Menomonee Falls police were called to a nursing home March 5 after one male resident allegedly pulled another from bed and attacked him using the victim's walker.
According to the police report:
Menomonee Falls police and fire department responded to an emergency service call at Northfield Manor, W128 N6900 Northfield Drive, at 7:15 p.m.
Paramedics treated and took an 82-year-old man to the hospital for treatment of cuts to his head following an altercation with another elderly male resident.
An investigation revealed that the elderly male resident went into the victim’s room unannounced, pulled him out of bed and onto the floor, then used the victim’s manual walker to strike him several times about the head and body.» Read Full Article
Why not us? Why not tonight?
Like many Germantown opponents have been thinking the last two seasons, Friday night in Whitefish Bay, the home Blue Dukes inquired once again if they could be the ones to end the Germantown winning streak. After all, the Blue Dukes are certainly familiar with the Warhawks, having accounted for several notches in the 58-game run prior to this latest battle, and Whitefish Bay hung with a tough Milwaukee King squad just last week.
Unfortunately for the Blue Dukes, the answers given by Germantown were familiar ones as senior guard Lamonte' Bearden led the Warhawks past Whitefish Bay, 80-72. Bearden, a University of Buffalo recruit, scored 29 and was the catalyst in a first-quarter run that cemented Germantown's 59th consecutive win. Brother Brian Bearden isn't too shabby either, helping out with 22 points of his own.
Whitefish Bay held an early 3-point lead before Germantown scored 16 unanswered, including two dunks (on four attempts). Lamonte' Bearden seemed to flip a switch during the run, becoming instantly more assertive and marking 15 tallies in the first quarter alone, giving Germantown a 27-17 lead. The multiple dunk attempts weren't exactly what Germantown coach Steve Showalter wants all the time, but he recognized the fact the plays sparked an important run.
"If we could stuff the ball better, it wouldn't be so bad, but we do want to make runs, and it did help," Showalter said. "Sometimes one or two runs in a game like this are enough, and we needed them to be able to hold these guys off.» Read Full Article
Greendale — A 75-year-old West Allis man was arrested for having a replica grenade in his vehicle at Southridge Mall today.
According to a statement from the Greendale Police Department:
A mall security officer noticed the grenade while placing a parking warning on the vehicle and called the Greendale Police Department. Police evacuated and blocked off the area as the Milwaukee County Explosive Ordnance Disposal Unit conducted an investigation, which determined the grenade to be a replica.
The man will be referred to the Milwaukee County District Attorney's Office for charging.
Key players determining the future of Blackstone Creek Golf Course are holding a public information meeting from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Germantown Village Hall so residents can see conceptual ideas for a new park and mixed-use development in the center of the village.
The Germantown Village Board plans to purchase approximately 153-acres of the golf course to both spur a $30 million development and build a public park. No sale has been finalized, though the Village Board in early November directed legal counsel to develop a purchase agreement and set a 45-day due diligence period to comb through it. That period ends Dec. 18. The Village Board will vote on the agreement Dec. 16, said Village President Dean Wolter. However, before any decision is made, key stakeholders wanted to share preliminary development plans with residents and gauge public opinion on the proposal.
The village wants to buy the property from Frank Romano and Troy Schmidt, who have offered to sell the land at $5,350 per acre.
The village would turn the land into a public park. If that occurs, Schmidt said the plan is to redevelop the remaining 40-acre parcel along Mequon Road and to the north of Mequon Road with a projected $30 million mixed-use development of retail spaces and single and multifamily housing. Schmidt, as well as developer Matt Neumann with Neumann Cos., will be at the information meeting to show residents a conceptual master plan for that area of the village. Neumann Cos., recently developed nearby land known as the Glen at Blackstone Creek.
Director of Parks and Recreation Joe Casperson will show park designs at the meeting and gather input on amenities the public would like to have there. The project is long-term. It could take between five to 10 years to complete, Wolter said.» Read Full Article
Greendale quarterback Josh Ringelberg is quick to credit his teammates, but there was no doubt of the offensive impact the dual-threat junior had this season.
Ringelberg has been voted the NOW All-Suburban Football Player of the Year after throwing for 41 touchdowns and running for 10. He led the Panthers to the Division 3 state finals, where he threw for a record 270 yards, including a record 97-yard toss to Nate Miller.
Ringelberg is joined on the team by Homestead's Dave Keel, the NOW All-Suburban Football Coach of the Year. Keel, a perennial contender for the award, garnered it for the first time after leading the Highlanders to an 11-1 mark despite losing the bulk of his 2012 state title team to graduation.
Whitefish Bay wrestling coach Dale Loebel estimates that there were four or five times senior 182-pound wrestler Ed Dixon could have quit in his match with Germantown senior Hunter Valenta Thursday night.
With Bay nursing a 25-18 lead in the team score, Dixon had fallen behind by 8-1, 13-4 and 15-8 margins, but in a match that featured several wild swings of momentum, Dixon caught Valenta and pinned at 4:29 in the third period.
Teammate Steve Meyer then followed that with a pin of his own in 1:55 at 195 and that was enough of a margin for the Blue Dukes to pull off a 41-33 victory in the opening North Shore Conference dual meet of the season.
"He decided to come off his back and that was the difference," said Loebel of Dixon. "...I knew that this would be a competitive dual. We did well in spots and breaks that could have gone against us went our way tonight."
A big difference in the match, was that Loebel has an upperclassmen-and-upper weights dominated line-up this season. Of the 21 athletes he as out this winter, he has 11 juniors. He had to replace state-tourney participants like Max Carlin, Joey Davey and Rashadeem Gray, a total of over 400 career wins, but was encouraged by the start.» Read Full Article
Menomonee Falls — Police are looking for a man suspected of robbing the Menomonee Falls Tri-City Bank at gunpoint Wednesday morning.
According to a MFPD news release:
The man is described as black with a light complexion, 25 to 35 years old, 5'8"-5'10" tall, with a medium build.
He was wearing a black jacket with dark blue denim jeans and black and white athletic shoes. The man brandished a semi-automatic handgun and demanded cash from bank employees.
He ran away from the bank going south with an unknown amount of cash. A dye-pack device included with the cash may have exploded, staining his clothes with red ink.» Read Full Article
Menomonee Falls police are searching for the man who robbed Tri-City Bank at gunpoint Wednesday morning.
The man walked into the bank at N96-W18221 County Line Road at 10:24 a.m. with a gun in his hand and demanded cash, according to a news release. He fled on foot with an undetermined amount of cash.
Police said the man might have been exposed to an exploding red dye pack, so he may have red dye on his skin or clothing.
The suspect is described as a black man with light complexion between the ages of 25 and 35, with medium build. He is between 5 feet 8 inches and 5-10 and was wearing a black jacket with dark blue jeans and black and white athletic shoes.
Detectives from the Menomonee Falls Police Department and the FBI continue to investigate. Anyone with information about the suspect is asked to call Lt. Kevin Von Bank at (262) 532-8700.
Germantown police are investigating a slew of break-ins that occurred Sunday night and early Monday morning.
The break-ins and attempted break-ins occurred on Vienna Court, Sylvan Circle and in a parking lot on Knight Drive. A village resident called police Monday, reporting that three subjects were attempting to gain entry into vehicles that parked in a lot on Knight Drive. The suspects were wearing hooded sweatshirts and fled in a silver vehicle southbound on Squire Drive after police were called to the scene. Police have been unable to locate the vehicle, Germantown Police Chief Peter Hoell said.
A resident reported stereo equipment was taken from his vehicle that was parked in an underground, secure parking garage on Vienna Court sometime overnight. Another resident also reported that his vehicle parked on Vienna Court was broken into in the evening hours of Dec. 1. That resident's subwoofer was taken from his trunk, Hoell said.
A fourth report filed says a resident's vehicle was broken into on Sylvan Court sometime overnight Dec. 1 into Dec. 2. A stereo and subwoofers were taken.
Any suspicious activity should be reported to police immediately. Hoell said residents should make sure their doors are locked and valuables are removed from the vehicles.
No injuries were reported and the cause of the blaze at the home, located southwest of Silver Spring Drive and Pilgrim Road, remains under investigation.
A company that makes precision metal components plans to expand its Menomonee Falls facility.
Ultra Tool & Manufacturing, Inc., located at W169N5954 Ridgewood Drive, plans to build a 20,000 square-foot addition to its existing 43,000 square-foot facility, according to information filed with the Village of Menomonee Falls.
Ultra wants the village to issue industrial revenue bonds to help finance the $5 million project, which would create 10 full-time jobs.
The village would not be a lender or guarantor of the bond debt. The bonds, if issued in the village's name, would be tax exempt. That would allow Ultra to pay a lower interest rate to the investors that buy the bonds.
The Village Board is to review the proposal at its Monday night meeting.
His coaching opponent, Sheboygan North legend Tom Desotell, has many hundreds of wins to his credit in his long and successful career.
Menomonee Falls' Ben Farley just earned win number one Friday, as his deep and energetic Indians used a 27-6 second quarter outburst to take control and claim a 73-62 victory in their home opener over Desotell's Raiders.
"It feels great," said Farley, whose team lost a road decision to Plymouth in its opener on Tuesday. "I'm so happy for the seniors on this team. I'm happy for all 15 guys on the team who are working their butts off. A lot of guys are getting a lot of minutes sacrificing for the betterment for the team."
Farley, who used 13 players in earning the victory, was most pleased as the Indians rallied from a 17-9 first quarter deficit. Falls won the opening tip and went 49 seconds without taking a shot before eventually turning the ball over.
The Indians would hit only three of 18 shots in that first stanza, but that would change.» Read Full Article
a now-abandoned project to develop a new corporate headquarters.Kohl's Corp. will repay the $2 million advanced by the Village of Menomonee Falls to help the company finance
Village Board President Randy Newman and Village Manager Mark Fitzgerald said they had spoken with Kohl's executives Wednesday morningand been assured the money will be returned. A Kohl's spokeswoman confirmed that.
The repayment is expected to occur in the first half of next year, Fitzgerald said.
The development agreement between the village and Kohl's clearly calls for return of the money if the project doesn't go forward, Fitzgerald said.
He said the question of repayment "was never really an issue."» Read Full Article
Roundy's is now accepting applications for its newest Pick 'n Save location in Menomonee Falls.
The new Pick 'n Save store, opening January 2014 at N95 W18351 County Line Road, is looking to hire approximately 125 employees. Both full and part-time positions are available in all departments. Applicants with food service, culinary arts or restaurant experience are especially encouraged to apply for department managerial positions.
Interested candidates are encouraged to apply online at picknsave.com. Interviews will begin on Dec. 2.
Work is under way at the former Quilted Bear in Germantown, a popular wedding venue and restaurant for decades, as it becomes Florian Park.
The property at N111-W18611 Mequon Road, which closed a year ago, recently was sold to Project Design Management for $600,000. PDM also owns the neighboring Country Inn & Suites, and a frontage road will be built between the two venues to make travel easier between the two for guests of weddings, class reunions, corporate meetings and other events, said Ryan Rahl, director of operations.
The restaurant that served the public won't reopen, Rahl said; instead, it will become the smaller of two banquet venues, seating around 90. The larger hall will accommodate 425.
Florian Park would be open to the public for holiday buffets, however.
"We want to cater to premier, upscale events," Rahl said. Some changes will capitalize on the views of the 17-acre property, such as extending the outdoor deck and constructing pergolas.» Read Full Article
Kohl's Corp. has dropped plans to build new headquarters in the Menomonee Falls Woodland Prime office park leaving village officials with a large piece of prime real estate they plan to develop going forward.
Kohl's announced Thursday that is has completed plans to buy a 300,000 square-foot building on Ridgewood Drive in the Silver Spring Corporate Park, where the company's current headquarters are located. The building is across the street from the main Kohl's building and next to the company's 24,000-square-foot wellness center. Kohl's also has agreed to buy the 28,000-square-foot former ProHealth medical building at W165 N5595 Creekwood Crossing, across from the Silver Spring Corporate Park. The company is opting to purchase these two buildings to accommodate its growth, instead of going forward with construction of a $250 million corporate campus that was planned at Woodland Prime.
Though plans fell through at the village's office park, officials are looking at it as an opportunity to bring further development to Menomonee Falls, in addition to keeping Kohl's in the village.
"(Kohl's is) planting their flag squarely in Menomonee Falls," Village Manager Mark Fitzgerald said. "They still will be able to grow and expand and that's what our original goal was. That's going to happen."
The village and Kohl's in 2012 reached an agreement that put the village in ownership of 108 acres at Woodland Prime, plus a building located at W127 N7564 Flint Drive. Under the agreement, the land and building in the village's tax incremental finance district No. 10 were going to be transferred to Kohl's in exchange for the company's distribution center located on Woodale Drive. The village now owns the building at Woodale and is leasing it to Kohl's. The village will eventually turn the building into a public works facility, which was the initial intent when it was first acquired, Fitzgerald said.» Read Full Article