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Weekly Safety Report: Death Investigation, Chase with Children, and Fatal Crash in West Allis, Wisconsin
This week in West Allis, Wisconsin, there were three notable incidents. Firstly, two individuals were found shot dead in a home, prompting a death investigation. Secondly, a man and woman led police on a chase with two children in the car, resulting in their arrest and the discovery of narcotics. Lastly, a man was sentenced to prison for a fatal crash that occurred in April, causing the death of a woman and injuring four others.
3 Best Hole-in-the-Wall Joints in Milwaukee
Welcome to the flavorful world of the best hole-in-the-wall joints in Milwaukee! In this article, we’ll introduce you to three popular hidden gems in the city: Michael’s Family Restaurant, SafeHouse, and La Casa de Alberto. These restaurants offer a taste of Milwaukee’s diverse culinary scene, each with its own unique charm and delectable dishes.
Milwaukee Man Charged with Multiple Felonies for Alleged Walmart and Kohl's Robberies to Fund Birthday and Drug Habit
A Milwaukee resident faces four felony charges, including armed robbery, linked to a series of alleged crimes at Walmart and Kohl's in November. Randy Bechler, 65, reportedly confessed to the incidents, stating the motive was to fund a birthday celebration at a casino and purchase crack cocaine.
18-year-old dead after shooting near 23rd and Center; man arrested
An 18-year-old is dead after being shot near 23rd and Center on Friday. Milwaukee police say the shooting happened around 6:45 p.m.
Residents at Milwaukee apartment complex without mail delivery for months
MILWAUKEE — Residents at a Milwaukee apartment complex are upset, saying they have not had mail delivered for months. Tenants living near 43rd Street and Good Hope Road said postal workers stopped coming by after a dog attack. "Everyone's complained. So we're, you know, we're just stuck," said Deidria...
Weekly Safety Report: Off-Duty Officer Dies in Oak Creek Crash, Dog Attack Leaves 2 Dogs Dead
Two incidents occurred in Oak Creek, Wisconsin this week. In the first incident, an off-duty Milwaukee officer named James Nowak died from injuries sustained in a crash. The second incident involved a dog attack outside a senior apartment complex, resulting in the death of one dog and severe injuries to another. Oak Creek police are currently searching for the driver of a white SUV who let four large dogs run around unleashed.
Abandoned Burger King set to be demolished as West Allis finally has it their way
It looks like the beef between the City of West Allis and Burger King has finally come to an end. Mayor Dan Devine announced on Friday, Dec. 8, that Burger King has decided to raze the abandoned Burger King building that has been sitting vacant for over a decade. Some good news for the...
Shooting outside bar, Tommy Bush sentenced to life
Tommy Bush, a Milwaukee man convicted in a deadly shooting near 6th and Cleveland, was sentenced to life in prison on Friday, Dec. 8.
Milwaukee shootings Friday; 1 injured, 1 dead, 1 arrested
MILWAUKEE - Separate Milwaukee shootings wounded one person and left another person dead on Friday, Dec. 8. A 35-year-old was shot around 6:30 a.m. in the neighborhood behind Divine Savior Holy Angels High School. Police said the victim went to a hospital. 23rd and Hadley. Around 6:45 p.m., an 18-year-old...
Man Arrested for Waving Gun in Road Rage Incident Outside Waukesha School
Road rage incident outside Butler Middle School in Waukesha leads to arrest of 33-year-old man, Abisai Villafuentes Mercado, for waving a gun. No shots fired, but a bullet fell from the chamber causing panic among students and parents. Mercado, charged with misdemeanor disorderly conduct, claims another driver almost hit his car twice.
Milwaukee Receives Grant for Northridge Mall Demolition Amid Ongoing Legal Battle
• Milwaukee has been awarded a $15 million American Rescue Plan Act grant to demolish the dilapidated Northridge Mall, a property that has been a source of contention for years.
'I'm emotionally distraught': Police tase, arrest Brookfield man they mistook as suspect
A city of Brookfield resident says he feels emotionally distraught after Brookfield police misidentified him as a suspect, tased him and handcuffed him on his street. Sean Star, 33, and his partner Carla Jones had just unloaded couches into their new Brookfield townhouse north of Greenfield Avenue when they got into their truck to leave their street on the night of Nov. 3.
Milwaukee police shooting, suspect's mother seeks answers
MILWAUKEE - A Milwaukee police chase Thursday ended with officers shooting two men near 51st and Hampton. The mother of one of those men is speaking out. "He didn’t deserve all that," said Shatara Office. "I’m hurt." Office said one of the two men was her 19-year-old son,...
Seeking Suspect in Milwaukee Homicide
The Milwaukee Police Department is seeking the cooperation of the public in their efforts to locate and identify a suspect who is wanted in connection with a homicide that took place on Saturday, August 19, 2023, at around 2:41 a.m. The incident occurred on the 1100 block of N. Water Street.
Milwaukee's Most Car Theft-Prone Areas Revealed
Discover the Milwaukee areas with the highest car theft rates this year. With 5,838 cars stolen so far, the city's crime mapping reveals a 9-block hotspot between West State and West Wisconsin. Despite a 41% decrease in car thefts in 2023, the issue remains a significant concern for local authorities.
Weekly Safety Report: Crash and Apartment Fire Disrupt Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
Two incidents occurred in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin this week. The first incident involved a crash on I-41, where a box truck and utility truck towing a trailer collided in the northbound lanes. The utility truck driver suffered a bloody nose and was taken to the hospital, while the box truck driver was unharmed. The second incident was a large apartment fire that displaced 30 people. The fire started in a two-story apartment building and impacted four units on the west side of the building.
Greenfield police chase, crash video; driver struck utility pole
GREENFIELD, Wis. - Greenfield police have released video from a Wednesday morning pursuit that ended with a crash. The 22-year-old driver was arrested, and four people were hurt and taken to a hospital. Those four people are expected to survive, police said. The chase started around 3:30 a.m. that morning....
University of Wisconsin Milwaukee Police Pursuit of Car Theft Suspects Ends in Fiery Crash
• A car theft at a University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee parking lot led to a police chase. • During the chase, the suspect's vehicle hit a bicyclist, who was not injured. • The suspect's car crashed into another vehicle near Cramer Street and Linwood Avenue.
A Milwaukee couple started a Christmas tree pick-up business after the city stopped its collection
It was only on Tuesday that the City of Milwaukee's Department of Public Works announced it would no longer pick up real Christmas trees from the curb at the end of the holiday season, but one local couple has already stepped up to address residents' concerns about the change. On...
Weekly Safety Report: Homicide, Trial, Felony Murder, Police Shooting, Sentencing, and Carjacking hit Milwaukee
This week in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, several incidents occurred, including a homicide, a trial for the alleged murder of a DJ, a man charged with felony murder on the run, police shooting two men after a vehicle chase, a man sentenced for a shooting involving undercover police officers, and an armed carjacking on the south side of the city.