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

Reminder... The West Allis Police Department has applied for a K-9 grant that is counting on your VOTE! Our ability to win 1 of 8 grants relies solely on friends of the WAPD K-9 program to vote…often! Using the link below, you may vote ONCE every 12 hours online and ONCE daily on Instagram. Voting runs through November 5th. Visit: https://www.aftermath.com/k9-grant/ Please help the WAPD earn 1 of 8 grants totaling $16,500! Voting is easy – after visiting the link, simply select the West Allis Police Department, fill out your information, and click submit. Or, head on over to Aftermath’s Instagram page (@AftermathK9Grant), find the daily K9 Grant post, like and write in the WAPD K9 Unit in the comments to earn an additional vote. Rally your friends, family, and community to support the WAPD K9 unit!!! The West Allis Police Department K-9 Unit is currently comprised of three canines. Our canines specialize in locating and apprehending violent criminals, locating evidence, and illegal narcotics detection. Our K-9 Unit routinely attends multiple community events throughout the year and regularly visits the West Allis/West Milwaukee school district. The West Allis Police Department K-9 Unit relies solely on the financial generosity of local businesses, family and friends to support our operation, training, and development. We are seeking your vote to help with the continued success of the K-9 Unit. It is currently the plan of the department to retire our narcotics K9, Sonny, in early 2019. We hope to then introduce a new K9 team to take the spot of Sonny. The funds from this grant would be utilized to assist with the purchase and implementation costs of that K9 team as well as the continual costs of equipment for the existing canine teams. Thanks!

AED From Police Squad Saves Life... West Allis First Responders Meet Man... A few weeks ago, we highlighted the great work by police and fire first responders who used an AED from a police squad to revive a man. Recently, the officers met the man and were given awards for their actions. Great job!

A reminder about scams... The West Allis Police Department is investigating a theft complaint from an occupied residence. Three male subject’s entered an elderly couple’s house claiming to be roofers. Two of the subjects distracted the male victim by taking him to check for roof leaks in the basement while the other suspect entered the bedrooms and removed items from drawers. Taken was jewelry and about $3000 in cash. All 3 suspects are described as male whites. Suspects #1 and #2 were in their 40’s to early 50’s, short in stature with gray hair. Suspect #3 was 6’4” tall, 150 pounds, skinny build in his 30’s with dark hair and glasses. The subjects may have left in a white colored Dodge Ram truck. If you know the subject(s) or anything related to this investigation, please contact Det. Jason Vanderwerff of the West Allis Police Department at (414) 302-8079 or remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at (414) 476-CASH. WAPD case 18-43427.

A huge thanks to Natty Oaks (John Roots) who hosted a K-9 Fundraiser earlier this month. There were well over 100 participants and $3,700 was raised for the K9 Unit. This will greatly support our K-9 Program.

Thanks to everyone who attended the Neighborhood Partnership Meeting earlier this week. We thank WAFD for hosting the meeting and Capt. David Bandomir of WAFD who gave a great presentation. Our next meeting will be in January. Stay tuned for more information in coming months.

The West Allis Police Department has applied for a K-9 grant that is counting on your VOTE! Our ability to win 1 of 8 grants relies solely on friends of the WAPD K-9 program to vote…often! Using the link below, you may vote ONCE every 12 hours online and ONCE daily on Instagram. Voting runs through November 5th. Visit: https://www.aftermath.com/k9-grant/ Please help the WAPD earn 1 of 8 grants totaling $16,500! Voting is easy – after visiting the link, simply select the West Allis Police Department, fill out your information, and click submit. Or, head on over to Aftermath’s Instagram page (@AftermathK9Grant), find the daily K9 Grant post, like and write in the WAPD K9 Unit in the comments to earn an additional vote. Rally your friends, family, and community to support the WAPD K9 unit!!! The West Allis Police Department K-9 Unit is currently comprised of three canines. Our canines specialize in locating and apprehending violent criminals, locating evidence, and illegal narcotics detection. Our K-9 Unit routinely attends multiple community events throughout the year and regularly visits the West Allis/West Milwaukee school district. The West Allis Police Department K-9 Unit relies solely on the financial generosity of local businesses, family and friends to support our operation, training, and development. We are seeking your vote to help with the continued success of the K-9 Unit. It is currently the plan of the department to retire our narcotics K9, Sonny, in early 2019. We hope to then introduce a new K9 team to take the spot of Sonny. The funds from this grant would be utilized to assist with the purchase and implementation costs of that K9 team as well as the continual costs of equipment for the existing canine teams. Thanks!

Reminder, TONIGHT, between 6pm-8pm, the West Allis Police Department will be hosting another 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. The meeting will be held at the West Allis Fire Department, 7332 W. National Av., (Training Room).

Congratulations to Debbie Nohelty, our Property Room Custodian, who retired last week! Debbie worked as a police officer and investigator in Texas for about 20 years. In 2011, Debbie started with WAPD as a Parking Control Officer and eventually became our Property Room Custodian. Debbie was a great asset to WAPD. She will be missed. We wish Debbie a long, happy, and healthy retirement! We also congratulate Gloria Goodrich who is taking over as the Property Room Custodian after working in our Records Unit for a number of years. We wish her luck in her new position!

Today is National Move Over Day. Please remember to watch out for our first responders as we serve and protect our community... When you see an emergency vehicle displaying visual signal (i.e., flashing red and blue or just red lights) on the side of the road, move your vehicle into a lane that is not the lane nearest the parked or standing emergency vehicle and continue traveling in that lane until safely clear of the emergency vehicle. OR Slow your vehicle, maintaining a safe speed for traffic conditions, and operate the motor vehicle at a reduced speed until completely past the emergency vehicle. This applies only if the roadway has only one lane for traffic proceeding in the direction of the approaching motor vehicle or if the approaching motor vehicle may not change lanes safely and without interfering with any vehicular traffic. #MoveOverSlowDown #WeAllGoHome

AED From Police Squad Saves Life... West Allis First Responders Meet Man... A few weeks ago, we highlighted the great work by police and fire first responders who used an AED from a police squad to revive a man. Yesterday, West Allis First Responders got to meet him and his family...

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Purple ribbons are around City Hall's courtyard in recognition of this. We encourage those impacted by domestic violence to seek help and we offer the WISH (Women Initiate Self Healing and Hope) Program to provide support, empowerment, and education for women who are in an abusive relationship or have been in an abusive relationship. Learn more about WISH by calling 414-302-8065, or visit our website: https://www.westalliswi.gov/wish

Help Assist WAPD - Business Burglary (Attempt): We are trying to identify a subject in reference to an attempted business burglary at Tommy Amann's Bar, 88/Becher. Incident occurred in the overnight hours of 10/1. If you know the subject(s) or anything related to this investigation, please contact Sgt. Wayne Treep of the West Allis Police Department at (414) 302-8000 or remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at (414) 476-CASH. WAPD case 18-40652.

Congrats to Doreen Blattner, one of our Communications/Dispatch Supervisors, who recently completed CVMIC's Management Series Training -- a total of 16 courses. CVMIC (Cities and Villages Mutual Insurance Company) offers a variety of training courses in management, supervision, and risk management. Many of our employees take courses through CVMIC to further develop themselves and so they can better serve the City of West Allis. Good work Doreen!

Sorry to advise that we have to cancel Coffee with a Cop/Cone with a Cop, which was scheduled for 10/3 at McDonalds (109/National)... An unexpected matter came up outside of our control... We plan to reschedule the event... Thanks for your understanding.

Help Assist WAPD - Business Burglary: We are trying to identify a subject in reference to a business burglary at Becher Beer & Liquor, 78/Becher. Incident occurred in the overnight hours of 9/29. Subject is described as white male with a full beard, wearing a black and white White Sox baseball cap, a dark jacket, and dark pants. If you know the subject(s) or anything related to this investigation, please contact Officer Doug Sayeg of the West Allis Police Department at (414) 302-8000 or remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at (414) 476-CASH. WAPD case 18-40371.

AED From Police Squad Saves Life... Great work by police and fire first responders who used an AED from a police squad to revive a man. AED's were recently deployed in police squads because of a great partnership between West Allis Police Department, West Allis Fire Department, and West Allis-West Milwaukee School District. https://www.jsonline.com/story/communities/southwest/news/west-allis/2018/09/28/he-would-likely-have-been-dead-only-month-ago-west-allis-police/1447655002/

*** UPDATE *** to Homicide Investigation at 6700 W. Beloit Rd... Suspect charged... The Milwaukee County District Attorney's Office has charged 33-year-old Jonathan Eldridge, of Milwaukee, with 2nd Degree Reckless Homicide - Use of a Dangerous Weapon. Mr. Eldridge and victim were siblings. ***** Second Post: On Monday, 09-24-18 in the afternoon hours, West Allis Police Detectives made an arrest in this incident. The offender is a 33-year-old male from Milwaukee and was known to the victim. This was an isolated incident and there was never any danger to the general public. Preliminary information provided yesterday indicated the victim had injuries consistent with possible gunshot wounds. Further investigation and analysis indicated the victim did NOT suffer from gunshot wounds but did suffer from stab wounds. The incident will be presented to the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office for criminal charges on Thursday, 09-27-18 or Friday, 09-28-18. The identity of the victim will be released later this week. The identity of the offender will be released once the incident has been reviewed and charges have been issued by the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office. We would like to thank the public for tips and information which contributed to the swift investigation and arrest in this terrible incident. ***** First Post: On Monday, 09-24-18, at approximately 01:56 AM, the West Allis Police Department responded to a call of a male party lying in the roadway in the 6700 block of W. Lincoln Avenue. Upon arrival, officers located a 34 year old male with injuries consistent with possible stab and gunshot wounds. Lifesaving efforts were attempted, but the victim died on scene. The victim was a resident of the City of Milwaukee and was not a West Allis resident. This is an active and ongoing investigation. West Allis officers and detectives are currently investigating all the circumstances surrounding this incident. The West Allis Police Department is asking for anyone with information to contact Detective Caleb Porter at (414)302-8000.

*** UPDATE *** to Homicide Investigation at 6700 W. Beloit Rd. On Monday, 09-24-18 in the afternoon hours, West Allis Police Detectives made an arrest in this incident. The offender is a 33-year-old male from Milwaukee and was known to the victim. This was an isolated incident and there was never any danger to the general public. Preliminary information provided yesterday indicated the victim had injuries consistent with possible gunshot wounds. Further investigation and analysis indicated the victim did NOT suffer from gunshot wounds but did suffer from stab wounds. The incident will be presented to the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office for criminal charges on Thursday, 09-27-18 or Friday, 09-28-18. The identity of the victim will be released later this week. The identity of the offender will be released once the incident has been reviewed and charges have been issued by the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office. We would like to thank the public for tips and information which contributed to the swift investigation and arrest in this terrible incident. ***** Original Post: On Monday, 09-24-18, at approximately 01:56 AM, the West Allis Police Department responded to a call of a male party lying in the roadway in the 6700 block of W. Lincoln Avenue. Upon arrival, officers located a 34 year old male with injuries consistent with possible stab and gunshot wounds. Lifesaving efforts were attempted, but the victim died on scene. The victim was a resident of the City of Milwaukee and was not a West Allis resident. This is an active and ongoing investigation. West Allis officers and detectives are currently investigating all the circumstances surrounding this incident. The West Allis Police Department is asking for anyone with information to contact Detective Caleb Porter at (414)302-8000.

On Monday, 09-24-18, at approximately 01:56 AM, the West Allis Police Department responded to a call of a male party lying in the roadway in the 6700 block of W. Lincoln Avenue. Upon arrival, officers located a 34 year old male with injuries consistent with possible stab and gunshot wounds. Lifesaving efforts were attempted, but the victim died on scene. The victim was a resident of the City of Milwaukee and was not a West Allis resident. This is an active and ongoing investigation. West Allis officers and detectives are currently investigating all the circumstances surrounding this incident. The West Allis Police Department is asking for anyone with information to contact Detective Caleb Porter at (414)302-8000.

Our cops are not the only ones who go above and beyond… One recent morning, one of our Administrative Support Specialists (Tracy Manz) was on her way to work when she noticed a couple in their 90s had apparently misjudged some newly installed concrete curbs in the parking lot of Pick N Save near Highway 100 and Cleveland. The vehicle was awkwardly positioned over the curbing and was stuck. Tracy and another citizen stopped to make sure the couple was ok. The couple was shaken, but ok. Tracy then called our Dispatch Center and spoke with one of our Dispatchers (Anne Lopez) about the incident and related how the elderly couple was shaken, but ok. Anne generated a call in the computer so that an officer would be dispatched to assist the couple. As it turned out, Anne was right at the end of her shift. Knowing officers were going to be a little delayed in responding to this particular call and knowing the elderly couple was shaken up, Anne left work at the end of her shift and went to Pick N Save to meet up with the couple. She explained she was a Dispatcher for WAPD and that an officer would be responding to help them shortly. Fortunately, some other citizens stopped to assist the elderly couple and a few people were soon able to use some muscle power to get the vehicle unstuck. Anne stayed with the couple to comfort them until our officer arrived a short time later and until the couple was ready to be on their way. Great job to Tracy, Anne, and the other citizens who stopped to help!

Armed Bank Robbery... Suspect Arrested & Federally Indicted... On 8/29, we posted about the great teamwork of our day shift patrol officers, our dispatchers, and one of our parking control officers who worked together to locate and apprehend an armed bank robbery suspect. Detectives conducted extensive followup after the incident. All of this hard work paid off -- the suspect, 41-year-old Quadir El Amin of Milwaukee, was recently indicted on 4 charges. #KeepingWestAllisSafe

Neighborhood Partnership Meeting... On Monday, October 22, between 6pm-8pm, the West Allis Police Department will be hosting another 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. The meeting will be held at the West Allis Fire Department, 7332 W. National Av., (Training Room). Mark you calendars and hope to see you there.

The West Allis Police Department is aware of a social media post regarding Marshalls and Home Goods on H ighway 100 which has gone viral. The post states that a woman believed that she was potentially targeted to be kidnapped while shopping at the store on September 13, 2018. The West Allis Police Department has conducted an investigation and determined that nothing criminal or suspicious occurred. We have spoken with the poster and she is safe. The alleged suspect was merely shopping in the store and in fact purchased items while in the store. We are certain that the poster was indeed concerned for her own safety. We are also aware that in the recent past, a number of similar posts have been posted to social media in which people share similar stories at different retail stores in Wisconsin. To the best of our knowledge, no other agency has reported any kidnappings which have occurred. As posts of this nature are circulated, it is logical that people will become more aware of their surroundings, and in the process of becoming more aware, they may misintepret the innocent actions of others. We close with reminding citizens that kidnappings conducted by strangers in highly visible public places are exceptionally rare events. If any citizen feels that their safety is in jeopardy, they are strongly encouraged to immediately dial 911 to report the incident. We have taken the unusual step of naming the retailer in this post, because the original post has been shared thousands of times.

Officer Phil LaSpisa of our Honor Guard played Taps for the 9/11 Ceremony at the War Memorial in downtown Milwaukee earlier this week... #NeverForget

West Allis Police Department joins the nation in remembering and honoring all the victims of the 9/11/01 terror attacks in Pennsylvania, New York, and Washington DC... #NeverForget