Not the strongest week for Small Town Crime...but what can you do?
April 14th City of Appleton
Police received a complaint from a 50-year-old woman who said her husband and neighbors had planted microchips in her apartment and were listening to her thoughts.
April 20th City of Marinette
A man on West Russell Street called police to report that while his vehicle was parked at his residence, someone stole a transistor radio and...30 cents.
April 30th City of Shawano
Police responded to a report of someone who urinated on the front door at the Wal-Mart. Officers are still attempting to locate the suspected urinator.
April 6th City of Wisconsin Rapids
Police received a report of a group of people...using vulgar language while playing disc golf.
April 12th City of Menasha
A man called police from jail to report the theft of his bicycle.
April 8th City of Neenah
Police cited a man at a store on Green Bay Road where he was caught attempting to shoplift K-Y personal lubricants and a wooden pop gun.
April 6th City of Menasha
A woman called police to tell them she believed the marijuana she was smoking was possibly laced with another drug.
April 10th City of Wauwatosa
A 41-year-old man was charged with shoplifting at Walgreens after he caught trying to leave the store with 18 containers of deodorant in his pockets.
April 13th Village of Allouez
Police found a man laying on the ground near the intersection of South Webster and Kalb. The man told officers he was just laying there waiting for a bus.
April 14 City of Waupun
Police received a report of a muskrat that had climbed up into the fender of the caller’s car. Police advised the caller to just leave the muskrat alone and it would eventually crawl away.
April 19th City of Portage
A 55-year-old man was arrested on a violation of the no-drink requirement of his probation after a witness saw him stumbling while walking on a sidewalk, then stopping, squatting and defecating onto a lawn.
April 1st City of Chilton
Police received a report that someone on Breed Street threw a Christmas tree into a dog pen.
March 30th City of Neenah
A complainant reported seeing a 4-foot, solid brown object floating in the water about 300 yards from Kimberly Point Park. An officer, using binoculars, identified the object was a Christmas tree.
April 3rd Village of Stockbridge
A Mary Street resident contacted police to report someone put a skunk in her son's car.
April 2nd Calumet County
An older, rusty, Dodge conversion van with two male occupants was going to residents' homes on High Cliff Road and asking to see resident's vacuum cleaners. They also offered to vacuum their carpet. One of the male subjects was wearing a woman's tank top. The reporting party called back later to state that he had done some more checking and found out that the men were...Kirby vacuum cleaner salesmen.
April 12th City of Beaver Dam
Police received an anonymous report of outbursts of laughter on Front Street.
April 15th City of Oshkosh
Police received a call from a UW-O biology major who found what looked like a big raccoon in her garage. On closer inspection the biology student realized it was actually a full grown hen turkey that had bedded down under the front tires of her car. Three officers were dispatched to the residence where one used a garbage can, a lamp shade and clucking sounds to coax the turkey out of the garage.
March 26th Village of Bellevue
A 25-year-old man at Wal-Mart was caught stealing Trojan condoms… and a pregnancy test kit.
March 22nd Village of Stockbridge
A West Lake Street resident called police to report someone tossed a decorative light and a trash barrel into his yard…and he believes he knows who did it!
April 3rd City of Portage
Police investigated a small fire at the Market Basket. A 14-year-old boy was referred to juvenile authorities for arson after he told police he accidently set fire to plastic beverage bottles after trying to melt the labels with a lighter inside the store. Employees and a customer put out the fire with cups of water.
April 5th City of Beaver Dam
Police responded to a home on South Lincoln Street where a 20-year-old woman reported that a 20-year-old man was ringing the doorbell and would not leave. Police found out that the man was attempting to drop off an Easter basket.
March 23rd City of Appleton
Police received a call from a Strawflower Drive resident who reported that two persons were threatening to throw tacos at the reporting party's house. They said this is an ongoing problem.
March 16th City of Neenah
A woman called police to report she heard loud banging noises on her front door the previous evening and in the morning
found a large Christmas wreath on her front door.
March 18th Shawano County
A 47-year-old female who works at the T-Mart called the Sheriff’s office and complained to deputies that one of her customers… “gives her the creeps”.
March 31st City of Waupun
A woman on West Franklin Street called police to report her 6-year-old son was out of control and running around outside with a shovel.
March 16th City of Shawano
Police received a report of a half-naked man getting out of his car at the Taco Bell drive-thru, grabbing his tacos and fleeing. A Taco Bell employee sustained a minor injury in the incident.
March 19th Village of Sherwood
A theft was reported on Windsor Court. The reporting party came home a week ago and a woman was there with high heels and all dressed up. This woman jumped in bed with the reporting party's husband. She reported that a collection of linen tablecloths that she had for 30 years were missing, among other items. She believes this woman with high heels took them.
March 21st City of De Pere
Police were called to break up a domestic dispute on Samantha Street where a man spit on his girlfriend and the girlfriend broke a beer bottle over his head. The woman was apparently upset with the boyfriend because he had burned the pot roast.
February 16th City of Holmen
A Morris Street resident reported a noise complaint for a neighboring apartment. The neighbor attributed the noise to an infant learning to walk and dropping bottles.
March 14th City of Brown Deer
A 41-year-woman was arrested for theft at Kohl's, March 14th which was her birthday. She was at the store to return items but when the store wouldn't take them back, she took some queen size sheets valued at $100, saying it was her birthday gift to herself.
March 13th City of Glendale
A 45-year-old woman was arrested for her second drunken
driving violation. The woman, who had urinated in her
pants, was taken to the booking room where she began to undress. When told to stop, she made an obscene gesture and just continued undressing.
March 5th Town of Menasha
Officers responded to a Lakeshore Drive dispute between a homeowner and two people who were walking dogs. The homeowner accused the dog-walkers of allowing their dogs to relieve themselves in his yard. The argument became heated with some name-calling and profanity exchanged. Responding officers were conducted a search but were unable to locate any dog excrement in the yard and both parties were warned.
March 1st City of Menasha
Police discovered a man on Racine Road sitting naked on top of his vehicle.
March 3rd City of Holmen
A Tracy Lane resident called police to report that she saw a juvenile boy playing “inappropriate music” in front of her home.
March 13th City of Neenah
A Commercial Street resident reported that someone was pounding on his front door and kicking at his side door at 10:40 p.m. Police identified the suspect as… the resident's drunken brother.
March 4th City of Neenah
Police cited a high school student for disorderly conduct after she disobeyed rules and yelled and swore at staff. In talking with police, the girl acknowledged her aggressive behavior and revealed that she had been having dreams about, among other things, Santa Claus attacking her.
March 11th City of Muskego
A 19-year-old man was arrested for disorderly conduct after yelling obscenities at a drive-thru window at Dairy Queen. The man became enraged when he ordered two blizzards and received only one, prompting him to knock on the drive-through window and ask "if anyone knew how to work there", peppering his question with numerous curse words.
March 20th City of Wisconsin Rapids
Police and firefighters responded to a call to help a 20-year-old man who was stuck in a laundry chute after taking a dare from his children. The family had tried to pull him out of the chute for about 10 minutes, then called 911 when the man started having trouble breathing. The situation became more tense when firefighters brought out a saw to cut the man out of the chute and a young girl in the house began to panic, believing they were going to cut him in half.
February 27th City of Menasha
A man told police that he was trying to make an officer chase him so he could get arrested for driving while intoxicated. After evidence was gathered, the man was arrested for driving while intoxicated .
February 27th City of Whitefish Bay
Police received a report from a Santa Monica Boulevard address where a 5 foot statue of Lucy from the Peanuts cartoon sustained $2800 in damage.
February 20th Village of Shorewood
A 24-year-old man was arrested for theft of 263 candy bars from Pick 'n Save. He told police he took the 263 candy bar because… he was hungry.
February 21st City of Neenah
A Gay Drive man told police that a woman at his residence was throwing his things and trying to lock him and his dog out of the house. Police found the couple was just drunk and arguing about their relationship.
February 16th Calumet County
Police received a report of a shanty burglary. According to police the thief took a stove, 2 heaters, 2 wrenches, and "even the wine!".
March 7th City of Waupun
A woman on McKinley Street called police to report she had found a half case of beer on her front lawn.
February 24th City of De Pere
Police were called to the Sports Corner where a man became “aggressive” after he was refused service because he knocked over a bar stool.
March 6th Village of Winneconne
Police warned a 52-year-old woman to stop calling her former friend, a 31-year-old woman, over allegations that the younger one had spread rumors about the other one's daughter. Police suggested the two avoid one another and “start acting like grown-ups”.
March 1st Village of Winneconne
Police were contacted by a man who was concerned about the behavior of his brother. The man told police his brother had been playing with dog toys, spending long periods in the bathroom and tried to start his car with a scissors, thinking they were keys.
February 22nd City of Menasha
Police were called to Tayco Street where two women were arguing outside a bar about “someone sleeping with someone else’s boyfriend.” The women were told to “behave”.
March 9th Village of Howard
Police were called to Bay View Middle School where they cited a 13-year-old boy for disorderly conduct after he pushed a dollar bill into the cleavage of a girl's tank top,. The boy said he was dared by others to do it.
March 7th City of Green Bay
Police were notified that two men burglarized an apartment at Flats on the Fox on North Washington Street and left in a pickup truck. Also taken from the residence were a pair of men’s shoes and… a box of cookie dough.
February 27th City of Chilton
A disturbance was reported on North Madison. A male subject who was in a lot of pain because of an infected tooth became violent and broke a window in the bathroom. The reporting party stated that the man had calmed down. However, he refused to go to a dentist and indicated that he would pull his own tooth out with a pliers.
February 24th City of Beaver Dam
A man reported to police that a woman was sending him pictures on her phone of her smashing their television. The woman had said children had broken the television with a toy.
February 26th City of Oshkosh
Police responded to an accident site on Oregon Street where a boyfriend and girlfriend in separate cars and driving in opposite directions collided head-on in route to his home. Neither driver was injured but both vehicles sustained significant damage.
February 14th City of Mayville
A 20-year-old man reported the theft of $150 from his pants. At the time of the theft, the man was not wearing his pants.
February 12th City of Neenah
A Forkin Street resident told police she received a pop-up ad on her computer indicating that she had won a watch and needed to pay $4.99 for the shipping and handling. She provided her bank account info and later saw a $89 charge. She said she now receives many pop-ups when she logs onto the Internet.
February 15th Village of Randolph
Police responded to complaints about youth throwing snowballs at the library.
February 12th City of Brown Deer
A 25-year-man who slapped a 17-year-old girl and choked her until she almost passed out was arrested. The girl said she didn't report the incident until the following day because she wanted to get her hair done.
February 15th City of New Holstein
An officer was dispatched to Hickory Lane for a report of people standing around a vehicle trying to flag down other passing cars. When the officer arrived on the scene, he found two older women inside the vehicle holding notes which they had been holding up asking for help. The women were able to yell through the closed windows of their vehicle that the battery on the car had died so the power windows and locks would not operate. The officer was able to communicate back that the women could manually lift up the door lock button, which they then did in order to exit the vehicle.
February 1st City of Menasha
A caller reported that there was loud banging coming from an apartment on Third Street and it sounded like a fight. Upon arrival, officers were told by two individuals that there was no fight. One of the men said he was playing a video game and got upset, so he was yelling.
January 31st City of Brown Deer
An 18-year-old man was arrested for underage drinking and resisting arrest after police were called to remove him from a party at Four Points Sheraton. The man ran from police and when caught yelled for them to call his parents. The suspect would not say where he got the alcohol and denied drinking. However, he told officers he knew where they could buy some "weed."
February 7th Town of Menasha
A resident of Stead Drive reported that he ordered two computers from a company in China and when the package arrived, it turned out to be a pair of shoes.
February 7th Town of Menasha
Officers were sent to a tavern on American Drive where, for no apparent reason, a man pushed another patron off a barstool.
February 7th Town of Menasha
Police were called to Golf Bridge Drive were two men where fighting over who the winner of the Super Bowl was going to be.
February 18th City of Oshkosh
Officers received a report of a man walking down the street with a firearm. Police located the “man with the firearm” who turned out to be a 12-year-old boy with a toy.
January 27th Calumet County
A case of trespassing was reported at the intersection
of Steiner & Y. However, it turned out to be just the town assessor taking a nap.
February 5th City of West Allis
Police were called to the Pick N Save where an officer cited a 31-year-old man who reportedly snuck a doughnut into the men's bathroom and ate it.
January 29th Town of Menasha
A man in his 20s approached a home on Lakeshore Drive while carrying a plate of cookies. While speaking with the resident, he was invited inside due to the cold weather. The man began asking personal questions about the residents and made comments about the property. The man eventually left.
January 29th Village of Winneconne
Officers responded to the home of a woman who’d received several obscene phone calls from the same man. While police were at the woman's residence listening to the recorded messages, the man made two additional calls. When police asked why he did that, he told them he did not believe that was making calls filled with obscene suggestions was inappropriate.
February 4th Village of Howard
A 19-year-old woman was arrested at Fleet Farm where she was found concealing Hershey's Nuggets in a diaper bag.
February 1st City of Beaver Dam
Police received a report of suspicious behavior. According to a caller, there was a man on North Spring Street standing outside wearing a ski mask. The 31-year-old man was contacted and he said that he was wearing the ski mask to keep warm while he was standing outside.
January 29th City of Neenah
A Neenah man told police that a woman who stayed with him in a hotel room stole his car, Xanax pills and $35 in cash. He said he awoke at 3:30 a.m. to find the woman and the items gone. The man only knew the woman’s first name and that she frequented the Paradise Club.
January 30th City of Neenah
Police referred a 24-year-old Neenah man on charges of trespassing, damage to property and disorderly conduct after he forcibly broke into the home of his former girlfriend and her boyfriend. The suspect tackled the boyfriend and threatened him with a frying pan. The boyfriend, in turn, armed himself with a hatchet that he kept under a couch cushion for just such situations.
January 21st City of Menasha
Police were called to Wittman Park Lane where a man was dismantling everything in sight in an effort to rid his apartment of bugs that he was actually just hallucinating.
January 17th City of Chilton
A man called police from a bar and asked officers to give him a ride home. The caller was advised that officers are not a taxi service.
January 16th City of Neenah
Police arrested a 21-year-old Mackville man and a 20-year-old Neenah man for stealing items from cars on East Columbian Avenue. Items recovered from the suspects included headphones, darts, gum, Tootsie Pops and skin moisturizer.
January 16th City of Neenah
Police arrested a 19-year-old man for breaking into an unoccupied home on Cleveland Street and stealing a bag of trash and address labels. A neighbor spotted the man leaving the home. Police found the bag containing the trash and address labels hidden in the basement of the suspect's house. He denied any involvement and said someone planted the garbage in his basement as evidence.
January 7th City of Neenah
A resident of East Forest Avenue called police to report that she heard moving and mumbling and thought someone was in her house. She locked herself in the master bedroom and activated the security alarm. Police determined the woman had heard men outside doing snow removal.
January 6th City of Menasha
A woman came to the police station to report that on New Year's Eve, her son was forced to smoke marijuana.
January 27th City of Fond du Lac
A 30-year-old woman was cited for keeping a pig named Peanut in her apartment. Police responded after receiving a report from the woman’s probation officer who had stopped in at her Third Street apartment and found the pig living there with her. Responding officers noted that the apartment “smelled like a barn”.
January 24th Village of Winneconne
Police received a 911 call from the 20-year-old son of a Maple Street resident. The son said his father had been at the residence of a friend watching the Saints-Vikings game earlier in the evening. After he arrived home, he argued with the friend on the phone. Later, the friend walked in the house, yelled "Vikings suck!" and began hitting the older man. The father told police the friend who beat him acts like an idiot every time he watches football games.
January 19th City of Oshkosh
A 14-year-old boy was cited for retail theft after he took a porn magazine from a business on Planeview Drive. The boy's brother turned him in to police.
January 30th City of Ripon
A man called police to report a photo he took of Jesus when he appeared on the wall of his house has been stolen. The man told police the negative of the photo was stored in a coffee can on his bed headboard. The man said the negative shows Jesus on the wall of his house. The man said he thinks someone stole the negative to sell the print online or to the tabloids.
January 23rd City of Neenah
Police arrested a 22-year-old Neenah man for resisting arrest after he tried to run from an officer. The officer approached the man and two others after seeing one of them urinating behind the Statue of Liberty.
January 17th City of Menasha
A man living on 5th Street reported that someone dumped slices of cheese and maple syrup on his daughter's car. Police advised the man to wash the car as soon as possible.
January 24th City of Neenah
Police cited an intoxicated Menomonie man for disorderly conduct after he threatened to kill a hotel manager who attempted to calm him down while he was in town to coach his son's fifth-grade basketball team.
January 31st City of Marshfield
A 19-year-old Marshfield man was cited for discharging a firearm and criminal damage after he allegedly shot out a car window with a BB gun. The man said he was just playing paintball with a friend but they ran out of paintball ammo so they switched to using BB guns.
February 1st City of Tomahawk
Emergency Medical Services and Tomahawk Police officers were called to a North Sixth Street residence to assist a 46-year-old woman who had her head stuck under a seat in her van for four hours.
January 2nd City of Neenah
A 19-year-old Neenah man reported that someone dumped spaghetti sauce, maple syrup, oatmeal and onions onto his car during the night. Police traced the containers, which were left behind, to the Neenah Wal-Mart, and the store used the UPC codes on the containers to pinpoint the purchases earlier in the night. The store will review surveillance videos to help police identify the suspect or suspects.
January 9th City of Muskego
Police were called to a Hidden Creek Court residence where a wife who was upset that her husband was receiving text messages from another woman attacked him with a vacuum cleaner attachment.
January 16th City of Portage
Officers responded to a report of two boys vandalizing carts at the Wal-mart. The boys, ages 14 and 16, both of Plainfield, Ill., reportedly told police that they making their own fun because it was boring in Wisconsin.
January 12th City of New Berlin
Police responded to a man falling off of a ladder at the Citgo while attempting to clear snow off of a satellite dish on the roof of the station so that he could buy a lottery ticket. The snow had disabled the signal for the ticket machine, so the man retrieved a ladder from his own residence and returned to clear it. He fell from the ladder and was bleeding from the nose when officers arrived. Police smelled alcohol on the man and arrested him for drunken driving.
January 14th Village of Bellevue
A man called police to report that while visiting someone’s home , he saw what he believed to be marijuana on their living room table.
January 9th City of Green Bay
Police were called to a Pine Street residence where an 18-year-old woman bit the finger of a 64-year-old woman who pulled her hair during a dispute. The 64-year-old was taken into custody.
January 11th City of Brookfield
Police received a report of drunken tobogganing on the sledding hill in Village Park.
January 14th City of Portage
Police responded to a call from Walgreen’s where store personnel apprehended a juvenile in the act of attempting to steal a bag of Wonka Nerds.
December 12th Town of Saxeville
Police received a report of a car being toilet papered and vandalized with toothpaste, tomato juice and sardines.
December 27th City of Oshkosh
A man who was about to throw a television set during a disturbance at a residence on Bayshore Drive was arrested for disorderly conduct. He put the television set down when police pounded on the door.
January 8th City of Beaver Dam
A 51-year-old man reported that two women were at his apartment and were spilling drinks and were trashing the apartment. When police arrived, the man said he just wanted to talk and was upset because one of the women was drinking a cola. The man was advised not to let that woman come over anymore.
December 27th City of Menasha
A couple was arguing on 2nd Street about not being able to get the gas cap off the car. Neither person was visibly upset or crying and a child inside the running car was calm. The couple told an officer they were just frustrated over the car's problems. The officer assisted in removing the cap and the couple felt better.
December 29th City of Glendale
A 30-year-old woman was arrested for theft of more than $300 worth of clothing. While in the fitting room, the woman damaged a pair of jeans while removing the sensor tag and then asked a clerk for a pair that wasn't damaged. When police arrived, they found she also had a jacket stuffed into her stocking.
January 13th City of Fond du Lac
Police were called to Calumet Apartments for a loud noise complaint. An Officer pounded on the man's third-floor door and recognized the songs of the late singer John Denver. Williams asked the man why the music was so loud. The man responded he was just…"rocking out."
December 16th City of Menasha
A woman called police to report being rammed by a shopping cart.
January 1st City of Marshfield
A man called police to report that friends of his children left 10 discarded Christmas trees and an old wash machine on his lawn.
January 7th City of Beaver Dam
A caller reported that a woman stole a blanket from the washing machine while she was doing her wash at Maytag Laundry.
December 31st City of Beaver Dam
Police responded to a 911 call from a 16-year-old who had gotten into a fight with her brother over a video game.
January 7th City of Portage
Police took a report of a theft of a package of hotdogs from a refrigerator inside a locked apartment on Silver Lake Drive.
January 7th City of Beaver Dam
A 78-year-old man called police and said that he wanted an officer and then hung up. When police called the man back, he told them he wanted an officer to convince his wife that no one was using their driveway.
December 23rd City of Beaver Dam
Police responded to a 9-1-1 call made from a Pleasant Street residence. A 30 year old man and his 28 year old girlfriend were involved in a dispute over Christmas gifts.
December 23rd City of Oshkosh
Police busted a 57-year-old woman at Festival Foods attempting to steal one can of coffee and a head of cauliflower.
December 20th Village of Whitefish Bay
Two drivers reported their cars being struck by flying groceries on Hampton Avenue. One drivers car was hit with a cup of pudding and the other, with a can of peas.
December 30th Town of Emmett
A man residing at Hidden Meadows Trailer Park called the Dodge County Sheriff’s Department to report the theft of the Baby Jesus. According to investigators, the culprit also made off with Joseph but left Mary laying in the snow.
December 11th City of Neenah
A caller on Nicolet Boulevard told police that someone stole a "Ho" from her yard. It was one of three "Ho's" on her fence which previously spelled out "Ho Ho Ho" and now just reads only "Ho Ho".
December 18th City of Wauwatosa
The clerk on duty at the Mobil Mart called police to report that while he had several customers in line, a woman in the food section started screaming that someone needed to come clean up the microwave immediately. She continued to yell and make threats, finally taking pictures of the clerk with her cell phone as she left the store.
December 3rd City of Neenah
A complainant on Hazel Street called police to report that she saw two people steal a blue scarf from the snowman in her yard.
December 9th City of Chilton
A mother on Highway K reported that her son was plowing
snow and was putting it in front of her vehicle so she couldn't leave. She said he was doing this out of meanness.
December 3rd City of Neenah
A 37-year-old Adams Street man asked police to remove a 12-gauge shotgun from his house because the shotgun was evil.
This is the "unemployed gentlemen's club dancer" busted for throwing bottles at cars and then utilized her job skills to resist arrest by wrapping her legs around the pole supporting her front porch.
I can't imagine why she's unemployed!