Police Beat: Neighbors Report Hearing Shots Fired, Police Believe Firework is to Blame

Incidents from the Menomonee Falls police department.

Residents along the N8400 block of Theodore Avenue got a rude awakening early in the morning on Nov. 20.

The Menomonee Falls Police Department received a report at 4:12 a.m. that shots may have been fired near Theodore Avenue just north of Menomonee Avenue. A short time later, the MFPD received a call of a male suspect standing in the street on Ann Avenue and Hiawatha Avenue with what was thought to be a long gun.

A perimeter was set up in the area with the assistance of the Waukesha County Sheriff’s Department, and a K9 search was conducted with no suspect located.

A used Roman candle firework was located at the intersection of Ann Avenue and Lavergne Avenue, and police believe that was what neighbors heard.

Also in the reports:

  • A 38-year-old man told police he was yelled at and threatened by another man while petitioning to recall Gov. Scott Walker at 3:30 p.m. Nov. 21 outside the Colonial Plaza on Appleton Avenue. Police spoke with both men, and both had conflicting stories about the incident.
  • A 55-year-old man was cited for prowling at 5:04 a.m. Nov. 27 at the BP gas station at N86W16317 Appleton Ave. When officers arrived, they found the man taking soda cans out of the garbage at the station. The man also admitted to taking a newspaper the prior day from , but said he was in the process of returning it because he finished reading it.
  • Neighbors living in the upper flat of a residence on the N4000 block of Lilly Road reported a strong smell of marijuana emanating from their neighbors flat below them. When police arrived, a man and a woman both admitted to smoking a joint, and voluntarily retrieved the “roach” from inside the home. Both were arrested and cited with possession of marijuana.
  • Between 9:30 p.m. Nov. 23 and 12:30 a.m. Nov. 24, an unknown suspect smashed the rear window of a GMC Envoy while it was parked in the driveway of a home on the W14000 block of Wigwam Drive.
  • At 11:49 p.m. Nov. 23, an officer responded to , N83W15701 Appleton Ave., for a man who was passed out in his vehicle parked in the lot. The main failed a field sobriety test and was arrested and cite for a OWI first offense.
  • At approximately 11 p.m. Nov. 23, a resident on the N9500 block of Blackfoot Drive reported hearing a loud explosion. A plastic 20-ounce bottle and other evidence was found in the front yard of a home on the block, and it appeared the bottle was used as some sort of bomb.
  • A 65-year-old man was arrested and cited for an OWI first offense at 9:08 p.m. Nov. 18 at Silver Spring Drive and Lilly Road. The man was driving on the wrong side of a divided highway. The man’s blood-alcohol level was 0.11.
  • At 12:43 p.m. Nov. 19, a store associate caught a 23-year-old man opening Gillette razor packages and stuffing the product into his coat sleeve at Woodman's. The man admitted to the theft, and was cited for shoplifting.
  • A 54-year-old man was arrested for an OWI first offense at 1:29 a.m. Nov. 20 on the 15200 block of Main Street. The man was stopped for expired registration and had a blood-alcohol level of 0.15.
  • Between 12:40 p.m. and 2 p.m. Nov. 20, an unknown suspect smashed the driver’s side door of one vehicle and punched the door lock of another vehicle parked outside , W180N9393 Premier Ln. Entry was made to both vehicles, but nothing was stolen. The suspect and the suspect’s vehicle were both caught on video surveillance tape.
Craig November 29, 2011 at 07:55 PM
I wonder if that 38 year old man getting recall signatures had permission to be on Colonial Plaza property? I asked that same question of him on the same day and was verbally assaulted. Perhaps I should have reported the incident rather than advise him to bathe and walk away.
Justa Comment November 30, 2011 at 02:29 PM
It would seem that the Marcus Theater should have a security guard on the outside premises at all times, with all the breakins they have in cars over there.
Craig December 01, 2011 at 03:15 AM
lol- Nate said what I was thinking about saying.


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