CRIME & SAFETY
Milwaukee police chase, crash; 2 in custody
MILWAUKEE - Two people were taken into custody Friday morning, June 9 following a police pursuit and crash in Milwaukee. The pursuit began around 2:15 a.m. near 40th and Concordia after officers observed a vehicle believed to be involved in an earlier shooting and attempted to make a traffic stop. The driver refused and a vehicle pursuit ensued.
Madelyn Chitwood: Police searching for Wisconsin girl, 6, who disappeared after last being seen at bedtime
Wisconsin police are searching for a six-year-old girl who was last seen by her family when she was put to bed and found missing the following morning. The Cudahy Police Department issued a critical alert on Friday for missing youngster Madelyn Chitwood, who goes by “Maddie.”Maddie is white, stands 4 feet tall, and weighs approximately 60 pounds. Police say she has short blonde hair and blue eyes. Her front teeth are missing and she was wearing her underwear last night when she went to bed.
Wisconsin Woman ARRESTED For Two Overdue Library Books
A Wisconsin woman was arrested for the most over the top crime, from cover to cover. She did not return a couple library books, so she was arrested and cuffed. SG. Heidi Dalibor received calls, letters in the mail, about two overdue library books. The Grafton Library in Wisconsin, apparently had more than enough of Heidi not returning her library books, so they contacted the authorities. Say what? They called to cops over two books. These books were "several months" overdue, so that warrants the police arresting her...I guess.
Milwaukee police ask for help finding critical missing 34-year-old woman
Milwaukee police are asking for help in finding a critical missing 34-year-old woman. Alysha Knop was last seen in the 5500 block of North 92nd Street on Thursday at 7:30 a.m. She is described by police as white, 5 feet, 6 inches tall, and weighs roughly 85 pounds. She has blonde hair and blue eyes. She was last seen wearing a red shirt and red pants.
Deadly shooting near 94th and Silver Spring, arrest made, suspects sought: MPD
A 35-year-old man was shot and killed near 94th and Silver Spring in Milwaukee Thursday afternoon, according to officials.
Stolen vehicles, firearms and crowds: Deputies address criminal activity on Milwaukee's lakefront
MILWAUKEE COUNTY, Wis. — On Thursday, Milwaukee County Sheriff Deputies announced the arrest of a man wanted for dragging a deputy through a parking lot in a stolen vehicle during an attempted traffic stop. The incident happened Friday, June 2. "The driver put the car in reverse and began...
A cop was demoted. Does that mean he lied about a DNA test?
In episode 6 of Unsolved, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reporter Ashley Luthern and I traveled to the small town of Bryan, Ohio. Things got a little dicey when the mother of a woman named Lisa, whose ex-husband believed she could be Alexis Patterson, called the police on us. But she didn't complain about harassment. She claimed we were trying to break into her house. (In case it needs to be said: We weren't.)
Arrest made in Milwaukee hit-and-run that killed mom of 4, family seeks justice
A Milwaukee man was charged Monday in connection to a hit-and-run that left a mother of four and her dog dead in October
Police seek charges after a gun was fired in an unknown direction during a fight in Cudahy
Police are seeking charges against a 21-year-old Milwaukee man after a gun was fired during a fight in Cudahy, authorities say. Cudahy police responded to the 3700 block of East Edgerton Avenue around 8:13 p.m. June 6 after receiving numerous reports about a fight in the area and a gun being fired, according to a June 8 news release from the Cudahy Police Department.
Milwaukee fatal shooting, 13th and Concordia, 'barber' charged
MILWAUKEE - Shaun White, 28, of Milwaukee, faces a charge of first-degree reckless homicide, use of a dangerous weapon in connection with a fatal shooting that happened May 21 near 13th and Concordia. Prosecutors say it happened during an apparent dispute over the cutting of hair in a home in the neighborhood.
Here is where the fatal car crashes occurred in Milwaukee County
Milwaukee roads are among the most dangerous and deadliest in the state. On Sunday, the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Office announced that a 32-year-old man died from his injuries in a hit-and-run crash. That crash occurred on the west side of Milwaukee, an area of town that has its fair share of fatal car crashes.
More than half of 3,000 city workers who moved outside Milwaukee are police and fire staff
The number of Milwaukee city employees living within the municipality dropped 43% since state action took away residency requirements in 2013. That translates to nearly 3,000 city workers fleeing for their employer’s suburbs – around half the workforce. And 59% of the exodus comes from sworn members of the police and fire departments,...
Wisconsin teenager's body discovered in car that was towed days after crash. Incident resembles others in recent years.
The incident marks the third time since 2018 that Milwaukee personnel left someone behind in a car that was eventually towed.
Milwaukee DPW employee electrocuted on city's south side
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- We're learning more about a Milwaukee Department of Public Works employee who was injured on the job. It happened around 10 yesterday morning, when the 38-year-old worker was on a job site near 5th and Harrison on the city's south side. DPW says he misidentified wires...
Milwaukee police respond to 3 shootings in 90 minutes
MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee police are investigating three separate shootings in just 90 minutes. The first happened at 11:00 p.m. on Tuesday near 39th Street and Lancaster Avenue, just off of Hopkins Street. Police say a 58-year-old Milwaukee man was taken to the hospital and is expected to survive. Police...
Milwaukee Bankruptcy: The Consequences Could Be Severe, Including to Cops
Should Milwaukee cops worry about their pensions? If there is a Milwaukee bankruptcy, probably. What are the consequences of a Milwaukee bankruptcy? A narrative has grown on the right that bankruptcy might be a better solution to Milwaukee’s pension and budget mess than allowing the city and county’s elected representatives to decide whether to increase the local sales tax or endure massive cuts in police and other services.
Milwaukee Brady Street robbery attempt, shots fired, man charged
MILWAUKEE - A Fond du Lac man, 21, is charged after prosecutors say he fired at a man during a robbery near Brady and Oakland in Milwaukee. According to a criminal complaint, the victim said he was walking back to his vehicle with his girlfriend after getting food when he was "grabbed" by Colton Krahn. He said he heard two shots and ran to his vehicle, grabbing his own 9mm handgun. He said he fired one shot at Krahn, noticed he had been shot in the hand, and he drove himself to the hospital.
Woman recalls sprint for safety, fear after high-speed crash near home
For years, Oletta Tyler enjoyed sitting outside her home at the end of the path that meets the sidewalk. There, she said, children often drew with chalk and raced on scooters.
VIDEO: Gas station shootout leaves 17-year-old in hospital
MILWAUKEE — A gas station on Milwaukee's Northwest side erupted in gunfire Monday night during a shootout leaving a 17-year-old teenage boy seriously injured in the hospital. The shooting happened just after 11 p.m. at the Citgo Food Mart near 76th and Mill. Exclusive surveillance video obtained by 12...
Milwaukee arson, 35th and Locust, man seen leaving with appliances
MILWAUKEE - Milwaukee police are looking for the man who burglarized a home near 35th and Locust and then set it on fire Tuesday, June 6. Neighbors watched as the man walked out of the home with appliances and flames shot from the windows. "Just to see this, it hurts...
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