Waukesha - A Waukesha man has been charged in a fatal three-car crash early Tuesday in the Town of Genesee.
Ernesto Lazo Villamil, 35, faces a count of driving with a revoked license, causing great bodily harm.
According to the criminal complaint:
Villamil was westbound on State Highway 59 near Hillside Road shortly before 6 a.m. when he slammed into a blue Pontiac being driven by Leonard Miller, who died from injuries suffered in the collision.
Villamil's Envoy SUV continued out of control and also slammed into an eastbound Lincoln Town Car.» Read Full Article
What was believed to be a video of a domestic violence incident in the City of Waukesha that had multiple cities and detectives investigate it, turned out to be consensual "rough sex" streamed live through a PlayStation 4 U-Stream.
The strange incident began when Capt. Ron Oremus of the Waukesha Police Department received a voice mail from a news station in Madison asking if it had been informed of a live streaming video where an adult male suspect was physically abusing an adult female for a significant period of time.
An Internet director at the news station told Oremus that the incident was streaming live through PlayStation 4 U-Stream Thursday morning. Through using the profile information from the PlayStation site and with research on other social media sites such as Facebook, the news station believed they knew who the suspect was.
The station sent Oremus an email with the information, which included a couple of YouTube links showing clips of the recorded video. Two additional emails were received later from individuals who had either seen or learned of this video depicting domestic violence, Oremus' incident report notes.
Detective Dave Carpenter, who specializes in digital forensics, received the information and contacted YouTube and Facebook to obtain more information and learned the identity of the possible victim.» Read Full Article
This is how you know you've officially become toxic as a politician:
Other politicians start rejecting or giving away your donations.
State Rep. Bill Kramer, who was ousted from his leaderhip post this week, gave $500 to Waukesha County District Attorney Brad Schimel -- a GOP candidate for attorney general -- in November. It's the only political donation Kramer made from his campaign account in the second half of last year.
A Schimel spokesman said Tuesday that he will not be keeping the cash from the Waukesha Republican.
"Schimel is donating the Kramer (money) to charity," said Schimel campaign aide Darrin Schmitz, who did not identify the nonprofit.» Read Full Article
A 17-year-old Waukesha boy was charged last week with allegedly selling a handgun to another teenager for $250 in cash.
Brandon Loll, 164 N. Moreland Boulevard, was charged on Thursday, Feb. 27 in Waukesha County Circuit Court with providing a dangerous weapon to a person under age 18 and possession of a dangerous weapon by a person under age 18.
According to the criminal complaint, Waukesha police officers were dispatched at 9 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, to a residence on Scott Avenue in Waukesha after receiving reports of a threat.
The police met with a 16-year-old boy, identified as S.R. in the complaint, who said he had found a note outside his bedroom window which read: “You’re going to die snitch n*****.”
It was revealed after further investigation that S.R. and another teen, identified as J.L, had been involved in several local burglaries, the complaint states.» Read Full Article
A 42-year-old Wauwatosa woman has been charged with stealing over $12,500 and dozens of recreational passes from the Waukesha office of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.
Crystal L. Steiner was charged on Thursday, March 27, in Waukesha County Circuit Court with felony business theft. She could face up to 10 years in prison and $25,000 in fines if convicted.
According to the criminal complaint, a detective with the Wisconsin State Capitol Police met with officials from the DNR on Sept. 7, 2012 to discuss an internal investigation into missing funds.
Susan Rice, a section chief for the department, told the detective in the complaint that Steiner was suspected of stealing money as well as trail passes, park stickers and park passes.
Steiner had been hired in January to work as a senior customer service representative at the DNR’s satellite center, 141 W. Bastow St., Waukesha, the complaint states. She handled sales and was responsible for making daily bank deposits and maintaining financial records for the office.» Read Full Article
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The St. Louis College of Pharmacy has contributed a $10,000 reward fund for anyone who provides information leading to the arrest or conviction of the person who shot and killed a pharmacy student from Waukesha.
The fund supplements a $1,000 reward fund created by CrimeStoppers in connection with the fatal shooting of Nicholas Kapusniak, 20, of Waukesha.
Kapusniak, a graduate of Catholic Memorial High School in Waukesha and a third-year student at the pharmacy school, was shot and killed early Saturday as he and his fellow fraternity brothers were at a backyard party.
Witnesses told police someone in a white sedan traveling along a nearby alley fired gunshots at the group. One of those shots struck Kapusniak, who was taken inside the home but died at the scene.
St. Louis police say the investigation into the shooting is continuing.» Read Full Article
In high school at Catholic Memorial in Waukesha and in pharmacy school in St. Louis, Nicholas Kapusniak was known as a happy-go-lucky young man who always wanted to help others.
Early Saturday at a party in the backyard of a home in St. Louis, Kapusniak, 20, was shot and killed in what appears to be a drive-by shooting.
Kapusiak was a student at the St. Louis College of Pharmacy. He was a 2011 graduate of Catholic Memorial High School.
According to the St. Louis police report, Kapusniak was standing with a group of friends at the back of a home at 12:55 a.m. Saturday when a person traveling in a white sedan fired gunshots from a nearby alley.
Kapusniak was shot in the upper left side of his torso and was carried into the home, where he was pronounced dead by emergency personnel.» Read Full Article
Retha N. Moore, a former nursing assistant who was banned by the state from working as a caregiver, was fired immediately when a co-worker at Pine View Living in Madison found her drunk while on-duty in 2012.
Of the three residents, ages 80, 84 and 95, in the facility at the time Moore was drinking, one was left on a toilet and another was in an awkward position in bed, the State Journal reports.
The man who was burned in a Waukesha house fire a couple weeks ago has died, Fire Marshal Brian Charlesworth said in a news release Thursday morning.
The release said that City of Waukesha Fire and Police departments were notified Wednesday by staff of the St. Mary's Burn Center in Milwaukee of Michael Coyle's death.
The Medical Examiner's Office will be conducting an examination to determine the cause of death, Charlesworth said.
Coyle, the Waukesha man who was charged with secretly recording two females undressing in the staff bathroom at the Swimtastic Swim School last October, had second-and third-degree burns over 90 percent of his body after a fire broke out Feb. 14 in an attached two-car garage in a single-family residence at 1007 Motor Ave.
He was listed in "grave condition" upon being transported to the burn center.» Read Full Article
The first of a three-phase reconstruction project in downtown Waukesha that will span more than four months begins on Monday.
Clinton Street from West Main Street to West Broadway will be closed through traffic, City of Waukesha Project Engineer Alex Damien said.
Both intersections will not be closed at the same time.
The proposed major changes for the Clinton Street Reconstruction Project include widening the streetscape area by 3.5 feet to 11.5 feet wide on both sides.
The streetscape area will be enhanced with decorative concrete pavers, the south bound direction on Clinton Street will be reduced from two lanes to one, new decorative LED street lights will be installed and trees will be removed and new ones planted with the use of a paver grate system.» Read Full Article
water use by local industries over the next 40 years is the primary reason Waukesha cannot reduce the volume of its Lake Michigan diversion request, city water utility officials said Thursday in a report delivered to the state Department of Natural Resources.Forecast increases in
Industrial customers currently make up 13% of annual demand so any change in water use by even a small number of them could have a major impact on the city's water needs, the report says.
Overall, industries are projected to boost water demand by 1.2 million gallons a day by 2050, according to the report by consultant AECOM.
So the city's request to divert up to an average of 10.1 million gallons a day from Lake Michigan by mid-century will not change, Waukesha Water Utility General Manager Dan Duchniak said Thursday.
The consultant's analysis was done in response to a Dec. 3 letter to Duchniak from DNR officials. In the letter, the department asked Waukesha to justify its projected water needs or revise volumes in the diversion request.» Read Full Article
After more than an hour discussion with neighbors and developers for the project, the Waukesha Plan Commission put the proposed Clearwater Apartments on hold Wednesday night.
The city's planning department recommended approval for the preliminary site and architectural plans for 71-residential units on 8.53 acres along Clearwater Lane at Stillwater Circle in the River's Crossing subdivision.
The proposal is for two 18-unit buildings, one 19-unit complex and four, four-unit townhouses, City of Waukesha Planner Doug Koehler said at the meeting.
He said the developers have been "very sensitive about how they laid out this site."
This includes adding a large storm water pond after the developers worked closely with the city's Water Utility Department.» Read Full Article
Either Rick Congdon, the former Waukesha County Circuit Court Judge, or Brian Running, a local attorney, will become the next city attorney.
The two advanced from Tuesday's three-person primary.
Attorney Christopher Wiesmueller finished third and was eliminated.
Congdon received 1,666 votes or 42 percent of the vote.
Running captured 1,374 votes (34 percent), while Wiesmueller had 944 votes (24 percent).» Read Full Article
finished second in the primary.For the second straight mayoral primary in Waukesha, the incumbent mayor
It happened again Tuesday when challenger Shawn Reilly, a downtown attorney, finished as the top vote-getter with 1,505 votes or 35 percent of the overall vote, beating out the incumbent.
Like Larry Nelson was four years ago, incumbent Mayor Jeff Scrima finished second in Tuesday's primary. Scrima, who still moves onto the general election, had 1,421 votes, 33 percent of the vote.
The 2014 general election between Reilly and Scrima is April 1.
Common Council President Terry Thieme finished third, but put forth a strong run, with 1,193 votes, 28 percent of the vote.» Read Full Article
Polls are open until 8 p.m. today for primary election voting in for local offices.
The primaries are held where the field for office needs to be narrowed to two candidates for the April 1 general election.
A featured race tonight is for mayor of Waukesha, where incumbent Jeff Scrima is fending off three challengers —attorney Shawn Reilly, Common Council President Terry Thieme and Michael Volpano, a part-time instructor of marketing at Waukesha County Technical College.
In other mayoral races:
■South Milwaukee: Mayor Tom Zepecki is asking voters to hire him for a fifth two-year term. His two challengers are Ald. Erik Brooks, a co-founder of the South Milwaukee farmers market, and James Leavens, a retired Wauwatosa firefighter.» Read Full Article