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Oak Creek Police Report: July 3, 2014 issue

July 1, 2014

Theft

1 Tools and two amber LED lights were stolen from a work truck while it was parked at AFI Direct Services, 7515 S. 10th St., sometime between June 11 and June 25.

2 A red construction grade plow, valued at $6,000, was stolen from an employee at KEI Landscaping, 824 E. Rawson Ave., at 3:40 p.m. June 26. The business found out about the theft when an employee from Chapman Lawn Care in Racine informed them someone was attempting to sell them the stolen plow.

3 A 3-foot-tall plastic lawn ornament of a cat on a bicycle chasing a mouse was stolen from a front yard in the 9000 block of South 5th Avenue sometime between 5:30 and 7:15 p.m. June 26.

4 A 5-inch-tall wooden elephant statue was stolen from an apartment bathroom in the 8500 block of South Chicago Road sometime between 3:30 and 8 p.m. June 26.

5 About1,000 feet of 500 MCM copper cable, valued at $5,370, was stolen off three spools stored in a construction trailer in the 600 block of West Drexel Avenue sometime between 4:30 p.m. June 26 and 6:30 a.m. June 27.

6 A two-tier, Fiberglass water fountain was stolen from a front yard in the 7400 block of South Crane Drive sometime between 12:10 and 1:25 p.m. June 27. The police report also noted that the unidentified person(s) carefully dug up the electrical cables attached to the fountain in order not to disturb any plants in the garden.

7 Two L-shaped, skidster forks, valued at about $800, were reportedly stolen by an ex-employee from Reinforced Concrete Technologies, 7142 S. 27th St., sometime between 5 p.m. June 26 and 2:05 p.m. June 28.

8 A male was arrested for shoplifting after he was seen switching out his old shoes for a pair of $60 shoes in the shoe department, and then grabbed a pair of $25 earrings and stuffed them in his pocket at Kohl's, 9035 S. Howell Ave., at about 6:30 p.m. June 28.

9 A woman was arrested for shoplifting after she attempted to load $368 worth of unpaid groceries into her vehicle in the parking lot at Woodman's, 8131 S. Howell Ave., at about 3:25 p.m. June 29.

10 A male was arrested for shoplifting after he was seen concealing two bottles of Smirnoff vodka in his shorts at Target, 8989 S. Howell Ave., at about 6:50 p.m. June 29.

11 An unidentified male concealed two bottles of alcohol down the front of his shorts and exited the store without paying at Pick N Save, 8770 S. Howell Ave., on June 29. The suspect then returned to the store a short time later, concealed two more bottles of alcohol in his shorts and then exited into the parking lot.

12 A maroon 1997 Dodge van with a ladder rack and a white storage tube was stolen off the lot at WJ Kuhn, 8511 S. Howell Ave., sometime between 5 p.m. June 27 and noon June 30.

13 A male was arrested for shoplifting after he was seen concealing one bottle of Grey Goose Vodka and one bottle of Ciroc in his pants at Target, 8989 S. Howell Ave., at about 1:05 p.m. June 30. The responding officer also discovered the same suspect was involved in two other shoplifting incidents at Target on June 27 and June 28.

Assault

· A woman was arrested for child abuse (state charge) after she allegedly scratched her son on the back and bit him on the arm while trying to steal his iPod at about 1:30 p.m. June 26.

Drug possession

14 A male was arrested for possession of heroin after an anonymous customer saw him shooting heroin inside a bathroom at the Embassy Motel, 6300 S. 27th St., at about midnight June 29. The male admitted he snorted a bag of heroin prior to police arrival, but police also found a corner cut baggie containing 0.1 grams of heroin in his pocket, which the suspect stated he forgot about.

Drunken driving

15 A man was arrested for drunken driving after an officer pulled him over for driving left of the center line in the 100 block of West Oakwood Road at about 2:50 a.m. June 26. A chemical breath test indicated a blood alcohol content of 0.13.

16 A woman was arrested for drunken driving after she rear-ended a vehicle that was stopped at a red light on South 13th Street and West Ryan Road at about 7:30 a.m. June 26. A chemical breath test indicated a BAC of 0.27.

17 A man was arrested for drunken driving after he was pulled over for driving without his headlights on in the 9400 block of South 27th Street at about 2:05 a.m. June 27. The driver admitted to drinking four beers and failed field sobriety tests but refused chemical breath testing and was taken into custody.

18 A woman was arrested for drunken driving and drinking open intoxicants in a vehicle after she was pulled over for driving the wrong way on South Howell Avenue and West Ryan Road at about 12:05 a.m. June 28. She was also arrested for possession of marijuana after police found 1.5 grams of THC in her pocket. A chemical breath test indicated a BAC of 0.14.

19 A man was arrested for drunken driving after he was pulled over for driving the wrong way on a divided highway in the 1600 block of West Ryan Road at about 2:55 a.m. June 29. A passenger was also cited for underage possession of alcohol by an adult. A chemical breath test indicated the driver's BAC was 0.10.

20 A man was arrested for drunken driving and cited for deviating from a designated lane after he drove his vehicle into a construction site in the 2600 block of West Ryan Road at about 3 a.m. June 30. The suspect told police he was coming home from Summerfest, where he drank three beers. A chemical breath test indicated a BAC of 0.16.

Accidents

21 One person was transported to Wheaton Franciscan Hospital for treatment of neck pain after a three-vehicle, chain-reaction accident on South 20th Street and West Ryan Road at about 1:35 p.m. June 28.

22 One person was transported to Wheaton Franciscan Hospital for treatment of right elbow and head pain after a vehicle traveling southbound on West Howell Avenue struck a vehicle turning left on West Ryan Road from northbound Howell Avenue at about 3:40 p.m. June 29. Both drivers stated they had the green light/arrow and no citations were issued at the scene.

23 One person was transported to Wheaton Franciscan Hospital and another person was transported to Froedtert Hospital after a vehicle turning from eastbound Drexel Avenue onto the northbound I-94 freeway ramp struck a vehicle driving westbound on Drexel Avenue at about 10:30 a.m. June 30. The driver of the turning vehicle was cited for failure to yield the right of way while making a left turn.

Vandalism

24 The front and back driver's side doors of a vehicle were keyed while it was parked in the 1400 block of East Buckwood Drive sometime between 1 and 5 p.m. June 24.

25 The front windshield of a Toyota Solara was smashed while it was parked in the 8000 block of south Wildwood Drive sometime between 12:30 and 10 a.m. June 25.

26 The windows on two vehicles were shot out by a BB gun while they were parked in the 100 block of East Lisa Drive at about 3:35 a.m. June 26. The owner of one of the vehicles had video surveillance of the incident, but the images of the fleeing vehicle were not clear.

27 The driver's side window of a truck was shot out by a BB gun while it was parked in the 10000 block of South Austin Street sometime between 8 a.m. and 3:40 p.m. June 26.

28 A woman was cited for vandalism and disorderly conduct after she went to her ex-boyfriend's residence in the 2400 block of West Highview Avenue, scratched a profanity on the rear driver's side quarter panel of his car, shouted profanities when she was confronted and then fled in a silver Hyundai Elantra at about 11:05 p.m. June 27.

29 A vehicle was keyed while it was parked at Piggly Wiggly, 2201 E. Rawson Ave., sometime between 10:45 and 11:25 a.m. June 28.

30 A window was smashed at Esch Power Equipment, 7948 S. 27th St., at about 11:30 p.m. June 30. Damage is estimated at $1,000.

Fire

31 The Oak Creek Fire Department responded to a gas pipe leak on South Howell Avenue and West Centennial Drive at about 10 a.m. June 27. A construction company boring an area for Time Warner Cable struck a gas pipe, causing the leak. Several roads were shut down until the gas could be shut off and the pipe repaired by We Energies. All roads were reopened at 11:30 a.m.

Other

32 A man and a woman were arrested for disorderly conduct after they were seen fighting, wrestling and throwing things at each other near the intersection on East Stuart and South Verdev drives at about 5 p.m. June 24. They told police they were fighting over their dog that had run away.

33 A 3-foot-long snapping turtle was seen on the bike trail in the 1600 block of East Drexel Avenue at about 7:35 p.m. June 24. The responding officer reported the turtle was in the grassy area, and he pushed it further towards the creek. The caller was issued a citation for misuse of 911.

34 A caller reported they saw what they thought was a mountain lion on the bike trail in the 2600 block of East County Line Road at about 6:30 p.m. June 27. According to the responding officer, the pictures the caller took appeared to show a tan-colored cat that resembled a very large wild tabby-like cat. However, the photos were taken from a long distance, so it was hard to see exactly what type of animal it was.

35 A man was cited for carrying a concealed weapon when police discovered a black pellet gun that resembled a real gun inside his door container after he was pulled over and cited for operating after suspension in the 9000 block of South 5th Avenue at about 4:45 p.m. June 28.

36People were reported "singing karaoke at the top of their lungs" during a loud party in the 7300 block of South Clement Avenue at about 6:25 p.m. June 28. The music was turned down when the officer drove by the residence.

37Two males were arrested and cited for unauthorized off-road operation of a vehicle and trespassing after they were observed driving down the steep hill at the dead end of Fitzsimmons Road and then went off-roading just south of the lower lot to Bender Park, 4503 E. Ryan Road, at about 5:25 p.m. June 30. The drivers both stated they didn't see the signs on Fitzsimmons Road stating they could not enter the property, did not know they were driving in a park and could not explain why they did not think it was illegal to drive down a steep cliff and drive next to the large rocks that line the shore of Lake Michigan.

· Oak Creek police responded to two domestic violence calls and assisted with 21 rescue calls between June 24 and July 1.

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