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Former D Mo's chef charged with stealing half brother's identity

March 21, 2014 8:39 a.m. | He was known as Ramon Antonio Mitre-Hernandez to law enforcement and “Chef Tony” to patrons at the former D Mo’s Italian Pasta & Chop House in The Clarke Hotel. Police now say that neither name was his.

Milwaukee resident Daniel Morales has been accused of using his half brother’s identity to commit crimes, collect unemployment checks and rack up debts.

Morales, 35, was charged Thursday, March 13, in Waukesha County Circuit Court with five counts of identity theft, for which he faces 30 years in prison and $50,000 in fines if convicted.

According to the criminal complaint, Ramon Mitre-Hernandez reported the alleged identity theft to City of Waukesha Police last September.

He told an officer in the complaint that he had been receiving notices from the IRS and the Department of Workforce Development about unpaid back taxes. The notices said his unemployment checks would be intercepted to pay the debts.

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Waukesha man sought on charges of child enticement

March 19, 2014 3:51 p.m. | A warrant has been issued for a 23-year-old Waukesha man accused of trying to coerce two teenage girls into having sex with him last year.

Derrick Jones was charged Friday, March 7, in Waukesha County Circuit Court with two counts of child enticement. His last know address is 352 Wisconsin Ave. #17.

According to the criminal complaint, Waukesha Police was contacted last November by one girl’s mother, who reported that her 14-year-old daughter had been receiving harassing text messages from a man who identified himself as “Chevelle.”

The daughter told a detective that the man, identified as Jones, had tried to coerce her into performing oral sex on him in a retail store bathroom over the summer, the complaint states.

The detective reviewed Facebook messages sent between the daughter and her friend, age 13. The friend told the detective in the complaint that Jones had also propositioned her during the summer.

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Town of Waukesha clerk-treasurer abruptly resigns after just one month

March 17, 2014 11:57 a.m. | For the second time in three months the Town of Waukesha is in search of a clerk-treasurer.

Clerk-treasurer Jeanne O’Brien's resignation Friday comes just one month after being hired by the Town Board.

She replaced former clerk-treasurer Jamie Salentine, who resigned at the end of 2013.

O'Brien informed the Town board members in an email on Friday afternoon that her resignation would be effective immediately. She did not give a specific reason for her departure.

"I would like to thank the Town Board for allowing me to serve the residents of the Town of Waukesha," she wrote in an email to the board at 4:01 p.m. Friday. "Please consider this my formal resignation."

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Waukesha West finishes second at state academic decathlon meet again as Wilmot wins title

March 17, 2014 11:19 a.m. | For 11 years, the Waukesha West Academic Decathlon team was state royalty.

No one could knock them off their perch as state champions.

But that has now changed.

New Berlin Eisenhower was the first when it took home the title last year, forcing West to settle for second place.

This year it was Wilmot Union's turn as it was crowned state champions at last week's state academic decathlon competition, which took place Thursday and Friday in Wisconsin Dells. 

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