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

April 16, 2018 WEST BEND POLICE MEDIA BRIEFS The West Bend Police Department made the following three arrests for OWI between Saturday April 14th, 2018 and Monday April 16th, 2018. OWI-2ND OFFENSE/OPERATE AUTO AFTER REVOCATION Green Tree Rd. at Park Ave. On Saturday April 14, 2018, at 2:10 AM, a West Bend Officer stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. The officer identified the driver, a 31 year old man from West Bend, and observed he was intoxicated. The man failed the Standard Field Sobriety Tests, blew a .187 in a PBT, and was arrested for OWI- 2nd Offense and Operating an Auto with a Revoked Driver’s License from a prior OWI arrest. OWI Chestnut St. and S. Silverbrook Dr On Sunday April 15, 2018, at 1:00 AM, a West Bend Officer stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. The officer identified the driver, a 23 year old female from the Town of West Bend, and observed she was intoxicated. The woman failed Standard Field Sobriety Tests, blew a .160 in a PBT and was arrested for OWI. OWI On Monday April 16, 2018 at 12:16 AM, a citizen reported a vehicle was stuck on a snow bank, and the male driver was attempting to remove it. A West Bend Officer located the driver, a 21 year old male from West Bend. The officer observed signs the man was intoxicated. The driver failed the Standard Field Sobriety Tests, blew a .307 in a PBT and was arrested for OWI. The man was not injured and there was no damage to the vehicle.

Monthly Report to the Community West Bend Police Department March 2018 Message from Chief of Police Kenneth J Meuler: This past week a citizen left a loaded handgun in a public restroom at a local restaurant. In 2017, eleven firearms were stolen in the City of West Bend. All those firearms were stolen from unlocked vehicles or from unsecured locations in homes. There have been disastrous consequences in other cities when children, and others not capable of safely handling a firearm, have found a loaded gun. While we shouldn’t need a Statute to tell us to use common sense to keep our children safe, I remind all that Wisconsin State Statutes requires that citizens store a loaded firearm in a location that is not accessible to children. Let’s not wait for a tragedy to occur. Please ensure you safely store and transport all firearms. Thank You, Stay Safe, and I hope to see you in the community. Stay safe, and I hope to see you in the community. Kenneth J. Meuler, Chief of Police

April 13, 2018 WEST BEND POLICE MEDIA BRIEFS PROBATION HOLD 273 S. 17th Ave On Thursday April 12, 2018, at 9:00 AM, a Probation and Parole Officer called the West Bend Police to take a 42 year old West Bend male in custody for being “out of control” and attempting to harm himself with a sharp object. When officers arrived the man approached them shouting “shoot me, end it for me” and refused to comply with their instructions to him. The officers were able to talk to the man and convince him to cooperate and be taken in to custody. The man stated he decided to cooperate with the officers because he recognized one of the officers from previous contacts and knew he would treat him right. The man was treated by West Bend Fire and Rescue Personnel for minor self-inflicted injuries and placed at a Behavioral Health Unit.

Congratulations Police Lieutenant Duane Farrand! Duane retired today after 27.5 years of service with the West Bend Police Department. Thank you for your service to our community. Good luck and enjoy your retirement.

April 10, 2018 WEST BEND POLICE MEDIA BRIEFS ENDANGERING SAFETY-NEGLIGENT HANDLING OF A DANGEROUS WEAPON 360 N. 18th Ave. On Monday April 9, 2018, at 4:31 PM, an employee of Starbucks reported he found a loaded handgun in a holster on a baby changing table in the bathroom of the store. West Bend Officers identified the owner of the firearm as a 42 year old male that resides in Jackson. The man stated he placed the handgun on the changing table when he was using the bathroom, and forgot it when he left. The man has a Concealed Carry Permit. Officers arrested the man for Negligent Handling of a Dangerous Weapon.

April 9, 2018 WEST BEND POLICE MEDIA BRIEFS OWI-2nd OFFENSE/OBSTRUCTING S. Indiana Ave, at Forest St On Saturday April 7, 2018, at 2:33 AM, a vehicle was stopped for erratic driving and the driver, a 29 year old male showed signs of intoxication. The male failed the Standard Field Sobriety Tests, blew a .135 in a PBT and was arrested for OWI-2nd Offense. When the man was arrested he gave a false name. The officer was later able to identify him as a 29 year old from Chicago Illinois, and he was charged with Obstructing an Officer.

REMINDER FOR THE WEST BEND POLICE DEPARTMENT SPRING BIKE SALE The West Bend Police Department Bike Sale starts at 8 AM sharp tomorrow morning April 7, 2018. First come, first serve. Sale ends when the bikes are gone which is usually two to three hours. We let 10-15 people in at a time. Dress for the weather and be prepared to stand in line outdoors. There are over 90 bikes in the sale. The majority of them are in good condition. As a reminder, you can park in the City Hall Parking Lot or the Mutual Mall Parking Lot. The sale will be on the north end of the City Hall building. Do not come the Police Department entrance, as the sale is on the opposite end of the building. As bikes are sold "As Is" and all sales are final. No Warranty, Refunds, or Exchanges. All bikes are $20, which includes a bike license. CASH ONLY. For questions call Lt. Richard Lucka at (262) 335-5012

April 2, 2018 WEST BEND POLICE MEDIA BRIEFS The West Bend Police Department made the following five arrests for OWI between Saturday March 31st, 2018 and Sunday April 1st, 2018. OWI Jefferson St. at N. 12th Ave. On Saturday March 31st, 2018, at 12:30 AM, a West Bend Officer stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. The officer identified the driver, a 42 year old man from West Bend. The officer observed the man was intoxicated. The man failed Standard Field Sobriety Tests and was arrested for OWI. OWI N. Indiana Ave. at Water St. On Saturday March 31st, 2018, at 12:30 AM, a West Bend Officer stopped a vehicle for erratic driving. The officer identified the driver, a 56 year old man from West Bend. The officer observed the driver was intoxicated. The man failed Standard Field Sobriety Tests, blew a .152 in a PBT and was arrested for OWI. OWI S. Main St. At Vine St. On Sunday April1st, 2018, at 1:19 AM, a West Bend Officer stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. The officer identified the driver, a 33 year old man from Grafton. The officer observed the man was intoxicated. The man failed Standard Field Sobriety Tests and was arrested for OWI. OWI W. Washington St. at Veterans Ave. On Sunday April 1st, 2018, at 1:39 AM, a West Bend Officer stopped a vehicle for a traffic Violation. The officer identified the driver, a 24 year old man from West Bend. The officer observed the driver was intoxicated. The man failed Standard Field Sobriety Tests, blew a .145 in a PBT and was arrested for OWI. OWI E. Decorah Rd. at Eastern Ave. On Sunday April 1st, 2018, at 3:34 AM, a West Bend Officer stopped a vehicle for a traffic Violation. The officer identified the driver, a 21 year old male from Pulaski, WI. The officer observed the driver was intoxicated. The man failed Standard Field Sobriety Tests, blew a .150 in a PBT and was arrested for OWI.

APRIL IS SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS MONTH. THE WEST BEND POLICE DEPARTMENT WOULD LIKE TO SHARE THESE SEVERE WEATHER GUIDELINES TO ENSURE YOUR SAFETY IN THE EVENT OF SEVERE WEATHER: WBPD SEVERE WEATHER Guidelines 1. SEVERE WEATHER CLASSIFICATIONS: a. Tornado Watch – “Watch” for severe weather - Conditions are favorable for severe weather. BE READY TO SEEK SHELTER! b. Tornado Warning – Severe weather is coming! – A tornado has been observed, or indicated by radar. SEEK SHELTER! c. Tornado Touch-Down – A touch down is confirmed. STAY IN SHELTER! 2. THE POLICE DEPARTMENT RECOMMENDS CITY EMPLOYEES AND CITIZENS FACING SEVERE WEATHER FOLLOW THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GUIDELINES: a. If indoors, immediately seek an underground shelter, basement, or safe room. i) If no underground shelter is available, a small, windowless interior room or hallway on the lowest level of a sturdy building is the safest alternative. b. If outdoors, immediately seek shelter in a nearby building. The only city shelters open to the public are City Hall and the Library, both of which are only accessible during business hours. Most private businesses open to the public have features which will provide NWS recommended shelter. i) If shelter isn’t nearby, get into a vehicle, buckle your seat belt, and drive to the closest shelter. ii) If immediate shelter is needed while driving, pull over, stay in your vehicle with the seat belt on, cover your head with your hands or a soft object (blanket, pillow, coat, etc…) and duck below the car windows. iii) If you don’t have a vehicle or need to abandon it, find the lowest area possible (ditch, gulley, depression, etc…), cover your head with your hands or a soft object (blanket, pillow, coat, etc…) and stay as low as possible until you can safely seek shelter. c. Your actions should be driven by your circumstances. When all else fails, use common sense and your life experience to find the best available shelter. 3. SEVERE WEATHER SAFETY VIDEO: (While geared for “Storm Spotters”, the safety tips in this video apply to all citizens and gives good advice for employees who work outside.) a. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eXlD9y1HLLI (Click while holding “Ctrl” to view)

March 30, 2018 WEST BEND POLICE MEDIA BRIEFS Possession of Cocaine / Possession of Marijuana / Drug Paraphernalia North 7th Avenue at Cedar Street On Wednesday March 28, 2018, at 11:28 PM, a West Bend Officer stopped to speak with a male walking a bicycle. While speaking with the man the officer detected the odor of marijuana. The 21 year old West Bend man admitted he had marijuana in his pocket and was found to have marijuana, cocaine, and several items of drug paraphernalia in his pockets when searched. The man was arrested for Possession of Cocaine, Possession of Marijuana, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and placed in jail. Reckless Endangering Safety / Going Armed While under the Influence / Possession of Controlled Substance 700 Block S. River Rd. On Thursday March 29, 2018, at 6:55 PM, a 34 year old West Bend woman reported that while attempting to purchase drugs from a 29 year old West Bend man last week, the man, who was intoxicated, pointed a loaded handgun at her. West Bend Officers located the man at his residence. A handgun was recovered in the residence. The man was arrested for Recklessly Endangering Safety and Going Armed While Intoxicated and placed in jail. The woman was arrested for Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Obstructing an Officer and placed in jail. OWI 1200 Block of Sunflower Avenue On Thursday March 29, 2018 at 8:48 PM, a West Bend woman reported that her husband was intoxicated and drove away from their residence. The 39 year old West Bend man returned to the home a short time later and was met by a West Bend Officer. The officer observed the man was intoxicated. The man failed Standard Field Sobriety Tests and was arrested for OWI. OWI South 7th Avenue at Chestnut Street On Friday March 30, 2018, at 1:17 AM, a West Bend Officer stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. The officer observed the driver, a 31 year old male from Fredonia was intoxicated. The man failed Standard Field Sobriety Tests, blew a .15 in a PBT, and was arrested for OWI.

April 6, 2018 Justice has been located and is safe. April 5, 2018 West Bend Police are continuing to look for Missing Juvenile Justice Giaron. Please contact police if you have any information on her whereabouts. Original post :March 28, 2018 WEST BEND POLICE MEDIA BRIEFS Missing Person West Bend Police are requesting your help in finding missing runaway Justice Giaron. See the attached poster for details. If you see her or have information contact police immediately.

March 28, 2018 WEST BEND POLICE MEDIA BRIEFS OWI /VEHICLE COLLISION US HWY 45 Off Ramp at W. Washington St. On Tuesday March 27th, 2018 at 5:40 PM, a citizen reported her vehicle was struck by a vehicle behind her, while she was stopped on the off ramp of US HWY 45 waiting to enter on to W. Washington St. West Bend Officers identified the driver of the striking vehicle as a 21 year old West Bend woman who showed signs of intoxication. The woman was arrested for OWI and Following Too Close. There were no injuries in the collision.

March 26, 2018 WEST BEND POLICE MEDIA BRIEFS The West Bend Police Department made the following two Arrests for OWI between Saturday March 24th, 2018 and Sunday March 25th, 2018. OWI Park Ave. at Cherrywood Cir. On Saturday March 24, 2018, at 12:39 AM, a West Bend Officer stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. The officer identified the driver, a 36 year old male from West Bend. The officer observed the man was intoxicated. He failed Standard Field Sobriety Tests, blew a .181 in a PBT, and was arrested for OWI. OWI 2nd OFFENSE W. Washington St. at N. 18th Ave. On Sunday March 25, 2018, at 5:33 PM, a citizen reported a vehicle being driven erratically. A West Bend Officer stopped the vehicle and identified the driver as a 33 year old man from Port Washington. The officer observed the man was intoxicated. He failed the failed Standard Field Sobriety Tests, blew a .194 in a PBT, and was arrested for OWI 2nd Offense.

*CANCEL - This subject was located. He is safe and returned home. March 23, 2018 WEST BEND POLICE MEDIA BRIEFS Missing Person West Bend Police are asking for the public’s help in locating Paul Stoffel, age 61. His family last heard from him on Thursday, March 22nd at 6:30 p.m. At that time, Mr. Stoffel claimed he was in Horicon, WI. His family was expecting him to be home by 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 22nd. Family members and the police have been attempting to locate Mr. Stoffel since last evening. There is no reason for Mr. Stoffel’s disappearance. He drives a silver 2017 Ford Escape with Wisconsin license plates 868-UJS. If you have any information on Mr. Stoffel’s whereabouts, please contact the West Bend Police Dept. at 262-335-5000. West Bend Police Department 350 Vine St. West Bend, WI 53095 Dispatch: 262-335-5000 The mission of the West Bend Police Department is to work in cooperation with the public to enforce the law, prevent crime and preserve the peace.

March 23, 2018 WEST BEND POLICE MEDIA BRIEFS The West Bend Police Department made the following three Arrests for OWI between Thursday March 22nd, 2018 and Friday March 23rd, 2018. OWI/ABUSE OF HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE S. Main St. at W. Paradise Dr. On Thursday March 22, 2018 at 2:10 PM, a citizen reported a driver of a vehicle inhaling from an aerosol canister. A West Bend Officer stopped the vehicle and identified the driver as a 26 year old woman from Wauwatosa. The woman showed signs of impairment, failed the failed Standard Field Sobriety Tests and was arrested for OWI and Abuse of a Hazardous Substance. OWI N. River Rd. at Lang St. On Thursday March 22, 2018, at 11:50 PM, a West Bend Officer stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. The officer identified the driver, a 23 year old female from West Bend. The officer observed the woman was intoxicated. She failed Standard Field Sobriety Tests, blew a .144 in a PBT, and was arrested for OWI. OWI 600 Block S. River Rd. On Friday March 23, 2018, at 12:19 AM, a West Bend Officer stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. The officer identified the driver, a 20 year old female from West Bend. The woman was intoxicated. She failed the Standard Field Sobriety Tests, blew a .185 in a PBT, and was arrested for OWI.

On March 26th, 2018, Registered Sex Offender Andrew Hawthorne will be released into the community. Mr. Hawthorne will be residing at 1928 Fairview Dr. in the City of West Bend. He will be supervised by the Department of Corrections, the Police Department, and will be monitored by a Global Positioning System (GPS) 24 hours a day. The below letter and bulletin were distributed to neighboring residents. March 22nd, 2018 Dear Resident, The attached bulletin is being sent to you to make you aware of a sex offender that is going to be living in the City of West Bend. Please read the bulletin and if after reading the bulletin and this letter you have any questions or concerns I encourage you to call either my office or any of the agents or supervisors for the Department of Corrections. The reason for this letter and bulletin is to make you and your neighbors aware of all the steps and precautions that the Department of Corrections and law enforcement have and will take to ensure the safety of everyone in the City. The sex offender, Andy Hawthorne, has served his prison sentence and is being released with intense supervision by the Department of Corrections and area law enforcement. In addition to the information in the bulletin, you should be aware of the following actions that we have and will be taking. First, officials from the Wisconsin Department of Corrections, the West Bend Police Department, the Washington County Sheriff’s Department, and the Washington County District Attorney’s Office discussed the conditions and restrictions that Mr. Hawthorne will be subject to. The Department of Corrections has placed Mr. Hawthorne under intense supervision and has given him seventy one rules he must follow. Some of those rules are highlighted on the attached bulletin. Mr. Hawthorne will be monitored at all times by a Global Positioning System (GPS). He will have areas that he is forbidden to go to including, schools, parks and playgrounds. If he goes to any of the restricted areas the GPS will alert the Department of Corrections and area law enforcement. If any citizen observes or has reason to believe that Mr. Hawthorne has violated a condition of his parole they should immediately call the West Bend Police Department. The West Bend Police Department also met with representatives from the West Bend School District to discuss Mr. Hawthorne’s release and conditions of his release. We are working with the schools to keep them informed. As mentioned above, Mr. Hawthorne is forbidden from going near any school and if he does, his GPS will alert the Department of Corrections and we will respond immediately. As we do with all sex offenders living in the City of West Bend, police officers and agents from the Department of Corrections will be making regular unscheduled visits to Mr. Hawthorne’s residence. We will work to ensure that Mr. Hawthorne’s release is successful; however, if we find any evidence that Mr. Hawthorne has violated any conditions of his release we will immediately take him into custody and request that his parole be revoked. Our goal is to ensure everyone’s safety. Thank you for taking the time to read this letter and for helping to keep this community safe. I know this is an uncomfortable topic for residents, but one that every community faces. By keeping you informed and working together I hope to alleviate many of the fears that you and your neighbors may have. Again, if you have any questions or concerns please call my office or any of the numbers listed on the bulletin. In addition, if your neighbors, school, or community group would like to meet regarding any issues regarding the release of offenders into the community, please contact my office. Sincerely, Kenneth J. Meuler Chief of Police

March 20, 2018 WEST BEND POLICE MEDIA BRIEFS OWI-3rd OFFENSE/VEHICLE COLLISION 1400 Block Sylvan Way On Tuesday March 20th, 2018, at 3:33 AM, a citizen reported a vehicle had struck a light pole in the 1400 block of Sylvan Way. West Bend Officers identified the driver of the vehicle, a 30 year old male from West Bend, who showed signs of intoxication, failed Standard Field Sobriety Tests, blew a .131 in a PBT, and was arrested for OWI-3rd Offense and possession of drug paraphernalia for items found during his arrest. The male was not injured in the collision.

March 19, 2018 WEST BEND POLICE MEDIA BRIEFS The West Bend Police Department made the following Five Arrests for OWI between Saturday March 17th, 2018 and Sunday March 18th, 2018. OWI 400 Block N. Main Street On Saturday March 17th, 2018, at 4:38 PM, a West Bend Officer stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. The officer identified the driver, a 24 year old male from Darien, who showed signs of intoxication. The male failed Standard Field Sobriety Tests, blew a .117 in a PBT, and was arrested for OWI. OWI 800 Block N. 18th Avenue On Saturday March 17th, 2018, at 5:22 PM, a West Bend Officer stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. The officer identified the driver, a 56 year old male from Winneconne, who showed signs of intoxication, failed the Standard Field Sobriety Tests, blew a .136 in a PBT, and was arrested for OWI. OWI-Restricted Controlled Substance 1700 Block S. Main Street On Saturday March 17th, 2018, at 10:42 PM, a West Bend Officer stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. The officer identified the driver as a 19 year old male from Muskego. The male showed signs of impairment, failed the Standard Field Sobriety Tests, and admitted to using Marijuana and prescription drugs prior to driving. The male was arrested for OWI-Restricted Controlled Substance. OWI-3rd Offense 500 Block N. 18th Avenue On Saturday March 17th, 2018, at 11:55 PM, a West Bend Officer stopped a vehicle for erratic driving. The officer identified the driver, a 45 year old man from West Bend, who showed signs of intoxication, failed the Standard Field Sobriety Tests, blew a .200 in a PBT, and was arrested for OWI-3rd Offense. OWI-2nd Offense 600 Block N. Main Street On Sunday March 18th, 2018, at 1:27 AM, a West Bend Officer stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. The officer identified the driver, a 40 year of man from West Bend, who showed signs of intoxication, failed the Standard Field Sobriety Tests, blew a .106 in a PBT, and was arrested for OWI- 2nd Offense.

March 15, 2018 WEST BEND POLICE MEDIA BRIEFS OWI 2nd OFFENSE-RESTRICTED CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE/POSSESSION OF NARCOTIC WITHOUT A VALID PRESCRIPTION/PROBATION HOLD N. Main St at Green Tree Rd. On Tuesday March 13th, 2018 at 7:14 PM, a West Bend Officer stopped a vehicle for erratic driving. The driver, a 29 year old male from West Bend showed signs of impairment, failed the standardized field sobriety tests, was arrested for OWI 2nd Offense-Restricted Controlled Substance, Possession of a Narcotic without a Valid Prescription, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia as those item were found during his arrest. The man also had an Order to Detain from Probation and Parole.

Monthly Report to the Community West Bend Police Department February 2018 Message from Chief of Police Kenneth J Meuler: This past month we witnessed another mass shooting incident in the United States. The shooting again sparked much debate on the actions government should take to prevent a similar incident from ever occurring again. While the February 14th incident occurred in a school, and most of the talk was centered around protecting our schools, I want to remind everyone that these tragic incidents have occurred at churches, businesses, shopping malls, and entertainment venues. While I believe there is more that government can and should do to help prevent these incidents, my message this month is to encourage each of you to take actions to help us make this community safe. First, where ever you go, always be aware of your surroundings. Know where you would go, to be safe, if a shooting or other assault occurred at the venue you are visiting. Know where the exits are and where you will go when you leave. Think of places you could secure yourself in the building. Most important, if you see someone or something that is out of place or suspicious, call police. The West Bend Police Department has recently investigated a number of reports of individuals making statements, or writing statements on social media, that are either direct threats to the safety of students and others in the community, or are perceived as threats to someone’s safety. I want every student, parent and community member to know the West Bend Police Department takes all of these statements seriously and we immediately assign officers to investigate. I strongly encourage anyone that hears, or becomes aware of a threat, to immediately notify the Police Department. Do not assume someone else has reported the threat to police. Police want to be notified immediately of anyone making a statement or reference to shooting someone, bringing a gun to school, making a bomb, or injuring or harming multiple victims. As soon as you hear or become aware of a threat, call 9-1-1 or the West Bend Police Department non-emergency number at 335-5000. In the majority of investigations we have done regarding these types of threats, police determined the person involved made the threat with the intent to upset particular individuals or a cause a disturbance at a given school or other location. In each of these cases police arrested the person involved for Disorderly Conduct and other appropriate statutes, including felony charges. Every citizen needs to know that if they make any threatening statement or reference, in person or on social media, that police will arrest them. I strongly encourage everyone to think before they make any statement or reference that they are going to shoot or injure someone. Police will investigate all those statements in person, in an e-mail, text, or other social media; and the person making the threat will be held accountable. We need to work together to ensure everyone is safe at schools, churches, work places, our parks, and the many places we all visit to enjoy in this community. Thank you to all the citizens that have reported these incidents and for their cooperation with police during our investigations. Stay safe, and I hope to see you in the community. Kenneth J. Meuler, Chief of Police

March 12, 2018 WEST BEND POLICE MEDIA BRIEFS The West Bend Police Department made the following two arrests for OWI on Saturday March 10th and Monday March 12th, 2018. OWI 600 Block Rolfs Ave. On Saturday March 10th, 2018, at 2:18 AM, a West Bend Officer stopped a vehicle for erratic driving. The officer identified the driver, a 22 year old female from Kewaskum, who showed signs of intoxication, failed the Standard Field Sobriety Tests, blew a .142 in a PBT, and was arrested for OWI. OWI N 9th Ave at Tower Ln. On Monday March 12th, 2018 at 4:52 AM, a citizen reported a “suspicious” vehicle on N. 9th Ave at Tower Ln. West Bend Officers responded and identified the driver as a 22 year old male from Hustisford who showed signs of intoxication. The male failed the Standard Field Sobriety Tests, blew a .208 in a PBT, and was arrested for OWI. ATTEMPTED FIRST DEGREE INTENTIONAL HOMICIDE City of West Bend On Sunday, March 11th, 2018 at 6:15 PM., a 43 year old female who resides in the City of West Bend called police to report that her 16 year old son attacked and stabbed her several times. Police responded to the scene and found the woman had sustained several stab wounds to both her hands. She stated she sustained the wounds while holding her hands over her face and head as her son was attempting to stab her in the face and head. The woman stated she had verbally disciplined her son earlier over his use of his tablet. Her 16 year old son used a homemade sharpened object to inflict the wounds. West Bend Fire Department transported the woman to St. Joseph’s Hospital for non-life threatening injuries. Police took the 16 year old boy into custody and placed him in secure detention for Attempted First Degree Intentional Homicide.

2018 Spring Bike Sale The West Bend Police Department annual Spring Bike Sale will be held on Saturday April 7th, 2018 at 8:00 AM. There are 95 bikes in the sale. The majority of them are in good condition. The sale will be on the north end of the City Hall building, 1115 S. Main St. Do not come the Police Department entrance, as the sale is on the opposite end of the building. You can park in the City Hall Parking Lot or the Mutual Mall Parking Lot. The bikes are sold "As Is" and all sales are final. No Warranty, Refunds, or Exchanges. All bikes are $20, which includes a bike license. Yes all bikes will be sold with a bike license. CASH ONLY. For any questions regarding the sale, call Lt. Richard Lucka at (262)335-5012

March 8, 2018 WEST BEND POLICE MEDIA BRIEFS OWI RESTRICTED CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE/POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA 1000 Block S. Main St. On Wednesday March 7, 2018, at 12:54 AM, a West Bend Officer stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation and smelled a strong odor of Marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. The driver, a 32 year old Milwaukee male, showed signs of impairment, admitted to using Marijuana while driving and was arrested for OWI Restricted Controlled Substance, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Psilocybin Mushrooms, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, as those item were found during his arrest.

Congratulations to newly promoted Lieutenant Dan Van Beek and Sergeant Nicholas Wenzel. Dan and Nicholas were sworn into their new positions by West Bend City Clerk Stephanie Justmann and given a Certificate of Promotion from Chief Kenneth Meuler. Dan has been with the Department for 17 years and Nick for 12 years. Congratulations Lieutenant Van Beek and Sergeant Wenzel!