Franklin - A car stolen from a local gas station Feb. 15 and a truck stolen from a local auto dealership Jan. 20 were recovered in Milwaukee within the past week.
According to the Franklin police report:
The Milwaukee Police Department contacted Franklin police at 2:55 p.m. Feb. 19 after they recovered a 2009 Infiniti G3 that had been stolen from Speedway, 10001 W. Church St., about 8 p.m. Feb. 15. The owner had left it running while he went inside for a coffee.
Police found the vehicle, along with the keys, parked outside a residence in the 3000 block of North 35th Street. The driver-side bumper was damaged and the front license plate was missing.
An investigation revealed a 16-year-old Milwaukee boy had driven the stolen vehicle to the Milwaukee location; he was arrested for driving a vehicle without consent of the owner.» Read Full Article
A driver traveled the wrong way for 2.3 miles on Interstate 794 over the Hoan Bridge early Saturday until he crashed into a three-foot median wall just north of Carferry Drive, the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office said Saturday.
Deputies said that after Edward Deshazer of Cudahy drove a 2007 white Ford Expedition onto I-794 at Lincoln Memorial Drive multiple squads responded to a call that came in about 2 a.m. from a construction worker.
Deshazer was cited for driving while intoxicated, a first offense, and recklessly endangering safety, which carries a penalty of up to 10 years in prison.
Deshazer first refused to take a breath test at the scene, but later tested a 0.18 on the breathalyzer machine, for the double the level considered evidence of intoxication, deputies said.
The man admitted to deputies he had been drinking, according to the Sheriff's Office.
With his future secure as a scholarship quarterback at Western Illinois, Franklin all-state quarterback Sean McGuire could have rested on his laurels and taken the rest of the school year off from sports, basking in the glory of the recent state finals football season.
But the 6-3, 200-pound athlete is not built that way.
He had a competitive itch he still had to scratch. He had taken last season off from basketball to concentrate on earning that grid scholarship, but wanted to get back to the hardcourt, even after the long, punishing football season.
And boy is Sabers' coach Tim Hogan and the rest of the Franklin team happy that he did. Friday night, McGuire scored 13 points, grabbed 16 rebounds, picked up two steals, blocked two shots and generally made himself a menace to archrival Oak Creek in the nightcap of the girl-boy doubleheader that the Sabers won 53-45.
His 16 rebounds marked the third consecutive game that he has reached double digits in rebounds. Hogan can't remember the last time anyone under his watch did that.» Read Full Article
When in doubt, rely on the defense.
That's what Oak Creek girls basketball coach Steve Hluchnik and his top-ranked in state crew had to do Friday night against archrival Franklin before a packed house on their opponents' home court.
Facing a smaller, but stubborn foe, the Knights couldn't get the ball inside to its twin towers of senior posts Stephanie Kostowicz and Tamya Sims, and trailed 18-15 at the half.
It was a physical, messy game that even the peach basket-loving Dr. Naismith couldn't have liked.
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On this mild winter day of Dec. 18 at roughly 6:05 a.m., I taped a holiday card onto one of my garbage carts. This card was addressed to "G-Men" for the crew who collect our garbage (Waste Management). It contained a monetary token of appreciation for the crew.
I walked back into my house on South Packard Avenue to continue getting ready for work. As I exit my driveway about 6:25 a.m., I noticed that the card was no longer taped to the cart. I got out of my vehicle to look around to see if by chance it blew off, but nothing was on the ground nearby nor was there any trace of the envelope in the gutter, on a snow bank, etc. Additionally, there was absolutely NO wind today to speak of!
Now I question myself, have the garbage men ever received my gift of gratitude from the previous years? For those of us that are gracious and continue to have heart, please continue on because what comes around goes around.
To the selfish person who may have taken something that was clearly for someone else with the intention of bringing joy to those individuals during the holiday season ...I want you to understand that your dishonesty has not gone unnoticed. It has spoiled the intention I had to bring a bit of joy to those who are most appreciative and do deserve a little something extra for their effort. My collection crew is diligent and hard working and I wanted to recognize them for their efforts. However, now it seems that someone less so has spoiled that for those who truly deserve it.» Read Full Article
There were points to be had and points to be saved Thursday night in a pivotal Southeast Conference wrestling dual at Oak Creek, and the Knights came up with just enough of them in a 33-32 thriller over archrival Franklin.
Oak Creek trailed 32-27, after Franklin's Alec Neumann reversed Josiah Wolf and pinned him in 3:56 at 132 pounds.
But then the Knights' Sean LaBodda reversed the Sabers' Noah Larson and picked up critical near-fall points in the last 30 seconds to pull out a 5-3 decision at 138 and Oak Creek earned the team win when 145-pounder Nate Mlodzik outlasted Franklin's Louden Brown, 10-5, in the final bout at 145.
"This is huge for us," said Oak Creek coach Matt Sommerville. "Every year we circle it on our calendar. They're our crosstown rivals and the fans, the kids really come out to support us. Last year, they hammered us pretty good, so this is big."
The win keeps the Knights unbeaten in Southeast duals and builds on the energy they created when they won the Marquette Invitational last Saturday. The Knights have nine freshmen or sophomores in their starting line-up.» Read Full Article
A truck driver called police after a naked female refused to get out of his truck at Love's Travel Center, 9650 S. 20th St., about 4:45 p.m. Dec. 15.
According to the Oak Creek police report:
The driver said he felt sorry for the woman and agreed to give her a ride, but when he returned to his truck and found her naked he told her to get out and she refused to leave.
The female admitted she asked the driver for a ride, but took off her clothes because she wanted to take a "shower" with baby wipes and denied soliciting the driver for sex.
The driver told police he just wanted her out of his truck and didn't want to press charges, and since there was no evidence of solicitation, police gave the woman a ride to Pilot on Highway K in Racine.
Oak Creek — Police are seeking a man who burglarized an Oak Creek hotel room after conning an employee into believing he locked himself out of the room Sunday.
According to the Oak Creek Police Report:
A clerk at the Red Roof Inn, 6360 S. 13th St., called 911 to report a guest had just found the door to his room open and thousands of dollars missing about 2:30 a.m. Sunday morning.
Police spoke to the registered renter of the room, who stated that $2,700 in cash; a $65 piece of luggage containing several shirts, sweaters and jeans, valued at about $200; and a 24-karat yellow gold chain with a Jesus/anchor pendant were stolen from his room while he was gone between 10:30 p.m. Saturday and 2:30 a.m. Sunday.
After finding no signs of forced entry, officers spoke to a clerk at the hotel who stated that a man had come to the front desk about 11 p.m., said he had locked himself out of the room he was staying in, and asked if he could get another key.» Read Full Article
Greendale — Milwaukee-based Jake's Deli has announced the grand opening of its new Southridge Mall location will be held Dec. 27.
The Southridge Mall location will be the restaurant's third deli and the first outside of the city of Milwaukee. The deli will be located in the mall's food court.
For information about Jake's Deli, visit Jakes-Deli.com.
Franklin — The Whitnall Park Golf Clubhouse will open its doors to snow adventurers on weekends throughout the winter season. The clubhouse, located at 6751 S. 92nd St., will offer hot chocolate, pizza and burgers on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 6 p.m.
People can visit the park on weekdays, from dawn until 10 p.m., but without the amenities of the clubhouse. The sledding area, located between the clubhouse and Mallard Lake, will be lighted daily from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Cross country ski and snowshoe rentals are available at the clubhouse.
Oak Creek — District 6 Alderman Thomas Michalski will not seek re-election for his aldermanic seat in spring.
Michalski, a retired machine operator who had worked at Rockwell Automation, said he has grown tired of the position and wants to spend more time enjoying retirement. He will retain his seat on the Common Council until the general election April 1.
With eight years of aldermanic experience, Michalski is the second-most veteran alderman after Michael Toman.
Christopher Guzikowski has filed papers to run for Michalski's seat. Other District 6 residents interested in running for the position have until Jan. 7 to file the necessary paperwork and signatures.
Crews cleared a crash that closed the right lane of eastbound state Highway 794 at E. Howard Ave. in St. Francis for about 20 minutes.
Greendale — A 75-year-old West Allis man was arrested for having a replica grenade in his vehicle at Southridge Mall on Friday.
According to a statement from the Greendale Police Department:
A mall security officer noticed the grenade while placing a parking warning on the vehicle and called the Greendale Police Department.
Police evacuated and blocked off the area as the Milwaukee County Explosive Ordnance Disposal Unit conducted an investigation, which determined the grenade to be a replica.
The man will be referred to the Milwaukee County District Attorney's Office for charging.
Greendale police have arrested a 75-year-old West Allis man following the evacuation of the Southridge Mall parking lot on Friday for a suspected grenade.
Mall security called police about 9:30 a.m. to report a grenade was inside a vehicle in the Southridge parking lot, according to a news release.
A security officer noticed the device when placing a parking warning on the vehicle. Greendale police evacuated and blocked off the area while waiting for the Milwaukee County Explosive Ordnance Disposal Unit to arrive.
The county unit determined the grenade was a replica. The 75-year-old West Allis man was arrested and will be referred to the Milwaukee County district attorney's office on unspecific charges, according to a Greendale police news release.
A Franklin woman who had sexual relations with a 16-year-old whose wrestling team she used to help her husband coach was sentenced Friday to a day in jail, 20 hours of community service and a $750 fine.
Colleen Lewandowski, 27, has already met the first two requirements and will have six months to pay the fine, which Circuit Judge David Borowski said was meant to remind her of offense, and "make it sting a little more."
Prosecutors agreed to the sentence, noting that the 16-year-old had expressed his attraction to Lewandowski, already had a 2-year-old child of his own, and "was more than cooperative" in the incidents, in Borowski's words. Lewandowski and the teen had several encounters in March, while she was estranged from her husband.
Further, Lewandowski has undergone evaluations and therapy and was adjudged an extremely low risk to reoffend. She was not ordered to register as a sex offender.
When asked by Borowski what she was thinking, Lewandowski struggled amid tears to articulate. "I guess I was trying to get, I don't know, something I wasn't getting from my husband at the time." The couple has since divorced.» Read Full Article
Greendale quarterback Josh Ringelberg is quick to credit his teammates, but there was no doubt of the offensive impact the dual-threat junior had this season.
Ringelberg has been voted the NOW All-Suburban Football Player of the Year after throwing for 41 touchdowns and running for 10. He led the Panthers to the Division 3 state finals, where he threw for a record 270 yards, including a record 97-yard toss to Nate Miller.
Ringelberg is joined on the team by Homestead's Dave Keel, the NOW All-Suburban Football Coach of the Year. Keel, a perennial contender for the award, garnered it for the first time after leading the Highlanders to an 11-1 mark despite losing the bulk of his 2012 state title team to graduation.