Friday, September 7, 2012
Recent incidents where a man motioned for a 12-year-old to get into his car has led police to a possible suspect, but absent of any broken laws, they aren't able to make any arrests. Further help from the public is being sought.
A man has been identified in a couple of incidents where he approached a Muskego boy and tried to get him into his car, however Muskego Police need the public to help before they can make any arrests. According to a release from MPD, on Monday, Sept. 3, a Muskego mom reported a man in a light blue, older four-door vehicle, license #597-JAY, approached her 12 year old son and motioned for him to get in his car. The boy refused, and the subject then left the area. This same mom reported a similar incident involving the same subject on May 26. Both incidents occurred in the W18200 block of Janesville Rd. The driver is described as an older white male, with white hair and a beard. A possible driver has been identified, and officers are …
Saturday, May 12, 2012
Daring daytime burglary foiled when homeowner's friend walked in on the suspect, but police are still seeking a vehicle connected to the incident to catch whoever was driving.
Call it lucky happenstance, but a friend of a homeowner on Oakhill Drive in Muskego stopped into the residence this past Monday, and prevented a burglary. According to police, a burglar in a home in the W16400 block of Oakhill Dr. was interrupted when a friend of the homeowner entered the residence around noon. While nothing was reported stolen, the suspect fled out the back door without a further description available. Police do have a description of the vehicle the suspect fled in, however, and they are hoping for alert residence to help them out. The suspect is believed to have left the area in an older, black over gray, Ford Thunderbird or Mercury Cougar, with a University of Wisconsin “W” sticker in one of the windows. If you know of …
Thursday, May 3, 2012
Woman told officer she didn't know he was trying to pull her over despite sirens, lights and spotlights. She was stopped at other end of city after police put up a barricade, and was found to be 3 times over the legal limit of intoxication.
A Muskego woman is facing felony charges after she was driving drunk and refused to pull over for a police officer. Jennifer N. Klappa, 33, was charged in Waukesha County Circuit Court Friday with one count of attempting to flee an officer. If convicted, she faces up to 3 ½ years in prison $10,000 in fines. According to the criminal complaint: On March 11, a Muskego police officer was monitoring traffic in the W13500 block of Janesville Road when he spotted Klappa doing 56 miles per hour in a 35 miles per hour speed zone. The officer got behind Klappa and tried to pull her over, but she continued to drive. The officer then turned on his emergency siren, but Klappa still continued driving. The officer then turned on his spotlight in order …
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Dan Soltysiak is the focus of scrutiny by newly formed Muskego political action committee, which says he didn't come clean on his previous "criminal transgressions'; Soltysiak maintains he was honest and has no criminal record.
A group called Stand Up Muskego, a newly formed political action committee, is circulating documents that call into question how forthright Alderman Dan Soltysiak has been on his previous involvement with police. Including reports from an incident in 1997 involving a theft in New Berlin, and other charges in Brookfield, the group said in a letter sent to the local media: "Dan Soltysiak has run his current campaign on the fact that Muskego government needs to be transparent and open in its dealings with the public it serves...When running for political office, it is imperative the public knows the full and true character of those people they may elect as their chosen governmental representative." In an interview Wednesday, Soltysiak said …
Sunday, February 12, 2012
Suspect began banging on his neighbor's door early in the morning because he was upset the man slept with his sister.
A 22-year-old Muskego man is facing charges after he was involved with a standoff in police after he threatened a neighbor for having sex with his sister. Troy Lubecke was charged in Waukesha County Circuit Court Wednesday with one count of criminal damage to property, one count of disorderly conduct and one count of obstructing an officer. If convicted, he faces up to 21 months in prison and $21,000 in fines. According to the criminal complaint: At 2:22 a.m. Aug. 23, Muskego police were called to a residence in the W18900 block of Tan Drive after a man there said a man named "Lyle" was at his door threatening him because he had visited with his wife while the man was in prison. He said Lyle was banging at the door and then the victim …
Sunday, November 6, 2011
Muskego or Milwaukee, police working to maintain order and safety need press' cooperation
I've heard the words 'media' and 'the press' spoken of many times throughout my experience in the Muskego Police Citizen's Academy, and it's usually not in glowing terms. Being a member of that group, I knew coming into this job I'd have to work against that stereotype. My goal here is to inform and not intrude, and to help rather than hinder. One of the latest incidents that pitted press v. police was on Wednesday, when police were called to control a crowd of students near UW-Milwaukee in another version of the 'Occupy' movement. The main goal was to remove protestors from the street and a busy intersection, because frankly, that's where cars and buses like to travel. One of the people arrested was a woman photographer, Kristyna …
Saturday, August 20, 2011
Many perpetrator are juvenilles; is it time to go back to school yet?
Sunday, August 7 – Someone attempted to enter a residence in the S9400 block of Boxhorn Dr. Nothing was taken. Monday, August 8 – Tuesday, August 9 – Wednesday, August 10 – Homes and cars on Sherwood Cir., Gold Dr., Woodberry Lane, and Briargate Lane were toilet papered and egged. In addition, a dirty diaper was thrown on a patio on Briargate Lane, and solar lights on Hillview Dr. were thrown in the ditch. Thursday, August 11 – Employees at Leaps and Bounds Childcare reported thefts from several employees over the course of several weeks. An additional theft was reported on August 17th. Friday, August 12 – A package delivered to W19500 Apollo Dr. was stolen from the front step. Sunday, August 14 – A 14 year old Muskego boy was arrested …
Friday, August 19, 2011
Drunk driving arrests top 150 last year, and efforts will step up to remind drivers of the consequences of drinking.
The Muskego Police Department will be participating in the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” crackdown on drunken drivers beginning August 19 and continuing until September. 5. According to a release from the department, drunken driving continues to be one of the most destructive and deadly crimes in Wisconsin. "Last year, 220 people were killed and more than 3,500 injured in nearly 5,800 alcohol-related traffic crashes. There were more than 40,000 convictions for drunken driving in Wisconsin last year. The Muskego Police Department alone made 150 Drunk Driving arrests in 2010." In spite of the statistics, the concern is that too many people still make the "irresponsible and dangerous decision to get behind the wheel while impaired," the…
Sunday, August 14, 2011
Committee of the Whole discusses 2012 budget requests from Parks and Rec., Cable Club, Municipal Court, Information Systems, Police Department, and Maintenance this past Thursday evening.
The process for preparing the city’s 2012 budget has begun, with the Common Council, acting as the Committee of the Whole, receiving department heads in a meeting this past Thursday evening to talk about their requests. Following is a brief run-down of the departments that appeared before the Committee this past Thursday and what they are seeking for 2012. Parks and Recreation: Asking for $49,700 to replace a tri-deck rotary lawn mower and a truck. Third District Alderman Neil Borgman said he believed there are more cost-effective options for mowing large areas that aren’t being taken advantage of, such as further use of outsourcing. “We’re doing something wrong,” Borgman stated. To that, Parks and Recreation Director Craig Anderson …
Thursday, August 11, 2011
The liaison program between the school district and Muskego Police to continue for the 2011-12 school year.
The police liaison officer program between Muskego Police and Muskego-Norway District schools will enter its 10th year as the Finance Committee and Common Council approved their agreement. A letter of support from school superintendent Dr. Joe Schroeder to Police Chief Paul Geiszler, required for council approval, indicated the schools' interest in placing officers at Bay Lane Middle School, Lake Denoon Middle School and Muskego High School. Liaison officers have been in place at these schools since 1992, and provide the following services: