Heroin Paraphernalia Found at Traffic Stops

No traffic stop is routine and Muskego Police log several incidents in the past week where additional 'cargo' was found in vehicles.


Muskego Police never know what can happen during a 'routine' stop, and this week, it seemed that drivers were intent on carrying their pharmaceuticals with them.

On Dec. 17, around 9 p.m., a traffic stop on Moorland Drive at Commerce Center Parkway (near Walmart) resulted in a 17-year-old Mukwonago woman being arrested for possession of heroin paraphernalia.

Just a few hours later, a 27-year-old woman from Pewaukee was also pulled over in the area of College and Racine Avenue at 1:21 a.m. The stop resulted in her arrest for operating after suspension, operating without insurance, and possession of heroin paraphernalia.  

Later that morning, around 11:30 a.m. heroin paraphernalia was again found at the scene in the Piggly Wiggly parking lot.  Police had responded to a report of suspicious behavior there by a 21-year-old Muskego man and a 20-year-old Greendale woman. The man was arrested for possession of heroin paraphernalia. 


Additional incidents on this week's police blotter included:

Friday, Dec. 14 – A beaver trap was reported stolen from a residence in the S8600 block of Plum Creek Boulevard. 

Saturday, Dec. 15

  • A 46-year-old Hartford woman was arrested for her second drunk driving offense on Moorland Road at Janesville Road. 
  • A 26-year-old Hales Corners woman was arrested for her second drunk driving offense on Janesville Road at Racine Avenue. 
  • A report of the smell of burnt marijuana in the hallway of an apartment building in the W15100 block of Cornell Circle led to the arrest of an 18-year-old Muskego man for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. 
  • A 17-year-old Muskego man was arrested for disorderly conduct and reckless driving after harassing a utility worker at Moorland Skate Park. 
  • A 16-year-old boy and 56-year-old man, both from Waterford, were arrested for shoplifting at Piggly Wiggly. 
  • Officers responded to a report of a rollover accident near the intersection of Racine Avenue and Kelsey Drive. There were no injuries as a result of the accident. 

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Sunday, Dec. 16 –

  • A 28-year-old Waukesha man was arrested for drunk driving after putting his car in the ditch near Kelsey Drive and Muskego Dam Drive. 
  • Christmas decorations in the S8500 block of Sue Marie Court were damaged. 
  • Walmart called to report several juveniles creating a disturbance at the store. Four Muskego juveniles, ranging in age from 14 to 17, as well as a 17-year-old Milwaukee male, were advised to leave the store and not return, or face trespassing charges. The Milwaukee male was also arrested for an active warrant for truancy. 

Monday, Dec. 17 – A 19-year-old Muskego man was arrested for driving under the influence of drugs, possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. 

Tuesday, Dec. 18 – A business in the W19300 block of Apollo Drive reported the theft from a vehicle. 

Wednesday, Dec. 19 – A report of a reckless driver resulted in the arrest of a 61-year-old Muskego man in the W18500 block of College Avenue for drunk driving. 

Thursday, Dec. 20 – A traffic stop on Highway 36 at Muskego Dam Driveresulted in a 30-year-old Burlington man being arrested for an outstanding warrant, operating after suspension, operating without insurance, and illegal possession of prescription medication. 

Brandon Karpowitz December 27, 2012 at 01:28 PM
The amount of heroin busts that happen in Muskego is disturbing, especially the ages of the people getting busted. Maybe time for parents to be a little more aware of what their kids are doing? Being a parent means more then just buying your kid a new iphone every year.
Denise Konkol December 27, 2012 at 02:45 PM
We've attempted to bring this issue 'home' beyond the statistics, but even with a promise of anonymity, parents are not willing to share their stories. That's a shame.
Kim elwood January 01, 2013 at 08:42 AM
Heroin is bad in mukwonago too, actually all over wisconsin. Parents can't be with their kids all the time. My daughter doesn't get an iPhone every year, she doesn't even have a cell phone. And she is a heroin addict. FYI there is no detox for opiate addiction, and almost all insurance companies will not pay for room & board for in patient treatment, so you tell md Brandon since you are so smart, and obviously not a parent, what do I do to keep heroin out of mukwonago?
smh you loser April 13, 2013 at 09:10 AM
Suboxone Doctor!!! they cant get high if they take suboxone!


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