Chuck E. Cheese's releases statement after child hurt during brawl at Brookfield location

July 30, 2013 12:58 p.m. | Chuck E. Cheese's is billed as the place where a kid can be a kid, but the Brookfield location was where two adults were arrested Saturday after a brawl broke out in front of playing kids.

Town of Brookfield police received a call of a fight in progress at 8:48 p.m. and arrested and cited two 28-year-old women for disorderly conduct and battery at the children's entertainment hot spot, 19125 W Bluemound Road. Town of Brookfield Police Lt. David Mironischen said the fight started because a child was "taking too long" to exchange game tickets for a prize.

"There were two groups of people in line at the ticket counter and one of the groups became impatient with the child who was taking their turn choosing a prize," Mironischen said. "Words were exchanged and one thing led to another."

About 20 people began yelling and throwing punches in the crowded area. A 6-year-old related to one of the unruly guests suffered a bump to the head after being pushed around during the scuffle, Mironischen said. Someone used pepper spray during the argument, and five people were treated by the fire department at the scene.

Chuck E. Cheese's released the following statement Monday:

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2 women arrested in brawl inside Chuck E. Cheese

July 29, 2013 3:13 p.m. | Two 28-year-old women were arrested over the weekend for a brawl inside a Chuck E. Cheese in the Town of Brookfield that has been the site of prior fights between adults.

The women were arrested about 9 p.m. Saturday on suspicion of disorderly conduct and battery after about 20 people were involved in a fight inside the children's gaming venue that police think began when one child took a long time to claim a prize, according to WITI-TV.

Chuck E. Cheese, 19125 W. Blue Mound Road, has had problems throughout the last decade and once even used armed guards as security. Police were called to the location 81 times from 2007 to 2008, when the Journal Sentinel wrote an article detailing concerns there.

Your Stories glitch fixed; thanks to our NOW contributors

July 29, 2013 8:42 a.m. | The technical problem with Your Stories submissions on NOW sites has been fixed.

Thanks to everyone for letting us know about the problem.

And an even bigger shout-out to our many contributors who choose NOW sites to publicize their local and national happenings.

Submitting a story is easy. Just visit the YourStory submission page on any NOW site and follow the instructions.  Your story will be posted within a business day.

Brookfield man charged in sexual assault

July 23, 2013 9:15 a.m. | A 26-year-old Brookfield man was charged with second-degree sexual assault and disorderly conduct July 15 in Waukesha County Circuit Court.

According to the criminal complaint:

Brookfield police responded to a call of a female victim who escaped from a Brookfield home after being assaulted at 3:09 a.m. July 13. Police found the 24-year-old victim hiding in bushes at Parkhurst and Imperial drives, crying hysterically and visibly upset. She pointed at a home on Parkhurt Drive where the assault had taken place.

The suspect, later identified as Kevin Dwyer, was seen smoking a cigarette and told police he had been locked out of the home. Police said Dwyer was heavily intoxicated and began hitting a lawn table and screaming when police questioned him. After efforts to calm the man failed, police placed him in handcuffs.

The victim told police she lived in Illinois and went to a bar that night with a female friend. The two met Dwyer and another man and went back to the second man's Brookfield home and went into the pool. The victim said she wanted to go home, but her friend said she wanted to stay at the man's house, and the victim didn't have a way home.

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East's Lynch fans 10 in 2-1 win over Lancers

July 12, 2013 8:32 p.m. | Brookfield East senior Griffin Lynch tossed a 3-hitter and fanned 10 in a 2-1 victory over Brookfield Central to win the regional championship Friday night at Central.

The 5th-seeded Spartans (16-11) will now meet top-seeded Kettle Moraine (23-5), which nipped Sussex Hamilton, 4-3, Friday. The sectional semi-final is 10 a.m. at Brookfield Central.

Trailing 1-0 in the sixth, East's Sam Brunker beat out a hit to third to lead off the inning. He went to second on a wild pitch and scored when Nick Kanavas ripped a single to right center.

Kanavas then stole second base, but Ryan Rouse fanned for the first out. Elijah Goodman then walked Mike Eberle and Lynch to load the bases, bringing sophomore Alex McGuire to the plate.

McGuire struck out and flew out in his first two at bats, but he battled Goodman and hit a two-strike pitch to right field for a sacrifice fly to score Kanavas with the eventual game-winning run.

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Spartans beat Tosa East, 11-1, in regional semifinals

July 10, 2013 7:31 p.m. | Wauwatosa East made 11 errors and Brookfield East rolled to an 11-1, 5-inning win in the WIAA Regional Semifinal in Brookfield.

The Spartans scored an unearned run in the first, four unearned runs in the second, an unearned run in the third, three of four unearned runs in the fourth and two unearned runs in the fifth to win the game.

Dennis Mistrioty scored three times and singled twice and Sam Brunker had a 3-run single and a sacrifice fly for 4 RBIs to lead the offense.

Ryan Rouse earned the win, pitching five innings, allowing five hits, one walk and fanning four.

Ben Carpenter, Harrison Klein, Jonah Meidl, Ben Plaisted and Jacob Martin had the Red Raiders five hits, with Martin driving in Carpenter for the only run in the fourth.

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Lancers blank Waukesha South in regional semis

July 10, 2013 12:40 p.m. | Brookfield Central scored three runs in the first and third innings and coasted to a 6-0 win over Waukesha South at Central Tuesday night.

Matt Ausloos pitched a 5-hit shutout, walking one and fanned two to get the complete-game win.

Connor Shipman had a 2-run double in the first and Jonathan Keane had a 2-run double in the third as seven batters each had one hit. Eric Ranchau had the other RBI in the third.

Brookfield East will host Wauwatosa East at 5:30 p.m. today and the winner plays at Central at 5:30 p.m. Friday.

Paul Ryan to address Waukesha County Business Alliance

July 10, 2013 12:27 p.m. | Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) will be the keynote speaker in September at the 95th anniversary annual meeting of the Waukesha County Business Alliance.

Ryan, the 2012 Republican vice presidential nominee, will top a full slate of activities, including the introduction of the incoming chair of the group and several other recognitions.

"We look forward to celebrating 95 years of the Alliance and know that Congressman Ryan will provide our businesses owners and executives with a relevant and inspiring address," Alliance President Suzanne Kelley said.

The Alliance is a countywide chamber of commerce with over 900 companies, representing 60,000 employees. The goal of the Alliance is to drive economic growth in Waukesha County and build a network of strong business relationships.

The annual meeting takes place Sept. 13 at the Sheraton Milwaukee Brookfield Hotel from 11:30 a.m to 1:30 p.m. For more information or to register, visit

Oak Creek nips Spartans, 4-2

July 03, 2013 7:10 p.m. | Oak Creek's Hayden Krimmer outdueled Brookfield East's Ryan Rouse and the Knights nipped the Spartans, 4-2, Wednesday afternoon at the Greater Metro Conference Tournament at Brookfield Central.

The fourth-seeded Spartans trailed the entire game, as the top-seeded Knights took a 1-0 lead in the first and added three more runs in the second before Rouse shut them down the final four innings.

Krimmer, perhaps the top pitcher in the area, allowed five hits, two walks and fanned eight. He also had two RBIs. Dakota Sloan had two hits, the only batter on either team with more than one hit.

Nick Kanavas had an RBI fielder's choice in the third and Dustin Brah had an RBI single in the fourth for the Spartans runs.

Rouse pitched six innings, allowing six hits, four runs, two earned runs and walking five and fanning five.

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Lancers blank West Allis Central, 3-0

July 03, 2013 11:13 a.m. | Brookfield Central blanked West Allis Central, 3-0, Wednesday morning in the consolation bracket of the Greater Metro Conference Tournament at Brookfield Central.

Junior Matt Ausloos tossed a 5-hitter, walking three and fanning two on the way to the win. The Lancers took advantage of three Bulldog base running errors to preseve the shutout.

Victor Perea appeared to have scored in the fifth inning on a sacrifice fly by Dylan Diebitz to cut the lead to 2-1. But the Lancers appealed that he left third too soon and won the appeal.

Riley Richarz led off the BC first inning with a HBP, stole second and third and scored on an error by the shortstop off a grounder by Ausloos.

Elijah Goodman and Luke Summerfeld had infield hits, the latter on a perfect bunt down the third base line, to start the fourth. After a passed ball moving the runners up, Connor Shipman had an infield hit to score courtesy runner Mike Egan for a 2-0 lead.

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Assembly line pizza restaurant coming to Brookfield

July 03, 2013 8:14 a.m. | Blaze Pizza, a fast-casual build-your-own artisan pizza restaurant, announced plans to open a location in Brookfield this fall.

In a press release, Walch Hospitality Group, LLC said it signed a lease for a new 2,650-square-foot location at The Brownstones, 17500 W. Bluemound Road.

The Brookfield restaurant will be the first in the area and is part of a plan to bring six locations to Milwaukee and Madison by 2015.

Pizzas are made from scratch in front of the customer using an assembly line format and are ready in two minutes.

Blaze Pizza's menu also features signature salads, fresh lemonades, craft beer and wine and house-made S'more Pies, and also offers gluten-free dough and vegan cheese.

Milwaukeeans Chill on the Hill with social media

July 03, 2013 7:22 a.m. | Music filled Humboldt Park once again in Bay View's latest Chill on the Hill concert, even if it was a little chilly for summer.

But photos, videos and tweets filled the social media sphere as musicgoers shared their experiences. Read our social media story of last night's Chill on the Hill, which featured American Legion Band.

Eisenhower's Katie Lang named NOW All-Suburban Softball Player of the Year

July 02, 2013 5:38 p.m. | New Berlin Eisenhower's Katie Lang led the Lions to a 16-4 mark this season while striking out 147 batters in 95 innings, hurling a pair of no-hitters and knocking in 19 runs from her spot in the middle of the order.

Those accomplishments led to a selection as the NOW All-Suburban Softball Player of the Year, as voted by the NOW Newspapers sports staff.

She is joined on the team by Menomonee Falls coach Nick Heiting, the All-Suburban Softball Coach of the Year. He led the Indians to a 19-5 mark after taking the team over on an interim basis.

You can see the rest of the team and more at the NOW 2013 All-Suburban Softball Team page.

Lancers to host Brookfield East at 5:30 p.m.

July 01, 2013 9:42 p.m. |  With all the final Greater Metro Conference games finished on Monday night, brackets for the GMC Tournament are set.

The Tuesday night games are as follows, all at 5:30 p.m.

Brookfield Central (11-7), the fourth seed, will host Brookfield East (10-8), the fifth seed, at 5:30 p.m. 

Wauwatosa East (6-12), the eighth seed, will travel to Oak Creek 15-3), the top seed.

Marquette (10-8), the sixth seed, will travel to Menomonee Falls (11-7), the third seed.

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Brookfield KFC manager charged in sexual assault of employee

July 01, 2013 2:16 p.m. | A general manager at a town of Brookfield KFC faces up to 40 years in prison after being charged with second degree sexual assault in Waukesha County Circuit Court June 27.

According to the criminal complaint:

Officers responded to a sexual assault call at the restaurant, 20101 W. Bluemound Road, Feb. 2.

Two officers met with a female employee, who said the general manager, later identified as 38-year-old Timothy L. Johnson Branch of Milwaukee, had asked to speak with her outside of the restaurant.

The two got into Branch's car and Branch drove into the alley of a neighboring Applebee's. Branch began touching her inappropriately. The victim told police she pushed his hands away and told him to stop, but he continued his advances.

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Storm damage prompts special tree waste collection in Brookfield today

July 01, 2013 1:01 p.m. | On July 1, the city will pick up residential tree waste caused by a thunderstorm June 27 between Lilly Road and 124th Street north of Lisbon Road to the city limits.

Waste will only be collected if it is stacked along the roadway in the specified area.

For more information, visit the city's website at

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