On Tuesday, May 10 at 9:26pm, the Sheriff’s Office responded to the 6200 block of Esker Park Ct. in the Town of Trenton for a criminal trespassing/burglary complaint that had just occurred.
The 36-year-old homeowner was working in his attached garage when a male white opened the back service door and peered inside. The suspect and victim briefly made eye contact and the suspect fled the area on foot. The Sheriff’s Office saturated the area with patrol cars but was not able to locate the suspect.
A detective was also called in to process the scene.
During the initial investigation, the homeowner provided investigators with a description of the suspect and he also had phone contact with his ex-wife, a 33-year-old Saukville woman.
She advised that the suspect matched the description of her ex-boyfriend. The ex-wife indicated her ex-boyfriend, a 38-year-old South Milwaukee man, had demonstrated unreported abusive/domestic type behavior that occurred at her Saukville residence approximately three weeks ago.
Although the Town of Trenton homeowner was not certain he could positively identify the suspect based on the glimpse of him, the Sheriff’s Office requested South Milwaukee Police Department to make contact with the 38-year-old man based on the information from the ex-wife of the victim.
The intent was to interview him regarding his whereabouts earlier in the evening. We also requested that South Milwaukee Police Department photograph the clothing he was wearing. This request took place during the evening of May 10. South Milwaukee Police made contact with the suspect and he adamantly denied being in Washington County that evening.
Concurrently, during this request to the South Milwaukee Police Department, the Sheriff’s Office investigators encouraged the ex-wife to report the most recent abusive/domestic type incident to the Saukville Police Department. She subsequently contacted the Saukville Police Department to report that incident based upon our recommendation that evening.
Wednesday morning, Washington County investigators were still actively investigating the case and attempted to re-contact the suspect after speaking with the suspect’s probation officer and the ex-wife of the trespassing victim again.
The Sheriff’s Office was later notified that our trespassing suspect was involved in an armed standoff in the Village of Grafton on Wednesday night.
Washington County Sheriff’s investigators continue to investigate the case and an effort to physically place the 38-year-old suspect at our scene Tuesday evening.