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Community Briefing

The Brown Deer Police Department will use this blog to provide residents with current crime information and trends, crime prevention tips, as well as pertinent news, legal updates, and notes as it relates to your community and Police Department. E-mail the department | Police Department's Web Site

Animal Complaints

The Brown Deer Police Department receives a large number of animal complaints each year.  The complaints range from dogs being at large to animal waste found in the yard.  In an effort to educate the community and improve neighbor relations the following information is provided regarding the Village ordinances about animals and the owners requirements in maintaining pets:      
  •  Licensing of Dogs and Cats: VL1-5-6.01 – All dogs and cats five months of age or older which are harbored, sheltered, or kept within the Village of Brown Deer shall be licensed pursuant to the provisions of Wisconsin Statutes, Section 174.05.   
  • VL1-5-6.04 – It shall be unlawful to harbor more than two (2) dogs and /or cats, as household pets in any residence, or any homesite, unless a special permit is obtained from the Village Manager. 
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The Brown Deer Police Department would like to alert residents, specifically the senior citizens, of a current crime spree involving suspects impersonating healthcare workers.  In surrounding jurisdictions, several elderly victims were approached at home by three female suspects.  The suspects were dressed in healthcare smocks, which resembled what a nurse at a healthcare facility would wear.  The suspects identified themselves as “from the hospital” and were at the residence to check on the elderly resident.  In three of the cases the victims were recently treated at a healthcare facility. 


Also, in three of the cases the female suspects convinced the elderly resident and were eventually allowed into the residence. In one of the cases, the females were not allowed into the residence, so they left and then returned to the residence, forcing their way inside of the residence.  Once inside of the residence, the suspects take valuable items from the victim. 


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West Bend Savings Scam

West Bend Savings account holders, beware! – a ‘vishing’ scam currently running in Wisconsin is trying to break into your savings account. Using an automated message, the scam may call you at your home with the ruse that your account security has been compromised. You are asked to call at a particular number and key in your account and PIN numbers, to set things right.

Interestingly, while your Caller-Id may say the call is from the local West Bend Savings branch, the caller may actually be sitting hundreds (or maybe thousands) of miles away. Internet-based 262 phone numbers, said to be used by the scammers in this case, can make this thing happen.

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