Saturday, December 29, 2012
Greenfield police officers say two men were caught breaking into a WE Energies substation in Greenfield and stealing copper.
- POLICE & FIRE
- Joe Petrie
Saturday, December 29, 2012
Two men are accused of breaking into a WE Energies substation in Greenfield and trying to make off with $14,000 in copper wire. Thomas U. Cresci, 26, of Milwaukee, and Austin T. Webber, 21, of West Allis, were charged in Milwaukee County Circuit Court Friday with one count of burglary. If convicted, they each face up to 7 ½ years in prison and $25,000 in fines. According to the criminal complaint: On Dec. 24, Greenfield police officers were alerted to a substation in the 9600 block of West Cold Spring Road after an alarm went off at the facility. When they arrived, officers could hear people inside, so they formed a perimeter around the building and ordered the men out. Cresci and Webber came out and officers found foot prints in the snow …
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Customers get alert when paying their bill on the utility company's website.
We Energies continues to alert customers of a scam that promises to pay utility bills through federal stimulus money offered by the Obama administration. The utility company has placed an alert on its Web site telling customers who pay their bill online of the threat. The notice reads: "Alert: A scam promising federal money to pay utility bills has been discovered. No such program exists, and payments made using bank routing numbers in the scam will be rejected. Please use your current banking information to make online payments." We Energies' spokesperson Cathy Schulze said Tuesday the alert was placed on the site in response to a nationwide scam that arose a few weeks ago. "Fortunately we did not see a huge impact here with our …
Monday, July 23, 2012
As many as 1,440 people are affected, according to We Energies.
As many as 1,440 people have been affected by a power outage near the Greenfield-New Berlin border, according to We Energies. The area is near 124th Street and Beloit Road. The outage is under investigation. Today's TMJ4 first reported the outage.
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
After near-record high temps and an above average season, it appears that the party's over. Don't be caught off guard.
Tuesday and Wednesday, it's likely many of you opted for the lighter jacket or sweatshirt when you stepped outdoors, and with temperatures flirting with 50, why not? However, those salad days are coming to an abrupt end as a combination of low pressure systems have finally found our corner of Wisconsin, and will bring 3-6" of snow. The National Weather Service is issuing a winter weather advisory to be in effect from Thursday morning to Friday morning. Snowfall during Thursday is expected to start around 7am with heavier amounts falling later during the day, and continuing overnight. The event will take longer than most 'hit-and-run' storms, which has forecasters estimating 2-4" during the daylight hours of Thursday and another 1-2" …
Monday, September 26, 2011
According to We Energies, a large group of customers are without power new Alverno College.
According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, more than 2,500 We Energy customers are were without power this morning because of overnight and early morning storms. According to the We Energies outage map, a large group of customers — as many as 225 — were without power near Alverno College with a few minor pockets of reported outages throughout the rest of the city. Do you have photos of a storm-damaged backyard? Upload it here and share it with your neighbors.
Thursday, July 21, 2011
We Energies has not reported any major outages in Greenfield or surrounding areas.
Air conditioning units across Greenfield have been cranking non-stop for days now, helping We Energies reach near-record electricity demands. But thankfully the massive amounts of energy consumption has not led to any major power outages, according to the electric company's online outage map. As of Monday morning, there were no outages in Greenfield, including minor ones. According to a story by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, We Energies did not break an all-time demand record Wednesday, though it came close. Power use a little west of here did reach all-time highs, however, according to wisbusiness.com, which reported that Madison Gas and Electric set all-time records Tuesday and Wednesday.
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Only one residential building will be impacted.
The Law Enforcement Center, the Greenfield Public Library and Fire Station No. 1 will all be without their primary source of power for a four-hour stretch tomorrow morning. According to We Energies energy services consultant Gerald Witherspoon, there will be a planned power outage from 5-9 a.m. Wednesday, weather permitting. The outage is necessary so We Energies can make modifications to the primary distribution system that serves that geographic area. Witherspoon said other buildings/facilities impacted by the outage are the Division of Public Works Bilt-Rite, Classic Lanes, River Falls Family Fun Center and Konkel Park. Witherspoon said only one residential property would be without power during that stretch. The city facilities, …