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· An $80 electric hedge trimmer and a $130 Husky electric pressure washer were stolen from a garage in the 8100 block of South White Oak Drive between July 30 and 10:15 a.m. Aug. 6. According to the owner, the perpetrator may have had access to the garage when it was left open while he was working in the backyard.
· A 1995 Honda Civic, valued at $1,000, was stolen in the 2000 block of West Orchard Way between 11 p.m. Aug. 5 and 10 a.m. Aug. 6.
· A male was arrested for shoplifting and disorderly conduct after he concealed a $10 bottle of Gordon's vodka down his shorts and then began yelling, swearing and pushing employees who were attempting to detain him at Piggly Wiggly, 2201 E. Rawson Ave., at 5:15 p.m. Aug. 7.
· A male was arrested for theft after he stole a $125 GPS unit and a $150 stereo faceplate from two unlocked vehicles parked in an apartment building parking lot in the 8300 block of South Newbury Drive between 7:30 p.m. Aug. 7 and 6:15 a.m. Aug. 8, and then immediately posted them for sale on Craigslist. An officer, posing as an interested buyer, recovered the items and arrested the person in the parking lot at Piggly Wiggly, 2201 E. Rawson Ave., at 1 p.m. Aug. 9. In addition, he was arrested for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia after 2.8 grams of marijuana, a pipe with THC residue, a grinder, scale and numerous small plastic bags were found in his vehicle during an arrest search.
· Officers responded to Kwik Trip, 9535 S. 13th St., after an employee reported a vehicle involved in a previous gas theft was back at the business about 1:35 p.m. Aug. 8. Police made contact with the driver, who was arrested for a gas drive-off on the evening of Aug. 6 and was cited for possession of stolen property after police discovered the license plates on his vehicle were stolen. During a follow-up investigation the person was also cited for a second gas drive-off on July 29, when he fled without paying for $68 worth of gas.
· A leather wallet containing $28, an ID card, a photo ID, and debit and credit cards was stolen from a locked vehicle in the parking lot at Milwaukee Area Technical College between 8:45 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Aug. 8. Police found no signs of forced entry.
· A black pouch containing about $90 and a mailbox key was stolen from an unlocked vehicle at an apartment building in the 8300 block of South Newbury Drive between the evening hours of Aug. 7 and 1:30 p.m. Aug. 8.
· A man was arrested for shoplifting a gourmet sandwich and Monster drink at Woodman's, 8131 S. Howell Ave., at 2:05 p.m. Aug. 9.
· Prescription medication was reported stolen from a residence in the 7900 block of South Wildwood Drive about 3 p.m. Aug. 10.
· A $50 cinch backpack containing a $350 cellphone and a wallet containing personal identification, Social Security cards, an EBT card, a $90 sterling silver ring, a checkbook and set of keys was stolen from a locked vehicle at South Shore Cinema, 7261 S. 13th St., between 10 and 11:55 p.m. Aug. 10. The passenger-side window was smashed to gain entry. Damage to the vehicle is estimated at $100.
· A male was arrested for possession of marijuana after police found 11.5 grams of the drug in the center console of his vehicle during a traffic stop in the 500 block of West Oakwood Road about 1:30 p.m. Aug. 8. In addition, he was cited for driving with a suspended license and received a written warning for speeding.
· A male was arrested for possession of marijuana after police discovered 4.5 grams of THC in his possession during a traffic stop in the 2100 block of East Rawson Avenue at 12:55 a.m. Aug. 9. He also received a 15-day citation for not having insurance and a verbal warning for suspended registration and a cracked windshield.
· A man was arrested for possession of marijuana with intent to deliver, possession of drug paraphernalia and resisting/obstructing an officer after police found two vacuum-sealed bags containing a total of 286 grams of THC in his room at Days Inn, 1201 W. College Ave., at 7:45 p.m. Aug. 9. Police also confiscated a large amount of cash in his possession and a handgun that was found in the trunk of his vehicle.
· A male was arrested for possession of marijuana and possession of open intoxicants in a vehicle after he was stopped for violating a yellow light in the 1300 block of West Ryan Road at 8:20 p.m. Aug. 11. A male passenger in his car also was cited for carrying a concealed weapon after police found two knives and a Leatherman tool with a knife in his front pocket and a butterfly-style knife in his rear pocket.
· A man was arrested for drunken driving, second offense, and cited for an unsafe lane deviation in the 2500 block of West College Avenue at 8:45 p.m. Aug. 7. His blood-alcohol content was unavailable.
· A man was arrested for drunken driving, fourth offense, and cited for driving with a suspended license and not having insurance in the 7100 block of South Howell Avenue about 2:20 a.m. Aug. 8.
· A female was arrested for drunken driving and cited for a license restriction violation in the 200 block of West Ryan Road at 2:30 a.m. Aug. 9. Her BAC was unavailable.
· A woman was arrested for drunken driving and cited for speeding in the 9200 block of South Fifth Avenue at 1:50 a.m. Aug. 11. Her BAC was 0.18.
· A man was taken to Froedtert Hospital after he lost control of his motorcycle and wiped out while driving north in the 8600 block of South Howell Avenue about 2 p.m. Aug. 6.
· One person was taken to Wheaton Franciscan Hospital with neck pain after his/her car was rear-ended by a dump truck while stopped at a red light at Howell Avenue and Ryan Road at 11:30 a.m. Aug. 7. The dump truck driver was cited for inattentive driving and driving with a suspended license. The victim's sex, community of residence and age were redacted from the report.
· A man was taken to Froedtert Hospital by the Oak Creek Fire Department after he was struck by a truck and suffered a possible compound fracture to his leg in the 3800 block of East Puetz Road at about 3:55 p.m. Aug. 8. The man was standing behind the truck waiting to attach a chain to a legally parked vehicle when the truck jumped out of gear and pinned his leg between two steel bumpers. No citations were issued.
· Two televisions were vandalized at a home in the 8800 block of South Oak Park Drive while the resident was out of town between Aug. 1 and Aug. 8. Damage is estimated at $1,800.
· The Oak Creek Fire Department, We Energies and police responded to a report of a downed power line that caused a fire at Bliffert Lumber, 6826 S. 13th St., about 3:15 p.m. Aug. 7. According to We Energies, the high-tension wire split at the sleeve and separated, which damaged a large stack of lumber valued at $5,200. The small fire was put out by firefighters, and the scene was turned over to the utility company.
· A person reported a naked male was trying to get dressed, hitting a construction sign and trying to light his clothes on fire in the 8800 block of South Chicago Road about 7 a.m. Aug. 9. An officer made contact with the man, who stated he was coming home from bar hopping and was just walking home from the bus stop. He was given a ride home, and no medical help was needed.
· A man was arrested for disorderly conduct and resisting arrest after he caused a disturbance in the 7200 block of South Delaine Drive at 6:35 p.m. Aug. 10.
· Oak Creek police responded to six domestic violence calls and assisted with 18 rescue calls and four fire calls between Aug. 5 and Aug. 11.
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