Curt is Chicago native - but don't hold that against him. After stops in Madison and California, he moved to Waukesha in 2004 to open a downtown business.
Just shy of 1AM Friday morning, the Waukesha Police Department responded to a call downtown at a bar on the corner of St. Paul Ave. and Madison Street.
For the record, this is nothing new. I have seen the police at this address repeatedly and each time the response is the same… sirens are blaring and cop cars are speeding in from all directions.
Now I realize that this probably doesn’t alarm too many of you because you don’t live down here. You might be one of the many lucky people that enjoy a good night sleep in a quiet neighborhood far from the activity of downtown Waukesha’s urban environment.
And I have been told plenty of times by plenty of people that if I don’t like this kind of activity, then I shouldn’t be living downtown.
But have you ever stopped to think… if five squad cars are responding to an event at this bar, then who is watching your neighborhood while you are sleeping?
What if something were to happen in your neck of the woods that required the attention of the police? What would their response time be if they are tied up at some downtown bar…again and again?
Please understand… I am not blaming the police; they are only doing their job. They respond to an activity based on the information they are given from the caller.
But what do you think is happening at this address that requires five squad cars to respond?
I have a feeling it’s nothing good.
And quite frankly, it may have turned out to be nothing last night. The scene was quiet 10 minutes later and the police were back on duty patrolling their respective routes.
I guess we just hope that nothing ever goes wrong anywhere else in the city while this bar has got the attention of our boys (and girls) in blue.
Seems to me like a lot to ask.