Thursday, April 11, 2013
Brunner began his tenure with Greenfield on March 7, 1988.
Capt. Michael Brunner was recognized by the Greenfield Police Department for his 25th year of service Wednesday, according to the department's Facebook page. Brunner began his tenure with Greenfield on March 7, 1988. He was promoted to detective in October 1997, to sergeant in June 2001, detective sergeant in February 2010 and to captain in January 2012. He has been a member of the department's tactical team since 1993 and is now the crisis response team commander. Before coming to Greenfield, Brunner spent a combined four years with the Evansville and Edgerton police departments from 1984-88.
Friday, December 14, 2012
Police say a 16-year-old girl and her 33-year-old cousin tried to make off with $280 in groceries before a store employee and Captain Michael Brunner stepped in.
A 16-year-old girl and her 33-year-old cousin, both from Milwaukee, found out Thursday that an off-duty police officer is never quite off-duty. While shopping at Pick 'n Save, 4279 S. 76th St., at approximately 1:45 p.m. Thursday, Greenfield Police Department Captain Michael Brunner noticed a commotion in the parking lot, a police report said. There, the girl and woman were scuffling with a grocery store employee, who accused them of taking a shopping cart full of groceries without paying. Brunner, along with an off-duty Veteran's Affair police officer, took the woman into custody. Taking the girl into custody, however, was no easy task. According to police, she refused to get out of the vehicle and kicked and hit Brunner several times …
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
During challenging economic times, the Greenfield Police Department has found solutions in Community Service Officers.
Crime cracking aside, one of the biggest challenges facing Greenfield Police Chief Brad Wentlandt on a regular basis is ensuring the department's budget and staffing needs are balanced. He must take into account the economic realities that the city and department faces, without compromising a certain level of service residents expect and need. Taking both into account, Wentlandt introduced the Community Service Officers program to the department during the 2012 budget process. A CSO is a part-time paid position but the officers are neither sworn in nor armed. They must be 18 years of age with a valid driver’s license and enrolled in some college program, preferably related to law enforcement. CSOs are generally scheduled during the daytime…
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
His promotion, and those of several other staff members, were approved by the Police and Fire Commission on Dec. 6.
Paul Schlecht, a 27-year veteran, will be second in command at the Greenfield Police Department come Jan. 1. Schlecht's promotion from captain to assistant chief was approved by the Police and Fire Commission at the Law Enforcement Center on Tuesday. "Captain Schlecht has been an integral part of the department's re-organization," Police Chief Brad Wentlandt said. "He is very well-suited and positioned to move into the position of assistant chief." Schlecht, who will replace Inspector Mark Wildish, who is retiring later this year, joined the department in 1984 after serving as an intern with the Middleton Police Department. With Greenfield, Schlecht has served as a lieutenant/shift commander, detective sergeant, patrol sergeant and captain…
Saturday, October 29, 2011
The 41-year-old man, convicted of sexual assault of a child in 2004, will live with a relative.
The Greenfield Police Department plans to keep a vigilant eye on a 41-year-old sex offender who will move into the city after Nov. 1. Jay Stroschin, who will live in the 8500 block of West Waterford Avenue, was convicted in 2004 of first degree sexual assault of a child. The 41-year-old man is considered "high-risk" because the crime was against a child, and because of his noncompliant status and lack of a job. According to authorities, Stroschin will be monitored by a GPS. Law enforcement, probation and parole agents will visit Stroschin regularly, according to a flyer distributed by Greenfield police. "We are concerned enough to distribute the flyer," said Greenfield Detective Sgt. Mike Brunner, who added Greenfield police officials …