Associated Bank Robbery Suspects Arrested!

WAUKESHA – The Waukesha police Department announced earlier today on their Facebook page that the two suspects from the Associated Bank robbery in Waukesha last Friday have been arrested.

It is believed approximately $10,000 was taken in the robbery, which took place at 10:28 am on February 20th. Police reported that clothing and a facsimile weapon have been recovered as evidence in the crime.

Jason D. Barnhill (black shirt) 08/15/81 and Lance A. Keota (maroon shirt) 06/24/88 are being referred to the Waukesha County District Attorney’s Office for Robbery of Financial Institution.

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SHOUT OUT to the Waukesha PD for another great job in swiftly apprehending these violent offenders!

Robbery at Associated Bank on Sunset

Asociated Bank logoWAUKESHA, WI: Waukesha police are investigating a bank robbery at Associated Bank located at 100 E. Sunset Drive at the intersection of Sunset and East Avenue in Waukesha. The robbery occurred at 10:28 am.

UPDATE: 3:45PM

Police are searching for two men who robbed the Associated Bank at gunpoint Friday morning in Waukesha.

According to a news release from Capt. Ron Oremus of the Waukesha Police Department, two masked men entered the bank. One suspect displayed a handgun, jumped the counter and took an undisclosed amount of money.

Both then fled the bank and headed southbound on foot toward Big Bend Road.  Capt. Oremus said no shots were… Continue reading

New Ordinance Guidelines hindering Approval of 2015 Farmers’ Market Permit

Will new guideline conditions provoke event organizers to stop hosting events due to hardship and extra costs?

FM LOGO-optiThe buzz that there may not be a Market this year amongst Farmers’ Market vendors and Waukesha area residents is just a rumor, but that doesn’t mean it’s going to happen. Forgive me if I’m not very optimistic of a positive, long-term outcome for events in downtown Waukesha…

The conflict and controversy regarding the 2015 Farmers’ Market is nothing new. As of late it’s a lot more than just qualms from the same few serial-complainers from the west-end.

First, let’s clarify a couple of things regarding the rumors about vendor applications, and plans… Continue reading

Waukesha Officer Recognized for “Act of Kindness”

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Image courtesy of WISN 12 Milwaukee

WAUKESHA, WI | On January 3, 2015 Waukesha Police Officer Ryan Bukouras was called to the Target store for a report of an out-of-control 19-year-old woman. The woman was in one of the aisles at the store with a caregiver, but the caregiver was concerned because the woman had been lashing out lately and getting violent.

When Office Bukouras arrived at the scene and confronted the situation, he learned that the woman just wanted to buy a doll. Bukouras discovered that the woman has severe autism and did not understand that money was needed to buy the doll.

After speaking with the woman,… Continue reading

Schimel Heads to Madison as Wisconsin’s Top Cop

brad-schimelCourtesy of Waukesha Freeman 01/03/2015 ed

WAUKESHA — Brad Schimel noted there was only one real constant throughout his 25 years in the Waukesha County District Attorney’s office: change.

Schimel, who began as an intern in 1989 before becoming an assistant district attorney and, in 2006, the county’s district attorney, had his last day in office Friday before climbing the next wrung of the ladder on Monday, when he is sworn in as Wisconsin’s 44th attorney general.

“When I started here, there was no Internet,” he said, reflecting on his two-and-a-half decades inside the Waukesha County Courthouse. “No one in law enforcement ever confiscated child pornography. The Internet has just… Continue reading

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