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April 22, 2014

9th drunken driving charge

stems from road rage

Dean T. Schaefer, 50, of Milwaukee was charged in Milwaukee County Circuit Court Friday, April 18, with ninth offense operating while intoxicated after a road rage incident the previous night in Greenfield.

At about 7:30 p.m. April 17, Greenfield dispatchers received a report from a driver that a pickup truck was chasing him on Highway 100 near Cold Spring Road. The driver of the car reported that Shaefer had gotten out of his truck at a red light and approached him allegedly yelling and pounding his fist.

Police officers stopped Schaefer in the 9500 block of Layton Avenue where he failed field sobriety tests and a preliminary breath test indicated a blood-alcohol content of .12.

Schaefer's driving record shows eight previous convictions for OWI dating back to 1989.

The ninth offense OWI is a class G felony with a minimum sentence of three years and maximum sentence of 10 years and up to a $25,000 fine.

The legal blood alcohol limit for a person with more than three previous convictions is .02.

Police seek suspect

in armed robbery

Police are seeking a man who displayed a handgun during a recent robbery of a Greenfield gas station.

According to the police report:

The suspect entered Speedway, 3390 W. Loomis Road, displayed a handgun and forced employees to get down on the floor at about 9 p.m. Sunday evening.

After grabbing an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspect fled a black, four-door sedan with shiny rims and dark, tinted windows. He was last seen traveling westbound on Howard Avenue.

The suspect is described as a white male between 20 and 30 years old. He was wearing a black mask and a black hoodie, and was carrying a blue book bag.

Two suspects sought

in gas station burglary

Greenfield police are two suspects who stole multiple cartons of cigarettes during a gas station burglary earlier this month.

According to the police report:

Two unknown males broke into Speedway, 3390 W. Loomis Road, by prying open a door on the northeast side of the business.

Once inside, the suspects filled a round garbage can with 30 to 50 cartons of Newport and Marlboro cigarettes and an unknown number of cigars. The suspects then left the business and threw the can over a fence leading to an alley, where a car was waiting for them.

The suspects were inside the business for only about 20 seconds, according to the police.

No suspect or vehicle description was available.

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