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Police Notes: April 15

April 15, 2013

Cellphone tips officer to driver's drug use

Menomonee Falls - A man who was pulled over for driving with suspended license plates was taken into custody for drugged driving after the officer was tipped off to the driver's condition by a drug-related Internet search on his passenger's cellphone on April 9.

According to the officer's report, he pulled over a 2001 Chrysler Sebring on Appleton and Cleveland avenues at 1:13 p.m. April 9 after he noticed the car had suspended license plates. While the officer was approaching the passenger side of the vehicle he observed the passenger, a 28-year-old woman, was searching "side effects of snorting heroin" on her cellphone. When the woman realized the officer was standing next to her door she quickly concealed the phone.

The officer also observed, in open view, a one-inch by one-inch section of aluminum foil near the gear shifter, which is a common way powdered heroin is packaged and sold.

Both the driver, a 26-year-old West Allis man, and the passenger, a 28-year-old Fond du Lac woman, displayed signs of recent drug use, including droopy eyelids, drowsiness and raspy speech, according to the report. A search of the vehicle also led to the discovery of several razor blades and two empty handgun casings.

The driver was arrested for drunken driving and was also taken into custody for having an open warrant with the East Troy Police Department for possession of a controlled substance. He was taken to the hospital for a legal blood draw, the results of which were unavailable.

The passenger was not cited.

Woman arrested for beating up her boyfriend's sister

Menomonee Falls - A 35-year-old Menomonee Falls woman was arrested by police after she became intoxicated, forced her way into her boyfriend's apartment and physically assaulted her boyfriend's sister during the evening hours of April 3.

According to the police report:

The victim, said the woman arrived at the apartment at about 11:15 p.m., started screaming at the victim and pushed her way through the door. The victim stated the suspect, her brother's 35-year-old girlfriend, was angry because she believed the victim was responsible for her boyfriend being arrested and eventually taken into protective custody earlier that day.

Once inside the apartment, the suspect pulled the victim's hair, then pushed her onto the kitchen floor and kicked her several times. When the victim was able to get up off the floor the suspect struck her in the head with a closed fist about seven times, breaking the victim's prescription eyeglasses.

The suspect continued to scream and yell profanities at the woman, calling her a "prostitute" and other vulgar names, and didn't leave the apartment until the victim returned to her kitchen and armed herself with a knife.

In addition to the victim's $550 prescription glasses, the suspect also shattered a glass coffee pot and flipped over a table. The suspect also left her car keys at the victim's apartment.

The victim sustained multiple injuries during the assault but refused medical assistance.

Police eventually located the suspect walking at the intersection of Appleton and Menomonee avenues at 1:59 a.m. April 4, with an open can of beer in her hand.

The woman was taken into custody after she became confrontational with police during questioning and began shouting obscenities at officers. She continued to scream vulgarities at officers while being transported to the police department and remained hostile at the police station, demonstrating "pre-attack postures" while in the booking room.

She was arrested on three state charges of battery, criminal damage to property and disorderly conduct and was transported to Waukesha County Jail. She was also issued a municipal citation for possessing open intoxicants in public.

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