had a special reason to be happy.
That's because that was the first time Fotsch, Sierra and the rest of the seniors had beaten East in their four years. For Burdge, it goes back further. It was the first time he beat the Spartans since he took over as coach six years ago.
"We've been waiting four years to beat East. I just love this win," Fotsch said.
Burdge pointed out that the year Central went to state they beat East in a shootout, but that technically a tie.
"For me it's my first official win. It feels like a big weight off my shoulders," he said. "Every year its our main goal - beat East. I'm like (former Chicago Bears coach) Lovey Smith, every year you got you've got to beat the Packers."» Read Full Article
Carley Sobrilsky's 3-run homer in the bottom of the fifth envoked the 10-run rule and gave Brookfield Central a 13-1 win over Brookfield East on Monday at Central in the first game of a doubleheader.
Then in the nightcap, the Lancers rallied for two runs in the top of the sixth inning and held on to defeat the Spartans, 6-5, in a thriller.
Angie Chartier, who left the game with a head injury when she had a collision at second base in the fifth inning, returned in the sixth to rip a bases-loaded single to centerfield to drive in the tying and eventual winning run.
Crystal Sicard singled, doubled, scored twice and drove in two runs, Ashley Rossman singled twice, drove in two runs and scored three times and Gabby Tierney singled doubled and drove in a run.
Sicard allowed two hits and fannd eight in five innings for the win.» Read Full Article
Both high schools in the Elmbrook School District earned a spot on the Washington Post's annual list of America's Most Challenging High Schools.
Out of more than 1,900 public and private high schools throughout the country, Brookfield East was ranked 674, while Brookfield Central came in at 837. Within Wisconsin, Brookfield East ranked seventh and Brookfield Central ninth.
For the past 15 years, the list has been compiled by a formula using the number of college-level tests - Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate and Advanced International Certificate of Education - given at a school in 2012, divided by the number of seniors that graduated that year.
The entire list can be found at apps.washingtonpost.com.
Rep. Rob Hutton (R-Brookfield) is holding a town hall meeting at Elm Grove Village Hall, 13600 Juneau Blvd., at 6 p.m. May 2.
The meeting will take place in the courtroom.
Hutton represents the 13th Assembly District, which includes Elm Grove and parts of Brookfield, Wauwatosa, West Allis and Milwaukee.
For information, call Hutton's office at (888) 534-0013 or send an email to Rep.Hutton@legis.wisconsin.gov.
The Western Division Land O' Lakes opener for the Brookfield Bulldogs and the Brookfield Blue Sox has been moved this Sunday because of wet grounds at McCoy Field.
The two-time defending champion Bulldogs will now meet the Blue Sox at 3:30 p.m. at Monches Field.
Families from Brookfield Elementary participated in the largest Reduce Your Waste Stream Challenge competition ever facilitated by the Waukesha County recycling program.
Nearly 600 people and 135 families in Brookfield and Waukesha took part in weighing their trash and recyclables for four weeks as they reduced, reused and recycled as much as possible compared to their baseline weights before the challenge started.
Forty-eight families from Brookfield Elementary and 87 families with STEM Academy in Waukesha participated in the challenge.
Both Brookfield Elementary and the STEM Academy will receive a $1,000 Waukesha County Green Schools grant award, provided by Waukesha County.
Brookfield Elementary Principal Lynn Raines said eight students who educate their fellow classmates on how to be more environmentally conscious will determine how to best spend the money.» Read Full Article