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- Police Investigate Car vs. Pedestrian Crash (posted Dec. 19, 2014)
On December 18, 2014, at 7:58 PM, officers from the Appleton Police Department responded to a crash in the 600 block of N. Badger Avenue. Arriving officers located a pedestrian in the roadway. He had been struck by a vehicle travelling southbound on N. Badger Avenue.

The pedestrian, a 79 year-old male from the Neshkoro area, was crossing the street, to get to his vehicle, prior to the crash. The south bound vehicle, driven by a 23 year-old Appleton female, stopped immediately upon striking the pedestrian. The pedestrian, who suffered a head injury, was transported to a local hospital for medical treatment. His injuries did not appear to be life threatening.

Members of the Appleton Police Department’s CRASH Investigation Team responded to investigate the incident. Investigators are asking anyone who may have witnessed the incident to call them. If you have information, please consider contacting Investigator Rabas (920) 832-5546 or Investigator Leitzinger (920) 832 -5541.

The investigation is continued. No citations have been issued.

For additional information, please contact Sgt. Dave Lund at (920) 832-5509.
- Appleton Police Department Investigates Death (posted Dec. 15, 2014)
On Sunday, December 14, 2014, at 6:35 AM, the Appleton Police Department responded to the area of E. Franklin Street and N. Oneida Street for a welfare check. Officers located a 32 year old male at the location. He was deceased.

Investigators from the Appleton Police Department have established the death was the result of a suicide. Final determination of death will come from the Outagamie County Coroner’s Office.

The Appleton Police Department has been in contact with the victim’s family. Out of respect to the family, the Appleton Police Department will not be releasing any additional information.
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- Multi-Jurisdictional Effort Leads to Dismantling of Methamphetamine Lab (posted Dec. 4, 2014)
On December 3, 2014, at approximately 1:18 PM, the Appleton Police Department/Outagamie County Sheriff’s Department Community Resource Unit (CRU) in collaboration with the Lake Winnebago Area Metropolitan Enforcement Group (LWAM) and Wisconsin Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) executed a search warrant on a single family residence located in the 200 block on N. Rankin Street.

The search warrant was obtained as a result of an ongoing drug investigation regarding the manufacture of methamphetamine and sale of controlled substances.

During the execution of this search warrant, methamphetamine and paraphernalia were located. Additionally, numerous precursors (chemicals/ingredients) necessary for the manufacture of methamphetamine were located inside the residence. Due to the toxic and volatile nature of those components, DCI Clandestine Lab Specialists and members of the Appleton Fire Department’s Hazardous Materials Team worked to dismantle this lab.

The address has been placarded as potentially unfit for human habitation due to remaining contaminants. However, there is no remaining danger to neighboring residences or the community at large.

No arrests were made immediately following the execution of the search warrant. The investigation continues with arrests anticipated in the near future.

For additional information, please contact Sgt. Dave Lund at (920)832-5509.
- New Route for 2014 Festival Foods Turkey Trot (posted Nov. 25, 2014)
The 2014 Festival Foods Turkey Trot (5 mile/2 mile/ Dog Trot) will be held on Thursday, November 27, 2014, at 8:00 AM. There is a new route for the 2014 event.

The primary route of the races (the 2 mile run overlaps the 5 mile course) follows W. College Avenue to N. State Street. It turns from N. State Street to W. Summer Street. After travelling east on W. Summer Street the event turns south to follow N. Appleton Street until turning east at W. Franklin Street (2 mile continues to finish area at this point). The 5 mile course continues on Franklin Street to N. Rankin Street. Racers proceed north on N. Rankin Street until turning right onto E. Pacific Street. They follow E. Pacific Street until turning left onto N. Leminwah Street followed by quick rights onto E. Jardin Street and then N. Owaissa Street. N. Owaissa Street returns runners to E. Pacific Street before a left turn onto Green Bay Road. Runners follow it until they reach E. Washington Street. From E. Washington Street, runners briefly follow N. Rankin Street before turning left to travel westbound on E. Franklin Street making a final left turn onto N. Appleton Street to finish the race. If you live in, are visiting or need to travel through the aforementioned areas, please plan accordingly.

This well-attended event requires the closure (or partial closure) of several streets in the City of Appleton. College Avenue will close for traffic between N. Division Street and S. Oneida Street at 4:30 AM. The entire race course will close at 7:30 AM. Officers, Community Service Officers and Appleton Police Department Explorers will work to reopen intersections after runners have passed those intersections not needed for the entire 5 mile course. These officials will also assist drivers in safely negotiating intersections when breaks in the runner traffic are sufficient to allow passage of a vehicle (no traffic allowed on Franklin Street until race is completed).

For additional 2014 Festival Foods Turkey Trot information, check their website at http://www.festivalfoodsturkeytrot.com/appleton

We ask all drivers to be attentive to participants, volunteers and spectators while driving through the downtown Appleton area on Thursday morning. Please plan ahead!

For further information, contact Sgt. Dave Lund at (920)832-5509.
- Man Arrested Following Brief Crime Spree (posted Nov. 24, 2014)
On November 24, 2014, at approximately 5:18 PM, officers from the Appleton Police Department responded to a business in the 500 block of W. Calumet Street for the report of a purse snatching. The incident kicked off an hour-long search, during which several other serious crimes were committed by the purse-snatching suspect.

In the initial incident, the suspect forcibly took a purse from a female in the parking lot of the business. As he ran from the scene, he was chased by the victim and another citizen. The suspect dropped the purse and continued running. Neither the victim, nor citizen assisting, were injured.

While officers were checking the area, a call was received by the Town of Menasha Police Department for an armed robbery, at a private residence on S. Forestview Court. The suspect threatened two residents inside the home with a knife before fleeing with money and prescription medications. Neither resident was harmed.

The suspect made his way to an unlocked, occupied residence on Valerie Drive, in the City of Appleton. A homeowner, who expected their spouse to be returning from work, was shocked when the suspect exited a bedroom, grabbed the homeowner’s jacket and exited the residence. The homeowner confronted the subject, who took off the jacket and fled the area on foot.

Officers from the Appleton Police Department located the subject at approximately 6:03 PM, behind a business in the 2500 block of S. Oneida Street. The man attempted to run from officers and was eventually taken down at gunpoint by responding officers. He had a knife in his possession when taken into custody. No officers were injured and the suspect was not injured.

The suspect, a 29 year-old, living in the area of the crimes, was confined at the Winnebago County Jail on an Armed Robbery charge from the incident occurring on S. Forestview Court. The Appleton Police Department anticipates criminal charges on the suspect, at the conclusion of their investigation.

If you have information on these incidents, you are asked to call Sgt. Tauber at the Appleton Police Department (920)832-5526.

If you have information, but wish to remain anonymous, consider using Text-a-Tip. Text your tip to CRIMES (274-637) with the keyword APDTIPS at the beginning of the text.

For additional information, please contact Sgt. Lund at (920)832-5509.
- Sex Offender Release Notification and Public Meeting Announcement - Vincent Fisher (posted Nov. 24, 2014)
The following is a media release authorized by the Outagamie County Sex Offender Community Notification Core Team. The Core Team is made up of representatives from local law enforcement, Department of Corrections, and the Outagamie County District Attorney’s office. The Core Team evaluates and makes decisions on the level of notification to the community for the pending release of sex offenders under Wisconsin Statutes 301.45 and 301.46.

The Core Team will be holding a Community Notification Meeting at 6:30 PM on Monday, December 1, 2014. The meeting will be held at the City of Appleton Police Department, located at 222 S. Walnut St., in the lower level meeting room. At this meeting we will be offering information about the Community Notification Law and the release of Vincent Fisher.

A photo of Vincent Fisher will be available at this meeting, as well as more detailed information regarding his offense history. Information about protective behaviors and personal safety in our community will also be discussed.

The Core Team is encouraging citizens of Appleton to attend this meeting to gain knowledge about this offender and his release back into our community from prison.

On June 1, 1997, Wisconsin State Statute 301.45 (Act 440), the Sex Offender Registration and Community Notification law became effective.

Because sex offenders may pose a continuing risk of engaging in sex offenses while in the community, protection of the public is of paramount interest. Community notification (the release of relevant offender information) furthers the interest of public safety and can enhance strategies for crime detection and prevention.

Sex offenders have always lived in our community. However, until the passage of Megan’s Law in 1997, law enforcement often didn’t know where offenders were living and were not able to share that information with the general public if such information was made available to them. Community notification is not intended to increase fear. Rather, it is our belief that an informed public is a safer public.

A sex offender who has been convicted of a sex offense requiring registration with law enforcement in Appleton will soon be released to this community and will be residing temporarily at 620 S. Memorial Drive. He has served the mandatory amount of prison time as defined by Wisconsin Statutes. He is not wanted by the police at this time.

A Community Notification Meeting will be held at 6:30 PM on Monday, December 1, 2014. The meeting will be held in the lower level meeting room at the Appleton Police Department. Members of law enforcement, the Department of Corrections, and other public officials will be there to present information and answer questions.

Because this meeting is of adult subject matter, and we do not know the maturity level of your children, we request that only adults attend.

We invite you to join us at the notification meeting. As a community, we have a chance to work together to enhance public safety, hold this offender accountable, and enhance crime detection and prevention.


SEX OFFENDER INFORMATION BULLETIN - Vincent P. Fisher (M/W, 02/22/48)

The City of Appleton Police Department is releasing the following information pursuant to Wisconsin State Statute 301.46 which authorizes law enforcement agencies to inform the public of a sex offender’s release, when, in the discretion of the agency, the release of information will enhance public safety, awareness and protection. The individual who appears on this notification has been convicted of a sexual offense. Further, his criminal history places him in a classification level which reflects higher risk to the community.

This sex offender is not wanted by the police at this time. This notification is not intended to increase fear; rather, it is our belief that an informed public is a safer public.

Sex offenders have always lived in our communities; but it was not until the Sex Offender Registration and Community Notification Law was enacted that law enforcement was able to share this information with the community. Citizen abuse of this information to threaten, intimidate or harass registered sex offenders will not be tolerated.

Vincent P. Fisher

Vincent Fisher was convicted on December 20, 1988, of 2nd degree murder and sexual assault of a 6-year-old, non-relative, female household member. Fisher was sentenced to an indeterminate 20 year prison term for each offense, to be served consecutively. Based on the law, as it was when Fisher was sentenced, he has served the maximum amount of time in prison, allowable on those sentences.

Fisher will be temporarily residing at 620 S. Memorial Drive. He will be under 24 hour GPS monitoring. Fisher will be monitored under parole supervision for 14 years, until 2028.

Additional questions regarding Vincent Fisher can be directed to Tom Smith, State of Wisconsin Sex Offender Registry Specialist at (920)720-3015 or Investigator Matt Kuether of the Appleton Police Department at (920)832-5933.

A community meeting will be held at the Appleton Police Department on Monday, December 1, 2014, at 6:30 PM.

As of October 30, 2014, there are approximately 23,436 registered sex offenders in the State of Wisconsin. For more information, please call Investigator Matt Kuether at the Appleton Police Department or visit Wisconsin Sex Offender Registry’s website at http://offender.doc.state.wi.us/public/
- Traffic Information for the 44th Annual Downtown Appleton Christmas Parade (posted Nov. 20, 2014)
Motorists traveling through Appleton (specifically downtown and City Park area) during the late afternoon and early evening hours of Tuesday, November 25, 2014, should plan alternate routes during the upcoming Downtown Appleton Christmas Parade.

The 44th Annual Downtown Appleton Christmas Parade will take place on Tuesday, November 25, 2014. Prior to the parade, the 1-mile Santa Scamper will start at 6:00 PM. A food collection drive, for a local food pantry, will take place along College Avenue immediately following the run. The parade will start at 6:30 PM. Following the parade, a tree lighting ceremony will take place in City Park.

The primary route of the Christmas Parade is along College Avenue. Parade participants/units will enter the parade route at State Street and will continue eastbound along College Avenue, to the parade’s ending at Drew Street.

***Appleton Common Council Parade Policy – No person or object may be used to reserve a location along the College Avenue parade route at any time prior to 12:00 PM (noon) on the day of the Downtown Appleton Christmas Parade. Persons may place items along the route after 12:00 PM (noon) of the day of the parade (November 25, 2014), only if they remain with those items. ***

The following streets, along the parade staging area, will have restricted parking posted, starting at 5:00 AM on November 25, 2014:
S. State Street (between W. College Avenue and W. Fourth Street)
N. State Street (between W. Franklin Street and W. Atlantic Street)
W. Fifth Street (between S. Memorial Drive and S. Walnut Street)
W. Seventh Street (between S. Memorial Drive and S. Walnut Street)
W. Eighth Street (between S. Memorial Drive and S. Walnut Street)

College Avenue will have a combination of “No Parking” and “Free Parking” bags on the meters along the avenue. All vehicles must be removed from College Avenue by 5:00 PM. Remaining vehicles will be ticketed and towed.


At 5:00 PM, S. State Street will close for parade staging/setup. Side streets between Fourth and W. College Avenue will close at the same time. Any vehicles in posted areas will be ticketed and towed.

Also at 5:00 PM, W. Lawrence Street between S. Memorial Drive and S. Superior Street will become a one-way eastbound street. Vehicles will be directed to enter W. Lawrence Street at S. Memorial Drive and should continue east, following the posted one-way traffic signs. Residents and employees of businesses in the area are asked to plan accordingly.

During the parade and run, the following streets will be closed to traffic (expect closure to occur at 5:30 PM):
College Avenue (between S. Memorial Drive/N. Richmond Street and Lawe Street)
Oneida Street (south of College Avenue)
State Street, Walnut Street, Superior Street, Appleton Street, Morrison Street, Durkee Street and Drew Street (south and north of College Avenue)
Division Street (north of W. College Avenue)

Following the parade, the area around City Park is utilized for pick-up and tear-down for parade participants and units. As a result, the following streets in that area will experience higher than normal levels of traffic (these streets will also have restricted parking before, during and after the event):
E. Franklin Street
N. Drew Street
N. Union Street
E. North Street
E. Eldorado Street
N. Bateman Street


A bypass route has been planned for northbound motorists on South Oneida Street (crossing the Skyline Bridge). It utilizes W. Prospect Avenue and diverts traffic to S. Memorial Drive. Northbound traffic does have the ability to travel to the city park ramps on the south side of College Avenue.

It is suggested to motorists passing through the area to avoid the aforementioned areas, if possible, between 5 PM and 9 PM.

A reminder to those individuals attending these events:
• NO alcoholic beverage carry-ins allowed at the events
• NO glass containers
• NO animals are allowed at special events
• Pedestrians must obey all traffic laws at intersections around the event
• Individuals planning on consuming alcoholic beverages should plan a safe ride home.


For additional information, please contact Sgt. David Lund at (920)832-5509.
- Two Arrests in Grocery Store Robbery (posted Nov. 11, 2014)
On October 20, 2014, at 3:18PM, the Appleton Police Department responded to an armed robbery, at a grocery store in the 900 block of W. Elsie Street. The 74 year-old store owner reported being robbed at knifepoint by a white male. The suspect, along with another male, fled the area on foot. The store owner was not injured during the robbery.

Investigators obtained surveillance video showing the two robbery suspects. The video led to an investigative tip, which resulted in two subjects being identified.

Sean D. Gosha (M/W, 09/12/97), an Appleton resident, was taken into custody this morning. He has been confined at the Outagamie County Jail on a Robbery charge.

A second 17 year-old Appleton male, involved in the robbery, has been referred on a charge of Party to the Crime of Robbery. He was not taken into custody.

For additional information please contact Sgt. Lund at (920)832-5509.
- Arrest Made in Heroin Death (posted Nov. 5, 2014)
On June 18, 2014, officers from the Appleton Police Department began an investigation into the death of a 20 year-old Appleton woman. Autopsy results were received in September. The coroner’s report confirmed the death was the result of a drug overdose. Investigators have concluded their investigation with the arrest of a 29 year-old Kaukauna man.

Recently, heroin use has played a role in multiple deaths, and overdoses, in Appleton and the Fox Cities. Law enforcement officers take these cases seriously. Arresting an individual responsible for the sale of a dangerous drug, which contributed to the death of a young community member, is only one part of what law enforcement is doing to combat the threat heroin and other drugs pose to the area. Education of the dangers of the drug is another component law enforcement is also using to aid in the prevention of these senseless deaths. See more about the dangers of heroin use at www.theflyeffect.com

Edward A. Spangler (M/W, 10/30/85) has been confined at the Outagamie County Jail as a result of the Appleton Police Department’s investigation. A charge of 1st Degree Reckless Homicide is being requested against Spangler.

For additional information, please contact Sgt. Dave Lund at (920)832-5509.
- Suspect in Custody for Downtown Stabbing (posted Nov. 2, 2014)
On Sunday, November 02, 2014, at approximately 12:29AM, officers from the Appleton Police Department were dispatched to a disturbance inside Antro Night Club (LA Michoacana), in the 200 block of W. College Avenue. Upon arrival, officers were told parties involved in the disturbance had left the area on foot. Officers began checking the immediate area, including inside the establishment.

An officer entering the back door of the establishment saw a fight in-progress, on the dance floor area of the business. The officer immediately identified one individual wielding a knife, as a weapon, against several other individuals. Despite the danger to the officer, due to the size of the crowd and other immediate factors, the officer deployed an ECD (Taser) against the subject wielding the knife. Officers were able to detain the subject and recovered the knife used in the disturbance. No officers were injured during the incident.

In addition to the Appleton Police Department, officers from the Grand Chute Police Department and Outagamie County Sheriff’s Department also responded to the disturbance.

Three adult males, injured in the disturbance, were transported by ambulances to a local hospital. Two were treated for their injuries and released. The third individual required surgery for injuries sustained in the stabbing.

Andre D. Stackhouse (M/B, 08/21/1988), a resident of Green Bay, has been confined at the Outagamie County Jail for his role in the incident. A charge of 1st Degree Reckless Injury is being requested for Stackhouse.

The Appleton Police Department is continuing the investigation. Individuals with information are asked to contact the Appleton Police Department’s non-emergency phone number (920)832-5500.

If you have information, but would like to remain anonymous, please consider using Text-a-Tip. Text CRIMES (274-637) with the keyword APDTIPS at the start of your message.

For additional information please contact Sgt. Lund at (920)832-5509.
- Appleton Man Arrested Following Prolonged Incident (posted Nov. 1, 2014)
On Saturday, 11/01/14 at approximately 5:20 P.M., Appleton Police officers were sent to an apartment home in the 600 block of N. Briarcliff Drive for a reported domestic disturbance involving a 65 year-old man. The man allegedly became angry and threw items around the house while verbally threatening to harm other family members in the home with a firearm. The suspect was making his way towards where the guns were stored when a struggle ensued with another adult man in the home.

After the struggle, all other family members left the apartment and the 65 year-old failed to respond to officer’s efforts to contact him. APD officers evacuated all people from the remaining three apartments. Eventually, officers entered the home using the department’s tactical robot and canine and they found the intoxicated suspect in a bedroom. The suspect was taken into custody at approximately 8:45 P.M. without further incident and he was transported to a local hospital for treatment of the injuries sustained in the initial disturbance.

Specific charges are still being determined as of this release writing as interviews with those involved continue.

The Appleton Police Department was assisted at the scene by the Wisconsin State Patrol, the Appleton Fire Department, and Gold Cross Ambulance.
- Sex Offender Release Information - Larry D. Volp (12/02/51) (posted Oct. 30, 2014)
Sex Offender Release Notification

The following is a media release authorized by the Outagamie County Sex Offender Community Notification Core Team. The Core Team is made up of representatives from local law enforcement, Department of Corrections, and the Outagamie County DA’s office. The Core Team evaluates and makes decisions on the level of notification to the community for the pending release of sex offenders under Wisconsin Statutes 301.45 and 301.46.

On June 1, 1997, Wisconsin State Statute 301.45 (Act 440), the Sex Offender Registration and Community Notification law became effective.

Because sex offenders may pose a continuing risk of engaging in sex offenses while in the community, protection of the public is of paramount importance. Community notification (the release of relevant offender information) furthers the interest of public safety and can enhance strategies for crime detection and prevention.

Sex offenders have always lived in our community. However, until the passage of Megan’s Law in 1997, law enforcement often didn’t know where offenders were living and were not able to share that information with the general public if such information was made available to them. Community notification is not intended to increase fear. Rather, it is our belief that an informed public is a safer public.

A sex offender who has been convicted of a sex offense requiring registration with law enforcement in Appleton will soon be released to this community and will be residing temporarily at a residence in the 600 block of S. Memorial Drive. He is not wanted by the police at this time.

SEX OFFENDER INFORMATION BULLETIN

The City of Appleton Police Department is releasing the following information pursuant to Wisconsin State Statute 301.46 which authorizes law enforcement agencies to inform the public of a sex offenders release, when, in the discretion of the agency, the release of information will enhance public safety, awareness and protection. The individual who appears on this notification has been convicted of a sexual offense. Further, his criminal history places him in a classification level which reflects the potential to re-offend.

This sex offender is not wanted by the police at this time. This notification is not intended to increase fear; rather, it is our belief that an informed public is a safer public.

Citizen abuse of this information to threaten, intimidate or harass registered sex offenders will not be tolerated.


Larry D. Volp (12/02/51)

Larry D. Volp was found guilty of crimes he committed in Outagamie County and
Winnebago County. Those crimes included; 1 count of 1st Degree Sexual Assault of a Child, 1 count of 2nd Degree Sexual Assault of a child, and 1 count of 4th Degree Sexual Assault. His most recent sexual assault conviction involved offending against a juvenile female acquaintance approximately 20 to 30 times over a two year period. Volp’s sexual assault behaviors include grooming his victims.

Volp will be staying at a residence in the 700 block of W. Franklin St. on a temporary basis. He is under the supervision of the Department of Corrections. He will be GPS monitored for life. His interaction with the community will be restricted by the standard rules placed on sex offenders and specific rules regarding the times of day that he can leave the residence and purpose of those trips.

Additional questions regarding Larry Volp can be directed to Agent Nicole Bernardin, State of Wisconsin Department of Corrections at (920)997-1394, Tom Smith, Sex Offender Registration Program at (920)720-3015 or Investigator Matthew Kuether, Appleton Police Department at (920)832-5500.

As of 10/30/2014 there are approximately 23,436 registered sex offenders in the State of Wisconsin. 517 are located in Outagamie County. For more information, please call Investigator Matt Kuether at the Appleton Police Department (920)832-5933 or visit Wisconsin Sex Offender Registry’s website at http://offender.doc.state.wi.us/public/


For additional information please contact Sgt. Lund at (920)832-5509.
- DMT - What is it? (posted Oct. 8, 2014)
On the evening of October 7, 2014, an investigation being conducted by the Lake Winnebago Area Metropolitian Enforcement Group (MEG) unveiled an illegal drug lab inside a duplex on East Sylvan Avenue, in the City of Appleton. The lab had been used to produce a drug known as DMT (Dimethyltryptamine). The investigation into the lab is on-going and is under the direction of MEG. They have been further assisted by the Appleton Fire Department, Wisconsin Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).

Many people are unfamiliar with DMT. It is a hallucinogen, which is sometimes known as Fantasia or Businessman’s LSD. It is often smoked in conjunction with marijuana and is also used by dissolving it in teas or other beverages. The drug is also snorted. People using the drug may report feeling they have entered into another world. They may also experience loss of understanding between what is real and what is not.

DMT is produced from Mimosa bark, which comes from trees native to South America. The labs producing this illegal drug are as dangerous as meth labs, due to the nature of the chemicals being used to produce the drug.

This area has not seen a great deal of DMT. Only a handful of labs producing DMT have been discovered in Wisconsin during the past 5 years.

A short video on the National Geographic website does a good job explaining DMT http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/channel/drugs-inc/videos/dmt-a-psychedelic-new-drug/

The Appleton Police Department has a Community Resource Unit (CRU) which is active in gang and drug investigations. We remind the community, “If you see something. Say something.” Our non-emergency phone number is 920-832-5500.

For additional information please contact Sgt. Lund at 920-832-5509.
- Three Arrested for North Lawe Street Shooting (posted Oct. 8, 2014)
On Saturday, September 6, 2014, at 2:02PM, the Appleton Police Department began an investigation into multiple gunshots being fired outside an apartment complex in the 3100 block of N. Lawe Street. Three individuals have been arrested by the Appleton Police Department for their involvement in the incident.

Dmitris T. Johnson (M/B, 01/28/86) was taken into custody by the Appleton SWAT team on Friday, October 3, 2014. He is confined at the Outagamie County Jail on charges of Conspiracy to Commit Robbery with Use of Force, Recklessly Endangering Safety with the Use of a Firearm and Party to the Crime of Second Degree Recklessly Endangering Safety with the Use of a Dangerous Weapon. A bond of $10,000 was set by the court.

Donte D. Cousin (M/B, 11/29/86) was confined at the Outagamie County Jail on Monday, October 6, 2014. Charges of Conspiracy to Commit Robbery with Use of Force and Bail Jumping have been requested.

Shundale N. Brunson (M/B, 06/13/90) was arrested on Tuesday, October 7, 2014. He is confined on Theft and Possession of Marijuana charges at the Outagamie County Jail.

The Appleton Police Department has determined the shooting was in retaliation for a drug-deal-gone-bad. The shooting was targeted toward Brunson and another individual. It was not a random shooting.

The investigation into the shooting is on-going. If you have information about the incident, you are asked to contact Sgt. Thao at (920)832-5953.

If you have information and wish to remain anonymous, consider using Text-A-Tip. Text CRIMES (274-637) with the keyword APDTIPS at the start of your message.

For additional information, please contact Sergeant Lund at 832-5509.
- Suspect in Custody for North Lawe Street Shooting (posted Oct. 3, 2014)
On Saturday, September 6, 2014, at 2:02PM, the Appleton Police Department began an investigation into multiple gunshots being fired outside an apartment complex in the 3100 block of N. Lawe Street. This morning, the Appleton Police Department’s SWAT team took a suspect into custody.

At 9:00AM, on the strength of a court-issued warrant, an apartment in the 3400 block of E. Canary Street was entered by the Appleton Police Department’s SWAT team. The team, compromised of officers from the Appleton Police Department, Appleton Fire Department and Town of Menasha Police Department was assisted by the Brown County Sheriff’s Department and Winnebago County Sheriff’s Department.

SWAT officers made contact with three (3) individuals inside the apartment. The suspected shooter from the N. Lawe Street incident was one of the individuals. He is in the custody of the Appleton Police Department and will be booked at the Outagamie County Jail following an interview with investigators.

The investigation into the shooting is on-going. If you have information about the incident, you are asked to contact Sgt. Thao at (920)832-5953.

If you have information and wish to remain anonymous, consider using Text-A-Tip. Text CRIMES (274-637) with the keyword APDTIPS at the start of your message.

For additional information, please contact Sergeant Lund at 832-5509.
- Update on Weiland Lane Crash (posted Oct. 1, 2014)
On Monday, September 29, 2014, the Appleton Police Department responded to a single vehicle crash on W. Weiland Lane. It was a significant crash, which resulted in the hospitalization of the vehicle’s driver.

The driver of the vehicle, who was wearing a seatbelt, remains hospitalized with serious, non-life threatening injuries. Due to the driver’s current medical condition, the Appleton Police Department is waiting to interview him.

The Appleton Police Department has received calls from several citizens who saw the vehicle prior to the crash. We ask anyone else who may have seen a black, 1999 BMW 328i in the area of the crash to call Investigator Leitzinger at the Appleton Police Department (920)832-5541 with information.

The crash investigation is continuing.

For additional information, please contact Sgt. Dave Lund at 832-5509.
- Police Investigate Single Vehicle Crash on City's North Side (posted Sept. 29, 2014)
On September 29, 2014, at 6:28PM, officers from the Appleton Police Department responded to a single vehicle crash near the intersection of W. Weiland Lane and N. Laurie Street, on the city’s north side.

Officers found a vehicle with significant damage at the scene. The driver, an 18 year-old Appleton man, had serious injuries as a result of the crash. He was transported by ambulance to a local hospital for treatment of those injuries. Police have contacted his family.

Initial investigation shows a parked vehicle, several mailboxes and a tree were struck by the eastbound vehicle before it came to a stop at the aforementioned location. There does not appear to be any other vehicles involved in the crash.

Members of the Appleton Police Department’s CRASH Investigation Team have responded to investigate the incident. They have been assisted by members of the Wisconsin State Patrol. Traffic is temporarily blocked off in the area of the crash. The roadway will re-open when the CRASH team completes their tasks.

Investigators are asking anyone who may have seen the crash, or events leading up to the crash, to call the Appleton Police Department’s non-emergency number (920)832-5500 with the information.

For additional information, please contact Sgt. Dave Lund at 832-5509.
- Octoberfest Weekend - Police Planning and Traffic Information (posted Sept. 23, 2014)
Motorists traveling through downtown Appleton should plan alternate routes during the Octoberfest weekend.

License to Cruise will take place on Friday, September 26, 2014. It begins at 6PM and ends at 9:30PM. To allow for staging of the vehicles involved in the event, College Avenue will close between Drew and Lawe Streets at 1PM. The remainder of College Avenue (from Memorial Drive/Richmond Street to Drew Street) will close two hours later at 3PM. Following the event, College Avenue will remain closed throughout the night and during the duration of Octoberfest.

Participants with vehicles in the License to Cruise event are reminded that shows of power (spinning tires, burn outs) are not permitted. Vehicles should not have motors running at any time during the actual event.

Additionally, License to Cruise is an alcohol free event.

Octoberfest takes place on Saturday, September 27, 2014. It runs from 9AM until 6PM.

Cross traffic will be restricted at the intersections of College Avenue and Morrison Street and the intersection of College Avenue and Appleton Street. The specific times for these closures are as follows:

License To Cruise (Friday, September 26, 2014): Appleton Street and Morrison Street will close at College Avenue between 6PM and 10:00PM. All other cross streets along College Avenue from Memorial Drive/Richmond Street to Drew Street will be closed the entire event starting at 3PM.

Octoberfest (Saturday, September 27, 2014): Appleton Street and Morrison Street will be closed at College Avenue between 9AM and 6PM. All cross streets along College Avenue from Memorial Drive/Richmond Street to Lawe Street will be closed for the entire event starting at 5AM and will not reopen until event clean up is completed (at approximately 9PM). Event attendees can assist in the clean-up process by giving crews from the City of Appleton Department of Public works the space they need for equipment operation.

A bypass route has been planned for northbound motorists on South Oneida Street (crossing the Skyline Bridge). It utilizes W. Prospect Avenue and diverts traffic to S. Memorial Drive. For motorists traveling southbound on N. Appleton Street, traffic will be diverted on W. Franklin Street to N. Richmond Street. These detours will be marked. During the events, Appleton Police Department personnel will monitor traffic conditions. To avoid the congested downtown area, motorists are encouraged to use the East College Avenue Bridge or South Memorial Bridge, in lieu of the Skyline Bridge.

The Appleton Police Department will not have a command vehicle at N. Appleton Street and W. College Avenue. If individuals become separated from their children, they are requested to respond to the Avenue Mall (College/Oneida). Two officers are assigned to the location.

The Appleton Police Department encourages attendees to follow event updates on the Appleton Police Department’s Twitter (@AppletonPD_WI) and Facebook page.

A reminder to those individuals attending theses events:
•NO alcoholic beverage carry-ins allowed at the events
•NO glass containers
•NO animals are allowed at special events
•Pedestrians must obey all traffic laws at intersections around the event
•Individuals consuming alcoholic beverages should plan a safe ride home.
•Extra patrols will be out during and after the events to help ensure a safe time for all.


For additional information, please contact Sgt. David Lund at (920)832-5509 or (920)419-5180.
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