Exotic fruit brings police to a Waukesha apartment complex

Published on: 3/16/2014

What was feared to be urine throughout a Waukesha apartment building and possibly a meth lab, turned out to be exotic fruit in the complex.  

Police responded to an apartment complex at 304 W. Newhall Ave. at 6:46 p.m. March 9 because the caller smelled a strong odor of possible cat urine in the whole building, the police log notes. 

The caller said it is “wafting into her apartment.”

The woman told police that she Googles other things that could smell like cat urine and it indicated a meth lab, so the caller was now concerned about a meth lab in the complex, the police log says.

When police arrived they didn't find cat urine or a meth lab. Police found that the “pungent aroma” was in fact coming from an exotic fruit in the upper level of the complex.

The owner of the fruit agreed to discard it promptly and no complaint was issued.

Here are a few other recent strange calls to Waukesha police, according to the daily police log.

• Police were called at 8:44 a.m. Feb. 27 to an apartment at 1855 S. West Ave. after a caller reported a domestic disturbance after hearing loud pounding. The claims were unfounded, as the residents simply had the volume turned up on the TV while watching "Dr. Phil."

• A caller in the 2100 block of Delafield Street called police at 12:03 a.m. March 1 to report hearing female voices screaming one house west of their address. Police found that it was not a domestic incident, as it was the children who live there and some of their friends screaming while playing a game where they run out in the snow without their shoes on to see who could do it longer. The children were told to stay inside the rest of the night.

• A man called police at 3:26 p.m. March 2 to have his ex-girlfriend removed from his residence at 316 Rivera Drive because she refused to help him do his laundry.

• Police were called at 4:20 p.m. March 7 to a vacant house at 300 S. East Ave. for a “super large icicle” hanging on the back door. The caller thought it was a broken pipe. Police went to the house to find a “glacier” like icicle on the entire back door and porch. There was no active pipe leak. Police confirmed the home was vacant and said it could be in the foreclosure process.

• For more blotter items on Waukesha see our weekly WaukeshaNOW.com blotter page.