May 27th Town of Brookfield
Officers responded to report of a domestic situation involving a married couple at the Marcus Theater. The wife told police she had purchased popcorn and her husband told her not to salt it but then walked away. Because she bought the popcorn, the wife said she decided to put salt on it anyway. Upon finding out the popcorn was salted, the man told his wife their marriage was over and refused to watch the movie. The wife then took the husband’s car keys because she said she didn’t feel safe letting him drive while angry. Because his wife had the keys, the husband refused to get into the car, which made the wife worry how he would get home if he did not leave with her. Police told the wife that her husband was an adult and could make his own decisions. If he did not want to leave with her, he could find his own way home. The wife said she would ask him one last time to leave with her, otherwise, she would leave without him.
June 4th Town of Woodruff
A man called 911 needing to speak to someone from the Minocqua Fire Department. The man told the 911 dispatcher that he had been at the recent Fire Department open house and really enjoyed the bratwurst they served. The caller said he thought the brats were fantastic and wanted to know more about them. Dispatch advised the caller to not call 911 unless it was a real emergency and to try brats available at a local grocery store instead.
May 28th City of Brookfield
The owner of a popular custard and burger place called police after an altercation with a customer who was dissatisfied with the number of ketchup packets he received. The owner told police the man asked for more ketchup packets after ordering food. When the owner gave the man more ketchup packets; the man demanded still more. During the transaction, the man allegedly became verbally abusive and gave the owner “a mean look”. The owner told police, “That is when I had enough of the disrespect and took the order away, gave the guy his money back and told him to leave.” The man left swearing and knocked down three garbage cans before leaving the property.
June 16th City of Green Bay
A 9-year old girl on South Jackson Street called police because she was playing with an Ouija board and now believes she is possessed.
May 15th City of Green Bay
A Bufflehead Lane resident called the police and reported that the woman she hired to clean her house drank the caller’s alcohol and now can’t start her car to leave because it has an interlock ignition system.
May 13th City of Green Bay
A shoplifter fled Wal-Mart on West Mason. The culprit was reportedly driving a silver vehicle with a giant mustache on the front.
June 4th Town of Grafton
Police say an unidentified person vandalized a bicycle bridge, painting the words “Hitler bridge” at both the east and west entrances. However, according to police the culprit spelled bridge “B-R-I-G-D-E” both times. Police are reportedly looking for a Nazi or Nazi sympathizer with poor spelling skills.
June 15th City of South Milwaukee
Singer songwriter Brett Newski and his drummer were kicked out of the area Walmart for attempting to stage and film an impromptu concert in the middle of the store. Newski says he was told by the staff that filming is not allowed in the store. However, he believes he is the first documented indie band artist in history to get kicked out of a Walmart for playing an unlicensed show.
June 8th City of Wauwatosa
A man called police to report finding an 80-pound bag of quarters in the street. The man told police he was returning from lunch when he saw a Garda armored truck turn in front of him. One of the cargo doors on the truck was open and as it turned, the bag of quarters fell out of the truck and landed in the street. The man then stopped and recovered the bag of 4000 quarters, which was marked $1,000.
June 10th Village of Elkhart Lake
Police responded to a report of children, described as “rotten brats”, throwing rocks at a man just trying to fish.
June 14th City of Sheboygan
Neighbors on John Court who weren’t invited to a bonfire called police to complain about its smell.
June 14th City of Green Bay
Police assisted with the rescue of a highly intoxicated 44-year-old man trying to swim across the Fox River on a drunken dare. The man was not cited because, as indicated by police, it is not illegal to try to swim in the Fox River, only stupid.
June 13th City of Wisconsin Rapids
A resident called police to report seeing a teen boy whittling in a tree. Responding officers stopped the boy and warned him not to carve ON the tree.
May 29th City of Brookfield
A man called police to report his brother painted the caller’s kitchen walls four different colors. The man admitted to police that he became upset when he saw the paint job and “busted his brothers lip”.
June 9th City of Wisconsin Rapids
Police arrested a woman after a caller reported the she was standing in the middle of the street, yelling and had both of her middle fingers raised, flipping off the caller’s 9-year-old daughter.