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Police Report: Jan. 21

Jan. 21, 2014

THEFT

1A man stole $1,760 worth of speakers at Target, 8989 S. Howell Ave., during incidents on Jan. 4, 7 and 8. He is described as a 5-foot, 10-inch white male with brown hair and weighing about 180 pounds. It is believed he has hit multiple Target stores in the past few months. He is known to drive a maroon Ford Taurus or an older white Chevrolet Impala.

2The rear license plate was stolen off a vehicle parked at CDI Logistics, 190 W. Marquette Ave., between 1 p.m. Jan. 7 and 9:30 p.m. Jan. 10.

3A man stole a bottle of Patron Silver tequila, valued at $46, and several other items at Pick 'n Save, 2320 W. Ryan Road, by using the self-checkout and paying for only $7 worth of merchandise about 12:30 p.m. Jan. 10. The man is a regular customer at the store, and he used an Advantage Card from Georgia to make the purchases.

4A male was arrested for theft after he stole $97 out of a coworker's wallet in the break room at Pick 'n Save, 6462 S. 27th St., between 5 and 8 p.m. Jan. 10.

5A male was arrested for shoplifting after he was seen concealing $54 worth of merchandise in his backpack at Pick 'n Save, 6462 S. 27th St., at 6:50 p.m. Jan. 10.

6A man stole three cases of peach vodka, a $950 value, at Woodman's, 8131 S. Howell Ave., about 5 p.m. Jan. 11. The man entered a tan Astro van bearing Illinois plates and was last seen heading north on Howell Avenue.

7A man stole a bag containing three security-type camera systems, valued at $700, at Menards, 6800 S. 27th St., about 9:20 a.m. Jan. 12. The man — described as a 5-foot, 11-inch man in his 40s with thinning reddish-blonde hair, a teardrop tattoo by his left eye and a tattoo on his left hand — dropped the bag on 27th Street. Police have video surveillance footage of the incident.

8A license plate was stolen outside Pick 'n Save, 8770 S. Howell Ave., between 8 a.m. and 2:45 p.m. Jan. 13.

9A iPhone was stolen from the bathroom at Crothall Laundry Services, 9905 S. 13th St., about 10:20 p.m. Jan. 13. Loss is estimated at $500.

10About $2 and a handbag were stolen from an unlocked vehicle in the 8500 block of South Park View Court between the late evening hours of Jan. 13 and 6 a.m. Jan. 14.

11Tools were stolen from a locked work van at the Ryan Road Park-and-Ride, 1450 W. Ryan Road, between 6:30 a.m. and 3:25 p.m. Jan. 14. A window was smashed to gain entry.

12A man was arrested for theft and trespassing after he admitted stealing three brake drums, valued at $27, at Tri Star Recycling, 6524 S. 13th St., at 1:45 p.m. Jan. 15 to sell for drug money.

ASSAULT

13Two girls were arrested for battery after a physical altercation at Oak Creek High School, 340 E. Puetz Road, and one also was arrested for resisting an officer after she shouted profanities and refused to comply with police during her arrest about 2:30 p.m. Jan. 13. A sister of one of the girls also was arrested for disorderly conduct and resisting after she yelled profanities, made racial comments about the officer being white and also resisted arrest. The three were taken to the Children's Detention Center.

DRUG POSSESSION

14An officer checking on a suspicious, occupied vehicle in the parking lot at Woodman's, 8131 S. Howell Ave., arrested a male for possession of marijuana after pieces of marijuana fell out of his pants when he exited his vehicle about 10:40 p.m. Jan. 11. Police also found a plastic bag containing 1.2 grams of marijuana in his pants pocket, a tin foil pipe with THC residue and a Mentos container with two plastic bags containing marijuana on the floor of the vehicle.

15Investigating a tip about a drug deal in the parking lot at McDonald's, 9471 S. 13th St., officers arrested two males for possession of marijuana after a canine officer found 26 grams of THC and a glass pipe, packaging supplies and two scales in their possession about 10:30 p.m. Jan. 16.

DRUNKEN DRIVING

16A man was arrested for drunken driving and cited for failing to keep a vehicle under control after he crossed from the northbound to the southbound lanes in the 8300 block of South Chicago Road and went onto the shoulder, striking a wooden light pole about 12:55 a.m. Jan. 12. The man admitted he had drunk four beers while bowling; his blood-alcohol content was 0.16.

17A woman was arrested for drunken driving after an employee reported there was an intoxicated female in the drive-thru who was having a difficult time ordering her food at Wendy's, 7940 S. Howell Ave., about 10:30 p.m. Jan. 13. She refused chemical blood testing and was taken into custody.

VANDALISM

18Three males were arrested for criminal damage to property, resisting arrest and trespassing after Canadian Pacific Railway police reported that an Amtrak driver saw three youths breaking into box cars at Independence Corrugated, 7475 S. Sixth St., about 3:30 p.m. Jan. 12. Police found the three males who were spray-painting the rail box cars, and they were taken into custody after a short foot pursuit. Police also recovered 23 cans of spray paint that had been dropped by the males.

19A man was cited for disorderly conduct and criminal damage to property after he caused a loud disruption in his room at Days Inn, 1201 W. College Ave., and broke several objects, including a lamp, about 1:45 a.m. Jan. 13. Police received a second call from the hotel at 3:40 a.m., after the man continued to be disruptive and used a racial slur while speaking to the clerk. He received a second citation for disorderly conduct and was escorted off the property.

20A man was arrested for disorderly conduct and criminal damage to property after he broke the glass on the back door of a residence in the 2500 block of West Minnesota Avenue, while yelling something about someone trying to rob him with guns, about 10:45 p.m. Jan. 15. A police investigation revealed the suspect was high on illegal drugs and got nervous when his girlfriend began making phone calls, thinking she was setting him up to be robbed. He had taken off and run through back yards until he ended up at the residence in the 2500 block of West Minnesota, where he became disorderly and broke the window.

OTHER

21A caller reported his ex-wife assaulted him by putting her hands down his pants and grabbing his genitalia after he came out of the bathroom at Bootz Saloon and Grill, 8950 S. 27th St., at 12:45 a.m. Jan. 12. The victim told police he did not want his ex-wife arrested for the assault, but wanted the incident documented in case he needs to file a restraining order against her in the future.

22A man was arrested for possible drugged driving and failure to keep a vehicle under control after he drove onto a snow bank and sidewalk at Howell Avenue and Centennial Drive at 7:50 p.m. Jan. 15. The man, who was having difficulty standing, stated he had drunk Saki at The Lotus Restaurant before driving, but intoximeter tests showed only a 0.01 blood-alcohol content. He also said he had taken Ambien and the anti-histamine hydroxyzine at 4 p.m. that day. He was taken to the hospital for a blood draw, the results of which were unavailable.

23A woman was arrested for disorderly conduct after she became intoxicated, threw her ex-girlfriend into a nightstand and tried to strangle another woman at an apartment in the 1400 block of Redwing Lane about 4:10 a.m. Jan. 16.

· Oak Creek police responded to three domestic violence calls and assisted with 25 rescue calls between Jan. 10 and Jan. 17.

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