SMALL TOWN CRIME WAVE 5.14.12
May 6th City of Oak Creek
A 54-year-old man was cited for lewd and lascivious behavior after officers found him naked from the waist down after responding to his 911 call. The man was intoxicated and called 911 multiple times, stating his wife had stolen his underwear and pants. He also was cited for misuse of emergency telephone numbers and was advised that his missing shorts were not a police matter.
May 6th City of Shawano
Sheriff’s deputies responded to a call from a Loon Lake residence where they found a man drunk and wandering around outside wearing only a towel According to the police report, the man was throwing his wallet and exhibiting angry behavior since returning from a trip to the casino.
May 12th Town of Easton
A deputy was called to a location just east of Wausau where a a farmer reported a car in his field. When the deputy got to the scene, he found the car stuck in the field, and a man attempting to free it. The man was naked from the waist down, and had been covering himself and the car with mud. The man was agitated and resisted the deputy. After using his Taser, the deputy arrested the man without incident. The man did not explain to police why he was in the field, had covered himself in mud or had taken off his pants. According to a Marathon County Sheriff’s Lieutenant, "Something weird was going on there".
April 22nd City of Green Bay
A 29-year-old man was issued a citation for "dog napping," for taking a 7-month-old Chihuahua named Prince he found on South Platten Street. The dog’s owner spoke to the man but he refused to give the dog back and said it ran away. The “napped” dog later was found at the Bay Area Humane Society shelter and police plan to return it to its rightful owner.
May 11th City of Wisconsin Rapids
An employee at Wal-Mart requested an officer walk through the store because there was a large number of children both inside the store and flying kites in the parking lot.
May 8th Village of Bonduel
A South Jefferson Street woman called police to report that a woman keeps sending her text messages telling her she’s lazy and acting like a baby.
May 8th City of Wisconsin Rapids
An employee at Checkers called police to report a female driver just went through the drive thru but did not order because she apparently just wanted to make an obscene gesture at the cashier.
May 3rd City of Glendale
A 21-year-old woman was arrested for theft at Kohl’s. The woman admitted taking jewelry valued at $47 but was angry when arrested because “all her friends do it,” some even “make a living” doing it and they don’t get caught.