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Driver dies, officer hurt in crash involving West Allis squad car

March 26, 2014 9:19 p.m. | A West Allis police officer injured in a crash in which an 81-year-old man died Wednesday has been released from a hospital.

According to West Allis police, the officer's squad car was westbound on W. Lincoln Ave. about 4:20 p.m. when it collided with the man's vehicle at S. 80th St.

The officer and the man, the lone occupant of the other vehicle, were taken to a hospital, where the man died, police said.

The officer was driving to investigate an accident at S. 87th and Lincoln when the collision occurred, according to a police department news release.

The crash remained under investigation late Wednesday by the Wisconsin State Patrol and the Milwaukee County District Attorney's Office was also notified, police said.

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Armed man gives up to West Allis police

March 25, 2014 8:42 a.m. | The Milwaukee County District Attorney's Office is evaluating an incident involving a 47-year-old armed West Allis man who was involved in what was originally reported to police as a domestic dispute about 8 p.m. Saturday.

West Allis police were called to a residence in the 9400 block of Mitchell Street where the man was alone inside. Police surrounded the home and negotiations began, with the man ultimately leaving the home.

He received minor injuries as he was taken into custody and was taken to a local hospital, treated and released back into police custody.

No other injuries were reported.

2 Greenfield rental managers accused of first-month-free scam

March 25, 2014 7:46 a.m. | Two women who worked as managers of a Greenfield apartment complex are facing dozens of felony charges related to accusations they embezzled more than $100,000 in cash rent and other payments from tenants, a criminal complaint says.

Kim M. Pinnow-Johnson, 49, of Oshkosh and Kimberly L. Tokar, 32, of Greendale are each charged with 34 felonies related to forgery and theft.

Tokar is due in court for a preliminary hearing on Monday. Pinnow-Johnson was booked into Milwaukee County jail on Monday, and online court records did not immediately show when she was due in court.

The women ran the local rental office for Heritage Village Apartments and are accused of falsifying corporate documents and forging tenants' signatures to steal cash rental payments, according to the criminal complaint.

The scheme entailed the women demanding that tenants pay their first month of rent in cash, then forging the tenants' names on a document detailing a free first-month's rent and pocketing the cash, police said in court documents. The woman are accused of embezzling at least $114,877.74 from September 2011 through August 2012.

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