Tuesday, September 6, 2011
School's back in session, and the roads feature more buses, so Muskego Police urges patience when encountering one on its appointed rounds.
Lt. Dave Constantineau of the Muskego Police Department is reminding motorists, "where there are buses, children are sure to be close." After a long summer, he said people forget the rules when driving around buses, and the most important reminder is, "when you see flashing red lights on the bus, YOU MUST STOP. It doesn’t matter if you see a stop sign on the bus; it doesn’t matter if the gate on the front of the bus is out; it doesn’t matter if you see children; you must stop." In addition, drivers should begin to slow down in either direction when the flashing amber lights go on, and remain at least 30 feet from the bus. As he pointed out, "all it takes is one late first grader to come running across the road and everyone’s life will …
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Mukwonago event on September 10th will also feature Muskego Lt. Dave Constantineau and Waukesha Crime Stoppers
On Saturday, September 10, 2011, a Community Electronic Recycling Day will be held at Johnson Bank, 1000 Fox St. in Mukwonago, from 8am to 12pm. Lt. Dave Constantineau of the Muskego Police Department will be on hand there as well as part of Waukesha County Crime Stoppers, and they will be accepting donations for the program, which "so far has distributed over $34,800 dollars in rewards just to school kids in the county who have done the right thing, including over $2,800 in Muskego alone," Constantineau said. You can bring your unwanted electronic items to that location and they will be safely recycled at no cost; taking similar items to recycling centers often incur a fee. What they will accept: TVs, PCs, monitors, scanners, printers…
Sunday, August 21, 2011
Muskego Police issue statement on next weekend's festivities to keep them a truly community event.
The Muskego Festival will again return next weekend, and while Thursday night is a family night where no alcohol is served on the grounds, Muskego Police are reminding patrons that every day is family day. "When you are having a good time, let’s remember that this is a community family event, and behave accordingly," said Lt. Dave Constantineau. "Old County Stadium used to have “The Two Fisted Slopper” that would ruin everyone’s fun. Sometimes our festival can have the same problem," he added. While beer is served at the festival, Constantineau reminded residents that the atmosphere is different than a tavern. "There are children around. Watch your language. In fact, if you are coming to the festival intent on being the “Slopper”, …
Friday, August 5, 2011
National Night Out brings community out to celebrate neighborhoods
Veteran's Memorial Park was the site for Muskego's sixth annual National Night Out, which is a celebration of neighborhoods and an opportunity for residents and law enforcement to learn from each other about crime prevention and safety. Members of Muskego Police Department and the Tess Corners Fire Department were joined by local DNR, as well as US agencies like the Department of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) and local businesses and organizations. Lt. Dave Constantineau, who helped organize the events, said the evening was probably the "best event Muskego holds" as it brings together and helps unify neighborhoods.