Monday, August 26th, 2019

We’re a big enough city, close enough to other population centers, that we don’t have to hire family members of the chief for the police department.

Tonight at least a dozen Waukesha police squads responded to calls from the Epic Student Ministries on Grand Avenue. A source close to the situation told me that two squads responded to one call that was quickly resolved, and then two teenage girls got into a fight causing the major police presence in the area. […]

At Monday night’s Ordinance and License Committee meeting, city of Waukesha Police Chief Russell Jack offered all sorts of opinions on providing street closing permits to Friday Night Live. Unfortunately, none of the opinions had anything to do with his job as police chief. Jack told the committee that if they created a fee structure […]

From the Waukesha Freeman police blotter: MONDAY 12:08 p.m. — A woman in the 100 block of West Broadway called 911 twice asking for a ride to Milwaukee. She’s got it all wrong. First you get a ride to Milwaukee AND THEN you call 911. Print this entry

The other night the police were out in force in our area, just a couple of blocks from our home. Squads everywhere, as well as a fire engine and an ambulance. I checked with Alderman Chris Hernandez to see what he knew: WPD responded to a call for a wanted subject on 11/9. The reason […]

Last night Eddie Callaway shot and killed a woman in Waukesha who had a restraining order against him. Here are photos of Callaway (courtesy Waukesha Freeman): Here is the press briefing by Chief Jack of the Waukesha Police Department (also courtesy of the Waukesha Freeman): Print this entry

Publication: Waukesha Freeman (Conley); Date: Apr 19, 2012; Section: Opinion; Page: 6A The show will go on Council right to wait 30 days (James Wigderson is a blogger publishing at and a Waukesha resident. His column runs Thursdays in The Freeman.) Tuesday was the day for delay in Waukesha. The morning commute started with […]

Is WISN’s Mark Belling right? Should the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel just hire me? {Waukesha County Executive Dan} Vrakas also lambasted Scrima for a Jan. 11 email to Jack made public recently by Waukesha blogger James Wigderson. It says in part, under a subject line called “solidarity”: “You also have my full support on your recommendation […]

Wigderson and his critics, the police squad edition: I don’t often brag too much about the columns I’ve written,  but this last one for the Waukesha Freeman concerning the possible switch by the city of Waukesha to using the county’s emergency call center was pretty good. It’s already caused some interesting reactions. The Waukesha Freeman, […]

Publication:Waukesha Freeman (Conley); Date:Apr 12, 2012; Section:Opinion; Page Number:6A Police chief organizing opposition to consolidation Police inviting crowd to next Common Council meeting Should the city of Waukesha consolidate its 911 dispatch operations with Waukesha County’s? The city of Waukesha’s Common Council has been looking into that very question as part of a larger examination […]