News from around Wisconsin (9:06 p.m. 11/28/09)
Would-be robber arrives late to bank
WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — Maybe the bank robber needed the money to buy a watch.
It would seem he needed one after arriving six minutes after the Guardian Credit Union in Waukesha closed.
Police say a man wearing a ski mask entered the first set of doors at 5:36 p.m. Wednesday with a gun, apparently not realizing the bank was closed.
The second set of doors was locked and police were called but the man left before they arrived.
Waukesha Police Sgt. Jerry Habanek told The Freeman in Waukesha that police are reviewing security tapes and investigating. He said the robber could have planned poorly or possibly had another reason, like getting tied up in traffic.
Information from: The Freeman, http://www.freemanol.com
Pilot injured after Minnesota plane crash
LAKE ELMO, Minn. (AP) — A pilot is injured after a small plane crash at Lake Elmo airport near the Minnesota-Wisconsin border.
According to a Washington County sheriff’s department news release, the single-engine plane lost power during take off and crashed on some grass near the runway at about 11:45 a.m. Saturday.
The department said the aircraft had moderate damage but remained upright.
The pilot was the only one aboard and that person was taken to a local hospital for what appeared to be non-life threatening injuries.
Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Tony Molinaro said the FAA was investigating. He said the plane was home built in 2006 and it appears there was a possible gear collapse.
Wis. police report 4 shot in Madison duplex
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Four people, including two children, were wounded early Saturday at a duplex in what investigators described as domestic shootings.
Madison police said they didn’t know what prompted the shootings and were waiting Saturday afternoon to talk to the victims, who were still emerging from surgery.
“I have four injured people and we don’t have a straight story on what happened,” Sgt. Phil Moore said.
A 42-year-old woman, 38-year-old man, 7-year-old-boy and 8-year-old girl were taken to a local hospital with gunshot wounds, Moore said. They all lived together in the duplex, but Moore didn’t elaborate on their relationships or identify them by name.
One victim ran across the street and called police about 6:20 a.m. Saturday, Moore said. Police recovered all the weapons involved, including at least one firearm, he said.
He declined to provide other details, but said everyone involved in the shootings had been identified and there was no threat to the community.
The white, single-story duplex sits in a neighborhood of modest multi-unit apartments on Madison’s southwest side. Police cordoned off the home with crime scene tape and spent a crisp, sun-splashed morning gathering evidence as neighbors watched.
Milwaukee police arrest man for 2 homicides
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee police have arrested a 26-year-old man for two homicides.
In a news release, Milwaukee Police Spokeswoman Anne E. Schwartz said two masked suspects robbed a Burger King at about 5 p.m. Friday.
Officers Shawn Burger and William Feely attempted to talk to a 26-year-old who was running from the scene. After a brief foot chase, they caught him but he gave a fake name.
Schwartz said officers used a mobile fingerprinting device to discover the suspect’s real name and find out he was wanted in connection to two homicides. One was in 2004 and another last summer.
Police were still questioning the suspect and wouldn’t give out more specific information on the crimes.