Milwaukee County DA reviewing Mount Pleasant police chief arrest
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Lacey Crisp reportsPhoto: Video by tmj4.com
MOUNT PLEASANT- A heated argument over vacation plans has Mount Pleasant's police chief facing possible charges by the Milwaukee County district attorney.
Deputies took Mount Pleasant Police Chief Tim Zarzecki into custody over the weekend after his wife apparently called the sheriff on him.
Chief Zarzecki's attorney told TODAY'S TMJ4 it was fight between husband and wife, and that there was no physical violence. "Mr. Zarzecki's position clearly is that this was an argument between husband and wife," said Michael Younglove, Chief Zarzecki's attorney.
Zarzecki is on vacation, but his attorney contends it was an argument any husband and wife would have. "I think most married couples out there who have been married as long as they have would agree that it's not something that never happens," said Younglove.
The Racine Journal Times is reporting that Zarzecki's wife, Cynthia Zarzecki, told her husband she planned on traveling to Kentucky for 10 days, even though the couple had other vacation plans. According to the wife, her husband got so angry that he spit in her face and insulted her. "He then reportedly knocked a bag of chips off the kitchen counter, and slammed a drawer so hard he broke its front panel."
The Journal Times also reports that Cynthia Zarzecki called 9-1-1 because, "she felt that Tim Zarzecki's anger was increasing and she didn't know what he was going to do next."
TODAY'S TMJ4 tried to talk to Zarzecki's wife, but she may be out of town.
TODAY'S TMJ4 spoke with a couple of members of the board of trustees and the head of the police and fire commission. They say it's a personal matter and it's too soon to comment.