Let’s check in with my favorite small-town police blotters and see how the summer has been going, huh?


Minor, liquor violation
: 12:13 a.m., 700 3rd Street. Officers responded to a report of five males in an SUV having a loud argument. When contacted the males appeared youthful with a strong odor of intoxicants emanating from the vehicle. When asked for identification three were under the age of 21. All three were charged with Minor in Consumption.

Disorderly - The premier of "Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince" got off to a rocky start July 14 at Hillside Cinema, 2950 Hillside Road, when a group of people harassed a long line by tossing eggs and setting off fireworks.

Police were called at about 11:34 p.m. but the subjects, who had been hiding in the nearby woods, fled.

Drug possession - An officer on patrol in Holz Parkway at 1:15 a.m. Aug. 5 observed a vehicle exit the Park & Ride from the west drive, ignoring the "do not enter" sign. When the officer stopped the vehicle, he noticed a street sign from the City of Waukesha in the vehicle. The 22-year-old driver from Waukesha admitted he removed the sign from a pole after it had been knocked down. He was cited for failure to obey a sign and possession of stolen property. A search of the vehicle found drug paraphernalia and a small possession of heroin. The 25-year-old female passenger, also from Waukesha, admitted the items belonged to her. She also had eight ecstasy pills and half of a gram of marijuana and was taken to the Waukesha County Jail. Reports are being sent to the Waukesha County District Attorney's Office requesting charges of possession of heroin, drug paraphernalia and controlled substances.


Hit and run - 11:27 a.m., 100 block of 120th Ave. N.E. Another vehicle struck the victim's vehicle while victim was parked at the Wireless Data Services building. On-site security was able to get the plate of the suspect's vehicle, who works at the business. The suspect admitted to security that she did hit the vehicle and wanted to keep it a civil issue. Police advised the suspect on a better way of handling incidents like this in the future.


- An 84-year-old Butler man was injured after he backed up his car at a high speed and drove into a neighbor's garage twice before driving through another neighbor's fence July 17.

According to the report, Virgil Roth of 12827 W. Colfax Place, backed out of his driveway shortly before 8 a.m. and into the garage across the street at 12836 W. Colfax Place. He then pulled back into his driveway and then backed up again hitting the garage across the street.

Roth then pulled forward and drove the rear of his garage, through the back yard and through a cyclone fence, hit an evergreen tree and continued on before hitting another evergreen tree.

No citations were listed. Roth was taken by ambulance to a nearby hospital.

Truck in Phantom Lake
- Officers were called to the boat launch in Phantom Glen Park, 453 Andrews Street, for a vehicle in the lake at about 7:53 p.m. Aug. 3. According to the report, a 68-year-old West Allis man backed his 1997 Dodge pickup truck and boat trailer to the launch to load his boat and exited the truck when it rolled back into the lake. About one foot of the top of the cab was visible. A tow company was contacted to remove the vehicle from the lake; no one was injured in the incident.

Drunken driving - An officer observed a silver vehicle almost cause an accident while turning onto National Avenue from Vernon Lane at 6:12 p.m. Aug. 6. The 69-year-old driver from Menomonee Falls was questioned and found to have slurred speech and a brown substance on his lips, chin and hands. The man stated the substance was peanut butter and that he had used it so that he didn't "breathe alcohol" on the officer. He subsequently failed field sobriety tests and was arrested for drunken driving.


Child abuse
- Big Bend Police contacted Waukesha County Human Services and the District Attorney's Office after a 66-year-old Big Bend man allegedly struck a 5-year-old several times with a plastic hanger, reportedly as a disciplinary measure, at 8 p.m. July 18. There were no marks on the child.


Theft - A patio chair estimated at $40 was stolen from outside of the Huge Haul building, S88 W23105 Wynn Drive, between June 29 and July 1.


- Someone egged the Daniel Napgezek residence, W348 N6079 California Ave., sometime late June 22 or early June 23. Napgezek's vehicle was also covered in spaghetti sauce.

Damage - Someone sprayed ketchup on the front and side of Golden Gourmet, 111 Oakton Ave.. The incident was reported by the building's owner, Robert G. Zimmerman of N19 W27033 Fieldhack, on June 13. There are suspects.

Damage - Jennifer N. Wallace, N34 W23118 Circle Ridge Road Apt. 109, reported July 9 that someone put salami and mustard on her vehicle while it was parked at her residence. Wallace parked her vehicle at about 11:30 p.m. July 8 and returned to the vehicle at about 11:30 a.m. July 9 when she noticed the damage. No damage total was listed.

And finally, my favorite this time around…


Theft - Someone stole a homemade picnic table from in front of a mobile home at N67 Willow Springs Drive sometime between June 12 and 5:30 p.m. June 15 when Jeanne Jelinek, 52, discovered it missing.

According to the Waukesha County Sheriff's Department report, Jelinek was trying to sell her ex-husband's Willow Springs Mobile Home Court trailer and had placed some flyers on the picnic table, which she valued at $100, next to a handmade sign reading, "Take one."