CRIME REPORT: Beyond Mequon’s Mean Streets


WARNING: Reading sordid tales of crime and delinquency in Mequon may lead some residents to hide behind locked doors and drawn shades. In order to gain perspective and keep emotions in check, we suggest reading beyond the crime reports of this fair city and into the dramatic tales of greed, vice and violence in nearby communities.


The American Legion is a non-profit, patriotic, war-time veterans organization devoted to mutual helpfulness. Yet thieving jackals targeted the American Legion Club, 6006 W. Mequon Road, forced open a door and stole more than $1,000 between the evening of February 15 and the following morning. They also forced open two video games, but without reward. These mongrels are still on the loose – if you catch their scent, please contact the Mequon police.

A 37-year-old man drove into Mequon with a revoked license and revoked registration and was pulled over at Port Washington and County Line roads on the afternoon of February 19. Police found fourteen syringes and other drug paraphernalia in his car. He was arrested for allegedly possessing marijuana and drug paraphernalia, the fore-mentioned driving offenses, and for being from West Allis.

A delightful 47-year-old man from Milwaukee, who was on probation and parole, was arrested for alleged possession of cocaine and drug paraphernalia in the 13100 block of N. Port Washington Road in the wee hours of February 20th. He had been arrested 25 times before, for a variety of offenses, in a variety of communities – because, well, you just got to spread your love around.


A 16-year-old boy, two 15-year-old boys and a 14-year-old boy, all from Port Washington, were ticketed at 7:15 p.m. Feb. 17 for illegal use of cigarette and tobacco products after being observed smoking cigars at Willie’s Wish, 119 E. Main St.

Egg terror continues to plague Ozaukee County! Four weeks ago, a Mequon man reported several instances of his car being egged overnight. Now, in nearby Port Washington, a 26-year-old man reported that eggs had been smashed on his vehicle on the night of February 20th in the 100 block of N. Franklin St. Police have no leads on the location of this terrorist egg cell.

A 25-year-old Thiensville man reported on February 16th that he was punched in the gut by a 33-year-old Thiensville man in the 100 block of Linden Lane. The suspect was held on a probation warrant and the DA, who cannot stomach this sort of violence, has requested battery charges be filed.