Marquette Wire

Underage drinking busts sober up students

Derrick Chengery

November 12, 2009

Some students may think twice before tapping their next keg for profit following a recent string of underage drinking citations and arrests. The Milwaukee Police Department carried out an underage drinking bust of a Marque...

Milwaukee crime decreases for seventh consecutive quarter

Derrick Chengery

October 27, 2009

Crime in Milwaukee has decreased by 12.3 percent overall throughout the first nine months of 2009 compared with the first nine months of 2008. These statistics mark a 14.5 percent decrease from 2007 to 2009, as well as the seventh...

Self-defense classes help students prepare for danger

Derrick Chengery

October 15, 2009

Just about every Marquette student has been there: You're walking back to your building from the library late at night. Unfortunately, you’re alone. Do you know what to do if someone approaches you? Marquette’s Department of Public Safety wants to make sure you do. For...

Police aim to rebrand Milwaukee’s crime image

Derrick Chengery

October 8, 2009

  In some jobs, success is measured by what doesn’t happen.   The Milwaukee Police Department wants to impart this concept to the Milwaukee community as a part of its new rebranding and recruiting campaign, launched in August. Created ...

Student injured in hit-and-run at Straz Tower

Derrick Chengery

October 7, 2009

Witnesses say victim was jaywalking and talking on cell phone at time A Marquette student was the victim of a hit-and-run in front of Straz Tower Tuesday afternoon. The female student was struck by a minivan while crossing t...

Battery suspect was aggressive

Derrick Chengery

September 29, 2009

The Department of Public Safety has released more details about a battery that occurred close to campus late last Wednesday night. Associate Director of DPS Capt. Russell Shaw said officers were dispatched to the 1500 block...

Robberies

Derrick Chengery

September 29, 2009

The Department of Public Safety reported two armed robberies close to campus early Thursday morning. Both victims were Marquette students. In the first robbery, a student was approached at 1:34 a.m. in Parking Lot #3, located...

Captured battery suspect was reportedly aggressive panhandler

Derrick Chengery

September 25, 2009

The Department of Public Safety released more details Thursday about a battery that occurred close to campus late Wednesday night. Associate Director of DPS Capt. Russell Shaw said officers were dispatched to the 1500 block...

Two off-campus robberies reported early Thursday

Derrick Chengery

September 25, 2009

The Department of Public Safety reported two armed robberies occurred close to campus early Thursday morning. Both of the victims were students of the university. In the first robbery, a student was approached at 1:34 a.m....

MPD targets underage alcohol sales

Derrick Chengery

September 24, 2009

Liquor stores beware: the Milwaukee Police Department is targeting local businesses selling alcohol to those under 21. Officers in MPD District 2 on the city's near south side conducted a “sting” in late August on stores that s...

Suspects detained in Campus Town burglaries

Derrick Chengery

September 15, 2009

Two suspects identified as naval personnel have been apprehended in connection with Saturday morning's burglaries at Campus Town East Apartments. Two burglaries occurred between 3 and 4 a.m. after the suspects allegedly gained...

KELLY: Two innocent prisoners: one killed, one freed

Jack Kelly

September 15, 2009

A Texas man was executed in 2004 for a crime he did not commit. Recent analysis of arson evidence all but exonerates Cameron Todd Willingham, who was accused, convicted and killed for the alleged 1991 murder of his three childre...