Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Police say a deputy trying to catch up with the suspect had to reach 100 mph in order to drive parallel to him as he drove on from Milwaukee toward Racine-Milwaukee county line.
- POLICE & FIRE
- Joe Petrie
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
A 21-year-old Brookfield man is accused of driving the wrong way down I-43/I-94 Saturday morning, leading Milwaukee County sheriff’s deputies on a chase to near the Racine County line to catch up with him. Joshua P. Klawikowski was charged in Milwaukee County Circuit Court Wednesday with one count of second-degree reckless endangerment of safety. If convicted, he faces up to five years in prison and $25,000 in fines. According to the criminal complaint: Early Saturday morning, the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Department began receiving numerous calls about a person driving south in the northbound lanes of I-43, just south of downtown. Officers used traffic cameras to find the car and saw it as it continued heading south the wrong way all the…
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Caledonia Police say man was driving his Corvette at about 90 mph when they caught up with him on North Green Bay Road, but he didn't agree with the officer's assessment.
To the cop, it sure looked like this guy was fleeing, but that's not what he told police when they caught up to him, according to the criminal complaint. Forrest L. Peters III, 30, of Racine, was charged in Racine County Circuit Court Monday with failing to obey a traffic signal, his second drunken driving offense, and two counts of felony bail jumping. If convicted, he faces up to 13 years imprisonment and $31,100 in fines. A Caledonia police officer was parked at St. Monica’s Assisted Living at 2:53 a.m. Sunday, when he saw a Corvette headed north on Green Bay Road, and watched as it tried to pass a car while going 90 mph in a 35 mph speed zone. The car, later determined to be driven by Peters, stopped at the stop sign at 3 Mile Road as…
Monday, September 17, 2012
A 44-year-old Franksville resident was seen speeding on I-94 in Oak Creek and eventually crashed his car following a high-speed chase.
A driver speeding on Interstate 94 in Oak Creek crashed his vehicle after a police pursuit Sunday night and was arrested for his fifth drunken-driving offense. According to a Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office news release: A Milwaukee County sheriff's deputy saw a vehicle pass him at a high rate of speed on I-94 near W. Rawson Avenue just before 11 p.m. The deputy activated his lights and siren, but the driver, later identified as 44-year-old Brent Fruth, failed to stop. Oak Creek police and the Racine County Sheriff's Department were advised of the pursuit. Fruth exited at Highway G traveling about 90 mph. Due to safety concerns, the deputy stopped his pursuit. However, Caledonia police soon found the vehicle after it crashed into a …
Monday, June 27, 2011
After stealing a car and gas, the chase ended in Caledonia.
UPDATE: The Lexus crashed into a parked car just behind Rogan's Shoes, according to Martin Pavilonis, public information officers for the Racine Police Department. No one was injured. Police are still investigating. Police have three people in custody after a high-speed chase in a stolen Lexus this morning that ended on Rapids Court and Green Bay Road, according to reports. The chase began in Racine after the men had stolen gas from a station on Douglas Avenue and Rapids Drive at about 7 a.m. The driver of the car had sped through several stop signs without stopping at about 90 miles per hour. The car had been involved in a car crash, but it was unclear when the crash had happened. Weaving in and out of traffic, the car also sped through a…
Monday, January 17, 2011
The fight originated in Milwaukee, but the victim had the wrong guy.
A case of mistaken identity and unwillingness to involve police resulted in several Milwaukee-area residents to receive citations and possible charges. According to a report by the Caledonia Police Department, a fight started in Milwaukee and the occupants of a Cadillac Escalade thought the occupants of a red Chevrolet Cavalier were involved and they driver of the Cadillac chased the Cavalier into Caledonia at 5:28 a.m. Saturday on Six Mile and Bobolink road. Richard Rager, a police officer with the Caledonia Police Department, saw a Cavalier failing to stop at a red stop light on 6 Mile Road at Douglas Avenue. A Cadillac was behind the Cavalier and traveled at speeds over 60 mph. The Cavalier turned right onto Elderberry Road, lost …