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HISTORY

 

1958

Mequon's population was 6,846.  The Mequon Police Department was organized in June of 1958 with Robert L. Milke selected as the first police chief.  By September, the department consisted of one police chief, one officer, and one squad. A speed watch was purchased to aid in spot enforcement and overall check on the excessive speeding in various parts of the city.  By December, the department moved into the newly-remodeled area of City Hall's basement, where the Fire Department had formerly been housed.  Service was not provided 24 hours-per-day, and the phone was answered by the chief or the one other officer.  The Police Reserves consisted of 24 volunteers.

 

In these first six months of existence, the following statistics were compiled:

Squad patrol….20,128 miles (1,792 gallons of gas and 21quarts of oil)

Traffic arrests/warnings included speeding, reckless driving, illegal parking OWI, hit-and-run, etc.

Arrests……..213

Warnings…..317

Non-traffic arrests/warnings included lewd and lascivious behavior,possession of lewd matter, carrying concealed weapon, auto theft, runaway juveniles, theft, forgery, public drunkenness, disorderly conduct, burglary,beer and minors in auto, violation of probation/parole, trespassing, vandalism,etc.

Arrests……..64

Warnings…..95


INVESTIGATIONS                                                 SERVICES                                                   

Aggravated battery…………….....2                          Assist other police depts….…………..……53

Arson………………………….….1                         Lost property recovered……………….$1,450

Auto accident.…………………..41                          Persons assisted……………………..……986

Auto theft…………………….......2                          Phone calls received……………..……...1,033

Burglaries (12)………………$3,326                         Picture assignments………………………...21

Complaints……………………..392                         Radio calls………………………………..545

Criminal damage to property…....13                           Report to street dept./light dept./City Hall...   22

Fires……………………………..24                        Stolen autos recovered……………………...2

Forgeries (2) ……………….$1,100                         Stolen property recovered……   …..…$7,786

Indecent exposure………………..4                          Total court time……………………..….53hrs.

Lost/missing person……………...3                           Total damage to property…………..….$1,919

Narcotics…………………………1

Personal injury…………………...3

Reckless use of weapon………...10

Suicide…………………………...1

Suspicious persons………….…..40

Thefts (19)………………….$9,883

 

 

1968

Mequon's population is estimated at 12,150.  Police personnel:  17 sworn officers (1 Chief, 3 Sergeants, 2 Detectives, 11 Patrol Officers) and 1 Administrative Secretary.  Thomas E. Buntrock had been selected as chief of police.  Squad patrol…..344,071 miles. 

 

NONCRIMINAL ACTIVITY                                CRIMINAL ACTIVITY                            

Complaints…………………………….2,087            Complaints………………………………239

Arrests, adult……………………..……1,388            Arrests, adult…………………………..…37

Arrests, juvenile………………………….295            Arrests, juvenile…………………….…...109

Evade police………………………………..7            Autothefts (9)………………… …….$8,800

Junked vehicles…………………………....47            Burglaries (50)…………………   ...$16,645

Juvenile referrals (not to court)………….488              Contribute to delinquency/child………  .…10

Minors poss/drinking intoxicants………....27               Crimes reported.…………………….….239

Parking violations…..…………………....236             Criminal damage to property (24).. ….$3,492

Speed violations…………………………412             Forgeries (6)………………………   ...$758

Suspicious person interrogations………...451              Moonshining…………………………..…...1

Traffic accidents………………………....166             Poss/sale/use of marijuana…………….…...6

(74 drunk-driver, 3 fatalities, 144 injured)                     Received stolen property(3)……… …$6,000

Traffic accidents at intersections……….....65              Thefts (81)……………………….....$15,851

Traffic accidents, total…………...............322             Worthless checks (1)…………..……   ...$60

Truancy…………………………................19

 

 

1978

Mequon's population is estimated at 16,193.  Police personnel:  32 sworn officers (1 Chief, 3 Lieutenants, 3 Sergeants, 4 Detectives, 21 Patrol Officers), 7 Dispatchers (2 part-time), and 1 Administrative Secretary.  Thomas E.Buntrock continued as chief of police.  Squad patrol…..457,850 miles.  Juvenile referrals or arrests increased in three areas: drugs, alcohol, and traffic.

 

NONCRIMINAL ACTIVITY                                CRIMINAL ACTIVITY                            

Complaints…………………………….4,424           Complaints………………………………590

Alarms, burglary/robbery…………….…..213           Arrests, adult……………………………141

Assist other dept……………………..…..460           Arrests, juvenile…………………………121

City ordinance arrests, adult……………..124            Arson (5)………………………   …$10,150

City ordinance arrests, juvenile………...….10            Assault/battery…………………………....12

Junked vehicles…………………………....53           Bomb threats………………………   …….2

Juvenile referrals (not to court)………….905             Burglaries (86)……………………...$63,617

Lockouts………………………………....110         Criminal damage to property (50)…   .$13,870

Noise………………………………….…...88         Disorderly conduct..…………………… ...11

Parking violations………………………..193            Forgeries (5)…………………………  $150

Speeding………………………………....806          Murder,1st degree……………………..…..2

Suspicious person, car…………………...793            Poss/sale controlled drugs……………......78

Traffic accidents…………........................639            Received stolen property (3)…….…...$6,000

  (129 drunk driver, 2 fatalities, 212 injured)                Thefts (240)………………………   $53,435

Traffic arrests, adult…………………....2,077           Worthless checks (16)…………..……...$667

Traffic arrests, juvenile………………......237

Vandalism……………………………….257

 

 

1988

Mequon's population is estimated at 18,885.  Police personnel:  35 sworn officers (1 Chief, 1 Captain, 3 Lieutenants, 6 Sergeants, 3 Detectives, 21 Patrol Officers), 9 Dispatchers (2 part-time), 2 Clerks (part-time) and one Administrative Secretary.  Patrick L. Call had been selected as chief of police.  Squad patrol…514,766 miles(41,798 gallons).  Officer training hours were 4,700 hours.  Additional activities included Boat Patrol, Neighborhood Watch, School Liaison, Operation Identification, Bike Safety Program, and Police Reserves (30 volunteers).

 

NONCRIMINAL ACTIVITY                                            CRIMINAL ACTIVITY                

Complaints…………………………….2,590                      Complaints…………………………..…397

City ordinance arrests, adult………….......53                        Assault/battery………………………......12

City ordinance arrests, juvenile…………...32                        Bomb threats……………………….….…3

Junked vehicles……………………….......23                       Burglaries(40)…………………… .$57,754

Juvenile referrals (not to court)………….365                        Criminal damage to property (19).… .$5,392

Noise……………………………………….2                      Disorderly conduct..……………….……..8

Parking violations………………….………35                      Forgeries (2)………………………   ..$659

Speeding………………………………....483                      Poss/sale controlled drugs………….…....15

Traffic accidents…………........................558                       Thefts(190)……………………   .$154,380

  (40 drunk driver, 5 fatalities,173 injured)                               Worthless checks (45)…………….$13,795

Traffic arrests, adult……………………1,595

Traffic arrests, juvenile……………..........147

Traffic warning cites…………………….999

Vandalism………………………………...49

Water ban violation………………….........54

 

 

1998

Mequon's population is estimated at 20,743.  Police personnel:  39 sworn officers (1 Chief, 2 Captains, 6 Sergeants, 2 Detectives, 27 Patrol Officers), Dispatchers (8 full-time, 2 part-time), 2 Clerks (2 part-time), and 1 secretary (full-time). Doyle Barker had been sworn in as chief of police in 1995.  Other services included Citizens' Police Academy (began this year, 19 students), Water Safety Patrol, Bike Patrol Unit (began in 1996). 

 

NONCRIMINAL ACTIVITY                                            CRIMINAL ACTIVITY                

Complaints……………………………12,857                       Arrests,adult………………………….375

False burglary alarms………………….1,096                        Arrests, juvenile……………………….111

 

UNIFORM CRIME REPORT

 

Arson

1

Assault

2

Burglary

24

Carry of concealed weapons

9

Controlled substance violations

52

Criminal damage to property

16

Criminal disorderly conduct

20

Criminal homicide

0

Domestic violence matters

28

Driving while intoxicated

78

Forcible rape

0

Frauds & forgeries

11

Issuance of worthless checks

23

Larceny -Theft

194

Motor vehicle accidents

656

Motor vehicle theft

1

Rescue & ambulance calls

468

Residential & business alarm

1,096

Robbery

2

Sexual assault

10

Simple assaults

26

Value of property stolen

$227,021

Weapons and/or hunting violations

8

All other calls for service

8,984

 

2008

Mequon's population was 23,670.  Police personnel:  38 sworn officers (1 Chief, 2 Captains, 9 Sergeants, 2 Detectives, 24 Patrol Officers), 10 Dispatchers (8 full-time, 2 part-time), 2 Clerks (2 part-time), and 1 Executive Secretary (full-time).  Steven D. Graff had been sworn in as chief of police in 2006.  Service was provided 24-hours-per-day with the lobby open during these same hours. 

 

 

2008

Calls for Service

17,321

Adult Arrests

982

Juvenile Arrests

94

Reportable Traffic Crashes

267

Nonreportable Traffic Crashes

341

 

UNIFORM CRIME REPORT

 

 

2008

Criminal Homicide

0

Forcible Rape

0

Robbery

3

Assault

18

Burglary

43

Larceny -Theft

120

Motor Vehicle Theft

1

Value of Property Stolen

$687,405

 

 

 

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