Police Report: Aug. 21

Aug. 21, 2012


1Someone entered an apartment in the 2400 block of West Briar Lake Way and stole $500 out of a coat pocket between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Aug. 14. Entry was made through an unlocked patio door.

2A wallet containing credit cards and $200; a laptop computer, battery and jump drive; and pharmaceutical samples were stolen from a vehicle in a locked garage in the 3200 block of East Lindy Lane between 6:30 p.m. Aug. 14 and 7:30 a.m. Aug. 15.

3Locks were cut on 16 storage units at Drexel Self Storage, 500 W. Drexel Ave., between 3 p.m. Aug. 19 and 10 a.m. Aug. 20. All the units were entered but it was unknown if anything was stolen. A chain link fence on the southeast corner of the property was cut to gain access. Damage to the fence is estimated at $100.


4Two 12-volt batteries and four six-volt batteries, valued at $300, were stolen from two trucks parked at Del Sievert Trucking, 1610 E. Rawson Ave., between 5 p.m. Aug. 14 and 5 a.m. Aug. 15. A fence behind a building was cut to gain access to the trucks. Damage to the fence is estimated at $200.

5About $200 was stolen from a wallet left inside an unlocked work vehicle in a construction area in the 1400 block of East Rawson Avenue between 5:30 p.m. Aug. 14 and 6:50 a.m. Aug. 15. A locked storage box on the truck also was broken into and two $10 tow chains were taken. Damage to the vehicle is estimated at $50.

6A 2000 GMC Yukon was stolen from the parking lot of Branded Steer Restaurant, 1299 W. College Ave., between 9 p.m. Aug. 14 and 7:55 a.m. Aug. 15. The vehicle is valued at $12,000.

7A boy was cited for shoplifting at Farm & Fleet, 501 W. Rawson Ave., at 3:35 p.m. Aug. 15. The boy's father turned him in to store management after discovering he had concealed a $54 Daisy brand BB CO2 gun in his waistband.

8A $1,200 laptop computer, a $700 laptop computer and a 2003 Chevy Malibu were stolen in the 3900 block of East High Street at 11:25 a.m. Aug. 16. Acquaintances are suspected. The car was later located in Madison and towed to an impound lot.

9A 55-year-old man and a 17-year-old boy, both of Milwaukee, were cited for receiving stolen property after they attempted to return three stolen thermostats for cash at Menards, 6800 S. 27th St., at 9:45 p.m. Aug. 16. It is believed two unidentified women had stolen the items about 20 minutes earlier.

10A credit card was fraudulently used to withdraw $200 at North Shore Bank, 8701 S. Howell Ave., at 12:45 p.m. Aug. 17. The victim stated he had lost his wallet at a party Aug. 15, and when he went back to retrieve his wallet the residents would not let him inside the home.

11 26-year-old Oak Creek man was arrested for shoplifting $20 worth of items at PDQ, 6300 S. 27th St., at 9:20 p.m. Aug. 17. He also was arrested on a Greenfield Police Department warrant for retail theft.

12An MP3 player and charger, valued at $250, were stolen from and an in-dash stereo was damaged in a locked car in the parking lot at South Shore Cinema., 7261 S. 13th St., between 8:10 and 11:10 p.m. Aug. 17. A window was smashed to gain access. Damage to the car is estimated at $500.

13A 21-year-old Racine man was arrested for shoplifting two outlets, a surge protector and an extension cord at Menards, 6800 S. 27th St., at 12:45 p.m. Aug. 18.

14An $80 in-dash radio was stolen out of a locked car at TJ Maxx, 8571 S. Howell Ave., between 5:15 and 9:45 p.m. Aug. 20. A window was broken to gain access. Damage to the vehicle is estimated at $350.


15A 26-year-old Racine man was arrested for possession of marijuana after police found 4.8 grams of THC during his arrest for shoplifting at Menard's, 6800 S. 27th St., at 12:50 p.m. Aug. 19. An acquaintance of the man, a 32-year-old Racine man, also was arrested for shoplifting.


16A 39-year-old Racine woman was arrested for drunken driving, second offense, at McDonald's, 9471 S. 13th St., at 3:10 a.m. Aug. 17. An employee called police after the woman smelled of alcohol, couldn't remember her order and had a hard time holding her cup and food at the drive-thru window. Her blood-alcohol content was 0.18.

17A 37-year-old West Allis man was arrested for drunken driving in the 100 block of West Rawson Avenue shortly before 2 a.m. Aug. 18. His BAC was 0.11.

18A 42-year-old Franklin man was arrested for drunken driving, third offense, in the 8900 block of South 27th Street at 1:55 a.m. Aug. 19. His BAC was 0.18.

19A 30-year-old Milwaukee woman was arrested for drunken driving and driving with a suspended license, fourth offense, in the 2100 block of East College Avenue at 3:45 a.m. Aug. 21. Her BAC was 0.12.


20A door on a metal yard shed was damaged in the 3500 block of East Puetz Road between 1:30 p.m. Aug. 12 and 4 p.m. Aug. 16. Damage is estimated at $100.

21A metal mailbox was reportedly damaged in the 8200 block of South 13th Street between 10 p.m. Aug. 16 and 10 a.m. Aug. 17. Damage is estimated at $20.

22A mailbox was damaged by a blunt instrument in the 10700 block of South Christina Court shortly before 11:30 p.m. Aug. 20. Damage is estimated at $60.

23The passenger-side windows were broken out on three vehicles at the Ryan Road Park and Ride lot, 1450 W. Ryan Road, prior to 7 a.m. Aug. 21. All three vehicles appeared to have been rummaged through. Officers were not immediately able to make contact with all the owners.


24A resident called police after she apparently saw a bobcat walking northbound along the railroad tracks in the 1500 block of East Drexel Avenue shortly after 11 a.m. Aug. 14. The caller described the bobcat as being gray and white, and observed it a few minutes prior to calling police. The area was checked, but police were unable to locate the animal.

25A 63-year-old Oak Creek man was cited for having a dog at large after his Labrador/pit bull-mix dog jumped out of the back of a truck, ran through a yard and attacked a woman walking her dog in the 10000 block of South Windsor Drive about 8:45 p.m. Aug. 14. The woman was bitten on the hand after she picked up her dog to shield it.

26At 9:50 a.m. Aug. 15, an Oconomowoc detective called Oak Creek police to report a bomb threat that was called in to the Target Distribution Center in Oconomowoc had been traced by AT&T to a pay phone between Rawson Avenue and the parking lot just south of the Mobil gas station at 1200 W. Rawson Ave. Officers spoke to the owner of the Mobil station, who is checking video surveillance footage.

27Someone reported there was an old yellow school bus full of "hippies" asking people for change and gas in the lot at Kwik Trip, 9535 S. 13th St., shortly after 11 p.m. Aug. 15. An officer was dispatched to the station but no one matching that description was found.

28A resident in the 6800 block of South Rolling Meadows Court called police at 12:15 a.m. Aug. 21 to report the residents upstairs from her had been making loud love-making noises and pounding on the floor for more than an hour. The officer who arrived on scene attempted to talk to the upstairs residents, but no one answered the door.

29An 18-year-old Milwaukee woman was cited for underage possession of alcohol after he found five unopened Corona beers under the passenger seat, along with one empty bottle, during a traffic stop in the 9400 block of South Fifth Avenue at 1:10 a.m. Aug. 21.


30Firefighters and police responded to a report of a large fire on the north end of Steelwind Industries, 7550 S. 10th St., at 9:30 p.m. Aug. 15. The fire was contained to a trash bin at the southeast side of the building, and the fire was quickly extinguished. It is believed the fire may have started when someone dumped chemicals in the bin. There was no damage to the buildings.

Oak Creek police responded to one domestic violence call and assisted with 19 rescue calls and three fire calls between Aug. 14 and Aug. 20.


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