1A garbage can, a cigarette container, a snow shovel, five one-gallon buckets and five boxes of comforters, a value of $625, were stolen from Red Roof Inn, 6360 S. 13th St., between 3:30 and 3:50 p.m. Feb. 3. A black male about 45 years old and wearing a dark coat can be seen on security footage loading the items into a red Toyota Tacoma truck. Police were following up at the time of the report.
2A resident at Meadowmere Senior Living, 701 E. Puetz Road, called police to report three Cabbage Patch dolls, 10 Strawberry Shortcake dolls (in boxes), an antique clock, a mandolin, a leather coat and six silver dollars were stolen from her at 10:10 a.m. Feb. 4. The resident told police the items were most likely stolen when she moved from Milwaukee to Oak Creek on or around Dec. 12. Police were following up with a possible suspect at the time of the report.
3A cup containing about $10 in change and a Leapster 2 portable video game, valued at $120, were stolen from an unlocked car at Menards, 6800 S. 27th St., between 6 and 6:15 p.m. Feb. 4.
4A male was arrested for shoplifting after he tried to push a cart filled with $350 worth of unpaid groceries into the parking lot at Woodman's, 8131 S. Howell Ave., and then attempted to flee from employees who tried to detain him about 12:45 p.m. Feb. 5.
5A man was arrested for shoplifting $78 worth of groceries at Woodman's, 8131 S. Howell Ave., after he was seen loading items into reusable bags and pushing them into the parking lot without paying for them at 5:45 p.m. Feb. 6. The man later said he stole the groceries because he didn't have any money.
6Officers responding to a report of a strong odor of marijuana in the first floor hallway at Days Inn, 1201 W. College Ave., arrested a woman for possession of marijuana after she admitted smoking THC, and later pulled a plastic bag containing 1 gram of marijuana out of her bra when the canine unit arrived at the hotel about 5:20 p.m. Feb. 4.
7A male was arrested for possession of synthetic marijuana after police saw two packages of Bob Marley Hydro in the center dashboard compartment and a blunt on the floor of his vehicle during a traffic stop in the 6300 block of South 27th Street at 4:15 a.m. Feb. 7. The male also was arrested on a Brown Deer Police Department warrant for retail theft and cited for driving with a suspended license. He received two written warnings for driving a vehicle with non-red tailights and no insurance.
8A man was taken to St. Francis Hospital after a driver in the parking lot at South Shore Cinema, 7261 S. 13th St., drove over his foot about 4:10 p.m. Feb. 4. The female driver was cited for inattentive driving.
9Police and the Oak Creek Fire Department responded to a report that a female employee cut her hand on a conveyor belt and passed out at Crothall Laundry Services, 9905 S. 13th St., at 7:45 p.m. Feb. 4. The employee was working at her station and got her hand caught in a conveyor belt. The employee was taken to Wheaton Franciscan, and police notified OSHA about the incident.
10Someone broke into a vacant residence in the 6500 block of South Crane Drive and damaged a window, a screen door handle and a bar sink, and also started a small fire in the basement, between Jan. 15 and Feb. 3. An extra patrol was requested for the area.
11Three people stole lamps and other furnishings that had been left outside during a remodeling project at Red Roof Inn, 6360 S. 13th St., on or about Jan. 31.
12The Fire Department and police responded to a report of a fire in the ceiling at Pick 'n Save, 8770 S. Howell Ave., at 8:38 p.m. Feb. 6. An officer reported the fire appeared to have been started in a stall in the mens bathroom, which is next to Dairy Queen, and the fire/smoke damage was limited to the mens bathroom and ceiling area. The fire is under investigation.
13A man was cited for harassment after he called his parents in the 8500 block of South Apple Creek Drive at 5:15 p.m. Feb. 3 and stated he was going to beat them up and rob them.
14An employee at Kohl's, 9035 S. Howell Ave., called police after a female customer called her and stated she left her 7-year-old son at the store and was on her way back to pick him up about 9:10 p.m. Feb. 3. Employees checked the store and discovered there were no unattended children inside the business. When the customer called back and was told her son wasn't there, the caller asked the female employee out for a date. According to police, the caller never showed up at the store to pick up her child.
15A resident in the 6300 block of South 24th Street called police to report a friend damaged her property at 10:40 a.m. Feb. 4. The caller told police she rented her trailer to a friend and her friend's friend for a bachelorette party Feb. 1, and stated that drinks were spilled which left stains on her carpet, drink "rings" were left on her piano and one of her beer mugs was missing and possibly broken. She was advised the damage was a civil matter, not a police matter.
16Two male students were cited for disorderly conduct after they got into a verbal argument in a hallway at Oak Creek West Middle School, 8401 S. 13th St., that escalated into a physical confrontation about 1:45 p.m. Feb. 6. They tackled each other to the ground and exchanged blows, until a teacher restrained them.
· An Oak Creek resident came to the police station at 11:05 a.m. Feb. 6 to report her ex-husband had posted something on the Internet about her and she was now receiving hundreds of phone calls from strange men. The woman told police that her husband was upset about a child custody hearing the day before, and on that day at 8 a.m. she started receiving phone calls from unknown males that were sexual in nature. One of the callers told her that her information had been posted in an online advertisement under the heading, "I want a man to violate me." She stated that she had so far received more than 509 text messages, some including pictures of genitalia, as well as moer than 50 missed calls and 12 or more voicemails. The posted ad also stated that the woman wanted to be gang-raped. The victim stated she was very concerned as she has two young daughters and is fearful that their safety had been compromised. The woman provided police with a copy of an injunction harassment order effective until Dec. 18, 2016. She stated she reported the posting to Craigslist, and an extra police patrol watch was requested at her residence.
· An Oak Creek woman called 911 to report that a male acquaintance was threatening to post nude pictures of her on the Internet at 11:23 a.m. Feb. 6. The woman told police that he took nude photos of her at his home in South Milwaukee, and he was now saying he would delete the photos only if she agrees to see him again. The woman told police she wanted their help in getting the photos deleted. An officer offered the resident some advice, including reporting the incident to the South Milwaukee Police Department. She also was warned about the proper use of 911.
· Oak Creek police assisted with 10 rescue calls and one fire call between Feb. 3 and Feb. 7.
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