Friday, November 9, 2012
Whitefish Bay police responded to a report of a burglary, a diamond theft from a local jeweler and smashed terracotta pumpkins.
Four burglaries have been reported to Whitefish Bay police in the past two months. An iPad and iTravel speakers were stolen in a burglary that occurred between 7 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 24, marking the fourth burglary in the past two months. Previously, burglars struck Cramer Street on Sept. 24; the 4800 block of Ardmore on Oct. 3; and again on the 4800 block of Ardmore Avenue sometime between Oct. 1 and Oct. 14. In the last Ardmore burglary, a Dell laptop was stolen. Another burglary was stopped in progress in the 6100 block of Lake Drive at about 9:30 p.m. Oct. 31. The homeowner confronted a suspect attempting to enter the rear patio doors of the house, and the man fled westbound on foot through the yards. Police were unable to locate…
Friday, October 28, 2011
Bluemel's and Stein's both donated pumpkins after hearing about vandalized fundraiser.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- Jeff Rumage
Friday, October 28, 2011
Two local garden centers have reached out to help United Methodist Church with its pumpkin fundraiser after 40 pumpkins were smashed last weekend. Stein's of Mequon donated 75 pumpkins and Bluemel's in Greenfield donated about 25 pumpkins to the church after hearing about the pumpkins that were smashed on Silver Spring Drive, blocking the road early Sunday morning. Pastor Wiley Gladney said residents in the community have also reached out to help after hearing about the $1,000 setback in its fundraiser. "People have come by to buy a pumpkin commenting that they saw the news report and wanted to support us," he said. The church is selling the pumpkins as a missions fundraiser through Monday.
Monday, October 24, 2011
Police also responded to two thefts from vehicles, a car vs. pedestrian accident and a Mequon man that had trouble calling a cab.
The Smashing Pumpkins played the Riverside Theater Thursday, but there was also a disheartening report of pumpkins smashed here in Whitefish Bay this past weekend. About 40 pumpkins were reportedly smashed outside of United Methodist Church Saturday night. The church is selling the pumpkins as a missions fundraiser through the end of the month. The smashed pumpkins blocked Silver Spring Drive in front of the church, and police responded at 5 a.m. Sunday to clear the roadway. The previous night, police stopped a 20-year old man chasing down a county bus at 10 p.m. with a pumpkin in tow. The man admitted to stealing the pumpkin from Winkie's, but the store manager told police he did not want to press charges. Car hits pedestrian Thefts from …