Milwaukee restaurateur Brian Zarletti is planning a restaurant in Mequon, in part of what was the Laacke & Joys sporting goods store in East Town Square, 1505 W. Mequon Road.
He would say only that it will be Italian-themed, adding that planning is in the early stages and nothing is final.
Mequon’s Plan Commission this week gave its approval to plans for the restaurant, allowing outdoor seating until 11 p.m.
Brown Deer — Ronnie Johnson, a 46-year-old Brown Deer resident, has been charged with 14 sex offenses, including four counts of sexual assault of a child younger than 13, repeated sexual assault of a child, indecent exposure and child enticement.
Brown Deer police arrested Johnson at his 63rd Street home Friday while executing a search warrant resulting from an investigation of numerous child sex assault charges, according to a police department news release.
Johnson is suspected of finding his victims while principal of the Young Leaders Academy, a Milwaukee Charter School, according to the release. Johnson was recently an administrator at Universal Companies, a Pennsylvania-based charter school management company.
Universal Companies said in a statement Monday that Johnson had been fired.
Anyone with additional information regarding Johnson is asked to contact the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at (800) THE-LOST (800-843-5678) or online at cybertipline.com.» Read Full Article
Mequon police who responded to reports of an "unusual looking cat" in the 11000 block of North Kensington Drive last week discovered the creature was actually a serval, classified as an exotic animal, purchased in Kentucky.
According to the police report:
The serval, about 2 feet tall and looking somewhat like a cheetah, was owned by residents of the 10600 block of North Wauwatosa Road.
Those residents, a 42-year-old man and a 57-year-old woman, had both been cited for animal at large in the last few weeks after neighbors reported seeing the animal running around and being concerned for the safety of children and pets.
The serval was later found dead after being hit by a truck July 25.» Read Full Article
Mequon — A recent city-wide survey found that residents generally support residential development and oppose big-name retailers like Target, Home Depot and Kohl's coming into the city.
Almost 4,000 residents filled out surveys since mid-April, a 45 percent response rate among almost 8,700 Mequon households — an exceptional turnout, said survey facilitators from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Center for Urban Initiatives and Research. UWM researchers presented the findings of the survey to the Common Council last week.
In the wake of recent elections centering around the crucial question of if and how much development should occur in the city, the Common Council commissioned the survey to both poll residents and guide upcoming decisions when it comes to development issues throughout the city.
"It gives us a reference," Mayor Dan Abendroth said. "We agreed that as we proceed with the development initiatives, that we would use the results of the survey as one of the tools as we go forward."
Residential development favored» Read Full Article
Thiensville — Minnesota-based developer MSP Real Estate is pitching a 60-unit luxury apartment complex at the former M&I Bank site at Green Bay Road and Riverview Drive.
The developer held an informal informational hearing July 24, and will bring plans before a joint meeting of the Historical Preservation Committee, Plan Commission and Village Board Aug. 6 for the first round of consideration by village officials.
In an email, Village President Van Mobley said village officials will "shoot to give (MSP) a yes or no on the plan they presented, or mutually agree on some modified plan, by the time construction season will begin in earnest in 2014."
In order to accommodate MSP's plan, the village would have to rezone the property, which is currently zoned commercial.
MSP has completed a number of projects in the Milwakee area in recent years, including an assisted living facility in Elm Grove and the controversial lower-income housing which, when contested by New Berlin city officials, landed the city in court over an alleged violation of federal fair housing laws. The 2011 lawsuit between New Berlin, MSP, and the federal Department of Justice eventually compelled New Berlin to allow the construction of 102 affordable units.» Read Full Article
Craigslist deal gone bad after the man fled from officers while trying to sell a Porsche Cayenne he allegedly stole from a Greenfield auto dealer.Mequon police arrested a 24-year-old Milwaukee man in a
According to the Mequon police report:
The Milwaukee man was arrested about 2 p.m. July 22 in the 11500 block of North Port Washington Road and charged with driving a motor vehicle without the owner’s consent, driving without a valid license, unauthorized registration, five counts of recklessly endangering safety, possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, bail jumping and a warrant.
The man, out on bail for theft, had taken a 2006 Porsche Cayenne, valued at more than $22,000, from a Greenfield auto dealer and advertised it for sale on Craigslist for $3,500.
The ad was answered and a meeting was set up to purchase it in Mequon. The suspect arrived in the Porsche and when he saw a police drove into and accelerated through a car wash damaging equipment and then hit a squad car.» Read Full Article
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