West Bend Police Department

  • Agency: West Bend Police Department
  • Address: 350 Vine St, West Bend, 53095 WI
  • Chief: Kenneth Meuler (Chief of Police)
Phone: 262-335-5000
Fax: 262-335-5028

West Bend Police Department is located at 350 Vine St, West Bend, 53095 WI. The Chief of Police of the department is Kenneth Meuler. The West Bend Police Department phone number is 262-335-5000.

West Bend Police Department News

November 6, 2017 WEST BEND POLICE MEDIA BRIEFS OWI 2nd OFFENSE 200 Block S. 18th Ave. On Sunday November 5th 2017, at 12:32 AM, a West Bend Officer stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. The driver, a 53 year old West Bend male, showed signs of intoxication, failed the standardized field sobriety tests, blew a .091% into a PBT, and was arrested for OWI 2nd Offense.

November 2, 2017 WEST BEND POLICE MEDIA BRIEFS OWI 4th OFFENSE 1700 Block W. Washington St. On November 2nd 2017, at 12:36 AM, a citizen reported observing an unoccupied vehicle parked in a traffic lane in the 1700 Block of W. Washington St. West Bend Officers located the registered owner of the vehicle, a 40 year old male who resides in Allenton, walking two blocks away. The man stated that he was driving when his vehicle broke down. Officers noticed signs of intoxication and the male failed the standardized field sobriety tests and was arrested for OWI 4th Offense.

October 30, 2017 WEST BEND POLICE MEDIA BRIEFS The West Bend Police Department made the following two arrests for OWI between Thursday October 26th, 2017 and Friday October 27th, 2017. OWI Stanford La. At Villa Park Dr On Thursday October 26, 2017, at 12:37 AM, a West Bend Officer stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. The driver, a 24 year female from old West Bend showed signs of intoxication, failed the standardized field sobriety tests, blew a .102 into a PBT, and was arrested for OWI. OWI RESTRICTED CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE-2nd OFFENSE 200 Block N. 8th Ave. On Friday October 27, 2017 at 11:58 PM, a West Bend Officer stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. The driver, a 37 year old female who resides in Slinger, showed signs of impairment and stated that she had just taken her prescribed medication. The female failed the standardized field sobriety tests and was arrested for OWI Restricted Controlled Substance-2nd Offense. RESCUE CALL/POSSESSION OF COCAINE 3000 Block Stanford Ln. On Saturday October 28, 2017 at 2:26 PM, a citizen called West Bend Police to report a man was unconscious in a vehicle in the 3000 block of Stanford Lane. West Bend Police and West Bend Rescue responded and found a 27 year old West Bend male in the vehicle. Emergency responders were able to revive the subject and conveyed him to St. Joseph’s Hospital. Investigating officers recovered Cocaine in the man’s possession and charged the man with Possession of Cocaine. Investigators learned the man had been using drugs and was in the car for approximately 10 hours before the call to police.

October 25, 2017 WEST BEND POLICE MEDIA BRIEF HEROIN OVERDOSE / OBSTRUCTING 1900 Block Camden Ln. On Tuesday October 24th, 2017 at 12:25 PM, a citizen called to report a male was unconscious in an apartment in the 1900 Block of Camden Ln. West Bend Police and West Bend Rescue responded and were met by a 29 year old female that reported a 33 year old male had overdosed. West Bend Rescue personnel were able to revive the man. The man admitted to using Heroin. He was transported to St. Joseph’s Hospital for medical treatment. The man is on probation with the Wisconsin Department of Corrections and being held for a Violation of Probation. Before calling the police the 29 year old woman disposed of evidence of the heroin usage. Police arrested the woman for Obstructing.

October 24, 2017 WEST BEND POLICE MEDIA BRIEFS STRONG ARM ROBBERY 1650 N. Main St. Mad Max Shell On Monday, October 23rd, 2017 at 9:50 PM, a male suspect wearing a ski mask entered Mad Max Shell on N. Main St. and forcibly removed money. The suspect fled the store on foot. The suspect is described as a male, 5’ 11”, 150 to 160lbs, thin build, wearing a ski mask and dark clothing. There were no customers in the store and the employee was not injured during the incident. Anyone with any information should call the West Bend Police Department at (262) 335-5000. OWI WITH MINOR AS PASSENGER/ GOING ARMED WHILE INTOXICATED 1500 Block W. Paradise dr. On Monday, October 23rd, 2017 at 11:38 AM, a citizen reported observing a vehicle being driven erratically in the 1500 Block of W. Paradise Dr. West Bend Officers located the suspect vehicle and stopped the driver in the Wal-Mart parking lot. The driver, a 32 year old male resident from Jackson, WI had his 4 year old and 7 year old children in the car. The man was also armed with a handgun when the officer stopped him. The man had a concealed carry permit. The officer observed signs that the man was intoxicated. The man failed the standardized field sobriety tests, blew a .11 in a PBT and was arrested for OWI with Minor Children as Passengers and Going Armed While Intoxicated.

October 23, 2017 WEST BEND POLICE MEDIA BRIEFS OWI/VEHICLE COLLISION CAUSING INJURY W. Washington St. at N. 7th Ave. On Saturday October 21st, 2017, at 2:25 AM, an 18 year old female was driving northbound on N. 7th Ave. and approaching W. Washington St., which at the time, was controlled by a flashing red signal light. A 39 year old male was driving westbound on W. Washington St. approaching N. 7th Ave. which was controlled by a flashing yellow signal light. The 18 year old female entered the intersection and collided with the 39 year old male’s vehicle. The 39 year old male showed signs of intoxication, failed the Standard Field Sobriety Tests, blew a .139 in a PBT and was arrested for OWI Causing Injury. The 39 year old suffered a shoulder injury and was treated at St. Joseph’s Hospital. The 18 year old suffered a facial injury, was treated at St. Joseph’s Hospital and issued a citation for Failure to Yield Right of Way. A passenger in the 18 year old’s vehicle was also injured, extracted from the vehicle by West Bend Rescue and treated at Froedert Hospital in Milwaukee. BURGLARY 1373 N. Main St Rally Time Sports Bar On Sunday October 22nd, 2017 at 10:30 AM, an employee of the Rally Time Sports Bar arrived to work and found a broken window to the business. The employee called West Bend Police and investigating officers found that money had been taken. West Bend Police Investigators are continuing to investigate the burglary. Anyone with any information should call the West Bend Police Department at (262) 335-5000

October 20th, 2017 9:00pm WEST BEND POLICE MEDIA BRIEF The 2017 Dodge Charger stolen from the Russ Darrow Car Dealership has been recovered on the N/W side of Milwaukee. The vehicle was undamaged. The Police Department is continuing to work on identifing the suspects responsible for the Burglary and Theft.

October 20, 2017 WEST BEND POLICE MEDIA BRIEFS CRIMINAL DAMAGE TO PROPERTY 800 Block of North Main Street (Regner Park) On October 10, 2017, a citizen reported several Enchantment in the Park displays were damaged in Regner Park. Several lights were broken and numerous light cords were cut. Organizers from Enchantment estimated the damage was over $2,000.00. West Bend officers identified three male individuals responsible for the damage. On October 19, 2017, officers located and arrested all three males. A 17 year old West Bend man, a 17 year old Campbellsport man, and a 19 year old Campbellsport man were all placed in jail and charged with Criminal Damage to Property OWI – 3rd / MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH 2000 Block of Barton Avenue On October 19, 2017, AT 8:16 PM, a citizen reported a vehicle leaving the roadway and striking a tree. Responding West Bend officers located the vehicle and observed the driver walking away from the crash site. The officer observed signs the driver was intoxicated. The 60 year old West Bend woman failed the standardized field sobriety tests and was arrested for OWI 3rd Offense. There were no injuries as a result of the crash.

October 19th, 2017 WEST BEND POLICE MEDIA BRIEFS BURGLARY/AUTO THEFT 3210 West Washington Street (Russ Darrow) On October 19th, 2017 between 3:20 A.M. and at 6:30 A.M., forced entry was made into the Russ Darrow Dodge Dealership and a yellow 2017 four door Dodge Charger with no license plates was taken from the showroom floor. The vehicle’s interior is gold in color and the hood scoop has black racing stripes. A picture of the vehicle is attached. If you see this car driven call 9-1-1. If you have any other information regarding this crime, call the West Bend Police Department at 262-335-5000.

WEST BEND POLICE WILL HOST PRESCRIPTION DRUG TAKE BACK DAY October 28 The City of West Bend Police Department, in cooperation with the Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), will participate in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, October 28, 2017 from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM in the West Bend City Hall Parking Lot, 1115 S. Main St. West Bend. This effort will continue to bring focus to the issue of prescription painkiller abuse in Wisconsin. Drug Take Back Day provides a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposal, while also educating the community about the potential abuse and consequences of improper storage and disposal of these medications. “More than two thirds of people who have abused prescription painkillers got them illegally from a friend or family member,” said Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel. “Wisconsinites can help cut down on prescription drug abuse by storing prescription drugs securely and disposing of unused medication through proper methods, like DOJ’s biannual Drug Take Back Day.” Unused or expired medicine should never be flushed or poured down the drain. Water reclamation facilities are not designed to remove all of them and trace amounts of pharmaceuticals are showing up in rivers and lakes. GUIDELINES: All waste pharmaceuticals must be generated by a household – no businesses are allowed. Bring: Prescription (controlled and non-controlled) and over-the-counter medications, ointments, patches, inhalers, non-aerosol sprays, creams, vials and pet medications. Do Not Bring: Illegal drugs, needles/sharps, acids, aerosol cans, bio-hazardous materials (anything containing a bodily fluid or blood), personal care products (shampoo, soaps, lotions, sunscreens), household hazardous waste (paint, pesticides, oil, gas), mercury thermometers. • Participants may dispose of solid, non-liquid medication(s) by removing the medication from its container and disposing of it directly into a disposal box or into a clear sealable plastic bag. Plastic pill containers should not be collected. Blister packages without the medications being removed are acceptable. • Liquids will be accepted during this initiative. However, the liquids, creams and sprays must be in their original packaging. Liquids without the original packaging will not be accepted. • Illicit substances such as marijuana or methamphetamine are not a part of this initiative and should not be placed in collection containers. Community members are also reminded that the West Bend Police Department has a disposal box in the police department lobby open year-round. For any questions regarding the Drug Take Back Day event, please call Lt. Richard Lucka at (262) 335-5012

October 16, 2017 WEST BEND POLICE MEDIA BRIEFS OWI / HIT & RUN / DISORDERLY CONDUCT 2100 Block of West Washington Street On Monday, October 16, 2017, at 2:33 AM, a 47 year old West Bend woman reported she was awakened by the sound of a loud crash in the parking lot of her apartment complex. When the woman went to investigate she found her vehicle had been struck and damaged by another vehicle that had left the scene of the crash. An officer was at the scene investigating when the offending vehicle and driver returned to the parking lot. The investigating West Bend officer made contact with the driver and observed signs he was intoxicated. The 36 year old Jackson man failed the standardized field sobriety tests, blew a .185% into a PBT, and was arrested for OWI and Hit & Run. As the officer was taking the man into custody he started screaming and causing a disturbance. The man was additionally charged with Disorderly Conduct for the disturbance he caused during his arrest. OWI 300 Block of North 10th Avenue On Saturday, October 14, 2017, at 3:58 AM, a citizen reported a vehicle parked at the curb with the engine running, headlamps on and playing excessively loud music. A West Bend officer located the vehicle and made contact with the driver. The driver acknowledged he had drove to the location to pick up a friend. The officer observed signs the driver was intoxicated. The 27 year old West Bend man failed the standardized field sobriety tests, blew a .127% in a PBT, and was arrested for OWI and a Parole Violation for violating his absolute sobriety conditions on release through the Wisconsin Department of Corrections.

October 13, 2017 WEST BEND POLICE MEDIA BRIEFS RESCUE CALL/POSSESSION OF HEROIN/POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA 2100 Block Stonebridge Rd. On Thursday October 12th, 2017 at 9:12 PM, a citizen called to report a female was unconscious in a vehicle in a parking lot in the 2100 Block of Stonebridge Rd. West Bend Police and West Bend Rescue responded and were met by a 23 year old female that reported her friend had overdosed and was in the car. The woman in the car was also 23 years old. West Bend Rescue personnel were able to revive the woman and transported her to St. Joseph’s Hospital for medical treatment. Police recovered Heroin and drug paraphernalia at the scene, and are continuing the investigation. THEFT FROM COIN MACHINE/CRIMINAL DAMAGE TO PROPERTY 2000 Gateway Ct. Country Inn and Suites On Thursday October 12th, 2017 at 9:46 AM, an employee of the Country Inn and Suites reported unknown actor broke into a food vending machine and removed money. On October 10, 2017, a vending machine at the Country Inn and Suites in Germantown was damaged and money taken. West Bend Police and Germantown Police investigators are working to identify the suspect(s). Anyone with any information is encouraged to call the West Bend Police Department at (262) 335-5005 or the Germantown Police Department at (262) 253-7780.

Monthly Report to the Community West Bend Police Department September 2017 Message from Chief of Police Kenneth J Meuler: For the past several years, West Bend Police supervisors and investigators have met regularly with Probation & Parole Agents assigned to the West Bend Office. Police officials and the agents have exchanged information regarding subjects on supervision that are of concern to either the police or the Department of Corrections agents. At times, information provided by the agents have helped police clear investigations. More important, the exchange of information has helped ensure the individuals do not reoffend, and thus helped keep our community safe. While we monitor and exchange information on all subjects on probation or supervision, we work most closely with the agents supervising subjects convicted of sex offenses. We meet to review where all sex offenders live in the City, the conditions of their release in the community, any special circumstances regarding the original conviction, and to ensure all identifying information regarding the subjects are up to date in our records. This past month we started a new initiative to enhance our efforts to help sex offenders be successful and further ensure our community is safe. We opened up office space at the West Bend Police Department for probation agents to work out of. At least one day each week an agent assigned to work with sex offenders works at the Police Department. The agents schedule clients to meet with them at the Police Department. The agents met with detectives to discuss any pending cases and review our files to ensure the Police Department’s records on sex offenders are current and accurate. Police officers and agents also schedule times to do home visits together. As we continue this partnership with the Department of Corrections, we will expand the work we do together. One of the projects we are working on is to start a more formalized “Reentry Program” for all offenders being released from prison into the City of West Bend. I want to thank Probation and Parole Supervisors Michelle Hetebrueg and Christopher Kuchinski, and all the agents in the West Bend office for their spirit of cooperation and all their efforts to ensure the West Bend community is safe for all to enjoy. Stay safe and I hope to see you in the community. Kenneth J. Meuler, Chief of Police

October 10, 2017 WEST BEND POLICE MEDIA BRIEFS OWI 3rd OFFENSE/POSSESSION OF HEROIN W. Washington St. at Silverbrook Dr. On Monday October 9th 2017, at 5:49 PM, a citizen reported a vehicle driving erratically. West Bend Officers stopped the vehicle and identified the driver, a 37 year old male living in West Bend. The officer observed signs the man was impaired. The man stated he smoked Marijuana earlier in the day. He failed the standardized field sobriety tests, and was arrested for OWI 3rd Offense and Operating with a Suspended Driver’s License. The arresting officer found Heroin and drug paraphernalia in the man's car. The man was also charged with Possession of Heroin and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

October 9, 2017 WEST BEND POLICE MEDIA BRIEFS The West Bend Police Department made the following two arrests for OWI on Saturday October 7th, 2017. OWI RESTRICTED CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE/POSSESSION OF HEROIN S. Main St and Oak Ave. On Saturday October 7, 2017, at 3:44 PM, a citizen reported that a vehicle was stopped in traffic on Oak St at S. Main St and the driver was unresponsive. West Bend Police Officers and West Bend Rescue personnel responded and were able to revive the 30 year old male driver. Investigation determined the man was under the influence of heroin. Officers arrested the man for OWI Restricted Controlled Substance, Possession of Heroin, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia OWI RESTRICTED CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE/POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA 1229 S. Main St On Saturday October 7, 2017, at 10:07 PM, a West Bend Police Officer was in the Mad Maxx parking lot. The officer observed a driver get out of a vehicle. The officer smelled an odor of Marijuana from inside the vehicle. The driver, a 21 year old West Bend male, admitted to using Marijuana ten minutes earlier and was arrested for OWI Restricted Controlled Substance, Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. RETAIL THEFT 1515 W. Paradise Dr. Walmart On Saturday October 7, 2017, at 11:49 AM, a Walmart employee reported two teenage females went to the checkout, pretended to scan items, put the items in bags, and left the store without paying for the items. Employees from the store observed the girls get into a vehicle. An officer responding to the store, stopped the vehicle as the driver was attempting to leave the lot. The two suspects were identified as 16 year old twins. The driver of the vehicle was the 42 year old mother of the two girls. Investigators learned the mother was in the store with the girls and was aware the items were stolen when she drove away from the store. Also in the car were four other children ages 6, 10, 11, and 12. Those four children were friends of the suspects. Police arrested the two 16 year old girls for Retail Theft, and arrested the 42 year old mother Retail Theft – Party to the Crime. The four other children in the car were turned over to their parents.

October 6, 2017 WEST BEND POLICE MEDIA BRIEFS THEFT FROM VEHICLE/ATTEMPTED THEFT FROM VEHICLE 230 N. 18th Ave. (Planet Fitness parking lot) On Friday October 6th, 2017 at 12:40 PM a citizen reported that while she was at Planet Fitness someone broke a window on her vehicle in the parking lot, and removed her purse. While Officers were investigating the complaint, another citizen noticed a window broken on her vehicle nearby. Nothing was stolen from the second vehicle. Between Thursday October 5th and Friday October 6th 2017, there have been four incidents of suspects breaking windows of vehicles parked in shopping areas, and purses stolen or attempted to be stolen. The suspects from the thefts on October 5th 2017 were a white female, mid-twenties, 5’2” to 5’4”, medium build, shoulder length dark hair, wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans and black shoes; and a black male 25 to 30 years of age, 6’0” to 6’2”, thin build, wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt. The suspects were observed in a white 4 door sedan with dark tinted windows. The West Bend Police encourage all to lock your car doors and keep your purses and other valuables out of sight by either securing the items in a locked trunk or cover in a storage area. Citizens are also asked to call the West Bend Police Department at (262) 335-5000 if they see any suspicious behavior by individuals looking in parked cars in parking lots or neighborhoods.

October 6, 2017 WEST BEND POLICE MEDIA BRIEFS DEATH INVESTIGATION 1515 W. Paradise Dr. Walmart Parking Lot On Thursday October 5th, 2017 at 5:06 PM, a citizen called police and reported there was a male that was unresponsive and alone in a parked vehicle. West Bend Police and West Bend Rescue responded to the parking lot and forced entry to the locked vehicle. West Bend Police and Fire Department personnel attempted medical treatment but were unable to revive the 27 year old male. It appeared the man was deceased for several hours. There were no visible injuries to the man’s body and cause of the man’s death is unknown. Investigators from The West Bend Police Department and Washington County Medical Examiner’s Office are continuing to investigate. THEFT FROM VEHICLES 2500 Jefferson St. (Glacier Blue Hills Park) and 1519 W. Washington St. (Dollar Tree) On Thursday October 5th, 2017 at 12:37 PM a citizen reported that while she was hiking at Glacier Hills Park, someone broke a window on her vehicle in the parking lot, and removed her purse. At the same time, an employee of the Dollar Tree reported someone broke a window on her vehicle in parking lot and removed her purse. A short time later, suspects attempted to use a credit card that was stolen in one of the thefts. The suspects were at the Walmart Store in West Bend. The suspects at the Wal-Mart were a white female, mid-twenties, 5’2” to 5’4”, medium build, shoulder length dark hair, wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans and black shoes; and a black male 25 to 30 years of age, 6’0” to 6’2”, thin build, wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt. The suspects were observed in a white 4 door sedan with dark tinted windows. Anyone with information is asked to call the West Bend Police Department at (262) 335-5000.

October 3, 2017 WEST BEND POLICE MEDIA BRIEFS The West Bend Police Department made the following three arrests for OWI between Saturday September 30th, 2017 and Tuesday October 3rd, 2017. OWI/TRAFFIC COLLISION 1000 Block S. 7th Ave. On Saturday September 30, 2017, at 4:00 PM, a 34 year old West Bend female was driving her vehicle south on S. 7th Ave when she struck a parked vehicle. The female showed signs of intoxication and admitted to drinking alcohol from a bottle that was found in her car. The female failed the standardized field sobriety tests, blew a .013 in a PBT and was arrested for OWI. OWI N. Silverbrook Dr. and W. Washington St On Sunday October 1, 2017, at 2:43 AM, a West Bend Officer stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. The driver, a 39 year old West Bend male, showed signs of being intoxicated, failed the standardized field sobriety tests, blew a .166 in a PBT and was arrested for OWI. OWI/POSSESSION OF COCAINE W. Kilbourn Ave and Chestnut St. On Tuesday October 3rd, 2017 at 1:16 AM, a citizen reported observing a vehicle being driven erratically. A West Bend Officer stopped the vehicle and the driver, a 21 year old male, showed signs of being intoxicated, failed the standardized field sobriety tests, blew a .12 in a PBT and was arrested for OWI and Operating Without a Valid Driver’s License. The officer found that the man had cocaine in his possession and the man was also arrested for Possession of Cocaine. A passenger, a 28 year old female, was arrested for an outstanding warrant and Possession of Cocaine and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia for items she had on her. BURGLARY 400 Block S. 7th Ave On Saturday September 30, 2017 at 10:00 PM, a West Bend resident returned home and found a rear door to the home forced open and then discovered electronics and jewelry taken from throughout the residence. West Bend Investigators are continuing to investigate the incident. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the West Bend Police Department at 262-335-5000.

On 09/29/17, at 10:30 AM, two female subjects forcibly stole several cellular phones being delivered for sale to the US Cellular store at 1323 West Paradise Dr. when confronted, the women fled the area in a older model black four-door sedan with an unknown Illinois license plate. The women are described as a 5’5” tall black female with a stocky build and short black hair in her mid-forties and a 5’8” tall stocky black female with shoulder length black hair in her mid-forties. A light green mini-van, possibly a Nissan Quest (pictured), is also suspected of being involved. West Bend Police are continuing to investigate. Anyone with information or who may have witnessed the theft is asked to call the West Bend Police Department at 335-5000.

September 29, 2017 WEST BEND POLICE MEDIA BRIEFS OWI - 4th OFFENSE 200 Block of North 18th Avenue On Thursday, September 28, 2017, at 5:38 PM, a citizen reported a possible impaired driver. A West Bend officer located the vehicle and driver in the parking lot of an area business. The officer observed signs that the 59 year old West Bend man was intoxicated. The driver failed the standardized field sobriety tests, blew a .204% into a PBT, and was arrested for OWI – 4th Offense and Operating after Revocation. OWI / POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA / POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA South 7th Avenue at Pine Street On Friday, September 29, 2017, at 1:34 AM, a West Bend officer stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation and observed signs that the driver was intoxicated. The 22 year old West Bend woman failed the standardized field sobriety tests, blew a .119% into a PBT, and was arrested for OWI. The woman was also issued citations for Possession of Marijuana and Drug Paraphernalia after marijuana and a marijuana smoking pipe were located in the vehicle.

September 26, 2017 WEST BEND POLICE MEDIA BRIEFS OWI 7th OFFENSE/PROBATION VIOLATION N. Main St. at Green Tree Rd On September 25th 2017, at 8:59 PM, a citizen reported observing a driver of a vehicle speeding and driving erratically. West Bend Officers made contact with the driver, a 46 year old West Bend male, and noticed signs of intoxication. The driver failed the standardized field sobriety tests, was arrested for OWI 7th Offense and for violating the conditions of his probation with the Wisconsin Department of Corrections.

September 25, 2017 WEST BEND POLICE MEDIA BRIEFS The West Bend Police Department made the following two arrests for OWI between Friday September 22nd, 2017 and Monday September 25th, 2017. OWI RESTRICTED CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE/OPERATE AUTO WHILE SUSPENDED 900 Block N. 18th Ave. On Friday September 22, 2017, at 5:40 PM, a West Bend Officer stopped a vehicle because the driver, a 28 year old West Bend male, had a suspended driver’s license. The male showed signs of impairment and admitted to using Marijuana earlier in the day. The male failed the standardized field sobriety tests and was arrested for OWI Restricted Controlled Substance and Operating Auto While Suspended. OWI RESTRICTED CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE/POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA 900 Block N. Main St. On Monday September 25, 2017, at 12:15 AM, a West Bend Officer stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation and smelled an odor of Marijuana in the vehicle. The driver, a 19 year old West Bend male, admitted to using Marijuana one hour earlier. Officers located .82 grams of Marijuana inside the vehicle and the male was arrested for OWI Restricted Controlled Substance and Possession of Marijuana.

September 23, 2017 WEST BEND POLICE MEDIA BRIEFS THEFT 1515 W. Paradise Dr. Walmart and STRONG ARM ROBBERY 1516 N. Main St. Barton Citgo On Sunday, September 17th, 2017 at 2:27 PM, a 27 year old female reported that while she was unloading her shopping cart at Walmart, 1515 W. Paradise Dr., a male grabbed her purse that was in the cart, got into a vehicle and left the parking lot. The female victim was not injured in the incident. On Wednesday, September 20th, 2017 at 11:27 AM, an 85 year old male reported that while he was filling his car with gas at Barton Citgo, 1516 N. Main St., a male approached him and asked him for a dollar. As the 85 year old was removing the dollar from his wallet, the suspect grabbed the victim’s wallet and fled in a vehicle. The 85 year old was not injured during the robbery. On Friday, September 22, 2017, West Bend Investigators identified the suspect as a 30 year old male, living in Milwaukee. The identity of the suspect and description of the vehicle were shared with local law enforcement agencies. On Saturday September 23rd, 2017 at 2:30 AM, Washington County Sheriff Deputies located the suspect in the area of US HWY 45 and Pleasant Valley Rd. The suspect was getting into a 2000 Toyota 4 Runner. That vehicle was stolen in the City Milwaukee. The deputies took the suspect into custody and turned him over to West Bend Police. West Bend Police arrested him for Robbery, Theft, Operating a Motor Vehicle without the Owner’s Consent, and Habitual Criminality. The suspect has prior criminal convictions for Theft, Burglary, Robbery, Possession of Cocaine and Possession of a Scheduled Narcotic. The suspect is presently in the Washington County Jail.

September 21, 2017 WEST BEND POLICE MEDIA BRIEFS THEFT 1515 W. Paradise Dr. Walmart and STRONG ARM ROBBERY 1516 N. Main St. Barton Citgo On Sunday, September 17th, 2017 at 2:27 PM, a 27 year old female reported that while she was unloading her shopping cart at Walmart, 1515 W. Paradise Dr., a male grabbed her purse that was in the cart, got into a vehicle and left the parking lot. The female victim was not injured in the incident. On Wednesday, September 20th, 2017 at 11:27 AM, an 85 year old male reported that while he was filling his car with gas at Barton Citgo, 1516 N. Main St., a male approached him and asked him for a dollar. As the 85 year old was removing the dollar from his wallet, the suspect grabbed the victim’s wallet and fled in a vehicle. The 85 year old was not injured during the robbery. The suspect is a male, white, 20 to 30 years old, 5’8” to 5’10”, thin build, short hair, was last seen wearing a dark colored t-shirt, dark shorts knee length, and dark shoes. He was driving a 1999 to 2002 Toyota 4 Runner green with tan trim on the bottom. The picture below is of a similar vehicle. Anyone with information about the identity of the suspect is encouraged to call the West Bend Police Department at 262-335-5000.

September 19, 2017 WEST BEND POLICE MEDIA BRIEFS POSSESSION OF HEROIN/POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA Regner Park On Monday September 18th, 2017 at 10:22 PM, West Bend Police and West Bend Rescue responded to a call at the Bicentennial Shelter in Regner Park, for a male who was unconscious and in need of medical attention. Officers located a 30 year old Kewaskum male who was being assisted by a 25 year old West Bend female, who stated the male was suffering from a possible overdose. West Bend Rescue administered Naloxone, a medication used to reverse the effect of Opiates. The male regained consciousness, was transported to St. Joseph’s Hospital for medical treatment, and charged with Possession of Heroin and violation of conditions of his probation with the Wisconsin Department of Corrections. The 25 year old female was charged with Possession of Heroin and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, for items located in her purse during the investigation, and for violating conditions of her probation with the Wisconsin Department of Corrections.