October 9, 2015
Children make a mad dash as the ribbon was officially cut for the opening of the fabulous Kayla’s Playground.
But, earlier in the day….
Franklin Mayor Steven Olson vowed the ribbon cutting planned for about 17 hours after the explosion, will proceed.
“I’m not going to let it affect the city of Franklin in a negative way,” said Mayor Olson.
Kayla’s Playground joyfully opened, as scheduled, without incident.
The Franklin Police Department Tuesday put out this news release:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: February 07, 2017
Contact: Captain Joseph Spak
414‑425-2522 Fax: 414‑425‑0391
Press Release Re: Arrest of Suspects (IR# 15-004076)
The Franklin Police Department has taken four suspects into custody related to a year and a half long open active investigation.
On October 09, 2015 at approximately 12:00 a.m. the Franklin Police Department responded to reports of an unknown suspicious loud noise occurring in the area of Kayla’s Park located in the 3700 blk of West Puetz Road.
While checking the area, responding officers discovered two suspicious bottles in the wooded area located west of Kayla’s Park. The plastic bottles contained an unknown substance and appeared to be expanding while venting a white colored vapor.
Because of the potential hazardous nature of the bottles, assistance was requested from the Milwaukee Police Department, who dispatched their Hazardous Device Unit to the scene and rendered the suspicious bottles safe.
Evidence collected at the scene was sent to the Milwaukee office of the Wisconsin State Crime Lab for analysis. In late January 2017, results received from the State Crime Lab helped identify possible suspects in the incident.
Acting on the State Crime Lab results, investigators conducted additional follow up investigation which led to the identification and subsequent arrest of four suspects.
As a result, Franklin Police arrested a 19 year old Franklin man for state charges of Second Degree Recklessly Endangering Safety and Disorderly Conduct.
On February 03, 2017 the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office issued 1 count of Disorderly Conduct – Party to a Crime against the suspect. That charge is currently pending in Milwaukee County Circuit Court.
Also taken into custody in connection with the incident were a 20 year old man and two 19 year old men, all from Franklin. All three suspects currently have Disorderly Conduct charges pending in Franklin Municipal Court.