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4th OWI Charge for Man Enroute from the Falls to West Bend, Via Muskego

A 45-year-old Greendale man is accused of driving drunk through Muskego while he was on his way to West Bend because he was upset his wife was cheating on him.

Jose R. Rodriguez was charged in Waukesha County Circuit Court Monday with one count of fourth offense operating while intoxicated within a five year period, one count of failing to install an ignition interlock device and...

Jackson police beat

JACKSON - Jackson police were called to a home on Green Valley last Friday afternoon where an elderly woman reported strange noises coming from the furnace. An officer traced the noise to a bag of old smoke alarms in a cabinet near the furnace; the batteries had grown old and the smoke alarms were beeping.

Police beat

Jackson police were called to a home on Raymond Road after a neighbor reported hearing a noise in the basement. It was 9:40 p.m. and the woman was feeding the neighbor’s hamsters while the owners were on vacation. Washington County Deputies were called to assist and when officers challenged whomever was inside to come up, eight men and women, ages 16-18, came upstairs. Ultimately, it was determined that one of them had been given permission to enter the residence to retrieve his camera, but decided to host a party while there. Citations for trespassing, underage alcohol possession/consumption, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia were issued. Anyone under 18 was taken to the police station and turned over to their parents.

West Bend & Washington County police beat

- A 20-year-old West Bend man was arrested for shoplifting a Wii videogame controller from ShopKo, 1719 S. Main St. Police say the incident happened Wednesday at 4:40 p.m. While exiting the parking lot with the stolen goods the man tossed the items out his car window. Police managed to retrieve the goods and caught up with the man at the McDonald’s up the street. A search of his vehicle turned up drug paraphernalia and some narcotics for which he did not have a prescription. Police subsequently placed Josh Dobberphul in jail for possession of a prescription medication and drug paraphernalia. He was also cited for shoplifting.

Police beat - West Bend

-A 46-year-old West Bend man was treated at an area hospital for a gunshot wound to the hand. The incident occurred July 14 in the 2600 block of Upper Forest Lane. The hospital notified police. The man’s name is not being released. The incident is under investigation.

-A 28-year-old Jackson man was arrested for his third OWI offense. The man was found sitting in the parking lot at Walter’s Carpet Gallery in the 2400 block of S. Main St.

-The door knob was broken off the back door of Café Soeurette, 111 N. Main St.  The incident was reported July 14. Police were unable to confirm that anyone entered the business.

Security cameras considered at old West Bend train depot

WEST BEND - Administrators at the Ozaukee/Washington Land Trust are considering installing surveillance cameras in light of its building, 200 Wisconsin St., being tagged a couple weeks ago.

“We’ve been talking about it but we haven’t made any definitive decisions,” said OWLT executive director Shawn Graff.

The OWLT makes its home in the old train depot on the Eisenbahn State Trail.

Graff said a number of factors makes it prudent to go ahead with the cameras including the sculptures on the north end of the building, the adjacent parking lot and the addition of the Museum of Wisconsin Art.

Graff has not talked with the MWA’s Tom Lidke yet but said he’d like to work as a team so they aren’t duplicating efforts.

“This is going to take time; one of our committees will have to be consulted and it’ll have to fall within our budget,” he said.

Volunteers help following vandalism at depot in West Bend

WEST BEND - A handful of community members stepped up this week to help clean the graffiti at the refurbished train depot along the Eisenbahn State Trail. West Bend police were notified the building and surrounding walkway were tagged sometime over the weekend.

Local blogger and Daily News columnist Owen Robinson posted the story on his Boots and Sabers website and several people expressed interest in helping clean up the damage.

According to Shawn Graff, director of the Ozaukee/Washington Land Trust, the major damage had already been removed but anyone interested in future volunteer opportunities could call 262- 338-1796.