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Oak Creek Police Report: Aug. 14, 2014 issue

Aug. 12, 2014

Burglary

1A locked shed was broken into and a $500 Troy Built snowblower was taken at a residence in the 8100 block of South White Oak Drive between 11 a.m. Aug. 4 and 11 a.m. Aug. 5.

2A bag containing $700 was taken from an unlocked safety box at Esch Power Equipment, 7948 S. 27th St., between 6:15 p.m. Aug. 5 and 8:45 a.m. Aug. 6. The building was locked and the alarm was set when the burglary occurred, and it was determined a key and the disarm code for the alarm were used.

Theft

3A student reported her $700 white Samsung Galaxy cellphone was stolen in the computer area at Milwaukee Area Technical College, 6665 S. Howell Ave., at 3 p.m. Aug. 5. The victim contacted her cellphone company, who advised that the cellphone was somewhere in the 7700 block of South Pine Street. Police checked several residences in the area but were unable to find the phone.

4An employee reported two males were seen putting multiple bottles of perfume down the front of their pants at Kohl's, 9035 S. Howell Ave., and then fleeing in a waiting Ford Expedition that was last seen traveling westbound on Centennial toward West Puetz Road about 4:30 p.m. Aug. 5. One of the males was identified and he was later arrested on a state charge of retail theft.

5About $2,750 worth of fishing gear and a fuel pump were stolen out of a locked truck parked in the 7900 block of South Wildwood Drive between 3:30 p.m. July 30 and 6 p.m. Aug. 5.

6A Veolia bag containing $3,000 worth of laptop computers, cables, communication modules and meters was stolen from a job site on Pennsylvania Avenue and Ryan Road after it was left there about 1 p.m. Aug. 4.

7An employee at Mobil Gas, 9510 S. 27th St., reported two unknown males and a female shoplifted two bottles of vodka, valued at $54, about 5 p.m. Aug. 6. The suspects, a black male in his late 20s or early 30s with a slim build and wearing a black fedora-type hat, a black male with a slim build wearing dark-colored clothing, and a heavier-set black female in her 20s or 30s wearing a baseball hat, slipped the bottles into the woman's purse and left the store.

8A man was arrested on state charges of theft and fraud in the 10600 block of South Richard Road after he stole $1,200 from his mother and used her debit card without her permission at 2:40 p.m. Aug. 7.

9A contractor reported 20 sets of steel forming rings, valued at $5,000, and six sets of rings and covers for electrical pole boxes, valued at $1,800, were stolen from a site on Rawson and Howell avenues between July 18 and Aug. 4. The contractor recovered 15 of the stolen steel forming sets.

10A resident in the 1900 block of West Timber Ridge Lane reported about 10 gallons of gas was stolen from his truck about 5 a.m. Aug. 8. The victim stated he went outside about 5 a.m. and found a hole had been drilled into his gas tank and gas was pouring out. Damage to the truck is estimated at $300. Another resident in the apartment complex also reported gas was siphoned from her GMC Envoy between 7 p.m. Aug. 7 and 6 a.m. Aug. 8. Total loss was 14 gallons of gas, valued at $49.

11A resident in the 8700 block of South Wood Creek Drive called police to report his ATM card was stolen and used to steal $900 out of his bank account at 4:35 p.m. Aug. 8.

12An unknown male shoplifted 22 cases of Red Bull, valued at $398, and two boxes of detergent at Woodman's, 8131 S. Howell Ave., and then loaded them into the trunk of a vehicle and fled at 2:10 p.m. Aug. 10. Police spoke to the owner of the vehicle, who stated he gave the suspect a ride to the store but did not know he stole the items. He was cited for being party to a crime/retail theft. The suspect who shoplifted the items was identified and arrested on a state charge of shoplifting Aug. 11.

13An in-dash Kenwood radio/CD player, valued at $500, was stolen out of a locked vehicle parked at the Ryan Road Park N Ride, 1450 W. Ryan Road, sometime between 1:20 and 8 p.m. Aug. 10. About $500 worth of damage was caused to the vehicle.

14An unknown male shoplifted 15 lottery scratch-off tickets at Speedway, 8667 S. Howell Ave., at 2:25 a.m. Aug. 11. The male distracted the clerk, and then went behind the counter and stole the tickets. Police discovered the same male stole lottery tickets at a Speedway in Cudahy the same morning, and he was identified through video surveillance footage.

Assault

15A woman reported an unknown female struck her in the face at least five times as they were both leaving Bootz Saloon and Grill, 8950 S. 27th St., about 2 a.m. Aug. 9. The woman stated the female, described as having long, dark hair down to her waist and wearing circular, black glasses, a long reddish/brown dress and rings on her right hand, hit her after they had an argument over the woman's male friend being hit in the groin for being "too touchy" with an unknown female. The victim, who went to the hospital for a laceration to her left cheek, also stated that during the argument her purse containing two wallets went missing in the parking lot.

16A resident in the 8000 block of South Mona Drive reported that two old truck leaf springs and two old bumpers from a 1966 Dodge Coronet from a covered trailer in his driveway were stolen at 12:50 p.m. Aug. 11. The thefts occurred sometime around Aug. 1.

Drunken driving

17A man was arrested for drunken driving (second offense) in the 400 block of West Aspen Drive after a motorist reported an intoxicated driver swerving and crossing the center line about 11:50 p.m. Aug. 9. A chemical breath test indicated a blood alcohol content of 0.15.

18A woman was arrested for drunken driving in the 8800 block of South 13th Street at about 1:15 a.m. Aug. 10. A chemical breath test indicated a blood alcohol content of 0.18.

19A man was arrested for fourth offense drunken driving and operating while revoked after he struck two curbs in the 2000 block of East College Avenue, then got out of his car and started walking away from his damaged vehicle about 5 a.m. Aug. 10. During questioning, police noticed the man had slurred speech and bloodshot eyes, and he also urinated on himself and refused to take any sobriety tests. He was taken to the hospital for a blood draw, the results of which were unavailable.

Accidents

20One woman was taken to Wheaton Franciscan Hospital with possible injuries to her left arm and pelvic region after a driver exited the freeway in the 1400 block of West Ryan Road and turned left into the wrong lane of traffic, striking another vehicle head-on at 1:25 a.m. Aug. 10. The driver of the striking vehicle was cited for inattentive driving.

Vandalism

21The front and rear passenger side windows of a vehicle were smashed while it was parked at Applebee's, 7135 S. 13th St., and it was rummaged through between 9 and 9:35 p.m. Aug. 5. Damage to the vehicle is estimated at $600.

22A male was cited for vandalism after he shot nine holes in a neighbor's new $8,500 white plastic fence with a BB/pellet gun in the 8100 block of South Glenfield Drive about 8:45 a.m. Aug. 10. The male admitted to possibly doing the damage after police followed the trajectory of the BB or pellet gun hole and it led directly to the suspect's back porch. Police also noted the suspect had placed a soda can on a birdfeeder and he admitted using it for target practice. Damage to the fence was estimated at $500.

23Hunks of asphalt were thrown through the windshield of an excavator parked on 10th Avenue and County Line Road between 1:30 p.m. Aug. 8 and 7:40 a.m. Aug. 11. Damage is estimated at $1,000.

Fire

24Firefighters and police responded to a report of a house fire in the 7900 block of South Wake Forest Drive at 4:25 a.m. Aug. 7. The east side of the house and the attached garage were fully engulfed in flames when police arrived, and an occupant was treated for smoke inhalation at the scene. Officers spoke to a resident of the home, who stated he had a bonfire the evening before the fire, but it was unknown at the time of the report if it caused the house fire. Two vehicles inside the garage were a total loss, and a vehicle in the driveway suffered heat damage. Damage to the structure was estimated at $150,000.

Other

25A man called police after he confronted an unknown male who entered a parked car in an apartment complex parking lot in the 400 block of West Lagoon Lane at 1:40 a.m. Aug. 6. The caller stated he saw the suspect enter the car, and when confronted the suspect told the caller he lived in Cudahy and admitted he stole a quarter out of the car. When the caller told him to put the money back the suspect took off, leaving his bicycle behind. The suspect is described as a 5-foot, 10-inch tall male, about 18 years old, with a stocky build and buzzed hair and a tattoo on his upper forearm. The suspect's bicycle, a men's Jamis brand road bike spray-painted dark blue, was placed into property by police.

26An employee at Petco, 8551 S. Howell Ave., called police to report an unknown male tried to pass a counterfeit $100 bill about 4:20 p.m. Aug. 7. When confronted about the bill he fled the business.

27An anonymous caller reported a man was outside an apartment building in the 300 block of West Swan Cercle ranting and yelling things that made no sense at 10:20 a.m. Aug. 9. The responding officer spoke to the man, who stated he was frustrated and bored. He eventually went back inside his residence and no citations were issued.

28A motorist called 911 after a very large hawk struck his vehicle while he was driving on South Pennsylvania Avenue and East Highway 100 at about 5:35 a.m. Aug. 11. The caller stated there was no damage to his vehicle, but he was concerned about the hawk's "well being" and wanted an officer to check the area. The hawk was not found.

29A man was arrested for disorderly conduct after he punched a female resident in the 9100 block of South 5th Avenue, pushed her roommate down the stairs, and then tried to leave in her vehicle without her permission t about 9:30 p.m. Aug. 11.

· Oak Creek police responded to one domestic violence call and assisted the fire department with 22 rescue calls and four fire calls between Aug. 5 and Aug. 12.

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