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Waukesha, Oak Creek working to put water deal back in motion

Nov. 09, 2012 1:02 p.m. | Waukesha - A proposed amendment to an agreement for Oak Creek to sell Lake Michigan water to the City of Waukesha will put the plan back on track after a one-month delay, Waukesha Water Utility General Manager Dan Duchniak said Friday.

The revision clarifies how Waukesha's future rate payments to Oak Creek will be determined, Duchniak said. The amendment is intended to reassure Oak Creek that it will be paid rates that reimburse it for full costs of the service.

The Oak Creek Water & Sewer Commission will review the proposal Tuesday.

Both the Oak Creek and Waukesha common councils are scheduled to adopt the amended agreement at separate meetings on Nov. 20. The Waukesha council discussed the amendment Thursday night in a closed-door session.

Rate payments unexpectedly became an obstacle to sealing the deal in early October when the Wisconsin Public Service Commission ruled Oak Creek could not bill Franklin for providing adequate volume and pressure for fighting fires as part of its wholesale charges to the community.

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Drunken driver arrested after nearly hitting squad car stopped for another OWI arrest

Nov. 07, 2012 12:00 p.m. | Officers responding to the scene of a drunken driving accident arrested a second drunken driver who attempted to drive around the scene during the early morning hours Sunday.

According to Oak Creek police:

A 29-year-old Oak Creek man was speeding when he plowed into the rear end of a vehicle driving at the posted speed limit in the 1500 block of West Puetz Road shortly before 1:30 a.m. Nov. 4.

Both vehicles left the roadway and were totaled in the accident, but no injuries were reported. The Oak Creek Fire Department was called to the scene due to a large amount of smoke coming from the engine compartment of one of the vehicles.

The 29-year-old man was arrested for drunken driving, second offense, and was cited for unreasonable and imprudent speed. His blood-alcohol content was 0.18.

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Anti-Semitic pamphlets being distributed around Oak Creek, South Milwaukee

Nov. 07, 2012 8:48 a.m. | Several residents called Oak Creek police in the past week after receiving an anti-Semitic pamphlet that also discussed the shooting at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin in August.

According to Oak Creek police, the South Milwaukee Police Department also received about six reports of matching literature being placed on porches in their city; however, they also have no information on who is distributing the pamphlets.

Police examined the pamphlet and stated it didn't contain any direct threats toward people or establishments.

If you have information about the organization or person/people distributing these pamphlets you can call the Oak Creek Police Department at (414) 762-8200. If residents receive one of these pamphlets they are advised to simply throw the literature away, police said.

Oak Creek teens accused of assaulting, robbing 17-year-old

Nov. 07, 2012 8:24 a.m. | Two 17-year-old Oak Creek boys were arrested Nov. 4 in connection with the Oct. 17 assault and robbery of a boy.

According to the Oak Creek police log:

The teens were arrested after a police investigation determined they were involved in the incident in which the victim, a 17-year-old Oak Creek boy, was struck and knocked to the ground by five or six teens while walking his dog in the 300 block of East Parkway Estates at 1:20 p.m. Oct. 17. While on the ground, one of the boys stole $20 out of the victim's pocket before the group ran into a wooded area.

The victim refused medical attention.

The two teens were taken into custody shortly after 3 p.m. Nov. 4. They are both facing possible charges of robbery and physical abuse of a child.

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Man escapes Oak Creek drug sting after trip to hospital

Nov. 06, 2012 5:46 p.m. | Police have issued an arrest warrant for an alleged drug dealer who escaped custody Oct. 31.

According to the Oak Creek police report:

A 26-year-old Milwaukee man sold six bags of crack cocaine to an undercover police officer while the two were sitting in a car in the parking lot at Milwaukee Area Technical College, 6665 S. Howell Ave., shortly before 8 a.m. Oct. 31.

When a detective came to the passenger-side door to make the arrest, the man struck him and ran off, with two officers in pursuit. The officers caught the man, but he resisted arrest and refused to put his hands behind his back.

Police used a Taser to gain control of the man after they saw him place a plastic bag into his mouth. The man was unable to swallow the bag and eventually spit it out. The bag contained 3.5 grams of powder cocaine, 14 grams of crack cocaine and 33 additional corner-cut bags.

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Driver who struck deputies' car now facing homicide charge

Nov. 05, 2012 5:20 p.m. | An 18-year-old St. Francis man who authorities say plowed into Waukesha County Sheriff's patrol car on a freeway last week now faces a homicide charge for the death of his own passenger.

According to the criminal complaint:

Ihor M. Sahan was speeding east on Interstate 94 about 2:40 a.m. Thursday when he slammed into the squad car that was parked in the turnaround area at Sunny Slope Road. Deputies Bryan Skaar and Patrick Sykes were running radar speed enforcement and noted Sahan's vehicle approaching at 74 mph right before it struck their car.

The injured deputies climbed out of their damaged car to see Sahan's vehicle on fire a short distance away. They pulled Sahan and his unconscious passenger from the burning vehicle.

The passenger, Ryan Petri, 17, had not been wearing a seat belt and suffered massive brain trauma. He was taken to Children's Hospital but never regained consciousness and died Saturday.

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