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Police Report: April 22

April 23, 2014

ROBBERY

1Oak Creek police arrested a man for the armed robbery at 7-Eleven, 1225 W. Rawson Ave., at 10:15 p.m. April 17. The suspect displayed a handgun and stole money out of the cash register on April 14.

2A man was arrested for robbery with the use of force after he walked up to a woman in the parking lot at Pick 'n Save, 6462 S. 27th St., forcibly pushed her into her vehicle and fought with her and took her purse at about 7:45 p.m. April 18. He fled northbound on South 27th Street in car, but the victim flagged down a Franklin police squad, which pursued the suspect to a dead end on South 15th and West Cleveland Avenue.

THEFT

3Two $25 pipe wrench holders, a $25 cellphone charger and a $2,000 tablet computer were stolen from a locked vehicle in the 600 block of East Bridlewood Lane between 10:30 p.m. April 14 and 7 a.m. April 15.

4A wallet was stolen from an unlocked vehicle in driveway in the 400 block of East Elm Road between 1 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. April 15.

5 Batteries and other parts were taken from six vehicles in a fenced area in the 9200 block of South Pennsylvania Avenue between 7 p.m. April 15 and 1:45 p.m. April 16. Also taken were some tools, including a torch set and a regulator, valued at $750.

6A catalytic converter was taken off a van at Schmitz Vending, 300 E. Oak St., between 7:30 p.m. April 17 and 7:50 a.m. April 18. Damage was estimated at $500.

7A man was arrested for shoplifting and loitering after he ran out of Aldi, 6810 S. 27th St., with a box full of unpaid items and got onto a Milwaukee Transit Bus at about 12:10 p.m. April 18. The suspect, who was located on the bus, was also cited for possession of heroin-related drug paraphernalia.

8A male suspect was arrested for shoplifting after he attempted to steal $130 worth of groceries at Pick 'n Save, 2320 W. Ryan Road, at 12:50 p.m. April 18.

9A quick-change artist scammed Woodman's, 8131 S. Howell Ave., out of $300 prior to 9:10 p.m. April 12. The suspect, described as a black male wearing a gray baseball cap, black pants and a jacket, exchanged money at the service desk. Police were reviewing surveillance footage.

10A rear license plate was stolen from a vehicle at Kohl's, 9035 S. Howell Ave., between 10:45 a.m. and 6:20 p.m. April 19.

11 Forty full 20-pound propane tanks, valued at $55 each, were taken from Speedway, 8667 S. Howell Ave., between 11 p.m. April 19 and 4 a.m. April 20.

12Three bags of prescription and non-prescription medications were stolen off a chair outside a residence in the 8700 block of South Wood Creek Drive between 4:30 and 5 p.m. April 20.

13Two rings, valued at $700, were stolen from a home in the 7900 block of South Wake Forest Drive between 3:30 and 5:30 p.m. April 20.

DRUG POSSESSION

14An officer responding to a report of a suspicious occupied vehicle parked in the 900 block of West Finch Court arrested a male subject for possession of drug paraphernalia at about 10:10 p.m. April 18.

15A male subject was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia after police found two crack pipes in his vehicle in the 900 block of East Highway 100 at about 2:45 a.m. April 19.

16An officer investigating an occupied vehicle parked in the lower lot at Bender Park, 4503 E. Ryan Road, arrested a man for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia at about 5 p.m. April 20.

VANDALISM

17An unidentified person in a truck threw a brick at a car on South Nicholson Road and East Highway 100 the evening of April 18. Moments earlier, the victim had to swerve to avoid the truck when it slammed on its brakes in front of her. When she then pulled off onto the side of the road, the truck pulled up to her and someone threw a brick out of the window, striking the passenger side door. Police have a possible plate number and are investigating.

FIRE

18Police and firefighters responded to a a report that smoke was pouring out of a mobile home at Sunrise Shores, 8481 S. 5th Ave., at about 7 p.m. April 19. It was determined the smoke was coming from a DJ's smoke machine that was left on inside the residence. There was no damage to the trailer and the site was cleared.

19Police and firefighters responded to a report of a kitchen fire at an apartment in the 8800 block of South Oak Park Drive at 5:15 p.m. April 21. The fire apparently started when the resident was baking a pizza in the oven and a George Foreman grill on top of the oven caught fire. The resident was able to extinguish the fire. Damage was estimated at $350.

OTHER

20An unidentified man passed a counterfeit $100 bill at Kohl's, 9035 S. Howell Ave., at about 3:30 p.m. April 14. When the store employee questioned the bill, the suspect left the store without the merchandise or the bill.

21A man was cited for disorderly conduct after he refused to stop shouting and yelling profanities inside a residence in the 400 block of West Aspen Drive at 2:50 a.m. April 16.

22A female juvenile was cited for disorderly conduct after she got mad at another student and kicked the student's leg multiple times in a hallway at Oak Creek East Middle School, 9330 S. Shepard Ave., at about 10:50 a.m. April 16.

23A driver was arrested for drugged driving in the 1500 block of West Drexel Avenue arrested the driver for drugged driving in the 7800 block of Interstate 94 at about 8 a.m. April 17. After the driver was pulled over, she backed up and struck his squad. She failed field sobriety tests and admitted to taking prescription medication prior to driving.

24A man was arrested for possession of an explosive device after he threatened to blow up his apartment in the 400 block of West Aspen Drive at about 2 p.m. April 17. Officers found three propane tanks in his bedroom.

25A resident called police after she found a man inside her parked vehicle in the 9000 block of South 26th Street at about 5:45 a.m. April 18. Police located the man nearby and determined he was intoxicated and had entered the caller's vehicle to sleep. He was cited for loitering.

26A woman was arrested and cited for prostitution/escort license required after she unknowingly offered a police officer oral sex for $120 through an ad posting on Backpage.com and told him to meet her at Value Inn, 9420 S. 20th St., at about 5:10 p.m. April 21.

· Eighteen Oak Creek residents reported their names and Social Security number were used to file a fraudulent 2013 tax return between April 15 and April 22.

· Oak Creek police responded to three domestic violence calls and assisted with 12 rescue calls and four fire calls between April 15 and April 22.

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