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Police Beat: A Return of the BB Slinging Bandits?

There's a rash of vandals breaking windows, and it's similar to another outbreak of broken windows that occurred almost two years ago in Falls.

It seems to come in streaks in Menomonee Falls, and it appears the village is in such a streak right now.

It’s damage to windows, and there’s been a rash of broken windows at businesses in Falls lately.

Most recently, the front window at on Appleton Avenue was damaged between Thursday and Friday. An unknown object damaged the window. , employees at and – ironically – , found broken windows at their businesses. It appeared a ball bearing had been used for the crime at Wingspan.

Could this be a return of the ? It’s unclear who the suspects are, but check Patch Thursday to see if another window has been broken in the village.

If you have any tips on crimes in the village, call the at 532-8700.

Also in the reports:

  • At 12:08 p.m. Monday, an officer discovered graffiti on the westbound stop sign at the intersection of Valley View Drive and Old Orchard Court. The suspect had spray painted “inbred” onto the sign.
  • At 11:59 p.m. Sunday, officers discovered a drunken driver inside a vehicle in the left turn lane of Lannon Road just south of County Line Road. The car was running and the driver – a 57-year-old Sussex man – had slurred speech and smelled of alcohol. The man had a blood-alcohol level of 0.24.
  • A 56-year-old Allenton man helped Falls police catch a drunken driver at 11:57 p.m. Friday. The driver was involved in a crash on Highway 41/45 and the Allenton man was following him. Police stopped the driver – a 21-year-old Milwaukee man – and he was arrested for a first offense OWI. He had a blood-alcohol level of 0.20.
  • Between 7 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Friday, an unknown person stole a cell phone out of a man’s golf bag at the . Fortunately, the man had a tracking program on his phone and it was at an address in Mukwanago.
  • A 48-year-old woman was arrested Friday after police conducted a welfare check at her home along Cherokee Drive. She had absolute sobriety clauses associated with two Washington County Circuit Court cases. She was intoxicated and arrested for bail jumping.
Team Christine August 22, 2012 at 04:20 PM
Welfare checks on Adults now? Under the guise they're there to what? Help...help her to jail. Sorry to state, this IS over the top with Policing States given to much authority within the PRIVACY of Your home. As I was once told, not too long ago... Within the conversation: being questioned on PUBLIC streets. I Finally asked,'Don't we live in a FREE Society?' The answer, 'NO, you don't.' Realizing what she just stated, she then tried to restate this to; 'Well, yes, but, you're NOW 'under investigation'.' This is how easy we lose FREEDOMS?!Really? I think not. Also, when you park to text/talk on the phone...beware. You're a criminal. Keep driving & texting y'all. ;-)
Steve August 22, 2012 at 06:18 PM
Wow, Christiine, really? I think welfare check on a messed up woman like this woman makes perfect sense to me and the police are not violating her freedom or rights. ....and please don't text and drive. That is just plain stupid!
W . Benz August 22, 2012 at 07:14 PM
What's a Police welfare check ? Look out Otis your next on the PO PO list .

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