West Allis Police Department

  • Agency: West Allis Police Department
  • Address: 11301 W. Lincoln Ave, West Allis, 53214 WI
  • Chief: Dean Puschnig (Chief of Police)
Phone: (414) 302-8000
Fax: (414) 302-8099

West Allis Police Department is located at 11301 W. Lincoln Ave, West Allis, 53214 WI. The Chief of Police of the department is Dean Puschnig. The West Allis Police Department phone number is (414) 302-8000.

West Allis Police Department News

Scam Alert Again... "Checking the Sewer System" In November 2017, we posted: One of our elderly citizens who lives in the area of 92nd and Lincoln recently reported that a male subject rang the doorbell and told the citizen he had to check the sewer system. The citizen led the male into the basement and ran the water in the sanitary tub for about 20 minutes at the request of the male. The male then left abruptly. It was determined that while the citizen was in the basement, at last one other subject entered the residence and stole valuables from the main level of the residence. The male subject who initiated contact with the citizen is described as a white male, 50-55 years of age, about 5'10" tall, about 200-220 pounds. The male did not have any identification to indicate he was associated with a utility company. The incident occurred at about 11:40 am. ********************************************** We recently learned of a very similar incident that occurred on January 15th, at about 1pm, in the area of 108th & Becher. In this case, the male subject was unable to lure the elderly citizen into the basement because of the citizen's health and the male eventually left. Nothing is believed to have been stolen at this time. The male subject who initiated contact with this citizen is described as a white male, about 50 years of age, about 5'09" tall, medium build. He was wearing a blue shirt, work jacket, baseball cap, and baggy jeans. He was driving an older brown pickup truck. Another individual was in the vehicle, but there is no description of this person at this time. The male subject did not have any identification to indicate he was associated with a utility company. ************************************************** As we mentioned, unfortunately, we periodically receive reports of similar incidents from citizens. Remember, legitimate utility workers generally drive vehicles with utility company markings that are familiar to you and legitimate workers usually wear identification and/or clothing with company markings that are familiar to you (i.e., "WE Energies," "City of West Allis"). Additionally, utility companies often provide advance notice when they have to make a visit to your residence or they visit your residence at your request. An unexpected visit by a utility worker should be considered unusual. Don't let people in your house unless you are completely comfortable with who they are and why they are at your residence. If you are unsure, tell the utility worker to wait outside and call the utility company to verify they sent a worker to your residence (and call the utility company using a phone number you have, not one provided by the utility worker). You can also call your local police department if you believe the utility worker is attempting to scam you or commit a crime. Please watch out for your elderly family members, friends, and neighbors. Report suspicious activity to the police. In reference to the recent incident that occurred in West Allis, if you know the subject(s) or anything related to this investigation, please contact the West Allis Police Department at (414) 302-8000 or remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at (414) 476-CASH. WAPD cases 17-47470 & 18-1815.

Help Assist WAPD - Theft: We are trying to identify the subject in the attached photo in reference to the recent theft of computer equipment from the West Allis-West Milwaukee School District, 1200 S. 70 St. Subject is described as a white female with dyed red hair, wearing a long black coat, pink scarf, and carrying a black purse. If you know the subject(s) or anything related to this investigation, please contact the West Allis Police Department at (414) 302-8000 or remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at (414) 476-CASH. WAPD cases 18-1353.

Reminder: Neighborhood Partnership Meeting Wednesday, January 31 6:00 – 8:00 pm On Wednesday, January 31st, the West Allis Police Department will be hosting their quarterly Neighborhood Partnership Meeting. Neighborhood Partnership Meetings have been extremely valuable in addressing neighborhood concerns, while updating citizens on current law enforcement issues, crime trends, and challenges that impact our quality of life. Presenters will include Chief Patrick Mitchell, Deputy Chief Chris Botsch, and Deputy Chief Robert Fletcher. This meeting will be held at West Allis Police Department – Satellite Station.

Thanks to the West Allis Auto Club and The Nostalgia Car Club who recently made a donation to WAPD's K-9 Program. The donation was made in remembrance of Bruce & Lorna Hollander. Bruce and Lorna were long time residents of West Allis, were members of both car clubs, and were supporters of WAPD. Thanks! We appreciate the support!

Help Assist WAPD - Thefts: We are trying to identify the subjects in the attached photos in regards to several thefts at a business around 76th & Lincoln. Subject #1 described as a black male in his 30's, about 6'00" tall, stocky build. Subject #2 described as a black male in his 30's, about 5'07" tall, thin build. Subjects were operating an approximate 1996 model Pontiac Bonneville with no plates. If you know the subject(s) or anything related to this investigation, please contact the West Allis Police Department at (414) 302-8000 or remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at (414) 476-CASH. WAPD cases 17-50599 & 17-50859.

Help Assist WAPD - Theft: We are trying to identify the subjects in the attached photos in regards to a theft of about $1500 in perfume from a business around 108th & Cleveland. Subject #1 described as black male in his early 20's, skinny, taller, wearing a gray and maroon striped winter hat, baggy blue jeans, black boots and a black jacket. Subject #2 described as white male in his 50's, wearing a green winter jacket, a Green Bay Packers hat, dark jeans, and black shoes. Subject #3 described as black male in his 50's, wearing a black winter jacket, dark pants, and black rimmed glasses. He was using a silver cane. If you know the subject(s) or anything related to this investigation, please contact the West Allis Police Department at (414) 302-8000 or remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at (414) 476-CASH. WAPD case 18-1076.

Missing Juvenile... Found Safe... Isabella M. Lopez has been located safe and unharmed. Foul play is not suspected in this incident. The West Allis Police Department thanks the public and the media for its assistance in locating Isabella.

Missing Juvenile... On Monday, 01/08/18, the West Allis Police Department took a report of a missing female juvenile. She is identified as Isabella M. Lopez, a 17 year old Hispanic female from West Allis. Isabella is described as 5 feet 6 inches tall, 150 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a black t-shirt, black leggings, a black coat and a pair of black “combat” style boots. A family member last saw Isabella on the morning of Friday, 01/05/18 in the 1700 block of S. 62nd St. The West Allis Police Department has information that Isabella was in the area of the 1600 block of E. Kane Pl., City of Milwaukee, on the morning of Saturday, 01/06/18. Due to her age and possible medical conditions, Isabella was entered into the National Crime Information Center as a missing endangered juvenile. West Allis detectives are actively investigation this case and searching for Isabella. Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts or welfare of Isabella M. Lopez is asked to call the West Allis Police Department at 414-302-8000.

2017 OWI's.... By the Numbers... 693 OWI arrests 464 arrests (67%) were for a 1st OWI offense, the rest (33%) were for 2nd-8th OWI offenses .15 was average BAC (.39 was the highest) 17-69 was the age range of offenders with 34 being the average age 68% of offenders were non-residents Unfortunately, much too often, our officers are coming across people who are operating motor vehicles while impaired by alcohol, street drugs, and/or prescription drugs. Sometimes, our officers come across impaired drivers before they cause a crash, but sometimes impaired drivers cause crashes which result in property damage, injuries to innocent people, and/or fatalities to innocent people. If you are arrested for OWI, you are likely to have to pay hundreds or thousands of dollars in fines and/or attorney fees; you are likely to lose or have restricted operating privileges; you may spend time in jail; and there may be other consequences such as having to live with the fact that you seriously injured or killed someone. As we begin 2018, please DO NOT operate a motor vehicle if you are impaired and help ensure friends/family who are impaired DO NOT operate a motor vehicle. People who are impaired who need to get to another destination should plan to walk, take public transportation, depend upon a designated driver who is not impaired, call a taxi, or call a transportation service. If you foolishly decide to operate a motor vehicle while impaired in West Allis, plan to be part of our 2018 OWI arrest stats.

Help Assist WAPD - Strong-arm Robbery: We are trying to identify the subject in the attached photos in regards to a strong-arm robbery that recently occurred at a business around 57th & Beloit. Subject was described a male Hispanic, approximately 35-45 years old, about 5'09" -5'11" tall, medium build, wearing a green large checkered style jump suit shirt, green pants, and a baseball cap, If you know the subject(s) or anything related to this investigation, please contact the West Allis Police Department at (414) 302-8000 or remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at (414) 476-CASH. WAPD case 18-852.

Help Assist WAPD - Theft: We are trying to identify the subject in the attached photos in regards to the theft of a purse at a business around 96th & Greenfield. Subject was described as a white male between approximately 25-30 years of age. If you know the subject(s) or anything related to this investigation, please contact the West Allis Police Department at (414) 302-8000 or remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at (414) 476-CASH. WAPD case 17-50818.

Opioid Epidemic... The West Allis Fire Department recently posted statistics about the all-too-familiar opioid epidemic facing our city, state, and country. Unfortunately, this continued to be an epidemic throughout 2017. WAFD also posted about an interactive map they manage that tracks Narcan administrations and drug overdose calls that they have responded to in and around West Allis. Check it out to see what is going on in your neighborhood. As 2018 begins, please help to end this epidemic. Avoid taking illegal street drugs or medications beyond what is prescribed to you -- often times, taking what you might think is a "not-too-dangerous" street drug or a "little bit more" medication than prescribed is the beginning of a road to a serious addiction to opioids. If you have an opioid addiction, get help. Information on opioid treatment from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services can be found here: https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/opioids/treatment-faq.htm If you have a friend or loved one who has an opioid addiction, encourage them to get help. If you are a parent, educate your children on the dangers of drugs and the importance of good decisions. Additional information on heroin awareness and addiction stories from the Wisconsin Department of Justice can be found at: https://www.doj.state.wi.us/dci/heroin-awareness

December 31... The West Allis Police Department would like to wish everyone a safe and happy year’s end. In an effort to help keep our roadways safer, we will be having additional designated enforcement squads watching for impaired drivers and assisting regular patrol officers throughout tonight and tomorrow. If you’re looking for a safer alternative to driving tonight, please consider a FREE ride by the Milwaukee County Traffic System, sponsored by Miller Brewing Co., which will be running until 4 a.m. on January 1st. Please refer to the attached link for more information on free rides: https://onmilwaukee.com/seasonal/holidays/articles/miller-lite-free-rides-30th-anniversary.html If buses aren’t convenient, transportation services (like Uber) and numerous taxi services will be operating throughout our area. We ask all to make responsible decisions while they are celebrating tonight. We hope everyone makes it home safe and has a wonderful year’s end celebration.

Congratulations to Captain Barry Waddell of our Criminal Investigations Bureau who retired on Friday. Barry was the Department's first K-9 Officer and worked in a variety of other positions at the West Allis Police Department during his 30 year career. He has been a great asset. Thanks to Barry for his dedication and commitment to WAPD and service to the City of West Allis. Barry will be missed. We wish Barry a long, happy, and healthy retirement!

From the men and women of the West Allis Police Department, Happy Holidays!

#OperationSanta

WAPD officers deliver gifts to 20 families thanks to anonymous donor... An anonymous donor graciously donated $2000 to the West Allis Police Department with the request it be used for officers to purchase gifts for 20 West Allis families or children who officers believed were deserving of an act of kindness during this holiday season. Eighteen officers and personnel from our Community Services Unit participated in this effort. Recently, officers delivered wrapped gifts to the 20 families. A huge thanks to the anonymous donor for giving back to the community and helping WAPD brighten the holiday season for 20 families. Thanks to the WAPD personnel who shopped for gifts, wrapped gifts, and delivered gifts. We also thank TMJ4 for tagging along with us on a couple of deliveries. See TMJ4's story at: https://www.tmj4.com/lifestyle/holiday/west-allis-police-surprises-community-with-gifts-thanks-to-anonymous-donor

Help Assist WAPD - Hit & Run: We are trying to identify the subject in the attached photos in regards to a hit & run near 60th & National. Subject was traveling in a black SUV. If you know the subject(s) or anything related to this investigation, please contact the West Allis Police Department at (414) 302-8000 or remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at (414) 476-CASH. WAPD case 17-50339.

Help Assist WAPD - Theft from Porch: We are trying to identify the subject in the attached photo in regards to a theft of a package from a residential porch near 81st & National. Subject described as black male, 5'9"-5'10" tall, 20-25 years of age, wearing all black clothing. Subject was traveling in a white Nissan Altima. If you know the subject(s) or anything related to this investigation, please contact the West Allis Police Department at (414) 302-8000 or remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at (414) 476-CASH. WAPD case 17-50617.

WAPD will be participating in a two-year pilot program that will assist with situations involving people with mental health issues...

Scam alert... One of our vulnerable and elderly West Allis residents was persuaded to give thousands and thousands of dollars to an acquaintance over a number of months. Unfortunately, we periodically receive reports of elderly citizens being tricked into giving large sums of money to people they know or strangers who suddenly befriend them. Please watch out for your elderly family members, neighbors, friends, or coworkers so they are not victimized by similar scams. Use this story to educate them on what some people will do to get money. If you come to find out that an elderly person you know is making large withdrawals or writing large checks or having a large sums of money on hand, have a conversation with them to make sure there is a legitimate reason for doing this. If you know of an elderly person who is vulnerable because of dementia, medical issues, etc., consider working to get a trusted/competent relative or friend to handle their finances. If you believe an elderly person is being victimized, contact your local police department. The Department of Aging is also a great resource for meeting the needs of the elderly and they offer a variety of services for anyone over 60. They can be contacted at 414-289-6874.

Nice job to some our 3rd shifters… An officer on routine patrol observed a suspicious vehicle in the area of 91st and National. The officer conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle and, during his contact with the male driver and female passenger, the driver suddenly fled in the vehicle. A pursuit ensued. Stop sticks were deployed. The driver abandoned the vehicle a short time later. Officers took the passenger into custody immediately and officers took the driver into custody a short time later after searching the area. Thanks to Wauwatosa P.D. and State Fair P.D. for assisting with the search. During a search of the vehicle and the arrested subjects, officers located a loaded firearm that had been reported stolen as well as sizeable amounts of narcotic pills, heroin, crack cocaine, and power cocaine. Charges against both subjects, who are residents of Milwaukee, are being referred to the Milwaukee County D.A.’s Office. Nice work to all involved. #OneLessCrimeGun

Mark your calendar for the CAAD's New Year's Eve Family Night....

Found property... Last night, one of our officers responded to McDonalds (109/National) for a report of a found safe. The safe is silver and black and approximately 12" X 6" The safe was found to contain a number of personal items. If you believe the safe belongs to you, please contact our Property Room Technician at (414) 302-8147. Case 17-49387.

Sign up for the 2018 Citizen Police Academy... What is the Citizen Police Academy? The Citizen Police Academy is a ten week informative overview of the West Allis Police Department’s operations designed to provide the citizens of West Allis a first hand look. Classes will be held on Tuesdays beginning March 13th through May 22nd (No class April 3rd) from 6:00 to 9:00 pm at the West Allis Police Department, 11301 W Lincoln Ave. Each week’s topic will provide an insight into the West Allis Police Department. Participants are also provided with the opportunity to ask experienced officers questions about police services. Participants will be instructed in current issues facing law enforcement and will also be exposed to techniques that officers use on a daily basis in managing resistance and aggression of citizens. Presentations will be provided by front–line personnel such as Patrol Officers, Traffic Investigators, K-9 Handlers, and members of SWAT. Participants will also have the opportunity to fire a handgun on our range. Academy Topics •Station Tour •Overview of Patrol & Communications •Use of Force & Critical Incidents •ECD Deployment •Overview of SWAT & Detective Units •Traffic Stop Demonstrations •Squad Car Technology & Equipment •Traffic Accident Reconstruction & OWI Enforcement •Firearms Training System & Exercises •K-9 Demonstrations •Special Investigations Unit •Special Investigation Unit •Body Cameras Individuals who apply for the Citizen Police Academy must be at least 18 years of age, live, work or own property in the City of West Allis, and will be subject to a background check. If you have any questions, please contact Deyana in the Community Services Unit at 414-302-8050. Register at: https://www.westalliswi.gov/cpa