Police Beat: Intoxicated Man Threatens to Cut Off His Toes

Incidents from the Menomonee Falls police reports. This week, one man attempted to "send a message" to a woman by stealing a power tool from her garage.

Officers from the Menomonee Falls Police Department on Friday set up a perimeter around the home of a highly intoxicated man who was threatening to cut off his toes.

Officers were dispatched to a home on the N8000 block of Thomas Drive at 12:37 p.m. Friday. According to reports, a 30-year-old man was threatening to cut his toes off and cauterize the wounds with a blowtorch. When officers arrived, they set up a perimeter around the home.

The man did not answer the door, but officers obtained a key from his girlfriend to check on his welfare. They found the man highly intoxicated and had injuries to his toes and thumb. The man took a preliminary breath test and had a blood-alcohol content of 0.44, which is more than five times the legal limit.

The man was transported to , and later to the Waukesha County Mental Health Facility.

Also in the reports:

  • A 42-year-old Hartford man entered a 42-year-old Falls woman’s locked garage and stole a power tool sometime between midnight March 1 and 5:30 p.m. March 15. The man and woman had dated prior and had a business relationship. However, they were amidst an ongoing dispute over money, and the man stole to power tool to “send a message” to the woman. The tool was returned, but the man was ticketed for theft.
  • At 2:57 p.m. Sunday, a police aide was called to the W14000 block of Menomonee Avenue for a lost backpack. A laptop, books, and unopened Christmas cards were found inside. The backpack was later turned over to its owner.
  • At 2:42 p.m. Saturday, a 48-year-old woman reported that her boyfriend had pushed her into a bathtub in a home on the W16000 block of Main Street. The 46-year-old man was later located in Germantown and taken into custody.
  • While conducting a follow-up at with an 18-year-old Menomonee Falls woman at 9:13 p.m. March 14, officers confirmed the woman had two felony warrants and was in possession of drug paraphernalia. She was arrested and transported to jail.
  • At 2:17 p.m. March 8, four suspects stole a coffee maker and three vacuum cleaners from . The suspects simply placed the items in a shopping cart and pushed it out the door without paying. The theft was caught on camera and the two were cited. Police are still working to find the remaining two.
Daniel S. March 21, 2012 at 02:54 AM
What's this about having a BAC five x's the legal limit? There's a limit for how drunk you can get at home now too?
Carl Engelking March 21, 2012 at 05:07 AM
There was no citation issued for drinking in the report for the man though.


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