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Police: Walgreens Employee Injured During Robbery

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Update: Added an image of the suspect.

Scary stuff from the South Milwaukee Walgreens today.

From the South Milwaukee Police Department press release

On May 27, 2015, at 12:48pm, the South Milwaukee Police Department received a call of an armed robbery at Walgreens, located at 2985 South Chicago Avenue, in South Milwaukee.

Preliminary investigation shows that a black male, displaying a handgun, did obtain prescription medication from the pharmacy.  He also assaulted an employee of Walgreens during the robbery.  He was then seen exiting the store, running in a northwest direction.

An employee was struck in the head by the suspect, with the gun, suffering a non-life threatening injury. 

The South Milwaukee Police Department is currently investigating this incident.

I’ll keep you posted.

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Shooting Ruled A Homicide

Update: There is coverage from WISN, Fox 6 and TMJ4

South Milwaukee Police have ruled last Thursday’s shooting a homicide, the city’s first in five years.

From the department …

On March 26, 2015, at approximately 6:31am the South Milwaukee Police Department received a 911 call from 2504 Lake Shore Blvd regarding an accidental shooting which had just taken place. Officers responded to the residence and located a victim who had been shot inside the residence. Life saving measures were attempted, but were unsuccessful. Subsequent investigation revealed that a deceased female was the victim of a homicide. The victim has been identified as 68yr old South Milwaukee resident Scheherazade Mae Chadwick. The investigation is ongoing. Anyone having information related to this incident is encouraged to contact the South Milwaukee Police Department.

Reiterating, if you can help with this case, please contact the SMPD at 414-768-8060.

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Update: South Milwaukee Shooting Investigation

The South Milwaukee Police Department has issued an updated press release on this morning’s shooting, including the name of the victim and the address of the incident.

At approximately 6:31 am the South Milwaukee Police Department Communications Center received a 911 call reporting an accidental shooting at 2504 Lake Shore Blvd, South Milwaukee. Officers responded to the residence and located a victim who had been shot inside the residence. Life saving measures were attempted but were unsuccessful.

Victim: Scheherazade Mae Chadwick, 68 years of age

South Milwaukee Police Department is currently conducting a death investigation. The Wisconsin State Crime Laboratory is assisting in the investigation.

There are no further details at this time.

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Death Investigation Underway Following Report Of Accidental Shooting

From the South Milwaukee Police Department …

At approximately 6:31 am the South Milwaukee Police Department Communications Center received a 911 call reporting an accidental shooting at a residence located in the 2500 block of Lake Shore Boulevard. Officers responded to the residence and located a victim who had been shot inside the residence. Life saving measures were attempted but were unsuccessful.

The South Milwaukee Police Department is currently conducting a death investigation.

There are no further details at this time.

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Partnering To Combat The Heroin Epidemic

The South Milwaukee Police Department is committed to fighting the battle against heroin in our community. And I stand with them.

One key front in that fight: education.

The department sent home a note and a flyer with more information on heroin abuse to all school parents last week. Here is the note …

Across the nation there is a growing heroin epidemic. Recently the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel published an article titled “Heroin deaths in Milwaukee County jump 72%.” The South Milwaukee Police Department working together with the South Milwaukee School District is committed to protecting our youth and educating our parents regarding this epidemic.

 Through education, enforcement and working with the medical field we can fight this epidemic. It is a goal of the Police Department to partner with parents in an effort to stop this addiction.

 On the South Milwaukee Police Department website (www.smpolice.com) is educational information addressing the heroin epidemic. Please visit the South Milwaukee Police Department this educational information. Additional information can be found at www.pact360.org.

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Wanted: For Alleged Attempted Armed Robbery At Walmart

allegedrobberFrom a South Milwaukee Police Department press release …

On January 7, 2015 at about 1:30pm, the SMPD received a call of an armed robbery which had just occurred at Walmart located at 222 N. Chicago Ave in South Milwaukee. A male suspect fled the store on foot prior to police arrival. Subsequent investigation revealed that nothing of value was taken, although a firearm was displayed. The area was checked with several officers including officers from the Cudahy PD, and a K9 unit from Franklin PD with negative results. The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 6’3, thin build, unk age, wearing a tan mask up to his nose, blue jeans, a brown coat, red hoodie, white tennis shoes (possible Nike brand), and displayed a black handgun in his left hand as he approached the service counter. Subject fled on foot southbound from the store and then westbound on the south side of the building. Anyone having information on this suspect is asked to contact the South Milwaukee Police Department at 768-8060. Case officer is PO Darrell Mussatti 8am-4pm.

I’ll keep you posted. And thanks to our police department for their hard work in tracking this guy down.

 

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Well-Deserved Recognition For Our Police Department

SMPD accreditationThe South Milwaukee Police Department continues to deliver. But don’t take my word for it.

Consider that of the Wisconsin Law Enforcement Accreditation Group, which has once again accredited our department following a rigorous review of the SMPD earlier this year. It is the fifth time the department has been accredited, the most in the state, and the department is one of less than 50 in the state to be going through the accreditation process.

The department was recognized at our City Council meeting Tuesday night.

WILEAG exists to “promote excellence and professionalism in policing” and includes 237 standards it promotes with local police departments. From the accreditation report:

The assessors were in agreement that the South Milwaukee Police Department is an excellent example of a WILEAG approved law enforcement agency; and is why they are sought out by law enforcement agencies for guidance when looking to become WILEAG accredited.

SMPD follows their Mission Statement: “We, the members of the South Milwaukee Police Department, are dedicated to providing a proactive, full service department that enhances the quality of life in our community by reducing crime through the protection of life and property”.

Central to their mission is a set of values that guide their work and decisions which allow them to make significant contributions to improving the quality of life in South Milwaukee; those values are: Human Life, Integrity, themselves, Excellence, Cooperation, Accountability, Laws and the Constitution. …

Reflecting on their proofs of compliance, feedback from the community and professional associates, and our observations of the agency, the team concluded unanimously that the department had achieved compliance with the applicable standards established by the Wisconsin Law Enforcement Accreditation Group.

Congratulations to the SMPD!

Pictured above, from left to right, are South Milwaukee Chief Ann Wellens; Stan Stojkovic, professor and dean of the UWM Helen Bader School of Social Welfare; Lt. Pete Jaske and Capt. Jill Kallay.

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Crime Headlines: Tactical Situation In South Milwaukee Ends Peacefully

For those wondering about the tactical situation in South Milwaukee today, here is a quick update from police …

This morning at about 9:00am the South Milwaukee Police Department received a report of an armed and suicidal subject in a residence in the 400 block of Bay Heights Rd. After successful negotiations the subject peacefully exited the residence and was taken into custody at approximately 2:35pm. There is no further information at this time.

Also, NOW has published new police blotters here and here.

 

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Police Department Can Help You Avoid Being A Crime Victim

From the South Milwaukee Police Department:

Protect yourself before it’s too late.

We as individuals can take a number of steps to keep our homes and businesses secure to reduce the chances of becoming the victim of a crime. We can do this sometimes with little effort and little cost.

For a crime to happen and for you to be a victim, 3 elements need to be present. Those are the Desire, Opportunity, and Ability to commit a crime. We as individuals can only control one of the three and that is the Opportunity. A good Physical Security plan for your home or business is the best way to reduce or eliminate a criminal’s opportunity to make you the victim of a crime. The question is, do you want to do something to avoid being a victim now…or wait until after you have been a victim?

As a service to our homeowners and business owners, the South Milwaukee Police Department offers FREE Physical Security Evaluations of your property. This will include an in-depth evaluation, some additional helpful tips, and a report you get a copy of.

For information, or to set up your evaluation, please call the South Milwaukee Police at 414-768-8060 and ask for Officer Brian Fleming 8am-4pm or Mike Hill 4pm-12am.

 

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Man Arrested Following Chase That Began In South Milwaukee

From the South Milwaukee Police Department press release …

On the afternoon of August 11, 2014 the City of South Milwaukee Police Department took a report from a 15 year old male who reported being robbed at gunpoint on the street near 13th Avenue at Menomonee Avenue in South Milwaukee minutes earlier.

On August 12, 2014, while in the area of Rawson Avenue at 14th Avenue, the officers who took the robbery report saw what they believed to be the suspect vehicle, a green truck without registration plates. The officers followed the vehicle intending to stop it. The vehicle sped away while officers followed with their emergency lights and siren activated. The vehicle wove its way through residential streets until the initial officers lost sight of it in the area of Hickory at Nicholson and terminated their pursuit.  

Moments later the suspect vehicle was spotted by another South Milwaukee officer, in a marked police vehicle, as the suspect vehicle went North on Nicholson Avenue at College Avenue. This officer followed with lights and siren activated still attempting to stop the vehicle. The vehicle continued through parts of the City of Cudahy, the City of St. Francis, and the City of Milwaukee. The fleeing driver eventually pulled over and stopped on Holt Avenue at Burrell.   No one was injured and no property was damaged due to this incident. Officers from Cudahy, St. Francis and the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Department assisted the South Milwaukee officers.

The driver, a 20 year old Milwaukee man, was arrested for Eluding Police. He will be questioned about the earlier incident, and will be transported to the Milwaukee County Jail to await a charging conference on August 14, 2014. The sole passenger, a 19 year old South Milwaukee man, was taken into custody, questioned and will not be charged in reference to this incident.

I’ll keep you posted.

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Green Dot Money Card Scam Alert

From the South Milwaukee Police Department’s Crime Alert service …

The use of Green Dot money card scams is on the rise, again.  Green Dot cards are a reloadable card that can be used to transfer funds.  These cards, and those like them are often used to conduct scams because of the anonymity they offer.  Use the attached link to learn about Green Dot cards and the common scams.

www.moneypak.com/protectyourmoney.aspx

Want to get regular updates on local crimes and scams? Sign up here.

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Robbery Reported At Tri-City’s Pick ‘n Save Location

Just got this from the South Milwaukee Police Department …

On 05-11-14 at 1951 hrs the Tri City Bank, located within the Pick N Save, 2931 South Chicago Ave was robbed by a lone subject.  No weapons were implied or displayed.  Subject left the scene on foot and has not yet been located.  Investigation is ongoing.

I will keep you posted. And to receive crime alert updates like these via email, learn more here.

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Police Department Files Annual Report — With Some Really Good News

The South Milwaukee Police Department has filed its 2013 annual report — and it includes a stat I think we should all celebrate.

Here it is: Crime has fallen in South Milwaukee each of the past five years. And we’re solving more crimes, too.

Here are the numbers …

  • Four hundred forty four crimes were reported in 2013, down significantly (9.3%) from 2012, when 490 crimes were committed. And it’s down even more from 2011 (529) and 2010 (611).
  • Clearance rates are also up. Last year, police solved 41.4% of crimes, up from 39.6% the year prior. This measure has improved every year since 2009.
  • As for 2013, property crimes, including burglaries and thefts, decreased from 2012. Violent crimes increased slightly due to minor increases in aggravated battery and robbery calls.

Check out the full report here. It provides a comprehensive overview of the department, from key statistics to information on personnel to details on the department’s work in the community.

Take a few minutes to read through it … and join me in thanking our police for all they do.

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Honoring Our Heroes

Next week is National Peace Officers Week, and we had the chance to honor some of those everyday heroes — both police officers and citizens — at Tuesday’s South Milwaukee City Council meeting.

It’s one of my favorite meetings of the year … and I was proud to play a small role in calling attention to the great work of our people and willingness to step up by area residents.

Check out details on the awards handed out on my Mayor’s Message page on the city website.

And thank a police officer the next chance you get. South Milwaukee is a safe city. These people are the reason why.

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Winter Parking Permits On Sale

From the South Milwaukee Police Department …

Restrictions don’t go into place until December 1, but act now to get those permits.

Winter parking regulations will be in effect from December 1, 2013 through March 31, 2014.  Winter Parking Permits are available at the Police Department during regular business hours (Mon.– Fri. 7 a.m. – 8 p.m.) beginning November 1, 2013.  Please PLAN AHEAD prior to the beginning of winter parking.  No citation payments are accepted or parking permits sold on weekends or holidays (November 28 & 29, December 24, 25, & 31, and January 1, 2014).  Please purchase your parking permit prior to the last days of the month.  Permits are sold separately for each month of the winter parking season for $25.00, or all four months for $80.00.  Vehicles should be parked on the even number side of the street on those nights that the calendar date before midnight is even and on the odd number side of the street on odd calendar days.  Citations will be issued for parking a vehicle on the wrong side of the street or for not having a valid parking permit between 3:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m.  Instructions are available at the Police Department.  A Holiday On-Street Parking Permit (December 15- January 15) is available for $25.00.  This permit works well for college students home between semesters or family members visiting for more than a week.

**NOTE**  This year the Thanksgiving Holiday falls on November 28 & 29 which means residents will have to purchase the December permit prior to the Thanksgiving Holiday in order to have the permit in time for the beginning of winter parking regulations on December 1.  PLAN AHEAD– get your permit early.  Parking permission will not be given because a citizen did not have time to purchase a permit. 

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