Little more than two hours after his release from the House of Correction, a Wauwatosa man found himself in handcuffs again.
Michael Bernt, 19, allegedly took his mother's car and now has been charged with felony auto theft.
According to a Wauwatosa Police Department report:
Bernt was let out of jail about midnight Saturday. He walked to his mother's Wauwatosa house, violating a restraining order she took out against him anticipating his release. He had spent a couple month at the House of Correction because he intentionally rammed his mother's vehicle while she was in it.
His mother heard the sound of her car starting in the driveway at 1:49 a.m. and looked out the window to see the car backing down the driveway.
At 2:19 a.m., officers pulled Berndt over at Highway 45 and Watertown Plank Road. They took him to Milwaukee County Mental Health because he said not having anywhere to go was making him feel suicidal.
After he was released, he was taken the county Criminal Justice Facility.
Your link to the biggest stories in the suburbs delivered Thursday mornings.
Enter your e-mail address above and click "Sign Up Now!" to begin receiving your e-mail newsletter Get the Newsletter!
- Wauwatosa Police use stolen iPad to track suspected thief
- Kari Miller leaves Wauwatosa Chamber of Commerce
- Wisconsin Lutheran College proposes selling homes now used for student housing (1)
- C.A.R.I.N.G. group continues donations to schools
- Wauwatosa News IQ: April 2
- Wauwatosa News & Notes: March 26
- In Wauwatosa, 'Coffee with Cop' opens dialogue
- New Braille menus at Wauwatosa restaurants ease dining experience for blind customers
- Security officer at San Camillo in Wauwatosa charged in child pornography case
- Author Larson makes Wauwatosa Public Library Leadership luncheon a literary affair